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L'Oublieur.
L'Oublieur. Je ne crains ny neiges, ny pluyes, C'est de quoy je fais peu de cas; L'ors que je vand bien mes oublies, Et sur quand je ne perds pas.
J. Bonnart fecit. Chez H. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques vis a vis le Mathurins avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c.1674-1726].
Etching, 17th century watermark; 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins. Two stains in top margin.
A street vendor selling 'oublies' (wafer-like cakes) from a box in his left hand. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Henri Bonnart II. Though there are strong similarities among groups of engravings by the Bonnart brothers, there is no evidence this was published as part of a set.
[Ref: 54893]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Charbonier.
Le Charbonier. Bien qu'on juge, à voir sa figure, Qu'il sort de l'infernal manor; Ce Plumrt, comme on nous asseure, N'est pas si Diable qu'il est noir.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700]
Etching and engraving. 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾") very large margins.
A street vendor carrying a sack of charcoal on his back. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54880]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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la Crieuse de petit fromages.
la Crieuse de petit fromages. Je vends du laict, fromages, crême, Aux belles filles de Paris; Pour regaler leurs fauoris, Qui de leur côte font de même.
J. bonnart f. Chez H. Bonnart rue S.t Jacques Vis à Vis les Mathurins avec privil. 116
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching with engraving. 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½"). Trimmed and laid on album paper. Staining across the image. Creasing in right margin.
A street vendor selling cheese to young girls and their admirers. 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 depicting contemporary fashion and costume.
[Ref: 54859]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Crieur de Cerise.
Crieur de Cerise. Venez Janneton, et Cattin, Acheter des bonnes griottes; Je suis ma foy un bon calin, J'ay des gobets de bonne sortes.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching and engraving. 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Taped tear in bottom margin. . Very small stain in image.
A street vendor selling cherries from the baskets on his donkey; he carries scales over his shoulder. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart, known for the breadth of their work on contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54883]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Crieuse de Chataigne.
La Crieuse de Chataigne. Cette vendeuse de Chataigne, Fait un mediocre profit; Et si l'on croit ce qu'on en dit Elle boit bein ce qu'elle gaigne.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privilege du Roy. 115
Paris, [n.d. c.1680-1700].
Etching with engraving. 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Trimmed. Laid on Album paper. Stain in publication line.
A street vendor selling chestnuts from a basket on her arm. From the lines of verse we learn she is a hearty drinker. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart, known for the breadth of their works of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54885]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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le Ramoneur.
le Ramoneur. Ce visage à geule beante Dans les rues crie pour trante, Ramones cy, ramones la, lalala, . La cheminee du haut en bas.
J. Bonnart fecit. Chez H. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques vis a vis le Mathurins avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching with engraving, 17th century watermark. 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins. Some staining. Crease.
A chimney sweep crying his trade in the street. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Henri Bonnart II from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54895]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Reparateur de la Chaussure humaine et c:
Reparateur de la Chaussure humaine et c: Ce viel raptaceur de botte Fait plus d'un metier à la fois, Tire le ligneul avec les doits Pendant qu'il sifle la linotte.
Chez N. Bonnart, a l'Aigle avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching with engraving. 270 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼") very large margins. Printers crease on right Some faint stains in margins.
A cobbler whistling while he works. Published by Nicolas Bonnart from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54897]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chaudronier
Le Chaudronier Avec sa voix de loup garou, Et son siflet rude à l'Oreille; Chacun dit qu'il scait à merueille Mettre la piece aupres du trou.
J. Bonnart fecit. Chez H. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques vis a vis le Mathurins avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700]
Etching, 17th century watermark. 270 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins.
A coppersmith selling his wares; he holds a whistle to his mouth. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Henri Bonnart II from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54881]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gagne petit.
Gagne petit. Gagner petit, ou gagner gros, Des deux je scais bien lequel pendre; Car pour moy, d'avoir le gros lots, J'ay merois autant m'aller pendre.
Chez N. Bonnart rue S.t Iacques a l'Aigle avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching with engraving. 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼") very large margins Staining across the sheet.
A knife grinder sharpening a knife on his wheel. Published by Nicolas Bonnart from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54899]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Marchand d'Allumettes.
Le Marchand d'Allumettes. Je suis un fort petit marchand, Personne de cela ne doute; Et mon negoce est trop méchant, Pour faire bonne banqueroute.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching. 265 x 190mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins
A shrewd street vendor holding a bundle of matches and carrying a basket. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54890]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Crieur de Melons.
Crieur de Melons. Pedant l'este hautement je méscrie Achetés des melons tourangeaux, ou langeais, Quitres souvent n'en vinrent de la vie, Et sortent de fumier de houille, ou d'un marais.
Chez N. Bonnart, a l'Aigle avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c.1675-1700].
Etching with engraving. 270 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½") very large margins Toning.
A street vendor selling melons from his basket. Published by Nicolas Bonnart from a series of 215 prints of figures in a wide variety of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54896]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mercier.
Le Mercier. Au public je suis necessaire / Iay tout ce dont Il a besoin / Voyes ce qui fait vostre affair / Et prenes un peigne du moins.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris [n.d. c.1674-1726].
Etching with engraving. 280 x 190mm (11 x 7½"). Small margin on left side. Some faint smudging. Top right corner creased.
A merchant carrying his wares in a box about his neck. Etched by Jean Baptiste Bonnart and published by his brother Nicolas Bonnart I
[Ref: 54728]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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La Tabletiere.
La Tabletiere. Genre Parisien N.o 28.
Ch. Philipon del. termine par Julien. a Paris, chez Basset, M.d d'Estampes, rue S.t Jacques, n.o 64. Lithog: de Mendouze, r. S.t Pierre Monmartre n.o 10.
Paris, [n.d. c.1827-1829].
Hand coloured lithograph. 280 x 190mm (11 x 7½"), with wide margins. Faint stain in top left corner. Minor toning and creasing in margins.
A shopkeeper standing at the entrance to her shop. Her assortment of wares include a feather fan, smoking pipes, a tennis racquet and batons. Published as part of the Genre Parisien by Charles Philipon and Paul Andre Basset.
[Ref: 54857]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Crieur de peaux de Connin
Crieur de peaux de Connin Ce drole crie a pleine teste Ayant retroussé son chapeau, Que s'il na pas mange la beste Du moins il achete la peau.
R. Bonnart del. Chez H. Bonnart au Coq avec privillege.
Paris [n.d. c.1680-1700].
Etching and engraving, 17th century watermark. 270 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼") very large margins. Creasing in title area. Some toning along top margin.
A vendor selling rabbit skins, holding one of the skins. Engraved by Robert Bonnart and published by Henri Bonnart II, known for the breadth of their works of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54898]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Porteur d'Eau.
Le Porteur d'Eau. Ce porteur d'eau, à bien la mine De conuertir son eau en vin, Et d'en boire tant de chopine, Qu'il avalera tout son gain.
J. Bonnart fecit. Chez H. Bonnart, rue S.t Iacques vis a vis le Mathurins avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1680-1700].
Etching and engraving, 17th century watermark. 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7½") very large margins. Stains in top margin. Faint spotting and stains in image and title area.
A water carrier or seller carrying two buckets. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Henri Bonnart II, known for the breadth of their works of contemporary French costume and fashion.
[Ref: 54894]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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le Fendeur de Bois.
le Fendeur de Bois. Autre fois j'ay fendu du Bois pour Cupidon, Je voudrois bien encor en donner des lecons, Mais ce grand nombre d'ans, de mois, et de jour.née On trop emoussé ma cognée.
J. Bonnart f. Chez N. Bonnart, rue S.t Jacques a l'aigle avec privil.
Paris, [n.d. c.1674-1726].
Etching, 17th century watermark. 275 x 190mm (10¾ x 7½") very large margins. Tear near top left corner. Stains across image and sheet.
A woodcutter carrying a basket and saw on his back and leaning on a walking stick. Engraved by Jean-Baptiste Bonnart and published by Nicolas Bonnart. Though there are strong similarities among groups of engravings by the Bonnart brothers, there is no evidence this was published as part of a set.
[Ref: 54887]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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