4919 - 5415 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Some sl. occas. thumbing; 3 plates w. sm. stain in lower (blank) margin; upper hinge weak; free endpapers creased. Spine-ends dam. Occas. sl. weak impressions, mainly visible in the captions. A good/ fine copy.
= Complete set of all 7 series (marked A to F, the last series without letter), each print w. series letter, number (1 to 12) and title engr. in caption. The 2nd state (of 3) of this fine series of Dutch sailing vessels. See De Groot/ Vorstman p.8 ("The most specialized artist in the field at the end of the eighteenth century was Gerrit Groenewegen, with his views of the port of Rotterdam and his series of eighty-four ship types, which was published in instalments"), p.20ff and no.191-202. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- Sl. discol.; some marginal tears, not affecting the image; blank margins browned.
AND 2 others similar after the same: ''Feeding the Pigs'' (engr. by J.R. SMITH, London) and ''The Public House Door'' (engr. by W. WARD, ibid.). - ADDED: a (modern) reprint.
- Several closed tears in top margin reaching max. 2,5 cm. into image and several closed tears in lower margin affecting the caption; (partly vague) vertical fold in centre and a few creases in image; blank margins foxed and creased; lower right blank corner torn off (only the area outside the plate-mark affected).
= Pendant to a second mezzotint by Grozer after Singleton, which was titled "Tippoo Sultaun delivering to Gullum Alli Beg the Vakeel his two sons". Rare.
- Laid down on later paper.
= Very rare, no other copies or other prints by the same traced. Francesco Antonio Saverio Grue is mostly known as a important majolica pottery maker. Although from a long line of pottery makers, he intended to become a priest and entered the seminary at Penne. He switched to various other fields and studied medicine in Teramo, then moved to Naples and perhaps also to Rome, to deepen his knowledge in law and canon law. In 1706 he graduated in Theology and Philosophy in Urbino. Consequently he added the title Dr. to his signature on majolica and apparently also on his prints.
- Eighteenth century impression; dam. spots in outer corners repaired w. use of very thin Japanese (some tiny holes still visible).
= New Hollstein 256, copy b III (of IV), w. date added at right of address in margin.
- Good impression; trimmed outside the borderline; 2 vertical blank printing folds in the image; edges neatly mounted on later laid paper.
= Hollstein 3, 2nd state (of 2), with strong borderlines and the number added.
- Sl. foxed.
= Watermark of a jug. From the series of the Story of Jacob (8 prints). New Hollstein (Heemskerck) 29.
- Trimmed on/ just inside the borderline. Verso outer left edge laid down on mount.
= New Hollstein (Heemskerck) II.178.497.
AND 1 other engraving after the same, "Rex facit officium (...)."
= Hollstein 2; F.M. 2301-2a (before the caption above).
Idem. "Afbeelding van twee houte huyzen in de Nieustraat, in brand geraakt en geblust, blyvende in de bovenstaande gestalte staan, den 2 January 1682". Engraving, 1690, 31,7x17,2 cm., caption below.
- All laid down and rolled; all prints traces of wear; 2 prints damaged. Sold w.a.f. = Rare series, not traced.
- Sl. foxed. Tape along margins and sm. paper ticket on verso.
= Paulson 205, the 4th state (of 6), without the caption. Paulson, p.170 on the 4th state: "The Royal Library has an impression of this state printed without the caption plate".
= Paulson 36. One of Hogarth's earliest prints. Plate from the 2nd volume of Aubry de la Motraye's Travels through Europe, Asia, and into part of Africa (...). The lower part of the plate is a plan of the city of Bender, Moravia by Samuel Parker.
= Paulson 170,174, 175, 178 and 179.
AND 6 engravings from the same series, engraved by T. COOK after W. HOGARTH (plate 2, 3, 7, 9, 11 and 12).
- Sl. yellowed; a few tiny foxed spots; some finger/ dustsoiling in blank margins. = Paulson 131, only state.
- Waterstain in upper margin and lower right corner.
= Plate 2 of the series of Four Prints of an Election. Paulson 199, 6th state of 6, published probably in 1758.
AND 2 others by/ after the same: The Distrest Poet (Paulson 145, 3rd state, late 18th cent. impression on wove paper) and The March to Finchley (Paulson 184, 1761, 8th state). - ADDED: 2 others.
- Thirteen prints (nearly) fine; others occas. frayed/ w. tears affecting the image.
= Comprises i.a. 6 engravings from the series Hudibras (cf. Paulson 82-84, 86, 87 and 90); Burning the Rumps at Temple Bar (modern handcolouring; cf. Paulson 92); Garrick in the Character of Richard III (cf. Paulson165); Simon Lord Lovat (cf. Paulson 166); The Analysis of Beauty (cf. Paulson 195a) and Tail Piece, The Bathos (cf. Paulson 216).
- Some foxing in upper part. = Pennington 598.
= Pennington 1234. Only state. According to Pennington the number and the name of Küslen not by Hollar. J.S. Küslen is probably Johanna Sibylla Küsler. Perhaps a copy after/ by her.
Merian I, M. (1593-1650). Road through a forest near Basle. Etching, 13,5x16,8 cm., signed "Matth: Merian in. et fecit." in the plate.
- Recto paper perhaps later tinted w. yellowish watercolour; tiny hole in left part.
= Hollstein 329, part of a series of 17 landscapes (1625).
AND 16 other prints w. views, i.a. 6 by MATHIAS MERIAN I, partly book illustrations, i.a. 2 etchings from the series Schwallbacher Reise.