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Saturday 30 October 2021

Franz Joachim Beich’s etching, “Two Goats on the Shore of a Lake”, c1720

Franz Joachim Beich (aka Joachim Franz Beich) (1665–1748)

“Two Goats on the Shore of a Lake”, c1720 (1714–1724), plate 3 from a series of six landscape etchings in the manner of Salvator Rosa (1615–1673), published in Augsburg by Jeremias Wolff (1663–1724).

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 23.4 x 14.8 cm; (image borderline) 23.1 x 14.5 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower right corner with ligature monogram of the artist’s initials within the image borderline.

State i? (of iv) before the addition of the plate number or lettering below the image borderline of state ii. Note that although the margin below the borderline is extremely narrow, there is no evidence of fragments of ascending strokes in the lettering.

Nagler/Meyer 1 (Julius Meyer 1872–85, “Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon” [2nd revised edition of Nagler's Artist Lexicon], vol. 3, p. 338, cat. no. 1); Andresen 1 (Andreas Andresen 1864–78, “Der Deutsche Peintre-Graveur ... von dem letzten Drittel des 16 Jahrhunderts bis zum Schluss des 18 Jahrhunderts”, Leipzig, cat. no. 1).

The British Museum offers a description of this print:
See also the description offered by the Rijksmuseum (not reproduced):

Condition: a richly inked impression, trimmed with a narrow margin around the image borderline and laid upon a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this beautifully romantic etching with its stylistic lean towards the Baroque Italianate landscapes of Salvator Rosa, for the total cost of AU$243 (currently US$182.89/EUR158.14/GBP133.54 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this marvellous landscape executed with great spirit, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 

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