Saturday, 8 December 2018
Frederik Bloemaert’s engraving, “Three Goats under a Tree”, c1650, after Abraham Bloemaert
Frederik Bloemaert (c1616–1690)
“Three Goats under a Tree”, c1650, after Abraham Bloemaert (1564–1651) from the series, “Het tekenboek van Abraham Bloemaert” (transl. “The drawing book of Abraham Bloemaert”), first published by Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702) (aka Nicolaus Visscher) in 1650 in Abraham Bloemaert’s “Artis Apelleae: liber hic, studiosa juventus, aptata ingenio fert rudimenta tuo: hos duce carpe viam, membratim tota figura discitur, his gradibus scandere ad alta dabit”, in Amsterdam, p. 150.
Note: this publication is available for viewing online or for free of charge download at archive.org: https://archive.org/details/artisapelleaelib00bloe/page/n311.
This impression is from the later reissue of “Het tekenboek van Abraham Bloemaert”, published by Josua and Reinier Ottens in 1740.
Engraving on fine laid paper with watermark and wide margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 39.6 x 30.2 cm; (plate) 16.2 x 21.5 cm; (image borderline) 15.7 x 21.2 cm
Numbered on plate: (lower right corner): “No. 163.”
State ii (of ii) with the burnished erasure of “* * 5” and the change of number from “150” to “163”.
Roethlisberger T163-II(II) (Marcel George Roethlisberger 1995, “Abraham Bloemaert and his sons: Paintings and prints”, Davaco, Doornspijk, p. 416, cat.nr. T163); Hollstein Dutch 36-155-II(II).
The Rijksmuseum offers a description of this print:
Condition: crisp faultless impression in pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).
I am selling this large sheet in museum-quality condition with a remarkably beautiful rendering of goats resting for AU$220 (currently US$158.47/EUR13.18/GBP124.40 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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This print has been sold