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Thursday 2 September 2021

Unidentified printmaker, “Mountaintop in the Clouds”, c1680, in reverse after Abraham Genoels

Unidentified printmaker from the circle of Abraham Genoels (aka [nickname] Archimedes) (1640–1723)—possibly Adriaen Fransz. Boudewijns (1644-1719) who is known to copy Genoels’ designs, but to my eyes in terms of style the artist is more likely to be Felix Meyer (1653–1713); see for example Meyer’s etching after Genoels:  

“Mountaintop in the Clouds” (TIB title) (aka “Arcadian Landscape with a Small Lake”), c1680, after the design and etching in reverse by Abraham Genoels (see

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a thread margin around the image borderlines on the top and sides and retaining the text lines, backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 19.6 x 14.3 cm; (image borderline) 19 x 14.2 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “A. Genoels inv. Romæ.”

(In reverse and after) TIB 5.13 (Walter L Strauss [gen. ed.] 1979, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, vol. 5, p. 304, cat. no. 13 [331]).

Condition: a strong impression trimmed close to the image borderline but retaining the text line and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Beyond a closed tear at lower left, the sheet in an excellent condition with no significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this beautiful etching in reverse to Abraham Genoels’ etching, for total cost of AU$306 (currently US$226.68/EUR190.78/GBP163.78 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 sensitively executed etching in reverse to Genoels’ design, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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