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662 lots

June 15, 2012

Aquaductstraat 38 - 40 B

Brussels, 1060 Belgium

Phone: 32 (0)2 544 10 55

Fax: 32 (0)2 544 10 57

Email: auction@romanticagony.com

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Lot 1: [Africa] - MALBESTE, Georges - Tableau des

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Description: [Africa] - MALBESTE, Georges - Tableau des principaux peuples de l'Afrique, an 6 [1797]. Grande eau-forte coloriée d'après Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, Paris, [Grasset de Saint-Sauveur] et Bordeaux, C[itoyen]ne Saint-Sauveur, 46 x 52,7 cm (bonnes marges); avec la lettre gravée dans la partie inf. Sous verre et cadre (non désencadrée). Feuille lég. brunie, mouill. dans la marge de dr., sinon coloris frais. Jolie planche très animée disposée en 3 frises horizontales figurant 24 couples d'autochtones: Egypte, Maroc, états barbaresques, Sénégal, Congo, Bénin... Gorée, Madagascar... Monomotapa; l'ensemble est cerné d'un cadre orné colorié figurant qqs spécimens de la faune africaine. Planche extraite d'une série de cinq. Chacun de ces cinq tableaux était accompagné d'un livre d'explication [par Grasset de Saint-Sauveur] rendant compte des moeurs, coutumes, usages, religion et commerce de chaque peuple (base de donnée Mnémosyne). Ref. Colas 1301.

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Lot 2: [Allegories] - 4 gravures, XVIIIe s. Montées par

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Description: [Allegories] - 4 gravures, XVIIIe s. Montées par les coins sup. sous passe-partout. Voyer l'aîné - La curieuse d'après P.A. Wille, publ. chez Vidal, 36 x 25,7 cm (rognée au TC). - Bonnart, Jean-Baptiste-Henri - L'hiver, 31 x 20,7 cm, publ. par Bonnart. Lég. brunie. - Teucher, J. - L'hiver d'après A. Kern, publ. par Teucher, 31,9 x 22 cm (rognée à la cuvette). Petits défauts marg. - Thomassin, Simon Henri - La mélancolie d'après D. Fetti, 43 x 26,7 cm (bonnes marges). Papier lég. bruni.

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Lot 3: [Allegories] - 5 mezzotints from 2 different

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Description: [Allegories] - 5 mezzotints from 2 different suites, s.d. Stuck by upper corners under passe-partout. Nice set. Schenck, Pieter - The 4 continents: Asia. - Africa, +/- 25 x 19 cm (margins irregularly trimmed); engr. titles and Dutch/ German captions. From a set of 4 Ref. Hollstein XXV, p. 72, 336, 337 Norel, Jan - The 4 elements: Terra. - Aer. - Ignis, publ. by P. Schenck, 24,5 x 18,5 cm (good margins); engr. Dutch captions. From a set of 4 Ref. Not in Hollstein.

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Lot 4: [Allegories] - [Virtues], s.d. Set of 6 tool

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Description: [Allegories] - [Virtues], s.d. Set of 6 tool engravings, 15,5 x 10,5 cm (good margins); not signed, Latin captions. Stuck by upper corners under passe-partout. Sl. foxing otherwise nice set. From a suite of 7 pl.: Temperantia, Spes, Fides, Fortitudo, Iustitia and Prudentia, lacking Charity. Virtues are represented by seated women in natural or architectural landscapes. Impression on thin laid paper.

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Lot 5: [Art catalogue] - [PIGAGE, Nicolas de] - Estampes

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Description: [Art catalogue] - [PIGAGE, Nicolas de] - Estampes du catalogue raisonné et figuré des tableaux de la galerie électorale de Düsseldorff. Basel, C. De Mechel, 1778, folio oblong, contemp. boards covered with blue paper (discoloured, rubbed, torn), flat spine, [2] pp., 30 pl. (lower margin sl. dampstaining). Contains a printed title with an engr. vign. and 30 full-page engr. pl. (lett. A-D + numb. I-XXVI) under the direction of Chr. de Mechel depicting the paintings (Van Dyck, Lairesse, Polidoro, Rembrand, Rubens) in 5 rooms of the Düsseldorf Museum. Without the text vol. Collector's stamp. Ref. Bn-Opale plus. BL London.

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