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Le Dedomagement de l'Absence.
Le Dedomagement de l'Absence. Quel que soit le motif qui cause ton absence...[etc.]
Schenau Peintre de S.A.E. de Saxe. Grave par Vidal 1770.
A Paris chez J. Francois Chereau, rue St. Jacques, aux 2, Piliers d'Or, Et ches l'Auteur rue St. Hyacinthe, au dessus de la Place St. Michel, maison d'un Foureur [c.1770].
Etching and engraving, 500 x 360mm. 19¾ x 14¼".
A lady receives a letter from her absent husband at her dressing table; her two children to left. A statuette of cupid drawing his bow stands on the mantlepiece behind her. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (1737 - 1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795.
[Ref: 10285]   £380.00  
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Image de la Beauté. [&] Leçon de Botanique.
Image de la Beauté. [&] Leçon de Botanique.
Schenau p. Chevillet f.
[A Paris : chez Wille [n.d., c.1772.]]
Pair of etchings, scarce scratch letter proofs before titles. Each 425 x 310mm (16¾ x 12¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frames.
A pair of scenes of two finely-dressed mothers and their daughters framed by stone archways. In 'Beauté' the girl picks a bloom off a potted rose, a set of bagpipes on the window sill; in 'Botanique' the mother holds up a plant she has uprooted from an ornamental pot. Engraved by Juste Chevillet (1729-1802) after Johann Eleazar Schenau (1736-1806)
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La Curiosité Punie.
La Curiosité Punie. Dediée à Monsieur le Baron Thadée de Reischach, Chambellan de leurs Majestés Imp.les et Royal Apostoliques, Conseiller Aulique du Commerce, &c. Par son très humble et très Obeissant Serviteur J.G. Schwab.
Peint par Schenau. Gravé A Paris par J.G. Schwab.
A Paris chés Joullain Quais de la Megisserie, à la Ville de Rome. [n.d., c.1765.]
Fine etching. 400 x 290mm (15¾ x 11½"). Very large margins.
'Curiosity punished': a young woman throws her hands up in surprise as a snake toy pops out of a box held by a man sitting on the left as another man claps his hands. The scene is within a trompe-l'oeil window, with heavy drapery resting on the window sill.
[Ref: 38302]   £320.00  
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Der gute Vater.
Der gute Vater.
Schenau del. J.C. Nabholz Sculp.
1779.
Scarce copper engravng. Plate 273 x 205mm. 10¾ x 8".
A happy father sits in a chair ambushed by his five children. A woman, presumably his wife, looks on in admiration and adoration.
[Ref: 16185]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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La Credulite Sans Reflexion.
La Credulite Sans Reflexion. Dedie a Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur le Prince de Conde Prince du Sang. par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Halbou.
Peint par Schenau, Peintre de S.A.S.E. de Saxe. Grave par Louis Halbou 1770.
A Paris chez Halbou, Rue de la Harpe, vis a vis la Rue des deux Porte [c.1770]. Ce Tableau Original apartient au Sr. Halbou.
Etching and engraving, 480 x 380mm. 18¾ x 15".
A wealthy lady and her maid visit a fortune teller who reads the playing cards she has spread on the table in front of her. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (1737 - 1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795.
[Ref: 10287]   £320.00  
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Petite Ecoliere.
Petite Ecoliere. Dedié à son Excellence Monsieur le Baron de Groschlag Premier Ministre d'Etat [...]
Peint par Schenau de SAE de Saxe Gravé par J.G. Wille Graveur du Roi 1771
A Paris chez l'Auteur Quay des Augustins Par Son très humble et très Obeissant Serviteur Wille.
Engraving, platemark 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7") very large margins.
Young schoolgirl holding a bird, seen through trompe l'oeil niche. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (also identified as Johann Elias Zeissig, 1737-1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795. Engraved by J.G. Wille, engraver and publisher who became Schenau's patron, buying several paintings from the artist including that from which this print derives (now in the Dresden collection).
[Ref: 40287]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Petite Ecoliere.]
[Petite Ecoliere.] [Dedié à son Excellence Monsieur le Baron de Groschlag Premier Ministre d'Etat...]
[Peint par Schenau de SAE de Saxe Gravé par J.G. Wille Graveur du Roi 1771]
[A Paris chez l'Auteur Quay des Augustins Par Son très humble et très Obeissant Serviteur Wille.]
Engraving, platemark 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"). Very scarce proof before all letters. Collector's stamp of Lewis Loyd bottom left.
Young schoolgirl holding a bird, seen through trompe l'oeil niche. After Johann Eleazar Schenau (also identified as Johann Elias Zeissig, 1737-1806), painter and etcher born in Saxony who trained in Dresden, went to Paris 1756-70. He returned to Dresden as a member of the Academy, professor there in 1774. Director of the Meissen drawing school together with G B Casanova 1776, on his own from 1795. Engraved by J.G. Wille, engraver and publisher who became Schenau's patron, buying several paintings from the artist including that from which this print derives (now in the Dresden collection). This impression was formerly in the collection of the banker and print collector Lewis Loyd (1811-91). Between 1840 and 1870 Loyd assembled a collection of prints distinguished by their fine condition and early states.
L.2802.
[Ref: 40288]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Retour Desiré.
Le Retour Desiré. Dédié A Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte f'harcourt.
J.E. Schenau Pinx. Cl. Duflos sculp.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, rue Galande chez Mr Fauchereau Chaplier Par son très Obeissant Serviteur Claude Duflos [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching. 510 x 370mm (20 x 14½"). Very large margins.
'The Welcome Return': a soldier enters his home to be greeted by his children and dog. His wife breaks off suckling her baby to reach for him.
[Ref: 38106]   £280.00  
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Me Moulin d'Attrape
Me Moulin d'Attrape Dediée à son Excellence Monsigneur le Comte Rodolphe Choteck de Chotkowa et Wognin... Par son très humble et très Obeissant Serviteur J.G. Schwab.
Peint par Schenau. Gravé A Paris par J.G. Schwab.
A Paris chés Joullain Quais de la Megisserie, à la Ville de Rome. [n.d., c.1765.]
Fine etching. 400 x 290mm (15¾ x 11½"). Very large margins.
Three women play with a windmill gadget held by a man. The scene is within a trompe-l'oeil window, the man's cloak resting on the window sill.
[Ref: 38303]   £340.00  
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