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A Selection of Old Master Etchings, Engravings, and Woodblocks
We are proud to present an exhibition of recently acquired prints by Old Master artists, dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries. These images include original etchings, engravings and woodblock prints of biblical iconography, landscapes and portraiture. For more information please call our gallery, (603)784-5311.
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Six Saints
16th Century, Italian

A remarkable 16th century wood engraving with chiaroscuro effect by Italian master engraver Niccolo Boldrini, after a painting by Titian. The image size is 14 1/8 x 19 7/8 inches, c. 1535, see "Titian and the Venetian Woodcut" pages 176-178. The six saints in this image are Sebastian, Francisco, Anthony of Padua, Peter, Nicholas and Catherine.

The Master Falconer
1473-1531, German

This woodblock was created by 16th century German artist Hans Burgkmair I c. 1518; it measures 15 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches and is Plate #5 in a series of 135 prints depicting the "Triumph of Maximilian I" in which Burgkmair was responsible for nearly half of them. This impression is printed on an early laid type paper with the banners masked, which indicates an early, possibly 16th century proof.

Caricature of Laocoon
16th Century, Italian

An original wood engraving by Italian Renaissance artist Niccolo Boldrini, after a pen and ink drawing by Titian. The image size is 10 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches, created c. 1525, cat: Mauroner-20, original lifetime impression. This image of monkeys battling snakes is based on Titian's drawing "Parody of Laocoon", which mocked the vast influence of the ancient Roman Laocoon statue after it was unearthed in 1506.

Village Romance 1667
1610-1685, German

Etching, Godefroy Catalogue #11, Bartsch Catalogue #11, tenth state of 12 (Bernard Picart 1673-1733), 5 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches. Signed on plate lower left, "A Ostade"

Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
1533-1578, Dutch

Engraving after Titian,11 1/2X9 1/2",identified in the plate,thread margins

Hilarion
b. Bologna 1560, Italian

Engraving, image size 6 7/8 x 5 5/8 in, plate signed, framed.

Hermelindis
b. Bologna 1560, Italian

Engraving, image size 4 15/16 x 7 11/16 inches, framed.

Cottage at Top of a Hill
1628-1682, Dutch

This is an incredibly detailed original etching, image size 7 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches, 1660, cat: Bartsch-3. Jacob van Ruisdale was one of the foremost Dutch landscape artists of the 17th century. He was known for his dramatic images and his use of trees as central figures in his compositions, as can be seen in the lush branches that seem to spill forth from this etching.

Three Women Lamenting
1609-1668, Dutch

This is an early chiaroscuro wood engraving by Dutch artist Frederik Bloemaert. The image size is 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches, from the 3rd edition, published in 1720.

The Triumph of David
1640-1703, European

This early triptych by Gerard Audran of "The Triumph of David" is taken from the ceiling of the Sacchetti Palace in Rome. The image sizes are 21 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches with a sheet size of 21 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches, 23 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches with a sheet size of 24 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches and 21 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches with a sheet size of 22 x 16 1/4 inches, all on early laid paper. Created in 1668, after Charles LeBrun. The middle plate contains a paragraph in Latin by Girardus Andranus Gallus.

Port Scene
1592-1635, French

Engraving, image size 4 x 5 11/16 inches

Landscape after Rubens
1595-1672, Flemish

Engraving, image size 9 x 14 1/8 inches

The Holy Family
1578-1615, Italian

This etching by the Baroque artist, Bartlolmeo Schedoni measures 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches and was created around 1611. Printed on chine colle, it shows the young Christ sitting, holding a cross, surrounded by his loving parents. On the lower left corner are the words "Bart.o Schidono in.or et fecit".

Odysseus and the Sirens
1606-1668, French

Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 10 1/4 x 17 3/4, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.

Fortunes of Rome
1523-1605, Italian

This engraving measures 7 5/8 x 6 inches and has two Latin phrases printed on the bottom margin.

Moses and the Israelites Beside the Red Sea, Moses Leading the Israelites out of Egypt
1553-1619, Flemish

A rare early engraving by Hieronymus Wierix after Pieter van der Borcht, printed with an image on both sides of the sheet. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/ 8 inches, 1583, a good impression on a very early laid type paper, published by 16th century book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin. Both images are scenes from Exodus; one side is titled 'Moses and the Israelites Beside the Red Sea", the other is "Moses Leading the Israelites out of Egypt".

Perseus Slaying Medusa
1606-1668, French

Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 9 7/8 x 17 5/8, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.

Betrayal of Christ, Agony in the Garden
1549-1618, Flemish

This is a rare early engraving by Johannes Wierix after Pieter van der Borcht, printed with an image on both sides of the sheet. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/ 8 inches, 1583, a good impression on a very early laid type paper, published by 16th century book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin. One side of the sheet shows the 'Betrayal of Christ', the other 'Agony in the Garden'.

The Crucifixion, Pilate Washing His Hands
1549-1618, Flemish

This is a rare 16th century engraving with an image printed on both sides of the sheet. One side has 'The Crucifixion' by Johannes Wierix, after Pieter van der Borcht, the other side has 'Pilate Washing His Hands' engraved by Pieter Huys after Pieter van der Borcht. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 inches, published c. 1571 by Renaissance book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin, printed on a very early laid type paper.

Solicitude of Martha for Jesus
1576-1650, Dutch

Engraving, circa 1600, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches.

Shepherd Child
1642-1680, Belgian

French Old Master Engraving, circa1660, image size 9 13/16 x 9 5/8 inches
plate inscribed: "FVan Campen Formis Venetys" and VLeFebre del et sculpt"

Virgini Matri
1622 - 1693, French

Engraving, after Raphael; also called La Benediction; later state without engraver's address;

Flight into Egypt
1622 - 1693, French

Engraving after Guido Reni, 2nd state, w/ coat of arms before address; LThies,p.281; image size 15 13/16 x 12 5/16 inches

Odysseus Escaping Polyphemus
1606-1668, French

Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 10 1/4 x 17 3/4, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.

Athena Advises Odysseus
1606-1668, French

Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.

Passage of the Rhine
1744-1831, French

An original engraving by Jean Jacques Avril after the painting by Dutch artist Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683). The image size is 18 5/8 x 26 5/8 inches, printed by C Weisbrod in 1776, with thread margins.

Tempesta
1578-1630, Italian

This 1623 engraving by Ottavio Leoni measures 5 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches. It is a portrait bust of the artist Antonio Tempesta in a 12 sided frame. Bartsch 38. A collection seal is stamped on the back. Leoni did a series of 12 engraved portraits of fellow artists including Michelangelo, which is the only documented portrait of him by another artist.

The Holy Trinity
1553-1619, Flemish

Engraving by Hieronymus Wierix after the painting by Jan van der Straet, published by Philip Galle before 1612, cat: Hollstein-410. A copy of this print is in the collection of the British Museum, London.

Portrait of  Arnold von Grunbuelt
1520-1583, Italian

This 1558 engraving by Martino Rota measures 7 x 5 inches and is printed on laid paper with the initials "MR SF" at lower center.

The Hymn of the Daughters of Israel and David
1565-1607, Dutch

This engraving of David, holding the head of Goliath, is after a painting by Lucas van Leyden. Created in 1627, it measures 10 x 7 3/8 inches, printed on laid paper with thread margins. An "L" is engraved in the lower left of the image for "Leyden". Ref: Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bartsch 109.

Le Mariage de la Saint Vierge
1592-1635, French

Engraving from the "Les Saintes" series, second state, sheet size: 3 5/8 x 1 15/16 inches

L'Epiphanie
1592-1635, French

Engraving from "Les Saintes" series, second state, image size: 3 5/8 x 2 inches

Stormy Landscape from "The Set of Small Landscapes"
1586-1659, Flemish

Engraving after Rubens, image size 11 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches, printed by Gilles Hendriks. Bolswert "was on friendly terms with Rubens, whose paintings he reproduced with unsurpassable mastership." (Wurzbach I, 137 f.)

Penelope's Challenge
1606-1669

Engraving after Francesco Primaticcio, image size: 7 5/16 x 9 3/4 inches

Building the Ark
1582-1647, Italian

Engraving, after Raphael, from designs in the Vatican Loggia, image size: 5 1/4 x 7 inches, c. 1607

The Road to Calvary
1565-1629, Dutch

Engraving by De Gheyn after Karel van Mander, image size 5 1/2 x 4 inches, c. 1597, number 9 of 13 engravings from the "Passion Series," printed on handmade watermarked laid type paper.

Painting

Young Girl with Lamb
1750-1814, European

Miniature watercolor on ivory, image size 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inches, oval, c. 1790, signed, framed. Some minor imperfections.

Print

Le Vase du Pantheon, Paris
1895-1975, American

Lithograph, image size 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, 1924, edition of 100, cat: BPL-227, from the series "Vingt Lithographies du Vieux Paris," initialed and editioned in pencil.

Drawing

Monadnock Nursery Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

A pencil sketch for "The Monadnock Nursery" by Dexter Dawes measures 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches on lightweight paper.