This catalogue focuses on German, Flemish and Dutch prints and drawings of the period 1550-1700. We were able to include a rare, early etching from the circle of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, the Village Feast of ca. 1549, which is widely regarded as the first etched representation of a genre scene; a number of major examples of Rudolphine Mannerist art, including a miniature portrait by Joseph Werner of Archduke, Joseph I of Austria as a Child (ca. 1684); various works after Elsheimer and the numerous followers of Rubens and Rembrandt; a fine group of engravings and chiaroscuro woodcuts by Hendrick Goltzius; several extremely rare prints by German peintre-graveurs and a number of exemplary German Baroque drawings.
Catalogue by Emanuel von Baeyer. Order this catalogue.