5208 - 5534 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Sl. browned; lacking chip of lower right corner and left edge; a few brown stains in the centre.
= Lieure 377, 2nd state (of 2).
Idem. (Battle scene). Engraving, 5,7x10,5 cm., "Giacob Calot" engr. below the image.
- Edges tipped onto mount. = Not traced in Lieure.
- Two prints w. closed cuts through the entire print; one print lacking sm. part of upper right corner; occas. trifle yellowed/ foxed.
= Lieure 1333-1338, all 2nd state (of 2).
AND the frontisp. of the series Capricci by the same.
- Each cut on/ just outside the platemark; occas. trifle yellowed. = Lieure 1386-1401.
AND 14 other sm. engravings, i.a. 7 contemp. copies of the series above and same 19th cent. impressions.
- Doubled; trifle foxed in centre.
= Cf. Lieure 277. With an unidentified collector's mark on verso and a watermark showing i.a. a crown.
AND 3 copies in reverse of Callot's engavings: St. Philippe (contemp. thin laid paper, a few foxed spots) and 2 engravings on later paper (cf. Lieure 356 and 567).
= Lieure 287, copy in reverse.
AND 2 other engravings, 1 similar by the same (probably also after Callot) and C. BOS, Venus in her car (brown spot in centre; Hollstein 62, only state).
- Sl. duststained; sm. waterstain in lower right corner (of blank margin).
- Doubled; cut just outside the platemark; sl. wrinkled. = Rare. With unidentified circular watermark.
AND 2 engravings on 19th cent. paper, i.a. by G. BONASONE.
- Dark impression; doubled with Japanese; closed vertical tear in centre lower part; left and right edge cut sl. short.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIX.
- Mounted on board; yellowed/ browned; paper occas. brittle; lacking part right edge; sold. w.a.f.
= On the speculation of 1720, depicted as various people suffering from a boulder in their bodies, mostly their heads, i.e. people who are crazy, and doctors, monks and quacksalvers trying to cut, burn, whip or pull the stones out of their heads or anuses. F.M. 3544 (no.9 in the Groote Tafereel): "Eene zonderlinge, waarschijnlijk oude, spotprent op menschen die eene Kei in het hoofd hebben, dat is: gek zijn, door allerlei bijschriften op den Actiehandel toegepast".
- Occas. w. defects (without margins; marginal tears; yellowed).
= Biting satirical caricatures of The Great Mirror of Folly. I.a. F.M. 3538, 3540, 3545, 3546, 3548, 3549, 3551, 3554, 3555, 3556, 3558, 3559, 3560, 3562, 3565, 3566, 3570, 3574, 3572, 3576, 3579, 3581, 3582, 3584, 3586, 3587, 3588, 3590, 3592, 3593, 3596, 3600, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3607, 3608.
- Occas. stained in margins; a few w. tears on folds.
= Cole 2, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 31, 34, 40, 41, 48, 49, 57, 61, 62, 63, 66 and suppl. 2 and 3. Biting satirical caricatures of The Great Mirror of Folly. These Dutch prints form the most important, extensive and witty contribution to the contemporary discussion on the South Sea Bubble in England and the the Mississippi Bubble in France. Of great economical interest and documentary value. All copies differ in number of prints, but mostly have ±70 prints. "In neither of these [France and England] did there appear such a stout and extravagant piece as this Dutch volume" (Cole).
- A few trifle foxed/ thumbed.
= 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.
- One print sl. yellowed.
Daumier, H. (1808-1879). Eight lithographs, various sizes, 2x handcol., i.a. "Je veux marcher dans le ruisseau (...)" (handcol. lithograph w. gommé, no. 21 from Croquis d'expressions, published by Aubert & Cie) and "Le Dortoir d'un pensionnat bien tenu" (handcol. lithograph w. gommé, no. 14 from Professeurs et moulards, publ. by Aubert & Cie). - AND 2 fine handcol. lithographs by C.J. TRAVIÉS DE VILLIERS, both from Tableau de Paris ("Politesse Français" and "Je suis Français et Troubadour").
= A rare (illegal?) contemporary copy after the print by Sayers on paper with watermark of Curteis & Sons (±1787-1800). Showing the British prime minister Fox carrying the buildings of the East India Company. An attack on the East India Bills of 1783 of the Fox administration in which the sovereignty and patronage of India was transferred from the Crown and the East India company to the British government.
Hogarth, W. (1697-1764). The Invasion. "France". Etching, 1756, 32x39 cm. (platemark).
= Paulson 202, 3rd state of 3. On the possible invasion by France.
AND 1 other after the same: Rake's Progress. Tavern Scene (engr. by Thomas Cook, 1796).
= Shows the figures of the princess of Wales, Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821, later queen consort) and her servant Bartolomeo Pergami with whom she allegedly had an affair.
- Two central horizontal (closed) tears; a few sm. tears in right margin; doubled.
= Bartsch XVIII, 67: "Augustin Carache a gravé cette admirable pièce dans le temps de sa plus grande force." With an unidentified circular watermark near lower edge.
= Bellini 45, the second state (of 2). With the collector's mark of Paul Davidsohn (Lugt 654).
- Sl. later impression on very thin laid paper; trimmed on/ just inside the borderline; both lacking tiny part near edge.
= Bartsch XXI, 46 and 52.
AND 1 similar engraving after S. DELLA BELLA.