The Large Horse
By Albrecht Durer
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Reference: Meder 94a (of F)
Edition size: unknown
Image size: 16.7 x 11.9 cm
Sheet size: 17.1 x 12.3 cm
A brilliant impression, with thread margins all around. Arguably the finest impression in trade in recent years.
Perhaps Charles, Third Earl of Sunderland, or possibly Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (1663-1744); The Hon. John Spencer (1705-1746);
His son John, First Earl Spencer ((1734-1783). By family descent to
The Rt. Hon. Earl Spencer K.G., (Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer, 1857-1922), Auction sale, ‘removed from Althorp’, Christies, 25.6.1919, lot 58, 38 guineas (£39.18) to Atherton (perhaps Atherton Curtis (1863-1943), see Lugt 94). with Annan and Sons, Glasgow. With the Spencer collection mark on the recto at lower left (Lugt 1530).