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Academie des Arts
Academie des Arts Quel nouveau Temple ouvert nous fixe et nous enchante? / Là le marbre respire, et la toile est vivante [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen / Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, C.P.R. [c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners. Ms inscription bottom right.
Allegory of the french Académie des Arts, with putti sketching from a sculpted bust and women admiring paintings and sculptures. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44926]   £420.00  
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Academie des Sciences
Academie des Sciences Par quel sublime éssor, ravis à notre vue / Les mortels s'ourvrent-ils un chemin dans la rue? [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen; Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, derriere St. Denis de la Chartre Avec Privilege 1760
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegory of the french Académie des Sciences, established in 1666 under the rule of Louis XIV, showing various scientific studies taking place. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44925]   £480.00  
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[Alchemist in his study- illustration to Erasmus, 'In Praise of Folly'?]
[Alchemist in his study- illustration to Erasmus, 'In Praise of Folly'?] Le docteur et ses attributs
C. Eisen inv.
a Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 140 x 85mm (5¼ x 3¼"). 'Eloge de la Folie' in ms lower left.
Book illustration after Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, La Fontaine and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46499]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[America paying tribute to Europe]
[America paying tribute to Europe]
C. Eisen del. L. Lempereur Sculp.
[c.1770]
Engraving. 205 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Slight stain at top right.
A male allegorical figure of America, bowing before a female figure of Europe, seated on a throne, holding a caduceus (a staff with wings and two entwined snakes, usually carried by Mercury, but here symbolising commerce). American interest. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 53984]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A matter of conscience]
[A matter of conscience] Le cas de conscience / Anne avoit vu Guillot tout nud, sans lui toucher, / C'est, lui dit son Pasteur, également pecher [...]
Ch. Eisen del. / Tardieu Sculp
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au grand coeur. [c.1770]
Fine engraving, sheet 325 x 375mm (12¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Anne watches the naked Guillot by a stream; verses by Moraine below discussing the morality of the act. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45100]   £450.00  
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[Landscape with army in background]
[Landscape with army in background]
C. Eisen inv. de la Fosse sculp. [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45112]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Time uncovering painting]
[Time uncovering painting] Le Tems decouvre la peinture.
Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed along platemark top and bottom; glued to album sheet at corners; ms inscription bottom right.
Allegorical scene showing the virtues of painting revealed over time. Book illustration after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44927]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegorical exhibition installation]
[Allegorical exhibition installation]
Ch. Eisen inv N. Le Mire Sculp 1756
Engraving, sheet 200 x 270mm (7¾ x 10½"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical scene showing works of art being judged by a winged embodiment of painting and either hung or dispatched. Book illustration after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44928]   £320.00  
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[Triumphant return of Bacchus to the island of Naxos]
[Triumphant return of Bacchus to the island of Naxos] Bacchus triomphant retourne dans l'Isle de Naxe [...]
Dessiné et retouché sur le Cuivre, par Eisen aprè un ancien bas-relief d'yvoire de meme grandeur
A Paris, chez Le Rouge, rue des Grands Augustins [c.1760]
Etching, 18th century watermark; platemark 225 x 420mm (8¾ x 16½"). Trimmed to platemark.
Bacchus, god of wine (sat on a cheetah to right) leading a procession of revellers. Etching by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. This is one of few plates that Eisen etched himself- his reputation was established primarily on the basis of his drawings, which were engraved by other to illustrate nearly 400 books including editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44940]   £480.00  
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Le Bouquet
Le Bouquet Pénétrez de respect et de reconnoissance, / Allez, Enfants chéris, recevoir des jou-joux [...]
C. Eisen Pinx. R. Gaillard sculp.
A Paris chés l'Auteur Rue S. Jacques au dessus des Jacobins entre un Peruquier et une Lingere [c.1770]
Fine engraving, sheet 390 x x 275mm (15 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Children give a bouquet of flowers to their mother and receive toys in return. Engraving after a painting by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45110]   £480.00  
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[Allegorical scene with figures studying a map]
[Allegorical scene with figures studying a map]
Ch. Eisen inv. Aliamet sculp. [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 220 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44930]   £280.00  
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[The charitable cook]
[The charitable cook] La cuisinière charitable. / Oui, tu fais bien, Fanchon, d'aider ces Malheureux; Mais le Curé ton maitre est, fort peu généreux [...]
C. Eisen Inv. Chevilet Sculp [c.1760]
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur.
Fine engraving, sheet 390 x 280mm (15½ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A kindly woman pours soup for a vagrant; verses by Moraine below. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45067]   £550.00  
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[The charitable woman]
[The charitable woman] La dame de charité / Dédiée à Madame Marie Charlotte de Bethune [...]
D'apres le Dessin Original de Charles Eisen Peintre et Dessinateur du Roi [...] Gravé par Voyez l'Ainé en 1773.
A Paris chez Le Pere et Avaulez M.ds d'Estampes rue St. Jacques vis-à-vis celle du Platre, à l'ancienne Poste
Fine engraving, sheet 460 x 320mm (18 x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners; wormholes lower right corner.
Family and friends grouped around the bedside of a sick or dying man. Engraving after a painting by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45115]   £420.00  
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Le Lever des Enfans.
Le Lever des Enfans.
Ch. Eisen inv. Basan excudit
A Paris chez Basan
Fine engraving, sheet 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners
Interior scene of children's bedroom, with toy horse in bottom left and one child holding a cat. Fine engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45106]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Country amusements]
[Country amusements] Les Amusements Champetres
Dessiné par Charles Eisen et Gravé par de Longueil
A Paris chés Daumont rue St. Martin, Avec Privilege du Roy
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at cormers.
Young couples relaxing in the country. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45080]   £360.00  
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[Country ball]
[Country ball] Le Bal Champetre.
Dessiné par Charles Eisen et Gravé par de Longueil.
A Paris chés Daumont rue St. Martin, Avec Privilege du Roy.
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Musical scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45078]   £360.00  
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[Country concert]
[Country concert] Le Concert Champetre
Dessiné par Charles Eisen et Gravé par de Longueil
A Paris chés Daumont rue St. Martin, Avec Privilege du Roy
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Musical scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45079]   £420.00  
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[Rural pleasures]
[Rural pleasures] Les Plaisirs Champetres.
Inventé et dessiné par M. Charles Eisen et gravé par M. De Longueil.
A Paris chés Daumont rue St. Martin, Avec Privilege du Roy.
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark.
A suggestive rural idyll after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 46484]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Couple in discussion]
[Couple in discussion] Promettre est un et tenir c'est un autre. / De dix à cinq, c'est tromper de moitié: / Perrette cependant ne me fait pas pitié [...]
Ch. Eisen del. / L. le Grand sculp.
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur. [c.1770]
Fine engraving, sheet 325 x 375mm (12¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45099]   £420.00  
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[The crucifixion]
[The crucifixion]
Dessiné par Ch. Eisen Gravé a Paris par Ch. de Mechel 1758
Etching, platemark 230 x 130mm (9 x 5"). Thread margins; glued to album sheet at corners.
Etching after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44939]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[The death of the beautiful Gabrielle d'Estrées]
[The death of the beautiful Gabrielle d'Estrées] Mort de la belle Gabrielle destrés [in ms lower margin]
Ch. Eisen inv. et fec. 1765 J.F. Rousseau Sculp.
a Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 230 x 150mm (9 x 6").
Engraving after Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator, believed to be an allegorical representation of the death of Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573-99), mistress of Henry IV of France. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, La Fontaine and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46500]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The delights of country life]
[The delights of country life] Les délices de la vie champetres
Eisen Del. de G.t Sculp. [c.1770]
Fine engraving before margins cleaned, sheet 295 x 205mm (11½ x 8"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Two naked women frolic in a river. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45077]   £320.00  
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[Desires satisfied]
[Desires satisfied] Les Desirs satisfaits. Dédié et Présenté a Monsieur de Damery Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de St. Louis [...]
Inventé et Dessiné par Charles Eisen. Gravé par Patas 1772
Avec Privilege du Roi. AParis chez Henault et Rapilly, rue St Jacques a la Croix de Lorraine/
Engraving, sheet 395 x 270mm (15½ x 10¼). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Post-coital scene (probably issued as pair with ref. 44961). Engraved after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44962]   £520.00  
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Diane & Endymion
Diane & Endymion Gravés d'après le Dessein original de Ch. Eisen Peintre et Dessinateur du Roi.
Car. Eisen del. P.F. Tardieu Sculp. [c.1760]
Fine engraving, sheet 280 x 315mm (11 x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners. Slight fox mark left corner.
The shepherd Endymion, renowned for his beauty, sent to sleep by the goddess Diana, so that she might embrace him unobserved. After a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44937]   £380.00  
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[Double fecundity]
[Double fecundity] La Double fécondité. Si Philémon cultive une terre fertile, / Sa Femme également bien loin d'etre stérile [...]
C. Eisen Inv. De Fehrt Sculp. [c.1760]
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur.
Engraving, sheet 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Image and verses combining a mother and her children with a gardener selling vegetables. Engraved after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44964]   £450.00  
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[Military medal]
[Military medal]
C. Eisen inv. delin. C. Baquoy sculp. [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 130mm (5 x 5"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44932]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Military medal]
[Military medal]
C. Eisen inv. delin. C. Baquoy sculp. [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 130mm (5 x 5"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44931]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Exstant hæc trium charitum Signa, naturali VI circiter pedum attitudine, eonspicua Bruxellæ in ædbus Comilum de Cuypers de Rymenam.
Exstant hæc trium charitum Signa, naturali VI circiter pedum attitudine, eonspicua Bruxellæ in ædbus Comilum de Cuypers de Rymenam.
Carolus Eisen Aqua regali Sculp. 1777.
Etching. 240 x 165mm.
Statue of the Three Graces, by Charles Eisen, 1720-1778.
[Ref: 7284]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[European Love]
[European Love] L'Amour européen Cette fiére Beauté, de l'Amour qu'elle brave / Sent en secret toute l'Ardeur [...]
Ch. Eisen Inv. F. Basan Exc.
AParis chés Basan Graveur [n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving, sheet 385 x 290mm (15¼ x 11½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A woman lounges on a chaise longue and reads while her lover caresses her hand. Engraving after Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (17201778), painter and draftsman to the Louis XV and drawing-master to Madame de Pompadour. Published by Pierre-François Basan (1723-1797), engraver, printseller and publisher of a 'Dictionnaire des Graveurs' in 1767.
[Ref: 44963]   £520.00  
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[The pretty farmer's wife]
[The pretty farmer's wife] La Jolie Fermière
Inventé et dessiné par M. Charles Eisen et gravé par M. De Longueil
A Paris chés Daumont rue St Martin près St Julien Avec Privilege du Roy
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Interior scene displaying the spoils of a hunt. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45104]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Illustration to L'Anneao d'hans Carvel by La Fontaine]
[Illustration to L'Anneao d'hans Carvel by La Fontaine]
[After Charles Eisen, c.1761]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
Illustration to the 'Fermiers généraux' edition of the 'Contes' (tales) of Jean de la Fontaine, after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46488]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Illustration to
[Illustration to "Les Lunettes" by La Fontaine]
[After Charles Eisen, c.1761]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
Illustration shows a nun fainting on seeing a naked man, from the 'Fermiers généraux' edition of the 'Contes' (tales) of Jean de la Fontaine, after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46489]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Illustration to a fable by La Fontaine]
[Illustration to a fable by La Fontaine]
De Longueil [After Charles Eisen, c.1761]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
Illustration shows monks taking "women" into their rooms from the 'Fermiers généraux' edition of the 'Contes' (tales) of Jean de la Fontaine, after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Erasmus. Engraved by Joseph de Longueil.
[Ref: 46490]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Gascon.
Le Gascon. Quand pour nombrer, Damon, certains joyeux exploits, / Que tu fis en un soir, tu montres les dix doigts [...]
Ch. Eisen del. / Tardieu Sculp.
a Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au grand coeur. [c.1770]
Fine engraving, sheet 325 x 375mm (12¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners
A young man, Damon, boasts of his nocturnal exploits to a friend, but fails to convince the woman, Annette, stood behind him. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45101]   £450.00  
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[The enchanting model: or, the genius of sculpture]
[The enchanting model: or, the genius of sculpture] Le model enchanteur, ou le genie de la sculpture.
Eisen Del. D'Ab Sculp.
Engraving, sheet 295 x 205mm (11½ x 8"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in a sculpture studio showing a sculptor carving and students drawing. After a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44929]   £420.00  
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[The good-humoured old woman]
[The good-humoured old woman] La vieille de bonne humeur / Loin du bel age ou régne Amour et ses desirs, / L'antique Alix se le rappele [...]
C. Eisen inv. et del C. Chevilet Sculp [c.1760]
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur.
Fine engraving, sheet 390 x 275mm (15½ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
An old woman drinks with a young couple, remembering her youth and 'believing it renewed'. Verses by Moraine below. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45068]   £470.00  
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Le mari cocu, battu et content
Le mari cocu, battu et content
Ch. Eisen inv. Noel Le Mire Sculp
A Paris chés Basan Graveur rue du Foin [c.1770]
Engraving, platemark 135 x 80mm (5¼ x 3") very large margins.
One of a set of book illustrations after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45083]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hercules stood before the city of Mons]
[Hercules stood before the city of Mons] On voit dans cette Médaile Hercule debout. Il s'appuye d'une main sur sa massue [...]
C. Eisen inv. L. Lempereur [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 125 x 160mm (5 x 6¼"). Thread margins; glued to album sheet at corners. Slight foxing.
Allegorical scene referring to the siege of Mons (present-day Belgium) in 1691, during which Louis XIV's army stormed the city after a nine-month siege. After a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44934]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The confessing husband]
[The confessing husband] Le mari confesseur
Ch. Eisen inv. Noel Le Mire Sculp
A Paris chés Basan Graveur rue du Foin [c.1770]
Engraving, platemark 135 x 80mm (5¼ x 3") very large margins.
One of a set of book illustrations after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45082]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Joconde
Joconde
Ch. Eisen inv. Noel Le Mire Sculp
A Paris chés Basan Graveur rue du Foin [c.1770]
Engraving, platemark 135 x 80mm (5¼ x 3") very large margins.
One of a set of book illustrations after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45081]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Amour Asiatique.
L'Amour Asiatique. Quand on a trop facilement / Les Doux plaisirs qu'Amour dispense, Ils piquent moins assurement: / Nous aimons mieux les dérober en France.
Ch. Eisen Inv. F. Basan Exc.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 385 x 290mm, 15¼ x 11½". Trimmed just within plate at top, otherwise large margins.
A concubine presenting a pipe to a sultan, both seated under a baldaquin. An odalisque prepares coffee on a brazier. Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720-1778), became painter and draftsman to the Louis XV and drawing-master to Madame de Pompadour. Pierre-François Basan (1723-1797), engraver, printseller and publisher of a 'Dictionnaire des Graveurs' in 1767.
[Ref: 26554]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to 'L'amour du Dessein']
[Frontispiece to 'L'amour du Dessein'] L'amour du Dessein ou Cours de dessein dans le gout de crayon
Ch. Eisen d. 1757 fra.s sc. C.P.R.
à Paris. chez francois graveur a l'hotel des Ursins au Triangle d'or derrier St. Denis ade la Chartre. avec privilege
Crayon-manner, sheet 230 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"). Trimmed close to platemark; glued to album sheet; creasing.
Frontispiece to a drawing manual, engraved after Charles Eisen (1720-78) by Jean-Charles François (1717-69). François is best known as the first French printmaker to work in the crayon manner (as here). Crayon mainner, whose aim was to imitate chalk drawings, was developed over many years using techniques adapted from different established forms of printmaking.
[Ref: 44924]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Medallion of Louis XV presented in the temple of glory by Immortality]
[Medallion of Louis XV presented in the temple of glory by Immortality] Medaillon fr Louis XV le bien aimé presenté dans le Temple de la Gloire par l'Immortalité [...]
Ch. Eisen Del J. Aliamet Sculp.
A Paris Chez Mondhare Rue St Jacques a l'Hotel Saumur [c.1774]
Engraving, sheet 155 x 100mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical scene, probably made in memory of Louis XV (1710-774), after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44933]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Love matchmaking shepherds]
[Love matchmaking shepherds] L'amour assortit les bergers
Ch. Eisen inv delin Patas sculp [c.1760]
AParis Chez Hénaut et Rapilly Rue St. Jacques à la Croix de Lorraine Avec Priv. du Roi
Engraving, sheet 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Allegorical pastoral scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44941]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Loyalty guarding virtue]
[Loyalty guarding virtue] La Vertu sous la garde de la fidelite. Dédié et Présenté a Monsieur de Damery [...]
Inventé et Dessiné par Charles Eisen. Gravé par P.A. Le Beau 1772
Avec Privilege du Roi. AParis chez Henault et Rapilly, rue St Jacques a la Croix de Lorraine/
Engraving, sheet 405 x 290mm (16 x 11½). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young man's advances frustrated by a vigilant dog. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 44961]   £450.00  
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[The marriage agreement]
[The marriage agreement] L'accord de mariage / De notre heureux hymen daignez prendre ce gage. / Je scais belle Philis, que cent mille Ducats / Ne pourroient point payer vos célestes appas [...]
C. Eisen pinx. R. Gaillard sculp.
A Paris chés l'Auteur Rue S. Jacques au dessus des Jacobins entre un Peruquier et une Lingere [c.1770]
Fine engraving, sheet 385 x x 270mm (15 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young man vows to dedicate himself to pleasing his fiancée. Engraving after a painting by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
For a British copy of this print see ref. 759
[Ref: 45109]   £420.00  
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[Melpomene distributing gifts]
[Melpomene distributing gifts] Melpomene distribuant ses dons
[after Charles Eisen]
a Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾") large margins.
Mythological scene after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, La Fontaine and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46491]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Military inspection]
[Military inspection]
C. Eisen inv. L. Lempereur sculp. [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 190mm (5 x 7½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45111]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miser counting money- illustration to Erasmus' 'In Praise of Folly'?]
[Miser counting money- illustration to Erasmus' 'In Praise of Folly'?]
C. Eisen Inv. Gravé à l'eau forte par N. Lemire, et retouché au burin par A. Pincio. [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 135 x 85mm (5¼ x 3¼") large margins. 'Eloge de la Folie' in ms lower left.
Book illustration after Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, La Fontaine and Erasmus.
[Ref: 46497]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The pretty nurse]
[The pretty nurse] La Belle Nourrice.
Inventé et dessiné par M. Charles Eisen et gravé par M. De Longueil.
A Paris chés Daumont rue St Martin près St Julien Avec Privilege du Roy.
Fine engraving, sheet 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Interior scene showing a child at the centre of attention. Engraving after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45105]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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