Thursday 17 August 2017
Antonio Tempesta’s pair of engravings, “L Pigargus I Pigargo” and “Gosel Strepiseronte”, c1620
Antonio Tempesta (1555?–1630)
“L Pigargus I Pigargo” and “Gosel Strepiseronte”, 1565–1630/50, published in the second edition (as signified by the inscribed plate numbers, “128” and “129”, at the lower-right corners) by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (1627–91) in the series, “Nova raccolta de li animali piu curiosi del mondo” (Transl. “New Collection of the Most Curious Animals in the World’) (1650).
Etchings on laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 29 x 44 cm; (each plate) 9.8 x 13.9 cm
Titles and plate numbers inscribed below the image borderlines of the plates.
State ii (of ii)
The Rijksmuseum offers descriptions of both prints:
http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.184380 and http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.184373
See also the brief description of the prints at the CalcoGrafica which also showcases the original copper plates: http://calcografica.ing.beniculturali.it/index.php?page=default&id=6&lang=en&item_id=61048&schemaType=S&schemaVersion=2.00 and http://calcografica.ing.beniculturali.it/index.php?page=default&id=6&lang=en&item_id=61000&schemaType=S&schemaVersion=2.00
Condition: crisp and well-printed impressions with original large margins as published in 1650. The sheet has been laid upon a conservator’s support sheet to preserve the uneven and fragile edges. There are a few minor blemishes in the margins (e.g. there is a dot-stain towards the upper left).
I am selling this pair of exceptionally rare etchings printed on the same page as published for the total cost of AU$245 (currently US$194.02/EUR165.52/GBP150.55 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this pair of beautiful etchings—note the eye of the goat on the left as it assesses us—please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This sheet of prints has been sold