D.P.G. Humbert de Superville 1770-1849, Delft, 1975, 101pp. illustrated, original paper binding, W.M.G. de Regt, (Oudshoorn), De familie Humbert en Humbert de Superville, extract, 10pp. no binding, large folio, folded, and: J.T. Bodel Nijenhuis, Levensberigt van David Pierre (Giottin) Humbert de Superville, , extract, 131-144pp. no binding.Lot of books concerning David Pierre Giottino Humbert de Superville (The Hague, 18 July 1770 – Leiden, 9 January 1849) who was a Dutch artist and art scholar. He was a draughtsman, lithographer, etcher, and portrait painter, and also wrote treatises on art, including the influential work Essai sur les signes inconditionnels dans l'art (Leiden, 1827). His 1815 painting of the jurist and statesman Johan Melchior Kemper is now part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. His 1801 etching Allegory may have been a direct visual inspiration for Paul Gauguin's Spirit of the Dead Watching. Although no direct connection has been made, de Superville was cited by Albert Aurier as one of the forerunners of Symbolist painting and de Superville's book Unconditional Signs in Art (1827-32) was widely known to that group. A portrait of Humbert de Superville uit 1848, painted by Jacobus Ludovicus Cornet, is now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The biography David Pierre Giottin Humbert de Superville, 1770-1849 by Cornelia Magdalena de Haas was published by A.W. Sijthoff in Leiden in 1941. In 1988, an exhibition of Humbert de Superville's work was held at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier (France) and at the Institut Néerlandais in Paris (Wikipedia). Interesting collection about this Dutch artist.