Lot 3
  • 3

After Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • After Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  • Nemo Non: Everyman Looks for His Own Profit¬†(Bast., Holl. 152; New Holl. 35; L. 26)
  • engraving
  • plate: 228 by 298mm 9 by 11 3/4 in
  • sheet: 251 by 298mm 9 7/8 by 11 3/4 in
Engraving by Pieter van der Heyden, circa 1558, a good impression of the first state (of two), framed

Provenance

Sale, Christie's London, 7 December 1977, lot 114, £1,320, where acquired by the present owner

Condition

Trimmed outside or on the borderline at left, upper and right sheet edges, with the letterpress text below, a paper loss in the inscription space below, overall discoloration, a few abrasions in the image with some pigment loss, creasing, glued along sheet edges to another sheet, laid to mount along the sheet edges, framed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."