Albrecht Altdorfer (1482/5–1538)
“Resurrection” (aka “La Résurrection”; “Opstanding van Christus”), c1513, thirty-fifth plate from the series of forty prints, “Fall and Redemption of Man” (aka “De val en verlossing van de mensheid”; “The Fall and Salvation of Mankind Through the Life and Passion of Christ”).
Woodcut on fine laid paper, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline.
Size: (sheet) 7.6 x 5.1 cm; (image borderline) 7.3 x 4.9 cm.
Signed in plate with the artist’s monogram at upper-centre: “AA”.
Lifetime impression based on the quality of line showing very few signs of wear to the printing plate.
TIB 14(8).35(75) (Robert A Koch 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Early German Masters”, vol., 14, New York, Abaris Books, p. 141, cat. no. 35 ); New Hollstein (German) w.35 (Ursula Mielke [comp.] 1997, “The new Hollstein: German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400–1700: Albrecht and Erhard Altdorfer”, Rotterdam, Sound and Vision Interactive, p. 109, cat. no. w.35); Dodgson 35 (Campbell Dodgson 1911, “Catalogue of Early German and Flemish Woodcuts Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum”, vol. 2, London, British Museum, p. 225, cat. no. 35).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “The Resurrection; Christ holding the flag stands on the open sarcophagus, soldiers falling back. c.1513/ Woodcut” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1895-0122-342).
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum: (transl.) “Christ standing on the edge of his tomb. In the left hand a banner, with the right hand he makes a gesture of blessing. A soldier wakes up on the left” (http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.30763).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline. Beyond remnants of hinges verso and minor areas of thinning, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, losses, stains, foxing or significant signs of handling.
I am selling this small woodcut that is a superb lifetime impression (based on the quality of the line showing few signs of wear to the printing plate) by one of the Nuremberg Little Masters (Kleinmeister) for AU$516 in total (currently US$369.16/EUR350.45/GBP295.07 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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