Philippe de Soye (active Rome circa 1565-68) after Marcello Venusti (1512/5-1579)
Philippe de Soye (active Rome circa 1565-68) after Marcello Venusti (1512/5-1579)

The Crucifixion

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Philippe de Soye (active Rome circa 1565-68) after Marcello Venusti (1512/5-1579)
The Crucifixion
engraving, circa 1565-68, on laid paper, watermark Pascal Lamb in Circle, a fine impression, with Lafrery’s address, trimmed on or just outside the platemark, some pale brown staining at the upper right sheet edge, a spot of brown ink in the margin at lower right, otherwise in very good condition
P., S. 422 x 277 mm.
Provenance
An unidentified brown ink collector's mark verso, possibly initials PG (not in Lugt).
R. Johannes Meyer (1882-1967), Hamburg; then by descent to the present owner.
Literature
Gramaccini & Meyer 157

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Little is known about Philippe de Soye other than he worked for a short time with Antonio Lafrery in Rome. The painting by Marcello Venusti is today in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj.

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