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Henriettenweg 3
D-72072 Tuebingen
Germany
Contact Michael Banzhaf
Telephone +49 (0)7071 552314
Fax +49 (0)7071 552315
Specialists Typography, Natural History, Science & Technology, Photography, Illustrated Books
The item listed here are samples from the 2016 fair.
We will be launching the highlights of the 2017 fair on 1st May 2017.
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Naples. Album with original watercolours of trades and costumes.

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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.

Provenance
Front paste-down with engraved book-plate Bibliothèque du Château d’Hauteville.

Note
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.