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16th to 19th Centuries

1 Albrecht Dürer German 1471-1528
The Glorification Of The Virgin, c1502/late 16th century impression. Woodcut, monogrammed in block lower centre, 29.6 x 21cm. Old horizontal fold, minor stains. Strong unbroken border.
From Dürer's series The Life of the Virgin. Ref: Knappe #245; Kurth #191. Held in The Met, NY.
$4,900

2 Albrecht Dürer German 1471-1528
Christ Among The Doctors, c1503/18th century impression. Woodcut, monogrammed in block lower centre, 29.9 x 20.7cm. Stains to image upper right and lower portion, minor foxing overall, trimmed to border.
From Dürer's series The Life of the Virgin. Ref: Knappe #241; Kurth #189. Held in Art Institute, Chicago.
$5,500

3 Marcantonio Raimondi Italian c1480-c1534
After Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528). Christ Among The Doctors In The Temple, c1503/17th century impression. Engraving, replica of Durer's monogram, and numbered "15" in plate lower centre, 29.5 x 21cm. Minor foxing and creases overall, pinholes, tears and perforations to margins.
From Dürer's series The Life of the Virgin. Held in de Young Museum, San Francisco. Albrecht Dürer was reported to have been enraged by Marcantonio Raimondi's "copying" his compositions and misleading use of his monogram. Dürer won a court case in Venice against Raimondi, which only prevented him from using Dürer's name and monogram. Prior to the court case Raimondi was said to have sold his copies of Dürer's series Life of the Virgin as original work by the master. Ref: Witcombe, Copyright in the Renaissance…, Boston, 2004.
$3,900

4 Albrecht Dürer German 1471-1528
The Birth Of The Virgin, c1503/18th century impression. Woodcut, monogrammed in plate lower centre, 29.4 x 20.9cm. Missing portion to upper left edge, minor stains, tipped to old backing.
From Dürer's series The Life of the Virgin. Ref: Knappe #230. Held in The Met, NY.
$4,900

5 Albrecht Dürer German 1471-1528
Saints Stephen, Sixtus And Lawrence, c1505/17th century impression. Woodcut, monogrammed in block lower centre, 21 x 14.1cm. Slight foxing. A strong impression, with only two minor breaks in the border.
Ref: Knappe #224; Bartsch #108. Held in The Met, NY; and NGV, with the inclusion of "Modest Woodcut 8." The term "modest" was used by Dürer to attract a "lay audience" unable to afford the price of his more elaborate woodcuts such as those from The Life of the Virgin series.
$3,900

6 Marcantonio Raimondi Italian c1480-c1534
After Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471-1528). The Presentation Of Jesus To Simeon In The Temple, c1506. Engraving, replica of Durer's monogram, and number "II" in plate lower left and centre, 29.3 x 21.1cm. Pinholes, minor tears, creases and stains to margins.
Second state of two.
From Dürer's series The Life of the Virgin. Held in V&A. Albrecht Dürer was reported to have been enraged by Marcantonio Raimondi's "copying" his compositions and misleading use of his monogram. Dürer won a court case in Venice against Raimondi, which only prevented him from using Dürer's name and monogram. Prior to the court case Raimondi was said to have sold his copies of Dürer's series Life of the Virgin as original work by the master. Ref: Witcombe, Copyright in the Renaissance…, Boston, 2004.
$3,900

7 Albrecht Dürer German 1471-1528
Saint Veronica Between Saints Peter And Paul, 1510/c1612. Woodcut, dated and monogrammed in block upper and lower centre, numbered "XXII" and annotated in Latin in ink in an unknown hand in upper and lower margins, letterpress text in Latin verso, 12.8 x 9.7cm. Minor foxing and creases to margins, tipped to backing.
From Dürer's series The Small Passion. Published by Daniel Bissuccio, Venice. Ref: British Museum; Kurth #244, with alternate title The Sudarium of Saint Veronica. Held in The Met, NY. The margins of this print are unusually generous, measuring approximately 1.3cm to 2.7cm.
$3,900

8 Lucas Cranach the Elder German c1472-1553
Hans Sachs Alter 51 Jar [51 Years Old], 1545/c1600. Woodcut, dated and titled in block lower left to right, 31.6 x 28.1cm. Repairs and slight stains to image, minor tear to left edge. Good impression with complete borders, with only minor breaks.
Ref: British Museum. Hans Sachs (1494-1576) was a German meistersinger, poet, playwright and shoemaker. Sachs became the subject of Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), first performed in 1868. Ref: Wiki.
$2,900

9 Jacques Callot French c1592-1635
Varie Figure Gobbi Di Jacopo Callot, c1616/1621-1625. Set of 20 etchings including frontispiece, mounted together, titled and dated "1616" in frontispiece, each image numbered in plate lower right, 7 x 9cm (approx. each). All trimmed to platemarks, some with minor tears, stains or repaired corners.

Text in frontispiece continues "fatto in Firenza l'anno 1616. I. silvestra ex. Cum priuil Regis. Excudit Nanceij." 2nd state, missing plate number 1. Originally a set of twenty-one plates (a title and twenty representations of dwarfs). Although the title is dated 1616 on plate, most modern scholars think the compositions were designed in Florence, but engraved and published in Nancy, France at a later date. The engravings depict a troupe of grotesque dwarf entertainers known as Les Gobbi. They performed in Italy for the Medici Court when Callot was working there recording court entertainment. Dwarfs would have been regarded as amusing, and a troupe dancing and singing would have been a great novelty in the 17th century. Ref: V&A; British Museum; Lieure #279, #407-426.
The set $2,900

10 Rembrandt Dutch 1606-1669
Adam And Eve, 1638/c1796. Etching, signed "Rembrandt f." and dated in plate lower centre, 17 x 13.1cm. Trimmed platemarks.
This impression is by Pierre Francois Basan (1723-1797) from the original plate. Ref: Rijksmuseum; White & Boon #B28.
$4,900

11 Rembrandt Dutch 1606-1669
Three Oriental Figures, 1641/1868. Etching, signed and dated in plate upper right, 14.4 x 11.3cm. Minor foxing to margins, old mount burn.
Published in Hamerton's book in 1868 from the original plate. Ref: Bartsch #118, 2nd state; Hind #183, listed as Jacob and Laban. A crisp, clean impression with wide margins.
$4,400


12 After Thomas Spencer British 1700-1763/67
The Portraiture Of Crab [Arabian] Late The Property Of The Right Hon. The Earl Of Portmore, 1755. Hand-coloured mezzotint, artist, title, text and date in plate below image, 31 x 35.3cm. Minor scratch in image lower left, cracks and slight stains to lower platemark and margin.
Text includes "Spencer del. These sets of prints are sold by the proprietor Tho's Spencer & Rob't Clee in Panton St near Leicesterfields. Houston fecit. Upon the 29th of May 1729 in running for the 80 Guinea Purse at Stamford after winning thee first heat with ease, he was violently lam'd in the Second Heat & has never run after but kept as a Stallion to his Death. Publish'd 10 March 1755 as the Act directs." Held in British Museum.
$1,850

13 After Jean Michel Moreau the Younger French 1741-1814
Reception De L'Auteur Chez Hassan Tchaousch-Oglou, 1782. Engraving, text including "pl. 75", artist and title in plate above and below image, 25.7 x 36.9cm. Crease to centre of image, minor tears, missing portions, stains and creases to margins.
Text in French reads "Dessiné par J.M. Moreau le Jeune d'apres les croquis de l'auteur. Gravé par A.J. Duclos. APDR." Depicts Choiseul-Gouffier's audience with Hassan Tchaousch-Oglou, an Ottoman official responsible for areas around the Troad. Choiseul-Gouffier asked for his support in obtaining antiquities. Ref: Thomasson, The Life of J.D. Akerblad, 2013. Held in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
$990

14 After Henry Fuseli British 1741-1825
…engraved by Peltro Williams Tomkins British 1760-1840
Prince Arthur's Vision, 1788. Stipple engraving, artist and title in plate below image, 48.9 x 35.9cm. Trimmed platemarks, slight stains and paper loss to upper and lower centre, and minor tears to right edge of image, discolouration and slight cockling below image.
Text reads "H. Fuseli pinx. P.W. Tomkins Sculpt., late pupil of F. Bartolozzi. / No. 1 of the British poets. Vide Spencers [sic] Fairy Queen." Image depicts "Prince Arthur, from Edmund Spenser's The
Faerie Queen. The sleeping prince is visited by a vision of Gloriana, a poetic evocation of Elizabeth I, whom the artist imagines dressed in fashionable late-18th century garb and attended by spirits." Ref: The Met, NY; AGNSW.
$1,650

15 Anon. [Cut-throat Razor Sellers] c1790s
Etching, 26.7 x 21.1cm. Trimmed platemark, discolouration, slight tears and missing portions to l eft edge.
Straight or "cut-throat" razors, consisting of a blade that can fold into a handle, were first listed by Sheffield in England in 1680. By 1740 they were made with cast steel and decorative handles.
$880

16 Francisco de Goya Spanish 1746-1828
Que Valor! (What Courage!), c1814/1863. Etching with aquatint, plate number "7" and titled in plate above and below image, 15.3 x 20.5cm. Slight foxing overall, minor cockling, old mount burn.
Held in National Galleries, Scotland, with the comment "This print is notable among Goya's Disasters of War etchings as being one of the few to depict a well-known event. It shows the heroism of a woman named Augustina Zaragoza (also known as Agustina de Aragon) during the 1807 Napoleonic siege of Saragossa. She is shown standing on the bodies of fallen Spanish artillerymen as she fires a canon at the French army."
$1,950

17 Attrib. David Roberts British 1796-1864
Park Of Nice; View Of Nice From The Mouth Of The River Paglion [sic]; and [View Of Beachfront In Nice, France], 1816. Double-sided watercolour with ink and pencil, one image in panorama format with two images verso titled, dated "March 1st" or "March 17th, 1816" with obscured signature "D. Rob…" in ink lower right, 18.7 x 16.9cm (panorama). Old vertical fold, missing portions to corners and fold, pinholes, slight foxing and stains.

From a sketchbook. The River Paillon, also known as the Paglione, runs through Nice into the Mediterranean Sea. Ref: Wiki.
$2,900

18 William Blake British 1777-1827
Satan Smiting Job With Sore Boils, 1825/1874. Engraving, plate number "6", captioned and signed with publisher's line and date in plate above and below image, 21.6 x 17.1cm. Minor foxing to lower portion of image and stains to margins.
Text reads "Naked came I out of my mother's womb & naked shall I return thither. The Lord gave & the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head." Publishing line reads "London, as Act directs published March 8, 1825 by William Blake, No. 3, Fountain Court, Strand." From Illustrations to 'The Book of Job' (Old Testament). Blake saw Job's trials and eventual spiritual rebirth as parallels to the creative struggles of the artist. Held in Tate Gallery.
$7,700

19 Anon. Hall-Oberosterr [Bad Hall, Upper Austria] c1830s-1850s
Graphite with coloured pencil and white highlight, signed "S. Gurnen [?]" with illegible annotation lower right and titled in pencil verso, 16.4 x 21.5cm (paper). Minor discolouration, tears to upper right edge.
$1,100

20 Samuel Dukinfield Swarbreck British 1798-1866
The Regent's Bridge, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, 1837. Tinted lithograph with hand-colouring, signed, dated "Oct. 1837" and titled in image lower left to right, 29.9 x 42cm. Minor foxing to upper and left edge of image, old mount burn.
$880

21 After Francis William Edmonds American 1806-1863
...engraved by Alfred Jones American 1819-1900
Sparking, 1839/1845 Engraving, artist and date "1839" in image lower right, engraver, title and date in plate below image, 32.8 x 42.8cm (image). Trimmed platemark, repaired tears and creases to image upper right, creases, slight tears and missing portions to margins. Laid down on acid-free backing.
Text reads "Engraved by Alfred Jones. From a painting by F.W. Edmonds in the possession of F.J. Betts Esq. Published by the American Art Union exclusively for the members, 1844. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1845 by American Art Union in the Clerk's Office of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Printed by Burton." Held in Library of Congress.
$1,350

22 Anon. [View Of Naples With Mount Vesuvius] c1850s
Watercolour and pencil, annotated "Lady Selina Hinde" in pencil verso, 25.4 x 42.1cm. Foxing to centre and upper portion, discolouration and old glue stains to edges.
$1,250

23 James McNeill Whistler Amer./Brit. 1834-1903
Sketches On The Coast Survey Plate, 1854-1855. Etching, initialled in plate upper centre, 14.5 x 26cm. Minor foxing overall, slight tears, perforations and stains to margins, old mount burn.
Held in The Met, NY, with the comment "Whistler made his first etching while employed as a draftsman at the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Washington, D.C., between 1854 and 1855. A staff member taught him the technique and supplied him with a copper plate, on which he etched topographic renderings of coastlines, then sketched freely drawn figures, and an oval vignette representing 'Mrs. Partington and Ike'-characters from a Mark Twain story. The hooded hidalgo, or minor Spanish nobleman, at upper right is likely a self-portrait that hints at the artist's bubbling ambition. Within a few months, he would be in Paris, pursing an artistic career."
$3,900

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