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    Sale 7375

    The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Virgin and Child crowned by two Angels (B. 39; M., Holl. 38; S.M.S 84)

    Price Realised  

    Albrecht Dürer
    The Virgin and Child crowned by two Angels (B. 39; M., Holl. 38; S.M.S 84)
    engraving, 1518, a very good Meder b impression, without watermark, with thread margins or trimmed on the platemark, generally in very good condition
    P., S. 148 x 100 mm.


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    After the Virgin and Child seated by a Wall (lot 98), engraved in 1514, four years passed before Dürer again took up the subject of the Virgin and Child seated in a landscape. While the former had a slightly nervous, perhaps even disturbing quality, the present work sees a return to a more idyllic, sunny and conservative form. The motif of the two angels first appears in the etching of the Sudarium held by two Angels (lot 106). He also used it in the same context, in the same year as the present work, in a woodcut, The Virgin and Child Surrounded by many Angels (lot 113).

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