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 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.
Mezzotint engraving after Johann Leonhard Hirschmann, 1737, image size 19 1/2 x 14 inches, unidentified collector's stamp verso
Engraving after Carolo le Brun, plate size 22 x 15 7/8 inches, 1685, printed in Paris with permission of the king, Fogg Museum provenance, J.W. Randall Collection #1685
This is an original engraving by Paulus Pontius after the painting by Anthony Van Dyck. The image size is 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1700s, inscribed "Ant. van Dyck pinxit" and "Paul. du pont sculpt" in the lower left margin, with the title and a phrase in Latin below the image, with the original Kennedy Gallery label. Stalbent was a Flemish landscape painter and friend of Anthony Van Dyck when this portrait was painted. This engraving is printed on a very early laid type paper with margins trimmed to approximately 1/4 inch outside of the plate mark, some foxing as is to be expected in a print of this age.
Engraving after Correggio, image size 16 3/8 x 14 1/2 inches, Randall 2523, Fogg Museum provenance
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 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 a painting by Correggio, image size 16 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches, c. 1680s, period printing.
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