• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 39

    Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582) after Giulio Romano (circa 1499-1545)

    Cupid and Psyche (Bartsch 45; Boorsch & Lewis 50)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582) after Giulio Romano (circa 1499-1545)
    Cupid and Psyche (Bartsch 45; Boorsch & Lewis 50)
    engraving, circa 1573-74, on laid paper, watermark IHS with Cross in a Circle, a good impression of the third state (of four), with good contrast, trimmed to the border on three sides and into the plate below, a small made-up paper loss at the lower sheet edge at left, remains of glue at the corners verso with resultant pale staining recto, otherwise in very good condition; with Allegory of Birth (B. 57; B & L. 26) by the same hand, engraving, 1558, on laid paper, Watermark Bunch of Grapes surmounted by Fleur-de-Lys with Initials TB, an impression of the third state (of five), trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline, some minor repairs and defects
    P., S. 360 x 232 mm. (B. 45)
    S. 280 x 420 (B. 57) (2)


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    Provenance

    Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (L. 2446) (B. 45)