HENDRICK GOLTZIUS | THE LARGE HERCULES (BARTSCH 142; HOLLSTEIN 143; STRAUSS 283; NEW HOLLSTEIN 156)
Property from the Collection of the Late Walter L. Strauss
1558 - 1617
THE LARGE HERCULES (BARTSCH 142; HOLLSTEIN 143; STRAUSS 283; NEW HOLLSTEIN 156)
Engraving, 1589, a very fine impression of this important print, Strauss’s first state (of two), on paper with an indistinct watermark, possibly a Crowned Coat of Arms with Dividers (cf. Briquet 1164), framed
sheet: 560 by 400mm 22 by 15¾in
Trimmed on or fractionally inside the borderline, in good condition, a vertical fold to the right of the subject split and repaired in places with an associated tiny made up and touched in area beneath Hercules' left knee, a few minute made up and touched in areas in the lower part of the subject and around the edges of the sheet, a couple of tears at the sheet edges, occasional spots of (unobtrusive) fibrous residue, framed.
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