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The Virgin and Child enthroned, with angels and saints; with border in form of a frame; cut and damaged
Engraving, printed from a plate engraved in the niello manner
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Height: 130 millimetres
Width: 132 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Contemporary copy of Hind 152 (1859,0514.826) in reverse, with the addition of a framework on the niello plate and a representation of the Annunciation.
See also Jay A. Levinson, Konrad Oberhuber, and Jacquelyn Sheehan, Early Italian Engravings from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1973, no. B.1.
Lit.: W. Young Ottley, 'An Inquiry into the origin and early history of engraving upon copper and in wood', London, 1816, I, p. 304-6
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- For the provenance see Maberly, 'The Print Collector', 1844, p.66: 'The highest price which any single print has produced at a public sale in England, and probably anywhere else, is three hundred guineas. This was in the year 1824, at the sale of Sir Mark Sykes's collection. The print was an impression of a work in niello by Maso Finiguerra; the subject is the Madonna and Child enthroned and surrounded by angels and saints. The late Mr Young Ottley met with this print accidentally at Rome, where he purchased in for a mere trifle. On his return to England, he sold it to this eminent collector for about seventy pounds.'
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