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Monday, 24 February 2020

Unidentified engraver after two of Frederick Bloemaert’s engravings in reverse from “Het Tekenboek”


Unidentified engraver after two of Frederick Bloemaert’s (1610–69) engravings in reverse after Abraham Bloemaert’s (1564–1651) drawings from “Het Tekenboek” (Artistic drawing book):

(left) “Plate 124: Studies of Goat, Fish, Cow, Cat and Dog”, after 1656(right) “Plate 33: Studies of Heads, Hands and Drapery”, after 1656.

Two engravings on fine laid paper and margins as published backed with separate support sheets.
Size of left engraving: (sheet) 31.1 x 19.5 cm; (plate) 20.8 x 15.8 cm; (image borderline) 20.4 x 15.4 cm.

Size of right engraving: (sheet) 31.1 x 20 cm; (plate) 20.4 x 15.3 cm; (image borderline) 20 x 15 cm.
Numbered on plate in the lower-right corner of each engraving.

Copy in reverse of Roethlisberger 1993 T25 & T158 (Marcel G. Roethlisberger 1993, “Abraham Bloemaert and His Sons: Paintings and Prints”, vol. 1, Davaco, Doornspuk, p. 396 [cat. no. T25] & p. 415 [cat. no. T158]).

See also Frederick Bloemaert’s engraving of Plate 33 (note that Roethlisberger’s copy is numbered “25”)

Condition: strong and well-inked impressions with margins and laid upon a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Both sheets show signs of handling (i.e. minor stains) and plate 33 has a dark mark on the right margin.

I am selling these very beautiful engravings showing the highest order of technical skill for the total price of AU$240 for the pair (currently US$158.20/EUR146.06/GBP122.39 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 these marvellous engravings designed for artists to copy and advance their skills, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This pair of prints has been sold











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