A mezzotint with etching after a painting by Adriaen van Ostade. Dated below the image March 17th, 1774. Plate measures 10 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch paper. William Baillie, also known as "Captain William Baillie," was an irish printmaker known for hi works in the style of Rembrandt.
This is an engraving from 1759 after Rembrant. Plate size measures 10 3/8 x 7 inches on 11 x 8 inch wove paper.
Engraving measures 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches on 10 x 12 1/2 inch laid paper. By Joseph Wagner after Charles-Louis Clérisseau. In the lower left: "Clerisau del." and in the lower right "Wagner Scul. Venezia C.P.E.S."
Engraving measures 9 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches on 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inch wove paper. Engraving by Johan Georg Willie after Adriaen Ostade. C. 1773. Remarque of a coat of arms below the image.
Engraving measures 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches. In the lower right: "F. E. Weirotter fecit," indicating that Weirotter made the plate and the image. A pastoral scene of two fishermen.
Engraving by Fabio Berardi, after Giuseppe Zais. The italian inscription at the bottom reads "there is no lack of escort to the wise traveler." Print measures 8 3/4 x 13 inches on 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inch laid type paper.
Conte engraving by Roubillac, printed by Le Clere. "Roubillac Sculp" in the lower right. Print measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 on chine colle. This engraving is very rare!
Engraving after Claude Lorrain. C. 1700. Print measures 9 x 13 inches on wove type paper.
Drypoint etching from 1660. Catalog: Hollstein, Bartsch 34. 3rd state of 5. Inscribed in the lower left is the printer's address: "I Covens et C. Mortier Excudit." Pencil signed "Etch'd by Bega" in the lower right. Plate measures 7 x 6 inches, thread margins on a backing sheet.
This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.