3 December 2013
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The happy Satyr and his Family, from: Scherzi di Fantasia (de V.22; R. 13)
etching, circa 1740, on heavy laid paper, with an unidentified watermark, a fine impression of the first state (of two), before the plate number, printing strongly and clearly, with vertical wiping marks and inky plate edges, with narrow to thread margins, a rustmark above the satyr's leg, otherwise in very good condition
P. 228 x 176 mm., S. 230 x 178 mm.
Private European Collection; then by descent to the present owners.
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