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Lot 37: ALBRECHT DÜRER Erasmus of Rotterdam.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Erasmus of Rotterdam.
Engraving, 1526. 251x193 mm; 10x7 1/2 inches, thread margins. A very good, dark Meder g-h impression with strong contrasts.
The tablet to Erasmus' left identifies the sitter (upper 3 lines), with the date and artist's monogram (lower 2 lines). The Greek inscription in between reads: "His writings present a better picture of the man than this portrait." Bartsch 107; Meder 105.