Antique Prints Gallantry - Romance

Galanterie, Galanteria and Chivalry

Enjoy these prints showing a variety of subjects relating to gallantry and romance through the ages.

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Umgarnt Romance

"Umgarnt" ( ensnared in yarn - play on words in German )

Wood engraving made after a painting by B. Schmutzler, 1898. Reverse side is printed.
Tiny repairs of binding holes on vertical centerfold.

24 x 34.5 cm ( 9.4 x 13.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY247876


"L'Amour - Taillant son Arc" Amor carving his bow.

Copper etching by Jacques Boullard (1744-1806)

After the painting by Francesco Mazzola (1503-1540)

Minimal traces of age and handling

Measurements between bordure: 36,8 x 23,7 cm (ca. 14.5 x 9.3")

Image: 20 x 15,5 cm (ca. 7.9 x 6.1")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY247163


"Liebesgeplauder" ( love talk )

Wood engraving made after the painting by H. Siemiradzki, 1894.
Reverse side is printed. Light overall age toning.

15 x 22 cm ( 5.9 x 8.6 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY240810


"The Wealth of Young Love"

"Edwin ( who has just sold his first Sketch from Nature to a Benevolent-looking Stranger for Twnty Guineas) "Ther Love! It only took Two hours! Working six hours a Day for Six Days a Week, that makes 18 sketches - At 20 Guineas Each, 360 Guieas a Week. - Say Pounds - that 18,720 per Annum. As we must take a Fortnights holiday, You know! And all that without Reckoning that I Mean to Raise my Prices as I go on!" Angelina" Splendid dearest! And we'll always lay by Half, you know, in Case of a Rainy Day!"

Wood engraving dated 1880. Reverse side is printed.

18.5 x 24.5 cm ( 7.2 x 9.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY243320


"Tactus" One of a series of the five senses "touch" - "Tastsinn"

Copper etching by Willlem de Passe (ca. 1598-1637)

After Crispin de Passe the younger (1593-1670) who was Willem's brother.

Willem de Passe has only made this one plate of the certainly intended five. The time period in which this work was done is given as between 1615 and 1625.

A man lustfully reaches out and touches with the tips of the fingers of his right hand the naked breasts of a woman, while he expectantly (of what) looks into her eyes. Winged Amor, equipped with bow and arrows, standing on the woman's chair is fending off the attack of a parrot. A naked woman, status or painting in the background and a well cushioned bed in the corner are suggesting the woman being a prostitute.

Very finely executed etching in very good condition. Very good imprint. Matted and framed in a black frame.

Image size including text: 22,3 x 16 cm (ca. 8.8 x 6.3")

$ 380.00

Order Nr.OLDMASTER243296


"Depart pour la Chasse a l'Oiseau" ( Departure for hunting with falcons (falconry).

An exquisite piece of art in superb condition!

A noble hunting party is getting ready for departure, while the falcons are carried ahead on their bearer frame.
In the center of the print is a gallantry scene.

Type of print: Copper etching

Engraver: Jean Moyreau (1690-1762)

Painting by: Philips Wouvermans (1619-1668)

Dedication to: Marquis de Marigny

Publisher: Jean Moyreau

Where / when: Paris, dated 1756

Condition: Near Excellent: Very good impression on very thick wove paper!

Image size within plate marks: 44,3 x 65,3 cm (ca. 17.4 x 25.7")

Sheet size: 51 x 71 cm (ca. 20 x 28")

$ 1500.00

Order Nr. FALCONRY238695


"Herzensfrage" ( a question of the heart )

Steel engraving by J. Krepp after a painting by Amerling ca 1850.
Very minor signs of age and use.

Round image: 9 x 8.7 cm ( 3.5 x 3.4 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY242025


"Ein strategischer Moment"

Wood engraving after the painting by J. R. Wehle ca 1895. Printed in color.
Horizontal center fold. Very minor signs of age and use in margins..

31 x 20.5 cm ( 12.2 x 8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY243571


Der wieder gegebne Kuss - Le Baiser Rendu (The returned kiss)

Copper etching by Martin Gottfried Crophius, free-style after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Pater.

Ca. 1750

Crophius did a number of engravings for an Augsburg art gallery. He did not give the name of the painter. But it is known that the etching was done after Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695 - 1736)

Narrow margins. Some very minor traces of age and use.

30.3 x 42.7 cm (11.9 x 16.8")

$ 550.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235682


"Schiffbruch im Hafen" ( Shipwreck in the Harbour )

Wood engraving after a painting by E. J. Boks in Antwerp, ca 1880.
Reverse side is printed.

17.5 x 23.8 cm ( 6.8 x 9.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY237261SOLD


Le Bouquet bien recu (The nosegay gladly accepted)
The young man puts the nosegay over her right breast.

Copper etching by Robert Gaillard (1722 - 1785) after the painting by Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720 - 1778).

Nearly flawless.

43.3 x 35.2 cm (17 x 13.9")

$ 680.00

Order Nr.GALLANTRY235700


"Le Bosquet de Bacchus" (The park of Bacchus). Title also in Latin language

Copper etching by Charles Nicolas Cochin senior (1688 - 1754) after the painting

by Antoine Watteau (1684 - 1721). Paris, 1727.

Watteau's painting of a garden party of the well-to-do in Paris, called Fête à Champêtre is one of his major works. Cochin, on the other hand, possessed the touch for detail in rendering Watteau's intentions. A very decorative etching.

Wide margins show some traces of age and use along the edges. The image itself isin perfect condition.

30.5 x 40 cm (12 x 15.7")

$ 1400.00

Order Nr.. GALLANTRY235546


Accident or Design?

Fine steel engraving by G. Greatbach after a painting by G. Pope ca 1850.
Very pleasant hand coloring.

11.5 x 25 cm ( 4.5 x 9.8 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. GALANTRY235595


Le Contretemps (The wrong moment)

Copper etching by Francois Dequevauviller (1745 - 1807) after the painting by Nicolas Lavreince (1737 - 1807). Paris, ca. 1790. Engraving is same size as painting.

Maid or female doctor just about to give a lady with her bare behind an enema, when the door opens and a man peeks in.

Print is a bit creased in marguins and near title, a few pin-pricks visible against light.. Margins show some traces of age and use.

31 x 24.5 cm (12.2 x 9.6")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235553


"Am See. Gemaelde von H. Koch"

Wood engraving by Schreiber after a photograph of the painting by H. Koch, 1896.

Reverse side is printed. Vertical centerfold.

23 x 39.5 cm ( 9 x 15.5 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY237249


Les Baignets (Deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnuts)

Copper etching by Nicolas de Launay (1739 - 1792) after the drawing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 . 1806)

An assembly of excitedly waiting children and their mothers and a little thief sneaking a sample from the delicassies while the erotically bared cook finishes the next load.

Decorative oval etching with a fruit bordure.

Very minor traces of age and use in margins. Image in very good condition.

26.9 x 30.3 cm (10.6 x 11.9")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235554


Copper etching by C. de Vasseur after a sketch by Francois Boucher (1703 - 1770)

This was obviously a draft drawing to be used by Boucher in a painting. But it was so delightful that he had it etched as its own piece of art. Dated 1758

Narrow margins beyond plate mark. Very nice condition.

18.5 x 28.8 cm (7.3 x 11.3")

Order Nr.GALLANTRY238585SOLD


Les Jaloux (The jealous). Titel also in Latin nlanguage.

Copper etching by Gerard Jean-Baptist Scotin (1671 - 1716) after the painting

by Antoine Watteau (1684 - 1721). Paris Ca. 1700. (Print is same size as painting)

Two ladies on a park bench, one playing the guitar, are joined by a harlequin and another costumed man. Out between the trees look the jealous two men who would very much also like to be with the two charming ladies.

Margins show traces of age and use. Image in very good condition.

33.7 x 43.5 cm (13.3 x 17.1")

$ 950.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235552


"The Retort Courteous"

"Matilda ( who does not like being Wallflower ), " You've no idea Maud, how utterly idiotic you people dancing look to those who sit down and watch you!"
" Maude. " I dare say not, Love. I never tried!"

Wood engraving dated 1873. Reverse side is printed.

11.5 x 17.4 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY239508


"A Protector"

"If you please, Miss Lillian, Your Mama has sent the Footman to see you home"

Wood engraving dated 1873. Reverse side is printed.

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY239871


"Gelaeuschte Hoffnung" ( Overheard hopes)

Wood engraving after a painting by J. Hannes-Williams ca 1885.
Reverse side is printed.

15 x 22.5 cm ( 5.9 x 8.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY239205


Ein Gedicht ( A Poem )

Wood engraving after the painting by H. Vogler in Munich, 1894.
Reverse side is printed.

23.3 x 16.7 cm ( 9.1 x 6.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235874


Ein schuechterne Freier ( A shy admiration )

Wood engraving after a painting by Paul Hoecker 1898.
Reverse side is printed.

16.8 x 23.8 cm ( 6.6 x 9.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235873


Pair of Stipple Engravings

Cleopatra

Stipple engraving in reddish color by Dumee after the painting by Angelica Kauffman. Published by I. Read. London, 1795

There is English text left and right of title with brief explanation concerning Penelope, the wife of Ulysses... Here she shows friends the shroud for her father-in-law she was weaving during the three years of Ulysses' absence from Troya, thereby keeping her suitors at bay. During the days she was weaving, at night she unraveled it.

Very good condition.

26 x 30.5 cm (10.2 x 12")

Penelope

Stipple engraving in reddish color by Dumee after the painting by Angelica Kauffman.

Published by I. Read. London, 1795

With an explanatory text in English left and right of title, stating that she was the wife of Julius Ceasar and idolized by Marc Anthony

Very good condition.

25.8 x 30.4 cm (10.2 x 12")

PAIR Price: $ 1200.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235683


Le Verrou (the bolt)

Copper etching by Maurice Blot (1753 - 1818) after the painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806). Paris, 1784

A young man prevents the escape of his mistress by pushing the door bolt shut.

Traces of age and use along margin edges. Image excellent!

35.6 x 45 cm (14 x 17.7")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. GALANTRY235699


"Le Villageois qui cherche son veau" (the country boy who searches his calf)

Copper etching by Nicolas De Larmessin (1640 - 1725) after the painting

by Nicolas Vleughels (1668 - 1737). Paris, ca. 1700

The title is figurative and a play on words, remembering Jean de la Fontaine's fable with the same title, as the calf, the boy is searching, is a quite willing and expectantly reclined young country girl, who lets the boy peek under her knickers, while she looks on across her already exposed bosom. Up on a tree sits a happy voyeur to this erotic scene.

Wide margins with edges showing some traces of age and use. Image in perfect condition.

27.2 x 35 cm (10.7 x 13.8")

$ 650.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235545


"Tableau des Portraits à la Mode" (Life on a Parisian Boulevard)

Copper etching by Pierre-François Courtois (1736 - 1763)

after the painting by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736 - 1807)

Published in Paris in 1760

This agreeable engraving shows a bit of the amusements of the Parisian nobility and society, while on the left the ăgeneral public" is amused by a showman's presentation of his act on a makeshift stage. The scene may be interpreted as illustration of prevailing decadence, just three decades before the French Revolution of 1789. Text below in the French language.

Wide margins. Very good condition.

22.5 x 36.5 cm (8.9 x 14.4")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235544


Ein Freund in der Not ( A friend when needed - young man with fish pole and net)

Wood engraving made after the painting by Heywood Hardy dated 1899.
Reverse side is printed.

24.5 x 17 cm ( 9.6 x 6.6 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. FISHING236350


" Zu Zweien " ( Twosome )

Wood engraving after a painting by Louis Jimenes, 1893.

15.5 x 23.5 cm ( 6.1 x 9.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY237329


Tuermer´s Abendrast (The towerman´s evening rest)

Wood engraving after a painting by P. Kohlschuetter ca 1885. Reverse side is printed.

23.8 x 17 cm ( 9.3 x 6.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. GALANTRY235876


Anschluessig

Wood engraving made after a painting by Franz Simm, 1898.
Reverse side is printed.

23.7 x 16.8 cm ( 9.3 x 6.6 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235878


Der Loewe kommt! ( The lion comes! )

Wood engraving after the original drawing by St. Grocholski ca 1885.
Reverse side is printed.

24.2 x 16.8 cm ( 9.5 x 6.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235993


"G. Cervi: Galante Dienste"

Wood engraving by P. Fruehauf after G. Cervi ca 1900.
Upper margin is minimal.

23 x 32.5 cm ( 9 x 12.7 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY238602


"Les Vestales" (The Vestal Virgins)

Copper etching by Pieter Hendrik Jonxis (1757 - 1843) after the painting

by Jean Raoux (1677 - 1734). Painted by the artist in 1727, the engraving was published in Paris ca. 1800.

In ancient Rome the Vestal Virgins were actually the only women honored with priesthood. Their main purpose was to maintain the sacred fire of Vesta, godess of the hearth. When in Pompei, "The House of Vestals" was unearthed, it became fashionable for artists like Raoux to thematize this fascinating subject.

The print shows, along its margins traces of age and use. The image itself is nicely imprinted. But the overall appearance is only good.

38 x 30 cm (15 x 11.8")

$ 280.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235543


Der wieder gegebne Kuss - Le Baiser Rendu (The returned kiss)

Copper etching by Martin Gottfried Crophius, free-style after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Pater.

Ca. 1750

Crophius did a number of engravings for an Augsburg art gallery. He did not give the name of the painter. But it is known that the etching was done after Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695 - 1736)

Narrow margins. Some very minor traces of age and use.

30.3 x 42.7 cm (11.9 x 16.8")

$ 550.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235682


Der wieder gegebne Kuss - Le Baiser Rendu (The returned kiss)

Copper etching by Martin Gottfried Crophius, free-style after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Pater. Ca. 1750

Crophius did a number of engravings for an Augsburg art gallery. He did not give the name of the painter. But it is known that the etching was done after Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695 - 1736)

Narrow margins. Some very minor traces of age and use.

30.3 x 42.7 cm (11.9 x 16.8")

$ 550.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235741


"Les trois Déesses se préparant pour le jugement de Paris." (The three godesses prepare themselves for the judgement of Paris)

Copper stipple etching by Philippe Simonneau (born 1685, death date unknown) after the painting by Perin del Vago (sic). The painter's corredct name is: Pietro Buonaccorsi, who called himself and was named: Perino del Vaga. ( he assumed the name ăVaga" from a Florence painter who was his teacher). Dates of his life: 1501 Florence - Rom 1547). The engraving was published in Paris, ca. 1720.

Hera, Athena and Aphrodite, the three godly beauties from Greek mythology are getting ready for the judgement of Paris who had to decide who of the three was the most beautiful. The godesses are assisted and jubilated by servants and an assembly of putti.

Narrow margins. Printed on very thick paper. One repaired blemish of minor importance.

37 x 29 cm (14.6 x 11.4")

$ 520.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235541


Sophia.

Stiipple engraving, printed in colors (sepia, pink and blue) by James Hogg

after the painting by Matthew William Peters (1742 - 1814), an English painter and clergy man. Dated: London, 1785

This etching is one of the qualitatively pretentious, early and rare samples of color printing!

A young lady, mor that than a country girl is resting for a picknick during barley harvesting.

The image is in very good condition, but the margins show various traces of age and use, including a tear on the right side of margin.

Diameter of image: 29.5 cm (11.6")

$ 350.00

Order Nr. GALLANTRY235542


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