Albrecht Dürer, ‘Saint Christopher facing to the Right & Saint Christopher facing to the Left’, 1521, Christie's
Albrecht Dürer, ‘Saint Christopher facing to the Right & Saint Christopher facing to the Left’, 1521, Christie's

Without watermarks, very good Meder a-b impressions, both trimmed to the subjects, Saint Christopher facing to the Right with a a short tear across the upper left corner, otherwise in good condition, Saint Christopher facing to the Left with a repaired tear at upper right, the tip of the lower left corner made up and other, smaller defects, both thinly backed with Japan paper.
Image & Sheet 117 x 74 mm. (B. 52)
Image & Sheet 116 x 75 mm. (B. 51)
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Bartsch 52 & 51, Meder, Hollstein 52 & 53; Schoch, Mende, Scherbaum 94 & 95

Baron Henri de Triqueti (1802-1874), Paris, with his stamp recto (Lugt 1304). (B. 52 & 51)
Unidentified collector’s mark DGR **recto (Lugt 757b). (B. 52 & 51)
Unidentified collector's mark D in pencil verso (not in Lugt). (B. 51)
Reverend Canon Edward Harding Firth (1863-1936), Winchester (without mark and not in Lugt); then by descent to the present owner. (B. 52 & 51)

About Albrecht Dürer

Considered one of the foremost artists of the Renaissance period, Albrecht Dürer’s extensive work in printmaking transformed the categorization of the medium from craft to fine art. Often depicting religious subjects, Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings demonstrated unprecedented technical skill, tonal variation, and compositional sophistication. Dürer theorized extensively on linear perspective and anatomical proportion, concerns that were articulated in a vast body of written work as well as in his paintings and prints. Dürer’s skill earned him the role of court artist for Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V, under whom he created a number of paintings and altarpieces. Dürer’s series of self-portraits, created throughout his career, represent some of his most iconic works.

German, 1471-1528, Nuremberg, Germany, based in Nuremberg, Germany