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Monday, 18 February 2019

Lorenzo Loli’s etching, “Bacchanal with Three Putti”, c1645


Lorenzo Loli (1612–1691)

“Bacchanal with Three Putti” (BM title) (aka “Bacchanal of Three Children” & “Bacchanale de trois enfans” [TIB titles]), c1645 (1630–60).

Etching on laid paper, trimmed with thread margins around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 19 x 15.2 cm; (image borderline) 18.9 x 14.9 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower left) “LAVR. LOL F”
State i (of i)

TIB 42(19).25(178) (John T Spike [ed.] 1981, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Century”, New York, Abaris Books, vol. 42, p. 151); Bartsch XIX.178 (Adam Bartsch 1803, “Le Peintre graveur”, vol. 19, cat. no. 178)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Bacchanal with three putti, one asleep, while another pours wine from a flask into the mouth of the third”

Condition: crisp impression trimmed close to the image borderline and laid on support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).

I am selling this exceptionally rare etching—so rare that only the British Museum seems to hold a copy—for the total cost of AU$420 (currently US$329.36/EUR278.80/GBP249.85 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. (currently US$300.71/EUR265.32/GBP232.47 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 delicately beautiful old master etching of thirsty children/putti, 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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