• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    Giorgio Ghisi after Luca Penni (circa 1500/04-1577)

    The Calumny of Apelles (B. 64; B.L.L. 27)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Giorgio Ghisi after Luca Penni (circa 1500/04-1577)
    The Calumny of Apelles (B. 64; B.L.L. 27)
    engraving, 1560, watermark Two Columns Interlaced (Briquet 4435, dated Paris 1588), a very fine impression, printed in a warm brown-black ink, the third state (of six), the first published state, printing with fine polishing scratches, showing no signs of wear, trimmed to the subject on three sides and just into the subject below, a tiny skinned spot just above the central tablet below, a 23 mm. backed tear at the lower left sheet edge, another 4 mm. backed tear at the lower right sheet edge, a few unobtrusive pale stains in the lower part of the subject, otherwise in very good condition
    S. 363 x 320 mm.


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    Provenance

    H. Freiherr von und zu Aufsess (1801-1872), Aufsess and Nuremberg (L. 2749).
    E. von Feder (1824-1904), Karlsruhe (L. 923).
    Christie's, London, 29 June 1977, lot 181.