1924 - 2080 WINE and BACCHUS (including PRINTS and DRAWINGS, GASTRONOMY)
- Sl. yellowed/ foxed and cut on/ lower margin just into the borderline; sm. part of upper right corner w. manuscript restoration; sm. thin spot in outer lower right corner; doubled w. thin Japanese; very vague horizontal fold; some traces of former mounting on verso along margins.
= Good impression. New Hollstein 144,1; Strauss 336, the 1st state (of 2), before the address of I. de Ram; Wine and the Artist 41 (18th cent. copy in reverse by G. Müller). Very rare print. SEE ILLUSTRATION ON FRONTCOVER.
- Fine contemporary impression on thin paper w. serpent watermark, cut on the borderline. Two small and rather vague brown spots from former sellotape on verso.
= The verse below the print reads as follows: "Dit comt duer gulsicheyt en overvloedich drincken, Druypende ooghen, quade maech, onghesonde leden, Pijnlycke ouderdom, smorghens vande brandewijn te drincken, Int eynde armoet vergheselschapt met alle onvreden." New Holstein 711; Nagler, Monogrammisten 952, 19: "Dieses und das obige Blatt werden dem Goltzius zugeschrieben, sie können ihm aber nur angehören, wenn sie aus seiner frühen Zeit stammen. Beide Blätter gehören zu den Seltenheiten." With the collector's stamp in lower right corner of Friedrich August II von Sachsen (1797-1854) (Lugt 971). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVI.
= Two fine, lively prints, both depicting people in various costumes standing before an inn, with the signpost "Vry Wyn" indicating that the duties on the wine have already been paid.
AND 1 other: J. PERKOIS, (Innkeeper pouring a glas of wine for his wife) (handcol. stipple-engraving, 22x14,5 cm., ±1835. Traces of tape on verso visible on recto just inside the plate margin).
- Sm. spot w. manuscript restoration in upper right corner; sm. rubbed spot in upper left corner; a few sm. strengthened spots on verso. Othewise fine and a strong impression.
= Hollstein 1; Wurzbach I, p701-702. Dutch caption reading "daer Bachus ons ansiet De droefhydt ons ontvliedt". Provenance: Dr. Julius Hofmann (Lugt 1264) and Carl Ritter von Zepharovich (Lugt 2675). Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- Fine and strong impression. = Hollstein 40. Rare print. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- Trifle foxed in lower blank margin. Otherwise a strong impression on thick paper.
- Two small tears in left margin, just into the image.
= Copy in reverse of the mezzotint in the British Museum, which is signed by Bernard Lens and was published by William Herbert (and does not carry the name of P. Schenck). Not in New Hollstein, P. Schenk. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
= Lucebert in het Stedelijk 682-G. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- Doubled w. japanese. Both upper corners strengthened on verso; upper right corner sm. restoration in blank margin; sm. closed tear in upper margin.
= The scene that shows the prodigal son drinking wine while seated at a table and enjoying a copious dinner with numerous diners feasting at his expense. New Hollstein 27, the 2nd state (of 2), the number "2" added in right corner; New Hollstein (Van Mander) 53.
- Right margin doubled and restored in brush and grey wash over strip of 1,5-2,5 cm. width; blank margins frayed; vaguely waterstained.
= The second state (of 2), with the address of Aubrij. Rare. Mysterium Wein p.216f.
- Tipped onto mount along lower and upper margin. Fine copy, with pencil annot. "verzameling Liechtenstein" on passepartout.
= Remarkable print in the style of Gimignani showing putti freely enjoying wine in excess.
- Ample margins. Sm. stain in outer left blank margin.
= Attractive scene showing the harvesting and trampling of the grapes. Fine impression on paper w. unidentified watermark. Hollstein 56. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- A few tiny foxed spots in blank border (1x in image). Fine impression on paper w. watermark of two intertwined C's; broad margins.
= Hollstein 473, 2nd state (of 2); Hollstein (De Vos) 615, 2nd state (of 4). Remarkable and very attractive engraving: the central image surrounded by a richly decorated ornamental border with tools relating to wine growing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
AND 1 other: "Elégance" (col. advertisement for Maison Nicolas, 30,5x23,5 cm., titled and "Nicolas" in the plate. Laid down on mount).
- A few foxed spots in upper left corner.
AND ±35 others, all 19th cent., various techniques and sizes, incl. caricatural/ humorous prints, i.a. "Rognons au vin de Champagne" (lithograph, 30,5x40 cm., Mainz, J. Scholz, ±1850. Frayed in top margin; vertical middle fold); (A vineyard with grape pickers, the grapes being pressed in the background) (col. lithogr. print, 29x38,2 cm., ±1860. Vertical central fold and sl. frayed in blank margins); "Die Gnomen und die Champagneflasche" (col. woodengr. catchpenny print, illustrating the force of the flying cork of a Champagne bottle, Münchener Bilderboge No. 865, ±1880. Sl. frayed and creased); "Die Weinlese" (lithogr. catchpenny print w. 19 sm. scenes illustrating wine making, titled numb. "257" in lower margin, ±1880. Folded and sl. frayed); "Der Wein"(handcol. woodengr. catchpenny print, Münchener Bilderbogen no. 862, ±1880).
- Flattened central fold.
= Hollstein 179 (copy in reverse, w. crack in the plate in lower margin, without names of the engraver and Bassano).
- Tiny rust hole in hair of the girl; paper strip on verso of right margin (from former tipping in). Otherwise fine.
= Hollstein 91, 2nd state (of 2). Bruijnen/ Huys Janssen, De Vier Jaargetijden 55-58: "De zijn hier voorgesteld als vier paartjes verliefde kinderen, die in leeftijd steeds iets ouder zijn. (...) In de herfst presenteert een jongen een tros druiven aan een meisje." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
- Yellowed; broad margins extended w. paper tape. Otherwise fine.
= Hollstein 10, only state. Rare, archetypal print.
- Both sheets w. (vague) pinkish stain in blank corner(s).
= Abbey, Travel 114. The accompanying textleaf critically explains the scene and puts it in a historical perspective. The French apparently had the tradition of distributing wine on the day of St Louis (instead of the justice that St Louis originally distributed). The author rejects this practice: "The French prefects seem to think, that because the Roman Ediles distributed bread, it is their duty to continue this traditional beneficence of their predecessors. But the device of the Roman plebeians was "bread and shows," not "wine and shows.""