May 21, 2020 - Sale 2537

Sale 2537 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 4,680
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Etching and drypoint, 1636. 158x136 mm; 6 1/4x5 3/8 inches, small margins. Usticke's first state (l) (of 4), with the toe of the boot at the far right still complete; New Hollstein first state (of 3). A very good, dark and evenly-printed impression, with strong contrasts and little to no wear in the densely cross-hatched areas to the right of the son's nose, and with the faint landscape and buildings in the left background distinct. Bartsch 91; Biörklund 36-D; Hollstein (White and Boon) 91.