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Monogrammist AF, winged genius on horseback

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MONOGRAMMIST AF (Italian, active 1510 - 1520) WINGED GENIUS ON HORSEBACK
Engraving. Signed in the plate at bottom with the monogram AF. A fairly good, late impression of this rare and fascinating print, pulled on paper with a Sun watermark. With even margins. On the verso traces of stains, remains of old mountings and thinning of the paper at the corners. Generally in good condition. To the platemark 248 x 185 mm, the entire sheet measuring 263 x 205 mm.
References:
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21, XV.536.2;
Georg Kaspar Nagler, Die Monogrammisten, 6 vols., Munich 1858–79, vol. 1, no. 525 (4);
Arthur Mayger Hind, Early Italian Engraving: A Critical Catalogue with Complete Reproduction of All the Prints Described, vols. 1-4 (part 1, Florentine Engravings and
Anonymous Prints of Other Schools), London 1938; vols. 5-7 (part 2, Known Masters Other Than Florentines, Monogrammists and Anonymous), London 1948, V.242.1 (as Anonymous Italian).

Nothing is known about this printmaker except he borrowed motifs from Durer and copied a print after Marcantonio Raimondi.

price: 1.500,00 euros

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