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Monday, 14 January 2019

Engraving from the circle of Jan Saenredam (in reverse of Saenredam’s composition), “Diana and a Wood Nymph”, c1650


(From the circle of) Jan Saenredam (aka Jan Pietersz Saenredam) (c1565–1607)

“Diana and a Wood Nymph” (Rijksmuseum title) (aka “Two Nymphs, One seen from the Rear, the Other Holding a Bow” [TIB title]) (Deux nymphes don’t l’une, placée à gauche …), c1650, copy in reverse after Jan Saenredam, after Hendrik Goltzius (aka Hendrick Goltzius) (1558–1617), first plate from the series of three plates with Latin captions, “Diana’s Nymphs” (TIB title).

Engraving on laid paper trimmed with thread margins around the platemark, backed with a support sheet
Size: (sheet/plate) 22 x 16 cm; (mage borderline) 20.8 x 15.7 cm.
Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (lower right of centre) “HG. inu. I. Saenredam / sculp.”
Lettered below the image borderline: (left) “1’S’2” [?]; (centre) "Felices sÿlvæ nymphas spectare Dianæ".

Copy in reverse after Saenredam’s engraving: TIB Bartsch 4 (3). 59 (240) (Walter L Strauss [ed.] 1980, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Netherlandish Artists”, Abaris Books, New York, vol. 4, p. 37); Hollstein Dutch 80-3 (8) (GS Keyes & KG Boon [eds.] 1980, “Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts ca. 1450–1700: Jan Saenredam to Roelandt Savery”, vol. 23, Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co, p. 62, cat.no. 80).

Condition: crisp, well-inked and well-printed impression trimmed along the platemark and backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, creases, abrasions or significant stains—but there are a few spots).

I am selling this engraving in reverse of Saenredam’s print (which in turn was a copy of Goltzius’ composition) for the total cost of AU$230 (currently US$165.30/EUR143.94/GBP128.74 at the time of posting this print) 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 finely rendered engraving (note in particular the subtle curving “flow” of vertical lines describing Diana’s body and the variety of marks used to portray the foliage), please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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