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HENDRICK GOLTZIUS | The Great Standard-Bearer (Bartsch 125; Hollstein 255; Strauss 253)

5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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  • Hendrick Goltzius
  • The Great Standard-Bearer (Bartsch 125; Hollstein 255; Strauss 253)
  • plate: 117 by 75mm 4 5/8 by 2 7/8 in
  • sheet: 122 by 81mm 4 3/4 by 3 1/8 in
Engraving, 1587, a fine impression of the only state, printing with great contrasts and clarity, framed


Ex. coll. Friedrich August II (L. 971)


With thread margins, trimmed along the platemark in places, in good condition, the left sheet edge thinned and skilfully backed with a thin sheet of laid paper, the lower left corner skilfully reatttached and touched in with pen and ink, a tiny vertical split (4mm) at centre along the upper sheet edge, framed. (A faded illegible inscription in the lower borderline recto).
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