3 December 2013
Property of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sold to benefit the acquisition fund
Hercules Killing Cacus (B. 127; M. Holl. 238)
woodcut, circa 1496, watermark Name of Jesus (M. 306, dated circa 1580), a very good, strong and even Meder a-b impression of the second state (of three), with the gap in the upper border (inked in), but before the wormholes and the gaps at left, trimmed to the borderline, a printer’s crease at lower left, in very good condition
B., S. 387 x 283 mm.
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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