ATTRIBUTED GIOVANNI ANDREA MAGLIOLI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1580-1610)
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ATTRIBUTED GIOVANNI ANDREA MAGLIOLI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1580-1610)

A Chimera devouring a Bird

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ATTRIBUTED GIOVANNI ANDREA MAGLIOLI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1580-1610)
A Chimera devouring a Bird
engraving, circa 1580-1610, on thin laid paper, without watermark, a very good impression of this rare subject, the full sheet, in very good condition
Plate 75 x 131 mm., Sheet 186 x 258 mm.
Provenance
With Paul McCarron, New York.
Acquired from the above, on 21 April 2004.
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Lot Essay

This engraving closely corresponds to Maglioli's series of 13 engravings of Sea Monsters in the Rijksmuseum. These creatures are depicted with the heads of different animals including horses, lions, seals, bulls and elephants. In the present impression the chimera has the head of a dog, turned slightly away from the viewer, and is devouring a water fowl. The size of the present engraving is slightly larger than this series by Maglioli which measure 54 x 108 mm., and so the present work may have been conceived as an independent work.

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