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Lot 28

A large collection of prints (59), Various French, German, Italian and Austrian hands, 17th/18th...

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Lot 28

A large collection of prints (59), 
Various French, German, Italian and Austrian hands, 17th/18th...

Price Realised: £722

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 28


A large collection of prints (59), 
Various French, German, Italian and Austrian hands, 17th/18th century and later- 

Etchings and engravings, each bears ink stamp for the National Gallery of Prague 'Narodni Galerie, vývoz' ('National Gallery, export') verso, various sizes, fifty-nine (59), (all unframed). 

Private Collection, UK. 

Comprising; Wilhelm Friedrich Gmelin (1760-1820); View of Mount Vesuvius from the Mare Morto near Naples; bears stamp for the ‘Collection M. Levy Varzovie’, plate 49.5 x 67.5; N. Bergert (French School, late 17th/early 18th century), ‘A design for Fireworks’, inscribed and dated 1699 in the plate; another 17th century French School print ‘Louis XIII rewarded by Victory’, later inscribed below the plate; three architectural prints of grave monuments, including the Tomb of Galeazzo Visconti, First Duke of Milan, the plate 27 x 26cm; various prints after 16th- and 17th-century painters including; Frans van der Steen (c. 1625-1672) after Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), ‘The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand’ (reversed copy, two parts), the largest plate 60 x 46cm.; Gérard de Lairesse (1641-1711), ‘Joseph Revealing himself to his brothers’, bears inscribed inventory number verso, 38 x 51cm.; various prints after Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), including Neptune and Thetis; and the Head of Cyrus brought to Queen Tomyris; Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (1741-1814), ‘Le Festin Royal’ ; and ‘Le Bal Masqué’, each plate 52 x 40cm; Three prints of French Revolutionary subjects including ‘Le Serment de réconciliation des Trois Ordres’, ‘L’Arrivee du Roy a Paris’ and ‘La journée à jamais mémorable aux François’ (each circa 1789) further engravings by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), Samuel Bottschild (1641-1706), Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) and other hands; and several 19th-century prints published by connoisseurs’ societies, including the Oesterreichischen Kunstverein.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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