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[Achilles instructed by Chiron in the use of the Javelin].
[Achilles instructed by Chiron in the use of the Javelin].
I.B. Cipriani invt. J. Clarke Sculpt.
Publish'd as the Act directs by J. Clarke No. 291 Strand May 1st 1789.
Stipple engraving. 353 x 302mm. 13" 7/8 x 11" 7/8. Crease and repaired tear in margin. Fine impression.
[Ref: 8463]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pub'd. as the Act directs Mar.h 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 225 x 320mm (9 x 12½") very large margins.
Acis and Galatea, lovers whose story is recounted in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and went on to inspire numerous works of art, literature and music from the Renaissance onwards. Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 350.iii
[Ref: 43425]   £240.00  
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Affection.
Affection. One day pass'd by and nothing saw but Love / another came and still 'twas only Love. / The Sun, was weary'd out, with looking on [...]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Publish'd June 1.st 1782 by J. Walker Carver, Gilder & Printseller No. 148, opposite Catherine Street, Strand.
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6") very large margins. Good impression.
Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
Calabi & De Vesme 571 iii/iii.
[Ref: 44205]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Agriculture.
Agriculture.
G.B.Cipriani Inv. I.M.Delattre Sculp.t
London. Publish'd March 31st; 1788, for the Proprietor, by Palmer & Fielding No. 163 Strand.
Stipple, printed in brown. 180 x 165mm.
[Ref: 1275]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo.]
[Apollo.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London, Publish'd May 20th; 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Stipple and etching. Plate 160 x 114mm. 6¼ x 4½". Slight damage on left.
Apollo holding a lyre under his arm, plucking a string with his right index finger.
De Vesme: 356; iii/iv.
[Ref: 20443]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ariadne, Cupid and Bacchus]
[Ariadne, Cupid and Bacchus]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pubd. as the Act directs F. Bartolozzi, 1788
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 270 x 235mm (10½ x 9¼") very lare margins.
Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 361.iv
[Ref: 43416]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Art studying Nature.]
[Art studying Nature.]
G.B. Cipriani Invt. Richd Earlom Sculpsit.
Publish'd Sepr. 1st. 1786 by John & Josiah Boydell, No 90, Cheapside.
Etching and aquatint, oval in frame numbered '2' from 'A collection of prints, after the sketches and drawings of the late celebrated Giovanni Battista', sheet 245 x 220mm. 9½ x 8½". Trimmed to plate.
Allegory: a female figure seated at left, paper in her right hand, holding up a glass and scrutinising the figure of Nature who stands by a tree at right; two winged putti attempting to lift her veil.
[Ref: 17348]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Attention]
[Attention]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[London Publish'd March 6th. 1782 by Sus. Vivares]
Stipple printed in colours, sheet 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Trimmed inside platemark, possibly losing text.
Attention: woman sat at desk, writing. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani.
De Vesme 575 iii[?]/v
[Ref: 36633]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Attention. [&] Serenity.
Attention. [&] Serenity.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Pub.d Feb.y. 1.st 1798 by Colnaghi Sala & Co. (late Tore) No.132 Pall Mall.
A pair of printed stipple. Framed. Image: 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Frame: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"). Unexamined out of frame.
A pair of allegorical scenes, one showing the figure of attention writing at her desk, the second shows serenity looking towards the sky.
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A Bacchanalian.
A Bacchanalian. From the Original Picture, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, in the Collection of Thomas Lewis, Esq.r. Vol II No. 30.
J. Baptista Cipriani del. Carol Faucci Sculpsit.
Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London; 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 400 x 320mm (15¾ x 12½"). Very large margins.
Silenus, a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus, intoxicated and crowned with vine leaves, is supported by a Satyr to the right who squeezes grapes on to him, and a Nymph to the left. He carries a large bunch of grapes in a sheet as a large wild cat reaches up from below. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38250]   £360.00  
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[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
B. Cipriani Delin.t F. Bartolozzi Fecit.
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1786 by W. Dickinson Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching. 157 x 190mm. 6¼ x 7½". Publication line cut, slight foxing.
Bacchus and Ariadne naked seated under a tent embracing and holding cups. A satyr pouring water on the left, with a putti asleep on the right, young child lying on the back of a tiger in the foreground.
De Vesme: 375; iii/vi. See 20573 for earlier state.
[Ref: 20572]   £220.00  
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[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[B. Cipriani Delin.t F. Bartolozzi Fecit.]
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1786 by W. Dickinson Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching, very scarce. 203 x 209mm. 8 x 8¼". Slight foxing.
Bacchus and Ariadne naked seated under a tent embracing and holding cups. A satyr pouring water on the left, with a putti asleep on the right, young child lying on the back of a tiger in the foreground.
De Vesme: 375; ii/vi. See 20572 for late state.
[Ref: 20573]   £340.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink, fine impression. 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Trimmed.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state, & 21223 for same state.
[Ref: 20524]   £340.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink. A very fine impression, mint. Plate 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Foxed. Very large margins.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state. See Ref: 20524 for same state.
[Ref: 21223]   £260.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
Very fine etching with engraving, fine impression. 240 x 215mm. 9½ x 8½" large margins.
Ticket for a ball at the Mansion House, hosted by politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), who was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774. The design depicts Iris, messenger of the gods, holding a caduceus and watching three putti dancing, with two more flying above holding grapes and a basket of flowers.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv.
[Ref: 40268]   £340.00  
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A Collection of Favorite Anthems, Services &c. in Score, Selected from the Works of Drs. Nares, Clarke, Stevens, Pratt and other eminent composers [in image] No.11 [in ink]
A Collection of Favorite Anthems, Services &c. in Score, Selected from the Works of Drs. Nares, Clarke, Stevens, Pratt and other eminent composers [in image] No.11 [in ink]
G.B. Cipriani inv. / F. Bartolozzi sculp aqua fortis
London, Published by Coventry & Hollier, 71, Dean Street, Soho. Ent. Sta. Hall. Price 4/-
Etching printed in brown, sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Frontispiece to a volume of music, probably a late state. The plate was likely used originally for another purpose, with the plate later altered and the new text added.
[Ref: 35961]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Woman mourning and embracing a tomb in the form of a pot]
[Woman mourning and embracing a tomb in the form of a pot]
G.B. Cipriani inv. / F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Published as the Act directs Nov. 20 1776
Etching, sheet 155 x 160mm (6 x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; slight foxing.
Title page to 'Miscellaneous works of Ph. D. Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield' (1777). In a later state this print was identified as Bathsheba mourning her husband Uriah.
de Vesme 1694.2
[Ref: 35960]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Beauty.
Beauty.
G.B. Cipriani del.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
Published according to Act, Nov.r 6th 1782, by the Proprietor, No 5, Poland Street, Soho
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Thread margins.
Woman sat on clouds with peacock. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 576 iii/iii
[Ref: 43144]   £240.00  
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For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Etching with engraving, rare printed in red. 95 x 125mm. 3¾ x 5". Trimmed.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr. Jones. A putto stands on clouds holding a music score and singing. On the left another putto with butterfly wings is seated playing a lyre. Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments’. This work, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe.
De Vesme: 1932. See 9717.
[Ref: 20522]   £220.00  
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O Fair Britannia Hail.
O Fair Britannia Hail.
Drawn and Etched MDCCLX by I.B. Cipriani a Florentine from a Picture Painted by Himself in the Possession of Thomas Hollis F.R. and A.SS.
[n.d. c.1761.]
Engraving, fine with large margins. 305 x 222mm. 12 x 8¾". Very slight repaired hole in title, not visible from front.
Statue of Britannia seated holding a figure of abundance, flanked by a lion to left and an owl to right. This is one of the plates commissioned by Hollis, and used in his edition of Toland's Life of Milton of 1761. The plates were also included as illustrations in Francis Blackburne's 'Memoirs of Thomas Hollis' (London, J. Nicholls, 1780).
In the Royal Academy of Arts Collection.
[Ref: 26076]   £220.00  
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[Britannia flanked by owl and lion]
[Britannia flanked by owl and lion] Drawn and etched MDCCLX by G.B. Cipriani a Florentine from a Picture painted by Himself in the Possession of Thomas Hollis F.R. and A.SS
[1760]
Etching with very large margins, platemark 310 x 225mm (12¼ x 8½"). Slight staining; good impression.
This plate was commissioned by the collector Thomas Hollis and used in his edition of Toland's 'Life of Milton' (1761).
[Ref: 34843]   £290.00  
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From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
J.B. Cipriani del. J. Basire sculp.
Sumptibus Societatis Antiquariorum Londini MDCCLXV
Engraving, platemark 535 x 350mm (21 x 13¾"). Small margins.
Engraving of an extraordinary bronze sculpture owned by the political propagandist Thomas Hollis (1720-74). An ardent supporter of the arts, Hollis commissioned six paintings from Canaletto and gave numerous commissions to G.B. Cipriani (from whose drawing this print was made). Hollis also had a strong relationship with James Basire, the engraver of this plate, as recounted by Richard Goddard in a recent publication, '"Drawing on Copper": The Basire family of copper-plate engravers and their works', pp.113-7).
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45275]   £620.00  
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From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
J.B. Cipriani del. J. Basire sculp.
Sumptibus Societatis Antiquariorum Londini MDCCLXV
Engraving, platemark 535 x 350mm (21 x 13¾"). Small margins. Cut to plate at bottom.
Engraving of an extraordinary bronze sculpture owned by the political propagandist Thomas Hollis (1720-74). An ardent supporter of the arts, Hollis commissioned six paintings from Canaletto and gave numerous commissions to G.B. Cipriani (from whose drawing this print was made). Hollis also had a strong relationship with James Basire, the engraver of this plate, as recounted by Richard Goddard in a recent publication, '"Drawing on Copper": The Basire family of copper-plate engravers and their works', pp.113-7).
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45276]   £550.00  
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Callirhoe.
Callirhoe.
J. B. Cipriani inv.t. et del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Stipple. Sheet: 130 x 155mm, (5 x 6"). Trimmed within plate and publication line.
A half-length portrait of Callirhoe, a protagonist from Chariton's novel of the same name, set in 400 BC Syracuse, in which the supernaturally beautiful Callirhoe marries Chaereas. However, Chaereas' jealousy causes a chain of unfortunate events leading to years of separation. Evidence of Chariton's novel only appears in a 13th Century manuscript and the story was not published until the 18th Century.
de V: 376 II of II.
[Ref: 36856]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ceres. No. 653,
Ceres. No. 653,
Cipriani inv. Vendramini inc.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple with very large margins. Plate: 155 x 230mm (6 x 9").
Portrait of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility sitting opposite two putti, one holding a chicken the other holding a small bird.
[Ref: 35548]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Group of Boys]
[Group of Boys]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pubd. as the Act directs March. 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾") very large margins.
Group of boys, catalogued by Calabi and De Vesme as crying at the death of a friend. Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 1249.ii
[Ref: 43418]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boys Fighting]
[Boys Fighting]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pub'd. as the Act directs Mar.h 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 230 x 290mm (9 x 11½") very large margins.
Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 1253.iii
[Ref: 43424]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chryseis Restored to her Father, parallel text in French]
[Chryseis Restored to her Father, parallel text in French]
[G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. - F. Bartolozzi sculp. 1786.]
[London, Publish'd June 12.th 1786, by S. Vivares]
A rare stipple, printed in sepia, platemark 390 x 450mm (15¼ x 17¾"). Proof before all letters. Small margins.
Scene from Homer's 'The Odyssey' in which the enslaved Trojan woman Chryseis is returned to her father after Apollo unleashes a plague on her Greek captors. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case, getting around the rules by electing Bartolozzi as a painter). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton enticed Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
Calabi & de Vesme 381 ii/v (before all letters, with etched border). Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire.
[Ref: 46757]   £420.00  
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Chryseis Restored To Her Father.  Chrïseis Rendue a fon Pere.
Chryseis Restored To Her Father. Chrïseis Rendue a fon Pere. They land, that expiations may be pay'd... With whom Ulysses to the Altar went... Les Nochers jettent... au pied des saints autels... [quotation from Homer's Iliad in English and French.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi sculpx [sic] 1786.
London, Publish'd June 12th. 1787, by S. Vivares No.13, Great Newport Street.
Stipple and etching, 385 x 440mm. 15¼ x 17¼". A fine impression. Repaired top middle near platemark.
A scene from the 'Iliad' epic poem, presumed to be by Homer (9th century BC - 8th century BC; fl.c.): Chryseis, priestess of Apollo on the island of Chryse near Troy, in classical dress, ascending the steps of a colonnaded porch to embrace her father Chryses, who leans forward, wearing a cape decorated with a sun and a laurel wreath. A soldier and a youth stand behind to right, restraining a garlanded bull; women behind them and a girl standing in the left foreground, holding censers. In an oval. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18276]   £320.00  
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[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill]
[Proof frontispiece from John Bell's 'The poets of Great Britain, complete from Chaucer to Churchill] [Churchill vol. 1 / Let one poor sprig of Bay around my head / Bloom... Candidate line 145]
[Cipriani del. Bartolozzi sculp.t]
[Printed for John Bell ... London Jul. 19th 1779]
Etching and engraving printed in sepia, platemark 140 x 95mm (5½ x 3¾"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet; glue stains at corners. Fine proof impression before all letters.
Proof impression of one of twenty-one frontispieces that Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) made for John Bell's 'The Poets of Great Britain', which he published from 1777-82. Bell's edition consisted of 109 volumes in a relatively cheap yet well-produced pocket format, and was a great success. This print, in its later lettered state, was the frontispiece to the first of Bell's edition of poems by Charles Churchill (1732-64). It included a line from his poem 'The Candidate', an attack on John Montagu, earl of Sandwich (1718-92) and his candidature for the high stewardship of Cambridge University. Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1651 i/ii; for a portrait of Churchill see ref. 27339.
[Ref: 43130]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Athlete; a classical cameo]  XXXV.
[The Athlete; a classical cameo] XXXV.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Etching on india paper, 250 x 185mm. 9¾ x 7¼". Light spotting; a fine impression, with margins.
Nude young male figure with inscription and table with jar; in an oval design. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2292. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
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[Bacchanalian festival; a classical cameo]  XLIX.
[Bacchanalian festival; a classical cameo] XLIX.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Etching printed in brown ink on india paper, sheet 260 x 200mm. 10½ x 8". Trimmed within plate; light spotting.
Two satyr-type male figures and a female reveller. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2306. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
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[Bacchus; a classical cameo]
[Bacchus; a classical cameo] [Plate 13.]
[G.B. Cipriani. F. Bartolozzi.]
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Stipple and etching printed in brown ink on india paper, 270 x 210mm. 10½ x 8¼". Light spotting.
Bust of Bacchus, looking up towards top right; in an oval medallion. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2320, I. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
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For The Benefit Of Mr. Jones.
For The Benefit Of Mr. Jones.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Concert ticket, etching. 95 x 90mm. 3¾ x 3½". Trimmed to plate, glued to album page at upper edge.
Two putti, one winged putto playing a lyre while the other holds a sheet of music. Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments’. This work, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth. De Vesme: 1932. See Ref: 20522.
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
I.B.C.Inv. F.B. sculp.
Printed by W. Hinton St. James's Street [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, printed in black ink. 115 x 108mm. 4½ x 4¼". Trimmed inside plate.
The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Engraved by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, their initials only inscribed.
De Vesme: 1915; iii/iv. See 9718, 10558, 10559 and 21209 for other states.
[Ref: 21208]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[An unattributed concert ticket featuring three putti.]
[An unattributed concert ticket featuring three putti.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
Pubd. Septr. 1st. 1781. by A. Poggi.
Proof etching, sheet 107 x 110mm. Trimmed inside plate, light foxing.
An attractive scene with two putti dancing to the accompaniment of the pipe and drum of a third. Proof before cartouche above image lettered.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
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Rural Felicity,
Rural Felicity, Come see rural felicity,/ which Love & Innocence ever enjoy.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
Pubd. Septr. 1st. 1789 by I. Read Coventry Court.
Etching, sheet 107 x 110mm. Trimmed to just outside plate, glued to album page.
An attractive scene with two putti dancing to the accompaniment of the pipe and drum of a third. A concert ticket (the cartouche uninscribed) originally published in 1781 and reissued by Read with this title.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth. See item 7844.
[Ref: 9720]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Oliver Cromwell discovering M.r Jeremiah White his Chaplain at his daughter's knees.]
[Oliver Cromwell discovering M.r Jeremiah White his Chaplain at his daughter's knees.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps. 1787.
[Published according to Act of Parliament 19 April 1787, by Anne Bryer, N.o 5. Poland Street, Soho.]
Stipple and etching, printed in brown; proof before title and publication, very large margins. Plate 330 x 394mm (13 x 15½ Some slight toning.
Oliver Cromwell surprising his chaplain Jeremiah White, kneeling at the feet of Frances Cromwell. White had ambitions to marry Frances, daughter of the Lord Protector; however, found in a compromising position, he pretended he was asking Frances's permission to court her lady in waiting. Cromwell immediately called for another chaplain and had White and the maid sent away.
De Vesme: 537: iv/v. Tuer: 1245. Collection: Northwick
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Cupid's at Play.
Cupid's at Play.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Published Nov. 1. 1773. according to an Act of Parliament.
Circular stipple, printed in sanguine. Sheet 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed just within plate.
Three putti, two with feathered wings, the other with butterfly wings, play with a bow and arrows. A pair of cooing doves continue the love allegory.
De Vesme 396, iii.
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A Sacrifice to Cupid.
A Sacrifice to Cupid. From an Original by J.B. Cipriani in the possession of W. Palmer.
I.B. Cipriani R.A. Inv.t F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t
Publish'd Nov.r 1:st 1783 by W. Palmer No.139 Strand.
Stipple 246 x 285mm (9¾ x 11¼"). Trimmed.
Cupid, in the middle, standing on an altar, holding a torch in his left hand; behind him, a globe; in front of the altar, a burning fire; on the left and right, seven young women playing tribute to Cupid with offerings, music and prayer; another Cupid lits his torch.
De Vesme 395: iv/iv.
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[Nuptiae Cupidinis et Psychae.]
[Nuptiae Cupidinis et Psychae.]
G.B. Cipriani delt. I. Geremia inc.t
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple and etching. Plate 222 x 152mm. 8¾ x 6".
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The veiled couple walk holding a bird and mourning; Hymen carrying a basket of fruit behind and two cupids leading the way. A copy of Bartolozzi's print after Cipriani's study from a cameo by Tryphon.
De Vesme: 2307; copy. See ref 20470.
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Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
G.B. Cipriani del. I.K. Sherwin Sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple and etching in red ink. 255 x 210mm. 10 x 8¼".
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The veiled couple walk holding a bird and mourning; Hymen carrying a basket of fruit behind and two cupids leading the way. A copy of Bartolozzi's print after Cipriani's study from a cameo by Tryphon.
De Vesme: 2307; copy. See ref 20469.
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[The Rape of Dejanira]
[The Rape of Dejanira]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
Publish'd. as the Act directs by F. Bartolozzi, 1787.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 255 x 310mm (10 x 12¼") very large margins.
Very dramatic image showing Dejanira abducted by the centaur Nessus. Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 455.iii
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[Diana.]
[Diana.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1782.]
Etching and engraving, rare. Plate 222 x 190mm. 8¾ x 7½".
Diana seated underneath a tree with an arrow in her right hand. A nymph placing a sandal on Diana's foot with two other nymphs standing behind; one holding flowers and a globe, the other a serpent. From 'Thoughts on Hunting...' (E. Easton, 1782) by Peter Beckford.
De Vesme: 1650; iii/iii. See BL 1040.e.29.
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[No.4. Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing.]
[No.4. Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing.]
G: B: Cipriani Invt. Richd. Earlom Sculpsit.
Publish'd Sepr. 1st. 1786, by John & Josiah Boydell, No 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with etching, printed in red-brown ink. Plate 246 x 337mm. 9¾ x 13¼". Large margins.
Diana with her nymphs bathing.
In BM. Wessely 453.
[Ref: 14587]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Death of Dido]
[The Death of Dido]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pub'd. as the Act directs Mar.h 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 215 x 270mm (8½ x 10½") very large margins.
The death of Dido of Carthage, who committed suicide after the warrior Aeneas left her (as recounted in Virgil's 'Aeneid'). Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 406.ii
[Ref: 43427]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dido fainting with grief.]
[Dido fainting with grief.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. et pinx. F Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Published as the Act directs Octr,, 30th 1778 by F. Bartolozzi No.1 Bentinck Street Berwick Street Soho.
Engraving in oval, proof before title. Sheet 385 x 490mm. 15¼ x 19¼". Trimmed to plate.
Dido, supported on a pyre by a woman wearing a veil and diadem, a dagger at her side; an old woman stands behind to left and weeping women are gathered on the right. In Virgil's 'Aeneid', Dido, legendary queen of Carthage, falls in love with Aeneas after the Trojan fleet is shipwrecked on her shores. She throws herself on a pyre at his departure. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
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The Distressed Mother.
The Distressed Mother.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
London: Published as the Act directs 1 March 1785 by W. Byrne No 79 Titchfield Street.
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 215 x 225mm (8½ x 8¾") very large margins
Shows Mother & child escaping a fire in ancient Rome. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 1324.
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Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water.
Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water. From the Original Drawing in the Possession of W. Palmer.
G.B. Cipriani Invent.t F. Bartolozzi Sculpi.t
Publish'd by W. Palmer No. 163 Strand Oct.r 1; 1784
Set of four stipple engravings, each 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10") to platemark. Large margins.
The four elements.
De Vesme: 609-612, v/v.
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Earth.
Earth.
G.B. Cipriani inv [printmaker's name illegible].
Publié by Isidor Weiss [c.1790]
Stipple printed in red, platemark 180 x 230mm (7 x 9"); very large margins.
Continental copy, in reverse, of a stipple by Bartolozzi after Cipriani from a set of 'the Four Elements' (Earth, Fire, Water, Air).
For a set of the four elements by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, see. ref. 21189.
[Ref: 40367]   £240.00  
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