Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

19. Nicolaes de Bruyn

The Circumcision

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de Bruyn, The Circumcision

The Circumcision

Other Images:

Engraving, 1620, 379 x 517 mm., LeBlanc 38, Hollstein 59 ii/ii. A fine, clear impression of this typically (for de Bruyn) large print, in the second state with the address of Frederick de Wit, on laid paper with good margins all around; vertical center fold and a small surface loss at the lower right. DeBruyn’s biblical representations, whether of his own design or after the work of others, tend to place the principal subject in a large and complex setting involving landscape or architectural evocations and dozens of additional figures. He may have done this to bring the religious story into a context of recognizable everyday life, or simply because he was skilled in representing figures, landscape and architecture and chose to exhibit that skill. In either event, his prints, though obviously influenced by Lucas van Leyden, are both individual and recognizable and always visually interesting.

Giuseppe (Josef) Storck (Lugt 2318-19). Storck (1766-1836) was born in Bavaria but became a merchant in Milan, where he married Maria del Majno and became great friends with his brother-in-law Carlo. Carlo traveled extensively and, in the course of doing so, amassed for Storck a considerable collection of drawings and prints. Storck, in a neat hand and in brown ink, signed, dated and annotated each print on the back. In some mysterious way, the collection, while in the hands of Carlo del Majno, was legally seized by an English company and sold by them as the property of “Carli and Kramer” (krämer being also the German word for shopkeeper or retail dealer). The prints were finally bought by the dealers Vallardi and Woodburn.

G. Locarno (Lugt 1691). Locarno, as mentioned previously, was a painter in Milan and died around 1868. Presumably he bought the print from Vallardi.