20 - 21 September 2006
Israhel van Meckenem
Christ at Emmaus (B. 21; G. 119 I; L. 153 II; Holl. 153 III)
engraving, circa 1480, a very good impression of Lehrs' second state (of eight), Hollstein's third state (of nine), comparing favourably to the example of the same state in the British Museum, trimmed within the platemark but with a small margin outside the borderline all around, a pale brown stain on the table, an unprinted hairline on the figure of the man seated at centre, a thin spot and associated paper disturbance at the upper left corner only visible verso, generally in very good condition
S. 213 x 150 mm.
John Barnard, London (L. 1420)
Otto Schäfer, Schweinfurt (not in Lugt); Kornfeld, Bern, 24 June 1992, lot 32.
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