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The Young Sweep in Love, or the House Maid's Conquest.
The Young Sweep in Love, or the House Maid's Conquest.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act Directs [date erased]. 198 lower left.
Mrzzotint 112 x 150mm.
A young chimney sweep standing on tip-toes to kiss a tall maid in the kitchen of a house.
BM:4589 [Reduced Version]
[Ref: 7255]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Inside View of the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens with the Company at Breakfast.
The Inside View of the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens with the Company at Breakfast.
Bowles delin et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1754 for Stowe's Survey [c.1800].
Copper Engraving. 290 x 400mm, 11½ x 15¾".
Engraving reversed from a painting by Canaletto in Compton Verney. The view focuses on the architecture of William Jones' rotunda, a structure in which the young Mozart performed (June 29th 1764). Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining the Wren's Pensioner's Hospital, became popular as a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. Balls, concerts, dinners and of course gossip were shared here almost daily. It quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity, but its popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely.
Longford: 340,a.
[Ref: 19588]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Grosvenor Square London.
A View of Grosvenor Square London. Vüe de la Place de Grosvenor a Londres.
T. Bowles Delin et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. Published 12.th. May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street , London.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate: 400 x 265mm (15½ x 10½"). Laid on Board. Tape stain across top margin. Some marking to plate.
A view of Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London. Sir Richard Grosvenor obtained a licence to develop the area around the square in 1710 and since its completion the area has remained one of the most fashionable addresses in London.
[Ref: 40399]   £320.00  
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Intelligence on the Change of the Ministry.
Intelligence on the Change of the Ministry. "Sam Soapsuds was scraping the Deputy's Chin, When Suet and Snip, with Old Crispin came in......"
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 20 May 1782.
Engraving. 510 x 355mm. A few small repairs, laid on white board.
A political discussion in a barber's shop, to the distress of the customer being shaved.
See BM Satire 6358 for a mezzotint version dated 1783, suggesting it is possibly after Dighton.
[Ref: 778]   £650.00  
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Prospect Von den Leicester Plaz in der Stadt London.  Vue de la Place de Leicester a Londres.
Prospect Von den Leicester Plaz in der Stadt London. Vue de la Place de Leicester a Londres.
T. Bowles delin. B. F. Leizel sculp.
Se vend à Augsbourg [Germany] dans le Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire sous son Privilege et avec défense de n'en faire ni vendre de Copies [n.d., c.1760].
Engraving, 315 x 435mm, 12½ x 17". Some light staining; small repaired hole top right, a very good early impression.
Fine prospect of Leicester Square, with reversed title in upper margin for use with a Vue D'Optique viewing box or 'zograscope'.
[Ref: 26242]   £420.00  
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A View of Leicester Square London.
A View of Leicester Square London.
T. Bowles Delin. et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753. London Printed for & Sold by Thomas Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles and Sons in Cornhill, Rob.t. Sayer in Fleet Street, and Hen. Overton without Newgate.
Coloured engraving. 270 x 410mm (10½ x 16"), with good margins. Spotting, paper toned.
A view looking north across Leicester Square, an equestrian statue of George I inside railings, with carriages, sedan chairs, sheep and cows and pedestrians.
[Ref: 45289]   £280.00  
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The Remains of the Great Temple in Palmira seen from the West.  Les Ruins du Grand Temple dans Palmira du coté del'Occident.
The Remains of the Great Temple in Palmira seen from the West. Les Ruins du Grand Temple dans Palmira du coté del'Occident. 1. The Temple of the Sun. 2. The great Column. 3. The Arch. 4. One side of the long Portico. 5. Columns which still support a considerable part of their Entablature. 6. A Building erected by the Turks.
[Printed forů.in Fleet Street]. [n.d.1740].
Coloured engraving, trimmed to image and mounted for display at time of issue, title excised and pasted on verso. Image 251 x 375mm.
The temples of Palmyra, in the Syrian desert. The original colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 789]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Chinese House, the Rotunda, & the Company in Masquerade in Ranelagh Gardens.
The Chinese House, the Rotunda, & the Company in Masquerade in Ranelagh Gardens.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 270 x 430mm (10¾ x 17"). Trimmed and backed, title removed and glued on to back for a Vue d'Optique machine.
A view of the pleasure gardens on the bank of the Thames at Chelsea. The print has been backed and edged in black to be used in an zograscope or optical diagonal machine which would use lenses to create the illusion of a 3-D landscape.
[Ref: 46823]   £260.00  
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A View of St James's Palace Pall Mall. &c.
A View of St James's Palace Pall Mall. &c.
T. Bowles Delin et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753. London Printed for Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles in Cornhill, and Rob.t. Sayer in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine original hand colour. 270 x 410mm (10½ x 16"), with very large margins. Stains in sky.
A view of Pall Mall and St James's Palace, a sedan chair in the foreground.
[Ref: 45288]   £260.00  
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A View of St. James's Square London ~ Vue de la Place de Ste. Jacques a Londres.
A View of St. James's Square London ~ Vue de la Place de Ste. Jacques a Londres.
J. Bowels Delin. et Sculp.
London, Printed for R. Wilkinson 58 Cornhill, Bowles & Carver 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, and Laurie & Whittle 53 Fleet Street. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. [n.d. c.1752; but later c.1800.]
Copper engraving, printed on J. Whatman paper. Plate 260 x 400mm. 10¼ x 15¾". Lightly toned. Small crease into sky.
A view of St James's Square with a circular pond in the centre; a boy with a hoop on the pavement in the foreground, sedan chairs and carriages, other people on horses and staff in the square.
[Ref: 21387]   £380.00  
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The Church of St Mary le Bow in Cheapside London. L'EGLISE de St Marie Le Bow dans Cheapside Londres.
Bowles delin et Sculp.
Printed for Carrington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard John Bowles in Cornhill and R Sayer in Fleet Street.
Copper engraving. 410 x 230mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
No.18 in series.
[Ref: 802]   £320.00  

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A south View of Westminster Abby & St Margarets Church. Vue de l'Abbaie de Wesminster, & de l'Eglise de Ste. Marguerite.
J.Bowles Delin et Sculp.
London Printed for Carington Banks in St Pauls Church Yard. John Bowles in Cornhil and Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street.
Copper engraving. 385 x 230mm. Minor stains and small tears in wide margins.
[Ref: 815]   £270.00  

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View of Waymouth, up the Harbour.
View of Waymouth, up the Harbour.
F. Bowles Esqr. delt. F Bernie Aqua tint.
Pubd. Decr. 1790 by I Fittler London & I Love Waymouth.
Etching and aquatint, scarce, with large margins, paper watermarked for J. Whatman. 255 x 295mm, 10 x 11½". Some spotting, mostly marginal; tatty extremities. One diagonal crease through upper left corner of plate.
An attractive prospect in an oval of Weymouth, Dorset, featuring shipping and a bridge. From the oblong folio 'Views of Waymouth' (1791, 12 plates) after J. Nixon, A. Beaumont; T. Morris, F. Bowles, and J. Love.
See BL Maps C.10.a.15. See item 22300 for titlepage.
[Ref: 22303]   £260.00  
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