THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
As I have already said, the elder Rosart thought it best to send his son away
from Brussels, and the letters exchanged by him and Enschedé show that Matthias
was living in Amsterdam in 1768 and for some years afterwards.1 At that time he
got in touch with Johannes Enschedé, who gave him in 1768 and probably once
more in 1769 trial orders for ornamented capitals, now our Two-line Pico Ornamenkà
Capitals No. 823 and Two-line Small Pica Ornamented Capitals No. 824 (fig. 364,365).
Fig. 364. Two-line Pica Ornamented Capitals no. 823, cut by Matthias Rosart in 1768-1769.
JOAN MICHAFX FLEISCHMAK
Fig. 365. Two-line Small Pica Ornamented Capitals no. 824, cut by Matthias Rosart in 1768-1769.
FRÈRES PLOOS VAN AMSTEL.
Fig. 366. Two-line Small Pica Shaded Capitals N0.825, cut by Matthias Rosart in 1771.
In 1769 [Matthias Rosart offered Enschedé to cut a shaded Roman of which he
gave prints of the two trial letters he had cut on his letter of 28 June 1769 from
Amsterdam.2 On 12 March 1771 punches and matrices for the 39 Two-line Small
Pica Shaded Capitals were delivered, and on 1 February 1772 the punches and the
matrices for the lower-case letters.3] The face so completed was put in the Enschedé
specimen-book of 1773 as КІеупе Canon Gescltaduuwde.the Two-line Pica shaded Roman N0.826
of our inventory (fig. 367). The capitals are now our Two-line Small Fica shaded Capitals
No. 825 (fig. 366). In 1770 he got Matthias Rosart to fill gaps in the series of Italic
HENDRIK FLORIS WETSTEIN.
Two-line Bourgeois Italic Tiding Capitals no. 829.
HENDRIK LEENDERT DE JONGE.
Two-line Long Primer Italic Tiding Capitals no. 828.
Two-line Small Pica Italic Titling Capitals no. 827.
Fig. 368. Italic Titling Capitals cut by Matthias Rosart.
 It may be assumed that Charles Enschedé did not realize Matthias Rosart's financial difficulties (letters of 28 April,
that J.-F. Rosart wrote about his fds cadet (his younger son, 19 May, and 5 June 1772, стѵ 317 n/2—4). These letters are in
Johannes Franciscus) who was to visit his relations and friends the Museum Enschedé. There are no letters which warrant
in Holland in April 1765, and about his jîlle aînée (eldest Charles Enschedé's statement,
daughter) who gave him sorrow (letter to Johannes Enschedé  See the preceding note.
dated 6 November 1764). Matthias was living at Amsterdam  This is to be found in the list of acquisitions of the
in 1769 (letter from him to Johannes Enschedé dated 28 June typefoundry from 1743 to 1779 written by Johannes Enschedé.
1769, CTV 301 h) and he was still there in 1772 when the He does not seem to have listed all the acquisitions precisely.
Brothers Ploos van Amstel wrote to Enschedé mentioning It is in the Museum Enschedé, CTV 318 a/2.
titling capitals cut by his father (see fig. 338, p. 270), keeping to the original design.
Enschedé bought strikes from which the Two-line Small Pica Italic Titling Capitals N0.827,
the Two-line Long Vrimer Italic Titling Capitals No. 828, and the Two-line Bourgeois italic Titling
capitals No. 829 of our inventory were made (fig. 368).
The satisfactory outcome of that order led to a commission from Enschedé
for script initials, now our Two-line Paragon Script initials No. 830 (fig. 369, p. 290) to replace
some cut by the elder Rosart for his Two-line Pica Script of 1753 (see pp. 260—261),
which my ancestor could never bring himself to like. These initials were followed by
two more sets to go with script types by Fleischman, Two-line Small Pica No. 831 and Two-
line Pica No. 832, for which Matthias Rosart sold Enschedé the punches (fig. 369, p. 290).
The younger Rosart was quite the equal of his father in skill. In 1772, when he
was on the point of going back to Brussels, he showed Enschedé the proof of
Fig. 367. Two-line Pica Shaded Roman no. 826, cut by Matthias Rosart. Resetting of
part of the Supplement to the Enschedé type-specimen, issued in 1773.