6089 - 6356 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Margins extended w. chinese; one drawing w. some sm. brown stains on verso (very slightly shining through on recto).
= Designs for wallpaper decorations. See: R. Harmanni, Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) 'behangselschilder' (Utr., 2006, thesis), p.147: "Jacob Cats (1741-1799) is, tezamen met Jurriaan Andriessen, één van de eerste kunstenaars geweest die zich vanaf het eind van de jaren zestig met het klassiek arcadische landschap heeft beziggehouden. In 1767 vervaardigde Cats onder meer een tweetal ontwerpen voor Pieter van Wijler ten behoeve van de behangsels in diens huis Keizersgracht 152". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
= Showing probably a caricature of the artist Fernand Cormon (by himself?) on a rather wild feast. On verso a small manuscript note (unread).
- A few flaked/ rubbed spots; pinholes in margins
AND 1 other similar by J. SMITH, (Bust of a soldier in armour) (59x46 cm., signed in upper left corner. Similar small defects.).
- closed hole in centre; closed tear in right edge. = Perhaps a design for a business card.
- Paper sl. browned.
= Tipped on modern mount together with older French (auction?) catalogue clipping.
AND 2 other small drawings showing French soldiers by unidentified artists.
= A drawing by Cooke, also dated July 1841 and depicting a view near Nieuwersluis (near Amsterdam), was sold at auction in 1999.
AND 5 others, i.a. three rural views by W.H. KLIJN.
- With "74" in centre; sm. closed hole in left margin.
- Browned; closed tear in left part.
= With a small manuscript note with biographical records written by one of the organizers of a lottery at the Groningen art society in November 1905. This drawing was one of the prizes.
- Small sl. browned spot in upper right corner.
= Title and attribution in pen on mount. Provenance: the collection of Hans van Leeuwen (sold at auction 1992-1999, lot 279, with title: "Travellers on a wooded road") and, according to a note on the passepartout, purchased at Pfann (Amsterdam in 1957). Another annot. on passepartout suggesting Willem Uppink might be the artist.
= From the collection of Hans van Leeuwen with his collector's mark (Lugt 2799a), sold by Paul Brandt in 1975 and Sotheby's in 1989 (collection van der Meulen). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVII.
- Offsetting from removed tape along upper and lower edge on recto.
AND 8 other sm. drawings, late 18th/ early 19th cent.
= Remarkable set of drawings, consisting of a male and female "model" pictured nude from the waist, and 13 male and 18 female costume drawings of which the facial area (and part of the chest) has been cut out in order to be placed over the model, thus "dressing" him or her in various outfits. Several outfits w. caption in pen and ink, i.a. "Klederdragt der Brabanders", "Kleding van Engeland", "Grieksche kleederdragt", "Kleeding van Cina" (w. fantasy Chinese characters), "Hollandiae" and "Klederdragt van en [sic] vrouw uit Ormüs[?] in Tartaria". Also incl. a preacher, a harlequin, a farmer, several military uniforms and an old "batavier" in warrior outfit. Some parts, such as moustaches and necklaces are very fragile (a few broken but mostly intact). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CVIII.
- Trifle age-towned; 2 sm. and vague foxed spots. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIX.
- Yellowed; occas. lacks portion of leaf; trifle frayed.
- Foxed. = Provenance: from the collection of J. and C. Ulmann (Lugt 3533).
AND a black chalk drawing possibly by the same.
= From the collection P.C. Séchan with the collector's mark on recto (Lugt 2342).