Man and Woman Holding Hands, [after Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)]
early 16th century
7 1/2 X 4 3/4 inches
Bartsch 471 i/II; The Illustrated Bartsch 471-I. A first state of two as described by Bartsch, before the addition of the address: "Ant. Sal. exc.". Verso bears collector's stamp of H. Freiherr von und zu Aufsess, (Lugt 2749). A fine, early impression, most likely lifetime with oily ink characteristic of a printing before the sack of Rome in 1527. In fine condition, trimmed within platemark, with complete image borderline visible on all sides. Also with remains of hinges verso at left. This impression is not quite as rich as the one found in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Ex-collection Michael Berolzheimer.