Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Jean-François Nicéron. Line engraving by M. Lasne, 1646.

Lasne, Michel, approximately 1590-1667.
Date
1646
  • Pictures
  • Online

Available online

view Jean-François Nicéron. Line engraving by M. Lasne, 1646.

Licence

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Credit: Jean-François Nicéron. Line engraving by M. Lasne, 1646. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Selected images from this work


About this work

Description

He is depicted with a drawing of a three dimensional perspective of a star on a cross, with lettering "F. Ioan. Franciscus Niceron delinea. Romae an.no Sal. 1642 aetatis suae 29", assumed to refer to the drawing rather than to the entire portrait. In the background of the portrait is shown the church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, which was the church of the Minimites in Rome

Publication/Creation

[Paris]

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

R.P. Joannes Franciscus Niceron ex ordine Minimorum egregiis animi dotibus et singulari matheseωs peritia celebris. Obiit Aquis Sextiis 22 Septembris ann. D.ni 1646, aetat. 33. Aere micat mentis vis ignea, vultibus ore: / Ars tibi quid fingis? Lux Niceronis erat. MLasne fe

Publications note

Roger-Armand Weigert and Maxime Préaud, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, tome VII, Paris, 1951, pp. 269-270, no. 707 ("Pl. pour: Nicéron (Le P. Jean-François), ... Thaumaturgus opticus..., Lutetiae Parisiorum, Typ. F. Langlois, alias dicti Chartres, 1646, in-fol. … Le père Jean-François Nicéron. A mi-corps, de ¾ à dr. Sa main dr. armée d'un compas soutient une planche avec diverses figures. A l'arrière-plan, à g., l'église du Jésus, à Rome. Sur la table, à g. : MLasne fe. En marge, quatre lignes : R.P. Joannes Franciscus Niceron... Parmi la suite de la notice, la date de décès : 22. Septembris an. Dni. 1646, aetat. 33 ... 31,8 x 23 cm. L'état décrit, 8 épr., …; S.n.r. (6 épr.). Voir J. Baltrusaitis, Anamorphoses..., Paris, O. Perrin, in-4° …, qui donne la date de 1638 (p. 131) qui est celle de l'édit. franç. Paris, P. Billaine, où le portrait ne semble pas figurer.")
R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, no. 2141.1

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 7432i

Reproduction note

After: a painting in the reverse direction offered for sale at Christie's online auction 8-23 April 2021, lot 28, as "Portrait of Jean-François Nicéron (1613-1646), half-length, holding an image of Propositio trigesima from his publication entitled La perspective curieuse, before a landscape with the Convent of Santissima Trinità dei Monti", French school, 17th century, oil on canvas 74 x 73.3 cm, the property of a private individual, with comment "The present anonymous painting was most likely created during Niceron's second Roman stay (post January 1641 until April 1642), and the Lasne engraving used this picture as a model once the canvas was brought to France."

Languages

  • Latin



Permanent link