• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 74

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)

    Mary and Joseph holding the Child, escorted by an Angel, from: The Flight into Egypt (de Vesme 12; Rizzi 78)

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    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
    Mary and Joseph holding the Child, escorted by an Angel, from: The Flight into Egypt (de Vesme 12; Rizzi 78)
    etching, circa 1750, with a fragment of an unidentified watermark, a fine proof impression, before the plate number and before the edition, with margins, a tiny backed worm hole at lower right, two strips of brown paper tape at the upper sheet edge and upper right corner, otherwise in very good condition, with two others from the same series: Joseph adoring the Child, who is held in Mary's Arms (de V. 9; R. 75), etching, circa 1750, a good proof impression, before the plate number, trimmed just outside the borderline, stuck down to card at the three corners, with associated short tears at the upper and lower right corners, some minor staining and surface dirt; and The Rest on the Flight (de V. 13; R. 79), etching, 1750, a very good proof impression, before the plate number, trimmed on or to the borderline, a thin spot in the sky at right visible recto, otherwise in good condition
    P. 186 x 246 mm., S. 225 x 298 mm. (R. 78)
    S. 182 x 240 mm. (R. 75)
    S. 180 x 233 mm. (R. 79) (3)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that Rizzi 78 is in fact not a proof, but an impression from the edition, with the plate number been scraped out.