8 April 2009
Simone Cantarini (1612-1648)
Saint Anthony of Padua adoring the Christ Child in Glory (B. 25; Bellini 26)
etching, circa 1639, a brilliant impression of the first state (of three), with excellent contrasts, before the artist's address, trimmed to or just inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline, a 15 mm. tear at the lower sheet edge, laid down onto paper along the sheet edges, generally in good condition
P., S. 264 x 176 mm.
Old Master Prints from Chatsworth, Christie's, London, December 5th, 1985, lot 146.
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