The Alchemist
engraving, circa1558, on laid paper, watermark Bunch of Grapes with Letters (not in Briquet or Heawood), a fine, clear and warm impression of the first state (of three), printing with a light plate tone and many horizontal wiping marks in the lower border
Plate 339 x 449 mm.
Sheet 345 x 455 mm.
Otto Gerstenberg (1848-1935), Berlin; inscribed by his secretary Mr Montag with his initials and deaccession number M4384-in pencil verso (Lugt 1840c; see also Lugt 2785).
With Harlow, McDonald & Co., New York; acquired from the above in 1922.
With M. A. McDonald (formely of Harlow, McDonald & Co.), New York (with his label verso); acquired from the above.
Private Collection, New York; acquired from the above, then by descent to the present owners.
Bastelaer, Hollstein 197; Lari 159; New Hollstein 40
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