Auction 139, Lot 444

"Petersburgs Orangerie, Fontein en (1) Rusische Badstoof [on sheet with] Petersburgs Gesigt van de Groote Laen, na de Nieuwe Fontein", Stoopendaal, Daniel

Subject: Vecht River, Netherlands

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: De zegepraalende Vecht

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 12.3 inches
19.8 x 31.2 cm

These copper-engraved views are from Stoopendaal's De zegepraalende Vecht, a famous series of views of rich country houses and gardens along the river Vecht. The series depicts the large classical gardens of the period along with the country houses that were built in the last decennia of the Dutch Golden Age. The top view shows a fountain and a Russian bath house amongst an orange grove, while the bottom view shows a grand alley surrounded by trees with a fountain barely visible in the distance.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper and wide margins, with light toning and a short tear in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/15/2012

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