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    Sale 7712

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    8 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    Federico Barocci (1528-1612)

    The Annunciation (Bartsch 1)

    Price Realised  


    Federico Barocci (1528-1612)
    The Annunciation (Bartsch 1)
    etching, 1584-88, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a Circle (similar to Briquet 7106, dated 1583), a very good impression of the second state (of two), with Barocci's address, showing very little wear, trimmed on or fractionally into the platemark, a few stray ink spots and some surface dirt in the subject below, the lower right corner creased, three horizontal folds and one vertical, mainly visible below and verso, generally in good condition, framed
    S. 433 x 305 mm.

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    The building seen through the window is a very accurate depiction of the Palazzo Ducale in Barocci's home town of Urbino.

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    Please note that the estimate for this lot is 4,000-6,000GBP and not as stated in the printed catalogue.