Vladislav Hall, Prague Castle, the Annual Fair
Medium: Engraving from two plates on two sheets
Dimensions: 569 x 615 mm. 22 1/2 x 24 1/4 in.
Reference: Hollstein 150, second state of two, with the address of Marco Sadeler as publisher
Signature: Signed in the plate “Egidius Sadeler Dedicat” bottom; in the plate “Marco Sadeler excudit” lower right
Annotations: Noted in the plate “Sac Caes Mai Privilegio” lower left
Provenance: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, an old inventory number in pencil verso; Private collection, U.S.A.
Impression: Very good, reading well from foreground to furthest reaches of the vast space
Condition: Linen tape reinforcing the vertical join of two sheets verso, old repairs and pale foxing in the bottom text area, a splash of light ink in the coffers of the ceiling, some old horizontal creases and folds, a few repairs along the top edge, soiling and old hinges verso, small margins; overall in good condition for a large print that would have been hung in its time as decoration