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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Mar 25, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 412

Imitations of Ancient and Modern Drawings...

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

from the Restoration of the Arts in Italy to the Present Time by C. M. Metz (German, 1749-1827), London: Printed for the Author, Thayer-Street, Manchester-Square, 1798, with dedicatory letter page to Benjamin West (1738-1820, President of the Royal Academy), containing approximately 106 tinted aquatint or engraved plates, bound in gilt decorated half leather over marbled boards

Provenance: Private Collection, Asheville, North Carolina


wear and losses to extremities, front and back boards detached, front endpaper and title page detached, some groups of pages starting or detached, most pages with some toning, staining, and foxing to margins (majority of plate areas in good condition), some plates possibly missing, one plate torn out and trimmed