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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Giovanni Buonafede's engraving, "La Madonna Della Seggiola”, c1840, after Raphael


Giovanni Buonafede (aka Giovanni Bonafeddo) (1816–?)

“La Madonna Della Seggiola”, c1840, after Raphael’s (1483–1520) painting in the ‎Palazzo Pitti (Florence), published by Calcografia Romano (aka Camera Apostolica; Calcografia Camerale; Regia Calcografia; Calcografia Nazionale; Calcographia RCA) (1738–1870) in Rome.

Engraving with etching on heavy wove paper with small margins and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 44.1 x 36.3 cm; (image borderline) 32.2 x 32.2 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Raffaele Sanzio dip.“; (centre) “LA MADONNA DELLA SEGGIOLA / Roma presso La Calcografia Camerale”; (right) “Giov. Buonafede inc“.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“The Virgin and Child with the Baptist in a tondo, after Raphael; lettered state Engraving”

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed with small margins around a soft platemark impression. There is a strong fold at the upper edge of the sheet following the platemark and there is a hole at the lower right corner with a small retouched restoration otherwise the sheet is in very good condition and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this large engraved masterwork, exemplifying Buonafede’s skill in translating the colours, tones and textures of Raphael’s famous painting, for AU$225 (currently US$155.12/EUR138.82/GBP122.41 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this exquisite example of nineteenth century mastery of reproductive engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold










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