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

44. Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

The Holy Family Preparing to Embark

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Tiepolo, The Holy Family

The Holy Family Preparing to Embark

Other Images:

Etching, 1753, from The Flight Into Egypt (plate 15), 186 x 241 mm., Rizzi 81 i/ii (proof), DeVesme 15. A fine impression on laid paper trimmed on the platemark but with the white plate margin outside the borderline all around. The impression is superior to that reproduced by Rizzi (with the number) and qualifies as his proof state before the number 15, that area of the print showing no evidence of thinning or scraping. The elegant image is unusual in that all members of the Holy Family are seen from the rear, the child visible only by his halo, with only the angel and the mule driver facing the viewer. The series is a remarkable achievement of pictorial imagination, drawing on medieval and apocryphal legends to produce twenty-four superb images all ultimately deriving from the single, laconic biblical line, “and he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt.”

J. W. Nahl (Lugt 1954). Johann Wilhelm Nahl (1803-1880), the son and grandson of artists, was a painter himself, resident in Kassel, Germany, hence the painter’s palette as his collector’s mark. His work, however, was in a style fast going out of fashion and he abandoned painting to concentrate on building his collection of paintings, drawings and prints. Lugt mentions that he had a sure eye and a remarkable flare. At his death, the collection passed to a grandnephew, Arthur Nahl, also a painter, who promptly arranged for its sale. The paintings were sold in two auctions in Kassel and Berlin. The drawings and prints, ten thousand of them, were auctioned in Köln (Cologne) in 1811.