5452 - 5769 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Occas. waterst./ mouldy (w. loss of blank sections).
= Leaf I, II, V, VII, XII, XXII, 50, 55, 62 (w. ills. of a "Phanix, Pelicanus, Harpijca, Grijphus").
- Both titles blank margins cut short (close to the platemark). Backstrip lacks portion at foot of spine; covers sl. worn along edges.
= Very rare edition. Cf. Hollstein 6, listing the edition by the artist, The Hague, 1671 (102 plates) and by N. Visscher, Amst., ±1671 (113 plates). The first series reproducing Greek and Roman sculpture, the second series after i.a. Caracci, Dominichino and Michelangelo. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
- No.14 w. thin outer lower left corner and sm. stained spot to the left of the beggar's shoulder. Otherwise fine.
= No. 14, 15 and 16 of the series. Hollstein 156-185,1st state of 3.
= Hollstein 39, 1st state (of 2).
Hollar, W. (1607-1677). "Mulier Calabra, vulgo, Foretana di Napoli". "D. Maioris sive Pretoris Londinensis Uxoris hab." Two etchings printed on one leaf, both 9,3x6 cm., signed "Hollar fecit 1649" and titled in the plate.
- Doubled; some creases; vague (hardly visible) waterstain in upper left corner; thin spot in upper margin; sl. grey impression.
= Hollstein 231, only state. Rare.
- Doubled. Old folds/ creases; sl. foxed/ browned; trimmed to/ just inside the borderline. = Hollstein 7.
- Fine impressions with ample margins.
= Probably part of a series of peasants, all with similar dimensions, not mentioned in Hollstein.
- Trifle foxed, otherwise fine. = Le Blanc 135.
- Broad margins. Lacks plate no.2 (supplied in photostat); a few sm. stains in blank margins.
= Hollstein 202-228.
- A few tiny marginal tears; tear w. sellotape in upper right corner; browned/ foxed spots.
= Hollstein 285, 1st state (of 3).
AND 4 other engravings, i.a. H. GOLTZIUS, Life of the Virgin (large engraving, 1594, monogrammed/ dated in the plate. Clumsily doubled; browned; a few sm. holes).
- Verso traces of former mounting (shining through); old annot. in upper margin; sl. irregularly trimmed.
- Some small scratches/ worn spots.
- Trimmed just outside the borderline, with loss of lower plate-margin.
= Hollstein 101, 1st or 2nd state (of 2). Depicted in the sky is the flight of Daedalus and Icarus. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVII.
= Boucard-Goodfriend 58.
AND 3 other etchings, i.a. 2x by M. LALANNE (both with the collector's mark of A. Barrion (Lugt 76).
- Sl. yellowed. Not examined outside of frame.
= Bourcard/ Goodfriend 130. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- Doubled. Old vertical middle-fold; a few small (foxed) spots.
= Stechow 24; Strauss 96: "Wolfgang Stechow discovered that the figure of the old woman in this print corresponds to one in an album of engravings by Crispin van der Passe, entitled Minicarum aliquot facutiarum Icones and published around 1612. This album is based on a series of drawings attributed to the Lorrainian artist Jacques Bellange, depicting scenes from the life of strolling Italian actors." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXVIII.
- A few creases; diagonal fold.
= Part of a series of 13 plates, showing Christ and the Apostles. Strauss 81 (erronuously calling him John the Evangelist).
- Each lithograph (sl.) foxed in margins. Portfolio duststained and frayed. = Rare.