The Commedia dell’Arte was used as an inspiration for the decoration of both pottery and porcelain. Well known characters such as Harlequin and Pantalone were produced as porcelain figurines by the Meissen factory.
This first edition text, dating from 1729, recounts in Latin and German the burlesque scenes and amorous tales of the Commedia dell’Arte. The text is accompanied by twelve engravings illustrating the narrative. The illustrations were drawn by Johann Jacob Schübler (1689-1741) and engraved on copper by Johann Balthasar Probst for this work. Drawings and etchings such as these were the inspiration for figurines produced by Meissen. These particular engravings also served as models for a series of ten porcelain figures, designed around 1765 by Wenzel Neu for the porcelain factory of Kloster Veilsdorf.
Amor, vehementer quidem flagrans; artificiose tamen celatus, de Pantalonis custodiaque triumphans, intentato certamine prudentum stultorum. Sive Arlechin viva pictura ridiculesque Cupido.
Die war hefftig entflammte/Doch aber füftlich verborgene und über Pantalons Kufficht Triumphirende Amor, den angeftelltem Bett : Streit fluger Phantaften oder Arlechin das lebendige Bemahlde und lȁcherl Cupido.
Folio with 13 sheets, 12 engravings, paperback, untrimmed edges, contemporary marbled paper cover. Leather-trimmed chemise and slipcase. (Augsburg, the heirs of Jeremias Wolff, Johann Balthazar Probst, Johann Jacob Schubler, 1729.)
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The Royal Collection includes over 2,000 items of Chinese and Japanese Art, which are distributed among the royal residencies in England and Scotland. The publication presents textiles, jades and hardstones, lacquer, glass, enamel, ivory and other materials.
Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen
The Royal Collection, 2016
1,296 pages with approximately 2,400 colour illustrations
hardback, 30 x 24.5cm
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To celebrate the release of the Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné, we are offering free delivery tomorrow morning (30th June) to all London addresses – place your order today!
This magnificent 5 volume set presents the artist’s entire oeuvre for the first time, including over 100 previously unknown works. Surmounts the 1964 Rothenstein and Alley catalogue raisonné which documented just 37% of the artist’s work up until 1992. Contains over 900 illustrations across five, cloth-bound hardback volumes, and includes an extensive introduction, chronology, index, catalogue of the artist’s sketches and illustrated bibliography.
This 10 year project will be released tomorrow: 30th June
Those who purchased the first volume of Gerhard Richter’s catalogue raisonné might be surprised at the sudden jump to Volume 3, but if you are interested in his work from the years 1968-1976 unfortunately you might have to wait until 2017 for Volume 2 to be published!
Elgar, Dietmar: Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 3. Nos. 389-651: 1976-1987. 2013. 640pp., with 702 illustrations. Cloth. 25 x 29cms.
The third volume of a projected 5-volume catalogue raisonné. Includes full technical details, information about the artist’s handwritten notes, and the provenance, bibliography, and exhibitions of each individual work. Text in German & English.
Pardo, Patrick and Robert Dean (eds): John Baldessari. Catalogue Raisonné. Volume One: 1956-1974. New Haven and London: 2012. 550pp with 500 colour illustrations. Cloth in a slipcase, 29.2×25.1cms.
The first of a projected four-volume catalogue raisonné of the work of John Baldessari. Featuring about 500 of his works it demonstrates his methods during these formative years as he branched into new directions with video, photography and site-specific installations.