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Every Picture tells a Story

ADAMO SCULTORI, Active c1547 – 1587. The Choice of Hercules. This original engraving is for sale, priced £1500 FRANÇOIS PHILIPPE CHARPENTIER, Blois 1734 – 1817 Blois. Fin (The End). This Etching, c1757, is for sale, priced £1250 HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Albi 1864 – 1901 Chateau de Malromé, Gironde. Pour Toi. This Original lithograph is for sale, priced £5500
JEAN DEVILLE, Charleville, Ardennes 1901 – 1972. Ramasseurs de fagots. This Original etching is for sale, priced £150 EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E., Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin. The Farmer Dentist. This Original drypoint, 1925, is for sale, priced £1000
ERIC GILL A.R.A., Brighton 1882 – 1940 Uxbridge. Skaters. This Original copper line engraving is for sale, priced £150 HENRI BERSSEMBRUGGE, Rotterdam 1873 – 1959 Goirle. Suggestion Diabolique. This Original gum spirit photograph, 1926, has been sold BRUNO GORLATO, Born Padua 1940. Per un concerto al chiaro di luna. This Original etching with aquatint, 2012, is for sale, priced £350

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ADAMO SCULTORI, Active c1547 – 1587. The Choice of Hercules. This original engraving is for sale, priced £1500

ADAMO SCULTORI
Active c1547 – 1587

The son of Giovanni Battista Scultori, trained by his father in Mantua, and also involved in the decorations of the Palazzo del Te designed by Giulio Romano, Adamo settled in Rome about 1566 as an engraver and printseller.

The Choice of Hercules
(Hercules at the Crossroads)
Bartsch 26
194 x 287 mm
Engraving, after Giulio Romano.
Signed with the AS monogram.
A good later impression, with margins.
Good condition.
A script ink number 3 in the top right margin 9 mm from the platemark.

£1500

The young Hercules, identified by both his customary attributes, sitting on the bearskin (that of the Nemean lion which he strangled in his first Labour) and leaning on his club (symbol of strength), deliberates the difficult decision between the paths offered by Virtue and Vice.

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FRANÇOIS PHILIPPE CHARPENTIER, Blois 1734 – 1817 Blois. Fin (The End). This Etching, c1757, is for sale, priced £1250

FRANÇOIS PHILIPPE CHARPENTIER
Blois 1734 – 1817 Blois

Engraver, inventor and ‘Mécanicien de Roi’, Charpentier published his own prints from the rue St Jacques au Coq, Paris.

Fin (The End)
A caricature ‘Vanitas’ based on Piranesi
Ex Le Blanc; ex Portalis & Béraldi
355 x 215 mm
Etching, c1757, after Piranesi.
Lettered with Piranesi’s and Charpentier’s names, Charpentier’s address, and verses in French.
On laid paper with a proprietary watermark.
With margins 11mm and wider.
Slight pale foxing and other stains.

£1250

Piranesi’s etching, c1743, Vestigi d’antichi Edifici (Robison 16), an imaginative arrangement of various Roman remains, is lettered with a factual caption listing some of the actual fragments, including the round Temple of Vesta. The tomb is specified as that of Marco Agrippa (“today serving as the sepulchre of Pope Clement XII”, who had died in 1740).

For his own version Charpentier adopted, in reverse, the Temple of Vesta, the palm tree and the tomb (though altering the inscription on the tomb to commemorate Julius Caesar) and added the Colisseum and further fragments of Roman ruins, including a stone carved with the French word “Fin”, which stands as a title. He also introduced the smiling, reclining human skeleton.

A sense of the passage of time and the decay of a glorious civilisation is incidentally inherent in Piranesi’s romantic composition but Charpentier humorously makes it the subject of his print, symbolic of the inevitability of human mortality, underlined by the French verses beneath.

Ah, que sont devenus ces fameux Edifices,
Ces Colonnes, ces Frontispicès (sic),
Qui paroissoient avoir été
Elevez pour l’Eternité
Quoi les Césars, les Alexandres
Ne sont plus que de tristes Cendres,
Et meme le Tems (sic) par marceaux
Brise leurs Superbes Tombeaux!
Dois-je Mort insolent, Tissu de pourriture
Murmurer contre la Nature?
Dois-je me plaindre de Destin,
Puisque les Marbres prennent fin.

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HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Albi 1864 – 1901 Chateau de Malromé, Gironde. Pour Toi. This Original lithograph is for sale, priced £5500

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Albi 1864 – 1901 Chateau de Malromé, Gironde

The music publisher Gustave Ondet lived in the same building which housed the Ancourt lithographic printing works. He took up the suggestion to have song titles designed by contemporary artists whose lithographs were printed by Ancourt.

Lautrec designed the cover and five of the collection of ten songs for Ondet’s Les Vieilles Histoires, poems by Jean Goudezki set to music by Désiré Dihau.

Désiré Dihau (1835-1909) was a distant cousin of Lautrec. Bassoonist with the Paris Opéra orchestra, Dihau composed melodies for cabaret songs in his free time.

Jean Goudezki (really Edouard Goudez, 1866-1934), a poet and chansonnier, frequented the cabaret Le Chat Noir. He invented the holorine form, sonnets of homophones, which he sang in a deep solemn monotone.

Pour Toi
Delteil 19 i/ii, Wittrock 6 i/iii, Adriani 28
270 x 192 mm
Original lithograph, 1893, a song title for the series Vieilles Histoires.
First state, without text.
First edition, printed in black ink.
Signed in pencil and numbered 16, from the total edition of 100 (20 on japan, 40 on chine and 40 stencilled with colour by another hand).
One of the first 20 impressions, on simile Japan paper.
Faintly time-stained.

£5500

A portrait of Désiré Dihau, a variation on and homage to Edgar Degas’ 1868 portrait of the bassoonist in L’Orchestre de l’Opéra. The Degas painting hung in Dihau’s apartment (it is now in the Musée d’Orsay) and Lautrec visited his cousin frequently to look at it.

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JEAN DEVILLE, Charleville, Ardennes 1901 – 1972. Ramasseurs de fagots. This Original etching is for sale, priced £150

JEAN DEVILLE
Charleville, Ardennes 1901 – 1972

Initially trained as a painter with Maurice Denis, Deville took up etching in 1931. His graphic work reveals aspects of expressionism, surrealism, satire and an awareness of human mortality.

Ramasseurs de fagots
158 x 229 mm
Original etching.
Signed in pencil and numbered 8 from the edition of 25.
On Rives stout wove paper.

£150

Out collecting kindling, two women encounter two skeletons in the woods.

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EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E., Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin. The Farmer Dentist. This Original drypoint, 1925, is for sale, priced £1000

EDMUND BLAMPIED R.E.
Ville Brée, Jersey 1886 – 1966 St Aubin

Though he was settled in London, Blampied’s prints drew on his childhood memories of life in his native Jersey, viewed with humorous affection.

The Farmer Dentist (4th plate)
Dodgson 98
179 x 260 mm
Original drypoint, 1925.
Signed in pencil. Edition of 100.
On laid paper. Time-stained verso.

£1000

The subject gave Blampied some trouble, his first three attempts remained unfinished. Only this fourth plate was completed and published.

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ERIC GILL A.R.A., Brighton 1882 – 1940 Uxbridge. Skaters. This Original copper line engraving is for sale, priced £150

ERIC GILL A.R.A.
Brighton 1882 – 1940 Uxbridge

Skaters
Skelton 368 ii/ii
110 x 110 mm
Original copper line engraving, 1926.
Second state, the skaters clothed.
From the Cleverden re-issue, unsigned, 1929. (Page number 83 in the margin, top right corner.)

£150

Adapted from a photograph in the Daily Mirror of two men skating. In the first state the figures were entirely nude.

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HENRI BERSSEMBRUGGE, Rotterdam 1873 – 1959 Goirle. Suggestion Diabolique. This Original gum spirit photograph, 1926, has been sold

HENRI BERSSEMBRUGGE
Rotterdam 1873 – 1959 Goirle

A noted Netherlands photographer, who opened his studio in The Hague in 1921 and exhibited widely internationally in the following years.

Suggestion Diabolique
239 x 300 mm
Original gum spirit photograph, 1926.
Signed in ink and entitled.
Printed on thick cream textured wove paper.

Sold

An official printed label on the reverse.
This print was hung at the Scottish International Salon of Pictorial Photography / Peoples Palace / Glasgow 1926 / Dec – Jan 1927. A portrait of the Viennese-born pianist Paul Schramm, at the height of his powers in 1924.

Prokofiev’s Suggestion Diabolique , fourth of ‘Four Pieces’ - Opus 4, composed 1908, starts with the left hand crossing over the right.

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BRUNO GORLATO, Born Padua 1940. Per un concerto al chiaro di luna. This Original etching with aquatint, 2012, is for sale, priced £350

BRUNO GORLATO
Born Padua 1940

Gorlato trained both as a painter and architect in Venice and lives and works in his native city of Padua.

His prints, dreamlike ‘metaphysical fables’ (as one of his exhibitions was called), with imagery frequently drawn from chess, are inspired by the historical architecture, characters, events and literature of the Veneto. A reminder that in Italian cities, perhaps more than anywhere else in Europe, the past is palpably present.

Per un concerto al chiaro di luna
For a concert by moonlight
295 x 245 mm
Original etching with aquatint, 2012.
An artist’s proof.
Signed in pencil, dated, entitled and annotated, as usual.
On smooth wove.

£350

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