Foire De Campagne

Cochin,fils,after Francois Boucher

Stipple and line engraving

France

c. 1750

15" x 18 1/4"

 

0734


Raritetken Kaster

Heinrich Rode after Bernhardt Rode

Etching

The Netherlands

c. 1750

11 1/2" x 8"

 

0735



Anonymous

Woodcut

Japan

c.1750

Page: 9" x 11"

 

The illustration is part of a book(B468) and shows two peep boxes. Early illustrations of such viewing machines first introduced in Japan by Dutch missionaries and merchants.

 

2093



Vue de la Place d'Alliance à Nancy

Anonymous

Vue d'Optique -Handcolored copper engraving 

France

c. 1750

10 1/2" x 18"

 

0736

 

(0736A)

Same image but not pierced




Vue du Chateau de Vincennes du cote de l'Entree

Anonymous

Hand-colored copper engraving 

France

c. 1750

13 1/2" x 18"

 

Vue d'Optique has both a peepshowman and lanternist.

 

1204




Berlin Opera House

Anonymous

Hand-colored copper engraving

Germany

c. 1750

13" x 18 1/2"

 

2082


Raritet Schoniraritet

David Herrliberger(1697-1777)

Copper engraving

Switerland

1758

Image: 4" x 2", page:13 1/2" x 8"

 

This is one of 156 cries from the book Zurcherifche Ausruff Bilder (B80).Three volumes bound in one with engravings of Zurich's street peddlars and tradesmen, each with a characteristic "cry" and accompanying verse.

 

0739


L'Optique

Benoît Louis Henriquez, after François Eisen

Engraving

France

c. 1760

15" x 10 1/2"

 

A print of two young ladies looking in an optical box but instead of seeing some optical prints (removed and lying in the right corner of the print) they are "exposed" to the backside of young man.

 

4636


Schone Raritaten

Lorenz Rugendas after François Eisen

Hand-colored etching

Germany

c.1770

16 1/4" x 12 1/2"

 

There are several small differences between this and the earlier Henriquez print (4636) including curtains and a dog appearing.

 

0733


Oh, You Shall See Vat You Shall See

Ravenet after Louis Philippe Boitard

Hand-colored engraving

Great Britain

1760

8 1/2" x 6 1/2"

 

A scene showing a London street crier talking to two children, who are looking into a peepshow box. A large board behind is inscribed, 'The Cries of London in Six Parts. Being a Collection of Seventy two Humerous Prints, drawn from the life, by that Celebrated Artist Laroon, with additions & Improvemts by L.P. Boitard”.

 

1179


Simon Fokke

Etching

The Netherlands

1763

5" x 3 1/4"

 

 

0741


Anonymous

Engraving

France

1764

5 3/4" x 4 1/4"

 

A page from Lecons De Physique Experimentale(B264), by l'Abbe Jean Antoine Nolette,Paris.

 

1375


La Curiosite

Pelletier after Pierre

Engraving

France

c. 1766

7 1/2" x 6"

 

0742


La Curiosite

Noel le Mire after Reiner Brakenburg

Etching

France

c. 1770

12" x 15 1/4"

 

0743


Optique Renomee

H. Guttenberg after Johann Eleazan Schenau

Engraving

France

c. 1770

7 1/2" x 5 3/4"

 

0744


The Magic Lantern at The Champs Elysees

Le Prince

Etching

France

1774

5 5/8" x 3 5/8"

 

One of a series of five engravings entitled the five senses.

 

0745


Youthful Entertainment

Robert Dighton

Engraving

Great Britain

c. 1780

8" x 6"

 

1355


A Vieu of Plymouth

Anonymous

Hand-colored etching

Great Britain

1780

9 3/4" x 7 1/2"

 

The print shows Lord Amherst looking into the peepshow for a view of the progress of the war in America.

 

1136



Peepbox with Demons

Pierre Lelu

Etchings

France

c. 1780

Images: 11 1/4 x 8 1/4"

 

A pair of images one viewing the peepbox from the back the other from the front where the demons are visible.

 

0746


Piemontesti con La Lanterna Magica

Ambrogio Orio(1737-1825)

Engraving

Italy

c.1780

11 3/4 x 15 3/4"

 

Page from L Arti Che Vanno Per Vie Nella Citta Di Venezia.

 

0752


La Vue

F. Boucher

Engraving

France

c. 1780

15 1/2" x 11 1/2"

 

0751


The Raree Show

Anonymous

Etching

Great Britain

c. 1780

3 1/4" x 4"

 

 

0780



Anonymous

Etching

France

c. 1780

6 7/8" x 6"

 

One card from an eighteenth century french board game.

 

 

0764


L'Habit Trait L'Homme

Anon

Watercolor

France

1781

3 1/4" x 2 1/4"

 

This is a card from an overlay game from depicting the person dressed as a showman with a peepshow. For more images and more information click here

 

0757


Venitian Peepshow

Anonymous after Gaetana Zompini

Engraving

Italy

1785

10" x 7"

 

A page from Le Arti Citta Di Venezia(B87). A book illustating the different trades of Venice.

 

0753



Place Royale de Mefsine avec une partie du Port & du Palais des Vice-Rois

Jean-Claude Richard de Saint-Non

Engraving

France

c. 1785

9 1/2" x 14 1/2" (plate mark)

 

A print from the book Voyages pittoresques de Naples et de Sicile, with a large peepshow (carried by poles) set up for multiple viewers.

 

4551


Shunzan Katsukawa

Japan

Wood-block print

c.1790

12 1/2" x 8"

 

0902


The Peep Show

Francesco Bartolozzi after Francis Wheatley

Mezzotint

Great Britain

1789

9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

 

 

 

0747


The Peep Show

Anonymous

Great Britain

Engraving

c. 1800

6" x 7"

 

0749


Woodward

Etching

Great Britain

c. 1790

Image:7" x 3 /1/2", page: 7" x 17"

 

Plate XXIII from De Principles de Caricature(B 134). Part of a large fold-out sheet, which depicts a range of scenes from everyday life.

 

0771


The Showman, La Piece Curieuse

Thomas Gaugain after J. Barney

Stipple engraving

France

c. 1790

27" x 20"

 

0750


La Curiosite

Anonymous

Etching

c. 1790

France

6 1/2" x 8 1/4"

 

 

0755



Anonymous

Etching

Great Britain

1790

13 1/2" x 9 1/2"

 

Published J.W. Fores

 

0756


Der Jahrmarkt

Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1791

3 1/8" x 4 5/8"

 

0754


DE RAAREKIEK-KAS

A. Bouwens

Woodcut with a touch of coloring

The Netherlands

c. 1795

16 1/4" x 12 1/4"

 

The peepshow man is displaying some battle at sea images to the children. Published by J. Bouwer and J. Ratelband, Amsterdam.

 

4449


Het Committee Van Buitelandsche Zaaken

James Gillray after David Hess

Etching painted in red ink

England

1796

14" x 11"

 

An illustration from the book Hollandia Regenerata(B469)including twenty satirical prints attacking the French puppet republic established in Holland in 1795.

 

1178


Billy's Raree-Show-Or-John Bull Enlighten'd

Charles Williams

Hand-colored etching

1797

8" x 12"

 

Image showing Prime Minister, William Pitt the younger, operating a raree show and picking the pocket(taking the savings) of a gullible John Bull (the people).

 

0758


The Show

J. Young after J. Hoppner

Engraving

England

1798

25" x 18"

 

Published by J. Young, London

 

1138


The Show-man

Cruikshank after George Moutard Woodward

Hand-colored etching

Great Britain

1798

13" x 9"

 

1139


Billy's Fantoccini or John Bull over Curious

Anonymous

Hand-colored engraving

England

1798

10" x 15"

 

Political cartoon depicting John Bull as a simple man addressing William Pitt, the prime minister, who drags behind him a puppet-show on wheels, the front of which is removed, showing the interior of the House of Commons. Published by SW Fores July 16,1798.

 

1151


Ysop mit dem Guckkasten

Schubert

Etching

Germany

1798

Image: 4 1/2" x 2 1/2", page: 6" x 3 3/4"

 

A page from Lebun, Meinungen...Leipzig, 1799(B401).

 

0748


A Man With A Raree-Show

Dadley affter Pu-Qua

Colored Stipple Engraving

England

1799

8" x 7 3/8"

 

A page from The Costumes of China(B86) ,London.

 

0759

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The Political Raree-Show: Or A Picture Of Parties And Politics, During And At The close Of The Last Session

Anonymous

Etching

Great Britain

1799

8 1/2" x 13 1/2"

 

A folding plate from Westminister Magazine, June 1799.

 

0763


Satyrischer Almanach

Anonymous

Engraving

Germany

1799

image:2 3/4" x 2" page: 6 1/4" x 4"

 

 

3711

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