27 October 2010
[BRAND, Johann Christian (1722-1795)]. Zeichnungen nach dem gemeinen Volke besonders der Kaufruf in Wien. -- Etudes prises dans le bas peuple et principalement les Cris de Vienna. Nach dem Leben gezeichnet von L. Brand. Vienna: T. Mollo und Comp., [1781 or later].
2° (484 x 340mm). Title and captions in German and French. Hand-coloured engraved title and 40 hand-coloured plates after Brand. (Occasional light marginal soiling.) Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards (spine rubbed, particularly on label, corners bumped).
HAND-COLOURED COPY of this very rare later issue of Johann Christian Brand's Viennese street-cries. It contains nine new plates: 1. 'Cocher de Place'; 37. 'Le Marchand de figures de plàtre; 43. 'Parapluie! Parasol!'; 44. 'Fendeur de bois', all by K. Ponheimer; 13. Ravaudeux de poëles' by F. Assner, dated 1781; 17. 'Une Cuisinière' and 45. 'Lanternier', by S. and J.E. Mansfeld respectively; 8. 'Fille de Chambre' by A. Bartsch replaces 'Servante' by Mark; and 33. 'La petite Poste' by H. Benedicti replaces the same title by S. Mansfeld. 'Escalvon qui vend des nattes' and 'Bouquetière', both present in the 1775 issue, are dropped here. Brand's new designs have a noticeably stronger emphasis on landscape and architectural detail. cf. Colas 423; Lipperheide Ebb1-2; Vinet 2167.
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