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LAUREYS, H.
E. Herssens,
Propriété de Madame Hubert le Hardy de Beaulieu.

Published
Belgium (?), ca. 1890.
References
Cf. Rietstap, pl. CXLIX
Plates
10
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
Belgium (?), ca. 1890.
Ref
1474

Fine folio watercolours of interior decoration.With title-page in watercolour, leaf with water colour coat of arms, 8 watercolours showing interior views (most of which highlighted with silver and gold, one signed 'Herssens'), last leaf with manuscript inscription reading 'Les Ateliers H. Laureys étudié par E. Herssens', all interleaved with tissue-guards. Contemporary green cloth with gilt lines on covers, endpapers with green floral pattern. A unique collection of watercolours showing interior views by E. Herssens, probably depicting a mansion owned by Madame Hubert le Hardy de Beauliau. About 'Les Ateliers H. Laureys' nothing was found, nor about the artist E. Herssens, who signed one of the watercolours. Joints weak and partly cracked, corners bumped. The watercolours are in excellent condition. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Fortune Ayde A La Hardy (Heraldic Coat of Arms). 3. Bureau. 4. Salle A Manger. 5. Grand Salon. 6. As above. 7. Salon Rouge. 8. Fumoir. 9. Hall. 10. Hall 2nd Floor.