Karel Dujardin (aka Karel Du Jardin; Carel Dujardin; Carel du Jardin; Bokkebaart) (1626–1678)
“Landscape with Herdsman and Three Oxen” (TIB title) (aka “Le Bouvier et ses Trois Boeufs”; “Landschap met herder en drie koeien”), 1660, plate 22 (as inscribed on plate).
Etching on laid paper trimmed around the platemark with a narrow margin and hand-inscribed in brown ink verso ex-collection Naudet (fl.c1769–1810) (Naudet [Lugt 1937]) with the date 179[0?]. Frits Lugt in “Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d’Estampes” (Fondation Custodia) offers the following information regarding this collector:
(transl.) “NAUDET (circa 1800), printmaker, established in the Louvre, Paris. […] Naudet is the printmaker who figures among the guests of the “Meal given on March 7, 1806 by the Mds d'Estampes de Paris, to their Confrère and their friend Le Clerc” (anonymous engraving of the time). He used to sign on the back the beautiful prints that passed through his hands. We see his signature accompanied by vintages varying from 1769 to 1810. He is probably from the family of Joseph Naudet, who was professor, and director of the Royal Library from 1840 to 1860 (http://www.marquesdecollections.fr/detail.cfm/marque/8618).
Size: (sheet) 14.3 x 18.1 cm; (image borderline) 14 x 17.7 cm.
Inscribed on plate: (upper left corner): “K.DV. JAR DIN fec 1660.”; (lower right corner) “22”.
Hand-inscribed in brown ink verso: “Chez Naudet M[archand] […] au Louvre 1790[?]”.
State ii (of ii) with the addition of the plate number (“22”) at lower right corner.
TIB 22 (177) (Leonard J Slatkes [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 1, New York, Abaris Books, p. 192, cat. no. 22 ).; Hollstein Dutch 22-2(2).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“An oxherd with three oxen. Landscape with flowing water cascading down a stone precipice at centre, sheer rocks and a clump of trees at left, a grassy bank upon which the oxherd with his dog and three oxen rest, high trees in background; second state with number.” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_Sheepshanks-859)
See also the description of this print at the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.38322.
Condition: a well-printed impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, folds, holes, abrasions or significant stains. There is an inscription in brown ink by an old hand verso.
I am selling this superb etching executed in 1660 (as inscribed on the plate) exemplifying the artist’s skill in employing strong and emphatically laid strokes to render the foreground features while using much more delicate and massed strokes to describe in mimetic detail the landscape features in the distance, for the total cost of AU$262 (currently US$203.49/EUR168.52/GBP146.24 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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