5052 - 5316 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Old vertical fold; one tiny rubbed/ dam. spot. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXV.
- Some offsetting from former passepartout; brownish stain in upper left corner.
= View not identified but with annotation on verso "nr. Bookham Surrey". A very British view.
- Laid down on prob. contemp. mount, which is tipped onto a later board mount. Otherwise a fine and attractive view.
- Varnish sl. soiled.
- Cut sl. short in upper margin.
= Harold Millar was an expert taxidermist, and mounted many of the birds exhibited in the Durban Natural Science Museum. In 1926, a distinguished patron of the Durban Museum, William Campbell, commissioned Millar to paint each known species of bird native to South Africa. The project took over three years to complete, and numbered 868 paintings in total.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVI.
- Both drawings tipped onto mount; both drawings partly browned.
- Sl. browned; the heigthenings are white but w. remnants/ traces of (oxidized) silver.
= Both showing the cathedrale Notre-Dame, one drawing a view of the Pfaffengasse w. the church in the background.
AND 12 others, (probably) mostly by the same, i.a. 2x similar to the above ("Hotel de Ville Nurenberg 7bre 56 FS" and (on verso) "la tour de Halles à Bruges 26 avril 52"), 1x pen and ink, pencil and silverpoint ("sur le Nicker"), 6x pencil (on sketchbook lvs., views of Trèves and mountainous landscapes) and incl. a view of "Palais Micheli delle Colonne Venise aout 1863" and "Ruines de l'abbaye de St Pavon Gand" (both pencil and watercolour) (partly w. sm. defects).
= Incl. several other attractive drawings, partly anonymous and partly monogrammed, i.a. by "S.S. v.d. O.", "E.L.K.O.", "R.N." and "M. v. Dedem. Den Berg". The recipient of the sketches could not be identified, but see the commonplace book below.
AND 2 others, i.a. a commonplace book for "Bud" (orig. gilt cl., a.e.g.; most entries dated between 1891-1898, many with reference to "Institution Duchesse Marie Gotha" or "Clarenbeek"; some names: Margarethe von Arnim, Cato Repelaer van Driel, Jacoba van der Feltz, Antonia Laman Trip, Miesje van Benthem van den Bergh and Mieke van Harinxma thoe Slooten).
- Trifle spotted/ stained. = Attribution to Jan Frans van Bloemen (1662-1749) on verso.
Fournier, C. (last quarter 18th cent.). (A church man receiving a rosary from the Virgin Mary and the child Jesus on clouds, putti flying around). Drawing, red chalk, black framing line, 31x19,5 cm., signed "Ch.[?] fournier f. 1780" (a few marginal dam. spots). Hartitzsch, W.(?) von (19th cent.). (A seated South American peasant woman with a donkey and goat). Drawing, pencil, 20x27 cm., signed and "27 Sept. 1838" in lower right corner. Romijn, H.A. (1892-1959). (Still life with pan, pipe and chinese porcelain vase) (drawing, pencil and watercolour, 36x29 cm., monogrammed "HAR" in lower right corner. - AND 8 miscellaneous other drawings.
- Trifle yellowed/ foxed; margin(s) trimmed, cutting short the monogram; probably mounted along outer margins (only).
= Nice. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVI.
- Verso remains of former mounting.
AND 22 other drawings, 18th to 20th cent., incl. a nice physiognomy pencil drawing with 12 heads and a skillful pencil drawing of an elegant man seen from the back.
- Sl. yellowed/ sl. foxed; small surface dam. in lower margin (silverfish?); vague horizontal fold.
- A few closed tears into image; sm. restoration in caption in lower left corner.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.