Stewart delt. Lizars sc.
Engraved for the Naturalist's Library [n.d., c.1830].
Engraving, sheet 165 x 100mm. 6½ x 4". Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt (1784 - 1817) was a Swiss traveller and orientalist. He is best known for rediscovering the ruins of the city of Petra (today in Jordan).
[Ref: 24046] £45.00
John Lewis of Richmond.
Painted by T. Stewart. Engraved by R. Field.
[British, n.d., c.1793.]
Mezzotint, very scarce, sheet 360 x 265mm. 14¼ x 10½". Trimmed to plate. Some rubbing and light foxing. Portrait of John Lewis (1713-1792), Richmond resident who owned a brewery near the Thames close to where Terrace Gardens now are. Facing the viewer, he holds a stick in his right hand, wearing a dark coat open over a pale double-breasted waistcoat, white cravat and broad-brimmed hat over a chin-length wig. Lewis became a local celebrity through a famous legal case in 1758 against Princess Amelia, he re-established the freedom for public to walk through Richmond Park. The Park reopened on 12th May 1758 when ladder style gates were fixed to Ham & Sheen gates in front of a vast gathering of local people. On a subsequent state of this portrait the following inscription was added, the words of the Rev. Thomas Wakefield: “Be it remembered that by the steady perseverance of John Lewis, brewer, at Richmond, Surry, the right of a free passage through Richmond Park was recovered and established by the laws of his country (notwithstanding very strongly opposed) after being upwards of twenty years withheld from the people”. The painting by Stewart, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, currently hangs in the Reference Library at the Old Town Hall, Richmond. Field's only mezzotint.
Chaloner Smith 1, II of II. See Ref: 26214 for portrait of Timothy Bennett who a year prior had succeeded in action against the Princess Amelia and the Earl of Halifax at Bushy Park.
[Ref: 26128] £520.00
Daniel O'Connell, Esqre. M.P.
Drawn by J. Stewart. Engraved by H. Robinson.
[British, n.d., c.1840.]
Stipple and engraving on india laid paper, image 235 x 180mm. 9¼ x 7". Margins slightly trimmed. Portrait of Daniel O'Connell (1775 – 1847); seated, holding scroll in right hand. Known as 'The Liberator', or 'The Emancipator', O'Connell was an Irish political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation - the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years - and Repeal of the Union between Ireland and Great Britain.
[Ref: 21698] £65.00