• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Babylonian Whore: from The Apocalypse (B. 73; M., Holl. 177; S.M.S. 125)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Babylonian Whore: from The Apocalypse (B. 73; M., Holl. 177; S.M.S. 125)
    woodcut, circa 1496/97, from the Latin edition of 1511, watermark Flower with Triangle (M. 127), a fair if somewhat dry impression, with an uninked printer's crease through the centre of the sheet (along the central drying fold), with a period pen and ink inscription in Italian on the reverse, with narrow margins, three repaired tears to the left and right, two backed splits in the centre image, other minor defects, framed
    B. 390 x 278 mm., S. 395 x 282 mm.


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