BAUGNIET, Charles Les artistes contemporains. Lithographed portraits from nature by C. Baugniet, accompanied by notes on the life and works of each of them. Bruxelles Dewasme et Laurent 1839 In-folio : title and 10 folios; 30 plates protected with pink paper (some passim freckles, more concentrated at the beginning). Half green spine with small corners, spine decorated with gold flowers (scratches - tinted - at the lower corners, renewed endpapers, spine leg. past, leg. us.). In case mod. bordered. Unique edition of this rare collection of portraits of Belgian painters, statuary, architects and musicians drawn by Charles Baugniet between 1837 and 1840, published in 10 issues between 1838 and 1840 with biographical text and portraits out of text (TC 39 x 30 cm). Complete with 30 black portraits (Hippolyte Bellangé, Charles Bériot, Jean-Baptiste Madou, Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe, Horace Vernet, B.C. Koekoek, Louis Gallait, etc.). Ordinary print on vellum, ex. de luxes having appeared with the lithos on applied china. A talented painter, Baugniet (1814-1886) began his career in 1835 by painting portraits of members of the Chamber of Deputies. He then tackled this collection of contemporary artists before moving on to a gallery of 26 Belgian musicians. Van der Marck ref. 127-128. - Benedict I:525.
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