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    Sale 2329 | Lot 2
    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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    • Sale 2329 Lot 2

      A group of 6 etchings with aquatint and drypoint executed in Bordeaux between 1824 and 1828.

      Each on ivory wove paper, with an additional suite of the 6 etchings with aquatint on ivory wove paper (12 total), 1824-28 (printed later). Each approximately 190x120 mm; 7 1/2x4 3/4 inches, full margins. Each in the final state. Each an edition of 150. Each printed by Emiliano Sorini, 1971.

      Among these extremely scarce subjects, only a handful of prints are known in lifetime impressions (Harris 32 and 34). According to Harris, a very small posthumous edition on heavy laid paper was printed at the Calcografiá, Madrid, in 1859 for John Savile Lumley. Subsequently, 3 impressions of each subject were made for the dealers Colnaghi, London, when they acquired the plates in 1926.

      The plates were then acquired by the American collector Philip Hofer, who had Sorini print this edition in 1971 (as well as a smaller edition of 7 printed by Russell T. Limbach, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1960). Delteil 25-29; Harris 30-34 (Harris describes the 6th print in his footnote for number 34, but like Delteil does not give the print a separate number in his catalogue).

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000