Old Master Prints

The Great Mirror of Folly

$325.00

This illustrative page from "The Great Mirror of Folly", 1720, was a volume of text with 76 engraved plates, documenting the international joint-stock scandal instigated by John Law. This great "Theater of Folly", representing the origin, progress, and downfall of the South Sea Bubble in France, England and Holland, is a collection of engraved plates with caricatures of the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company that lured clients to invest in establishing colonies in Louisiana and Canada with fatal results. Text below the image is in Dutch. An English description of the content of the book comes with this image.

S. Chunegundis Augusta

$325.00

This is an original engraving by Raphael Sadeler (1560-1628) The title of this work is "S. Chvenegvndis Avgvsta" Created and printed in circa 1600. Printed on an early laid paper the image measures 9 3/4X7 1/2 inches. Thread margins on the edges, Identified in typeset upper and lower margins.

Christ Standing in the Clouds, Surrounded by a Glory of Angels

$325.00

This rare artist proof by John Sartain, after Forli, was published by William Young Ottley in Loudon, Sept 1, 1826. It measures 14 x 12 inches and is on medium weight paper. The images for this engraving were part of a paintng in fresco formerly in the Vault of the Church of S.S. Apostoli at Rome; and now preserved in the Palace at Monte-Cavallo. This information is printed on the lower margin with a plate number on the upper margin.

Combat de la Hougue,Portrait of Tourville

$325.00

This is an early engraving by Pierre Adrien Le Beau, Portrait of Tourville, one of the principal chiefs of the navy of Louis XIV with a small representation of the Battle of La Hougue in 1692. Circa 1790 this engraving has an image size of 7 1/4X4 1/2 inches, tipped onto a backing board with french mat.

The Holy Trinity

$325.00

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.

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