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Thursday 25 February 2021

Franz Joachim Beich’s etching, “Two Fishermen on the Bank of a Stream”, c1712

Franz Joachim Beich (aka Joachim Franz Beich) (1665–1748)

“Two Fishermen on the Bank of a Stream”, c1712 (1700–1724), plate 4 from a series of six landscape etchings in the manner of Salvator Rosa (1615–1673), published in Augsburg by Jeremias Wolff (1663–1724).

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 23.4 x 14.6 cm; (image borderline) 23.1 x 14.2 cm.

Inscribed on plate at lower right corner with ligature monogram within the image borderline: “FB fecit.”

State ii (of iv) note that the upper tip of the number “4” (signifying state iii) is not visible in this impression.

Nagler/Meyer 1 ii (Julius Meyer 1872–85, “Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon” [2nd revised edition of Nagler's Artist Lexicon], vol. 3, p. 338, cat. no. 1); Andresen 1 ii (Andreas Andresen 1864–78, “Der Deutsche Peintre-Graveur ... von dem letzten Drittel des 16 Jahrhunderts bis zum Schluss des 18 Jahrhunderts”, Leipzig, cat. no. 1).

The British Museum offers a description of this print:
See also the description offered by the Rijksmuseum (not reproduced):

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed lifetime impression, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is a dot stain at the upper right otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this remarkably romantic etching with its stylistic lean towards the Baroque Italianate landscapes of Salvator Rosa, for the total cost of AU$243 (currently US$190.36/EUR156.53/GBP136.56 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 marvellous landscape executed with great spirit, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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