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Lot 1269: PAINTING/DRAWING -- MATTIOLI, L. Studio di pittura ad uso de Licei. Padua,
16 November 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
PAINTING/DRAWING -- MATTIOLI, L. Studio di pittura ad uso de Licei. Padua, C. Scapin, (c. 1750). W. 24 engr. plates (incl. ti.). 4°-obl. Later hcf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Only little marg. smudging/thumbing, else fine). Second edition, the first appeared in 1728 in Bologna with a different title. Ludovico mattioli (1662-17470 was a late-Mannerist painter born in Bologna, who specialized in portraits and landscapes and made himself a name as book illustrator. The plates represent the classical panoply of figures for the benefit of beginning painters, showing anatomical details of the human body, and different kind of portraits. The plates are after drawings of Agostino Carracci, Giuseppe de Ribera, Federico Barocci and Carlo Maratti. - Extremely rare work. Not in Cicognara and Kat. Orn. Berl.
Estimated Price: € 750