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Désespoir de Mris. Bellamy sur les marches du Pont de Westminster.
Désespoir de Mris. Bellamy sur les marches du Pont de Westminster.
La Ville fe. Benoist del. F. Maradan sculp.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving, 190 x 133mm.
George Anne Bellamy (1731? - 1788), actress. Initially her beauty and social reputation stood her in good stead. She was small in stature, fair, with blue eyes, and apparently very beautiful. During her early life she was thrown into intimacy with Fox and many characters of highest mark. Her later years were burdened with suffering and debt however. She describes herself on her reappearance in Dublin, when still little more than thirty, as a little dirty creature bent nearly double, enfeebled by fatigue, her countenance tinged with jaundice, and in every respect the reverse of a person who could make the least pretension to beauty.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7882]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Glorious Battle of Blenheim
The Glorious Battle of Blenheim August the 13 1704
A. Benoist inv. et del. G. Scotin Sculp.
Published by Cl. du Bost, September ye 22 1735, According to Act of Parliament.
Engraving, sheet 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½"). Fold through middle; trimmed to plate.
Early and detailed representation of the famous Battle of Blenheim (known on the Continent as the Second Battle of Höchstädt), during the war of the Spanish Succession, when the Allied army under Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy crushed a French-Bavarian army thereto regarded as invincible.
[Ref: 38461]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Camp et Fourage génerale.
Camp et Fourage génerale.
Inventé et Gravé par Antoine Benoist.
Aparis chez Jacqs. Chereau, rue St. Jacques, au grand St. Remy. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 273 x 273mm. 10¾ x 10¾". Creases.
A scene of army officers assisting and controlling the harvest cut of the corn. A camp can be seen to the right-hand side.
[Ref: 15557]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of Chelsea Bridge Water-Works.
A Prospect of Chelsea Bridge Water-Works.
Sold by A.Benoist at Mr.Masons next door to the Golden Ball in the Hay Market, over against the Opera House - According to Act of Parliament. [n.d., c.1750].
Engraving with small margins. Plate 220 x 385mm.. 8¾" x 15¼".
The Chelsea Waterworks Company was formed in 1723 and supplied water to Westminster and adjacent parts. It introduced the first iron main in London in 1746. The company held water in reservoirs in Hyde Park and Green Park and pumped water through an elaborate sysstems of canals which covered a large area of today's Pimlico. As the years marched by the water was becoming more and more contaminated and the Company installed the first Sand filtration operation to purify the water. Eventurally in the late nineteenth century the company became part of the Metropolitan Water Board.
Longford: 645. the location of the water works is shown in Rocque's map of Chelsea, ref. 18215
[Ref: 26908]   £250.00  
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[Portraits of Louis XIV at different ages]
[Portraits of Louis XIV at different ages] Portraits de Louis le grand gravés suivant ses differents ages. MDCCIV.
A Benoist invenit et pinxit
Engraving, sheet 460 x 370mm (18 x 14½") large margins on 3 sides.
Ten portraits of Louis XIV, on medallions, at different ages, beginning at five years old (bottom centre) and ending at the age of fifty-four (top).
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45139]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons, Design'd as they were Drawn [up over against Somerset House, in the Strand, on the twenty Seventh of April, Ano. 1742]
A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons, Design'd as they were Drawn [up over against Somerset House, in the Strand, on the twenty Seventh of April, Ano. 1742]
Invented & Engrav'd by A. Benoist.
[first published 1742, this state 1771]
Engraving, platemark 235 x 610mm (9¼ x 24") very large margins. Fold through centre. Slight stain on left & right bottom in margins.
Parodic procession held in 1742 (another had been held the previous year) to ridicule the Order of Freemasons, taking place on the Strand in London (with the façade of Old Somerset House visible here). Detailed key below identifying various elements of the scene. This is the left half of a two-sheet print, printed in 1771 although the first state was published in 1742, shortly after the event depicted took place. As described in the 'London Daily Post' for March 20, 1742, the mock-procession was held to coincide with the Grand Annual Feast of the Freemasons at Haberdashers' Hall, and proceeded through Pall Mall and the Strand to Temple Bar, where it waited for the Freemason to pass by. The procession was organized by the satirist Paul Whitehead (1710-74) and Esquire Carey, surgeon to the prince of Wales.
BM Satires 2546 iv/iv
[Ref: 40356]   £240.00  
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Lord Wellington,
Lord Wellington, Généralissime des Troupes Britanniques.
Benoist sc.
à Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques No. 64 / Déposé &c...
Stipple engraving, platemark 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Faint crease on left.
French portrait of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, in uniform.
[Ref: 32466]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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