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— The Great Christmas Fair 3 —

 

The Great Masters

of 15th – 19th centuries

at Agreeable Prices for Your Home

In steel engravings after the most famous and most beautiful paintings in the great collections as the Dresden Gallery, the Pinakothek in Munich, the Berlin Museums, the Belvedere and several more. – Throughout with mostly English-German parallel caption. – Mostly only faint foxing here and there in the white margins not expressly mentioned in each case.

Subdivided into centuries, artists are in the order of their respective year of birth. Therefore the one or other may not appear in the century he belongs to artistically, but in the previous.

1401-1500  –  1501-1600  –  1601-1700  –  1701-1800  –  1801-1900

 

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
Leiden 1606 – Amsterdam 1669

Rembrandt. Half-length figure in black coat. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅛ × 4 in (15.6 × 10 cm).

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Rembrandt van Ryn. Half-length portrait. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6½ × 5 in (16.6 × 12.6 cm).

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Rembrandt and his Wife. He with sword and the glass in the raised right, on the table before them rummer and peacock. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 5 in (17.5 × 12.8 cm).

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Rembrandt’s Mother. Half-length portrait. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7 × 5 in (17.8 × 12.6 cm).

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Rembrandt’s Daughter. Half-length figure. Steel engraving by D. J. Pound (England about 1859/60). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.8 × 13.5 cm).

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Rembrandt’s Daughter. Half-length portrait. Steel engraving by Johann Leonhard Raab (Schwaningen near Ansbach 1825 – Munich 1899). C. 1840. 7⅛ × 5 in (18 × 12.8 cm).

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Samson’s Threat. In the wealth of his hair showing his frightened-refusing father-in-law the fist. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 6¾ × 4¾ in (17.3 × 12.1 cm). – After the Berlin painting of c. 1635 without the billy-goat added in later copies.

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Samson’s Riddle. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅞ × 7 in (14.8 × 17.7 cm). – Figurative scenery.

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Jan Lievens
Leiden 1607 – Amsterdam 1674

Isaac blessing Jacob. The patriarch lying on large pillows lying his hand on Jacob’s head who kneels besides the tester-bed. On the other side of the bed woman offering a plate with food. Jacob with quiver full of arrows hanging over his shoulder. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 5⅞ × 7⅛ in (15 × 18 cm).

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Giovanni Batista Salvi (=Sassoferrato)
Sassoferrato 1609 – Rome 1685

The Madonna. Sitting in the clouds with the child in her arms. To the sides three putto heads resp. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5¾ × 6⅛ in (14.5 × 15.7 cm).

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Adriaen van Ostade
1610 Haarlem 1685

A Village Ale-House. In front at the table four peasants, the woman brooding over a letter to write while an almost drunk farmer laughs at her. Otherwise kitchen utensils and sheaves hanging from the ceiling. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6¼ × 7½ in (16 × 19 cm).

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Dutch Boors Drinking. The smoking, drinking, and talking farmers. In the foreground the innkeeper himself sitting at the table while his wife acts as the barkeeper in the background. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6½ × 4⅞ in (16.6 × 12.5 cm).

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Ostades Mother. Half-length portrait, sitting below tendrils of vine, supporting the head with her left. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6 × 4½ in (15.3 × 11.3 cm).

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Adrian Ostade (in his Study). Sitting at the easel. In the room numerous painting utensils, sketches, and sculptures. Steel engraving by Alex. Carse. C. 1840. 7⅛ × 5¼ in (18 × 13.5 cm).

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Smoker and Drinker. Smoking his pipe and talking to the old man with the wine can. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅝ × 4⅞ in (16.8 × 12.5 cm).

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David Teniers II
Antwerp 1610 – Brussels 1690

A Peasant’s Wedding. In front left the bride and bridegroom, the bride with small crown, together with bagpiper. On the right the peasants before the alehouse dancing, eating, and enjoying themselves. In the background the church. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5½ × 7 in (14.1 × 17.8 cm).

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Boor’s Dwelling. The farmer’s wife making pancakes, the four men partly talking and with wine can, partly standing around or reading. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅞ × 7⅛ in (15 × 18 cm). –  Fine  motif.

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The Concert. Peasant’s room with fiddler and a drinking pair. The woman – secretly observed by an elder one – reading a letter. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7¼ × 5⅛ in (18.5 × 12.9 cm).

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The Bagpiper. Behind him at the table peasant reading a letter or document with much joy. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅝ × 4⅝ in (16.8 × 11.8 cm). – In the broad white margin somewhat foxing.

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Teniers and Family. Striking the cello, the family behind him with songbooks. On the table clarinet and notes. On the right large cooler with two bottles. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5¾ × 6¾ in (14.5 × 17 cm).

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Pierre Mignard
Troyes 1612 – Paris 1695

Maria Mancini. Half-length portrait of the first mistress of Louis XIV, niece of Cardinal Mazarin and aunt of Prince Eugene. The dress drawn from the shoulders and covering only half of the breast anymore. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6¼ × 4½ in (16 × 11.4 cm). – See the complete description.

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Gerard Dou
1613 Leiden 1675

The Pet Flower. Looked at and watered by the old woman at the window. Above her a birdcage. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7 × 4⅞ in (17.7 × 12.3 cm).

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G. Dow (recte The Violinist). Standing at the window, with view at the easel in the background. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅝ × 5 in (19.5 × 12.8 cm). – According to Martin no self-portrait.

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Gerhard Dow. The artist writing or drawing with quill in a folio, surrounded i. a. by globe and violin. (1647.) Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.7 × 13.3 cm).

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The Hermit. Kneeling before bible with woodcuts and crucifix during prayer. (C. 1635.) Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 7⅛ × 5 in (18 × 12.6 cm).

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The writing Master. Sharpening the quill in the window, with sealed document, hourglass, and birdcage. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 5 in (17.4 × 12.7 cm).

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Bartholomeus van der Helst
Haarlem 1613 – Amsterdam before 1670

Mother and Child. Sitting in a black gown with large frill, holding the little girl with her left, her right opening the prayer book on the table. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7⅛ × 5½ in (18.2 × 14 cm).

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Gaspard Dughet
called Gaspard Poussin, 1615 Rome 1675

(Cecilia Metella’s Mausoleum.) One of the best-preserved monuments along the Via Appia in the middle distance of a fine landscape. In front water and figurines, on the other bank shepherd with goats. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5½ in (18.7 × 14 cm).

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Govaert Flinck
Cleve 1615 – Amsterdam 1660

(Abraham and Hagar.) Together with the crying child. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 5⅝ × 6⅛ in (14.4 × 15.5 cm).

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Anna & Maria. The younger one reading in a book. Steel engraving by J. Geyer. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 4⅞ in (17.6 × 12.4 cm).

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The Rabbi. Leaning upon a draped balustrade. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6¾ × 5 in (17.3 × 12.7 cm).

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Salvator Rosa
Arenella, Naples, 1615 – Rome 1673

Salvator Rosa. Self-portrait with the monkey on his shoulders. In the hand a bird’s nest. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7¼ × 4⅞ in (18.4 × 12.5 cm).

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Salvator Rosa. Self-portrait, holding a small figure (Christ?) in his hand. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 6⅝ × 4½ in (16.8 × 11.5 cm).

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Ferdinand Bol
Dordrecht 1616 – Amsterdam 1680

Jacob’s Dream. An angel appears to Jacob who is fallen asleep below some underwood while a putto lifts his cap. Above in the clouds through which the holy light breaks two further putti. Besides Jacob a water-bottle. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7¾ × 5⅛ in (19.7 × 13 cm).

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Joseph & Jacob. Greeting humbly the princely dressed master, presented by an adjutant Steel engraving by Hall. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅞ × 6⅝ in (15 × 16.9 cm).

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The Flight into Egypt. Mary leaning to a bank of grass and giving the child the breast. Joseph standing behind her. In the front right an ass looking into the picture. Amongst the utensils taken with several tools of a carpenter as saw and hammer. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6¼ × 6¾ in (15.9 × 17 cm).

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Carlo Dolci
1616 Florence 1686

The Child Christ. Half-length portrait. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6½ × 4⅝ in (16.5 × 11.7 cm).

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Herodias Daughter. The grandchild of Herodes the Great with the head of John the Baptist she danced for on the silverplate. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5⅝ in (18.7 × 14.2 cm). – In the octagon with filled corners.

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St. Caecilie. Playing the organ. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 7⅜ × 5⅜ in (18.7 × 13.7 cm).

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St. John. The quill in his hand to write the thoughts of redeem into the book lying on the stone before him. At his side the eagle. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7¼ × 5⅛ in (18.4 × 13 cm). – In the octagon with the corners filled with hatching.

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Gerard ter Borch II
Zwolle 1617 – Deventer 1681

A young Lady in a Satin Dress. Washing her hands over a bowl held by the maid with the left while she pours the water over her mistress’ hands. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.7 × 13.5 cm).

“ As painter of the noble society, of the ladies in white satin gowns Terborch is unrivalled and single in his kind … The noblesse with which he was able to give full length portraits in small sizes … ” (Wurzbach).

“ … elegant, small-sized full length portraits of wealthy citizens, posing before poor rooms. In general these portraits concentrate themselves less on the status of those portrayed but more on the immediate presentation of their individuality ” (AKL).

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Paternal Advice. Sitting with his hat on the lap, the sword at his side, the woman besides him drinking. The other “admonished” woman in a shining silk gown with the back to the beholder. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 6½ × 4⅞ in (16.5 × 12.3 cm). – For the changing interpretation of this painting as “Brothel Scene of the Upper Class” to “Petrarcian courting rituals showing the predominant ideals in the social behaviour of the middle class” cf. AKL XII, 665.

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Boy & Dog. Sitting on a low chair and catching the dog’s fleas. On a board before him an old hat. Steel engraving by Merkel. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7 × 5⅛ in (17.9 × 13.1 cm).

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The Ordinance. The officer reading the letter, standing before him the richly dressed orderly officer with postal horn on his back. Between the two the adjutant. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅛ in (18.9 × 12.9 cm).

The illustration in Rosenberg, 1897, no. 19 with the title “The Officer reading a Letter” as pendant to “The Officer writing a Letter”.

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Bartholome Esteban Murillo
1618 Seville 1682

The Flower Girl. Sitting, showing the flowers on her shawl. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 8⅜ × 6¼ in (21.3 × 15.9 cm). –  Lovable  picture.

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Boys eating Melons. “Murillo’s street urchins” with melons and other fruit. Besides them a lamb. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.8 × 13.3 cm).

One of the three sympathetic depictions of urchins in Munich. – As depictions of melons rare.

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Madonna and Child. Sitting. Steel engraving by D. J. Pound (England about 1859/60). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 8⅜ × 5 in (21.3 × 12.7 cm).

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Philips Wouwerman
1619 Haarlem 1668

The Sally. Cavalry fight. On the left burning fortress. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 6¼ × 6⅝ in (16 × 16.9 cm).

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(The Cloisters.) Feeding the poor and decrepit. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1850. 8½ × 5¾ in (21.6 × 14.7 cm).

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(The Cavalry Fight.) In the front heavy fighting, above and in the background burning houses. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1898). C. 1850. 5⅞ × 6⅝ in (14.8 × 16.7 cm). – Minimal foxing.

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Cornelis Bega
1631/32 Haarlem 1664

(A Peasant’s Room.) The farmers smoking and talking besides the mother giving the breast to her child. With playing cards and wine can. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 6 in (17.6 × 15.2 cm).

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The Lute Player. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 5⅛ in (17.5 × 13.1 cm).

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Courtship. He with wine can, she with the glass. Behind both old man. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅝ × 5¼ in (19.5 × 13.4 cm).

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Nicolaes Berchem
Haarlem 1620 – Amsterdam 1683

Laban and his People. Surrounded by a herd of different livestock. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5½ × 6⅜ in (14 × 16.3 cm).

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A Landscape. Shepherds and manifold livestock and travelers at Italian waters. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅞ × 6 in (14.9 × 15.2 cm).

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A Landscape. Italian peasants with various livestock, partly standing in the shallow river. On the left steep mountain wall with castle. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5¼ in (18.9 × 13.4 cm).

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A Landscape. Italian peasants with several livestock in shallow water amongst fine mountains. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6 × 6⅝ in (15.4 × 16.9 cm).

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Cattle drinking. Shepherds and laundrywomen with cattle and goats at a water feed by two waterfalls. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 4⅞ × 6 in (12.3 × 15.4 cm).

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Allart van Everdingen
Alkmar 1621 – Amsterdam 1675

A (Scandinavian) Mountain Scenery. In front waterfall, manifold figurines. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 5⅛ in (17.5 × 13.1 cm). – Fine picture. – See the complete description.

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Samuel van Hoogstraten
1627 Dordrecht 1678

Curiosity. With fur cap looking through the open wing of lead glass window. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5⅛ in (18.8 × 12.9 cm). – After the painting of 1653.

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Carlo Cignani
Bologna 1628 – Forlì 1719

Potiphar’s Wife. Embracing the resisting Joseph out of her bed and with denuded chest. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7 × 5⅝ in (17.8 × 14.3 cm). – In the octagon, the edges filled with floral ornaments.

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Gabriel Metsu
Leiden 1629 – Amsterdam 1667

The Smoker. Young gentleman sitting at the table with Genever and pipe. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7 × 5⅛ in (17.9 × 12.9 cm).

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Jan Wynants
Haarlem c. 1630 – Amsterdam 1684

Landscape. View over the park-like landscape enlivened with figurines on a river with steep banks. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 6⅜ × 7¾ in (16.3 × 19.6 cm). –  Charming  picture.

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Jan Vermeer van Delft
1632 Delft 1675

The Art of Painting. Back view of the master before the easel with Clio (Kleio) as Muse of history and in such a way also patroness of history painting with trumpet + folio in front of a room dominating wall-map of the Seventeen Provinces by Jan van Doetechum of 1594 in an edition after 1652 at Nicolas Visscher (Piscator) I. (Ca. 1667.) Steel engraving by William French (ca. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th cent. Inscribed: Czernin Galerie zu Wien / Jan van der Meer und (erroneously) Pieter de Hoogh pinxnt / W. French sc. / Des Malers Atelier/ The Painters Study and address of the publisher A. H. Payne’s. 8⅜ × 6¼ in (21.2 × 15.8 cm). – The wall-map as the real worth of the world-famous painting deciphered in academic recherche after 300 years. – Worth reading complete description.

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A Girl Reading. Standing at the open window reading the received letter. Suggestively the curtain as carrier of the mystery, drawn back separating the scenery. On the richly draped table fruit peel in vanitas position, surely as allusion to the contents of the letter. Steel engraving as before. Inscribed: Dresdener Galerie / Jan van der Meer pinxt. / W. French sc., otherwise as above, in German, too, and with the address of Payne. 7¼ × 5¼ in (18.5 × 13.4 cm). – Isolated small fox-spots visible on recto only in text-line and wide white margin.

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Luca Giordano
1632 Naples 1705

Satan’s Overthrow. Kicked to the abyss despite resistance by the archangel with the flaming sword together with his loyal followers. Steel engraving by Johann Philipp Walther (Mühlhausen, Upper Palatinate, 1798 – Nuremberg 1868). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 4½ in (18.7 × 11.3 cm).

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Nicolaes Maes
Dordrecht 1632/34 – Amsterdam 1693

A Philosopher. Leafing through one of the numerous books on his table. With monocle. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5¾ × 6⅜ in (14.6 × 16.3 cm).

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Eglon Hendrick van der Neer
Amsterdam 1635/36 – Dusseldorf 1703

The Lute Player. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1850. 7½ × 5⅜ in (19 × 13.6 cm). – Partial copy after Gabriel Metsu’s Cithern Player und lost since the end of WW II. – Slightly browned throughout.

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Frans van Mieris
1635 Leiden 1681

The Oyster Meal. Cunera van der Cock, the artist’s young wife, in fur-lined cape at oysters and wine, courted by Mieris himself in the character of an older gallant. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅞ × 4⅝ in (17.5 × 11.7 cm).

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The Scholar. Sharpening the quill before opened manuscript and globe. Glazed coloured steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅛ in (18.9 × 13.1 cm). – Light foxspots in the upper and left margin, especially in the caption area perceptible feeble light margin. – In unusually fine colouring. – See the complete description.

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– – The same, but not coloured.

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The Tinker. The master looking for the leak in the bowl brought to him by the young woman. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). C. 1840. 6¼ × 6¼ in (16 × 16 cm). –  Charming  genre  picture.

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The Lute Player. Portrait of François de le Boë (Sylvius) and his Wife. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1850. 7⅝ × 5 in (19.5 × 12.6 cm). – Top arched.

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(Mieris’ Study.) Sitting at the easel and talking with the lady in a white satin gown whose portrait he has almost completed. In the background a servant. In front left at the wall a cello. The picture discloses under a raised curtain as the symbol of the secret and transitory. For the latter, too, on a board skull and loose papers hanging over the edge. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅛ in (19 × 12.9 cm). – Top rounded.

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Franz van Mieris receiving a Visitor in his Studio. The latter examining the painting on the easel, the master himself standing on the side with his palette. In front a cello leaning at the table. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 8 × 5 in (20.2 × 12.8 cm).

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The Trumpeter in the Guard-room (= A Smoking Soldier). Sitting at the table and smoking his pipe. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅝ × 5⅛ in (19.3 × 13 cm).

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The Guard Room (= The Sleeping Officer). The soldier fell asleep, his hand with the hat sank to the floor where his pipe has fallen to, too – and the innkeeper or drinking fellow takes his last coin making the sign of silence to the woman. On the table carafe besides overturned rummer and the knapsack, on the floor saddle, the sword leaning to the table. In the corner bellows. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7¼ × 4⅞ in (18.5 × 12.3 cm).

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The Fortuneteller. Elegant young woman, holding a letter in her hand and having the future told to her. According to the dreamy look of her this should be lovely. On the table a lute. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 7⅛ × 5⅛ in (18 × 13 cm). – Obviously with reference to the letter today the painting from 1671 figures as The Love Message in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, while Naumann 87 (1981) sees in the sujet A Woman and a Procuress (Bathsheba). –  Rarer  sujet.

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Adriaen van de Velde
1636 Amsterdam 1672

Cattle. Cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs near the farm behind the trees. The farmer’s wife milking. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 6¼ × 6½ in (16 × 16.6 cm).

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Elisabetta Sirani
1638 Bologna 1665

Amor. Standing in the light on a small pedestal, with arrow, bow, and quiver. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅞ in (19.1 × 14.8 cm).

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Caspar Netscher
Heidelberg 1639 – The Hague 1684

A Lady playing the Harpsichord. Accompanying a gallant. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅛ in (19.2 × 13 cm).

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(A Lady at the Toilet Table.) Tickling the lap-dog while the maid lies the hair. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5¼ in (19.2 × 13.2 cm).

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Shepherd & Shepherdess. Shepherd’s scenery in an Arcadian landscape. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.8 × 13.4 cm).

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A Lady singing. Accompanied by a gallant with plucked instrument. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7¾ × 5¼ in (19.7 × 13.2 cm).

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Pieter van Slingelandt
1640 Leiden 1691

The Musical Rehearsal. With small dog in her arm and necked by a young lover. On the chair violin with bow, on the floor notes. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅛ in (18.9 × 13.1 cm).

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Domestic Scene. The lady with the youngster reaching out for the maid. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7¾ × 5⅞ in (19.7 × 15 cm).

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Godefried Schalcken
Dordrecht 1643 – The Hague 1706

Proving Eggs. The young woman, still with the egg basket in her arm, holding an egg against the flame of the light. On the cabinet vegetables. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5⅜ in (19 × 13.8 cm).

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The Wise and Foolish Virgins. In the moonlit night the ones try to gain attention with bright lights, jewellery and opened dresses while the others – in the minority – pray with modest dresses and small lights. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 6⅜ × 6¾ in (16.2 × 17.3 cm).

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Marco Antonio Franceschini
1648 Bologna 1729

Caritas. On the ottoman in woody landscape with three children, one of which sleeping at the offered breast. In her raised left a fruit. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅝ × 6¾ in (14.4 × 17.2 cm).

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Magdalen. Sinking down, held by her maids, in her hand still the scourge. On the floor the jewelry gliding out of her hands and picked up by a little Moor. Steel engraving by T. Jähnige. 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅞ × 5 in (20.1 × 12.6 cm).

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– The same, but in steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7¾ × 5 in (19.8 × 12.6 cm).

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Jan Verkolje I
Amsterdam 1650 – Delft 1693

The Rejected Proposal (The Trumpeter and the Lady). Company at the table, a servant bringing plate with fruit. The mother with wine can and flute glass. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.7 × 13.5 cm).

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Adriaen van der Werff
Karlinger-Ambacht 1659 – Rotterdam 1722

Abraham & Hagar. Looking back while leaving the house with the child at her hand. On the threshold Abraham with wife and child. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7½ × 5¼ in (18.9 × 13.2 cm).

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Youth’s Amusements. Young women and men in a garden filled with ancient sculptures. Amongst these Hercules swinging his club against his enemy already lying on the ground. Two of the girls playing with a small bird, another one drawing. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 7½ × 4¾ in (18.9 × 12.1 cm).

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Antoine Pesne
Paris 1683 – Berlin 1757

The Engraver / G(eorg) F(riedrich) Schmidt & Frau. The draughtsman and engraver (1712 Berlin 1775) leaning upon a copper-plate and already showing with his right the solution while his left still holding “La Impossible” as opened book. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 5⅝ × 5⅝ in (14.3 × 14.3 cm).

Interesting, too, for the working material lying besides the plate on the table. Schmidt, son of a clothier, was “one of the most famous artists of the 18th century” (Nagler). – See the complete description.

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Antoine Watteau
Valenciennes 1684 – Nogent-sur-Marne 1721

The Terrace. Two separate companies in a park, the one in front with guitarist trying to win his belle. On the left a gallant shows his reverence to the back of a stone nymph while on the right two young girls rob a rose bush. Steel engraving by (supposedly Edward John, about 1797 – 1865) Roberts. C. 1840. 6⅛ × 6⅝ in (15.6 × 16.7 cm).

After the painting in Dresden, close to the Berlin Party in the Open with its central bench group, in its composition also to the Isle of Cythera in the Städel in Frankfort as expected with precise terrace in the lateral back field, items G 63 and G 9 along with (color) illustrations of the Watteau Catalogue Washington etc. 1984/85.

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Fête Champêtre. Company enjoying themselves amorously and gallantly in a park above a pond with a statue of Venus on the right with cupid contending for the quiver with arrows. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1840. 6⅛ × 6⅝ in (15.7 × 16.7 cm).

Reproduction in the same direction of the “admirable love party in Dresden” – Watteau Catalogue Washington etc. 1984/85, p. 407, ills. 3 – , thematically belonging to the “Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera” and the “Embarkation to Cythera” resp. in Paris and Berlin resp. (nos. 61 f. of the catalogue with ills.) in which the statue follows the latter, but without the second putto in the back of the goddess and the faun head and the Mars attributes at the pedestal.

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Andries Verhoeven
1687 Master in Antwerp

(The Quarter-Billet.) The orderly officer knocking at the gate for a young woman with children. In the background tent camp. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1850. 7 × 4⅞ in (17.8 × 12.5 cm). –  Charming  +  rare  theme.

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Nicolas Lancret
1690 Paris 1745

Fête Champêtre. The party in the open with the dancing pair. Below trees before grain-filed and property set back in the hills. In front right a gentleman teaching a dog giving paw. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). C. 1845. 6 × 6¾ in (15.2 × 17.1 cm).

The very charming sujet Lancret’s – “one of the most famous beside of Watteau” (Nagler) – , probably after one of the Berlin war losses “Dancing Couple in the Open” or “The Party in the Open” (Bernhard, Verlorene Werke der Malerei, pp. 69 f.).

Friendly with Watteau since the days of joint education in Gillot’s study the connection broke up when Lancret exhibited two paintings in the manner of the friend of which one believed this himself had painted them and congratulated him accordingly.

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(Herr A. G., 8. Dezember 2003)