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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Philips Galle's engraving, “Title Plate: History of the Medici”, 1583


Philips Galle (aka Philippe Galle; Philippus Gallaeus) (1537–1612)
“Title Plate: History of the Medici” (aka “Mediceae Familiae Rerum Feliciter Gestarum Victoriae et Triumphi”), 1583, title plate to the series of twenty-one engravings (including this plate), “Mediceae Familiae Rerum Feliciter Gestarum Victoriae et Triumphi”, after Jan van der Straet (aka Joannes Stradanus; Ioannes Stradanus) (1523–1605), published by Philips Galle in Antewerp.
Engraving on laid paper trimmed around the platemark.
Size: (sheet) 20.9 x 27.9 cm.
Lettered on plate within the image borderline: (armorial banderole) “PLVS […] OVLTRE” [More]; (cartouche at centre) “MEDICEAE FAMILIAE/ RERVM FELICITER GESTARVM/ VICTORIAE ET TRIUMPHI./ Elegantissimis iconibus à Iohanne Stradano Flandro,/ artificiosissimo penicillo delineate et à/ Philippo Gallæo in æs/ incisa, et edita./1583.”
Lettered on plate below the image borderline in two lines of Latin text: “INGENIO ET GENIO NOBILI DNO AMBROSIO MARIENBERGO, OMNIS GENERIS PICTVRAE/ ET ELEGANTIARVM ADMIRATORI, PHILIPP. GALLAEVS L.M. DEDICABAT.”
State i (of iii) lifetime impression.
TIB 5601.102:1 (Arno Dolders [ed.] 1987, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists: Philips Galle”, vol. 56, Supplement, p. 384, cat. no. [5601].102:1); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 352.I (Johannes Stradanus) (Marjolein Leesberg [comp.] 2008, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700: Johannes Stradanus”, vol. 3, Amsterdam, Sound and Vision Rijksmuseum, p. 39, cat. no. 352); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 488.I (Philips Galle) (Manfred Sellink [comp.] 2001, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700: Philips Galle”, vol. 3, Rotterdam, Sound and Vision, p. 192, cat. no. 488); Baroni Vannucci 1997 691 (Alessandra Baroni Vannucci 1997, “Jan van der Straet, detto Giovanni Stradano, flandrus pictor et inventor”, Milan, Jandi Sapi Editori).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Title Plate to a series of twenty-one prints on the military deeds of Giovanni de' Medici; at centre a cartouche lettered with title and authors; a coat of arms surmounting the cartouche and four captives seen at top and bottom of the cartouche; the Medici coat of arms seen on both sides with various military motives, including armoury; with dedication to Ambrosius of Marienbourg.”
The Rijksmuseum offers the following description:
(transl.) “Cartouche with the title of the series: Mediceae Familiae rerum feliciter gestarum victoriae et triumphi. Around the cartouche weaponry (armour, bladed weapons, drums, guns and banners) and four prisoners, hands tied behind their backs. Top left and top right successively the arms of Giovanni de 'Medici (nicknamed dalle Bande Nere) and Cosimo I de' Medici. The latter crowned and with the order of the golden fleece. The weapon directly above the cartouche refers to the Habsburg emperors. It is a double-headed eagle with the coat of arms of Austria on the chest. In addition, the order of the golden fleece and the two columns of Hercules with the motto of Charles V: Plus oultre.”
Condition: richly inked and near faultless lifetime impression trimmed with a thread margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, stains or foxing).
I am selling this superb lifetime impression of the title plate to the series, “History of the Medici”, for a total cost of AU$304 (currently US$207.98/EUR187.95/GBP158.41 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 fabulous title plate that is a true tropaion monument to the military deeds and power of Giovanni de' Medici, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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Friday, 6 December 2019

Alexander Runciman's etching, “Cormar Attacking the Spirit of the Waters”, 1774


Alexander Runciman (1736–1785)
“Cormar Attacking the Spirit of the Waters”, 1774, illustration inspired by an episode in “Fingal” (see https://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/ossian/oss24.htm) in James Macpherson's (1736–1796) “The Works of Ossian” (1765)—a reputed translation of the oral cycle of Gaelic poetry of the (possibly) legendary narrator/poet, Ossian. This composition relates to the cycle of ceiling paintings by Runciman in Penicuik House (Midlothian, Scotland) destroyed by fire in 1899.
Etching on fine laid paper trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 7.5 x 12.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower edge) "ARunciman [“AR” in monogram] inv & [in reverse] fecit […]  [“Uid Fiingul” faint and not fully decipherable and perhaps a reference to Fingal].
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Cormar standing at a deck in profile to left, his left foot forward, about to grab the spirit in a wave on the left with his right hand, a sword in his left, three other figures in the right background.”
Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed along the platemark in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing), laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.
I am selling this small but visually arresting etching executed with confident spontaneity and creative invention—note how the freely sketched figures (water spirits) fleeing the central figure (Cormar) are convincingly portrayed as whisper-like apparitions—for a total cost of AU$330 (currently US$225.76/EUR204.02/GBP171.95 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 purchasing this gem of Scottish printmaking capturing some of the passion of Goya and William Blake, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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Alexander Runciman's etching, “Agrippina with the Ashes of Germanicus", c.1774.


Alexander Runciman (1736–1785)
“Agrippina with the Ashes of Germanicus", c.1774.
Etching on fine laid paper trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 13.4 x 10.6 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (lower edge) "ARunciman [“AR” in monogram] […] [“ïnv 74”? illegible text].
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Death of Germanicus: Agrippina the Elder sitting on a stool in profile to left, holding an urn on her lap which is lettered with his name; a servant standing on the left, weeping by covering her eyes with her hand, Gaius beside her looking up to Agrippina.”
Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression, trimmed along the platemark in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, stains or foxing) laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.
I am selling this fascinating composition—like many of Runciman’s designs—referencing classical Roman bas-reliefs appropriate to the portrayed subject of Agrippina the Elder (c.14 BC–AD 33)—regarded by the Romans of the time as a woman of impeccable character after starving herself to death following torture (a beating so severe that she was blinded) for promulgating the idea that her husband was murdered—holding the urn of her husband’s ashes, for a total cost of AU$330 (currently US$225.76/EUR204.02/GBP171.95 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 purchasing this freely executed and graphically strong etching, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Charles Jacque's etching, “Intérieur de Ferme”, 1845


Charles Jacque (aka Charles Émile Jacque; Charles Jaque) (1813–1894)
“Intérieur de Ferme” (Farmhouse interior), 1845, printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907), published in Paris by Marchant (aka Alliance des Arts) (fl.c.1830–80).
Etching printed in brown-black ink on cream chine collé (China) on wove paper backed with a heavy archival support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 23.7 x 33.3 cm; (plate) 19 x 26.3 cm; (chine collé) 17.9 x 25.9 cm; (image borderline) 16.3 x 24.6 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper right corner) “CH. Jacque 1845. Jr.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “(Alliance des Arts) Marchant, [ru] de Rivoli, 140. Paris.”; (right) “Imp Delâtre, r. St Jacques, 265”.
State ii (of ii) with the erased hen pecking at the feet of the farm girl—note the slightly lighter patch in the rendering of the ground where the hen was erased—and the cow replaced by two children in the shadows. (Note that the British Museum’s impression of this print [BM 1889,0608.100] is a second state impression and it is not from the first state as given in the bibliographical details.)
IFF 139 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Départment des Estampes. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1930-); Guiffrey 1866 74.II (J-J Guiffrey 1866, “L'Oeuvre de Charles Jacque: catalogue de ses eaux-fortes et pointes seches”, Paris, p. 57, cat. no. 74).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Farmyard with peasant woman carrying bucket at left, three pigs, with three figures seen sitting in shadows beneath overhang in centre.”
Guiffrey (1866) offers the following description of this print:
(transl.) “74. FARM INTERIOR. In an inner courtyard sleep two pigs near a trough and, on the right, a little dog in its niche. Above the little dog, a window in the shade, then a broom, a bad ladder & a tub. Under a ruined dovecote opens a wide and low passage, leading on the way. On the other side of the road, we see a palisade behind which appears a house in the middle of bunches of trees. Under the passageway, a window opens, near which a girl carries a bucket. At her feet, a dish; in front of her a large tub; then from the house whose upper door is open; a pig is in front. To the left of the door, a bench and a skillet with a lid; above, a pickaxe hangs from a nail; in the upper corner, a downspout. Signed: Ch. Jacque. 1845. Jr.” (p. 57).
Condition: a strong, well-printed impression with minor signs of handling in the margins otherwise in good condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, abrasions or significant stains) laid upon an archival support sheet.
I am selling this luminous etching by one of the most famous artists of the Barbizon School—a group of artists working in the vicinity of the village of Barbizon (France) who sought to work directly from observation in the field capturing everyday activities—for a total cost of AU$242 (currently US$165.63/EUR149.12/GBP125.89 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful etching exemplifying the 19th century Romantic leaning of the Barbizon artists to show rural life before the advent of change brought by the Industrial age, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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Lucas Kilian's engraving, “Wilhelm von Welsperg, Bishop of Brixen”, 1632


Lucas Kilian (aka Lukas Kilian) (1579–1637)
“Wilhelm von Welsperg, Bishop of Brixen” (aka “Rm[us] et Illm[us] D D. Gvilielmvs D. G. Episcopvs et Princeps Brixinensis” [title on plate]), 1632, published in Augsburg,
Engraving on laid paper trimmed along platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 33.6 x 25.1 cm; (image borderline) 33.4 x 24.8 cm.
Lettered on plate: (oval portrait frame) “RM[us]. ET ILLM[us] D D. GVILIELMVS D. G. EPISCOPVS ET PRINCEPS BRIXINENSIS.”; (four lines of Latin on tablet below portrait) “'Viua mihi ueteris .../ …/ …/ … comifafur Amor.”;  (on shell ornament below tablet) “Lucas Kilian. sculpsit. A.o 1632.”
State i (of i) lifetime impression based on the crisp line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate.
Hollstein German 481 (Fedja Anzelewsky [ed.] 1976, “German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, ca. 14001700: Lucas Kilian to Philipp Kilian”, vol. 17, Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, p. 131, cat. no. 481); HAB A 25571 (Peter Mortzfeld 19862008, “Katalog der graphischen Porträts in der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel 1500–1850: Die Porträtsammlung der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel”, Munich, K G Saur, cat. no. A 25571).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Portrait of Wilhelm von Welsberg, Bishop of Brixen, nearly half length in an oval, wearing hat and collar, and holding a small book; allegorical border.”
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:
Condition: an exceptionally fine (near faultless) richly inked impression trimmed along the platemark with a narrow margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in an almost pristine condition laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.
I am selling this stunning engraving designed to represent in allegorical terms —somewhat playfully I should add from how I perceive the slightly mischievous grin on the putto wearing a bishop’s mitre—good government, for a total cost of AU$322 (currently US$220.08/EUR198.39/GBP167.57 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this remarkable portrait of Wilhelm von Welsperg (1585–1641)—featuring (at top) a putto as a bishop, Prudentia (at left), Pax (at right) controlling Invidia (below her foot) with putti (further below) personifying art and the sciences—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