5732 - 6111 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- Ample margins; vague stain in upper right corner and a few spots elsewhere.
= Cf. Lieure 374f. "Vous qui prenez plaisir en leurs parolles, Gardez vos blancs, vos testons; et pistolles".
Perelle, G. (1600-1677). (Landscape with houses and a bridge over a river). Etching, 10,7x21,9 cm., "Perelle inventor", "N. Visscher excudit" and "2" engr. below the image.
- Old vertical fold; trifle spotted/ stained.
AND 8 other etchings, i.a. 6 by N. PERIGNON, from the series "Premier Cahyer de Paysage"/ "Deuxieme Cahier de Paysage" (incl. the title-etchings).
= Types Parisiens, 11.
Boilly, L. (1761-1845) (after). "Les antiquaires." Handcol. lithograph by ? after L. BOILLY, 23x19 cm., signed and titled on the stone.
- Probably a late 19th/ early 20th cent. impression.
AND 2 other 19th cent. caricatural prints by J. GILLRAY (foxed and laid down) and G. CRUIKSHANK (later (handcol.) impression).
- Margins cut short; a few sm. closed tears; left upper and lower corner dam.
= The engraving shows the character of Pickelhering, a standard comic figure in performances given in Germany by English travelling players, known as "Englische Comödianten". This broadside is a mocking caricature on the British and Dutch voluntary military forces that came to the aid of the Calvinists in Bohemia at the start of the Bohemian Revolt. Pickelhering is unaware of the latest events in Bohemia, the defeat and flight of Frederick V after the Battle of White Mountain. Expecting to make large profits (i.e. winning the battle) from selling axes to the Calvinists in Prague and being greedy, he is struggling with a far too heavy load to Prague. The chronogram in the title reads 1621. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXVIII.
- One print w. margins trimmed; occas. trifle spotted.
= Nice series showing the rather stressful Sunday of a bourgeois family trying to have a nice day out.
AND 11 other prints, 18th/ early 19th cent., partly of caricatural nature, i.a. "Drawing from Life at the Royal Academy" (handcol. aquatint by ROWLANDSON and PUGIN, London, 1808), "De Puiterveensche Helleveeg, aan den tap" (engr. by P. TANJÉ after C. TROOST, Amst., ±1760), "The Industrious' Prentice performing the Duty of a Christian" and a dinner party getting out of hand (2 engrs. from diff. series by RIEPENHAUSEN after W. HOGARTH) and an engraving showing 7 heads of men with big noses or "Deep Ones" (monogrammed and publ. by M. Darly, 1777).
- Occas. stained in margins; a few w. tears on folds.
= Incl. duplicates. I.a. F.M. 3543, 3545, 3548, 3552, 3555, 3559, 3566, 3581, 3591, 3598 and 3603. Biting satirical caricatures of The Great Mirror of Folly.
- Foxed and duststained in margins. = Paulson 136, 3rd state of 3.
AND 23 other engravings by/ after the same, mostly late 18th/ early 19th cent. impressions, various defects, i.a. Before and After (Paulson 141 and 142, 3rd state); Gin Lane (3rd state); The Bruiser (Paulson 215, 8th state) and Tailpiece or the Bathos (copy after Hogarth's final print).
- Sl. dustsoiled; waterstain and sm. tear in upper blank margin. = A Rake's Progress, plate 3.
Hogarth, W. (1697-1764). The Invasion. "France". Etching, 1756, 32x39 cm. (platemark).
= Paulson 202, 3rd state of 3. On the possible invasion by France.
Sayers, J. (1748-1823). A Transfer of East India Stock. Etching, ±1783, 29,5x21,8 cm.
= A rare (illegal?) contemporary copy after the print by Sayers on paper with watermark of Curteis & Sons (±1787-1800). Showing the British prime minister Fox carrying the buildings of the East India Company. An attack on the East India Bills of 1783 of the Fox administration in which the sovereignty and patronage of India was transferred from the Crown and the East India company to the British government.
- Lower blank margin foxed/ sl. waterst./ frayed.
AND 2 miscell. others by J. CALLOT, "Scelta d''Alcuni miracoli" (trimmed inside the image and tipped onto mount w. tears) and by P. TANJÉ after C. TROOST, "De Schyndeugd".
- Vertical folds. = Famous caricature on Napoleon and George III dividing Europe.
"Der faule Frieden von 17. u. 19. Nov. 1835". Partly handcol. lithograph, 15,6x31 cm., without address.
- Sl. soiled. = Caricature for an unknown event.
"Eheliche Freuden. Die unerwartete Zurückkunft". Handcol. lithograph, 20,6x17 cm., "No.19 H.4" on the stone, without address, ±1820.
- Stain in lower margin. = After an English caricature.
AND 15 others, mostly German, all 19th cent., i.a. with the figure of Krähwinckels, "Hercules am Scheidewege" (handcol. engr., ±1810. A fat reverend has to choose between a large meal and a beautiful woman).
- Trifle foxed in blank margins.
= Reduced versions of the original prints, from G.C. LICHTENBERG, Ausführliche Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche (...) (Gött., 1794-1834).
AND 26 others, i.a. by and after the same, partly sl. foxed, i.a. engravings from the series A Harlot's Progress and Hudibras, and 1 print from Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid ("De malle Actionisten naar Vianen of 't Peperland").
- Margins cut to/ on the framing line; closed marginal tears.
= Rare anti-Catholic caricature, made by a representative of the Aprilbeweging, i.e. the Protestant and conservative movement against the reestablishment of the episcopal hierarchy in the Netherlands in 1853.
- Slightly browned; sm. tear in right blank margin.
AND 3 contemp. prints, i.a. P. PRY, "An.Election.Ball" (handcol. etching, London, McLean, 1829).
- Trifle creased and on both sheets small brown spot; untrimmed margins.
= Satirical allegory of the English weakness during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), mocking the English whose commercial wealth (represented by a milk-cow) is being exploited by the native Americans (sawing off the cow's horns), the Dutch (milking her) and the French and Spanish (walking off with a full bowl of milk); the sleeping English lion is doing nothing to prevent it. Philadelphia, in the background, was conquered by the British in September 1777, but was found partly deserted. F.M. 4337.
= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXL.
AND 7 others circular prints, mostly caricatural, all Ø ±8 cm., i.a. "Le Thé à la Mode" (circular handcol. engraving, early 19th cent. Showing anthropomorphic cats and dogs having tea); "la Rencontre Nez à Nez" (circular engraving, early 19th cent. Showing two big-nosed men putting their noses dangerously close to each other, with a third man looking on in mild panick from behind); (A group of 7 men taking a pinch of snuff) (circular handcol. engraving, early 19th cent.) and "Qui a bu boira. Serment d'ivrogne" (circular handcol. engraving, early 19th cent.).
- On 17th cent. paper w. unident. watermark; some creases in margin; tipped onto paper mount at two places.
Testa, P. (1611-1650). (Saint Jerome). Etching, 30,5x23 cm., monogrammed and "Gio. Iacomo Rossi le Stampa in Roma alla Pacc." in the plate.
- On paper w. encircled and crowned fleur de lys watermark. Some very vague yellow staining; sm. thin spot in right margin; small old ms. number "15" in lower outer right corner.
= Bartsch 15.
- Trimmed to/ justinside the platemark; sl. stained; oblique fold. Verso traces of former mounting; small unidentified collector's mark.
AND an etching after B. CASTIGLIONE, (Pastoral landscape) (1742. Defects in margins from former mounting).
= Wurzbach 1.