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A View of the Foundling Hospital.
A View of the Foundling Hospital. Vue d'Hopital des Enfants Trouves.
L.P. Boitard Delin. Parr sculpt.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for R. Sayer Map and Printseller facing Fetter Lane Fleet Street [n.d., c.1770].
Etching on coarse laid paper, early state, 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾". Very thin margins; a fine impression.
The Foundling Hospital was founded in 1739 in London, north of Great Ormond Street and west of Gray's Inn Lane, by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The plate engraved by Nathaniel Parr (fl.1723 - 1760) after Louis Philippe Boitard (1733 - 1767; fl.) in 1753.
[Ref: 20466]   £220.00  
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Elizabeth Canning, born Septr: 17th. 1734.
Elizabeth Canning, born Septr: 17th. 1734.
Drawn from the Life by L.P. Boitard & Engrav'd by him.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t May 27th 1754. Printed for & Sold by Tho.s Bowles in St Paul's Church Yard & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Engraving, rare. Sheet 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate, small worm hole.
Elizabeth Canning (1734-1773), an 18-year-old London maidservant who claimed to have been kidnapped on New Year's Day and held for a month, in a brothel in Enfield. She accused `Mother Wells', the madam of the establishment, of trying to force her to become a prostitute. Wells was tried at the Old Bailey and convicted; however Crisp Gascoyne, trial judge and Lord Mayor of London, had doubts and founded new evidence that led Canning to be charged with perjury and transported for seven years.
[Ref: 45347]   £260.00  

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Buy my Curds and Whey.
Buy my Curds and Whey.
[L. P. Boitard.]
[n.d., c.1821]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾") large margins.
A scene showing a woman offering a cup of curd, a dairy product, to a boy. A plate from 'The Cryes of the City of London Drawne after the Life', a later impression.
[Ref: 44644]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Imports of Great Britain from France.
The Imports of Great Britain from France. Humbly Address'd to the Laudable Associations of Anti-Gallicans, and the generous promoters of the British Arts & Manufactories; by their sincere Well-wisher, and truly devoted humble Servant, L.P. Boitard.
Invented & Engrav'd by L. P. Boitard.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, March 7th 1757 by John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London.
Etching, sheet 245 x 345mm. 9¾ x 13½". Trimmed within plate; small tear into lower inscription.
A satire on the English demand for French goods despite being a year into the Seven Years' War (1756-63), drawn and etched by Louis Philippe Boitard. It shows crowds milling around Custom House Quay desperate to see the French goods being unloaded: these include a cook, an abbé, a dancer, crates of perfumes and millinery, wine barrels and Normandy cheese. In the background is the Custom House, the Tower of London and a forest of ships' masts. Boitard's original pen and brown ink sketch, with grey and brown wash, is in the British Museum (1908,0822.10).
BM Satires: 3653.
[Ref: 43893]   £360.00  
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Maximilian Christopher Miller.
Maximilian Christopher Miller. Near eight Foot high, his Hand a Foot, & his finger Six Inches long. Born at Leipsick in Saxony A.D. 1674.
Boitard del. Drawn from the Life at London April 1733.
Sold by C. Dicey & Co, in Aldermary Church Yard [n.d., c.1760].
Etching, 18th century watermark. 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed into plate at sides, cut at horizontal centre fold with loss made up.
Maximillian Christopher Miller (1674-1734), known as the Saxon Giant and the German Giant.
[Ref: 45363]   £260.00  

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Le Retour du Matelot. Te voilà, Cher Colin! que ton heureux retour, S embloit être tardif à mon ardent armour!...Rare comme un Phénix, plus precieux que l’or; C’est, m’en croiras tu bein  mon gentil pucelage. [&]
Le Retour du Matelot. Te voilà, Cher Colin! que ton heureux retour, S embloit être tardif à mon ardent armour!...Rare comme un Phénix, plus precieux que l’or; C’est, m’en croiras tu bein mon gentil pucelage. [&] Les Adieux du Matelot. Je te quitte, Fanchon, mes uniques plaisirs, Je vais enfler la Mer du torrent de mes larmes...Je n’apprehende, halas! trop friande Beauté, Que ta seul infidelité. Par M.r Moraine.
Boitard Invenit. N. Vasseur sculp.
A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques. [n.d. c.1750.]
Pair of etchings and engravings, very scarce. Plate 321 x 215mm (12¾ x 8½"). Slight creasing; unknown ink lines etched on the sails in 'retour'.
A pair of love scenes as the sailors bids his beloved goodbye as he prepares to go to sea; and his joyful return bearing gifts of money and a watch; the Royal Standard seen behind on the carriage. Engravings after Louis Philippe Boitard (1733-67, fl.), French-born printmaker based in London and frequently considered one of the finest satirists of his day. Probably copied from the pair engraved by Thomas Booth and published in London in 1744.
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