9 October 2002
Raphaël et la Fornarina. I, from Series 347 (B. 1776; Ba. 1793Bb1)
etching, 1968, on BFK Rives, signed in pencil, numbered 33/50 (there were also seventeen artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1969, with full margins, pale mount-staining, otherwise generally in very good condition
P. 278 x 388mm., S. 455 x 544mm.
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This and the following two lots come from one of the many seperate strands woven into the Series 347. They concern the celebrated relationship between Raphael and his model La Fornarina.
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