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Matteo Ripa (1682-1746)
"Trente-six vues de la demeure montagneuse pour fuir les chaleurs estivales" Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi, 1711-1714
MATTEO RIPA (1682-1746), 'THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAIN ESTATE TO ESCAPE THE SUMMER HEAT', 1711-1714, COMPLETE SET OF 36 ENGRAVINGS BOUND IN A WESTERN-STYLE ALBUM WITH YELLOW SILK COVERS, EX-LIBRIS OF ARTHUR-AUGUSTE BRÖLEMANN (1826-1904), LYON
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 EUR
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Matteo Ripa (1682-1746)
"Trente-six vues de la demeure montagneuse pour fuir les chaleurs estivales" Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi, 1711-1714
MATTEO RIPA (1682-1746), 'THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAIN ESTATE TO ESCAPE THE SUMMER HEAT', 1711-1714, COMPLETE SET OF 36 ENGRAVINGS BOUND IN A WESTERN-STYLE ALBUM WITH YELLOW SILK COVERS, EX-LIBRIS OF ARTHUR-AUGUSTE BRÖLEMANN (1826-1904), LYON
Estimate
120,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Matteo Ripa (1682-1746)
"Trente-six vues de la demeure montagneuse pour fuir les chaleurs estivales" Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi, 1711-1714
MATTEO RIPA (1682-1746), 'THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAIN ESTATE TO ESCAPE THE SUMMER HEAT', 1711-1714, COMPLETE SET OF 36 ENGRAVINGS BOUND IN A WESTERN-STYLE ALBUM WITH YELLOW SILK COVERS, EX-LIBRIS OF ARTHUR-AUGUSTE BRÖLEMANN (1826-1904), LYON
comprenant la série complète des 36 gravures, commandées par l'Empereur Kangxi, gravées par Matteo Ripa d'après les dessins de Shen Yu, in-folio, broché, couverture en soie jaune (36)
30 x 33 cm, 11 3/4  by 13 in.
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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur-Auguste Brölemann (1826-1904), Lyon (according to the Ex-libris on the inside cover of the album).

Catalogue Note

The present copy bears the Ex-libris of Arthur-Auguste Brölemann (1826-1904), Lyon, grandson of the well-known collector Henry-Auguste Brölemann (1775-1854), Lyon, whose vast collection of medieval manuscripts and rare books he inherited and which was eventually sold by his great-granddaughter, Mme. Etienne Mallet, in our London rooms in 1926. It is quite likely, that this copy was acquired by Henry-Auguste Brölemann or his grandson Arthur-Auguste Brölemann in the 19th century (Fig. 2). 

The present copy comprises the complete set of Matteo Ripa‘s thirty-six engravings. Each image in the album is backed, folded in the middle, attached to a spine and bound as a book in the Western style. Both covers are covered with a faded yellow silk textile that is Chinese in origin and imperial in connotation (Fig. 2). The Brölemann copy shows the same features as a copy of the same complete set of engravings in the collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D. C., which is also bound as a Western book and, moreover, with covers covered with the same patterned yellow silk. It suggests that both copies may have been compiled and bound at the same time as the seventy copies of the complete set bound in one volume and presented to the Kangxi emperor in 1714, see Richard E. Strassberg, 'An Intercultural Artist. Matteo Ripa, His Engravings, and Their Transmission to the West', in Thirty-Six Views. The Kangxi Emperor's Mountain Estate in Poetry and Prints, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D. C., 2016, pp. 41-71, pp. 70-71. 

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