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

39. Jan Joris (Johannes Gillisz) van Vliet
(ca. 1600/10-ca. 1668)

St. Jerome Sitting at a Table, Reading

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van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting

St. Jerome Sitting at a Table, Reading

Other Images:

Etching and engraving, ca. 1632/34, 339 x 214 mm., Bartsch 14, Hollstein 14, Royalton-Kisch 44 i/iv. Superb, rich impression of the rare first state on laid paper trimmed to the subject but complete; some spots of strong foxing, diagonal fold mark at the lower left, some soft creases, old backing around the edges verso. The work is probably Van Vliet's finest etching. Despite the flaws in condition, the distinguished provenance is evidence of the high quality of the impression.

Pierre Mariette (Lugt 1788). The great French collector and dealer has been discussed earlier. His date of acquisition written on this print is 1671.

François Debois (L. 985). Debois, who died ca. 1845 after being hit by a carriage was, incredibly, considering what follows, a tailor. He must have been the world’s most financially successful tailor, because over the course of less than twenty years, until 1843, he put together a collection of old master prints that, when it came to sale, astonished the collecting world with its riches and rarities. A catalog of the collection was commissioned and published in 1843, done by the then expert Defer, and even in that year Debois acquired, among other things, a good half of the complete works of Marcantonio Raimondi, formerly in the collection of Denon. Alas, the world turns and things change. Financial reverses caused Debois to offer his collection at auction and, right around that time he perished in an accident. There were three sales in Paris, in 1844 and 1845, which included the finest early Italian engravings, Dürers, Rembrands, the Marcantonios and virtually everything else of note. The sale was attended by dealers and collectors from around the world, but the Bibliothèque Nationale managed to spend a sizable sum on acquisitions. This print bears Debois’ acquisition date of 1824 and was therefore one of the earliest to enter his collection.

Anonymous collector GG (L. 1156). The mark is believed to be that of an Italian collector of the second half of the nineteenth century, as it has been noted on a number of Italian drawings sold at auction. However, as the mark is poorly stamped here, it may be that of a different collector.

Leonard Baskin (not yet in Lugt). Baskin, discussed earlier, has here inscribed the verso L & L Baskin in addition to the pomegranate stamp, and placed his date of acquisition, 1964, below.