5388 - 5863 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Horizontal fold; corners creased; (sl.) soiled.
= A nice cartoon concerning the fighting with the Belgians at Baarle-Nassau. The Belgians are surprised in their blue uniforms, when the Dutch soldier gets around the border at Baarle-Nassau / Baarle-Duc in 1831 during the ten-day Campaign. Cat. F. Muller, 6710.
(Profile of Napoléon Bonaparte). Handcol. engr. caricature after J.M. VOLTZ, 9,5x5,5 cm., 1814.
- Horizontal fold; soiled; pasted on torn off corner of another print ''De vlugt van Napoleon''.
= Napoleon I. im Spiegel der Karikatur 340; Broadley II, p.242-246: "... Voltz's "corpse-head", the most widely known of all the caricatures directed against Napoleon" (p.243). We see Napoleon with a face composed of bodies in agony, wearing a blood-red collar, a coat with a map showing the places of his lost battles, and a hat in the shape of the Prussian eagle that has finally defeated him. Originally it was published as a New Year's wish to the Germans, bearing the title "True Picture of the Conqueror. Triumph of the Year 1813. To the Germans for the New Year." Cf. Grand-Carteret, Napoléon en Images, p.45.
AND 5 others similar.
= Rare caricature print. 'Vonckist' caricature ridiculing the leaders of the short-lived republic United Belgian States or United States of Belgium (1790), especially the prime minister and revolutionary Henri van der Noot. Marie-Thérèse Pinaut can also be seen collecting the money in her skirts. Not in Frederik Muller.
Anonymous (19th cent.). "Tableau d'un rêve fait par l'Habitant du Chateau du Diable Extravagant". Lithograph, 25,7x30,6 cm.
= Rare cartoon on the music concours in Brussels in 1830.
AND 3 others, i.a. another lithograph showing the same grounds: "Fête populaire dont le peuple est exclus et vue d'un Areopage sur roulettes".
= A curious print, probably alluding to the Anglo-French struggle on the New Foundland fishery trade and control of French North America. The legendary vessel the Centurion, commanded by i.a. Anson and Keppel, is shown in the background. There is also a reference to the 'honest men of Portsmouth', the harbour from which the Royal Navy sent squadrons to Newfoundland.
Anonymous (18th cent.). "Des Praetendent Triumph oder Die Rebellion in Schotland an alle Liebhaber des Göttesdiensts und der Freijheit". Etching, cm., w. German caption below, dated "1745".
= Cartoon on the invasion of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, also anti-catholic. Showing a procession of Scotsmen on bagpipe, Bonnie Prince Charlie in a chariot, lead by the pope on the square in front of St. James Palace in London.
AND 21 others, i.a. "A Race from Preston Pans to Berwick", "A Fashionable Shittlecock" and "A Gypsying Party returning home through a Storm" and 6 lithographs by JOHN DOYLE.
= A sarcastic caricature in which French royalist emigrés in Germany are weaping over the death of Leopold II of Austria (1792), but in fact were rejoicing the demise of the Austrian reforms.
Idem. "The Greenwich Pensioner". Handcol. etching, 16,3x23,6 cm. (image), 37,5x23,6 cm. (incl. letterpress song), w. letterpress song below by CHARLES DIBDIN, publ. by the same as above, 1791.
- Upper left corner sl. dam.; closed tear below the image; soiled in the upper right part of the leaf.
= A song on an inhabitant of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich.
= Satirical comments on the Catholic Relief Act of 1829, implemented under the Home Secretary of Robert Peel and the prime minister the Duke of Wellington, both depicted in the plates.
AND 4 others similar (all but one caricatures on the government of Wellington), all 1829-1831, i.a. by W. HEATH ("The Cad to the Man wot drives the sovereign") and J. PHILLIPS ("The Patent Weathercock").
= The first in an unknown number of series of caricatural drawings of members of Dutch parliament. Rare.
ADDED: Zürcher, A. (1755-1837). "Vrede". Allegorical engraving w. elaborate calligraphy, 37x40 cm., "Met de Pen getekend en Gegraveerd door A. Zurcher" and "Proefdruk" in the plate. - AND: "Standbeeld van Lourens Jansz. Coster. Vervaardigd uit circa 800 stukjes linien" (Haarlem, "Door de Gezellen der Drukkerij van Joh. Enschedé en Zonen", n.d. (±1900), 57,5x46 cm. (leaf)).
- Horizontal middle-fold; some tears and creases in blank margins. = Rare.
ADDED: 6 (all but one single-leaf) calendars publ. by Joh. Enschede en Zonen: 1894, 1903, 1904, 1911 (badly foxed/ browned), 1924 and 1926 (backcover and December leaf only). - AND 1 other calender.
Roberts, P. (act. 1795-1824). "An Attempt to Undermine John Bull or Working through the Globe". Handcol etching, 31,5x23,3 cm. (incl. captions), publ. by the artist, ±1803.
- Fingersoiled. = Attractive caricature on Napoleon.
AND 7 others by JAMES GILLRAY, various sizes, various defects, i.a. "A Birmingham Toast" (plate cut short in right part).
- Ample margins extended w. later paper/ grangerized; vague horizontal fold; sm. hole in upper margin.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXVII.
Idem. "A Back View of the Cape". Contemp. handcol. etching after G. KEATE, 27x21,5 cm., ibid., idem, 1792.
- Cut just outside (upper margin just within) the borderline.
= Paulson 170,174, 175, 178 and 179.
AND 6 engravings from the same series, engraved by T. COOK after W. HOGARTH (plate 2, 3, 7, 9, 11 and 12).
- Thirteen prints (nearly) fine; others occas. frayed/ w. tears affecting the image.
= Comprises i.a. 6 engravings from the series Hudibras (cf. Paulson 82-84, 86, 87 and 90); Burning the Rumps at Temple Bar (modern handcolouring; cf. Paulson 92); Garrick in the Character of Richard III (cf. Paulson165); Simon Lord Lovat (cf. Paulson 166); The Analysis of Beauty (cf. Paulson 195a) and Tail Piece, The Bathos (cf. Paulson 216).
- Sm. crease in image; blank margins frayed and w. some browning
- Sl. browned; some surface dam. (silverfish) in outer lower blank margin.
AND 2 other handcol. etchings by the same: "How came you so! Beware of man-traps" (doubled) and "Off she goes".
- Vertical middle fold; blank margins sl. yellowed/ dustsoiled and frayed/ creased; portion lacking from blank upper left corner.
= Caption also reading: "Dedicated to Mr P-tt and his 267 liberal Friends. In Holland's Exhibition Rooms may be seen the largest Collection in Europe of Political and other Humorous Prints. Admittance One shilling." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIII.
- Evenly yellowed.
= Rare. According to a list of works compiled by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, published by Aaron Martinet.
Anonymous (early 19th cent.). "Cours de politesse et de belles manières". Handcol. lithograph, cm., w. the address "chez Martinet", ±1815.
- Poor copy, heavily soiled, closed central tear.
= The price list shown in the print are in guineas. In 1816 the guineas were replaced by the pound sterling in Great Britain as main currency.
AND ±120 other French (political) cartoons and caricature prints, mostly lithographs, ±1790-1850.
- Various defects. = I.a. by CHAM, Charlet, E.J. Pigal, H. Daumier, H. Bellangé,