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    Sale 7375

    The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Deposition, from The Large Passion (B. 12; M., Holl. 123; S.M.S. 163)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Deposition, from The Large Passion (B. 12; M., Holl. 123; S.M.S. 163)
    woodcut, circa 1496/97, a fine, rich and even impression, before the Latin text edition of 1511, the block very slightly slipped in the printing, watermark Name of Mary (M. 316), with 5-8 mm. margins all around, in very good condition
    B. 390 x 278 mm., S. 403 x 209 mm.


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    Dürer follows the text of the gospel quite closely. Joseph of Arimathea is at the right, depicted as a wealthy burgher of Nuremberg, holding Christ's feet. Despite this being a nocturnal scene he did not attempt to depict the darkness, as he would in the last plate of the series, the Resurrection (lot 83), created about thirteen years later.

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    Provenance

    P. Stroobants (his stamps recto and verso, not in Lugt).