Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

The Four Angels holding the Winds, from: The Apocalypse

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
The Four Angels holding the Winds, from: The Apocalypse
woodcut, circa 1497-98, on laid paper, indistinct watermark, possibly Small Scales in a Circle (M. 170 a), a very good proof impression before the German and Latin text editions of 1498, printing slightly unevenly yet with great contrasts and depth, trimmed to the borderline, a 15 mm. tear at the right sheet edge, the tips of the upper sheet corners made up, otherwise in good condition
Block & Sheet 388 x 281 mm.
Provenance
Vinzent Mayer (1831-1918), New York and Freiburg (L. 2525); his posthumous sale, Cassirer, Helbing, Rosenthal, Berlin, 8 October 1919 (and following days), lot 126 (Mk 500).
Dr. Franz Winzinger (born 1910), Oettingen, Bavaria (L. 2600a).
Literature
Bartsch 66; Meder, Hollstein 169; Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 117
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