Lot 977
  • 977

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
30,000 USD
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Description

  • Icones Principium Virorum Doctorum Pictorum Chalcographorum Statuariorum nec non Amatorum Pictoriae Artis Numero Centum ab Antonio van Dyck pictore ad vivum expressae. Antwerp: Gillis Hendricx, [c. 1660–1690]
  • printed book
Folio (18 1/4 x 13 1/2; 464 x 343 mm).  Engraved title incorporating a bust portrait of van Dyck engraved by Jacob Neefs, 108 fine portraits after van Dyck engraved by Paulus de Pont, Luc Vorsterman, Gillis Hendricx, Pieter de Jode, Nicolaes Lauwers, Robert van Voerst, Scheltius van Bolswert, Cornelis Galle, Andreas Stock, Willem Hondius, and others; title and first three plates creased in left margin not affecting images, minimal marginal soiling. Contemporary English black morocco, spine gilt in eight compartments, covers elaborately gilt with border of repeated arches, edges gilt, marbled endpapers; some wear at edges. Half red morocco gilt clamshell case.

Provenance

Narcissus Luttrell (monogram stamp in margin of title and inscription, 1695), by descent to his great-nephew — Luttrell Wynne, by descent to E. W. Wynne Pendarves (his sale, Sotheby's London, 4 May 1936, lot 210) — Sotheby's London, 21 June 1990, lot 42. acquisition: from Bernard Quaritch, 1991

Literature

Hofer, Baroque Book Illustrations 132

Catalogue Note

From the Library of Narcissus Luttrell (1657–1732), Master of the Revels to Charles II, with his monogram stamp, dated in ink "1695," in right margin of title.

For a binding with a similar border of repeated arches, compare H. Jaillot, Atlas nouveau, Paris 1689, in a binding attributed to the Barlow's Aesop Binder (H. M. Nixon, English Restoration Bookbindings, 1972, no. 100).

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