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[Mrs Abingdon.]
[Mrs Abingdon.]
R.d Cosway R.A. Delin.t. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Pub.d 20. Aug.t 1783 by S. Watts No. 3 Featherstone Buildings.
Stipple. Proof. Plate: 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾") very large margins.
A full-length portrait of Frances Abingdon as the comic muse, shown holding a crown of laurel leaves and a comic mask next to the bust of Shakespeare.
De Vesme: 1036 IV.
[Ref: 46523]   £230.00  
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[The Departure of Abram and Lot from Egypt.]
[The Departure of Abram and Lot from Egypt.]
Painted by F. Zuccarelli. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi & W Byrne.
London Publish'd as the act directs Feby: 1st: 1777 by F Bartolozzi No. 1 Bentinck Street Berwick St. Soho, & W. Byrne No 69 Wells Street Oxford St.
Engraving, proof before title, sheet 470 x 560mm. 18½ x 22". Trimmed to and within plate at top.
Figures preparing for a journey, near a pool filled from a waterfall over rocks on the right: two men talking on the left, in front of a laden camel, a woman holding a bundle and a pet dog, another behind her holding a child; a third woman sits to right, helping a child to drink while another child leans against her shoulder, a boy driving livestock towards the water in the centre. In the background a man on horseback followed by others, processing towards a distant town with pyramid. An illustration from the Genesis book of the Bible: following the period spent in Egypt, Abram, Sarai, and his nephew Lot returned to the Bethel-Ai area in Canaan. There they dwelt for some time, their herds increasing, until strife arose between the herdsmen. Abram thereupon proposed to Lot that they should separate, allowing Lot the first choice. Lot took the fertile land lying east of the Jordan River and near to Sodom and Gomorrah, while Abram lived in Canaan, moving south to the oaks of Mamre in Hebron, where he built an altar. After Francesco Zuccarelli (1702 - 1788).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18269]   £280.00  
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[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pub'd. as the Act directs Mar.h 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 225 x 320mm (9 x 12½") very large margins.
Acis and Galatea, lovers whose story is recounted in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and went on to inspire numerous works of art, literature and music from the Renaissance onwards. Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 350.iii
[Ref: 43425]   £240.00  
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[Adam, Eve and the Archangel Gabriel.]
[Adam, Eve and the Archangel Gabriel.]
[T. Stothard Pinx.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t]
[London, Published 15. Sept.r 1795, by J. Jeffryes ...]
Stipple. Proof before all letters. 490 x 317mm. 19¼ x 12½".
Adam seated facing Eve who holds a melon in her right hand with her left hand outstretched plucking a bunch of grapes from the vine; the Archangel Gabriel sits behind a basket of fruits.
De Vesme: 1763; i/iii.
[Ref: 21222]   £220.00  
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Affection.
Affection. One day pass'd by and nothing saw but Love / another came and still 'twas only Love. / The Sun, was weary'd out, with looking on [...]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Publish'd June 1.st 1782 by J. Walker Carver, Gilder & Printseller No. 148, opposite Catherine Street, Strand.
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6") very large margins. Good impression.
Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
Calabi & De Vesme 571 iii/iii.
[Ref: 44205]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Francesco Ageno.]
[Francesco Ageno.]
T. Gainsborough R.A. del. F. Bartolozzi sculps R.A.
[London: Dennett Jaques, 1790.]
Rare Etching with stipple, portrait frontispiece to the sitter's 'Prose e rime del Signor Francesco D'Ageno'; published state. Sheet 190 x 125mm, 7½ x 5". Trimmed to plate at sides; diagonal creases through upper left and lower right corners.
Francesco Ageno was ambassador of Genoa at London from 1760 to 1781. Bartolozzi erased Cosway's name in the published state after Gainsborough remonstrated. Some impressions have a text which explains that Francesco Ageno was the Ministry of the Republic of Genoa at the Court of Great Britain and the image was from the collections of Girolamo Tonioli. After Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788).
BL: 000029152. Hone 2 II. From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18234]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[King Ahasuerus & Queen Esther]
[King Ahasuerus & Queen Esther]
Guercino inv. Bartolozzi Sculp. [c.1790]
Etching printed in brown ink, platemark 235 x 310mm (9¼ x 12¼") very large margins.
Two of the main personalities in the Book of Esther, one of the books of the Ketuvim ('Writings') of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and of the Historical Books of the Old Testament. Etching after a drawing by Guercino, by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. From a portfolio of eighty-two prints by Bartolozzi after drawings by Guercino in the Royal Collection.
Calabi and De Vesme 2143; for later state see ref. 21218.
[Ref: 44148]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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His ego nec metas. rerum, nec tempora pono. Imperium sine fine dedi _________ Virg. aen. lib. I.
His ego nec metas. rerum, nec tempora pono. Imperium sine fine dedi _________ Virg. aen. lib. I.
Joseph. Zochi Florentinus invenit. F. Bartollozi Florentinus Sculp. Venetiis.
[n.d., c.1761.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Allegory on the marriage of Joseph, Archduke of Austria to Isabella, daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma (6th October 1760). In the sky, the Gods gather on clouds, next to large oval medallions featuring portraits of the Archduke and his wife. Below on the right is the statue of Minerva, the Roman Goddess of wisdom, with allegorical female figures in front. Sinking ships are seen in the water, with the burning city of Tuscany in the distance to the left. Frontispiece to 'Discorso del Senatore Cavaliere Giulio Rucellai', Firenze, 1761.
[Ref: 38572]   £220.00  
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[Christoph Friedrich von Ammon]
[Christoph Friedrich von Ammon]
F. Bartolozzi R.A. fecit
London Published as the Act directs Nov.12 1791
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 180 x 130mm (5 x 7"). Trimmed to platemark. Rare.
Christoph Friedrich von Ammon (1877-1850), German theological writer and preacher. Engraved by Francesco Bartlozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver elected a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768 (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This portrait was published after Bartolozzi had left England for the continent.
Not in De Vesme.
[Ref: 35844]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Angelic Child.
The Angelic Child. From a miniature painted by Mr. Robinson in the possesion of Mrs. Johnston, to whom this plate is dedicated by her humble ser.t, W. Palmer.
Robinson pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t.
Publish'd July 1st. 1790 by W. Palmer. Printseller to Her Majesty. No. 163 Strand, London.
Stipple engraving, with very large margins. Printed in brown ink. Platemark: 180 x 115mm. (7¼ x 4½").
A child, half-length, head to right, eyes turned towards the sky; body turned to the left, hands lifted to prayer; in a vertical oval; after John Robinson (1715 - 1745). Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection; Calabi & De Vesme: 308.iii/iii
[Ref: 28396]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo.]
[Apollo.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London, Publish'd May 20th; 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Stipple and etching. Plate 160 x 114mm. 6¼ x 4½". Slight damage on left.
Apollo holding a lyre under his arm, plucking a string with his right index finger.
De Vesme: 356; iii/iv.
[Ref: 20443]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Death of Arcite
The Death of Arcite No. 2 of Macklin's British Poets Vide Chaucers Palamen & Arcite moderniz'd by Dryden.
W. Hamilton R.A. pinxt. F. Bartolozzi R.A & Engraver to his Majesty sculpt.
London. Pubd. Feby. 20. 1790 by Thos. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Stipple engraving with etching, printed in colours, 430 x 500mm. Water stain into plate upper right corner.
Arcite on his deathbed, wounded in a joust he held with his sworn brother Palamon to compete for the love of Emelye. She stands beside the bed, her hand in his, removing her veil, while Palamon approaches on the right and Theseus sits watching on the left. Illustration from 'Palamon and Arcite' by John Dryden (1631 - 1700), based on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Tale of the Knight). Published by Thomas Macklin (c.1760 - 1800) for his series of 'British Poets', begun in 1787.
[Ref: 8076]   £220.00  
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[Ariadne, Cupid and Bacchus]
[Ariadne, Cupid and Bacchus]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pubd. as the Act directs F. Bartolozzi, 1788
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 270 x 235mm (10½ x 9¼") very lare margins.
Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 361.iv
[Ref: 43416]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Annonce de T. Sandby.]
[Annonce de T. Sandby.]
B. West R.A. inv. 1791. F. Bartolozzi R.A. etched.
London Publish'd May 1791. by Mr. Sandby Jun.r St. Georges Row.
Etching and engraving, very scarce and fine. Plate 241 x 165mm. 9½ x 6". Crease to bottom right-hand corner, small margins, overall foxing.
Trade card for Thomas Sandby, depicting the daughter of Dibutades embracing her lover and outlining his shadow on the wall, while he holds a lamp on the left. Thomas Sandby (1721-1798) was a self-taught draftsman who, with his brother Paul took up positions in the military drawing department at the Tower of London. Thomas was sent first to the Battle of Dettingen and then to Culloden as draughtsman to the Duke of Cumberland. In 1747, under the Duke, he was appointed Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park to which he devoted considerable energy in improvements. He was also involved in the London art world and with his brother he was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. He was elected their first professor of architecture and later architect of the King's works. In reality, he built few buildings and was more respected for his architectural theory.
De Vesme: 1892; ii/iii.
[Ref: 20501]   £450.00  
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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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[Attention]
[Attention]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[London Publish'd March 6th. 1782 by Sus. Vivares]
Stipple printed in colours, sheet 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Trimmed inside platemark, possibly losing text.
Attention: woman sat at desk, writing. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani.
De Vesme 575 iii[?]/v
[Ref: 36633]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Attention. [&] Serenity.
Attention. [&] Serenity.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Pub.d Feb.y. 1.st 1798 by Colnaghi Sala & Co. (late Tore) No.132 Pall Mall.
A pair of printed stipple. Framed. Image: 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Frame: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"). Unexamined out of frame.
A pair of allegorical scenes, one showing the figure of attention writing at her desk, the second shows serenity looking towards the sky.
[Ref: 45409]   £420.00   view all images for this item
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My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey
My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey To Her Grace the Dutchess of Hamilton and Brandon, This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated, by Her Graces most obedient humble servant, W. Dickinson
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t Engraved by F. Bartolozzi
London, Publish'd Feb.y 10th 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street
Stipple, sheet 410 x 365mm (16 x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; small stain on right.
Illustration to 'Aud Robin Grey', a Scots ballad in which a young woman is compelled by her parents to marry an old man, Robin Grey, who promises to support her and her parents, even though she is in love with another man. Stipple engraving after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Tim Clayton).
Calabi & De Vesme 1404 iii/iii
[Ref: 45439]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Baby lying down on straw basket.]
[Baby lying down on straw basket.]
Guercino inv.t F. Bartolozzi sculp.t
London, Published Jany. 1. 1798, by Darling & Thompson Gt. Newport Street, and T. Simpson, St. Paul's Church Yard.
Etching. Plate 229 x 260mm. 9 x 10¼".
A baby lying on a straw bed inside a basket, his hands clasped on his stomach.
De V: ?
[Ref: 21217]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bacchante.
A Bacchante. From an Original Picture in the Collection of Sir John Leicester Bar.t.
Greuze Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculps.t R.A. Engraver to his Majesty.
London, Published 1st. June 1800 by William Jeffryes & C.o Ludgate Hill.
A rare stipple. Plate: 440 x 340mm (17¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A portrait of a priestess of Bacchus, shown looking over he right shoulder.
De Vesme 369 III of III. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46717]   £330.00  
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[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
B. Cipriani Delin.t F. Bartolozzi Fecit.
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1786 by W. Dickinson Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching. 157 x 190mm. 6¼ x 7½". Publication line cut, slight foxing.
Bacchus and Ariadne naked seated under a tent embracing and holding cups. A satyr pouring water on the left, with a putti asleep on the right, young child lying on the back of a tiger in the foreground.
De Vesme: 375; iii/vi. See 20573 for earlier state.
[Ref: 20572]   £220.00  
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[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[B. Cipriani Delin.t F. Bartolozzi Fecit.]
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1786 by W. Dickinson Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching, very scarce. 203 x 209mm. 8 x 8¼". Slight foxing.
Bacchus and Ariadne naked seated under a tent embracing and holding cups. A satyr pouring water on the left, with a putti asleep on the right, young child lying on the back of a tiger in the foreground.
De Vesme: 375; ii/vi. See 20572 for late state.
[Ref: 20573]   £340.00  
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[Bacchus Enfant.]
[Bacchus Enfant.]
Guercino inv. F. Bartolozzi del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Plate: 280 x 340mm (11 x 13¼"). Very large margins.
The infant Bacchus seated on a rock faces right towards a barrel of grapes and in two hands he holds a large bottle from which he drinks.
de Vesme: 2132 II of II.
[Ref: 39119]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink, fine impression. 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Trimmed.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state, & 21223 for same state.
[Ref: 20524]   £340.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink. A very fine impression, mint. Plate 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Foxed. Very large margins.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state. See Ref: 20524 for same state.
[Ref: 21223]   £260.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
Very fine etching with engraving, fine impression. 240 x 215mm. 9½ x 8½" large margins.
Ticket for a ball at the Mansion House, hosted by politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), who was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774. The design depicts Iris, messenger of the gods, holding a caduceus and watching three putti dancing, with two more flying above holding grapes and a basket of flowers.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv.
[Ref: 40268]   £340.00  
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A Collection of Favorite Anthems, Services &c. in Score, Selected from the Works of Drs. Nares, Clarke, Stevens, Pratt and other eminent composers [in image] No.11 [in ink]
A Collection of Favorite Anthems, Services &c. in Score, Selected from the Works of Drs. Nares, Clarke, Stevens, Pratt and other eminent composers [in image] No.11 [in ink]
G.B. Cipriani inv. / F. Bartolozzi sculp aqua fortis
London, Published by Coventry & Hollier, 71, Dean Street, Soho. Ent. Sta. Hall. Price 4/-
Etching printed in brown, sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Frontispiece to a volume of music, probably a late state. The plate was likely used originally for another purpose, with the plate later altered and the new text added.
[Ref: 35961]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mansion House Ball Invitation]
[Mansion House Ball Invitation] Lady Mayoress presents her Compts, to [...] and desires the honor of [...] Company to a Ball on Tuesday April 12th 1791
W. Hamilton R.A. inv.t 1791 F. Bartolozzi R.A. Etched
Etching and engraving, sheet 105 x 145mm (4 x 5¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; creased; soiled.
One of many decorative tickets engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi for balls and concerts in Georgian London. Engraved in this instance after a design by William Hamilton (1751-1801), painter and illustrator who specialised in theatrical scenes such as the 23 Shakespearean scenes he painted for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.
De Vesme 1960 iii/iv
[Ref: 39210]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Decorative music book cover?]
[Decorative music book cover?]
F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Goulding, D'Almaine, Potter & Co. Music Publishers [c.1809]
Etching with very small margins, platemark 115 x 210mm (4½ x 8¼").
Decorative design in proof state before text, by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). Born in Florence, Bartolozzi was elected a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768 (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This portrait was published after Bartolozzi had left England for the continent.
[Ref: 35839]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Untitled Female Profile.]
[Untitled Female Profile.]
F. Bartolozzi in. et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament de 15 June 1776.
Stipple printed in sanguine. 125 x 165mm. Very slight paper discolouration.
[Ref: 538]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shepherdess sat with sheep outside a cottage, spinning wool]
[Shepherdess sat with sheep outside a cottage, spinning wool] Guidata ch'a la Greggia Irminda poi / S'asside e sta filando i Lini suio
Francesco Bartolozzi scolp. Appo Teodoro Viero Ven.d 1774
Etching, fine impression; scarce; platemark 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Thread margins.
One a series of six pastoral subjects etched after designs by the Venice-based publisher and artist Teodoro Viero (1740-95) by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). Bartlozzi was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work. Inscription 'Solo all'Albertine' verso suggests the only other impression known to Calabi was in the Albertine Museum, Vienna.
Calabi & de Vesme 1342
[Ref: 43124]   £220.00  
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[Young man fishing, with a woman and small boy nearby]
[Young man fishing, with a woman and small boy nearby] Osservato da Fille il Pesce piglia / Per sostentar la debil sua Famiglia
Francesco Bartolozzi scolp. Appo Teodoro Viero Ven.d 1774
Etching, fine impression; scarce; platemark 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Thread margins.
One a series of six pastoral subjects etched after designs by the Venice-based publisher and artist Teodoro Viero (1740-95) by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). Bartlozzi was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work. Inscription 'Solo all'Albertine' verso suggests the only other impression known to Calabi was in the Albertine Museum, Vienna.
Calabi & de Vesme 1343
[Ref: 43125]   £220.00  
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[Young couple embracing; young woman and sheep on right]
[Young couple embracing; young woman and sheep on right] Soglion gli Amanti coltivar non poco / Le lusinghe, gli scherzi il riso, e il gioco
Francesco Bartolozzi scolp. Appo Teodoro Viero Ven.d 1774
Etching, fine impression; scarce; platemark 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Thread margins.
One a series of six pastoral subjects etched after designs by the Venice-based publisher and artist Teodoro Viero (1740-95) by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815). Bartlozzi was a Florentine engraver who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. Fine impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work. Inscription 'Solo all'Albertine' verso suggests the only other impression known to Calabi was in the Albertine Museum, Vienna.
Calabi & de Vesme 1345
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[Woman mourning and embracing a tomb in the form of a pot]
[Woman mourning and embracing a tomb in the form of a pot]
G.B. Cipriani inv. / F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Published as the Act directs Nov. 20 1776
Etching, sheet 155 x 160mm (6 x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; slight foxing.
Title page to 'Miscellaneous works of Ph. D. Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield' (1777). In a later state this print was identified as Bathsheba mourning her husband Uriah.
de Vesme 1694.2
[Ref: 35960]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Profile of a Woman.]
[Profile of a Woman.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. et sculp.
Published according to Act of Parliament de 15 june 1776.
Stipple with large margins; Rare. Plate: 125 x 170mm (5 x 6¾"). Some light foxing.
Profile portrait of a woman wearing a shawl.
De Vesme: 117. State II of II. For an example in sanguine see ref: 538.
[Ref: 35553]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Beauty.
Beauty.
G.B. Cipriani del.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
Published according to Act, Nov.r 6th 1782, by the Proprietor, No 5, Poland Street, Soho
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Thread margins.
Woman sat on clouds with peacock. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 576 iii/iii
[Ref: 43144]   £240.00  
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William Beckford Esq Twice Lord Mayor of London.
William Beckford Esq Twice Lord Mayor of London. Taken from the Original Model presented by Augustin Carlini, and REJECTED by a Majority of the Committee of the Court of Aldermen and Common Council. on the 16th January 1771.
Aug. Carlini inv. Biagio Rebecca del. Fran. Bartolozzi sculp.`
Published according to Act of Parl.t 5. Apr. 1772.
Engraving, rare & scarce. Sheet 640 x 430mm (25¼ x 17") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, without loss of image; some loss around platemark.
An illustration of the statue of William Beckford (1709-70, MP and twice Lord Major of London) that Agostino Carlini (c.1718 - 1790) proposed for the Guildhall but which was rejected for another design. He is shown in his mayoral robes and chain, his sword and mace to the side. Two putti hold the Bill of Rights, a Liberty Pole and a scroll, which probably contains the text of his famous admonition of George III.
De V: 759
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[For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.]
[For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.]
E.F. Burney del._ F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1792.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 120 x 152mm. 4¾ x 6". Light foxing; tipped into album page.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr Dragonetti. A woman stands holding a naked child who plays the lyre. On the right stands Apollo. Domenico Dragonetti (1763 - 1846) was a violinist and double-bass player.
De Vesme: 1918; ii/iii. See Harvard p.383.
[Ref: 28892]   £220.00  
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For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.
For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.
E.F. Burney del._ F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1792.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet size: 105 x 135mm (4¼ x 5¼"). Cut in an octagonal shape.
A ticket for the benefit of Mr Dragonetti. A woman stands holding a naked child who plays the lyre. On the right stands Apollo. Domenico Dragonetti (1763 - 1846) was a violinist and double-bass player. For a proof impression of this ticket, see item ref: 28892.
De Vesme: 1918.
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For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Etching with engraving, rare printed in red. 95 x 125mm. 3¾ x 5". Trimmed.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr. Jones. A putto stands on clouds holding a music score and singing. On the left another putto with butterfly wings is seated playing a lyre. Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments’. This work, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe.
De Vesme: 1932. See 9717.
[Ref: 20522]   £220.00  
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[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[F. Bartolozzi invt. Sculpst.]
[London, c.1797.]
Etching, proof before letters trimmed so roundel, diameter 185mm, 7¼". Small tear into plate lower left, plate mark cut small blemish in paper ower edge centre.
Muse seated on clouds holding a lyre with three putti; one holds a trumpet, another two laurel wreaths, the third holding the (unlettered) above. Ticket for the benefit of Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806), singer.
De Vesme: 1914, ii of vii. See item 20507.
[Ref: 21299]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
F. Bartolozzi inv.t Sculps.t 1797 aetatis suae 69.
138 x 172mm. 5½ x 6¾". Slight foxing.
Ticket for the benefit of Mrs Banti. Muse seated on clouds holding a lyre with three putti; one holds a trumpet, another two laurel crowns and the third holding a banner over Muse. Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806), singer.
De Vesme: 1914; iv/vii.
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[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti].
[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti].
F. Bartolozzi inv.t Sculps.t.
Aetatis suae 69. 1797.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 138 x 172mm (5½ x 6¾").
A concert ticket for the benefit of singer Mrs Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806). A muse is seated on clouds, lifting her left hand, holding a lyre in her right. On the right, are two putti, holding a trumpet and two laurel crowns. On the left, another putto holds a banner over Muse.
De Vesme: 1914, iv of vii. See item 20507 and 21299 for earlier states.
[Ref: 32428]   £230.00  
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[France] Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, Prince du Sang,
[France] Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, Prince du Sang, Pair et Grand-Maitre de France...
Mde. de Tott pinxt. F. Bartolozzi RA sculp.
[British, n.d., c.1795.]
Stipple and etching, title in italics and open letters, sheet 440 x 320mm. 17¼ x 12½". Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of Louis Joseph de Bourbon (1736 – 1818), Prince of Condé from 1740 to his death, in uniform on the battlefield, his hat having been removed to left; fighting in the background. A member of the House of Bourbon, he held the prestigious rank of Prince du Sang. Prince Louis Joseph was the only son of Louis Henri de Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon (1692–1740) and Landgravine Caroline of Hesse-Rotenburg (1714–41). He was Governor of Burgundy and a general in the French army. He (wisely) decided to escape from France with his son and grandson following the fall of the Bastille in 1789 in fear of possible arrest or death. The prince established himself at Coblenz in 1791, where he helped to organize and lead a large counter-revolutionary army of émigrés. In addition to containing his grandson, the Duc d'Enghien, and the two sons of his cousin, the dead king's brother, the Comte d'Artois, the corps included many young aristocrats who eventually became leaders during the Bourbon Restoration years later. The Army of Condé initially fought in conjunction with the Austrians. Later, it entered into English pay in 1795. In 1796, the army fought in Swabia. In 1797, Austria signed the Treaty of Campo Formio with the First French Republic, formally ending its hostilities against the French. With the loss of its closest allies, the army transferred into the service of the Russian tsar, Paul I and was stationed in Poland, returning in 1799 to the Rhine under Alexander Suvorov. In 1800 when Russia left the Allied coalition, the army re-entered English service and fought in Bavaria. The army was disbanded in 1801. After the dissolution of the corps, the prince spent his exile in England, where he lived with his second wife, Maria-Caterina di Brignole-Sale, the divorced wife of the Prince de Monaco, whom he had married in 1798. Arms of the house of Bourbon to title area.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18242]   £300.00  
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[Boy Sleeping on a Bed.]
[Boy Sleeping on a Bed.]
Elisabetta Sirani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 242 x 310mm. Slight crease vertically down by torso.
Elisabetta Sirani (1636-1665) Painter and etcher in Bologna. Daughter of Giovanni Andrea Sirani. Patronised by Malvasia, and very successful. A little boy sleeping on the bed fully naked. Lying on his back with two pillows underneath his head, right leg over left, drapery over his head to right.
Ex: Norman Blackburn Collection. De Vesme: 1225.
[Ref: 21914]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Prosperity of Great Britain, Contrasted with the Misery of France]
[The Prosperity of Great Britain, Contrasted with the Misery of France]
[T. Martyn inv. F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculp]
[London Published June 1794, by Thos. Martyn, No. 10 Great Marlborough Street.']
Stipple very rare Proof impression, 605 x 480mm Trimmed to plate nicks and tears around outer edges.
On an obelisk, 'by King Lords and Commons MDCCXCIV', is inscribed under portaits of George III and Charlotte. St Paul's in the background along side the Customs House. Britannia with lion, shield and spear acknowledges Abundance while Justice rests and Prudence holds up a Mirror to France in distress.
De Vesme:565
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[St Giles Beauty.]
[St Giles Beauty.]
J.H. Benwell Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t.
Pub.d 8. Sept. 1783 by E.M. Diemar Strand.
Stipple, printed in sepia, fine proof before title. Plate: 270 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾") very large margins.
A portrait of Elizabeth Burrough, the St Giles Beauty shown in profile, wearing a bonnet with a satin sash.
De Vesme 1290.II of III. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire.
[Ref: 46716]   £360.00  
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Callirhoe.
Callirhoe.
J. B. Cipriani inv.t. et del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Stipple. Sheet: 130 x 155mm, (5 x 6"). Trimmed within plate and publication line.
A half-length portrait of Callirhoe, a protagonist from Chariton's novel of the same name, set in 400 BC Syracuse, in which the supernaturally beautiful Callirhoe marries Chaereas. However, Chaereas' jealousy causes a chain of unfortunate events leading to years of separation. Evidence of Chariton's novel only appears in a 13th Century manuscript and the story was not published until the 18th Century.
de V: 376 II of II.
[Ref: 36856]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Edw. Capell.
Edw. Capell. From a model in plaster taken from the Life by Roubilliac 1759.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculps.
[n.d., c.1770.] Bit later.
Stipple and line engraving. Sheet 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8") Trimmed within plate on three sides.
Edward Capell (1713-81), Shakespearean commentator. Concerned with inaccuracies in Sir Thomas Hamner'd edition of Shakespeare, Capell After spent three years collecting and comparing early folio and quarto editions, he published his a ten-volume edition in 1768. Drawn and engraved by Bartolozzi from a plaster cameo by Louis François Roubiliac.
De Vesme 774.II.
[Ref: 35323]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Edw. Capell.
Edw. Capell.
F. Bartolozzi del. et sculps.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Stipple and line engraving. Sheet 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Trimmed within plate.
Edward Capell (1713-81), Shakespearean commentator. Concerned with inaccuracies in Sir Thomas Hamner'd edition of Shakespeare, Capell spent three years collecting and comparing early folio and quarto editions, he published his ten-volume edition in 1768. Drawn and engraved by Bartolozzi from a plaster cameo by Louis François Roubiliac c.1770.
De Vesme 774.III.
[Ref: 35325]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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