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    Sale 7375

    The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Holy Family with two Angels in a vaulted Hall (B. 100; M., Holl. 213; S.M.S. 132)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Holy Family with two Angels in a vaulted Hall (B. 100; M., Holl. 213; S.M.S. 132)
    woodcut, circa 1503/04, a brilliant, sharp and black Meder a impression, without watermark, trimmed to the borderline, in excellent condition
    B., S. 217 x 152 mm.


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    The scene is set in a vaulted hall of Renaissance design, constructed according to the rules of central perspective, but the dense group of figures does not convincingly inhabit the room, but resembles a sculptural group in a niche. Despite this the print has a clarity and simplicity which is particularly appealing, particularly in such a fine and sharp impression as the present one.

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    Provenance

    Dr. A. Sträter (L. 787).
    Kunsthalle, Bremen (L. 292), with their duplicate stamp (L. 293).
    C. Schlösser (L. 636).