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Bound book of 56 lithographs by Boilly, including 51 hand-coloured plates of his series 'Les Grimaces', printed by Delpech, showing figures grimacing and making faces; another two hand-coloured plates titled 'Le depart' and 'Le retour', also printed by Delpech, and the last three plates titled 'Le mauvaise nouvelle' (two impressions) and '...et l'ogre l'a mangé', printed by Constans. Each plate with production details and title, some with date. Bound in green half-leather at the BM bindery, with gold lettering on spine, marbled endpapers and edges.
Lithograph, most hand-coloured
- Production date
- 1823-1825 (circa)
Height: 367 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each sheet)
Width: 260 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Harrisse's 'L.-L. Boilly, peintre, dessinateur et lithographe' (Paris: Société de Propagation des Livres d'Art, 1898) for further information on the series 'Les Grimaces'. The plates here are the ones published by Delpech between 1823 and 1828, with the plate numbers. There are 96 plates (95 according to IFF) in 'Les Grimaces' original series, only part of which are here. The plates in this volume include plates dated 1824-1825 and undated plates; none of the plates dated from 1827-1828 have been included.
The second sequence of prints, 'La mauvaise nouvelle' is part of a two part sequence, with the second plate called 'La bonne nouvelle'.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
- Not on display
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