Tityus - Burin signé



Lot n° 14     -  D'après Michelangelo Buonarroti

circa 1540-66, on laid paper, watermark Crossed Arrows surmounted by a Star (similar to Briquet 6291, Rome 1561-62 and Ferrara 1563), a fine, tonal impression of this very rare engraving, with the guidelines in the text still printing very strongly, with margins, the upper right sheet corner made-up, another made-up paper loss at lower centre, a very skilfully repaired, oblique tear across the right side of the sheet, a few shorter tears at the sheet edges, some paper splits along the platemark, some pale staining in places
Plate 285 x 375 mm., Sheet 297 x 386 mm.