Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 9 7/8 x 17 5/8, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.
Etching image size 11 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, plate signed lower left, Vivares founded an engravers school, member of the Society of Artists he exhibited in 1766 and 1768. His reproductions of Claude de Lorrain were widely appreciated.
This etching with aquatint by the German artist, Johann Gottlieb Theophilus Amadeus Prestel, measures 12 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches, 1784, in two colors on green paper, plate signed and dated, after Parmigianino, artist info on backing, thread margins all around.
Engraving, circa 1600, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches.
This is an original etching by European old master artist Christian Dietricy (1712-1774) The title of this work is "Der Verlorene Sohn bei dem Pachter", it was created and printed in 1756. It is signed and dated in the plate lower left. The image measures 14 1/4X11 3/4 inches. Printed on a light weight laid type paper. Very good condition
Etching by Nicolas Mignard after the frescoes of Annibale Carracci depicting scenes from Homer's Odyssey. Plate size 11 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches, published by Pierre Mariette in 1637, with lettering in Latin below the image. Printed on a very early watermarked laid type paper.
Engraving after de Latour, 1747, image size 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 in, plate size 14 5/8 x 10 in, sheet size 20 3/4 x 15 1/4 in, Randall Coll. #4356, Fogg Museum provenance
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.
Engraving, after painting by Titian, image size 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches
This is an original copper engraving by British artist William Hogarth. The title of this work is: The Times, Plate II. Created in 1762, this engraving is thought to have been brought by the artist's wife to Boydell of London for publication in 1790. This is the forth state of four. The image measures 9 1/8X11 7/8 inches, the overall sheet size is: 12 1/2X16 1/4 inches. This image was printed on an early laid type paper. Very nice condition but does have some unobtrusive foxing marks, mostly in the border area.
(information on both plates, I and II...)
"This pair of engravings have a complicated publishing history. Plate ‘b’ was unfinished at Hogarth’s death and it is unclear whether this first proof state was published by Mrs Hogarth late in life or as the first of the sequence of later states by Boydell after 1790. To further complicate the issue, the contemporary collector George Stevens (1736-1800) has written on his copy of this state that it was ‘taken during the life time of Hogarth’, but it was not until June 1781 that he (according to Malone’s letter to Lord Charlemont) ‘ransacked Mrs. Hogarth's house for obsolete and unfinished plates’, so perhaps the inscription may be taken with a pinch of salt. (sic) With The Times Plate I Hogarth took a decisive political, and at this time unpopular position to support the peace movement against the Seven Years' War (also called the French Indian War) spearheaded by King George III and his chief advisor, Lord Bute. Bute's opponent and leader of the Commons, William Pitt, supported the interests of the war and the economic profit derived from the colonial exploitations it permitted. In this first state Henry VIII (Pitt in later states) marches on stilts to fan the fires of war which the Union Officer of the King is trying to extinguish with a fire engine. William Beckford, the Lord Mayor and Pitt follower, who made a fortune through tobacco and sugar plantations in Jamaica, appears in the doorway on the left and points to a signboard advertising a naked Indian that reads 'Alive from America.' In the foreground women die of starvation in the street and a drunken fiddler plays his violin. Plate II of The Times depicts a more peaceful and prosperous Britain. Plants are nourished by water spouting from the monument of George III, with the elegant Lord Bute as the chief gardener of the State, controlling access to the King. A gigantic palette dangling from the facade of a newly-erected public building indicates that under the reign of the young King art flourishes. 'Ms Fanny' (a reference to the Cock Lane Ghost) and 'Wilkes', a fervent opponent of the King and Bute, appear in the pillory, while to the left those few members of Parliament who are still awake, including Pitt with bandaged legs, shoot at the dove of peace in the sky."
Engraving after Correggio. According to Thies: "Proof, with open and traced letters in a border shaded with horizontal lines. With a stamp of the engraver's initials." Randall 12671, Fogg Museum provenance. Image size 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches; plate size 17 x 14 3/8 inches.
Engraving after Mignard, image size: 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, sheet size: 18 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, Fogg Museum provenance, Randall collection #4065
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