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Friday 9 June 2023

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert’s engraving, “Landscape with Watercourse and Figures”, c1638, after Rubens

Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (aka Scheltius à Bolswert) (c1586–1659)

“Landscape with Watercourse and Figures” (aka “Landscape with a Couple with Dog at a River”; “Landschap met Waterloop en Figuren”), c1638, after a now lost painting by Peter Paul Rubens (aka Petrus Paulus Rubenius) (1577–1640), published in Antwerp by Gillis Hendricx (aka Gilles Hendrikx) (fl.1640–1677).

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed with a small margin around the platemark.

Size: (sheet) 32.5 x 49 cm; (plate) 31.5 x 48.1 cm; (image borderline) 29.8 x 47.8 cm.

Lettered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “P. P. Rubens pinxit./ S. à Bolswert Sculpsit.”; (right) “Gilles Hendricx excudit.”

State iv (of v) with the details of Gilles Hendricx as the publisher.

Hollstein 320 (F.W.H. Hollstein 1950, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts c.1450-1700: Boekhorst–Brueghel”, vol. 3, Amsterdam, Menno Hertzberger, p. 89, cat. no. 320); Schneevogt 16 (C.G. Voorhelm Schneevogt 1873, “Catalogue des estampes gravées d'après P.P. Rubens, avec l'indication des collections où se trouvent les tableaux et les gravures”, Harlem, p. 235, cat. no. 16).

The Rijksmuseum offers the following insights about this print: (Transl.) “Print after a painting by Peter Paul Rubens. Hollstein describes a series of small landscapes under nos. 305 to 325, but these prints were not produced as a series” (

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum: “Flat landscape with a couple carrying baskets in foreground with their dog, group of trees at left, a small river at right, a farmer with two horses in background; fourth state with address of Hendricx; after Rubens Engraving” (

Condition: a strong and well-printed early impression showing no sign of wear to the printing plate. Beyond a minor thin area verso, a small margin tear at upper-right and a flattened fold at upper-left corner, the sheet is in a remarkably fine condition for its considerable age.

I am selling this superb impression of a rare, beautiful and large engraving, for the total cost of AU$392 (currently US$262.01/EUR237.07/GBP208.69 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 finely executed translation of a (now lost) painting by Rubens into engraved lines, 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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