Saturday, 14 December 2019
Adriaen Fransz. Boudewijns' etching, "A Horse-Drawn Covered Wagon in a Wooded Landscape”, c.1666–81
Adriaen Fransz. Boudewijns (aka Adriaen Frans Boudewyns; Adriaen Frans Bauduins; Adrien François Baudouins; Adriaen Baudewyns; Adrien Beaudoin) (1644–1719)
“A Horse-Drawn Covered Wagon in a Wooded Landscape” (descriptive title only), c.1666–81, after Adam François van der Meulen (aka Adam Frans van der Meulen; Adam François Vandermeulen) (1632–1690) printed from the original plate in 1804 by the Chalcographie du Louvre.
Etching on heavy wove paper, blind stamped with the authenticity seal (lower margin at centre) of the Chalcographie du Louvre and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 39.2 x 53.8 cm; (plate) 33 x 47.5 cm; (image borderline) 31.6 x 46.2 cm.
The plate is not inscribed or lettered for publication (as noted by the British Museum; see BM no. 1869,0410.1931).
Wurzbach 29 (Alfred von Wurzbach 1904, “Niederländisches Künstler-Lexikon : auf Grund archivalischer Forschungen bearbeitet : mit mehr als 3000 Monogrammen”, Leipzig-Wien, vol. 1, p. 65, cat. 29); LeBlanc 54 (Ch. Leblanc 1854, “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations : ouvrage destiné à faire suite au Manuel du libraire par J.Ch. Brunet”, Paris, vol. 1, p. 200, cat. 54).
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Condition: richly inked and near faultless impression with strong contrasts. The sheet has minor traces of ink around the platemark and into the margins, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing) and has been laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.
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