Louis François Cassas’
(Azay-le Ferron, Indre, 1756 – Versailles 1827)
suite – etchings + engravings by several artists after Cassas, the previous partly with finishing chisel work by others – published till 1799, though not completed Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, da la Phoenicie, et de la Palestine, et de la basse Aegypte. Here in fine qualities
in the printing state before the letter
on untrimmed wide-margined paper. Partly with faint tidemark in the white margin. Here also isolated spots and small repaired tears. Otherwise of wonderful warm-toned lights and shadows.
“ C. already early found the themes and the technique which dominate the work and are the foundation of his success: With documentary accuracy, yet at the same time with a great antenna for decorative effects and atmosphere he creates views of landscapes and towns, their life, events, costumes, and national customs … Foremost in the center of the work the representation of important architecture, however. In the desire for completeness and exactness C. is quite a contemporary of the encyclopedists. Corresponding to the interests of the clients and the audience he directs his particular attention to the architecture of antiquity … With few exceptions … as a matter of principle C. proceeds from his personal view and therefore starts with sketches, studies and surveys on the spot. The actual means of his representation then is a special technique of the watercolor characteristic of him, partly in very large formats. He works with animated, often dramatically intensified chiaroscuro and rich coloring. Additionally he still enhances the contour by black pen stroke so that also the pictorial watercolors are of great exactness in detail and sometimes have the effect of colored prints. The realization of these motifs in print frequently is intended from the beginning and made for a great part of his success … In the train of the French ambassador Choiseul Gouffier C. goes on his most important journey to the Orient … It reveals to C. the whole fascination of the Oriental world. C. takes the opportunity to extend this journey and become acquainted with the whole region of the Levant … The journey is C.’s biggest professional experience, it takes place under partly highly adventurous circumstances and leads him up to Egypt … After the return C. elaborates the immense yield of his Oriental expedition in Rome, presents the first results to the public, and creates a considerable sensation ”
(Uwe Westfehling, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XVII, 1997, 131).
Mausolée d’Jamblichus. Interior. 18⅛ × 11⅝ in (46 × 29.4 cm). – See the complete description.
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Village du Bailan, Situé sur la route d’Alexandrette à Antioche. The preferred residence at the Gulf of Alexandretta, the Alexandria ad Issum – today Iskenderun – founded by Alexander the Great for the remembrance of his victory in the Plain of Issos. Famous especially by the Pylae Syriae, the only connection between Syria and Asia Minor leading over Amanus and used by Alexander as the crusaders. Caravan and maritime decoration. 10¾ × 16⅞ in (27.3 × 43 cm). – See the complete description.
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Vue Générale de la Ville Antioche. View of Antiochia, under the Seleukides capital of Syria, “where the first larger parish of christians outside Palestine was formed, where the name christians was mentioned first … and where … Paul was ordained”. In the front the Orontes. 11¾ × 18⅛ in (29.7 × 46.1 cm).
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Antioche, Vue de la Porte dite de Médine (Bab el-Medynah), prise en dehors, sur le chemin de Halep. Numerous rush before the gate. 11⅝ × 18¼ in (29.4 × 46.4 cm). – See the complete description.
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– The same prise en dedans de la ville. Numerous figures at the inner side of the gate, i. a. in front at the bassin. 12 × 18⅜ in (30.5 × 46.6 cm).
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Antioche, Grandes Tours, appelées … les Restes du Palais de Seleucus. On the left the wall developing along the ridge. 12½ × 19¼ in (31.9 × 48.9 cm).
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Antioche, Vue de la Porte dite de Fer. Spanning the glen and continued on both sides by the winding wall. 12 × 17⅛ in (30.4 × 43.4 cm). – See the complete description.
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Vue de la Partie la plus élévée des Murs de la Ville Antioche. Far view over the valleys to the mountain ridges. 11⅝ × 18¼ in (29.4 × 46.3 cm).
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Chateau et Portion de la Ville de Hemss (Jadis Emèse, Homs). In front excited bustle around the sketching artist in a black and white shawl and a scroll. 11⅝ × 17½ in (29.4 × 44.3 cm). – See the complete description.
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Cäsarea / Straton’s Turm – Vue de Coenotaphe de Caius Caesar. In the front the pitched tents of a caravan. 10¾ × 16 in (27.4 × 40.5 cm). – See the complete description.
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Aspect d’une Partie du Village de Cana en Galilée. At the well in the front travelers and laundrywomen. 10⅝ × 14⅞ in (27 × 37.8 cm). – See the complete description.
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Nablus (Sichem) – Vue Générale de Néapolis. General view of Romean Neapolis, the old Sichem in Samaria, the funeral place of Joseph, close to Jacob’s well. 11¾ × 18¼ in (29.7 × 46.3 cm). – See the complete description.
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Lebadang, Hoi (Bich-La-Dong, Province of Hue, Vietnam, 1921/2 – Paris 2015). Barques en Orient. Color lithograph. (1960.) Inscribed in pencil: 77/100 / Lebadang. 23⅜ × 16⅞ in (59.5 × 43 cm). – On Rives hand-made paper. – Dominating blue. – Attractive color composition. – See the complete description.
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Bethlehem, Greek Woman from. Mother carrying her child in her arms. Coloured wood engraving by R. Henkel. (1881.) 7⅛ × 4⅜ in (18 × 11 cm). – From Lipperheide Ad 46. – Sheets of Costume Knowledge New Series 211.
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Jerusalem, Greek Woman from. Young woman in colourful traditional dress. As before, plate 194 of the suite.
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Nazareth, Woman from. Young woman in working dress at the sink. As before, plate 174 of the suite.
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ORIENT’S FALCON PLEASURE
Burgundish Prince + Princess, in the early XVth century. Full-length portraits to the left. He with scepter, she with falcon. 2 sheet. Colored woodcuts by A. Kunz (?) after August von Heyden (Breslau 1827 – Berlin 1897). (1877.) 8⅛-8¼ × 5-5¼ in (20.5-21 × 12.8-13.2 cm).
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Verschuring, Hendrik (Gorkum 1627 – near Dordrecht 1690). Resting hunters, partly dismounted, with their hounds in front of an inn. One of them with a falcon in his right and enthusiastically accompanied by his dog hastening into the landscape (probably the Roman Campagna). Brush-drawing in several shades of grey wash and a little black over traces of black chalk. Signed at lower left with the grey brush: H. verschuring. f.. 9⅞ × 13¾ in (250 × 348 mm).
Corresponding with the paper tone the mostly but fine foxing of especially the sky part little impairing only. The acid-free passepartout with 23-carat gilt tooled artist’s name and dates. – See the complete description.
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Ridinger, Johann Elias (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). The Innocence suppressed by an Invent Pretext. A hare escaped from three dogs on a rock falling a victim to a wonderfully feathered swooping down falcon. Etching and engraving by Martin Elias Ridinger (1731 Augsburg 1780). After 1767. Inscribed in the plate: J. El. Ridinger. inv: et del. / M. El. Ridinger. sc. et exc: A. V., otherwise as above in German, Latin, and French. 13¼ × 9¾ in (33.5 × 24.9 cm).
Thienemann + Schwarz 784. – Plate 20 of the “Instructive Fables”. – Quite wonderful impression probably watermarked WANGEN along with a figurative label and 5-27 mm wide margins all-around. – The extremely rare final sheet of the set. – See the complete description.
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„ Herzlichen Dank für Ihre freundlichen und aufschlussreichen Ausführungen, die mir die Beschreibung des vorliegenden Exemplars sehr erleichtern. Schön wärs natürlich, wenn sich Ihre vielfältigen Kenntnisse zum Werk Ridingers vielleicht als Artikel, oder Artikelserie, im Aus dem Antiquariat oder einer Bibliophilen-Zeitschrift einem breiten interessierten Publikum zur Kenntnis gebracht werden könnten … Ich würde mich jedenfalls sehr darüber freuen, Expertenwissen aus erster Hand zu erhalten. “
(Kollege U. K., 12. Mai 2015)