Nov 02, 2021 - Sale 2585

Sale 2585 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Bearded Man in a Velvet Cap with a Jewel Clasp.

Etching, 1637. 95x82 mm; 3 3/4x3 1/4 inches, thread margins. Usticke's first state (of 2), before the Watelet rework. A brilliant, crisp, early impression with very strong contrasts and with all the fine lines in the beard and on the face distinct, with little to no sign of wear and partially inky plate edges, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject.

Provenance: Unidentified collector, indiscernible name in ink, verso.

Bartsch 313; Biörklund 37-B; Hollstein (White and Boon) 313.