Durer's Adam and Eve headlines Old Master Prints at $359,500


2015-06-26 13:32:48


Durer's Adam and Eve headlines Old Master Prints at $359,500

Master printmaker Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve is one of his most complex works

One of the "most famous and complex" prints by Albrecht Durer, Adam and Eve, willsell at Christie's on December 3 in London, as part of its Old Master Prints auction.

Albrecht Durer Adam and EveAdam and Eve is one of Durer's finest prints, with this a rich and dark impression

The piece is one of two described as such by the auction house, joined by Melencolia I. Adam and Eve (1504) will sell with a 120,000-220,000 ($194,464-359,568) estimate, while Melencolia I (1514) - described as "that most intellectual of all Renaissance prints" - will follow at 120,000-180,000 ($194,964-292,446).

Also featuring in the auction is another master printmaker of the Renaissance, Rembrandt van Rijn, with his large landscape etching The Three Trees from 1643 expected to sell for between 150,000 and 200,000 ($243,705-324,940).

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