Gallery of prints for sale

Monday 26 February 2024

Armand Gautier’s etching, “Work: Man Sawing Wood”, 1860

Armand Gautier (aka Armand Désiré Gautier) (1825–1894)—a close friend of  Gustave Courbet (1819–1877) and a student of Léon Cogniet (1794–1880)

“Work: Man Sawing Wood” (aka “Le Travail: Homme Sciant du Bois”), 1860, printed in 1864, possibly published by Alfred Cadart (1828-1875) in “Cahier d'eaux-fortes” (based on this print being listed by Beraldi [1887] with this heading [vol. 6, p. 239).

Note that Armand Gautier made a related etching, “Le Travail”, showing a woman at work in a laundry, published by Cadart in “Catalogue complet d'eaux-fortes originales et inédites composées et gravées par les artistes eux-mêmes...” (1873–1876)  (see https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8470159z/f51.item).

Etching with pale plate tone on wove paper.

Size: (sheet) 20 x 17.9 cm; (plate) 12 x 10.1 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower left: “A Gautier 1860”.

Beraldi 2 (Henri Beraldi 1887, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: DORÉ - GAVARD”, vol. 6, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, p. 249, cat. no. 2 [Cahier d'eaux-fortes (Cadart)])

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada offers a description of this print: https://www.beaux-arts.ca/collection/artwork/le-travail-homme-sciant-du-bois.

Condition: a well-printed impression with minor marks in the margin, otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this interesting etching showing a timber worker using what must be a back-breaking, but no doubt effective way, to saw logs single handed, for the total price of AU$234 (currently US$153.27/EUR141.22/GBP120.85 at the time of posting 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this seldom seen etching on the art-market with the (to my eyes) nobility of Jean François Millet’s etchings of farm-workers (compare, for instance, with Millet’s etching, “Peasant with a Wheelbarrow”, 1855 (https://www.printsandprinciples.com/2022/07/jean-francois-millets-etching-peasant.html), please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Sunday 25 February 2024

Unidentified Belgium artist’s etching, “Riverside with Windmill, Evening”, c.1874–88

Unidentified 19th century Belgium artist—possibly Jean Pierre François Lamorinière (aka Jean Pierre François Lamorinière) (1828-1911), based on stylistic attributes (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1888-0612-770), this artist’s interest in atmospheric effects (see https://artvee.com/dl/landscape-with-herons-at-sunset/) and the high order of skills and creative invention exhibited, such as the careful wiping of the plate to punctuate the portrayed evening scene with small lights. Note, however, that this print is not formally catalogued by Hippert & Linnig (1879) as being one of the artist’s twenty-three plates (see T. Hippert & J. Linnig 1879, “Le peintre-graveur hollandais et belge du 19me siècle” vol 1, Brussels, Chez Fr.-J. Oliver, pp 550–557, cat nos. 1–23 [https://archive.org/details/gri_peintregrave01hipp/page/550/mode/2up]), nevertheless, the publication date of this catalogue (1874) precedes the artist’s death in 1911.

“Riverside with Windmill, Evening” (descriptive title only), c.1874–88, unsigned.

Etching  with plate tone printed in a brown-black ink on heavy cream wove paper print.

Size: (sheet) 19.3 x 31.4 cm; (plate) 12.4 x 24.7 cm; (image borderline) 11.7 x 24 cm.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Landscape a river with a sailing boat in the foreground and a small village in the background Etching with plate tone” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1888-0612-1647).

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression with generous margins. Beyond minor marks in the margin, the sheet is in an excelled condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this very poetic etching, for the total price of AU$194 (currently US$127.23/EUR117.50/GBP100.42 at the time of posting 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this unusual etching that (to my eyes) exemplifies the interests and high order of skills of the Antwerp Society of Etchers (aka “Vereeniging der Antwerpsche etsers”; l’Association des aquafortistes anversois”), please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Bernard Picart's etching, “Orpheé tué par les Baccantes”, 1724, after Poussin

Bernard Picart (1673–1733)

Orpheé tué par les Baccantes” (Orpheus killed by the Bacchantes), 1724 (as dated in plate), after Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), plate 43 in the series, “Impostures Innocentes, ou Recueil d'estampes d'après divers peintres illustres”, published in Amsterdam by Picart’s widow (chez la Veuve B. Picart) in 1734.

Etching on wove paper with a pale plate tone and printed in sienna coloured ink.

Size: (sheet) 27.8 x 42.5 cm; (plate) 20.6 x 33.4 cm; (image borderline) 19.1 x 32.4 cm.

Numbered in plate: (upper right corner) “43”.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “N. Poussin pinxit, B. Picart sculpsit 1724.”; (centre) “Orpheé tué par les Baccantes. Ovid. metam. livr. XI.”

State ii (of ii) with the addition of the plate number.

LeBlanc 83 (J.Ch. Brunet & Ch. Leblanc 1854[–1889], “Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant un dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations: ouvrage destiné à faire suite au Manuel du libraire”, vol. 3, Paris, p. 192, cat. no. 83).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print (not reproduced): “Death of Orpheus, after Nicolas Poussin; Bacchanalia set in a landscape, with, in the middleground, a group of Bacchantes gathered before Orpheus, who lies on the ground and seems to be imploring them; in the foreground, women drinking at centre, and two women with thyrsus standing at right. 1724 Etching” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1861-1109-785).

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “The maenads of Ciconia kill Orpheus after he loses Eurydice. During a bacchanal they beat him with sticks and stones” (http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.303447).

Condition: a very strong and well-printed impression with generous margins. Beyond minor surface marks and age-toning in the margins, the sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this stunningly beautiful etching of a Bacchanalian gathering of Thracian women (Maenads) shown drinking and dancing before they ultimately kill and tear apart love-sick Orpheus, for the total price of AU$226 (currently US$148.40/EUR137.12/GBP117.10 at the time of posting 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this superb etching, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold










Saturday 24 February 2024

Heinrich Vogtherr’s woodcut, “The Siege of Pavia”, 1548

Heinrich Vogtherr I (1490–1556)

“The Siege of Pavia” (descriptive title only, based on my reading of the accompanying text), 1548, a lifetime/early impression (based on the quality of line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate) published by Christoph Froschauer (aka Christoffel Froschouer) (c.1490–1556/64) in Zurich in 1548 as an illustration on page 209 to the first volume of Johannes Stumpf’s (1500–1577) Swiss Chronicle of the Reformation, “Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen und Völckeren Chronick wirdiger Thaaten Beschreybung” (Description of the cities, regions and people of the laudable confederation as well as a chronicle of the worthy doings) (aka “Reformationschronik”).

Archive.org offers an online view of this print in its context in the publication: https://archive.org/details/gemeinerlobliche01stum/page/n445/mode/2up.  

Woodcut on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline with Fraktur letterpress text verso.

Size: (sheet/image borderline) 8 x 16.7 cm

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression showing minimal wear to the printing plate with letterpress text verso, trimmed along the image borderline. Beyond age-toning (darkening) and a few minor marks verso (possibly glue) the sheet is in an excellent condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this marvellous woodcut showing (from my reading to the accompanying text) Charlemagne’s siege of Desiderius in his capital of Pavia (on the invitation of Pope Adrian I), for a total cost of AU$252 (currently US$189.40/EUR172.39/GBP143.60 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this early woodcut executed with the utmost skill in portraying the action of the siege—some elements of which are arguably anachronistic considering the battle occurred in the late 700s, such as the cannons blasting and the two figures on horseback with lances raised advancing on each other wearing medieval armour—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 










Friday 23 February 2024

Two Karel Dujardin’s etchings, “Peasant Family” & “Sheet of Studies with Heads”, 1652–59



Karel Dujardin (aka Karel Du Jardin; Carel Dujardin; Carel du Jardin; Bokkebaart) (1626–1678)

(left) “Peasant Family”, 1652–59, etching on fine laid paper; size: (sheet) 6.3 x 5.5 cm; inscribed in plate: (upper left) “K.DV.I.”, (lower right corner) “43”; published in Paris by Naudet (fl.1778–1829) in an 18th century edition; state iii (of iii); Hollstein Dutch 43, TIB 43. The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.447741.

(right) “Sheet of Studies with Heads”, 1652–59, etching on fine laid paper; size: (sheet) 5.3 x 6.3 cm; inscribed in plate: (lower right corner) “44”; published in Paris by Naudet in an 18th century edition; state iii (of iii); Hollstein Dutch 44, TIB 44. The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.38377.

Condition: strong and well-printed impressions trimmed around the platemark and laid onto a sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. Both prints are in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this pair of etchings featuring sensitively executed studies of rural folk, for the total combined price of AU$316 (currently US$207.39/EUR191.63/GBP163.65 at the time of this listing) including Express 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 interesting pair of small etchings numbered sequentially as plates 43 and 44, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This pair of prints has been sold