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Le Basque.
Le Basque. A luy voir sauter vingt semettes, Et faire des pas de Ballet; Ne nous semble lil pas qu'il ait, Comme Mercure au pieds des aisles.
Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c. 1675-1700].
Etching with engraving. 265 x 185mm (10½ x7¼"). Small margin on left side. Minor toning and creasing in top margin.
A man in Basque costume with tambourine. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674. From an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family.
[Ref: 54727]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Abbé
Abbé Ce jeune Abbé sans benefice Attande que quelque deuolu, Luy vienne rendre un bon office, En augmentant son revenu.
Chez H.Bonnart rue S. Jacques au Coq avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1680-1700].
Etching with engraving, 17th century watermark;. 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼") large margins.
An abbot in clerical dress complete with muff. Published by Henri Bonnart II (1642-1711) and from an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period.
[Ref: 54863]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Chanoinesse de Mons.
Chanoinesse de Mons. Je n'ay point l'humeur dédaigneuse J'ayme quand mes amis me parlent franchement: Et quoy que je sois Religieuse, Je me plais à repondre au tendre compliment.
R. B. del. N. B. Sculpsit. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1670-1718].
Etching and engraving, 17th century watermark. 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins. Staining and pencil marks in bottom and right margins. Creased.
An elaborately dressed canoness and memebr of the convent of Mons, holding a scrap of paper or tissue in her right hand. From a set of four representing the nuns from the convent of Mons. Engraved and published by Nicolas Bonnart after his brother Robert Bonnart. The Bonnart brothers were renowned for the breadth of their work on contemporary French fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54878]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Premiere Novice Chanoinesse de Mons.
Premiere Novice Chanoinesse de Mons. Sans contrainte, et sans artifice, J'embrasse ce saint Ordre avec soûmission; Et aprés mon temps de Novice J'espere d'un bon coeur faire profession.
R. B. del. N. B. sculpsit. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1670-1718].
Etching and engraving, 17th century watermark. 265 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins. Staining in right margin.
A young canoness and member of the convent at Mons; she holds a book.in her left hand. From a set of four representing the nuns from the convent of Mons. Engraved and published by Nicolas Bonnart after his brother Robert Bonnart. The Bonnart brothers were renowned for the breadth of their work on contemporary French fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54868]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Chanoinesse Novice de Mons.
Chanoinesse Novice de Mons. Je trouve mon Order commode: Dans mon Noviciat, je ne fais point de voeux. Je puis m'habitier à la mode; Et faire une partiede tout ce que je veux.
R. B. del. N. B. Sculp. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1670-1718].
Etching and engraving. 285 x 200mm (11¼ x 8") very large margins. Staining in lower margin and title area. Creasing.
A canoness and memebr of the convent of Mons, who is yet to take her vows; she holds a book in her right hand. From a set of four representing the nuns from the convent of Mons. Engraved and published by Nicolas Bonnart after his brother Robert Bonnart. The Bonnart brothers were renowned for the breadth of their work on contemporary French fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54869]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Cordeliere de Mons.
Cordeliere de Mons. Je veux d'une sainte maniére Chercher une retraite dans un paisible lieu; Et sous l'habit de Cordeliere, Chanter incessamment les louanges de Dieu.
R. B. del. N. B. Sculpsit. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1670-1718].
Etching and engraving. 285 x 195mm (11¼ x 7¾") very large margins. Creased. Some staining in margins.
A nun and memebr of the convent of Mons; she holds a book in her left hand and wears a cordelier. From a set of four representing the nuns from the convent of Mons. Engraved and published by Nicolas Bonnart after his brother Robert Bonnart. The Bonnart brothers were renowned for the breadth of their work on contemporary French fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54871]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 4.e Classe, portant le ruban rouge.
Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 4.e Classe, portant le ruban rouge. On reconnoît son sang à l'air de son visage, Elle a de la pudeur est bien place: On en verra bien d'avantage Dans un âge plus avancé.
N. Arnoult fec. A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image S.t Claude aux Halles. Avec priv. du Roy.
Paris [n.d. c.1684-1700].
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 280 x 170mm (11 x 6¾") very large margins. Stain in upper left corner. Mark in right margin.
A fourth class student at Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls, holding a book and described wearing a red ribbon. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Engraved by Nicolas Arnoult (c.1650-1722), who also published his own work and was a recognised specialist in fashion and costume portraits.
[Ref: 54867]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 1.e Classe, portant le ruban blue.
Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 1.e Classe, portant le ruban blue. Rien n'est fi beau que son visage, Des Heros estoient ses ayeux, La loyauté fait fon partage; Mais fon coeur n'est que pour les Cieux.
N. Arnoult fec. A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image S.t Claude aux Halles. Avec privilege du Roy.
Paris [n.d. c.1684-1700].
Engraving. 295 x 185mm (11½ x 7¼").
A student at Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls, holding a fan and described wearing a blue ribbon, the uniform of first classe students. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Engraved by Nicolas Arnoult (c.1650-1722), who also published his own work and was a recognised specialist in fashion and costume portraits.
[Ref: 54865]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Demoiselles].
[Two Demoiselles]. 3. Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la troisieme classe portant le ruban vert, qui est la marque de cette classe. 4. Demoiselle de s. Cyr portant le ruban rouge, qui est la marque de la 4.e classe.
Chez H. Bonnart au Coq avec privil. 11.
Paris, [n.d. c.1684-1700].
Etching with engraving. 270 x 190mm (10x 7½"). Trimmed. Laid on Album paper. Spot stain in image. Creasing. Discolouring in the margins.
Two students attending the Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls, dressed in uniforms indicating their class; green for third and red for fourth. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Printed by Henri II Bonnart (1642-1711) and from an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family. The four Bonnart brothers were renowed for the breadth of the works on contemporary fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54861]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Demoiselles].
[Two Demoiselles]. 1. Demoiselle de St. Cyr de la premiere classe portant leruban bleu, qui est la marque de cette classe. 2. Demoiselle de S. Cyr portant le ruban jaune, qui est la marque de la seconde classe.
Chez H. Bonnart au Coq avec privil. 9.
Paris, [n.d. c.1684-1700].
Etching with engraving. 280 x 190mm (11 x 7½"). Trimmed. Laid on Album paper. Some creasing and staining. Some nicks and damage to left and lower margins.
Two students attending the Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls, dressed in uniforms indicating their class; blue for first, yellow for second. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Printed by Henri II Bonnart (1642-1711) and from an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family. The four Bonnart brothers were renowed for the breadth of the works on contemporary fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54860]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 3.e Classe, portant le ruban verd.
Demoiselle de S.t Cyr de la 3.e Classe, portant le ruban verd. Son bonheur est digne d'envie, / Son coeur et sa raison furent toujours d'accord, / Elle est contente de son sort, / La crainte ny les pit ne trouble point sa vie.
Arnoult fec. A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'Image S.t Claude aux Halles. Avec privilege du Roy.
Paris [n.d. c.1684-1700].
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 280 x 170mm (11 x 6¾") very large margins. Some staining in right and bottom margins.
A third class student at Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls, holding a fan and described wearing a green ribbon. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Engraved by Nicolas Arnoult (c.1650-1722), who also published his own work and was a recognised specialist in fashion and costume portraits.
[Ref: 54866]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Marinette en habit de Bradamante.
Marinette en habit de Bradamante.
A Paris chez Trouvian.
[n.d. c.1674]
Fine & rare engraving. 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾) large margins. Grey stain next to figure.
An actress dressed as the herione Bradamante, with an outdoor backdrop of classical ruins. Bradamante was a fictional female knight and the protagonist of two French epic poems, the first published in the late 15th century. Bradamante's character was a recurring motif in Western art. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674.
[Ref: 54683]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Monsieur le Chevalier des T*** donnant ses ordres pour la promenade
Monsieur le Chevalier des T*** donnant ses ordres pour la promenade
Chez F. Guerard au bas de la rue S.t Jacques a linage N. Dame
[n.d. c. 1674]
Fine & rare engraving. 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5) large margins.
A knight giving orders to his attendant for his walk; the attendant carries a coat for him. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674.
[Ref: 54684]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Dame Religieuse de S.t Cyr,
Dame Religieuse de S.t Cyr, pour l'education des jeunes Demoiselle [...].
N. Arnoult fecit. A Paris chez Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie a l'image S. Claude aux Halles C. P. R.
Paris [n.d. 1684-1700].
Engraving. 300 x 190mm (12 x 7½") large margins. Some staining in title area.
A religious teacher at Maison Royale de Saint Louis boarding school for girls. The school was founded in 1684 at St. Cyr by Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Published by engraver Nicolas Arnoult (c.1650-1722), specialist in fashion and costume portraits.
[Ref: 54864]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Homme de Qualite en habit de Bal
Homme de Qualite en habit de Bal a l'Espagnol
a Paris ches Trouvain.
[n.d. c. 1674]
Fine & rare engraving. 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾) with wide margins. Some toning in top and right margin.
A man in fancy Spanish dress, complete with ornate cape and feathered cap. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674.
[Ref: 54682]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Dame de Qualite en habit d'Espagnolete.
Dame de Qualite en habit d'Espagnolete.
ches Trouvain rue St. Jacques au grand Monarque avec privilege du Roy.
[n.d. c.1674]
Fine & rare engraving. 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾) with wide margins. Some marking in the margins.
A noble lady wearing a Spanish dress, in a richly decorated interior. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674.
[Ref: 54681]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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La Grande Sultane.
La Grande Sultane. Captive, ou Greque, au Sultane presentee, /Quand te Ciel veut par moi, doner un successeur; Si desormais, je suis la moins aimee, Aucune dame au moins, n'egate mon honneur.
chez N. Bonnart, rue St. Jacques, a l'Aigle, avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c. 1675-1700]
Engraving. 270 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Small margin on left side. Toning in margins. Top right corner creased.
The Sultana of Turkey, holding a flower in her hand. Printed by Nicolas Bonnart (c. 1637 - 1718), the son of Henri Bonnart. He was largely active between 1664-70 and moved his printing business to St. Jacques Rue in 1674. From an album of 215 prints depicting different French costumes of the period, the majority are published by members of the Bonnart family.
[Ref: 54726]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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