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

22. Jacob Matham (1571-1631)
after Hendrik Goltzius

The Planets (Set of 7)

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Matham, The Planets

The Planets (Set of 7)

Other Images:

Engravings, 1597, 117 x 78 mm., Bartsch 149-155, Hollstein 226-232 i/ii. Superb, even impressions of the complete set, before the address of Janssonius in plate 1, on laid paper with uniform 5 mm. margins outside the platemarks; slight age toning, plate 4 with old tape stains in the upper corners. The planets here, of course, are represented by the gods for whom they were named, together with their attributes and astrological signs. The grouping is of a pre-Copernican system in which Earth is the center (therefore not a planet), but both the sun and the moon are considered such. Obviously, such images are more concerned with mythology and astrology than with astronomy, but Copernicus’ theory was not actually published until about1543 and was highly controversial for many years afterward. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (the latter now downgraded and no longer identified as a planet) were not discovered until 200 years later, and so the planets, for Goltzius and Matham (and other artists of the time) were Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon. Though single images sometimes appear on the market, the complete set is quite rare, particularly in such fine, early impressions.

Juan Jorge Peoli (Lugt 2020 and Supplement and OnLine). Peoli (1825-1893) was born in New York of parents who came from Venezuela and were of Corsican background. At a young age, he moved with his parents to Cuba, where he later began the study of art with the intent of becoming a painter. An award allowed him to go to Rome, where he studied with Tommaso Minardi and he finished his studies in Madrid, where he also painted portraits of the royal family. He returned to Cuba and in 1861 established himself in New York. Interested in collecting since he was eighteen, he put together, during his European travels, an estimable collection of drawings, watercolors and old master prints which was, at the time, one of the finest in the United States. The sale of his collection was in 1894 in New York at the American Art Association.