Title Page Design with the Triumph of the Art Painting1725
The native French draughtsman and engraver Bernard Picart moved to Amsterdam in 1710 because of the great demand there for prints for books. This is his design for the frontispiece from Histoire de la Peinture Ancienne, a book on the art of painting by the Roman author Pliny. Rome, seated on a throne at the right, elevates the Art of Painting, personified by an elegant woman presenting a picture.
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