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A Collection of Thirty-Nine Fac-Similes of Rare Etchings,
by Celebrated Painters of the Italian, Dutch, and Flemish Schools.

by William Young Ottley, F.A.S.
London, 1828

Original etchings (by Ottley, after famous original etchings), over 185 years old,
on beautiful chain-laid paper with the occasional crown/fleur-de-lis watermark

Sheet size: approximately 11 x 15 3/4 inches
Image size varies; noted below thumbnail. Also below the thumbnail are the comments written by Ottley in the "Catalogue of Etchings."

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.
(The photos were taken outdoors, so there is a slight yellow/brown tint to the etchings, which were printed with black ink.)

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE I
J. Almeloveen—A View on the Rhine, from a design of H. Sachtleven; denominated by Bartsch in his "Le Peintre Graveur," "La Barque."

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE II
J. Almeloveen—A View on the Rhine, also from a design of Sachtleven; which Bartsch names "La Radobeur," from the Man who is repairing a Boat on the verge of the River.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 1/4 x 6 inches

Note solo fox mark just outside of plate mark at top left

$75
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE III
Michael Angelo Amerigi, called Carravaggio.—Three busts of Characters, who apparently are in earnest discourse. Signed Ravasid. F. Rona, 1603. The subject is supposed to allude to Peter's denial of Christ. The original Print is exceedingly rare.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 x 4 1/2 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE IV
William Bemmel.—A Landscape, with a Brook in the fore-ground, where a Man is seated on the bank, angling. Signed W. Bemmel, 1654, in letters reversed, the word towards the right, under the spot where the Man is seated, is the Dutch term for fecit.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE V
William Bemmel.—A Landscape, a large Old Willow Tree in the fore-ground. The Etchings of this Artist consist of Six Pieces only, which are very rare.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 x 8 inches

$45
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE VI
Peter van Bemmel, grandson of William.—Landscape, being part of a Series of Six that are of great rarity.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Note some paper loss lower right, well outside of image area

$45
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE VII
Peter van Bemmel, grandson of William.—Landscape, being part of a Series of Six that are of great rarity.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE VIII
Nicholas Berghem.—A Landscape, named by Bartsch "L'Homme monte sur l'Ane." The original production was etched by Berghem in 1644, when at the age of twenty.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 11 x 8 1/4 inches

$65
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE IX
Nicholas Berghem.—A Landscape, named by Bartsch "Les trois Vaches en repos." The original Etching, which is of great rarity, is one of the most beautiful and perfect of the chalcographic productions of this distinguished artist.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 10 x 7 1/2 inches

Note printer's ink blotch at right plate mark

$65
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE X
Peter Boel.—A Wild Boar Hunted by Dogs. A production full of spirit and animation, the original of which is of extreme rarity.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 13 x 7 5/8 inches

$65
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XI
Bartholomew Breenberg.—A View seen within an ancient arch, in the vicinity of Rome; under the arch on the right, some persons are regaling. Bartsch title: "L'Auberge."

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 x 7 1/8 inches

$35
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XIII
Jan Duc, or Ducq.—A full-length figure of one of the Wise Men of the East, carrying his Offering. This piece holds a connexion with two other etchings, one of which represents another Oriental Figure with his Offering, and the other, the Madonna and Child. These have evidently been etched by him from studies composed for a Picture of the Wise Men's Offering.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 3 1/2 x 5 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XIV
Paolo Farinati.—Mary Magdalen praying before a Crucifix.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 x 8 1/4 inches

Note the foxing in the upper margin, well outside of image area.

$40
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XV
Guillaume de Heusch.—A Landscape, described by Bartsch, in his "Peintre Graveur," under the title "Le Pelerin et le Berger." The etchings of this Master, ten in number, are of the utmost rarity.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches

$45
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XVI
John Vander Meer, the Younger.—An Ewe, with her two Lambkins, described by Bartsch. The original is very rare.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XVII
William Mieris.—Thetis placing the infant Achilles in charge of the Centaur Chiron. The original of this piece is the only etching by the hand of the Master. It is of that rarity that it has not met the observation of Bartsch.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 8 3/4 x 7 inches

Note some foxing in right margin, well outside image

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XVIII
Jan Mienze Molenaer.—A party of Seven Persons within an Alcove. One of them, in a state of inebriation, is singing to the instruments of two Musicians. The original etching is exceedingly rare, and is the only one known by the hand of this Artist. Bartsch specifies it under the title of "Les Debauches."

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches

$40
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XIX
Giles Nyets.—One of Two Landscapes [see Plate XX], the leading feature of which are Trees, characterized in a singular style, but with great attention to their natural forms and peculiarity of foliage. The original etchings of this artist consist of sixteen pieces, that are highly appreciated by the cognoscenti in art.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 7 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches

$45
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XX
Giles Nyets.—One of Two Landscapes [see Plate XIX], the leading feature of which are Trees, characterized in a singular style, but with great attention to their natural forms and peculiarity of foliage. The original etchings of this artist consist of sixteen pieces, that are highly appreciated by the cognoscenti in art.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 4 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

Note a few black "specks" outside of image area, possible ink splatter from the printing press.

$40
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXI
John van Noordt.—A View in the vicinity of Rome; the principal object is on the right, and consists of the Ruins of a magnificent Edifice, or Temple. This piece is from a painting by Pieter Lastman.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

$40
 
Rembrandt etching (by Ottley)

PLATE XXIII
Rembrandt Gerretz van Rhyn.—A Landscape, partly filled by rustic habitations. On the right of the piece is a Peasant carrying two pails; and the distance beyond him represents a view of the Sea. [Described in Dalby's Catalogue as "The Peasant carrying Milkpails."]

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

Note: there is an old "puncture" in the sky area—not terribly distracting and most likely not noticeable once the etching has been mounted/framed.

$75
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXV
Rodermont.—The Portrait of Johannes Secundus, a Poet, then a resident at the Hague. The original piece is etched in a masterly style, bearing some resemblance to that of Rembrandt. This Artist lived at the date of 1640, and was contemporary in art with that celebrated Professor [Rembrandt].

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 x 6 3/4 inches

$35
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXVI
John Henry Roos.—Two Sheep [goats?] and a Lamb, reposing under a Tree. This piece is etched from the one numbered 7, of a Series of Nine Prints, including the Title which is dated 1671.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXVII
Herman Sachtleven.—A fine Landscape, influenced in its effect by the Sun, which is just rising above the horizon. In the fore-ground is a Man driving four Hogs. Bartsch denominates this piece, "Le Porcher," from the introduction of the Pig Driver.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 11 x 9 1/4 inches

$60
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXVIII
Godfrey Schalcken.—The Portrait of Gerard Dow [Douw]. Schalcken's preceptor in the Art of Painting.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches

$35
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XIX
Bartolomeo Schidone.—The Holy Famiy; the only etching known by the hand of this Artist.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

Note some unobtrusive specks in margins

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXX
Francis Snyders.—The Hunted Wolf; most spiritedly and expressively represented. The original is of the utmost rarity.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXI
Herman Swanevelt.—One of two Landscapes
[see Plate XXXII]

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 7 1/4 x 7 inches

$45
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXII
Herman Swanevelt.—One of two Landscapes
[see Plate XXXI]

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

Note "burn" streak on left, leading into image

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXIII
David Teniers.—A Nuptial Festival, held by Dutch Peasants, a couple Dancing. This piece is from the largest etching of Teniers, which is very uncommon.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 9 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXIV
Adrian Vande Velde.—A Hunting Party of three persons, accompanied by Dogs. The original of this piece is considered almost unique, and has produced at a Sale £50 [prior to 1828].

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches

Note a few unobtrusive fox marks in the margins, well outside the image area

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXV
Joseph Vernet.—A Landscape, with figures of Fishermen; the original of which is the only etching of this artist. It is exceedingly rare.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 10 x 13 1/4 inches

NOTE: oddly, this is the only etching from the entire volume that is printed on a rather stark white paper, without chain lines.

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXVI
J. Dem Vyl.—Two Oxen. Of the original of this piece, impressions occur that are without the name of the artist. Three etchings only of his hand are known; they are very uncommon

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 x 3 3/4 inches

Note a few unobtrusive fox marks in the margins, well outside the image area

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXVII
John Baptiste Weenix.—A View of a Fountain at the base of an ancient magnificent Structure. The original is of the utmost rarity, an is unnoticed by Bartsch, but who specifies two other etchings of this artist.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches

rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXVIII
H. Weydmans.—A Mountebank Chirurgeon [surgeon] operating on the Head of an Old Woman. The original print is the only specimen that can at present be traced of this engraver, and which is very scarce.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches

$50
rare etching by Ottley

PLATE XXXIX
Thomas Wych.—A View in Italy, being partly filled with remains of noble edifices. This piece is named by Bartsch, "La Femme pres de l'Homme qui se repose," from the introduction of the Figures on the right.

Image size to plate mark: Approx. 7 x 5 7/8 inches

$45

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