Prints and Multiples

18 Dec 2018, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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Circle of Andrea Mantegna (The Premier Engraver) (circa 1431-1506) Four Dancing Muses Engraving, circa 1497, on laid paper, a good impression of this rare subject, trimmed inside the platemark but just outside the subject, laid onto thick laid paper, various repairs and made-up areas with touches of pen and ink, other minor defectsSheet 234 x 342mm. (9 1/8 x 13 1/2in.) unframed

Martin Schongauer (German, 1445-1491) Christ before Pilate, from The Passion Engraving, circa 1480, on laid paper with watermark Bull's head, trimmed along or just inside the platemark, with repaired tears and other defects; together with three other engravings, from The Passion, The Agony in the Garden (B.9), The Betrayal of Christ (B.10), Christ before Annas (B.11)Plate 162 x 114mm. (6 2/8 x 4 1/2in.) (and similar) 4 unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Four Naked Women Engraving, 1497, on laid paper with watermark Gothic P, a fine Meder b impression, trimmed on or just inside the borderline, a horizontal fold with skillful touches of pen and ink running across the knees of the two women on the right, a tiny rust plughole on the upper right hip of the woman on the left, other minor defectsSheet 189 x 131mm. (7 1/2 x 5 2/8in.) unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) The Peasant and his wife Engraving, circa 1497, on laid paper without watermark, a Meder d impression, with thread margins, trimmed to the platemark in places, generally in good condition; together with The Cook and his Wife (B. 84; M., H. 85; S.M.S. 13), engraving, circa 1496, on laid paper, without watermark, a Meder b/c impression Sheet 108 x 77mm. (4 1/4 x 3 1/8in.) 2 unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Three Peasants in conversation Engraving, circa 1497, on laid paper without watermark, a Meder b impression, trimmed on or just inside the platemark at left and right, trimmed inside the platemark at top and below, a skillfully repaired tear with associated small made-up area in the peasant's sack on the left, a small skillfully repaired tear in the turban of the middle peasant, the lower corners made-up, other minor defects Sheet 105 x 76mm. (4 x 3in.) unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) The Peasant and his wife at market Engraving, 1519, on laid paper without watermark, a very good Meder b impression, trimmed on or just outside the borderline on two sides, trimmed on or just inside the platemark at right and below but retaining a fillet of paper, in good conditionSheet 116 x 73mm. (4 5/8 x 2 7/8in.) unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) The Promenade Engraving, circa 1498, on laid paper without watermark, a very good, rich Meder I a/b impression, with light platetone and burr to the bunch of grass in the lower left corner, trimmed on or just inside the irregular borderline on three sides, trimmed 10mm. inside the subject in the upper sheet, a very skillfully re-attached area in the sky to the right of the trunk, and other minor repairsSheet 184 x 119mm. (7 2/8 x 4 3/8in.) unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Hercules at the Crossroads Engraving, circa 1498, on laid paper with watermark Grapes with AP initials (M.130), a good Meder f impression of the third, final state, with the scratch in Hercules' right calf, trimmed on or just inside the platemark but retaining a fillet of paper outside the borderline, some repairs, generally in good condition; together with two other engravings, Saint Jerome in his Study (B. 60; M., Holl. 59; S.M.S. 70), 1514, a Meder e/f impression; and Saint Anthony Reading (B. 58; M., Holl. 51; S.M.S. 87), 1519, a Meder d impression, both on laid paperSheet 320 x 219mm. (12 5/8 x 8 5/8in.) 3 unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Apollo and Diana Engraving, circa 1502, on laid paper with a partial Bull's Head watermark (M.62), a good, strong Meder c impression, printing with contrast, trimmed to the platemark below and just inside on three sides, a horizontal repaired tear across the centre of the sheet with tiny touches of pen and ink, other small repairs; together with The Dream of the Doctor (B. 76; M.,H. 70; S.M.S. 18), engraving, circa 1498, on laid paper, a Meder e impressionSheet 114 x 71mm. (4 1/2 x 2 6/8in.) 2 unframed

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528) Sol Justitiae - The Judge Engraving, circa 1499, on laid paper without watermark, a good Meder c impression, with the scratches descending to the left and right shoulders, trimmed just inside the borderline, a short repaired tear with associated thinning at the left centre sheet above the lion's right eye, other minor defectsSheet 105 x 76mm. (4 1/8 x 3in.) unframed

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