Lot 74: ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO CRESPI, (ITALIAN BORN CIRCA 1704-1781), THE ANNUNCIATION
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
ATTRIBUTED TO ANTONIO CRESPI
(italian born circa 1704-1781)/span
Inscribed 'Disegno fatto dal Antonio Crespi / per M. R.' verso, pen and brown ink and gray wash on paper
10 7/8 x 8 1/16 in. (27.6 x 20.5cm)
/spanPrivate Collection, New Jersey.
the full sheet, set 'floating' within the overmat, with two (mulberry?) tabs top edge verso affixed to undermat. As seen in the catalogue photo the Sheet has areas with localized large brown foxing spots and some brownish discoloration at lower center right. The sheet also has some uneven pale toning. The sheet has areas of uneven cockling and some crumplage, particularly at upper left. verso of sheet also with large foxing spots, and some smaller foxing spots, some toning, particularly at outer left edge on verso and some inscriptions, as noted in catalogue. Outer lower right corner with some minor rubbing/abrasion.
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