290294 Lot of 8 handmade rice paper sheets with Chinese text & portrays of famous men: Bismarck (in full), Camillo Cavour (bust), Peter the Great (in full), Oliver Cromwell on horseback, Napoleon I (in full), George Washington (in full), Christopher Columbus (framed bust) & the Japanese Samurai Xixiang Longcheng (in full with a dog). Woodcut, printed in red or brown, blue, green or purple). Back: Plain. 242x164 mm. c1890.
The sheets are made of very thin paper (the letter should be written over the picture). They all have English captions under the portrays (the samurai excepted) & are loose in a file with the following French inscription: [...] This paper was brought to Europe by Mr Lun [?]. After his death, it was given to me by Liao Son Kao on October 19, 1909. Translations of the Chinese texts are joined. The sheets will also be sold separately at the price of 76 US$ . As new.



 

290464 "Le Prince de Hohenlohe, Maréchal de France." Bust in uniform to the left over crossed blooming branches. Picture made of needle stitches on thin white paper, partially worked out in relief. Watermark: J. Johannot. Maker: Unknown, France. 270x215 mm. c1840.
Louis-Aloys-Joachim de Hohenlohe (1765-1829) fought against Napoléon in the Royal army of the émigrés. He was made a Marshall of France in 1827. Some tiny repaired tears.



 

290343 H.R.H. Prince of Wales (the later Edward VII, 1841-1910). The young prince jumps out of a rowing boat of the marine. Tinted aquatint & color wood block. Back: Plain. Maker: George Baxter, 11, Northampton Square, London. 82x57 (picture), 168x123 mm (sheet). c1850.
The print bears the name of the inventor. It is pasted on a sheet with an engraved inscription in the lower left corner: title & "Printed in oil colours by G. Baxter, the inventor & patentee. Xi. Northampton Square. Licenses granted to work the process." Baxter pictures combine intaglio & relief printing: the motif is rendered by (tinted) aquatint, the colors by wood blocks. Slight folding mark in the lower right corner of the underlaid sheet, very good conservation.


 

310008 BRAUBACH AND THE MARKSBURGH. Design: J. Watts after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G. Virtue, Ivy Lane, London. 147x239 (sheet), 115x154 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine".
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290461 Large congratulatory message to the just married young couple with a decor of stylized relief flowers created by needle stitches. Text in black & red ink. Dated Römerstadt (Rymarov, near Olmütz, Moravia), October 7, 1817. Back: Plain. Maker: Johann Schnitzler, school director. 380x375 mm. 1817.
Some small repaired marginal tears, uniform browning, otherwise very good conservation.



 

290081 CHRIST AUX EVANGELISTES (Jesus Christ and the Evangelists). The crucified Jesus between the portrays of the 4 evangelists. Design: François Georgin (1801-1863). Stencil-col. woodcut. Back: Plain. Maker: Pellerin, Épinal. 606x397 mm. c1850.
Lit.: atp [1996] 188 var. (first edition in 1827).
Bottom right the indication: "Autorisé pour le Colportage par décision ministérielle." (Allowed for peddling by decision of the minister). The margins underlaid with paper, faint browning, repaired marginal tears, one horizontal folding mark.


 

310007 BACHARACH. Design: H. Weeks after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Tombleson & Co., 11 Paternoster Row, London. Creuzbauer & Co., Karlsruhe. 146x239 (sheet), 90x147 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290242 Neuer Gemeinnütziger Pennsylvanischer Calender (German Pennsylvania Almanac). 1841. Printed & published by Johann Bär, North Quien Street, Lancaster (PA). 36 pp., ill. title, monthly vignettes & other ill. Stitched. We join: same, 1884, Johann Bär's sons. Type & wood engraving or line block. Maker: Johann Bär, Lancaster, PA. 215x169 mm.
Lit.: Pennsylvania German Collection [1982] p. 353.
Johann Bär, 1795-1858, born in Switzerland. Among the contributions of the year 1841: Capture of Mrs Harris & Mrs Plummer & murder of their husbands & children by the Comanches. Browning, missing corners or dog-eared, partly dirtied.


   
   

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