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Friday, 5 July 2019

Abraham Genoels' etching, “Boat drawn by Four Men”, 1660–1690


Abraham Genoels (aka Archimedes; Abraham II Genoels; A. G. Genoel) 91640–1723)

“Boat drawn by Four Men” (Le bateau tire à mont), 1660–1690, from a series of six etchings, “River Landscapes”, published by Adam François van der Meulen (aka Adam Frans van der Meulen; Adam François Vandermeulen) (1632– 1690) in Paris with royal privilege from Louis XIV (King of France).

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a small margin and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 23.1 x 29.6 cm; (plate) 22 x 28.4 cm; (image borderline) 20.9 x 27.6 cm.
Inscribed on plate with the artist’s monogram within the image borderline: (lower left corner) "AG".
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) "A. Genoels, fe."; (right) "V. Meulen, ex. Cum priuilegio Regis."
State iii (of iv) with the publisher’s details.

TIB 5(4).60(362) (Walter L Strauss [ed.] 1979, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 5, New York, Abaris Books, p. 349, cat. no. 60 [362]); Bartsch IV.362.60.III; Regnault-Delalande 1817 149.60; Weigel 1843 211.60.III;  Hollstein 60.III.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Landscape with a river in the centre, four men towing a boat loaded with goods at right, rocks to the left, a town and mountains in the background”

See also the description offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: richly inked faultless impression, with a small margin laid onto a support 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, stains or foxing).

I am selling this masterpiece of 17th century landscape etching that is—to my eyes—radiant with light for the total cost of AU$302 (currently US$212.05/EUR188.15/GBP168.80 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 strong etching showing no sign of hesitation in its execution or pictorial ambiguity in what is portrayed, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy. 

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