Jules Jacquemart (aka Jules Ferdinand Jacquemart) (1837–1880)
“Wilhem van Heythuijsen” (aka “Willem van Heythuysen”)—a Haarlem cloth merchant famous for founding hofjes [almshouses] in Haarlem and Welft—1867, after Frans Hals (1585–1666). Proof impression before lettering with publication details initially for the art periodical, "La Gazette des Beaux-Arts" in May 1868 and later for “L'Art” in 1869 with the printer’s details for François Liénard (fl.c. 1860s–1880s) (see BM inv. no. 1882,0211.214 for an impression of the final state with the publication details).
Etching (with drypoint? [as proposed by the Rijksmuseum; see inv. no. RP-P-1905-3121]) on fine laid paper (partial Arches watermark) with a small margin around the platemark and the lower margin retaining the untrimmed deckle edge.
Size: (sheet) 31 x 20 cm; (plate) 27.5 x 19.3 cm; (image borderline) 17.5 x 13.7 cm.
Inscribed and titled in plate below the image borderline: (centre) “Jules Jacquemart aqua forti 1867/ d'apres Frans Hals./ WILHEM VAN [coat of arms: “EX MUSEO L. DOUBLE”] HEYTHUIJSEN”.
IFF 25 (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Francais Apres 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, vol. 11, p. 141, cat. no. 25); Beraldi 269 (Henri Béraldi 1889, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. VIII, Paris, Librairie L Conquet, p. 207, cat. no. 269); Gonse 267 (Louis Gonse "Gazette des beaux-arts" Salon de 1874 (2e article). 2nd ser., 10, July 1874, cat. no. 269).
The following museums offer descriptions of this print (from different states): The British Museum (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1882-0211-214); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/828584); The Rijksmuseum (http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.128782).
Condition: a richly inked and well-printed (near faultless) impression with small margins in pristine condition.
I am selling this technically superb etching after what I understand is a drawing by Franz Hals (according to Beraldi’s 1889 catalogue [vol. 8, p. 207])—note Jacquemart’s skill in subtly blurring the outer edges of the merchant’s arms to suggest their roundness and how the artist expresses the crispness of the lace collar compared to the velvety softness of the cloak, going further, how the expressed softness of the cloak is different to the brushed smoothness of the fur hat—for AU$215 in total (currently US$159.16/EUR137.55/GBP117.93 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 that to my eyes glows with light and life—please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.