Property from a Private Collection
1471 - 1528
THE PRODIGAL SON (B., M., HOLL. 28)
Engraving, 1496, a Meder h impression, on paper with a City Gate watermark (Briquet 2325, dated 1569), unframed
sheet: 246 by 190mm 9¾ by 7½in
Trimmed just outside or on the plate mark and fractionally within in places, the sheet corners reattached and supported with associated staining at the right corners, a very small split in the paper at lower centre, the extreme lower left corner made up and touched in with pen and ink, a tiny, unobtrusive repaired area with associated thinning to the right of the prodigal son's head with one or two touches of pen and ink, a few small spots of paper thinning elsewhere, unframed.
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