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Wednesday 22 March 2023

Heinrich Aldegrever’s engraving, “Ornament with Vase and Mask”, 1552

Heinrich Aldegrever (c1501/2–c1555/61)

“Ornament with Vase and Mask” (TIB title) (aka “Autre Montant d'Ornement” [Bartsch title]; “Vlakdecoratie met Bladranken en Grotesken” [Rijksmuseum title]), 1552.

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 15 x 5.5 cm; (plate) 14.7 x 5.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate with Aldegrever's monogram and dated at upper centre on tablet.

TIB 16(8).285(448) (Robert A Koch [ed.] 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch”, vol. 16, New York, Abaris Books, p. 257, cat. no. 285 [448]); Bartsch VIII.448.285; New Hollstein (German) 285 (Aldegrever) (Ursula Mielke [comp.] 1998, “The New Hollstein: German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts 1400–1700: Heinrich Aldegrever”, Rotterdam, Sound and Vision, p. 231, cat. no. 285).

The British Museum and the Rijksmuseum offer descriptions of this print:;

Condition: a well-printed silvery impression trimmed close to the platemark with thread margins and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wide margins. The sheet is in a near pristine condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this original, very beautiful and rare engraving from the Renaissance era by one of the major old masters strongly influenced by Albrecht Dürer—note Aldegrever’s adaptation of Albrecht Dürer’s monogram for his own—for AU$586 (currently US$388.96/EUR361.96/GBP318.53 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this small and magnificently executed masterpiece of engraving, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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