5381 - 5728 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
= Possibly by Gerrit Groenewegen (1754-1826). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCII.
- Contents loose(ning).
= Fine views of ships and harbours (and a watercolour of a flying fish), i.a. Portsmouth, Gibraltar, Falmouth, Ostende and Cork. The manuscript text mostly dwells on the geography of the various locations.
- Browned; sm. tear in lower right corner.
= Very large drawing with many details such as the orchestra under the canopy. As in many parts in the Lowlands there was a need for drainage of water along the Old Rhine in Holland, but the spillway that was created in the 16th century at Katwijk for this purpose was silted up. In 1803 a plan was launched for a new spillway and after some research, the construction was started in 1804 and ready in 1807. F.A. Milatz made a much smaller drawing of the same occasion. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIII.
- Formerly mounted w. paper remnants on verso.
= Annotation on verso: "Cte de Cambri, Cesse de Menon, Vte de Montaigu, M. Bonnassieu eleve de la academie de France à Rome (Janvier 1842)" in pencil. Probably the sculptor Jean Marie Bonassieux (1810-1892). With the collector's mark of Albert van Loock (Lugt 3751).
- Old middle-fold; frayed in right margin; some sl. foxing/ soiling; tipped onto mount.
= Possibly a design for a poster.
- Mounted on board along margins; yellowed (but glued margins have remained white).
= With unidentified collector's mark ("B" with star below in circle) in lower right corner of mount. With annotation in lower right margin of drawing ("chez delaunay Palais Royal") and with a small sketch of a lady seen from the back in upper right corner.
- Acid biting; browned.
AND 1 other 19th cent. pencil and brown crayon drawing on 17th cent. paper with three studies on 1 leaf, i.a. "Capitole".
- Two tears in right margin (affecting image); yellowed.
- Sl. soiled and yellowed in the right part; upper right corner dam.
= Unfinished but interesting drawing.
= Nice set of drawings.
- Duststained and browned; closed tear in upper part.
= The portrayed gentleman holds a book wrapper with the word "zoologie".