Lot 280: COSTUME WATERCOLOURS, AN ALBUM OF 8 COSTUME PAINTINGS

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Description: 8 WATERCOLOUR DRAWINGS, some heightened with white or gold, captioned in German in a late sixteenth-century hand, on 8 leaves and a further 24 blank leaves [for watermark: cf. Briquet 917 (Nuremberg 1554 or Nuremberg 1565-82)], small 4to (210 x 160mm.), limp vellum, a little light dust-soiling, binding with minor wear, soiling and wormholes, without ties
Literature: Blackmer 1887

See also: Haydn Williams, 'Additional printed sources for Ligozzi's series of figures of the Ottoman Empire' (Master Drawings, volume 51, number 2, Summer 2013, pp. 195-220); See also: Metin And, Istanbul in the 16th century: the city, the palace, daily life (Istanbul, 1994).

Provenance: Ferdinand Sigismund Kress von Kressenstein of Nuremberg (1641-1704) [his father signed the Peace of Westphalia treaty], armorial bookplate;
Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906-1989), armorial bookplate;
Henry Myron Blackmer II (1923-1988), booklabel, his sale in these rooms, 11-13 October 1989, lot 80, purchased by  Herry W. Schaeffer (1934-2016)
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