22 January 2003
Polyphemus hurling a rock at Acis and Galatea, after Annibale Carracci
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watercolor, watermark HONIG below beehive in a cartouche, in contemporary mounts
31 5/8 x 21 3/8 in. (800 x 542 mm.); and four drawings of Heliodorus, bust-length, after Raphael; Head of a bearded man looking down to the right; Head of a woman in profile to the left; and The Madonna, bust-length, looking down to the right (5)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
(1) After Annibale's fresco for the vault of the Galleria Farnese, Rome, painted 1597-1600. The scene is taken from Ovid, Metamorphoses, XIII, vv.738-897.
(2, 3 and 4) Illustrated in plate II, p. 133.
What can we learn from Oscar Wilde’s note to the poet Pierre Louÿs inside this first edition of his only novel?
Photographer Douglas Kirkland on the night in 1961 he ‘made magic’ with Marilyn Monroe — and the camera that captured it all