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Landscape Prints

The printmaking tradition of rendering landscapes originated in Italy in the 1500s with the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi. Known for his engravings of Raphael's work, Raimondi inspired others to reproduce original artwork for profit, and the practice quickly spread to the Netherlands and was assimilated into the Dutch landscape tradition.

Landscapes were one of the most popular categories of prints produced for book illustrations or for decorative purposes. In the 19th century, the French Barbizon landscape painters translated plein air sketches into remarkable prints. Preferring to work outdoors and study directly from nature, rebelling against studio painting, the Barbizon artists found printmaking a versatile medium for capturing the desired effects.

The Barbizon school greatly influenced the next generation of Impressionist painters. In Great Britain, artists rendered the landscape using mezzotint and aquatint to create the effects of watercolor washes, as can be seen in the work of Paul Sandby and David Lucas, who is known for his translation of John Constable landscape paintings into prints.


Quick Facts

  • Dutch painter and printmaker Hercules Segers is considered one of the most important landscapists of the Dutch golden age, creating remarkable original compositions of imaginary mountain vistas
  • The 19th century Barbizon painters preferred to make prints using the etching technique, as they could draw directly into the ground to quickly capture the changing effects of weather on the landscape
  • In the 1890s, Edgar Degas created remarkable impressionistic color landscapes using the monotype technique. Degas travelled through Burgundy to visit a friend, and created the monotypes as recollections of the countryside along his journey

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LUIGI KASIMIR Signed Etching
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
LUIGI KASIMIR Signed Etching
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$2759 Bids
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LEW DAVIS "BIG BLUE" LITHOGRAPH
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
LEW DAVIS "BIG BLUE" LITHOGRAPH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$557 Bids
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Harold Altman (American, 1924-2003) Lithograph, Snow
Jul 19, 9:00 AM EDT
Harold Altman (American, 1924-2003) Lithograph, Snow
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $100- $200
$506 Bids
Maxfield Parrish Print, Air Castles
Jul 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Maxfield Parrish Print, Air Castles
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$426 Bids
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TERRI ZUPANC "UNTITLED (CREEK)" ETCHING
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
TERRI ZUPANC "UNTITLED (CREEK)" ETCHING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$255 Bids
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Edinburgh, Scotland
Jul 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Edinburgh, Scotland
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $500- $1,500
$2205 Bids
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STEVE HANKS "SOUTHWESTERN BEDROOM" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
STEVE HANKS "SOUTHWESTERN BEDROOM" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$55 Bids
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Szolnok, Hungary
Jul 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Szolnok, Hungary
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $500- $1,500
$1704 Bids
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Krakow, Poland
Jul 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Krakow, Poland
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $500- $1,500
$3254 Bids
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Zaros, Crete
Jul 09, 10:00 AM CDT
Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Zaros, Crete
by Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
Est: $500- $1,500
$1603 Bids
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SCHOOL OF REMBRANDT VAN RIJN LANDSCAPE WITH CANAL AND PALISADE ETCHING
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
SCHOOL OF REMBRANDT VAN RIJN LANDSCAPE WITH CANAL AND PALISADE ETCHING
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
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WALTER MEIGS "BRIGHT TREES AND BAY" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
WALTER MEIGS "BRIGHT TREES AND BAY" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
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BERNARD GANTNER "VILLAGE PERCHE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
BERNARD GANTNER "VILLAGE PERCHE" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
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JERRY SCHURR "CASTLE ROCK" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH
Jul 24, 9:00 AM MST
JERRY SCHURR "CASTLE ROCK" SIGNED LIMITED EDITION SERIGRAPH
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Study of a Tree
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Study of a Tree
by Strauss & Co
Est: R30,000- R40,000
R28,0002 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Doringboom, Potgietersrust (Nilant 62)
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Doringboom, Potgietersrust (Nilant 62)
by Strauss & Co
Est: R20,000- R30,000
R22,0002 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Krommerivier, Stellenbosch (Nilant 15)
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Krommerivier, Stellenbosch (Nilant 15)
by Strauss & Co
Est: R25,000- R35,000
R28,0002 Bids
Max Kuehne (1880-1968) lithograph, "Window in Rock…
Jul 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Max Kuehne (1880-1968) lithograph, "Window in Rock…
by Blackwood March Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$752 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Wilgerboom in die Somer (Nilant 79)
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Wilgerboom in die Somer (Nilant 79)
by Strauss & Co
Est: R30,000- R40,000
R38,0002 Bids
ROBERT KASIMIR Signed Etching
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
ROBERT KASIMIR Signed Etching
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$152 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Hardekoolboom, TVL (Nilant 74)
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Hardekoolboom, TVL (Nilant 74)
by Strauss & Co
Est: R30,000- R50,000
R28,0002 Bids
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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Okahandjaberg, S.W.A.
Jul 12, 6:00 PM SAST
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; South African 1886-1957; Okahandjaberg, S.W.A.
by Strauss & Co
Est: R30,000- R50,000
R30,0002 Bids
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Pr Doug West Taos Silk Screens
Jul 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Pr Doug West Taos Silk Screens
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $400- $600
$452 Bids

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