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Polidoro Caldara, called Polidoro da Caravaggio, Italian 1499-1543- The Rape of...

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Lot 23

Polidoro Caldara, called Polidoro da Caravaggio,
Italian 1499-1543-
The Rape of...

Price Realised: £4,160

Estimate: £120 - £180

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 23

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Polidoro Caldara, called Polidoro da Caravaggio,

Italian 1499-1543-

The Rape of the Sabines;

pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash on laid paper, inscribed 'Polidoro' (lower left), 18 x 51 cm., (unframed).

Provenance: The estate of the late designer Anthony Powell.

Note: Romulus, who is is seen at the left with his outstretched left arm, orders the Romans to search for the women. Cherubino Alberti (1553 - 1615) produced five engravings after Polidoro's original, the first of which corresponds to the present work. The National Gallery in Washington owns a set of proofs of the five plates printed on satin, before the dedication to Cardinal Francesco Barberini [2004.114.2]. See, also, the corresponding engraving held at the British Museum, London [1873,1213.283.1].

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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