• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

    The Virgin and the Child on the Crescent, plate 1 from: The Life of the Virgin (Bartsch 76; Hollstein, Meder 188)

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
    The Virgin and the Child on the Crescent, plate 1 from: The Life of the Virgin (Bartsch 76; Hollstein, Meder 188)
    woodcut, 1511, on laid paper, without watermark, an impression from the later edition without text, possibly Meder d, with an added borderline in pen and ink, some minor surface dirt, otherwise in good condition
    S. 296 x 215 mm.


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    Provenance

    Achenbach Foundation (not in Lugt)


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund