DUSART, Cornelis (1660-1704):

A Sailor from the East India Company dancing with his Mistress

Mezzotint, c.1695. Hollstein 42, fourth state of four, with the composition complete and with the letters
Provenance: Dr. A. Edler von Marenzeller (1820-1907), Lugt 790; Dr. O. Mascha (b. 1852), L. 1904; Wilhelm Kuhnen (19th C.) (unmarked, see Lugt 1594 and suppl. p. 222); Hollstein cites all these collections, and the subsequent purchase by Dr. J.C. Bierens de Haan, (1867-1951, biography Lugt suppl. p. 69) who gave his collection to the Museum Boymans van Beuningen (Lugt suppl. 700a, duplicate); J. Kuderna, L. suppl. 1626a Watermark: Proprietary

A very fine, warm impression, with traces of escaped mezzotint marks in the inscription space, small margins all round. Scattered fox-marks visible in the margins, two of the collector’s marks showing through from the verso faintly below, excellent condition.
252 x 180mm.
$3,750

 

 

Hollstein creates confusion by saying that Dutuit includes this print in his set of The General Gladness about the Siege of Namur,but the print in the set is a single dancing sailor.