Alfred Calkoen 1917 – 1999

Impressionistic oilpainting by Alfred Calcoen, 

Impressionistic painting by Alfred Calkoen, Australian landscape

This is a very nice oil painting by the Dutch-Australian painter Alfred C. Calkoen. Calkoen painted this Australian landscape in lovely natural colors. More works of Alfred Calkoen are known in the same impressionistic style. It was painted around 1950, and is a standing rectangle. Later in his career Calkoen emigrated to Australia with his wife Joke Hovius, who also was a professional artist. During his Australian career, his style began to change and evolved into the now called Melbourne Bayside School. His paintings became characterized by a more abstract, graphical style. Calkoen finished his study in the Netherlands in the Nieuwe Kunstschool (Amsterdam) During his career he also was an art teacher for many years.

The painting is signed in red paint in the left lower corner ‘Alfred Calkoen’.
The painting is in good condition, with a bit of paint loss on the left side that isn’t to obvious because of the style used. There is minor crackle. The painting is framed in its original 50’s frame. Calkoen’s paintings have been sold by Sotheby’s Australia as well as other auction houses around the world.

The price of this painting is 349,95 Euro plus a 50 euro shipping fee (world-wide).

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HW Eckhardt

Classical oil painting by HW Eckhardt ,  Dutch

HW Eckhard, Dutch painter

This is a very nice majestic oil painting by the well-known Dutch painter HW Eckhardt. In my opinion the painting is very heavily influenced by the work of Van Gogh as seen in the work of many Dutch colleagues of those days. This impressionistic work was very dirty and was cleaned of its old yellow layer of lacquer. The frame was also cleaned. On the painting we see a vase with flowers and a bowl of tomatoes. The lines in the painting are simplified and the objects are composed of many different colors. A fantastic work of art and one of the better ones in the oeuvre of this well know Dutch painter.
A classic and impressionistic painting by a great painter.

There is some confusion about the date of birth of the painter, there is a painter CW Eckhardt Christiaan Hendrik, that is born in 1886. There supposedly also was a Eckhardt sr. Research about this is still ungoing.

The frame is cleaned up as well as the painting itself. A few pieces are missing from the frame. The painting is signed in the lower left corner. The overall condition is very good.The painting measures  61 x 71 cm (with the frame)

The price of this painting is 574,95 Euro plus a 50 euro shipping fee (world-wide). This painting can be purchased directly via —> Etsy or by contacting me via the form below.

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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.

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Two antique aquatint prints by Bonnet

Marie Antoinette two rare royal engravings

Rare commemorative engravings of Marie Antoinette Louis XVI 

The last (official) reigns of France.

 

Engraving of Marie Antoinette by Pierre François Bertonnier (1791-1858)

Both where killed during the peak of the French Revolution, ending the long tradition of French monarchs.
Marie Antoinette, who is very much appealing to the imagination, and her husband, the king of France Louis XIV, are seen here in these engravings. Years after their unfortunate beheading in 1793,  Louis XVIII (brother of Louis XIV) had the remains of his brother and of his sister-in-law Marie-Antoinette, transferred and re-buried in the Basilica of St Denis, the Royal necropolis of the Kings and Queen of France.
Between 1816 and 1826, a commemorative monument, the Chapelle expiatoire, was erected at the location of the former cemetery and church.
These two engravings are dated around that time, 1816-1820. On the engravings we see portrayals of the king and queen, both flanked by the weapons of their houses. Weeping angels are next to the names of the reigns.
Both prints are made by well known French master engravers:

  • Marie Antoinette, was made by: Pierre François Bertonnier (1791-1858).
  • King Louis XVI, was made by:  Pinx. François-Jacques Dequevauviller (1783-1848) Sculp. Callet
Engraving of Louis XVI by Dequevauviller

Both gravures have been cleaned to enhance the engravings and aid conservation. Both prints have foxing spots.
Used “new” black plaster frames where used to frame the engravings. These frames have some missing chips, and scratches meant to add to the charm of these old prints.

The engravings measure approx. 6 by 5 inches.
The mattes measure 15.7 by 11.8 inches.
Two very interesting and neat looking prints. decorate your wall, behind glass.

These engravings can be bought directly via —>Etsy, or by contacting me via the form below. The price for these two is 124,95 Euro exclusive of shipping costs.

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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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Koop

 Oil portrait of a little Dutch girl by the Dutch painter Koop. 

A Lovely old oil painting of a faint looking girl.
This painting was made by the artist “Koop” and it is signed near the neck of the girl on the right. On the canvas we see a faint looking girl, her gaze changes when you move around the painting and it is not known how she feels… is she sad? pouting? bored? This is what makes this lovely old painting very fascinating.

This artwork has nice natural colors and measures 32 x 25 for the canvas and 41 x 34 for the golden colored robust frame. The frame is from around 1940. The painting is dated around 1920-1930, maybe sooner. The painting was very dirty and is cleaned, it still has some mild cracquele. A new layer of lacquer was applied and a new stretcher frame was made. This is an used, almost antique item. A lovely atmospheric addition to your wall. I will add (attach) hanging garment to this painting prior to shipping, so you can hang it right away.

This painting can be purchased for 89,95 + shipping directly via Etsy, via this link:  This painting on Etsy

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about this item, i’ll be happy to answer. Regards, Jo.

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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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Kleiner, Salomon and Basset

Two old engravings glued to one piece of paper.

Two very old engravings from different countries, glued to one sheet of paper. framed and behind glass, 1720 and 1760

1) Un grand Boulingrain borde des Marroniers S. (Salomon) Kleiner commissioned by publisher I. A Pfeffel.

An engraving by Austrian engraver Kleiner, Salomon of the gardens of lustshlos "favorite".
An engraving by Austrian engraver Kleiner, Salomon of the gardens of lustshloss “Favorite”.
The first engraving is dated between 1723-1726, and called ” Un grand Boulingrain borde des Marroniers”. and in German: “Ein groses Boulingrain mit kastanien baumen belest”. 
A big bassin shaped garden and border planted with chestnut trees.
On this nice engraving we see a group of people strolling and enjoying a wonderful, 18th century garden. This garden is probably located in Mainz next to the Rhine river and called “ Lustschloss Favoriteand also just “Favorite”.
This was the location of a German castle with huge gardens, meant to please the eye and entertain with huge Baroque gardens and water games.The whole complex was build between 1700 and 1730. Luckily, there is a lot of information about this Castle and eventually its destruction so you can enjoy the rich history behind this engraving. A lot of information is also available about the maker, Salomon Kleiner.
The engraving is printed on laid paper and framed behind glass in a simple black frame with a cream colored matte. The print measures: 28 x 19,5 cm. The condition of this engraving is excellent.
 
Verso, we find glued to the same paper a very old engraving from France.
 

2) Maison the plaisance du grand Mogol a quelques milles de Dely

 
Maison the plaisance du grand Mogol a quelques milles de Dely
Maison the plaisance du grand Mogol a quelques milles de Dely, ca. 1760 Basset

The second engraving is made in Paris by the publisher Basset, ca. 1760

In the lower middle of the plate we find the text A Paris chez Basset rue st Jacques a Se Genevieve.

The plate was colored sloppy and has some tears. I believe it was colored after publication. The margins on the right side have been trimmed. The engraving was printed on laid paper and measures 39,5 x  39 cm. It was glued onto a piece of paper. This engraving also has a history to tell, mainly about Europe’s interference and arguing over the Moghuls empire in India and the founding of several European Trading Compagnies in India, aiming at the gain of land and setting up economical trade of spices, sugar and other Indian riches to Europe. 

Price: 175 euro exclusive of shipping costs.

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Thierriat, Alexander Augustin

A wonderful and rare colored engraving by Alexander Augustin Thierriat, 1789-1870, Lyon France.

Lithographic print by Thierriat, 1827, Lyon France
Lithographic print by Thierriat, 1827, Lyon France

A floral engraving by Thierriat of Garden Ranunculus, dated 1827, signed in the print, “Thierriat” in the left lower corner. The lithograph was executed by lithographer H. Brunet, in the city of Lyon, France.

The title of the print is “Anemone des Jardins”. In the upper left corner a number is found, no 37. Series of floral lithographs by Thierriat and lithographer H. Brunet are announced on a regular base from ca. 1800 until 1830 in the Journal général d’annonces des œuvres de musique, gravures …, Volume 1, This book is available as a free e-book, and digitalized by Google. A lot is known about Alexandre, who was a well respected and known painter, engraver and teacher. He lived and worked most of his life in Lyon France. Works by Thierriat are found in museums all over the world and sold by auctioneers like Christies. His style belongs to the French school or movement. Wiki about Thierriats ouvre (in French)

The plate has a paper stamp mark in the lower left corner. Outside the margins there is soiling and some tide lines are visible in the paper. The plate measures 36 x 35,5 centimeters and the colors are wonderful. The lithograph has nice details. This would make a valuable and stunning wall decoration when framed in a fitting, frame!

Price : 125 exclusive of shipping.  

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Photographic portrait

Photographic pastel, ca 1880

Photographic pastel crayon portrait.

Photographic pastel, ca 1880
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A lovely and big framed oil crayon portrait of a young boy.  He is dressed up in a cute striped play suit. This portrait is from around 1900, maybe sooner. Pastel oil crayon was a new invention in the late 19th century. Oil crayon portraits where a whole new genre in the art world and popular until the 1920’s. The artist name and date is not found on the artwork. The pastel was produced in Belgium. There are some references, but unfortunately unreadable. I kept record, perhaps the next owner can make sense of it. The pastel was removed from the old matting, the glass was cleaned and a big foxing spot was retouched. The paper was dry cleaned and some small repairs were done on the frame. This big framed artwork measures 58 x 48 cm. The frame and glass are original.

Price: 90 euro exclusive of shipping costs.

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