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[Illustration to 'Pygmalion' by J.J. Rousseau]
[Illustration to 'Pygmalion' by J.J. Rousseau] Pigmalion.
C. Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan
Engraving, platemark 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾") large margins.
Probably one of a set of six illustrations to Rousseau's dramatization of the Pygmalion story 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 also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Erasmus. Although unsigned, this engraving is probably by Emmanuel de Ghendt.

[Ref: 46498]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The four seasons]
[The four seasons] Le Printeme; l'Eté; lLAutomne; L'Hiver
Carolus Eisen inv. de Longueil Sculp.
à Paris chés Daumont rue S. Martin, près S. Julien. Avec Privilége du Roi [c.1770]
Set of four fine engravings, each platemark 170 x 215mm (6¾ x 8½"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheets at corners.
The four seasons represented by the courtship of a young couple. Very scarce set of engravings 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: 45074]   £1,100.00   view all images for this item
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[The four seasons]
[The four seasons] le Printems; l'Eté; l'Automne; l'Hyver.
C. Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Two engravings, each sheet approx. 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Putti performing activities associated with each of the four seasons. Engravings 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: 45073]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Autumn]
[Autumn] L'Automne
[after Charles Eisen, c.1770]
Fine engraving, proof before artists name & publication line; sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young man drinks wine, surrounded by goats and putti eating grapes. From a set of prints representing the four seasons 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: 45072]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Spring]
[Spring] Printems
Eisen [in ms below image, c.1760]
Fine engraving, proof before artist name & publication line; sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young woman sits in the company of putti garlanding flowers. From a set of prints representing the four seasons 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: 45070]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Summer]
[Summer] L'Eté
[after Charles Eisen, c.1770]
Fine engraving, proof before artists name & publication line, sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young woman bathing, assisted by putti. From a set of prints representing the four seasons 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: 45071]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Siege of a walled town]
[Siege of a walled town]
C. Eisen inv. Louis Legrand 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: 45114]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Siege of a walled town]
[Siege of a walled town]
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: 45113]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Themis.
Themis. Fille du Ciel et de la Terre, elle etablie la Religion, et tout ce qui Maintient l'ordre et la Paix parmis les Hommes [...]
Martinet [after Charles Eisen?, c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 145 x 90mm (5¾ x 3½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Themis, ancient Greek Titaness and personification of natural order, fairness and law. Allegorical scene probably 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: 44936]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The four times of day]
[The four times of day] Le Matin; Le Midy; L'Après Midy; Le Soir
Inventé et dessiné par M. Charles Eisen, et Gravé par M. de Longueil.
A Paris chés Daumont rue S. Martin, près S. Julien. Avec Privilége du Roi [c.1770]
Set of four fine engravings, each platemark 165 x 210mm (6¾ x 8½"). Trimmed to platemarks; glued to backing sheets at corners.
The four times of day represented by the courtship of a young couple. Set of scarce engravings 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: 45075]   £1,100.00   view all images for this item
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[The village shepherd]
[The village shepherd] Le Berger du Village.
Ch. Eisen inv. Basan excudit [c.1760]
A Paris chez Basan
Fine engraving, sheet 220 x 265mm (8¾ x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners; rust spot to upper margin.
A young shepherd plays music on a recorder; woman, child and dog in attendance. 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: 45069]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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[Villagers]
[Villagers] Les villageois / Tandis qu'au point du jour vous portés dans les Villes / Les agréables fruits de vos travaux utiles [...]
C. Eisen Inv. de Fehrt Sculp [c.1760]
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur.
Fine engraving, sheet 395 x 280mm (15½ x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Two figures transporting baskets of food stop to talk to a vagrant sitting on the ground. 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: 45066]   £420.00  
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[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
[Les Vivandiers Pair.]
Ch. Eisen inv. et del. / P.F. Tardieu Sculp
A Paris chés Tardieu Graveur du Roy, rue du Platre, la deuxieme porte cochere, a gauche entrant par la rue St. Jacques Avec Privilege du Roy [c.1770]
A pair of fine engravings, each sheet 210 x 235mm (8¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A pair of engravings the first showing a group of vivandiers, merchants who accompany the army to sell provisions to the soldiers. 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: 45102]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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[Char de Bacchus]
[Char de Bacchus]
[François Blondel]
[Paris, c.1745.]
Etching. Sheet 300 x 330mm (11¾ x 13"). Trimmed, losing some of the image on left.
From Fêtes publiques données par la ville de Paris à l'occasion du Mariage de Monseigneur le Dauphin, les 23 et 26 février MDCCXLV. Representing the festivities in Paris for the marrigae of the Dauphin, Louis XIV, to Maria Theresa of Spain that took place at Versailles 23rd February 1745. The Mercure de France of November 1751 specifies that the majority of the drawings were composed by François Blondel and not by the Cochin father and son team whom it had been previously attributed to. A beautiful baroque coach containing a driver, four male passagers and an infant Bacchus, at least six wine barrels, and a flower-laden trellis. The full published image includes four pairs of horses guided by four attendants.
[Ref: 44111]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Young Shepherds]
[Young Shepherds] Le petit donneur d'avis. / Pourquoi donc effrayer la jeune Célimene? / Tu viens, dis-tu, de voir un grand Loup dans la plaine? [...]
C. Eisen Inv. P.F. Tardieu Sculp [c.1760]
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur.
Fine engraving, sheet 385 x 270mm (15 x 10½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Two shepherds, one altering the other to the presence of a wolf nearby. Verses below comparing the cruelty of love to the danger posed by the wolf. 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: 45065]   £520.00  
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