Louis Marin Bonnet

Le Dejeune, aquatint etching by Louis Marin Bonnet.
Le Dejeune, aquatint etching by Louis Marin Bonnet.

Louis Marin Bonnet came from a family of artisans and was trained in the craft of engraving by his brother-in-law, the engraver Louis Legrand (1723-1808).

Via Legrands connections in the art world, Bonnet became the pupil of Jean-Charles François. After a year of study, Bonnet and François invented the “crayon manner”. This was a engraving technique invented to imitate the look of a chalk drawing.  In 1760, Bonnet was ready to set up his own shop. During this period he perfected the crayon manner by producing prints using several different plates, each inked with a different color. These were very valuable and labor intensive processes that where simplified later on.  He also experimented with aquatint-like techniques designed to reproduce wash drawing.

Bonnet was considered one of the most significant representatives of engraving in pastel manner. engravings with mythological and gallant scenes, as well as portraits and nudes. He engraved after his friend Francois Boucher, Francois-Hubert Drouais and Jean-Baptiste Huet.
Works of Louis Marin Bonnet are part of the collections of many  international museums.

These Aquatints are for sale on etsy:

Two antique aquatint prints by Bonnet

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—>Sold Costumes Parisiens 1823, 1826 en 1833

Costumes Parisien 1823, 19th century fashionista’s 

These original steel engravings are from the French Fashion Magazine “Costumes Parisien”. They give a wonderful outlook on the history of European 19th century fashion.

This set of three steel engravings looks very good and fresh, with soft, hand-colored details. The number of these three are:

plate no. 2174, from 1823,
plate no. 2436 from 1826
plate no. 3130 from 1833.

They are framed behind a white matte and glass plate. The youngest of the three plates has some foxing spots but in general they are in very good condition. The oldest two engravings have noticeable etching plate marks around the corners that tells us that these plates are genuine. All plates have their full margins and are untrimmed. One of the plates in signed verso with a monogram. One of the glass plates has an almost unnoticeable little chip missing in the corner.

This fashionable trio can also be shipped without the glass plates and hanging garments, which would make shipping cheaper. Please let me know in advance if you want this option and i’ll calculate the accurate shipping fee.

These framed engravings can be purchased for 74.95 Euro ( in all currencies) exclusive of shipping costs directly via this link on Etsy:  These Prints on Etsy

More info about antique fashion plates and authentication can be found here How do I know if my fashion print is genuine?

Feel free to ask me questions about these lovely fashion engravings, i’ll be happy to answer.
Jo
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Ave Lilium

Ave Candidum Lilium

Framed biblical image.

This is a beautiful West European wood engraving from around 1800, maybe sooner. It is a representation of the Holy Mother Mary, crushing a serpent or dragon, the devil or evil if you will, while standing on a crescent moon. Some historians feel that the woman in this scene was not the mother Mary but “The woman of the apocalypse” from the book of Revelations. Through the years, many flawed translations of biblical texts and different cultural interpretations of the Latin scriptures accredited to people believing this was Mary. 

I think this historical artwork is an illustrative page from an old book. At the top of this image is the sun, the moon, Jesus, a halo and seven stars. It seems Mary is holding an iron rod or sword. There is so much religious symbolism in this tiny image that it is practically a historical time capsule of that era. This framed picture is unopened by me and ready to decorate your wall.  It was re-framed around the 1980’s by a professional Belgian restoration and framing studio. (see the pictures) The measurements are ca. 14 x 11 cm for the engraving and 23,5 x 18 cm for the frame. This wood engraving was printed on laid paper. The Latin text in the bottom of the picture reads:

“Ave candidum Lilium fulgidae semperque tranquillae Trinitatis”  

Price: 54,95 euro (exclusive of additional shipping costs) 

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Leopold Lesigne

 Leopold Lesigne

Shepherd and flock

Lesigne Mauve engraving 1897“The shepherd and flock” by master engraving artist Leopold Lesigne is a beautiful etch after work of A. Mauve. This artwork was published and executed by P. Moglia and  Ch.Poccard in 1897.  Centered at the bottom is printed: Leopold Lesigne sc. 1897. In the right corner in the etch, is printed A. Mauve. In the right top of the artwork it says Ch. Poccard editeur Paris and on the left is printed Imp. Paul Moglia Paris. (Paul Moglia was a publisher and printer who lived in France from 1863 until 1901). He was also known under the name Moglia & Cie. The etching measures 16 by 21 cm. It has been cleaned and is in good shape. There is some foxing and yellowing outside the margins of the etching as shown on the pictures. It will be shipped unmounted on acid free archival board and with an acid free matte so you can store or frame the artwork as you see fit.

Price: 100 euro (exclusive additional shipping costs) 

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Carl L. Dake

Carel Dake

Na den Maaltijd, ” After the meal”

na den maaltijd, C. Dake“Na den Maaltijd” by Carel Lodewijk Dake is one of 12 limited etchings, that where published in a portfolio by a group of  joined artists under the name of “De Distel”, (the Thistle) Other artists with work in this portfolio where: Geo Poggenbeek, Wilm Steelink, Ferdinand Gustaaf Oldewelt,  Jan van Essen, Nicolaas van der Waay, Jan Hillebrand Wijsmuller and Ernst Sigismund Witkamp Jr. It was published in Amsterdam under editorial of Tj. van Holkema en Warendorf, [1886-1888] The etching is: approx. 21.5 x 16 cm. The paper is: 44 x 30.5cms. The etch is in good condition and has been dry cleaned. It will be shipped on an acid free backboard 40 x 50 cm with a paper cover. This etchings is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Price: 95.95 euro (exclusive additional shipping costs) 

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“Une Question Brulante” by Wilm Steelink , from the same Thistle publisher portfolio, is also for sale at the shop.

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Wilm Steelink

Willem Steelink

Une Question Brulante

etch by Wilm Steelink“A Burning Question” by Wilm Steelink, also know as Willem Steelink Junior, a work he made in cooperation with Jan van Essen in 1895. It is one of 12 limited edition artworks, etches, that where published in a portfolio by a group of joined artists under the name of “De Distel:”, (the Thistle). Other artists with artworks in this portfolio where: Geo Poggenbeek, Carel L. Dake, Ferdinand Gustaaf Oldewelt, Jan van Essen, Nicolaas van der Waay, Jan Hillebrand Wijsmuller and Ernst Sigismund Witkamp Jr. It was published in Amsterdam under editorial of Tj. van Holkema [en Warendorf]. The etchings of this portfolio are also in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Price: 80 euro (exclusive additional shipping costs) 

The etching is: 21.5 x 16 cm  The paper is: 44 x 3o.5. The etch is in good condition and has been dry cleaned. The van Gelre paper has yellowed edges and one spot on the upper left corner as shown in the pictures. The etch will be shipped on an acid free backboard 40 x 50 cm and with a paper cover.

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“Na den Maaltijd”  “after the meal” by Carel L. Dake, from the same portfolio, is also for sale in the shop.

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Roger Hebbelinck

Roger Hebbelinck

Jose

Jose by Roger Hebbelinck, 1945This marvelous and adorable  big color etching by Roger Hebbelinck measures: 43.5  cm by 33.5 cm. Zürich: Stehli, ca. 1940s, this means that Jose is about 80 years old now! The way Hebbelinck was able to grasp and visualize the essence of the children in these series is amazing.  Gina is also for sale  in this series. “Jose”, is signed in pencil in the lower right corner by Roger Hebbelinck. In the left lower corner it says: Jose, 94/100. This is number 94 of the first edition. He later published more of these in a edition of 350. The artwork has been dry cleaned and was removed from its acidic matte and backing cardboard. This leaves “Jose” looking fresh and in very good condition, good to go for years to come. The artwork is delivered in  unmounted state, on an acid- free backing board, (40-50 cm) so you can either store or frame the artwork as you see fit.

Price: 69 Euro (exclusive shipping costs) 

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