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Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Old Master Through Modern Prints
Sale #2666

A compelling selection of scarce and desirable prints includes woodcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, and screenprints and spans the late fifteenth century through the 1900s. Leading the sale are Old Master prints by the perennial quadrumvirate: Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, and Goya, among which are Dürer’s much sought-after engravings Adam and Eve, 1504; and an early, lifetime impression of Rembrandt’s The Pancake Woman, etching and drypoint, 1635, and others. Select Rembrandt etchings come from a private London collection, as well as etchings by Piranesi from his renowned Carceri and Vedute di Roma series, and first editions from Goya’s Los Caprichos.

The auction continues with a stellar group of nineteenth-century prints by the likes of James A. M. Whistler, the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists—including Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, Théophile Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others—as well as an important Winslow Homer etching, Perils of the Sea, 1888. Modern American and European prints round out the auction, with notable representation by Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Gustave Baumann, Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, and Milton Avery, along with many others. Leading the European modernists is Picasso’s groundbreaking, career-establishing Le Repas Frugal, etching and drypoint, 1904. Additional European modern highlights include prints by Matisse, Miró, Paul Klee, Chagall, Käthe Kollwitz, Dalí and M. C. Escher.


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