Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn (1712–1780)
“Landscape with a Shepherd and his Cows” (aka “Two Cows beside a Tree”), 1744, plate 27 from the series, “Landscapes and Heads”. A lifetime impression (based on the quality of the line showing no sign of wear to the printing plate), dated and signed in the plate with the artist’s monogram), formerly in the collection of the French collector, F. A. Maglin (fl.1891–1905; Lugt 1777; see https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/person/1051V7 & https://www.nga.gov/collection/provenance-info.52810.html), with his name inscribed in ink verso with the date, “1902”.
Etching on laid paper.
Size: (sheet) 13.9 x 17.8 cm; (plate) 8.9 x 11.9 cm; (image borderline) 7 x 10.6 cm.
Inscribed in plate below the image borderline: (left) “No 27.. ad viv. del. & inc.. m. Sept. 1744;”; (right) artist’s monogram.
LeBlanc 41(?) (Charles Le Blanc 1854, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations, dans lequel sont decrites les estampes rares, precieuses et interessantes avec l'indication de leurs differents etats et des prix auxquels, vol. 2, p. 331, no. 41? [nos. 38-49. Paysages. 1744]).
The Rijksmuseum and The National Gallery of Art offer descriptions of this print: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.120385; https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.210717.html. See also another print by Von Hagedorn that I have previously listed: http://www.printsandprinciples.com/2021/02/christian-ludwig-von-hagedorns-etching.html.
Condition: a well-printed impression with adequately wide margins. Beyond pale staining, the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or losses. The verso has an ink inscription identifying a known former collector and date (“F A Maglin 1902” [Lugt 1777]).
I am selling this small etching for AU$223 in total (currently US$154.04/EUR143.24/GBP126.63 at the time of posting 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 lightly executed study made from direct observation—as expressed by the inscribed Latin term at lower left, “ad viv[ium]”—please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.