Lot 424: Henri Matisse, Grand Masque, aquatint, 1948. Estimate $50,000 to $80,000.
Old Master Prints
Highlights from the dawn of printmaking include a premier selection of engravings by Albrecht Dürer, as well as a rare engraving and stipple-engraving by Giulio Campagnola of Saint John the Baptist, 1505. Self-portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn include one In a Cap, Laughing, 1630, as well as one In a Flat Cap and Embroidered Dress, circa 1642.
Also available is the four-volume set of Giovanni B. Piranesi’s Le Antichità Romane, 1756-84, featuring 220 engravings of ancient Roman structures. The book took eight years to research and produce, and established Piranesi as the authority in the field.
Lot 156: Rembrandt van Rijn, Abraham’s Sacrifice, etching & drypoint, 1655. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.