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Native of Nukahiwa.
Native of Nukahiwa.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 180 x 118mm (7¼ x 4½"). Cut to image and around title.
A tattooed Polynesian man, drawn and etched by J. A. Atkinson. Nukahiwa is now called Nuku Hiva, and is the largest of the Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands), in French Polynesia. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived there in May 1804 and traded with it's inhabitants. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Russian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume one of his ‘Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806’.
Abbey Travel 1.
[Ref: 32408]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Race Course,
Race Course,
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), watermarked 'J.Whatman 1801', large margins.
The crowds at the races, with coaches and sledges, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 43862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Farm yard.
Farm yard.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian woman feeding pigs, sheep and a cow in farmyard, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text a Russian farmyard is 'little more than a receptacle and shelter for stock... The Dairy is as yet imperfectly known to them'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25074]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fish Barks.
Fish Barks.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
Russian fisherman and women standing on a row boat on the Neva, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish... Naturalists mention upwards of twenty sorts of salmon caught on the Neva [as well as] fresh and salted cavia'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25075]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Jumping on a Board.
Jumping on a Board.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint with large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
Children playing outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text this pastime is 'Usually the Amusement of two girls, who balance a board on a few billets ot stones, and by degrees suffer themselves to be thrown up to an extraordinary height by the elasticity and spring of the board... a broken leg might easily take place'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25078]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Plough.
The Plough.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian horse-drawn plough, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text the Russian plough is primitive and its effect 'in ploughing is very superficial... [but] enough, however, to answer all the Russian's purposes'. The author notes the recent introduction of the english plough by the nobility, although the peasants still prefer their own. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25076]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Swing.
The Swing.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A swing, outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text 'a song encourages and adds to the enjoyment'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25077]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Consecration of the Waters.
Consecration of the Waters.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 12, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), watermarked 'J.Whatman 1801'. Small margins.
A view of the harbour of St Petersburg, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 43861]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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