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Les Dessins de Hans Holbein Le Jeune

By Hans Holbein le Jeune

1939 - Geneve - Fred Boissonnas

21" by 16"; Unpaginated. 


 

DETAILS

A collection of the artistic works of Hans Holbein the younger.

With the contents and descriptions in French.

Each plate is numbered with its corresponding title and artistic details of the mediums used to the contents page.

Set has nine volumes, the original volumes 1-8 and an additional volume 8.

Collated. Volume I appears to only contain the first ten plates listed on the contents. However, it has four of each of the first ten plates and the portfolio has three of the same contents pages present. It is possible that a prior owner has collected these together. Volume II is lacking plate VI6. Volumes I, IV, VIII are lacking the title pages. Volume V is complete. Volume VI is lacking plates XXVI8 and XXVI9. XXVI10 is disbound/separated from mountboard though present. The first of the volume VIIIs is lacking plates XL8, XL10, XXXVI7 and XXXVI1. The second volume VIII is lacking plates XXVI1, XXXVI2, XXXVI7, XXXVII2, XXXVII4 and XXXVII9.

Printed on Van Gelder paper, watermark is most visible to contents pages. One of fifty copies printed to this paper, as stated to the verso of the title page to each volume.

Hans Holbein was a German and Swiss artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He was one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. This collection of plates of his work are mainly portraits of noble figures and royalty of the Tudor era.

CONDITION

In hardcover portfolios. Externally, generally smart. Handling marks to one of the volume VIIIs. Some bumping to the extremities, particularly to the top right corner of the front of volume IV. All portfolios are structurally sound. Volumes I, IV, and one of the volume VIII's are lacking the outer wraps of the contents/index with the decorative title page and publisher's information. There are several plates missing, as is discussed in the details. The image from plate number XXVI10 from volume VI has separated from the mountboard and the mountboard is not present. Pages are generally bright, with the odd spot which tend to be to the rear of the plates. There is a small tidemark to plate VII4 of volume II, does not affect image. Plate XVIII4 from volume IV has offset to the rear of the prior plate. Overall: VERY GOOD, though incomplete.   

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