Lot 54: ALBRECHT DÜRER, (GERMAN 1471-1528), THE VIRGIN AND CHILD SEATED BY THE WALL
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD SEATED BY THE WALL
5 7/8 x 4 in. (14.9 x 10.1cm)
/spanAccording to hand written notations verso, ex-collections:
P. Benham, 1602.
M. J. Perry.
St. John Dent.
An Estate, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Framed and set 'floating' within a mat, the (apparently) full sheet visible, with margins on all sides, with two tape pieces outer right edge verso affixed to undermat. Sheet size: 5 15/16 x 4 1/16 inches. We see no evidence of a watermark. The width of the margins is at slight variance: at widest, each margin is approx. 1/16 inch in width. The right and top margins are wider overall than are the bottom and left margins. There is an approx. 4 5/8 inch diagonal hard fold at upper left. On outer left corners – top and bottom – there are restorations on verso. Scattered minor foxing on verso. Stamps on verso, including 'MJP' and an ink inscription on verso: 'fB 1602' (?)
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