The Virgin and Child with distaff and an angel

The Virgin and Child with distaff and an angel - Eau forte signée

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Technique:

Lot n° 1
Etching and engraving, circa 1615, a fine, rich impression of this scarce subject, Walch's second state (of three), before the address of Le Blond, on paper with a partial Large Grapes watermark (cf. G/H. 11), unframed 

plate: 257 by 187mm  

sheet: 273 by 226mm  

 

With a wide margin at right, small margins elsewhere, in good condition, with a tiny fibrous accretion above the angel's left hand, a few pale water stains (mainly visible in the margins, very faintly discernible at lower left of subject), unframed.

(The left sheet edge slightly frayed presumably due to removal from an album). (A pen and ink number at upper and lower right).