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    Sale 7375

    The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer

    4 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Albrecht Dürer

    The Virgin and Child on a Crescent with a Sceptre and a Starry Crown (B. 32; M., Holl. 37; S.M.S. 81)

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    Albrecht Dürer
    The Virgin and Child on a Crescent with a Sceptre and a Starry Crown (B. 32; M., Holl. 37; S.M.S. 81)
    engraving, 1516, a very good, silvery Meder a impression, without watermark, trimmed on or close to the platemark, a tiny unprinted area near the top of the sceptre, in very good condition
    S. 117 x 74 mm.


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    This is the fourth version of the Virgin on a Crescent, and the most majestic. Here, with her starry crown and the sceptre, the Virgin is truly the Apocalyptic Woman, as Saint John saw her in his vision:And there appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed in the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (Revelation 12. 1).

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