Veduta del Piano Superiore...
A grand etching by Italian master etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi, from his series 'Veduta di Roma' (Views of Rome). This is a rare lifetime impression, state III/VI, before the Paris edition, printed on heavy laid type paper with full margins and the usual crease in the center.
Madonna con Bambino
Engraving, image size 7 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches, after Francesco Parmigianino, plate signed l.r. "Franc Parm IV".
Ares, God of War
Engraving, image size 9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches, initials "A V" in the plate. Ares was one the twelve Greek Olympians residing atop Mt. Olympus in the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey". Also known as the god "Mars" in Roman history.
The Holy Trinity
Engraving by Hieronymus Wierix after the painting by Jan van der Straet, published by Philip Galle before 1612, cat: Hollstein-410. A copy of this print is in the collection of the British Museum, London.
Galatea Escaping Polyphemus
Engraving after Marco Dente da Ravenna, image size 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1600.
The Hunting Party
Wood engraving with accompanying text on both sides of the sheet, attributed to Jost Amman, unsigned, numbered 33 below the image, framed.
Etching and aquatint, image size 10 x 11 inches, 1782, after Cavaliere D'Arpino, plate signed l.r. "Mulinari incif: 1782" and l.l. "Cav. D'Arpino inv:e del:". Information and coat of arms below image.
Study of Madonna and Child
Lithograph, image size 7 x 6 7/16 inches, plate signed l.l. "A. Carrache" and l.r. "N: Slrixuer(?) del:, lithograph after a drawing by Carrache.
Man With Beard
Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, after Rembrandt, unsigned, artist unknown.
Cottage and Haybarn
Etching, image size 5 x 12 1/2 inches, 1641, after Rembrandt, plate signed in reverse l.l "Rembrandt 1641".