Auction 352 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects
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CUTOUT ART/COUVEE -- ALBUM containing 52 white paper cutout designs by (?) Couvee. Leiden, c. 1820-1850. All loosely stored between blue leaves in small square folio binder w. ties and marbled sides, 2 extra cut out designs laid down on both sides. (Binder a bit dam., some cutouts a bit dam.).

Attractive collection of cutouts, most probably deriving from the Leiden family Couvee. The designs comprise trees of life, hearts, a fountain (the Leiden 'Visfontein'?), vases, proverbs, etc. In several designs the 'Leidse sleutels' occur, but also the names of A(braham) Couvee (born 1806), Gerrit Couvee ("anno 1803"), Jacoba Couvee ("anno 1802") and E(lizabeth) J(acomina) van Buuren (born 1805). One design is dated in ink, 1846.

€ 1300

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