The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634, probably a 19th century impression (Bartsch/Hollstein, 44iii/iii). Signed within the plate. Etching on wove paper, plate size 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (25.9 x 21.5 cm), framed. Condition: Margins 1/8 inch or more, not examined out of frame. Estimate $500-700
Out of the frame the sheet measures 10 5/8 x 9 inches. There are pencil annotations and pale fox marks to the verso. There is an uneven horizontal crease through the image near the main angel and to his left.
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.