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Lot 62: AGOSTINO VENEZIANO (after Raphael) Hercules Wrestling Antaeus in the Presence of an Old Woman, likely Earth, Antaeus' Mother
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
AGOSTINO VENEZIANO (after Raphael)
Hercules Wrestling Antaeus in the Presence of an Old Woman, likely Earth, Antaeus' Mother.
Engraving, 1533-36. 244x180 mm; 9
We have found only one other impression at auctin the past 30 years.
According to the British Museum, there are three states of this print. This is the first state with the date '1533' on the rock and the monogram 'AV' on the tablet lower center. The second state is monogrammed and dated "1533" on the rock as well inscribed "Ant. Sal. exc." lower center. The third state is only monogrammed on the tablet with the name of the publisher, Salamanca, erased. Bartsch 316.