——-> SOLD, van Aalst, P.C.

Cherry blossoms by P.C. van Aalst. 

A lovely natural painting of flowering Prunus twigs or cherry blossoms, in a vase.
This painting is awesome in real life, the pictures don’t do it justice.
A lovely color combination between the soft green and the lovely pink flowers that gently hints to the influence of the painter by the Asian art and culture. This work also reminds me a lot of other Dutch artists like Jan Mankes, who also featured soft colors and used soft brush strokes in his work. Maybe this piece is an homage or a metaphor for new beginnings in the pre war West-European society?
Not much is know about the artist, P. C. van Aalst. The painting was made in 1949 and has a very robust, broad frame that contrasts nicely with the inner fragile painting. It is in good used condition, the painting has some light yellowing that is normal for older paintings. It is signed, P.C. van Aalst in the left lower corner.
The canvas measures ca. 37 x 26 cm and the frame measures 58,5 cm by 48,5 cm. Hanging garments are in place, so this work of art is ready to decorate any wall.
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 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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Journal des Demoiselles

 Journal des Demoiselles, for the 19th century fashionista’s 

Two lovely original 19th century fashion prints from the Amsterdam Bruxelles Desterbecq editions, rare.

For the history lovers: How woman have come a long way since the “Journal des Demoiselles” and other fashion magazines like this one. Before these magazines issued, woman weren’t expected to read.  These Fashion magazines, with lots of pictures, came out and gradually became the first socially approved “reading” material for ladies. Fashion was an agreeable topic in higher social circles which made these magazines a stepping stone in aiding the literariness of woman.

Both copper engravings are cleaned and are de- acidified for the purpose of conservation. Both plates are in very good, bright condition. The gravures have been sun-bleached to treat and visually improve the plates and lessen the foxing spots.
The oldest original gravure depicts a woman and two children dressed in a Harlequin themed outfit. Maybe these where outfits for a play or for the yearly Parisian fashion fair. The plate is dated: Janvier 1861. No 1.
The second original gravure is dated: Fevier 1866 no 2.
On this plate we see several bonnets and hair guirlandes and some matching other fashions items.
Both plates are mounted on acid free museum board and are framed in gold-colored frames. The frames where made around 1920-1930 and have a new piece of glass. The stylish and valuable plates are ready to decorate your wall. 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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——-> 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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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 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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