• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569) by Philips Galle (1527-1612)

    Prudentia, from: The Seven Virtues (Bastelaer, Holl. 136; Lari 131; New Holl. 17)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569) by Philips Galle (1527-1612)
    Prudentia, from: The Seven Virtues (Bastelaer, Holl. 136; Lari 131; New Holl. 17)
    engraving, circa 1559-60, watermark Initials PP with Flower (Briquet 9652, dated Rotterdam 1559), a very fine, velvety impression of the first state (of two), printing with great contrasts and without wear, trimmed to or just outside the subject, lacking the text border, a tiny hole in the house at upper centre, a thin spot with associated paper split on the lower left leg of Prudentia, another paper split along the tree trunk at centre above, an 11 mm. repaired tear at the upper left sheet edge, a few minor thin spots on the reverse
    S. 210 x 296 mm.


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    Provenance

    Walter Pach (1883-1958), New York. Then by descent to the present owners. (See note to lot 103.)


    Pre-Lot Text

    From the Collection of the Late Walter Pach