6046 - 6342 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trifle/ sl. yellowed/ foxed; occas. sm. marginal defects. = Apples, pears and cherries.
- All three ample margins; trifle yellowed. = Hollstein 50, 51 and 54, all final state.
= A unique copy, with handcolouring by Bouvenne intended as example for a coloured edition.
AND 12 other French 19th cent. prints, i.a. by the same (2x, i.a. a portrait of Alexandre Decamps), F. VALLOTTON (from l'Assiette au beure), P. HUET (2x, i.a. "Le Heron" (Delteil 7, 3rd state of 3; this copy with the artist's stamp in lower right corner (Lugt 1269)), CH. JACQUES (2x), TH. RIBOT (3x) and A. VOLLON.
- Occas. cut sl. short/ trifle dustsoiled.
ADDED: 9 engr. printer's vignettes.
- Occas. vaguely foxed/ dustsoiled. = Hollstein 13-15, 17, 18 and 20-24.
- Cut just inside the borderline. Yellowed; restored middle-fold; worn along edges.
AND 9 others, i.a. by/ after J. DE GHEYN.
- Some small marginal tears; lower left blank corner torn off (repaired); sl. waterst./ foxed.
= New Hollstein 169, the 2nd state (of 2); Strauss 236; Hirschmann 167. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Good impression. Trimmed on/ just inside the borderline; sl. soiled and some vague brown stains; backed w. thin Japanese, strengthening/ repairing some folds, tears and sm. holes.
= New Hollstein 341, unidentified state; Strauss 255 ("the principal engraving of the year 1587"). Single sheets of this large engraving (totally measuring 43,8x85,8 cm.) are very rare, complete copies are even excessively rare. "This magnificent banquet of the gods, overflowing with the sweet nectar of grace, assures immortality to the designer, as well as to the engraver." (Strauss, citing Carel van Mander). "After Goltzius had a few trial runs at translating relatively simple designs by Bartholomeus Spranger into print, the two artists must have realised that the time had come to attempt something of a different order. This spectactular piece of compositional bravura is the happy result of that decision. (...) The eddying figures lend vibrancy to the engraving, particularly in fine impressions with the correct distribution of light and shade, which are unfortunately very rare." (Ger Luijten in: Dawn of the Golden Age (Amst., 1993), p.330-331).
- Sl. browned/ stained; small wormhole in cartouche; closed tear in right margin.
= Hirschmann 218, Kopien b; Hollstein 218; cf. Strauss 344. The famous "Goltzius dog".
AND a poor copy of H. GOLTZIUS, Frederick de Vries (laid down on mount; stained/ dustsoiled).
- Each cut on/ just inside the platemark; trifle dustsoiled; mostly fine.
= Cf. Hollstein 17-29, b copies: "Close copies in same direction by Abraham Hogenberg (active c.1590-1653)". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- The entire print (partly badly) doubled and wrinkled; lower corner frayed; 2 diagonal folds w. dam. spots; a few browned spots.
= Very rare, not in Hollstein. An allegory of the arts and sciences, patronized by the pope, the emperor and several kings of the holy Roman empire. The coat of arms shows the insignia of pope Clemens VIII, Aldobrandini.
= Contains i.a. 9 views from the series "The beauties of Engeland and Wales" by J. Britton (London, 1809-1815).
= State before letters. From the series Studiën van Hollandsche Schepen (Amst., F. Buffa, ±1860). J. Greive, Johan Conrad Greive, p.39.
- Partly foxed; waterst. in upper right corner; 2 tiny pinholes affecting image. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIV.
- Lacking the first 4 engravings; each print cut on/ just within the platemark/ mounted on paper.
= Hollstein 98-103, each only state.
AND 6 others after the same, all with defects.
- Trimmed to the borderline (with loss of address); upper right corner restored.
= Hollstein 9, mentioning 2 states. The state of this impression unclear, due to loss of address.
- Occas. partly remargined or blank margin loosening along platemark; occas. trifle foxed; the numbers partly scratched off.
= Paulson 82-88 and 90-92, 3rd-5th penultimate or final states.
- Nicely framed set. No. IV trifle foxed. = Paulson 156-163, with extensive explanation. Final states.