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Suite of 12 Dutch and Frisian costume plates

PICART, Bernard.
Diverses modes dessinées d'après nature.
Amsterdam, Bernard Picart, 1728. Oblong 4to (21 x 27.5 cm). Series of 12 engraves plates: 11 costume plates plus a title-page (plate size: 12.5 x 7 cm) on 6 oblong 4to leaves. 6 of the plates are signed by the engraver Gaspard Duchange and all after the designs of Bernard Picart. Unbound.
€ 3,500
Suite of 12 costume plates of Dutch and Frisian farmers and fishermen, printed on 6 leaves, as originally published and wholly untrimmed. The suite consists of the Dutch costume plates from a a series of 30 plates of peasants from all over Europe.
Bernard Picart (1673-1733), a celebrated French artist-engraver, studied with his father and worked in Paris together with François Chéreau, whose widow sold the present print series there (numbered 1-30 and without Dutch captions). He came to Holland in 1710, living and working in Amsterdam from 1711 to his death in 1733.
Very crisp impressions.
Cf. Cohen-De Ricci, col. 136; Colas 2353 ; Lipperheide 477 (ca. 1710); Rahir, p. 583.
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