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The Adoration of the Magi

Testa, Pietro (1611-1650)

Etching and drypoint on laid paper


Pietro Testa, The Adoration of the Magi

Pietro Testa (1611-1650, Italian)
The Adoration of the Magi, 1640




Medium: Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Dimensions: 423 x 348 mm. 16 5/8 x 13 7/8 in.
Reference: Bartsch 3; Bellini 16, second state of three, with the artist's name added in the margin at the lower right; Cropper 63
Signature: Signed in the plate "Petrus Testa" lower right; signed in the plate with the artist's monogram "TP Pinx. et sculp" lower left
Provenance: Private collection, New York; 1980 to David Tunick, Inc.
Impression: Excellent, very fresh
Condition: Very good; some small repaired tears along the edges of the paper; remnants of old hinges on verso; with uneven margins all-around; slightly dirty along extreme edges