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Alexander Chalmers M.A. and F.S.A.
Alexander Chalmers M.A. and F.S.A. Died Dec.r. 10.th. 1834, Aged 75.
Drawn on Stone by G.P.Harding from a drawing by W.Behnes in the possession of E.N.Thornton Esq.re.
Pub.d. June 15.th 1837, by G.P.Harding, Hercules Buildins, Lambeth. Day & Haghe Lith.rs. to the King.
Lithograph. On India. Sheet: 220 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"). Some slight foxing and surface dirt. Large margins.
Half portrait of Scottish writer and journalist Alexander Chalmers (1759-1934). Chalmers originally trained as a doctor but gave up medicine to pursue writing. As well as publishing various editions of works by writers such as Pope, Shakespeare and Johnson, Chalmers published a 'General Biographical Dictionary' (1812-17) and a 'Glossary to Shakespeare' (1807).
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A Sketch from the Baron in Lincoln's Inn Hall.
A Sketch from the Baron in Lincoln's Inn Hall. [with] John Baron Elder, Lord High Chancellor.
Engraved by W.Holl from a Drawing by W.H.Behnes. taken in Lincoln's Inn Hall 1817.
London, Published Apr. 1st 1818 by R.Cribb & Son, No. 288 Holborn.
Original pencil sketch by Behnes, image 320 x 250mm, with the resulting lithograph on india paper, 370 x 300mm.
From the Eldon Estate, Ebcombe, Dorset.
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John Baron Eldon, Lord High Chancellor.
John Baron Eldon, Lord High Chancellor.
Engraved by W. Holl from a Drawing by W.H. Behnes, taken in Lincoln Inn Hall, 1817.
London, Published Apr. 1. 1818 by R. Cribb & Son, No. 288 Holborn.
Stipple. One of the first 25 pulls; in ink at bottom "Bought from the publishers 22/7/1818 for £5.5.0 the original being in his possession" Plate: 380 x 315mm (15 x 12½"), with large margins. Foxing,
A portrait of barrister and politician John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) who served as Lord Chancellor between 1801 and 1806 and 1807 and 1827.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46902]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of William Upcott]
[Portrait of William Upcott] A Collector.
Engraved by T. BRagg from a Drawing by W. Behnes, March 1818.
Engraving on india, very fine impression; platemark 285 x 185mm (11¼ x 7¼").
William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector and son of the artist Ozias Humphry (1742-1810). Along with his early collecting of prints, coins and trade tokens, Upcott inherited his father's artworks and extensive correspondence. It was the latter which led Upcott towards his primary interest of collecting autographs. Upcott also catalogued the library at the Evelyn family home of Wotton in Surrey (in the course of which he acquired, possibly illegally, a number of items which he later refused to return), and compiled a biographical dictionary of British authors and a bibliography of British topgraphical works (a volume of which he holds in this print). In later years Upcott negotiated with various institutions interested in acquiring his collection (from the British Museum to the Library of Congress) but most of his collection remained with him at his Islington residence 'Autograph Cottage'. After his death the collections were dispersed in three sales: the British Museum purchased his collections relating to British topography, while the Evelyn family repossessed items Upcott had taken from the library. Engraved after a drawing by William Behnes (1791x7-1864), who was second only to Francis Chantrey as England's most prolific and successful portrait sculptor at this time.
Private Collection.
[Ref: 43354]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Chas. Warren Esq.r
Chas. Warren Esq.r
W. Behnes, Sculptor. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds. Engraver to the King.
Pubd. June 10.th 1824 for the Proprietor by Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street.
Mezzotint, collector's stamp on verso, with very large margins. Plate 355 x 254mm. 14 x 10".
Portrait of Charles Warren after a sculptured bust by W. Behnes, directed towards left. Charles Warren (1762-1823) was an engraver and draughtsman; one of the first engravers to use steel.
Whitman: 290. See Lugt: 31 [Victoria & Albert Museum].
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