4919 - 5415 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Ample margins. = Le Blanc 55.
AND 1 other large anonymous etching possibly showing the Holy Family.
- Leaf sl. browned. = Hollstein 146, 5th state of 6 (edition of 1775). From the Weisskunig series.
AND 1 other by the same from the same work: Death of the Ermine King (Hollstein 196, sm. loss of image in upper right corner).
- Foxed in margins.
= Very rare, print and artist not found. According to the letterpress caption below, this etching is after a design by the sculptors and brothers Octavio, Nicola and Bartolomeo Toselli from Bologna. Between 1740 and 1742 the basilica of Saint Pellegrino of Forlì was further enriched thanks to donations of the wealthy citizen Giorgio Viviani Marchesi Bonaccorisi. The ultimate executed design for the altar was very much changed in comparison to this design, although some elements and the overall shape are used, i.a. the two small putti in the centre. With the collector's mark of Karl Mayer (1894-1976) (Lugt 5100) and an unidentified collector's mark "CD" (not in Lugt) on verso.
- Platemark traced with pen and ink; (finger)soiled. = Hollstein 31, 2nd state (of 2).
AND 1 other by A. VAN OSTADE: Peasant with crooked back (Hollstein 20, 5th or 6th state of 6).
- Trimmed to/ just within the borderline; multiple former mounts on verso (one possibly repairing a tear?); twice "W" in 17th cent.(?) ms. on verso in pen and ink; tipped onto mount.
= Bartsch 60; Hollstein/ Pauli 64, only state. With the collector's stamps of Pim van Eekelen (Lugt 5101) and G. Hamminger (Lugt 1159) and one unidentified collector's stamp.
- Late (19th cent.?) impression on laid paper.
= Originally part of a broadside. According to the British Museum, no longer attributed to Beham, but to the Monogrammist M.S. Cf. Pauli 1432.
AND 1 other handcol. woodcut attributed to E. SCHÖN, Tending Grasshoppers (modern impression on woven paper; Hollstein 107).
- Trifle foxed/ fingersoiled. = De Vesme 781.
Idem. Jacob's journey into Egypt. Etching, 18,3x27,2 cm., w. caption, ±1647.
- Sl. fingersoiled, mostly in corners.
= De Vesme 2, 3rd state. On 17th century paper with watermark showing a coat of arms with a horn.
AND 3 others, by P. TESTA, S. ROSA and S. DELLA BELLA.
- Middle-fold. = Hollstein 1, 3rd state of 5.
AND 1 other etching by the same, Peeing Cow (Hollstein 15, the 2nd state (of 3)).
= Delteil 108.
- Sl. yellowed; browned offsetting along outer borders from former passepartout.
= From J. GOULD, "A Monograph of the Trogonidae or Family of Trogons."
AND an engraving of several South American birds by M. MERIAN (±1660).
= Nice collection of very fine lvs., comprising "Anas Fusca", "Anas, nigra" (2x), "Anas domestica mas.", "Corvus, Cornix", "Picus varius minor", "Corvus, monedula", "Picus, Alba et Viridis, minor" and "Strix Nyctea".
- Unbound in loose quires/ lvs.; occas. fingersoiled in margins; a few plates w. waterstains in margins; the first series lacks the title print and lacks plate 82 and 83. The original copper plates were probably lost, so De Leth wasn't able to print them; Paradigmata series lacks plate 19, 20, 31, 37 and 40.
= Very rare edition, probably published by De Leth as a series of prints, without the original letterpress titles and dedication and content leaves. On the first series ("Icones"): Bolten, Dutch and Flemish Drawing Books p.69-70 describes the editio princeps of ±1669 with a few dedication and contents leaves, the etchings unnumbered. On both series: cf. in extenso: J.G. van Gelder and I. Jost, Jan de Bisschop and his Icones & Paradigmata (...) (Doornspijk, 1985); cf. Hollstein 6 (a very incomplete entry). The first series reproducing Greek and Roman sculpture, the second series after i.a. Caracci, Dominichino and Michelangelo.
- Ample margins; annots. in pencil in lower margin. With an unidentified collector's stamp on verso.
AND 1 other etching by J. TAVENRAAT.
- Sl. foxed.
- A few very small foxed spots; left blank margin creased; unobtrusive waterst. in blank lower left corner; traces of former mounts on upper margin verso.
= Fine, early impression on paper with foolscap watermark with ample margins. From the collection of Beaurain (not in Lugt), with his collector's stamp in upper blank margin.
- Traces of rectangular framing line in blue pen in margins (touching the borderline), otherwise fine.
= Good impression on 17th cent. paper w. unidentified watermark. Hollstein 8, only listing a state without address. Cf. Hollstein 7, listing a similar circular print with a second and final state by Mariette.
= Hollstein cf. 305-325; 4th state (of 5).
AND a mezzotint by C. DUSART, A Woman of the Orange Faction (cut just inside the borderline w. loss of the captions).
- Sl. foxed. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.
AND 2 unsigned etchings by the same, i.a. "London 1871".
= All three copies (in reverse). From the series Le Jardin de la Noblesse Françoise dans lequel ce peut ceuillir leur manierre de Vettements.
AND 11 other (sm.) engravings and etchings: 2x by A. BOSSE (i.a. a title vignette), 7x by/ after J. CALLOT and 2x by S. DELLA BELLA.