Suite de Vases: Page One
Parma, Italy 1764
Etching on laid paper
Plate: 220 x 165 mm; paper: 420 x 280 mm; mount: 630 x 520 mm
Page one is dedicated to Guillaume du Tillot, the First Minister who was responsible for introducing Petitot to the court in Parma.
At the time of production, Parma was ruled as an independent duchy under the House of Bourbon Parma, a cadet line of the French royal family in Spain.
A low and wide vase is held on the backs of two centaurs. Swags of ivy hang down to a roundel which is bordered by laurel leaves and includes the date 1764.
Series purchased in 1961 for £25 (No.61.4/1)