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The Standard Bearer

Rhine, Prince Rupert of the (1619-1682, German)


Prince Rupert of the Rhine, The Standard Bearer

Prince Rupert of the Rhine
The Standard Bearer


Date: 1658
Medium: Mezzotint
Dimensions: 275 x 197 mm. 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.
Reference: Chaloner Smith 5; Hollstein 16, second state of two, finished, with the shadow cast by the hat across the forehead burnished lighter across its lower edge
Watermark: Double-Headed Eagle with Basel Crozier, related to Heawood 1301 (Holland and Schieland, 1652)
Provenance: J. Thane (1748-1818), see Lugt 2393; to His sale at George Jones, London, 23-26 Nov. 1819; to William Esdaile (1758-1837), London, Lugt 2617; to His sale Christie’s London, 11 June 1840, lot 366, £4.50; to P. & D. Colnaghi Co., London; R.S. Holford (1808-1892), London, Lugt 2243; to Christie’s London, 14 July 1893, lot 529, £37; to Meder; Valentin Weisbach (1843-1899), Berlin, per note on an old mount, see Lugt 2539b; by descent to Dr. Werner Weisbach (1873-1953), Berlin and Basel, see Lugt 2659a, sold 1951; Dr. Albert Blum (1882-1952), Switzerland and New Jersey, U.S.A, Lugt 79b; by descent to His heirs; to His sale, Sotheby’s New York, 27 Feb. 1988, lot 1223, $90,750; to Nicholas Stogdon, London; to Private collector; to Christie’s London July 2, 1992, lot 220; Private collector, London