da Cornelis Cort, inc. Charles David (1600-1636) - "Ercole uccide il leone di Nemea"

Description
da Cornelis Cort, inc. Charles David (1600-1636) - "Ercole uccide il leone di Nemea"
burin - Plate signed - 1620-1630

Sheet trimmed along the upper side of the framing, below the line, on the sides with small margins beyond the line, on laid paper with traces of watermark, in good condition, only small restored tears on lower and upper margin, but they don't affect the full readability of the work, central fold visible on back (please see photos).
Plate no. 2 on opposite direction from a series of 10 sheets depicting the labours of Hercules, engraved by Cornelis Cort in 1563 and reproducing as many paintings by Frans Floris made between 1554 and 1555, of which only one remains today.
Hercules fights against the lion who bites his stick and drives his claws into his thigh.
Charles David was a French draughtsman and engraver from Paris, of whom little is known. His talent ranks him among the greatest of his time. he worked in Rome.

Bierens de Haan 1948 173 (copy); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 173 (Cornelis Cort; copy a); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 68 (Frans Floris; copy a); Riggs 1977 78 (copy).

Lot details
Artist
da Cornelis Cort, inc. Charles David (1600-1636)
Title of artwork
"Ercole uccide il leone di Nemea"
Year
1620-1630
Technique
burin
Signature
Plate signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
280×215 mm
Total dimensions
293×225×0 mm
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