EVERDINGEN, Allaert van (1621-1675):

Story of Reynard the Fox,
illustrations to an ancient poem,
55 of a set of 57

Etchings and mezzotints,. Dutuit II, 350, 1-57, lacking D. 19 amd 20, all in penultimate states, from II/III to IV/V, with the skies, strengthened borderlines and various additions to the shading, but before the reduction of the plates and loss of the mezzotint where applied. One plate, D. 53, appears to be from the later, 1752, German edition.

Provenance: Dr. W. Beck (Lugt 2603c), probably acquired from C.G. Boerner, Leipzig

Fine impressions with small margins. In very good condition. Approx. 96 x 117mm.
The group $5,000

Everdingen’s experiments with tone are among the earliest rudimentary mezzotints done anywhere.
Rare in so complete a group.