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Major G****n & Lady landing at Southampton in Cripples walk
Major G****n & Lady landing at Southampton in Cripples walk
[W. Austin]
Pubd as the Act Directs May 1st 1773
Engraving, rare, 270 x 375mm. 10½ x 14½".
Scene at Southampton, with the Isle of Wight faintly visible in the background. In the foreground a man stands with crutches to support his gouty foot is followed by a woman carrying a bottle labelled 'Hartshorn'. Nearer the shore are several figures, one of whom is labelled 'The Rabbit Doctor', and who carries a large rabbit under his arm. 'This is St. André (1680-1776), an unqualified but fashionable surgeon who investigated the case of Mary Tofts in 1726, who professed to be delivered of rabbits [...] He vouched for her story in all its impossible details. In spite of the scandal caused by its exposure he eloped with, and afterwards married, Lady Elizabeth Molyneux on the night of the death of her husband whom he had been professionally attending. They settled in Southampton about 1750' (Stevens and George). This episode was also depicted by William Hogarth in his engraving 'Cunicularii, or the Wise Men of Goodliman in Consultation'. Engraved by William Austin (1721-1820).
BM Satire 5115. For a portrait of Mary Tofts, see ref. 18959
[Ref: 18916]   £290.00  
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Miss Ada Cavendish.
Miss Ada Cavendish. "Heart on her lips, and Soul within her eyes." Byron: Beppo, Stanza 45. Figaro Cartoon Cards of the Day.
[Faustin Betbeder.]
[n.d. c.1874.]
Chromolithograph. 209 x 135mm. 8¼ x 5¼". Trimmed.
Ada Cavendish (1839-1895), the English actress known for her Shakespearean roles and for popularising the plays of Wilkie Collins in America. She married Frank Marshall (1840-1889), who published a scholarly edition of Shakespeare. From a collection of choromolithographs representing cariacatures of London celebrities, politicians, and royalty. After Faustin Betbeder (1847-1914) who contributed illustrations to the 'London Figaro'.
[Ref: 26618]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil:
[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil: exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli, after the life, in and about Rome. By William Austin.]
[Published according to Act of Parliament, by the Author William Austin, in George-Street, Hanover-Square, where Drawing and Etching are taught in the most expeditious Manner.][n.d, 1781.]
Quarto, contemporary half calf and marbled boards; 30 etched plates, lacking title page. Binding rubbed.
One of the rarest of eighteenth century drawing books, containing 30 etched plates of vedute after Italian artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741), etched by William Austin. William Austin (1721 - 1820) was a pupil of George Bickham and worked with Paul Sandby and Francis Vivares. He ran a print-shop publishing some political caricatures, anti-French and pro-Fox, but gave up print making for teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. The title (as above) comes from the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Center for British Art has a pirated version, 'exemplified in thirty-eight etchings', published by T. Simpson, 1781.
Metropolitan Museum of Art 60.574.3.
[Ref: 33204]   £720.00   view all images for this item
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A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers
A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers Nature Display'd both Serious and Comic in 12 Designs Dedicated to S. Foot Esqr
[by William Austin]
Pubd as ye Act Directs May 1st 1773
Engraving, sheet 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"). Trimmed.
Two 'cubs' (ie sons of Henry Fox, first Baron Holland of Foxley) ride on horseback. The figure on the right, stood on an ass which refuses to cross the stream, is probably intended for Charles James Fox, while the figure on the left, jeering while crossing the stream, is probably Henry Fox, a keen horserider in his youth. Henry Fox, in the military academy in Strasbourg at this time, was stationed in Boston the following year and participated in the early battles of the American War of Independence. First in a set of twelve prints by William Austin (1721/33-1820), drawing-master and engraver. Austin taught caricature to amateurs and this series, which mocked several well-known personages (as did its dedicatee, the actor Samuel Foote) contains some of the most lively English caricatures of the period between Hogarth and the late Georgian satire of Gillray and Rowlandson.
BM Satires 5112; for others in the set see refs. 18916 and 18896.
[Ref: 39527]   £320.00  
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Ruins of Ancient Rome.
Ruins of Ancient Rome. Ruines de l'Ancienne Rome.
G.P. Pannini Pinxt. Austin Sculp.
Printed for Carington Bowles No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. __Robt. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane, Fleetstreet, & ___Robert Wilkinson __ in Cornhill [n.d., c.1780].
Etching coloured by hand, 280 x 385mm.
The principal monuments in this scene are captioned below the image, including Trajan's Pillar, Arch of Constantine, and the Basilica of Antoninus. After Italian painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691 - 1765). Inscribed '3.' upper right.
[Ref: 7967]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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St Neots Paper-Mills, Huntingdonshire.
St Neots Paper-Mills, Huntingdonshire.
Drawn, Lithographed and Published by John Sunman Austin, Architect.
Bedford 1853.
Tinted lithograph. Image area 255 x 520mm. 10 x 20½". Damaged; laid on board; title cut away from sheet and glued into mount.
St Neot's Paper Mills (actually in Little Paxton parish): the long ranges of industrial buildings seen from the opposite bank of the River Ouse, with the river bridge to the left, a windmill in the distance, and cattle in the meadow in the foreground.
[Ref: 25960]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four Times of the Day] The Morning.  [&]  Noon.  [&]  The Evening.  [&]  Night.
[Four Times of the Day] The Morning. [&] Noon. [&] The Evening. [&] Night.
[Various artists.] Waterloo pinxt. Rysdal pinxt. Vangoen pinxt. Vanderneer pinxt. Austin sculpt. Major Excudit.
Sold by the Printsellers of London & Westminster. Major excudit. [London, c.1740.]
Rare set of four etchings after Dutch masters by William Austin, the first three plates with all-over sepia/light brown watercolour wash applied, 'Night' in blue. Each c.280 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Laid on album pages, good margins.
Four Dutch landscapes, all featuring water, ships, buildings and figures, illustrating different stages of a day; each plate with two lines of verse to either side of title.
Painters include Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, and Aert van der Neer. William Austin (1721 - 1820), engraver and draftsman, was born in London in 1721. He was a pupil of George Bickham; but after having engraved a few plates, he relinquished the practice of the art, and devoted the remainder of his life to teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. He for some time kept a print-shop, and published some political caricatures, which were mostly directed against the French, and in support of the administration of Charles James Fox.

[Ref: 17149]   £450.00   (£540.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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