Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Samson Fighting with the Lion.

Woodcut, circa 1496-97. 383x274 mm; 15 1/4x10 3/4 inches, small margins. A very good, dark and evenly-printed Meder d impression, with the scattered breaks in the border line but little to no wear in the image, with strong contrasts and with the relief from the wood block distinct on the verso. Indiscernible watermark (possibly a snake, Meder 100, which he dates from circa 1585 to 1605).

Provenance: Unknown collector, ink stamp verso (Lugt 1521a). Bartsch 2; Meder 107.