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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Carel Dooms’ re-engraving upon Aegidius Sadeler II’s original printing plate, “Laura de Dianti with a Black Page”, c1620, after Titian

Carel Dooms (fl.1629) re-engraving upon the original plate by

Aegidius Sadeler II (aka Egidius Sadeler; Gillis Sadeler; Gillis Sadler; Ægedius Sadeler) (1570–c1629)

Laura de Dianti with a Black Page”, c1629, after Titian’s (1490–1576), “Portrait of Laura Dianti” (1520–1525) in the H. Kisters Collection, Kreuzlingen.

Note: Isabelle de Ramaix (1997) in the catalogue raisonné for Aegidius Sadeler II offers the following insights about this curiously interesting engraving:

“Seems re-engraved on Ægidius’s plate, for the inscription set exactly as in S2 [the second state of Sadeler’s impression] of original plate except that ÆPI TITIANVS INVENT replaces ÆERI INCISVM MARCVS.” (see TIB 7201.123 C1 S1, p. 201).

Engraving on laid paper trimmed with a thread margin around the image borderline on the top and sides and retaining the four lines of Latin text below the image borderline, backed on a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 33.3 x 24.4 cm; (image borderline) 29.9 x 24.1 cm.

Lettered on plate within the image borderline: (upper right corner) “C.D.F.[ecit]” (Carel Dooms’ monogram).

Lettered on plate below the image borderline: “ADMODVM ILLVSTRI ET GENEROSO VIRO DOMINO LVCAE VAN VFFELE/ PATRONO SVO ÆTERNVM COLENDO OPVS HOC A SACRÆ CAESAREÆ/ MAIESTATIS SCVLPTORE ÆGIDIO SADELER ÆPI TITIANVS INVENT./ SADELER OBSERVANTIÆ ERGO DONAT DEDICAT.”

State i (of ii) before the erasure of the monogram, “C.D.F.”

TIB 7201.123 C1 S1 (Isabelle de Ramaix 1997, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Ægidius Sadeler II”, vol. 72, Part 1, New York, Abaris Books, p. 201, cat. no. [7201] .123 C1 S1).

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print which has been incorrectly(?) proposed as being a second state impression by Aegidius Sadeler II (note Carel Dooms’ monogram at upper right):

(Transl.) “Laura de 'Dianti, wife and former mistress of Duke Alfonso I d'Este. Next to her a young black servant”

(http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.167894).

Condition: well-printed impression trimmed to a thread margin around the platemark on the top and sides, but retaining the text lines below the borderline. There are several restored tears and dot abrasions, otherwise the sheet is in good condition for its considerable age with no holes, folds, losses, significant stains or foxing and laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.

I am selling this fascinating re-engraving of Aegidius Sadeler’s original printing plate for the total cost of AU$468 (currently US$343.52/EUR289.69/GBP257.22 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 rare engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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