May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 16,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
The Virgin and Child with the Cat and Snake.

Etching and drypoint, 1654. 96x146 mm; 3 3/4x5 3/4 inches, small margins. Biörklund's first state (of 2), with the foul-biting along the upper edge of the plate; Usticke's first state (e) (of 4), with the fine vertical scratches to the right of the date lower center and with crisp, inky plate edges; White and Boon's first state (of 2). Foolscap with a 7-pointed collar watermark. Ex-collection Peter Gellatly (Lugt 1185, verso). A superb, richly-inked and dark impression with strong contrasts and no signs of wear, consistent with the earliest impressions of this subject. Bartsch 63; Biörklund 54-C; Hollstein (White and Boon) 63.