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    Sale 7570

    Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    2 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    Antonio Fantuzzi (active 1537-1550) after Giulio Romano (circa 1499-1546)

    Cavalry Scene, from The Frieze of Sigismond (cf. Zerner 2-9)

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    Antonio Fantuzzi (active 1537-1550) after Giulio Romano (circa 1499-1546)
    Cavalry Scene, from The Frieze of Sigismond (cf. Zerner 2-9)
    etching, circa 1542, watermark Small Jug (similar to Briquet 12500), a good, strong impression of this unrecorded print, trimmed to or close to the subject, retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline in most places, a small repair in a blank area at the right sheet edge, a horizontal central fold mainly visible verso, some minor creases and soiling, a small worm hole to the knee of the second rider at left, generally in good condition
    S. 251/256 x 395 mm.


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    The present, apparently unrecorded print belongs to a group of etchings by Fantuzzi related to the so-called Frieze of Sigismond in the Palazzo del Té at Mantua, which was designed by Giulio Romano and executed as a stucco frieze by Primaticcio. Zerner records eight etchings from this series by Fantuzzi, all of which are exceedingly rare.

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    Provenance

    P. Mariette, 1699 (L. 1790), with his signature in brown ink verso and probably inscribed by his hand Lutte romain a mantoue dans le pallais du the en sculpture


    Saleroom Notice

    Since the cataloguing of this lot, Catherine Jenkins has been able to trace one other impression of this print in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.