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[Backgammon.] Hæc sacra, spectator, superant simulata potentum gaudia: ruricolas aulica cura fugit! Pætum suave placet, cerevisia rara, fritillus et casa: quis nobis ditior esse potetest?
J: de Visscher fecit. A: van Ostaden pinxit.
G. Valk excudit. [n.d. c.1670.]
Engraving and etching, sheet 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate. Small nick and stains on inscription area.
A rustic cottage scene with various peasants at leisure. Two men sit at a table playing backgammon, under a thatched canopy, watched by two other peasants.
Hollstein: 15.III.
[Ref: 58974]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Artifice. Q.6
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Rare etching. Plate 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4½"), with large margins.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing fireworks, with timer, keys, measuring tools and smoking clay pots.
[Ref: 59103]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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