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ALISTER MATTHEWS, 12, Eaton Road, Branksime Park, Poole (Dorset).      7


(4) Joseph Platzer (Prague 1751-Vienna 1806) Black chalk, elaborate cloister, archways, buttress etc. (on verso, another rather-similar sketch) 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 200 x 248 mm.

(5) Joseph Platzer (see above) Thick pen & ink over faint chalk. A domed building, minaret, a wall-pavilion etc., 5 x 8 1/4 inches, 128 x 205 mm.

169. Italian 16th century, red chalk, backed with [[? £12]] paper. The Triumphant Saviour advancing with wind-blown garments, left arm raised, bearing the banner in the right hand.9 7/8 x 5 15/16 inches, 251 x 150 mm.

170. Italian early 16th century, pen & ink lightly [[? £8]] touched with bistre, seated youth as Mercury, thighs draped, torso nude, with an eagle at his feet. 3 x 1 3/4 inches, 76 x 44 mm.

171. Italian early 16th century pen & ink standing [[? £8]] warrior with a shield, inscribed by the artist “Menelaus.” 3 x 1 1/2 inches, 78 x 32 mm.

172. Italian or Spanish, 16th century, pen & ink & £150 bistre, rather rubbed, repaired in places, but a very fine impressive drawing of Saint James the Great on his charger, making his ghostly & victorious appearance at the Battle of Clavijo in A.D. 849: the Spanish king Ramirez was disheartened after the defeat by the Moors (since that day the Spanish war-cry has been Santiago). The horses are very finely drawn. 10 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches, 275 x 340 mm.

173. Italian 16th century pen & ink & bistre, a satyr £10 being carried away by a man & 2 putti. 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 145 x 192 mm. (Top left blank corner restored).

174. Italian 16th century brown ink design for a house- £6 facade, 10 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches, 272 x 122 mm.

175. Italian late 16th century pen & ink design for the £5 wall of an altar. 8 x 5 3/4 inches, 201 x 144 mm.

176. Italian late 16th or early 17th cent., rustic £18 activities including a press (? for grapes or olives), men making hurdles, women bringing sheaves of corn, a cart drawn by 2 bullocks. Pen & brown ink & bistre, heightened with white, on green paper, 9 3/8 x 12 inches, 237 x 303 mm.

177. Italian 17th century brown pen & ink: four £8 unlettered scrolls separate the various parts of this unexplained sheet: a saint looks out of a cloud: a winged lion bears a sword: four galloping horses drag a boat-shaped chariot which is empty: a skeleton rides a horse, followed by demons & turbaned men. 6 x 5 1/4 inches, 152 x 135 mm. Four folds have been flattened as the sheet is backed: they do not affect the main parts of the drawing.

178. Italian early 17th cent., “Judith with the head £10 of Holofernes.” Pen & ink & bistre, 8 x 6, 205 x 151 mm. This is Pigler’s Typus B., see his “Barockthemen” I, 191. An interesting detail is that the sword-handle is in the shape of a bird’s head.

179. Italian 17th century black chalk study of a £10 sleeping girl, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, 165 x 131 mm. From the collections of: L. Grassi & H. S. Reitlinger with their marks.

180. Italian 17th century, pen & ink, the Circumcision, £8 3 saints kneel in foreground, God the Father with angels & cherubs at the top (the top arched). 11 1/3 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 x 175 mm. M. A. Franceschini of Bologna (1648-1729) is a possible attribution.

181. Bolognese 17th century red chalk, a saint kneels, £10 1/2 facing, one hand to breast. On verso, pen & ink & bistre designs for the side of a tomb or sarcophagus, 17th cent. 9 1/4 x 8 inches, 233 x 205 mm.

182. Italian 17th century red chalk study of a male £6 head, from a statue, the lips slightly parted. 8 x 5 3/4 inches, 205 x 147 mm.

183. Prisoners tormented & martyred, dragged before £75 a goggle-eyed hunchback king against an architectural background of classical buildings. Brown & white brushwork over pen & ink & brown wash. 9 1/4 x 14 5/8 inches, 233 x 370 mm. Seems later than Desiderio & earlier than Magnasco though one thinks of both these artists when looking at this splendid drawing.

184. Italian 18th cent., imaginary ruins on a terrace £10 above a valley crossed by a bridge, watermark DS surmounted by fleur-de-lis within branches. 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 153 x 216 mm. Pen & ink on white paper.

185. Italian 17th century, profile head of Medusa. £4 Black chalk on pink background, on faded green paper. Oval, 7 x 5 1/2 inches, 175 x 137 mm.

186. Spanish 17th century, “Rest on the flight into £20 Egypt,” pen & ink & wash, 7x 9 1/2 inches, 178 x 240 mm. They are under a tree in whose branches two cherubs hover: the donkey is grazing quietly, on the right.

187. Spanish 17th cent., black chalk, head of a youth, £5 holding one hand to his cheek, seen from slightly above. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches, 133 x 94 mm.

French Drawings.
Photographs (to be returned) available.
(Attributions not guaranteed).

188. Van Blarenberghe 
(Louis. The pair for £34 Nicolas 1716-1794, or his son Henri Joseph 1741-1826)
A highly-decorative pair of gouaches on vellum-skin. 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, 211 x 265 mm., laid down on card. Landscapes with a few figures, farm cart, sheep etc. Before, &, After the Storm.
189. Boitard (L.Philippe or L. Pierre, mid-18th century)£8 A caricature of the winner & loser in a law-suit, one holding, the other standing on the phonetic notices “Jey gagne mon prosper,“ “Je ley Perdue.” 9 x 11 1/2 inches, 205 x 293 mm. Large buildings in background. Signed “Boitard.”

190. Burat (Fanny, born at Blois 1838) Signed water- £12 colour on vellum-skin, dated 1873, laid down on paper. Black & white grapes on a marble ledge. 9 x 12 inches, 228 x 303 mm. This excellent Second Empire artist exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1863 onwards.

191. Chasseriau (Théodore, 1819-1856) Highly- £85
finished black pencil, family group, a lady, her elder daughter, 2 small girls & 3 young boys. 11 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 288 x 265 mm. Another fine example of the work of this artist, so much influenced by Ingres, is reproduced on pl. 327 of "Drawings in the FOGG Museum."

192. Courtois (J., "le Bourguignon," 1621-1676) £18
A very lively pen & ink cavalry scuffle, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 143 x 209 mm. The number 17 in centre foreground would indicate a sketch-book number, c.f. plates 104 & 105 of Vallery-Radot's "Le Dessin Français au 17e. Siècle." 

193. Delarue (Louis Félix, of Paris, 1720-1765) Pen & £10
ink & bistre, an antique sacrifice of a boar, with numerous full-length figures. 3 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches, 92 x 317 mm. From the H.S. Reitlinger collection, with his mark on verso.  

194. Dorigny (Louis, 1654-1742, worked with Lebrun, £7
spent many years in Italy, Austria & Bohemia). Pen & ink, a girl, draped, holds a dove, perhaps a design for a statue. Inscribed by the artist at the top "Purita." 8 x 5 3/4 inches, 204 x 144 mm. Inscribed by that unknown collector whose neat writing is reproduced by Lugt at his number 3005, c-d, in the Supplement, "M. Lodovico Dorigny, Francese." 

195. Guillaumet

196. Gusman (Pierre, French, born 1862) Two black-chalk head studeis on light-buff paper:--
(1) Bearded man, profile facing right, the drawn surface 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, 190 x 160 mm,. on a larger sheet. Signed. £5
(2) Head & shoulders of a man, facing, drawn surface 7 x 9 inches, 180 x 230 mm., on a larger sheet. Signed. £5

197. Guys ( Constantin, 1805-1892 ) Watercolour, a £150 dashing English officer, in profile to left, on a horse, 4 3/4 x 6 inches, 118 x 150mm.

198. Fragonard after G. B Castiglione (1616- £250  1670). Bistre wash over red chalk; shepherdess with sheep, talks with 3 young men who lean over an antique wall on the right. 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, 268 x 383 mm. From the collections of J. H. Hawkins & V. Koch.

199. Jacque (C. E., 1813-1894) Pencil sketch with £5 caption "La gallino-culture." An angry gentleman scolds wife or maid who has served him for his meal three of his precious "Brahma Poutre" eggs which cost him 75 gold-francs. Inscribed by the artist. From the H. S. Reitlinger collection with his mark on verso. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 191 x 143 mm.

200. Le Clerc (Sébastien, 1637-1714) Pen & ink, £15 The israelites have crossed the Red Sea in which Pharoah's host perishes in the distance: this is a large crowd-scene, 5 1/2 x 10 inches, 140 x 252 mm. (on verso is most of a figure-group by another hand). Perhaps after Callor whose name is on the mount.

201. French Gouache circa 1770, exquisitely £120 painted on vellum skin. A Rose festival, Noblemen present red roses on a tray to a couple seated on a low terrace under an archway of branches: musicians play as an elegant youth leads forwards the young dancers: shepherdesses stand in the background, against a landscape with river, water-mill castles & villages. 7 x 9 3/4 inches, 177 x 248 mm. Very decorative.

202. Moreau (Louis Gabriel, l`aîné, 1740-1806) An £85 exceptionally decorative bright gouache, dated 1764. Elegant dancers in a forest clearing, with musicians under a blue awning on the left: in centre, beyond the dancers, the ground slopes away to a round tower & distant blue country. 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 inches, 247 x 327 mm.

203. (Two Heads) A double-sided red chalk drawing, £30 French 18th century, head of a smiling youth, 3/4-profile, lips parted, 8 1/4 inches square on a sheet 12 x 9 inches (305 x 230 mm.). From the FoxBell Collection formed by Dr. Fox of Derby, later in the collection of J. D. Crace (Sotheby's sale 15 Dec. 1879). ON VERSO: a rather paler red chalk head of a young woman looking down, attributed to C. J. Natoire (1700-1777). Two find drawings which in a double-frame would be extremely handsome.

204. Pillement (Jean B., 1729-1808) Black & £48 coloured chalks, trophy or emblem for rustic dancers: round a may-pole are grouped a rake, sheaf of corn, bag-pipes, all entwined with flowers, 9 1/4 x 5 inches, 237 x 128 mm.

205. Somm (Henri, Rouen 1844-Paris 1907) Pen & £8 nk, two head-studies of men. Signed. 7 1/3 x 10 1/2 inches, 187 x 267 mm.

206. Widhopff (D. O., 1867-1933, born in Odessa) £10 Mademoiselle Nini Février (de la Scala), black chalk on white paper, the original which was reproduced in Le Courrier Françias (the relevant number is given with the drawing) circa 1910. Nini Février was well-known from her performances at La Cigale (" La Môme Cabinet "), "Les Petits Croisés," "Pour Longchamps." And at the Alcazar d'Eté, L'Européen & Olympia in Bruxelles, Raoul Ralph wrote the article which accompanies her full-length portrait. 15 3/4 x 9 inches, 405 x 230 mm.

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