Gallery of prints for sale

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Auguste Lepère’s drypoint, “In the Flooded Marsh: The Shepherd”, 1892 (pub. 1911)

Auguste Lepère (aka Louis Auguste Lepère) (1849–1918)

“In the Flooded Marsh: The Shepherd” (“Au Marais Inondé: Le Berger”), 1892 (pub. 1911?). This impression is from the recut plate of larger rectangular composition originally featuring a mother and child at left and signed in the plate at lower left and now signed in the plate at upper right; see https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.8469.html.

Drypoint (and etching?), with pale plate tone printed in a warm black ink on wove (Japan) paper with margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 30.4 x 22.6 cm; (plate/image) 17.9 x 17.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (upper right corner) “A.Lepere.”

Texier-Bernier 394 (G M Texier-Bernier 1931 “Auguste Lepere: Peintre et Graveur”, Paris, cat. no. 394 [http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/lepere_auguste_louis_aumaraisinondeleberger.htm].

See also the description of this print offered by the Yale University: https://artgallery.yale.edu/collections/objects/14240.

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this superb drypoint showing a shepherd ferrying three sheep in a narrow boat across flooded marshlands, for the total cost of AU$237 (currently US$172.10/EUR146.87/GBP125.80 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 wonderful example of confident and loose/free drypoint drawing, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












Friday, 24 September 2021

Pierre Gandon’s etching with engraving, “Portrait of the Poet Émile Verhaeren”, 1923

Pierre Gandon (1899–­1990)

“Portrait of the Poet Émile Verhaeren”, 1922, published in Paris by Georges Crès et Cie in “Les Forces Tumultueuses” in 1922.

Etching and engraving on fine ivory coloured wove paper with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 8.5 x 13.1 cm; (plate) 12.1 x 8.4 cm; (image borderline) 11.7 x 8 cm.

Inscribed in plate with the artist’s initials: (lower left corner) “GP”.

Condition: a superbly printed (faultless) impression with full margins as published. Beyond remnants of glue on the right edge the sheet is in near pristine condition with no tears, holes abrasions, creases, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this exquisite etching with engraving showing the Gandon’s incredible skill that made him famous as a stamp designer and engraver for over 350 French stamps—see his first French stamp: http://frenchstampengravers.blogspot.com/2017/06/france-1941-reims-coat-of-arms.html—for the total cost of AU$213 (currently US$155.05/EUR132.09/GBP1113.09 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 small portrait masterpiece of Émile Adolphe Gustave Verhaeren (1855–1916), that (to my eyes) captures the spirit of this famous Belgium poet, described by Maria Van Rysselberghe—wife of the painter Théo Van Rysselberghe—as “a whirlwind with an indomitable character ... who provoked or overwhelmed everybody by his straightforward directness” (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89mile_Verhaeren), please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold











Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Leonhard Beck’s woodcut, “St. Amalberga III”, 1510, after Hans Burgkmair the Elder

Leonhard Beck (1475/80–1542)

St. Amalberga III” (aka “St Amelia III”),1510, plate 9 from the series of woodcuts after the designs of Hans Burgkmair the Elder (1473–1531), “Images De Saints Et Saintes Issus De La Famille De L'Empereur Maximilien I. - En une Suite de cent dix neuf planches gravées en bois par differens graveurs d'après les dessins de Hans Burgmaier.” (see https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/book/images-de-saints-et-saintes-issus-de-la-famille-de-lempereur-maximilien-i), plate cut by the workshop of Nicolas Seemann ((fl.1510–1517), Hans Frank, Corneille Liefrink (1480–pre1545), Aléxis Lindt (fl. c1500–1525), Josse de Neghker (1485–c1544), Wolfgang Resch (c1480–c1537) and Hans Taberith (fl. c1510–1517) and Guilleaume Taberith, published in “Saints Connected with the House of Hapsburg: A General Account of the Ancestry of Emperor Maximilian I”.

This impression is from the later edition printed by Anna Alberti (fl.1794-1802) and published by Franz Xaver Stöckl (1763–1815) in Vienna in 1799 using the original woodblocks (see Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett: http://www.virtuelles-kupferstichkabinett.de/de/detail-view). The Annex Galleries advises that this edition “was printed in 1799 for the family of the Emperor Maximilian I by Chez La Veuve Alberti, the widow of the printer Ignaz Alberti and published by F.X. Stockl, Marchand D'Estamps in Vienna” (https://www.annexgalleries.com/inventory/detail/17678).

Woodcut on laid paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 37 x 26.3 cm; (image borderline) 23.7 x 21cm.

Numbered above the image borderline: (right) “9”.

New Hollstein (Leonhard Beck) 10 (Guido Messling [comp.] 2007, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700: Leonhard Beck”, Part I, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, Sound and Vision, p. 6, cat. no. 10).

For those unfamiliar with St. Amalbergna III, her biography is confusingly smudged with two earlier saints who share the same name (St Amalbergna) and the same birthday (July 10). What is known about St. Amalbergna III was that she was a virgin from the 12th century. What is certain regarding the portrayed saint in this woodcut, this is not the first St Amalberga who was married twice, comforts those with arm pains, bruises, and fever, and is usually shown standing on a giant sturgeon—a fish which the saint jumped upon to cross a river (see https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-amalberga-297).

Regarding the shield on the right featuring rampant lions, I may be very wrong, but to my eyes this particular lion seems to match those featured in the Coat of Arms of Flanders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Flanders). For me, this makes sense, as the first St Amalberga was the sweetheart of Charlemagne, King of the Franks—until he broke her arm when making a rather forceful marriage proposal—and because she forgave him and made him a better man, she is revered in Belgium for comforting those with arm pains (see https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1300).

Condition: a richly inked and superbly printed impression with generously wide margins in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, abrasions, creases, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this large and superb woodcut, printed from the original 1510 plate in the Franz Xaver Stöckl edition of 1799, for the total cost of AU$263 (currently US$190.80/EUR162.72/GBP139.73 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 startlingly fine woodcut showing St. Amalberga III as a nun praying to a holy vision of the crucifix on a sacred heart in what I assume to be Flanders with the Rampant Lion Coat of Arms of that region on the right, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











Monday, 20 September 2021

Charles Émile Jacque’s etching, “Herd of Pigs Coming Out of a Wood”, 1849 (2nd copy)

Charles Émile Jacque (1813–1894)

“Herd of Pigs Coming Out of a Wood” (aka “Troupeau de porcs sortant d'un bois”), 1849, the twelfth plate initially published in Paris by Picot (fl.1830–1845/49) in 1850, printed by Delâtre Frères (fl.c.1840s) in the series of twenty prints, “20 sujets composés et gravés à l'eau-forte par Ch. Jacques” (20 subjects composed and etched by Jacques Ch.). This impression is from a late edition with the plate number and publication details erased.

Etching with engraving with plate tone on heavy wove paper with wide margins.

Size: (sheet) 24.5 x 32.4 cm; (plate [soft)) 14.6 x 20.5 cm; (image borderline) 11.1 x 17.3 cm

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper right corner) “Xbre ch. Jacque 1849”

Final state (v of v?) Note: Guiffrey (1866) describes three states of this print (viz. first state executed solely in etching; second state showing contours enhanced with engraving; third state with the headland fully described and with horizontal lines in sky). Guiffrey does not describe the numbered state or the later state impression held by the BM where the number is “burnished off but still partly visible” (BM no. 1889,0608.117).

Guiffrey 1866 87 (undescribed state) (J-J Guiffrey 1866, “L'Oeuvre de Charles Jacque: catalogue de ses eaux-fortes et pointes seches”, Paris); IFF 234 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, 1930).

J-J Guiffrey (1866) offers the following description of this print in his catalogue raisonné for Jacque, “L'Oeuvre de Charles Jacque”:

(transl.) “Herd of pigs coming out of a wood driven by a young villager who, with a raised stick directs their progress … . Behind them you can see the top of an embankment.” (p. 63).

See also the description of the print at the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1889-0608-117.

Condition: a richly inked and faultless impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this wonderfully preserved etching by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School epitomising the spirit of this important group of artists in celebrating “honest” rural labour before industrialisation changed everything—note that the herdsman’s only tool of trade is a roughly hewn stick with which he drives his grunting drift of pigs—for AU$243 (currently US$176.52/EUR150.36/GBP129.16 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 superb impression of a very beautiful etching, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note that this is the second copy of these marvellous etching that I have listed. The previous copy has been sold. 












Sunday, 19 September 2021

Gabriel Perelle’s etching, “Tondo Landscape with Classical Ruins”, c1660

Gabriel Perelle (aka Gabriel Perrelle) (1604–1677) / Nicolas Perelle (1631–c1695) / Adam Perelle (1640–1695)

Note: all prints in the British Museum that are inscribed with the name, “Perelle,” are catalogued under the father’s name, “Gabriel Perelle” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG41615). The Rijksmuseum advises: (transl.) “Prints with the signature 'Perelle' can be made by father Gabriel as well as by sons” (see RP-P-OB-72.016).

“Tondo Landscape with Classical Ruins” (descriptive title only), c1660, plate IV (4)—presumably from a numbered series of around ten etchings, as was the practice of the Perelle family. This very beautiful impression was acquired from the estate of the well-known NYC art dealer, Alexander Raydon.

Etching on fine (fibrous) China/wove paper with a small margin around the platemark.

Size: (sheet) 19.8 x 19.2 cm; (plate) 17.6 x 17 cm; (image borderline dia.) 16.6 cm.

Inscribed in plate below the image borderline at lower left: “Inuenté et graué par Perelle […] Auec priuil,.du Roy […]  IV”.

Condition: a superb, richly inked and well-printed impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this very strong impression of a round formatted scene showing visitors near the ruins of an Italian classical building—possibly this round building graced with a fountain inside it was once a grand bathhouse? —for AU$256 (currently US$185.25/EUR158.10/GBP135.12 at the time of posting 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 landscape etching rendered with the finest of details and capturing the sparkling light and clean air of the rural countryside in the 17th century, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold