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Auction Description for Swann: OLD MASTER THROUGH MODERN PRINTS
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2347 - Old Master Through Modern Prints - begins at 10:30am in New York on Tuesday, April 29. All material in Sale 2347 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Thurs, Apr 24: 10am to 6pm - Fri, Apr 25: 10am to 6pm - Sat, Apr 26: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Apr 28: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

OLD MASTER THROUGH MODERN PRINTS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

446 lots with images

April 29, 2014

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Entombment.

Lot 1: MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Entombment.

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Description: MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Entombment. Engraving, circa 1480. 163x114 mm; 6 1/2x4 1/2 inches, narrow to thread margions. A very good, well-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early engraving, with strong contrasts and with all the details distinct. Bartsch 18; Lehrs 28.

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MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) The Woman with an Owl (Duck Dich).

Lot 2: MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) The Woman with an Owl (Duck Dich).

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Description: MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) The Woman with an Owl (Duck Dich). Engraving, circa 1500. 163x124 mm; 6 1/2x4 7/8 inches, thread margins. A very good, dark and well-inked impression of this scarce, early engraving, with strong contrasts. Bartsch 21; Lehrs 19.

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MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) St. Ursula.

Lot 3: MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) St. Ursula.

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Description: MASTER MZ (MATTHÄUS ZAISINGER ?) St. Ursula. Engraving, circa 1500. 129x85 mm; 5 1/8x3 3/8 inches, thread margins. A very good impression with strong contrasts. Bartsch 10; Lehrs 11.

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ANDREA MANTEGNA Bacchanal with a Wine Press.

Lot 4: ANDREA MANTEGNA Bacchanal with a Wine Press.

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Description: ANDREA MANTEGNA Bacchanal with a Wine Press. Engraving, 1498. 279x410 mm; 11x16 1/4 inches. A very good, early and well-inked impression with most of the subject preserved; though fragmentary and reassembled with restored losses upper quadrants and with additions in pen and ink, the quality of this impression, very likely lifetime, is closer to the impression sold at Christie's, London, December 5, 1985, Chatsworth Collection (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), than any of the other 5 impressions of this subject that we have found at auction in the past 25 years. Bartsch 9; Hind 4.

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MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Resurrection.

Lot 5: MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Resurrection.

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Description: MARTIN SCHONGAUER The Resurrection. Engraving, circa 1480. 165x115 mm; 6 1/2x4 5/8 inches. A good, dark impression of this scarce, early engraving. Trimmed on the plate mark, scattered restorations. Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. Bartsch 20; Lehrs 30.

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MARTIN SCHONGAUER (after) Christ Carrying the Cross: The Large Plate

Lot 5A: MARTIN SCHONGAUER (after) Christ Carrying the Cross: The Large Plate

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Description: MARTIN SCHONGAUER (after) Christ Carrying the Cross: The Large Plate. Engraving, after 1480. 285x435 mm; 11 1/4x17 inches. Partial shield or coat-of-arms watermark. A later, possibly 18th-century, copy after Schongauer's most famous engraving (see Bartsch 21).

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CRISTOFANO DI MICHELE MARTINI, IL ROBETTA Allegory of Carnal Love.

Lot 6: CRISTOFANO DI MICHELE MARTINI, IL ROBETTA Allegory of Carnal Love.

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Description: CRISTOFANO DI MICHELE MARTINI, IL ROBETTA Allegory of Carnal Love. Engraving, circa 1498. 300x282 mm; 11 7/8x11 1/8 inches, narrow margins. A very good, well-inked impression with strong contrasts. Robetta (circa 1462-circa 1535), a Florentine goldsmith and engraver whose oeuvre consists of approximately 35 engravings executed around 1490 to 1530, borrowed generously from prints by Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer and Antonio Pollaiuolo as well as paintings by the fellow Florentine Filippino Lippi. Nearly all Robetta's engravings are pastiches of other artist's works, whether entire compositions or selected parts of compositions. In this print, Robetta draws from landscapes engraved by Dürer, such as Hercules at the Crossroads, circa 1498 (Bartsch 73) and the figure style of Filippino Lippi. His ability to access the master engravings of his time points to their contemporaneous popularity throughout the cultural centers of Europe. This frieze-like composition shows two different figure groups. In the one at the far right, the man embracing the woman looks down at the ground at a skull pointed to by a putto directing his gaze downward. This alludes to the popular Renaissance theme of two young lovers encountering death. In the center group is another pair of lovers, in which the male's left arm is bound to the tree by a cupid; he is a captive of love. At the far left is an androgynous male figure, likely a deity of some sort, with foliage covering his midsection, who has the two pairs of lovers entwined in a sash that he has wrapped over his shoulders, drawing the lovers toward him. Bartsch 25.

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AGOSTINO VENEZIANO (after Raphael) Dance of Fauns and a Maenad

Lot 7: AGOSTINO VENEZIANO (after Raphael) Dance of Fauns and a Maenad

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Description: AGOSTINO VENEZIANO (after Raphael) Dance of Fauns and a Maenad. Engraving, 1518. 175x258 mm; 6 7/8x10 1/4 inches, thread margins. Third state (of 3). Monogram in a circle watermark. With--Hercules and the Nemean Lion, engraving, 1528. Ex-collection Sir Thomas Lawrence (Lugt 2446, lower left recto). Bartsch 250 and 287.

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AGOSTINO VENEZIANO Ornamental Frieze with Eros and a Siren.

Lot 8: AGOSTINO VENEZIANO Ornamental Frieze with Eros and a Siren.

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Description: AGOSTINO VENEZIANO Ornamental Frieze with Eros and a Siren. Engraving, 1530. 105x248 mm; 4 1/4x9 3/4 inches. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark. A very good impression of this scarce engraving. Bartsch 539.

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MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI (after Raphael) The Judgment of Paris

Lot 9: MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI (after Raphael) The Judgment of Paris

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Description: MARCANTONIO RAIMONDI (after Raphael) The Judgment of Paris. Engraving, circa 1510-20. 292x434 mm; 11 1/2x17 inches, small margins. Second state (of 2), with the address of Salamanca, lower right. Anchor in a circle watermark. A very good, dark and well-inked impression of this important Renaissance engraving. Of the nearly 250 engravings created by Raimondi (circa 1480-circa 1534), approximately 50 are known to be based on designs by the famous Renaissance artist Raphael (1483-1520). The 16th century Florentine artist and chronicler Giorgio Vasari credited Raimondi and Raphael with inventing "reproductive printmaking" and thereby the market for prints made after famous paintings and sculpture, which is still thriving to this day. Vasari claimed that Raimondi's engravings were produced after paintings and frescoes by Raphael and that Raphael had a significant role in the production and marketing of these engravings, though recent scholarship has shown that for the most part Raimondi (and his "school" or workshop, including Agostino Veneziano, see lots 7 and 8) worked from drawings by Raphael and that the engraver took the lead in popularizing these prints. Nevertheless, Raphael and Raimondi were clearly close collaborators. Raimondi was depicted as a sediario in Raphael's fresco in the Stanza di Eliodoro, 1511, of the famous Vatican Stanze; he acted as a witness in Raphael's purchase of two houses in Rome in 1515; and Raimondi engraved an intimate portrait of Raphael around 1518 (Bartsch 496). The Judgment of Paris is based on a small grisaille painting by a member of Raphael's school in the Stanza della Segnatura of the Vatican Stanze and the existence of several copies of lost drawings of this composition indicate more direct ties to Raphael himself. This famous composition has been appropriated, in whole and parts, by many artists over the centuries, most notably by Édouard Manet in his seminal Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1862-63, now in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Bartsch 245.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Peasant and his Wife.

Lot 10: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Peasant and his Wife.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Peasant and his Wife. Engraving, circa 1497-98. 108x77 mm; 4 1/4x3 1/8 inches. A good Meder e impression, with contrasts and witht he diagonal scratch upper right, but before the scratch above th eman's head. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark. Bartsch 83; Meder 86.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Sol Iustitiae.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Sol Iustitiae. Engraving, circa 1500. 109x79 mm; 4 1/4x3 1/8 inches. A very good, richly-inked Meder a impression, with strong contrasts and before the wiping scratches. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark, the 4 corners replaced with additions in pen and ink. Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. Bartsch 79; Meder 73.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Virgin and Child with the Monkey.

Lot 12: ALBRECHT DÜRER Virgin and Child with the Monkey.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Virgin and Child with the Monkey. Engraving, circa 1498. 189x120 mm; 7 1/2x4 3/4 inches, wide margins. A good, evenly-printed Meder l impression, with the small dot in the clouds upper center and with contrasts. Bartsch 42; Meder 30.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin and Child Crowned by Two Angels.

Lot 12A: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin and Child Crowned by Two Angels.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin and Child Crowned by Two Angels. Engraving, 1518. 147x99 mm; 5 7/8x4 inches. A good, dark Meder c-d impression. Ex-collection two unknown collectors; illegible armorial ink stamp upper left recto and initials ink stamp verso (not in Lugt). Trimmed on the plate mark, short repaired diagonal tear with associated loss above the fence post at the far right. Bartsch 39; Meder 38.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks.

Lot 13: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Vision of the Seven Candlesticks. Woodcut, circa 1497. 395x285 mm; 15 1/2x11 5/8 inches, small margins. A superb, evenly-printed and dark impression from the 1498 German text edition, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest earliest impressions of this subject. From the Apocolypse. Bartsch 62; Meder 164.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal.

Lot 14: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Opening of the Fifth and Sixth Seal. Woodcut, 1496-98. 390x280 mm; 15 3/8x11 1/8 inches, thread margins. A very good, well-inked impression from the 1511 Latin text edition with strong contrasts, showing little sign of wear and with the middle ground details distinct and clear; loss lower right corner restored with fragment from another woodcut of a different subject by Dürer (Bartsch 102). Bartsch 65; Meder 176.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Four Angels Holding the Winds.

Lot 15: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Four Angels Holding the Winds.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Four Angels Holding the Winds. Woodcut, 1498. 397x285 mm; 15 5/8x11 1/4 inches, thread margins. A superb, dark and evenly-printed impression from the 1511 Latin text edition, with strong contrasts. From the Apocalypse. Bartsch 66; Meder 169.

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JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Coat of Arms with a Skull

Lot 16: JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Coat of Arms with a Skull

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Description: JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Coat of Arms with a Skull. Engraving, after 1503. 218x157 mm; 8 5/8x6 1/4 inches. Indiscernible powder horn (?) in a shield with the letter M watermark (see Meder 186). Trimmed on the plate mark, expertly-restored loss mainly in the blank upper background with pen and ink additions to the uppermost tips of several of the feathers. cf. Bartsch 101; Meder 98.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Coat of Arms with a Lion and a Cock.

Lot 17: ALBRECHT DÜRER Coat of Arms with a Lion and a Cock.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Coat of Arms with a Lion and a Cock. Engraving, circa 1503. 185x120 mm; 7 1/4x4 3/4 inches. A superb, dark, richly-inked Meder a impression with strong contrasts and no sign of wear. High crown watermark (Meder 20, which he dates from 1480 to 1525). With thread margins outside of the narrow black border line. Bartsch 100; Meder 97.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Large Horse.

Lot 18: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Large Horse.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Large Horse. Engraving, 1505. 166x120 mm; 6 1/2x4 5/8 inches. A very good, well-inked Meder c impression with strong contrasts and with the delicate scratches on the horse's neck and hind. Indiscernible watermark, possibly the flower part of a bull's head watermark (see Meder 62). Trimmed on the plate mark and remargined. Property of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. Bartsch 97; Meder 94.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Samson Fighting with the Lion.

Lot 19: ALBRECHT DÜRER Samson Fighting with the Lion.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Samson Fighting with the Lion. Woodcut, circa 1496-97. 383x274 mm; 15 1/8x10 3/4 inches, narrow to thread margins. A very good, dark and evenly-printed Meder d-e impression, showing the breaks in the border line but very little wear in the image itself, with strong contrasts. Bartsch 2; Meder 107.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Martyrdom of St. Catherine.

Lot 20: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Martyrdom of St. Catherine.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Martyrdom of St. Catherine. Woodcut, 1498. 395x291 mm; 15 5/8x11 1/2 inches, narrow margins. Archettes watermark (Meder 289). A good Meder g impression, with the loss in the block upper right corner, with contrasts. Bartsch 120; Meder 236.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Kiss of Judas.

Lot 21: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Kiss of Judas.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Kiss of Judas. Woodcut, 1510. 393x282 mm; 15 1/2x11 1/2 inches, thread margins. A very good impression from the 1511 Latin text edition with strong contrasts. Bartsch 7; Meder 116.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ in Limbo.

Lot 22: ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ in Limbo.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ in Limbo. Woodcut, 1510. 396x285 mm; 15 5/8x11 3/8 inches. A very good impression from the 1511 Latin text edition, with strong contrasts. High crown watermark (Meder 24, which he dates from around 1499 to 1504). Trimmed on the border line, with most of the border line preserved all around. Bartsch 14; Meder 121.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Adoration of the Magi.

Lot 23: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Adoration of the Magi.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Adoration of the Magi. Woodcut, 1511. 292x219 mm; 11 1/2x8 5/8 inches, small margins. A good, dark, well-inked and clear Meder g impression, with strong contrasts and little to no sign of wear. Fishbladder with the letters I M watermark (Meder 309, which he dates to around 1580). Bartsch 3; Meder 208.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Flight into Egypt.

Lot 24: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Flight into Egypt.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Flight into Egypt. Woodcut, circa 1503. 298x212 mm; 11 3/4x8 3/8 inches, narrow to thread margins. A very good, dark and well-inked impression from the 1511 Latin text edition, with strong contrasts. Restored circular loss in the center of the composition, including the Virgin's head and the foliage. Bartsch 89; Meder 201.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin.

Lot 25: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin. Woodcut, 1510. 290x207 mm; 11 1/4x8 1/4 inches, small margins. A very good, evenly-printed Meder e impression after the 1511 Latin text edition, with strong contrasts. Shield with a band watermark (Meder 245). Bartsch 94; Meder 206.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin Surrounded by Many Angels.

Lot 26: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin Surrounded by Many Angels.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Virgin Surrounded by Many Angels. Woodcut, 1518. 302x216 mm; 12x8 1/2 inches, thread margins. A superb, dark and richly-inked Meder II a impression, with very strong contrasts and with the razor-thin, almost imperceptible break in the left wing of the child-like angel seated with the flower vase lower center, but otherwise with little to no sign of wear. Bartsch 101; Meder 211.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Annunciation.

Lot 27: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Annunciation.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Annunciation. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A very good, well-inked impression after the 1511 Latin text edition with strong contrasts. Bartsch 19; Meder 128.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Salome Receiving the Head of Saint John the Baptist.

Lot 28: ALBRECHT DÜRER Salome Receiving the Head of Saint John the Baptist.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Salome Receiving the Head of Saint John the Baptist. Woodcut, 1511. 195x131 mm; 7 3/4x5 1/8 inches, small margins. A very good, dark and well-inked Meder c-d impression with strong contrasts. Ex-collection unknown collector, indiscernible ink stamp verso. Bartsch 126; Meder 232.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Entry into Jerusalem.

Lot 29: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Entry into Jerusalem.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Entry into Jerusalem. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A superb, richly-inked and dark proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Ex-collection Dr. Gerhard Güttler (Lugt 2807b, verso); to his sales at C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 12, 1928 and November 5, 1931. Bartsch 22; Meder 130.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Pilate Washing his Hands.

Lot 30: ALBRECHT DÜRER Pilate Washing his Hands.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Pilate Washing his Hands. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A superb, richly-inked and dark proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Ex-collection Dr. Gerhard Güttler (Lugt 2807b, verso); to his sales at C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 12, 1928 and November 5, 1931. Bartsch 36; Meder 145.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ on the Mount of Olives.

Lot 31: ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ on the Mount of Olives.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Christ on the Mount of Olives. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A superb, richly-inked and dark proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and little to no sign of wear. Ex-collection Dr. Gerhard Güttler (Lugt 2807b, verso); to his sales at C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 12, 1928 and November 5, 1931. Bartsch 26; Meder 135.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER Noli me Tangere.

Lot 32: ALBRECHT DÜRER Noli me Tangere.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER Noli me Tangere. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A brilliant, richly-inked and dark proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Ex-collection Dr. Gerhard Güttler (Lugt 2807b, verso); to his sales at C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 12, 1928 and November 5, 1931. Bartsch 47; Meder 156.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Last Judgment.

Lot 33: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Last Judgment.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER The Last Judgment. Woodcut, circa 1509-11. 127x98 mm; 5 1/8x4 inches, thread margins. A superb, richly-inked and dark proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Ex-collection Dr. Gerhard Güttler (Lugt 2807b, verso); to his sales at C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 12, 1928 and November 5, 1931. Bartsch 52; Meder 161.

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ALBRECHT DÜRER St. Anthony Reading.

Lot 34: ALBRECHT DÜRER St. Anthony Reading.

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Description: ALBRECHT DÜRER St. Anthony Reading. Engraving, 1519. 108x136 mm; 4 1/4x5 3/8 inches. A superb, richly-inked Meder a impression, with the 3 vertical scartches in the sky near the far right margin, with the mountain line at left distinct and unbroken and before the scratches to the left of the cross, with all the fine, delicate lines distinct and with strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Ex-collection two unknown collectors, indiscernible ink stamps verso. Trimmed on the plate mark. Durer's engraving of St. Anthony, dating from the height of his career, shows the saint hunched, reading on the outskirts of a fortified city (identified by art historian Tietze as combining elements of Trent, Innsbruck and Nuremberg, though recognized by Dürer scholar Thausing as adopted from a drawing titled Pvpila Avgvsta that Dürer had created some 20 years earlier). This is in stark contrast to other contemporaneous Renaissance images of St. Anthony more commonly depicting the saint tormented by demons, under Satan's temptation. Dürer must have been particularly proud of this engraving, as he gave it as a gift--along with impressions of his more famous St. Jerome--to several prominent figures on at least six occasions during his 1520-21 trip to the Low Countries. In his diary entry for September 3, 1529, from Antwerp, he wrote, "I gave Wilhelm Hauenhut, equerry of Duke Frederick Palatine, an engraved "St. Jerome" and the two new half-sheets: The Virgin and "Anthoni." Scholars from Panofsky onward have remarked on the "modern" aspect of the composition, in which the huddled form of Saint Anthony echoes that of the walled city behind him. "The scenery almost dominates the composition. It is here a 'cubistic' phenomenon, exclusively composed of such clear-cut stereometric solids as prisms, cubes, pyramids, and cylinders which bring to mind a cluster of crystals," (Panofsky, 1943, volume I, p. 201). In this context, one cannot help but to recall Cezanne's pre-cubistic landscape renderings of Mont Sainte-Victoire, which in turn so profoundly influenced Picasso and Braque. Bartsch 58; Meder 51.

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LUCAS CRANACH The Penitence of St. Jerome.

Lot 35: LUCAS CRANACH The Penitence of St. Jerome.

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Description: LUCAS CRANACH The Penitence of St. Jerome. Woodcut, 1509. 334x226 mm; 13 1/4x8 3/4 inches. Gothic letter P watermark. Remargined with the border line and 1/8-inch of the image at the border line added in pen and ink. A superb, early impression of this very scarce woodcut, with little to no sign of wear and with strong contrasts, before the gaps in the ribbons below the coat-of-arms in the tree upper left. Bartsch 84.

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ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Saint Jerome at the Wall.

Lot 36: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Saint Jerome at the Wall.

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Description: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Saint Jerome at the Wall. Engraving, 1512-15. 123x100 mm; 4 7/8x4 inches. A superb, early, Winzinger "a" impression with all the details distinct and with little to no sign of wear. Gothic letter P watermark (Winzinger 6, which he notes on other lifetime impressions of this subject in Frankfurt, formerly in the Lanna collection, Nuremberg and Regensberg). Trimmed on or just inside the plate mark. Bartsch 22; Winzinger 121.

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ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Jael and Sisera.

Lot 37: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Jael and Sisera.

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Description: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Jael and Sisera. Woodcut, circa 1513. 123x95 mm; 4 7/8x3 3/4 inches, narrow margins. A superb, richly-inked Winzinger "a" impression, with strong contrasts and little to no sign of wear. Bartsch 43; Winzinger 23.

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ALBRECHT ALTDORFER The Adoration of the Magi.

Lot 38: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER The Adoration of the Magi.

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Description: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER The Adoration of the Magi. Woodcut, circa 1513. 73x49 mm; 2 7/8x2 inches, thread margins. A brilliant, dark and richly-inked Winzinger "a" impression, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear. Bartsch 10; Winzinger 35.

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ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Group of 4 engravings.

Lot 39: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Group of 4 engravings.

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Description: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Group of 4 engravings. Judith with the Head of Holofernes, circa 1520-20 * Mucius Scaevola, circa 1520-30 * Pyramus and Thisbe, circa 1515-18 * Little Standard Bearer, circa 1516-18. Various sizes and conditions. Very good impressions. Bartsch 1, 30, 44 and 52; Winzinger 158, 157, 132 and 126.

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ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Double-Goblet with Acanthus Leaves.

Lot 40: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Double-Goblet with Acanthus Leaves.

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Description: ALBRECHT ALTDORFER Double-Goblet with Acanthus Leaves. Etching, circa 1520-25. 229x108 mm; 9x4 1/4 inches, thread margins. A good impression of this extremely scarce, early etching. Winzinger cites only 13 impressions in public collections and approximately 5 impressions in private collections. We have not found another impression at auction in the past 25 years. Bartsch 90; Winzinger 187.

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HANS BALDUNG GRIEN Group of Seven Wild Horses.

Lot 41: HANS BALDUNG GRIEN Group of Seven Wild Horses.

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Description: HANS BALDUNG GRIEN Group of Seven Wild Horses. Woodcut, 1534. 218x320 mm; 8 5/8x12 5/8 inches, thread margins. Paschal Lamb watermark (Briquet 56). Ex-collection Rudolf L. Mayer, ink stamp verso (not in Lugt); and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, duplicate (Lugt 1943, verso). A superb, well-inked impression of this extremely scarce woodcut with strong contrasts and little to no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. We have found only 4 other impressions at auction in the past 25 years. Bartsch 58; Hollstein 240; Mende 79.

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VIRGIL SOLIS Landscape with St. Jerome Reading near a Grotto.

Lot 42: VIRGIL SOLIS Landscape with St. Jerome Reading near a Grotto.

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Description: VIRGIL SOLIS Landscape with St. Jerome Reading near a Grotto. Woodcut, circa 1550. 103x170 mm; 4x6 3/4 inches, thread margins. A very good impression of this extremely scarce woodcut. We have not found another impression at auction in the past 25 years.

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NICCOLÒ BOLDRINI (after Titian) Landscape with a Milkmaid

Lot 43: NICCOLÒ BOLDRINI (after Titian) Landscape with a Milkmaid

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Description: NICCOLÒ BOLDRINI (after Titian) Landscape with a Milkmaid. Woodcut, circa 1525. 370x520mm; 14 1/2x20 1/2 inches, thread margins. Strasburg Bend (?) watermark. Ex-collection Paul Delaroff (Lugt 663, verso). A very good, strong impression of this scarce woodcut. Muraro/Rosand 21. With--VALENTIN LEFEVRE. A Flock of Sheep Led by a Flute Player, etching.

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MONOGRAMMIST HSL The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.

Lot 44: MONOGRAMMIST HSL The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.

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Description: MONOGRAMMIST HSL The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. Woodcut. 14 3/4x10 3/4 inches. Trimmed on the black border line with the entire border line preserved all around. LeBlanc 10 (as Hans Sebald Lautensack).

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HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER (after) Two double-sided woodcuts from the Dance of Death

Lot 45: HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER (after) Two double-sided woodcuts from the Dance of Death

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Description: HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER (after) Two double-sided woodcuts from the Dance of Death. Both 1538. Images approximately 65x52 mm; 2 5/8x2 1/8 inches, wide margins. One of the sheets ex-collection Friedrich Quiring (Lugt supplement 1041c). Both good impressions. The four subjects are Death and the Empress, Death and the Cardinal, Death and The Merchant and Death and the Captain. Hollstein 99.

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JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Melencolia I

Lot 46: JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Melencolia I

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Description: JOHANNES WIERICX (after Dürer) Melencolia I. Engraving, 1602. 235x186 mm; 9 1/4x7 3/8 inches. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark. A very good, evenly-printed impression of this scarce engraving. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1556.

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HANS SEBALD BEHAM Melencolia .

Lot 47: HANS SEBALD BEHAM Melencolia .

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Description: HANS SEBALD BEHAM Melencolia . Engraving, 1539. 80x53 mm; 3 1/4x2 inches, thread margins. A very good, strong impression. Bartsch 144; Pauli 145.

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Collection of approximately 15 prints.

Lot 48: Collection of approximately 15 prints.

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Description: Collection of approximately 15 prints. Engravings and etchings, circa 1540-1750. Including prints by, after or attributed to Beham, Carracci, Castiglione, Piranesi and others. Various sizes and conditions.

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