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[Mothers and Children.]
[Mothers and Children.]
[After Lady Diana Beauclerk.]
[London, Pub.d by August 1, 1805 by R. Ackermann, No 101, Strand.
Oblong quarto, red half morocco with marbled boards, rubbed. "The Works of Lady Beauclerk" in pencil on front endpaper. 16 colour-printed stipples. Extremely rare and fine collection. Occasional tears to edges of plates, some spotting. Uncut.
Finely-printed stipples of women and children, with the occasional appearance of Cupid. Lady Diana Beauclerk (17341808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. She illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother' and 'The Fables of John Dryden', and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Album of thirty stipple engravings after Lady Diana Beauclerk, including Dryden's 'Illustrations to the Fables of John Dryden'.]
[Many plates published by Edward Harding, 1797.]
Folio; full calf gilt, a.e.g, marbled endpapers; 30 plates interleaved with tissue, 2 smaller plates mounted on album paper to fit. The last four plates, 'Leonore', marked proofs. Some old ink mss. titles, some trimmed for binding.
A collection of thirty plates after Lady Diana Beauclerk (17341808), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Marlborough. These are: 13 plates from 'The Fables of John Dryden', engraved by Bartolozzi (3), Harding (5), Cheesman (3), Gardiner, Vandenburg and one unsigned; and 17 decorative vignette plates engraved by Bartolozzi (12), Gardiner (4) and one unsigned. Beauclerk illustrated a number of literary productions, including Horace Walpole's tragedy 'The Mysterious Mother',, and provided designs for Josiah Wedgwood's bas-reliefs on jasper ornaments.
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[Vignette of five children; for Dryden's 'Fables'.]
[Vignette of five children; for Dryden's 'Fables'.]
Drawn by the Rt. Hon. Lady Diana Beauclerk. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi Esqr. R. A.
Pubd June 4. 1797. by Edwd. Harding 98 Pall Mall.
Etching with stipple, sheet 210 x 260mm. 8¼ x 10¼". Margins trimmed; laid on card.
On the right a winged child standing, in profile to left, with a helmet on his head, holding a mask of Satyre in front of his face; another child behind him, with three more children on the left, looking towards the mask. Illustration to chapter "Theodore and Honoria" in 'Fables' by John Dryden (London, 1797). Text on verso faintly visible. Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734 - 1808) was the daughter of the second Duke of Marlborough. Her first marriage was to Lord Bolingbroke in 1757. When this marriage was dissolved she married Topham Beauclerk. She was a talented amateur artist whose designs were much admired by Horace Walpole.
De Vesme 1718.II.
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Villager
Villager Oh! come, and while the rosy footed May [...] / Thomson's Spring.
Drawn by a Lady. Engrav'd by P.W. Tomkins late pupil of F. Bartolozzi
[London, Publish'd as the Act directs May 16, 1791 by P.W.Tomkins New Bond St.]
Stipple printed in sepia, sheet 255 x 170mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line.
A woman walking and balancing a basket of flowers on her hat, her child by her side. Illustration of verses by James Thomson, whose 'The Seasons' was a popular source for artists favouring rural subject matter. Engraved from a design by Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808) by P.W. Tomkins, who like many former pupils of Bartolozzi mentioned as much on their prints to benefit from Bartolozzi's reputation.
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