6046 - 6342 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Lacks prob. two etchings; all (sl.) soiled.
= Rare. Perhaps two series combined. Possibly published as a commemoration on the return of pope Pius VII in Rome in 1814, after Napoleón was defeated. Besides the Holy pictures, there are three scenes, showing the arrest of Pius VII in 1809 by the French, Marie Louise of Bourbon (as queen of the puppet state Etruria) at the feet of the pope and his triumphant return in 1814 in Rome. The saints depicted are: Maria Magdalena, Barbara, Genoveva, Helena, Catharina of Christo, Kunigunda, Regina, Hieronymus, Antonius, Augustinus and Franciscus.
- On rather thick paper w. unidentified watermark (human figure holding a staff(?) within oval border, two crosses or T's above). Two (unobtrusive) closed tears (both ±10 cm.) and some sm. marginal restorations; trimmed to the platemark.
- Good, dark impression; trimmed to/ on the borderline (sl. irregular around the hind's leg); tiny pinhole; sl. agetoned.
= Hollstein 95.
- Lower right corner dam.; vellum wrinkled; impression faded; traces of paperclips in outer margins.
AND 3 others, i.a. an anonymous 17th cent. engraving (The Deposition from the cross), 32,2x44,3 cm.
- Sl. foxed.
= Rare Italian caricature, showing three boys defiling and abusing patents of nobility by peeing on them and using the patents as toilet paper. A stone slab on the wall behind the boys reads "Sic transit nobilium". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.
- Sold as a collection of prints. Various (sm.) defects (tears/ frayed in margins and a few plates w. stains, most images not affected), some plates fine.
= Mostly from the first series (complete in 59 plates). Plate no. 1-3, 6, 9, 10, 11 (w. duplicate), 12 (w. duplicate), 14-16, 17 (w. duplicate), 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 (half), 29 (w. duplicate), 30, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39 (w. duplicate), 40, 42 (w. duplicate), 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 52, 53 (w. duplicate), 54, 55 (w. duplicate), 56 (w. duplicate), 58, 59 from the first series and plate 11 and 14 from the 2nd series.
- Various defects, mostly sm. marginal tears or frayed.
= Plates only, probably from the French edition of K.F. VON WIEBEKING, Theoretisch-praktische bürgerliche Baukunde (...) (Munich, 1821-1826). Perhaps from various editions and a few plates possibly from other works by Wiebeking. Sold as a collection of prints, not subject of return.
- A few vague stains; blank corners and left blank margin professionally strengthened on verso.
= Hollstein 34, the 2nd state (of 2), without the name.
- Trimmed a few mm. outside the platemark; sm. closed hole in lower left corner.
= Hollstein 31, 2nd state (of 2). With unread manuscript collector's mark and the stamped collector's mark of Van Doorne (Lugt 4731).
- Trimmed to the platemark and mounted.
= De Vesme 689, 2nd state (of 2; only one copy of the 1st state believed to exist by De Vesme).
- Two small closed tears in left margins, affecting the borderline. = De Vesme 926, the first state (of 2).
AND 1 other armorial etching.
- Brown stain in caption; a few sm. stains in image; "i.D.C.P." in contemp. pen and ink below image.
= De Vesme 758.
= Hollstein 29-34, (prob.) the sixth state (of 6).
AND 1 other by the same.
- Broad margins; brownish stains (each ±1 cm. in diameter) in lower margin and just above signature. Otherwise fine.
= Hollstein 8, 5th state (of 6), w. the address of Justus Danckerts. With an unidentified collectors mark "JM" (Lugt 1493) on verso.
Visscher, C. (1629-1658). The Ford. Etching and engraving from the series Landscapes, 26,9x21,3 cm., "CBerghem Delineavit C. Visscher f." engr. in the image, "Nicolaus Visscher Excudit" and "1" engr. below the image.
= Hollstein 68, 3rd state of 4.
- Some lvs. sl. fingersoiled/ browned/ sl. waterstained. Sold as a collection of prints.
= Hollstein 9-14, the third and final state.
AND 3 handcol. engravings from LEVAILLANT, published by LANGLOIS: "Le Chaugoun", "Le Coucal nègre mâle" and "Le Chasse-fiente" (some foxing).
- Trifle foxed.
AND 18 other plates from the same work, some by the same artist, all printed in black, a few handcol.
= No. 42, 46, 68, 74, 76, 78, 93, 129, 130, 152, 154-156, 170, 178, 180, 192 and 211.