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FRENCH DRAWINGS - continued.
207. Life in Paris in the 1880's. Pen & ink: & pen & ink with watercolour groups :- 
(1) Three gentlemen in evening dress talking to two girls in fancy-dress, 8 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, 222 x 198 mm. Ink & watercolour. £9
(2) Three gentlemen meet 2 girls, all very elegant, during the day. Ink & watercolour, Square, 6 1/3 inches, 162 mm. £9
(3) In a bar, a pretty barmaid hands a drink to an elegant man wearing a monocle watched by a stout bearded gent in a top hat & fur-lined overcoat, 8 x 7 inches, 204 x 180 mm. £8
(4) Three rag-pickers & a woman & child in a corner of some café in a poor quarter. Ink, 9 3/4 x 9 inches, 248 x 228 mm. £8
209. French 17th century: a very quaint drawing, a £15 rabbit sitting up, smoking a pipe: in a basket on its back are a large bellows, hammer, file & other instruments. The rabbit's body is composed of beautifully drawn acanthus leaves. Pen & ink & gray wash. This could be made into a charming trade-card for an artisan, metal-worker etc.
210. French early 18th century, black chalk on £10 vellum-skin: at the foot of a wide winding staircase (columns on left, urn on right), an allegorical female figure supports an oval portrait of a young man: of two putti, kneeling on the right, on holds a pair of compasses. From the H.S. Reitlinger collection, with his mark on verso. 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, 148 x 107 mm.
211. French early 18th century, red & black chalk, £12 3 nude men lifting heavy objects, perhaps blocks of marble (on verso are several sketches incl, a very fine black chalk head of bearded man). 8 1/2 x 6 inches, 211 x 152 mm.
212.French 18th century pen & ink & gray wash, an £7 artist in cocked hat, wearing a sword, carrying his easel, palette, brushes, paint pots etc. 6 1/2 x 5 inches, 165 x 125mm.
213. French 18th century, a spray of roses in bloom, £8 pencil & gray wash, 9 x 7 1/3 inches, 227 x 187 mm.
215. French Late 18th century, gray wash: putti & £5 girls are preparing to honour the man whose head appears on the medallion on a column in centre. Square = 3 inches, 77 mm.
216. French late 18th century, gray wash & light £8 black chalk, a boy with a hurdy-gurdy (vielle) is singing, his little companion has a magic-lantern on his back. 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches, 62 x 59 mm.
217. French Costume circa 1810, pen & ink standing £3 profile of a lady in a high-waisted dress, inscribed "en doulliette" (sic, for douillette). 9 1/4 x 5 inches, 237 x 130 mm.
218. French or Italian early 19th century pen & £10 bistre view of an Italian town seen from below, with wooden slopes in foreground. 8 1/3 x 12 3/4 inches, 212 x 325 mm. From the collection of W. Edwards (Lugt 2626) who died in 1821.
219. French 19th century recumbent girl, pencil on £10 white paper, 5 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 137 x249 mm., a fine nude figure. From the collections of H.C. Chariatte & H.S. Reitlinger (Lugt, Suppl.: 88a & 2274a)

DUTCH, FLEMISH, GERMAN, ETC., DRAWINGS.
Photographs (to be returned) available.
(Attributions not guaranteed). 
221. De Blaas (E., Austrian, born 1843) Watercolour £20 & gouache on gray paper, signed in full. A pretty girl leaning against a wall. 22 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 575 x 370 mm. A large imposing drawing, very decorative.
222. Bottschild (Samuel, born Sangerhausen, £12 Germany, 1640, died 1707). Pen & ink & gray wash over faint red chalk. Allegorical book-design for "Die Durchlauchtigste Zusammenkunfft 1678," with large full-length figures. Signed. 12 x 7 1/2 inches, 303 x 192 mm.
223. Francken (Franks, the younger, Antwerp 1581- £15 1642)Pen & ink & light bistre, inscribed by the artist " O tutum fulcrum," an emblem drawing of a man kneeling, hands joined in prayer, looking slightly upward: from clouds on both sides of him, appear two helping hands. Square = 5 inches, 128 mm. from the H.S. Reitlinger collection.
224.  Freman (G.) Pen & ink & gray wash, Saint Luke £6 writing (ox in foreground), 3 putti at the top arrange a curtain on a scroll, one of them holds palette & paint brushes. Incised for an engraving. Signed. Circa 1700. Perhaps for a title-page. 12 1/3 x 8 inches, 313 x 205 mm. 
225. Genoels (Abraham, the younger, Antwerp £22 1640-1723) One of his excellent classical landscapes in brown pen & ink & gray wash. Dated 1703. 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 190 x 286 mm.
226. Goltzius (H., 1558-1616) Pen & ink & bistre, £35 Rest on the flight into Egypt, the Virgin takes fruit from a basket while Joseph looks after the donkey under a tree. Very early attribution "Golzio" on the drawing. On verso, in old pencil "H. Goltzius invenit" & Latin verse ("non semper, etc."). 16 1/4 x 12 1/4, 412 x 312 mm.
227. Gropius (G.) Chalk & bistre, signed, dated 1805, £6 inscribed by the artist: "Sarcophage antique, près d'une vieille mosquée â MISTRA, en marbre blanc, d'àpeu près 7 pieds de long."Bacchantes, a winged sphinx, griffins etc 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 216 x 286 mm.
228. Hoogers (H., of Nijmegen, 1747-1814) Land- £10 scape, signed, dated 1786. Pen & ink, brown & gray wash. Open rolling countryside, with an ox-cart & a man walking, with a clump of birch-trees on a little hillock. 6 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 168 x 236 mm.
229. Lindenbaum (German, c. 1920) Signed black £10 chalk 1/2-length study of a seated girl, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 295 x 215 mm.
231. Schumann (?K.F.J.,Berlin 1767-1827) Black £5 chalk touched with white on gray paper, profile death-mask or copy of sculptured head inscribed "Königin Luise" & signed "Schumann, Berlin." Presumably this is Queen Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1776-1810, wife of the King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm III: she was buried at Charlottenberg. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, 195 x 120 mm., on a larger sheet.
232. Stradanus (Johannes, Jan van der Straet: £160 Bruges 1523-Florence 1605) Ink & bistre & red chalk touched with white, The Three Graces (& Cupid). Three full-length nude figures. A superb example of the work of this northern artist who worked for so long in Italy. It is singed (c.f. similar signature on plate 27 of Reitlinger's Old Master Drawings 1922, another Stradanus drawing). 7 7/8 x 6 inches, 199 x 152 mm.
233. Stradanus (Jan van der Straet: Bruges 1523- £40 Florence 1605).Pen & ink & bistre heightened with white. Bird-catchers in contemporary dress are beating the bushes & vines at night with long sticks & burning tufts of branches to make dense smoke to confuse the birds. In the foreground are lantern, basket & a few dead birds. 7 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches, 183 x 263 mm., a vertical tear on the right has been repaired without loss of paper. About 1570 he made a large series of sporting drawings for his "Venationes." For an excellent description of his work see A. Baillie-Grohman's "Sport in Art," pages 115-146 & 395-402: there are also many reproductions of similar drawings. The originals are by  now rare.
234. N. van Werner. Indian ink & wash, heightened £20 with white, a nude Hercules seen form behind, the head turned in profile, Signed (but the name does not appear in Bénézit). An early 17th century mannerist statuesque artist, probably a relative of Hans Werner 1560-1623, who died in Nuremberg. 14 x 8 inches, 352 x 203 mm.
236. (?Flemish) Red & black chalk 3/4-profile head of £21 a monk facing to right, signed with monogram A.F. (joined) & dated 1540. 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, 210 x 183 mm., the corners rounded. A vigorous, sensitive study.
237. Antwerp Mannerist 17th century, the Virgin £10 & St. Dominic (with dog) & men & women pray before the Saviour, beside a cross surmounting the world. Pen & ink & wash heightened with white 3 x 7 1/2 inches, 75 x 192 mm. From the H.S. Reitlinger collection (sale 1954), previously in the Chariatte collection. A very small corner torn from an unimportant place which does not affect the drawing.
238. St.Augustine & his mother Saint Monica, each £25 with an attendant, kneel before the Coronation of the Virgin in the clouds above a large monastery; pen & ink & gray wash. Flemish or German early 17th century. Had been folded, has now been laid down & is in good state. 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, 555 x 351 mm., plus margins on three sides.
239. Dutch-German late 17th or early 18th century £40 pen & ink & wash, very highly finished design for an elaborate baroque wall monument. A flame-topped urn in a deep niche with angels at sides. At the top of the design is a veiled lady with two cherubs holding skulls. Two columns joined by an arch over which drapery hangs, surrounds the design: between the bases on the columns is an empty flattened oval for an inscription. Artistic necrophilic lady-readers might like to crib this design for their own tombs: nothing could be handsomer.
240. Dutch 17th century red & black chalk of a £10 woman 3/4-profile, 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 310 x 214 mm.
241. Dutch 17th century red chalk on vellum-skin, an £18 extremely spirited cavalry combat, 7 3/4 x 9 inches, 196 x 230 mm.
242. Dutch oil-sketch on canvas, laid down on card, £15 circa 1650: young man with long curls, red robe, leaning against a pedestal. 12 x 8 3/4 inches, 302 x 22 mm.
243. Dutch oil-sketch on canvas laid-down on card, £20 man in wide white collar, holds a folded sealed paper: black moustache & short pointed beard. Circa 1650. 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 342 x 247 mm.
244. Dutch Oil-Sketch of a lady in white robe, £10 seated, 12 x 9 1/4 inches, 302 x 236 mm. Laid down on card. Circa 1650.
245. Dutch, c. 1650. Half-length portrait of a lady £25 with low-cut dress, wearing a flat velvet hat decorated with ostrich feathers, pearl ear-rings, long dark curls over the back of her neck. Oil on canvas, laid down on card. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 295 x 190 mm.
246. 17th century Sportsman with gun & dog, a £10 charmingly naive oil-painting on canvas laid down on card, circa 1650. 14 x 11 1/2 inches, 360 x 295 mm. Against a uniform red-brown background, a young man holding a long gun, advances with his dog beside him, fills the whole canvas. Dutch.
247. Flemish Landscape, oil on canvas laid down on £10 card, circa 1650. Village & mill in a rolling landscape with travellers, a naive work, 11 x 13 1/2 inches, 280 x 342 mm., divided down centre. In clean state.
248. Flemish landscape, oil-on-canvas laid down on £25 card, village by a river, with castle on right, nude bathers, slightly-gondola-like boats on river, birds fly in orange & dark-blue sky, in which large birds fly. A rather eerie light illuminates the scene. 7 3/4 x 14 inches, 195 x 355 mm.
249. Dutch, c. 1650. Oil on canvas laid down on £20 card. A large curly-horned sheep against a uniform red-brown background. 12 x 13 1/4 inches, 302 x 337 mm.
250. Dutch, circa 1650, oil on canvas laid down on £10 card, two frisky mongrel dogs, against a uniform red-brown background. 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 190 x 310 mm.
251. Dutch, circa 1650, oil on canvas, laid down on £12 card, a Bloodhound, rather roughly painted, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches, 210 x 274 mm. 
252. Dutch, c. 1650, oil on canvas laid down on card, £8 a Black Bull against a uniform red-brown background. 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, 212 x 267 mm.
253. Costumes of Greek Islands: watercolour £8 c. 1800, with German inscription. Full-length figures, girl from Santorin, women from Siphanto & Patmos, 7 1/2 inches, 182 x 168 mm.

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