ALBRECHT DÜRER | THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH THE MONKEY (B. 42; M, HOLL. 30)
Property from a Private Collection
1471 - 1528
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH THE MONKEY (B. 42; M, HOLL. 30)
Engraving, circa 1498, a superb, black Meder a-b impression, printing with great depth, volume and contrasts, on paper with a partial watermark (probably High Crown), unframed
sheet: 190 by 123mm 7½ by 4⅞in
With thread margins or trimmed on the plate mark, in good condition, touches of pen and ink in the borderline, a small spot of thinning above the Virgin's head, unframed.
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This impression compares favourably with the Slade and Cracherode impressions at the British Museum.