Subject: Set of 52 antique prints, on 22 sheets. Untitled. The collected etched works of Karel Dujardin. This includes all his charming animal and landscape etchings (which show horses, donkeys, cows, goats and sheep). The animals are always placed within Italianate landscapes. The remaining etchings display landscapes, architecture, and some figure studies, as well as a fiddler with dancing dogs and a shepherd playing a flute for his girl. A complete collection of all 52 etchings including the original wrapper!
Condition: A very good set, given age. Two of the sheets have a stain in the right edge (affecting the image). One of the sheets has a crease from the right to the lower margin. Other sheets have occasional minor stains in the margins, and slight soiling from handling. Sheets uncut, and with the original binding holes (in left or upper margin). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching on hand laid (verge) paper, with watermark of J. Dupuy, Auvergne 1742 (Churchill 515).
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 42 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 35.2 x 20 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 13.9 x 7.9 inch.
Part Number: 45552
Location: (PCO) R1-125 / PCO-Expo-199
Description: Published after 1742, but certainly an 18th century impression, possibly published by Gerard Valck.
Artists and Engravers: Made by Karel Dujardin after own design. Karel Dujarin (1622-1678) was a Dutch Golden Age painter and etcher. He spent two extensive periods in Italy, and his work is heavily influenced by this. Most of his paintings and landscapes have an Italianate setting. He was supposedly trained by Nicolaes Berchem, before going to Italy where he joined the Bentvueghels group.