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    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Abduction of Proserpina (B. 72; M., Holl. 67; S.M.S. 83)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Abduction of Proserpina (B. 72; M., Holl. 67; S.M.S. 83)
    etching, 1516, a fine, even Meder a impression printing with great clarity and contrast, just beginning to show faint traces of rust on Proserpina's forehead, watermark City Gate under a Crown (M. 48), with 3 mm. margins on all sides, a few stray ink lines above the unicorn's mane, the lower right corner slightly rubbed, two small thin spots only visible verso, generally in good condition
    P. 310 x 213 mm., S. 316 x 219 mm.


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    Provenance

    W. Esdaile (cf. 2617), without his initials recto, but with an annotation by his hand verso
    Junius S. Morgan (L. 1536), with his initials in pencil on a paper tab verso