Property from a Private Collection
1471 - 1528
ADAM AND EVE (B., M., HOLL. 1)
Engraving, 1504, a Meder IIIb-c impression, unframed
sheet: 249 by 192mm 9¾ by 7½in
Trimmed just outside or on the borderline, in good condition apart from a horizontal fold towards the upper edge of the sheet with a couple of tiny associated repairs recto (one with a couple of touches of pen and ink), a few short tears and nicks (one repaired) at the sheet edges, the sheet previously backed with some residual fibres verso and paper thinning in places, a tiny loss on Adam's chest, a few tiny rust marks and an area of pale discoloration at lower right, unframed.
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