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Head of grotesque figure.] Inserted in François Rabelais, Les Oeuvres de M. François Rabelais [Rouen?] 1659 [1669?].

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Names
Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607-1677) (Artist)
Rabelais, François (ca. 1490-1553?) (Author)
Collection

œuvres de M. François Rabelais... : Augmentées de la vie de l'auteur & de quelques remarques sur sa vie & sur l'histoire. Avec la clef & l'explication de tous les mots difficiles...

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1659 [i.e. 1669?]
Place Term: [Rouen?]
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1669
Topics
Grotesques
Genres
Pencil works
Notes
Content : Binding, 19th century French, of straight-grained red morocco, gilt.

Content : Brunet, IV, 1059; suppl., II, 368. Fairfax Murray 474. Plan: Bibliographie rabelaisienne, 130. Rahir: Elzevier, 3370.

Content : Half-title of v. 1 and t.p. of v. 2 dated 1669.

Content : Illustrations: woodcut outline of a bottle around text on p. 347 of v. 2. Extra-illustrated, following the prologue to v. 1, with a series of 14 grotesque figures cut out of engravings and labelled and added to in pen and ink to serve as pictures of Rabelaisian characters. Two of them are from M. van Lochom's Les joueurs de cartes. Extra-illustrated also, at the end of each of the two volumes inwhich v. 1 is bound, with a numbered series of 104 pencil drawings of male and female heads, mostly grotesque. Theseare copies, all by one hand, of a collection of caricatureheads by Leonardo da Vinci which was probably dispersed by1690. These copies may have been made by or for WenceslausHollar whose engravings of grotesque heads after Leonardo drawings in the Arundel collection were published between 1645 and 1651.--cf. Parthey: Hollar, 1558-1610, 1738-1749,and Sprinsels, F. Hollar, Handzeichnungen. Wien [1938] no.32-36. For description, reproductions and discussion. cf. Scott-Elliot, A. H. Caricature heads after Leonardo da Vinci in the Spencer Collection. (In: New York public library. Bull. New York. v. 62, p. 279-299. 1958, June.)

Content : Possibly printed after 1675 (cf. Plan) or in the eighteenth century (cf. Rahir); Closely resembles the 1663Elzevir edition (cf. Brunet).

Content: The Fairfax Murray copy, with bookplate of John Levien andmonogram stamp of AB.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 drawing : pencil.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b16832711
UUID: fa1aec40-c61e-012f-cca9-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1607: Creator Born
  • 1659: Issued
  • 1677: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Head of grotesque figure.] Inserted in François Rabelais, Les Oeuvres de M. François Rabelais [Rouen?] 1659 [1669?]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1659 [i.e. 1669?]. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a3cc65-09ba-4dd2-e040-e00a180667bb

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Head of grotesque figure.] Inserted in François Rabelais, Les Oeuvres de M. François Rabelais [Rouen?] 1659 [1669?]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 8, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a3cc65-09ba-4dd2-e040-e00a180667bb

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1659 [i.e. 1669?]). Head of grotesque figure.] Inserted in François Rabelais, Les Oeuvres de M. François Rabelais [Rouen?] 1659 [1669?]. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/89a3cc65-09ba-4dd2-e040-e00a180667bb

Wikipedia Citation

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Head of grotesque figure.] Inserted in François Rabelais, Les Oeuvres de M. François Rabelais [Rouen?] 1659 [1669?].