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Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Arts.
T. Unwins del.t. J. Agar sculp.t.
London, Pub. May 1st. 1813 at 101 Strand, for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford.
Fine hand coloured engraving, with large margins. Platemark: 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾").
A gentleman in academic dress. From Rudolph Ackermann's 'A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls and Public Buildings', 1813.
[Ref: 35431]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Byron [ms]
Lord Byron [ms]
[possibly by J.S. Agar, 1814]
Line engraving on india, proof before letters, with very large margins; platemark 220 x 180mm (8¾ x 7"). Tipped into album sheet.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet and archetypal Romantic figure. Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece. Engraved from the portrait by Thomas Phillips, which was undertaken as part of a commission by the publisher William Miller to paint the portraits of several poets whose works he published, the intention being to hang them together at Miller's house at 50 Albemarle Street, London. Annette Peach writes of the commission: "In 1813 Murray commissioned from Phillips a portrait of Byron (who brought the publisher more commercial success than any other of his writers), which still hangs over the drawing-room fireplace in Albemarle Street. The half-length view famously shows a pale-complexioned Byron in a white shirt with a large turned-down ‘Byronic’ collar open at the neck to reveal his throat, and wrapped in a dark cloak. The dress and pose are identical to that of Charles Mayne Young in his portrait by G. H. Harlow (1809; Garrick Club, London), where the actor is portrayed as Hamlet, and it is possible that Byron saw Young perform this role. As in his portrait of Blake, Phillips's ability to convey the Romantic (and here self-dramatizing) cast of his sitter's imagination indicates that, although his œuvre is less flamboyant than that of his contemporary Sir Thomas Lawrence, he, too, was quintessentially a Romantic painter." One of several engravings made from Phillips' portrait.
O'D 27?; For a larger version of the same image see ref. 34943.
[Ref: 34946]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales. Dedicated by Permission To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, Regent, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; by His Royal Highness's, most devoted Servant, Charlotte Jones.
Charlotte Jones pinx.t I.S. Agar sculp.t
London Published March 21st. 1814, (for the Proprietor,) by Colnaghi & Co, 23 Cockspur Street Charing Cross.
Stipple, fine. 470 x 375mm. 18½ x 14¾". Trimmed to plate.
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817) was the only child of George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV, and Caroline of Brunswick. She married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816, and enjoyed only a few months of happiness before she died in childbirth the following year.
NPG: D8141.
[Ref: 24791]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Angel lying on a cloud, creating a swirl of rain.]
[Angel lying on a cloud, creating a swirl of rain.]
Mrs Cosway delin Agar sculp.
[Pubd. May 4 1802 by R. Ackermann 101 Strand.]
Stipple, sheet 240 x 285mm (9½ x 11¼"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line; tipped into album sheet.
Allegory with an angel creating rain, which three cherubs gratefully collect. Below a bull's head, fish and flowers. Engraving after history painter Maria Cosway (1760-1838). Cosway exhibited her paintings at the Royal Academy from 1781 to 1789, and occasionally thereafter, but her artistic ambitions were hampered by her husband, the artist Richard Cosway, who refused to allow her to sell her work. She was also a prolific printmaker.
[Ref: 40476]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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December drawn by Capricornus.
December drawn by Capricornus.
Burney del.t. J. Agar sculp.t.
Pub. Jan 2. 1809, by r. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, N.o. 101, Strand, London.
Stipple. Sheet: 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed within plate. Some staining on corners.
An old man sits on a chariot and hunches over a fire while a cherub, holding two arrows and blowing a horn, stands on one leg upon Capricornus which is half horse, half fish. From a series of twelve months.
BM 1924,0428.22
[Ref: 35051]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Dorothea Wilhelmina, Queen of Sweden.
Dorothea Wilhelmina, Queen of Sweden.
C. P. Esq.r del.t. John Agar sc.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Stipple part printed in colours. Rare. Sheet: 170 x 250 (6¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into an album sheet.
A portrait of Frederica Dorothea Wilhelmina (1781-1826) queen consort to Gustav IV of Sweden until the Coup of 1809 after which Gustav abdicated and they lived in exile.
[Ref: 42159]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Chapel Royal Whitehall.
Chapel Royal Whitehall. Second day, Tuesday July 5.th. 1814. The Messiah. Doors open at Eleven- begin at One. For the Benefit of the Sufferers by the War in Germany.
J. Thurston del. J.Agar sculp.
R. Ackermann Execudit.
Stipple; date in ink; Sheet: 245 x 220mm, (9¾ x 8¾"). Foxing. Laid on card.
[Ref: 35551]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady in the character of a Milkmaid.]
[Lady in the character of a Milkmaid.]
Richd. Cosway, R.A. del. I.S. Agar, sculp.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Stipple, india proof. 361 x 279mm. 14¼ x 11".
A woman in the character of a milkmaid, standing next to her cow. Said to be a portrait of a mistress of George, Duke of Marlborough.
Daniell H 161.
[Ref: 20275]   £240.00  
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April [ms]
April [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Jan.y 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
April in a chariot pulled by taurus the bull, baiting the hook of a fishing line held by a cherub. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34850]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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August.
August. Augustus Drawn by Virgo.
Burney delt. Agar sculp.
Pub Novr. 20, 1807, by R. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Some spotting; margins grubby and stained. Uncut.
Rome's first emperor Augustus holding a statuette and seated in a carriage drawn by Virgo, represented by a winged nymph and putto holding sickle and grain. Very faint price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22586]   £230.00  
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August [ms]
August [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Novr 20th 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Augustus in carriage pulled by virgo, represented by winged nymph and a cherub holding sickle and grain. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34854]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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July.
July. Julius Caesar Drawn by Leo.
['E. Burney delt.' faded] Agar sculpt.
Pub Novr, 20, 1807, by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Some spotting. Uncut.
Julius Caesar, holding a statuette and seated in a carriage drawn by Leo, a putto holding his reins, two rams lying together in the foreground. Upper right: "Price 2s/. plain 4s/. Cold.". After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
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July [ms]
July [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Novr 20th 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Julius Caesar in carriage pulled by leo and driven by a cherub; two sheep lying in foreground. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34853]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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March [ms]
March [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Jan.y 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
March, as a roman soldier, pulled by aries the ram, with cupid hovering and about to throw an arrow into its path. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34849]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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November,
November, Chiron as Sagittarius teaching Achilles the use of the Bow.
['Burney delt.' & 'J. Agar sculpt' faded.]
Pub. Jany. 2. 1809 by R. Ackermann, as his Repository of Arts, No. 101, Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Some staining and soiling; two creases in plate. Uncut.
Chiron as Sagittarius, standing at right on his hind legs, holding a bow, with the infant Achilles kneeling on his back, pulling the arrow; Artemis standing with her left foot on a small chariot pulled by Chiron, with head turned back in profile to left, holding a bow in her left hand after firing an arrow. Chiron was the centaur tutor to Achilles, Asclepius and Hercules. No trace of price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22588]   £230.00  
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Lieut. Col.l Edward Stables, Gren.dr Guards.
Lieut. Col.l Edward Stables, Gren.dr Guards. He fell commanding the 3.d Batt.n of his Regiment at the Battle of Waterloo June 18th 1815.
Painted by T. Phillips R.A. Engraved by J.S. Agar.
Published April 14th 1817.
Stipple with very large margins, rare; India paper laid on Album sheet. Platemark: 235 x 185mm (9¼ x 7¼").
A portrait of Edward Stables (c.1782 - 1815), half-length, dressed in military uniform buttoned to the neck, and a sword-belt with a regimental plate across his chest. Stables was a Lieutenant Colonel who was killed at the battle of Waterloo. A monument at St Nicholas Church in Great Hormead, Herts, reads, 'To the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Stables of Great Hormead Bury, in the county of Herts. He served in the Continental Wars under Sir John Moore and the Duke of Wellington, and fell gloriously at the close of the action while commanding a Battalion of the Grenadier Guards on the 18th day of June 1815, in the 33rd year of his age. His body found a soldiers grave near the field of Waterloo'.
[Ref: 35065]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sweden] Gustavus the Fourth, King of Sweden [&] Dorothea Wilhelmina, Queen of Sweden.
[Sweden] Gustavus the Fourth, King of Sweden [&] Dorothea Wilhelmina, Queen of Sweden.
R.K.P. Ssq.r del.t. John Agar sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1825].
Pr. stipple engravings. Sheet sizes: 247 x 180mm (9½ x 7") each. Trimmed inside platemark, including titles.
Gustav IV Adolf (1778-1837) was King of Sweden from 1792 until his abdication in 1809. He was the last Swedish ruler of Finland, and after an army revolt, was seized by officers and forced to relinquish the throne. In exile, Gustav used several titles including Count Gottorp, Duke of Holstein-Eutin, and finally settled at St. Gallen in Switzerland, under the name of Colonel Gustafsson. Friederike Dorothea Wilhelmina of Baden (1781-1826) was Queen consort of Sweden from 1797 to 1809. She married King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden on 31 Oct. 1797 and was exiled with him to Switzerland in 1809 following his forced abdication of the throne.
[Ref: 32197]   £240.00  
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[The Finding of Perdita.]
[The Finding of Perdita.]
Painted by Henry Thomson, R.A. Engraved by I.S. Agar.
Published Aug. 21. 1832: for the Chalcographic Society, by I.S. Agar, Angel Lane, Hammersmith, and may be had of the principal Printsellers in the United Kingdom.
Stipple and engraving on india paper, proof before title with a royal crest below the image. A fine impression, with wide margins.
An illustration of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' (Act I, Scene III): the shepherd kneels in the shelter of rocks, lifting a rich fringed shawl covering the baby Perdita with both hands; he looks up to right at a boy, who carries a basket and spade and looks down on the child in surprise and delight. A dog standing to left, a scroll and casket on the ground. This is actually a re-published plate; the print was first published in 1824. After Henry Thomson RA (1773 - 1843).
[Ref: 23926]   £240.00  
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November. Chiron as Sagittarius teaching Achilles the use of the Bow.
November. Chiron as Sagittarius teaching Achilles the use of the Bow.
Burney del.t. J. Agar sculp.t.
Pub. Jan.y 1809 by R.Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, No 101, Strand, London.
Stipple on paper watermarked "J.Whatman 1808". Sheet 200 x 260mm, 8 x 10¼". Trimmed within plate, left corners torn.
An allegorical image of the zodiac sign Sagittarius. The infant Achilles being taught archery by the centaur Chiron. Behind them the goddess Artemis also fires a bow.
[Ref: 14141]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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