2 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Faust (B., Holl. 270; H. 260)
etching with drypoint and engraving, circa 1652, with part of a Strasburg Lily watermark, a very good impression of the second state (of three), with considerable burr to Faust's gown, trimmed on or just inside the platemark, an unobtrusive soft crease across the upper right corner, pale staining and minor defects on the reverse where previously hinged, otherwise in good condition.
P., S. 208 x 161 mm.
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The estimate is GBP 12,000 - 18,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.
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