Minerva with attributes of war and the arts. Engraving by or after A. Bosse.

  • Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676.
[between 1600 and 1699]
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About this work


Surrounded by a circular trompe l'oeil frame, Minerva, stands holding a spear, in profile to right. To left are her shield (with a grotesque head, apparently not the snake-infested gorgoneion) and a cannon-ball. Right, a table on which are a lute and books. In the background, paintings on a wall


[Paris?], [between 1600 and 1699]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 7.8 x 6.6 cm


[State without lettering].

References note

Not found in: Roger-Armand Weigert, Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale, Département des estampes. Tome I, Alix (Jean)-Boudeau (Jean), Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1939


Wellcome Collection 2853648i

Creator/production credits

Authorship by Abraham Bosse is indicated by a photograph of an impression in the Fonds Albert Pomme de Mirimonde, Collection de documents iconographiques, Boîte 4, Sujets antiques. Apollon, les Muses, le Parnasse, showing engraved lettering "A. Bosse in. fe et ex."

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