Prints & Drawings by Anonymous Artists

  1. Italian 15th Century, The Man of Sorrows
  2. Florentine ca. 1470, Music Manuscript
  3. Greek or Byzantine 15th-16th Century, The Risen Christ
  4. French ca. 1500, The Mass of St. Gregory
  5. Italian 16th Century, Annunciation to the Virgin
  6. Itallian 16th Century, Study for a Draped Female Figure
  7. Dutch 16th Century, Christ Feeding the Five Thousand
  8. German 16th Century, Ornament with an Owl
  9. Italian 16th Century, The Virgin at the Cradle
  10. Italian 16th Century, The Forefathers of Christ
  11. Master L, Adoration of the Magi
  12. Master RR, Esther Before Ahasuerus
  13. Monogramist HWB, Sketches of Lovers
  14. Italian 16th Century, Gladiators in an Arena
  15. School of Fontainebleau, The Birth of the Virgin
  16. Flemish 16th Century, Hercules Fighting the Nemean Lion
  17. Flemish (?) 16th-17th Century, Satyr and Nymph Embracing
  18. after Ludolph Büsinck, Saint Matthew
  19. Flemish 17th Century, Doctor, Dying Miser
  20. Bolognese 17th Century, Robed, Seated Male Figure
  21. French 17th Century, Le Palais de Neptune
  22. Italian 17th Century, Male Figure in the Clouds
  23. Italian 17th -18 th Century, Panel of Ornament with Putti
  24. Dutch (?) 18th Century, Landscape with a River
  25. British 18th Century, A Woman Seated in an Arm Chair
  26. Italian late 18th Century, Neptune Before Juno
  27. French (?) late 18th-Early 19th Century, Bathers in a Landscape
  28. Spanish (?) 19th Century (?), Vanitas
  29. British 19th Century, Extensive Landscape
  30. Barbizon School 19th Century, Pair of River Landscapes
  31. American Mid-19th Century, Maylandville Road
  32. Spanish 19th Century, Street Scene
  33. French 19th Century, En Auvergne
  34. French 19th Century, Cavalry Skirmish
  35. British 19th Century, Badshahi Qila
  36. French 19th Century, Design for a Ceiling
  37. Russian 19th Century, Fortified Military Encampment
  38. American late 19th Century, Sheep on a Country Road
  39. British 19th (?) Century, Llyn Ogwen, North Wales
  40. German or Austrian 19th-20th Century, Prometheus Bound
  41. British 20th (?) Century, The Knife Grinder
  42. British 20th Century, The Knife Grinder
  43. German 20th Century, Death Leading a Woman
  44. American 20th Century, Straphanger

27. Anonymous French (?)
Late 18th-Early 19th Century

Bathers in a Landscape (or Pan and Syrinx?)

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French (?) late 18th-Early 19th Century, Bathers in a Landscape

Bathers in a Landscape (or Pan and Syrinx?)

Aquatint, 123 x 98 mm. A fine impression in black and tones of grey on very thin wove paper, with small margins, tipped down at the corners to a sheet of heavy wove paper. On seeing such an image, one immediately thinks of 18th- century France and such artists as LePrince and Saint-Non. But LePrince’s aquatints were invariably printed in sepia and Saint-Non’s were generally reproductive of known paintings and the aquatint was usually combined with etching. This is someone else, a bit later. And, the print so suits the format, size and medium that it is unlikely to be after a work in another medium. It doesn’t have to be French, but one does not know where else to place it. Quite a wonderful little print.

Addition and Correction: Despite our contention that the work is unlikely to be after another in a different medium, it IS after another work in a different medium. Specifically, it is a same-direction, much reduced copy of the etching by Antoni Waterloo called “Alpheus and Arethusa,” Bartsch and Hollstein 25, the first in his series of large, vertical landscapes with scenes from Ovid. We are most grateful to Dr, Douglas Anderson, a client and print collector for spotting this. Arethusa was a Nereid who fled from the love of the river god Alpheus. The story gets very complicated. And the maker of the print shown is still unknown.

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