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
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)
[Ref: 28309] £850.00
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Der gute Vater.
Schenau del. J.C. Nabholz Sculp.
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
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