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Title:: Title Page for Nicolo Cosimo's "Sonata da Camera, Op. 1" Year:: 1702
Artist: Smith, John After: Tempesta (?)
Medium: mezzotint Provenance:
Period: British 18th Century School/Style:
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Price: $850.00
Description: Cosimo came to England in 1702 and published there a set of 12 chamber sonatas, of which this print is the title page, dedicated to the Duke of Bedford, his patron earlier in Rome. In a classical landscape, by a stone monument, three winged putti respectively sing, point at the inscription, and play a beautifully engraved cello. At the right, a winged female figure holds a straight trumpet and a coat of arms, presumably Bedford's. A very attractive mezzotint and a superb impression on laid paper, trimmed on the platemark; a few surface scratches at the corners. Music catalog #357.