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Title

View of the abbey of Clairvaux, Burgundy


Artist

Israel Silvestre

France

1621 - 1691


About

Silvestre was one of the printmakers in France who followed the etching method of Jacques Callot and Abraham Bosse. Like them, he employed a vocabulary of lines and marks that pertained to engraving. Primarily a topographical etcher, Silvestre was commissioned by Louis XIV to document the towns, palaces and monuments of the expanded royal domain. Callot's influence is especially evident in the small gesticulating figures which give scale and animation to the compositions.


Details


Other Title

The Church and Abbey of Clairvaux in Burgundy


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

13.8 x 24.2 cm image


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

289.1979


Artist information

Israel Silvestre

Works in the collection

35


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Le Grand Siècle, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers