3 December 2013
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Discovery of the Tomb of Punchinello, from: Scherzi di Fantasia (de V. 29; R. 20)
etching, circa 1740, on heavy laid paper, without watermark, a very fine, early impression of the first state (of two), before the plate number, printing very strongly and clearly, with many scratches and other impurities in the plate, with narrow margin, very faint, scattered foxing at the upper and lower sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition
P. 232 x 181 mm., S. 237 x 186 mm.
A Private European Collection, then by descent to the present owners.
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