Hans Bol (1534-1593), after. Engraved by Philips Galle. - Narcissus in a Brueghel landscape. Original.

Description
Hans Bol (1534-1593), after. Engraved by Philips Galle. - Narcissus in a Brueghel landscape. Original.
Engraving - Not signed - 1574

Very nice meandering Breughel landscape with on the right foreground the bending figure of Narcissus. The print is part of a series of 30 plates with mythological landscapes, after drawings by the talented Antwerp artist Hans Bol. (1534-1593). He was considered as the rightful artistic heir of Pieter Bruegel after the latter's death.

Philip (or Philips) Galle (1537 – 1612) was a Dutch publisher, best known for publishing old master prints, which he also produced as designer and engraver. He is especially known for his reproductive engravings of paintings. He started as one of the main engravers working for Hieronymus Cock, having engraved several Bruegel prints.

Typical for Bol's style is the tremendous sense of detail in the seemingly endless landscape, which includes farmhouses, a whole city, and cowherds.

Condition: Printed on laid paper. Trimmed to the borderline. Lower text margin trimmed, with exception of the title "Narcissus in Florem". Small brown stain above Narcissus' head. Small piece of thinned paper on verso, not showing in the image. An overall fine impression of the only state.

Reference: New Hollstein (Galle), R17. / Hollstein III:172 (Bol).

Lot details
Artist
Hans Bol (1534-1593), after. Engraved by Philips Galle.
Title of artwork
Narcissus in a Brueghel landscape. Original.
Year
1574
Technique
Engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
11.7×18.4 cm
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