30 - 31 March 2004
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After TIZIANO VECELLIO, called TITIAN (1485-1576)
John Smith (1652-1742)
The Loves of the Gods: Nine Plates (see Challaner Smith, p.1132)
the set of nine mezzotints, circa 1708, on laid papers, watermark Strasburg Lily, very good impressions, with margins, all inscribed 'Première Épreuve' in ink, pale light-staining in the margins, otherwise all apparently in very good condition
all P. approx. 16¼ x 12½ in. (413 x 318 mm)
all S. approx. 19 x 14 in. (483 x 356 mm.)
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From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him