5372 - 5561 PRINTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS AND PAINTINGS
- Tiny tear in upper right corner; trifle yellowed.
= All by an unknown Dutch artist, one foreign view with Dutch annotations on colour.
- Trifle foxed. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.
AND one other anonymous 19th cent. drawing (town view with a canal and a boat).
= Probably a copy after a 17th cent. painting.
- On paper w. Pro Patria Vryheit watermark (±1750).
= The drawings similar to those of the topographical draughtsman Andries Schoemaker (1660-1735). With attribution to M.J.C. Weegenaar (1834-1909) on verso of one of the passepartouts.
AND 2 similar drawings on modern paper, after Hendrik Spilman, of Oisterwijk and the marketplace in Tilburg.
- Contents loose; spine dam. and covers worn along extremities.
= Views of various places, mostly identified in black crayon, i.a. "Noord-Brabant", "Riviertje Dommel", "Bij de heide (N.B.)", "Bij Son (N.B.)", "St. Oedenrode", "Oud Loosdrecht", and "Leersum".
AND a similar, sl. larger sketchbook (±1880).
- Some sl. foxing; 4 pieces w. waterstain in blank margin (1x touching image).
= Nice drawings in typical boudoir style. "Cupid's Captive", "A Duck's Egg", "Hatched", "The Fan", "Ma Marraine" and "Lolotte!"
- Partly sl. yellowed and fingersoiled.
= Designs for (the interior of) i.a. the St. Pancratiuskerk and Huize St. Bernardus in Sassenheim. The architect Jos Tonnaer (1852-1929) was a pupil of Pierre Cuypers and designed mostly Roman Catholic churches and monasteries. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIV.
- Some very vague foxed spots; upper corners sl. thin spots from former tipping in.
- Sl. browned/ foxed; closed tear in upper right blank corner.
= Nice, sl. naive drawing.
- Both paper partly yellowed/ a few foxed spots/ a few sl. chafed spots near edges.
= Provenance: Unicorno collection. Both drawings are preparatory drawings for two anonymous prints (plate 15 and 19) in J. van Lennep, Ferdinand Huyck (undated) (Sotheby's, The Unicorno Collection, Amst., 2004). Both drawings w. the collector's stamp of Hans van Leeuwen (Lugt 2799a) on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.
- Two (old) identification tickets on verso of frame.
= Henry Bone RA (6 February 1755 - 17 December 1834) was an English enamel painter who was officially employed in that capacity by three successive monarchs, George III, George IV and William IV. In his early career he worked as a porcelain and jewelry painter. He was elected a Royal Academician and produced the largest enamel paintings ever seen up to that time. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXV.
- A few tiny foxed spots.
= Provenance: Unicorno collection. With old attribution on verso frame.
- Both laid down on boards; nibbled by silverfish; sl. duststained.
= Two decorative family trees set in an identical Empire-style architectural background. One with the coat of arms of the respective ancestors of Alexander Hendrik Metelerkamp (1744-1816) (mayor of Gouda in 1787, 1788, 1791 en 1792 and 1807-1810) and Anna Elisabeth de Rhoer. The second for their grandson mr. Alexander Hendrik Metelerkamp (1804-1871) and his wife Catharina Gerarda Johanna verLoren (1805-1877). Cornelis Borsteegh became the "Stadstekenmeester" of the city of Gouda in 1819 (Scheen 1981).
- Upper corners sl. discoloured caused by glue on verso.
- Fine. = On paper w. part of "D&C Blauw" watermark (Churchill 168). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
- Foxed spots; sl. yellowed; a few wormholes and silverfish damage in lower part.