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Painter, copperplate engraver, Ornamentstecher, b. 1445 - d. 1503

Israhel van Meckenem (c.?1445 – 10 November 1503), also known as Israhel van Meckenem the Younger, was a German printmaker and goldsmith, perhaps of a Dutch family origin.

He was the most prolific engraver of the fifteenth century and an important figure in the early history of old master prints. In total, he produced over 620 engravings, most of which were copies of other prints; they represent about 20% of print production by all Northern European artists in the period of his working life. His career lasted long enough for him to copy Dürer prints.

He was active from 1465 until his death, and continued to work as a goldsmith; there are some surviving pieces, and many documented commissions from the city of Bocholt. He probably trained in engraving with Master E. S. in South Germany, and may well have been with him at his death c.?1467, since he acquired and reworked forty-one of the master's plates. Another two hundred of van Meckenem's "own" prints were also copies of Master E. S. engravings. He copied many other printmakers, but it is thought that he engraved some 150 of his own original compositions.

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    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saints Thomas and James the Lesser, from: The Apostles in Half-Figures
      Jan. 24, 2023

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saints Thomas and James the Lesser, from: The Apostles in Half-Figures

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saints Thomas and James the Lesser, from: The Apostles in Half-Figures Sheet 210 x 143 mm.

      Christie's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) AFTER HANS HOLBEIN THE ELDER (CIRCA Christ among the Doctors, from: The Life of the Virgin
      Jan. 24, 2023

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) AFTER HANS HOLBEIN THE ELDER (CIRCA Christ among the Doctors, from: The Life of the Virgin

      Est: $15,000 - $25,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) AFTER HANS HOLBEIN THE ELDER (CIRCA Christ among the Doctors, from: The Life of the Virgin Sheet 268 x 185 mm.

      Christie's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Christ carrying the Cross, from: The Passion
      Jan. 24, 2023

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Christ carrying the Cross, from: The Passion

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Christ carrying the Cross, from: The Passion Sheet 208 x 143 mm.

      Christie's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saint Hubert
      Jan. 24, 2023

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saint Hubert

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1440-1503) Saint Hubert Sheet 100 x 69 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem, La Danse d'Herodiade, Heliogravure
      Jan. 01, 2023

      Israhel van Meckenem, La Danse d'Herodiade, Heliogravure

      Est: $1,200 - $1,500

      Artist: Israhel van Meckenem, After by Amand Durand, German (1445 - 1503) Title: La Danse d'Herodiade Year: 1875 Medium: Heliogravure Size: 9 x 13 in. (22.86 x 33.02 cm)

      RoGallery
    • Israhel van Meckenem – Lucretia - Der Selbstmord der Lucretia (Lucretia)
      Nov. 18, 2022

      Israhel van Meckenem – Lucretia - Der Selbstmord der Lucretia (Lucretia)

      Est: €20,000 - €25,000

      Copperplate engraving on laid paper watermarked “little jug” (cf. Briquet 12567, therein dated “1504”. (Around 1495-1500). 27.4 x 18.8 cm (sheet size).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel van Meckenem – Der Besuch bei der Spinnerin (Woman spinning and Visitor)
      Nov. 18, 2022

      Israhel van Meckenem – Der Besuch bei der Spinnerin (Woman spinning and Visitor)

      Est: €12,000 - €15,000

      Copperplate engraving on laid paper. (Around 1495). 16.1 x 11 cm (sheet size).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel VAN MECKENEM (c.1445-1503/17)
      May. 28, 2022

      Israhel VAN MECKENEM (c.1445-1503/17)

      Est: CHF300 - CHF600

      Israhel VAN MECKENEM (c.1445-1503/17) The organ player and his wife Engraving, monogrammed in the plate, with faded collector's stamp on verso 15.9 x 11 cm, sheet: 17.5 x 12 cm

      Galerie Moenius
    • Israhel van Meckenem – Die heilige Barbara (Saint Barbara)
      May. 18, 2022

      Israhel van Meckenem – Die heilige Barbara (Saint Barbara)

      Est: €4,000 - €5,000

      Engraving on laid paper with watermark “Coat-of-Arms with a Lion and a Flower” (Briquet 1944, dated 1487). 16.4 x 9.3 cm (sheet).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel van Meckenem: Der Tod der Maria
      Sep. 17, 2021

      Israhel van Meckenem: Der Tod der Maria

      Est: CHF7,999 - CHF8,000

      Israhel van Meckenem (Meckenheim (?) um 1440/1445 - tätig in Bocholt, gestorben ebenda 1503) Der Tod der Maria Kupferstich / Engraving 1490-1500 24,8x16,7 cm, Einfassungslinie und Blattgrösse / 24,8x16,7 cm, border line and sheet size Werkverzeichnis / Catalogue Raisonné Lehrs, Bd. IX, Nr. 49/II (v. VII), Stichelglitscher über dem "v" nicht erkennbar Hollstein, Koreny/Falk 49, desgleichen Provenienz / Provenance Slg. Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard, London, 1883-1950, Lugt 1318 Slg. Dr. Albert W. Blum, Short Hills und Zürich, 1882-1952, Lugt 79b Coll. Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard, London, 1883-1950, Lugt 1318 Coll. Dr. Albert W. Blum, Short Hills and Zurich, 1882-1952, Lugt 79b Zustand / Condition Sehr schöner, knapp kompletter Frühdruck des II. Zustandes, in guter Erhaltung, rückseitig mit Faltspuren. Auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen "Kleine bekrönte Lilie", Lehrs Wz. 18, wie von Lehrs für Frühdrucke für mit *** und ** zitierte Exemplare erwähnt Very nice, scarcely complete early printing of the II. state, in good condition, with traces of folding on the back. On paper with watermark "Kleine bekrönte Lilie", Lehrs Wz. 18, as mentioned by Lehrs for early prints for copies cited with *** and ** Erwartete Ausrufzeit / Estimated Auction Time of Lot (+/- 30min) 17. September 2021; 11:00 h (MEST / CET) For further information visit our Website.

      Galerie Kornfeld Auktionen AG
    • Israhel Van Meckenem – Der Spaziergang (nach Albrecht Dürer) (The Promenade (after Albrecht Dürer))
      Jun. 16, 2021

      Israhel Van Meckenem – Der Spaziergang (nach Albrecht Dürer) (The Promenade (after Albrecht Dürer))

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      Engraving on laid paper. (c. 1496). 18.6 x 11.8 cm (sheet).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel Van Meckenem – Der Besuch bei der Spinnerin (Woman Spinning with a Visitor)
      Jun. 16, 2021

      Israhel Van Meckenem – Der Besuch bei der Spinnerin (Woman Spinning with a Visitor)

      Est: €15,000 - €20,000

      Engraving on laid paper. (c. 1495). 16.1 x 11 cm (sheet).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel Van Meckenem – Christus vor Annas (Christ before Annas)
      Jun. 16, 2021

      Israhel Van Meckenem – Christus vor Annas (Christ before Annas)

      Est: €10,000 - €12,000

      Engraving on laid paper with watermark “Jug with rod and star” (cf. Lehrs wm. 16). (c. 1480). 20.7 x 14.4 cm (sheet). Sheet 3 from the series: The great Passion.

      Karl & Faber
    • Meckenem, Israhel van
      Jan. 29, 2021

      Meckenem, Israhel van

      Est: €1,000 - €1,500

      (ca. 1445-1503; Zuschreibung), Die zwei Affen an der Kette. Kupferstich. Nicht dat. (vor 1500). 8,7 x 11 cm. - Auf Trägerkarton mont. - Thieme/Becker XXIV, 325 (Biographie). Nagler X, 26, 191. Bartsch VI, 148, 191. Geisberg 422 (untere Hälfte). Nagler, Monogrammisten, III, 2806, 15. - Es handelt sich um die untere Hälfte des von einer Platte gedruckten Stiches der vier Affen mit ihren Jungen, der nach Geisberg die Kopie nach einem verlorenen Original des Hausbuchmeisters ist. Geisberg kennt von dem Blatt nur ein unzerschnittenes Exemplar in Paris. Nagler erwähnt ein komplettes Exemplar im British Museum, das in Paris gibt er als zerschnitten an. Bezeichnend für das übliche Zerschneiden des Blattes ist, daß Bartsch und Nagler die beiden Darstellungen in getrennten Nummern aufführen. - Das hier vorliegende Blatt unterscheidet sich von dem Exemplar im British Museum in der Größe und der Aufhängung der Kette, die dort am oberen Bildrand befestigt ist, die beiden Affen sind detailgenau dargestellt. - Ob unser Blatt nun eine unbekannte zeitgenössische Kopie, ein zeitgenössischer Nachstich oder gar das als verloren geltende Original des Hausbuchmeisters ist, können wir nicht entscheiden. Der Sachverhalt der Seltenheit ist davon unberührt.

      Zisska & Lacher
    • Meckenem, Israhel van
      Jul. 24, 2020

      Meckenem, Israhel van

      Est: €1,500 - €2,000

      (ca. 1445-1503; Zuschreibung), Die zwei Affen an der Kette. Kupferstich. Nicht dat. (vor 1500). 8,7 x 11 cm. - Auf Trägerkarton mont. (90)

      Zisska & Lacher
    • Israhel Van Meckenem - Christus vor Annas (Christ before Annas)
      Nov. 08, 2019

      Israhel Van Meckenem - Christus vor Annas (Christ before Annas)

      Est: €20,000 - €22,000

      Engraving on laid paper with a „Coat of arms with two lillies and two fish“ watermark. (cf. Briquet 1654, Lehrs watermarks 35). (c. 1480). 21 x 14.5 cm (sheet).

      Karl & Faber
    • Israhel Van Meckenem - Die Verkündigung (The Annunciation)
      Nov. 08, 2019

      Israhel Van Meckenem - Die Verkündigung (The Annunciation)

      Est: €5,000 - €6,000

      Engraving after Martin Schongauer on laid paper with a „gothic P“ watermark. 16 x 10.8 cm (sheet).

      Karl & Faber
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (GERMAN, CIRCA 1440-1503) THE BETRAYAL AND CAPTURE OF CHRIST-DIE GEFANGENNAHME CHRISTI Etching: 8 1/4 x 6 in. (...
      Sep. 29, 2018

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (GERMAN, CIRCA 1440-1503) THE BETRAYAL AND CAPTURE OF CHRIST-DIE GEFANGENNAHME CHRISTI Etching: 8 1/4 x 6 in. (...

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (GERMAN, CIRCA 1440-1503) THE BETRAYAL AND CAPTURE OF CHRIST-DIE GEFANGENNAHME CHRISTI Etching: 8 1/4 x 6 in. (full sheet) Framed; bottom center initialed in plate: I. M.; plate 2 from the "Passion of Christ", verso inscribed Literature: Hollstein, XXIV.58.143 ii/viii; Lehrs 143

      Potomack Company
    • Israhel van Meckenem, Le Joueur d'Orgue, Heliogravure
      Aug. 23, 2018

      Israhel van Meckenem, Le Joueur d'Orgue, Heliogravure

      Est: $900 - $1,200

      Artist: Israhel van Meckenem, After by Amand Durand, German (1445 - 1503) Title: Le Joueur d'Orgue Medium: Heliogravure Size: 7 x 4.5 in. (17.78 x 11.43 cm)

      RoGallery
    • ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Dance of the Daughters of Herodias.
      Nov. 02, 2017

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Dance of the Daughters of Herodias.

      Est: $80,000 - $120,000

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Dance of the Daughters of Herodias. Engraving, circa 1480. 220x319 mm; 8 3/4x12 1/2 inches, thread margins. Gothic letter P with a flower watermark (which dates to the late 1400s/early 1500s). This impression sold at Kornfeld, Bern, June 1992, lot 34. A superb, richly-inked and early impression of this extremely scarce engraving, with strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. We have found only 2 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Lehrs 367.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Angry Wife (G. 406; L., Holl. 504)
      Sep. 20, 2017

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Angry Wife (G. 406; L., Holl. 504)

      Est: £5,000 - £7,000

      Engraving, circa 1500, from Scenes of Daily Life, a good impression of this very rare and important subject, though showing traces of wear in the densely hatched areas, on paper with a Gothic P and Flower watermark (Lehrs 24, dated circa 1500-1) 

      Sotheby's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Juggler and the Woman (G. 405; L., Holl. 503)
      Sep. 20, 2017

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Juggler and the Woman (G. 405; L., Holl. 503)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Engraving, circa 1495, from Scenes of Daily Life, a good impression of this very rare subject, though showing traces of wear in the densely hatched areas at upper right, on paper with a Flower watermark (Lehrs 1; Briquet 6322, dated 1486)

      Sotheby's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Flagellation (G. 73; L., Holl. 145)
      Sep. 20, 2017

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | The Flagellation (G. 73; L., Holl. 145)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Engraving, circa 1475-85, from The Passion, a good, strong impression of Hollstein's seventh (final) state

      Sotheby's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | Ecce Homo (Geisburg 78; Lehrs, Hollstein 148)
      Sep. 20, 2017

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM | Ecce Homo (Geisburg 78; Lehrs, Hollstein 148)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Engraving, circa 1480, a good impression of Hollstein's fifth state (of six); with The Martyrdom of St. Catherine and The Martyrdom of St. Barbara  by The Master MZ (B. VI 374.8 and VI 375.9), both  circa 1500, clear but slightly later impressions, the former on paper with an unidentified watermark, the latter on paper with a Bunch of Grapes (?) watermark

      Sotheby's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1445-1503) The Singer and the Lute Player, from Scenes of Daily Life (B. 174;
      Oct. 18, 2016

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1445-1503) The Singer and the Lute Player, from Scenes of Daily Life (B. 174;

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM (1445-1503) The Singer and the Lute Player, from Scenes of Daily Life (B. 174; G. 418; L., Holl. 506), c. 1495 Engraving, without watermark, Hollstein’s final (of 3) state, with bench covered by dense cross-hatching, inscribed ‘I.M.’ in lower margin, with margins. 6 x 4 1/4in sheet 6 1/2 x 4 3/8in

      Bonhams
    • ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath.
      Apr. 28, 2016

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath.

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath. Engraving, circa 1485. 107x138 mm; 4 1/4x5 1/2 inches. Third state (of 3). Ex-collection Hermann Weber (Lugt 1383, verso); sold Christie's, London, June 1992, lot 27. Trimmed on the plate mark. A very good impression of this extremely scarce engraving, with strong contrasts. We have found only one other impression at auction in the past 30 years. The north German engraver/goldsmith van Meckenem (circa 1445-1503), likely produced this engraving as a companion with his Children at Play, engraving, circa 1485 (Bartsch 188). In these engravings, van Meckenem was among the first European printmakers to depict such mundane realism, in an art market dominated by religious subjects, while perhaps looking back to classical Roman sources such as marble relief sculptures with frolicking putti. Bartsch 187; Lehrs 478.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Meckenem (Israhel van, b.1440-c.1503), After. - St Christopher carrying the Christ child across a river
      Aug. 20, 2015

      Meckenem (Israhel van, b.1440-c.1503), After. - St Christopher carrying the Christ child across a river

      Est: £150 - £200

      a 16th century copy after Meckenem's reverse copy, after the Master of the Housebook, engraving on laid paper, 165 x 110mm., surface dirt and light staining to upper corners, probably a 19th century impression; together with an etching after Teniers, a group of six engravings after Johann Heinrich Ramberg, an etched self-portrait of Arthur Pond, an etching of the Holy Family by Simone Cantarini, later impression, and 5 other engravings by different hands, various sizes, all unframed, (15).

      Dreweatts 1759
    • ISRAEL VON MECKENEM The Presentation in the Temple.
      Apr. 29, 2015

      ISRAEL VON MECKENEM The Presentation in the Temple.

      Est: $15,000 - $20,000

      ISRAEL VON MECKENEM The Presentation in the Temple. Engraving, circa 1490-1500. 268x183 mm; 10 5/8x7 1/4 inches. Small jug watermark. Ex-collection Dr. Gottfried Eissler (Lugt 805b, verso); and an unknown collector, indiscernible ink stamp lower right recto. Trimmed on the plate mark. A superb, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early engraving. We have found only two other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. There are only 5 other impressions listed in North American public collections. Bartsch 37; Lehrs 57.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher.
      Oct. 29, 2014

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher.

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher. Engraving, circa 1480-90. 166x110 mm; 6 1/2x4 3/8 inches, narrow to thread margins. A very good impression of this extremely scarce, early engraving, with the delicate vertical wiping scratches in the background. We have found only 2 other impressions at auction in the past 25 years. Bartsch 90; Lehrs 328.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • MASTER OF THE BERLIN PASSION, ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM THE ELDER The Passion of Christ.
      May. 01, 2013

      MASTER OF THE BERLIN PASSION, ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM THE ELDER The Passion of Christ.

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      MASTER OF THE BERLIN PASSION, ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM THE ELDER The Passion of Christ. Group of 10 metalcuts with floral frames and 17 woodcuts with border lines, each with contemporary hand coloring in gouache and watercolor, circa 1450-70. Each approximately 90x65 mm; 3 1/2x2 1/2 inches, with narrow margins outside the borders. Very good impressions of these extremely scarce, early prints, with strong colors. The Master of the Berlin Passion, generally accepted to be Israel van Meckenem the Elder, lived and worked in Bocholt, in what is now northwest Germany. A goldsmith by trade, his son--Israel van Meckenem--also trained as a goldsmith and ultimately eclipsed his father as a printmaker. Most of van Meckenem the Elder's prints are of a small fomat and hand colored, suggesting that they were to be pasted into books as substitutes for miniature paintings. Schreiber 1-24 and 26-35; Lehrs pp. 63-76; Hollstein pp. 79-113.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath.
      May. 01, 2013

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath.

      Est: $30,000 - $50,000

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM The Childrens' Bath. Engraving, circa 1485. 107x138 mm; 4 1/4x5 1/2 inches. Third state (of 3). Ex-collection Hermann Weber (Lugt 1383, verso); sold at Christie's, London, June 1992, lot 27. Trimmed on the plate mark. A very good impression of this extremely scarce engraving, with strong contrasts. We have found only one other impression at auction in the past 25 years. Bartsch 187; Lehrs 478.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Attributed to Israhel Van Meckenem, German, c. 1445-1503, Adoration of the Magi, copper engraving, 7 1/8 x 7 3/16 in., 18.2 x 18.4 c...
      Dec. 09, 2012

      Attributed to Israhel Van Meckenem, German, c. 1445-1503, Adoration of the Magi, copper engraving, 7 1/8 x 7 3/16 in., 18.2 x 18.4 c...

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Attributed to Israhel Van Meckenem German, c. 1445-1503 Adoration of the Magi copper engraving 7 1/8 x 7 3/16 in., 18.2 x 18.4 cm. Other Notes: margin sizes: top, left, right, bottom: 1 mm, right and bottom margins partially removed

      Alex Cooper
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM
      Mar. 30, 2011

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM 1440/45-1503 THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS (GEISBERG 39; LEHRS, HOLLSTEIN 58) Engraving from The Life of the Virgin , circa 1495, a fine, early impression of this rare work, printing with great contrasts, on paper with Letter R within a Shield (cf. Briquet 8987, dated 1493) sheet: 271 by 187mm; 10 5/8 by 7 3/8 in

      Sotheby's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Dec. 07, 2010

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £25,000 - £35,000

      Israhel van Meckenem An Episcopal Crozier: the lower Plate (G. 450; L., Holl. 587) engraving, circa 1495-1500, watermark Crowned Fleur-de-Lys (L. 18 and very similar to Piccard 597, dated Neustadt and Worms 1495), a fine impression of the lower half of this extremely rare print, the sheet reduced at the lower edge by approximately 78 mm., thus losing the artist's name, trimmed to the subject above and inside the platemark but outside the subject at the sides, some tiny touches of pen and ink in places, the lower corners made up, some unobtrusive flattened folds and creases, otherwise in very good condition S. 331 x 117 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Dec. 07, 2010

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      Israhel van Meckenem Saint Peter (not in Geisberg, Lehrs, Hollstein) engraving with handcolouring, circa 1470, without watermark, an unrecorded, probably unique print, a fairly strong impression, printing with vertical wiping marks and traces of tone, with contemporary handcolouring in green, brown, yellow and traces of red, with wide margins, some offsetting from another impression verso, generally in very good condition P. 119 x 76 mm., S. 164 x 103 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Dec. 07, 2010

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      Israhel van Meckenem Saint John the Evangelist (not in Geisberg, Lehrs, Hollstein) engraving with handcolouring, circa 1470, without watermark, an unrecorded, probably unique print, a fairly strong impression, printing with vertical wiping marks and traces of tone, with contemporary handcolouring in green, brown and traces of yellow and red, with wide margins, generally in very good condition P. 120 x 75 mm., S. 163 x 103 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem (circa 1440-1503)
      Dec. 07, 2010

      Israhel van Meckenem (circa 1440-1503)

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      Israhel van Meckenem (circa 1440-1503) The Mass of Saint Gregory (G. 291; L., Holl. 353) engraving, circa 1480, watermark Coat-of-Arms with two Fleur-de-Lys and two Fish (Lehrs 35; similar to Piccard 128376, dated Mecheln 1495), a good impression of the fourth state (of five) of this rare print, lacking the indulgence text below, trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline, in excellent condition S. 205 x 147 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Mar. 31, 2010

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £3,000 - £4,000

      Israhel van Meckenem Saint Francis receiving the Stigmata (B. 97; G. 279; L., Holl. 337) engraving, circa 1490, without watermark, third, final state of this very rare print, with some touches of pen and ink, trimmed to or just inside the platemark, retaining a fillet of blank paper on all sides, in excellent condition S. 169 x 118 mm.

      Christie's
    • ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher.
      Nov. 05, 2009

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher.

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      ISRAEL VAN MECKENEM St. Christopher. Engraving, circa 1480-90. 166x110 mm; 6 1/2x4 3/8 inches, narrow to thread margins. Ex-collection Fürst zu Fürstenberg (Lugt 2811, verso). A superb impression of this extremely scarce print, with the delicate vertical wiping scratches in the background. We have found only one other impression at auction in the past 20 years. Bartsch 90; Lehrs 328.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Dec. 05, 2006

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      The Massacre of the Innocents, from: The Life of the Virgin (G. 39; L., Holl. 58) engraving, circa 1495, a fine, early impression of this rare plate, printing with good contrasts, watermark Letter R within a Shield (cf. Briquet 8987, dated 1493), trimmed on or just within the platemark but beyond the borderline on three sides, trimmed fractionally into the signature below, some minor surface dirt towards the sheet corners, some pale staining in places on the reverse, generally in very good condition P., S. 269 x 185 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Sep. 20, 2006

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      Christ at Emmaus (B. 21; G. 119 I; L. 153 II; Holl. 153 III) engraving, circa 1480, a very good impression of Lehrs' second state (of eight), Hollstein's third state (of nine), comparing favourably to the example of the same state in the British Museum, trimmed within the platemark but with a small margin outside the borderline all around, a pale brown stain on the table, an unprinted hairline on the figure of the man seated at centre, a thin spot and associated paper disturbance at the upper left corner only visible verso, generally in very good condition S. 213 x 150 mm.

      Christie's
    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Sep. 20, 2006

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £25,000 - £35,000

      An Episcopal Crozier: the Lower Plate (B. 138; G. 450; L. 587; Holl. 587 B) engraving, circa 1500, a fine impression of the lower half of this extremely rare print, an altogether earlier and superior impression than the complete example in the British Museum, on laid paper with a Crowned Fleur-de-Lys watermark (cf. Lehrs 18 and very similar to Piccard 597, Neustadt and Worms 1495; the same watermark is found on the impressions in Basel and Brussels), the sheet reduced at the lower sheet edge by approximately 78 mm. to just below the ring on the staff, trimmed to the subject above and inside the platemark left and right but well away from the subject, with some subtle touches of pen and ink in places, with remnants of a pen and ink monogram 'AD' on the base to the left of the Virgin, with several horizontal central folds mainly visible verso, with an associated small backed patch, generally in very good condition S. 331 x 117 mm.

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    • Israhel van Meckenem
      Sep. 20, 2006

      Israhel van Meckenem

      Est: £25,000 - £35,000

      Ornament with a Hunter being roasted by Hares (B. 204; G. 453; L., Holl. 603) engraving, before 1495, a very good impression of this extremely rare print, with margins on all sides except at the lower right sheet edge where trimmed to the platemark, a small, unobtrusive printer's crease at the upper right corner, in exceptionally good condition P. 52 x 262 mm., S. 55 x 263 mm.

      Christie's
    • ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM
      Nov. 07, 2002

      ISRAHEL VAN MECKENEM

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Judith with the Head of Holofernes. Engraving, circa 1495. 218x317 mm; 8 5/8x12 1/2 inches. Second state (of 4). Hand with a 4-leaf clover watermark (similar to Lehrs 10 and Briquet 11418, which he dates to around 1501). Trimmed on the plate mark but outside the border line, central vertical crease broken in several places and reinforced on the verso, restored edges losses and several small restored areas in the image, backed with cream wove paper. A fair impression of this extremely scarce, early print. According to Lehrs, there is another impression in the second state with the same watermark in Donaueschingen. Lehrs cites only approximately 30 impressions, many of which are incomplete or damaged, and we have found only one other impression at auction in the past 20 years. Bartsch 4; Lehrs 8.

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