5340 - 5610 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Sl. yellowed/ thumbed/ frayed.
- Upper corners rounded; sm. pin holes in lower corners.
- Trifle foxed (mount sl. foxed).
= Exquisite drawing with almost microscopic detail. The self-taught Johannes Eilert Steenfeldt undoubtedly made this drawing of shells in the collection of Prince Christian of Denmark (King Christian VIII between 1839 and 1848), who had appointed him to draw the shells in his natural historical collection for a catalogue which was never (entirely) published. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIX.
- A few foxed specks.
- A few tiny brown specks. = Attribution "A. Stork" on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- Foxed spots.
= With a watermark showing the letters "CR" and a coat of arms with a horn.
- Small stain in water below the mill shining through from verso; sm. dam. spot in outer left margin. Otherwise fine.
AND 1 other drawing of the same gate (a 19th cent. copy in pen and ink and grey wash, after the print by W. NIEUWHOFF. Tear in lower margin of image; sl. yellowed).
- Browned; a few creases along extremities.
AND 2 similar by the same.
= Studies after drawings in the Alte Pinakothek by i.a. Rubens, Jordaens, Giorgione and Rembrandt.
- One drawing w. large fold.
- Sl. foxed/ creased.
= Shows the head of a man and a woman, smiling as groom and bride, but, when turned upside down, looking rather unhappy as married couple.
- Browned; a few tiny holes in left margin.
= On paper with 'C&I Honig' watermark. Cf. Churchill 408.
- Both lvs. w. (large) tears in margins/ corners, repaired w. scotch tape on verso; one leaf w. replaced portion of upper corner sl. affecting drawing; some soiling/ sl. staining.
= Both drawings w. the various leaves against the background of a sheet of decorated paper and w. large central calligraphed leaf reading "Godt en Niemand Meer te Vreezen (...)"/ "Godts Zeegen (...)", both texts nicely 'finished' by a large drawn maniculus holding a quill; furthermore w. some calligraphed edifying texts, a sheet of music, some drawings (i.a. on chintz paper and 1x showing an ice-skating man, and 1x "Overmase Buyt[..?]"), two playing cards, and on one drawing a leaf of the "Rotterdamsche [Courant?]" "Ao. 1791". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXX.
- A few closed tears/ sm. holes; thumbed.
= Shows overlapping drawings, playing cards and other documents, i.a. "Korte Kronyk. Beginnende met de Jaare 1700" and "Oprechten Haagschen Almanack".
- Upper edge mounted to thick modern paper; surface dam. by silverfish.
- Tiny tear in right edge.
- Dam./ strengthened in corners; sl. stained/ foxed.
= Nicely drawn trompe l'oeil with 11 leaves, i.a. a central calligraphic sheet reading "Reunissez toujours l'utile à L agréable"), sheetmusic ("[Mu]sique (...) de Grélry [sic: Grétry]"), a crowned monogram "KW" (Koning Willem I?), the portrait of a 17th cent. aristocrat, a chart showing "[De have]n van Brest", an unfilled cheque w. French text and w. the monogram "JPB" and a calligraphic card w. only that monogram, and a copy of the "['s-G]ravenhaagsche Courant", no. 122 of 5 October.
= With a red pencil sketch and the collector's mark of Van Eekelen on verso (Lugt 5101).