• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Philips Galle

    Temperatia, from: The Seven Virtues (Bast., Holl. 138; L. 133; New Holl. 19)

    Price Realised  

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder by Philips Galle
    Temperatia, from: The Seven Virtues (Bast., Holl. 138; L. 133; New Holl. 19)
    engraving, circa 1559-60, watermark Small High Crown, a fine, early impression of the first state (of two), printed in brownish ink, with the guidelines in the text still printing strongly, with wide margins, some foxing mainly in the margins, a band of old adhesive staining along the sheet edges at left and below, some pale stains and minor creases in the margins, a tiny worm track in the lower margin, the subject in very good condition
    P. 225 x 295 mm., S. 280 x 391 mm.


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