• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Harrowing of Hell, from: The Engraved Passion (B., M. Holl. 16; S.M.S. 58)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Harrowing of Hell, from: The Engraved Passion (B., M. Holl. 16; S.M.S. 58)
    engraving, 1512, without watermark, a good Meder a impression, trimmed on or just inside the platemark, the tip of the lower left corner creased and a little frayed, generally in good condition; with The Resurrection (B., M., Holl. 17; S.M.S. 59) from the same series, engraving, 1512, watermark fragment High Crown, a very good Meder c impression, trimmed to the subject, an unobtrusive, vertical repaired paper split on Christ's chest, a small repaired paper loss in the tree at the right sheet edge, a 3 mm. tear at the right sheet edge, the tip of the lower right sheet corner made up, a horizontal and vertical central crease, flattened and mostly visible verso; and Christ on the Mount of Olives (B., M., Holl. 4; S.M.S. 46) from the same series, engraving, 1508, without watermark, a good Meder d impression, trimmed on or just outside the platemark, a small, backed repair on Saint Peter's chest, a 2 mm. repaired tear through his lower legs, some staining mainly in the lower part of the sheet; all laid onto album sheets at the upper corners
    P., S. 115 x 74 mm. (and similar) (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

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