Nov 02, 2021 - Sale 2585

Sale 2585 - Lot 67

Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
Self Portrait with Cap Pulled Forward.

Etching, circa 1631. 50x42 mm; 2x1 3/4 inches, narrow margins. Biörklund's fifth state (of 5), after the reduction of the plate; Usticke's seventh state (of 7); White and Boon's fifth state (of 5). A good impression of this extremely scarce etching, with contrasts.

According to Usticke, "An extremely rare, small self portrait, RRR+" (Usticke illustrates an impression in reverse, which is evidently either a counter proof from the original plate or the reverse copy he notes in his catalogue).

We have found only 15 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Bartsch 319; Biörklund 31-10; Hollstein (White and Boon) 319.