• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)

    Christ carrying the Cross, from: The Circular Passion (Holl. 64)

    Price Realised  

    Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)
    Christ carrying the Cross, from: The Circular Passion (Holl. 64)
    engraving, 1509, with part of an unidentified watermark, a good impression, two flattened horizontal creases mainly visible verso, with a short associated tear at the left sheet edge, repaired; with two other plates from the same series: Christ crowned with Thorns (Holl. 62), engraving, 1509, watermark High Crown with Cross and Star (Briquet 4960, dated 1515), a very good impression, in very good condition; and The Crucifixion (Holl. 65), engraving, 1509, watermark High Crown with Cross (probably Br. 4955, dated 1514-15), a good impression, but printing with some light scratches and impurities, offsetting from another impression verso, in very good condition; all three plates without the separately printed decorative border, trimmed to or just outside the inner borderline, generally in very good condition
    S. 219 mm. (diameter) (and similar) (3)


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    Provenance

    Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854) (L. 971).
    With Colnaghi's, London. (both Holl. 65)