7 July 2011
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION
The Cook and his Wife (B. 84; M., Holl. 85; S.M.S. 13)
engraving, circa 1496, without watermark, a very good Meder a impression, trimmed on the platemark at left and right, with thread margins above and below, a skilfully repaired tear at the lower sheet edge through the monogram, otherwise in good condition
P. 110 x 79 mm., S. 112 x 81 mm.
K. E. von Liphart (1808-1891), Dorpat, Bonn and Florence (L. 1687); then by descent.
R. von Liphart (2nd half 19th century), Rathshof, Dorpat (L. 1758); inherited from the above, then sold, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, 9 April 1894 (and following days), lot 410.
P. Gellatly (1831-1912), Essex and London (L. 1185); presumably his sale, H. G. Gutekunst, Stuttgart, 13-18 May 1911.
L. J. Rosenwald (b. 1891), Philadelphia (L. 1760b); given to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in 1943.
National Gallery of Art, Washington (L. 1932d), with their duplicate stamp.
Initials HR in a circle (not in Lugt).
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