[Collection of comic actors.]Gandolin/ [Untitled]/ Seignior Doctoroe Medico/ Guillot. Goriv/ Iacquemin Iadot/ Gros. Guillaume/ Iodolet/ Sigr. Scaramouch & his company of Comedians./ Gautier Gargville/ Turlupin.
14 etched figures with titles, excised and glued to ten laid paper sheets c.291 x 190mm, sometimes two per sheet, the whole mounted into thick paper stitched album (495 x 395mm).
Representations of noted Continental comedians in character as their most famous creations and aliases. Gaultier-Garguille (pseudonym of Hugues Guéru, d. 1633), Gros-Guillaume (Robert Guérin, d. 1634) and Turlupin (Henri Legrand, d. 1637) were members of a famous trio of farceurs who played at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in the early 17th century. They also performed in tragedies. From etched plates attributed to a Jacob Collins (1675 - 1713; fl). Part of the 'I Collins fecit' lettering visible in the 'Signor Scaramouch' image lower left. A note accompanying these prints in the BM suggests Nicolas Bonnart I (1637 - 1718) was the publisher at Paris.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7811] £1,300.00