5636 - 5985 PRINTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Sl. foxed.
= Rouir 638, not mentioning the vernis mou (for the shadow effects), probably an unknown later state. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXV.
- Broad margins.
= Rouir 572, 6th state of 6. From the collection of Stéfan Natanson (died in 1904) with his collector's mark (Lugt 1987) in lower right corner and on verso manuscript annot.: Coll. J.P. Heseltine.
= Rouir 617, 1st of 2 states, with broad margins. With the collector's marks on recto of Leon Schuck (Lugt 2843: "a possédé une belle collection de gravures modernes, remarquable par un grand nombre d'estampes de Félicien Rops en états intéressants et en épreuves choisies(...)". His collection was sold in 1903) and Auguste Tricaud (Lugt 182: "(...)a possédé, une des plus belles collections d'eaux-fortes et de dessins de F. Rops" (His collection was sold in 1897) and on verso (of both prints) the collector's stamp of the Helmut Goedeckemeyer collection (not in Lugt).
- Offsetting (sl. browned/ foxed) from passepartout. = Rouir 748, 4th state of 7.
= Rouir 743, either 4th state (of 5) or 6th rare unknown state with the artist's name erased.
Idem. Les quatre métamorphoses. Etching, 1866, 13,4x10,3 cm., on Chinese.
= Rouir 515, 2nd state of 2. Used as frontispice for N. LEMERCIER, Les quatres métamorphoses (1866).
AND 1 other etching after F. ROPS, La Dame Blanche (cf. Rouir II, p. 24 (fig.11)).
- Broad margins.
= Rouir 620 (reduced plate of Rouir 834), used as frontispiece in A. PIEDNAGEL, J.F. Millet. Souvenirs de Barbizon (Paris, 1888).
- A few sm. foxed spots; partly sl. browned (w. offsetting from passepartout).
= Rouir 275 (2nd state of 2) and 284. Both cut from a helio-engraving (Rouir 741) and partly re-etched and with additional drypoint. Rare in this combination.
- Yellowed; a few spots in broad margins. = Rouir 786, 4th state of 4.
- Vague foxing in broad margins. = Rouir 458, the 3rd state (of 3).
Idem. Canicule I. Helio-engraving, 1882, 22x15,8 cm. (platemark).
= Rouir 807, 1st/ 2nd (?) state of 3.
AND 1 other helio-engraving with etching and drypoint by Rops: Holocauste (1895, Rouir 798. Frontispice from E. RAMIRO, Supplément au catalogue gravé. Foxed. With two collector's marks (probab. 2 variants) of an unknown collector (Lugt 4175 and 4176)).
= Rouir 813, 2nd state (of 2). With the collector's stamp of Emile Hage (Lugt 869) on recto and Armand Gouzien (Lugt 1091) on a loosely added leaf.
AND an etching by the same titled "Metella".
- Fine copy on leaf with broad margins.
= Apparently Rouir 561, 3rd state of 4, but Rouir gives different height measurements, both of the platemark and the border line. Also there are contour lines outside the central circle to the right, which are only very vaguely visible in the 2nd state illustrated by Rouir. It could be a very strong and very dark impression of the 3rd state or perhaps a state between the 2nd and 3rd state or perhaps a variant.
- Trimmed on/ just inside the plate mark; trifle dustsoiled; flattened horizontal fold.
= Wallace 114, 2nd state (of 2); Bartsch 4.
- Trimmed on/ just inside the plate mark; foxed; a few thin spots (1 tiny hole); a few remnants of paper tape on verso .
= Wallace 118; Bartsch 18.
- A few sl. yellowed spots. Ample margins. = Le Blanc 8(?).
AND 3 others similar: "Altra veduta dell' antica Via Consolare Tiburtina nella Villa di Mecenate in Tivoli" (restored frayed margins), "Interno del Sepolcro della famiglia Tossia vicino a Tivoli" (some sm. marginal tears just touching image) and "Avanzi creduti della Villa di Domiziano in Albano" (restored tears in left and right margin of image).
- Good/ fine impression w. broad margins. Foxed (mainly) in margins; sl. yellowed; sm. marginal tears.
= Hollstein 2; Ackley 154. The 2nd state (of 2), with the clouds added. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVI.
- A few foxed spots. = Hollstein 578, the only state.
AND 4 others, i.a. by C. DE PASSE and after P. BRIL (both mounted).
= Hollstein 223, first and only state.
AND 6 others, i.a. by R. SADELER II, J. SADELER (Abel's sacrifice) and a nice steelengr. "The Clubbists" after D. WILKIE by W. GREATBACH.
- All broad margins; a few foxed spots/ tiny holes in margins.
= All copies in reverse from the same rare series numb. 1-4 on unif. thin 17th cent. paper. Ad 1: New Hollstein 217 (R. Sadeler I); ad 2: New Hollstein 206 (A. Sadeler); ad 3: New Hollstein 578 (J. Sadeler I); ad 4: New Hollstein 212 (A. Sadeler).
- On rather thick paper, sl. creased. = Hollstein 208, only state.
AND the title-etching of "Verscheijde Ghesichten, in 't Haechsche Bos na 't Leven geteijckent" by R. ROGHMAN (Hollstein 33, 4th state of 5).