Nov 02, 2023 - Sale 2651

Sale 2651 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 48,750
?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 3/4 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, B'.a.a., which he dates to circa 1634-36 and cites for other similar early impressions of this subject, including the impression in the Rijksprintenkabinett, Amsterdam). 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, with touches of burr in the diagonal lines at the right edge center, and with no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject.

Provenance: Alphonse Hirsch, Paris (Lugt 133, verso); and Edward Smith, Jr., London (Lugt 2897, verso). Bartsch 18; Biörklund 34-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 18; New Hollstein 134.