5042 - 5199 PRINTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS AND PAINTINGS
- Sl. dustsoiled/ yellowed. With a few worn spots.
= Watercolour drawing of a small island on verso.
- Browned; sl. frayed/ creases in margins.
= Probably from an unknown chapel. There is a 17th century manor called Hasselholt in the Limburg village of Ohé en Laak. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
AND a pencil drawing, by J.H. GERLACH (1841).
= Early eighteenth cent. copy after the drawing in the British Museum, museum number 1895,0915.1165.
- Verso w. annot. "F. Mires" in pencil.
= Nice drawing consisting of two scenes: on the left a young man kneeling before his sweetheart, on the right a grumpy married couple, unwilling to face each other.
AND 5 others, all 19th cent., incl. 2 skilful oval portrait drawings by ERNST RETHWISCH.
- Darkened due to ageing of varnish; slight surface dam. in sky.
- A few lvs. frayed/ w. (sm.) tears; a few lvs. dustsoiled (mostly in margins).
= All work for an art or architecture or technical academy, i.a. drawings of parts of a steam engine. Meticulously drawn. All signed by the acting "professeur de dessin".
AND 29 similar drawings, signed "Bazard" or "Paul Bazard" (two different pupils).
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
- Browned, but attractive.
= Artist identified on verso of both drawings.
- On rather thick laid paper sketchbook leaf w. two small binding holes just outside image area; stain in lower left blank corner.
= Nice sketch of the castle of Oudenhoven/ Vlierden(?).
- Some wear and sl. thin spots.
= Cf. the engraving of Frederik Hendrik (1584-1647) on horseback by Crispijn van de Passe. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.
= Probably Enkhuizen.
= One drawing with annotation in pencil on verso: "Nootlottig stoten op het Ruggetje voor Enkhuizen van het jagt Frida toebehoorende aan A. Hulk. geladen met met een lading mensche (...?) en de nodige proviesien voorgevallen op de 6den July 1857". Probably 7 drawings by A. HULK, one drawing signed "H. Hulk". Contains also one written contribution by H.P.G. Hulk (daughter of the artist A. Hulk?), a drawing of pheasants by M.C. Hulk, a landscape by a cousin Maria de Wit, a landscape by J. de Wit, a marine view of D. Harting Iz., and a winterview by J. de Koningh. According to a manuscript list of contents, the album perhaps contains or contained drawings by H. or W. KOEKKOEK (one of the marine views). Abraham and Hendrik Hulk were both active in Enkhuizen in 1858. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
= Early sketches, when the artist was tutored by his father Abraham Hulk. The drawings are in a folded leaf with contemporary annotation in pen and ink: "Get.[ekend] door den jongen v (?)Am Hulk". From the archive of the Van Velde-de Wit- (van Heemskerck) Dukel family of Enkhuizen (see also lot 2355 in this auction). Hendrik Hulk was tutored by his father the artist Abraham Hulk, also a marine painter. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.
- Sl. yellowed.
- A few lvs. loose. Binding sl. chafed; spine-ends dam.
= Unique (often humourous) album containing various sorts of erotic drawings, from luscious ballroom dancers and prostitutes to turned on soldiers and gentlemen. Some drawings have (Dutch/ French) captions, i.a. "Als ik in dit costuum geen conquetes maak au diable l'amour!" in manuscript below a drawing of a naked man. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.