4500 - 4776 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
= Nice composition of three watercolours.
- Both sl. yellowed. The second drawing w. two white (mouldy?) spots. Passepartouts yellowed/ sl. foxed.
= Original drawings for J. VAN LENNEP, Klaasje Zevenster (Leyden, A.W. Sijthoff, Leiden, ±1888-1890).
- Sl. yellowed.
- Backed w. thin Japanese. Sl. yellowed; verso (vaguely) foxed/ stained.
= Title supplied in pen and ink on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.
- A few sm. brown stains in drawing. One sector-spoke broken.
= Attractive drawing with lustrous intricate carving on spokes.
- Decoration on borders partly dam. by silverfish; lacks 2 cm. of one handle. Nevertheless fine and rare.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXX.
- Very fine condition.
= The drawings in the manuscript are partly accompanied by sections copied from contemporary or older botanical works, i.a. J. Gerard and T. Pennant, and show the following plants: Meadow saffron (4 watercolours of the various stages of growth); "Agaricus muscarius" (Amanita); "Agaricus deliciosus" and "Agaricus ramosus". The author of this manuscript, Lucy Hardcastle, published a book titled 'An Introduction to the elements of the Linnaean system of botany for young persons' and is said by some to be an illigitimate daughter of Erasmus Darwin (Charles Darwin's grandfather). The first page of the manuscript has a dedication by Lucy Hardcastle to Francis Boott, "from his affectionate mother in law [signed]." Francis Boott, American physician and botanist, married Lucy Hardcastle's daughter Mary Hardcastle in 1820. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXX.
- Upper blank corners cut off; some foxing in blank margins.
= With the collector's mark of A. Freiherr von Lanna (Lugt 2773) on verso. Fine drawing. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
- Two closed tears in upper left corner and one in lower margin; other corners chipped; sl. creased.
- Some creases.
- Tipped onto mount along left side. = Titled and "J. Forbes, 1803" on mount below image.
- Sl. foxed.
AND 1 other, monogrammed "JR".
- A few duststains. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
= See also lots no. 1849ff
= Rough sketch. Jacoba van Heemskerck was taught by her father, so perhaps by her. From a collection with several drawings by and other materials related to J.E. Heemskerck van Beest, also in this auction.
Anonymous. (The Hoofdtoren in Hoorn). Oil on canvas, 31,5x38 cm.
= On identical canvas as the above, so probably created at the same time. Perhaps by one of the pupils of J.E. van Heemskerk van Beest. With the annotations "Excursion sur le Zuiderzee" in pen and ink and "Entrée du port de Hoorn d'apres une étude de Mr. van Heemskerck van Beest" in pencil.
AND 7 others: an anonymous drawing showing a ship in peril on rough sea and 6 mounted albumen prints, all reproductions of marine paintings by i.a. J.E. VAN HEEMSKERCK VAN BEEST, all together in contemp. cl. portfolio.
- Laid down on panel. = Perhaps by A-J. HERLIN (1815-1900).
- Trifle foxed. = Contains drawings of 't Hof te Hillegom, 't Huys Zenroy and 't Huys Dever.