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Title:: Rhetorica Year::
Artist: Solis, Virgil After:  
Medium: engraving Provenance: Dr. Erich von Rath (Lugt 2721); Antoine Vivenel (l. 190)
Period: German 16th Century School/Style: Little Master
Catalogs: Bartsch 192;
O'Dell-Franke e81;
Price: $1,500.00
Description: Very fine impression on laid paper with thread margins; a couple of tiny nicks. The image belongs to a set most unusual for Solis showing elongated female allegorical figures on a black ground with clouds and putti and landscapes below. They are clearly the most beautiful prints ever made by this artist. This image is number 3 of the set. Attributes seem beside the point here, but one of the putti carries an open book with a partial alphabet.