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Landing of the British Army under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt
Landing of the British Army under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt
J. Atkinson del.
London 1st July 1817. Printed at R. Ackermann's Lithographic Press.
Lithograph, scarce; sheet 270 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Nicks to edges. Crease.
The debarkation of the British troops at Abu Qir in Egypt, in 1801 during the Napoleonic Wars. Number 11 of a series of military lithographs by John Augustus Atkinson (1774-1830).
Ex: Collection of The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Corn Barks.
Corn Barks.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 14 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene depicts Russian dock workers unloading corn shipments from a boat. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
[Ref: 33495]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fish Barks.
Fish Barks.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Watermarked paper: 'J. Whatman. 1801'. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 85 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene depicts Russian fishermen and women on a row boat on the Neva. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish'. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
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Ladoga Fishing Boats.
Ladoga Fishing Boats.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Watermarked paper: 'J. Whatman. 1801'. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 48 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene shows fishing boats on Lake Lagoda, a freshwater lake in northwestern Russia, on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
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View of Nagasaki.
View of Nagasaki.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 148 x 232mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Cut to image and around title.
A view of the town of Nagasaki, Japan, from the river, including various traditional vessels on the water in the foreground, and hills in the distance. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived in Japan in 1804, hoping to re-establish diplomatic ties between Rusia and Japan, but the Rusians were denied entry and all their requests were refused. Nagasaki was then the only port open to westerners, mainly Dutch traders. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Rusian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume two of his 'Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806'.
Abbey Travel 1.
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Polish Dance.
Polish Dance.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May.10.1804 by J.A.Atkinson, & Jas. Walker, No.8. Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Messrs. John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall, & Cheapside, London.
Coloured aquatint. 272 x 318mm. 10¾ x 12½".
John Augustus Atkinson (1775-1830) was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784-1801 in Russia with James Walker who is thought to be his uncle. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
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Native of Nukahiwa.
Native of Nukahiwa.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 180 x 118mm (7¼ x 4½"). Cut to image and around title.
A tattooed Polynesian man, drawn and etched by J. A. Atkinson. Nukahiwa is now called Nuku Hiva, and is the largest of the Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands), in French Polynesia. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived there in May 1804 and traded with it's inhabitants. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Russian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume one of his ‘Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806’.
Abbey Travel 1.
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Bivouac in the Pyrennees. The night before the Battle.
Bivouac in the Pyrennees. The night before the Battle.
J. A. Atkinson del. Fry & Sutherland sculp.t.
Published & Sold June 4th 1815 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook St. London.
Coloured aquatint. 255 x 330mm (10 z 13"). Faint spotting.
Wellington and his officers around a fire, the night before the Battle of the Pyrenees, fought 25th-30th July 1813. A plate from Orme's 'Historic, Military, and Naval Anecdotes, Of Personal Valour, Bravery, and particular Incidents which occurred to the Armies of Great Britain and her Allies, in the last long-contested War, terminating with the Battle of Waterloo'. This was the first plate of the series, eventually published complete in 1819. It is interesting that this plate was published just over two months after the event shown.
Abbey: Life 376.
[Ref: 33730]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Race Course,
Race Course,
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), watermarked 'J.Whatman 1801', large margins.
The crowds at the races, with coaches and sledges, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 43862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander 1st Emperor of all the Russias. The Liberator of Nations!
Alexander 1st Emperor of all the Russias. The Liberator of Nations!
J.A. Atkinson del.t. E. Scriven sculp.t.
[London: R.J. Thomson, 1813.]
Engraving. 290 x 220mm, 11½ x 8½". Trimmed.
A medallion bust portrait, held by grenadier and cossack standing before an obelisk. Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), known as Alexander the Blessed, Tzar from 1801, Ruler of Poland from 1815, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
[Ref: 26269]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Farm yard.
Farm yard.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian woman feeding pigs, sheep and a cow in farmyard, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text a Russian farmyard is 'little more than a receptacle and shelter for stock... The Dairy is as yet imperfectly known to them'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
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Fish Barks.
Fish Barks.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
Russian fisherman and women standing on a row boat on the Neva, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish... Naturalists mention upwards of twenty sorts of salmon caught on the Neva [as well as] fresh and salted cavia'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25075]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Jumping on a Board.
Jumping on a Board.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint with large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
Children playing outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text this pastime is 'Usually the Amusement of two girls, who balance a board on a few billets ot stones, and by degrees suffer themselves to be thrown up to an extraordinary height by the elasticity and spring of the board... a broken leg might easily take place'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25078]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Plough.
The Plough.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian horse-drawn plough, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text the Russian plough is primitive and its effect 'in ploughing is very superficial... [but] enough, however, to answer all the Russian's purposes'. The author notes the recent introduction of the english plough by the nobility, although the peasants still prefer their own. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25076]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Swing.
The Swing.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A swing, outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text 'a song encourages and adds to the enjoyment'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25077]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Consecration of the Waters.
Consecration of the Waters.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 12, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), watermarked 'J.Whatman 1801'. Small margins.
A view of the harbour of St Petersburg, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 43861]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Waterloo.
The Battle of Waterloo.
Painted by J.A. Atkinson. The Portraits by A.W. Dervis. Drawn & Engraved by John Burnet.
London, J. Hagger, 67 Paternoster Row. [n.d., c.1850.]
Etching and engraving. Sheet 510 x 690mm (20 x 37¼"). Trimmed to plate.
The Duke of Wellington, mounted, hat in hand, the battle being fought across the fields behind. To the right Highlander foot soldiers fight French cavalry. A re-engraved plate, first published 1819.
[Ref: 36761]   £360.00  
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The Battle of Waterloo Decided by the Duke of Wellington, Heading a charge upon the French Imperial Guards, June 18.th. 1815.
The Battle of Waterloo Decided by the Duke of Wellington, Heading a charge upon the French Imperial Guards, June 18.th. 1815.
J. A. Atkinson Del. M. Dubourg Sculp.
Published & Sold Sep.r.1. 1815 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty & H. R. H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street corner of Brook St London.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 220 x 285mm (8¾ x 11¼"). Tear taped. Cut inside plate.
Battle scene depicting Wellington's charge on the Imperial Guard. Wellington, mounted upon his horse Copenhagen, calls the charge, brandishing his sword. A figure in a recognisable bicorne hat (perhaps Napoleon) watches the battle from the safety of a platform behind the French line. Wellington's charge, which took place several hours into the Battle of Waterloo, combined with Blücher's attack on Napoleon's right-flank, drove the French troops into disorder allowing the coalition forces to win the day.
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The Marquis of Angelsea Wounded, Whilst heading a charge of heavy Cavalry at the close of the Battle of Waterloo. June 18.th. 1815.
The Marquis of Angelsea Wounded, Whilst heading a charge of heavy Cavalry at the close of the Battle of Waterloo. June 18.th. 1815.
J. A. Atkinson Del. M. Dubourg Sculp.
Published & Sold Sep.r. 1. 1815 by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H th Prince Regent Bond St., corner of Brook St. London.
Fine coloured aquatint with very large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Some slight staining in lower right-hand corner of plate.
Battle scene depicting the moment Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Angelsea was wounded in the leg by artillery fire. Paget's, horse rears up and two cavalrymen near by look concerned. Meanwhile, the battle rages on with clouds of smoke billowing above the ranks of soldiers. On losing his leg Paget is reported to have cried 'By God, sir, I've lost my leg!,' to which Wellington replied, 'By God, sir, so you Have!'. Following the amputation of the wounded leg, it went on to have career as a tourist attraction in the village of Waterloo.
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The Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo, distributing, at the moment, to the brave Troops the Orders he then wore.
The Prince of Orange at the Battle of Waterloo, distributing, at the moment, to the brave Troops the Orders he then wore.
J. A. Atkinson Del.t. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold, Aug.t. 20, 1815 by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H the Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Battle scene in which The Prince of Orange, mounted hands out his medals to foot soldiers in the midst of the battle. Dead and wounded men and horses lie on the ground and ranks of charging cavalrymen lead an attack in the distance.
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