• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Adoration of the Magi, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 87; M., Holl. 199; S.M.S. 177)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Adoration of the Magi, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 87; M., Holl. 199; S.M.S. 177)
    woodcut, circa 1503, watermark Flower with Triangle (M. 127), a good impression from the Latin text edition of 1511, with margins, some pale foxing and surface dirt, a 7 mm. backed tear in the lower margin, otherwise in very good condition; with The Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (B. 81; M., Holl. 193; S.M.S. 171) from the same series, woodcut, circa 1503, watermark Flower with Triangle (M. 127), a very good, strong impression from the Latin text edition of 1511, with thread margins, trimmed to the borderline in places, a brown stain on the high priest's right shoulder, another at the top of the handrail, a short tear at the upper left sheet edge, another at the right sheet edge, remains of old hinges, backing paper, a small sketch of a head and several inscriptions verso, otherwise in good condition
    B. 300 x 207 mm., S. 328 x 225 mm. (B. 87)
    B., S. 298 x 210 mm. (B. 81) (2)


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    Provenance

    Possibly W. Young Ottley (cf. L. 2662 f.). (B. 81)