Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 391

Price Realized: $ 52,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Old Man in Meditation, Leaning on a Book.

Etching, circa 1645. 130x104 mm; 5 1/4x4 1/4 inches. Biörklund's second state (of 2); Usticke's first state (e) (of 2), with the short diagonal scratch upper right corner still distinct; White and Boon's second state (of 2). Trimmed on or just inside the plate mark. A very good, well-inked and early impression of this extremely scarce, lightly-bitten etching, with all the details distinct.

According to Usticke, "An extremely rare, very lightly etched plate, RRR+."

We have found only 8 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 147; Biörklund 45-4; Hollstein (White and Boon) 147.