8 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Hercules (Bartsch 73; Meder, Hollstein 63; Schoch, Mende & Scherbaum 22)
engraving, circa 1498, watermark Small Jug (Meder 158), a very good Meder II a/b impression, before the scratch on Hercules' right calf and the lines across the jawbone, but printing with undescribed scratches on his right thigh and buttock, trimmed on or just outside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline on three sides, a thread margin above, a tiny repaired hole on the reclining woman's waist, otherwise in very good condition, framed
P., S. 323 x 223 mm.
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Please note that the tips of the lower sheet corners are made up and that the sheet is remargined at the top edge.