Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Ignace Duvivier"s etching, “Landscape in Oval with Travellers Resting”, 1800


Ignace Duvivier (aka Ignaz Duvivier; Joseph Ignace Duvivier; Ignace Vivier; Ignace "du" Vivier; Matthäus Ignaz [Edler von] Vivier) (1758–1832)

“Landscape in Oval with Travellers Resting”, 1800, from the series of four oval landscape etchings, "Divers sujets de paisages dessiné et gravé par I. Viviers 1800". Note: the title page to the series is signed, titled and dated (1800).
Etching on cream wove paper.
Size: (sheet) 22.5 x 29.4 cm; (plate) 15 x 22 cm; (oval borderline) 14.4 x 19.6 cm

Condition: richly inked, crisp impression—undoubtedly a lifetime impression based on the superb quality of the printed lines—with generous margins and in very good condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions and stains, but there is faint foxing in the margins).

I am selling this very romantic image for the total cost of AU$164 (currently US$118.55/EUR104.22/GBP92.68 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 this rare etching, 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 of its purchase









Roubillac's stipple engraving, “Study of a man’s head facing right”, c1773/80


(Attrib.) Roubillac (1739–c1820)

“Study of a man’s head facing right” (descriptive title only), c1773/80 (attribution based on the dates of activity by the publisher Mondhare & Jean [1773–1780]), plate 569 presumably from the series, “Ve. Cahier de principes [sic] de dessein d'après nature”, published by Mondhare & Jean in Paris. (See a similar print by Robillac from the same publication held by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.167396; and details of the publication offered by the British Museum regarding a print by Jean François Janinet [1752 – 1814]: https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1524247&partId=1&searchText=a+series+of+studies+intended+for+the+artists,+divided+into+14+volumes+of+six+plates+each&page=1.)

Stipple engraving in the crayon-manner printed in sanguine ink on laid paper backed with a support sheet. (Note that there is a hidden drawing backing this print).
Size: (sheet trimmed unevely) 34 x 26 cm; (plate) 30.9 x 24.5 cm
Numbered on plate: (upper right corner) “569”.
Lettered on plate at lower right: “A P D R" (i.e. "With Privilege of the King").
Presumably a proof-state impression before lettering with publication details.

Condition: crisp and well-printed proof impression with small margins showing surface dustiness, a few superficial marks of use and a worm hole near the tip of the figure’s nose. The sheet is backed on a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper and the print has an “old” backing support of a drawing that is only faintly visible if the print is held to the light.

I am selling this sensitively executed crayon-manner engraving (i.e. a type of stipple engaving designed to mimic the gritty line of a chalk drawing) for AU$164 (currently US$119.21/EUR104.31/GBP92.67 at the time of posting these prints) 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 sensuously beautiful engraving that was originally designed for artists to copy, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.







Monday, 19 November 2018

Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi’s etching, “Three Roman Statues”, 1660, after Polidoro da Caravaggio


Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi (1619–c1678)

“Three Roman Statues” (aka “Les statues de trois anciens Romains placées l'une à côté de l'autre”), 1660, plate six in the series of six etchings, “Trophies of Arms and Vases”, after Polidoro da Caravaggio (aka Polidoro Caldara; Polidoro da Caravagio) (c1500–1536/7?).

Etching on fine laid paper with wide margins (as published?) and backed with a support sheet.
Lettered on plate below each of the statues: (left sculpture) “POLIDORO DA CARAVAGGIO INVEN.”; (middle sculpture) “Gio Batta Galestruzzi fiorentino.”; (right sculpture) “Pittore fece. In ROMA 1660.”
Numbered on plate: (lower right corner) “6”.

TIB 46 (21).52 (64) (Paolo Bellini [ed.] 1982, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Century”, vol. 46, Abaris Books, New York, p. 109); Bartsch XXI.64.52.

The British Museum offers a description of this print:
The Harvard Art Museum has a trimmed copy of this print featuring the statue on the left: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/234839?position=10 and the two statues on the right: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/234916

Condition: crisp, well-printed impressions with wide margins (as published) in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) and laid together upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this early impression (based on the crisp linework showing no sign of wear to the printing plate) of a seldom seen etching (note that the Rijksmuseum does not hold a copy and the Harvard museum has an impression that is cut in two sections) for total cost of AU$287 (currently US $210.04/EUR 183.87/GBP 163.14 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 fascinating depictions of Roman sculptures viewed from the perspective of a worm, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











Sunday, 18 November 2018

Hieronymus Wierix's engraving, "The Virgin and Child with St Anne", c1590


Hieronymus Wierix (aka Hieronymus Wierx; Jerome Wierix) (1553–1619)

"The Virgin and Child with St Anne", c1590, after Jan van der Straet (aka Joannes Stradanus; Ioannes Stradanus) (1523–1605), published by Philips Galle (aka Philippe Galle; Philippus Gallaeus) (1537–1612) in Antwerp.

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 25.1 x 19 cm; (image borderline) 14.6 x 18.5 cm
Lettered on plate in cartouche: “Gentibvs a cunctis …/ … proles/ Joannes Stradanus inuen. […] Jeronimus Wirix fecit./ Philippus Gallæus excudit.”
Lifetime impression, state i (of ii) before “Philippus” in the publication details is replaced with “Theodorus” and before the heavy reworking of state ii (see Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 457).

Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1979 457 (Marie Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1978, “Les Estampes des Wierix ... catalogue raisonné”, vol. 1., Brussels, p. 82, cat.no. 457, illus. p. 59); Alvin 1866 511 (L Alvin 1886, “Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre des trois frères Jan, Jérome et Antoine Wierix”, Brussels); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 183.I (Johannes Stradanus; Hollstein 751.I (The Wierix family).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“The Virgin and child with St Anne; interior scene with the Virgin and the Child and St Anne seated at centre; behind, to left, a servant entering the room with a cat, carrying a bowl; to right, a balcony and trees and birds seen behind”

See also the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: richly inked, crisp and well-printed early/lifetime impression trimmed along the platemark in excellent/near faultless condition. The sheet has been laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this rare and finely executed engraving by one of the most important of the old master printmakers for AU$396 (currently US$290.07/EUR254.08/GBP226.01 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 breathtakingly beautiful masterwork of Mannerist period engraving, 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










J F Poletnich's engravings of écorché figures, c1755


J F Poletnich (fl.1750–1770)

(Left) “Plate 4: Standing Écorché Male: Anterior View” (descriptive title only), c1755
(Right) “Plate 5: Standing Écorché Male: Posterior View” (descriptive title only), c1755

Anatomical studies after Titian (aka Tiziano Vecellio) (c1485/90?–1576) (as inscribed on the plate) and after the designs by Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) in “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (“On the fabric of the human body in seven books”), 1543 (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:De_humani_corporis_fabrica_(27).jpg and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vesalius_Fabrica_p194.jpg).
These engraving are illustraions to “Methode pour apprendre le dessein…”, written and published in 1755 in Paris by Charles Antoine Jombert (1712–1784) (see the description of this book at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/352251?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&who=Poletnich%2c+J.+F.%24J.+F.+Poletnich&ft=*&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=1

See also a very brief catalogue entry of these engravings in Abraham Hume’s (1829), “Notices of the Life and Works of Titian”. (Descriptive Catalogue of Engravings after the works of Titian, from the Bibliothèque du Roi.), p. Iv).

Engravings on fine laid paper mounted together on a support sheet.
Size of each engraving: (sheet) 26.5 x 17.2 cm; (plate) 25.2 x 16.3 cm
Plate 4 numbered on plate at upper left corner, “Pl. 4”, and inscribed on plate at lower left corner: “poletrich Sculp. Le Titian del.”
Plate 5 numbered on plate at upper left corner, “Pl. 5”, and inscribed on plate at lower left corner: “Le Titian del.” and on the lower right corer, “poletrich [f]ecit et sculp.”

Condition: well-printed impressions with light abrasions trimmed with small margins and laid together upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this pair of early anatomical studies for the combined total cost of AU$320 (currently US$234.64/EUR205.38/GBP182.95 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 these marvellously detailed 18th century engravings of a figure’s musculature, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Saturday, 17 November 2018

Philips Galle's engraving, “Dangers and Vices Accompanying Wealth”, 1563,


Philips Galle (aka Philippe Galle; Philippus Gallaeus) (1537–1612)

“Dangers and Vices Accompanying Wealth”, 1563, plate four from the series of six engravings (New Hollstein 476-481) after Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574), “The Unhappy Lot of the Rich” with verses by Hadrianus Junius (1511–1575).

Engraving on laid paper, with wide margins and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 28.1 x 30.9 cm; (plate) 17.2 x 23.3 cm; (image borderline) 15.9 x 22.8 cm
Inscribed on plate above the portrayed figures: (from left to right) “Periculum” (danger); “Pavor” (fear); “Latrocinium” (robbery); “Regina Pecunia” (Queen Money); “Stultitia” (foolishness); “Invidia” (envy).
Inscribed on plate below the portrayed figures: (right) “Pandemia” (the world); “Furtum” (thief).
Numbered on plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner) “4.”
Monogrammed on the plate within the image borderline: (lower left of centre) “MVH. In" (Maerten van Heemskerck Invent).
Lettered on plate below the image borderline in two lines of text in two columns: "TE BIIVGI INVECTAM .../ …//…/ … RECVMBIT."
State ii (of iii) with verses by Hadrianus Junius added below the image borderline.

TIB 1987 5601.073:4 (Arno Dolders & Walter Strauss [eds.] 1987, vol. 56, Supplement, p. 285); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 284 (Philips Galle); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 479.II (Maarten van Heemskerck).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print;
“Dangers and vices accompanying wealth; A queen ‘Regina Pecunia’ sits in a chariot drawn by ‘Periculum’ (Peril) and ‘Pavor’ (Fear); behind are further labelled figures including ‘Latrocinium’, stabbing a heart, ‘Stultitia’ (Foolishness), a jester, ‘Invidia’ (Envy), ‘Pandemia’ and ‘Furtum’, a thief; after Heemskerck.”
See also the Rijksmuseum’s description of this print:

Condition: crisp and well-printed impression with wide margins (as published?) in excellent/museum quality condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing). The sheet has been laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this allegory about wealth built upon misery, where Queen Money (Regina Pecunia) is shown on a chariot pulled by Fear (Pavor) and Danger (Periculum), while the Queen rests her hand protectively on the head of Robbery (Latrocinium) while he symbolically stabs a heart with his knife, and, following his lead, behind the chariot Thief (Furtum) steals money from the cornucopia of the World (Pandemia) overseen by Foolishnes (Stultitia) and the grim figure of Envy (Invidia) sucking on a heart, for AU$400 (currently US$293.30/EUR256.72/GBP228.69 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 museum quality engraving, 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