• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 45

    Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617)

    Neptune (Bartsch 232; Hollstein 367; Bialler 27)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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