Lot 38: ALBRECHT DÜRER Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg.
Engraving, 1519. 146x96 mm; 5 3/4x3 7/8 inches. A superb, dark and richly-inked Meder I a impression, with the letetr A in the word PRIMAS (fifth line, last word) still showing the corrected prior letter V, and with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Bull's head watermark (Meder 79, which he dates from the late 1400s/early 1500s and notes for the earliest impressions of this subject). Bartsch 102; Meder 100.