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Incroyable ("Incredible"). Time of the Directorate (1795-99)

Dandy  with  Napoleon  Bicorne

Incroyable (“Incredible”). Time of the Directorate (1795-99). Young dandy with waist-high cane in the left leaning at a wall, looking to the right. Colored wood engraving by/at Richard Henkel in Leipsic after Franz Skarbina (1849 Berlin 1910). (1881.) Inscribed: SKarbina / R. Henkel X. A, otherwise in German as above & below. 7⅝ × 4⅛ in (19.5 × 10.5 cm).

Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 117. – Very charming and described in greatest detail in Meyers Konversations-Lexicon, 4th ed., VIII, 911. The bicorne’s brim already moderate à la Napoleon’s hat, as the fashion since 1798.

Offer no. 15,368 / EUR  60. (c. US$ 69.) + shipping


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