• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7747

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    17 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569) by Frans Huys

    Armed Three-Master with Daedalus and Icarus in the Sky (Bastelaer, Holl. 101; Lari 98; New Holl. 65)

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    Estimate

    After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569) by Frans Huys
    Armed Three-Master with Daedalus and Icarus in the Sky (Bastelaer, Holl. 101; Lari 98; New Holl. 65)
    engraving, circa 1565, watermark Small Gothic P, with a Posthorn countermark, a good impression of the second state (of three), with margins, a small backed hole below the rocks at left, a few unobtrusive foxmarks, light- and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition, framed; with Armed Four-Master putting out to Sea (Bast., Holl. 102; L. 99; N.H. 66) by the same hand, engraving, circa 1565, watermark Small Gothic P with Staff and Flower, and countermark, a good impression of the only state, with margins, two short scratches with a tiny associated hole near the third mast at top, some small foxmarks and minor creases, light- and backboard staining, a strip of paper attached to the right margin, otherwise in good condition, framed
    P. 224 x 288 mm., S. 238 x 302 mm. (N.H. 65)
    P. 222 x 288 mm., S. 241 x 305 mm. (N.H. 66)


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