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Tarquinius and Lucretia,

Etching on lightweight cream laid paper

Early proof state or first of two states

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Image): 233 x 182 mm (9.2 x 7.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 238 x 186 mm (9.4 x 7.3 in.)

Signed in plate, below image: “I o : Batta Tiepolo inv. et pin : / Do. Filius del: et in:”; inscribed in pencil on verso, upper left corner: “7971”; inscribed in pencil on verso, upper left, annotations including: “No 1708. 46” / “In St[illegible] I. No 1697” / “[illegible] Cat. No 831” / “[illegible] I. No 2543”; inscribed in pencil on verso, center: “Tarquinius and Lucretia”; inscribed in pencil on verso, bottom left corner: “P. 5. ell.”; inscribed in pencil on verso, bottom left corner: “E”; unidentified collector’s stamp in black ink, bottom left corner: six-armed star [not in Lugt]

Edition: Dealer identified this impression as an unrecorded proof before the first of two states.

Accession number: 2009.10.1

John E. Andrus III (B.A. Wesleyan 1933) Fund, 2009

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Unidentified collector’s stamp of six-armed star in black ink (not in Lugt).

Bibliography: Aldo Rizzi, The Etchings of the Tiepolos (London: Phaidon, 1971), no. 103.

Work Type: print

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