PAOLO FARINATI (1524-1606)
Saint Peter
etching, circa 1560, on laid paper, without watermark, a very good impression of this extremely rare print
Plate 118 x 78 mm.
Sheet 120 x 79 mm.
Bartsch 1
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To our knowledge, no other impression has been offered at auction within the last thirty years. Apart from the impression in the Albertina, illustrated in Bartsch, we have not been able to find any other examples in public collections. The present impression shows less wear and seems earlier than the one in the Albertina.

A possibly related preparatory drawing for this etching, from the Italian drawings collection of Robert Landolt, was sold at Christie's, London, 8 December 2020 (lot 32).
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