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Der Tanz der Almeh zy Benisouef.
Der Tanz der Almeh zy Benisouef.
G. Döbler sc. [after Jean Honoré Fragonard]
Prag bey P. Bohmanns Erben [1825.]
Sepia aquatint. Sheet 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾"). Trimmed within plate, nick in bottom edge.
'The Dance of the Almeh at Beni Suef', after a drawing by Fragonard. Originally they were like the Japanese Gheisha, being educated girls of good social standing, trained in dancing, singing and poetry, present at festivals and entertainments, and hired as mourners at funerals. By the mid-19th century the name had become synonymous with the more erotic belly dancer. This plate was etched by Jiri (George) Döbler for the scarce Prague edition of 'Voyage dans le Levant' by Louis, Comte de Forbin. Forbin (1779-1841), a painter and antiquarian, succeded Vivant-Denon (head of Bonaparte's 'Savants') as curator of the Musée du Louvre after the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy. He travelled around the Levant 1817-18, painting and collecting artifacts for French museums. The original French edition was illustrated with lithographs.
see V & A SP.265:71
[Ref: 30319]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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République Francaise.
République Francaise.
Fragonard fils del Copia Sculps.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Etching with large margins. Plate 267 x 344mm. 10½ x 13½".
An allegorical representation of the triumphant French republic, published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
[Ref: 28301]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Baignets.
Les Baignets. Dedies a Madame la Presidente du Plaa. Par...De Launay.
H. Fragonard inv. et del. N. De Launay Sculp.
AParis chez De Launay, Graveur du Roy, la Porte Cochère près la rue des Rats, Rue de la Bucherie. A.P.D.R. [n.d., 1782.]
Engraving, 290 x 330mm. 11½ x 13". Rather tatty extremities.
A rustic interior, children sitting at a table watching a woman, kneeling by the fireplace, making some fritters in a frying pan. In an oval frame on a pedestal with coat of arms. After Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806), painter and etcher; pupil of Chardin, then Boucher. It was advertised in the 'Journal de Paris' 2 May 1782; from a set of eight.
[Ref: 11508]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Tableaux de la Révolution Fran?aise.
Tableaux de la Révolution Fran?aise. Ils ne sont plus ces jours de désastres, de deuil, Où les partis haineux qui déchiraient la France, Transformant nos cites en un vaste cereueil, Au fond des coeurs navrés refoulaient l’esperance! La valeur, le génie ont reconquis la paiz: Des noires factions les voix son étouffées; Et c’est à nos brillans trophées Qu’est dû l’honneur du nom fran?ais. P.A.M. Miger.
Fragonard fils inv. et del. Coiny aqua forti. Malapeau sculp.
[Paris: Auber, 1804.]
Etching, 8 lines by Miger, about the revolution. Plate 310 x 280mm (12¼ x 11"); plate 482 x 305mm (19 x 12").
Frontispiece to 'Tableaux de la Révolution Fran?ise, published in the 'Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française'.
[Ref: 28293]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Sapho.
Sapho.
Peint par Mr. Fragonard, P.tre de Roi. Gravé par Mlle Angelique Papavoine.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue Ballif, au coin de celle des Bons-Enfants, no.18.
Colour printed stipple. 260 x 200mm.
[Ref: 2558]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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