7 July 2011
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Saint Anthony reading (B. 58; M., Holl. 51; S.M.S. 87)
engraving, 1519, without watermark, an exceptionally fine Meder a impression, with narrow margins, a pale brown ink line along the lower platemark and at the upper sheet edge at right, otherwise in very good condition
P. 100 x 143 mm., S. 104 x 148 mm.
John Rushout, 2nd Earl of Northwick (1770-1859), Northwick Park and Cheltenham (L. 2709a), then by descent; C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, 22-24 May 1933 (1300 Mark; this impression cited by Lugt).
Initials CWK in a shield (not in Lugt).
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The present impression compares favourably with the impression from the Cracherode Collection in the British Museum, which is slightly less sharp and clear.
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