Etching by Julius Thaeter, a famous German artist of the early 19th century. It is a graphic after a painting by Sandro Bottichelli.
Botticelli was Florentine and extremely successful at the peak of his career, with a highly individual and graceful style founded on the rhythmic capabilities of outline. With the emergence of the High Renaissance style at the turn of the 16th century, he fell out of fashion, died in obscurity and was only returned to his position as one of the best-loved Quattro cento painters through the interest of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites.
This graphic is 28 x 22,5 cm ( 11 in x 9 in ).
Only 113 prints have been issued. There is some overall aging, some brown spots at the margins, but no creasing or tears.
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