May 21, 2020 - Sale 2537

Sale 2537 - Lot 241

Price Realized: $ 37,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
Abraham Entertaining the Angels.

Etching and drypoint, 1656. 162x133 mm; 6 1/2x5 3/8 inches, narrow margins. Usticke's only state (e). Ex-collection Hans von und zu Aufsess (Lugt 2749, verso); Prince Ferdinand of Portugal (Lugt 968, verso); J. F. Linck (Lugt 1684, verso); and unknown collector (Lugt 552, verso). A brilliant, richly-inked and early impression with burr throughout and with the fine horizontal wiping scratches upper right, with inky plate edges and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bartsch 29; Biörklund 56-B; Hollstein (White and Boon) 29.