Nov 12, 2020 - Sale 2550

Sale 2550 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
The Sudarium Held by One Angel.

Etching, 1516. 186x135 mm; 6 1/2x5 1/2 inches, thread margins. A very good, dark, Meder II impression, with pale rust marks. Ex-collection the artist William Bell Scott (1811-1890; Lugt 2607, verso).

Bantrum notes, "Dürer produced only six etchings, all between circa 1515 and 1518. Early etchers often experienced difficulties in using the iron plates, which rusted quickly, and in controlling the acid for etching the design into the plate. These problems must have frustrated Dürer, who was so accomplished with the engraver's burin, and may have deterred him from experimenting further with the technique," (Bantrum, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy, Princeton, 2002, p. 199). Bartsch 26; Meder 27.