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Gerard de Lairesse (1641-1711) - Mercury ordering Calypso to allow Odysseus to depart - Ca 1675

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Etching signed in text line

Artist: Gerard de Lairesse
Title of artwork: Mercury ordering Calypso to allow Odysseus to depa
Technique: Etching
Year: 1650-1699
Signature: Signed
Condition: Overall in good condition
Picture size (in cm): 35,80 x 48,10 cm
Sold with frame: No
Total dimensions (in cm): 45,50 x 60 cm.

This large etching measures 35,80 x 48,10 cm and is with full plate border and nice margins on a sheet of laid paper of 45,50 x 60 cm.
Excellent impression and vlean condition. The original middle fold teared in and re-attached. Fresh condition of sheet and margins.

Mercury ordering Calypso to allow Odysseus to depart; classical landscape with the couple on a bed at centre, Mercury on a cloud in top right speaking to Calypso, while Odysseus lies in her lap, Cupid dressed in Odysseus's armour walking to the right in right foreground, a temple in background
Etching

Lettered within image, in a frame in lower left: "Fortior est qui se, quam qui / fortissima vincit / Moenia.". Lettered in lower margin: "Per Gerardum de Lairesse invent: et sculpt: et per Nicolaum Visscher edit: cum Privil: Ord: Gene: Belgii Foederati.".

Print made by: Gérard de Lairesse
Published by: Nicolaes Visscher I (or possibly by Nicolaes Visscher II)

Reference:
Timmers 1942 32
The British Museum has only a trimmed specimen of this important print.

Gerard de Lairesse (1641-1711) (??)
Important painter engraver who was born in Belgium (Luik) but who worked in Amsterdam.His elegant style would let one think he was educated in Italy and France but he never left the low country's. Gerard de Lairesse had a deregulated life. He was wounded trough a love affair with his model(s). At 50 he became blind. His influence on the Dutch art is considerable.

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