• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    Albrecht Dürer

    Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate, from: The Life of the Virgin
    (B. 79; M., Holl. 191; S.M.S. 169)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate, from: The Life of the Virgin
    (B. 79; M., Holl. 191; S.M.S. 169)
    woodcut, 1504, watermark Shield with a Bend (M. 246), a good Meder d impression, after the Latin text edition of 1511, with 4-6 mm. margins on all sides, some very pale foxing, a tiny rustmark on the arch at centre, otherwise in very good, unpressed condition; with The Rejection of Joachim's Offering (B. 77; M., Holl. 189; S.M.S. 167) from the same series, woodcut, circa 1504, without watermark, a good impression from the Latin text edition of 1511, apparently before the gap in the lower borderline, with thread margins, a spot of solid printing ink in the upper right of the subject, a small red stain just below the chandelier, otherwise in very good condition
    B. 298 x 210 mm., S. 308 x 218 mm. (B. 79)
    B. 298 x 210 mm., S. 300 x 211 mm. (B. 77) (2)


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    Provenance

    Unidentified, initial W. (possibly L. 2593) (B. 79).
    With Colnaghi's, London (B. 77).


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