May 21, 2020 - Sale 2537

Sale 2537 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 32,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
Self Portrait with a Raised Sabre.

Etching, 1634. 120x98 mm; 4 3/4x3 7/8 inches, thread margins. Biörklund's second state (of 2); Usticke's second state (of 2); New Hollstein's second state (of 2). Arms of Württemberg watermark (Hinterding, Variant A.a.c., which he dates 1634 and cites for early impressions of this subject). Ex-collection J. F. Linck (Lugt 1684, verso); and Hans von und zu Aufsess (Lugt 2749, verso). A superb, richly-inked, early impression of this very scarce etching, with the fine horizontal wiping scratches in the collar and to the left of the right shoulder distinct, with the signature bold and clear and with no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bartsch 18; Biörklund 34-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 18.