18 May 1999
A Venice istoriato shallow bowl
Painted with Bathsheba scantily draped and bathing in a rectangular fountain before flower-beds in a fenced courtyard with a woman carrying a ewer on her head with companion, King David, crowned and sceptred, standing behind a balustrade to the right with two courtiers below, with a town and mountains in the distance, the underside inscribed .re david. in blue and with four concentric yellow bands (extensively damaged and repaired round the well and side)
12in. (31cm.) diam.
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Most probably taken from the illustrations of Bernard Salomon for Jean de Tournes Lyon Bible of 1554.
From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works sold at Christie's
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