HANS SEBALD BEHAM The Holy Family beneath a Canopy.
Woodcut, circa 1520. 125x85 mm; 5x3 1/2 inches, narrow to thread margins. A very good, evenly-printed impression of this extremely scarce, early woodcut with strong contrasts, no sign of wear and the relief from the wood block distinct on the verso.
We have found only 5 other impressions of this woodcut at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 121; Pauli 890.