Oct 29, 2019 - Sale 2522

Sale 2522 - Lot 100

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
The Rat Catcher.

Etching and drypoint, 1632. 141x127 mm; 5 3/4x5 1/8 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's third state (of 3); Usticke's first state (e) (of 2), with the slipped stroke through the rat catcher's shoe and shin distinct; White and Boon's third state (of 3). Foolscap watermark. A superb, dark, early impression of this very scarce etching, with crisp, partially inky plate edges, with the delicate tonal areas (possibly sulphur tint) and fine horizontal lines on and around the barrel undiminished, with no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions. Bartsch 121; Biörklund 32-C; Hollstein (White and Boon) 121.