• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582) after Teodoro Ghisi (1536-1601)

    Venus and Adonis (Bartsch; Boorsch, Lewis & Lewis 42)

    Price Realised  

    Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582) after Teodoro Ghisi (1536-1601)
    Venus and Adonis (Bartsch; Boorsch, Lewis & Lewis 42)
    engraving, circa 1570, watermark Anchor in a Circle surmounted by a Star (Briquet 558, dated Verona 1573), a fine, early impression of this rare print, the second state (of seven), the first published state, printing with great clarity and contrast, with fine wiping marks, trimmed on or just into the platemark, with thread margins in places, fractionally trimmed into the subject at the upper right corner, a small paper split at the lower right (just below the lizard), a few very minor thin spots, an unobtrusive, flattened horizontal central crease, generally in very good condition
    S. 321 x 225 mm.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    From a private London Collection