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Lot 52: ALBRECHT DÜRER, (GERMAN 1471-1528), PHILIP MELANCHTHONPlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
6 15/16 x 5 1/8 in. (17.6 x 13cm) (image)
/spanAn Estate, New Jersey.
Framed and matted; the (apparently) full sheet with margins on all sides, with two tape pieces top edge affixed to a backing sheet of paper, which in turn is taped to undermat. Sheet size: 7 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches. Near center of print, a horizontal hard fold runs through the sheet – it may have been flattened out at some point. There is a restored diagonal fold at upper left corner, approx. 2 3/4 inches long. On verso of each outer edge there are thin paper tape remnants – a larger paper tape remnant on verso of outer right edge of sheet, along with some minor discolored glue residue there. There is some scattered generally minor foxing, localized brownish discoloration and the outlines of some surface stains, the largest at upper left.
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