5611 - 5731 FINE ARTS - CATCHPENNY PRINTS and POPULAR PRINTS
- Closed tears and strengthened w. paper on folds on verso.
= Rare catchpenny print and early lithography. Henry and Cohen started a lithographic printing business in 1828.
= I.a. a religious alphabet, humorous scenes, military scenes, animals. I.a. 2 prints, each w. 9 German sayings (i.a. "Ein blöder Hund wird selten fett"), Robinson Crusoë and 3 so-called Schneider-bilder (no.575, 576 and 577).
AND 22 cut out handcol. engr. catchpenny prints, (prob.) all publ. by the same, tipped onto mounts, i.a. various male and female professions, animals and pastimes.
- Tipped onto mount; folded (as published?).
= Advertorial catchpenny print for De Beukelaar Biscuit, Cacao and chocolate factory.
- For the greater part each scene cut out, some still attached to each other. Originally probably four scenes together on 1 sheet.
= Uncertain whether this is a series of catchpenny prints or a set of illustrations for an unknown publication.
- All three prints margins partly cut to the image.
AND 8 cut out illustrations from 4 prints, i.a. showing adult games, i.a. "Le Baiser a la religieuse" and "La main Chaude".
- Formerly folded; dam. spot in middle fold (repaired w. paper); stained; sl. creased; three marginal tears in upper margin repaired on verso.
= KVCS, Glenisson 43.
AND 5 others similar, all contemp. handcol. (KVCS, Glenisson 33, 36, 56, 111 and 147).
- Without margins; cut in sections and tipped together on mount; two pieces lack parts.
= A collection of street artists and vendors, i.a. magician, ink seller, hot chocolate seller, sword swallower, musicians.
AND 1 other similar, prob. publ. by the same, also showing various street artists and vendors, without margins. - AND 28 cut out illustrations from similar catchpenny prints, all street vendors and other occupations.
= A very broad range of subjects and themes, i.a. military, cut-out figures, animals, religious.
= Various subjects, i.a. birds, military scenes, a portrait of Selim Pasha on horseback (no.312), the Crimean War (no.344), "Das Märchen vom Grossen u. kleinen Klaus" (no.229), a commemorative plate on field marshall Count Radetzky (unnumbered) (1848/49).
- Folded w. creases in centre; sl. foxed. = KVCS, p.824. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIII.
- All cut to the image, 1x w. address. = Probably from three different series.
- Folded twice w. sm. hole in centre; 4 sm. waterstains in margins.
= KVCS (Nieuwe fonds J.H. de Lange), p.777, no.10.
"Een nuttig allerlei kan hier uw oog bekijken; Hier ziet gy dieren, maar ook menschen die u lijken". Catchpenny print w. 36 stencil col. woodcut ills., "23", captions below, ibid., idem, ±1830. - AND 2 others publ. by the same: no.26 ("Zie hier leergrage Jeugd!") and 87 (Professions).
- Folded twice; duststained. = KVCS (Nieuwe fonds De Lange), p.777, no.23.
- Margins cut to the image.
= Struwwelpetriade about a naughty and clumsy boy Hans Christoph (Hans Stoffel). Scene 8 is probably a direct adaptation of the story Hanss Guck-in-die-Luft or perhaps an inspiration for the story. Both the first edition of Der Struwwelpeter (1845) and this catchpenny print were published in the same period. Not found in Rühle. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXIII.
AND 2 others from the same series, showing naughty and dirty children, no. 5 and 41.
= Rare large run of this series. Present are no. 1, 2, 4, 6-15, 17-22, 24, 25, 40, 44, 46, 48-73 and 76-81. Subjects are i.a. Baron Munchhausen (no.10), Verkehrte Welt (Upside Down World) (no.12), Reinecke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox) (no.19), German fire brigade, biographical prints of great men i.a. George Washington (no. 46 and 70, 2 different prints) and Christopher Columbus, hunting, the yearly country fair and feast at Cannstatt (2 different prints). Also a rather curious print (w. English caption) titled' "Brother Jonathan and his coloured brothers", a caricature print on North and South Americans, including indigenous people. And plates 79 and 80 showing the fictional tale of "The Deputation of the Red-skins to Henrietta Sonntag", on the Algonkin tribe who wanted to see the opera singer Henrietta Sonntag (1806-1854) performwhen she toured the U.S.
- Margins cut short.
AND 3 others similar, all with scenes from the life of Louise de la Valliere (1644-1710), first maitresse of Louis XIV of France.
- Creased; folded twice; soiled.
= Rare catchpenny print, not in KVCS. Probably a copy after a German or British example.
- Margins sl. cut short; tipped onto mount.
= Humorous scenes on the ways of making easy money or living by profiting from others. I.a. a man who fakes being a slave in order to get more free drinks. SEE ILLUSTATION PLATE CXXXIV.