Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Italian School, 16th/17th Century Martyrdom of a Saint, Possibly Peter Martyr

Auction:
3272B
Lot:
202
Sold for:
$492$400

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3272B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Italian School, 16th/17th Century

Martyrdom of a Saint, Possibly Peter Martyr
Unsigned.
Red chalk on laid, watermarked, paper, possibly a counterproof, 10 13/16 x 7 5/8 in. (27.5 x 19.5 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Foxing, staining, sheet affixed to window mat at corners of the reverse.

N.B. Peter Martyr was a Dominican friar, killed by two assassins hired by Venetian noblemen whose property he had confiscated. Attacked in a forest setting, he lies on ground, hand raised in self-defense, with the assassin about to strike him with a sword. The saint's traveling companion is a witness, while putti hovering above hold the martyr's palm and laurel crown.
Estimate $400-600


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Book collecting, Foxing, Martyr, Papermaking

Departments

Specialists