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AGOSTINO DE MUSI, CALLED VENEZIANO (CIRCA 1490 - CIRCA 1536)
AGOSTINO DE MUSI, CALLED VENEZIANO (CIRCA 1490 - CIRCA 1536)

Landscape with an old Shepherd and his Dog

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AGOSTINO DE MUSI, CALLED VENEZIANO (CIRCA 1490 - CIRCA 1536)
Landscape with an old Shepherd and his Dog
engraving, circa 1510-15, on laid paper, without watermark, a fine impression of this very rare print, trimmed on or just inside the platemark, in very good condition, framed
Sheet 111 x 152 mm.
Provenance
Rudolf Peltzer (1825-1910), Cologne (Lugt 2231; his mark faint); presumably his posthumous sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 2-8 May 1913.
Friedrich Andreas Lieberg (b. 1898), Kassel, Milan, Buenos Aires (Lugt 1681 ter); probably sold en-bloc with his collection of prints by the Raimondi School in 1942.
Literature
Bartsch XIV. 308. 409

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Lot Essay

This charming, rare little print is a remarkable pastiche of Italian and German sources. Distinctly Venetian in atmosphere and reminiscent of the bucolic scenes of Giorgione and Titian, the resting shepherd and the goats are copied from an engraving by Giulio Campagnola (circa 1482- after 1515), while the flock of starlings whirling around the distant tower at right and the swans in the pond are taken directly from Dürer's famous engraving of circa 1501, Saint Eustace (see lot 53). Even the large plant in the foreground and the ship in the distance stem from Dürer's prints.

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