A Look Inside the Catalogue
As the premier American venue for Old Master prints, we are proud to offer unique fine works from Renaissance visionaries as well as modern masters from around the world. The top lot of the sale is an astoundingly detailed engraving, A Censer, circa 1485, by Martin Schongauer. Scholars believe that Schongauer made this intricate work for the sole purpose of showing off his technical virtuosity. Only two other impressions have been offered at auction in the last 75 years, and many of the 28 known impressions are in institutional collections.
Left, Lot 8: Martin Schongauer, A Censer, engraving, circa 1485. Estimate $120,000 to $180,000.
Lot 168: Rembrandt van Rijn, Landscape with a Square Tower, etching and drypoint, 1650. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.
Albrecht Dürer will lead this auction with an array of prints including some of his most recognizable images. Following the auction records established for several Rembrandt van Rijn prints this past fall, we are pleased to present early impressions of self portraits and other important subjects.
Left, Lot 39: Albrecht Dürer, Knight, Death and the Devil, engraving, 1513. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.
Right, Lot 11: Dürer, The Four Horsemen, woodcut, 1498. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Iconic works by Canaletto, Giovanni Piranesi and Francisco José de Goya complete the selection of Old Masters. The Modern section glows with works by Marcel Duchamp, René Magritte, Henri Matisse and Emil Nolde. Scarce highlights include Otto Mueller’s Der Mord II (Liebespaar II), circa 1919. Scions Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso are also represented en masse.
Left, Lot 508: Marc Chagall, The Apparition, I, etching & aquatint, 1924-25. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Right, Lot 130: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, etching, engraving & drypoint, 1634.
Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.
Left, Lot 266: James A.M. Whistler, Weary, drypoint, 1863. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.
Right, Lot 420: Pablo Picasso, Figure composée II, lithograph, 1949. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.
Lot 333: Winslow Homer, Perils of the Sea, etching on vellum, 1888. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
For more information on the sale, contact a Specialist in the Prints & Drawings department.
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