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Judith and the Head of Holofernes and others.

Jakob Frey

* 1681 in Lucerne † 1772 in Rome

The complete set of four engravings after Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri, 1581 Bologna - 1641 Naples). Size of sheets: 36 x 32 cm. Mounted on an eighteenth-century album sheet.

Judith and the Head of Holofernes. Salomon and Saba. Esther before Ahasuerus. David singing and playing the Harp.

Literature: Nagler, vol. 5, p. 166. (‘Kapitalblätter’)

There are seven prints in total. The complete set of four, which are all in proof impressions before the numbering and polishing of the plate, and three in the final state.

All of them from the set of four prints after the tondo pictures by Domenichino in the church of San Silvestro al Quirinale. In this form extremely rare.

Nagler calls these prints Jakob Frey’s ‘Kapitalblätter’.


£ 3000.-


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