May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Bald Old Man with a Short Beard, in Profile Right.

Etching, circa 1635. 61x56 mm; 2 1/2x2 1/4 inches, narrow margins. Usticke's first state (of 2), with the delicate scratches in the background and with sharp, inky, uncleaned plate edges. A superb, crisp and early impression of this extremely scarce etching.

According to Biörklund, "The earliest impressions show very uneven plate edges, later they were made even and slightly bevelled." According the Usticke, "A very rare small sketch." Bartsch 306; Biörklund 35-6; Hollstein (White and Boon) 306.