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Cui mens divinior. S.G.
Cui mens divinior. S.G.
dessiné par Denon. gravé par I. Mitan.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Aquatint. 155 x 110mm, 6¼ x 4¼".
A portrait of one of the Roman emperors, possibly Augustus.
[Ref: 17458]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Circular Zodiac in White Marble.
Circular Zodiac in White Marble.
Denon del.
On sale and may be viewed at Mr Gale's 8 Bruton St Bond St.
Engraving, 470 x 390mm. 18½ x 15½". Horizontal and vertical folds. Very scarce.
An illustration of the circular zodiac, a highly significant record of Egyptian astronomical beliefs. It was first discovered in Egypt by Napoleon, and bought by Louis XVIII for 10,000 pounds in 1814. This print is accompanied by a detailed text recounting the history of the artefact.
[Ref: 9396]   £420.00  
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[Man sat at a table, holding a glass and bottle, easel behind]
[Man sat at a table, holding a glass and bottle, easel behind]
DN.
Lithograph, printed area 230 x 200mm (9 x 8"), with large margins.
Lithograph by Baron Vivant Denon (1747-1825), French museum director, artist, collector, archaeologist and diplomat. Denon had a brilliant career under the ancien regime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere. He followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt, making over 150 sketches (now in the British Museum) which, reproduced in his book 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte' (1802), were influential in establishing the Egyptian Revival style in France. In 1802 he was appointed director-general of the Imperial Museums, playing a key role in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. He played a crucial role as artistic adviser to Napoleon, selecting artworks to requisition and handing out commissions to artists. This print was published in Munich in 1809.
[Ref: 43672]   £380.00  
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Essai au Crayon a la Plume et à l'Estompe
Essai au Crayon a la Plume et à l'Estompe fait: a la lithographie de Munich la 15 o.bre[?] 1809 Denon
Denon in. et fecit Munich 1809
Lithograph, sheet 255 x 175mm (10 x 7").
Early lithograph by Baron Vivant Denon (1747-1825), French museum director, artist, collector, archaeologist and diplomat. Denon had a brilliant career under the ancien regime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere. He followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt, making over 150 sketches (now in the British Museum) which, reproduced in his book 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte' (1802), were influential in establishing the Egyptian Revival style in France. In 1802 he was appointed director-general of the Imperial Museums, playing a key role in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. He played a crucial role as artistic adviser to Napoleon, selecting artworks to requisition and handing out commissions to artists. This print was published in Munich in 1809.
[Ref: 43670]   £380.00  
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[Young man sitting in armchair]
[Young man sitting in armchair]
DN del. 1821
Lithograph and tintstone, printed area 150 x 120mm (6 x 4¾") very large margins.
Portrait by Baron Vivant Denon (1747-1825), French museum director, artist, collector, archaeologist and diplomat. Denon had a brilliant career under the ancien regime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere. He followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt, making over 150 sketches (now in the British Museum) which, reproduced in his book 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte' (1802), were influential in establishing the Egyptian Revival style in France. In 1802 he was appointed director-general of the Imperial Museums, playing a key role in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. He played a crucial role as artistic adviser to Napoleon, selecting artworks to requisition and handing out commissions to artists. This print was published in Munich in 1809.
[Ref: 43671]   £320.00  
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Napoleon Defeating the Turkish Pacha, at the Battle of Aboukir.
Napoleon Defeating the Turkish Pacha, at the Battle of Aboukir.
Engraved by George Cruikshank , from the original design of M. Denon, executed at Paris by I. Duplexi Bertaux.
Published September 22, 1824 by J. Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint, 1823 J. Whatman watermarked paper. Sheet 210 x 320mm (8¼ x 12½"). Original binding folds, trimmed within plate on three sides, as issued.
The Battle of Aboukir (25 July 1799) in which Napoleon Bonaparte's defeated Seid Mustafa Pasha's Ottoman army. From William Henry Ireland's four-volume 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte' 1823-28.
[Ref: 36008]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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An Egyptian Harem entertained by the Almees, or Dancing Girls.
An Egyptian Harem entertained by the Almees, or Dancing Girls.
Denon del.t J. Chapman sculp.
London, Published as the Act directs Oct.r 6.th 1804 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple. Plate 216 x 273mm. 8½ x 10¾". Hole and tear into plate and publication line. Trimmed close along upper edge. Small nicks and tears; crease to lower right corner.
Engraving by J Chapman after Denon, of a bearded and turbanned man watching musicians and dancers. An alma, or almah, is an Egyptian female singer or dancer. Illustration from ‘Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature’ published in London, 1810-1829.
In the Science & Society Picture Library.
[Ref: 26576]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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