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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    DELFT 1752 -- CUYK, Pieter van and Jan PUNT. Lyk-Staetsie van zyne doorluchtigste hoogheid den Heere Willem Carel Hendrik Friso, Prince van Orange en Nassau...IV. Februari MDCCLII. The Hague: Daniel Monnier for Pieter Gosse and Nicolaes van Daalen, 1755.

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    DELFT 1752 -- CUYK, Pieter van and Jan PUNT. Lyk-Staetsie van zyne doorluchtigste hoogheid den Heere Willem Carel Hendrik Friso, Prince van Orange en Nassau...IV. Februari MDCCLII. The Hague: Daniel Monnier for Pieter Gosse and Nicolaes van Daalen, 1755.

    Large 2o (540 x 375 mm). 40 pages of text, including the list of subscribers. 41 large double-page plates depicting one-by-one the funeral procession (the last with some stains mostly in the margin). UNCUT AND UNBOUND, laid in a contemporary wrapper; cloth folding case.

    These 41 remarkable plates depict the funeral of the WILLIAM IV (1711-1751), Prince of Orange. The designer of the plates was the painter PIETER VAN CUYK from the Hague and the engraver was the Amsterdam artist JAN PUNT, also a renowned painter and engraver as well as a performing actor. Vinet gives a detailed description of the plates--official cortèges, infantry, cavalry, the household of the prince including the pastrymakers, the cooks, etc. Vinet calls the book "un bel ouvrage" and also "une oeuvre remarquable." The text is in Dutch and French and the legends underneath the plates in Dutch, French and English. The funeral took place in Delft and the last plate--often missing--shows the funeral procession in the Great Market in Delft, before the church, with all the buildings around the square. A SUPERB UNCUT AND UNBOUND COPY. Landwehr Splendid Ceremonies 231; Vinet 646.

    [Boxed with:] PUNT, Jan. Afbeelding van de Zaal en 't praalbed Waar op het Lyk van zyne doorluchtige hoogheid den Heere Willem Karel Hendrik Friso. Amsterdam: François Changuion, 1752. 2o (465 x 337 mm). UNCUT AND UNBOUND. 8 pages of text. 4 double page plates by PUNT after DES SWART (some light soiling).


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