Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (Weesp 1726-1798 Amsterdam)
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Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (Weesp 1726-1798 Amsterdam)

A collection of 45 prints and the title-page, after drawings by various artists (Laurentius, Niemeijer and Ploos van Amstel 1-46)

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Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (Weesp 1726-1798 Amsterdam)
A collection of 45 prints and the title-page, after drawings by various artists (Laurentius, Niemeijer and Ploos van Amstel 1-46)
title-page and 45 prints in mezzotint, aquatint, roulette work and other techniques, printed in colours, grey or sepia, some with hand-colouring by Ploos van Amstel, the title-page signed ‘Ploos v Amstel inv: en [?] Fecit 1765’ and with further inscriptions and the artist's printed coat of arms (verso), some others also signed and with the coat of arms (verso), published by Ploos van Amstel between 1765-1787, all mounted, generally in good condition
34.5 x 30.2 cm. and smaller
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Lot Essay

The so-called ‘printdrawings’ by Ploos van Amstel are generally considered one of the most important contributions to reproductive graphic art. The present collection of 46 prints are described by Laurentius, Niemeijer and Ploos van Amstel as the ‘main body’ (‘hoofdwerk’) of the artist’s graphic oeuvre. The artist published the prints over a period of more than twenty years. They were again published, with an additional 59 prints, by Christiaan Josi (1768-1828) in 1821.
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