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Catalogue Raisonné De Toutes Les Estampes Qui Forment L'Oeuvre De Rembrandt Et Ceux De Ses Principaux Imitateurs. Composé Par Les Sieurs Gersaint, Helle, Glomy Et P. Yver. - Nouvelle Édition. Entièrement Refondue, Corrigé Et Considérablement Augmentée Par Adam Bartsch, Garde des estampes à la bibliothèque I. et R. de la Cour, et Membre de l'Académie I. et R. des beaux-arts à Vienne. Première Partie. Avec Planches. (Seconde Partie.) Réimpression de l'Édition de 1797.

Adam von Bartsch

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Leipzig: Alexander Danz, Marchand D'Estampes, 1880.

Physical Description

2 vols. [in one]; 233 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [2], xxxix, [1], 234, [2] p., frontis. (port.), 3 (fold.), [1] pl. - Vol. II: 182, [2] p., frontis. (port.).


Vol. I: [Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Avant-Propos - [Text] - [Colophon] - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [Half-t., frontis. (port.), t.p.] - [Text] - [Colophon].

Responsibility Note

The two portraits and the unnumbered plate of Vol. I are signed as made by A. Bartsch.


G. Schwartz, Rembrandt: all the etchings reproduced in true size (1977); L. Münz, A critical catalogue of Rembrandt's etchings (2 v., 1952). On Bartsch see W. Koschatzky, 'Adam von Bartsch: an introduction to his life and work', in The illustrated Bartsch, ed. W. Strauss (vol. I., 1978), p.vii - xvii.

Summary Note

The Royal Academy's copy has bound in what appears to be the upper part of a wrapper of the first volume; which reads, 'Catalogue Raisonné De Toutes Les Estampes Qui Forment L'Oeuvre De Rembrandt Et Ceux De Ses Principaux Imitateurs Par Adam Bartsch. - Tome Premier. - Réimpression Textuelle De L'Édition De 1797. Leipzig Alexander Danz, Marchand D'Estampes 1880. Paris, Rapilly, Marchand D'Estampes, 5. Quai Malaquais. London, Dulau & Comp., 37. Soho Square, W. Copenhague, Theodor Lind, Libraire Et Marchand D'Estampes. Vienne, C.J. Wawra, Marchand D'Estampes.' The work had first been published in 1797 in Vienna. The frontispiece of the first volume shows a portrait of Rembrandt; that of the second, a portrait of Livens. The three numbered plates of Volume I show engraver's marks; the unnumbered plate, an engraving of a night scene with a man on horse preceded by a man carrying a lantern.


The verso of the front free-endpaper is inscribed in ink, S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81. Purchased for RA Library in 1880.

Binding Note

19th-century half green morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Rembrandt Bartsch' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Engravings (prints) - Netherlands - History - 17th century
Catalogues raisonnés - Austria - 18th century
Catalogues raisonnés - Germany - 19th century


Adam von Bartsch, engraver