An image of View of the abbey of Clairvaux, Burgundy

Israel Silvestre

(France 1621 – 1691)

View of the abbey of Clairvaux, Burgundy

Other titles:
The Church and Abbey of Clairvaux in Burgundy
Location
Not on display
Further information

Silvestre was one of the printmakers in France who followed the etching method of Jacques Callot and Abraham Bosse. Like them, he employed a vocabulary of lines and marks that pertained to engraving. Primarily a topographical etcher, Silvestre was commissioned by Louis XIV to document the towns, palaces and monuments of the expanded royal domain. Callot's influence is especially evident in the small gesticulating figures which give scale and animation to the compositions.

Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
13.8 x 24.2 cm image
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
289.1979