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

34. Cornelis Bega
(ca. 1631-1664)

The Three Drinkers

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Bega, The Three Drinkers

The Three Drinkers

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Etching, 115 x 113 mm., Bartsch 29 i/ii, Dutuit 29 i/ii, Hollstein 29 i/iii. Very fine, dark and early impression with traces of the high cap on the figure at the right. Bartsch mentions rare, early impressions with such traces and while they are faint here, they are definitely present. The borderline has not yet been reworked and the plate corners are square. Printed on laid paper without visible watermark, trimmed on or just inside the platemark, which is visible in places with traces of ink; the very tip of the upper left corner restored. Bega was the grandson of the painter Cornelis van Haarlem and the pupil of Adriaen van Ostade, whose tradition of low-life genre painting and etching he continued, influencing, in his turn, later artists. He died young, probably of the plague.

Fürst zu Fürstenberg (Lugt 2811). The collection of the Princes of Fürstenberg at Donaueschingen, which, as of 1863, comprised some 70,000 prints and photographs and a small, but highly important, collection of drawings (Holbein, Baldung, Caravaggio, etc.), was started around 1829 and endures today. Apparently, only duplicates were sold in 1932, but others must have been dispersed earlier as evidenced by the provenance of this print. The mark here is an old one, replaced by L. 995, and usually found only on etchings by Rembrandt in the collection.

J. F. Linck (Lugt 1684 and 1685). Linck, who died around 1863, was an engraver, an author (monograph and catalog of the works of Dietrich) and a print seller in Berlin. His collection, of some 1500 lots, was sold in Leipzig in 1863. Link, besides signing his name on back of his prints, often added identifying catalog numbers and commentary in French in a precise and beautiful script. His comment here reads: “1re Epr. avec le trait du bonnet haut.”

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