"Fantaisies par Bellangé" (cover title).
Small folio (260 x 336 mm). Album comprising two lithographic series: 1) H. Lecomte. Unidentified set, "imp. Lith. de Delpech". 37 lithogr. plates (numbered 1-37, complete thus?), monogrammed "H.te L.". 2) H. Bellangé. "Fantaisies par Bellangé". [Paris, Gilhaut, 1829]. 12 lithogr. plates, signed "H.te Bellange". Half calf with printed cover label.
A fine collection of two lithographed series: genre scenes with riders, coaches, soldiers, hunting, salons, etc. The lithographer Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857) is known for his landscapes and genre and history paintings, "but mainly for his battles and scenes of historical representation" (cf. Thieme/B. XXII, 526).
The French military painter Hippolyte Bellangé (1800-66) "was capable of painting anecdotal scenes and combining the most comical situations with the most serious ones. His style made him extremely popular as a painter of French military success. Apart from his numerous paintings he created a body of some 600 lithographs" (cf. Thieme/B. III, 232).
Edges somewhat rubbed and bumped; margins show some fading.
OCLC 830769201 (2nd series only).