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Albrecht Dürer

Coat of Arms with a Skull (Bartsch 101; Meder, Hollstein 98)

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer

Coat of Arms with a Skull (Bartsch 101; Meder, Hollstein 98)

Coat of Arms with a Skull (Bartsch 101; Meder, Hollstein 98)

Albrecht Dürer

1471 - 1528

Coat of Arms with a Skull (Bartsch 101; Meder, Hollstein 98)


Engraving, 1503, a magnificent, black, early Meder a impression of the first state (of two), printing with burr in the wings, scrollwork and gown, displaying a pronounced sculptural effect, on fine laid paper with a High Crown watermark (Meder 20), framed

sheet: 226 by 160mm 8⅞ by 6⅜in


The present impression is superior to the Malcolm impression in the British Museum, while it compares favourably with the Slade impression in the same collection.

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Dr. Hans (Boerner); Dr. Kyriss, Stuttgart; with Richard Zinser, Stuttgart; Albert W. Blum (Lugt 79b); with Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 10 June 2009, lot 38 (250,000 CHF hammer)