Sunday, 29 May 2016


Allaert van Everdingen (1621–75)
“Two Men in a Doorway”, 1773 (18th century impression), from the series, “Twelve landscapes” (H.40-51)
Etching on fine laid paper
Size: (sheet) 10.1 x 14 cm
Inscribed with the artist’s monogram (lower right corner) “AVE”.
Bartsch II.186.48; Hollstein 48.II; Dytuit 48.III

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Two men resting at the door of a timber-built cottage; in left foreground; a dead tree and its broken trunk next to a large rock at centre; at right view of a wooded landscape; from a series of twelve plates.” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1632462&partId=1&searchText=Allaert+van+Everdingen&page=5)

Condition: crisp but slightly silvery impression with margins around the borderline, but trimmed before plate marks and in good condition. There are remnants of mounting hinges and pencil notes from previous collectors (verso).


I am selling this early etching capturing the spirit of the Nordic landscape for AU$115 in total (currently US$82.63/EUR74.34/GBP56.51 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this old master print, 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




Allaert van Everdingen (1621–75)
“Two Boats Approaching a Hut”, c. 1650 (lifetime impression), from the series, “Four landscapes” (H.30-33).
Etching on fine laid paper
Size: (sheet) 10.2 x 12.9 cm
State iii (of iii). Bartsch II.177.32; Hollstein 32.III

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Two men mooring boats on a river bank; next to a group of houses at centre; a man on a horse-drawn carriage on the country road at left; a castle on a hill on the far bank at right; from a series of four plates.” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1632008&partId=1&searchText=Allaert+van+Everdingen&page=2)

Condition: strong, well-inked lifetime impression with no wear to the plate with margins around the borderline, but trimmed on or before plate marks and in excellent condition. There are remnants of mounting hinges and notes from previous collectors (verso).


I am selling this rare, lifetime impression capturing the spirit of the Nordic landscape for AU$225 in total (currently US$161.66/EUR145.44/GBP110.56 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this old master print, 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




When I was looking at these two landscapes, the thought occurred to me about the difference between Everdingen’s experience of village life in the mountains of Sweden and Norway and my very limited experience of small towns in the mountains of Australia. One of the big differences that I perceive is the site where folk in the mountains of Europe tend to situate their houses compared to those living in the mountains of Australia. If I may propose a broad generalisation (that may or may not be true and I am interested in readers’ comments): the Europeans choose to build houses in the mountain valleys with many streams, trees and boulders, whereas the Australians choose the mountain tops so that they can see everything—except nearby streams, trees and boulders.

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