Engraving after H. Rigaud, image size: 2 1/1 x 2 1/4 inches, sheet size: 6 x 4 1/2 inches, Fogg Museum provenance, Gray collection #7552
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.
Etching, restrike of plate circa 1660, image size 6 1/2 x 7 inches, plate signed.
This is an early wood engraving of an ancient Roman coin depicting Saint Helena Augusta Constantine, the mother of the 3rd century emperor Constantine the Great. This wood engraving measures 17 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, published c. 1680, with a poem in German below the image.
This cartouche etching attributed to Stefano della Bella measures 6 x 8 3/8 inches. Bella was an Italian painter and printmaker, studying in Rome under the patronage of the Medici Family.
18th century mezzotint. Plate measures 19 x 12 1/2 inches on laid type paper. Inscribed at the bottom: "George Duke of Buckingham with his brother Francis, 1636. To his Grace Charles, Duke of Grafton. This Plate is humbly Inscrib'd by his Graces most Oblig'd Servant" below that: "Done by James McArdell from a Capital Picture of Van Dyck in the Royal Palace at Kensington, 1752." An incredibly skillful copy of this well known painting.
An early old master engraving. Plate measures 10 x 15 1/8 inches. Inscribed in the lower left: "J Van Campen formis venetys," below that "Tan. in." and in the center "V. Lefebre del. et sculp".