SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MADOU, Jean Baptiste.
Scènes De La Vie Des Peintres Neerlandais.

Brussels: Societe des Beaux Arts. 1842.
Brussels: Societe des Beaux Arts. 1842.

Oblong folio. ( 42.5 x 59 cm). Contemporary red morocco-backed red cloth boards with multiple gilt-ruled borders and blind stamped devices in corners gilt monogram 'JBM' to centre of upper board, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments. Title in gilt to spine. New spine cloth, with the old spine, relaid, with new cloth hinges and reinforced corners. 13 coloured lithographed plates on india paper. The residue of small sticker to a corner of upper board, some spotting, soiled moire silk endpapers. Jean-Baptiste Madou (1796-1877) was a pupil of P.J.C. Francois. *Ron Norman of Hartlepool carried out rebinding and restoration work on this book. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: 1. P.P. Rubens visite par Marie de Medicis. 2. Giovanni de Maubeuge. - Festa di San-Luca. 3. Antonio Francesco Vandermeulin. - All'Assedio di Valenciennes. 4. Paolo Potter - Nelle Vicinanze Dell'Aja. 5. J. Melling, A L'Hopital de Bruges. 6. Giovanni Steen. - Che consulta i suoi amici. 7. Hubert et Jean van Eyck. Leur soeur Marguerite Posant pour une Madone. 8. Rembrandt. Le Bourgmestre six visite son atelier. 9. Van Orley accompagnant Charles-Quint a la Chasse. 10. A.D. Brouwer chez son eleve J. Van Craasbeek. 11. Phillippe de Champagne, a Port-Royal. 12. Bakhuyzen voulant mettre en mer par un gros temps. 13. Davide Teniers. - Col suo alunno Don Giovanni D'Austria.