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Hercules Dressed As A Woman

LÉON DAVENT (ACTIVE 1540-1556) AFTER FRANCESCO PRIMATICCIO (1505-1570) Hercules dressed as a Woman etching with engraving, circa 1540-45, on laid paper, watermark Tilted Bunch of Grapes (see Jenkins, p. 116, fig. 4.10, similar to Briquet 13065, circa 1485-1530), a good impression of this very rare print, printing with a light plate tone and many wiping marks, beginning to show some wear in places, slightly unevenly trimmed, with narrow to thread margins or trimmed to the platemark, the sheet laid down, some repaired tears, the corners repaired, a few pale moisture stains Plate 280 x 437 mm., Sheet 284 x 442 mm.

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EST. $2,000 - $3,000
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