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A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade.
A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade. Vue du Canal, du Batiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &c, des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquarade.
Canalet delint. C.Grignion Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feby. 28, 1752. London Printed for & Sold by Heny. Overton at the White horse without Newgate. Printed for and sold by Robt Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Copper engraving, sheet 250 x 390mm. 9¾ x 15¼".
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Chelsea 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 it's popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely. During the masquerade depicted here, participants were disguised or in fancy dress, often favouring Oriental costume. This Oriental taste was reflected by Ranelagh's 'China House' created in 1750. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768).
[Ref: 18202]   £170.00   (£204.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Canal Chinese Building, Rotunde, in Ranelagh Gardens, with Masquerade &c.
A View of the Canal Chinese Building, Rotunde, in Ranelagh Gardens, with Masquerade &c. Vuë du Canal, du Batiment Chinois de la Rotunda, &c, Des Jardins de Ranelagh un Jour de Masquarade.
[after Canaletto.]
[French, c.1760.]
Engraving with hand colour. Very large margins.
Ranelagh Gardens during a masquarade, with the revellers wearing masks. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768), who lived and worked in London during the 1740s and 1750s. The print is a 'vuë d'optique', designed to be viewed through an optical viewer that gave the impression of perspective: thus the scene is reversed, as is the extra title at top, 'Masquerade Anglois'.
[Ref: 37771]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade.
A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade. Vue du Canal, du Batiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &c, des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquarade.
Canalet delint. C.Grignion Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament [1752]/ Printed for and sold by Robt Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Copper engraving with fine hand-colouring, sheet 265 x 410mm. 10½ x 16". Silght foxing around edges
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining the Pensioners' Hospital at Chelsea, became a popular place of leisure and entertainment. Balls, concerts and dinners were held almost daily. During the masquerade depicted here, participants were disguised or in fancy dress, often favouring Oriental costume. This Oriental taste was reflected by Ranelagh's 'China House' created in 1750. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768), who lived and worked in London during the 1740s and 1750s.
For an uncoloured impression with original publication line see ref. 18202.
[Ref: 27191]   £320.00  
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An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens.
An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens. Vue de l'Interieur de la Rotonde dans le Jardins de Ranelagh.
Canaleti delin. N. Parr sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured etching. 265 x 405mm (10½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate.
Elegantly dressed figures gather in the large open space of the Rotunda, with a large extravagant fireplace in the centre, musicians playing in stands far right. Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Chelsea Pensioner's Hospital, opened in 1742 and quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity for a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. It housed balls, concerts and dinners. However its popularity waned over the years and in 1803 the Rotunda closed, to be demolished two years later. After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768).
[Ref: 41736]   £160.00  
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The Chinese House, the Rotunda, & the Company in Masquerade in Renelagh Gardens.
The Chinese House, the Rotunda, & the Company in Masquerade in Renelagh Gardens. [parallel text in Fernch]
Bowles delin.t / Bowles sculp
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, & Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1750]
Line engraving with hand-colouring, watermarked paper 18th century; platemark 285 x 410mm (11¼ x 16"). Small margins; staining; very good colour.
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Chelsea Pensioner's Hospital, became popular as a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. Its admirers included Smollett, Edward Gibbon, Horace Walpole and the Duke of Cumberland. Balls, concerts, dinners and of course gossip were shared here almost daily. It quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity, but it's popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely. During the masquerade depicted here, participants were disguised or in fancy dress, often favouring Oriental costume. This Oriental taste was reflected by Ranelagh's 'China House' created in 1750. The rococo rotunda, built by William Jones, was 150ft in diameter and heated by a large fireplace. Mozart once played at the orchestra stand inside it. After one of several pictures of the area which Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768) painted while resident in London.
[Ref: 37212]   £380.00  
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A View of Northumberland House, Charing Cross. &c.
A View of Northumberland House, Charing Cross. &c. Vüe de la Maison de Northumberland a Charing Cross.
Canaleti Pinx.t et Delin. In the Collection fof the Earl of Northumberland. J. Bowles Sculp.t.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. Published 12.th. May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 395 x 265mm, (15½ x 10½"). Frame: 555 x 420mm, (22 x 16½"). Unexamined out of frame. Some rubbing.
A view of Northumberland House, the London residence of the Percy family. The house stood on the far western corner of the Strand and Charing Cross and was demolished in 1874 to create Northumberland Avenue.
[Ref: 40398]   £220.00  
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An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens.
An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens.
Canaletti delin. N. Parr sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Dec.r 2. 1751. London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed and backed, title removed and glued on to back for a Vue d'Optique machine.
A view inside the rotunda in 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: 46824]   £240.00  
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A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade.
A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade. Vüe du Canal, du Bâtiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &cc. des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquerade.
Canalet delin.t. C.Grignion Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. Printed for & Sold by Rob.t. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street.
Hand-coloured etching. Framed. Plate: 400 x 260mm, (15¾ x 10¼"). Frame: 585 x 440mm, (23 x 17"). Unexamined out of frame. Some rubbing in sky.
A view of the Chinese House and Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens on the bank of the Thames at Cheslsea. Ranelagh House and gardens, located next to the Chealsea Hospital, were bought in 1751 by a syndicate led by the proprietor of the Drury Lane and was opened to the public the following year. It was in the gardens that the masquerade was introduced to a wider public, it had formerly been an aristocratic entertainment.
[Ref: 40401]   £220.00  
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An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens.
An Inside View of the Rotundo in Ranelagh Gardens. Vue de l'Interieur de la Rotonde dans le Jardins de Ranelagh.
Canaleti delin. N. Parr sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for & Sold by Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured etching, 265 x 405mm. 10½ x 16". Tatty extremities; a fine impression with full margins.
Elegantly dressed figures gather in the large open space, a large extravagant fireplace in the centre of the room, musicians playing in stands far right.
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining Wren's Chelsea 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 it's popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely.
After Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768).

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A View of the Canal in S.t. James's Park, Buckingham House &c. taken from the Parade.
A View of the Canal in S.t. James's Park, Buckingham House &c. taken from the Parade. Vüe du Canal et de la Maison de Buckingham dans le Parc de S.t. James.
Canaletti Delin. Stevens. sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t. Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured engraving. Framed. Plate: 400 x 265mm, (15¾ x 10½"). Frame: 570 x 450mm, (22½ x 17½"). Unexamined out of frame. Some stains.
A view of St James's Park looking west towards Buckingham House, figures gather by the canal which has since been redesigned into a lake.
[Ref: 40396]   £220.00  

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A view of the Canal in St. James's Park Buckingham House &c.
A view of the Canal in St. James's Park Buckingham House &c. Vue du Canal et de la Maison de Buckingham dans le Parc de St. James.
London Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street [n.d., c.1770].
Original hand coloured etching and engraving, 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾". Diagonal crease through plate.
On laid paper from the plate originally engraved in 1753. Numbered '12.' upper right.
[Ref: 9591]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A view of the Parade of St. James's Park.
A view of the Parade of St. James's Park. Vue de la Parade dans le Parc de St. Jacques.
London Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck, near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street [n.d., c.1770].
Engraving, 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾".
Horseguard's Parade, after Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768).
[Ref: 12683]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Prospectus a Columna S. Theodori ad ingressum Magni Canalis.  12
Prospectus a Columna S. Theodori ad ingressum Magni Canalis. 12
[Antonio Visentini after Antonio Canaletto.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Plate: 430 x 275mm (17 x 10¾") with very large margins. Some creasing.
A view looking up the Grand Canal in Venice with the Bibliotheca Marciana on the right and the Column of St Theodore. A plate from 'Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores ex Antonii Canal...', a series of engravings after work of Canaletto, commissioned by Joseph Smith and first published by Giovanni Battista Pasquale in 1742.
[Ref: 42513]   £350.00  
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Prospectus a Columna S.Marci ad Ripam Dalmatarum vulgo de'Schiavoni. 11
Prospectus a Columna S.Marci ad Ripam Dalmatarum vulgo de'Schiavoni. 11
[Antonio Visentini after Antonio Canaletto.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Plate: 430 x 275mm (17 x 10¾") very large margins.
A view up towards the mouth of the Grand Canal, the Doge's Palace and the column of St Mark can be seen on the bank on the left. A plate from 'Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus Celebriores ex Antonii Canal...', a series of engravings after work of Canaletto, commissioned by Joseph Smith and first published by Giovanni Battista Pasquale in 1742.
[Ref: 42517]   £350.00  
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[On Ascension Day the doge marries the Adriatic sea using this vessel, the bucentaur]
[On Ascension Day the doge marries the Adriatic sea using this vessel, the bucentaur] Nel giorno dell'Ascensione il Sereniss:mo Principe si porta a spossar l'Adriatico mare conquesto aureo Naviglio detto Il Bucintoro.
Ant.o Canaletto del. / Appo Lodovico Furlanetto aope il Ponte dei Bareteri 1790
Engraving with large margins, platemark 250 x 370mm (9¾ x 14½").
The bucentaur, used in Venice up until 1798 to perform the ritual 'Marriage of the Sea'. It was depicted in paintings by Canaletto and Francesco Guardi, and was such a symbol of Venetian life that Napoleon ordered its destruction in 1798 to symbolize his conquest after Ludovico Manin surrendered to him.
[Ref: 35604]   £280.00  
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[Architectural view, probably in Venice.]
[Architectural view, probably in Venice.] Qui grandezza vedrai, che in fasto, e treno / Il vasto albergo ad un mortal disegna [...]
Ant. Canal Pinxit / Jacobus Monaco inc.
Apud Ludovicum Furlanetto supra Pontem vulgo dictum dei Baretteri C.P.E.S. [c.1780]
Engraving, 18th century watermarked paper; platemark 265 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Very large margins. Mint.
View after Antonio Canaletto (1697-1768), the greatest painter of Venice and its surroundings. Canaletto also spent several year working in London.
[Ref: 38467]   £260.00  
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