5636 - 5985 PRINTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- All fine.
- All fine. Only a few plates handcoloured.
= PROOF before letters. Publ. in J. LE FRANCQ VAN BERKHEY, Natuurlijke Historie van Holland (Amst., 1778).
- All with ample margins; all prints w. a few sm. foxed spots.
= Hollstein 128, 142 and 148. All prints in the 1st state (of 2), before the numbers. Hollstein 148 w. unidentified collector's stamp on verso (Lugt 4323). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXII.
- A few foxed specks.
AND 12 handcol. aquatints from Horticultural Transactions (±1830), i.a. "The Musch-Musch Apricot", "Averrhoa Carambola", "The Pitmaston Orange Nectarine", "The Verdelho Grape", "The Elton Pear" and "Psidium Cattleianum".
= Nice lot.
- Fine impression. = Hollstein 11 (unrecorded state w. signature reading: "Iş.Fyt 6 1642").
AND 5 others, partly sl. yellowed (1x dam.), i.a. A. WATERLOO, The pierced rock (etching from the series of 4 Landscapes. Hollstein 3, 2nd state (of 4)).
- Remargined. = New Hollstein Dutch 491.
- Trimmed to the borderline/ caption. = Not in Hollstein.
Schut, C. (1597-1655). Holy family with S. John. Oval etching, 13x11,8 cm.
- Trimmed to the borderline and remargined.
= Hollstein 84, unknown state (the possible addresses in removed margins).
- Lower blank margin sl. fingersoiled and sl. foxed; otherwise fine and w. broad margins.
= Hollstein 378-381, first state of four. Very rare complete series; the prints titled "Aureum Saeculum", "Argenteum Saeculum", "Aeneum Saeculum" and "Ferreum Saeculum". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXII.
BOUND WITH 49 other engravings: Cort, C. (±1533-1578). The Virtues. Eight engravings after F. FLORIS I, each 28,1x18,4 cm., each w. engr. caption below image, w. engr. title in image and "H. Cock excu. [or: excudebat]" "F. Floris inventor [or: FF. inve]" engr. in lower margin of image.
- All w. very vague horizontal fold; otherwise very fine and with broad margins.
= Hollstein 138-145 (only state); Hollstein (F. Floris) 85-92.
Idem. Pastoral Nymphs and Goddesses. Eight numbered engravings, each 26,7x19,2 cm., each w. engr. caption below image, w. engr. name of the goddess/ nymph in image, and "FFloris inventor" and number "1"-"8" in lower margin of image, w. "FF" (3x)/ "FF H. Cock excude 1564"/ "FF. H. Cock excudebat 1564" (2x)/ "FFloris inventor H. Cock excu. 1564"/ "FFloris inve. H. Cock ex." in lower margin of image.
- All w. very vague horizontal fold; otherwise very fine and w. broad margins.
= Hollstein 158-165, all first state (of 3 or 4); Hollstein (F. Floris) 102-109.
Furnius, P.J. named Dufour, P. (±1545-±1626). The Seven Vices and the Seven Virtues. Seven engravings, each 25,5x19,6 cm., each w. engr. 2-column caption below image and "Petr. Furnius inve. et fe" in image.
- All w. very vague horizontal fold; otherwise very fine and w. broad margins.
= Hollstein 24-30.
(Firens, P. (1597-±1639)). (Melchizedek offering Abram wine and bread)./ (Abram arming his servants). Two double-p. engravings with etching, both 27,5x39,8 cm., both w. engr. caption below image (fine).
Weerdt, A. de (±1510-±1590). Scenes from the Life of Christ. Eight (of 13?) numbered engravings from the series Scenes from the Life of Christ, each 25,9x19,8 cm., each w. engr. caption below image and w. engr. "Adriã de Weert bruxll inve". and numbers "1"-"8" in image.
= Hollstein 1-8, first state (of 2/ 4).
Cort, C. (±1533-1578). Mary Magdalene Repentant in the Wilderness. Engraving after TITIAN, 20,1x14,8 cm., w. 2-line engr. text below image and engr. "Titianus Inventor" in the image.
- Fine. = Hollstein 132, copy a.
Anonymous (16th cent.). "Hebt Vrede ende God des vreden ende der liefden sal bi u sine". Engraving by ?, 22x17,3 cm., w. Dutch and Latin caption below image.
= Not traced.
Wierix, J. (1549-±1618). (Coronation of the Virgin). Engraving, 26,3x18,8 cm., w. monogram "IH.W" engr. in lower left corner.
= Not traced in Hollstein, Wierix.
Cort, C. (±1553-1578). The Coronation of the Virgin. Engraving, 20,6x16,8 cm., w. engr. caption below image and engr. "1563" and "G. Mostart Inventor" in lower margin of image.
- Fine. = Hollstein 98; Hollstein (Mostaert) 3.
Idem. The Last Supper. Engraving after G. MUZIANO, 26,5x20,6 cm., w. engr. "1571" in lower left corner of image.
- Sl. fingersoiled in lower right blank margin; sl. foxed in upper blank margin.
= Hollstein 56 (copy(?) in the same direction, variant not listed in Hollstein).
Idem. The Betrayal of Christ. Engraving after G. MUZIANO, 29,3x20,2 cm., w. engr. "roma" in lower right corner of image.
- Small foxed spot in lower blank section of the plate; outer lower left corner restored (closed tear extending into blank section of image) and tear along rubbed lower right corner.
= Hollstein 58 (copy(?) in reverse, variant not listed in Hollstein).
Idem. Christ on the Cross. Engraving after G. CLOVIO, 32,9x22,8 cm., w. engr. caption (three times two lines) below image.
- A few foxed spots in lower margin of image; foxed in lower right blank margin, just extending into caption; central 2 lines of caption w. small grey printing ink stain (printing flaw).
= Hollstein 63 (copy in the same direction, variant not listed in Hollstein).
Idem. The Flight into Egypt. Engraving after ?, 27,5x19,6 cm., w. 2-line engr. caption below image.
- Fine. = Hollstein 37/ 38 copy d.
Lombart, L. (1505-1566) (after). The Death of Christ. Engraving within richly engr. allegorical borders, 24,8x19,1 cm., w. engr. "1563", "Lambert Lombardus inven", "H. Cock ex". in central image, and engr. 4-line caption below image in allegorical border and 1-line caption above image in allegorical border.
- Small translucent glue stain in image; some foxed spots in image and blank margins.
= Hollstein (Cock), 470.
Anonymous (16th cent.). (Mary offering her breast to Christ who offers his wound). Engraving within dec. borders, 24x18,1 cm., engr. caption in two 2-line columns below image.
- Trifle yellowed; vague horizontal crease.
Monogrammist "ISD". The Virgin in the Glory, Crowned by Angels. Engraving within engr. simple dec. borders, 24,7x19,3 cm., w. engr. caption below image and w. engr. monogram in image in lower corner.
= Hollstein XIII (Monogrammists) 74.
Anonymous (16th cent.). (Christ as Salvator Mundi in a shrine). (The virgin mother of Immanuel in a shrine). Two engravings, both within simple decorated borders, both 25,3x18,5 cm., both with engr. caption in image on base of pillars and on tympanum.
- Both sl. yellowed; first engr. sl. weak impression.
Anonymous (17th cent.). (The Assumption of the Virgin). (Christ on the Cross). (The Ascension). Three mounted engravings, each 27,5x18,5 cm.
- Lower blank margin of some of the prints in the volume sl. fingersoiled and/ or sl. foxed. Vellum stained and warped; lacks ties.
= Remarkable and very rare collection of (series of) engravings, in a contemporary binding which (however deteriorated over time) suggests a possibly important provenance.
= AB 253, the 3rd state (of 3); AB 574, the 3rd state (of 3) and AB 846 (first and only state).
- Good impression, trimmed just outside the platemark; w. sm. annot. in lower right corner.
= New Hollstein 184, copy a: "Engravings in same direction, same size and with the same text of the complete set, published by Assuerus Londerseel, before 1595."
- Good impression, trimmed just outside the platemark; two sm. professionally repaired tears in the middle of the right and lower margins; greyish area in the caption below image; w. sm. annot. in lower right corner.
= New Hollstein 183, copy a: "Engravings in same direction, same size and with the same text of the complete set, published by Assuerus Londerseel, before 1595."
- Scratched spot at the centre of the chandelier; tiny wormhole in left part; partly sl. dustsoiled.
= Strauss 322; New Hollstein 11, 2nd state (of 2). With a watermark partly showing a crown, three rings and large cartouche. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXII.
- A few printing flaws in the lower part; trifle yellowed.
= Strauss 283; New Hollstein 156; 2nd state of 2. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.
- Occas. sl. soiled; all cut on/ to the borderline.
= Hollstein 133-137; all but one 17th cent. copies. Four w. unidentified collector's stamp on verso/ recto.
AND 2 copies of no.5 of the series above (both numb. "5").
- Good impressions w. (sm.) margins; no.12 w. two restored tears affecting the image; occas. yellowed/ sl. stained/ trifle frayed along extremities/ corners mounted.
= New Hollstein (after Goltzius) 535, 536, 542, 543, 548, 549, 551, 557, 565, 567 and 568; all first states (of 2) by an anonymous engraver.
- On paper w. watermark "A.R." Trifle foxed in blank margins, a few vague specks in image.
= Impressive equestrian children's portrait. Harris 9, 4th and final ed. of the 3rd state, issued ±1920s in an extremely small number ("A few sets were made perhaps for the centenary of Goya's death in 1928"); Delteil 10. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIII.