ALBRECHT DÜRER St. George on Horseback.

Lot 20: ALBRECHT DÜRER St. George on Horseback.

Swann Auction Galleries

November 3, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER St. George on Horseback. Engraving, 1508. 109x86 mm; 4 1/4x3 3/8 inches. A brilliant, dark, richly-inked and early Meder a impression of this very scarce engraving, before the diagonal scratch in the background above the head of the dragon, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Partial bull's head with a flower watermark (Meder 63, which he deates from the 1460s to the 1490s). Ex-collection Julian Marshall (Lugt 1494, verso); James Reiss (Lugt 1522, verso); A. C. de Poggi (Lugt 614, verso); and unidentified collector, initials "T.D." in ink verso (possibly Thomas Dodd, see Lugt 2425 and 680).. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark. Bartsch 54; Meder 56.
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