——-> SOLD,Nonnenbruch, Max

Max Nonnenbruch, Young woman

A fantastic artwork after Max Nonnenbruch, Germany, 1857-1922

A stunning lithograph by/after Max Nonnenbruch. This print is actually a Heliogravure, a lithographic photo print from a pastel made by Nonnenbruch. The print measures 70 x 52 cm.

Max Nonnenbruch devoted his career mainly to painting beautiful females in erudite, goddess like poses. His work as a painter belonged to the Munich school and Symbolism.

His paintings and artworks remain very sought after. This almost antique print by Max Nonnenbruch is in good shape, it is framed in a matching Art Deco frame. There is some soiling and dust behind the glass.
More about this highly valued and decorated German artist and a few examples of his amazing artworks are shown here: wikipedia Germany, Max Nonnenbruch

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Jean Marc Nattier, (after)

Two lovely baroque lithographs after the French painter Jean Marc Nattier. 1685-1766.

These two wonderful and matching lithographs are dated around 1890-1910. The two lithographs are trimmed and mounted on a piece of laid paper, decorated with golden lines. The ladies portrayed here are Marie Adélaïde of France and Henriëtte Anne of France, sisters, and daughters of the king of France, Louis the fifteenth.

French painter Nattier painted the two princesses as Roman goddesses. Henriëtte as Flora, goddess of flowers and spring and her sister Adélaïde as Diana, goddess of light, the moon and also of hunting.
Nattier managed to paint them in a casual, almost sensual pose, very uncommon from the normal, formal way of portraying royals. Their pose was staged like a play, with props and decor and dressing up in funny costumes which created a informal playful atmosphere in the painting.
What certainly makes these lithographs nostalgic is that we see the sisters in better days here, bitter times and death where awaiting in the near future for these two royal girls that both lived restrained lives in their golden cages.

The two unique and beautiful lithographs totally kept their nice colors. There is no color difference between the two lithographic prints.
The frames are chipped here and there. The matting paper has some yellowing that comes with age and some soiling. One piece of glass was gone and is replaced for a new one. The frames measure: 38 x 48,5 cm.

——-> sold, Jean Georges Wille

J.G Wille 1715-1808

Petit Physicien

For sale this very old and historical significant engraving by Jean Wille. This lovely engraving depicts a boy making soap bubbles looking through a window. The gravure is very scarce and belongs to the collection of the British Museum. 

Johann Georg Wille, born in Germany, moved later on in his life to France where he started his career as a very gifted copper engraver. He became very famous both in France as abroad, almost obtaining the status of a 18th century superstar. He became the house engraver for famous kings like Louis the 15th, Frederick the second and Frederick the Fifth of Denmark. Napoleon Bonaparte appointed him night of the Legion of Honor. In 1758, Jean was naturalized and became an French citizen. He won many prizes and acknowledgements of his whole Ouvre. Because Wille had many contacts in Europe, he left a ton of historical information behind when his correspondence was published after his death and bundled in book. Some historians described him as a “network entrepreneur”.

In his life Wille had many students, one of them being Sigmund Freudenberg. Works by him are also for sale here: Freudenberg, Lingee and Romanet

The prints measurements are 24,5 x 18 cm and the material is laid paper. Foxing is visible, soiling in the margins and some weak little spots. 

The text reads:

“Peint par Gaspar Netscher and “Gravé par J.G. Wille Graveur du Roi 1761″ a Monsieur Damery  Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal Milit.re de St. Louis  Par son très humble Serviteur Wille D’après le Tableau original de même  Grandeur qui est dans son Cabinet” and “à Paris chez l’auteur Quay des Augustins”.

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Freudenberg, Lingee and Romanet

Two French Baroque etchings with colored accents after Freudenberg 1774, Paris.

1. Le Lever, Romanet after Freudenberg

Le lever is an etching after Sigmund Freudenberg, (Swiss)  by Romanet, depicting the French ritual of getting op or rising “Le Lever”. Friends and other visitors could visit the persons of fame and wealth at their house while getting dressed. This could take several hours up to the point where people would stay in bed for a whole morning for the time of the “Lever”. Sometimes they even had to go bed again, and get dressed all over for an extended Lever if they had many visitors.

A historical very nice and interesting plate that turns up occasionally on the market. This is one of the customs and rituals Freudenberg, painter and engraver produced for publisher Prault,Francois. These plates where meant to educate the not so rich in the ways, fashion and etiquette of the happy few. The plates where not a big success because Freudenberg had no knowledge of the French high society customs. At one point, (1773) Freudenberg disappeared all together, thus never finishing the series. Some of these plates are finished by others. The plate measures: 49.5 x 29,5 cm. and is printed on laid paper. Plate marks from the etching process are visible outside the margins. A lovely plate, well preserved for its age. Dated around 1770-1780.

2. L’ occupation, Lingee after Freudenberg

This engraving is one out of a suite of several prints, called: Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle”.

The series was meant to educate people about the fashion, manners and morals of the wealthy. This one is from the first suite and deals mainly with costume and manners. In the lower left corner it reads: I. H. E. inv. S. Freudenberg del. On the right it reads: Lingee sculp. In the middle there is also an address in Paris and the date: 1774. The plate measures 43 x 29,5 cm. and is printed on laid paper. In very good condition for its age.

This is the best of the two plates and also the scarcest of the two.


Name: L’occupation & Le Levee

Date 1774

Origin Paris France

Engavers: Romanet and Lingee

Genre: French costumes

After Freudenberg.

Price: 115 euro exclusive of shipping costs.

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