Both Rembrandt and Dürer highlight a major sale of master prints on April 28. Which prints are available, and who are the other big names included?
Your chance to own works from the master of printmaking — Albrecht Dürer — has arrived via Swann Auction Galleries on April 28. Among the notable works are his monumental “St. Jerome in his Study,” “Knight, Death and the Devil,” and “The Engraved Passion” —all canonical works in Dürer’s oeuvre. Prints are priced between $80,000 and $180,000, and the auction is an outstanding opportunity for collectors. A particular highlight is “Knight, Death and the Devil,” a vibrant and gorgeous print filled with unimaginable drama and detail. The available print is in outstanding condition, with no signs of wear, richly inked, strong contrast, and clarity. It is, without a doubt, one of the Holy Grails of print collecting.

Rembrandt van Rijn, “Self-portrait,” ca. 1630, etching, (c) Swann Auction Galleries 2016

Also highlighting the sale are several prints from Rembrandt van Rijn, another master of the technique. Indeed, if there were any rival to Dürer’s position as the best, it would be Rembrandt. Along with a few landscape prints, a self-portrait of the artist is also included. Other top names included in the April 28 sale are Thomas Hart Benton, James Whistler, Marc Chagall, Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, Giovanni Piranesi, Camille Pissarro, and Picasso. Whether a traditionalist or modernist, the sale is sure to have something for every collector.
To learn more, visit Swann Auction Galleries.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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