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HOLBEIN, Hans.

Phil. Melanchton.

Published: IMITATIONS OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HANS HOLBEIN, IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR THE PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONS OF THE COURT OF HENRY VIII. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL TRACTS.. John Chamberlaine, London. 1792

Stock code: 54842

Price: £120

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Conrad Martin Metz was an eminent engraver in the chalk manner and aquatint. He received his education in art under the celebrated Bartolozzi. Bartolozzi, the main engraver of this collection, developed his style to imitate the subtleties of renaissance and baroque chalk drawings and became deservedly famous for his stipple engraving. The portraits in this collection show how effective this technique was in reproducing with such incredible fidelity Holbein’s original designs. Metz also specialised in imitations and facsimiles of old masters such as Hans Holbein. Engraved by METZ, C.

Stipple engraving. Printed colour. Good condition, despite some very slight scratching at top. Size: 23 x 26.5 cm. (9 x 10 inches)

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