5732 - 6111 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trimmed near the borderline, the 't' of 'excudit' eliminated; tiny portions of lower left blank corner torn off; tipped onto mount.
= Hollstein 30, only state: "In stock-list of Claes Claesz Visscher II [after 1682]: Landtschapboeckje".
AND 10 other etchings, 17th/ 18th cent., mainly landscapes, i.a. by S. DELLA BELLA, W. HOLLAR after P. BRILL (some imperfections), F. MILÉ and A.F. BAUDOUIN and a small anonymous landscape with two lovers under a tree, an old woman standing on watch.
- Not examined outside frame. = Hollstein 16, 3rd and final state.
- Occas. sl. yellowed.
- Good impressions, all cut to/ on the platemark; all prints (sl.) foxed; 2 prints browned; beggar woman playing the violin doubled and w. two dam. spots in left margin; 2 prints w. ms. annots. in pencil in margin just touching the image. Tipped together onto one mount.
= Hollstein 73-82, 1st-6th state (lacks no. 75; incl. one duplicate). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLIII.
- Good impressions, all cut to/ on the platemark; 3 prints browned and 4 foxed; all w. collector's stamp of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony in lower right corner (often cut short) (Lugt 971). Tipped together onto two mounts.
= Hollstein 59-70, 1st-3rd state (lacks nos. 71 and 72). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLIII.
- Sm. tear in image and at both ends of middle fold; waterstain in lower blank margin.
= Decorative scene showing the goddess Gaia surrounded by four columns symbolizing the four continents and by the various peoples of the earth.
"Eere-prent ter gedachtenisse voor de inwoonders van gantsch Nederlandt over het geven hunner liberale giften van de 50. penning. Ten diensten van den landen, in het jaar 1747." Broadside, 50x37 cm., letterpress text in 2 columns below an allegorical engraving (29x36,5 cm.) by J. SMIT, Amst., S. van Esveldt, 1747.
- Old folds (on two places w. sm. dam. spot); margins creased/ sl. frayed. = F.M. 3915.
AND 15 others, 17th/ 18th cent., i.a. of allegorical/ caricatural/ satirical nature, i.a. "Fabel van de Koeyen, de Herder, en de Wolf" (engr. w. letterpress text below, Amst., C. Heerschops, 1684); 2 diff. copies of the engr. title to the Groot Placaet-Boeck (ed. 1658 and 1664), the title to Chronicon Historiam Catholicam complectens (1729), an engraving by F. VAN DER STEEN after MICHELANGELO showing the dream of Michelangelo (from a large series Theatrum Pictorium by D. TENIERS) and 2 copies of "De Inbeelding; Heersseres van't Rookverkopers-gild, Maald Missisippi hier, 't geen Vrankryks schat verspild" and 2 reverse copies of "De Wind Koopers met Wind Betaald (...)" (4 etchings w. engr. text below from Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid).
- Ample margins; one print (letter b) w. vague oblique folds and small and vague stain; otherwise the prints trifle yellowed/ spotted.
= Letters b and i-m. Hollstein 22 and 29-32, all the final (2nd-4th) Basan state.
- Impression w. broad margins; watermark unidentified. = Hollstein 72, the first and only state.
AND 3 others by the same: Hollstein 41 (only state), 42 (only state) and 69 (2nd state of 2).
- Sl. worn/ foxed.
AND 9 mezzotints: by the same, "Lady sitting in a chair" (after RUBENS. Frayed in blank margins); WILLIAM WARD (3x, margins w. defects) and C.H. HODGES (3x, w. defects) and H.S. GOED.
- Margins sl. foxed and soiled; image trifle rubbed.
AND 6 other mezzotints, i.a. "The Soldiers Return" by W. PETHER after J.H. RAMBERG, "Lucretia et Tarquinius" by PICHLER after S. DA PESARO and "Mater Dolorosa" by G.P. and J.L. RUGENDAS.
- Blank margins partly frayed; num. tiny foxed spots. = F.M. 7226.
AND 11 miscell. prints, mainly first half 20th cent., i.a. by F. LAUWERS, J. VETH, J. VELDHEER ("Brugge"), M. VREUGDE, F. IJSERINKHUYSEN ("Overtoom Sluis Amsterdam"), J. VAN DER VEN and W. VAN DER VLIET.
- Two sm. closed tears (1,5 and 0,5 cm.) in left edge.
= Hollstein 751, 2nd state of 2 . With the collector's mark of W.B. Dukes (Lugt 2757a).
= Attractive print showing various activities concerning wine, i.a. tending a vineyard, harvesting and of course consuming. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLVII.
- One plate w. closed tear in left margin, just touching the image.
= Curious and rare (complete?) series, published by C. DANCKERTS (?). Although Herman SAFTLEEVEN is mentioned as the inventor on all prints, only 2 landscapes (no. 1 and 3) are copies after him, both in reverse: of Hollstein 35 (this copy mentioned) and 37 (this copy mentioned). No. 2, 4 and 5 are all copies/ adaptations in reverse after part of a series by VAN ALMELOVEEN. They are adaptations of 3 of the 4 landscapes, allegories of the Seasons, originally in lozenge form (Hollstein 13-15: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Hollstein only mentions copies in reverse by Wenzel Hollar). Perhaps a counterfeit series.
- Both sl. frayed/ yellowed.
- Tipped onto mount at top corners; trimmed within platemark. = Hollstein 34, 1st state (of 3).
- Sm. hole in upper blank margin; closed tear in lower (blank) margin.
= Hollstein 2, second state (of 2). Dark, but later impression on 19th cent. paper.
- Unevenly browned; large closed tear in right part; a few sm. wormholes in lower margin; lower right corner sl. dam.
= F.M. 6068a. Nice print, showing the return of looted paintings on a horse-drawn cart entering Antwerp through the Keizerspoort. Rarely found in handcolouring.
- A few plates trifle soiled/ frayed.
= Nissen, ZBI, 4293 and 4294, calling for 35 plates to the complete collection of 33 parts/ treatises, but unclear whether the present title-engraving is included in this number. This lot contains 1 stipple-engr. title-plate, 21 engr. plates w. mammals (incl. 2x orang-utan and 2x giraffe), 10 plates w. birds and 3 w. snakes. Arnout Vosmaer was in charge of the menagerie and the museum of William V, Prince of Orange. William actively imported animals from every continent for his museum at Voorburg; when the animals died, their remains became part of his natural history cabinet. Vosmaer published separate descriptions of many of these rare animals over a thirty-year period, from 1767 to his death in 1799.
AND 20 contemp. handcol. engr. plates w. insects by C.F.C. KLEEMANN, G.P. TRAUTNER and J.C. KELLER from J.E. VOET, Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht der insekten, dat men torren noemt (The Hague, 1806).