Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
The Adoration of the Magi.

Woodcut, 1511. 292x219 mm; 11 1/2x8 3/4 inches, narrow to thread margins. A superb, dark, richly-inked Meder (a) proof impression before the Latin text edition with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bull's head watermark (Meder 62, which he dates from the late 1400s to around 1519).

Provenance: Unknown collector, ink stamp verso (Lugt 2509); P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, with their stock numbers in pencil verso (see Lugt 2075); M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., with the label. Bartsch 3; Meder 208.