Tuesday 28 April 2020
Jan Sadeler I’s (attrib.) engraving, “River Landscape with Island and Round Tower”, 1593
(Attrib.) Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)
“River Landscape with Island and Round Tower” (Rijksmuseum title) (aka “Landscape with a Castle on a Rock to the Left” [TIB title]), 1593, possibly after a lost drawing by either Paul Bril (aka Paulus Brill; Paolo Brillo) (1553/4–1626) or Lodewijk Toeput (aka Ludovico Fiammingo; Ludovico Pozzoserrato; Lodewijck Toeput; Lodovico Pozzo da Treviso) (c1550–1603/5), published by Jan Sadeler I in Antwerp.
Engraving on laid paper with watermark (Italian 16th century [1590–] “Anchor in Circle with Trefoil above” [see https://www.refaiya.uni-leipzig.de/texts/Watermarks_Refaiya.pdf]) trimmed close to the image borderline.
Size: (sheet) 22.5 x 27.9 cm.
Inscribed on plate along lower edge: (left) “Joan Sadeler excudit.1.5.93.”
Lifetime impression (based on the quality of the line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate and the 16th century watermark) of the only state.
TIB 7002.068 (Isabelle de Ramaix 2003, “The Illustrated Bartsch”, vol. 70, Part 3 [Supplement], New York, Abaris Books, p. 267, cat. no. .068); Hollstein Dutch 26, no. 28 (vol. 21); Edquist, p. 202, no. 33b.
The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print:
(transl.) “In a river an island with a tower. A rowing boat navigates the river. In the right foreground a staircase”
Condition: faultless impression trimmed to the image borderline with remnants of mounting verso. The sheet is in excellent/near pristine condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, folds, holes, losses, abrasions, stains, foxing or significant signs of use) with a collector’s ink stamp, faded ink drawn marks and pencil notes verso.
I am selling this extraordinarily beautiful lifetime impression attributed by the Rijksmuseum to one of the most famous of the Flemish old masters for AU$433 (currently US$280.34/EUR258.89/GBP225.57 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).
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This print has been sold