22 June 1999
Lucas van Leyden (1489-1533)
the engraved copper plate, 1517, in the sixth state, after the removal of Martin Petri's address in the fifth state, and with the subsequent re-working, one small nick towards the middle of the lower edge outside the image, otherwise in a good state of preservation with no significant damage to the surface, showing only wear associated with a plate of this age
P. 294mm x 419mm.
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Please note that the image in the catalogue is not of the copper plate but is a reverse image of a print taken from it.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately