• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538)

    The Fall and Redemption of Man (B., Holl. 1 - 40)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538)
    The Fall and Redemption of Man (B., Holl. 1 - 40)
    the complete set of forty woodcuts, circa 1515, B. 2-40 proofs before text, B. 1 with text, generally fine impressions, B. 1, 3, 11, 12, 14, 18 and 24 printing a little dryly, mostly trimmed on the borderline, occasionally within the border or with thread margins, B. 8, 9, 11, 13 and 19 with the borderline retouched in places in pen and ink, pale time staining to a few sheets, otherwise in good condition
    S. 73 x 48 mm. (average) (40)


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    Provenance

    Dr. Albert W. Blum (1882-1952), Switzerland and New Jersey (L. 79b), another stamp of the same collector verso (not in Lugt). (B. 1-40) M. F. Oppenheim (1888-1949), Kassel and Amsterdam (L. 1999a). (B. 40)