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Title:: Musicians (left half of "A King Kneeling Before an Altar") Year::
Artist: Davent, Leon After:  
Medium: etching Provenance: KM (not in Lugt)
Period: French 16th Century School/Style: Fontainebleau
Catalogs: Zerner 42 (undescribed state);
Hebert N.D.;
Bartsch N.D.;
Price: $3,500.00
Description: Fine, early impression, with polishing scratches, on laid paper with narrow margins outside the platemark, which is visible on all four sides. The impression is without (before?) any monogram. While this is the left half of a larger etching, Zerner makes no mention of two separate plates, though the impression he illustrates shows a clear division between the halves, possibly a sharp fold but more likely a joining of two sheets, each of which contains one letter of the LD monogram (absent here). This left half is an interesting image in itself, showing a group of musicians performing on cornettos, trombones, transverse flute and violin (all left-handedly, as one might expect, as the print is presumably after a lost drawing or painting by Primaticcio).

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