DELAUNE ETIENNE ( 1519-1583 )
From the set: "History of Genesis"State I/II before addressNice print, cut at the copper limit, remnants of old mounts on the back, some small brown stains and thinning in the borders on the back.Bartsch: 25Carries three collector's brandsLugt.1731 ( and L.1701 ):" L. LÉPINGLE († around 1903), merchant, Brussels. Prints.L. Lépingle, a former ironmonger, owned a collection of ancient and modern prints which was purchased, perhaps only in part, by the print dealer Bihn, of Paris.The collector used, in addition to the mark reproduced, a stamp offering his initials in Roman characters (We have not yet encountered the third mark, cited by Lugt in 1956, offering the initials of the collector in Roman characters Romans), and a third giving his name in full.The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg holds a set of twenty-two prints by Ignace Joseph Claussin after de Boissieu, eleven of them jointly bearing the marks L.1731 and L.1701, and two among them the marks L.1672b, L.1731 and L.4169 (archives of the Custodia Foundation, letter dated October 24, 2013).In several sales catalogs, the mark L.1731 was reported on prints accompanied by another unidentified mark, an initial L, stamped in blue-green ink; this has sometimes been identified as L.1701 (for example sale 2009, September 16, London, Christie's, n° 86, Rembrandt, The Flight into Egypt or online sale 2018, November 28 to December 6, Christie's, n° ° 99, Rembrandt, The Last Supper), or else described without mentioning the Lugt number (sale 2009, April 8, London, Christie's, no. 49, Rembrandt, Self-portrait with Saskia; sale 2004, November 25, Haarlem, Bubb Kuyper, no. 3527, W. Panneels, San Sebastian). This mark L.1701 is probably related to the collection of L. Lépingle. So many prints where the two marks, L.1701 and L.1731, appear together lead us to think that they may be linked.Note that this mark had been reported on a drawing given to Donato Creti (1671-1749) in the catalog of the Galerie Prouté in 1975, without specifying its color (cat. Prouté, Catalog “Dandré-Bardon”, Paris 1975, #8).The L.1731 mark may be affixed in blue, blue-green and/or red."Lugt:4172 (This is a larger size variant of the L.4171 mark): "CHARLES-FRÉDÉRIC MEWÈS (Strasbourg 1858-1914), architect, London. Ornamental and architectural drawings and prints .Charles Mewès (sometimes written Mewes), originally from a Jewish family in the Baltic countries, was the son of a merchant, Frédéric Mewès, and Julie Laure Schutzenberger. The family left Alsace in 1870 during the Prussian occupation. Charles entered the office of Jean-Louis Paul (1837-1920), a famous architect and teacher at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, at the age of twenty. In 1885, he competed for the Prix de Rome and graduated the following year. In 1900, he joined forces with the British architect Arthur Joseph Davis (1878-1951), his former classmate at the École des Beaux-Arts, and formed the “Mewès et Davis” agency. Charles Mewès owes his reputation as an architect to ..