Nederlands vergeet me niet - album met herinneringen / souvenirs. Victorian Dutch Album Amicorum with loose beautiful 'forget me not' sketches and souvenirs.
Haarlem & Rotterdam: 1847. Delightful album in the form of a small cloth covered box. Inside a folded decorative inner envelope, containing a selection of original artwork and keepsakes. In total there are 21 original miniature artworks. Comprising: one double size folded original pencil drawing with tissue guard, and eight other lovely pencil drawings. Also six colour original watercolours - all but one of exquisite flowers. One sepia scene of two hunters. And two watercolours done on rice paper. Also two delightful examples of cross stitch and one decoupage, all in flower designs. There is also one pinprick flower design, which is very intricate and skillfully done. There are three handwritten ink notes inside - all in Dutch. One of the notes signed C. Gleichman, talks approximately: "when you are in Haarlem, you will certainly get other girlfriends, but I hope that you will not forget the Rotterdamische". The other two notes are signed J. Doeleman (Jacobus Doeleman) sent to to his pupil Cornelia (presumably Cornelia Gleichman) from Haarlem. All pages have edges in gilt. Most of the art is dated with personal messages and signatures. 90 x 155 mm (3½ x 6 inches).