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Lot 102: CHRISTOFFEL JEGHER (after Rubens) Susanna and the Elders
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
CHRISTOFFEL JEGHER (after Rubens)
Susanna and the Elders.
Woodcut, circa 1633-36. 437x571 mm; 17 1/4x22 1/2 inches, small margins. First state (of 2), before Rubens' address was removed from the block. Letters NG with a number 4 watermark. A brilliant, richly-inked and early impression of this extremely scarce woodcut, with very strong contrasts, consistent witht he earliest impressions of this subject.
We have found approximately only 10 other first state impressions at auction in the past 30 years.
Based on the same-titled oil by Rubens, now in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Hollstein 1.