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Monday 1 November 2021

Charles Meryon’s etching, “Haarlem Boats in Amsterdam”, 1850, after Reynier Zeeman

Charles Meryon (1821–1868)

“Haarlem Boats in Amsterdam” (aka “Bateaux de Harlem à Amsterdam”), 1850, copy in reverse after the etching by Reinier Zeeman (aka Reinier Nooms; Remÿ Zeeman; Reynier Zeeman) (1623–1667) (Bartsch 8), printed by Auguste Delâtre (aka Auguste Marie Delâtre) (1822–1907) and published in Paris by Marchant (aka Alliance des Arts) (fl.c1830–80).

Etching on wove paper trimmed with a small margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 6.9 x 13 cm; (plate) 6.4 x 12.3 cm; (image borderline) 5.5 x 12.1 cm.

Inscribed and lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “C. M.”; (left of centre) “Marchant Editr Alliance des Arts.”; (right of centre) “d'après Zeeman.”; (right) “Imp Delâtre, Paris.”

State iv (of iv) with the addition of the inscription “Marchant Editr Alliance des Arts.”

Delteil & Wright 14.iv (Loys Delteil & Harold JL Wright 1989, “Catalogue Raisonné of the Etchings of Charles Meryon”, San Francisco, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, [n.p.], cat. no. 14); Schneiderman 17; Bartsch 8; Burty 13; Wedmore 73.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:

Haarlem boats in Amsterdam, after Zeeman (in reverse); sailing boat on choppy sea, seen at a tilt, with another boat at left and in distance and figures in rowing boat, r. 1850” ( 

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

I am selling this tiny treasure of an etching by arguably one of the most famous printmakers of the 19th century, for AU$296 (currently US$221.79/EUR190.98/GBP162.43 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.

If you are interested in purchasing this exquisite etching of sainting boats in choppy sea, 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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