5208 - 5534 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Right corners sl. dam.; w. annots. and remnants of former mount on verso. With the collector's stamp of J. Cantacuzène (Lugt 4030) on former mount in lower right corner.
= Copy in reverse of Hollstein (Bol) 11.
Anonymous (18th cent.). The Deposition. Etching after REMBRANDT, 4,6x9,1 cm.
- Dam. spot in left margin; vaguely stained.
= Copy in the same direction after New Hollstein 119 (this copy not listed).
AND 3 others: after REMBRANDT, J. STEEN and P. WOUWERMAN.
- Sl. dustsoiled; mostly fine.
- Trimmed just outside the border line; sm. chip in lower right corner; sm. closed tear just above monogram; doubled w. very thin Japanese.
= Godefroy and Hollstein 16, the 4th state (of 4).
Idem. The Knifegrinder. Etching, ±1682, 8,4x7,2 cm., signed "A. v. Ostade" in the plate.
- Trimmed 1/2 mm. outside border line; doubled w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 36, 3rd state of 3.
- Trifle rubbed in upper left corner. Otherwise fine.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 37, the fourth state of five. Rare.
- Broad margins; top blank margin reattached; vague traces of former annots. in lower blank margin; washed.
= Hollstein and Godefroy 9, 2nd state (of 4).
- Some vague foxing; otherwise a very good, 18th cent. impression, good margins.
= Godefroy/ Hollstein 43, 9th/ 10th (final) state; cat. Fry coll. 78.1.
- Trimmed just outside the borderline; doubled w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 13, the 6th and final state.
Idem. Peasant in a pointed fur cap. Etching, ±1640, 6,8x5,7 cm., "Av.O" in the plate.
- Doubled w. very thin Japanese; trimmed just outside the borderline. = Hollstein/ Godefroy 3, the 7th state (of 7).
- Trimmed 1/ 2 mm outside border line; closed tear near lower right corner; doubled w. very thin Japanese.
= Hollstein/ Godefroy 25, the 6th state (of 6).
- A few closed holes/ tears in the image; partly stained; trimmed just outside the border.
= Bartsch XVI, 18.
AND 1 other by the same (Bartsch XVI, 24).
- Trimmed on/ inside the plate mark. Fine copy.
= Scene with dancers in a rocky landscape; an illustration to 'The liberation of Roger from the Isle of Alcina'.
- Doubled; trimmed on/ inside the borderline; lacking part of upper right corner image; sl. dustsoiled; some dam./ scratched spots to the surface.
AND 12 woodcut ills. by/ after G. GIOLITO DE FERRARI, from L. Ariosto, Orlando Furioso (Lyon, 1556).
- Sl. soiled.
= Rare. No. 4 from the series Flora: flowers fruicts beastes birds and flies exactly drawne, With their true colours lively described (title and 12 engravings). Also shows is a mouse, frog, hazelnuts and a cut pear. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Trimmed to the borderline. A fine copy.
= Nowadays no longer officially attributed to Pencz, but the work remains invariably catalogued under this artist's name. Hollstein unnumbered, p.225 ("In older literature attributed to Pencz, according to the PG monogram"); Bartsch 85 ("Ce morceau est incontestablement gravé par G. Pencz, quoique le monogramme différe de celui dont il s'est servi ordinairement").
- A few shallow creases; tape ghosts on verso.
Smith (of Chichester), J. (±1717-1764). (Cattle and fishermen on the shores of a river, village and the coast in the background). Engraving, 21,5x34 cm., "John Smith pinx et Sculp. Chichester" in the plate.
- Browned; paper remnants of former passepartout on verso. = Paper with watermark "1742".
AND 18 others, i.a. by ROMEYN DE HOOGHE and KAREL DUJARDIN.
- Occas. vaguely foxed/ dustsoiled. "81" to "84" rather grey impressions.
AND 7 other landscape etchings by the same, published by P. MARIETTE.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Fine impression.
- Doubled; piece of brown(ed) tape on verso just on/ outside right platemark, and shining through.
Idem. "Volta, e Parete d'una delle Cammere appartenenti all fabrica di delizia contigua al Circo di Caracalla". "Bassorilievo Antico di Marmo esistente in Velletri nel Museo Borgiano". Two etchings, 37,5x51/ 36x24 cm., caption and "Cav: Franco Piranesi incise"/ "Cav: Francesco Piranesi inc. 1786" below, the first w. "20" in upper right corner.
- The first w. small tear in outer left blank margin.
= Plates produced for G.B. PIRANESI, Vasi, candelabri, cippi, (...), first publ. 1778. The first print is from a later edition: the number 20 in the corner follows the order of Piranesi's catalogue of 1792 and of the Firmin-Didot edition of 1836. No watermark. Wilton-Ely p.983/ p.1060 and Focillon following F618/ F693.
AND 4 others by the same, all but 1 from Antiquités de la Grande Grèce: Vol. I, Pl. X "Plan et Elevation d'une Boutique de Traiteur (...) Pompeia"; Vol. I, Pl. XXV "Plan et Elévation de la 2e. Taverne à droite avec ses fourneaux (...) Pompeïa"; Vol. II, Pl. LXIV "Démonstration en grand des gonds qui soutenaient la porte de l'enceinte du temple d'Isis" and "Statua sepolcrale del Cav. Giambatista Piranesi scolpita dall'Angelini (...)" (after T. PIROLI).
- Fine. = Wilton-Ely 47; Focillon 126.
AND 5 others: 4 small etchings by the same from vol. I of Le Antichità Romane (Tav. IX Fig. I, Tav. X Fig I, Tav. XI Fig. I and Tav. XIX Fig. II. The latter w. Fleur de lis watermark) and L. PIRANESI, "Veduta del Tempio della Concordia" (etching, 13x20 cm.).
- On unfolded leaf, no watermark. Trifle/ sl. yellowed due to former passepartout; sl. foxed in outer blank margins.
= Actually the apse of the so-called Hall of the Philosophers. Wilton-Ely 245; Focillon 831; Hind 112, 1st state (of 3), before the numbers. SEE ILLUSTRATION ON TITLE-PAGE.