Lot 2: MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Crucifixion.
November 6, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Engraving, circa 1480. 164x113 mm; 6 5/8x4 1/2 inches. Small bull's head watermark (Briquet 15160, which he dates to Colmar circa 1475). Ex-collection the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt supplement 5, verso). From the Passion. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark, expertly repaired vertical tear right edge, through the figure of St. John, which is visible mainly on the verso. A very good, early impression of this scarce engraving. Bartsch 17; Lehrs 27.