Christ on the Cross
etching, 1612, on laid paper, watermark Crossbow in a Circle, a fine impression of this rare and large print, first state (of three), before the date and the text below, printing with strong wiping marks and some plate tone in the blank border
Plate & Sheet 477 x 367 mm.
With Somerville & Simpson Ltd., London.
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford; acquired from the above in January 1981.
Bartsch XVII.133.326
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Complete, early impressions of this important print in Tempesta's oeuvre are extremely rare. The Bartsch Commentary records only two examples of the present first state, one in the British Museum lacking the lower border, and one at Wolfegg with a partially trimmed lower border.
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