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Pope Gregory I Praying for the Deliverance of Souls to Heaven

Fontebasso, Francesco (1707-1769, Italian)

Etching on laid paper

Francesco Fontebasso (1707-1769)  Pope Gregory I Praying for the Deliverance of Souls to Heaven, 1731

Francesco Fontebasso
Pope Gregory I Praying for the Deliverance of Souls to Heaven

Description

Date: 1731 
Medium: Etching on laid paper 
Dimensions: Plate: 460 x 308 mm. 18 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. Sheet: 468 x 314 mm. 18 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.
References: De Vesme 2, third state of three; David Tunick, Inc., Italian Prints of the Eighteenth Century, Cat no. 11, #36a
Signature: Signed in the plate “Francis Fontebasso del et inc.” lower right; signed “Sebastianus Ricci Pinxit” lower left
Provenance: Sotheby’s, London; 1980 to David Tunick, Inc.