2 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569)
Large Alpine Landscape (Holl. 18; Lari 17; New Holl. 61)
etching and engraving, circa 1555-56, by Jan and Lucas van Doetecum, a good impression of this very rare print, watermark Horn in a Cartouche (?), trimmed outside the borderline on three sides and just into the subject above, a 20 mm. repaired tear at the lower sheet edge, the usual vertical central fold (only visible verso) with an associated, repaired tear at the upper sheet edge, other minor defects, the sheet very thinly backed
S. 360 x 468 mm.
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Nadine Orenstein records a total of 17 impressions of this print.
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