5340 - 5610 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- The first drawing w. narrow brown stain in upper outer margin, w. tiny chip missing from upper right corner and w. vague gluestains on verso (not visible on recto).
AND a nice anonymous pencil drawing on wove paper, showing a farmstead with a man leading a cow through a gate (13x15,5 cm.).
- Upper right corner dam. (tear and missing portion).
= Skillful and exact copy of the original drawing? The image was published in the series "Club Eintracht" (Hamburg, 1888). "Wer von den Anwesenden einverstanden ist, dass die Tour in vorgeschlagenen Weize statt findet, den bitte ich - sitzen zu bleiben" below title.
AND a similar drawing, w. "M.P. [...?] C.W. Allers 1895 Berlin Haltestelle am Brandenburger-Tor" in lower left corner.
- Three closed tears (±13 and 2x 6 mm.) in left margin; a few small dam. spots in margins.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Closed tear in lower margin (±1 cm.); small unobtrusive scattered shiny particles in paper; sl. foxed all over; vague oblique fold; small number in red crayon in lower outer corner.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- One closed hole (±2x2,5 cm.) w. image reproduced in pencil; strips of later paper along margins.
= Probably after an engraving, w. (vague) pencil grid.
- Flattened sharp vertical fold in the middle; several tiny closed wormholes; trifle chipped in margins; sl. duststained.
= With unidentified collector's mark (L.3685) in lower right corner; w. old annotation in pen on verso: "[Pa]rmigiano". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- Some sm. thin/ rubbed spots and a few sm. holes; some flattened folds; repaired tear in lower margin.
= Drawing in reverse after the painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1613-1615) on paper with a late 16th/ early 17th century watermark (Briquet 9821). With the collector's stamp of W. König on verso (Lugt 2653b). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- On paper with watermark of an escutcheon with a kneeling saint holding a crucifix (Briquet 7628). Old horizontal fold w. creases; trifle foxed/ spotted; a few sm. holes in right margin.
= Fine study of two full-length men and in upper corner the heads of four conversing (church) men. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.
- On paper with unidentified watermark. Sl. foxed.
= Attached w. strips of paper to blue laid paper mount, w. unidentified (late 18th cent.?) collector's stamp partly on mount, partly on blank margin of drawing ("J.T." within circle; Lugt 1539c). Mount w. attrib. to "Seb. Serlio" (Sebastiano Serlio, 1475-1554) in old hand in pencil. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVI.
- Folded 3 times w. folds col. orange from offsetting of crayon; a few inkstains.
= On paper with top half of Seven provinces watermark. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
AND 2 others, i.a. an anonymous study of two nude women (orange crayon, 20x33 cm., 18th cent.).
- Large tear in lower part; paper and glue remnants on corners and edges, from former passepartout; a few sm. marginal tears; sm. portion of left edge torn off; recto duststained; verso brown stains in lower part.
= On 17th century paper with a watermark showing a crowned winged eagle within a circle. Probably Italian paper, cf. Heawood 1258 (Modena, 1635).
- Both foxed. = Both w. attribution "J. Weenix"/ "Wenix" on verso.
AND a contemp. anonymous landscape drawing with a watermill (watercolour and black pen, 16,8x25 cm., mounted).
- Some loss of gouache along margins (mainly in upper margin). Not examined outside of frame.
= The drawing shows two men, a young man with drawn sword, asking another elder man: "Hör alter gib mir zu verstehen wie man recht dürch die welt soll gehen". The eldery man answers the young gentleman: "Ich bin hindürch ... dier nicht lügen! hab mich oft müssen bücken und schmügen!". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
- On very thin laid paper without watermark. Trifle spotted; some rubbed spots; pieces of brown paper on verso in corners shining through.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
- Traces of former tipping-in visible in corners on verso.
= On paper with Strasbourg lily w. letters "JH" below. With old annot. on verso: "Op deze teekening staat E. Teijlen[?], dog deselven is origineel van Jan van Gooijen 1652, soo als op de muur geteekend staat." The signature of the first is vaguely and illegibly visible in the lower right corner and the name of Van Goyen is vaguely visible on the wall to the left. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Closed tear and irregularly trimmed (without loss of image) in top margin; sm. section of lower right corner reattached; folded twice (hardly disturbing); a few sm. foxed spots.
= On paper w. lower half of Pro Patria watermark. Probably a view in a village in the Zaanstreek. Very attractive drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- On paper w. Pro Patria and crowned "GR" watermark. Possibly sl. cut short; trifle creased/ soiled/ stained.
= Nice, 'free-style' study of a pigeon and two smaller, thrush-like birds, numb. "5"-"7" in black watercolour. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
- Lacks small portion of lower left blank corner; verso w. thin spots in corners. Otherwise fine.
= The central drawing signed "C. Pronk". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CI.
- Tipped onto mount along top margin; sl. creased in right margin; owner's stamp on verso ("M. v.d. Burgh Huis en Decoratieschilder Schiedam").
= Titled in yellow ink on verso. Attractive scene with men angling near the bridge.
- A few sm. stains; trifle thumbed; thin spot in upper right blank corner.
= Fine drawing, possibly a design for a wall painting. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
Anonymous (18th cent.). (Pastoral scene with a resting young shepherd and shepherdess). Drawing, watercolour, 14x22 cm., tipped onto contemp. mount w. border in pen and ink and grey wash.
- Two vague creases; a few sm. spots/ stains. = Fine drawing, possibly by the same artist as the above drawing.
AND 2 other anonymous drawings: an 18th cent. watercolour showing a girl in a garden hanging flower garlands around a large vase on a pedestal (14,5x11,5 cm. incl. border) and a small 19th cent. watercolour of a basket filled with flowers, hanging from a ribbon like a trophy.