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Archers View of the Path of Halley's Comet From Aug. 1835 to Feb. 1836. Delineated from the Observations of Mr. Lubbock.
Archers View of the Path of Halley's Comet From Aug. 1835 to Feb. 1836. Delineated from the Observations of Mr. Lubbock.
London: Published June 15th, 1835 by Gilbert [-] Paternoster Row.
Coloured engraving, 125 x 145mm, with vovelle, 105mm in diameter. One small chip in edge, part of publication line illegible.
The dial shows the constellations and months against a 24-hour clock, allowing the viewer to work out the position of Halley's Comet at any time. An unusual piece of ephemera, especially with the vovelle intact.
[Ref: 446]   £550.00  
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Archers View of the Path of Halley's Comet From Aug. 1835 to Feb. 1836. Delineated from the Observations of Mr. Lubbock.
Archers View of the Path of Halley's Comet From Aug. 1835 to Feb. 1836. Delineated from the Observations of Mr. Lubbock.
London: Published June 15th, 1835 by Gilbert [-] Paternoster Row.
Coloured engraving, scarce; 125 x 145mm, with vovelle, 105mm in diameter.
The dial shows the constellations and months against a 24-hour clock, allowing the viewer to work out the position of Halley's Comet at any time. An unusual piece of ephemera, especially with the vovelle intact.
[Ref: 37534]   £450.00  
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The Young Roscius in the Character of Douglas.
The Young Roscius in the Character of Douglas.
[Engraved by Godby from the original drawing in the possession of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.]
[London, Edward Orme, 1805.]
Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Image 280 x 215mm, 11 x 8". Trimmed to printed border.
William Henry West Betty (1791-1874) as Douglas in the black verse tragedy by John Home. Betty. was a child actor billed as the 'Young Roscius' for his performances in adult roles like Hamlet and Romeo, 1804-1806, at Covent Garden.
Harvard Vol.I: p105, 45.
[Ref: 24252]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Roscius in the Character of Douglas.
The Young Roscius in the Character of Douglas.
Engraved by Godby from the original drawing in the possession of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
Published Jan.y 1st 1805, by Edward Orme, His Majesty's Printseller, Bond Street, the Corner of Brook Street. Sold also by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, & J. Ginger, Booksellers to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Piccadilly.
Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 325 x 240mm (12¾ x 9½"). J. Whatman watermark 1801. Trimmed within plate.
William Henry West Betty (1791-1874) as Douglas in the black verse tragedy by John Home. Betty. was a child actor billed as the 'Young Roscius' for his performances in adult roles like Hamlet and Romeo, 1804-1806, at Covent Garden.
Harvard Vol.I: p105, 45.
[Ref: 41881]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir William Burnett, K.C.H.  M.D.  F.R.S.
Sir William Burnett, K.C.H. M.D. F.R.S. Director General of the Medical Department of the Royal Navy.
Painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. Engraved by Henry Cousins.
[n.d., c.1841.]
Mezzotint, image 690 x 420mm. 27¼ x 16½". Trimmed within plate. Marginal creases, closed tears.
Sir William Burnett (1779 - 1861), physician. . He urged the erection of, and largely planned, the Melville Hospital at Chatham for naval patients. He introduced a much more humane treatment of naval lunatics at Haslar than had been previously practised. All the codes of instructions to naval medical officers of hospitals and ships were revised and greatly improved by him. In 1841 the naval medical corps testified their high regard for the benefits he had conferred on the service by presenting him with this full-length portrait by Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769 - 1850), and a service of plate.
[Ref: 12785]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Edward Harding Esqr. Librarian to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Charlotte.
Edward Harding Esqr. Librarian to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Charlotte.
M.A. Shee R.A. Pinx. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.
Published by G.P. Harding, Hercules, Buildings Lalbeth.
Mezzotint. Plate 228 x 166mm. 9 x 6½". Crease.
Edward Harding (1755-1840) was an engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte from 1803 to 1818.
NPG: D2570. Whitman: 129.
[Ref: 16805]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Thomas Munro Bar.t K.C.B.]
[Sir Thomas Munro Bar.t K.C.B.]
Painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. &c &c. Engraved by Samuel Cousins.
[n.d., 1830.]
Mezzotint, proof before title. 760 x 515mm, with blank inscription plate, 60 x 515mm.
Sir Thomas Munro (1761-1827), 1st Baronet of Linderits, Scottish soldier and statesman. In India he fought against Haidar Ali (1780-1783), Tipu Sultan (1790-1792), and the the Pindari War (1817). He died of cholera.
Whitman 114, between states i and ii (with the names of the painter and engraver added, the title plate still blank). Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5505]   £650.00  

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Sir John Nicholl, Judge. Colonel of St. Giles and Bloomsbury Volunteers [written below the image in pencil.]
Sir John Nicholl, Judge. Colonel of St. Giles and Bloomsbury Volunteers [written below the image in pencil.]
Shee. Tomkins [written below the image in pencil.]
[n.d. c.1800.]
Aquatint printed in colour. Image 321 x 249mm. 11¾ x 9¾". Sheet 504 x 339mm. 19¾ x13¼".
Sir John Nicholl (1759-1838) was a Welsh Member of Parliament and judge. As a judge he was noted 'for inflexible impartiality and great strength and soundness of judgement'. Nicholl built an extensive practice and on the 6 November 1798 he succeeded Sir William Scott as King's Advocate and was knighted as was custom for the position. Within this role, Nicholl would often brief the Privy Council and Secretary of State on international law. In 1802, Nicholl was elected to Parliament holding the seat of Penryn in Cornwall. After a brief period as Member of Parliament of Hastings from 1806 to 1807, he was elected to the seat of Great Bedwyn, and remained the member of the constituency until the Reform Act of 1832, upon which time he retired. Nicholl was a staunch Tory throughout his political career and steadily opposed parliamentary reform and Roman Catholic emancipation. In 1809 he was appointed Dean of the Arches, was admitted to the Privy Council and became a judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. In 1833 Nicholl was appointed as a judge to the High Court of Admiralty and held the post until his death in 1838; though he resigned his offices of Dean of Arches and to the Prerogative Court, after he was made vicar-general to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1834. For his work during the Napoleonic War, as a member of the volunteer movement, he was awarded the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries.
[Ref: 12723]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir John Nicholl M.P. D.C.L. Kings Advocate General, &c.&c.&c. Colonel of the St. Giles & St. George's, Bloomsbury, Loyal Volunteers. Dedicated to the Commissioned, Non-commissioned Officers, & Urivates of the Corps. by their Humble Servant,
Sir John Nicholl M.P. D.C.L. Kings Advocate General, &c.&c.&c. Colonel of the St. Giles & St. George's, Bloomsbury, Loyal Volunteers. Dedicated to the Commissioned, Non-commissioned Officers, & Urivates of the Corps. by their Humble Servant, Serjeant Michaut. Pro Reger, Aris, et Focis.
Painted by M.A. Shee R.A. Engraved by PW Tomkins Engraver to Her Majesty.
Pub. 28. July 1806, by Michaut & Davies, 19, Plumbtree St. Bloomsbury.
Stipple with very large margins. Plate 369 x 292mm. 14½ x 11½".
Sir John Nicholl (1759-1838) entered parliament as an MP in 1802 and spent thirty years serving in various constituencies. He had trained in the law but had not gone one to become a barrister. In 1798 he succeeded Sir William Scott as King's advocate and was later appointed as a judge with a seat on the Privy Council. Within this role as king's advocate, he regularly briefed the Council and Secretaries of State on international law and maritime matters. In parliament, he was a staunch defender of the established Church and the Admiralty, and Ecclesiastical courts.
[Ref: 27522]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Marquess of Hastings, Governor General of India, &c. &c. &c.
The Marquess of Hastings, Governor General of India, &c. &c. &c.
Painted by M.A. Shee Esq.r R.A. Engraved by G. Clint
London Published by Colnaghi Son & Co. Pall Mall East [n.d., c.1813].
Mezzotint, platemark 710 x 460mm (21 x 18"). Tear into image lower left, some surface damage and rubbing.
Full-length portrait of Francis Rawdon Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings and 2nd Earl of Moira. The portrait was engraved and published by the engraver George Clint in 1805, but this impression dates from after the plate was sold to Colnaghi and the lettering altered to reflect Hastings (1754-1826) was a British politician and politician, and Governor General of India from 1813 to 1823. He also fought in the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars.
Not in CS
[Ref: 23437]   £680.00  
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Lavinia Countess Spencer.
Lavinia Countess Spencer.
Painted by M.A. Shee Esqr. R.A. Engraved by C. Turner.
London, Published 24 July 1804 by R.Cribb & Son, 288 Holborn.
Mezzotint, before open letters of title filled with horizontal lines, image 295 x 250mm. 11½ x 9¾". Trimmed through publication line.
Portrait of Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer (1762 - 1831), society hostess, eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Lucan and wife of George John, 2nd Earl Spencer; amateur artist. After Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769 - 1850).
Whitman 538, I of II. See NPG D4282. Provenance: The Althorp Attic Sale, Christie's 07/07/2010 (lot 694).
[Ref: 22560]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lavinia Countess Spencer.
Lavinia Countess Spencer.
Painted by M.A. Shee Esq.r. Engraved by C. Turner.
London, Published 24 July 1804 by R. Cribb & Son, 288 Holborn.
Mezzotint. Fine open letter proof impression. Blind stamp in lower left corner of publisher Robert Cribb, 'RC'. Platemark: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Uncut. Very large margins.
A portrait of Lavinia, Countess Spencer (1762 - 1831), born Lavinia Bingham, daughter of the Earl of Lucan. She married 2nd Earl of Spencer and was famed for her beauty and intelligence.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman: C.Turner 538. I/II.
[Ref: 37708]   £360.00  
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[William Tooke.]
[William Tooke.]
Painted by M.A. Shee R.A. Engraved by J. Collyer A.R.A.
[n.d. c.1820.]
Engraving, large paper copy. Plate 324 x 254mm. 12¾ x 10".
Reverend William Tooke (1744-1820) was a historian of Russia. He studied at Islington Academy and took to publishing and writing, and in 1771 he was ordained and became chaplain to the English Factory at Kronstadt, near St Petersburg, and from 1774 to 1791 he was English chaplain at St Petersburg. In 1783 he was elected F.R.S. and became a member of Jesus College, Cambridge the following year. On receiving a legacy he retired to London in 1792 but still served as chaplain, in particular as chaplain to the Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Domville, in 1814. He however undertook scholarly projects including a revision of the General Biographical Dictionary.
NPG: D6963.
[Ref: 19130]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Robert Williames Vaughan, Bart. M.P.]
[Sir Robert Williames Vaughan, Bart. M.P.]
[Charles Turner.]
[1833.]
A rare mezzotint on india laid paper, proof before letters, 560 x 410mm. 22 x 16". Tear from above to edge of image; a strong, well-inked impression.
Sir Robert Williames Vaughan (1768-1843), sitting on an attractive armchair in an interior. Of Nannan, Merionethshire, which county he representes in Parliament. After Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769 - 1850).
Whitman: 582 (unnumbered state).
[Ref: 14129]   £220.00  
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The Right Hon.ble Sir R. Hussey Vivian, Bar.t
The Right Hon.ble Sir R. Hussey Vivian, Bar.t Master General of the Ordinance.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼").
A head and shoulders portrait of Lieutenant General Richard Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian (1775 - 1842), known as Sir Hussey Vivian from 1815 to 1828 and Sir Hussey Vivian, Bt from 1828 to 1841. Hussey was a British cavalry leader who was appointed to command the 6th Brigade of Henry Paget, at the battle of Waterloo.
[Ref: 37487]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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His Most Gracious Majesty William IV. King of Great Britain, Ireland & Hanover.
His Most Gracious Majesty William IV. King of Great Britain, Ireland & Hanover.
Painted by Sir M.A. Shee P.R.A. Engraved by C. Turner A.R.A.
London, Published November 4th 1836 by Fr. Graves & Co. late Coplnaghi & Co. 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 380 x 285mm (15 x 11¼"). Very large margins. Scuff to upper printed area. Some damage to left platemark.
A portrait of William IV, King of the United Kingdom (1765 - 1837), with head turned to look towards left; wearing the robes of the Garter over an ornate waistcoat.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman - C. Turner 616 II/II.
[Ref: 37702]   £240.00  
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Captain John Woolmore, F.R.S. Deputy Master of the Trinity House.
Captain John Woolmore, F.R.S. Deputy Master of the Trinity House. From a Painting which was presented to that Corporation by the Merchant Elder Brethren In testimony of their Appreciation of his Public and Private Worth.
Painted by Sir Martin A. Shee, P.R.A. Engraved by C. Turner A.R.A.
London, Published July 20, 1833, for the Proprietor, by Mr. C. Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Plate 832 x 527mm. 32¾ x 20¾".
Captain John Woolmore (1755-1837), standing on a rocky shore in front of a cliff, wearing a coat with brass buttons, a dark necktie, holding a telescope against his body, his hat and gloves on a rock to the right, a sailing ship in the distance on the left. He was a captain with the East India Company and during his long career he sailed several East Indiamen to the Far East from London. He was also one of the leading figures behind the establishment of the East India Dock Company. He served as Deputy Master of Trinity House from 1825 until 1834.
Whitman: 626.
[Ref: 19184]   £420.00  
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