Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), German
THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA, CIRCA 1497/98 [BARTSCH, 120; MEDER 236]
Woodcut on light brown laid paper of German origin with Gothic Pea with Flower watermark type Nr. 9185 (Briquet), the paper dated, circa 1461-1490 to the typed catalogue information verso backing
Image/Sheet 15.25" x 11" — 38.7 x 27.9 cm.; 15.9" x 11.6" — 40.4 x 29.5 cm.
This lot is accompanied by a typed description dated May 3rd, 1976 by A.J. Birkenmayer, Toronto, where the examiner observed the watermark in the paper and provided a facsimile ink drawing of the mark on the label. The paper dating from 1461 to 1490 is identified as German made, and the type of 15th century paper common in Bremen, Bielefeld, Cologne, Lubeck, Marburg, Metz, Osnabruck, and Wolbeck,(Westphalia) as recorded on the label mounted to the backboard verso.
See C.M. Briquet: “Les Filigrans,” Volume II, type Nr. 9185
With A.J. Birkenmayer, Toronto, his statement of opinion dated May 3rd, 1976 in pen and ink to his label on a typed label verso backing