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Wednesday 26th September 2018: 12:00pm BST

1Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Hercules conquering Cacus (Hercules conquering the Molionide Twins), woodcut, [circa 1496 but slightly later].

Albrecht dürer (1471-1528) hercules conquering cacus (hercules conquering the molionide twins)

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Hercules conquering Cacus (Hercules conquering the Molionide Twins)
Woodcut, a good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline 390 x 285 mm. (15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in), sheet 440 x 295 mm. (17 x 11 3/4 in), good margins, many areas of wear expertly retouched, unframed, [circa 1496, but slightly later impression].

Literature:

Bartsch 127; Meder, Hollstein 238; Schoch Mende Scherbaum 105

⁂ One of the important early woodcuts, executed just after the artist's first journey to Italy, and prior to producing the Apocalypse woodcut series.

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Hercules conquering Cacus (Hercules conquering the Molionide Twins)
Woodcut, a good Meder III a-b impression, on cream laid paper with possible very faint watermark, borderline 390 x 285 mm. (15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in), sheet 440 x 295 mm. (17 x 11 3/4 in), good margins, many areas of wear expertly retouched, unframed, [circa 1496, but slightly later impression].

Literature:

Bartsch 127; Meder, Hollstein 238; Schoch Mende Scherbaum 105

⁂ One of the important early woodcuts, executed just after the artist's first journey to Italy, and prior to producing the Apocalypse woodcut series.