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

18. Virgil Solis


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Solis, Arithmetria


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Engraving, from The Seven Liberal Arts, 83 x 59 mm., Bartsch 193, O’Dell-Franke e 82. Brilliant impression on laid paper, trimmed on the platemark which is visible in places. Solis, who worked in Nuremberg, was a prodigious workman who turned out engravings, etchings and woodcut illustrations in quantity, some after his own designs, some adapted from those of other artists. But there is nothing in his work that compares to the set of Liberal Arts, which, quite apart from being masterfully engraved, shows influences and aspects of his artistic personality not in evidence elsewhere. How do we explain the elongated, mannerist figures except by saying that he had suddenly come across Italian Mannerist art. How do we explain the conjunction of ornamental devices with detailed landscape depiction except by assuming that he wanted to create something new, something he had never done before? These are surely the most strikingly original prints of a man who, capable as he was, all too often put quantity before quality.

Antoine Vivenel (L. 190). Vivenel (1799-1862) was an architect and building contractor, a livelihood that earned him a considerable fortune. A good part of that fortune he employed in building a fine collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, antiquities, books and prints with a special emphasis on ornament prints. He gave a major part of his collection to his native city of Compiègne to found a public museum, today called the Musée Vivenel, and he himself prepared the catalog of the collection. The still impressive remainder of his collection, and apparently most of the prints, was sold after his death in Paris.

Dr. Erich von Rath (Lugt 2721). Von Rath (1881-?) was Director of the Library of the University of Bonn. He collected prints of the 16th and 17th centuries. Most of his collection was dispersed by private sale in 1929-30, a few pieces at auction.

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