May 02, 2019 - Sale 2507

Sale 2507 - Lot 83

Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Self Portrait in a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress.

Etching, circa 1642. 93x62 mm; 3 3/4x2 1/2 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's first state (of 2), before the reinforcement of the signature upper margin, with remnants of the signature barely visible upper left; Usticke's first state (of 3); New Hollstein first state (of 3). Ex-collection Friedrich August II of Saxony (Lugt 972, lower left recto, the ink stamp partially removed). A superb, crisp, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bartsch 26; Biörklund 31-8; Hollstein (White and Boon) 26.