Old Master Prints

The Young Hostess


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.

The Triumph of David


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.