• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    Martin Schongauer

    The First Wise Virgin (B. 77; L., Holl. 76)

    Price Realised  

    Martin Schongauer
    The First Wise Virgin (B. 77; L., Holl. 76)
    engraving, before 1483, without watermark, first state (of two), a good impression, but with some of the fine shading on her shoulders, bust and hair beginning to wear, trimmed just inside the borderline on three sides, to or just outside the borderline at the left, a few minor nicks at the sheet edges, pale discolouration along the sheet edges, some pale foxing, the sheet laid on a paper support; with Saint Barbara (B. 63; L., Holl. 68), engraving, without watermark, a later impression of this rare print, trimmed to or just within the platemark, the sheet corners with defects and repairs, some pale foxmarks
    S. 121 x 85 mm. (B. 77)
    S. 98 x 55 mm. (B. 63) (2)


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    Provenance

    George Bainbridge? (around 1800), London (L. 211). (B. 77)