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[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius]
[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius] Il est d'un roy de se vaincre soy mesme / Alexandre, ayant vaincu Darius pres la ville d'Isse entre dans une tente ou étoient la Mere la femme et les filles de Darius [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran excudit
Se vend à Paris chez B. et J. Audran rue et faubourg St. Jaque vis a vis la rue St. Dominique. [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼") very large margins. Paper time stained.
After defeating Darius in the battle of Issus (333 BC), Alexander found Darius' family (who he had left behind when fleeing the battlefield). One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45146]   £260.00  
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[Entry of Alexander the Great into Babylon]
[Entry of Alexander the Great into Babylon] Ainsy par la vertu s'elevent les heros. / Entré Triomphante d'Alexandres dans Babilone [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran
Se vend à Paris chez J. Audran rue et faubourg St. Jaque devant la rue St. Dominique. [c.1750]
Fine engraving, platemark 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"), very large margins
One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45145]   £260.00  
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Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue.
Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue. Alexander enters Babylon in Triumph Amidst the Shouts and Acclamations of the People [parallel text in French]
Le Brun Pinx Parr Sculp
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre. Probably copied from the larger set of engravings published in Paris by Audran.
For Audran's engraving of the same painting see ref. 45145.
[Ref: 45161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Battle of Arbella]
[The Battle of Arbella] La vertu est digne de l'empire du monde / Alexandre apres plusieurs victoires, deffit Darius dans la bataille qu'il donna prés d'Arbelle [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran Excudit [in image]
Engraving, platemark 295 x 605mm (11½ x 23¾") large margins. Fold through centre as issued; fine impression.
Engraving after one of the famous series of 'The Battle of Alexander' by Charles Le Brun (1619-90), which invited comparison between the ancient ruler and the French monarch Louis XIV. When the engraver Girard Audran (1640-1703) returned to Paris after a period of study in Rome at the studio of Carlo Maratti, he was engaged to engrave these four enormous pictures, which took him six years and for which he was paid over 10,000 francs. The series is the masterpiece of an important engraver, and earned him admission to the Académie Royale.
IFF 66
[Ref: 45437]   £360.00  
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[Balinese slave]
[Balinese slave] Une esclave balienne
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. Visiting an estate near Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn writes: 'I drew two Baliers, who were slaves to Mr. Kastelein, with the dress they wore in this as well as in their own country. They fold part of their habit, which is usually made of striped stuff, round their waist to which they fasten it by one end, and suffer the rest to flow down to their feet. The upper part of their attire, which is of a different colour, covers their breast, and then descends to their knees. They generally have a handkerchief in their hand, and their hair is plaited into a point on the upper part of their head. Their arms and feet are naked'.
[Ref: 41202]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Balinese slave in riding costume]
[Balinese slave in riding costume] Une esclave balienne
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. Visiting an estate near Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn writes: 'I drew two Baliers, who were slaves to Mr. Kastelein, with the dress they wore in this as well as in their own country ... the 203d plate represents them in the habit they wear on horseback; a black mantle being cast over their body, and their head covered with flowered linnen, and a red hat. They have likewise a handkerchief in their hand, on this as well as on other occasions'.
[Ref: 41203]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue des Environs d'Anvers.
Vue des Environs d'Anvers.
Brugles de Velours pinx. J.P. Le Bas Sculp.
A Paris chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais, No.32. [n.d. c.1780.]
Copper engraving. Plate 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15". Scuff to the lower right-hand corner just outside image. Uncut, fine.
Travellers walk, and ride along the dirty and bumpy track to. Weary travellers rest to the side of the road the dry bones of a horse represent the harsh life of an itinerant worker. Engraved after Jan Brueghel the Elder, frequently referred to as 'Velvet' Brueghel, as here.
[Ref: 16493]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue des Environs de Bruxelles.
Vue des Environs de Bruxelles.
Brugles de Velours pinx. J.P. Le Bas Sculp.
A Paris chez Jean, rue Jean de Beauvais, No.32. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Plate 280 x 380mm. 11 x 15". Large margins.
A scene in the countryside outside of Brussels. Cows are being herded as they walk past the stream. A carraige has arrived with people returning from market. In the background, a man attends to the wood, and a group of people drink and chatter in the road. Engraved after Jan Brueghel the Elder, frequently referred to as 'Velvet' Brueghel, as here.
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Benedicite
Benedicite Benisé la bonté Supréme / Mes Enfans avant le repas / C'est le Seigneur nen doutez pas / Qui nous nourit luy meme
le Brun in. C. Duflos ex
AParis Chez Duflos rue S. Jacques [c.1720]
Engraving, platemark 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6"). Very large margins.
Family saying grace before a meal., after Charles Le Brun (1619-90).
[Ref: 37105]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Suspension Chain Pier, Brighton.
Suspension Chain Pier, Brighton.
This Splendid Structure was projected and Executed by Capt. S. Brown R.N. Drawn, Engraved, Printed & Publish'd by J.Bruce, 28 Middle St, Brighton.
Very fine coloured aquatint. 165 x 255mm. 6½ x 9¾". Large margins.
The Royal Suspension Chain Pier, with nine lines of description either side of the title. In the foreground are two wheeled bathing huts. Designed by Capt. Samuel Brown and opened in 1823, costing £30,000. From 1825 steam packet boats offered excursions to the Isle of Wight from the pier. However the exposed nature of Brighton beach meant that the pier was damaged by storms in 1824, 1833 and 1836. It was overshadowed by the opening of the West Pier in 1866, and remained open until 1896, when a survey found the head was nearly seven feet off perpendicular. Another storm destroyed it later in the year.
Ford: Images of Brighton, 187.
[Ref: 21570]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Brighton Suspension Chain Pier.
Brighton Suspension Chain Pier. This brilliant specimem of modern architecture was projected & executed by Cap.n S. Brown R.N. its foundation consists of four clumps of piles, 258ft. distant driven nearly 8ft...The length of the esplanade to the beginning of the Pier, is 1250 ft. & along which carriages pals. Commened Oct.r 1822 openened to ye publick Nov. 1283. Estimated expence 30.000l/
Drawn, Engraved, Printed & Publish'd, by J. Bruce, Brighton.
[n.d. c.1824.]
Aquatint, paper watermarked, with very large margins: J Whatman 1823. 276 x 376mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Some creasing.
The Royal Suspension Chain Pier, designed by Captain Samuel Brown and built in 1823. It was primarily intended as a landing stage for packet boats to Dieppe, France.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham. Ford 195.
[Ref: 30102]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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I See Sir I See, it comes to this.
I See Sir I See, it comes to this.
Drawn Engrav'd Printed & Publish'd by I. Bruce, 83, Farringdon Stt.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Silhouette, etching and aquatint, 190 x 170mm. 7½ x 6¾". Lightly soiled.
Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868), Lord Chancellor, sitting in profile holding his spectacles, a paper inscribed 'Reform' on the lectern in front of him.
Brougham, a radical Whig lawyer and MP, tirelessly campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. As Lord Chancellor (1830-4) he played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill (1832) with Lord Grey.
By John Bruce (c.1815 - 1830; fl.).

[Ref: 11821]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Salvator Mundi (Christ as a child).]
[Salvator Mundi (Christ as a child).]
C. Le Brun pinxit. F. Bartolozzi sculpsit.
Pub: March 10 1775, by V.M. Picot No.16 Strand.
Stipple engraving printed in sanguine, proof before title with scratched publication line. 185 x 145mm, 7¼ x 5¾". A fine impression, with full margins, slight stain top right just inside platemark.
Child Christ, in a roundel, leaning on a table, holding an inscribed parchment and looking upwards. After Charles Le Brun (French, 1619 - 1690).
De Vesme 304, I of II.
[Ref: 21165]   £220.00  
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[Christ carrying the cross]
[Christ carrying the cross] Si quelqu'un veut venir apres moy, qu'il renonce a luy meme, et qu'il prenne sa Croix et me suive [...]
C. le Brun pinx. P. Picault Sculp. C.P.R.
A Anvers chez C. Vermeulen et a Paris chez B. Picart rue St. Jacques au Buste de Monseigneur [c.1785]
Engraving, platemark 435 x 550mm (17 x 21½"). Crease in centre as normal. Small margins.
Large engraving after painting (now in the Louvre) by Charles Le Brun (1619-90), most famous for painting the ceilings of the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), Versailles. According to Louis XIV Le Brun was 'the greatest French artist of all time'.
[Ref: 43149]   £260.00  
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The Plan of Constantinople.
The Plan of Constantinople.
[Engraved by Herman Moll after Cornelis Le Bruyn.]
[London, c.1739.]
Engraving, with large margins. 210 x 300mm, 8¼ x 11¾". Tears in margins.
A bird's-eye view of Constantinople from behind the Scutari.
[Ref: 26328]   £220.00  
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Constantinopolis.
Constantinopolis.
[After Cornelis de Bruyn, 1698.]
Engraving on three joined sheets, total dimensions approx 1860 x 295mm 73¼ x 11½"). Creases.
Extraordinary long view of Istanbul originally published in the 'Reizen' (1698) of Dutch artist Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726/7). De Bruyn first visited Egypt and Asia Minor in the 1670s, where he gathered the information that informed the travelogue (with over 200 plates) 'Reizen van Corn. de Bruyn door de vermaardste deelen van Klein Asia, de eylanden Scio, Rhodus, Cyprus enz. mitsg. de voornaamste steden van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina', published in Delft in 1698. After supervising the publication and its French translation (Delft, 1700), de Bruyn set off on another long voyage, from 1701-08. This time he travelled to Russia, Persia and the East Indies, and the travels led to another large volume, 'orn.de Bruins Reizen over Moskovie door Persie en Indie, verrykt met 300 konstplaten, vertoonende . . . voor al derz. oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig die van het . . .hof van Persepolis' (Amsterdam, 1711). Thereafter he restricted his travels to visiting friends in the Netherlands.
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Anna Francisca de Bruyns Aetatis XXIIII. Anno M.DC.XXIX.
Anna Francisca de Bruyns Aetatis XXIIII. Anno M.DC.XXIX. Clarissima et eximia pingendi Arte Illustrissima Domina, D: Anna Francisca de Bruyns, Nobilissimi ac Gene::rosissimi Domini D: Isaaci Bullart Regij Ordinis Equitis Regij Vedastmorum Monasterij apud Atrebates Pratoris primarij, Supremi Montium Pietats in Flandria et Artesia Prefecti etc: Conjux, De Sua Effigies ase depicta. Peniculi norunt nostri miracula Belgae, Galle coles stupuit vidit ut Italia, Galli Itali Belga porro haec nuratur et Ora, Quae nostra hic otiam sun animata mana.
F. Bouttats fecit. Ao.1648.
Engraving, rare. 151 x 95mm. 6 x 3¾".
Anna Francisca de Bruyns (1604-1675) was a Flemish Baroque painter. She was was assistant to the architect Jaques Francart and is known as a portrait painter, especially during the period that she was court painter to Infante Isabella. She later married the Rotterdam writer Isaac Bullart and had twelve children by him.
In LACMA. H.71
[Ref: 24536]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Diana und Endimion.
Diana und Endimion. Seiner Excellenz Friederick Frey=herrn von Loë genant Winckelhausen, Sr Chufürstl Dhlt zu Pfalz Bayeren Kämmere, des Pfälzischen Löwen ordens Rittern, general Lieutenant, Inhabern eines Reuter Regiments, Commandierenden general aller in beiden Herzogthümern gulich und Berg befindlichen Trouppen, un Bergischen land Commissarius, &c.&c. ergebenst gewidmet von J Brulliot.
I. Bruillot Prof. Acad. El. Pinx. I.G. Huck sculp.
herausgegeben durch I.G. Huck Dusseldorf den 1. Jan.ry 1788.
Mezzotint. Plate 520 x 336mm. 20½ x 13¼".
Endymion the shepherd, in Greek mythology, seated sleeping with a dog next to him and his staff. The myth of Endymion being not dead by endlessly asleep, ensured that scenes of Selene and Endymion were popular; this later became the moon goddess Diana and Endymion in the Renaissance. See Ref: 20706 for an fine printed colour impression.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 20705]   £430.00  
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Le Debordement du Nil.
Le Debordement du Nil.
C. le B. in.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet: 215 x 170mm (8¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed.
An allegorical representation of the flooding of the Nile. The Nile is represented by a bearded male figure surrounded by putti, the sphynx and a crocodile. The figure of Mercury paints a portrait of the Nile but the canvas portrays the figure of Louis XIV. After French court painter to Louis XIV Charles le Brun (1619-1690).
[Ref: 46819]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York.
Madam Le Brun del. M.A. Bourlier Sc.
London Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 275 x 215mm. 10¾ x 8½".
Princess Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina (1767-1820) was the only daughter of Crown Prince Frederick William of Prussia, later King Frederick William II. She later assumed the title The Duchess of York and Albany following her marriage in 1791 to Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany.
NPG: D15300.
[Ref: 22677]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV.]
[George IV.]
Engraved & Published by I. Bruce. Brighton.
[n.d., c.1829.]
Etching printed on yellow card. Proof impression. Sheet size: 150 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½").
A caricature of George IV (1762 - 1830), standing in full-length profile in coat and top hat, stick tucked under right arm; in his latter years, perhaps on one of his frequent trips to Brighton. John Bruce printmaker and seller flourishing in the 1820's and known for his Brighton Characters and engraved silhouettes of prominent political figures and socialites.
[Ref: 40005]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[George IV.]
[George IV.] Born. Aug.t 16 1763. Died, Jan.y 5, 1827.
Engraved & Published by I. Bruce. Brighton.
[n.d., c.1829.]
Etching printed on yellow card. Sheet size: 150 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Bit messy.
A caricature of George IV (1762 - 1830), standing in full-length profile in coat and top hat, stick tucked under right arm; in his latter years, perhaps on one of his frequent trips to Brighton. John Bruce printmaker and seller flourishing in the 1820's and known for his Brighton Characters and engraved silhouettes of prominent political figures and socialites. For proof impression see item ref: 40005.
[Ref: 40006]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Battle of the Granicus]
[Battle of the Granicus] La vertu surmonte tout obstacle / Alexandre ayant passé le Granique, attaque les Perses a forces inegales [...]
C le Brun pinxit
Se vend a Paris chez Benoit Audran rue St. Jacques a St. Prosper et chez Jean Audran rue et faubourg St. Jacques vis a vis la rue St. Dominique [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 600mm (11½ x 23½"). Folded as issued.
The Battle of the Granicus River in 334 BC, the first of Alexander the Great's three major battles against the Persian empire, fought in Asia Minor near the site of Troy. One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun depicting the battles of Alexander (now in the Louvre).
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45148]   £360.00  
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[Human skeleton from the front and back.]
[Human skeleton from the front and back.] Plate VI [&] PlateVII.
[C. Le Brun.]
[British, n.d., c.1730.]
Pair of engravings on laid paper, each c.285 x 215mm, 11¼ x 8½". Vertical crease, diagonal crease through upper right corners.
Two different perspectives of the same skeleton, posed with arms away from the torso. From a folio of anatomical studies after French painter Charles Le Brun (1619 - 1690).
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[Battle of the Hydaspes]
[Battle of the Hydaspes] La vertu plaist quoy que vaincue / Alexandre n'est pas seulement touché de compassion en voyant la grandeur d'ame du Roy Porus qu'il a vaincu [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit
Se vend a Paris chez Benoist Audran, rue St. Jacques a L'Image de St. Prosper et chez Jean Audran rue et faubourg St. Jacques vis a vis la rue St. Dominique [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 600mm (11½ x 23½"). Folded as issued.
The Battle of the Hydaspes in 326 BC, between Alexander the Great and king Porus. The battle was fought on the banks of the river Hydaspes (now known as the Jhelum) in what is now the Punjab region of Pakistan. Alexander was so impressed by Porus' conduct that he allowed Porus to rule Hydaspes in Alexander's name. One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun depicting the battles of Alexander (now in the Louvre).
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45149]   £360.00  
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[The author granted an audience with the king of Banten]
[The author granted an audience with the king of Banten] Audience de l'Autheur auprès le Roy
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 230 x 320mm (9 x 12½") very large margins. Central fold as issued.
The Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1727) sat at table with the king or sultan of Banten, a sultanate centred on the city of the same name on the island of Java. Plate from Cornelis de Bruyn's 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. In his text de Bruyn gives a detailed account of his audience with the sultan, including the Dutch cheese he was given to eat, the king's concubines, his family, and his dwarfs, who are seen dancing in the print.
[Ref: 41195]   £240.00  
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[Savage from the south]
[Savage from the south] Homme Sauvage du Sud.
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. While in Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn encounters 'four men, whom a ship, called the Pincon, had taken from the southern coast... who were permitted to enjoy their liberty.' He explains that the men had been brought to Batavia with the intention of teaching them the local language, and then to obtain from them an account of their native land, before sending them back and hoping that 'they might have an opportunity of representing the humanity of the company to their fellow natives, and to induce them to engage in a commerce with our nation'.
[Ref: 41204]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jeesdagaes
Jeesdagaes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½").
Views of a mountain village in modern-day Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn visited this village while travelling from Isfahan to Shiraz.
[Ref: 41199]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Robert Jones the wonderful Linguist. Born at Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire now living in Liverpool.
Richard Robert Jones the wonderful Linguist. Born at Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire now living in Liverpool.
Drawn Engaved & Published by AR Burt Miniature painter Chester Mary 30 1823.
Coloured engraving. 170 x 200mm.
Richard Robert Jones or 'Dic Aberdaron' (1780-1843) as he was commonly known was a travelling linguist from Aberdaron, Caernarfonshire. Despite receiving very little formal education, he is said to have been fluent in at least 14 languages. He spent many years travelling the country with his books and his cat! He was buried at St. Asaph in 1844.
[Ref: 1115]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné.
La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné. Dédié a Mr le Vicomte de Molien. Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur Mondhare.
Le Brun Inv. Del. Dambrun Sculp.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving. 400 x 281mm. 15¾ x 11". Trimmed inside platemark.
On an enveloped chaise-longue sit two lovers, brought together by cupid who stands in front of the woman.
[Ref: 27695]   £240.00  
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[The Siege of Douai.]
[The Siege of Douai.]
Seb. le Clerc Sculp.
Engraving, proof before title. Sheet 390 x 545mm (15¼ x 21½").
Louis XIV standing in front of a wounded soldier, soldiers collecting firewood on right, and view of Douai in distance. Representation of the siege of Douai in 1667 during the War of Devolution (1667-8) in which Louis XIV's armies gained land in the Spanish Netherlands and the Franche-Comté but were forced to give most of it back to a Triple Alliance of England, Sweden and the Dutch Republic. From a series of five plates reproducing the compositions invented by Charles Lebrun for a set of tapestries celebrating the victories of Louis XIV.
[Ref: 43609]   £360.00  
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[Mary Magdalene.] Le Retour a la Vertu.
[Mary Magdalene.] Le Retour a la Vertu.
Painted by C. le Brun. Engraved by N. Schiavonetti junior.
London Published the 10th of February 1795 by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co., N. 132 Pall Mall.
Fine stipple impression. Sheet 560 x 430mm (22 x 17"). Trimmed just within plate. Some creasing.
A large portrait of Mary Magdalene at her dressing table, casting her jewelbox aside and turning her face up to God. After Charles Le Brun (1619-90), most famous for painting the ceilings of the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors), Versailles. According to Louis XIV Le Brun was 'the greatest French artist of all time'.
[Ref: 39718]   £260.00  
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Carte Générale du Mexique et de la partie Sud-Ouest des Etats-Units. Carte de l'Amérique Centrale ou des Républiques de Guatemala, San-Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa-Rica.
Carte Générale du Mexique et de la partie Sud-Ouest des Etats-Units. Carte de l'Amérique Centrale ou des Républiques de Guatemala, San-Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa-Rica. Atlas Universel en 67 feuilles No.61. No. 44.
Dressee par A. Brué, Géographe Revue par E. Levasseur Membre de l'Institut.
Institut Géographique de Paris Ch. Delagrave Éditeur de la Société de Géographie 58 rue des Ecoles. [n.d. c.1875].
Hand-coloured engraving. 610 x 475mm (24 x 18¾"). Horizontal centrefold.
A map that shows geography, cities, towns, railroads, and political boundaries in Mexico, Central America, and the southwestern United States. From "Atlas Universel De Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne Et Moderne, Contenant Les Cartes Generales Et Particulieres De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde...".
[Ref: 30447]   £220.00  
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[Battle of the Milvian Bridge]
[Battle of the Milvian Bridge] Bataille de Constantin contre le tyran Maxence Donnée le 28 octobre l'an 312, de Jesus Christ
Carol. le Brun inv. N. Tardieu excudit 1715
A Paris chez N Tardieu rue St. Jacques au Mecenas. Avec Privilege du Roy
Engraving, platemark 290 x 600mm (11½ x 23½"). Folded as issued.
The battle of the Milvian Bridge (an important route over the Tiber) in which Constantine defeated Maxentius (who drowned in the Tiber) and began the path which eventually saw him become sole ruler of the Roman Empire. After Charles Le Brun.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45151]   £360.00  
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Le sacrificateur de Madian avait sept filles [...].
Le sacrificateur de Madian avait sept filles [...]. [Moses defending the daughters of Jethro.]
C. Le Brun pinxit. Audran Sculpsit.
A Paris Chez Audran, rue St. Jaques, aux 2 pilliers d'or. Avec Privil du Roy. [n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 550 x 620mm (21¾ x 24¼"). Cut to image. Laid on 18th century backing sheet. Central vertical crease.
Moses defending the daughters of Jethro, who are gathered at right and are expressing various emotions as, on the left, Moses forces a man to the ground whilst brandishing his staff. Behind, camels and cows are seen drinking from a trough. After a painting executed in 1686 by Nicholas Poussin (1594 - 1665). A dedication below to Hilare Rouillé du Coudray.
[Ref: 38448]   £240.00  
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[Netherlands] Jan van Leyen [John of Leiden]
[Netherlands] Jan van Leyen [John of Leiden] Koninck dor Herdoop, wort int Jaer 1525, met geloeyde Tangen van een genepen tot Munster.
Henrikus ver bruggen delin: Gasp: Bouttats sculpsit
[n.d., c.1690]
Engraving with decorative engraved frame with rats eating books and a dragon breathing fire, printed from separate plate. Total sheet size 300 x 180mm (11¾ x 7"). Trimmed to image. Tear to bottom right.
Portrait of John of Leiden (1509?-1536), Anabaptist leader and King of Munster until its fall in 1536, when he was executed. The portrait in the middle, perhaps based on Aldegrever's engraving, is clearly from the late 16th/early 17th century. The allegorical surround by Gaspar Bouttats was probably designed specifically to fit restrikes of that portrait.
[Ref: 31118]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ruins of Persepolis]
[Ruins of Persepolis] Portiques a l'Ouest
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼") very large margins. Central fold as issued.
Part of the ruins of Persepolis, also known as the 'Throne of Jamshid', located near Shiraz in modern Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn attached great significance to his visit to Persepolis, describing it in detail and including nuermous engravings in his publication.
[Ref: 41205]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ruins of Persepolis.]
[Ruins of Persepolis.] Deux Portiques et les Deux Colomnes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼"). Central fold as issued.
Part of the ruins of Persepolis, also known as the 'Throne of Jamshid', located near Shiraz in modern Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn attached great significance to his visit to Persepolis, describing it in detail and including numerous engravings in his publication.
[Ref: 41200]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Femme Picte.
Femme Picte.
Tire de Bru.
A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787].
Engraving with hand colour. 278 x 167mm.
Strong contemporary colour in gold leaf line surround. ['A.D.P.R.' (Avec Privilege Du Roi) inscribed lower right].
[Ref: 2116]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski. King of Poland.]
[Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski. King of Poland.]
Le Brun pinx.t D. Orme sc.t.
[n.d., c.1792.]
Stipple, rare. Sheet size: 127 x 100mm (5 x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on backing sheet.
A half length portrait of Stanislaus August Poniatowski (1732 - 1798), inclined slightly to left, with powdered hair, fur coat with a star of the White Eagle, and a white ruffle. In an oval. Poniatowski was the last King and Grand Duke of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–95) and was recognised as a great patron of the arts and sciences and a supporter of progressive reforms. Arriving at the Russian imperial court in Saint Petersburg in 1755, he became romantically involved with the twenty-six-year-old Catherine Alexeievna (the future Empress Catherine the Great). With her support, in 1764 he was elected king of Poland. Against expectations, he attempted to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth. His efforts were met with external opposition from Prussia, Russia and Austria, all interested in keeping the Commonwealth weak. The reforms were overthrown following a succession of wars which led to the Partitions of Poland, marking the end of the Commonwealth. Stripped of all meaningful power, Poniatowski abdicated in November 1795 and spent the last years of his life in semi-captivity in Saint Petersburg.
[Ref: 34388]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Porus in battle]
[Porus in battle] La vraye valeur est toujours invincible / Porus abandonné des siens blessa plusieurs de ceux qui l'environnoient [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran excudit
Se vend à Paris chez B. Audran au Palais de Luxembourg et Chez J. Audran a l'entrée du Faubourg St. Jaque vis a vis l'Ygret. [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 600mm (11½ x 23½"). Folded as issued.
King Porus distinguishing himself in the Battle of the Hydaspes against Alexander the Great in the ancient kingdom of Pauravas (now part of the Punjab province of Pakistan). One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun depicting the battles of Alexander (now in the Louvre).
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45147]   £360.00  
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Prudence.
Prudence.
Le Brun in. B. Lens fe.
[n.d. c.1740.] C. Cooper ex.
A fine mezzotint. 159 x 109mm. 6¼ x 4¼". Some foxing at corners. Laid on sheet.
Prudence. [Proverbs 8: 12]. "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion."
[Ref: 14422]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Veduta della Basilica di S: Pietro in Vaticano. No.1. Colonnato e Piazza di S: Pietro. No.2. obelisco Alsato dal Cavr. Fontaana.  No.3. Nuova Sacristia.  No.4. Palazzo Vaticano.
Veduta della Basilica di S: Pietro in Vaticano. No.1. Colonnato e Piazza di S: Pietro. No.2. obelisco Alsato dal Cavr. Fontaana. No.3. Nuova Sacristia. No.4. Palazzo Vaticano.
Jo Jovanni Brun delinio e Sculp nel anno. 1785.
Presso Carlo Losi l'anno 1785:
A very fine copper engraving. Plate 431 x 605mm. 17 x 23¾". Loss of margin top right inside platemark.
A beautiful view looking down on to the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter. A late renaissance church at the heart of the Vatican City, and the head of the Catholic Church.
[Ref: 16341]   £490.00  
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[Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France]
[Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France] Petrus Seguier Fraciae Cancellarius [...]
[after Charles Le Brun?]
[1660]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾"). Repaired tear to both sheets. Small margins.
Pierre Séguier (1588-1672), chancellor of France from 1635, and a bibliophile whose library was amongst the most valuable of its day. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660), which was dedicated to Séguier. The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne.
[Ref: 39872]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Panoramic view of Shiraz]
[Panoramic view of Shiraz] Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 250 x 635mm (9¾ x 25"), very large margins. Folds as issued.
Panoramic view of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41198]   £240.00  
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[Shiraz and surrounding countryside]
[Shiraz and surrounding countryside] Vue de la Campagne du Coté de Zji-Raes; Vue vers la ville Zji-Raes; Vue proche de la Porte de Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 400mm (11¼ x 15¾"), large margins. Central fold as issued.
Views of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41197]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Marg.t Standing, Aged 67, Wife of John Standing,
Marg.t Standing, Aged 67, Wife of John Standing, (The well known Brighton Matchman.) This poor woman has for many years been subjected to the singular misfortunes of having only one eye, one leg, and one toe.
Sketch'd from the life & Publish'd by I. Bruce
[n.d., c.1829]
Hand coloured etching, sheet 155 x 125mm. 6 x 5". Trimmed within plate, to image at top.
Charming caricature of the invalid wife of a renowned local match-seller, on a Brighton street, houses behind. From a series of Brighton characters by John Bruce (c.1815 - 1830; fl.)
[Ref: 19933]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Gilham Stanes Formerly Corporal.
Gilham Stanes Formerly Corporal. 62.d Reg.t Foot. Born at Brighton 1766.
Sketch'd from the life & Etch'd by J. Bruce.
Brighton, 1829.
Fine hand coloured etching. Platemark: 175 x 135mm (7 x 5½"). Very large margins.
A full-length portrait of war veteran, Gilham Stanes in part-uniform, on crutches, outdoors. A flagstaff can be seen at right, with a building in background. Stanes was severely wounded in the Irish Rebellion and discharged from the military.The Irish Rebellion of 1798 was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September 1798. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organising force behind the rebellion. A short desciprtion of Stane's injury and his life after service is inscribed below the portrait.
[Ref: 33824]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Tenducci.
Mr. Tenducci.
J. Bruscett pinx.t J. Finlayson fecit.
Publish'd Sept.r 1st. 1770.
Mezzotint with very large margins, plate 356 x 248mm (14 x 9¾"). Slight crease; good impression.
Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci (c.1735-1790), Italian castrato and composer, holding sheet music. From 1758 to 1765 he was in London where he was heard at both the King's Theatre and the Royal Opera House, after which he spent most his time in London and Italy. He taught singing to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Paris in 1777-1778, and Mozart, impressed with his teacher's singing abilities, wrote a concert aria for him. Tenducci was also painted by Gainsborough (now in the Barber Institute, Birmingham).
Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS: 16 II of II.
[Ref: 34018]   £260.00  
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A Toast & Sentiment.
A Toast & Sentiment.
[n.d. c. 1850.]
Coloured etching. 346 x 174mm.
A stout aristocratic man raises a glass of champagne to toast the art of fox hunting.
[Ref: 12532]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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