Épreuve  de  Luxe  on  Silk

Voget – Quinkhard, Jan Mauritz (Rees near Cleve 1688 – Amsterdam 1772). Albertus Voget (theologian, Bremen 1695 – Utrecht 1771, since 1735 professorship there). Half-length portrait with ornamentally decorated margins after the painting of c. 1750 in the Utrecht University’s Senaatszaal. Engraving by Pieter Tanjé (Bolsward, Frisia, 1706 – Amsterdam 1761) for N. v. Vucht, G. Thieme + A. v. Paddenburg. 1754. Inscribed: J. M. Quinkhard Pinx. / P. Tanjé sculps. / N. v. Vucht, G. T. et A. v. Paddenburg, Excuderunt. 13¼ × 9⅝ in (33.6 × 24.3 cm).

Nagler 30 + Wurzbach 55, both Tanjé. – Gorissen 100 honours Quinkhard as the “important portrait painter” as which the work here shows him, too. – Six-liner in Latin + Dutch:

Jan Mauritz Quinkhard, Albertus Voget

“ ALBERTUS VOGET / SS. Theologiæ Doctor et Professor.

“ En Tibi praeclari vultumque habitumque Vogeti / Vivaci artificis Seripsit in aere menus. / O utinam mentis potuisset et addere dotes! / Jnmensi pretii parva tabelli foret. Docta tamen Pietaa alia Sub imagine pingi, / Auct alio mollet Candor in ore legi. / J. de Rhoer.

“ Kon Quinkhards Kunst-pinceel iet van den omtrek geven / Van Vogets grooten geest; Gy zaagt in dit taf’reel / Geleertheit tabaarts waard; gy zaagt het schoonste deel / Des schrand’ren Bybel-tolks getroffen naar het leven: / Schiet hier de Kunst te kort, ontfang noch van heur hant / Dit Wezen, van s’Mans Geest een zeker ondervant. / S. H. Manger. ”

Silk  copy

of this fine plate of one “ of the most excellent Netherlandish engravers ” (Nagler) and as such of absolute rarity :

“ For  broadsheets , portraits  of  princely  personages  etc.
here  and  there  white  silk
had  been  used  instead  of  paper ”

(Bogeng in Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens III [1937], 269). – Evenly feebly browned.

Offer no. 15,270 / EUR  670. / export price EUR  637. (c. US$ 782.) + shipping

“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”

(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)