Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 110

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Self Portrait Wearing a Soft Cap: Full Face, Head Only.

Etching, circa 1634. 50x50 mm; 2x2 inches. Usticke's second state (of 2), still with some of the delicate diagonal shading on the left side of the face. With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark. A very good, evenly-printed and dark impression of this extremely scarce etching.

According to Usticke, "A rare and famous small self portrait (RRR)." Hinterding and Rutgers cite only approximately 45 impressions in public collections. We have found only 6 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 2; Biörklund 38-B; Hollstein (White and Boon) 2; New Hollstein 133.