5390 - 5740 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Thin/ rubbed section in clouds area. = Parthey 1211.
AND 1 other engraving by the same, "Navium Variae Figurae et Formae (...)" (partly foxed/ soiled and w. creases).
- First etching tipped onto plate w. sl. traces of glue in upper left corner and trimmed to the borderline. Otherwise all prints fine.
= Parthey 1825, 2nd state of four; Parthey 1829, 3rd state of three; Parthey 1831, 3rd state of four.
- Printed on 18th cent. paper with broad margins. Collector's mark of J.F. Bianchi on verso (Lugt 3761; sl. shining through).
= Parthey 2106. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.
= Parthey 1723.
AND 14 engravings (after) the same, all later impressions, incl. bookillustrations.
- Cut on the platemark; trifle foxed in margins.
= New Hollstein 20, 3rd state of 4, with the added caption above image: "T' Eynde croont het werck". Rare vanitas print. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.
- Sm. number in orange pencil in lower right corner. Otherwise fine.
= Landwehr, R.d.H. the Etcher p.55; F.M. 2256; Atlas v. Stolk 2358.
- Part of a larger broadside w. explanatory yext, lacking here. Laid down; vertical middle fold w. sm. tear at upper end; cut on/ just inside the platemark.
= Hollstein 113; FMH 2559; Atlas van Stolk 2601.
- A few creases and old flattened folds; trifle yellowed.
= Landwehr, R.d.H. the Etcher 147, II; F.M. 2713b; Atlas van Stolk 2742; cf. Hollstein 142. Fine historical print of Willem III setting sail on a military expedition against James II of England, to prevent an alliance of this Roman Catholic king with Louis XIV of France against the Dutch Republic. Depicted are the depart from Brielle and the arrival at Brixham.
- With folds as published.
= Landwehr, R. de H. as bookill. 58: "The illustrations by R. de H. belong to the most interesting of his oeuvre."
= Satire on the depressed condition of the French nation in 1706, and the calling out of the Arrier-Ban of France, after the Battle of Ramillies, May 12, 1706. Maximilian II, Elector of Bavaria, Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire and the last governor of the Spanish Netherlands, who had allied himself with the French in the War of the Spanish Succession, is seen crippled and mounting a donkey in order to flee. Rare. F.M. 3058.
- Yellowed; waterstained in lower blank margin.
AND 1 other similar publ. by the same: "Mr. Frank Work's Celebrated Team Edward and Swiveller. To Road Wagon, Winning a Wager of $1,000, against Time, 2:20, at the Gentlemen's Driving Park; N.Y. July 13th 1882. Trotting a Mile in 2:16¾, without a Skip or Break".
- Foxed and w. a few waterstains. = Atlas van Stolk 2718. Not in F.M.
- All with central vertical fold; occas. (sl.) soiled.
= Present are nos. 14-19, 23-28. Part of the funeral procession of William IV, stadtholder of Holland, including the plate with the carriage carrying the coffin. FM 4032.
- First print vague folds and sl. soiled in margins.
= Guiffrey 95, the second state (of 2). Collector's mark of R. de Los Rios below the image.
AND 6 other etchings by the same, i.a. 2 diff. states of "Pêche au Vif", "l'Hiver" and "Ce spectacle effrayant doit apprendre aux gloutons (...)." - AND 3 others.
= Guiffrey 82, 3rd and final state.
Chauvel, T.N. (1831-1909). (River view). Lithograph on chine collé, 22,5x29,5 cm., signed in pencil (mount sl. dustsoiled/ foxed in outer blank margins). - AND 17 other prints by the CH.E. JACQUE (4x, i.a. Guiffrey 99-ii), T.N. CHAUVEL (Environs de Rouen, etching) and after N. FIELDING by DELPECH from Receuil d'animaux (12x, ±1830).
- Verso num. tiny brown spots; vague old fold.
AND 24 other engravings by H.J. MULLER after i.a. M. VAN HEEMSKERCK from diff. series (mainly religious), i.a. "Tempore messis triticu condatur horreo Zizania igne exurantur" and "Sufficit hanc unus, Cruciaria Victimam Christus".
- On paper w. watermark of two crowned intertwined C's, w. ample margins. Sl. waterstained in outer blank margins; a few small spots.
= Possibly from the series Memorabilium Novi Testamenti (14 plates), Hollstein 281-295.
- Second print w. a few rubbed spots and whitish stains in blank margins.
= Thieme/ Becker XIX, p.123f: "(...) Als Punktierstecher leistete J. besonders Vortreffliches in den Blättern, die Punktier- u. Crayonmanier verbinden, während die in reiner Punktiermanier aufgeführten Platten es an Leichtigkeit des Striches fehlen lassen. Hauptwerke der ersteren Gattung sind: (...) 'Black Monday', nach W.R. Bigg (1790)". Fine genre prints. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVI.
= Three rare prints illustrating events in the life of the Pseudo-Messiah Sabatai-Sevi (1626-c.1676), a Sephardic rabbi from Smyrna, who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messias. The idea that the year 1666 was to be the beginning of Messianic time with the advent of the Messiah was widespread in Europe and this created a fertile ground for the young Sabatai's claim that he was the Messianic redeemer. He began to spread this claim from 1648 onwards, at the early age of 22. He and his followers were banished by the local Rabbis from Smyrna in the early 1650s. From 1658 his star began to rise, when a preacher whom he met in Constantinople supported him in his claim and reputedly forged a manuscript that confirmed Sabatai's claim. From then he managed, through various sorts of ways and during his stay in i.a. Jersualem, to steadily increase the number of followers and eventually became so powerful that he could replace the rabbi of Smyrna with a rabbi who was favourable to him. Supporters of the Messianic movement could be found in Italy, Germany and The Netherlands. And eventually he returned from his travels to Constantinople and, because he was deemed a threat by the grand vizier, was immediately imprisoned, first in Constantinople, later in the castle of Abydos. Even from his prison he was capable to strengthen his support in Europe, where many Jews in the conviction that the Messiah would arrive soon, prepared to leave their homes and turn back to the Holy Land. Sabatai's downfall came when a Polish prophet, after an altercation with Sabatai at Abydos, informed Sultan Mehmed IV of Sabatai's far-reaching ambitions. On seeing the threat that Sabatai posed to the sultan's power, Mehmed IV sent him to be imprisoned in Adrianople. There he was given the choice to either show he was innocent by submitting himself to an execution by a volley of arrows (which, in case of his survival, would prove his innocence), die by impaling, or to convert to Islam. He chose for the latter option. As a result his followers were ridiculed throughout Europe and the movement was considerably weakened. After several more volte-faces by which he vexed his Ottoman protectors Sabatai ended up in the samall town of Dulcigno in present day Montenegro, where he died in isolation in 1676. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXV.