• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 27

    Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

    The Adoration of the Magi, plate 12 from: The Life of the Virgin (Bartsch 87; Hollstein, Meder 199)

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    Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
    The Adoration of the Magi, plate 12 from: The Life of the Virgin (Bartsch 87; Hollstein, Meder 199)
    woodcut, circa 1503, on laid paper, without watermark, a good impression from the Latin text edition of 1511, with thread margins, a skilfully repaired, forked tear through Joseph's legs and touching the Virgin's robes, other minor repairs, some very pale foxing, otherwise in good condition
    B. 299 x 207 mm., S. 303 x 209 mm.


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