1558 - 1617
MARS AND VENUS SURPRISED BY VULCAN (B. 139; H. 137; NEW HOLL. 150; S. 216)
Engraving, 1585, a very good impression of Strauss's first state (of three), on paper with a partial Crowned Coat of Arms with Fleur de Lys watermark (cf. Strauss p. 762), framed
plate: 422 by 310mm 16⅝ by 12⅛in
sheet: 426 by 315mm 16⅞ by 12⅜in
With narrow margins, in good condition, the lower right corner made up and touched in with pen and ink, a 2cm supported tear in the upper edge, a nick in the upper right margin, a few small brown stains and scattered pale fox marks, framed.
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