29 January 2019
ANDREA ANDREANI (1558/59-1629) AFTER GIOVANNI FORTUNA (1535-1611)
Allegory of Death
chiaroscuro woodcut printed from five blocks in black, beige, two shades of grey and ochre, 1588, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good impression of this rare print, the first state (of two), before the roundel added to the hub of the wheel, with narrow margins, the lower right corner made-up with ochre ink, a flattened vertical fold at centre and a few horizontal creases partially split in places, a diagonal crease at lower left, a few scattered foxmarks in the lower subject, otherwise in good condition, framed
Block 506 x 336 mm., Sheet 520 x 341 mm.
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Bartsch 13; Takahatake 103
To our knowledge only two other impressions have been offered at auction in the past thirty years.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION