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Dutch Old Master Drawings and Prints: Lucas van Leyden (Dutch, 1494-1533)

Lucas van Leyden: Old Testament and Miscellaneous / Lucas: New Testament / Lucas: Christ and 10 of the Apostles

North Italian Illuminated Manuscript / Italian Old Master Drawings: An Overview / Italian School, 16th-Century Drawings
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Raphael / Giulio Romano / Perino del Vaga / Marcantonio Raimondi / Parmigianino
Titian (after) / Andrea Schiavone / Tintoretto / Veronese / Taddeo Zuccaro / Federico Zuccaro / Alessandro Casolani
Jacopo Palma il Giovane / Cherubino Alberti / Luca Cambiaso / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci

Italian School, 17th-Century Drawings / Bolognese School / Giovanni Baglione / Matteo Rosselli / Ercole Bazzicaluva
Baldassare Franceschini called Il Volterrano / Pier Francesco Mazzuccelli, il Morazzone / Odoardo Fialetti / Simone Cantarini
Domenichino / Francesco Albani / Giovanni Lanfranco / Guercino / Pier Francesco Mola / Antonio Busca

Italian School Printmakers, 15th-17th Centuries: Venetian School, c. 1497 / Raphael School / Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio
Marcantonio Raimondi / The Master of the Die / Anea Vico / Agostino Veneziano / Nicholas Beatrizet
Michelangelo Buonarotti (After) / Giulio Bonasone / Giovanni Battista Franco /Girolamo Fagiuoli / Cherubino Alberti
Titian (after) / Tintoretto (after) / Parmigianino / Giorgio Ghisi / Diana Scultori / Annibale Carracci / Ludovico Carracci
Agostino Carracci / Simone Cantarini / Elisabetta Sirani / Gerolamo Scarsello

Netherlandish School, 15th-17th-Century Drawings / Flemish School, 17th-Century
Bernaert van Orley / Lucas van Leyden / Maarten de Vos / Jan Baptiste de Wael / Abraham Bloemaert
Peter Paul Rubens / Philipp Sadeler / Nicolaes Maes / Rembrandt School

Netherlandish Printmakers 16th-17th Centuries: Lucas van Leyden, Maarten van Heemskerck, Cornelis Cort
Philips Galle, Abraham de Bruyn, Hans (Jan) Collaert, Adriaen Collaert, Karel de Mallery, Theodore Galle, Hendrik Goltzius
Julius Goltzius, Gerard de Jode, Jacob Matham, Jan Sanraedam, Maarten de Vos, Jan Sadeler, Aegidius Sadeler, Raphael Sadeler
Crispin de Passe, Magdalena de Passe, Wierix Brothers, Rembrandt, Rembrandt School, Jan Lievens, Jan Joris van Vliet,
Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck

German Drawings: Hans Sebald Beham / Virgil Solis / Hans von Aachen / Joseph Heinrich Roos

German 16th century printmakers: Heinrich Aldegrever, Jost Amman, Hans Sebald Beham, Hans Brosamer, Hans Burgkmair,
Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Durer (After), Augstin Hirschvogel, Hans Holbein (After), Hopfer Family,
Monogrammist IS with the Shovel, Georg Pencz, Hans Schäufelein, Virgil Solis, Monogrammist W.S. (Wolfgang Stuber?).

French Drawings: Charles de La Fosse / Etienne Parrocel / François Boucher / Jean-François de Neufforge / Mouricault
French printmakers: Etienne Delaunne / Rene Boyvin /Thomas de Leu / Jean Cousin the Younger / Jacques Callot
Abraham Bosse / Sebastien Bourdon / Claude Gelle "le Lorraine" / Jean LePautre
Claudine Bouzonnet Stella / Antonette Bouzonnet Stella / Gabriel Perelle

19th-Century Drawings / 20th-Century Drawings
Lucas van Leyden is the first great Renaissance master printmaker produced by the Netherlands. Something of a child prodigy, he was first influenced by Albrecht Durer's works toward the end of the first decade of the sixteenth century. In 1521, Lucas and Durer met during Durer's trip to the Netherlands to try to win the support of the new Regent of the Netherlands for the renewal of the pension granted him by the Emperor Maximilian I. We know from Durer's diary of the trip that they met and enjoyed each other's art and company. After Durer left, Lucas was again challenged by the quality of Durer's works to rethink his engraving. Lucas combined the native Netherlandish tradition with Durer's inspiration and the Italian style that Jan Gossaert had brought back with him when he returned from Italy after the death of Pope Adrian VI, and gave birth to a style that dominated Netherlandish printmaking for almost 100 years (thanks, in part to a Lucas van Leyden revival led by Hendrik Goltzius and his followers, Jan Saenredam and Jan Harmendsz Muller). One of the greatest printmakers of the Renaissance.

Select Bibliography: Suzanne Boorsch & Nadine M. Orenstein, The Print in the North: The Age of Albrecht Durer and Lucas Van Leyden (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997); P. van der Coelen,   Patriarchs, angels & prophets. The old testament in Netherlandish printmaking from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt (Amsterdam: Museum het Rembrandthuis, 1996); F.W.H. Hollstein, The graphic art of Lucas van Leyden 1494-1533 (Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, n.d.); F.W.H. Hollstein, The new Hollstein Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, 1450-1700: Lucas van Leyden (Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Publishers, 1996); Ellen S. Jacobowitz, and Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, The Prints of Lucas Van Leyden and His Contemporaries (Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art / Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983); J.P. Filedt Kok, Lucas van Leyden - Grafiek (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 1978); Jacques Lavalleye., Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Lucas van Leyden: The Complete Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts (NY: Abrams, 1967); Elise Lawton Smith, The Paintings of Lucas van Leyden. A new appraisal, with catalogue raisonne (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1992); Maria Fossi Todorow, ed. Mostra delle incisioni di Luca di Leida (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Uffizi: Cataloghi. 16; Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1963).
The Creation of Eve (Bartsch 1, New Hollstein 3d i/iii). Original engraving, 1529. First state (of 3) on laid paper with the small jug watermark; thread margins or trimmed to the plate mark. A very good impression of this scarce print. Image size: 163x115 mm. Price: $9500.
The Expulsion (Bartsch 4, New Hollstein 4: 1b) Original engraving, 1529. First state (of 3) on laid paper with the small crowned shield with three fleur-de-lys watermark; thread margins or trimmed to the plate mark. A very good impression of this scarce print. Signed with the reversed "L" and dated 1529 top left. Image size: 163x117 mm. Price: $9500.
Adam & Eve Mourning the Death of Abel (Bartsch 6). Original engraving, 1529. A very good impression trimmed just within the platemark. Signed with the "L" and dated 1529 in the plate. This is the last of a series of six engravings on "The Creation and Fall of Mankind." Image size: 160x110 mm. Price: SOLD
David Praying (Bartsch 29, NGA 76). One of only 6 etchings executed by Lucas, the National Gallery of Art catalogue, The Prints of Lucas van Leyden and His Contempories calls it an amazing accomplishment in the etching medium. Ours is a strong impression on laid paper, trimmed on or within the border. Signed with the "L" and dated 1530 lower left. Provenance: von Liphart (Lugt 1687) & Landsinger (2358). Image size: 115x74mm. Price: $12,500.
Ornament with two dolphins (Bartsch 161, New Hollstein 161). Original engraving, 1527. Very good strong impression on laid paper, trimmed on or within border. Dated 1527 top center and signed with the "L" bottom center. Image size: 112x81mm. Price: $3500.
Ornament with two dolphins (Bartsch 161, New Hollstein 161). Original engraving, 1527. Good strong impression on laid paper, trimmed on or within border. Dated 1527 top center and signed with the "L" bottom center. Image size: 112x81mm. Price: $3000.

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