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Every Picture tells a Story

HEINRICH ALDEGREVER, Paderborn, Westphalia c1501/02 – c1555/61 Soest. Hercules and the Hind. This Original engraving, 1550, is for sale, priced £750 NICOLÒ BOLDRINI after TITIAN, Vicenza c1500 – after 1566. Caricature of the Laocoon. This Woodcut, c1540, is for sale, priced £1000 ALFRED HUGH FISHER A.R.E., London 1867 – 1945 London. London - The Strand - June 22, 1897. This Original etching, 1897, is for sale, priced £150
LOVIS CORINTH, Tapiau, East Prussia 1858 – 1925 Zandvoort, Holland. Der Konnetable mit seine Frau. This Original lithograph, 1913, is for sale, priced £150 GERALD SPENCER PRYSE, Ashton, Wales 1882 – 1956 Stourton, Worcs. Poverty. This Original two-colour lithograph, 1908, is for sale, priced £100 EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E., Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin. Fisherman’s Pet. This Original drypoint, 1923, is for sale, priced £1000
VERNON HILL, Halifax 1887 – 1972. Sisyphus. This Original etching, c1926, is for sale, priced £285 OROVIDA Pissarro, Epping 1893 – 1968 London. Cat & Mouse. This Original etching, 1948, is for sale, priced £850 (THOMAS) EDWIN LA DELL A.R.A., Coventry 7 January 1914 – 27 June 1970 Maidstone. A Souvenir of Trier. This Original etching, c1966, has been sold

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HEINRICH ALDEGREVER, Paderborn, Westphalia c1501/02 – c1555/61 Soest. Hercules and the Hind. This Original engraving, 1550, is for sale, priced £750

HEINRICH ALDEGREVER
Paderborn, Westphalia c1501/02 – c1555/61 Soest

Hercules and the Hind
New Hollstein 95
108 x 69 mm
Original engraving, 1550.
The plate signed with the monogram and dated.
A good impression.
Trimmed to the plate. Some foxing.

£750

Provenance: a duplicate from the Kunsthalle, Bremen (Lugt 293)

The last subject in Aldegrever’s cycle of The Labours of Hercules (Holl.83-95), of which complete sets of the entire thirteen engravings are very rarely found. Though generally sequenced as Hercules’ third labour, Aldegrever combined Hercules’ capture of the golden hind of Artemis (Diana), with the ultimate death and implied apotheosis of the hero, logical in the final plate. The detail of the funeral pyre consumed by the bolt from Jupiter, is copied, in reverse, from the final print (Holl.109) in Sebald Beham’s Hercules cycle engraved two years previously in 1548.

The huge Ceryneian hind, sacred to Artemis, could run faster than an arrow. Hercules was tasked to take it alive and chased it on foot for a year before succeeding. (So as not to fall foul of Artemis he subsequently also cunningly arranged its release.)

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NICOLÒ BOLDRINI after TITIAN, Vicenza c1500 – after 1566. Caricature of the Laocoon. This Woodcut, c1540, is for sale, priced £1000

Attributed to NICOLÒ BOLDRINI
Vicenza c1500 – after 1566
after TITIAN
Pieve di Cadore c1487 – 1576 Venice

Very little is known of Boldrini but he is generally considered to have been the cutter of Titian’s woodcuts. And, though unsigned, Titian is the accepted author of the caricature of the Laocoon.

The Hellenistic marble of Laocoon and his sons, one of the most artistically influential of antique ‘finds’, was unearthed in Rome in 1506. Acquired by Pope Julius II, it was set up in the Belvedere Garden in the Vatican.

In the woodcut the monkey Laocoon group is probably based directly on a drawing by Titian (not extant and known only through the woodcut), and the background Titianesque landscape improvised at a remove.

Caricature of the Laocoon
Rosand & Muraro (Titian and the Venetian Woodcut ) 40
268 x 402 mm (sheet)
Woodcut, c1540.
Trimmed just outside the borderline. A couple of wormhole printing failures in the image and the border with several breaks.
Pressed centrefold, split at the foot.

Sold

Ex collection: Joshijiro Urushibara.

Titian admired and owned a cast of the ‘real’ Laocoon group. The reason for his producing a travesty of the statue, with monkies acting out the tragic end of Laocoon and his sons, is still debated.

Modern interpretations include a satire related to the Vesalian-Galenist controversy (Vesalius, professor of surgery at Padua 1537-42, charged the classical and venerated anatomist Galen, with never having dissected a human body but basing his description of the body’s structure on that of apes); and most recently on the Renaissance aesthetic challenge between art and nature.

Titian himself adopted as his motto Natura Potentior Ars (“Art more powerful than Nature”) and his Laocoon caricature image can be seen as a reversal of Boccaccio’s definition of Art as the “ape of nature” (ars simian naturae). Here, Nature, in the form of the apes, is imitating Art.

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ALFRED HUGH FISHER A.R.E., London 1867 – 1945 London. London - The Strand - June 22, 1897. This Original etching, 1897, is for sale, priced £150

ALFRED HUGH FISHER A.R.E.
London 1867 – 1945 London

London - The Strand - June 22, 1897
251 x 143 mm
Original etching, 1897.
The full date etched in the plate. Signed in pencil.
On laid paper watermarked OWP&ACL.

£150

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Procession took place on June 22 1897. Fisher shows the procession moving along the Strand, passing the church of St Clement Danes swathed in flags, and the Law Courts.

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LOVIS CORINTH, Tapiau, East Prussia 1858 – 1925 Zandvoort, Holland. Der Konnetable mit seine Frau. This Original lithograph, 1913, is for sale, priced £150

LOVIS CORINTH
Tapiau, East Prussia 1858 – 1925 Zandvoort, Holland

Corinth favoured lithography as a graphic medium in his later, Expressionist, years, particularly for book illustrations. He drew the lithographs for Die Frau Konnetable (Schwarz 143), illustrations to Balzac’s La Connestable (The High Constable’s Wife) in 1913, though they were not published in book form till 1922.
They were first published separately as a portfolio of prints, individually pencil signed, in an edition of 50. The following item is from that edition.

The High Constable’s Wife is one of Balzac’s Contes drolatiques (Droll Stories, collected from the Abbeys of Touraine), bawdy tales written in imitation of Rabelais.

Balzac ended his tale of the High Constable’s Wife with a summary of the moral to be drawn from the story.

As this book should, according to the maxims of great ancient authors, join certain useful things to the good laughs which you will find therein and contain precepts of high taste, I beg to inform you that the quintessence of the story is this: That women need never lose their heads in serious cases, because the God of Love never abandons them, especially when they are beautiful, young, and of good family; and that gallants when going to keep an amorous assignation should never go there like giddy young men, but carefully, and keep a sharp look-out near the burrow, to avoid falling into certain traps and to preserve themselves; for after a good woman the most precious thing is, certes, a pretty gentleman.

Der Konnetable mit seine Frau
The Constable with his wife
Schwarz 143 A VII b
165 x 85 mm
Original lithograph, 1913.
Signed in pencil. From the edition of 50.
On japan. One minute fox mark (related to a paper impurity?)

£150

The Constable with his wife – and the decapitated head of her lover

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GERALD SPENCER PRYSE, Ashton, Wales 1882 – 1956 Stourton, Worcs. Poverty. This Original two-colour lithograph, 1908, is for sale, priced £100

GERALD SPENCER PRYSE
Ashton, Wales 1882 – 1956 Stourton, Worcs.

Trained in London and Paris, Pryse had his first success at the Venice International Exhibition in 1907. A socialist, the same year he joined the Fabian Society. And in 1907 too Pryse helped found The Neolith, a fairly short-lived periodical produced by members of the Senefelder Club, entirely printed in lithography and containing original lithographs by the Senefelder Club artists.
Pryse’s Poverty was included in the second issue of The Neolith, 1908.

Poverty
345 x 247 mm
Original two-colour lithograph, 1908.
As published, unsigned, in issue Number II of The Neolith.
Printed in mushroom brown and black on smooth cream wove.
A supported tear through the bottom margin.

£100

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EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E., Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin. Fisherman’s Pet. This Original drypoint, 1923, is for sale, priced £1000

EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E.
Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin

Though he was settled in London, Blampied’s prints drew on his childhood memories of life in his native Jersey, viewed with humorous affection.

Fisherman’s Pet
Campbell Dodgson 81
253 x 229 mm
Original drypoint, 1923.
Signed in pencil.
Edition of 100.
On Whatman hand-made wove paper.
Faintly light-stained overall, a single small fox mark.

£1000

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VERNON HILL, Halifax 1887 – 1972. Sisyphus. This Original etching, c1926, is for sale, priced £285

VERNON HILL
Halifax 1887 – 1972

Hill was an illustrator, sculptor and engraver.

Sisyphus
163 x 126 mm
Original etching, c1926.
Unsigned proof in an early state.
Printed in brown-black ink on cream laid paper watermarked Antique de luxe. Ink stains.

£285

Sisyphus was the founder and ruler of Corinth. A trickster of legendary cunning, he even cheated early death (or the gods of the underworld) and lived to die naturally in old age. But thereafter in Hades he was condemned to eternally roll a great boulder up a hill.

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OROVIDA Pissarro, Epping 1893 – 1968 London. Cat & Mouse. This Original etching, 1948, is for sale, priced £850

OROVIDA Pissarro
Epping 1893 – 1968 London

Orovida’s earliest etchings, in 1914, were of tigers, panthers, jaguar and leopard, subjects that remained favourites with her to over the years. The domestic cat only caught her attention briefly in the late 1940’s, when she etched seven plates with cats as their subject in a four year period. Her ‘domestic’ cats reveal their ‘wild’ ancestry.

Cat & Mouse
Ashmolean Supp (Orovida manuscript) 95
315 x 187 mm
Original etching, 1948.
Signed in pencil, dated and entitled.
Printed by David Strang on Arches laid paper (Eragny Press paper? – additional watermark , two leaves in a circle, with lines) in brown-black ink, with plate tone.
One of only 20 proofs printed.

£850

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(THOMAS) EDWIN LA DELL A.R.A., Coventry 7 January 1914 – 27 June 1970 Maidstone. A Souvenir of Trier. This Original etching, c1966, has been sold

(THOMAS) EDWIN LA DELL A.R.A.
Coventry 7 January 1914 – 27 June 1970 Maidstone

Principally a colour lithographer, La Dell was appointed senior tutor at the Royal College of Art in 1948 and retained his connection with the college until he died.

A Souvenir of Trier
543 x 424 mm
Original etching, c1966.
Signed in pencil and entitled.
A dedicated proof for Hans & Elspeth.
On wove. A few handling defects in the margins.

Sold

A record of a holiday trip to the Moselle valley, which although showing the Roman Porta Negra, concentrates largely on the wines enjoyed.

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