5388 - 5863 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
= On the broken off engagement between princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) and prince William of Orange (later king William II).
- Lacks a vertical section of ±1 cm. wide on the left edge, later replaced in pen.
= Bartsch XXI, 10.1 (only state); Bellini 61 (only state).
AND 2 other etchings: Adoration of the Magi by J. GLAUBER after G. LAIRESSE and a view of the palace of N.H. Farsetti by G.F. COSTA.
- Previously fold.; foxed.
AND ±20 others similar, all previously folded w. tears on fold., i.a. ''Dit fraaijen Prenttafereel stelt, Kind'ren, u voor oogen, Wat men verrigten kan door 't edel kunstvermogen'' (8 ills., numb.''8'') and ''Het liedje van Arlekyn'' (ill., numb. ''70'').
- Vertical fold.; sl. foxed in blank margins. = Perhaps by J. Schenkman and J.W.A. Hilverdink.
AND 4 others, incl. two duplicates of the first work printed in blue and purple.
- Both folded; no.23 w. hole on central fold near left edge.
- Folded twice. = KVCS p.810.
AND 2 others, i.a. "Als gy, myne kindren, uw' les hebt geleerd, Dan wordt ge tot loon, met deez' prenten vereerd" (handcol. catchpenny print w. 20 woodcuts, all w. 2-line verses below, numb. "n80" in top margin, n.publ. (Glenisson). KVCS p.748).s
- Partly w. defects.
= I.a. ''De verkeerde wereld'' (Imagerie Pellerin); ''The Selfish Little Boy'' (Imagerie d'Epinal); ''Prenten-magazijn voor de jeugd. Natuurlijke geschiedenis'' (D. Noothoven van Goor) and ''Oorlog tusschen Rusland en Turkije in 1828'' (n.publ.).
- With folds; sl. creased.
= Mostly balancing acts, i.a. a clown with one leg playing a fiddle on top of a pole standing on the chin of an acrobat. Perhaps a proof or originally part of a larger poster promoting a circus.
= Probably a posthumous impression. = Cherpin p.64, no.2.
- Foxed. = Chepin 4.
- Partly (sl.) foxed.
- Partly foxed/ stained.
AND a lithograph of the Nightwatch after REMBRANDT by A. MOUILLERON (signed in pencil. Foxed).
- Unevenly browned; margins partly cut short.
Leyden, L. van (1494-1533). Christ carrying the cross. Engraving, 7,7x10,6 cm., monogrammed "L" and "1515" in the plate.
- Very poor copy, browned and all corners dam. and lacking sm. portions. = Hollstein 72, only state.
AND 3 others: 2 prints by DIRK STOOP and 1 by E. QUELLINUS.
- Browned and sl. soiled.
= Rare. With the manuscript collector's mark of L. Delteil (Lugt 666), dated "1884" on verso and his collector's stamp (Lugt 1723) on recto. A similar print with the same subject, but a different composition was made by Wenceclas Hollar after Francis Kleyn and used as bookillustration in J. OGILVY, The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro (London, 1654, Virgil's 'Aeneis').
- Plate 1, 5-7, 16, 22, 27, 28 with a few small tears in margins or corners (parlty just touching image). Otherwise a fine set.
= Extremely rare series, no complete copies traced by us (except for one copy in the Bibliotheca Hulsiana). Not referable in the usual reference works and digital sources. A very attractive series of playful prints, containing i.a. the four elements, the five senses, and a remarkable set of 19 "Iuventus" prints, allegorical prints showing the discoveries/ experiences of youth, including an attractive print of the delights and dangers of drinking wine ("Iuventus gulosa"), a fine vanitas print ("Iuventus artificiosa"), the experience of pride ("Iuventus periculosa") and of studiousness ("Iuventus studiosa"). The common theme of all prints of the series (apart from the title-engraving) is that they show children engaged in play or in typical children's activities. "Tactus" for instance shows children wrestling, "Gustus" shows them eating fruit, "Auditus" has children making music and "Iuventus maculosa" shows children playing at marbles. All engravings have an engraved title and a caption of 2x 2-lines below the image. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- All. sl. fingersoiled.
= From the series Virginis Mariae Vita. New Hollstein, 529, 532, 534, 538, 540, 541, 543, 545.
AND 9 others by the same, i.a. 5 engravings from Passio et resurrectio Jesu Christi (no.4, 5, 10, 14 and 16) and 2 from the series Vita Jesu Salvatoris variis iconibus expressa. - AND 8 other sm. devotional prints, i.a. by R. SADELER and A. VAN MERLEN.
- Wormholed in left blank margin, just reaching image; sl. foxed; lacks 2 sm. portions of upper blank margin/ corner, not affecting image.
Merian, M. (1593-1650). "Weiber-Aufruhr in Holland". Engraved bookillustration, 10,5x14,1 cm.
= From an unidentified edition of Gottfried, J.L., Historische Chronick, oder Beschreibung der Werdwurdigsten Geschichte (1631).
Anonymous (late 18th cent.). (Battlescene in the Italian campaign of Napoleon). Engraving, 24x35,2 cm.
- Sl. foxed; margins cut short; a few handling creases.
= Probably a battle during the Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars, leading up to the Treaty of Tolentino, signed on 19 February 1797 and imposing terms of surrender on the Papal side.
AND 3 others: 2 battlescenes and 1 plan of a battlefield.
= Not in Bartsch.
- Sl. browned, w. a few spots.
= With part of an unidentified collector's mark on recto (perhaps Lugt 417 or 3596) and of Pim van Eekelen on verso (Lugt 5101). Hollstein 59, 3rd state of 4.
AND 2 others, i.a. Mary Magdalene washes the feet of Christ (engr. by C. GALLE after M. DE VOS).