7 July 2011
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION
Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533)
The Dance of Saint Mary Magdalen (Holl. 122)
engraving, 1519, watermark Small Jug with Flower (Holl. 4a; Briquet 12629, dated 1515), a good and clear yet lightly printed impression of the first state (of three), trimmed inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of paper outside the borderline on three sides, trimmed to or just outside the borderline above, a tiny repaired hole at upper right just above the stag, another to the right of the drummer's hat, otherwise in very good condition
S. 291 x 399 mm.
W. Bell Scott (1811-1890), London (L. 2607); presumably his sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 April 1885, lot 558 (£3-7).
With Colnaghi's, London (with their inventory number in pencil verso).
Initial HR in a circle (not in Lugt).
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