5636 - 5985 PRINTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Trimmed just outside the borderline; some black spots on verso. = Hollstein 110, first state (of 3).
- Cut on/ to the borderline; central vertical fold (w. sl. worn upper end); a few sm. brown stains in left part; unobtrusive manuscript "48" in black pen near upper edge.
= Hollstein 71, 1st state (of 2): "Reduced copy in reverse".
AND 1 other large engraving by A. LAFRERI.
- The 1630-print on rather thick paper w. watermark of a crowned shield (with ..?); a few sm. (closed) wormholes, foxed specks and small marginal defects. The 1631-print trimmed just outside the borderline and doubled; some small marginal defects. Both prints w. horizontal middle fold.
= Hollstein 31-34 (giving 62,5 cm. as height).
ADDED: 1 other.
- Sl./ vaguely foxed.
AND 2 other etchings by the same, of a farmstead and country road in a hilly landscape (10,7x15,3 cm.) and "Ruine di una Chiesa antica Forcona[?] negli Abruzzi" (16,5x24,5 cm.).
- Mount browned. = Lieure 374f.
- Impressions w. sm. margins; sl. soiled/ stained.
= Cf. Lieure 281, 2nd state (of 4); 283, 1st state (of 2); 284, 2nd state (of 4); 286, 1st state (of 3) and 287, 1st state (of 2).
- Impression on 19th cent. paper, trimmed on/ near the platemark; mounted along all margins; browned.
= Lieure 668, the 5th and final state. One of the two "grandes vues de Paris (...) ces deuz estampes sont classés parmi les meilleurs souvenirs de Paris, elles sont très recherchées (...)" (Lieure).
- Late impression on rather thick paper. Trifle spotted.
= Le Blanc 68 (La bataille au bouclier sur la lance).
- Most plates fine; a few plates sl. yellowed/ foxed.
= "Les Robert-Macaire remains Daumier's best known series (...) designs are superb (...)" (Ray, The art of the French illustrated book).
- All prints some (sl.) foxing.
= Three caricatures all featuring Daniel Lambert, a man who at the age of 36 weighed 50 stone (320 kg.), and who was on exhibition at the time. His size is contrasted with France and Napoleon, who is shown on 2 of the prints.
= Caricatural comment on the series of events after the proclamation of the Third French Republic on September 4th, 1870. Adolphe Thiers became head of the goverment in 1871 and supressed the Paris Commune resulting in thousands of deaths.
"Le jeu de quille. La partie est gagnée". Stencil col. lithograph, 29x22 cm., Paris, Grognet, 1870, no. 8 from the series Actualités.
= On the proclamation of the Third French Republic.
HB (= John Doyle) (1797-1868). "Fancy Ball- Jim Crow Dance and Chorus". Lithograph, 26,5x39,3 cm., London, T. McClean, 1837.
= Caricature with i.a. the Duke of Wellington. Early British depiction of the Jim Crow figure. Jumping Jim Crow is used here as an expression of inconsistency for one own's sake, in this case political inconsistency of the government of Lord Melbourne. The figure of Jim Crow was introduced by the American black face entertainer and actor T.D. Rice, who played Jim Crow in the Adelphi Theatre in London.
AND 11 others, i.a. by GAVARNI and PIGAL.
- The second print sm. dam. spot in upper left corner. = Cole 49 and 57.
- The first leaf w. sm. tear in upper left corner and w. left blank margin doubled on recto w. strip of laid paper, touching the image; the 1st and 2nd leaf w. sm. waterstain in upper right corner; the 3rd sl. more stained.
= Het Palmhof der Bondgenooten, consisting of 9 cartoons, about the hardships endured by the French during the year 1708 in the Spanish War. These three prints are on the loss of the battle of Oudenaarde, the famine on the French side during the siege of Lille, and the capture of Ghent by the allied forces. F.M. 3174-3176; Atlas van Stolk 3305, 3307, 3310.
- Small thin spot in window; lower left corner dam. (restored). = Copy in reverse, Bartsch XII, 89,6.
- Cut on the platemark; tiny tear in left edge affecting image; mounted on paper.
= Bartsch XVIII.182.4, 3rd state (of 3).
- One etching w. very faint vertical fold. = Bartsch 21/40 and 21/47.
- First print tiny speck to the left of the centre, otherwise fine impressions w. good margins. = Wurzbach 1.
Almeloveen, J. van (±1652-after 1683). Mountainous riverscape with bridge. Etching from the series of 4 Various landscapes, 10,8x15,3 cm., on wove paper, tipped onto mount.
- Fine impression, trimmed outside the platemark. = Hollstein 36, the 3rd state (of 3).
- Sl. dustsoiled in margins.
- Broad margins, trifle fingersoiled in margins.
= Hollstein 12, first state (of 2): engraver not mentioned.