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Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528)
The Betrothal of the Virgin, c. 1503, from The Life of the Virgin, an impression after the Latin edition of 1511, without text, a lifetime impression or nearly so (Meder, 195). Monogrammed within the matrix. Woodcut on laid paper with high crown watermark, image/sheet size 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (29.8 x 20.9 cm),framed.
Condition: Trimmed to just outside of the borderline, nick to right edge, two central horizontal creases (one soft; the other uneven and with resulting breaks to ink),repaired and retouched tear across the lower third of the sheet, thinned spots (primarily to lowest third of the composition),pencil annotations and old hinges to verso.
There are no other issues to report.
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