Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.
Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.
Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.
Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.
Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.
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Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Costumes Suisses | Album of watercolour drawings of Swiss costume.

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

SWISS COSTUME--SCHMID, DAVID ALOIS AND OTHERS

An album of costume watercolours titled “Costumes Suisses”. [Early nineteenth century]


4to (362 x 280mm.), 53 watercolours on paper (252 x 187mm.), each mounted on thick paper with a border, one signed "D.A. Schmid fecit in Schwyz", some with place names, contemporary red morocco decorated in blind and gilt, upper cover titled in gilt, flat spine gilt, extremities slightly rubbed


A fine collection of Swiss costume watercolours. David Alois Schmid (1791-1861) studied painting and drawing in Lucerne and later in Johann Heinrich Bleuler's school of art in Feuerthalen, and became well known for his paintings of Swiss costume.


PROVENANCE:

Sir Charles R. Blunt, 4th Bt. (1775-1840), armorial bookplate, of Heathfield Park, Sussex.

Condition Report

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