12 June 2009
THE HAGUE/DELFT 1759 -- Afbeelding van de kaamer en't parade-bed waar op het lyk van... Anna, Kroon Princesse van Groot-Brittanje, Princesse Douarier van Oranje en Nassau... in de Maand February 1759. -- LA FARGUE, Paul and Constantin and Simon FOKKE. Lyk-Staetsie... Anna, Kroon Princesse van Groo-Brittannien, Princesse Douariere van Oranje en Nassau... Gehouden den 23. Februry, 1759. The Hague: Pierre Gosse junior, 1759 and 1761.
2 works bound in one volume, 2o (452 x 300 mm). First work: title in French and Dutch each with engraved vignette, 4 engraved plates; second work: title in French and Dutch each with engraved vignette, 16 engraved plates by SIMON FOKKE after PAUL CONSTANTIN LA FARGUE. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, upper cover with ink lettered label (some wear to spine and edges). Provenance: Isaac Meulman (bookplate).
A beautifully illustrated funeral book, commemorating the processsion following the death of PRINCESS ANNE. The daughter of King George II of England had become governor of the seven Provinces of the United Netherlands after the death of her husband. The illustrations display uniforms, costumes, horses and carriages and give an architectural record of the Hague in the background. Lipperheide Sd 35 and Sd 36; Vinet 756 and 256 bis; Landwehr 233 and 234.
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