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 - RURAL COSTUME SCENES) (possibly Swiss)

Title: RURAL COSTUME SCENES) (possibly Swiss)
Description: London, N P 1830 approx) Hand colored lithographs (12) on tinted background . Oblong narrow quarto (32x20cm) cloth spined paper boards (tips worn) Twelve leaves. First plate shows some foxing others clean. No titlepage (as issued?) all plates stubbed some closed gutter tears. *Subjects: Father carving a wooden sword for 2 boys while young woman watches; Travelling showman selling vial of medicine while clown with drum waits to perform to crowd of ladies and children with horse and carts in front of curtained "stage"; Travelling salesman offering statues to grandmother (seated) and young woman and man with toddler & sister all in forecourt of farm with ducks, dogs, chickens etc; Hawker with wares on a board on his head is bitten by dog and his wares fall off as the board tips (among wares are dolls, parrot, and a Napoleon figurine); Man in doorway of house laughs, also lady peeling apples with toddler reaching for carrots on table and boy with stick; Dancing girl and man with sword while women hang out clothes sit by laundry cart with dog and wash board by stream in the foreground; Coming out of church 2 ladies kiss in greeting with 2 men talking, boys on fence, youngster led by grandmother & many other people in Sunday best; Group of young people playing a dare you game of jumping over a fire, one girl has fallen down, another has been caught by her partner, dog & 5 others watch a boy jump; Guide has taken 2 ladies up a mountain to look at a waterfall, one crawls right up to the edge while the other is pulling her back, all 3 have early mountaineering poles with girp-hooks; Group of children fruit picking young man on pony with lady mounted behind crossing a stream with dog; Grape harvesters take a break while one dances to the tambourines & procession with garlands. Very lively scenes.

Keywords: hand colored plates

Price: GBP 405.00 = appr. US$ 578.33 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V58069

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