Nov 02, 2021 - Sale 2585

Sale 2585 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
The Circumcision: Small Plate.

Etching and drypoint, circa 1630. 90x65 mm; 3 3/4x2 3/4 inches, thread margins. Usticke's only state (e) (of l), with burr on the child's mouth, arms and head. The upper portion of a Strasbourg Lily watermark. A superb, crisp impression of this very scarce, early etching with all the fine lines distinct and no sign of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject.

According to Usticke, "Fine impressions very rare." Bartsch 48; Biörklund 30-8; Hollstein (White and Boon) 48.