(attrib.) Johann Friedrich Leonart (aka Johann Friedrich Leonard; Johann Friedrich Leonhart) (1633–1680/87)
“Woman with Coiled Hair after Dürer” (aka “Portrait of Catharina Fürleger”), c1660, engraving in reverse after Wenceslaus Hollar’s (aka Václav Hollar; Wenzel Hollar) (1607–1677) etching (Pennington 1536 [p. 268]), after Albrecht Dürer's (aka Albrecht Duerer) (1471–1528) painting dated 1497. See the description of this print offered by the British Museum (without attribution Leonart): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_Bb-8-294.
Stipple, etching and engraving on laid paper with wide margins.
Size: (sheet) 33.3 x 22 cm; (plate) 16.5 x 11.4 cm; (image borderline) 14.6 x 11 cm.
Inscribed in plate: (on banderole at upper right) “1487”; (on plaque hanging below banderole) Fürleger family coat of arms; (on book held by wooden sculpture near window) monogram of Albrecht Dürer; (below image borderline) “Also bin ich gestalt, In achtzehe Jahr alt” (So I am in shape, at eighteen years old).
Condition: a strong impression with generously wide margins. There are partially erased collectors’ notes recto and verso, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.
I am selling this beautifully executed engraving (with etching) after Dürer's painting and in reversed direction to Hollar’s etching showing a young woman with braided hair wrapped around her head (symbolic of being available for marriage) and holding sprigs of sea holly and Southernwood (symbolic of conjugal fidelity and eroticism [see https://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/durer/1/02/03hair_d.html]), for the total cost of AU$337 (currently US$236.29/EUR225.92/GBP191.06 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
If you are interested in purchasing this interesting portrait charged with symbolism and showing what I assume to be a view of the old city of Nuremburg with its defensive walls as seen by Dürer in 1497, please contact me (email@example.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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