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Saturday 31 August 2019

Jan Both's etching, “Landscape with a Woman on a Donkey”, c1650

Jan Both (aka Jan Dirksz Both) (1618/22–1652)

“Landscape with a Woman on a Donkey” (TIB title) (aka “La femme montée sur le mulet” [Bartsch title]; “Landscape with a woman riding a mule along the Aqua Negro between Bologna and Florence” [Rijksmuseum title transl.), c1644–1652, from the series of four (upright) Italian Landscapes, “Four Vertical Landscapes”.

Etching on laid paper trimmed along the plate mark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 27 x 20.8 cm; (image borderline) 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper right corner) “Both fe”; (lower right corner) “3”.

State ii (of iii) with the addition of the plate number but before the publication details of Theodor Matham (see state i and state iii at the Rijksmuseum:

TIB 7 (5). 1 (205) (Otto Nauman [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 7, New York, Abaris Books, p, 7, cat. no. 1 [205]); Hollstein Dutch 2.

See also the interesting discussion about this print in “The Ideal Landscape: The Impact and Influence of Dutch Landscape Tradition”:

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression showing light wear to the printing plate, trimmed along the platemark, in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, abrasions, stains, or foxing, but there is a vertical flattened fold line at right), laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this superb and very rare etching of great beauty—perhaps even “drenched in Mediterranean … light”, to borrow the rather poetic turn of phase from Wikipedia (—for AU$360 (currently US$242.49/EUR220.59/GBP199.42 at the time of posting this print) 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 etching crafted in the manner Claude Lorrain with whom the artist collaborated, but with the added feature of angled hatched strokes to heighten the effect of glowing light, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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