Famous Passion series

148. [German]

DÜRER, Albrecht

5 woodcuts from the "Small Passion".

C. 1511

Woodcuts, c. 12,7 x 9,7 cm, laid paper, signed "AD", 1 with Italian letterpress text on verso, 1 with Latin letterpress text on verso (trimmed on or outside blockline, few sm. light stains, few sm. holes, few spots of thin paper, traces of former mount and ms. notes on verso).

3 excellent impressions, 2 from sl. worn blocks. Good condition.

Nice set from Dürer's famous series incl. Christ taking leave of his mother, Christ before Caiaphas, Christ crowned with thorns, Christ in Emmaus and The doubting Thomas. The letterpress texts confirm that these impressions are from early editions (Latin 1511, Italian 1612).
Ref. Bartsch VII.119-122.21, 29, 34, 48, 49. - Meder 132, 138, 143, 157, 158. - Hollstein German VII.112-132.132, 138, 143, 157, 158.
Prov. 1 from William Bell Scott (1811-1890), British painter, engraver and author (stamp, L.2607). - 2 from Abraham G. Gerson (d. c. 1904), Turkish wholsesale dealer in Vienna (stamp, L.1156a).
Joined: 3 early copies after the same series: Veronica between St Peter and St Paul (twice) and Christ expulsing the money lenders from the temple. (8 pcs)

Hammer price: € 5.500

€ 3.000 / 4.000

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