May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 70

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Self Portrait Open Mouthed, as if Shouting: Bust.

Etching, 1630. 73x61 mm; 3x2 1/2 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's third state (of 3); Usticke's third state (of 3); White and Boon's third state (of 3); New Hollstein third state (of 3). The lower fragment of a foolscap (?) watermark. A very good, dark and well-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early etching with strong contrasts.

We have found fewer than 20 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.