29 June 2005
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
Old Man with a Beard, from Raccolta di Teste II (R. 219; De V. 175)
etching, 1773-4, with a Three Crescents watermark, a fine proof impression of the first state before the number and before the reduction of the plate (not recorded by Rizzi), with sharp, inky plate edges, a deckle edge at left, a small pinhole at the upper edge of sheet, a few very faint handling marks and two tiny stains in the margins, generally in very good condition
P. 155 x 116 mm., S. 296 x 236 mm.
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