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[Mrs Abington.]
[Mrs Abington.]
[n.d., c.1795.]
Etching, sheet 182 x 135mm. Trimmed inside plate.
A rare and charming portrait of Frances Abington (1737 - 1815), famous comic actress. Etched by James Bretherton (1750 - 1799; fl.), dealer and publisher in London. Brother of Charles Bretherton, he is particularly associated with Henry William Bunbury, many of whose works he engraved and published. His stock of plates was auctioned in 1799. From the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7834]   £220.00  
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[Roxalana.]
[Roxalana.]
[Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin.]
[London: J. Thane, 1791.]
Stipple and etching, proof before all letters, sheet 270 x 220mm. 10½ x 8¾". Trimmed to plate.
The famous comic actress Frances Abington (1737 - 1815) in character, appearing from behind a curtain which she pushes aside with her left hand. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.77, I of III; for printed colour impression see ref. 13807
[Ref: 10601]   £220.00  
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Roxalana.
Roxalana. Mrs. Abbington in that Character, in the Sultan.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J.K. Shirwin.
London, Publish'd Feby. 1. 1791, by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market.
Stipple and etching, printed in colours. 285 x 210mm. 11¼ x 8¼". Some mount burn. Unexamined out of frame.
The famous comic actress Frances Abington (1737 - 1815) in character as Roxalana, an English slave in Isaac Bickstaffe's play 'The Sultan; or A Peep into the Seraglio' She is, as a contemporary newspaper reported, 'in the act of drawing the Curtain when she surprises the sultan in his retirement'. Mrs Abington was rumoured to have spent her teenage years working as a prostitute. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.77, iii of iii. See 10597 & 10601.
[Ref: 13807]   £260.00  
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Roxalana.
Roxalana.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J.K. Shirwin.
London, Publish'd Feby. 1. 1791, by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market.
Stipple and etching, proof, title in open letters; 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"). Large margins.
The famous comic actress Frances Abington (1737 - 1815) in character in Isaac Bickerstaffe's 'The Sultan'; appearing from behind a curtain which she pushes aside with her left hand. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.77, II of III. See Reg: 10601 for 1st state; & 10597 for 3rd state; for printed colour impression see ref. 13807 Harvard p.7: 45
[Ref: 16975]   £230.00  
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Roxalana. Mrs. Abbington in that Character, in the Sultan.
Roxalana. Mrs. Abbington in that Character, in the Sultan. Sultan (alone) "She's not handsome, that is, what is call'd a beauty; get her little nose" "cock'd in the air, her laughing eyes, & the play of her features, have an". "effect altogether:_Who is it that lifts the curtain there?" Roxalana __ "Tis I". __
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J.K. Shirwin.
London, Publish'd Feby. 1. 1791, by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market.
A fine stipple and etching. Plate 285 x 210mm. 11¼ x 8¼". Foxing.
The famous comic actress Frances Abington (1737 - 1815) in character as Roxalana, an English slave in Isaac Bickstaffe's play 'The Sultan; or A Peep into the Seraglio' She is, as a contemporary newspaper reported, 'in the act of drawing the Curtain when she surprises the sultan in his retirement'. Mrs Abington was rumoured to have spent her teenage years working as a prostitute. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.77, iii of iii. See 13807 for printed colour version.
[Ref: 21009]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs Abington
Mrs Abington
Sr. Jos. Reynolds Pinx J. Wilson fec
[n.d., c.1770]
Mezzotint, platemark 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
Frances Abington (1737-1815), actress. Born in lowly circumstances, Abington grew up in the slums around Drury Lane, and sold flowers and sang in Covent Garden as a girl. Along with other jobs she did when young (kitchenmaid, milliner's assistant), various accounts of her life hint at prostitution during her early years. After making a start as an actress in London her first professional success came while working in Dublin, rejoining Garrick's Drury Lane company where she established herself as one of the leading comedy actresses of her generation. She was also the mistress of at least two prominent figures. Engraving after the several portrait 'Mrs Abington as the Comic Muse' by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1764-8, hair and dress repainted 1772-3) now in Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. This was one of several portraits that Reynolds painted of Abington- he was an admirer and purchased twelve tickets for her benefit performance in 1772. Reynolds' portrait was a companion to his portrait of Sarah Siddons as 'the Tragic Muse'.
CS: 2. Not in Hamilton.
[Ref: 42094]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Agnes.
St. Agnes.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs June 25, 1787 by Torre & Co No.132 Pall Mall.
Engraving. Plate: 280 x 400mm (11 x 15¾") very large margins.
A portrait of Mrs Quarrington and St Agnes.
Hamilton 127.
[Ref: 44267]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Allegro,
Allegro, "Come trip it as you go,/ "On the light fantastic toe. Milton.
Sir Josa. Reynolds pint. Lambertini sculpt.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple with etching in sepia. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"), very large, uncut margins.
Female personification of 'Allegro', from the 1631 pastoral poem by John Milton,. She stands in a landscape with musicians and children in the background.
[Ref: 9566]   £220.00  
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Sir Jeffery Amherst,
Sir Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most honorable Order of the Bath, Governor of Vriginia, Colonel of His Majesty's 15th & 60th Regiments of Foot, Lieutenant General & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America from 1758 to 1762.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. R.P [Richard Purcell, in image lower left]
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate along bottom; margins bit tatty.
Jeffery Amherst, (1717-1797), one of the major figures in eighteenth century military history. Amherst served in the British Army and as Commader-in-Chief of the Forces in many campaigns, including the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence, Governor of Virginia and the French Revolutionary War. Notoriously, Amherst suggested the use of contaminated blankets to spread smallpox to the Delaware and Shawnee native Americans surrounding Fort Pitt. He also served as the first British Governor General in Canada after the defeat of the French. Engraved after the 1765 portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (now in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Massachusetts). Reynolds alludes to Amherst's greatest achievement, the conquest of Canada in 1760 in various ways: by showing the ribbon and star of the Order of the Bath he received for his victory; showing an annotated battleplan (barely visible at the bottom of this print although the crucial word 'Montreal' is clearly legible); and showing in the background Amherst's battalion negotiating the Saint Lawrence River, led by Iroquois guides in canoes.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Hamilton p.2; O'D 3; CS 1
[Ref: 34105]   £290.00  
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John Armstong M:D:
John Armstong M:D: The Suffrage of the wise, The Praise that's worth Ambition is attain'd By Sense alone, & Dignity of Mind.
Sr. Joshua Reynolds pinxt. Edwd. Fisher Sculpt.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint, lettered state before quotation on three lines re-arranged onto two. 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10". Trimmed to lower platemark.
John Armstrong M.D. (1709 - 1779), Scottish poet, physician, and essayist; friend of John Wilkes and Fuseli. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Chaloner Smith: 3, ii. Wellcome: 105-2. Hamilton: p.2.
[Ref: 16387]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Artist,
The Young Artist, From the Original Picture in the Collection of Colonel Wetwood, to whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by The Publisher.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Engraved by C. Knight
London Published Nov.r 14th 1877 by G.P. McQueen N. 49 Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street
Scarce mezzotint, platemark 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13½") very larghe margins.
Child in a landscape holding a brush in one hand and portfolio in the other. One of his watercolours, of a landscape with bridge, lies on the ground in front of him. After a painting attributed here to Sir Joshua Reynolds, although no corresponding painting is listed by David Mannings in his complete catalogue of Reynolds paintings.
[Ref: 40280]   £260.00  
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John Ash, M.D.
John Ash, M.D.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A.", "Engraved by F. Bartolozzi R.A./Historical Engraver to his Majesty"
London Published March 1st. 1791 by E. Walker & Co. No. 7 Cornhill, and J.F. Tomkins, No. 49 New Bond Street.
Very rare stipple with etching in sepia, 640 x 400mm. 25¼ x 15¾". Crease to title area, damage to margin upper right. A fine impression.
Impressive and rare portrait of Dr John Ash FRS (1723 - 1798), physician at Birmingham, wearing robes and holding plans in his right hand; a statue of benevolence to right behind. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.2, IV. Wellcome: 112-1.
[Ref: 12897]   £360.00  
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[Thomas Ashton.] Insto Proepositis oblitus proeteritorum.
[Thomas Ashton.] Insto Proepositis oblitus proeteritorum.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. J. Spilsbury fecit.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 105 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Trimmed.
A portrait of Thomas Ashton (1716-1775) rector of St Botolph's Bishopsgate. Frontis to his "Sermons on several occasions" 1770.
CS 2.
[Ref: 44422]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness Augusta, hereditary Princess of Brunswick & Lunenberg.
Her Royal Highness Augusta, hereditary Princess of Brunswick & Lunenberg.
J. Reynolds pinx. Philip Corbutt fecit.
London. Printed for Rob. Sayer. Map & Printseller near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street.~
Mezzotint, 250 x 360mm.
Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell (1737-1813), daughter of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, and sister of George III. In 1764 she married Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick at St. James’s Palace. During the Napoleonic Wars her husband died from wounds received in battle, and the princess returned to Britain in 1807, granted protection by George III. Purcell was the actual engraver, adopting the alias of 'Corbutt', generally with the prefix of 'Charles', but sometimes 'Philip' or initials.
CS: p.1008
[Ref: 4828]   £320.00  
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[Baccante with Young Faun.]
[Baccante with Young Faun.]
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by S.W.Reynolds.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Mezzotint, 350 x 255mm. Some cracking to margin, small crease top left.
A half-naked woman, believed to have been modelled by Emma Hamilton, carrying a faun. Rare.
WHITMAN: 437, State iv of v.
[Ref: 4829]   £320.00  
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John Barker Esqr.
John Barker Esqr.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Jones.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Octr. 10th. 1786, by J. Jones, No. 63 Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint, published state, image 580 x 380mm. 22¾ x 15". Trimmed to printed area; repaired tear on right; occasional pinholes.
Portrait of merchant John Barker (1707 - 1787), governor of the London Assurance Corporation. Seated at a tapestry-covered table, with his hand resting on a chart. Ramsgate harbour in the background. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton p.5, II of II.; CS: 5 (only state listed).
[Ref: 22389]   £230.00  
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The Honourable Samuel Barrington, Vice Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of St. Lucia.
The Honourable Samuel Barrington, Vice Admiral of the Blue, and Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of St. Lucia.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt: Richd. Earlom fecit.
London, Printed for R.Sayer & J.Bennett, Map & Print-sellers, No.53, Fleet Street; as the Act directs, 12th. Feby. 1780.
Mezzotint. 378 x 279mm. 14" 7/8 x 11". Embossed collectors stamp for Ch. Kemeys-Tynte [Luft gives 1779-1860 as the dates although these may not be correct.] Repaired tear in lower margin.
Rear Admiral Samuel Barrington RN (1729 — 1800) British Admiral whose career spanned 50 years served in the Mediterranean against North African Corsairs, off the West African coast, off France and in the Channel. He accompanied Commordore Keppel to North America in 1755 and again served with Keppel in 1761 at Belle-Isle. He served as a Captain in the Channel for many years when in 1778 was advanced to Rear Admiral of the White and sent as Commander in Chief in the West Indies. Having been succesful in taking St. Lucia from the French he served in the West Indies for another couple of years after which in 1782 he returned to the Channel Fleet and served under Howe at the relief of Gibraltar.
CS:6.ii. See Ref: 9325 in Addendum.
[Ref: 8465]   £250.00  
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The Bedford Family.
The Bedford Family. From the original picture in the possession of the Dowager Countess of Jersey.
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Ja.s Scott.
London, Henry Graves & Comp.y 6 Pall Mall 1863.
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 306 x 254mm. 12 x 10".
The Duke of Bedford as St George, with his sword drawn, killing the Dragon, Lord John standing near, Lord William crouching; and Miss Vernon, as 'Sabrina', in a white dress. Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802), politician and agriculturalist, John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord William Russell (1767-1840), murdered in his sleep by his valet, and Caroline Smith (b.1762), daughter of the secretary to the 4th Duke of Bedford, and wife to Robert Percy Smith.
[Ref: 24741]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Marquis of Titchfield,
William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Marquis of Titchfield, Son of his Grace the Duke of Portland
S.r Joshua Reynolds Pinxit I. Jehner Fecit.
Pub.d 1st May 1777, by I. Jehner, Bear Street, Leicester Fields, & J. Lockington, Shug Lane, Piccadilly, London.
Mezzotint, platemark 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Full-length portrait of William Henry Bentinck, fourth duke of Portland (1768-1854), politician, as a child.
Hamilton p.68 iii/iii; CS 13 ii/ii.
[Ref: 46863]   £380.00  
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Elizabeth Countess of Berkley.
Elizabeth Countess of Berkley.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. J.s McArdell fecit.
Publish'd according to act of parliam.t 1757 & sold at Golden head in Covent Garden.
Mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 320 x 225m (12½ x 8¾"). Laid on tissue. Small repaired tears in margins. Top left corner chipped.
Portrait after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792) of Elizabeth, Countess of Berkeley. She is standing half-length to front and leaning on a book on a table before her, looking to left. She is wearing a fur-trimmed mantle, and a dress with wide lace cuffs and ribbon bows on the bodice. Elizabeth Craven, more commonly known as Lady Elizabeth Berkeley was an author, playwright, traveller, and socialite, perhaps best known for her travelogues. She was the third child of the 4th Earl of Berkeley, born near Trafalgar Square in the English City of Westminster.
[Ref: 33815]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs. Billington in the character of S.t. Cecilia, Engraved by M.r. Cardon from the original Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
M.rs. Billington in the character of S.t. Cecilia, Engraved by M.r. Cardon from the original Picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Published by John Bull, Southampton Street, Strand, May 1.st. 1812.
Stipple. Sheet: 135 x 210mm, (5¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Half portrait of Elizabeth Billington (1765-1818), a British opera singer. After a painting by Johsua Reynolds on which Hayden is reported to have stated, 'You have made her listening to the angels; you should have made the angels listening to her.'
[Ref: 35524]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Colonel John Blackwood.
Colonel John Blackwood.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by W. Say, Engraver to T.R.H the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
London, Published May 1st. 1821 by the Engraver. 92, Norton Street Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint, rare, with large margins, 355 x 255mm. 14 x 10".
Col. John Blackwood (19thC); sitter turned and looking to the right, wearing military uniform. A handsome portrait. After an untraced portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mannings (cat. 188) cites several appointments Reynolds had in 1755 with sitters surnamed Blackwood, but notes 'it is not entirely certain that they are... all with the same person'.
Hamilton undescribed.
[Ref: 21782]   £260.00  
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James Boswell Esq.r of Auchinleck.
James Boswell Esq.r of Auchinleck. European Mag.
[after Joshua Reybolds.]
Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1787.
Stipple and aquatint. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
James Boswell (1740-1795), biographer of Samuel Johnson. Born in Edinburgh in 1740, the son of the Laird of Auchinleck, he travelled to London hoping to rub shoulders with 'men of genius' and in particular his literary hero, Samuel Johnson. He realised this ambition the following year when he met Johnson in a Covent Garden bookshop. Despite an age difference of over three decades, the two men became close and remained friends until Johnson's death.
[Ref: 30935]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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James Boswell Esq.r.
James Boswell Esq.r.
Sir Josh.a Reynolds pinx.t G.W. Hutin sculp.t.
Published by A. Wivell, 40, Castle Street, East St. Marylebone/ 3/6.
Stipple with original steel printing plate, framed together. Frame dimensions 270 x 330mm 10½ x 13").
James Boswell (1740-1795), biographer of Samuel Johnson. Born in Edinburgh in 1740, the son of the Laird of Auchinleck, he travelled to London hoping to rub shoulders with 'men of genius' and in particular his literary hero, Samuel Johnson. He realised this ambition the following year when he met Johnson in a Covent Garden bookshop. Despite an age difference of over three decades, the two men became close and remained friends until Johnson's death. Engraving after the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (now in the National Portrait Gallery), offered here with the original steel plate from which the engraving was printed.
[Ref: 46524]   £320.00  
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James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr.
James Boswell of Auchinleck, Esqr.
Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds. Engrav'd by John Jones.
London. Pub.d. as the Act directs, Jan.ry. 1786 by J. Jones, N.o. 63 Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint. Later impression. Plate: 270 x 375mm, (10½ x 14¾") large margins. Paper tone.
(1740-1795) Scottish lawyer, essayist, known for his two-volume biography THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D (1791), published seven years after the death of its subject.
[Ref: 39864]   £260.00  
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Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton.
Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Engraved by J.R. Smith
London, Publish'd Feb.y 1st 1782 by J.R. Smith No.83, opposite the Pantheon Oxford Street.
Mezzotint, platemark 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Thread margins.
Catherine Bouverie, viscountess Folkestone (1776-1804) as a child, feeding chickens. The daughter of Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, earl of Lincoln, Catherine married the politician William Pleydell-Bouverie, third earl of Radnor (1779-1869) in 1801. She died in childbirth in 1804.
D'Oench 187; CS 43; Hamilton p.91 ii/iii.
[Ref: 46865]   £220.00  
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Jacob.
Jacob. Son of the Hon.ble William Bouverie by Harriot Daughter of Sir Mark Pleydell Bart. Born the 4th of March 1750.
J. Reynolds Pinxt. 1757. Js. McArdell fecit.
[British, n.d., originally c.1757; this a later impression.]
Mezzotint with large margins, lettered state from the first plate; some retouching to the sitter's face. 350 x 255mm. 13¾ x 10".
Portrait of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor (1750 - 1828); whole-length standing, eyes to front; in 17th century costume with forefinger of his left hand in vest. Landscape behind to right. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792). Two plates were made of the same subject, this impression being from the second, traced directly from the published state of the first, and so reversed.
Chaloner Smith 25, only state. See Hamilton p.11, First Plate, state ii of ii. See item Ref: 22358 for an impression in reverse.
[Ref: 24074]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Bowles.
Miss Bowles.
Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. Samuel Cousins, R.A.
London Published by P. & D., Colnaghi & C.o. 14. Pall Mall East _ T. M.c.Lean, 7, Haymarket and Grundy & Smith Exchange Street, Manchester 18.th. March 1875.
Mezzotint, on india, Printsellers' Association blind stamp Plate: 395 x 520mm (15½ x 20½"). Light foxing. Thread margins.
Jane Palmer (1772 - 1812) as a young girl, sitting whole-length on the ground, with both arms around the neck of a spaniel. Daughter of Oldfield Bowles of Oxfordshire, she married Richard Palmer in 1791. The original painting, in the Wallace Collection, has also engraved by William Ward as 'Juvenile Amusement'.
Whitman: 23, II of II.
[Ref: 39936]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miss Bowles.]
[Miss Bowles.]
Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. Samuel Cousins, R.A.
London Published by P. & D., Colnaghi & C.o. 14. Pall Mall East _ T. M.c.Lean, 7, Haymarket and Grundy & Smith Exchange Street, Manchester 18.th. March 1875.
Mezzotint, on india, Printsellers' Association blind stamp Plate: 395 x 520mm (15½ x 20½").
Jane Palmer (1772 - 1812) as a young girl, sitting whole-length on the ground, with both arms around the neck of a spaniel. Daughter of Oldfield Bowles of Oxfordshire, she married Richard Palmer in 1791. Also known as "Love me love my dog" The original painting, in the Wallace Collection, has also been engraved by William Ward as 'Juvenile Amusement'.
Whitman: 23, II of II.
[Ref: 46191]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[J Reynolds pinxt. E Fisher Sculpt.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs Nov: 8, 1766, & Sold by E . Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 600 x 340mm (23½ x 14½"). Old ink mss in lower margin. Small margins.
Lady Sarah Napier (1745-1826), noblewoman and society beauty, offering incense to the Graces. A great-granddaughter of Charles II and daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, she married Charles Bunbury in 1762, shortly after which he commissioned this portrait. The marriage was not successful, and she was soon involved in affairs, becoming pregnant by her cousin Lord William Gordon.
CS: 6. Hamilton: p.87. The painting is now in the Kimball Collection, Art Institute of Chicago.
[Ref: 46337]   £680.00  
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Edmund Burke, Esqr.
Edmund Burke, Esqr.
[Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by James Watson.]
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 3d. Octr. 1771.
Mezzotint, 150 x 115mm.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), statesman, 'The British Cicero', was an Anglo-Irish, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who served for many years in the House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. In the words of Winston Churchill he was 'perhaps the greatest man that Ireland has produced'. He is remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. He was thus seen as a leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox.
Hamilton: p.13, in between ii and iii. See CS: 20, in between ii and iii.
[Ref: 7490]   £320.00  
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Lady Cadogan 1787.
Lady Cadogan 1787.
Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by J. Dean.
Published March 1st, by J. Dean Bentinck Street, Soho.
Mezzotint, 455 x 330mm. 17¾ x 13".
Lady Mary Cadogan (1750 - active 1797), eldest daughter of Charles Churchill. 2nd wife of Charles Sloane Cadogan, 3rd Baron and 1st Earl Cadogan; divorced 1796.
Chaloner Smith: 3, II of II. Hamilton: pg.87, II.
[Ref: 9563]   £320.00  
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George Viscount Malden & Lady Eliz Capel.
George Viscount Malden & Lady Eliz Capel.
Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds R.A. Engraved by C. Turner, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
London, Pub.d July 14, 1817, by C. Turner, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 560 x 405mm (22 x 16"). Thread margins. Light foxing.
Whole length portraits of George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, (1757 - 1839) and his sister Lady Eliabeth Capel (1755 - 1834). George, standing on the left in Van Dyck dress, is directed slightly to the right, facing front, with a stick in his right hand and his left on his hip. Elizabeth seated at right, is directed and facing to left, with her arms extended across her body to the right, holding a garland of flowers. A large urn can be seen behind to the right, and landscape in the distance and Capel-Coningsby succeeded his father as 5th Earl of Essex, and served as Recorder and High Steward of Leominster in 1802, and as Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire from 1802 to 1817. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1801, and received an honorary D.C.L. from Oxford University in 1810.
[Ref: 35399]   £320.00  
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The Right Hon. Frederick Howard, Earl of Carlisle.
The Right Hon. Frederick Howard, Earl of Carlisle. This Print obtained the First Premium granted, in the year 1762, by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, instituted in London
J. Reynolds Pinxt. J. Spilsbury Fecit.
Published by John Spilsbury, Engraver & Print-Seller, in Russel Court, Covent Garden, Feb 10 1763
Mezzotint, platemark 485 x 360mm (19 x 14¼"). Thread margins; laid down.
Frederick Howard, fifth earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), politician and diplomat, as portrayed as a boy by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1757-8, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire). Never an influential politician, Carlisle was most significant in the 1790s when supporting Pitt and working towards the establishment of a strong national government. He was later guardian to the young Lord Byron.
Hamilton p.15 ii/ii; CS 9 ii/ii
[Ref: 41044]   £260.00  
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[Lady Almeria Carpenter.]
[Lady Almeria Carpenter.]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds. James Watson.]
[Robert Sayer.][n.d., c.1768.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 345 x 280mm (13½ x 11"). Scratches and creasing in margins.
A half-length portrait of Lady Almeria Carpenter (1752-1809), mistress of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Collector's stamp of Thomas Kirk (1765-1797) an associate of Richard Cosway and EMH.
CS: 26 I of III.
[Ref: 46175]   £260.00  
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Lady Almiria Carpenter.
Lady Almiria Carpenter.
J. Reynolds Pinx.t. C. Corbutt fecit
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No. 53 Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. Plate: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Small margins.
A portrait of Lady Almiria Carpenter (1752-1809) who was Mistress of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh.
[Ref: 46847]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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His Grace the Duke of Portland.
His Grace the Duke of Portland.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Murphy.
London, Publish'd March 31st; 1785, by Wm. Austin Drawing Master & Print-Merchant at No 41 St. James's Street, & for the Engraver by W. Dickinson, No.158 Bond Street.
Mezzotint, scratched letters, 505 x 355mm. 20 x 14". Age toned; slight surface scratching.
William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland, (1738 – 1809), statesman, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Prime Minister. He was known before 1762 by the courtesy title Marquess of Titchfield. He held a title of every degree of British nobility - that of Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron. Cavendish was owner of the "Portland Vase" when it was copied by Josiah Wedgwood and subsquently placed it in the British Museum on loan until the Museum purchased the vase in 1945.
Hamilton: pg.55. Chaloner Smith: 13, II.
[Ref: 17787]   £320.00  
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[His Grace the Duke of Portland.]
[His Grace the Duke of Portland.]
[Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Murphy.]
[London, published by William Austin 1785.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters, 507 x 353mm. Paper generally soiled, mezzotint rubbed and scuffed, with creases in image upper and lower left.
William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland, (1738 – 1809), statesman, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Prime Minister. He was known before 1762 by the courtesy title Marquess of Titchfield. He held a title of every degree of British nobility - that of Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron. Possibly an undescribed working proof, before the lettering 'India Bill' inscribed on the piece of paper held in the sitter's left hand. Artist and engraver's names faintly added in ink below portrait.
Hamilton: pg.55. Chaloner Smith: 13, unrecorded state. Provenance: John Murphy's granddaughter (according to pencil note on verso).
[Ref: 7692]   £320.00  
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[Sir William Chambers
[Sir William Chambers Engraved from the Original Picture in the Council Chamber of the Royal Academy]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx]
[published c.1796-1810]
Stipple, platemark 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Thread margins; unfinished proof. Touched proof with pencil marks to upper part of image.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chambers worked initially for the Swedish East India Company, travelling to China where he studied Chinese architecture and decoration. Returning to Europe, he studied architecture in Paris and Italy before moving to London in 1755. Chambers is best remembered for designing and building Somerset House, a project he worked on from 1775 to 1795. He was a founder member of the Royal Academy and was its first Professor of Architecture. Engraved after the portrait c.1780 by Sir Joshua Reynolds (London, Royal Academy of Arts), and cropping the composition so that the Strand facade of Somerset House, clearly visible in the painting, is unidentifiable here.
[Ref: 36924]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Anthony Chamier Esq.e M.P. F.R.S. Under Secretary of State
Anthony Chamier Esq.e M.P. F.R.S. Under Secretary of State from an Original Picture painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the possession of John Chamier Esq.e.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. Engraved by W.m Ward A.R.A. Engraver to their R.H. the Prince Regent & the Duke of York [c.1800]
Mezzotint, platemark 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Collector's stamp of Mrs E.M. Hamilton and Martin Erdmann (d. circa 1937) verso.
Anthony Chamier (1725-80), financier and government official. Chamier had no political ambitions, however, and preferred London's literary society: Samuel Johnson and Sir Joshua Reynolds were frequent visitors to his house in Epsom. This mezzotint is taken from one of the three portraits which Reynolds painted of him (painted 1767, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). This impression formerly in the collection of Martin Erdmann, New York-based banker and collector, particularly of British eighteenth century mezzotints, in which area he acquired 'one of the most remarkable collections known, both for quantity and quality of impressions' (Lugt).
L.885b (Erdmann) and undescribed (Hamilton). Frankau: 54.
[Ref: 46861]   £280.00  
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The Honourable Francis Charteris Esqr.
The Honourable Francis Charteris Esqr.
J. Reynolds pinxt. Rd. Houston fecit.
[n.d. c.1757.]
Mezzotint, with large margins. Plate 330 x 228mm. 13 x 9".
Francis Wemyss Charteris (1723-1808) was a Scottish landowner, 6th Earl of Wemyss. His elder brother David, Lord Elcho, was implicated in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and was attainted in 1746, and died childless in 1787, therefore Charteris inherited the title as 7th Earl of Wemyss.
Hamilton: p.17, ii. CS: 27, ii.
[Ref: 24767]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.]
[The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.]
Reynolds pinx.t. Marchi fecit.
Sold by Ryland, Bryer & Co. in Cornhill [n.d., c.1782].
Mezzotint, 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Some spotting.
Lady Hester Frances Bellingham (1763 - 1844). She was daughter of Robert Cholmondeley, and granddaughter of George, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley. She married Sir William Bellingham, baronet in 1783. She carries a shaggy toy terrier across a stream in bare feet. The plate has been re-worked.
Chaloner Smith: 3, undescribed state. Hamilton: pg.90, undescribed state.
[Ref: 9619]   £280.00  
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[The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.]
[The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.]
J. Reynolds pin.t. Gio. Marchi Sc.t
[Sold by Ryland, Bryer & Co. in Cornhill, c.1780]
Mezzotint, platemark 505 x 360mm (19¾ x 14"), with large margins. Some repairs on left, but a very fine early impression.
Lady Hester Frances Bellingham (1763 - 1844), daughter of Robert Cholmondeley, carrying a shagggy toy terrier across a stream. She married Sir William Bellingham, baronet, in 1783. The plate has been re-worked.
CS 3 (undescribed state); Hamilton: p.90 ii/iii; for later states see refs. 4838 and 9619.
[Ref: 46864]   £580.00  
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The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.
The Honourable Miss Cholmondeley.
J. Reynolds Pinx.t. Gi.i.Marchi sculp.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament August ye 22. 1768 by Ryland, Bryer & Co. in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 505 x 305mm (19¾ x 12"). Some toning of paper, title marked.
CS: 3.
[Ref: 4838]   £420.00  
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The Marlborough Family.
The Marlborough Family.
Painted by Sir Josua Reynolds. Engraved by C.Turner, A.R.A.
London, Published May 1st. 1838, by Mr.Turner, No.50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint, proof on india paper. 445 x 390mm.
The parents, six children, two King Charles spaniels and a whippet.
CS: 55.
[Ref: 4860]   £280.00  
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Cornelia and her Children.
Cornelia and her Children.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxt. Charles Wilkin Sculpt.
Published Jan: 2. 1792, by C. Wilkin, No. 12 Ranelagh Street Pimlico.
Stipple and etching, 505 x 390mm. 19¾ x 15¼". A fine impression, with full margins.
Lady Augusta Anne Cockburn (c.1749 - 1837), 2nd wife of Sir James Cockburn, Bart. (MP for Peebles), with her children. A parrot to right, pillar and curtains behind. Eight lines of tribute to left and right of title, in English and French. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Hamilton: pg.91, II of II.
[Ref: 13244]   £360.00  
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[Lady Cornelia Cockburn and Children.]
[Lady Cornelia Cockburn and Children.] 1775 J: Reynolds pinx..[written on the edge of her dress.]
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. Charles Wilkin Sculpt.
Published as the Act directs Decr. 1. 1791 by Charles Wilkin No. 12 Ranelagh Street Pimlico.
Stipple. Proof before letters. 515 x 398mm. Rare. Trimmed to just outside the platemark. A few tears around the edges.
Lady Cornelia Cockburn with her children. Daughter of Rev. Francis ayscough, Dean of Bristol; married 1796 to Sir James Cockburn, Bart., M.P. for Peebles.
Hamilton: I of II. From the Watt Collection.
[Ref: 12673]   £220.00  
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Jemima, Countess Cornwallis.
Jemima, Countess Cornwallis.
S.r J. Reynolds Pinx.t. R. Laurie fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer N.o 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Oct.r 1771.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 115 x 150mm (4½ x 6"). Trimmed to image.
A seated portrait of Jemima Cornwallis (1747-1779) wife of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis.
CS 14
[Ref: 41434]   £130.00  
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[Master John Crewe as Henry VIII.]
[Master John Crewe as Henry VIII.]
Joshua Reynolds Eques Pinxit. J. Raphael Smith fecit.
Published. Janry. 23d. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 510 x 355mm (20 x 14") large margins. Small repaired tears to left edge of sheet.
Sir Joshua Reynolds’s painting of John Crewe, 2nd Baron Crewe (died 1835) was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1776 and the mezzotint at the Society of Artists that same year with the title 'Portrait of a Young Gentleman'. In an interior, with spaniels at Crewe’s feet, and a view of a landscape through the window in the upper right.
D'Oench: 67. Hamilton: pg.19, III of IV. CS: 47, iii/iv. Frankau: 100, iii/iii.
[Ref: 40138]   £490.00  
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[Master John Crewe as Henry VIII.]
[Master John Crewe as Henry VIII.]
Joshua Reynolds Eques Pinxit. J. Raphael Smith fecit.
Published. Janry. 23d. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint, 510 x 355mm, 20 x 14”. A good impression.
Sir Joshua Reynolds’s painting of John Crewe, 2nd Baron Crewe (died 1835) was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1776 and the mezzotint at the Society of Artists that same year with the title 'Portrait of a Young Gentleman'. In an interior, with spaniels at Crewe’s feet, landscape through window upper right.
D'Oench: 67. Hamilton: pg.19, III of IV. CS: 47, iii/iv. Frankau: 100, iii/iii.
[Ref: 22490]   £490.00  
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