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The Refused Letter, Quaglio, very large incunabula of lithography, classical art

The Refused Letter, Quaglio, very large incunabula of lithography, classical art

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After: Gerard Ter Borch II

Print made by: Lorenzo Quaglio II

The unwanted lover letter

60 x 47.5 cm

Ca 1815

Lithograph with beige tint-stone.

The Refused Letter; a finely attired youthful messenger presents a letter to a woman standing before her dressing table in her bedroom; she apparently refuses the letter and slips her hands under her garment; her maid at right, observes this exchange while preparing a pitcher and salver; a pet dog stands on a cushioned stool at right

Light marginal spotting, small corner crease (outside print lines), some spotting to recto.

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