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E.57,9 Two Old Bearded Men Framing a Blank Rectangle

Etching by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau.

Herbet, IV, 1900, 306 (1969, 156), VI (Petits Cartouches), 23.

COLLECTIONS: Amsterdam (De Jong and de Groot, 1988, 228, 542.22).  New York, 62.525, no. 1.

LITERATURE:

Kusenberg, 1931, 64.

Béguin and Pressouyre, 1972, 134.

This print is closely copied from Fantuzzi’s etching (Fig.E.73), with the landscape omitted as well as the small scene above it and the F and R below the lateral figures.  It is related to the framing of the Twins of Catania.  It may be related to Du Cerceau’s Grand Cartouche, Second Set, 10 (E.56,8).