Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 423

Price Realized: $ 47,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
Jan Lutma, Goldsmith.

Etching and drypoint on cream laid Japan paper, 1656. 198x148 mm; 7 3/4x5 7/8 inches. Biörklund's second state (of 3), before the corss-hatch shading in the small triangular space on the window border upper right; Usticke's second state (of 6), before the Watelet rework; White and Boon's second state (of 3). Ex-collection Nicolas-Auguste Hazard (Lugt 1279, verso); and Kupferstichkabinett, Stuttgart (Lugt 2323 and 2324; verso). A superb, richly-inked, dark impression with strong contrasts and with abundant burr on and around the vest opening, on the sleeves of the robe, on Lutma's right hand and the statue he is holding and on and around the hammer and other objects on the table at the right. Bartsch 276; Biörklund 56-C; Hollstein (White and Boon) 276.