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    Sale 5910

    Christie's Interiors

    28 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 280


    Price Realised  


    The Battle of the Sea Gods (B. 17 & 18; Hind 5 & 6; Martineau 79), engraving with drypoint, circa 1470's, a good impression of this rare and important print, with extensive paper losses, tears and repairs with part of the subject missing, the irregular shaped sheet thinly backed and window mounted onto a support sheet
    S. 227 x 400 mm., and smaller

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    The present engraving is a fragment of one engraving from a pair by Mantegna. Perhaps the greatest professional achievement of the late Joan Griffith was her work restoring Andrea Mantegna's Triumphs of Caesar in the Royal Collection, to which she devoted some twelve years of her career.

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