CANTARINI, Simone (Il Pesarese) (1612-48):

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto offering their Crowns to the Arms of Cardinal Barberini

Etching. Bartsch 29, third state of three; Bellini 35, fourth state of four with the Barberini arms erased (I is unconfirmed, II is unique, and III exists in four known impressions)

Watermark: Three stars in a trisected circle with initials MA

A fine, dark impression, trimmed just outside the borderline all round. A short, repaired tear in lower left corner, a minor hinge-stain in upper left corner, slight cockling, otherwise in good condition. 312 x 435mm.