ALTDORFER, Albrecht
(ca. 1480-1538):

The Fall of Man, and The Expulsion from Paradise ,
from The Fall and Redemption of Man,
a series of 40 prints

Woodcuts, ca.1513. New Hollstein w.1 and 2; Winzinger 26 and 27

Good, clear impressions with relief and intact borderlines. The Fall with a tiny repair to the tip of the upper right corner, The Expulsion with a possible very small repair in the upper left corner, old hinging tape on the verso of each, otherwise in very good condition. 73 x 49mm.
Each $1,500

In this wonderful series spanning the origins of man and the story of Christ, Altdorfer had the precedent of Durer’s Passion of a few years earlier, but nonetheless produced images of great originality, through his use of space, feeling, and sense of humour.