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    Sale 7570

    Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    2 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    Attributed to the Master IOV

    Descent from the Cross

    Price Realised  


    Attributed to the Master IOV
    Descent from the Cross
    etching, 1543, a good, strong impression of this extremely rare, unrecorded print, probably the second state (of three), apparently without watermark, trimmed circa 20 mm. into the subject at the sides of the oval and circa 10 mm. above and below, the sheet rectangular and with wide margins in the corners, a few short tears at the sheet edges, the sheet corners slightly soiled and stained, generally in good condition
    S. 440 x 355 mm.

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    We are grateful to Catherine Jenkins of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, for her help in cataloguing this work. Ms. Jenkins attributes this print to the Master IOV and will include it in her forthcoming book on the School of Fontainebleau. Apart from the present impression, she knows of three others, at the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. There are presumably three states of this print: 1. Before the inscription R.Urbÿn In. (although no example has so far been traced); 2. With this inscription (the present impression); 3. With the address of C. Visscher (cf. the London impression).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present print is probably an impression of the third, final state, with the adress of C. Visscher rubbed out.