Dated 1580: A Splendid German Old Master Drawing- Armorial For Sale
SPLENDID 16th CENTURY OLD MASTER GERMAN DRAWING
AN IMPORTANT ORIGINAL ARMORIAL DATED 1580
BLUE IBEX AND THREE CRESCENT MOONS WITH GOLD HIGHLIGHTS
[OLD MASTER DRAWING] Armorial with three crescent moons and blue ibex or goat. Gouache and gold highlights on paper, (not examined out of frame but the verso appears to be a 16th century edition of Aesop). Dated 1580 (and without doubt 16th century); s.l., but likely Bavarian; approx. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. (drawing), 31 x 24.5 cm. in-frame.The style bears much in common with the latter part of the important Scheiblersche Wappenbuch. The woman is delightfully executed in full costume. Condition: minor loss to lower margin blank, some toning, but generally fresh and very beautiful in person.Such well executed 16th century armorials on paper are unusually rare in commerce.
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