5390 - 5740 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
= A caricature probably about the German Jewish Orthodox Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, who incorporated the work of Schiller into his teachings and regarded them compatible with the Torah teachings. Rare.
ADDED 1 other.
- Blank margins sl. fingersoiled.
- Printed on brittle paper, occas. sl. waterstained in upper right corner, frayed/ chipped; a few lithographs dam. (1x badly dam.); the majority nevertheless in good/ fine condition; occasional annots. in pencil in margin of the prints identifying the portrayed.
= Remarkable and very provocative antisemitic caricatures consisting of 2 series: first a series of 51 caricatures (numb. 1-50 and one unnumb. print) mocking Dreyfus, Zola and many other supporting Dreyfusards (i.a. members of the Rothschild family, Georges Clémenceau, Fernand Labori, Jean Jaurès, Nathan Mayer, Charlotte Mayer and General André); the unnumb. print ("Musée des Horreurs. 30 ans après!...") shows Alfred Dreyfus strangling Marianne; the second series consists of 5 lithographs (numb. 1-5), showing the major antisemitic public figures in France at the time (i.a. Paul Deroulède, H. Rochefort, Drumont and François Coppée). The artist Lenepveu is most probably a pseudonym, the artist's real name remains to be solved. Extremely rare complete series, which was very popular at the time of printing and which shows the strong antisemitic sentiments in France in the decades around 1900. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
- Lacking portion of upper corner (repaired); trimmed to the image; middle fold w. small closed tear at top; waterstained on verso, not visible on recto; two tiny rubbed spots.
- Tipped onto mount. Fine copy.
- Trifle creased; sm. tear in lower right corner along platemark.
= Hollstein 9, the 1st state (of 2), w. square plate corners.
Stoop, D. (1610-1686). Two plough horses, one seen on his back. Etching from the Series of Horses, 14x18,8 cm., signed "D. Stoop f." and numb. "7" in the plate.
- Sl. browned. = Hollstein 7, 3rd and final state.
AND 3 other (small) etchings, i.a. a copy in reverse of J. CALLOT, Le joueur de vielle (hurdy-gurdy player) (cf. Lieure 480).
- Trifle yellowed/ spotted; cut on the border of the image and laid down on modern paper, bound in modern giltlettered hleather, one of the prints bound in the album below instead of in this album (this print sl. spotted). Maybe the Basan reprint, 1786.
= Hollstein 1 and 3-8.
ADDED 36 others: 33 etchings of cows, oxen, sheep and pigs after P. POTTER and (all?) by M. DE BYE, 22x laid down in
hleather album unif. to the above album (i.a. 4 copies in reverse of etchings from 'Het Bullenboekje') (partly cut (sl.) short, a few w. sm. dam. spot/ hole), a title-etching "N. Berchem Inventor, G. valck excudit" with sheep (11x15,5 cm., no. "1" and "no. 39" in lower corners) and 2 etchings by J. VAN DEN HECKE I showing dogs (both w. tiny/ small hole in one corner).
- Weak impression; traces of album backing on verso; left and upper margin trimmed just into the image; a few vague folds.
= Rare. From a series of 12 (?) well-known Amsterdam handicapped beggars, i.a. Flip.
- All foxed; without the title engraving by G. Balzar. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVII.
- Each mounted, (closed) marginal tears and browned lines from inside former passepartout.
= Each etching is part of a larger image printed from in total three plates (the second and third etching perhaps being the lefthand and righthand part of the same larger image); one print printed from a damaged copperplate (lacking portion of left margin). Impressive battle scenes.
- Cut on/ just outside the borderline; two professionally flattened horizontal folds and vague creases; tiny restored spots in outer margins and very narrow brown stains along the borderline.
= New Hollstein 27 I; Filedt Kok B 27(b?). A good, greyish impression (cf. New Hollstein 27 I(b)) on paper with a Unicorn watermark (not traced in Briquet and different from Filedt Kok p.171 and Hollstein p.300). Provenance (as stated on the original mount present in the lot): "No. 877 - veiling Fred. Muller 5-8 Juni 1905". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
- Trimmed to the borderline. = Hollstein 19; Filedt Kok B19.
- The first print on paper w. unidentified watermark. Trimmed to the borderline/ platemark; the first print w. vague small stain in upper centre; the second print w. sm. portion of upper left corner missing and restored, and w. sm. stain in one man's face.
= Copies in reverse. Cf. Hollstein 21 and 23; Filedt Kok B21 and B23. The first print w. the collector's stamp of Albert van Loock (1917-2011?) on verso (Lugt 3751).
- Sl. dustst./ waterst.; some old vague folds/ handling creases; lower blank margin small closed tear.
= 301 Lithoos 1802-1981 no.3. In 1806/07 J.G. Vollweiler took over the rights to the process from André and re-issued the original twelve specimens along with 24 new subjects.
- Foxed; blank margin sl. irregularly trimmed; sl. handling creases.
= 301 Lithoos 1802-1981 no.2. Published in Specimens of Polyautography, published in 1803 by Philipp André.
- Verso foxed (shining through); closed tear in upper left margin (affecting image).
= 301 Lithoos 1802-1981 no.4. One of the first pen lithographs ever published in Specimen of Polyautography, published in 1803 by Philipp André. Lithography was invented by Alois Senefelder in 1798. He joined with the André family who where publishers of music. Philip André started a press in London and published an album called Specimen of Polyautography in 1803. This album was reissued in an enlarged edition by J.G. Volweiler in 1806-1807. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVII.
- (Heavily) foxed. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.