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Friday, 22 February 2019

Jacob Matham’s engraving, “The Adoration of the Shepherds”, c1597


Jacob Matham (1571–1631)

“The Adoration of the Shepherds”, c1597, after a drawing by Abraham Bloemaert (aka Abraham Bloemaart) (1564–1651) in the Maida and George Abrams collection (see https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/212362) and published by Jacques Razet (fl.1589–1609) in Haarlem.

Engraving on laid paper trimmed with thread margins around the image borderline (with loss of the text box) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 20.2 x 29.1 cm; (image borderline) 19.9 x 28.9 cm
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower edge at centre): "Abrahamus Blommaert Inuentor, / Matham sculp".
State ii (of ii)

TIB 4(3).67(148) (Walter L Strauss [ed.] 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 4, New York, Abaris Books, p. 57); Roethlisberger 1993 48 (Marcel Roethlisberger 1993, “Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons: Paintings and Prints”, 2 vols, Doornspijk, Davaco); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 18.II (Jacob Matham); Hollstein 34; Bartsch III.148.67

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Adoration of the shepherds; in a barn the shepherds gather around the manger and the Virgin lifts up the sheet to give a clearer view; an incongruous large classical column at right; after Bloemaert”

See also the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: crisp, richly inked and near faultless impression trimmed with fine margins around the image borderline laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The upper right corner has a small area of replenished loss—virtually invisible—and there are a few brown dots otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition for the considerable age of the print.

I am selling this exceptionally beautifully executed and elegant engraving exemplifying the period style of Mannerism of the late 16th century, for AU$423 in total (currently US$300.92/EUR265.47/GBP231.57 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this magnificent and very rare engraving capturing Bloemaert’s love of statuesque figures with alarmingly long arms and legs, and making theatrically meaningful hand gestures, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print is reserved pending confirmation about its purchase










Thursday, 21 February 2019

Lucien Hector Jonas’ lithographs, “Requisition” and “Déportations”, c1945


Lucien Hector Jonas (1880–1947)

“Requisition” and “Déportations”, c1945, published as folio covers to “Les Souffrances de la France: Retraite, Restrictions, Ravages, Résistance, Représailles, Résurrection” (The Sufferings of France: Retirement, Restrictions, Ravages, Resistance, Retaliation, Resurrection), and printed by Destruit-Merlot-Mousset in 1945 by the French Association of Lithograph Artists in Paris.

(See a description of this publication and the lithographs offered by the bookseller, Proantic: https://www.proantic.com/display.php?mode=obj&id=411993)

Lithographs in two colours (black and white) on heavy brown Canson paper/card with full margins as published.
Size: (each sheet) 32 x 24.5 cm
Each print signed on plate with the artist monogram at lower left: “LJ”

Condition: both impressions are in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) but the sheet, “Requisition” has a vertical score mark—perhaps a publication fold line rather than a handling crease.

I am selling this pair of superb original lithographs of great historical and social interest for the total cost of AU$192 (currently US$136.57/EUR120.37/GBP104.68 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing these graphically strong and meaningful lithographs, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Dominique Vivant Denon’s etching, “The Raising of Lazarus”, c1792


Dominique Vivant Denon (aka Vivant De Non; Vivant Denon; Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon) (1747–1825)

“The Raising of Lazarus” (Résurrection de Lazare), c1792 (1780–1803), after the painting of the same composition by Guercino (aka Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (1591–1666). The curator of the British Museum advises that “Denon's catalogue, 1803” shows that Guercino’s painting (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Raising_of_Lazarus_-_Guercino_-_Louvre_INV_77#/media/File:Guercino_Res_Lazzaro_2.jpg) “was acquired by the Count of Angivillers for the King in 1785, and is now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris” (see BM no. 1869,0410.2306.+).

Etching with drypoint on heavy wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 44.5 x 47.9 cm; (plate) 31 x 33.7 cm; (image borderline) 28 x 32.6 cm
Inscribed on plate: (along the lower edge of Lazarus’ shroud) “Guercino Pinx De Non Scul”
Lifetime impression (before lettering for publication?)

TIB 12101.282 (Petra ten-Doesschate Chu 1985, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Dominique Vivant Dennon: French Masters of the Nineteenth Century”, vol. 121, Part 1, New York, Abaris Books, p, 282); IFF 145 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“The raising of Lazarus, after Guercino; Christ, standing on the left points at Lazarus, whose hands are being untied by a man …”

Condition: a superb, richly inked and faultless impression with wide margins in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this exceptionally rare and very beautiful impression—compare this impression to the copy held by the BM (“decorated with yellow wash and black borders”) which seems to be the only repository showcasing a copy—for the total cost of AU$257 (currently US$183.98/EUR161.99/GBP141.08 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this near faultless impression exemplifying Denon’s magical ability to invest his portrayed subjects with the spirit of life, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold










Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Georges Lucien Boichard’s drypoint, “Francesca”, c1880


Georges Lucien Boichard (fl.1880s)

“Francesca” (inscribed in pencil at lower right corner of the margin), c1880, proof state impression (before lettering for publication?), hand-signed in pencil by the artist at lower right corner below the image borderline.

Drypoint on heavy wove paper signed in pencil by the artist and titled.
Size: (sheet) 77.6 x 54.7 cm; (plate) 57.3 x 37.8 cm; (image borderline) 47.4 x 31.2 cm.
Note: There is very little information available about this clearly overlooked artist despite his amazing skill and even the dates of his birth and death are not documented. For those interested in what I have been able to find, the following websites make reference to the artist:


Condition: an exceptionally large and faultless proof-state drypoint, signed in pencil by artist and titled. The sheet is in excellent/near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) with wide margins.

I am selling this exceptionally rare drypoint—so rare that I have been unable to find another impression in any museum repository—and a print that exemplifies the spirit of romanticism and symbolism of the late nineteenth century for the total cost of AU$376 (currently US$267.54/EUR278.80/GBP249.85 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this near faultless proof-state impression arguably revealing (at least to my eyes) the artist’s interest in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold











Monday, 18 February 2019

Lorenzo Loli’s etching, “Bacchanal with Three Putti”, c1645


Lorenzo Loli (1612–1691)

“Bacchanal with Three Putti” (BM title) (aka “Bacchanal of Three Children” & “Bacchanale de trois enfans” [TIB titles]), c1645 (1630–60).

Etching on laid paper, trimmed with thread margins around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 19 x 15.2 cm; (image borderline) 18.9 x 14.9 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower left) “LAVR. LOL F”
State i (of i)

TIB 42(19).25(178) (John T Spike [ed.] 1981, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Century”, New York, Abaris Books, vol. 42, p. 151); Bartsch XIX.178 (Adam Bartsch 1803, “Le Peintre graveur”, vol. 19, cat. no. 178)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Bacchanal with three putti, one asleep, while another pours wine from a flask into the mouth of the third”

Condition: crisp impression trimmed close to the image borderline and laid on support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).

I am selling this exceptionally rare etching—so rare that only the British Museum seems to hold a copy—for the total cost of AU$420 (currently US$329.36/EUR278.80/GBP249.85 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. (currently US$300.71/EUR265.32/GBP232.47 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this delicately beautiful old master etching of thirsty children/putti, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold