5611 - 5731 FINE ARTS - CATCHPENNY PRINTS and POPULAR PRINTS
- Both margins cut short, sl. affecting image; first print w. stains in centre.
"Riquet a la Houpe. Le bucheron ou les trois souhaits". Handcol. engr. catchpenny print, w. 6 scenes, "456", ibid., idem, ±1820 (margins cut short). - AND 8 others, publ. by the same (2x w. address), all margins cut short, i.a. "la Marchande de Modes", "Oeuvre de Berquin. Sandfort et Merton" and "Geneviève de Brabant".
- Lower margins cut short.
- Most sheets w. folds and fingersoiled; a few w. trimmed margins.
= All uncut sheets of AB-books, various series, probably none complete.
- Horizontal fold, partly strengthened on verso. = Probably part of a series of the complete alphabet.
AND 1 other.
- Partly cut in sections and tipped together on paper mount.
= Rare alphabet catchpenny print. Not found.
"A Aveugle B Balayeuse C Chifonier (...)". Handcol. engr. catchpenny print, French, without address, ±1800.
- Cut to the image, without margins. = A.B.-print showing mostly various professions.
AND 1 other etched handcol. print, cut in sections and mounted together, showing i.a. figures of the Commedia dell'arte and alphabet letters, but apparently in random order (perhaps a game?).
= Rare. KVCS (Noman), p.791, no.10. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXII.
- First print margins cut to the image; the two other prints cut in sections and tipped onto paper mounts.
= Showing the various inhabitants of the continents. I.a. Africa: "Hottentots" and "Habitans Hollandais de Batavia(!)" (prob. South Africa).
= KVCS (Hemeleers-Van Houter), p.759 no. 78.
AND 8 others, i.a. "Russische Cavalerie No.108B" (16 stencil col. woodcut ills., w. address Gebr. van Kapel, Rijswijk) and 3 prints by Erve Wijsmuller.
- Tipped onto mounts; various other sm. defects.
= Various subjects, Present are no. 4, 31, 38, 69, 73, 74, 78, 82, 89, 104, 139, 147, 152, 157, 173, 178, 183, 190, 200, 208, 225, 237, 238, 241, 243, 248, 250 and 267. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXII.
AND ±70 other catchpenny prints published by the same, but (partially) cut (out) and tipped onto mounts, including a series of prints showing characters of various operas and plays.
= Identified nos. 27, 32, 40, 44, 47, 53 (Allerleij II), 58, 62 (Rheinden), 64, 75, 84. The identified operas and plays are Titus, Zauberflöte, Jungfrau von Orleans, Die Weihe der Kraft, Maria Stuart, Wilhelm Tell, Bayard, Preciosa, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Salomons Urteil, Don Ranudo de Colibrados.
- Margins cut short.
(Fashion victims). Handcol. engr. catchpenny print, 12 scenes w. caption, without address, ±1820.
- Margins cut to the image.
AND 8 others similar, all with 12 or 16 scenes, all illustrations cut out and tipped onto mounts, prob. all by the same publisher (Basset or Jean?), i.a. theatre figures (i.a. Pulcinella) and scenes.
- All prints the scenes cut without margins.
= Series with the following themes: Four Seasons (3x), Ages of Man, The Five Senses, Four Continents, Four Pastimes (French, Spanish, Dutch and Asian), Four Parts of the Day (Matin, Midi, L'Apres Midi, Soir). All prints in very similar handcolouring.
- Central fold strengthened and repaired in lower part on verso; closed hole in caption near fold; lower margin cut to the plate mark; sl. creased and soiled.
= Showing 13 Christian prophets, aged very old to relatively young, i.a. Henoch (367 years), Matuselem (969), Noach (950), Abraham (175). Cf. de Meyer, p.341.
- Various (sm.) defects.
= Attractive handcolouring. Showing biblical scenes. Present are no. "Rr", 2, 7, 18, 31, 40, 43, 44, 56 and 65.
- Folded twice w. closed hole in centre; sm. portion torn off in lower left corner, affecting text.
= A.B. print with mostly children. KVCS, p.727, no.111.
AND 2 others similar, publ. by the same: "Boerekermis" (no.20, w. Dutch and French captions) and (Mamluk soldiers) (no.34, w. Dutch and French captions). - AND ±30 col. lithogr. catchpenny prints by Brepols & Dierckx zoon and successor, ±1890-1910.
- Browned; strengthened and repaired on verso, mostly on folds.
= KVCS, p.755 ("De slang geteelt uyt sondig stof (...)").
AND 3 others, publ. by (wed.) J. Ratelband en J. Bouwer, No.2. (4 animals), 14 (herdsmen and women), 81 (biblical scenes).
= Mostly various caricatures on the proceedings and members of the Frankfurter Parliament (Frankfurter Nationalversammlung) on the attempts to create a unified German parliamentary democracy. The Frankfurter parliament was the first freely elected parliament in Germany. Also a portrait of Friedrich Hecker, the revolutionary politician from Baden.
= Present are no. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, 19 (Don Quichotte and Sancho Panza), 20, 22, 23 (entomologist and giant dressed cricket), 27, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 34 (Greek and Turk).
- Creases in side margins; upper and lower margin cut to the image. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXI.
AND 4 other engr. catchpenny prints, showing acrobats, all cut to the image or in parts, i.a. "Grands Exercices Ecarts et Souplesses Italiennes sur la Corde lache par la Troupe Etrangeres".
- Margins cut short, almost to the image, address partly visible.
(Theatre figures on donkeys). Contemp. handcol. engr. catchpenny print, publ. by Basset, Paris, ±1810.
- Margins cut short to the image.
= I.a. figures from the commedia dell'arte, Don Quixote, Maitre Clistorelli and signor Cacarelli.
AND 4 others similar, cut out or cut to the images, all without address, showing i.a. the figures of Arlequin and Pierrot.