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Adam and Eve

Artwork:
Adam and Eve
Size:
plate 16.3 x 11.7; sheet 16.5 x 11.8 cm
Edition Size :
n/a
Medium :
Etching with touches of drypoint on laid paper
Creation Year:
1638
Category :
Print-Multiple
Artwork Details :
A fine impression of the second, final state

Christie’s London

Date:
2017-09-19
Lot Number :
9
Low Estimate :
$6,550[+160%]*
High Estimate :
$9,170[+86%]*
Hammer Price :
$17,030
Sold For :
$21,287*
Notes :
Without watermark, printing with little wear in the densely worked areas and with touches of burr around eve’s eyes, with thread margins, trimmed on the platemark in places, the sheet backed with another sheet of laid paper, a made-up paper loss at the upper left corner, some short tears and other minor defects

Christie’s London

Date:
2017-03-29
Lot Number :
29
Low Estimate :
$99,095[-12%]*
High Estimate :
$148,643[-42%]*
Hammer Price :
$86,709
Sold For :
$108,386*
Notes :
Without watermark, printing very sharply, with great contrasts and without any wear, with all characteristics of a very early impression such as the tiny flecks of burr on Eve's nose and around Adam's eye and groin, with thread margins, two tiny repairs at the lower sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition