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

24. Jan van de Velde II

Fête Villageoise

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van de Velde, Fête Villageoise

Fête Villageoise

Other Images:

Etching and engraving, 1623, 242 x 359 mm., Franken & Van der Kellen 99 iv/iv. Very fine impression, with a wide range of tone, on laid paper trimmed on or just within the platemark and superbly re-margined to give a thread margin all around, with the lower parts of the long letters expertly touched in at the bottom; a few stray tiny ink spots in the sky. Van de Velde was a more wide ranging artist than the raft of small landscapes with figural staffage would lead one to believe. Though his genre scenes are of the same nature as those of his Dutch near-contemporaries, his rather more formal style lends them a sort of classical dignity totally apart from rambunctious realism of van Ostade, perhaps a bridge to it from earlier engraved work.

Dr. Christian David Ginsburg (Lugt 1145). David Ginsburg (1831-1914) was born in Warsaw (then part of the Russian Empire) and studied at the Rabbinic College there, after which he migrated to England, converted to Christianity and added the forename Christian. Despite his apostasy, he was a great and widely recognized Hebrew scholar, author of many books and studies of biblical writings and their commentaries. He was also a collector of old master prints and drawings. His collection seems to have been an escape from his vocation, rather than an extension of it, as it ranged widely across the different schools and comprised both sacred and secular images. Not having the wealth of some other collectors of his time, Ginsburg’s collection included few great rarities but was most likely assembled on purely aesthetic and intellectual grounds. Most of the collection (610 lots) was sold in London the year after his death.