Perfection de l’Epiderme Pâte Agnel Beauté des mains.
L. Bonnotte. Pierre Polack, Edit d'Art, Paris.
Coloured lithograph. 234 x 164mm (9¼ x 6½"). Advertisement for beauty cream, Paris.
[Ref: 29464] £60.00
Afrikanische Giraffe. Canielopardalis Giraffa. La Giraffe africain femêlle. 1/16. 122.
[H.R. Schinz.] [C.J. Brodtmann.]
Lithograph. 330 x 235mm (13 x 9¼"). An African giraffe with handler. From "Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Menschen und der Säugethiere".
[Ref: 29469] £160.00
London. Pub:d May 2.1814, by Colnaghi & Co. 23 Cockspur St. Charing Cross.
Stipple, etching and crayon manner, with large margins. Plate 272 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Very fine. Alexander I (1777-1825) served as Emperor of Russia from 1801 to 1825, and the first Russian King of Poland from 1815 to 1825. He was also the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
Provenance: Elizabeth Anne Hippisley of Ston Easton.
[Ref: 29441] £230.00
Joseph Allen M.D.
G. Romney pinx.t Engrav'd by Cha.s Townley Member of the Royal Academy in Florence.
Mezzotint with collector's mark. Plate 386 x 279mm (15¼ x 11"). Trimmed close to the plate. Small margins. Portrait, half length, directed to right, looking forward, wearing wig and college gown. Surgeon on Anson's circumnavigation of world 1740/3. Dr Joseph Allen (1714-1796), master of Dulwich College.
Horne: 2. CS: 1. Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 29097] £220.00
Edmund Anderson Kt: Ld: Cheife Iustice of the Com: Pleas Aetat: 76.
W: Faithorne Sculp:
Engraving with large margins, 18th century paper watermarked. Crease. Repaired damage in centre. Portrait of Sir Edmund Anderson (1530-1605), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas under Elizabeth I, who sat as judge at the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots. Frontispiece to 'Les Reports du Tres erudite Edmund Anderson' (London, 1684).
[Ref: 28678] £130.00
Tableau des Differentes Anemones de Mer, Formant la Classes La Plus Curieuse et La Plus Singliere du Regne Animal, et dont il est fait mention dans le Transactions Philosophiques, Volumes 63, 66 et 67, et dans le Journal de Physique depuis son origine jusqu'en 1783. Dedié a Monsieur l’Abbé Dicquemare, membre de plusieurs Academies, connû avantageusement dans le monde scavant par les recherches qu’il a faites dans le differentes productions animales, qui se trouvent dans les mers et par sa Menagerie marine. Pl.IV.
Par M.e Pierre Joseph Buc'hoz membre de plusieurs Academies tant Etranderes que Nationales, Auteur et Directeur de differentes collec.ons tant Gravées que colorieés concernant l’Histoire naturelle. [n.d. c.1790.]
Hand-coloured engraving, with very large margins, paper watermarked, extremely scarce. Plate 411 x 590mm (16¼ x 23¼"). Centre fold as normal. Mint. A collection of sea anemones. A wonderful image. Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was a French physician, lawyer and naturalist based in Paris.
[Ref: 29479] £1,250.00
The Angry Farmer. Le Fermier en Colere. [&] Boys Skating. Garcons Patinant.
Painted by G. Morland. Publish'd by A. Suntach.
Publish'd Mars 15.th 1793 by Antoine Suntach.
Pair of stipple engraving, rare, small margins. Plate 361 x 420mm (14¼ x 16½"). Repaired surface damage and repaired holes outside image 'Boys Skating'. Two from a series on 'The Seasons': a farmer raising a stick ready to beat his son, his daughter tries to stop him by holding on, another kneels begging him, and another boy stands on the other side of the stile. [&] A family at the side of a frozen lake: boys tie on their skates. Published by Antoine Suntach, one of numerous Parisian publishers who supplied copies of English stipples in response to continental 'anglomania'.
T. Clayton, 'The English Print', pp.274-5
[Ref: 29060] £450.00
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Lord Anson. The renowned George Lord Anson, one of our most enterprizing and successful circumnavigators, and heroick British admirals, was the son of William Anson, Esq. of Huckborough, in Staffordshire...It has been pleasantly remarked of this great man, who was not unfrequently duped at play, that "he had been round world, but never in it".
From Houbraken. Rothwell sculp.
Published by Harrison & Co. April 1. 1795.
Engraving and letterpress. Plate of image 63 x 58mm (2½ x 2¼"); printed area 185 x 89mm (7¼ x 3½"). George Anson (1697-1762), admiral and naval reformer. From 1740 to 1744 he sailed around the world attacking the Spanish in the Pacific, burning Payta in Peru, and capturing the Manila galleon with a treasure of half a million pounds. He was twice Lord of the Admiralty from 1751-6 and again from 1757-62.
[Ref: 28928] £60.00
Thomas Viscount Anson.
Painted by T. Phillips Esqr R.A. Engraved by C. Turner, Member of the American Academy of Fine Arts.
London Published April 24, 1823 by Mr. Turner 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 546 x 386mm (21½ x 15¼"). Cut, losing part of publication line' stain lower right. Portrait, three-quarter length, seated in an armchair in a room with pillars, shelves of books, a sculpted bust, and archway; wearing a dark double-breasted coat, light waistcoat and neckerchief; holding a plan above his knees; on left, portfolio with scraped lettering "T.P. 1819"; on right, a table with papers, books, inkstand, inkwells and pens. Engraved from a portrait by Phillips now in Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire. Thomas William Anson (1795-1854), 1st Earl of Lichfield, known as The Viscount Anson from 1818 to 1831, was a British Whig politician who served under Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne as the Master of the Buckhounds and later as Postmaster General.
Ex Collection: The Late Hon.ble Christopher Lennox-Boyd. NPG: D37327. Whitman: 18, ii.
[Ref: 28771] £180.00
[The Ascension of Christ.]
RA. UR. Invent. NB.F. Ant. Lafrery.
Tomasius Barlachis Excudebat 1541.
Engraving. Verso G. Storck a Milano 1799 No 9472; 286 x 317mm (11¼ x 12½"). Cut; repaired tears. The Ascension of Christ who has his arms outstretched, eleven apostles below and two angels above.
Reissue of the original plate, probably from the early seventeenth century.
[Ref: 29418] £260.00
____To hold the Mirror up, And shew Scorn her own Image. Shakespeare.
Engraving. Plate 178 x 114mm (7 x 4½"). Athena, goddess of war, seated on a cloud brandishing a shield and holding her hand up to the Heavens, women and men on a staircase struck by panic and awe. The text beneath plays on Hamlet's instructions to the players in Shakespeare's eponymous play.
[Ref: 29056] £65.00
Here is True Wisdom! In her Stedfast eye, Behold th'expressive type of certainty: She give the Confidence erect and clear, She gives Magnanimous contempt of fear, And bids th'invulnerable Mind to know Her Saftey from the future Shafts of Woe. Scott's Table of Cebes.
Engraving. 202 x 108mm (8 x 4¼"). Repaired tear into lower edge, crease. Athena, goddess of Wisdom holding her spea stands holding the hand of a women collapsed on the floor; a winged man stands to left, and a woman scribes on the ground crouching. Verses from Sir Walter Scott below.
[Ref: 29057] £50.00
[Baptist Ministers of the 18th Century.]
Drawn by L. Huard. Engraved by I.H. Baker.
Published by Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, London. [n.d c.1880.]
Engraving. Plate 362 x 462mm (14¼ x 18¼"). Tears to upper edge of margins. A group of British Baptist Ministers: front row - (left to right:) William Carey, Joseph Kinghorn, John Ryland Jr, Robert Hall Jr, Andrew Fuller, John Foster; back row - (left to right) [unknown], W. Ward, William Knibb, Thomas Burchell, John Rippon, Daniel Taylor, J.G. Pyke, W. Steadman, Samuel Eyles Pierce. Portraits on wall behind.
[Ref: 28683] £260.00
The Battle of Naisby. This Battle which gave the fatal turn to the Kings Affairs happen’d on the 14 June 1645, the first charge was given by the right wing of Horse & Foot commanded by Prince Rupert & his Brother, who bore down all before them; the left wing & the Northern Horse engaging Cromwell & the Enemies right wing against odds of num.rs & ye advantage Ground were put to Flight...caused them all to turn their Horses & ride upon ye Spur as if every Man was to shift for himself after this Disorder ye K. not being able to prevail w.th his Troops to rally & charge ye Enemy He retreated as well as He could & left Fairfax entire Master of the Field. [Translated into French].
Parrocel Pinx. Dupuis Sculp.
Fine etching and engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 412 x 470mm (16¼ x 18½"). Some creasing and scuffing to paper. The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English Civil War, where the main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell. Extensive letterpress description below image.
See NAM: 35605.
[Ref: 28993] £240.00
Arthur J. Elsley 1916 [in image area.] Arthur J. Elsley [signed in pencil.]
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1916 by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd in the office of the librarian of Congress at Washington. Copyright 1915 by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd. London E.C. Printed in England. Published by Bovril Limited. Produced by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd. London E.C.
Photogravure on india, publisher's stamp, artist's proof with pencil signature. India 610 x 430mm (24 x 17"). A mother sat on a chair by the fireplace reading a book to her two children, with a rough-coated collie dog lying in front of her feet. Shuttlecock on chair behind. Arthur John Elsley (1860-1952), the English painter of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, known for his genre scenes of playful children and their pets.
[Ref: 28689] £140.00
Etching. Sheet 411 x 300mm (16¼ x 11¾"). Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the the world's most famous and influential German composers, whose life was balanced across the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music.
[Ref: 28661] £95.00
Ludewig van Beethoven.
London: D'Almaine & Co. 20, Soho Square.
Lithograph on india. Sheet 367 x 262mm (14½ x 10¼"). Damage to right-hand edge of paper. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), one of the the world's most famous and influential German composers, whose work reflects the shift from Classical to Romantic sensibilities in Western art music.
[Ref: 28659] £120.00
[For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.]
E.F. Burney del._ F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
Etching with engraving. Plate 120 x 152mm. 4¾ x 6". Light foxing; tipped into album page. Ticket for the benefit of Mr Dragonetti. A woman stands holding a naked child who plays the lyre. On the right stands Apollo. Domenico Dragonetti (1763 - 1846) was a violinist and double-bass player.
De Vesme: 1918; ii/iii. See Harvard p.383.
[Ref: 28892] £220.00
Les Bergers Ecossais.
A. Westall pinx.t A.e Cardon sculp.t
Publié à Paris en Juin 1807. Chez Bance ainé, rue St. Denis.
Coloured stipple, partly printed in colour, rare. Plate 387 x 431mm (15¼ x 17"). Trimmed to plate. Scottish shepherds in the fields; a man sat playing bagpipes with two children by his side, another man stood with his staff next to a young maiden. Two sheep seen behind, and a dog lying in the foreground; a barn to the left and ruins in the distance. The given artist's name of 'A. Westall' may mean the print is after Richard Westall, or could be incorrect.
[Ref: 28916] £260.00
[Besler Roses.] I. Rosa flore albo pleno. II. Rosa alba flore simplici. III. Rosa Milesia flore rubro pleno. IV. Rosa provincalis flore albo.
[Eichstatt and Nuremburg, 1613.]
Engraving with hand colour. 480 x 400mm (18¾ x 15¾"). Some toning of paper, some text show-through from reverse. Four illustrations of roses on one sheet, published in Besler's 'Hortus Eystettensis' (The Garden of Eichstatt). Basilius Besler (1561-1629) started this work intending to compile a medicinal herbal, based on the plants in the Prince Bishop of Eichstatt's gardens at Willibaldsburg. However the scope increased and, after sixteen years, his 'Hortus Eystettensis' was published, with over a thousand plants illustrated on 337 plates, engraved by Wolfgang Kilian and others. Not only was it one of the first illustrated herbals but also an attempt to systematize botanical nomenclature one-and-a-half centuries before Linnaeus.
[Ref: 28952] £750.00