17 September 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)
Saint Christopher (B. 58; Holl. 79 IIa)
woodcut printed in brownish black, 1506, watermark Open Jug, an impression of the line block only, second, final state, after the removal of the date on the tablet, lacking the text above and below the image, with narrow margins, a horizontal drying crease, a small paper loss in the upper margin, a repaired tear in the lower margin, a few foxmarks, a flattened crease lower left, remains of old tape at the sheet edges verso, otherwise in good condition
B. 281 x 197 mm., S. 288 x 203 mm.
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