• Old Master Prints auction at Christies

    Sale 7781

    Old Master Prints

    8 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Death of the Virgin, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 93; M., Holl. 205; S.M.S. 183)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Death of the Virgin, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 93; M., Holl. 205; S.M.S. 183)
    woodcut, 1510, watermark Bull's Head (M. 66), a fine Meder b impression, before the Latin text edition of 1511, with wide margins, some un-inked hairlines in the headboard (the hairs still adhering to the sheet), pale scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition
    B. 291 x 207 mm., S. 341 x 257 mm.


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    Provenance

    Prince Paar (1772-1819), Vienna (L. 2009).
    J. P. M. Cerroni (1753-1826), Brünn (L. 1432).
    C. H. Hamilton; Sotheby's, London, 21 March 1975, lot 81 (£ 1,000).