• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    Italian School, 16th and 17th Century

    A Collection of Prints

    Price Realised  


    Italian School, 16th and 17th Century
    A Collection of Prints
    including Pietro Testa, Socrates at the Table with his Friends (I Sette Saggi della Grecia) (B. 18; Bellini 38), two impressions, state two and three (of six); and nine other prints by the same hand (B. 4, 5, 6, 14, 21, 31, and three impressions of B. 21, including a first state); Agostino Carracci, Perseus and the Dragon (B. 122), Madonna and Child seated on a Crescent Moon (after Jacopo Ligozzi) (B. 34) and Virgin nursing the Christ Child in a Landscape (engraved by Francesco Brizio) (B. 39); Saint Roch giving Alms to the Poor (B. 53) and Four Subjects from the Galleria Farnese after Annibale Carracci; The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist (cf. B. 3) after Ludovico Carracci; Francesco Curti Madonna and Child with a Book; Marco Ricci, Two Men penitent in the Wilderness (B. 18); and Madonna and Child sitting by a Tree Stump by an unknown hand; most in good condition
    S. 400 x 499 mm. (23)

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    Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, with their duplicate stamp (not in Lugt). (Testa B. 18 II)
    Dr. O. Mascha (L. 1904). (Testa B. 4)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (L. 1943), with their duplicate stamp. (Testa B. 5 & 6)
    Chambers Hall (L. 551). (L. Carracci B. 3)
    Dick Fund, 1953 (not in Lugt). (Curti)