Nov 12, 2020 - Sale 2550

Sale 2550 - Lot 82

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
The Death of the Virgin.

Etching and drypoint, 1639. 398x317 mm; 15 3/4x12 1/2 inches. Biörklund's fourth state (of 4); Usticke's fourth state (e) (of 5), before the Basan rework; White and Boon's third state (of 3). The words Moyen Normandie I Germain watermark (Ash/Fletcher 38 C. 2, which they date from circa 1764). With narrow to thread margins outside the black border line. A superb, dark, richly-inked impression of this large etching with very strong contrasts, no sign of wear and traces of burr. Bartsch 99; Biörklund 39-A; Hollstein (White and Boon) 99.