25 January 2017
AFTER HANS SEBALD BEHAM (1500-1550)
Adam and Eve
chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks in ochre and black, circa 1550-1600, on thin laid paper, watermark Small Shield with Bend and Arrow (?), a good but later impression of this rare print, with several gaps in the borderline, printing slightly unevenly in places, with narrow margins, small repairs at the sheet corners, otherwise in good condition
Block 358 x 257 mm., Sheet 360 x 264 mm.
Princes of Liechtenstein (see Lugt 4398), according to a pencil inscription on the support sheet, but without their mark.
Juliet Wilson-Bareau (b. 1935) and Geoffrey Wilson (1930-2015), London & Leamington Spa; then by descent to the present owners.
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