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ANTONIO MARIA ZANETTI I (1680-1757) AFTER FRANCESCO MAZZOLA, CALLED PARMIGIANINO (1503-1540)
Property from the Collection of Ulrich and Alfred Ochsenbein
ANTONIO MARIA ZANETTI I (1680-1757) AFTER FRANCESCO MAZZOLA, CALLED PARMIGIANINO (1503-1540)

A Winged Genius

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ANTONIO MARIA ZANETTI I (1680-1757) AFTER FRANCESCO MAZZOLA, CALLED PARMIGIANINO (1503-1540)
A Winged Genius
chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks in black, bluish grey and ochre, 1722, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good, strong impression of this very rare print, with narrow to thread margins, with the remnants of a gilt borderline at the sheet edges, a couple of short tears at the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition
Block 155 x 77 mm., Sheet 157 x 80 mm.
Provenance
Ulrich Ochsenbein (1811-1890) and Alfred Ochsenbein (1883-1919), Switzerland; then by descent.
Literature
Bartsch 15
Post lot text
The Count Antonio Maria Zanetti was a leading figure of the Italian art scene in the late 17th and 18th century: artist, art historian, collector and connoisseur, he revived the interest in chiaroscuro woodcut after more than a century. Particularly keen on Bolognese and Venetian painting, he created and published prints after Sebastiano Ricci and in particular Parmigianino. His etchings and chiaroscuro woodcuts after Parmigianino were united in his Raccolta di varie stampe a Chiaroscuro, tratte dai disegni originali di Francesco Mazzuola, detto il Parmigianino e d'altri insigni autori. Complete sets or even single prints, like the present lots, rarely come to the market. The last complete album to be offered at auction - Zanetti's magnificent personal copy - came from the collection of Juan de Beistegui (Christie's, Paris, 10 September 2018, EUR 181,250).

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To our knowledge only two other impressions of this print have been offered at auction within the last thirty years, both in different colour variations.

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