[The Virgin holding the Christ Child's hand and her arm around John the Baptist, with St Anne and St Joseph]
Ant. Lafrery [c.1560]
Etching, sheet 295 x 235mm (11½ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at top. Slight surface loss bottom left corner off image. Loss at top left, damaged.
Engraving after Federico Zuccaro by Cornelis Cort (1533-78), Netherlandish engraver who studied under Hieronymus Cock in Antwerp before leaving for Italy in 1565. There he made prints after Zuccaro, Raphael, Correggio and others, and worked directly with Titian. In the history of reproductive engraving, Cort is an intermediary between Marcantonio Raimondi (Raphael's preferred engraver) and his great successors such as Goltzius and Agostino Carracci.
[Ref: 39751] £120.00