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Annibale Carracci (1560-1611) Holy Family with...

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Annibale Carracci (1560-1611) Holy Family with Little Saint John. 1590, etching, 220 x 166. Bartsch 11; Bohlin 11. Very fine and brilliant proof on thin laid paper, of the 1st state (of 3), before the addresses and before the retouching in the C of "Car", trimmed to the plate cut, very carefully washed. Slight trace of median vertical fold. Minor thinning visible through transparency at the head of the folio and in the corners. Ex-coll. John Barnard (his initials in pen and sepia ink, Lugt 1419-1420); St John Dent (L. 2373 - mark almost faded); P. Davidsohn (L. 654); A. W. Blum (L. 79b).

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