Engraving; provenance Fogg Museum, Gray3315; Engraved in 1813 after a repetition attributed to Giulio Romano. Legend of this repetition inscribed "Dedie au Chevalier Regnault Membre de L'Institut d'Honeur. There are twenty repetitions and copies known
Engraving after Correggio; Fogg Museum provenance, JW Randall Coll #13030; image size 13 1/2 x 18 11/16 inches; plate size 17 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches; paper size 24 x 18 7/8 inches.
Michael Willmann (1630-1706) Three-quarter length portrait of an aged bearded man, gazing downwards,after Rembrandt, etching c. 1660/70, on fine laid paper, 16,5 x 12,8 cm, 6 1/2X5 3/4 inches, copy in reverse after an etching by Rembrandt (B. 260, New Ho. 84). The etching was listed as a work by the Rembrandt-school (Rovinski Elèves 31, Bartsch-Claussin II. 111.31); in New Hollstein the sheet is attributed to Michael Willmann now, who was a collaborator in the studio Rembrandt. Very rare. Thread Margins, two stains in the upper center and right edge, apparently old glue residue.
Engraving after Raphael, image size: 12 1/16 x 9 5/8 inches, inscribed "Dapres le Tableau de Raphael qui est dans le Cabinet de Mr. Crozat", prov. Gray 712
Engraved copper plate after Gravelot, used for the title page of the book "Contes Moraux" by Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799). Engraved in 1776 by Antoine-Jean Duclos (1742-1795) after the original design by Gravelot (1765). Engraved area 5 x 3 inches, full plate dimensions 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. The full text reads: "Contes Moraux, Par M. Marmontel, de l'Academie Francaise. A Paris / Chez Brunet Libraire, Rue des Ecrivains. M.DCC.LXXVI."
Engraving after Vernet, image size: 10 x 13 9/16 inches, paper size: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches
Engraving after Ch. LeBrun, image size: 20 x 15 1/2 inches, Fogg Museum provenance, Gray collection #87. Benoit Audran, The Elder was the pupil of Gerard Audran, his uncle.
This is an original mezzotint by European artist Wallerand Vaillant (1623-1677) This is a portrait of a woman of wealth, it was created and printed circa 1670. The image measures 12 1/2X10 1/2 inches. It is plate signed in the lower right border. Vaillant was one of the first old master printmakers to use the technique of mezzotint. Printed on an early laid type paper.
Engraving after Spada; Prov. JW Randall Coll. 3763; dessine par Gianni; grave par Fosseyeux; imprime par Rambois; paper size 24 x 18 1/2 inches; plate size 18 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches; image size 13 5/8/ x 10 1/2 inches
Engraving after Van Dyck, image size 21 x 16 5/16 in, published by Georges Petit, Paris
This is an original etching by Italian Old Master Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (il Grechetto) The title of this work is:
Bearded Old Man With His Head Leaning Forward, Wearing a Skullcap, from the series Large Studies of heads in Oriental Headdress created circa 1645. The image is plate signed upper left corner of the image, thread margins all around, the image measures 7X5 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin sheet, no watermarks visible.
Engraving after Albani, image size 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, plate size 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. Provenance: Schwerin Museum, Hamburg.
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.
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