• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    Italian School, 16th and 17th Century

    A small Collection of Etchings

    Price Realised  


    Italian School, 16th and 17th Century
    A small Collection of Etchings
    including Guido Reni, Madonna and Child with Saint Joseph in the Background (B. 1), first state (of two), a good impression, with narrow to thread margins; Giuseppe Caletti, Il Cremonese, David considering the Head of Goliath (B. 1); Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Man with a long Beard, wearing a Headdress and Fur Cap, facing right (B. 48); after Antonio Correggio The Birth of Venus; five prints (B. 4, 5, 19, 52 and one other, not in B.) by Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi after Polidoro da Caravaggio; Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Rest on the Flight into Egypt (B. 15), Giovanni Lanfranco, Jacob's Dream (B. 13); Ottavio Leoni, Four Portraits (B. 11, 23, 31, 37); Lorenzo Loli, Hercules in his Cradle (B. 24) and Two Cupids under a Tent (B. 22); Ludovico Mattioli, The Lamentation (B. 9) and A Woman reading in a Book (B. app. 6); after Jusepe de Ribera, Battle between a Centaur and a Triton (B. 11; Br. 26); Francesco Vanni, Saint Francis in Ecstasy (B. 3); and The Massacre of the Innocents by an unknown hand; generally in good condition
    S. 312 x 216 mm. (and smaller) (22)

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    Friedrich Quiring (b. 1886), Eberswalde (L. suppl. 1041c). (Reni)
    Graf F. J. von Enzenberg (1802-1879), Innsbruck (L. 845). (Loli B. 24) D. G. de Arozarena (circa 1860), Paris (L. 109). (Ribera)