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Wednesday 30 November 2022

Anthonie Waterloo’s etching, “Traveller Near a Wood”, c1645

Anthonie Waterloo (aka Anthoni Waterloo; Antoni Waterlo) (1609–1690)

“Traveller Near a Wood” (aka “Man with a Dog in a Forest”), c1645 ([Rijksmuseum dates] 1630–1663; [final reworked state] 1868), from the series “Six Landscapes” (H.53-58). This impression was published in 1868 by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834–1894) in London as plate v (opposite page 282) in “Etching & Etchers” (1868).

Etching on laid paper (partial watermark) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 16.9 x 25.1 cm; (plate) 11.5 x 14.3 cm; (image borderline) 11.2 x 14.1 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (lower right): “AW F”

State iii (of iii) with “Cross-hatching added on the trunk of the tree at the center, just below the foliage. Heavy cross-hatching added in the dark area at the lower left” (Morse [1992], p. 61).

TIB 0201.053 S3 (Peter Morse [ed.] 1992, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Antoni Waterloo”, vol. 2, Commentary, Part 1, New York, Abaris Books, p.61, cat. no. 053 S3); Hollstein Dutch 53 (3) (Christiaan Schuckman 1997, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450–1700: Antoni Waterloo,” vol. 50, Rotterdam, Sound and Vision, p. 126, cat. no. 53).

The British Museum and Rijksmuseum offer the following descriptions of this print:;

Condition: a richly inked impression—note retroussage marks around the figure and dog—with full margins and red edging to the sheet (as published) in a near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this superb impression from the Hamerton edition of 1868—interesting to note the nineteenth century desire to add richness to an impression like this by the use of retroussage (i.e., a technique employed when wiping the still wet plate to allow ink to “spill” over the lines)—for the total cost of AU$298 (currently US$200/EUR193.20/GBP167.07 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this very beautiful etching, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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