29 June 2005
Saint Jerome in His Study (B. 60; M.; Holl. 59)
engraving, 1514, a fine, atmospheric impression, closest to Meder b ('harmonious and sunny, brownish and warm'), with the vertical bars seen in early impressions still evident, trimmed within the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the subject, small skilfull repairs on the reverse at the upper sheet corners and the lower right corner, occasional tiny nicks at the sheet edges, a horizontal drying crease visible only on the reverse, otherwise in very good condition, framed
S. 244 x 189 mm.
Mrs Margery Elliot, a gift from The Reverend Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol College, and thence by descent.
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