FOLLOWERS OF MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI | THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS (AFTER MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI, AFTER RAPHAEL); AND THE BIRTH OF ADONIS (AFTER FRANCESCO SALVIATI) (BARTSCH XIX.246, XV.42.12)
Estimate: 2,000 - 4,000 GBP
FOLLOWERS OF MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI
Early 16th Century
THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS (AFTER MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI, AFTER RAPHAEL); AND THE BIRTH OF ADONIS (AFTER FRANCESCO SALVIATI) (BARTSCH XIX.246, XV.42.12)
Engraving by Marco Dente da Ravenna, circa 1515-27, a warm impression, printing with strong contrasts; with B.XV.42.12, engraving attributed to Girolamo Fagiuoli (Master GF), 1544, a good impression on paper with an Initial M in a Shield watermark (cf. Briquet 8392), each unframed
smallest sheet (XIX.246): 292 by 437mm 11½ by 17⅛in
largest sheet (XV.42.12): 317 by 432mm 12½ by 17in
(XIX.246): Trimmed to and on the borderline, in good condition, the upper left and lower right corners skilfully re-attached, a couple of tiny tears along the upper sheet edge and towards the upper corner at right (longest measuring approx. 5mm), a few inconspicuous thinned areas, the verso with paper remnants in places and remnants of previous hinging at lower corners, unframed.
(B. XV.42.12): Trimmed on the plate mark, with narrow to thread margins in places, a small, faint stain towards the upper right corner, a small made up area at borderline along upper right sheet edge (not affecting subject), a small tear (measuring approx. 1cm) left of 'Delitiae' just extending into foreground, unframed.
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