Nov 03, 2015 - Sale 2396

Sale 2396 - Lot 354

Price Realized: $ 42,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
Self Portrait Open Mouthed, as if Shouting: Bust.

Etching, 1630. 73x61 mm; 3x2 1/2 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's second state (of 3); Usticke's second state (of 3); White and Boon's second state (of 3). A superb, dark and exceptionally well-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early etching with strong contrasts.

We have found only 15 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years.

According to Usticke, "A very scarce portrait, usually greyish." Bartsch 13; Biörklund 30-N; Hollstein (White and Boon) 13.