5732 - 6111 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Fine, contemp. impression on heavy, untrimmed paper w. doubly encircled fleur de lis watermark; small waterstain in upper outer blank margin.
= Wilton-Ely 480: Focillon 347. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXLVIII.
- Sl. rubbed along flattened middle fold; sl. foxed in outer blank margins.
= Nice perspective view showing the foundation of the Via Appia and the road itself near La Riccia, no. XXVII but sometimes unnumbered in the plate. The series comprises in total a title-p., dedic. page and 27 large plates. This view added after the 1764 edition, "as a result of observations communicated to Piranesi by the Scottish antiquary Andrew Lumisden" (Wilton-Ely). Probably printed early 19th century. Wilton-Ely 670, Focillon 536bis.
AND "Tav. XVI" and "Tav. XXV" from the same series, showing a section of a wall of an ancient pool/ showing part of the Via Appia from a bird's eye perspective (both full-p., 2nd sl. yellowed).
- Fine, contemp. impression on heavy, untrimmed paper w. doubly encircled fleur de lis watermark; trifle yellowed/ spotted in blank margins.
= Interior view of the tomb chamber in the Casali vineyards at Porta San Sebastiano. Wilton-Ely 413; Focillon 278.
AND nos. XLII and XLIII from vol. IV of the same work: "Dimostrazione in grande di alcune delle parti della facciata dell'ingresso principale del portico d'Ottavia" and "Dimostrazione in grande di alcune delle parti del Portico d'Ottavia" (2 etchings, contemp. impressions; W.-E. 511 and 512).
- Fine, contemp. impression on heavy, untrimmed paper w. doubly encircled fleur de lis watermark; fine copy.
= Interior view of three large tomb chambers thought to belong to the household of Augustus. Wilton-Ely 399; Focillon 264.
- Plate XXXVII yellowed; some smaller prints sl. yellowed/ trifle foxed in blank margins.
= Tab. I (Studies of the substructure op the Capitoline Hill), II (The mouth, or outlet, of the Cloaca maxima [the great drain] into the Tiber), III (Plan, section and elevation of the Cloaca Maxima), XXIII, XXIV (both showing three diagrams of Doric temple construction), XXXI (Le Roy's Greek columns compared with Etruscan and Roman examples), XXXV (Roman architectural details compared with Greek examples from Le Roy), XXXVI (Plan showing the location of the Circus Maximus) and XXXVII (Constructional details of entrance porch to a Tuscan temple (...)). In the 1750s, there was an increasing advocacy of Greek art and architecture as superior to those of Rome. Della Magnificenza is Piranesi's defence of Roman and Etruscan architecture and ornament, in particular directed against J.D. Le Roy's work Les Ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grèce of 1758. Wilton-Ely 761-763, 783, 784, 791, 795-797; Focillon 933-935, 952, 953, 959, 963-965.
- Upper margin trimmed just inside the image (reinforced w. paper on verso).
Zancon, G. (1771-1816). (The hairdressing). (Stipple-)engraving after IL DOMENICHINO, 13x16,7 cm., engr. captions below. - AND 19 others, i.a. by G. ZANCON, G. LONGHI, J. NEGRETTI (bookillustration) and F. BEARARDI.
= Wife of kind Frederick II of Prussia.
"Wilhelm Prinz-Regent von Preussen". Lithogr. portrait by F. SCHWABE, 44,5x35,5 cm., publ. by A. Sacco, Berlin, ±1858,
- Foxed and soiled in margins; sm. closed marginal tear.
= William (1797-1888) became a regent for king Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1858 until his death in 1861. After the Franco-German War of 1870 he became emperor of Germany.
"Elisabeth Kronprinzessin von Preussen". Large lithogr. portrait by GROHS, 46,4x37,2 cm., without address, ±1830.
- Lower margin cut short. = Wife of the later king Frederick William IV of Prussia.
AND 12 other portraits of members of the royal family of Prussia, all 19th cent., i.a. of Frederick II, Frederick III with his family, emperor WiIlliam II with his family (2 large chromolithographs).
- Yellowed; creased along flattened middle fold, w. unobtrusive restorations at lower end; a few closed marginal tears.
= The famous double-portrait of Gerard Mercator and Jodocus Hondius. It was engraved by Coletta Hondius (born Van der Keere), in tribute to her late husband, who had died in 1612, and appeared in the Mercator/ Hondius atlas from 1613 onwards. Another copy of this portrait is offered as lot number 6195. Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, p.34-35.
- Diagonal fold in upper left corner.
AND 9 other portraits, 7x of the same and 2x of Philip Melanchton, various techniques (i.a. a large chromolithogr. portrait), all 19th cent.
- Sl. soiled; a few sm. stains; horizontal central fold, strengthened at the edges on verso.
- Margins foxed and waterstained. = Rare. Early lithograph.
= Incl. studies of faces and portraits of i.a. Martin Luther, Julius Caesar, Lohn Locke, Comte de Stadion and Charles XII of Sweden.
- Occas. trifle foxed/ yellowed; mostly fine.
= With portraits and monumental graves of mainly Dutch historic figures (incl. many writers), i.a. of Johannes Boskoop, Simon Episcopius, Lieve Geelvinck, Constantijn Huygens, Diderik Munter, Gerlachus Suikers and Jan Wagenaar.
= I.a. "Friedrich August König von Sachsen" (large lithogr. by F. HANFSTAENGL, 1842), "Grafianka Plater/ Gräfin Plater" (handcol. lithogr., ±1840), "Josipa Barona Jelacica/ Joseph Freiherr von Jelacic" (tint. lithogr. by J. FLEICKE, 1848), "Franz Joseph I, Kaiser von Oesterreich etc." (lithogr. by PRINZHOFER, 1848), "Queen Victoria. Albert prince of Wales" (engr. after R. THORBURN, ±1845), "General Garibaldi" (tint. lithogr., publ. by E.G. May & Wirsing), "Hussein Pascha oder der wiederauferstandene und zurückgekehrte Napoleon" (lithogr., publ. by E. Schule, ±1830),"Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha" (handcol. lithogr., publ. by J. Scholz) and a large chromolithogr. portrait of Field Marshall Helmut von Moltke the Elder.
- With various (sm.) defects.
= I.a. 30 portraits of Jan Nieuwenhuyzen and a portrait of Lubbert Gerritsz by W. DELFF.
- Occas. small defects, some portraits mounted or tipped on mount.
= Incl. political men (mainly Amsterdam mayors and such), painters, writers and aristocrats. I.a. an engr. portrait by L. VORSTERMAN of "Petrus de Iode calcographus et delineator Antverpiensis" (after A. VAN DYCK; (sl.) foxed), a fine large mezzotint portrait of a gentleman by J.G. HAID (after REMBRANDT; London, 1765. Sl. rubbed), 2 large mezzotint pendant portraits of prince Frederik of Orange-Nassau and princess Louise of Prussia (±1850), 4 engr. portraits (from a series) of Amsterdam mayors and East Indian Company governors (by J. HOUBRAKEN after J. WANDELAAR, publ. I. Tirion, ±1760), 2 small engr. portraits of George Washington (ident., by J. VINKELES) and 2 of Benjamin Franklin, and an engr. portrait by P.CH. LEVESQUE of centenarian "Jean Causeur, boucheur de profession, âgé de cent trente ans (...)" (1772).
- Most prints w. (sm.) defects, i.a. foxed, sl. frayed or soiled.
= I.a. scientists, politicians and officials.
= The majority protestants, a few catholic. A few with manuscript signature.
- Occas. w. (sm.) defects.