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    Sale 11964

    Prints & Multiples

    15 March 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 29

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

    Punchinello talking to two magicians, from: Scherzi di Fantasia

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    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)
    Punchinello talking to two magicians, from: Scherzi di Fantasia
    etching, circa 1740, on heavy laid paper, without watermark, a fine impression of the first state (of two), before the plate number, printing strongly and clearly, with light wiping marks, inky plate edges and some foul-biting at lower left, with narrow margins on three sides, trimmed just within the platemark at upper right, a small repair in the blank at upper right, otherwise in very good condition
    P. 235 x 184 mm., S. 241 x 189 mm.


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    Provenance

    Jean Ehrmann (1902-1984), Paris (L. 3581).
    Private European Collection; then by descent to the present owners.


    Literature

    de Vesme 21; Rizzi 12