Gallery of prints for sale

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Charles Louis Kratke’s etching on vellum, “Evening”, c1883

Charles Louis Kratke (aka Charles Louis Kratké) (1848–1921)

“Evening”, c1883, proof-state impression on vellum (before the addition of title and publication details?) after Théodore Rousseau (aka Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau) (1812-1867).

Etching and drypoint on vellum, plate signed, with wide margins and backed with a support sheet (to help prevent the vellum from cockling).

Size: (sheet) 25.8 x 42.4 cm; (faint platemark) 23.7 x 28.4 cm; (image borderline) 14.6 x 22.5 cm.

Inscribed on plate: (within the image borderline at lower left) “TH. ROUSSEAU”; (below the image borderline at right) “L[?] KRATKÉ. SC”

Condition: richly inked and well-printed, near faultless impression printed on vellum with generously wide margins. There are naturally occurring imperfections in the vellum and minor distortions to the image, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition.

I am selling this stunning proof-state etching on genuine vellum (i.e. calf skin), showing a twilight view across marshlands with a solitary seated fisherman in the middle distance and a figure crossing a bridge in the far distance, to a spectacularly glowing incandescent sky, for the total cost of AU$264 (currently US$185.61/EUR159.33/GBP143.32 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 beautiful etching capturing the sparkling effect of the last vestiges of sunlight illuminating the foliage of bushes—perhaps glinting on hoarfrost on gorse bushes (but I am probably wrong about this remembering that I live in the hot tropics of Australia and the reality of ever seeing something like frost on gorse bushes lives in my poetic dreams)—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











Friday, 30 October 2020

Romeyn de Hooghe’s etching, “Prayers of the Saints, Firestorm and Bloodshed”, c1703

Romeyn de Hooghe (aka Romeijn de Hooge; Gisling) (1645–1708)

“Prayers of the Saints, Firestorm and Bloodshed” (aka “Prières des saints, tempête de feu et effusion de sang”; [as described in the explanatory text to the 1714 edition; see p. 58]), published in 1703 in Amsterdam by Jacob Lindenberg (aka Jacobus Lindenberg) (1675–1727) in Henricus Vos’ (1642–1708) “Alle de voornaamste historien des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments” (All the Principal Histories of the Old and New Testaments), Volume 1, p. v.

Note that this etching was also published in 1714 in “Le grand tableau de l'univers, ou, L'histoire des evenemens de l'eglise, depuis la creation du monde jusqu'à l'apocalypse de S. Jean” (The great picture of the universe, or, The history of the events of the Church, from the creation of the world to the apocalypse of St. John) without the same format as the featured print (see https://archive.org/details/gri_33125010857536/page/n483/mode/2up).

Etching on fine laid paper with letterpress Dutch text (verso blank) with full margins as published in 1703.

Size: (sheet) 37.4 x 22.2 cm; (plate) 15.2 x 19 cm; (inner image borderline) 14.3 x 18.1 cm.

Letterpress Dutch text titled: “Het Lam op den Berg, ...” (The Lamb on the Mountain, …).

Numbered and inscribed on plate within the image borderline with biblical references to the scenes depicted.

Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) R. de Hoge inv: et fec:”; (centre) “Openb: Cap. 17 V: 4 Seq.”; (right) “I Lindenberg exc: cum Privil.”

Condition: a superb, richly inked impression with explanatory letterpress text recto (blank verso) and full margins as published. Beyond minor toning to the lower right corner. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this magnificent full-page illustration of the Apocalypse—note the biblical references to the scenes depicted in each quadrant outside the centre oval scene showing the horses of the Apocalypse surrounded by fire and destruction (my apologies if I have misinterpreted what is portrayed)—for $247 in total (currently US$173.92/EUR149.02/GBP134.03 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 complexly interesting etching, 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











Thursday, 29 October 2020

Tobias Stimmer’s pair of woodcuts, “Sultans of Persia”, c1575

Tobias Stimmer (1539–1584)

Pair of woodcuts, “Sultans of Persia: (left) Tammasus Sophi Persarum; (right) Baiazeres 1. Turcarum Rex” (descriptive title only), c1575, set within aedicula ornamental frames of strapwork and allegorical figures, published in Basel in 1575 by Pietro Perna (1519–1582) and Henricus Petrus (1508–1579) as illustrations to Paolo Giovio’s (aka Paulo Jovio; Paulus Jovius) (1483–1552) “Pavli Iovii Novocomensis Episcopi Nvcerini Elogia Virorum bellica virtute illustrium: Septem libris iam olim ab Authore comprehensa, Et nunc ex eiusdem Mvsaeo ad viuum expressis Imaginibus exornata” (aka “Elogia virorum bellica virtute illustrium” [The titles of distinguished military power]).

This pair of woodcuts may be viewed online in the context of the publication at archive.org:

(left) page 376 (https://archive.org/details/pavliioviinovoco00giov_0/page/376/mode/2up);

(right) page 108 (https://archive.org/details/pavliioviinovoco00giov_0/page/108/mode/2up).

I understand from the Wikipedia discussion about the publisher of these prints (Pietro Perna), that in “1570 Perna sent the artist Tobias Stimmer to Como to copy the famous collection of historical portraits in the [Paolo] Giovio Collection” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Perna). Possibly, this pair of woodcuts are based on portraits in (or were in) Giovio’s collection of 484 portraits.

Woodcuts on laid paper with letterpress text verso and narrow margins around the image borderlines backed with a single support sheet.

Size: (each sheet approx.) 16.1 x 15.4 cm; (approx. image borderline of each sheet) 16 x 15.3 cm.

Condition: well-printed impressions showing minor signs of wear to the printing plates. The upper left corner of the left print has been replenished, otherwise both sheets are in very good condition for their age with no stains or foxing and are laid onto a single archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this fine pair of Renaissance period woodcuts that consist of an inner plate featuring a portrait and an outer plate that is an ornamental frame designed to give aura of importance to the portrayed figure, for $300 in total for the pair of prints (currently US$211.35/EUR180.28/GBP162.82 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 these very interesting early woodcuts—note that the ornamental woodcut frames were used on other prints such as Stimmer’s woodcut, “Portrait of Francesco Filelfo” (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1909-0729-2 )—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This pair of prints has been sold








Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Gilles Demarteau’s crayon-manner engraving, “Farmyard with ruined buildings and two children playing on bales of hay”, c1759

Gilles Demarteau (1722–1776)

Farmyard with ruined buildings and two children playing on bales of hay” (descriptive title only), c1759, after a chalk drawing by François Boucher (1703–1770), published in Paris by Giles Demarteau and printed by P Aubert (fl.c.1755–1775).

Regarding the publication of this print, the Curator of the British Museum offers the following insights:

“Plate 1 in the catalogue published by Demarteau's nephew in 1788. The first impressions were printed in black and issued in 1759” (see BM inv. no. 1868,0612.339).

Crayon-manner engraving printed in sanguine coloured ink on laid paper, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline (with loss of lettered publication details on lower edge) and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 29.4 x 40.3 cm; (inner image borderline) 26.8 x 37.8 cm.

 Inscribed on plate along the lower margin: (left) “Boucher in. Del.”; (right) “Demarteau scul.”

De Leymarie 11 (Leopold de Leymarie 1896, “L'Oeuvre de Gilles Demarteau l'aine graveur du Roi”, Paris, Georges Rapilly, p. 19, cat. no. 11 [see https://archive.org/details/loeuvredegillesd00leym/page/18/mode/2up]); IFF 11 (Inventaire du Fonds Français: Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes); Jean-Richard 597 (Jean-Richard Pierrette 1978, “L'Oeuvre Gravé de François Boucher dans la Collection Edmond de Rothschild”, Paris, Éditions des Musées Nationaux, cat. no. 597).

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1868-0612-339.

Condition: strong impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline (with loss of lettered publication details on lower edge). Beyond a few marks in the sky area (e.g. the dot marks at upper left) and a closed tear on the upper margin edge, the sheet is in a good condition for its considerable age and is laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this beautifully romantic crayon-manner stipple engraving after the Boucher’s design for the total cost of AU$243 (currently US$173.63/EUR147.31/GBP133.14 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 interesting example interpretative printmaking where a stipple roulette is employed to mimic the grainy texture of a chalk drawing, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.











Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Pietro Savorelli’s engraving, "Ezechias", c1800, after Michelangelo

Pietro Savorelli (c1765–1805)

"Ezechias" (aka “Hezekiah”), c1800, after the fresco lunette by Michelangelo (aka Michelangelo Buonarroti) (1475–1564) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the series of eight engravings of the lunettes, initially published in Rome (c1800) by Pietro Paolo Montagnani (aka Pietro Paolo Montagnani-Mirabili) (fl.c.1800–1820?) and later numbered (“XI”) and published by the Calcografia Romana (1738–1870) as part of a long series showing details of the Sistine vault with Latin dedication to pope Pius VII. This impression is from the Montagnani edition.

Engraving on heavy wove paper trimmed along the platemark.

Size: (sheet) 40.3 x 53.6 cm; (image borderline) 35.4 x 49.5 cm.

Lettered on plate within the image: (upper left) “'MICHAEL ANGELVS/ BONAROTIVS/ PINXIT”; (upper right) “IN SIXTINO/ VATICANO/ SACELLO”; (lower centre) “EZECHIAS".

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: (centre) “PIO SEPTIMO PONT. OPT. MAX./ Venit Romae apud Montagnani-Mirabili ad Forum Paiquini”; (right) “Petrus Savorelli del. et sculp. Romae/ PETRVS PAVLVS MONTAGNANI-MIRABILI D.D.D.”

The British Museum offers a description of this print: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1873-1213-276.

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression trimmed along the platemark. Beyond thinness at the upper left and right corners the sheet is in superb condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

Note that I have previously listed another engraving, “Zorobabel”, by Pietro Savorelli from the same series and currently it is still available: https://www.printsandprinciples.com/2018/10/pietro-savorellis-engraving-zorobabel.html.

For those who may be unfamiliar with the portrayed subject, Ezechias or Hezekiah (c739–687 BC), he was a Judean king and the following extract from Wikipedia may be helpful:

“Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms, including a strict mandate for the sole worship of Yahweh and a prohibition on venerating other deities within the Temple of Jerusalem” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezekiah).

I am selling this huge engraving in museum quality condition for AU$272 (currently US$194.09/EUR163.98/GBP148.88 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 masterwork of engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.