Current Inventory by Israel Silvestre

Diverse Views of France and Italy – 4 Plates

Artist: Israel Silvestre
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Israel Silvestre (1621-1691), Diverse Views of France and Italy, four plates, etchings, c. 1660, from the series of the same name, with the title plate, plate 7, 8, and 9. Published by Nicolas Langois, Paris. In generally good condition (some staining, soft folds), with margins, 3 1/4 x 5, the sheets 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Very good impressions,  printed on a cream laid paper, two with bunch of grapes watermarks. These are each impressions of Roman temples and palaces: the Villa Capa di Bove; a view of an ancient Roman palace; an ancient Roman tower, and a view […]

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The Temple of the Sun at Rome

Artist: Israel Silvestre
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Israel Silvestre (1621-1691), Veue du Temple du Soleil a Rome, etching, c. 1660, from the series of Veduta,  [with the title, name of Israel in the plate]. In generally good condition, with small margins, 4 5/8 x 10, with a small fleur de lis (?) watermark. A very good impression, printed on a cream laid paper. Israel Silvestre was a nephew of the print dealer Israel Henriet, who was a friend Jacques Callot. Henriet took Silvestre in as an orphan at an early age.  Silvestre became a prolific etcher, making many view of France and Italy; later in his career […]

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