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Saturday, 6 July 2019

“Noli me tangere”, c1650, after Luca Ciamberlano's engraving after Federico Barocci's painting


Unidentified engraver from the school of Luca Ciamberlano (fl.1599–1641)

“Noli me tangere” (Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene as a gardener after the Resurrection and requesting her not to touch him), c1650, in reverse after Luca Ciamberlano’s engraving after Federico Barocci’s (c1535–1612) painting, now preserved in Bywell Hall after is damage. The text lines that are lost below the image borderline advise that this engraving was published by Pierre Mariette (1634–1716) in Paris (see the description of the same print with the intact text at Gonnelli auctions: https://www.gonnelli.it/it/asta-0018/noli-me-tangere-da-federico-barocci-.asp). Note: my date of attribution for this print is based on understanding that Pierre Mariette (the publisher) was active at the inscribed address, “rue S. Jacques à l'Espérance”, in 1657.

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 39.2 x 29.8 cm.

Condition: excellent impression—a lifetime impression based on the crisp lines showing no sign of wear to the printing plate—with closed tears and holes that are virtually invisible and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Beyond the tears and losses, the sheet is in a very good condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no folds, abrasions, stains or foxing).

I am selling this large and visually arresting engraving—simply magnificent in my opinion—for the total cost of AU$400 (currently US$279.29/EUR248.62/GBP223.09 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 luminous print sparkling with tonal contrasts from the 1600s, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy. 

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