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[America paying tribute to Europe]
[America paying tribute to Europe]
C. Eisen del. L. Lempereur Sculp.
Engraving. 205 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Slight stain at top right.
A male allegorical figure of America, bowing before a female figure of Europe, seated on a throne, holding a caduceus (a staff with wings and two entwined snakes, usually carried by Mercury, but here symbolising commerce). American interest. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 53984]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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