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Monday 12 September 2022

Jean-Désiré Ringel d'Illzach’s drypoint, “Condottiere”, 1891

Jean-Désiré Ringel d'Illzach (1847–1916)

“Condottiere” (a mercenary soldier), 1891, after a polychrome wax sculpture by the artist.

Drypoint (or etching; see the Musée Rodin: with pale plate tone on cream wove paper backed with a support sheet. Note that there is a heliogravure of this print that has a smaller plate size, printed on white paper and without the second line of text below the title.

Size: (support sheet) 43.3 x 34.4 cm; (sheet) 28.4 x 19.1 cm; (plate) 20 x 14 cm; (image borderline) 18.1 x 12.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (in reverse below the sculpture) “Ringel d'illza[c?]h 1891./  s[c?]. [c?]er del et s[cul?].”; (lower centre) “CONDOTTIERE/ PASTICHE CIRE DE COULEUR”.

Condition: a strong and near faultless impression in pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of use. The sheet has been laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing larger margins.

I am selling this very beautiful drypoint of the head of a Renaissance period mercenary based on a polychrome wax sculpture by the artist for AU$236 in total (currently US$162.29/EUR159.43/GBP138.98 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 exceptionally fine drypoint, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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