5390 - 5740 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Weak impression, especially lower margin worn away. Upper margin laid down on mount.
= New Hollstein 31.
- Trifle foxed in upper part. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
= From F. TIEDEMANN, Explicationes tabularum arteriarum (Karlsruhe, C.F. Müller, 1822).
- Creases and w. waterstains; frayed; margins cut short, w. loss of image; left and right edge repaired w. translucent paper strip; tear in lower right corner.
= Despite defects a very rare and interesting print, perhaps after the engraving by Nicolo Nelli (cf. the copy in the British Museum). Our print shows 43 numbered allegories of discord with Italian captions, more than the engraving by Nelli. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- Left margin restored/ strengthened.
= Very delicate and rare print. Peter Overadt started business as a publisher of decorated topographical maps, filling the gap left by Frans Hogenberg's death in 1590. After 1600 he shifted towards the manufacture of religious prints with a Catholic orientation. He is sometimes identified as the engraver of anonymous sheets under his imprint. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Upper blank margin trimmed irregularly.
= F.M. 2774. Dutch broadside satirising the lies of James II and his advisers with an engraving showing the interior of a forge.
AND 5 miscell. others, i.a. "Op de Afbeeldinge der heeren gebroederen Cornelis en Johan de Witt" (broadside with the portraits of the de Witt brothers and a view on the Hofvijver with fireworks, ±1672) and a nice commorative drawing "Toegeweid aan de nagedachtenis van den Heer mr Jan Isaac Valckenier, Lid der Staten van Gelderland (...)" (48,5x28,5 cm., manuscript captions below, 1819. Upper corners dam.).
- Fine copy on laid paper, without watermark. = Rare.
- No watermark detected. Trifle foxed; remnants of mounting on verso in corners.
Swidde, W. (1660-1697). Path at left amid trees. Etching from the series of 6 landscapes after D. DALENS, 14,5x23 cm., engr. below "Verscheijde Landschapjes, Seer aardig getekent door D. Dalens, geëtst door W. Swidde, en uÿtgegeven door Nicolaus Visscher met Privilegie", and numb. "1" in lower right corner.
- On paper w. fleur de lis watermark; small brown stain in upper margin masqued by mounted piece of paper; otherwise trifle speckled.
= Hollstein 107, first and only state.
AND ±10 others, mostly landscape etchings, 17th-19th cent., i.a. N. LOIR (1624-1679), (Landscape with buildings on a lake and a seated woman next to a donkey) (etching; small defects in margins); I. SCHMIDT (1740-1818), the title-etching of "VI landschapjes, aan den Heer J.B. van der Upwich opgedraagen, door Izaak Schmidt 1780" and prints by i.a. D.C. READ (1790-1851), J.A. ACHARD (1807-1884), E.A. BAES (1837-1909, showing people on boats in a flooded landscape) and M. VON MUNKÁCSY (1844-1909).
- Formerly folded; lower margin repaired (w. loss of publisher's address).
= F.M. 3769. "Allegorie op de twisten in de Lutherse gemeente Den Haag tussen de predikanten Mauritius Maassen en J.G. Pambo, 1739."
- Two small marginal tears, touching/ sl. affecting image; trifle foxed/ soiled/ creased.
= Nice portrait of a man with his wig on the side of his head, holding up a glass of wine and holding a smoking pipe. "Do but vein this Glass of Claret, how invitingly it looks; Drink it quickly or you'll mar it (...)."
Faber II, J. (±1684-1756). (Portrait of Benjamin Bradley, tobacconist). Mezzotint after A. POND, 35x25 cm., captions and a small vignette (showing a smoking woman and smoking lion) below the image, publ. 1737.
- Trimmed to the image and captions; trifle rubbed.
= "Behold the Man, who, when a gloomy Band of Vile Excisemen threaten'd all the Land, Help'd to deliver from their Harpy-Gripe The chearfull Bottle and the social Pipe". This portrait of tobacconist Benjamin Bradley alludes to the triumph of the tobacco trade in the defeat of Sir Robert Walpole's scheme for subjecting tobacco, and wine, to the duties of excise in 1732.
- Slightly soiled.
- Both sl. browned.
- All cut to the plate and mounted on laid paper; four w. closed tears along edges; St. Bartholomew dam. along left margin.
= Lacks 7 engravings (the title-p., the Holfy Family (3 engr.), St. Mark, St. Luke and the apostle Matthew). For the entire series: Hollstein 45-64.
AND 1 other engraving by M. VAN LOCHEM.
- Mediocre copy. Old midde-fold; surface dam. in left (blank) margin; partly waterst.
- Lower blank margin chipped.
- Central vertical fold; tear in left margin, just outside image; sl. foxed/ duststained in margins; waterstain in upper left corner, outside image.
= Rare. From the series of the 4 seasons. Hollstein 40, not mentioning the printer "A.D. Later". Perhaps a 2nd state of 2(?) or even an earlier state. The caption and address in elaborate calligraphic style. The copy in the British Museum has an extra cartouche in the right lower corner.
- Folded; sl. foxed in left and upper margin. = F.M. 4633.
AND 3 others, i.a. "De vermeestering van Kattenburg, Op den 30 May 1787, door eenige Leden der Schutterij en van het Exercitie Genootschap (...)" (yellowed; vaguely waterst.).