5355 - 5792 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Remants and glue stains from former mount on verso. = Rare, not traced.
= According to Nagler this monogram refers to a Ludovico Cavazza (unknown artist) (Nagler Monogr., IV, 996). The style suggests an Italian artist.
- Soiled, w. a few stains.
= A view of a busy harbour, with Dutch merchants trading all kinds of goods with oriental looking merchants, i.a. books, maps, coffee, pearls, porcelain, tobacco, ivory. Ships lying in the harbour of the West India and East India Companies. A semi-allegorical print of the Dutch commercial spirit.
AND a similar engraving by the same, showing the Spanish spirit and customs (i.a. bull fights).
- Title-p., June, August, September, October, November and December a few sm. closed tears in blank margin/ just into caption; the first two months doubled and w. closed tears in image (esp. February); three engravings sm. vague stain.
= Hollstein 249-261, 2nd state (of 2), with the letters, published by N. Visscher and each month with the publisher's address below. Extremely rare complete set. Mostly printed on paper w. foolscap watermark.
- February cut to the image and with modern added margins; March and April w. tiny closed hole/ tear; January w. repaired tear in lower (blank) and upper corner; December upper right corner repaired; all trifle/ sl. foxed.
= February with the collector's mark of Friedrich August II of Saxony (Lugt 971). The 3rd and final state, with the names of the months. Hollstein 20-31. Ackley 201: "It is difficult to discern stylistic differences between the four plates said to be by Gole and those to be by Dusart. The "Gole" plates are inscribed not "Gole fecit" but "Gole exc.", identifying Gole as the publisher. I am inclined to think that all are executed by Dusart, including February, one of the most successful in the series. Perhaps Gole's "finishing" of the plates consisted only of a few final touches and the addition of inscriptions to the plates.". "In (...) March, the mezzotint medium, with its subtractive method of scraping lighter areas out of a darker field, encouraged Dusart to represent a rare motif in the seventeenth century: falling snowflakes." A complete set is rarely found on the market.
- Sl. foxing, January worse; June and August browned.
= Hollstein, Molyn 19-30, only state. Rare.
- Offsetting from former passepartout and foxed; title print also browned.
- Somewhat browned and sl. foxed.
= Late 17th/ first half 18th cent. impression on thick laid paper, w. partial watermark of a chaplet. Hollstein 1, 5th state (of 5).
- Sm. closed tear in left margin, just within the image; trimmed outside the platemark.
= Le Blanc 2, first state (proof) before letters.
- Sl. yellowed in outer blank margins.
IN: T. DURET, Histoire des Peintres Impressionistes. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin (Paris, 1922, 3rd ed., 3 etchings by A. RENOIR, B. MORISOT and J.B.-A. GUILLAUMIN, woodcut by C. PISSARRO, num. plates, orig. wr. (dated 1923), large 8vo. Contents sl. yellowed in outer margins, also affecting the blank margins of the etchings; backstrip dam.).
- Foxed in blank margins; small crease affecting the image.
= Probably from the Vollard edition with the cancellation punche.
- Vaguely foxed, especially on verso; a few vague folds/ creases.
= Spectacular view of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, or the Death of the Duke of Montebello. In the Battle of Aspern-Essling (21/ 22 May 1809), Napoleon attempted a forced crossing of the Danube near Vienna, but the French and their allies were driven back by the Austrians under Archduke Charles. From the collections of K.J. Frederiks (Lugt 5008: "Estampes en relation avec Napoléon").
= Hollstein 12, first and only state. On 17th century laid paper with foolscap watermark.
- Sl. browned.
- Good, contemp. impression on thin paper w. foolscap watermark; cut just outside the platemark; a few brown spots.
= Hollstein 24, the 1st and only state.
- Vaguely stained. = Holstein 29, the 3rd state (of 6).
Idem. "Het Afloopen Van een Schip" (The launch of a ship, the wharf of the East Indian Company at the 'Rapenburg'). Etching from the series of 12 Various ships and views of Amsterdam, part II, 12,3x24,9 cm. (image), etched title below image.
- Fine, dark impression w. small margins.
= De Groot/ Vorstman 85; Hollstein 52, between the 2nd and 3rd state: "b j2" added in pencil.
AND 6 other etchings by the same, partly from the same series (incl. part III): The Haringpakkers Tower in Amsterdam (Hollstein 33, the 2nd state (of 3)); A Samoureus (Hollstein 49, the 2nd state (of 3)); A Vlotschuit and a schietschuit (Hollstein 56); Scholschuiten or Pinken (Hollstein 61); A Dredger and Mudhoppers (Hollstein 62) and A raft and a Onderlegger (Hollstein 63).
- Uneveny browned.
= Hollstein 2, 2nd state (of 2), w. the address of F. de Wit. From the collection of Fred. Bianchi with his collector's mark (Lugt 3761). Scarce.
= Hollstein 377, state 1 or 2 ("Copied in same direction after Vaquer's set, pl. 4").
- Vertical fold in centre; closed tear in lower part; a few marginal tears.