5372 - 5561 PRINTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS AND PAINTINGS
- Vague oblique fold.
AND an anonymous drawing: (A resting man with a basket) (black crayon, 20x15,5 cm. With vague annot. in pencil on verso "J. van Strij").
- Browned; signature traced; washed.
- Drawing trifle spotted; mount trifle stained.
- A few sm. lightly discoloured spots (mainly) near upper edge.
= Provenance: Unicorno collection. "The attribution was confirmed by Baron van der Feltz." (Sotheby's, The Unicorno Collection, Amst., 2004). Van der Felz was the author of a monograph on the artist C.H. Hodges, who was Tozelli's teacher.
- Tiny hole and some thin spots from acid bite of ink; a few stains in blank margins.
= I.a. the title of "Den Oprechten Dordrechtsen Almanach (...) 1753".
AND 2 other similar size trompe l'oeils, possibly by the same anonymous artist: (Five leaves from an almanach) (pen and brown ink. A few sm. dam./ weak spots; sl. frayed and sl. dampstained) and (Three playing cards and three leaves from an almanach) (pen and black, brown and red ink. Two holes in image, waterstains and sl. frayed).
- Rubbed and w. acid bite (incl. small dam. area w. holes); margins strengthened on verso w. old paper.
= Despite the defects a very nice and extremely skilfully drawn trompe l'oeil, probably Flemish. The central image a circular etching after David Teniers showing people outside a tavern, surrounded by numerous etchings/ engravings/ book leaves/ advertisments etc. in either red or brown of i.a. fish, a kingfisher, beggars, 'tronies' (typical faces), a "Gazette van Antwerpen" broadside, a playing card, the book leaves "Den Boeren oft Schaper Almanach (...) 1796" and "[Ec]ole des femmes [cha]nson morale", 'business cards' "(...) De Tombarely fils Ainé Parfumeur à Grasse en Provence" and "P.J. de Bridt Brouwers straet", a caricatural image with dwarves bearing the text "Fait à la plume par Andreas [...?] van den Bogaert[?] an 1790[?]", and an envelope reading "Monsieur [...?] Joseph de Mart-[...?] Maire de la Ville de et[?] Gheel" (this envelope in the damaged area), with illegible sender's information(?). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Some (closed) marginal tears; sl. (dust)soiled/ foxed and corner-pinholes in blank margin.
= Very fine and skilful trompe l'oeil, simulating 14 prints, mainly (Italian) landscapes and (school of) Van Ostade. Barthélemy de la Rocque was "Hofkupferstecher in Mannheim" and "Zeichenmeister und Kupferstecher in Darmstadt" (Thieme-B.). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
- Sl. yellowed. = Skilfully drawn romantic mountain landscape.
- Later (?) attribution in pencil on verso. Three sm. marginal tears (not affecting image); sl. foxed.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
= Provenance the estate of Jan Veth and heirs. Possibly the artist's wife Anna Veth-Dirks. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
- Needs cleaning.
= Provenance the estate of Jan Veth and heirs. For a preliminary drawing for this portrait in the Rijksmuseum, see http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.301688.
- Scratch in lower margin.
= Provenance the estate of Jan Veth and heirs. Justus Veth (1897-1942), only son of J.P. Veth, died at Neuengamme. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE C.
- Some fire damage in upper left quarter.
= Provenance the estate of Jan Veth and heirs. Later annotation on ticket on verso: "(...) w.s. een kleinstudie van het grote portret uit 1923". Huizinga 928 (this finished portrait was sold in 2005 in Canada).
- Cuts in the paper, w. loss of image.
- Both mounted on clipped scrapbook leaf (scraps on verso); a few specks.
= Example drawings for the engraved plate "Onderhoud met den Jammedaar te Alamparvé" and the title-vignette to J. Haafner, Lotgevallen op eene reize van Madras over Tranquebaar, naar het eiland Ceilon, 1806. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.
- Drawings occas. dustsoiled/ frayed/ folded/ w. the collector's stamp of Vogelsang on verso. Books occas. yellowed, but overall fine.
= Containing drawings by i.a. W. VOGELSANG, J. VAN REGTEREN ALTENA, J. ROVERS (orig. drawings for his caricatures), CH. DE STEURS, E. STRAUSS and W. STEENHOFF. Also containing a reminder to Vogelsang's cooperation in an exhibition on art in the Northern Netherlands before 1575, held in 1913 (orig. vellum wr.); comprising over 800 SIGNATURES, i.a. by QUEEN WILHELMINA, PRINCESS EMMA, E.W. KONING, W. MENGELBERG, J.A. BIERENS DE HAAN, E. ADRIANI-HOVY, A. DERKINDEREN, C. HOFSTEDE DE GROOT, A. BREDIUS, S. MOULIJN and L. SCHELFHOUT.
= Verso w. "A.C. Volcker Carp naar A. van der Neer" in pencil. "A.C. Volcker Carp 1794" in pencil on mount.
= Paper yellowed.