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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Cornelis Bloemaert's and Bernard Picart's etchings of "Les Danaides" after Abraham van Diepenbeeck


Cornelis Bloemaert (1603–1692) and Theodor Matham (aka Dirk Matham) (1605/1606–76) (for the background)

“Les Danaides”, c1635–1638, after Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596–1675), plate 57 in a series of 60 illustrations, “Cabinet Favereau”, published by Michel de Marolles' (1600–81) in “Tableaux du temple des muses tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Favereau” (Paris, Nicolas Langlois, 1655), p. 451.

Etching and engraving on fine laid paper with full margins as published.
Size: (sheet) 32.9 x 22.8 cm; (plate) 27.7 x 18.5 cm; (image borderline) 23.4 x 17.8 cm.
Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Les Danaides.”; (centre) “Belidum pœnas, et inane lymphæ/ Dolium fundo pereuntis imo.”; (right) Horatius Ode 2. Lib. 3.”
Numbered on plate below the image borderline: (right corner) “57”.

New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 261.II (Theodoor Matham) (F W H Hollstein 1993, “The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700”, Amsterdam); Hollstein 34-93 (after Diepenbeeck); Hollstein 90-148; Roethlisberger 1993 CB11 (Marcel G Roethlisberger 1993, “Abraham Bloemaert and his sons: Paintings and prints”, 2 vols, Ghent).

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Mythological scene in Hell with naked Danaids pouring water in a bottomless barrel; after Abraham van Diepenbeeck”

Condition: crisp, well-printed impression in excellent condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, abrasions or significant stains) with full margins as published.

I am selling this arresting vision of hell with nymphs engaged in the endless labour of trying to fill a bottomless vessel for AU$172 in total (currently US$122.01/EUR107.69/GBP91.74 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this museum quality engraving by Cornelis Bloemaert and Theodor Matham—two of the most famous of the old master printmakers—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note: if you wish to purchase this print along with the Picart version that I am also posting at this time the combined total price including shipping will be AU$344 (currently about US$244.02/EUR215.38/GBP183.48).

This print has been sold












Bernard Picart (1673–1733)

‘Les Danaides”, 1730, after the design in reverse by Cornelis Bloemaert (1603–1692) after Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596–1675), published in Amsterdam in 1733 by Zacharie Chatelain (fl.1700–50) as illustration, plate LIX (59), to “Le Temple des Muses.”

Etching and engraving printed from two plates on laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 39.6 x 27.6 cm; (outer plate) 36 x 26 cm; (outer image borderline) 34.6 x 24.7 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the (inner) image borderline: (left) “B. Picart sculp. dir.”
Lettered on plate below the image in four languages (French, English, German and Dutch): “LES DANAÏDES CONDAMNÉES À REMPLIR D'EAU UN TONNEAU PERCÉ./ The Danaides condemned to fill bored refries with water.// Die Danaides berurtheilt, umb ein durchlöert fass mit wasser zu füllen./ De Danaides veroordeelt, om een ​​doorboort vat met water te vulle.”
Inscribed on plate below the (outer) image borderline: (left) “B. Bicart del. 1730.”

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“The Danaids, naked, filling the leaky jar; in ornate frame, with tritoness on each side and putti riding hippokampoi in the lower part …”

Condition: crisp, richly inked and well-printed impression in excellent/near pristine condition (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling).

I am selling this graphically framed scene for AU$188 in total (currently US$133.36/EUR117.71/GBP100.27 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this museum quality engraving printed from two plates—an outer “frame” plate and the inner “image” plate—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

Note: if you wish to purchase this print along with the Bloemaert version that I am also posting at this time the combined total price including shipping will be AU$344 (currently about US$244.02/EUR215.38/GBP183.48).

This print has been sold










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