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ALBRECHT DÜRER The Penance of St. John Chrysostom.
Engraving, circa 1497. 182x120 mm; 7 1/4x4 3/4 inches, thread margins. A brilliant, richly-inked, early Meder a impression 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 until around 1520).
Provenance: Wilhelm Eduard Drugulin, Leipzig (Lugt 2612, verso); his sale Sotheby's, London, June 11, 1866, lot 298; Karl Eduard von Liphart, Bonn (Lugt 1687, verso); his sale Boerner, Leipzig, December 5, 1876, lot 446; with Colnaghi & Co., London, with their stock numbers in pencil, verso (see Lugt 2075). Bartsch 63; Meder 54.