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Affection and Innocence.
Affection and Innocence. From the Original Picture, in the Collection of George Keate, Esq.r.
F. Bartolozzi R.A. inv.r et del.t. P.W. Tomkins Sculp.t pupil of F. Bartolozzi.
London, Published Feb.y 1st 1810, by Ant.y Molteno, Printseller to her R.H. the Dutchess of York, No. 29, Pall Mall. (Bit later)
Stipple, printed in colours. 310 x 370mm. 12¼ x 14½". Laid on album paper.
Two women and a young boy playing with a tethered bird. First published by James Birchall in 1785.
[Ref: 27903]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Infant Toilet.
The Infant Toilet.
F.Bartolozzi R.A. inv.t. A Cardon sculp.t
London, Publish'd by Colnaghi, Sala & Co. late Torre, 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in brown. 200 x 220mm.
[Ref: 533]   £240.00  
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[Untitled Female Profile.]
[Untitled Female Profile.]
F. Bartolozzi in. et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament de 15 June 1776.
Stipple printed in sanguine. 125 x 165mm. Very slight paper discolouration.
[Ref: 538]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Profile of a Woman.]
[Profile of a Woman.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. et sculp.
Published according to Act of Parliament de 15 june 1776.
Stipple with large margins; Rare. Plate: 125 x 170mm (5 x 6¾"). Some light foxing.
Profile portrait of a woman wearing a shawl.
De Vesme: 117. State II of II. For an example in sanguine see ref: 538.
[Ref: 35553]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Gioseffina Borghi.
Gioseffina Borghi.
Drawn by Bartolozzi. Engraved by T. Suntach.
Published by Ant. Suntach 1799.
Stipple with etching, large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 340 x 273mm (13½ x 10¾). Very rare.
Possibly a relation to Luigi Borghi (1745-c.1806) the Italian composer and violinist; Bartolozzi made prints for his music books.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28406]   £220.00  
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Edw. Capell.
Edw. Capell. From a model in plaster taken from the Life by Roubilliac 1759.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculps.
[n.d., c.1770.] Bit later.
Stipple and line engraving. Sheet 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8") Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Edward Capell (1713-81), Shakespearean commentator. Concerned with inaccuracies in Sir Thomas Hamner'd edition of Shakespeare, Capell After spent three years collecting and comparing early folio and quarto editions, he published his a ten-volume edition in 1768. Drawn and engraved by Bartolozzi from a plaster cameo by Louis François Roubiliac.
De Vesme 774.II.
[Ref: 35323]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Edw. Capell.
Edw. Capell.
[after F. Bartolozzi.]
[n.d., c.1770.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 200 x 125mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate and laid on sheet. Foxed.
Edward Capell (1713-81), Shakespearean commentator. Concerned with inaccuracies in Sir Thomas Hamner'd edition of Shakespeare, Capell After spent three years collecting and comparing early folio and quarto editions, he published his ten-volume edition in 1768. Drawn and engraved by Bartolozzi from a plaster cameo by Louis François Roubiliac.
De Vesme 774 copy.
[Ref: 35324]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Edw. Capell.
Edw. Capell.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculps.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Stipple and line engraving. Sheet 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Trimmed within plate.
Edward Capell (1713-81), Shakespearean commentator. Concerned with inaccuracies in Sir Thomas Hamner'd edition of Shakespeare, Capell spent three years collecting and comparing early folio and quarto editions, he published his ten-volume edition in 1768. Drawn and engraved by Bartolozzi from a plaster cameo by Louis François Roubiliac c.1770.
De Vesme 774.III.
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"Hark! Music I' The Air." Ant. & Cleop. IV.3. Mansion House. The Right Honourable John Whittaker Ellis, Lord Mayor. Thursday, May 18th, 1882. [Inside:] Cavatina... "Nobil Signor" (Les Huguenots)... Meyerbeer...Song... "Waiting"... E.H. Flagg. Melodie... "Si Tu M'Aimais!"... L. Denza. At the Pianoforte-Mr. Alfred Gilbert. [On verso:] Programme of Music. To be performed during Dinner by the Coldstream Guards' Band. Conductor... Mr. C. Thomas. [list follows.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. Sherborn Sculp.
Etching and letterpress, printed in brown ink. 222 x 146mm. 8¾ x 5¾". Crease through centre.
Programme for a concert held in honour of Sir John Whittaker Ellis (1829-1912), a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Lord Mayor of London from 1881-2. The programme includes music by Meyerbeer, Mendelssohn and Berlioz.
[Ref: 21006]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid Refusing Love to Desire.
Cupid Refusing Love to Desire.
Drawn by F. Bartolozzi R.A. [...] F. Vieira Junior inv.t [...] Engraved by John Vendramini.
London Published May 1 1800 by F. Bartolozzi & J. Vendramini.
Stipple, platemark 365 x 475mm (14¼ x 18½"), with large large margins.
Mythological subject after Francesco Bartolozzi. Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case, getting around the rules by electing Bartolozzi as a painter). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton enticed Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. One of few prints engraved after a drawing by Bartolozzi rather than by Bartolozzi from another artist's designs.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire.
[Ref: 46764]   £380.00  
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[Ex-Libris of John Currer, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1795]
[Ex-Libris of John Currer, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi, 1795]
Etching, Proof impression before letters; platemark 145 x 105mm (5¾ x 4") large margins. Glued to backing sheet.
Woman dressed in antique clothing, sat beside a shield bearing coat of arms. Ex-libris of John Currer, book collector. His collection was passed on to the Revd Henry Richardson (1758-84) and then Frances Mary Richardson Currer (1785-1861), book collector. Etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1905 ii/vi
[Ref: 43133]   £240.00  
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Joannes Evelyn Arm.r
Joannes Evelyn Arm.r
F. Bartolozzi det et Sculp.
[n.d. c.1776.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 247 x 184mm. 9¾ x 7¼". Staining, hole in margin to right.
Portrait of John Evelyn; half length, to the left, wearing dark cloak; in oval frame on pedestal. Frontispiece to Hunter's edition of Evelyn's 'Sylva'. John Evelyn (1620-1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. His memoirs are contemporaneous with those of Samuel Pepys, and are over-shadowed by Pepys's chronicles. The pair used to correspond frequently and much of this correspondence is preserved.
De Vesme: 808.
[Ref: 24386]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four winged named children, sacrificing a goat.]
[Four winged named children, sacrificing a goat.]
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d. c.1779; but later c.1815.]
Etching and engraving, small margins. Plate 135 x 184mm. 5¼ x 7¼".
Four winged naked children standing, sacrificing a goat; on the left, one child holding an olive branch, another leading a goat to a fire in the centre; on the right, two children holding a torch and a trumpet embracing each other; in an oval frame as an antique cameo. Illustration to 'Ornaments' by Michel Angelo Pergolesi (London: 1777-92).
De Vesme: 2065.
[Ref: 25575]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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James Harris. MDCCLXXVI.
James Harris. MDCCLXXVI.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculp.
[n.d., but 1781.]
Etching with large margins. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
James Harris (1709-80), F.R.S., Member of Parliament for Christchurch from 1761 until his death, and was Comptroller to the Queen from 1774 to 1780. As well as being a philosopher and musical patron he wrote 'Three Treatises: on art; on music, painting and poetry' in 1744 and, most famously, 'Hermes, a philosophical inquiry concerning universal grammar' in 1751. His son was James Harris, first earl of Malmesbury. This portrait was published as a frontispiece to Harris's ''Philosophical Inquiries', 1781. De Vesme believed this print may be after George Romney, although the sitter is not listed in Horne; however it resembles the oil attibuted to Frances Reynolds, c.1777, given to the National (Portrait) Gallery by the 3rd Earl of Malmesbury in 1865.
De Vesme: 834, iii of iii.
[Ref: 35255]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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James Harris. MDCCLXXVI.
James Harris. MDCCLXXVI.
[F. Bartolozzi del. et sculp.]
[n.d., but 1781.]
Etching, proof before engraver's name; JB on verso in ink. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Trimmed to plate.
James Harris (1709-80), F.R.S., Member of Parliament for Christchurch from 1761 until his death, and was Comptroller to the Queen from 1774 to 1780. As well as being a philosopher and musical patron he wrote 'Three Treatises: on art; on music, painting and poetry' in 1744 and, most famously, 'Hermes, a philosophical inquiry concerning universal grammar' in 1751. His son was James Harris, first earl of Malmesbury. This portrait was published as a frontispiece to Harris's ''Philosophical Inquiries', 1781. De Vesme believed this print may be after George Romney, although the sitter is not listed in Horne; however it resembles the oil attibuted to Frances Reynolds, c.1777, given to the National (Portrait) Gallery by the 3rd Earl of Malmesbury in 1865.
De Vesme: 834, iii of iii.
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Testamento di Evdamida di Corinto. Lascio ad Areteo mia Madre, Perche la Nvtrisca; A Carisseno la Mia Figlivola, perche le dia Marito, e la doti givsta il svo potere. F. Bartolozzi Fiorentino, disegno e scolpi in Londra l'anno MDCCLXV della grandezza del
Testamento di Evdamida di Corinto. Lascio ad Areteo mia Madre, Perche la Nvtrisca; A Carisseno la Mia Figlivola, perche le dia Marito, e la doti givsta il svo potere. F. Bartolozzi Fiorentino, disegno e scolpi in Londra l'anno MDCCLXV della grandezza del qvadro di N. Pvssino dipinto a olio in carta, nella Collezione di Tommaso Hollis, Inglese.
[N. Poussin pinx. F. Bartolozzi sculp. n.d. c.1765.]
Etching, with large margins. Plate 248 x 298mm. 9¾ x 11¾".
A scene from Lucian's 'Toxaris, or Friendship': Corinthian Eudamidas lying in a bed with a man sitting next to him and taking down the dictation of the will, and another man standing beside the dying man; at the end of the bed, at right, and old woman and a young woman mouring; book illustration to "Memoirs of Thomas Hollis" (London, 1780.)
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18340]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Comte de Lusi.
Le Comte de Lusi.
F. Bartolozzi del: et Sculp:
[n.d. c.1820.]
Stipple, with very large margins. Plate 437 x 305mm (17¼ x 12").
Frederick, Comte de Lusi, statesman, author and linguist. He was resident Minister of the King of Prussia in London, St. Petersburg, Greece and involved in one of the earliest ascents of Mont Blanc in 1816.
Tuer: 1841. De V: 867. From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18333]   £285.00  
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The Maid of Corinth.
The Maid of Corinth.
F. Bartolozzi inv. T. Kirk sculp.
Published Jan. 1. 1794, by A.C.de Poggi, No. 91 New Bond Street, London.
Very rare stipple. 175 x 190mm (6¾ x 7½") with large margins.
A story of Pliny: the unnamed 'Maid of Corinth', in love with a young man, marks the outline of his show on a wall, thus inventing drawing. The image is within a decorative border suggesting a Græcian pottery plate.
[Ref: 41949]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Market of Love.
Market of Love.
F. Bartolozzi R.A. Engraver to His Majesty, invt. & sculpt.
Publish'd 4th May, 1801, by Anth.y Molteno, Printseller to her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, No.29 Pall Mall, London.
Stipple and etching, on later paper, 225 x 265mm (9 x 10½").
In front of a tree, four classical women kneeling and standing around a fenced enclosure holding three winged putti; in the background on the left, another nymph carrying away a putto on her shoulder. A reissue of the plate published in 1795 by Molteno and C. Guisan, with evidence of ware. By Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
De Vesme 440, undescribed state. See BM 1951,0723.21.
[Ref: 22471]   £230.00  
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Merit.
Merit.
F. Bartolozzi Esq.r R.A. Inv.t Del.t & Sculp.t
London Pub: March 15. 1795 by A: Molteno, Printseller to her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, No.76, St. James's Street.
Stipple and etching. 210 x 152mm. 8¼ x 6".
A winged child seated on a cloud holding up a laurel reef.
De Vesme: 659; iv/iv.
[Ref: 20460]   £220.00  
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[The Origin of Painting.]
[The Origin of Painting.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. et sculp.
Pubd. June 1.st 1782. by A. Poggi.
Stipple and etching. 280 x 241mm. 11 x 9½".
A young girl painting her fiance on the wall, using his shadow as the outline. Cupid guides her hand.
De Vesme: 2223; ii/v.
[Ref: 20605]   £220.00  
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Prudence.
Prudence.
F. Bartolozzi R.A. inv.t del & sculp.t
Publish'd March 14. 1794 by A Molteno Printseller to her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, No.76 St James's Street.
Stipple and etching. 197 x 140mm. 7¾ x 5½". Small paper loss to lower left-hand corner.
A winged child seated on a cloud holding a mirror in his right hand.
De Vesme: 699; iii/iii.
[Ref: 20456]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Great Britain.]
[Royal coat of arms of the Kingdom of Great Britain.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. sculp.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, Plate: 210 x 175mm, (8¼ x 7"). Thread margins.
The arms are surrounded by five putti, one holding a crown, and an angelic trumpeter. The Elector of Hanover inherited the throne following the death of Queen Anne under the provisions of the Act of Settlement of 1701, becoming King George I. The fourth quarter of the arms was changed to reflect the new King's domains in Hanover. By Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
[Ref: 39859]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four putti sacrificing a goat]
[Four putti sacrificing a goat]
[Francesco Bartolozzi with/or a student, c.1780]
Etching and stipple printed in brown on embossed paper, platemark 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9"). Trimmed to platemark top edge; glued to backing sheet; slight foxing.
Print from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of the work of Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). In the catalogue, Calabi and de Vesme suggest the print was probably executed by one of Bartolozzi's many students, but with Bartolozzi's assistance.
Calabi & de Vesme 2367
[Ref: 43134]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sirius Canis.]
[Sirius Canis.]
[F. Bartolozzi.]
[n.d. c.1780.]
Stipple and etching. 127 x 102mm. 5 x 4". Cut.
Head of a dog with human and lion-esque features; derived for the latin meaning dog star.
De Vesme: 2341.
[Ref: 21205]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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His Grace The Duke of Marlborough.
His Grace The Duke of Marlborough.
F. Bartolozzi R.A. ad vivum del.
London, Pub.d Apr: 14. 1795, by J. Thane, Spur Street, Leicester Square.
Very fine etching with stipple and crayon-manner, printed in brown ink, with large margins. Plate 274 x 215mm. 10¾ x 8½".
Bust portrait of George Spencer, fourth Duke of Marlborough, body facing front, head turned and looking towards three-quarter to left, with his Order of Garter; in an oval. George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817) was a British courtier and politician. He served as Lord Chamberlain between 1762 and 1763, and as Lord Privy Seal between 1763 and 1765.
NPG: D5214. Not in De Vesme.
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[Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
[Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield. From a Bust in the British Museum.]
[J.K. Sherwin Sculp.]
No.31. 1777 [in ink] [Publish'd Feb. 18th, 1777.]
Etching, proof before all letters, with large margins. 230 x 150mm (9 x 6").
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), engraved by Sherwin after Francesco Bartolozzi's drawing of a marble bust by Louis Francois Roubiliac (1745), depicting Stanhope unclothed in the style of a Roman emperor, now in the National Portrait Gallery. Stanhope was ambassador to The Hague from 1728, and was subsequently rewarded with the Order of the Garter and the position of Lord Steward. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1745 and Secretary of State in 1755.
[Ref: 24942]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield. From a Bust in the British Museum.
J.K. Sherwin Sculp. [after Francesco Bartolozzi.]
Publish'd Feb. 18th, 1777.
Etching. Sheet 215 x 130mm (8½ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate on three sides. Stained.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), engraved by Sherwin after Francesco Bartolozzi's drawing of a marble bust by Louis Francois Roubiliac (1745), depicting Stanhope unclothed in the style of a Roman emperor, now in the National Portrait Gallery. Stanhope was ambassador to The Hague from 1728, and was subsequently rewarded with the Order of the Garter and the position of Lord Steward. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1745 and Secretary of State in 1755.
[Ref: 35252]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
F. Bartolozzi del. et Sculp.
[n.d., c.1775.]
Etching. Sheet 245 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, well away from image.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), drawn and engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi from a marble bust by Louis Francois Roubiliac (1745), depicting Stanhope unclothed in the style of a Roman emperor, now in the National Portrait Gallery. Stanhope was ambassador to The Hague from 1728, and was subsequently rewarded with the Order of the Garter and the position of Lord Steward. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1745 and Secretary of State in 1755.
De Vesme 778, iii of iii.
[Ref: 35253]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield.
Le Noir Sculp. [after Francesco Bartolozzi.]
[n.d., c.1777.]
Etching. Sheet 205 x 120mm. (8¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), engraved by Le Noir after Francesco Bartolozzi's drawing of a marble bust by Louis Francois Roubiliac (1745), depicting Stanhope unclothed in the style of a Roman emperor, now in the National Portrait Gallery. Stanhope was ambassador to The Hague from 1728, and was subsequently rewarded with the Order of the Garter and the position of Lord Steward. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1745 and Secretary of State in 1755.
[Ref: 35254]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tryphon Imperator.
Tryphon Imperator. Ex nummo Argenteo penes Math. Duane Armig.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculp.
London, Publish'd Decr. 1. 1788, by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market.
Etching with stipple, printed in brown ink; published state, with very large margins. 215 x 155mm, 8½ x 6". A fine impression.
A coin bearing the head in profile of Diodotus Tryphon, a king of the Hellenistic Seleucid kingdom; a measure immediately below. As a general of the army, he promoted the claims of Antiochus VI Dionysus, the infant son of Alexander Balas, in Antioch after Alexander's death - but then in 142 BC deposed the child and himself seized power.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18241]   £260.00  
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[Virgin Mary.]
[Virgin Mary.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. et sculp.
Published according to Act of Parliament de 15 June 1776.
Fine stipple printed in sepia. Plate: 170 x 130mm (6¾ x 5¼") with large margins Slight foxing.
A portrait of the Virgin Mary shown in profile.
De Vesme 117. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46714]   £220.00  
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[Wall of ears.]
[Wall of ears.]
F. Bartolozzi Aqua Forti Fecit. T. Holloway Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Etching. 88 x 109mm. 3½ x 4¼".
Twenty-three ears on a panel framed with plants; a naked child with outstretched arms showing the panel.
De Vesme: 1739; iii/iii. See 13110 for earlier state.
[Ref: 20475]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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