Gallery of prints for sale

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Charles Jacque’s etching, “M Jules Luquet”, 1866

Charles Jacque (aka Charles Émile Jacque; Charles Jaque) (1813–1894)

“M Jules Luquet, Directeur de la Société des Aquafortistes” (aka “M. J. Luquet” [as inscribed on plate]), 1866, plate 241 to the fifth volume of prints (“Eaux-Fortes Modernes”) produced by the Société des Aquafortistes, printed by Auguste-Marie Delâtre (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Cadart & Luquet (fl.1863–1867).

Etching and aquatint with pale plate tone on laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 33.6 x 26.1 cm; (image borderline) 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (upper left corner) “Ch. Jacque 1866.”

Numbered on plate above the image borderline: (right corner) “241.”

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Ch. Jacque sculp.”; (centre) “M. J/ LUQUET/ Directeur-Gérant de la Société des Aqua-fortistes/ Paris, Publié par CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79, Rue Richelieu.”; (right) “Imp. Delâtre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris.”

Beraldi 437 (Henri Béraldi 1885–1892, “Les Graveurs du XIXe Siècle: Guide de l'Amateur d'Estampes Modernes”, vol. XII, Paris, Librairie L. Conquet, cat. no. 437); IFF 332 (Jean Adhémar & Jacques Lethève 1954, “Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800”, vol. 11, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, cat. no. 332).

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Harvard Art Museums and the British Museum offer descriptions of this print: https://artsearch.nga.gov.au/detail.cfm?irn=35036&pictaus=true; https://hvrd.art/o/238884; https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1867-1214-2.

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression in excellent condition with no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this historically important portrait of a leading printer, publisher and advocate of the Etching Revival movement of the late 19th century that promoted original etchings (as opposed to reproductive engravings) as a significant art form worthy of collectors’ interest—and high prices!—for AU$279 (currently US$218/EUR179.56/GBP154.13 at the time of posting this print) 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 masterwork of portrait etching executed with the utmost confidence by one of the luminaries of the Barbizon School, 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 












Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Imao Keinen’s diptych woodblock print, “Taiwan Rosa, Oriental Turtle Dove”, 1891

Imao Keinen 今尾景年 (1845–1924)

“Taiwan Rosa, Oriental Turtle Dove”, 1891, plate 25, from the “Summer Album” in the series of four volumes, “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons” (Keinen Kacho Gafu), plate cut by Tanaka Hirokichi, printed by Miki Jinzaburo and published in 1891 by Nishimura Soemon in Kyoto.

Colour woodblock prints (Oban diptych) on washi paper, joined to form a single sheet with a common borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 36.8 x 46.8 cm; (image borderline) 31.9 x 45 cm; (image borderline each sheet) 31.9 x 22.5 cm.

See images of the prints in this series at Yamada Bookstore (山田書店美術部オンラインストア): http://www.yamada-shoten.com/onlinestore/detail.php?item_id=41944.

Condition: crisp and well-printed impressions of the highest quality in near perfect condition (there is a faint irregularity in the paper at the top of the left panel). The plates have been joined to create a single image and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this pair of large original woodblock prints for the total cost of AU$400 (currently US$313.17/EUR257.95/GBP221.87 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 these exquisite and genuine colour woodblock prints by one of the great masters of Japanese printmaking, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












Monday, 10 May 2021

After Konrad Gesner’s woodcut, “Caspian Sea Whale”, 1684

Unidentified woodcut artist after Konrad Gesner (aka Conrad Gesner; Philiatrus Euonymus) (1516–1565); see pp. 166–67 in “Nomenclator aquatilium animantium” (https://archive.org/details/mobot31753003649115/page/177/mode/2up).

“Caspian Sea Whale” (title based on the context of this print in a section dealing with the Caspian Sea and the image based on Gesner’s images of whales), c1684, woodcut illustration on laid paper, with Fraktur type letterpress text recto and verso, to page 65 of Johann Christoph Wagner’s (fl.1684/1685) “Delineatio provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente” (Spanish provincial Hungary and the Empire Turcici in the East), printed and published by Jakob Koppmayer (1640–1701) in 1684 in Augsburg (see this print in its context in the publication: https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=SZJOAAAAcAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA64).

Christie’s Auction House offers the following description of the publication of which this print features in the first volume:

“A rare and wide-ranging account of the history, topography, costume and other aspects of the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires, covering a large area including the Balkans, the Near and Middle East, northern Africa, Europe and Russia” (https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-1932525).

Size: (sheet) 30.8 x 19cm.

Condition: a richly inked page in excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains (but there is age related toning to the sheet) or foxing.

I am selling this fabulous woodcut depiction of a whale, for AU$274 in total (currently US$215.25/EUR177.20/GBP152.98 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 fascinating page printed in 1684, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.









Sunday, 9 May 2021

Lucien Marcelin Gautier’s etching, “Rue Galande à Paris”, 1881

Lucien Marcelin Gautier (1850–1925)

“Rue Galande à Paris”, 1881, plate three from the series of sixteen etchings, “Vues de Paris”, a remarque (scratch) proof before formal lettering with publication details and the addition of “two women conversing in the middle of the street” in the foreground (see BM inv. no. 1882,0211.192) for publication and printing in 1881 by L Eudes (fl.1876–1888) as illustration to page 234 in “L’Art”, vol. XXIV.

Etching on cream wove paper with small margins, remarque studies below the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 42 x 27.2 cm; (soft platemark) 40.2? x 24.5 cm; (image borderline) 35.8 x 2.8 cm.

Trial proof, lifetime impression, with two remarques before lettering and changes to the composition

Beraldi 3 (Henri Beraldi 1887, “Les graveurs du 19e siècle; guide de l'amateur d'estampes modernes”, vol. 6, Paris, L Conquet, p. 250, cat. no. 3); IFF 6 (Département des Estampes 1930–, “Inventaire du Fonds Francais Après 1800”, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, cat. no. 6).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print with its later addition of “two women conversing in the middle of the street” in the foreground:

“Rue Galande in Paris: a street with tall buildings on either side, including a café on the left; in the foreground a man walking alongside a horse-drawn cart, two women conversing in the middle of the street, a man about to cross the street, and a dog sitting in front of a hotel” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1882-0211-192).

Condition: a richly inked impression with small margins laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, losses, stains or foxing.

I am selling this exceptionally rare trial proof etching with test remarque studies below the image, for AU$276 in total (currently US$216.57/EUR178/GBP154.80 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 late nineteenth century view of one of the most famous streets in Paris after rain, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












Saturday, 8 May 2021

Cherubino Alberti’s engraving, “The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors”, c1590, after Polidoro da Caravaggio

Cherubino Alberti (aka Zaccaria Mattia; Borghegiano) (1553–1615)

“The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors”, c1590 (1570–1615), after Polidoro da Caravaggio (aka Polidoro Caldara; Polidoro da Caravagio) (c1499–1543), published in Rome.

This is the left panel of a frieze of two engravings joined horizontally. The right panel I will list at a later date (once I find it). Sebastian Buffa (1982) in TIB, vol.34, advises: “According to Bartsch, though these [panels] are marked nos. 4 and 5, and are the same height as “The Rape of the Sab[i]ne Women”, they are not part of the preceding series” (p. 290)—note that I will be listing “The Rape of the Sabine Women” also once I find it!

Engraving on laid paper trimmed along the borderline on the upper edge and with a margin around the borderline on the remaining edges.
Size: (sheet) 16.9 x 41.3 cm; (image borderline) 12.5 x 39.5 cm,

Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower left corner with Alberti's monogram) “C/ A”.

Lettered on plate in cartouche below the image borderline: (centre) “ALBERTVS ALBERTVS OBSERVANTIAE ERGO . D.D./ [inreverse] 4 […] Cherubinus Albertius Alberti F Fecit Romæ Cum Priuilegio S.mi Pontificis.”

TIB 34 (17).160 (109) (Sebastian Buffa 1982, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Artists of the Sixteenth Century”, vol. 34, New York, Abaris Books, p. 290, cat. no. 160 [109]).

Interestingly, The British Museum does not view this engraving as a triumphal procession as titled by Bartsch/TIB and offers the following description:

“A Roman battle (Massacre of the Innocents?), a soldier to the right on a rearing horse has a spear in his left hand” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1873-1213-285-1).

The Curator of the British Museum offers the following insights about this print:

“The imperial subject of this sheet is not altogether convincing and might be an imaginative blend of Roman history and the Massacre of the Innocents. The text in the cartouche below seems to allude to Albert II, 1397–1439, Holy Roman Emperor, king of Hungary and Bohemia (1438–39), duke of Austria (1404–38). The plate is numbered '4' and the second sheet '5'. This suggests they were considered contiguous with Alberti's Rape of the Sabine frieze that has the same format, size and are numbered 1,2 and 3.”

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression, trimmed close to the outer image borderline. The sheet is stained on the upper left, on the upper right and on the rearing horse and rider (right of centre); otherwise, the sheet is in a good condition for its considerable age.

I am selling this superb engraving by one of the most famous of the Italian Mannerist engravers showing a panel of a frieze designed by Polidoro da Caravaggio, for the total cost of AU$339 (currently US$266.03/EUR218,62/GBP190.16 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 very dramatic scene of a bas-relief showing families fleeing advancing soldiers—note the marvellous concentric contour lines rendering the rump of the rearing horse and that the foot of the shield-bearing soldier on the far right has “broken free” of the image borderline—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