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.
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, wood engraving with early applied wash, 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.
A spectacular original copper engraving, this image measures 11 7/8 x 17 1/8 inches, printed on a watermarked laid type paper with thread margins, cat: Bartsch-37. The plate was engraved in 1513, this impression printed c. 1580, as identified on the back of the sheet. Provenance: Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, stamp on verso. Lucas van Leyden was one of the preeminent engravers of the Renaissance period, and was a colleague and friendly rival of Albrecht Durer. This engraving is included in the collections of the National Gallery, Washington D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
16th Century, French
This engraving is a contemporary copy c. 1532-34, after French artist Pierre Milan. The image size is 11 x 15 3/4 inches, printed on an antique paper with thread margins and lettering in Latin below the image. Another impression of this engraving is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C.
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.
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.
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.
Engraving, image size 7 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches, after Francesco Parmigianino, plate signed l.r. "Franc Parm IV".
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.
Engraving after Marco Dente da Ravenna, image size 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1600.