Martinez D. gallery

Paris

Specialized for more than 30 years in Old Master and Modern prints, the Galerie Martinez D. will present a panel of exceptional works by their rarity, or by their place in the history of printmaking: Dürer’s Rhinoceros, a masterpiece of woodcut printmaking and highlight of its selection, will be showcased alongside a yet unseen monotype by Degas, lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec, Ranson, Picasso, and etchings by Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya, and Braque. In sum, nearly 150 Master prints, ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.

Artists presented at the Paris Print Fair

CAMILLE COROT
EDGAR DEGAS
ALBRECHT DÜRER
FRANCISCO JOSÉ GOYA Y LUCIENTES
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN

Information

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+33 1 42 81 41 16
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Edgar Degas, Mademoiselle Nathalie Wolkonska, 2nd plate. About 1860-1861.
Original etching. Extremely rare proof on ivory vellum with ground tint, of the 1st state of 2, before the background work. Covered on the back with the artist’s studio stamp (Lugt n°657). All margins. 122 x 88 mm [358 x 256 mm]. The ink of the estate stamp is also visible on the front, in the lower left corner.
Of great rarity. Delteil mentions only three proofs of this state, one of which is currently in the Clark Art Institute (inv. 1962.29, former Alexis Rouart collection), Our print is most likely one of the other two copies mentioned by Delteil, from the collections of Paul Petit and Dr Georges Viau (1855-1939). Ref : Delteil n°8. Adhémar and Cachin n° 15. Reed and Shapiro n° 12. Courtesy Martinez D Gallery.

Albrecht Dürer, The Rhinoceros. 1515. Woodcut. Proof on watermarked laid paper of the 4th edition (of 8), the wood showing a thin slit in the lower part through the front legs of the animal. Printed at the end of the 16th century. Watermark: crowned shield with fleur-de-lys, and letters “WR” in pendant (Meder no. 121, before 1600). 210 x 294 mm (square line). Ref: Bartsch no. 136. Meder no. 273.4. Hollstein no. 273d. Courtesy Martinez D Gallery.