Mercury is a major god in Roman religion and mythology, being one of the 12 Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages, communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery and thieves; he also serves as the guide of souls to the underworld.
33.7 x 21.3 cm
ORIGINAL in very good overall condition.
Sometimes referred to as the “German Vasari,” Joachim von Sandrart, born in Frankfurt, trained first as a printmaker, notably in Nuremberg, and in Prague with Aegidius Sadeler. After a long and successful career in the foremost artistic circles in England, Italy, and the Netherlands, he returned to Germany and painted for Emperor Ferdinand III, for which he was ennobled in 1673. In the latter part of his life, Sandrart settled in Nuremberg and turned to publishing projects and teaching.
- Joh. Sandrart (1606 – 1688); R. Collins - Large Folio - Copper engraving
- Title of artwork
- Traiani Parthi divi Nervaepr. Corpus Pistorum - Roma Artefacts - 1676
- Atrributed to.
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame