[Madonna and child?]From a very rare etching of the same size by Andrea Meldolla in the Collection of Richard Ford.
Crayon-manner etching, all text in ink mss, very scarce. Image 170 x 90mm (10½ x 3½")
An amateur etching after Andrea Meldolla (c. 1510/5-1563, also known as Andrea Schiavone). Richard Ford (1796-1858) was an art connoisseur who travelled widely in Europe and wrote a guidebook to Spain. When he died of Bright's disease he left a fine collection of pictures to his widow Mary.
[Ref: 36479] £80.00