London, South Kensington
16 September 2009
The Entombment (Bartsch 5 I)
etching, circa 1527-31, watermark Ship (not in Briquet or Piccard), first state of (two), a slightly later impression of this rare and important print, showing some wear but before the rework, with small margins on three sides, trimmed fractionally into the subject, remargined and partially made up at the lower edge, the worn areas with old traces of enhancements in brown ink, some creases, thin spots and other minor defects and repairs mainly visible verso
S. 318 x 245 mm.
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