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Provenance: bookplate, probably late 19th century, of Biblioteka Gertsova Georgii Georgievicha Mecklenburgskova (library of Herzog von Mecklenburg)
Remarks: this is an incomplete set of a work published in 30 parts, in two volumes; each part should consist of text and 4 plates; see collation for details.
According to the dedication leaf (to the Russian empress), the work was commissioned by the emperor, and represents largely unpublished material.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
A young female Saint in an elaborate costume sits playing the virginal while staring straight into the eyes of the viewer...heavy furniture.