Home page

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Nicolaes Claesz. Berchem (Haarlem 1620-1683 Amsterdam)
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more
Nicolaes Claesz. Berchem (Haarlem 1620-1683 Amsterdam)

A cow and four sheep, with a counterproof of the same to the left

Details
Nicolaes Claesz. Berchem (Haarlem 1620-1683 Amsterdam)
A cow and four sheep, with a counterproof of the same to the left
red chalk, red chalk counterproof
5 x 7 5/8 in. (129 x 195 mm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 14 November 1988, lot 137.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The unusual arrangement of this sheet gives an insight into Berchem's print making technique. The first drawing, in the direction intended for the finished etching, is folded onto the left half of the sheet and the image 'printed' by the application of pressure. This reversed image can then be transferred to the plate, which when printed returns the picture to its original conformation.
;

More from OLD MASTER AND 19TH CENTURY DRAWINGS

View All
View All