HARROWING OF HELL (CHRIST IN LIMBO)

Albrecht Dürer
HARROWING OF HELL (CHRIST IN LIMBO)
woodcut
c. 1509

An original Albrecht Dürer woodcut print.

c. 1509

Original woodcut printed in black ink on laid paper showing no watermark

Signed in the block with the artist’s monogram lower right. 

A clear and sharp, jet black 16th century/lifetime proof impression, printed prior to the Latin edition of 1511, with no letterpress text appearing on the verso, showing the tiny gap in the borderline at the lower right corner typical of such early proofs. One of 37 plates comprising The Small Passion, Dürer’s best known illustrated volume. 

Catalog: Bartsch 41; Meder 150; Hollstein 150; Strauss 125; Schoch/Mende/Scherbaum 211

5 1/16 x 3 7/8 inches 

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