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    Sale 7612

    Old Master, 19th Century, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    1 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 16

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Holy Family with the Butterfly (B. 44; M., Holl. 42; S.M.S. 2)

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    Estimate

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Holy Family with the Butterfly (B. 44; M., Holl. 42; S.M.S. 2)
    engraving, circa 1495, without watermark, a very good, strong Meder c impression, with the scratch through the monogram, but with the wiping scratches in the sky and the small cross to the left of the Virgin's face still clearly visible, trimmed to or just inside the platemark, with thread margins in places, the tip of the upper left corner repaired, otherwise in very good condition
    P., S. 236 x 186 mm.


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