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    Sale 7375

    The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Standard-Bearer (B. 87; M., Holl. 92; S.M.S. 31)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Standard-Bearer (B. 87; M., Holl. 92; S.M.S. 31)
    engraving, circa 1502, a very good Meder a impression, with part of a Bull's Head watermark (M. 62), with narrow to thread margins, with touches of pen and ink to the platemark, in very good condition
    S. 118 x 73 mm.


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    In terms of subject matter, this small engraving is related to the The Lady on Horseback and the Lansquenet (lot 9) and the so-called Little Courier (lot 10). In character however, he seems closer to Apollo and Diana (lot 58) than to his fellow lansquenets, and Matthias Mende has referred to it as a 'Germanicised' Belvedere Apollo, a classical nude in German clothes.

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    Provenance

    Sir Francis Seymour Haden (L. 1227).
    With P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London.