• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    Israhel van Meckenem (circa 1440-1503)

    Saint Clara (B. 126; Geisberg 341; L., Holl. 396)

    Price Realised  

    Israhel van Meckenem (circa 1440-1503)
    Saint Clara (B. 126; Geisberg 341; L., Holl. 396)
    engraving, circa 1490, without watermark, second, final state, a fairly good impression though the plate showing various nicks and scratches in the sky, printing with a light tone, trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline on all sides, a few very faint foxmarks, otherwise in very good condition; with Saint John (B. 55; G. 210; L., Holl. 253) by the same hand, engraving, without watermark, Hollstein's third, final state of this rare print, some touches of pen and ink, trimmed fractionally into the platemark on three sides and close to the subject below, in good condition
    S. 124 x 72 mm. (B. 126)
    S. 88 x 63 mm. (B. 55) (2)


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    Provenance

    Graf Yorck von Wartenburg, Klein-Oels (L. 2669).
    Anonymous (initials EE?) (L. 844). (both B. 126)