5590 - 5932 FINE ARTS - 16th-19th CENTURY DRAWINGS, WATERCOLOURS and PAINTINGS
- Most drawings in very fine condition, some with the following minor defects: some smudging; occas. trifle/ sl. foxed in outer blank margin; 2 drawings w. sm. tear in inner blank margin (not affecting the watercolour); a few lvs. fingersoiled in outer blank margin. Bookblock loose; heraldic bookplate on upper pastedown.
= The skilfully executed and beautiful drawings bear strong resemblance to the 18th and 19th century drawings of butterflies by J.C. or J. Sepp or A.J. Rösel van Rosenhof. The main focus of the drawings is on the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into the butterfly. All on paper with "J. Honig & Zoonen", "J. Kool", "De Ervens Dk Blauw", "J. Kloppenburg", "Van Gelder", a beehive w. Orange tree or the Pro Patria (2 diff. types) watermark. With a silhouette portrait drawing frontisp. of probably the original owner W.D.V. de Graaf (1762-1846), a Utrecht pharmacist. On the backstrip his name and title "Inlandsche Kapellen" are given.Came into possession of the present owner by descent. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVII.
- Sl. fingersoiled (perhaps by the artist); vague diagonal fold.
= Study for plate 35 of the "Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minstgeachte schepzelen of Nederlandsche insecten" (volume VII) by J.C. Sepp.
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.
Idem. (Halflength portrait of seated gentleman). Drawing, watercolour w. pencil, 18x15,5 cm., signed "Louis Chantal" in red pencil, under passepartout.
- Sl. yellowed.
= The first drawing has a contemp. annotation in pen and ink on verso reading "Dessiné d'après Boucher par D. Cohen 7 Sept: 1825". Both possibly early works by David Haim Cohen Pareira (1797-1876), who usually signed "'D. Cohen Pareira" (accord. to Scheen).
- A few spots; sl. cut short in lower edge.
= According to a later French annotation on verso this is the actor Bertin in the role of Zug in the play Le Pauvre Berger by Daubigny.
AND 2 watercolour drawings by ALEXANDRE DUPENDANT, both signed, showing two men in historical costume.
= The caption reads: "Elle est belle dit-il, Mais le moindre grain de mil, ferait bien mieux mon affaire". The original design for the lithograph, published in the periodical La Caricature politique, morale, littéraire et scénique (no. 103, 25 October 1832, plate 212). The caption (and the scene) is a take on the text by Jean de la Fontaine on the fable Le Coq et le Perle. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.
- Yellowed; sl. soiled.
= Provenance: the collection of J. and C. Ulmann (Lugt 3533). With the collector's mark of Dr. Max A. Goldstein (Lugt 2824) on verso.
- The connection of the three parts of the panel profesionnally strengthened on verso. Newly varnished.
= A fine portrait, possibly of a surgeon, considering the tongue depressor and the silver medicine (or snuff?) box the man is holding. For identification of the artist, see the website of the RKD. A fine portrait. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXVIII.
- A few sm. brown spots.
= Provenance: auctioned at Frederik Muller, december 1913 (lot 537); London at E. Parson & son, 1925 (cat. no.43, lot 176); Paul Brandt, Nov/ Dec. 1982 (lot no.989). With annotation "P. Molyn" on verso, whose style is very similar. On laid paper with double watermark of a foolscap and a bunch of grapes. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIX.
- Paper sl. browned.
= Tipped on modern mount together with cut out older French (auction?) catalogue entry.
AND 2 other small drawings showing French soldiers by unidentified artists.
= Attribution in later pencil on verso.
- Small closed tear in right blank margin.
= From the collection of Hans van Leeuwen with his collector's mark (Lugt 2799a). On paper with a circular King George watermark showing "GR" and a crown. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXIX.
- Somewhat soiled; vague grey waterstain in upper part leaf; brown stain in the upper right corner.
= Five very small initials by different persons in pencil on verso (perhaps collector's marks).
= Verso w. stamp of "Veiling vente 1968 H. Evenepoel Antwerpen Campo" and w. the collector's stamp of C. de Mey on verso (not in Lugt).
- Some superficial cuts and scratches.
- Prob. mounted; one small closed tear.
AND 2 others by the same, both framed and both prob. mounted.
- Trifle foxed/ yellowed.
= Possibly by Eelke Jelles Eelkema (1788-1839), w. attribution in pencil in lower right corner.