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  • Durer's Adam and Eve headlines Old Master Prints at $359,500
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Durer's Adam and Eve headlines Old Master Prints at $359,500

One of the "most famous and complex" prints by Albrecht Durer, Adam and Eve, will sell at Christie's on December 3 in London, as part of its Old Master Prints auction.

Albrecht Durer Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve is one of Durer's finest prints, with this a rich and dark impression

The piece is one of two described as such by the auction house, joined by Melencolia I. Adam and Eve (1504) will sell with a £120,000-220,000 ($194,464-359,568) estimate, while Melencolia I (1514) - described as "that most intellectual of all Renaissance prints" - will follow at £120,000-180,000 ($194,964-292,446).

Also featuring in the auction is another master printmaker of the Renaissance, Rembrandt van Rijn, with his large landscape etching The Three Trees from 1643 expected to sell for between £150,000 and £200,000 ($243,705-324,940).

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