SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
Florence 1725 - 1815
JUNO AND JUPITER ON MOUNT IDA
bears old attribution in brown ink on the old album page: Bartolozzi
192 by 181 mm (oval)
Laid down to an old album page, which has subsequently been hinged along the upper edge to a 20th Century decorative mount. There is an old oval shaped discoloration to the extremities of the drawing, only visible when the mount is opened and probably created by an old acid mount. The work remains in otherwise good condition with the red chalk fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a giltwood frame.
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With Hughes and Hughes, New York
A stipple engraving depicting the same subject as the present lot, but with fundamental compositional differences, was executed by Bartolozzi, after a design by Giovanni Battista Cipriani and published in 1784.