Christ and the Woman of Samaria
engraving, circa 1550, on laid paper, watermark Crossed Arrows, a fine impression of an unrecorded first state, before letters
Sheet 402 x 294 mm.
William Sharp (19th century), Manchester (Lugt 2650); probably his sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 March 1878 (and 11 following days).
An undentified inscription in brown ink, probably related to Sharp's inventory.
Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1983, lot 5 (sold with another by the same hand).
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford; acquired at the above sale (through Artemis Fine Arts, London).
See Bartsch 17, copy A
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It has been generally agreed that this print by an anonymous 16th century engraver is a copy in reverse of the engraving by Nicolas Beatrizet. Bartsch describes the copy as very well engraved in the manner of Beatrizet, bearing the address A.L.F. (Antonio Lafreri formis) for the first and only state. The present impression appears to be an unrecorded first state, before the address of the publisher and the name of the inventor.
Another impression of the same unrecorded state is at the Art Institute of Chicago (inv. no. 1929.278), catalogued as by Beatrizet.
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