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Title:: Pyramus and Thisbe Year:: 1513
Artist: Altdorfer, Albrecht After:  
Medium: woodcut Provenance:
Period: German 16th Century School/Style: Little Master
Catalogs: Bartsch 61;
Hollstein 76;
Winzinger 22 b (of c);
Price: $1,500.00
Description: Strong but uneven impression, over-inked, on laid paper showing the borderline all around; the very tips of the two right corners clipped (ca. 2 mm.). The print is rare. With the exception of a few impressionsm, the printing seems always to be rough and uneven, often over-inked, for the cutting is dense and the ink often covers the tiny white spaces. The composition is quite wonderful with adept foreshortening of the body, and the contrasts of dark and light dramatic. The story is based on Ovid's Metamorphoses.