Item #CL192-173 S. Christophorus. Attrib. Agostino Veneziano, c1490-c1540 Italian.
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S. Christophorus

c1530/1570. Engraving, monogrammed “A.V.” in image lower left, title and “Claudii Duchetti formis” in plate below image, 44 x 33.2cm. Old fold and slight stains to image, repaired tears and missing portions to margins. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

This image of Saint Christopher was published by Claudio Duchetti (active in Venice and Rome c1565-1585). French-born Duchetti was a print dealer and publisher. He commissioned plates from a number of prominent artists, including Perret, Thomassin and Brambilla. He also acquired plates from previous publishers. Ref: British Museum.

Agostino Veneziano was the only major artist “whose career spanned the whole period which saw the birth of the reproductive print, and the beginnings of the ‘industrialization’ of Italian printmaking”, making art more accessible. Ref: Wiki.

This unusually large format image does not appear to be held in any major institutions.

Item #CL192-173

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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