Theology and Metaphysics
After Raphael. Bartsch XV, pt VI (sujets de fantaisie), 6
Watermark: Rampant lion (not in Briquet)
Provenance: Pierre Mariette II (1634-1716), Lugt 2096 & 1790 ; Joseph-Guillaume-Jean Camberlyn (1783-1861) Lugt 514, his sale E. Guichardot, Paris, April 24, 1865 and 11 further days, lot 1931 (‘Très belle épreuve’); unidentified ink mark “tte”;
A very fine impression with many polish marks and burr in the borderline, printing through to the verso as is characteristic of early impressions from this school. The ink not picked up in a couple of places, such as the raised left hand of Theology. Trimmed close to the borderline at left, with a few mm. of margin outside the borderline elsewhere. A short repaired tear in lower left corner, a small made-up lower right corner, a tiny repair top left edge, verso with tape along left edge, generally in very good condition. 349 x 290-293mm.
This rare print has a companion piece showing Dialectic and Logic.