• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    Martin Schongauer (circa 1450-1491)

    The Man of Sorrows between the Virgin and Saint John (Bartsch 69; Lehrs, Hollstein 34)

    Price Realised  

    Martin Schongauer (circa 1450-1491)
    The Man of Sorrows between the Virgin and Saint John (Bartsch 69; Lehrs, Hollstein 34)
    engraving, after 1480, watermark Head in Profile (L. 73), a good, early impression of this rare print, Hollstein's third, final state, some touches of pen and ink, trimmed to the arch, the spandrels and thread margins made up, a few very skilfully repaired paper splits at the centre of the subject, a nick at the top left edge of the arch, some very skilfully repaired paper losses in the blank area on the inside of the arch at right, just touching Saint John's sleeve, very minor, pale foxing; with Christ blessing (B. 68; L., Holl. 23) by the same hand, engraving, without watermark, very rare, printing with minor scratches and light plate tone, touches of pen and ink, trimmed to or just inside the borderline, in very good condition; and Saint Peter (B. 34; L., Holl. 41) by the same hand, engraving, without watermark, extensively enhanced with pen and ink, trimmed to or on the platemark
    S. 194 x 154 mm. (B. 69)
    S. 84 x 57 mm. (B. 68)
    P., S. 89 x 44 mm. (B. 34) (3)


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    Provenance

    Revd.G. L. Blake (2nd half 19th century), England. (L. 1138). (B. 69)
    P. Gellatly (1831-1912), Essex and London (L. 1185). (B. 69)
    Unidentified, initial W in Circle under a Coronet (possibly Lugt supplement 2595 c). (B. 68)