CARPIONI, Giulio (1611-74):

The Holy Family with the Virgin reading

Etching. Bartsch 5, second state of two, with the address of Cadorin. The artist’s name has been erased by hand and carefully reinked.
Provenance: Duc d’Arenberg (Lugt 567); unid. mark GA (Lugt suppl. 1521a); unid. mark FH

A very fine, early impression with delicate tone, trimmed between the platemark and the borderline. A little thin on verso at two corners, one of the collector’s marks faintly visible on the recto, generally in very good condition. 214-16 x 147-9mm.