LOT 1513

Cornelis Troost (1696-1750) (after). "Scènes tirées de la vie domestique des Hollandais

au dix huitième siècle, peinte par Corneille Troost." (Tafereelen uit het Burgerlijke Leven van de Hollanders in de Achttiende eeuw). Letterpress index and a complete set of 32 engr. in var. sizes as publ., by J. Houbraken, P. Tanjé, A. Delfos, R. Muys, R. Pelletier, J. Punt and A. Radigues after paintings by Cornelis Troost. All beautifully contemp. handcol., "gommées" and some heightened w. gold. All in 1st ed., Amst., Pierre Fouquet, 1754-64. All tipped-in to a fine antique-style hmor. album. Large folio.

Lacks title. Most lvs. foxed/ browned, a few lvs. dam./ waterst. in blank corners/ margins, 1 of the largest lvs. ("De Misleyden/ Les Abusées") trimmed just outside the borderline and lacking the Dutch and French descriptions. In all, a deluxe stunning copy of professional quality handcol. Extremely rare; even uncol. complete sets in the 1st Fouquet ed. are extremely rare, no copies in NCC, (only listing a number of loose prints from the series). See also lot 1475 in this auction.

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