23.3 x 34.8cm platemark; 23.5 x 35.2cm shet
Mellan spent the years between 1624 and 1636 in Rome, where he developed his distinctive engraving style. Contemporary connoisseurs particularly admired his technique of using parallel lines of varying direction and thickness rather than cross-hatching. This print is an example of Mellan's open, linear style, in which outlines are abandoned altogether.
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 14. no catalogue numbers
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 188
Peter Raissis (Australia) (Author), Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers
Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 26 Sep 1986–23 Nov 1986.
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991.
Le Grand Siècle, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 16 Jun 1997–17 Jul 1997.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.