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Holbein II, Hans (Augsburg 1497/98 – London 1543). The Madonna with the family of the (Basle) mayor (Jacob) Meyer. With crown and the child on the arm standing in a niche. On both sides the family predominantly praying. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinsteadt 1898). C. 1840. 7⅞ × 4⅜ in (20 × 11.2 cm).

Hans Holbein II, Madonna

The Dresden version of the lately so notorious “Darmstadt Madonna” as one of the “most popular” works (Thieme-Becker), created between 1519 + 1526. See the illustration of which in Knackfuß, Dürer und Holbein der Jüngere, 1895, p. 58. – The first version by French with 6⅝ × 4⅜ in (16.8 × 11.2 cm) pure subject size somewhat smaller than the later repetition of the position 14,572 below.

Offer no. 14,205 / EUR  50. (c. US$ 58.) + shipping

– – – The same in French’s larger repetition from the 3rd quarter of the 19th century by 7¼ × 4⅞ in (18.5 × 12.4 cm) pure subject size (incl. caption 8 × 4⅞ in [20.3 × 12.4 cm]), here in shiningly fine impression.

Hans Holbein II, The Madonna

Offer no. 14,572 / EUR  60. (c. US$ 69.) + shipping


“ Many years ago I bought from you the print/litho from Mourot ‘Sophia....’ We are still very happy with this acquisition. For my collection and family history/genealogy I am looking for some very special prints … ”

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