5636 - 5985 PRINTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Verso w. traces of former tipping in. = Hollstein 32a (copy in the same direction).
Idem. The Virgin and Child seated on a grassy bank. Engraving, 10,5x6,7 cm., monogrammed "A.G." and dated "1553" in the plate.
- Trimmed to the borderline; sl. fingersoiled; doubled w. very thin paper. = Hollstein 52.
AND 8 others by the same, G. PENCZ and V. SOLIS (partly w. defects). - AND 11 sm. circular "Nielli".
- Partly trimmed just inside the platemark; two portions missing from upper margin (restored); upper margin and upper part of right margin strengthened w. paper on verso.
- A few sm. stains/ trifle foxed.
ADDED: an etching by J. CALLOT from the series Les grandes misères de la guerre, also framed.
- Remargined; sm. brown stain in centre.
= Provenance: Unicorno collection. Verso w. a drawing of a (cut-off) horseman and another figure. Paper w. unidentified watermark.
- Sheet 7 (erroneously) attached between sheets 1 and 2. = From an unidentified work.
- Lacks upper margin and a strip of the upper part of the image (±5 cm in height).
= Despite the defects an attractive and rare print showing an Hungarian gentleman (perhaps an officer) at a Dutch tavern. The signpost shows a small hunting scene. A pendant print exists, showing a tinker ('ketellapper') at work (probably a Hungarian gypsy).
- With occas. stamp (on verso); occas. trifle yellowed.
= From V. SCAMOZZI, Les Bâtimens et les desseins de André Palladio, vol.1 (Vicenza, 1776).
- Folded twice; several closed tears; sl. frayed; stains in upper left corner and in right margin. = Rare.
- Middle fold as published; some scattered small foxed spots/ stains; closed tear in left margin, sl. affecting image but unobtrusive.
= Impressive and decorative print listing all monarchies and monarchs from the Assyrian Monarchy up to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, characterizing the rulers with symbols (e.g. the sun, standing for 'virtuous'). The onlay piece is a German key to those symbols, tipped-on along upper margin and covering the Latin key. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
- Fine impression on contemp. paper, trimmed on the platemark; small closed tear in right margin; a few foxed spots.
= Hollstein 19, the 3rd and final state.
- Dustsoiled; sl. wrinkled; waterst. in lower left corner. = F.M. 5234 and Atlas van Stolk 5142..
ADDED: 4 others, i.a. C. DE JONKER (1761-1830), (Imprisonment of Hugo Grotius) (Stipple-engraving, 35,5x19,5 cm., w. "C. de Ionker Fecit 1791" in the image. F.M. 1442 and Atlas van Stolk 1517).
- Vertical fold in centre, lower margin cut to the platemark.
Rousselet, G. (1610-1686). (The lamentation over the dead Christ). Engraving after C. LE BRUN, 43,5x41 cm., "C. le Brun pinx." and "Aegid. Rousselet sculp. et excud. Cum privil. reg. 1663." in the plate.
- A few sm. rubbed spots; horizontal fold ±3 cm. above the lower borderline; margins ±3 mm.
- Two vague waterstains and a few vague foxed specks.
= Hollstein 29, 1st state (of 3), w. blank margins within platemark ±5 mm., its corners pointed and plate edges uncleaned. Good strong impression.
- Fine copy. = Hollstein 11, 3rd state (of 5), with number "4" in lower right corner below image.
= Hollstein 6, 4th state (of 5).
- Trifle foxed.