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Knight, Death and the Devil

Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)

Engraving

1513

Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death, and the Devil

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

Knight, Death and the Devil, 1513

Engraving

24h x 19w cm

Description

Dimensions: 243 x 187 mm. 9 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.
 

References: Bartsch 98; Meder 74 a of g; Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 69 a of g
Watermark: No watermark (earliest impressions do not have a watermark)
Provenance: S.S. Scheikevitch (1842-1908, Moscow and Paris), Lugt 2367; this impression cited by Lugt;
Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam; May 1910 to
Colnaghi London; sold 20th century to
Private collection, North America; by descent to
Heir of same; to
Estate of same; to
David Tunick, Inc., New York; 2000 to
Private collection, New York; 2019 to
David Tunick, Inc., New York
Impression: An extraordinarily rich, early impression of Meder’s highest rank of quality, before the scratches and considerable weakening of the plate, printed with superb contrasts allowing a clear reading of the nuances of shadow and textural elements.
Condition: Very good condition, the corner tips reinforced and restored, pen-and-ink borderline, trace of a horizontal fold only visible verso, trimmed close.