May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
The Birth of the Virgin.

Woodcut, circa 1503. 298x212 mm; 11 3/4x8 3/8 inches. A brilliant, richly-inked proof impression before the 1511 Latin text edition, with very strong contrasts and no sign of wear, with the relief from the wood block on the verso distinct, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bull's head watermark (Meder 20a, which he dates from the late 1490s/early 1500s). Trimmed on the outside of the border line with the border line preserved on all sides. Bartsch 80; Meder 192.