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ZENTNER, L. A - THANE, John (1747?–1818).
Select Collection of Landscapes from the Best Old Masters.
London: J. Thane, 1791 [- 1798]. ZENTNER, L. A - THANE, John (1747?–1818). Select Collection of Landscapes from the Best Old Masters, one of each Engraved by L. Zentner, after Drawings made by him from Original Pictures, in different cabinets, during his residence in Germany, France, Holland, &c. To which are added, Portraits of the Artists, and Short Biographical Accounts of each. London: J. Thane, 1791 [- 1798]. Oblong folio (10 4/8 x 12 6/8 inches). Title-page and text in French and English. 39 tinted engraved plates (of 56), each set within a decorative frame, and with an accompanying leaf of explanatory text (some spotting throughout). Contemporary half tan calf, marbled paper boards gilt (very worn). The plates, originally issued in parts, date variously from March 1st 1791- March 10th 1798, and included renditions of the paintings of old masters from Pierre Jean van Asch, Paul Bril, Jean Breughel, Louis Backhuysen, Corneille Dusart, Adrian van Diest, Jean van Goyen, Pierre Paul Rubens, Rembrant van Ryn, Salvator Rosa, Titian, Adrien de Vries, to Anthoine Waterloo. Thane, "dealer in prints, medals, and manuscripts,...collected the writings of the numismatist and printseller Thomas Snelling (1712–1773) and published them as Snelling on the coins of Great Britain, France and Ireland … containing seventy copper plates (1762–74) with an excellent portrait drawn and engraved by himself... In 1772–5 Thane was living at 24 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, and from here he published regular catalogues of his retail stock of prints. He was a friend of Joseph Strutt, engraver a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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