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Albrecht Altdorfer

The Virgin and Child with two boys , 1507

Engraving

72 x 51 mm

Rare

Price upon request

Stanza Del Borgo S.R.L.

Milan,

+39 02 659 8203

About

Engraving
Bartsch n. 15; T.I.B. Vol. 14, p. 23, n. 15, II/II; Winzinger, p. 90, n. 102, IIb /IId; New Hollstein, p. 24, n. e.16 II/II
72 x 51 mm
Signed bottom left on a stone with monogram: AA and dated 1507
Provenance: Graf Yorck von Wartenburg 1805 – 1865 (Lugt 2669); 
                      Albert W. Blum 1882 -1952  (Lugt 79b).
Fine brilliant impression, in the second state of two, with the parallel scratches on the left of the halo and the curly hair of the Virgin retouched, characteristics of the second state.
In fine condition, with thread margins or trimmed outside the platemark in places.
Very rare.
A very fine sheet, for the quality and for its prestigious provenances.
The Christ Child is seated on the Virgin’s lap, reaching for a tankard proffered by two boys. The iconography is quite unusual; it seems that the two figures are not heavenly putti but earthly boys who serve the Savior.

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