Help with artist & age of BEAUTIFUL etching(?), print(?)

Discussion in 'Art' started by journeymagazine, May 1, 2019.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Found this today at the local thrift store & thought it was cool & beautiful.
    I got Ian van part of artist's name - can someone tell me the whole name?
    Age?
    Is it a print or etching?
    Finally, can anyone tell me it's title - or what it's suppose to represent?
    Thanks all.

    AA ART PRINT IAN VAN FRECT 1AA RESIZED.jpg AA ART PRINT IAN VAN FRECT 2AA RESIZED A.jpg AA ART PRINT IAN VAN FRECT 3AA.jpg
     
    scoutshouse and Bronwen like this.
  2. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    "Le Neptune François is one of the most elaborately decorated atlases ever published. Printed in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier in 1693, this sea atlas reproduced the latest maps of the coast of western Europe by the French Académie Royale des Sciences.

    The frontispiece of the atlas features a hand-colored engraving by Jan van Vianen, depicting Neptune riding a seashell-shaped chariot drawn by four hippocampi, mythical creatures with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a fish.

    The god of the sea is escorted by tritons, who command the waves by blowing their conch shells. In the background, an armada sails to war amid cannon fire and lightning."


    You can buy it on pocket squares (the following page is the source of the above info :smuggrin:). http://www.kentwang.com/le-neptune-francois.html
     
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder: 'fecit' is Latin for 'made it', not part of the name Jan van Vianen.
     
  4. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    lol - fecit; that's good to know!
    jivvy is this part of that map? Any idea of age (looking at imprint impression I'm hopeful this is legitimately old?
     
    judy, scoutshouse and Bronwen like this.
  5. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    dude.

    Read this part again: "The frontispiece of the atlas features a hand-colored engraving by Jan van Vianen, depicting Neptune riding a seashell-shaped chariot drawn by four hippocampi, mythical creatures with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a fish."
     
    judy and scoutshouse like this.
  6. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    ok, ok sorry! I didn't register 'frontispiece' - probably because I never saw it before.
    Can you tell the age? (Appears to have some age from the plate impression's look?)
     
    Jivvy and judy like this.
  7. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

  8. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    Sorry, I cannot judge the age... I have my doubts about it being from 1694, because well, it's been reproduced a lot, so just based on statistics, it's unlikely.

    But, I really don't know.
     
    i need help likes this.
  9. Jaime Riggs

    Jaime Riggs Well-Known Member

    The frame doesn't appear that old, burlap and the bright blue make me think of 70's and 80's, but it could have been re-framed. Have you looked at the back of the print yet?
     
  10. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    covered but I may open it
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Help artist
Forum Title Date
Art Artist ID Help Needed and Appreciated! May 18, 2024
Art Artist ID help please May 11, 2024
Art Help translating title/artist print Chinese/Japanese? Apr 11, 2024
Art HELP ID ABSTRACT PAINTING ARTIST Apr 10, 2024
Art Merrill Chase Gallery Watercolors artist help needed. Apr 6, 2024

Share This Page