5388 - 5863 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Browned; w. waterstain; laid down on mount. = Artist not identified.
Hollar, W. (1607-1677). Ecce Homo. Etching after A. DÜRER, 1647, 23x14,8 cm.
- Lower margin cut short, w. loss of the printed artist's name; sl. browned.
= New Hollstein 929, 2nd ord 3rd state of 3; Pennington 102.
AND 15 other devotional prints, all w. various defects, i.a. Maria Magdalena in the Desert (by A. VAN DER DOES after A. VAN DYCK), The Holy Virgin as Queen of the heavens (C. GALLE after F. VANNI), scene from the life of S. Benedictus (A. CAPRIOLI, 1579), "S Petrus" (W. SWANENBURGH after A. BLOEMAERT) and prints by J.G. BERGMÜLLER, P. FIRENS and H. WIERIX.
- Title-p., June, August, September, October, November and December a few sm. closed tears in blank margin/ just into caption; the first two months doubled and w. closed tears in image (esp. February); three engravings sm. vague stain.
= Hollstein 249-261, 2nd state (of 2), with the letters, published by N. Visscher and each month with the publisher's address below. Extremely rare complete set. Mostly printed on paper w. foolscap watermark. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
- February cut to the image and with modern added margins; March and April w. tiny closed hole/ tear; January w. repaired tear in lower (blank) and upper corner; December upper right corner repaired; all trifle/ sl. foxed.
= February with the collector's mark of Friedrich August II of Saxony (Lugt 971). The 3rd and final state, with the names of the months. Hollstein 20-31. Ackley 201: "It is difficult to discern stylistic differences between the four plates said to be by Gole and those to be by Dusart. The "Gole" plates are inscribed not "Gole fecit" but "Gole exc.", identifying Gole as the publisher. I am inclined to think that all are executed by Dusart, including February, one of the most successful in the series. Perhaps Gole's "finishing" of the plates consisted only of a few final touches and the addition of inscriptions to the plates.". "In (...) March, the mezzotint medium, with its subtractive method of scraping lighter areas out of a darker field, encouraged Dusart to represent a rare motif in the seventeenth century: falling snowflakes." A complete set is rarely found on the market. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
- Remargined in top margin; all prints stained in lower blank margin.
= Rare complete series, copies in reverse and in reduced size, with the months named in Spanish, and each plate with an inset image of a sign of the zodiac in upper right or left corner. Cf. Hollstein (Persijn) 8-10. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Fine set with broad margins (as published). = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Occas. trifle foxed. Otherwise fine.
- Sl. foxed; two folds. = Rare. First or 2nd state according to Rijksmuseum.
= Hollstein 2, 3 and 5.
- Dustsoiled in margins.
= Eduard Moyse is considered the earliest artist depicting contemporary Jewish life in France.
AND 1 other lithograph by A. LEVY, showing two men.
- Sl. yellowed; under passepartout. = Hollstein (German) 59. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.
- Foxed (engraving only sl. foxed). = Hollstein 184.
- Partly yellowed from fomer framing; sl. foxed in blank margins.
AND ±25 miscell. 19th cent. prints, mainly smaller sizes, incl. bookillustrations, all showing music related subject (musicians, instruments etc.).
- Sl. soiled; large waterstain.
AND ±25 other prints, i.a. ''De kostelijke Grafsteede, tot Delft, ter eere van den Prins van Oranje, Willem van Nassauw, gesticht'' and ''Bataille de la Hache''.
- Lvs. foxed. = Rare early work by the artist who also illustrated works by Goethe during the latter's lifetime.
- Trifle soiled/ creased; sm. brown stain in lower blank margin; annots. on verso sl. shining through.
= Hollstein 5 and 6, both the 3rd state of three. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.