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    Sale 7712

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    8 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    Anonymous, after Parmigianino

    Astronomy; The Sacrifice (B. 16 & 21)

    Price Realised  

    Anonymous, after Parmigianino
    Astronomy; The Sacrifice (B. 16 & 21)
    two chiaroscuro woodcuts printed from two blocks, very good impressions of these rare prints, Astronomy (B. 16) printed in bluish-green and black, trimmed on or just inside the borderline and fractionally into the subject at left, a skilfully repaired horizontal tear at lower right, a minor stain at centre below, otherwise in good condition; The Sacrifice (B. 21) printed in bright green and black, trimmed on or just outside the borderline, some very pale, unobtrusive staining in the corners, otherwise in very good condition; with Saint Cecilia (B. 37) by Antonio da Trento after Parmigianino, chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks in beige and black, a roundel, watermark Circle with Staff, trimmed on or just inside the borderline, two repaired tears at the lower edge
    S. 101 x 143 mm. (B. 16)
    B., S. 104 x 148 mm. (B. 21) (3)


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    Provenance

    B. 16:
    P. Mariette, 1680 (L. 1790)
    B. 21:
    P. Mariette, 1680 (L. 1790)
    Unidentified initials FP in brown ink recto (not in Lugt)