Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Dutch
THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA, CIRCA 1497/98 [BARTSCH, 120; MEDER 236];
Woodcut on light brown laid paper of German origin with indistinct watermark. Reportedly a Gothic Pea with Flower watermark type Nr. 9185 (Briquet), the paper dated, circa 1461-1490 according to the typed catalogue information verso backing by Alfred J. Birkenmayer, Toronto on May 3rd, 1976
Image/Sheet 15.25 x 11 in — 38.7 x 27.9 cm; 15.9 x 11.6 in — 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.
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