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Lot 604

Kusel "Allegory of Time and Old Age" Etching

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Melchior Kusel I (German, 1626-1683) after Johann Wilhelm Bauer (German, 1607-1642). Etching on paper titled "Allegory of Time and Old Age," plate 32 from "Iconographia Complectens In Se Passionen...," ca. 1670. Depicting an old man resting in the middle foreground under a tree. He holds an hourglass in hone hand and a cane in the other. Under his left foot is a skull. A partial watermark is visible along the center left edge. There is a collector's ink stamp "JN" along the verso.
Height: 8 1/2 in x width: 8 3/4 in.

Condition

The sheet is toned. There are scattered areas of foxing or toning throughout. There is a small tear along the upper right corner. Some wear along the edges. The sheet has been trimmed. Some wear and soiling to the verso. There are two pieces of tape affixed to the left edge of the verso. Some pencil inscriptions to the verso. The work is not framed.

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