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Thursday 15 August 2019

Unidentified printmaker after Hanns Lautensack's etching, “Town on a River”, 1553

Unidentified printmaker after the etching by Hanns Lautensack (aka Hans Sebald Lautensack) (c1520–1564/6)

“Town on a River” (Bartsch title “Vue dúne petite ville …”) 1553 (or after), copy in the same direction as the etching by Lautensack (TIB 1[9], 41-1 (222); Hollstein 31; Schmitt 54) from Lautenack's series of eight landscapes (Hollstein 26–33).

Etching on laid paper with small margins around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.3 x 17.3 cm; (image borderline) 11.8 x 16.8 cm.
Inscribed on plate at lower centre: “HSB/ 1553.” Note that Lautensak signed his print with an entwined monogram very similar to this print, but with the initials “HSL”.

See the British Museum’s description of Lutensack’s etching from the second state:

See also Jan S Peters (ed.) 1982, “The Illustrated Bartsch: German Masters of the Sixteenth Century”, vol. 18, p. 404.

Condition: crisp and well-printed impression in excellent condition, trimmed with a small margin close to the image borderline and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is small loss at the lower left corner of the margin.

I am selling this early etching after Hanns Lautensack for AU$253 (currently US$171.49/EUR153.74/GBP141.27 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 superb etching copied by an artist from the circle of Lautensack after Lautensack’s design/etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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