Melchior MEIER

Switzerland active c. 1571-1582

Apollo and Marsyas and the Judgment of Midas

Engraving 230x314 mm. Second (final) state. The first state is a unique unfinished proof in the Uffizi with hand-colouring added. After Federico Zuccari. Lettered on a tablet at upper left with a dedication to Francesco de' Medici, Duke of Tuscany: "FRANC. MED./ MA. ETRUR./ D. II. P.B.M./ 15 D.D. 81/ M.M" A very fine, even and harmonious impression. With thread margins  around the platemark. In excellent condition.

Bartsch, vol. XVI, pag. 146-247 | Hollstein, vol. XXV (Zijlma), 1989, n. 7 | Barryte, 2016, n.