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From a set of six scenes from the Trojan War after Luca Penni
Etching, ca. 1544-45? Bartsch 46; Zerner 43; Jenkins Pt II, p. 308, JM 43 Provenance: Fürst zu Fürstenberg (without mark, according to sale catalogue at Sotheby’s London, December 9, 1982, lot 589, as Sinon in the Camp of the Trojans); Dr. Eric Stanley (not in Lugt)
A fine, early impression, trimmed between platemark and borderline. An interesting feature of this impression is that two pages of Gothic type in brown ink have offset onto the verso, raising the question of whether book-printing was taking place in the same Fontainebleau workshop as the engraving was proofed in. A couple of printer’s creases and an inconspicuous central vertical crease, a little skinning in two places not affecting the recto, the tip of the lower right corner reinforced on the verso, otherwise in exceptionally good condition.