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ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA BRESCIA (CIRCA 1460 - CIRCA 1520) AFTER ANDREA MANTEGNA (1431-1506)
ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA BRESCIA (CIRCA 1460 - CIRCA 1520) AFTER ANDREA MANTEGNA (1431-1506)

Entombment with three Birds

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ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI ANTONIO DA BRESCIA (CIRCA 1460 - CIRCA 1520) AFTER ANDREA MANTEGNA (1431-1506)
Entombment with three Birds
engraving, circa 1490-1500, on thin laid paper, with Eagle watermark, a good but slightly later impression of this very rare engraving, printed in brownish-grey ink, trimmed into the subject by approximately 30 mm. above and below and 20 mm. at the sides, a 15 mm. tear at the right edge, the left sheet corners made up, other lesser repaired tears and splits
Plate & Sheet 390 x 301 mm.
Provenance
Sotheby’s, London, 14 May 1981, lot 511.
Acquired at the above sale by the current owner.
Literature
Bartsch XIII. 228. 2; Hind 48. 11; Martineau 30
J. A. Levenson, K. Oberhuber & J. L. Sheenan, Early Italian Engravings, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1973, no. 79.

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