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Spring Online Edition, May 14 - 28, 2021

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C.G. BOERNER

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C.G. BOERNER is an art dealership that has focused on prints and drawings of the finest quality since it was founded in Leipzig in 1826. Today we have offices in Düsseldorf and New York. The firm has worked with museums and private collectors from its earliest days, when Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was an important client of founder Carl Gustav Boerner. While our reputation is chiefly based on our specialist knowledge of such old masters as Schongauer, Dürer, and Rembrandt as well as of the German Romantics, we also deal in prints by other important European artists, among them Mantegna, Burgkmair, Piranesi, and Goya. Additionally, in recent years we have handled exceptional works by American printmakers, including Whistler, Cassatt, Hopper, and Bellows.

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Goya, Los Caprichos

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While we are hoping to soon find ways to present works of art in person, yet another virtual fair will have to do for the time being. However, since small-format old master prints are hardly conducive to “installation views,” we discourage the use of the “view in room” or “view in your space” functions—unless, that is, you choose to use them for comic relief. Let’s just pray that we all don’t end up like the passengers on the cruise-spaceship Axiom in the legendary Pixar movie WALL-E whose pleasure is mostly derived from colorful screens!

As for the works themselves, we can present: an impression of the first true chiaroscuro woodcut ever made, a fine set of Goya’s Caprichos and a rare lifetime proof impression from his Desastres (the set as a whole was printed only posthumously), and an unusual example of early Dutch Mannerism, as well as our habitual grouping of prints by Rembrandt, the German Romantics, and much more.

We extend a warm (albeit remote) welcome to our online visitors!

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Armin Kunz

HANS BURGKMAIR THE ELDER

Lovers Surprised by Death

1510

21,2 x 15,3 cm

chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks

PROVENANCE: Rudolph Dietze, Hamburg; his sale, Amsler & Ruthardt, Berlin, January 30, 1893, lot 277; private collection, Vienna; private collection, USA

Bartsch 40; Dodgson 46; Geisberg 475; Hollstein 724

Price on Request

REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Man in a Broad-Brimmed Hat

1630

8,6 x 7,0 cm

etching

Bartsch 311; New Hollstein 73 (only state)

Price on Request

FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES

Los Caprichos

published 1799

31,4 x 21,7 cm each

etching and aquatint on laid paper

PROVENANCE: Horatio Curtis (purchase note dated 1911 on flyleaf); donated by his widow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; sold by the MFA in 1974 to generate funds for the purchase of Philip Hofer’s collection (the deaccession stamp signed by Eleanor Sayrs); private collection ; sale Christie’s, Paris, November 29, 2005, lot 63 ; private collection, Europe

The complete set of 80 prints in the first edition, published by Goya in 1799. Delteil 38–117; Harris 36–115, all in state III.1 (of 12)

Price on Request

WILHELM FRIEDRICH GMELIN

Dissertazioni di Tivoli e di Albano

1816

41,0 x 54,5 cm

engravings

The complete set of twelve engravings on wove paper with title page and twelve pages of letterpress text on six sheets of laid paper. Borchardt 146-158

Price on Request

Anton Würth

DIRCK VOLKERTSZ. COORNHERT after MAARTEN VAN HEEMSKERCK

The Apostle Paul Baptizing in Ephesos

1553

29,4 x 41,2 cm

engraving

New Hollstein 394 (only state). WATERMARK: colums (Briquet 4432 – 4447; New Hollstein, Muller Dynasty, vol. 3, p. 271)

Price on Request

C.G. Boerner

HANS BURGKMAIR THE ELDER

Lovers Surprised by Death

21,2 x 15,3 cm

chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks

Bartsch 40; Dodgson 46; Geisberg 475; Hollstein 724

Price on Request

REMBRANDT HARMENSZ. VAN RIJN

Man in a Broad-Brimmed Hat

8,6 x 7,0 cm

etching

Bartsch 311; New Hollstein 73 (only state)

Price on Request

FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES

Los Caprichos

31,4 x 21,7 cm each

etching and aquatint on laid paper

The complete set of 80 prints in the first edition, published by Goya in 1799. Delteil 38–117; Harris 36–115, all in state III.1 (of 12)

Price on Request

WILHELM FRIEDRICH GMELIN

Dissertazioni di Tivoli e di Albano

41,0 x 54,5 cm

engravings

The complete set of twelve engravings on wove paper with title page and twelve pages of letterpress text on six sheets of laid paper. Borchardt 146-158

Price on Request

DIRCK VOLKERTSZ. COORNHERT after MAARTEN VAN HEEMSKERCK

The Apostle Paul Baptizing in Ephesos

29,4 x 41,2 cm

engraving

New Hollstein 394 (only state). WATERMARK: colums (Briquet 4432 – 4447; New Hollstein, Muller Dynasty, vol. 3, p. 271)

Price on Request