10th anniversary edition : 10-11-12 March 2017
Participants 2017: Laurentius Old Master Prints & ThePrintsCollector
These are Laurentius Old Master Prints & ThePrintsCollector’s top items on this year’s edition of the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair.
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Jan Harmensz. Muller (1571-1628) after Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem (1562-1638): Theodorus Coornhertius Amstelredamus
Portrait of Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522-1590), also known as Theodore Cornhert. He was a Dutch writer, philosopher, translator, politician, theologian and artist, and often considered the Father of Dutch Renaissance scholarship. Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms with a French Lily. First state of 2. Ref: New Hollstein 34 II; Bartsch 34. Famous Mannerist portrait of Coornhert. Ca. 15x20 cm.
Steven van Lamsweerde (ca. 1620 - 1686): Rhenen
Extremely rare and attractive panoramic view of Rhenen and the Rhine river valley with the Betuwe region and the town of Lienden in the background, The Netherlands. With the coat of arms of Rhenen at top left and the coat of arms of Dirck van Oosterom (Oostrum), schout of Rhenen. This print is curiously printed on the rear of a sheet of paper which shows a fencing fragment, engraved by Schelte a Bolswert from ‘Academie de l’espee (...)’, by Girard Thibauld, published in Leiden, 1628. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Published by Herman Specht, who was an art dealer in Amsterdam in the first part of the 17th c. This plate was later cut into parts and re-published in Utrecht in 1698 by his son Caspar Specht. Printed on sheet a paper which can be dated to 1628 based on the rear engraving (see description). Ref: Hollst. Dutch 19. Ca 50x20 cm.
James Mc.Ardell (1729-1765) after David Ogborne (1740-1800): Mr. Edw.d Bright late of Malden in Essex, who died november 10, 1750, aged 29 years. He weigh’d 43 stones.
Mezzotint on hand laid paper, with watermark (Coat of arms of Strasbourg). Goodwin 14/ Chaloner Smith 46, third state of three. Ca. 26x37 cm.
Pieter Bout (1658-1719)
Lively harbour scene of the fish market in Scheveningen. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Early coat of arms of Amsterdam and countermark WH. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 1. Provenance: A. P. van den Briel (Lugt 407a). Very good, early impression.
Reinier Nooms (dit Zeeman, 1623-1664): De tuin van Monsieur de Nue buitent vorburch S. Marsiou tot Parijs.
View of the garden of Mr. De Nue near S. Marsiou near Paris. Etching on hand laid paper. Watermark: Foolscap. State: Second state of 2. Ref: Hollstein 68.
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): De Rattenvanger - The Ratcatcher
Etching by Rembrandt in the third state (of three). Bartsch 121, New Hollstein 111, 1632. 14 x 12.5 cm., with margins. On hand laid paper with watermark: Five pointed Foolscap (Hinterding I-a-b, ca. 1645). Two collection marks identify its provenance: A. G. Thiermann (Lugt 2434) & Doublet KupferstichKabinett Berlin (Lugt 234).
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Cosimo Zocchi (1714-1788): Veduta del Ponte alla Carraia & Ponte a Santa Trinita
Two rare views of bridges in Florence, Italy. No. 5 and 19 from: ‘Raccolta delle piu belle vedute della Citta di Firenze.’, by Cosimo Zocchi, published in 1785.
Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1742-1808): Portrait of a young man with a broad rimmed hat
Printdrawing on hand laid paper. From the “Schmidt’schen Kabinet, nr. 8.” State: Only state. Ref: Nagler 110. On the original mount.
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