Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 02.10.2008

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HENDRICK GOLTZIUS

Hendrick Goltzius 1558 - 1617 THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI (HOLL. 13; S. 320) Engraving, 1594, a good impression of the second state (of five), with the monogram and before the addition of the numeral 5 on the stone at left, on paper with Letters FM in Blason watermark (cf. Heawood 3196, dated 1606

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENDRICK GOLTZIUS

Hendrick Goltzius 1558 - 1617 THE DEAD CHRIST AND THE FOUR EVANGELISTS (HOLL. 295; S. 169) Engraving, 1583, a fairly good impression of the first state (of two), on paper with an Arrow and R watermarks, trimmed just outside the borderline, a yellow and a red stain at centre and lower right corners

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720 - 1778 TITLE PAGE; S. LORENZA FUORI LE MURA; AND THE PALAZZO DELL' ACCADEMIA DI FRANCIA (H. 1, 12, 24) Etchings, circa 1748-1752, three plates from the Vedute di Roma, fine impressions of the third, second and second state (of five respectively), all contemporary

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720 - 1778 ST. PETER'S, FROM THE PIAZZA DELLA SAGRESTIA; THE HARBOUR AND QUAY, CALLED THE RIPA GRANDE; THE CASTLE S. ANGELO (H. 5, 27, 30) Etchings, 1748-1754, three plates from the Vedute di Roma, fine impressions of the fourth, third and first state (of seven, six, and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720 - 1778 FRONTISPIECE, WITH STATUE OF MINERVA; THE FONTANA DI TREVI; AND THE THEATRE OF MARCELLUS (H. 2, 19 ,33) Etchings, circa 1748-1757, three plates from the Vedute di Roma, fine impressions of the third state (of seven), all contemporary Roman editions, Hind's

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720 - 1778 THE PIAZZA NAVONA, WITH S. AGNESE ON THE RIGHT; AND THE PONTE SALARIO (H. 16, 31) Etchings, circa 1751-1754, two plates from the Vedute di Roma, fine impressions of the fourth and second state (of six and five respectively), all contemporary Roman editions

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI

Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720 - 1778 ST. PETER'S, WITH FORECOURT AND COLONNADES (H. 3) Etching, 1748, from the Vedute di Roma, fine impression of the fourth state (of seven), contemporary Roman edition, Hind's state B3, on paper with a Fleur-de-Lys in Double Circle watermark, with margins, usual

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606-1669 THREE ORIENTAL FIGURES (JACOB AND LABAN?) (B. 118, HOLL. 118, H. 183, BB. 41-F) Etching, circa 1635, a fine impression of the second (final) state, printed with tone, on paper with part of a Strasbourg Lily watermark, with narrow margins, small repair and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606-1669 THE BOAT HOUSE (GROTTO WITH A BROOK; HET SPELONKJE) (B., HOLL. 231; H. 211; BB. 45-C) Etching, 1645, the second state (of three), a fairly good impression of this rare work, with light tone, on paper with the Arms of Ravenburg watermark, with narrow margins, in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606-1669 MEDEA: OR THE MARRIAGE OF JASON AND CREUSA (B., HOLL. 112; H. 235; BB. 48-E) Etching, 1648, a good impression of the fourth state (of five), before the removal of the verses Plate: 238 by 178mm; 9 3/8 by 7in Sheet: 255 by 196mm; 10 by 7 3/4 in

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606-1669 THE FOURTH ORIENTAL HEAD (B., HOLL. 289; H. 134; BB. 35-5) Etching, circa 1635, a good impression of this scarce portrait, the second state (of three), on paper with a Foolscap with Seven-Pointed Collar watermark, trimmed just within the platemark, touches of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £4,000 - £7,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 THE OPERA (MOURLOT 102) Lithograph printed in colours, 1954, signed in pencil, numbered 33/75, published by Maeght, Paris, on wove paper, with margins, the colours slightly faded, slight paper discoloration Image: 380 by 283mm; 15 by 11 1/8 in Sheet: 392 by 285mm; 15 3/8 by

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 THE RAINBOW (M. 596) Lithograph printed in colours, 1969, signed in pencil, numbered 20/75, published by Editions des Musées Nationaux, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, in generally good condition, mount- and backboard- staining, the background colour possibly

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 LOVER'S DREAM (M. 301) Lithograph printed in colours, (the second final state) 1961, signed in pencil, numbered 70/75, published by Maeght, Paris, on Arches wove paper, in good condition except the yellow slightly darkened, mount-staining, three skinned areas at extreme

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 IN THE LAND OF THE GODS: AND YOU WOVE FOR YOUR TENDER NECK SEDUCTIVE GARLANDS OF RAVISHING FLOWERS (M. 534) Lithograph printed in colours, 1967, signed in pencil, numbered 14/25, inscribed épreuve d'artiste, a proof aside from the edition of 120, on Arches wove paper, with

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 L'ILE DE POROS (M. 963) Lithograph printed in colours, 1980, signed in pencil, numbered 41/50, printed by Mourlot, Paris,with their blind-stamp, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, in good condition apart from a pale handling-mark (?) in right margin Image: 440 by

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 TABLE WITH FLOWERS (M. 695) Lithograph printed in colours, 1973, signed in pencil, numbered 47/50, printed by Mourlot, on Arches wove paper, the red attenuated, light-staining, uneven backboard-staining, slight skinning verso associated with previous hinging Image: 410 by

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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MARC CHAGALL

Marc Chagall 1887 - 1985 THE PURPLE BODICE (M. 691) Lithograph printed in colours, 1973, signed in pencil, numbered 25/50, printed by Mourlot, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, slight light-staining, the colours slightly attenuated, pale uneven backboard-staining, slight skinning verso Image

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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FRIEDENSREICH HUNDERTWASSER

Friedensreich Hundertwasser 1928 - 2000 REGENTAG (KOSCHATZKY 44-53) The complete set of 10 secreenprints in colours with metal imprint, 1971-72, signed in blue chalk on the justification and list of contents and inside of wooden box cover, numbered 1122/3000 in yellow chalk, one sheet signed in

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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FERNAND LÉGER

Fernand Léger 1881-1955 LES ILLUMINATIONS: COMEDIE DE LA SOIF (SAPHIRE 26) Lithograph with pochoir printed in colours, 1949, signed and inscribed bon définitif in pencil, on wove tinted paper, the full sheet, in good condition apart from slight handling creases along edges of sheet Image: 280 by

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENRI MATISSE

Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 JEUNE FILLE AUX BOUCLES BRUNES (DUTHUIT 448) Lithograph, 1924, signed in pencil, numbered 50/100, on wove paper, with wide margins, generally in good condition apart from mottled foxing in the margins, light- and mount-staining, framed Image: 130 by 185 mm; 5 1/8 by 7¼in

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENRI MATISSE

Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 POEMES DE CHARLES D'ORLEANS (DUTHUIT BOOKS 28) The complete book, 1950, comprising 54 lithographs printed in colours, with title-page, text and justification, the justification signed in pencil and dedicated En hommage à la Baronne Hermine von Essen, this copy numbered 599

Lot #: 61

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENRI MATISSE

Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 NU ASSIS, VISAGE DE PROFIL (D. 228) Etching, 1931, signed in pencil and numbered 23/25, on wove paper, with wide margins, in good condition apart from scattered foxing on the verso visible on the recto at the upper plate mark and upper and lower sheet edges Image: 242 by

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENRI MATISSE

Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 ODALISQUE, BRASERO ET COUPE DES FRUITS (D. 504) Lithograph, 1929, signed in pencil, numbered 57/100, published by Petiet with his blindstamp (Lugt 2021a), on Arches wove paper, with full margins, in good condition Image: 283 by 382mm; 11 1/16 by 15in Sheet: 385 by 550mm; 15

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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HENRI MATISSE

Henri Matisse 1869 - 1954 FIGURE DEVANT TAPA AFRICAIN (D. 515) Lithograph, 1929, signed in pencil, numbered 5/50, on japan paper, with wide margins, in good condition apart from a large fox mark to the centre left of image, one to the upper left of image, localised scattered foxing to lower right of

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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JOAN MIRÓ

Joan Miró 1893-1983 UBU ROI (CB. 107) The complete portfolio, comprising 13 lithographs printed in colours, 1966, hors-texte, with text by Alfred Jarry, signed in pencil on the justification page, numbered 123 of 180, published by Tériade Editeur, Paris, on Arches wove paper, the full sheets, in

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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JOAN MIRÓ

Joan Miró 1893-1983 LE LEZARD AUX PLUMES D'OR: ONE PLATE (MOURLOT 803; SEE CB.148) Lithograph printed in colours, 1971, signed in red crayon, inscribed H.C., an Hors commerce impression from the suite that accompanied the first 30 copies of the book (the total edition was 195), published by Broder

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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JOAN MIRÓ

Joan Miró 1893-1983 LE LEZARD AUX PLUMES D'OR: TWO PLATES (M. 800 AND 821) Two lithographs printed in colours, 1971, both signed in pencil and inscribed H.C., proofs aside from the total edition of 195, published by Broder, Paris, on japan paper, the full sheets, printed to the edges, in good

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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GIORGIO MORANDI

Giorgio Morandi 1890 - 1964 GRANDE NATURA MORTA SCURA (VITALI 107) Etching, 1934, a richly inked impression, first state (of two), signed and dated in pencil, numbered 23/30, published on R. M. Fabriano wove paper with the Umbria Italia watermark, with wide margins, in good condition apart from a

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008

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EDVARD MUNCH

Edvard Munch 1863 - 1944 MELANCHOLY III (W.203; SCH.144) Woodcut printed in grey/blue, 1902, a very rare early impression, apparently before Woll's first state, (before the delineation of the figure, the completion of the rocks and before the masking of the right edge of the composition), signed in

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 2 Oct 2008