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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 474

    STOCKHOLM 1741 -- Aecos rotundus Palatii Regii, ubi, dum apparabatur Templum Ridderholm ostensum est Civibus maestissimis Reginae funus. Novembri mense exeunte 1741. N.p., n.d. [Stockholm, ca. 1741.]

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    STOCKHOLM 1741 -- Aecos rotundus Palatii Regii, ubi, dum apparabatur Templum Ridderholm ostensum est Civibus maestissimis Reginae funus. Novembri mense exeunte 1741. N.p., n.d. [Stockholm, ca. 1741.]

    2o (554 x 447 mm). 8 engraved plates by CARL HARLEMAN (1700-1753) after JOHAN ERIC REHN (1717-1793) on 6 sheets. Modern blue boards.

    Funeral decorations, the funeral chapel, the altar, the catafalque and alegorical vignettes are depicted in this somber commemoration of the funeral of ULRIKA ELEONORA (1688-1741), also known as Ulrika Eleonora the Younger, Queen regnant of Sweden (1718-1720) and then Queen consort until her death. Berlin 3170.

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    STOCKHOLM 1771 -- Solemniteter, som förefollo I Kongl. Residence-Staden Stockholm, Aren 1771 och 1772 bestaende uti: sorge- och frogde-prydnader, sinnebilder och inscriptioner, tankesprak, grundritningar och elevationer, samt processions-ordningar, vid hogstsalig konung Adolf Friedrichs... Stockholm, 1772.

    Oblong 2o (295 x 472 mm). Title, text, and plates captions in Swedish and French. 16 engraved plates and plans by PER GUSTAV FLODING after CARL FREDRIK ADELCRANTZ, ERIK PALMSTEDT, and PIERRE HUBERT L'ARCHEVêQUE (title-page and first few plates with loss at outer margins not affecting image). Modern flexible boards (worn).

    This work provides a pictorial account of the funeral obsequies held at Stockoholm in 1771 for ADOLF FREDRIK, King of Sweden (1710-1771), as well as the coronation celebrations for GUSTAV III (1746-1792) in 1772. Eight plates illustrate the funeral services including the King's catafalque, the funerary decorations, and plans of the order of the funeral procession, and seven plates illustrate decorations and plans relating to the coronation. Berlin 3171; Lipperheide Sf 5; Ruggieri 1146; Vinet 767. (2)


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