5355 - 5792 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trimmed to the image; sm. repair in right edge; grey impression. = New Hollstein 166.
Framed together with: Idem. Amnon raping Thamar. Engraving, 11,3x7,1 cm., monogrammed and "1540" in the plate.
- Large closed tear in upper part. = New Hollstein 23, 2nd state of 2.
= This state used as plate in the Theatrum Biblicum, published by C.J. Visscher. Interesting view of a 16th century garden. Formerly attributed to Hendrick Goltzius, now to the atelier or surroundings of Philip Galle. First print of the series of 4 prints on the biblical story of Eliah. Cf. Hollstein (Goltzius) 8.
- Central fold strengthened/ repaired/ reattached on verso w. paper strip; closed wormhole near central fold.
= Rare allegory/ caricature on marriage with an enormous monstruous cat "Bigorne" eating men. F.M. 418ae; Hollstein 12 (van der Keere).
- Lacks tiny portion of lower blank margin.
= A view of the arrangements for the electoral banquet for Leopold I, the Holy Roman Emperor.
- Trimmed to the image.
= Perhaps by J. GOLE. F.M. 2755. A caricature on king Louis XIV of France and the dauphin.
- Upper blank margin renewed.
- Trifle foxed.
= Published in Recueil des plus illustres proverbes divises en trois livres, published by Jacques Lagniet. Illustrating proverbs with the lives of beggars.
- Sl. agetoned and dustsoiled; paper flaw in lower part; annot. in pen and ink in lower margin.
= Unfinished state. Artist not found.
= Copy A after new Hollstein 203.
AND 2 other small anonymous landscape etchings, prob. Dutch, 18th/19th cent.
- Foxed; 2 oblique folds in lower left corner; traces of former mouting on verso.
= Intriguing print, not traced. The verses read as follows: "Les divertissement que je cherche en cet aage/ Avecques cet oyseau sur le doit et ce chien/ Tous deux si bien dressés et faits au badinage/ Monstrent qu'il n'est badaut qui ne trouve le sien."
AND 1 other: "Namen Der vier-en-twintig gedelegeerde Rechters, van den advokaat Johan van Oldenbarnevelt" (central engr. portrait after M.J. VAN MIEREVELT, surrounded by letterpress text, n.pl., 1619. Formerly folded).
- A few sm. stains, mostly in margins. = Rare folk print, probably after an Italian artist.
- Trifle foxed in blank margins.
= Early lithograph of the "original" Siamese twins Chang and Eng (1811-1874), after whom the medical condition known as "Siamese twins" was named. The twins were discovered in 1829 by Robert Hunter, who managed to convince the twins' mother and the King of Thailand (with extra payment and other perks) to allow him to take the twins with him on a tour on which they were displayed. They toured various countries in Europe (incl. The Netherlands in the 1830s) and had so much success that they eventually became wealthy and independent from Hunter. They got married with two American sisters and settled in Mount Airy (North Carolina), where they took up farming and raised a large family. Only when their financial circumstances had become stretched due to the Civil War, did they start touring again. Although they died in relative obscurity, their life had been very succesfull during the time that they exhibited themselves to the American, French and British public (despite (or perhaps even because of) the moral outcry on the part of the more conservative Americans, when they married the two American sisters Sarah and Adelaide Yates).
= Fourth of a series of 21 engravings after the mural paintings by Annibale Carracci in the Palazzo Farnese in Rome.
- With (closed) wormholes. = Passavant 59.
- Ample margins; upper margin dam.
= Hollstein 7, the 2nd state (of 2), with the address of Nic. Visscher. On thick laid paper.
- Doubled; lower margin cut short, most of the address of Schenk cut off; sl. soiled.
= Hollstein 11, the 3rd state (of 3), with the address of P. Schenk Jun. Cat. Mirror of everyday life. Genreprints in the Netherlands 1550-1700, p.338: "In 1664, Van Mieris made a drawing of the subject of drunkenness in which a chamberpot also plays a key role. Once again it was Bary who translated this drawing into a print, six years later. It shows a character resembling a fool holding an empty chamberpot above the head of an inebriated woman, apparently on the point of 'crowning her with a piss-pot', to use a seventeenth-century expression. As a rule, the chamberpot was well-filled for the ceremony, even on the seventeenth-century stage (with water, one hopes)."
AND 1 other by the same after the same: An old woman, emptying a pot through the window (Het goore Besje) (margins trimmed, with loss of caption and address).
- A few marginal restorations; sl. agetoned. = Impressive large print.
- Upper edge mounted on paper; closed hole in right blank margin.
= Atlas van Stolk 4813; F.M. 4963.
- Partly browned.
= F.M. 4986a (chapter "Zinneprenten op het herstel des stadhouders", 1787): "De Oranjeboom, waaraan de portretten in medaillon van den Stadhouder, Gemalin en drie kinderen en onderaan die zijner vier voorouders, wordt door den Pruissischen adelaar beschermd."