Master Prints

Master prints are works of art. Their time begins with western style printing in the 15th century and ends (as far as our personal understanding goes) around 1750.

Master Prints may be woodcuts, engravings or etchings and their variations. Their main difference from the „usual" print is their very special art value. They usually excel the abilities of artists working for publications of prints in books. Often they were individual prints, not published in books. And their unique mark of distinction is the fact that a veritable „master" has completed the medium of printing, a woodblock or a copper plate. Master Prints may have been accomplished „after" another artist, but often these woodcuts, engravings or etchings were works after the artist's own drawing.

Master Prints are valued highly. Their origin is most often to be found in Germany, in the Netherlands, in France and in Italy, the main cradles of print making.

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No title. - Bachanal - with Bacchus surrounded by fauns and a happy group of celebrants.

Bacchus (Dionysos) jumping from his chariot pulled by panthers,  finds Ariadne of Naxos

Copper etching by Giovanni Andrea Podesta (1608-1674)

After the painting by Tizian

Dedicated to Fabio della Corgna (Fabio della Cornia 166-1643) an Italian painter of early baroque

Published by Carlo Losi.

Rome, dated 1774

This engraving had probably been pinned to a wall in former times. The tiny missing extreme upper left and right
and lower left corners have been carefully added. .Narrow margins. A bit of soiling in lower margin.

31,7 x 39,7 cm (ca. 12.5 x 15.5")

$ 220.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT254320


No title. Naked male Trumpet god, Notos, appearing in a cloud above a landscape and, hanging from trumpet, a flag with the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Navarra.

Coat of arms of Navarra with crown and, what is called in heraldic language, the Navarra chain.
Seems to represent the winds N, NE, E, SE, S, SO, O and NO starting at the top and going clockwise.

An eagle and the head of a lioness??? hiding in the arrangement of flowers.

Sud Auster was the name of the south wind in Roman times Notos is the god of the southwind.
Aristole described this wind as warm.

Anonymous copper etching. Trimmed toner plate mark. Left margin added. Engraved is, in lower right corner, just outside plate mark, nr. 26.  Print has a vertical crease on the left side.

Published ca. 1700

Image: 19 x 19 cm (ca. 7.5")

$ 280.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT253536


No title. Scene of a midwife and all female helpers to prepare for the giving birth of a pregnant woman in Roman imperial times.

An interesting etching for the profession of a midwife.

Copper etching in sepia ink manner by Stefano  Mulinari (ca. 1741-1790)

After the drawing by Giulio Romano (1499-1546)

Ca. 1820 (this being a guess with small leeway to both sides)

Print on very heavy hand-made paper, mounted with glue upper two corners on backing paper. It seems, that this print was published in a cassette the size of the backing paper. It bears penciled nr. 48 above actual print in the center of backing paper. There is a crease in lower left corner. Backing paper schows some minor traces of age and use. Backing paper with some minor soiling along edges.

Size of print: 14,8 x 29,2 cm (ca. 5.8 x 11.5")

Size of backing paper: 33,7 x 45 cm (ca. 13.3 x 17.7")

$ 160.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTER253497


"Hac Hiemis facies. Aqua nunc constricta: Voluptas Hic aliqua est. Melius nil habet orbis Aqua"

Copper etching by Hendrik de Hondt, the older (1573-1649) - Engraver, artist and publisher

Lower left corner monograms: S.C.M pictor and PS invent

Lower right corner: Cum privill. Ord. ten. fodder. Inf. germ. prov.

Translation: Here we see the face of winter. The water is now frozen. Da gibt es Vergnügen. Gut, sass es Wasser gibt. (Very superficially translated)

Latanized the Hondius family was an important engraver family in the Netherlands.

This print (winter) is most likely one of a set of four seasons. It shows the pleasures of skating on the frozen over rivers and the gathering of fire wood during a severe winter in the Netherlands. We were unable to decipher the monograms of the artists .

In upper right, within the plate, there is the printing date engraved: 1600.

The print is clean, but has a light general age patina from the window of a matting. All four margins are sufficient in width. There is a vertical centerfold, indicating that the print was bound in a book. Holding it up against a source of light we see the watermark in the hand-made paper and two thin spots of no avail to the print.

21 x 32,9 cm (ca. 8.3 x 13")

The Hague(Den Haag), 1600

$ 900,00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT253495


"Quo fas et fata nos vocant"

English: Where divine Law and Fate challenge us!

Copper etching by Pierre Philippe (born? - 1664)

After Adriaen Pietrsz van de Venne (1589-1662)

The scene shows the embarkment of King Charles II of Great Britain as he arrives with great pomp at the port for sailing from Schevneningen in the Netherlands back to England. A large crowd greeting him.  The sky full of putti and, upper left side, coat of arms "Order of the Garter": Honi soit qui mal y pense. Shame on him who thinks evil of it.

Masterly copper etching.

Published as one of a set o six different prints "Journal of the voyage of King Charles II. of great Britain"

The Hague, dated 1660

Narrow margins.Upper margin with stains not reaching into image. Vertical centerfold.

30 x 38 cm (ca. 11.8 x 15")

$ 400.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT253372


No title. Shepherds resting at noon.

Type of print: Copper etching

Engravers: Dancker Danckerts (1634-1666) and Peter Schenk der Jüngere (1693-1775)

After a painting by: Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1620-1683)

Text underneath image: "Ex Formis Nicolae Visscher cum Privelegio Ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisae" (Print previlege)

Published in Amsterdam, ca. 1725

Condition: Print has been trimmed to within plate mark. Very good impression. There are traces of age and use. Two small tears repaired. Centerfold crease and another crease parallel to it. In spite of these remarks: An impressive piece of classical art!

34,7 x 45,3 cm (ca. 13.7 x 17.8")

$ 390.00

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT240061


Copper etching by Raphael Sadeler (father 1560-1632)

after Maarten de Vos (1532-1603)

The other three plates of this series: ADOLESCENTIA - AMOR, LUTES IN ART - ABOR

Plate 4 of a series: The Four Ages of Man

An old man, slumped on a chair, obviously in pain, his eyes focusing the void in the distance, his hands folded in prayer. A dog curled up by his feet, a cat stealing meat in the pantry. On the back wall of the room a painting depicting the Last Judgement. The housekeeper, in expectation of the old man's death, buries precious items in a hole in the garden. The village in the distance is abundant with old and disabled people.

Very good condition. Print has remnants of repeated mounting. A hole in upper margin, not touching image. Light general age toning.

Platemark measurements: 22,2 x 25,5 cm (ca. 8.7 x 10")

$ 600.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT252958


"Tactus" One of a series of the five senses "touch" - "Tastsinn"

Copper etching by Willlem de Passe (ca. 1598-1637)

After Crispin de Passe the younger (1593-1670) who was Willem's brother.

Willem de Passe has only made this one plate of the certainly intended five. The time period in which this work was done is given as between 1615 and 1625.

A man lustfully reaches out and touches with the tips of the fingers of his right hand the naked breasts of a woman, while he expectantly (of what) looks into her eyes. Winged Amor, equipped with bow and arrows, standing on the woman's chair is fending off the attack of a parrot. A naked woman, status or painting in the background and a well cushioned bed in the corner are suggesting the woman being a prostitute.

Very finely executed etching in very good condition. Very good imprint. Matted and framed in a black frame.

Image size including text: 22,3 x 16 cm (ca. 8.8 x 6.3")

$ 180.00

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT243296


Three portraits of an old bearded man.

Anonymous.copper etching. . Most likely Italian. Ca. 1700. Paper shows part of watermark.

Age-toned paper has several light horizontal creases (along the lines of wire screen (for drying the hand-made paper), the lowest one, underneath drawing, more prominent. Some minor foxing.

Page size: 18.5 x 16.5 cm ( 7.2 x 6.4 ")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. OLDMASTERPRINT9712


"Nudus egressus sum de utero matris mea…"

Bible: Job 1:21

Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return..

Copper etching by Hieronymus Cock (1518-1570)

after the drawing by Marten van Heemskerk (1498-1574)

Dated 1556

Minor traces of age and use

19,7 x 29,8 cm (ca. 7.8 x 11.7")

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT246892 SOLD


Ohne Titel.

Copper etching by Johann Jakob von Sandrart (1655-1698)

Possibly Dante? Neptun and Minerva in Purgatory?

Narrow margin beyond image.

Very good condition but without title and address. Print has been fastened onto cardboard in upper left and right corner.

16,7 x 19,7 cm (ca. 6.6 x 7.8")

$ 180.00

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT246891


„At secunda Venus cunctarum semina rerum

Possidet, aequata iusto sub pondere Librae,

Dum ferus à Divae Taurus cornicibus haeret.

Arua tenet Thebana, Paphio vicinaqz Cypro

Littora, palmiferos Arabas, terraqz ferentes

Delitias, variaeqz novos radicis odores.

Laudis amora auidas mentes dat, corpora tarda,

Et graciles calamosq, modulataqz vocibus ora".

Type of print: Copper etching

Artists: Johannes Sadler (1550-1600) and Marten de Vos (1532-1603)

Published as: One of seven in a series of the Planets. Plate Nr. 5

Where published: Amsterdam. When published: 1585.

Condition: Very light general age toning. Minor traces of age and use. Upper margin has repair. Lower margin has one repaired tear

Measurements: Image 23,8 x 24,5 cm (ca. 9.4 x 9.6")

Sheet 26,5 x 35,3 cm (ca. 10.4 x 13.9")

Legend below left and right - Under the influence of Venus are:

REGIONES

Aethiopia, Alsatia, Austria, Caspia, Delphinatum, Livonia, Sabaudia, Thebae, Trogloditae.

CIVITATES

Arelatum, Argentina, Caieta, Lauda, Placentia, Spira, Suesse, Venetia, Vienna, Ulyspona.

REGIONES

Asia, Cyprus, Franconia, Helvetia, Laotharingia, Media, Persia, Polonia, Russia, Svetia.

CIVITATES

Bononia, Borgum, Bosnia, Lipsia, Mantua, Senae, Tarentum

Order Nr. OLDMASTERS238504SOLD


No title. Two oxen, one urinating.

Very fine copper etching by Hendrik L. Lodewiyck

after the painting by. Jan den Uyl (1595/6-1639)

Haarlem, 1628

Excelent condition. Margin beyond plate mark small as usual.

8,7 x 12,3 cm (ca. 3.4 x 4.8")

$ 120.00

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT246888


 

Copper etching by Marten de Vos (1532-1603)

After the drawing by Crispijn (also Crispin) van de Passe (1564-1637)

Saturnus swinging a scythe on his chariot pulled by two mythical creatures (winged dragons) through the clouds.

Below emblematically depicted men working in a lead  mine, a war ship, cannibals having dinner, witches and many other hard to explain hints. In the upper corners we have astrological images of Capricorn (left) and Aquarius (right)

Latin text below image:

Ecce Saturnus minitatur unca

Falce vel parvis sine mentis usu,

Cernis aurigam celerem Draconum

Alite curru.

Astra percurrit senior, petitque

Imbrium Regis loca Capricorni;

Praebet ast dorsum celerans Aquaeri

Cominus urnae.

Possidet Phoebi decus Occidentis

Omne terrarum; reperit fodinas.

Et magos implet genio sinistro

Ceu Deus artis.

Quod riget plumbum, quod habetque pondus,

Iura Saturni subit: huius ergo

Subditi tales animis rigentes

Corde gravescunt.

Very good condition

Image without the text: 21,7 x 17,5 cm (ca. 8.5 x 6.9")

$ 650.00

Order Nr. MASTERS253476SOLD


 

No Title.

Fine copper engraving by Georg Andreas Wolfgang after the drawing and
design by Matthias Sheits. This significant print is probably from the
Bilderbibel (picture Bible) that was first printed in 1674 named the Sternische
Bibel that was popular in the 17th and 18th Centuries. On the reverse side is Bible text.
This copper engraving has an old pencil marking with the date 1757.

We are not familiar with the scene shown. Maybe some one can identify it.

The print has narrow margins and is mounted on a strong neutral support backing.
All four corners were carefully pasted down. One is loose which allows
a look at part of the printed reverse side. A few signs of age and use.
One light spot on right side of image.

Image: 24.5 x 19.5 cm ( 9.6 x 7.6")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT254322


No title. - Winged stallion led by a Celtic type, fur clad man with a club over his shoulder.

Copper etching by Melchior Kuesel (1626-1684)

Augsburg, 1671

There is neither a title nor an artist or a publisher imprint. Only a pencil mark giving art it's name and date of print. Lower left corner of supporting paper. Print has been mounted with glue on18th century paper, possibly page of a collector's album. Print is trimmed to surrounding black line.

Print measurement: 16 x 15 cm (ca. 6.3 x 5.9")

$ 70.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT253634


No title. German text:

"Wer will recht vergnueget leben,

muss das Lieben ganz aufgeben,

dan es kehrt sich offt die Freud

in das Größte Herzenleid

If you wish to live joyfully, you'd better give up love, because often joy turns into heartbreak

Text also in French

Copper etching by Georg Gottfried Winkler after the drawing by Tobias Lobeck.

Augsburg, ca. 1750

Nicely executed copper etching depicting symbolizing the joys of love in bright light and sorrow and tears of same in the shade.

Print has a horizantal pleat . The margins all around have been strengthened. Small repair in lower right margin.

32,5 x 31,5 cm (ca. 12.8 x 12.4")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT246893


Jesus meets devil in angelic appearance - De Jode

"Victor ab infesto tentatur daemone Christus, Omnibus in Christo vincitur ille pys. Math. 4"

The temptation of Christ / Die Versuchung Christi.

After 40 days of fasting Jesus is met by Satan, appearing as an angel. He shows Jesus a rock in his hand and tells him to turn the stone to bread (first of three temptations).

Copper etching by Gerard de Jode (1509-1591)

Antwerp, ca. 1580

Condition: Paper has very light general age patina. Print is hung into matting.

Image measurements without the inscription: 18,3 x 27,4 cm (ca. 7.2 x 10.8")

$ 550.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT253496


"Study for the figure  of Diogenes, in the School of Athens"

One of Raphael's most important work: The School of Athens, wall fresco in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Raphael's homage to all important philosophers. Diogenes, sitting on stairs front center of the finished fresco. This sketch is already very close to Raphael's final depiction. Diogenes was advocate of the movement of Cyniicism.

Copper etching by William Young Ottley, executed in sepia color.

London, Long & Ottley, dated 1827

Watermarks: H. Smith and Date: 1817 (upper and lower paper edge)

Upper and lower margins very wide. In lower margin, and slightly into left corner of image. very light mirrored text print. Minimal traces of age and use in margins.

Image: 25,5 x 29,8 cm (ca. 11.2 x 11.7")

$ 150.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERS253524


No title. - Architecture. Antique classical columns.

For identification purposes: This copper etching bears Nr. 3 left corner.

Copper etching by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1607)

Published in "Variae Architecturae formae" by de Vries

Published by Theodor Galle

Antwerp, 1601

De Vries was fascinated with architecture. He studied extensively every book on architecture available in the Netherlands. Especially the works of Sebastiano Serlio. His fascination specialized in the De Vries became a master in the depiction of architectural perspective, Ornamentic and garden architecture.

This etching shows the individual parts of a contain column including samples of architrave and frieze

Condition of print: Trimmed along the black bordering line. There is no margin beyond. Lightly age-toned. Very strong, excellent impression. Mounted in the corners on light cardboard.

30 x 23,5 cm (ca. 11.8 x 9.2")

$ 480.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. ARCHITECTURE253595


No title. - Architecture. Antique classical columns.

Left side: "Corinthia", right side "Composita"

For identification purposes: This copper etching bears letter "Z" at bottom center.

Ornate Renaissance columns

Copper etching by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1607)

Published in "Variae Architecturae formae" by de Vries

Published by Theodor Galle

Antwerp, 1601

De Vries was fascinated with architecture. He studied extensively every book on architecture available in the Netherlands. Especially the works of Sebastiano Serlio. His fascination specialized in the De Vries became a master in the depiction of architectural perspective, Ornamentic and garden architecture.

 

Condition of print: Trimmed along the black bordering line. There is no margin beyond. Lightly age-toned. Very strong, excellent impression. Mounted in the corners on light cardboard.

30 x 23,5 cm (ca. 11.8 x 9.2")

$ 480.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr.ARCHITECTURE253597


No title. - Architecture. Antique classical columns.

Left side: "Ionica", right side "dorica"

For identification purposes: This copper etching bears letter "H" at bottom left corner.

Ornate Renaissance columns

Copper etching by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-1607)

Published in "Variae Architecturae formae" by de Vries

Published by Theodor Galle

Antwerp, 1601

De Vries was fascinated with architecture. He studied extensively every book on architecture available in the Netherlands. Especially the works of Sebastiano Serlio. His fascination specialized in the De Vries became a master in the depiction of architectural perspective, Ornamentic and garden architecture.

Condition of print: Light general age toning with browning on paper edges. Lower left corner of margin has tear. Small tear in upper margin not reaching image.Reverse side: Remnants of former mounting in a matting. Excellent impression!

23,5 x 30 cm (ca. 9.2 x 11.8")

$ 480.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. ARCHITECTURE 253596


"Senior Tobias se quieti tradens passerum stercore cesus fit"

Tobias blinded by bird droppings

Copper etching by Gerard de Jode (1509, possibly 1517-1591)

After the drawing by Marten de Vos (1532-1603)

Published in "History of Tobias" 1582-1585

This are first edition of the series about the life of Tobias was published in the years 1582-1585. Gerard de Jode was the engraver. A second edition was engraved by Nicolaes Visscher (1618-1679). It is the Visscher series which is more frequently found.

Lower right: M. de Vos inventor. And below: G. de Jode excudebat.

Condition: Print with good impression on laid paper. There was a tear in lower right corner which has been underlaid with paper. The tear did not touch the image. There is a small tear in lower margin well away from plate mark. Seen from the rear side of print there is a fold running diagonally across upper right above the heads. Not recognizable from front. Light general age patina. Print has been fastened in upper left and lower left corners upon cardboard.

Platemark measurments: 19,5 x 27,5 cm (ca. 7.7 x 10.8")

$ 600.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order MASTER PRINT253494


"Condimenta Parat"

Condimentum in translation from Latin: Spices

Parat: procure

Copper etching by Johanna Sibylla Kuesel (1650-1717). She was a niece to Maria Sibylla Merian.

After getting married to Johann Ulrich Krauss, she changed her signature to "Kraussin".

It was the time when European ships returned from Asia loaded with never  before know and very much appreciated spices. A going saying was, that pepper and gold were of same value. Here we are looking at a harbor city with arriving sailships.

Narrow margins all around. Paper with age patina. Some light creasing along edges without touching image.

Image measurement: 13 cm (ca. 5.1")

$ 140.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT/MANNERISM253493


Mamilia, Ramberg

No Title. Beautiful Venus Mamilia.

Copper stipple etching by H. John ( possibly alias for Ramberg ).
After a drawing by Johann Heinrich Ramberg ( 1763-1840 ).

What does this scene show us ?

In the center we see a naked woman ( Mamilia ) surrounded by three naked or partially clad
nymphs dancing around her. In the foreground we look at the back of a young man warmng his hands at
the glow of embers in a Pompeii-style tripd. Mamilia is clearly enjoying the attention she is
getting, Ramberg is known to have ilustrated some of Wieland's poetic work, including "Mamilia".

On the reverse side of the print we find penciled handwriting: Mamiia Ramberg.

Christoph Martin Wieland ( 1733-1813 ) The print is dated Vienna, 1797.

Condition: Print is trimmed to near borderline. Water spotting especially visible on reverse side..
Some traces of age and use.

19.7 x 14.3 cm ( 7.8 x 5.6 ")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. MASTER246871


Title: "Mox Ruit E Caelo Thesbitae in Vota Vocatus Ignis, Et in Furuas Cadit Hostia Victa Faulillas"

Copper etching by Martin van Heemskerck (* 1498 in Heemskerk; + 1574 in Haarlem; actually Martin van Veen, (Marten Jacobszoon Heemskerk van Veen).

Signed: Meemskerck. Dated 1567

Condition of print: The etching is on typically thick 16th century hand-made paper. Impression is clear and strong.

There is a little soiling and spotting in margins. And there are some minor traces of age and use, as are usual and frequent with prints some 450 years old (however mainly in margins and verso (on backside.SOME CREASING IN LOWER AREA.

Image size: 20,1 x 24,6 cm (7.9 x 9.7"). Sheet size: 22,8 x 27,1 cm (ca. 9 x 10.7").

Margins to plate mark are ca.1 cm.

Price: $ 180.00

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT 235058

Here is the complete Holy Bible text for 1 Kings, 18, 1 - 40, explaining the background understanding for this Old Master Print.

Elijah and Obadiah

1 After a long time, in the third year, the word of the LORD came to Elijah: "Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land." 2 So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab.

Now the famine was severe in Samaria, 3 and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of his palace. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the LORD. 4 While Jezebel was killing off the LORD's prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) 5 Ahab had said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals." 6 So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another.

7 As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, "Is it really you, my lord Elijah?"

8 "Yes," he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.' "

9 "What have I done wrong," asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? 10 As surely as the LORD your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you. 11 But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' 12 I don't know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth. 13 Haven't you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the LORD ? I hid a hundred of the LORD's prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water. 14 And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!"

15 Elijah said, "As the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today."

Elijah on Mount Carmel

16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"

18 "I have not made trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the LORD's commands and have followed the Baals. 19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him."

But the people said nothing.

22 Then Elijah said to them, "I am the only one of the LORD's prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let them choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire---he is God."

Then all the people said, "What you say is good."

25 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire." 26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it.

Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. "O Baal, answer us!" they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

27 At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened." 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. 29 Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come here to me." They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the LORD, which was in ruins. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Your name shall be Israel." 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs [a] of seed. 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, "Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood."

34 "Do it again," he said, and they did it again.

"Do it a third time," he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again."

38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD -he is God! The LORD -he is God!"

40 Then Elijah commanded them, "Seize the prophets of Baal. Don't let anyone get away!" They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.


"Ioannes Udalricus Maier Augustianus"

(Johann Ulrich Mayr (1630 Augsburg - ebenda 1704)

Copper etching by Johann Conrad Schnell , the younger (1675-1726)

After self portrait by Mayr

Augsburg, ca. 1710

Some minor traces of age and use. On reverse side remnants of adhesive visible from former mounting.

22,3 x 16,7 cm (ca. 8.8 x 6.6")

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT246890 SOLD


"Horatius Pacificus Formis"

Nymph abducted by satyr

Etched by monogamist ANT

Copper etching printed and published by Orazio Pacifico (1580-1637)

Rome, ca. 1620

Good impression. Narrow margins, typical for old master prints. Framed in a 19th century narrow black frame.

Image; 19 x 12,3 cm (ca. 7.5 x 4.8")

$ 250.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)

MASTERPRINT253483


Neptune in Carriage

No title. Neptune in carriage

Copper etching by Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669)

Well preserved with only minimal traces of age and use.

19,8 x 14,4 cm (ca. 7.8 x 5.7")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT246889


Master prints - Sadeler - Stephani (Stevens)

"Ver" - "Aestas" - "Autumnus"

Spring - Summer - Autumn

3 Seasons of the year. Winter missing.

Three copper etchings by Egidius Sadeler (ca. 1570-1629) - Flemish

After the drawings by P. Stephani = Pieter II. Stevens (ca. 1567-ca. 1624) - Flemish

Ca. 1610

Spring: Renaissance garden scene with building of an orangerie in progress, gardeners at work in the large formal Renaissance garden, a chateau in back, a fountain and an obelisk in the mid section

Summer: Sheep shearing scene by a river

Autumn: Big style apple harvest

The three prints are in very good condition. On thick hand made paper. Paper has general natural age patina.
Ample margins. Only minuscule, quasi unnoticeable traces of age and use.

Measurements - Each image: 23 x 32,2 cm (ca. 8.7 x 12.7")

Price for set of three prints: $ 2700.00 (Please look for discount at top of this pag

Order Nr. MASTERPRINTS253504


"Aurora"

Drawing by: Nicolaas Berghem (Berchem) - (1620-1683)

Engravers:

Claes Janzoon Visscher II. (1586-1652) and Justus Danckerts (1635-1701)

Amsterdam, ca. 1660/70

The first state of this engraving was done by Visscher ca. 1650. In this second state Justus Danckerts obviously gave it finishing touches and engraved his own name in the plate as the artist who executed these finishing touches.

While Visscher and Danckerts both belong to family clans who were cartographers and publishers of maps and atlases in Amsterdam, the scene here is typical of Berghems pastoral scenes he so much liked depicting. Berghem's curriculum is not very well documented. But it seems that he spent time in Italy, an assumption well founded by the landscapes he painted and drew. The possible time period most likely for a journey to Italy is expected to be 1642/43. This would fit the drawing for the etching here offered, when compared with the life periods of the artists signatures.

It's a lovely pastoral scene. Aurora = sunrise = early morning. The departure of a shepherd party. One of them ready to mount his mule, the other fixing the hoof of another mule. Wife, a baby in her arms, watching, a toddler playing, a bigger child helping to load. The herd, cows, sheep a donkey) is still resting, waiting for the call.

A classical Berghem etching, well designed and balanced showing the activities at the break of another work day of shepherd life.

The print has centerfold. It is cut to borderline and mounted on heavy woven paper.

The impression is very good. Due to mounting the print there are some creases along centerfold and in the sky.
Minor repairs and signs of age.

32,5 x 36,8 cm (ca. 12.8 x 14.5")

$ 260.00

Order Nr.MASTERPRINT242708


No title. - Nymphs in the ocean surf

Copper etching by artist Pierre Teyssonnieres (1834-?)

Four naked nymphs playing in the surf (probably of the Atlantic, because Teyssonnieres live in Bordeaux). On top of a cliff we see a bearded man gazing at the girls. Behind him a just landing eagle.

There is a self portrait bottom left and a dry stamp bottom right of print. Signed in lower right corner:

P.Teyssonnieres sculp.

Date: Center above print in white margin: "Copyrighted 1894 by (illegible)

Printed on China paper and mounted on cardboard backing. Print itself very clean.
Background carton with age toning and other traces of age and use.

Print size: 35,5 x 20,6 cm (ca. 14 x 8.1")

Cardboard 48 x 33 cm (ca. 18.9 x 13")

$ 160.00

Order Nr. MASTER253560


"La Mer Calme" The calm sea.

Copper etching 1790 by Claude Joseph Vernet after his own painting.

Text below image:
"Grave depuis le Tableau Original de Joseph Vernet Peintre du Roy"
AIII of a set of four engravings. Marked on lower right as "AIII".

Light general age toning.

30 x 42.5 cm ( 11.8 x 16.7 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. MASTERPRINT246885


No title. Portraits of a man and a girl.

Maniere de crayon (chalk manner copper etching) in sepia color

by Elisabeth Mélanie Moitte

After the drawings by Francois Boucher (1703-1770)

Page 159 of an album of chalk manner etchings

Printed by Chereau. Paris, 1772-1780

These portraits of a man looking with appreciation at the modestly delightful young girl is one of the master's exceedingly well done art works: Boucher at his best.

Elisabth Melanie Moitte was one of 6 children of Pierre Etienne Moitte, who were artists as their father was.

Sheet has been center folded between the portraits. Some light general age toning. Wide margins.

The full page measures: 34,5 x 53 cm (ca. 13.5 x 20")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. MASTER243358


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