16 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617)
Neptune (Bartsch 232; Hollstein 367; Bialler 27)
chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks in black, brown and ochre, circa 1589-90, on laid paper, a very good, richly printed impression, slightly later (with the third gap above the oar), trimmed to or just outside the borderline, laid down onto stiff wove paper, a large repaired tear across the lower section of the print to the right of the dolphin's head, a 10 mm. vertical tear at the lower sheet edge at centre, with the usual horizontal drying crease
S. 348 x 262 mm.
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