Old Master Prints An Important Private Collection

Christie's
5 December 2006, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 05.12.2006

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Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550)

Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550)
Judith seated in an Arch (Bartsch 12; Pauli, Hollstein 13)
Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550) Judith seated in an Arch (Bartsch 12; Pauli, Hollstein 13) engraving, 1547, a very good impression of the third state (of four), trimmed within the platemark, a minor restoration at

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
Christ and the Woman of Samaria (B. 24; P., Holl. 26)
Hans Sebald Beham Christ and the Woman of Samaria (B. 24; P., Holl. 26) engraving, circa 1520, a very good impression of the first state (of two), trimmed to the platemark and just touching the borderline at upper right, in very

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
Allegory of Christianity (B. 128; P., Holl. 130)
Hans Sebald Beham Allegory of Christianity (B. 128; P., Holl. 130) engraving, 1548, a good impression of the third state (of four), trimmed to the platemark but retaining the filet of blank paper outside the borderline, with an

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
The Year's End, from: The Twelve Months (B. 160; P., Holl. 183)
Hans Sebald Beham The Year's End, from: The Twelve Months (B. 160; P., Holl. 183) engraving, 1546-47, a fine impression of the second, final state, with wide margins, in very good condition P. 50 x 71 mm., S. 56 x 78

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
The Peasants' Feast, from: The Twelve Months (B. 161; P., Holl. 184)
Hans Sebald Beham The Peasants' Feast, from: The Twelve Months (B. 161; P., Holl. 184) engraving, 1546-47, a fine impression of the third, final state, trimmed to or just within the borderline, in very goood

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
Three Soldiers and a Dog (B. 196; P., Holl. 199)
Hans Sebald Beham Three Soldiers and a Dog (B. 196; P., Holl. 199) engraving, circa 1540, a fine impression of the first state (of two), trimmed within the platemark but retaining a fillet of blank paper outside the borderline, in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
The Guard near the Powder Casks (B. 197; P., Holl. 200)
Hans Sebald Beham The Guard near the Powder Casks (B. 197; P., Holl. 200) engraving, circa 1540, a good impression of the first state (of two), trimmed to the borderline, two tiny nicks at the right sheet edge S. 43 x 28 mm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham
Standard-Bearer and Drummer (B. 199; P., Holl. 202)
Hans Sebald Beham Standard-Bearer and Drummer (B. 199; P., Holl. 202) engraving, 1544, a very good impression, trimmed to the borderline, in very good condition S. 70 x 47 mm

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Stefano della Bella

Stefano della Bella
Diversi Animali (de V. 690-99, 701-13)
Stefano della Bella Diversi Animali (de V. 690-99, 701-13) 42 etchings, 1641, mostly first or second states, including proof impressions before the number of de V. 703 and de V. 713, with counterproof impressions of de V. 692, 694, 708 and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Jacob Binck (1500-1569)

Jacob Binck (1500-1569)
Saint George on Horseback (Bartsch 23; Hollstein 62)
Jacob Binck (1500-1569) Saint George on Horseback (Bartsch 23; Hollstein 62) engraving, circa 1528, trimmed on the platemark on three sides and to the borderline at right P. 59 x 45 mm., S. 60 x 46 mm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Jacques Callot (1592-1635)

Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
Les Grandes Misères de la Guerre (Lieure 1339-1356)
Jacques Callot (1592-1635) Les Grandes Misères de la Guerre (Lieure 1339-1356) the complete set of 17 etchings, with the title page, 1633, second state (of three), the title page third, final state, good impressions, with

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto (1697-1768)

Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto (1697-1768)
The Portico with the Lantern (Bromberg 10)
Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto (1697-1768) The Portico with the Lantern (Bromberg 10) etching, circa 1740, a very fine impression of the second state (of three), watermark Initial A surrounded by an Ornament (B. 44

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704)

Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704)
The drunk Couple (Bartsch, Hollstein 7)
Cornelis Dusart (1660-1704) The drunk Couple (Bartsch, Hollstein 7) etching, 1685, a fine early impression, with foul-biting at the lower edge and polishing scratches in the sky, with narrow to thread margins, one or two pale stains

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Oriental and his Wife (B. 85; M., Holl. 80)
Albrecht Dürer The Oriental and his Wife (B. 85; M., Holl. 80) engraving, 1496, a very good Meder b impression, trimmed just outside the borderline, a soft horizontal crease towards the lower sheet edge, some thin spots and defects on

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Knight and the Lansquenet (B. 131; M., Holl. 265)
Albrecht Dürer The Knight and the Lansquenet (B. 131; M., Holl. 265) woodcut, circa 1496, an extremely fine early Meder Ia impression, the crack through the horse's hind hoof just beginning, watermark Imperial Orb (M. 53), trimmed

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Apocalypse (B. 60-75; M., Holl. 163-78)
Albrecht Dürer The Apocalypse (B. 60-75; M., Holl. 163-78) the complete set of sixteen woodcuts, 1496-1511, with the title, the Latin Edition from 1511, fine to good impressions, B. 62 and 74 watermark Flower and Triangle (M. 127), B. 60

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 81; M., Holl. 193)
Albrecht Dürer The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 81; M., Holl. 193) woodcut, circa 1503-04, a very fine Meder a impression, a proof before the

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Death of the Virgin, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 93; M., Holl. 205)
Albrecht Dürer The Death of the Virgin, from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 93; M., Holl. 205) woodcut, 1510, a very fine, bright Meder b impression with excellent contrasts, a proof before the Latin Edition of

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Virgin and Child with a Monkey (B. 42; M., Holl. 30)
Albrecht Dürer The Virgin and Child with a Monkey (B. 42; M., Holl. 30) engraving, 1498, a fine Meder a impression, richly inked and with strong contrasts, a little slipped in the sky at upper left, a narrow margin below

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
Saint Jerome penitent in the Desert (B. 61; M., Holl. 57)
Albrecht Dürer Saint Jerome penitent in the Desert (B. 61; M., Holl. 57) engraving, 1496, a very good Meder b/c impression, printing strongly and with good contrasts, trimmed just inside the border on three sides, circa 8 mm

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
The Dream of the Doctor (B. 76; M., Holl. 70)
Albrecht Dürer The Dream of the Doctor (B. 76; M., Holl. 70) engraving, 1498, a very fine Meder a impression, displaying excellent contrasts, watermark High Crown (M. 20), trimmed to or close to the platemark, some very minor pinpoint

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £25,000 - £30,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
Nemesis (B. 77; M., Holl. 72)
Albrecht Dürer Nemesis (B. 77; M., Holl. 72) engraving, circa 1501-02, a fine, clear Meder IIb impression, watermark High Crown (M. 20), with narrow margins, a soft horizontal drying crease, touches of pen and ink along the platemark, a soft diagonal

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
Adam and Eve (B. 1; M., Holl. 1)
Albrecht Dürer Adam and Eve (B. 1; M., Holl. 1) engraving, 1504, Meder IIIb, a very good impression, printed in a warm brown-black, with narrow margins on three sides, remargined at the right, watermark Large City Gate, faint horizontal soft creasing

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £35,000 - £45,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617)

Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617)
Hans Bol (Bartsch 161; Hollstein 177)
Hendrik Goltzius (1558-1617) Hans Bol (Bartsch 161; Hollstein 177) engraving, a good impression of the first state (of two), watermark Strasbourg Lily, trimmed to or just outside of the borderline, in very good condition S. 260 x 178

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hendrik Goltzius

Hendrik Goltzius
The Adoration of the Shepherds (B. 21; Holl. 15)
Hendrik Goltzius The Adoration of the Shepherds (B. 21; Holl. 15) engraving, circa 1600, first state (of five), a good impression, with thread margins on three sides, trimmed to the platemark at the top, a small paper flaw in the

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hendrik Goltzius

Hendrik Goltzius
Pietà (B. 41; Holl. 50)
Hendrik Goltzius Pietà (B. 41; Holl. 50) engraving, 1596, a fine impression of the second, final state, displaying brilliant contrasts, the proliferation of lines at the top well defined and clearly printed, watermark Strasbuorg Lily, with wide margins, in

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Hendrik Goltzius

Hendrik Goltzius
The Massacre of the Innocents (B. 23; Holl. 17; Strauss 206)
Hendrik Goltzius The Massacre of the Innocents (B. 23; Holl. 17; Strauss 206) engraving, circa 1584, second state (of three), with Visscher's address, a very good impression, watermark Strasbourg Lily and Countermark IHS

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)
Los Desastres de la Guerra (Delteil 120-199; Harris 121-200)
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) Los Desastres de la Guerra (Delteil 120-199; Harris 121-200) the complete set of eighty etchings with burnished aquatint, drypoint and engraving

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Hasta la Muerte, from: Los Caprichos (D. 92; H. 90)
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes Hasta la Muerte, from: Los Caprichos (D. 92; H. 90) etching with burnished aquatint, 1799, a fine, early impression from the First Edition, with margins, a small rust spot in the centre of

Lot #: 45

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 5 Dec 2006

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Jacob Matham (1571-1631)

Jacob Matham (1571-1631)
Apollo in the Clouds (Hollstein 182; Bartsch 95)
Jacob Matham (1571-1631) Apollo in the Clouds (Hollstein 182; Bartsch 95) engraving, first state (of two), watermark Interlaced Initials SM with Crozier, a very good impression, trimmed to the borderline, some minor skinning

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 5 Dec 2006