Without watermarks, second states with numbers, well inked impressions with wide margins, tipped onto 18th century mounts with ruled double borderlines in black ink, platemarks each approx. 116 x 162 mm. (4 5/8 x 6 3/8 in), sheets approx. 137 x 184 mm. (5 3/8 x 7 1/4 in), unframed, (7).
From the Catalogue
Works by Giacomo Cortese are very scarce at auction. Born in France as Jacques Cortois, the artist spent most of his working life in Italy, and in 1668 he became a Jesuit priest. He was otherwise known as 'Il Bourguignon'.
—Courtesy of Forum Auctions
Robert-Dumesnil 2-8 ii
John Barnard (born ca. 1784) [Lugt 1419]