Hendrick Goltzius / Jacob Matham / The Vices
 Utrecht mannerism from 17th century

Hendrick Goltzius              Jacques de Gheyn             Utrecht             Mannerism             Dutch School

Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1647)
Master of the Burin. A monument in engraving art. Leading figure of the mannerist school of Dutch engravers. For technique as an engraver Goltzius is considered as unsurpassed, even by Dürer. He was a pupil of Dirk Volckertz, Coornhert and Philippe Galle. His mannerism was highly influenced by Spranger but after a journey to Italy he developed it to a less exaggerated form. His designs where engraved, often with even more skill by his contemporain Jan Saenredam and Goltzius pupil and son of Goltzius second wife: Jacob Matham.
This designs are masterly done and Goltzius, Matham and Saenredam where superb engravers. Their work makes part of the upper-class art-sales. The works below are mostly inventions of Goltzius, engraved by himself or engraved by Saenredam or Matham. Few others are engravings by Saenreda
m on his own invention.on Pieter, who later became famous for his paintings of the interiors of churches, was born. He died in Assendelft in 1607.

Jacob Matham (1571-1631)
Born in Haarlem and since 1581 pupil of his stepfather Hendrick Goltzius, 1593-1597 in Italy, Venice and Rome, settled 1598 in Haarlem, 1605 in Venice, died 1631 at Haarlem. Matham is perhaps the most profound Goltzius engraver of his time.

... In niches. A suite of 7 prints
Reference: B.1271-277, Hollstein 277-283,
first state is before the address of Visscher (II) and Ottens in plate one (III)

the prints measures 32,50 cm X 16,30 cm
Signed HG Invent. on all prints, J.Matham Scul. on plate one

A group in second state

(With the publishers address of Claes Janszn. Visscher on plate one)




Ira Avarice

A group of five from seven prints in second state of three with the Visschers address on plate one.Prints are complete and trimmed on plate border visible at some points. They are attached with borders on a laid paper support sheet. Good strong impressions in good condition with no folds or stains. Number one has small defect top bottom corner of the text line. Number five has pin hole top right, otherwise and overall fine.

A group possibly still from the first state

(Regarding the paper and the watermarks.State can only be determed on plate one which is not in the selection)




State I or II  / from III
Full plate border, half cm margins
Square shield watermark with diagonal bar

State I or II  / from III
Full plate border, 2 mm margins
Fools head watermark

State I or II  / from III
Full plate border, 1 mm margins, waterstain
Square shield watermark with diagonal bar

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