5340 - 5610 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Paper sl. yellowed/ creased/ thumbed.
= Excellent and detailed drawings, some w. use of relief (blind-carving). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
- Trifle foxed. = Charming drawings.
- Small dam. in lower border (not affecting image); tipped onto mount in one corner.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIII.
Anonymous (2nd half 18th cent.). "'S Lands Magazijn en Scheepstimmerwerf". Drawing, pencil, 22,5x30,4 cm., titled in pencil in top margin.
- Tipped onto mount along left side.
= Unfinished drawing, also titled on verso in pen in contemp. hand: "'s Lands Magazijn te Amsterdam".
AND an anonymous pencil drawing of a ruin (stained/ soiled).
- Verso waterstained vaguely visible on recto.
AND 1 other similar anonymous drawing of a man leaning on a fence and looking at houses in a wood near a church (29x41,5 cm., within black framing line. Old vertical fold; some faint waterstaining).
- Trifle foxed and tiny specks in sky area. Otherwise fine.
= On paper with Strasbourg Lily watermark, cf. Churchill 416 (but without addition of paper maker's name).
Anonymous (late 18th cent.). (Two men in conversation near a fortified house, a choppy sea with several ships in the background). Watercolour, 15,4x24,3 cm.
- Sl. foxed; some soiling in margins and a few vague folds. = On paper with watermark of J. Hessels.
AND 3 anonymous 19th cent. pencil drawings.
- Sl. faded along margins from former passepartout. = Attractive drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
AND 3 other drawings, all but one anonymous, i.a. an 18th cent. drawing by MONOGRAMMIST "A.W.", (Seated woman on the edge of a wood) (brush and grey wash, w. some pencil, 14,8x19,5 cm. Vaguely waterstained).
- A few foxed specks. = Fine drawing.
AND ±30 miscell. other drawings, mainly anonymous (or signature unread), mainly 18th/ 19th cent., showing landscapes (w. houses; i.a. the ruins of Brederode castle), city/ village views (i.a. of/ near Haarlem), ships and animals (a nice pencil study of cattle, 18th cent.).
= Attractive lively drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.
- Tipped onto mount. = Titled in old hand on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.
Elten, J. van (1750-1807). (Traveller on horseback in a hilly landscape with a bridge and several other travellers). Drawing, watercolour, 10,4x17,4 cm., signed and dated in pen below image "D.J. van Elten, inv: fc. 1803".
- Yellowed; slender white line in image (trace made by a solitary silverfish?).
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.
AND an anonymous sketch in pencil (a hamlet with a church surrounded by trees) (19th cent. Nice).
- On paper w. "N. Vorster" (strasbourg lily) watermark. Horizontal paper flaw; sm. stain in left margin.
AND another academic drawing in red chalk on the same kind of paper, showing a male nude holding a dove against his shoulder.
- On paper with "J. Honig & Zoonen" watermark. Vertical middle fold; vaguely waterstained in lower margin and lower right corner; trifle stained.
= Nice drawing, a fishing boat with a full crew in the foreground. The preliminary sketch was made with blind-carved lines instead of pencil.
= With later tentative attribution in ballpoint to Kobell after Potter.
AND 3 others similar of cattle and sheep, all (anonymous) early 19th cent. watercolours (1x monogrammed "J.J.B./ 1853").
- Vaguely dampstained in top right corner. Otherwise fine.
Anonymous (early 18th cent.). (Boy leaning on a fence). Drawing, pen and black ink, brush and grey wash and pencil, 25,5x19,4 cm. (fine). - AND 4 others, all anonymous 18th/ 19th cent. drawings.
- Some sl. yellowing and minor foxing; upper right corner chipped; tipped onto mount w. two small pieces of scotch tape.
- Mounted; yellowed from former passepartout. = Skillfully drawn.
AND 4 other drawings of similar size, 18th/ 19th cent., 3x pen and ink and grey wash and 1x pencil, 3x village views and 1x a landscape with a traveller on a bridge (twice signed "Pieter Langendijk" in pencil on contemp. mount.
= Probably by either J.P. Visser Bender (1785-1813) or H.W. Caspari (1770-1829), whose drawings J.E. Marcus (1774-1826) used for his "Studie-prentwerk" (series of 105 etched portraits of common folk). The corresponding etching (dated 1815 in the plate) included in the lot.
Caspari, H.W. (1770-1827) (attrib.). (Portrait of a gentleman). Drawing, pencil, 14,6x6,5 cm.
= Attribution in pencil on verso.
Os, P.G. van (1776-1839). (Portrait of a vicar). Drawing, brush and gouache, 14x12 cm.
= Attribution in pencil on verso.
AND an anonymous 19th cent. portrait of a man (pencil).
- Vaguely waterst.; a few sm. wormholes. = Nice, sl. naive drawing.