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Offered here is the fourth plate of the twelfth volume of the “Cahier de principes de dessein d’apres nature”, dedicated to the First Painter to the King, Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714-1789). Printed by Les Campions Frères (Paris 1780). This was a series of studies intended for artists, divided into fourteen volumes of six plates each. The set was printed in bright red, dark red or bistre, and published by Le Père & Avaulez (1773-77), Mondhare & Jean (1773-80) and Les Campions Frères (from 1780).
Lithograph after the red chalk (crayon) drawings of Pierre Thomas le Clerc (1740-1791). Dimensions (plate) 21,4 x 29,2 cm. P.o.d. Click for more pictures and information.
Ornaments form the entire world history are on display in pagefilling plates of astonishing graphic quality, in full color chromolitho enriched in gold and silver.
Two volumes, volume 1: 220 and volume 2: 120 chromolithographic images and explaining text, Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1888 / 1883. Dimensions lithographs 39 x 29 cm. Price € 995. Click for more pictures and information.
It is through these kind of prints by Le Pautre that the “Louis XIV-stijl” spread through Europe in the seventeenth century. These prints show festive decorations by Charles Le Brun, court painter of Louis XIV.
2 Etchings. 1 Obelisk: Obelisque dans la place Dauphine, C. le Brun jnu, le Paultre sculpsit. Dimensions 43 x 20 cm (plate), 60 x 36 cm (frame). Triumphal arch: 2 Arc de Triomphe du Carefour de la Fontaine sainct Gervais, le Paultre sculpsit, A Paris chez van Merlen, rue St Iacques a la ville d’Anvers. Dimensions 38 x 25 cm (plate), 55 x 41 cm (frame). Both etchings derive from J. Troncon, L'entrée triomphante de leurs Majestez Louis XIV, Paris 1662. Price € 650. Click for more pictures and information.
The 17th century painter and etcher from Haarlem Claes Berchem was already famous and loved during his lifetime for his pastoral and italianate landscapes. The etching we offer you fits this image perfectly. This print is in a formidable condition, no spots or tears. The frame and passepartout make this a cheerful print an underlign its quality.
Etching, dimensions 35 x 29 cm (plate), 60 x 54 (frame). Price € 280. Click for more pictures and information.
This unique quadruple rococo watercolor on a fan-shaped sheet of paper is in all likelihood a design for a fan. The cheerful images, subtly decorated in gold, keep the middle between child’s play and love scenes and form an allegory of the four seasons.
Watercolor, with raised gilding, unsigned, in fanshaped frame. Price € 850. Click for more pictures and information.
Cees Mension, born in Delft, is best known and appreciated as a drawer of animals, but in this large drawing he indulges in the biblical story of Samson / Simson, the powerhouse who was seduced by Delilah and who lost his physical strength by cutting his hair. Set in a velvet-lined double passe-partout and a beautiful gold frame, this work fits perfectly in a location that is not too bright, for example in a boudoir or on a mantelpiece.
Chalk drawing, signed lower right, dimensions 85 x 75 cm (including frame), 50 x 42 cm (drawing). Price € 650. Click for more pictures and information.
It is with great pleasure that we bring this cheerful watercolor by Georg Sturm to your attention. Probably a fragment of a more extensive design, perhaps for an opera decor; since we can safely assume we are dealing with two of Alberich's forging dwarfs, the Nibelungen, from Richard Wagner’s Ring. As a decorator of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - his wall decorations there have recently been restored - it is not difficult to suppose that Sturm was attracted to Wagner.
Watercolor, dimensions 27 x 17 cm (watercolor), 36 x 26 cm (frame). € 850. Click for more pictures and information.
This print of the Trêves Hall, in the present age the place of the weekly gathering of the Dutch council of ministers, was first published in The Hague in 1697, on the occasion of the opening of the hall (in 1696); another copy is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum. The print emphasizes the architecture and decorations of the hall, but the image and attribution of the members of the States-General and various foreign envoys also makes this print important in history.
The large auditorium in The Hague (Trêves Hall). Bottom left in plate: D. Marot del. et fecit. Etching and engraving, made in The Hague. 38 x 70 cm (plate), 60 x 93 cm (frame). Price € 495. Click for more pictures and information.
This beautiful ornament print show stylish herbal motives mixed with heads of fable-like animals, a theme we know from gothic ornamentation.
Etching manufactured (fait et gravé) Le Bouteux fils, ca. 1680-1700. Dimensions 19,3 x 29,8 cm. Price € 50. Click for more pictures and information.
This graceful, large-format poster design takes you back to the beginning of the last century, when performances of the Dutch theater classics were still one of the highlights of nightlife. Due to its vertical orientation and the subdued red and black, this authentic design by Hendrik Jacob Eshuijs comes into its own in a central and well-lit spot in a high room or hall.
Signed below right, gouache with ground drawing in charcoal on paper, dimensions 160 x 82 cm. Price € 250. Click for more pictures and information.
This art deco stained glass window shows figurative elements refering to wisdom, study and filosofy, which makes it very suitable as a decoration for a private study or a school. The enchanting effect of the bright colors of stained glass, when lit from behind, are well known, but a special attraction of this piece are the eyes of the owl at the centre. When light passes from behind, the owls’ eyes light up distinctively.
Stained and enamelled glass window "Wisdom". Dimensions 112 x 64 cm. € 275. Click for more pictures and information.
Juste Nathan Boucher was initially trained as an architect and would later specialize in drawing ornamental prints for furniture and decorations for the interior and exterior. Boucher's designs are of great importance to our knowledge of the Louis XVI style.
Two etchings from the seventh 'Cahier d'Arabesques'. Designed and engraved by Juste Nathan Boucher. This cahier was published in Paris by Jacques François Chereau (1742-1794). Dimensions 22 cm (h.) and 15 cm (w.). Price: € 35 (for two etchings). Click for more pictures and information.
The painter, ornament draftsman and engraver Henri Sallembier (also known as Salembier or Sallambier) is regarded as a pioneer and important representative of the Louis XVI style.
Six etchings (complete series) made and engraved by Henri Sallembier, approx. 1780 (2e Cahier de L’oeuvre). Dimensions approx. 34 cm x 22 cm. These etchings were published ‘A Paris chez Chereau rue des Mathurins. Avec Privilège du Roy’. Some light brown, non disturbing spots. Price € 230 (series). Click for more pictures and information.