Landscapes & Flora

This gallery of prints focuses on images of landscape and flora that have not been discussed in the blog posts. To revert back to the blog, please click “home” shown above or at the bottom of this listing of prints.
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Alexandre Calame (1810–1864)
Leçons de Paysage [Stand of trees], 1845
A plate from Leçons de Dessin appliqué au Paysage [Drawing lessons applied to landscape] published in London by E Gambart & Co (1855) and printed by François Delarue, 18 Rue JJ Rousseau, Paris
Inscribed with title, publisher and printer’s details and signed in the plate by the artist
Lithograph on heavy wove paper
(sheet) 45.2 x 35.3 cm
Condition: Strong impression with no foxing or stains and minimal signs of handling. The sheet has been trimmed at the upper edge. I am selling this lithograph for a total cost of $138 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button shown below.  








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Grégoire et Deneux (1843-1851) after the design by Victor Langle
Plate 49 from Etudes et croquis : album de fleurs, fruits, oiseaux, insectes & coquilles / dessinés d'après nature & lithogr. par Victor Langle & Fourcault, 1841–43
Lithograph on heavy wove cream paper
(sheet) 29 x 23.3 cm
See the complete volume of Etudes et Croquis at Gallica Bibliotheque Nationale de France: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7200364b/f1.item.hl and page 31 featuring this print http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b7200364b/f31.item.hl  (viewed 5 August 2015)

Condition: good impression but the sheet is in a poor condition with signs of handling missing section on the upper left and right corners. The lithograph has been trimmed close to the image. I am selling this beautiful but small original lithograph for a total cost of $52 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button below. 

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Tancrède Abraham (1836–1895)
Environs de Château-Gontier [Near Château-Gontier], 1863
from Eaux-fortes modernes [Modern etchings], Vol. 2 (1864), Paris, Société des Aquafortistes
Printed by Auguste Delâtre (1822–1907)
Edited by Cadart & Luquet (1863–67)
Etching on cream wove paper
Inscribed with signature within the plate (lower-right corner), title and publishing details in text line beneath the image and dry-stamped by editors (Cadart & Luquet) in margin (lower centre)
(sheet) 36.3 x 55.5 cm; (plate) 21.6 x 35.7 cm; (image) 17.1 x 32.6 cm
(See image and description of this print at National Gallery of Australia:
http://cs.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=34866  and at Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium: http://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?museum=sc&t=objects&type=all&f=&s=tea&record=2  [viewed 13 May 2015])
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
Bailly-Herzberg (1972), 86

Condition: Condition: a strong, richly inked impression with full wide margins (as published) in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes or scratches); nevertheless, the margins show signs of handling and light dustiness. I am selling this marvellously evocative etching of the shadowy interior of a forest for a total cost of $138 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button shown below.


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Emile Adélard Breton (1831–1902)
Clair de Lune, 1881
From L'eau forte en 1881— Trente eaux fortes par trente artistes ["Etching in 1881 - Thirty etchings by thirty artists"], 1881
Etching on cream wove paper
(sheet) 52.3 x 36 cm; (plate) 28 x 20 cm
Signature of the artist inscribed in the plate (upper-right corner)
(See image and description of this print at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco:
https://art.famsf.org/emile-adelard-breton/clair-de-lune-19633031203 and the related painting by Breton, Marais au Clair de Lune [Marsh by Moonlight] at: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/emile-breton-1831-1902-ecole-francaise-huile-su-422-c-ta61bz8yfq [viewed 12 May 2015])

Condition: crisp, richly inked impression with full margins in good condition (i.e. there are no tears, scratches or foxing). Nevertheless, there are two lines/mark on the lower-left edge and a dark spot (brown ink?) on the lower-right edge but both issues are far away from the image. There is also a faint water stain on the upper-left side and darkening to the verso. I am selling this very poetical etching for a total cost of $146 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button shown below.
















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Lermercier after Jullien
Folio of three flower lithographs (from the original 14 lithographs) published as, Études de fleurs. Dessinées d’après nature, aux deux crayons et lavis. Paris, Gambert Junin & Cie., 1845 (See Bonhams: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/11388/lot/138/ and see another image from the same publication: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=3818743970&searchurl=an%3Djullien+jullien+drawn+by+lemercier+lith [viewed 11 May 2015])
Two-colour crayon-manner lithographs with hand watercolour (as published)
(Magnolia [?] bouquet) 52 x 33.3 cm; (Lily bouquet) 52 x 32.4 cm; (Rose bouquet) 51 x 32.4 cm


Condition: All three prints show signs of use (i.e. bumps, chips, light surface soiling, age toning and tears at edges) and all have been archivally restored and relined with the finest millennium Japanese paper. The last lithograph shown below (featuring a bouquet of roses) has a water stain at the upper-right. I am selling these three large and very beautiful prints for a combined cost of $188 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button below. 










































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Gabriel Perelle (1603/4–77)
Plate 22 [tondo landscape with three pairs of travellers on a sunlit road], 17th century
From an unidentified set (see British Museum for another print, plate 9, from the same set [?]:
Also from the same set of prints is Plate 21 [tondo landscape with three pairs of travellers on a sunlit road] discussed in the post: Tondi, Roundels and Medallions (Part 1): Galle, Le Pautre, de Montfaucon, Ridinger & Perelle
Etching on laid paper with 3 cm chainmarks
(sheet) 32.5 x 25.6 cm; (plate) 20.8 x 20.8 cm; (image) 20.4 cm dia.
Inscribed (lower-left) “Inventé et gravé par Perelle.”; (lower-right) “22”


Condition: crisp strong impression with wide margins in near pristine condition. I am selling this large and superb etching for a total cost of $143 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button shown below.













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Frederik Bloemaert (c.1614­–­­­c.1669/90)
Plate 15 [View of a Barren Tree], c.1635
from The Large Landscape Series (of 15 plates)
after a drawing by his father, Abraham Bloemaert (1566­–­­­1651).
etching on fine laid paper
Inscribed: (lower-centre within the image) “15”
(sheet) 17.1 x 21.3 cm
State I (of 1)
Hollstein 279–293; Hollstein 334–348 (after Abraham Bloemaert); Roethlisberger 477
Condition: Strong impression with minor thinning on left and cut slightly inside the platemark, otherwise in very good condition. I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Frederik Bloemaert (c.1614­–­­­c.1669/90)
Rocky Landscape with Two Waterfalls, c.1635
from The Large Landscape Series (of 15 plates)
after a drawing by his father, Abraham Bloemaert (1566­–­­­1651).
etching on fine laid paper with 2.7 cm chainlines.
(sheet) 16.2 x 20.1 cm
Hollstein 279–293
Condition: marvellous impression in very good condition and cut slightly inside the platemark. There are two mounting hinges attached verso. I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Frederik Bloemaert (c.1614­–­­­c.1669/90)
Plate 12 [Resting shepherd with herd], c.1635/40
from The Large Landscape Series (of 15 plates)
after a drawing by his father, Abraham Bloemaert (1566­–­­­1651).
etching on fine laid paper with watermark "Arms of Amsterdam".
Inscribed in margin on lower-left: “12”
(sheet) 20.4 x 30.6 cm; (plate) 17.1 x 21.5 cm; (image) 16.3 x 21 cm
State I (of 1)
Hollstein 290; Roethlisberger 474

Condition: Strong lifetime impression of only state with wide margins and the sheet is in good condition for its age (i.e. there is no sign of foxing, holes, tears or stains). The verso has an inscription (perhaps a signature) in blue crayon from a past collector. I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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Frederik Bloemaert (c.1614­–­­­c.1669/90)
Plate 13 [Woman drinking from a stream with leaping goat in the distance], c.1635/40
from The Large Landscape Series (of 15 plates)
after a drawing by his father, Abraham Bloemaert (1566­–­­­1651). 
etching on fine laid paper with watermark "Letters".
Inscribed: (lower-centre within the image) “13”
(sheet) 20.7 x 30.8 cm; (plate) 16.9 x 20.9 cm; (image) 16.1 x 20.4 cm
State I (of 1)
Hollstein 291; Roethlisberger 475
Condition: good lifetime impression with full margins and the sheet is in good condition for its age (i.e. there is no sign of foxing, holes, tears or stains). I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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Frederik Bloemaert (c.1614­–­­­c.1669/90)
Plate 8 [Hunter with a Bird], c.1635/40
from The Large Landscape Series (of 15 plates)
after a drawing by his father, Abraham Bloemaert (1566­–­­­1651). The British Museum notes: “A preparatory drawing by Abraham Bloemaert is in Leiden, probably around 1620.” (see http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3052622&partId=1&people=132001&peoA=132001-2-60&page=1 [viewed 16 September 2014])
etching on fine laid paper with watermark "Letters".
Inscribed: (lower-centre within the image) “8”
(sheet) 20.5 x 30.6 cm; (plate) 16.8 x 21.5 cm; (image) 16.4 x 21 cm
State I (of 1)
Hollstein 286
Condition: Strong lifetime impression with full margins and the sheet is in good condition for its age (i.e. there is no sign of foxing, holes, tears or stains). Nevertheless, there are light bumps and the verso has two letters (?) lightly inscribed with blue crayon that may be the initials of a past collector. I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Willelm and Jan Goeree (1670-1731) (Note: the Amsterdam Museum lists this print with the book illustrations of Jan and Casper Luyken but does not attribute the print to a particular artist [see: http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/nl/items/AHM01:A_51628])
De DUDAÏM door Ruben gevonden [The mandrakes found by Ruben], 1700
Published in 1729 by Pieter van der Aa (1659–1733) in La Galerie agreable du monde... divisée en LXVI tomes... Cette partie comprend le tome primiere d'Arabie, Terre Sainte, Natolie & Assyrie
Etching and engraving on fine laid paper with 2.5 cm chainlines
Inscribed in image top-right: “1. Deel P. 581.”; lower margin: “De DUDAÏM door Ruben gevonden. Gen. 30:14.”
(sheet) 32 x 20 cm; (plate) 30.5 x 18 cm
(See description of a later hand-coloured impression of this print at Iscra: http://www.iscra.nl/B2090,Antique_Print,Banana_Tree,Dudaim,Goeree,1700.htm [viewed 18 August 2014])
(Note that the 19 August 2014 Gallery Update [http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2014/08/gallery-update.html] offers an explanation about the text line of this print)
There is an engraving by Cunaeus published in Republiek der Hebreewen  [Republic of Hebrews], 1700, based on the same design but with additional details and printed from a smaller plate (see http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-PRINT-DUDAIM-BANANA-TREE-REPUBLIC-OF-HEBREWS-Cunaeus-1700-/350554722437?pt=Art_Prints&hash=item519eb09085 [viewed 18 August 20014])
Condition: Rich impression but with light staining to the left side. I am selling this etching for a total cost of $93 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
Barque de Pecheurs and also Barques de Cabotage (Côtes d’Italie), 1874
Published in Société des Aqua-Fortistes, 1864
Etching on with light plate tone and selective wiping of the ship’s sails on medium weight cream laid paper with 3 cm chainlines
Signed in image upper-left corner: “Appian 1874”
Inscribed: (lower-left margin) “Appian Sc”; (lower-centre margin) “BARQUE DE PECHEURS.”
(sheet) 29.8 x 42.7 cm; (plate) 15.9 x 23.1 cm; (image) 11.2 x 20.7 cm
State I (?) (of III) before the letters “A. Appian del et sc.” and address of Cadart in the second state and the erasure of these letters in the third state.
Jennings 35; Curtis & Prouté 40
(See also a description of this print at Harris Schrank Fine Prints: http://harrisschrank.com/barque-de-pecheurs-merchant-ships-off-monaco.htm
Condition: Strong impression with full margins but with a minor bump/tear at outer right edge and mounting hinges (recto); otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition. I am selling this etching for $169 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
L’Étang Neuf Près de Creys (Isère) [New pond near Creys (Isère)], 1864
Published in Société des Aqua-Fortistes, 1864
Etching on chine-collé on heavy wove cream paper
Signed in image upper-left corner: “Appian 1864”
Inscribed: (upper-right margin) “116”; (lower-left margin) “A. Appian sculp.” / “Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET Éditeurs 79 Rue Richelieu.”; (lower-centre margin) “L’ÉTANG NEUF PRES DE CREYS (Isère) ”; (lower-right margin) “ Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.” 
(sheet) 33 x 52.5 cm; (plate) 15.9 x 28.6 cm; (image) 14 x 26.3 cm
State III (of IV)
In Michel Melot’s (1996) The Impressionist Print this etching is illustrated (p. 79) below a heavily inked version of it—what the French describe as “saucée” [gravied].
Jennings 10; Curtis & Prouté 11

Condition: This is rich impression of a rare print with full margins as published. There is a closed tear (1.8 cm) at the lower-right edge of the sheet—well away from the plate mark—a few minor spot dots in the margins and mounting hinge (verso) as published at the top edge; otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition. I am selling this etching for $189 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. This is a large print and so it will be rolled and shipped in a tube. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
(upper) À Gorge de Loup, 1863
(lower) Chemin des Roches, 1863
Published in Société des Aqua-Fortistes, 1863
Etching on medium weight laid paper with 3 cm chainlines and with Cadart & Chevalier (publishers) drystamp (see image of stamp below)
Inscribed in the lower margin of À Gorge de Loup: (left) “APPIAN 1863”; (centre) “À GORGE DE LOUP (Environs de Lyon)”
Inscribed in the lower margin of Chemin des Roches: (left) “Appian sculpt.”; (centre) “CHEMIN DES ROCHES (Environs de Creys). / “Paris, Publié par A. CADART & F. CHEVALIER Éditeurs Rue Richelieu 66”; (right) Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.”  
(sheet) 53 x 36.5 cm;
À Gorge de Loup (plate) 7.5 x 12 cm; (image) 6 x 10.3 cm
Chemin des Roches (plate) 13.7 x 20.8 cm; (image) 11.7 x 18.9 cm
State III (of V)
À Gorge de Loup : Jennings 6;  Curtis & Prouté 5; 
Chemin des Roches : Jennings 5; Curtis & Prouté 4
Condition: both prints are strong impression. The sheet has minor age related darkening towards the edges; otherwise it is in excellent condition. I am selling this etching and the sheet shown above with the two Appian prints, À Gorge de Loup and Chemin des Roches (i.e. three prints), for a combined total of $346 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.









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Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Entrée du Village d’Artemare (Ain), 1880
Published in the L'Eau-Forte, 1881
Etching on cream medium weight wove paper
Signed in the image upper-left corner: “APPIAN 1800”
Inscribed in lower margin: (left) “A.Appian. pinx. et sc.”; (centre) “ ENTRÉE DU VILLAGE D’ARTEMARE (Ain) ; (right) “Vve A.Cadart. Edit. Imp.56, Bard. Haussmann, Paris.”
State II (of III)
Description by The British Museum:
Plate 6: view along wide, tree-lined path beside river, curving to left over small bridge towards houses; from a volume of four years of ‘L'Eau-Forte’
(sheet) 36.2 x 51.5 cm; (plate) 19 x 25.6 cm; (image) 12.4 x 20 cm
Condition: Strong impression with age darkening at edges of sheet; otherwise in excellent condition. I am selling this etching and the sheet shown above with the two Appian prints, À Gorge de Loup and Chemin des Roches (i.e. three prints), for a combined total of $346 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button above.






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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
Une Mare [Environs de Rossillon], 1867
Published by PG Hamerton (1880) in Etching and Etchers
Etching on fine chine-collé paper mounted on a support sheet
This is either a first state (of III) impression based on the lack of any inscribed address (i.e. before letters) or from a later state where the inscriptions were on the original support sheet that has been removed (see condition report below).
Signed in the image “Appian 1867”


The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

“Plate 285: landscape with bird beside pond, trees and mountains beyond; from the fifth volume of prints produced by the Société des Aquafortistes. 1867 Etching, on cream chine collé” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1347769&partId=1&searchText=appian+une+mare&page=1) 
Jennings 19; Curtis & Prouté 23
(see description at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco:

Condition: Strong impression but in poor condition. I suspect that this print is an original impression on a chine-collé sheet that has been separated from its original support sheet and is now glued to a fresh support sheet. On close inspection the sheet shows minor signs of abrasions. I am selling this etching and Le Champ de Blé shown below (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $216 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Le Champ de Blé [The Field at Blé], 1863
Published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1863
Etching on thin cream chine-collé on medium weight wove paper
Inscribed lower margin: “Appian sculpt. /  LE CHAMP DE BLÉ / (Exposition de Lyon.) /  Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris /  Gazette des Beaux-Arts  Delâtre. Imp. A Paris.” 
State III (of IV)
(sheet) 16.6 x 25.1 cm; (plate) 8.7 x 17.4 cm; (image) 7.1 x 15.4 cm
Jennings 2; Curtis & Prouté 2 (see description of this print at Spaightwood Galleries: http://www.spaightwoodgalleries.com/Pages/19th_Landscapes_Appian.html  [Viewed 12 August 2014])

Condition: Crisp impression with age-toning to the paper edges otherwise in excellent condition. I am selling this etching and Une Mare [Environs de Rossillon] shown above (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $216 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button above.

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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
Marais de la Burbanche (Ain), 1868
Published by PG Hamerton (1880) in Etching and Etchers
Description by The British Museum:
Landscape of a marsh, with two herons on an island at left; at right, the foot of a mountain; beyond at centre, a cluster of trees and shrubs, and at left, hills in the distance
Etching on fine laid paper
Inscribed in lower margin: (left) “A. Appian sc.”; (centre) “MARAIS DE LA BURBANCHE (Ain.)”; (right) “Vve A. Cadart. Edit. Imp.56, Bard. Haussmann, Paris.”
(sheet) 21.7 x 31 cm; (plate) 13.7 x 23.7 cm; (image) 10.4 x 19.5 cm
State III (of IV)
 (see the related painting by Appian, In the Valromey Valley, near the Rhône River(1868), at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts:
Jennings 23; Curtis & Prouté 26
(see description at The British Museum:
Condition: Rich impression with toning beyond the plate mark arising from the print having been mounted in the past. I am selling this etching and Flottille de Barques Marchandes (Monaco)  shown below (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $216 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you wish to purchase this pair of prints.


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Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Flottille de Barques Marchandes (Monaco), 1872
Published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1 July 1872
Etching on thin laid paper with 2.5 cm chainlines
Inscribed in lower margin: (left) “PEINT ET GRAVE PAR A. APPIAN / Gazette des Beaux-Arts”; (centre) “ FLOTTILLE DE BARQUES MARCHANDES (MONACO)”; (right) “Imp. A. Salmon _ Paris.”
State II (of II)
(sheet) 27.4 x 17.5 cm; (plate) 23.4 x 14.5 cm; (image) 21.2 x 11.5 cm

Condition: Rich impression with a surface mark/spot, 1.2 cm long (possibly a finger mark?) on the upper-right plate mark; otherwise in excellent condition. I am selling this etching and Marais de la Burbanche (Ain) shown above (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $226 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions.


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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
Au Valromey, 1868
Published by Cadart et Luce (1868) in L'Illustration nouvelle par une société de peintres-graveurs à l'eau-forte (premier volume)
Etching and drypoint with light plate tone on fine laid paper with 2.7 cm chainlines
Inscribed: (lower-left) “Appian sculp. / CADART & LUCE, Editeurs. Rue Nve des Mathurins, 58.”; (lower-middle) “AU VALROMEY (AIN) / (Vallis Romana sous Jules César)”; (lower-right) “Imp. Delâtre, Paris.”
(sheet) 29.7 x 46.5 cm; (plate) 13.9 x 24 cm; (image) 10 x 19.3 cm
State II (of II)
(see the related painting by Appian, In the Valromey Valley, near the Rhône River(1868), at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: http://www.artsconnected.org/resource/5891/in-the-valromey-valley-near-the-rh-ne-river [viewed 5 March 2014])
Jennings 22; Curtis & Prouté 25
Condition: Superb, crisp, well-inked impression but with small [approx 1.5 cm long] repaired tears and light soiling to the lower-right corner. (NB another copy of this print is featured in the post Trees as Metaphors (Part 2) (http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2014/03/trees-as-metaphors-part-2.html). I am selling this etching and Environs De Rix (Ain) shown below (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $223 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Environs De Rix (Ain), 1864
Published by PG Hamerton (1868) in Etching and Etchers
Description by British Museum: “… landscape with figure seated on wall beside water, in shade of two trees …”
Etching on cream laid paper with 2.5 cm chainlines
Inscribed lower margin: “A. Appian sculp. ENVIRONS DE RIX (Ain) Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris /  [partially erased text:] Paris, publié par Cadart et Luquet Editeurs, 79 rue Richelieu.”]
State III (of IV)
(sheet) 16.6 x 25.1 cm; (plate) 8.7 x 17.4 cm; (image) 7.1 x 15.4 cm
Jennings 11; Curtis & Prouté  13 (see description of this print at The British Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1345553&partId=1&people=134191&peoA=134191-2-60&page=1  and at Spaightwood Galleries: http://www.spaightwoodgalleries.com/Pages/19th_Landscapes_Appian.html  [Viewed 12 August 2014])

Condition: Rich impression with light age-toning to the paper edges otherwise in excellent condition. I am selling this etching and Au Valromey shown above (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $223 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button above.


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Jan (Johannes) Luyken (1649–1712)
l’Angé Annonce la Naisfance de J:C: aux Bergers, 1708 (1729 edition)
[The angel announces the birth of Jesus Christ to shepherds]
From a series of sixty-two Old and New Testament biblical prints first published by Pieter Mortier in 1708. This impression is from the Covens and Mortier Edition of 1729
Inscribed: (from lower-left) “P. Mortier edit cum Privileg.”; De Engel verkondigt de Geboorte J:C:aan de Herders. Luc: II.v.8”; “l’Angé Annonce la Naisfance de J:C: aux Bergers. Luc.II.v.8”; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit. / 40.” 
Etching on heavy laid paper with centre fold as published
(sheet) 36.4 x 46.6 cm; (plate) 34.3 x 44.3 cm
The portrayed scene illustrates the verse from Luke 2.8:
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
(See The British Museum for the frontpiece image to the set of biblical scenes that this print belongs: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3088860&partId=1&people=116543&peoA=116543-2-60&page=1 [viewed 17 June 2014])
Condition: Superbly rich and crisp impression in almost pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, stains or foxing but there is a minor bump to the lower-left corner outside of the plate area).
I am selling this etching and Jofué fait arréter le Soleil and la Lune shown below (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $146 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Jan (Johannes) Luyken (1649–1712)
Jofué fait arréter le Soleil and la Lune, 1708 (1729 edition)
[Joshua stops the sun and moon]
From a series of sixty-two Old and New Testament biblical prints first published by Pieter Mortier in 1708. This impression is from the Covens and Mortier Edition of 1729
Inscribed: (from lower-left) “P. Mortier edit cum Privileg.”; Jofua doet Son en Maan ftil ftann. Jofua: X.v.12”; “Jofué fait arréter le Soleil and la Lune. Jofue.X.v.12”; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit. / 26.” 
Etching on heavy laid paper with centre fold as published
(sheet) 36 x 46.1 cm; (plate) 33.9 x 43.8 cm
The portrayed scene illustrates the verse(s) from Joshua 10.12 (and 13):
12  On the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the Lord; and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.
13  And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in mid-heaven, and did not hurry to set for about a whole day.

Condition: Superbly rich and crisp impression in pristine condition.

I am selling this etching and l’Angé Annonce la Naisfance de J:C: aux Bergers shown above (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $146 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button above.









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Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Un jour d'automne à Artemare (Ain) [An Autumn day in Artemare], 1871
Plate 14 in L'Eau-Forte en 1876 (see curator’s comment from British Museum online collection: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1403091&partId=1&subject=16299&page=1 [Viewed 11 May 2014])
Etching on wove paper
This print has been trimmed to the image (i.e. within the plate mark) 11.8 x 26.6 cm
Jennings 38; Curtis & Prouté 32
Condition: Rich impression softly irradiated (i.e. darkened by exposure to light). The print has been trimmed and the usual text line with publisher’s details and address removed (“Vve A. Cadart Edit. Imp. 56 Bard. Haussmann, Paris”). The print has been laid on a support sheet of Arches paper with generous margins (see photograph below). I am selling this etching and Appian’s Bords du Ruisseau a Rossillon (Ain) shown below (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $123 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.







Adolphe Appian (1818–98)
Bords du Ruisseau à Rossillon (Ain) [Banks of the Stream at Rossillon (Ain)], 1867
Published in L’Artiste, 1867 and L’Illustration Nouvelle, 1873
Etching on wove paper
This print has been trimmed to the image (i.e. within the plate mark) 11.5 x 21.3 cm
Jennings 21; Curtis & Prouté 24 (see description of this print at University of Michigan Museum of Art: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/musart/x-1997-sl-1.274/*  and at http://www.oldmasterprint.com/appian3.htm  [Viewed 11 May 2014])

Condition: Rich impression lightly irradiated (i.e. darkened by exposure to light). There is a large off-set mark of unknown origin in the sky and the print has been trimmed with the text line removed. The print has been laid on a support sheet of Arches paper with generous margins (see photograph below). I am selling this etching and Un jour d'automne à Artemare (Ain) shown above (i.e. two prints) for a combined total of $123 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button above.



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Claude Lorrain (1600–82)
The Goatherd [Le Chevrier], 1663
Etching on wove paper as published from the original plate in the 1816 editions of 200 Etchings
Fifth state (of V)
Faint traces of the inscription from state II on lower lower-left cited by Mannocci as: “1663 A.G.” (British Museum cites the inscription as: “R 1663 A.G.” [see http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1347526&partId=1&people=129122&peoA=129122-2-60&page=1])
17.1 x 22.7 cm (sheet)
Lino Mannocci (1988) in his marvellous catalogue raisonne, The Etchings of Claude Lorrain, offers a fine and fitting account of this last etching of Claude Lorrain:
The overwhelming atmosphere of tranquillity in this last etching is extremely moving and makes it a very suitable ‘end-piece’. The resting goatherd sits pensively, waiting calmly for the end of the day and his goats, unlike their prancing, butting counterparts of earlier works [see http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2012/01/lorrain-stylistic-consistency.html], are finally still. Only in the distance can moving figures be seen hastening towards the town.
Some time after completion of this etching, Claude became very ill and, having taken leave of his friends and family, he made his will, with instruction for the disposal of his possessions. He survived the illness, however, and continued drawing and painting, ‘if only for a few hours a day’, over the next twenty years. He never returned to etching though; he was probably too frail to cope with the physical demands of this activity.”  (Mannocci 1988, p. 284)

Condition: This is one of Claude’s most sort-after prints. This impression is delicate, crisp and well-inked and in near pristine condition (i.e. there are no foxing marks, stains, tears or evidence of mounting). The print is cut on or within the plate marks as published,

I am selling this print for $316 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.




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Adolphe Appian (1818­–­­­98)
Rue du Village D’Artemare (Ain), Automne
[A Village Street at Artemare, Autumn/Fall], 1871
Published by Ch. Deloloriere
Etching with light plate tone on fine laid cream paper with 3.5 cm chainlines
Inscribed: (lower-left) “A. Appian, del. et sculp.”; 
(lower-right) “CH. DELORIÈRE, Édit. 15, Rue de Seine, Paris.”
(sheet) 28.9 x 21.1 cm; (plate) 23.7 x 16 cm; (image) 21 x 12.8 cm
State III (of IV)
(see description of this print online at the Manchester Art Gallery: http://www.manchestergalleries.org/the-collections/search-the-collection/display.php?EMUSESSID=eecc5b52b8c345f7f3e6e5b6df27b593&irn=100363 [viewed 13 April 2014])
F.L. Leipnik (1924) in his sometimes contentious, A History of French Etching, offers the following interesting account of Appian and this print:
Adolphe Appian (1819–1898) was a pupil of Corot and Daubigny. His early etchings show timid attempts at an individual style; but he did nothing of note until 1872, when his brilliant landscape, “Rue du village d’Artemare” … caused a sensation. (Leipnik 1924, p. 128)
Jennings 29; Curtis & Prouté 33

Condition: This is a superb, rich impression in near pristine condition. There is very light scuffing to the lower edge of the sheet, but this is well away from the plate impression and image. I am selling this print for a total cost (including shipping to anywhere in the world) of $182 AUD. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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James Sowerby (1757–1822)

6 original engravings with hand-colouring as published in the 1799 (first) edition of English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their Essential Characters, Synonyms, and Places of Growth, Volume 8, with accompanying text page descriptions of each plant.

White Satyrion, Plate 505;
March Marigold, Plate 506;
Ribwort Plantain, Plate 507;
Rofe-root, Plate 508;
Bistort or Snakeweed, Plate 509;
Dandelion, Plate 510  
Engraving on early cream wove paper
Each leaf: (sheet) 22.6 x 13.7 cm; (plate) 17 x 9.4 cm

Condition: crisp impressions with hand-colouring (as published in 1799) in pristine condition. The pages are taken from a book that is in poor condition hence the pages are loose. I am selling all 6 prints with their accompanying page of descriptive text for a total cost (including shipping to anywhere in the world) of $100 AUD. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


























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Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael (also “Ruysdael”) (c.1629–82)
The Little Bridge, c.1654
Second state from McCreery’s 1816 edition of 200 Etchings taken from the original plates (of II)
Etching on thin wove paper
Inscribed with signature on lower margin: “JvRuisdael f.”
(sheet) 19.5 x 27.6 cm; (plate) cut on or within the plate mark; (image) 18.5 x 26.9 cm
State II (of II)
Slive EI0; Bartsch 1.1-1[2] (1.311.2); Hollstein 1.11

Seymour Slive (2001) in his catalogue raisonné on Ruisdael offers the following interesting observation about the building style featured in this print:
The tie beam construction and vertical planks of the gable of the half-timbered cottage that fills the left side of the print are characteristic of the vernacular architecture of the region [the border region between the United Provinces and Westphalia in Germany] (see Schepers 1976, passim) … (p. 602)

Condition: Strong and rare impression in very good condition. Note that I am offering another two Ruisdael etchings and from the same series (and size) in the post, Trees as Metaphors: Part 2 (http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2014/03/trees-as-metaphors-part-2.html ). There seems to be a spot in the large cloud but I believe that this is not a stain but rather an imperfection or “extra ingredient” in the paper itself. The sheet is loose (i.e. it is not glued to a support sheet) but there are remnants of conservator hinges (verso). I am selling this print for a total cost (including shipping to anywhere in the world) of $370 AUD. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.

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After Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael (c.1629–82) (in reverse) and attributed to Samuel Woodburn (1786–1853)
Trees at the Edge of a River, with Two Men in a Rowing Boat, c.1655
Published in McCreery’s 1816 edition of 200 Etchings taken from the original plates
Etching and drypoint on thin wove paper attached to a cream support sheet as published
Inscribed in the plate: “J. Ruisdael de”
(sheet) 15.2 x 20.2 cm; (plate) cut on or within the plate mark; (image) 14.5 x 19.6 cm
Slive D124a

Condition: Strong impression in good condition with minor signs of handling (i.e. the sheet is a little dusty). The sheet is attached at each corner to the original support sheet as published but trimmed with a small margin. I am selling this print for a total cost (including shipping to anywhere in the world) of $97 AUD. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.


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Claude Lorrain (1600–82)
The Ford [Le passage du gué], 1634
Etching on wove paper as published from the original plate in the 1816 editions of 200 Etchings
Fifth state (of V)
Inscribed (on ground) lower-right corner: “CLAVDIO GILLEE 1634” (the number “3” reversed)
10.4 x 17.1 cm (sheet)
Russell 27; Blum 18; Mannocci 12; Robert-Dumesnil 8; Knab 124; Duplessis 8

Russell (1982) makes the interesting insight regarding this rare nocturnal scene:
“The effect of moonlight in Claude’s etching is achieved by darkening the sky with long horizontal strokes which are broken at the left and right by irregular patches of white to create the illusion of clouds caught by light.” (Russell 1882, p. 326)

Condition: very rich, well-inked impression, with narrow margins and traces of mounting at the corners (verso), otherwise in excellent condition.
I am selling this print for $256 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any questions or click the “Buy Now” button below.








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Leaf from Sebastian Munster’s (1488–1552) Cosmographia
Waterfalls at Schaffhausen, c. 1570 (edition)
Woodblock on laid paper (printed both sides)
(leaf/sheet) 29.9 x 20.3 cm

Condition: a soft but otherwise fine impression on well-preserved paper with the binding edge intact. There are spots and light toning to the leaf appropriate to its age and there is a pencil inscription “Schffausen” on the lower-left edge. I am selling this leaf printed on both sides for a total cost of $68 AUD including postage and handling to anywhere in the world. Please contact me using the email link at the top of the page if you have any queries or click the “Buy Now” button below.







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