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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

33. Jan Fyt
(1611-1661)

The Set of Animals (set of 8)

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Fyt, Set of Animals

The Set of Animals (set of 8)

Other Images:

Etchings, 70 x 99 mm, Bartsch 1-8, Hollstein 1-8 i/ii. Superb, uniform impressions of the complete set, on laid paper with small margins and in fine, fresh condition. The set includes Billy Goats, Ox, Horse, Recumbent Dog, Recumbent Cow, Wagon Near a Tree, Recumbent Cow and Two Foxes. Fyt, who was born and worked in Antwerp, was a student of Frans Snyders and the master of Peter Boel. Fyt was one of the greatest animal painters of his time, having entered the Guild of St. Luke as a master at the age of twenty. He made only sixteen etchings and complete sets of fine quality are rare.

Provenance:
King Ferdinand of Portugal (Lugt 968). Ferdinand, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1816-1885), became, in 1836, King of Portugal. Distinctly unusual among monarchs, even art-loving ones, Ferdinand was himself a practicing artist, devoting himself to painting, drawing and even the messy art of etching (several etchings of his are quite well known). He also had a considerable collection, some 3300 lots when auctioned, mostly old masters (Dürer, Rembrandt, Hollar, Schmitt, etc), but including a large group of works by his contemporary, the French artist Maxime Lalanne. His collection was sold in Cologne in 1893.

Freiherr von und zu Aufsess (Lugt 2750). Hans von Aufsess (1801-1872), a great bibliophile and amateur of the arts, is best known as one of the founders of the Germanisches Museum, Nuremberg, in 1852, and as Director of that Museum for the next ten years. His personal collection eventually became the property of the museum, duplicates, and perhaps items not of specifically German interest, being sold off in Berlin in 1913.

The prints here also bear the stamp of E. A. Scollin, M.D. (not in Lugt), an American print collector based in Springfield, Illinois.

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