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Friday, 18 September 2020

(Attrib.) Georg Conrad Bodenehr’s etching, “Chronos”, c1696, after Laurent de la Hyre

(Attrib.) Georg Conrad Bodenehr (1663–1710) 

Note: this attribution is based on the indistinct inscription “G. C. B. Sc.” in the publication details and that the etching seems stylistically appropriate for Bodenehr (see for example the online copy of Bodenehr’s illustrations in “Annus symbolicus, emblemmatice, et versu leonine …” [1696] offered by archive.org: https://archive.org/details/annussymbolicuse00redel/page/n99/mode/2up). Moreover, there are very few printmakers with the initials “G. C. B.” but there may be another etcher that I have not considered.

“Chronos”, c1696 (the attribution of this date is based on the publication of Bodenehr’s illustrations in “Annus symbolicus, emblemmatice, et versu leonine …” in 1696), after the design possibly by Laurent de la Hyre (aka Laurent de Hire; Laurent de Lahire; Laurent de Lahyre) (1606–1656) as inscribed on plate: “L. H. del”.

Etching with engraving on fine laid paper backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 32.7 x 21.4 cm; (plate) 21 x 16.5 cm

Inscribed in the plate at lower-right: “L. H. del. [followed by the very indistinct inscription] G. C. B. Sc. […] 10.”

Condition: well-printed impression. There is a closed tear entering into the image on the right side and the upper left edge of the margin is darken (soiling or a stain?); otherwise there are no significant stains or foxing. The sheet is laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

Note that this is the second copy of this print that I have listed. The previous impression has been sold and the listing has been deleted as I have updated the information from my current research into this post.

I am selling this graphically strong illustration of Chronos (aka Father Time) perched on a cloud with an hourglass on his head and his "grim-reaper" scythe in his hands for the total cost of AU$268 (currently US$196.06/EUR165.39/GBP151.02 at the time of posting this print) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 small masterpiece of time and death personified, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










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