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Monday 4 March 2024

Raphael Sadeler I’s etching and engraving, “Coastal Landscape with Sailing Ship”, c.1590, after Paul Bril

Raphael Sadeler I (1560/61–1628/32)

“Coastal Landscape with Sailing Ship” (aka “Kustlandschap met Zeilschip” [Rijksmuseum title]; “View of a Seaport” [TIB title]), c.1590, after a drawing by Paul Bril (c1553/54–1626) in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. 20983).

Etching and engraving on laid paper with a narrow margin around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 21 x 28.1 cm; (plate) 21.6 x 27.4 cm; (image borderline) 19.8 x 27.3 cm.

Inscribed in plate at lower right: “Paulus Bril inuentor Raphael Sadeler Scalp.”

Lifetime impression; state i (of iii) before the addition of the details for Visscher as publisher in the second state and the address for Gerard van Keulen in the third state.

TIB 7101.199 S1 (Isabelle de Ramaix [ed.] 2007, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Raphael Sadeler I”, vol. 71, Part 1 [Supplement], Abaris Books, p. 287, cat. no. [7101].199 S1); Wurzbach, no. 125,1; Hollstein 1980, vol. 21, no. 217; Edquist, p. 318, no. 47b.

See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Note that the British Museum does not have a copy of this print but has a version of it in reverse by an unidentified hand; see  

Condition: a strong, well-printed and near faultless impression (but note that there is a small circular mark/stain in the sky at upper centre) in an excellent condition trimmed close to the platemark. The sheet has been laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper providing wider margins.

I am selling this exceptionally rare and very beautiful, museum quality, first state, lifetime impression for AU$407 in total (currently US$264.44/EUR243.67/GBP208.44 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 marvellous print that is arguably one of the best examples of a harbour scene rendered with theatrical drama of the period style known as Mannerism, 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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