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

8. Hans Sebald Beham

Peasant Couple Walking to the Left

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Beham, Peasant Couple Walking

Peasant Couple Walking to the Left

Other Images:

Engraving, ca. 1537, from Procession of the Newlyweds, 47 x 34 mm. Bartsch 180, Pauli 169 only state. Superb impression on laid paper trimmed on, in places barely inside, the platemark, the subject complete. Beham did three sets of prints depicting peasant weddings and the set titles are merely an attempt to organize them separately. Such depictions of peasants would, at the time, have been considered legitimate representations of Germanic culture, worthy to stand beside evocations of Roman heroic tales and mythological subjects in the library of a German humanist.

Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092). Lely (1618-1680), a famed painter of portraits, was born and trained in Holland and came to England in 1641, where, after the death of Van Dyck, he became the most notable portraitist in Britain. He was, also, an insatiable collector of works of art and his contacts both there and on the continent allowed him to build an astonishing collection of paintings, drawings and prints. These were dispersed after his death in several auctions beginning in 1682 and continuing through 1694. Both the quality and the quantity were so great that the auctioneers for a time despaired of there being sufficient moneyed collectors to absorb them all. But the sales did well. Lely’s is one of the earliest collector’s marks to be found on a Beham engraving.