Lot 3616* - A198 Old Master Prints - Friday, 01. October 2021, 10.30 AM


(Muhlbrecht near Venlo 1558 – 1617 Haarlem)
The Judgement of Midas, 1590.
Copper engraving on laid paper with watermark of crowned coat of arms and watermark with text band.
42 x 67.2 cm

Bartsch 140; New Hollstein 158 I (of III); Strauss 285 I (of III). – Excellent, silvery, even and clear impression from the first state with text band. With a fine margin on three sides around the border, the plate edge partly visible. On the lower margin, trimmed as far as the plate edge. The flattened central fold with larger, professionally restored tears. Further restored small tears
mostly in the left margin. Individual small restorations, rubbing, a few unobtrusive small stains within the picture. The text band with traces of wear and handling. Despite these conservation issues, overall good condition.

– J. Mariette (1660-1742), Paris, Lugt 1488.
– Sale Auktionshaus Tenner, Heidelberg, October 1976.
– Private collection, Germany.

CHF 3 000 / 4 000

€ 2 800 / 3 740