Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 2,340
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Soldiers Bathing in the Arno (Climbers).

Engraving, after 1524. 330x446 mm; 13 3/4x17 1/2 inches, thread margins. A brilliant, richly-inked, dark impression with very strong contrasts.

This engraving is based on another engraving, with the subject in the opposite direction, by Agostino Veneziano (see Bartsch 423). Both engravings derive from a now lost cartoon for a fresco drawn by Michelangelo (1475-1564) illustrating a scene from the Battle of Cascina (July 28, 1364), which celebrated the Florentine victory of Siena, for a competition against Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) in the Salone dei Cinquecento of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.