Harlequin Met de Rarekiek
7" x 5"
Three pages from J. Pooks Rommel-Zoodjen published by Timotheus Ten Hoorn, Amsterdam, 1709 (B400).
J. C. Weigel
8" x 6 1/4"
A page from:Abraham a Sancta Clara: Centifolium Stultorum in Quarto.
Pen & ink
3 1/4" x 3"
Sketch made for or after Fürwitziger Curiositet-Narr
O Rare Show
I. Smith after H. Cerk
12" x 9"
One of the earliest know showmen, James Larouche, with a cabinet of curiosity. The cabinet has nine distinct scenes.
Nicolo Cantabella, Savoyard
9" x 5 1/4"
A page from the book Il Callotto resuscitato oder Neü eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet (B480). The book contains 57 plates of famous dwarfs including the savoyard with his peepshow.
Georg Philipp Rugendas I (1666-1742)
11" x 16"
Memorial Arch at the Burial Ground for Exhausted Stockholders
18" x 13 1/2"
A page from HET GROOTE TAFAREL DER DWAASHEID(The Great Mirror of Folly) subtitled: “The Rise and Downfall of the Shares of the Bubble companies and Joint-Stock Company Trade in France, England and the Low Countries”. This book satirizes John Law’s economic system and the wild land speculation by his Mississippi Company in Louisiana.
In this print a portrait of John Law, in one of the openings at the top of the arch, looks over the hordes of unhappy investors gathering in different groups to discuss their disastrous investments. One large group can be seen throwing their worthless shares to the ground. In the lower left corner a peepshow offers views of America’s South.
Nearly every copy of this book is different because it is a folio made up of existing prints and text assembled by a printer. This copy has a collection of 95 prints.This book was a famous satire on John Law's system and the wild speculation in stocks that supported land speculation and trade in Louisiana The book, each copy seemingly unique, with a different number of plates is full of satirical material.
13 1/2" x 17 3/4""
Hogarth's famous image of a crowded fair, a booth in the left foreground collapsing ,a rope walker and the booth of the conjurer Isaac Fawkes, as well as a peepshow with a boy taking a view and the showman leaning into the box, grimacing to enliven the show.
Detail: 8"x 7", page: 11" x 9"
A double page from Des Deutsch-Francos Schriften(B116).
Portique Dorique Sans Piedestal
Charpentier after Charles Nicholas Cochin,fils
14" x 8 1/2"
From Jacques Barrozzio de Vignole's Livres Nouveau ou Regies des Cing Orders d'Architecture er Recuell des plus Beaux Edifices Anciens et Modernes.
Charles Nicholas Cochin
The first two prints are engravings:one the reverse of the other, and the third is a pen and wash drawing after the famous Cochin print.
Cover card showing a Martin Engelbrecht series. For the whole set click here
Das Geficht Visus
Joh. Georg Hertel
11 3/4" x 7 1/2"
This is one of a series of five prints of The Five Senses. Vision is depict- ed against a lush Rococo background as a view into a peepshow.
8" x 12"
16 1/4" x 13 1/4"