SIRANI, Elisabeta (1638-65):

Holy Family with Saints Elizabeth and John the Baptist


Etching. Bartsch 8, second state of two
Provenance: [Thomas] Thane, 1809, by hand (not exactly as in Lugt, compare 2394 or 2433); old Colnaghi stock

A fine, early impression with many polish marks showing and delicate plate tone. Trimmed on the platemark on three sides, 20mm. into the inscription space below, as is very frequently the case (the only two other impression at auction within the last 20 years were also partially trimmed). A thin spot in upper left corner verso, otherwise in very good condition. 278 x 221mm.
$5,000