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Lot 539: BEHAM, Hans Sebald (1500-1550). (Death of Dido). 1520. Engr. 116 x 89

Est: €160 EUR - €200 EURSold:
Burgersdijk & NiermansMay 07, 2024Leiden, Netherlands

Item Overview


BEHAM, Hans Sebald (1500-1550). (Death of Dido). 1520. Engr. 116 x 89 mm. Hinged to mount. (Margins cut beyond plate edges, traces of previous mounting on v°). Hollstein, German, 84-2(II). -- Added: Gerard v. GROENINGEN (1550-1599). (The Bridegroom and the Virtues advancing towards the Spouse). (1572-1642). 100 x 140 mm (plate size, incl. engr. caption). (Old ms annotations in Dutch in lower blank margin). New Hollstein, GvG, 308, 2(of II). -- (2).

Artist or Maker


Ad 1: Dido sitting on the stake as she is about to kill herself with Aeneas' sword. The performance contains the Latin text 'Reginae Didonis image improbe amor qvid non mortalia pectora cogis virg:in qvarto Aeneidos'.

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Auction Details

Auction 359: Pomology, Classical Antiquity, Arts, Prints and Drawings

Burgersdijk & Niermans
May 07, 2024, 01:30 PM CET

Nieuwsteeg 1, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, 2311 RW , NL


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