5636 - 5985 PRINTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trimmed on/ just inside the platemark; professionally backed w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 39, probably 5th state (of 6). Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXI.
- Small part of watermark (unidentified) in top margin; strong impression; tipped onto mount along margins (but with 1 mm blank margins outside the borderlines); a few very small foxed spots.
= Godefroy and Hollstein 47, final state (of 7). With the collector's stamp of J.R. Voûte (Lugt 4450) and S.S. Scheikevitsch (L. 2367) on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Trimmed well outside the platemark; sm. glue stain in upper left corner.
= Godefroy and Hollstein 15, the 8th and final state.
- Foxed/ stained on verso. Eighteenth cent. impression, printed from a worn plate.
= Provenance the estate of Jan Veth and heirs, with a ticket with Veth's signature on mount. Godefroy and Hollstein 46, 7th state (of 7).
- Fine impression; trimmed to/ on the borderline; very vaguely browned; margins extended for handling.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 45, 3rd state (of 6): the high cap of the villager behind the smoking man shaded with fine lines, but before the vigorous crosshatching on the ground below the seated peasant in front of the door. This state RR ("Très Rare") according to Godefroy. "By the middle of the seventeenth century, the large beggar and itinerant class was no longer regarded as threatening to Dutch society (...) This relaxation of tensions in Dutch society is suggested by the assimilation of Ostade's musicians into the entire group of festive figures. The musicians are welcome participants rather than objects of curiosity and ridicule." (Dutch prints of Daily Life no.18). With the collector's stamp of Jan Reinier Voûte on verso (Lugt 4450). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Trimmed on/ just outside the platemark. A few very vague foxed spots; professionally backed w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 14, 3rd state (of 6).
- Trimmed inside border lines; mounted on paper mount along left margin.
= Godefroy and Hollstein 41, the 7th state (of 8), with 6 horizontal lines on the lower left of the supporting pole. Ackley 104.
Idem. Peasant leaning on his doorway. Etching, ±1672, 10,1x8,7 cm.
- Upper left corner lacking (neatly replaced in manuscript); mounted on paper mount along right margin.
= Godefroy 9, prob. the 4th state (of 4).
- Rubbed spot near signature. 18th cent. impression, good margins.
= Godefroy/ Hollstein 43, 9th/ 10th (final) state; cat. Fry coll. 78.1.
AND 6 etchings by A. VAN EVERDINGEN, together in 2 frames.
- Fine impression, trimmed just outside/ on the platemark; margins strengthened w. tape on verso (not visible on recto).
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 24a, the 3rd state (of 5), before the strengthening of the borderline. With the collector's stamps of an unidentified collector and Quiring (Lugt 620a and 1041c).
- Trimmed on/ just inside the platemark. Professionally backed w. very thin Japanese.
= Godefroy/ Hollstein 6, 5th state (of 6), the Picart edition.
- Sl. browned/ foxed 19th cent. impression w. one repaired wormhole and two sm. holes.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 11, the 12th and final state.
- Trimmed on/ just inside the platemark; thin spot in upper left corner; professionally backed w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 38, the 4th state (of 6); Van Ostade cat. Georgia Museum 90 and 91 ("clever little print"). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Partly trimmed just inside the platemark; trifle foxed. On paper with unidentified watermark.
= Hollstein 211, only state.
- A few lvs. w. corners sl. worn in blank margins.
= No.28, 41 and 95 from G. Rollenhagen, Nucleus Emblematus Selectissimorum (Arnhem, 1611) and no. 6, 26, 49, 58, 71, 96 and 98 from G. Rollenhagen, Selectorum Emblematus Centuria Secunda (Arnhem, 1611).
- Occas. trifle dustsoiled, 3rd engr. badly retouched in upper right corner. Boards occas. rubbed, spine-ends dam.
= Not in Hollstein. Bound with an engr. frontisp. with annot. in pen: "Pourtraits des douze Sibylles tirez des medailles antiques avec un abrege des predictios de chacune di-celles selo la descriptio des plus celebres et veritables autheurs."
- Manuscript collector's mark of G.T. Buijs (son of artist C.B. Buijs).
= Early Dutch lithograph. The Rijksprentenkabinet possesses 6 similar "boomstudies" by Pfeiffer, all dated 1817. Cf. Boekenwereld, year 15, no.1 (Lithografie in Nederland), p.23.
- Trifle yellowed. = F.M. 4048: "Zeer fraaije voorstelling".
AND 3 others, incl. 2 engravings of staircases of Hampton Court ("Grand Stair Case", handcol. engr. by D. HAVELL after R. CATTERMOLE) and of Kensington Palace ("The Great Staircase", handcol. engr. by R. REEVE after C. WILD). - ADDED: a mediocre set of 6 (of 8) etchings from the Set of various animals by N. BERCHEM (all tipped onto passeparout, sl. yellowed and 3x sl. dam.).
- Slightly foxed/ yellowed/ dustsoiled; scratched spots (mainly) in margins.
= Wilton-Ely 137; Focillon 788; Hind 4. First state (of 6), before address.
- All w. vertical fold in the centre; occas. a few wormholes (mainly) in margins.
= No.7, 9, 15, 17, 20, 22, 28 and 40. Le Blanc 1.
- Left edge sl. chipped. = LNP 30, the 4th or 5th state of 5; Van Huffel 29.
Idem. Man bij borstwering. Printdrawing by B. SCHREUDER after G. FLINCK, 25x18,6 cm., with the Ploos stamp and "Govt. Flinck. del 1643 Ploos van Amstel J.C. fecit 1773" in pencil on verso, tipped onto mount.
= LNP 23, 7th state of 7; van Huffel 49.