Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Dutch Gilt or Brocade Decorative Paper.

Austria or Germany, 19th century.

Single sheet of wove paper stained yellow and printed with images of twenty saints and others, including a crucifixion and a Madonna with child titled, "Maria Zell"; printed in copper-colored ink within a heavy border, the sheet uncut, with a central fold, some oxidation to metallic ink, spotting, 16 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.

The Austrian attribution of this sheet is speculative, as most of these papers were produced in Germany. However, the woodcut titled Mariazell may be a reference to the Austrian city of that name. Other saints depicted include Florian, George, Joseph, Francis, Thomas, John, Barbara, Anna, Thecla, Nicholas, Ursula, Theresa, Elizabeth, Catherine, Jacob, Stephen, Paul, and Peter.