ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
Make an enquiryTo send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from the Olympia Book Fair website
Email this PageTo send a message simply fill out the form below.
VIEW DEALER INFORMATION
Antiquariat Michael Banzhaf
Naples. Album with original watercolours of trades and costumes.
Watercolours of trades and costumes., (Naples around 1830).
15 original watercolours of which 13 large (each ca 255 x 195 mm) and 2 smaller ones (each 225 x 150 mm) framed by black ink-line. Each mounted on verso of ocre cardboards. Bound together with 2 printed suites with Neapolitan costumes and trades. I. 6 beautifully handcoloured lithographs with male and female costumes, each ca 185 x 142 mm. II. 6 etched and beautifully handcoloured souvenir plates, each (105 x 80 mm) with booths selling beverage, spaghetti and meat. Another large etched and handcoloured plate with a gathering of fishermen at a mole intensely listening to a male reader, (265 x 192 mm), signed ‘Hess fecit 1810‘. All plates mounted to verso of ocre thin cardboards and framed by black ink-line. 26 unnumbered leaves. Cont. mauve half morocco over marbled sides. 4to (330 x 270 mm). Covers rubbed. Extremeties slightly worn.
Front paste-down with engraved book-plate Bibliothèque du Château d’Hauteville.
An album with very well executed fine and large watercolours and delicately handcoloured prints of Neapolitan genre scenes and costumes.The bright and beautifully coloured plates include images of a puncinello show, vendors of spaghetti, cold drinks, meat and vegetables. There are also a few scenes of coaching, with male and female costumes, one with poor people picking the lice of each other, another with two women fighting, dancing couples and musicians, several with Mount Vesuvius in the background.