Sunday, 26 May 2019
Raphael Custos' engraving, “Ornament panel with satyr, offering bowl and running maiden”, c1610, after Matthias Kager
Raphael Custos (aka Raphael Custodis) (c1590–1664)
“Ornament panel with satyr, offering bowl and running maiden” (descriptive title only), c1610/1611, from the series of sixteen (?) plates, “Frisians with grotesque figures in stylized tendrils” (Rijksmuseum title) after Matthias Kager (aka Johann Matthias Kager) (1575–1634), published by Raphael Custos in Augsburg.
Etching with engraving on fine laid paper trimmed with small margins around the platemark (viz. a 4 mm margin at top, left and lower edge and replenished on right edge) and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet with replenished right edge) 7.9 x 26.7 cm;
Inscribed on plate on spiral at lower left: “MK. Inve. RC F. [“ex” (?)]“.
Condition: a superb, richly inked early impression, trimmed with small margins around the platemark except on the right side of the sheet which has a replenished margin. There is a restored area at the lower centre of the image and the sheet has been laid on a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this eye-catching ornamental frieze from the early 1600s, for AU$188 (currently US$130.21/EUR116.16/GBP102.44 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