• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)

    Esther before Ahasuerus (Bartsch, Hollstein 31)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)
    Esther before Ahasuerus (Bartsch, Hollstein 31)
    engraving, 1518, on laid paper, watermark Bull's Head, a fine impression of the first state (of three), trimmmed to the image, remargined circa 1 mm. all round, the borderline made up with pen and ink, two repaired tears at the centre, a small skilfully repaired hole in Esther's left cheek, some pale foxing, other minor restorations
    P. 275 x 223 mm., S. 278 x 226 mm.


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    Provenance

    Art Institute of Chicago, with their duplicate stamp
    An unidentified collector's mark (not in Lugt)