3 December 2013
Property of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sold to benefit the acquisition fund
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Four naked Women (B. 75; M. Holl. 69; S.M.S. 17)
engraving, 1497, without watermark, a very good Meder d-e impression, printing clearly and with good contrast, with much plate tone on the outer wall at right and elsewhere, trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline all around, a small repair in the cloud above the demon at left, otherwise in good condition
S. 189 x 133 mm.
Pierre Mariette II, dated 1668 (1634-1716), Paris (L. 1788).
Reverend J. Burleigh James (mid 19th century), Shropshire (L. 1425); his posthumous sale, Sotheby’s, London, 19 March 1877 (and the following days), lot 1288 (£4•18s to Lauser?).
Tomás Harris (1908-1964), London (not in Lugt); then by descent.
With Colnaghi’s, London, on behalf of the heirs of the above.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts; purchased from the above in 1968; de-accessioned in August 2013.
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