7 July 2011
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION
Melencolia I (B. 74; M., Holl. 75; S.M.S. 71)
engraving, 1514, without watermark, a good Meder II a-b impression, trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline on all sides, a horizontal printer's crease with some touches of pen and ink at the sheet centre, a few minor stains in the lower subject, a faint, unobtrusive collector's inscription in brown ink at lower right recto, generally in good condition
S. 240 x 188 mm.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; with their cancellation stamp and curator's initials in brown ink verso (L. 1869).
Initials HR in a circle (not in Lugt).
Another indistinct stamp and two unidentified ink inscriptions (not in Lugt).
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