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Archibald Earl of Gosford.
Archibald Earl of Gosford.
Painted by T. Phillips R.A. 1826. Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane A.R.A 1828.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Lithograph. Private plate. Printed area: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). On large album sheet.
A portrait of Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 - 1849). Acheson was a British politician who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada and Governor General of British North America in the 19th century. In 1835, he became Governor General of British North America and instructed to appease the reformists, led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, without giving them any real power. The following year Lord Gosford learned of the planned Lower Canada Rebellion and had many of Papineau's followers arrested, although Papineau himself escaped to the United States. The next month, he issued a reward for the capture of Papineau, and declared martial law in Lower Canada.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35138]   £240.00  
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The Relief of His Royal Prince Adolphus and Field Marshall Freytag,
The Relief of His Royal Prince Adolphus and Field Marshall Freytag, At the Village of Rexpoede near Dunkirk; on the 6th of Sept.t 1793.
M.Brown pinx.t. S.W.Sculp.
Sold & Published by Orme, No.14 Old Bond Street, June 7. 1794.
Colour mezzotint. 480 x 605mm. Close margins.
Prince Adolphus (1774-1850), Duke of Cambridge. Son of George III, he went to Hanover in 1791 to receive military training under the supervision of the Hannoverian commander Field Marshal von Freytag, fighting in the War of the Spanish Succession. The pair were briefly captured before the Battle of Hondschoote, in which 40,000 Frenchmen defeated 24,000 British and Hanoverian soldiers, capturing 6 flags and all of the Duke of York's artillery.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 990]   £490.00  
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[Godfrey de Saint-Omer.]
[Godfrey de Saint-Omer.]
[by William Rogers, 1602.]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 260 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾").
Godfrey de Saint-Omer, one of the founding members of the Knights Templar in 1119. Plate from the herald Sir William Segar's 'Honor, Military and Civill' (1602).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. Hind: I of II.
[Ref: 34671]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bacchant.
Bacchant. Flush'd with a purple grace,/ He shews his honest face. Dryden's Alexander's Feast.
Rubens pinxt. Caroline Watson sculpt. Engraver to her Majesty
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Nov.r 30, 1786, by Caroline Watson, Fitzroy Street.
Stipple with very large margins, platemark 200 x 160mm (8 x 6¼"). Very fine.
A bacchante, a commonly-depicted subject of intoxication and revelry. Engraved and published by Caroline Watson (1760/61-1814), one of the most significant and prolific female printmakers of her day.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection
[Ref: 34542]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Alice & Cora.
Alice & Cora.
Peint par vanden Berghe. Gravé Par F.Girard.
Paris, Vreith & Hauser, 11, Boulevard des Italiens. [n.d., c.1840.]
Mezzotint with line etching. 500 x 640mm. A few repairs, damp stains in margins.
A scene from James Fenimore Cooper's epic novel 'The Last of the Mohicans', first published in January 1826. Alice and Cora Munroe and Major Duncan Heyward are trapped in a cave by the Hurons.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 631]   £360.00  
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[Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in his studio]
[Lawrence Alma-Tadema, R.A., in his studio]
[T.L. Atkinson after John Collyer, pencil signatures]
[Published by T.H. Lefèvre, June 1 1885]
Mezzotint on india, very large margins; platemark 550 x 420mm (21½ x 16½"). Printsellers' Association blindstamp. Very scarce.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), London painter of Greek and Roman settings, etcher, stage designer and decorative artist. Shown in his studio holding palette and brushes, an unfinished canvas behind him. After training in Antwerp, Alma-Tadema moved to London in 1870 and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1879. He was knighted in 1899. After the portrait by John Collier (1850-1934), portrait painter who received guidance and encouragement from Alma-Tadema as a young artist. The print was originally sold as a companion to a portrait of another 19th century artist, Rosa Bonheur.
PSA limited to 275 artist's proofs (plate destroyed); ex: collection of the Late Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36360]   £520.00  
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Joseph Ames F.R.S. & S.S.A.
Joseph Ames F.R.S. & S.S.A.
Rob.t Laurie fecit. [c.1785]
Mezzotint, sheet 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Joseph Ames (bap. 1687-d.1759), bibliographer and antiquary. A fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and member of the Royal Society, Ames wrote a history of printing in England ('Typographical antiquities', 1749) and formed a 'museum' of title-pages and stray leaves a specimens of early printing. He also had a large collection of engraved portraits, which he compiled for his 'Catalogue of English Heads', and a coin collection. This portrait, which illustrated the second edition of the 'Typographical Antiquities' in 1785, shows Ames, quill in hand, with his library behind him and a copy of 'Typographical Antiquities' open beside him.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 2; not in O'D.
[Ref: 34109]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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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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The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny.
The Amorous Thief__or The Lover's Larceny. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London / Published as the Act directs, 10th Nov.r 1777
Mezzotint, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; false margins added; slight staining. 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
While a young woman sleeps, a man leans over to kiss her. The maid closes the door. Two books are inscribed 'Chloe caught napping' and 'The Agreeable Dream realiz'd'. On the wall is a picture of cupid (a common feature of romantic 'drolls' such as this). A squirrel ferrets on the table. The theme of young women leaving themselves prey to male attention by falling asleep was a common one in Georgian art such as that of John Collet.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; BM Satires 4554
[Ref: 36226]   £240.00  
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Ancient Jerusalem.
Ancient Jerusalem. During the approach of the Miraculous darkness which attended the Crucifixion.
Painted by W. Linton Esq. Engraved by Thomas Lupton.
1837.
Large mezzotint with very large margins, scarce. 595 x 810mm (23¼ x 31¾"). Repaired tear in title area. Left and bottom edges torn in margins. Repaired tear from top right edge, to just inside printed area.
A dramatic, large mezzotint depicting ancient Jerusalem during the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Gospel of Mark's account of the crucifixion, on the eve of Passover, it says that after Jesus was crucified at nine in the morning, darkness fell over all the land, or all the world from around noon ("the sixth hour") until 3 o'clock ("the ninth hour"). It adds, immediately after the death of Jesus, that 'the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom', represented in this print by the sun breaking through the clouds onto the city below. Mourners can be seen in the bottom right, kneeling with their hands raised towards Golgotha in the distance, the site at which Jesus was said to be Crucified. After British landscape artist, William Linton (1791–1876).
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32148]   £520.00  
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Serenissima et Potentissima Anna D.G. Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Serenissima et Potentissima Anna D.G. Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
G. Kneller S.R. Imp. et Angl. Eques. Aur. pinx. I. Smith fec.
Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel-street Covent-Garden. [n.d. c.1740.]
Fine mezzotint, with small margins. 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Mounted in album paper.
Portrait of Queen Anne 1665-1714), half-length in an oval, wearing small crown, pearl necklace, ermine-lined robes with jewels, with the 'Great George' of the Order of the Garter. In 1707 Anne signed the Act of Union, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain; here England and Scotland are still separate kingdoms.
CS: 7, state ii of iii. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34367]   £240.00  
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Serenissima Anna D.G. Mag. Brit. Fran. et Hiber. Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Serenissima Anna D.G. Mag. Brit. Fran. et Hiber. Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
G. Kneller Eques pinx. I. Smith fe. et ex.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Mezzotint, mounted on album paper (Whatman 1804). 205 x 150mm (9¾ x 6").
Half-length portrait of Queen Anne (1665-1714), in an oval, wearing the 'Great George' of the Order of the Garter. The second daughter of James II and successor to William III, the most important constitutional landmark of her reign was the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707, creating the Great Britain of the title.
CS: 6, state i of ii.. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34363]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Serenissima Anna D.G. Angl. Scot. Fran. et Hiber. Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Serenissima Anna D.G. Angl. Scot. Fran. et Hiber. Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII.o die Aprilis Anno 1702.
G. Kneller Eques pinx. I. Smith fe. et ex.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 205 x 145mm (9¾ x 5¾"). Trimed to plate mark, mounted on album paper.
Half-length portrait of Queen Anne (1665-1714), in an oval, wearing a crown and the 'Great George' of the Order of the Garter. The second daughter of James II and successor to William III, the most important constitutional landmark of her reign was the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707. The title here lists England and Scotland as separate kingdoms.
CS: 8, state i of ii. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34364]   £240.00  
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The Appointment Overheard and Prevented.
The Appointment Overheard and Prevented.
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 12.th May 1772.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Creasing; 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
An elegant macaroni courts a young woman at her window, but is interrupted by a dog rushing out and a maid's attendance at the door. The woman's mother/landlady peers out from behind the door.
BM satires 4576.
[Ref: 36220]   £390.00  
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[America] [Don Bernardino Rivadavia, President of the Republic of the United Provinces.]
[America] [Don Bernardino Rivadavia, President of the Republic of the United Provinces.]
Painted by T. Phillips Esq.r. R.A. Engraved by C.Turner, Mezzotinto Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London Published Oct.r 24 1825, by Mr Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 510 x 370mm (20 x 14½"). Slight foxing to margins; very scarce.
Bernardino de la Trinidad Gónzalez Rivadavia y Rivadavia (1780-1845), first president of Argentina (then known as the Republic of the United Provinces), 1826-7. He sits at a desk holding a document headed 'Reforma [E]celesiastica Buenos Ayres 1822' (Rivadavia's religious reforms transferred many of the Catholic church's assets to the Republic). Another document, headed 'Systema Representative' also on the table. In 1824 Rivadavia visited London where, in association with the Hullet Brothers bank he founded the Rio de la Plata Mining Association. Rivadavia was also a correspondent and admirer of Jeremy Bentham, who he first met in London in 1820. Engraved after the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Whitman 497 i/ii.
[Ref: 34927]   £620.00  
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The Earl of Argyle, Only two Hours before his Execution, and the Distress and Astonishment of one of the Council who condemned him, on seeing him in a transquil Sleep.
The Earl of Argyle, Only two Hours before his Execution, and the Distress and Astonishment of one of the Council who condemned him, on seeing him in a transquil Sleep. Vide Fox's Hist.y of the Reign of James II. Page 218.
Published and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Davidson Alnwick.
Woodcut. Very scarce. Sheet size: 465 x 340mm (18¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed within plate. Horizontal central crease. Glued to backing sheet at corners.
Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish Protestant leader, about to be executed for his opposition to the Roman Catholic James II of Great Britain and Ireland (James VII of Scotland), yet found fast asleep beside a letter inscribed, 'Your Affectionate Husband ... Argyle'. Two council members enter from the right, astonished with his composure, with the executioner holding a raised axe in the shadows of the cell behind the door. A rare illustration to 'A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James II', written by Charles James Fox. It was left unfinished at his death in 1806 and was not published until 1808.
Ex collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 39022]   £280.00  
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Mr. Rob.t Ashby [ms]
Mr. Rob.t Ashby [ms]
Painted by T. Phillips Esq.r R.A. / Engraved by George Clint
London, Published by G. Clint 31 Foley Street, May 1st 1812
Mezzotint, very scarce, platemark 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾). False margins added.
Robert Ashby (-1843), engraver. Ashby and his sons inherited the business of his father, Harry Ashby (bap.1744-d.1818), which specialised in engraving maps and banknotes. The firm continued as Ashby & Co until 1886, but Robert Ashby died in obscurity in 1843. Here Ashby holds a specimen of his work inscribed 'Mr R. Ashby London'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Not in CS
[Ref: 34937]   £360.00  
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John J. Audubon.
John J. Audubon.
Painted by F. Cruickshank. Eng.d by J.Sartain.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Mezzotint. Printed area 190 x 140mm.
The famous ornithologist whose 'The Birds of America', containing life-sized portraits, remains the most sumptuous bird book ever printed. John Sartain (1808-1897), American engraver.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1472]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hob.ble A.J. Balfour, M.P.
The Right Hob.ble A.J. Balfour, M.P.
Painted by L. Alma-Tadema. R.A. Engraved by M. Cormack.
London Published 25th May, 1832, by P & D. Colnaghi & Co. 13 & 14 Pall Mall East, s.w.
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 510 x 390mm (20 x 15¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Scuff marks to surface. Tear in right edge of sheet. Damaged.
A portrait of Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848 - 1930), a British Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905 when he succeeded Lord Salisbury, coming into power practically at the same moment as the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and the end of the second Boer War.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37158]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Harper
Miss Harper
R. Dighton Pinx.t / R. Laurie Sculp.
Pub.d as the Act Directs March 1st 1780 by W. Richardson No. 68 High Holborn
Mezzotint, rare, with very large margins; platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Good impression; glued to backing sheet along left edge at corners; uncut.
Elizabeth Bannister (née Harper) (1757-1849), actress and singer. She also accompanied herself on the guitar, as shown in John Russell's 1799 portrait. At the time this print was made Harper was only three years into her career but was already earning high salaries. In 1778 she was contracted to perform at the Pantheon (on London's Oxford Street) for two years, earning one thousand pounds in the process. In 1783 she married the actor and comedian John Bannister, and she retired in 1792. From a set of small mezzotint portraits of actresses and singers, published by the printseller William Richardson in 1780, apparently to follow up a similar set of actor portraits published the previous year. Engraved after a painting by draughtsman and singer Robert Dighton (1751-1814) by the mezzotint engraver and printseller Robert Laurie (1755?-1836). Music, instruments and mask (representing theatre) in title area.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallenstein collection, and collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 1 iii/iii.
[Ref: 36669]   £240.00  
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Miss Harper [in pencil]
Miss Harper [in pencil]
R. Dighton Pinx.t / R. Laurie Sculp.
Pub.d as the Act Directs March 1st 1780 by W. Richardson No. 68 High Holborn
Mezzotint, rare with very large margins; platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Good impression; glued to backing sheet along left edge. Uncut.
Elizabeth Bannister (née Harper) (1757-1849), actress and singer. She also accompanied herself on the guitar, as shown in John Russell's 1799 portrait. At the time this print was made Harper was only three years into her career but was already earning high salaries. In 1778 she was contracted to perform at the Pantheon (on London's Oxford Street) for two years, earning one thousand pounds in the process. In 1783 she married the actor and comedian John Bannister, and she retired in 1792. From a set of small mezzotint portraits of actresses and singers, published by the printseller William Richardson in 1780, apparently to follow up a similar set of actor portraits published the previous year. Engraved after a painting by draughtsman and singer Robert Dighton (1751-1814) by the mezzotint engraver and printseller Robert Laurie (1755?-1836). Music, instruments and mask (representing theatre) in title area.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 1 ii/iii. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 36671]   £240.00  
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Colonel Barré.
Colonel Barré.
H.D. Hamilton del. R. Sayer Excudit. R. Houston fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 2 July 1771.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Large margins. Bottom left corner cut outside of platemark.
A portrait of Irish soldier and politician Isaac Barré (1726 - 1802) in profile to the right. Barré earned distinction serving with the British army during the Seven Years' War, and later became a prominent Member of Parliament where he became a vocal supporter of William Pitt. He is known for coining the term 'Sons of Liberty' in reference to American Whigs opposed to the British government's policies.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 5. II/II.
[Ref: 37709]   £320.00  
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[Richard, Earl of Barrymore, as Cupid.]
[Richard, Earl of Barrymore, as Cupid.]
Painted by R. Cosway. Engraved by I. Jehner.
Published June 24. 1778, by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Very fine mezzotint, scratched-letter proof. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Small tear in bottom margin.
Richard Barry (1769-1793), 7th Earl of Barrymore, pictured as a small child dressed as Cupit, with wings and harp. After these apparently angelic beginnings he found infamy as a rake, beginning at school at Eton, from where he would hire cabs to London to visit prostitutes. The Prince of Wales nicknamed him 'Hellgate'. He married the daughter of a sedan chair man: after he accidently killed himself with his own musket aged 23, she turned to prostitution and bare-knuckle boxing before becoming a matron of the female prisoners at the Tothill Fields Bridewell.
CS 1. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43549]   £520.00  
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Midnight. Minuit.
Midnight. Minuit.
T.Baston del. E. Kirkall Sculp.
T.Burford Exc.t. [n.d. c.1720].
Mezzotint. 200 x 260mm. Faint stain on print surface.
Ships at anchor, with anglers. The moon has a face.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 547]   £550.00  
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A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle / Battle of the Nile 1798.
A Squadron under Sail to form a Line of Battle / Battle of the Nile 1798.
T. Burford fecit.
[Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street]
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the second in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for earlier state see ref. 37203
[Ref: 37200]   £220.00  
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A Squadron at Anchor preparing to Sail / Battle of the Nile 1798.
A Squadron at Anchor preparing to Sail / Battle of the Nile 1798.
T. Burford fecit.
Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the first in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title, along with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37201]   £220.00  
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The Enemy's strikeing their Flags / Battle of the Nile 1798
The Enemy's strikeing their Flags / Battle of the Nile 1798
T. Burford del. fecit.
[Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street]
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The original mezzotint ground was very worn by this point and etched outlines were added to help make the forms recognisable. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the fourth in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title, along with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37202]   £220.00  
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A Bear Hunt.
A Bear Hunt.
Design'd by G.Morland. Engrav'd by S.W.Reynolds.
London: Published April 1st 1796, by S.W.Reynolds, No 6. Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint. 325 x 380mm.
Whitman: 409. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4282]   £520.00  
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The Right Hon.ble Will.m Beckford Esq.r Lord Mayor, and Member of Parliament for the City of London.
The Right Hon.ble Will.m Beckford Esq.r Lord Mayor, and Member of Parliament for the City of London. This being the second Time of this Mayoralty, and the third Time of his Representing that City in Parliament.
J. Dixon del.t et fecit.
London: Published as the Act directs, A.D. 1770. Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard.
Mezzotint with small margins. 355 x 255mm (14 x 9¾").
A portrait of William Beckford MP (1709-70), Mayor of London and sugar merchant in Jamaica. Full length portrait, wearing robes and chain and standing next to the Lord Mayor's sword and mace, the Bill of Rights in his left hand and his right hand resting on the Magna Charta.
CS:5. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32331]   £260.00  
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Joseph Beeton.
Joseph Beeton.
Design'd from the Life, & publish'd by R: Williams Black goose Street Lynn. Jan.y 10 1783
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Very scarce.
Joseph Beeton (d.1783), highwayman. He was tried, imprisoned and executed in King's Lynn in 1783 for robbing the north mail coach. Afer the robbery, a lucrative award was offered and Beeton was given up. Like an earlier celebrity criminal, Jack Sheppard, Beeton escaped from prison, but the landlord at the inn he fled to informed the authorities and Beeton was recaptured. Beeton's youth, good looks (hence the dandyish pose he maintains even in irons here) and supposed benevolent reasons for committing the crime aroused the sympathy of many locals, who donated money to employ counsel to plea for him. Even so, he was found guilty and executed at the gallows near Southgates. This portrait, published locally a week before Beeton's execution, demonstrates the market for images of the local celebrity.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see Neil Storey, 'Norfolk villains'
[Ref: 36514]   £350.00  
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Belvoir Castle from the Hermitage on the Duke's Walk.
Belvoir Castle from the Hermitage on the Duke's Walk.
F.W. Trench August 1819.
Lithograph, printed area 260 x 425mm (10¼ x 16½"). Slight creasing.
Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. Amateur lithograph by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859). In December 1819 he was returned as an MP for Cambridge in an election controlled by the Duke of Rutland, owner of Belvoir.
Trench was also keenly interested in architecture: in 1815 he proposed a vast monument to British naval and military victories over France on the site which became Trafalgar Square, and in 1824 he launched a project for an embankment on the north side of the Thames (in conjunction with which a long print of the project was produced).

Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. For Trench's embankment scheme see refs. 23749, 27468 &c.
[Ref: 35034]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bird of London,
John Bird of London, Who furnished the Chief Observations of the world, with the most Capital Astronomical Instruments divided by him after an improved method of his own, in a manner superior to any executed before, for which, and many other improvements in the construction of Astronomical instruments, he was honoured with a considerable Recompence from the Commissioners of Longitude.
Lewis Pinxit. Engraved by V.Green, Engraver to his Majesty, & to the Elector Palatine.
Published Dec.r 2, 1776 by V.Green, Engraver to his Majesty &c. Salisbury Street, Strand.
Framed mezzotint. 356 x 254mm, 14 x 10".
John Bird (1709-76), astronomer and instrument maker.
D. 306. Whitman 63, state iii of iii. Ex collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14211]   £690.00  
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Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant Share The friendly laws Laws impartial Care; A Shell for him, a Shell for thee, The middle is the Lawyers Fee.
Blind Plaintiff, lame Defendant Share The friendly laws Laws impartial Care; A Shell for him, a Shell for thee, The middle is the Lawyers Fee.
London Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No.53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 17 April 1779.
Mezzotint with thick original colour, rare. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Margins chipped. Stained.
Satire on lawyers; a well-dressed lawyer standing in front of a table covered with papers, books and a dish of oysters, on the right, settles a dispute between two poor men over an oyster; he eats the oyster itself, taking it from a knife that he holds to his mouth, and holds out the empty half-shells to a blind man and to a hunchback, who angrily shakes one of his crutches; a picture of lawyers on the wall behind.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36302]   £280.00  
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His Highness Prince Blucher of Wahlstadt
His Highness Prince Blucher of Wahlstadt General Field Mrshall of the Prussian Armies, Victor of Lutzen, Bautzen, Hainan, Katzbach, Möckern, Leipzig, Wartburg, Brienne, Loan, Montmartre, Ligny, and Co-Victor of Waterloo and Paris.
Engrav'd by C.Turner from the picture painted by C.Back of Breslaw, for Her Highness Princess Blucher.
Published London 1st August 1815 by R.Ackermann, 101 Strand.
Mezzotint. Sheet 615 x 510mm. A few small tears, laid on paper. Image scratched between the front feet of the horse.
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), Prussian Field Marshal, whose arrival at Waterloo saved the day for Wellington. Published less that three months after the battle.
Whitman: 47. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 478]   £580.00  
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Napoleon Buonaparte First Consul.
Napoleon Buonaparte First Consul.
Painted in 1802 by T. Phillips Esq R.A. / Engraved by C. Turner
Published Feb. 23 ____ by Mr Turner 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London.
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Tipped into album sheet. Rare
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French military and political leader. Privately-commissioned mezzotint engraved from a portrait by Thomas Phillips, painted in 1802, the year of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ceased hostilities between Britain and France. The resulting Peace of Amiens, which lasted until May 1803, was the only period of peace during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). During this time, Phillips was commissioned by the Duke of Northumberland to paint Napoleon and spent three months in Paris. Due to time restrictions Phillips was only able to make a brief sketch, but painted several versions of it (including one for Lord Egremont, now at Petworth). The melancholic expression captured by Phillips would subsequently be echoed in other portraits he painted, such as that of Lord Byron. Due to the circumstances of its execution it is is one of few sympathetic British likenesses of Napoleon. It is interesting, too, for engraver Charles Turner's unusual use of the mezzotint technique, lightening the areas around Napoleon's features, in constrast to the customary process of lightening the sitter's features against a darker background.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Whitman 399
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Grown Bears Taught to Dance.
Grown Bears Taught to Dance.
Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in S.t Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1780.]
Coloured mezzotint, 360 x 250mm. Remarginned at top, repaired tear through inscription area to image.
Two muzzled bears and a monkey.
BM I, 188. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 775]   £380.00  
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Boys and Dogs.
Boys and Dogs.
Painted by T. Gainsborough R.A. Engraved by Henry Dawe
London, Published July 1st 1824, by W.J. White, 14 Brownlow Street, Holborn.
Mezzotint with small margins, 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Slight foxing.
Mezzotint of Thomas Gainsborough's 1783 painting 'Two Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting' (Kenwood House). Inspired by William Hogarth's 'The Four Stages of Cruelty', the scene is presented as a grand anti-pastoral with the boys contravening morality both in neglecting their flocks and encouraging their dogs to fight.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for Hogarth's 'The Four Stages of Cruelty', see ref. 3221-3'
[Ref: 35228]   £240.00  
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[Boys exploding a street-seller's cauldron.]
[Boys exploding a street-seller's cauldron.]
London Pub.d Jan.y 20th 1800 by Random Stainbank, 17, Old Bond Street, where new Medallions, Borders, Transparencies, &c are published Weekly.
Mezzotint, coloured on both sides as a transparency, with gum arabic highlights. Sheet 365 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Trimmed just within plate.
Three boys laughing uproariously as they watch an old woman sitting at a table selling apples in the street, fall backwards to right in surprise, as the fire below her cooking pot explodes into fierce flames.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
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'Bread give me Bread'
'Bread give me Bread' _ Pa. 20 Pratt's Poem of the 'Poor' or Cottage Pictures.
P.J. De Loutherbourg inv. et del. Anth.y Cardon sculp.t.
Published by the Author, Feb.y 1. 1803.
Stipple with etching, rare with very large margins; 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½").
Two beggar children with the allegorical figure of Charity giving comfort, playing a lyre.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34178]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rt. Hon. John Bright M.P.]
[Rt. Hon. John Bright M.P.]
John Everett Millais. Thos Oldham Barlow [Pencil signatures.]
Published March 1st 1882, by Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, Liverpool & Manchester, Copyright Registered.
Mezzotint, Printsellers' blindstamp. Limited to 500. 420 x 570mm. Trimmed to Plate.
John Bright was born in Rochdale in 1811, the son of a Quaker cotton spinner. He was educated at a succession of Quaker schools in the north of England, where he developed a lifelong love of the Bible and of the 17th-century English Puritan poets, especially Milton. Quaker beliefs shaped his politics, which consisted mainly of demands for an end to social, political, or religious inequalities between individuals and between peoples. The Brights were benevolent employers, but their faith in self-help and independence placed Bright at the head of the manufacturers who opposed factory legislation, trade unions, and social reform. He became MP for Durham in 1843 and for Manchester in 1847. He spoke against the Corn Laws in parliament during Peel's second ministry until the laws were repealed in 1846. Bright was a member of the Peace Society and denounced the Crimean War (1854-56) as un-Christian, contrary to the principles of international free trade, and harmful to British interests. In 1868 Bright accepted the post of President of the Board of Trade in Gladstone's first ministry but retired through ill-health in 1870. He returned to political life in 1881 as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He retired in 1882 because he opposed Gladstone's Home Rule policy for Ireland. Bright announced that he was not prepared to see power given to Irish nationalists who had made a mockery of parliamentary government. Bright was influential in the Unionist group in parliament and was regarded as one of the most eloquent speakers of his time.
Printsellers: 38. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4240]   £330.00  
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[Ireland] Hon.ble Charles Brodrick, D.D. Archbishop of Cashel.
[Ireland] Hon.ble Charles Brodrick, D.D. Archbishop of Cashel.
Painted by H. Hamilton Esq.r. Engraved by C. Turner. Member of the American Academy of Fine Arts.
London, Published Feb.y 20, 1823, by Mr. Turner, 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: Small margins. Light creasing. Light spotting to right edge.
A portrait of Charles Brodrick (1761 - 1822), a reforming Irish clergyman and Archbishop of Cashel in the Church of Ireland. In 1795, Brodrick was consecrated as Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, and in 1801, following the preferment of Charles Agar to Dublin, Brodrick was appointed Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and remained in that post until his death in 1822.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman - C. Turner 71.
[Ref: 37703]   £220.00  
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[Germany] His Excellency Count Brühl, Minister from the Elector of Saxony to the King of Great Britain.
[Germany] His Excellency Count Brühl, Minister from the Elector of Saxony to the King of Great Britain.
Painted by J.Northcote R.A. Engraved by S.W.Reynolds & W.Ainnis.
London, Published by S.W.Reynolds, 1803.
A very fine mezzotint, marked "1st Fifty". 500 x 350mm.
John Maurice, Compte de Brühl, 1736-1809. Besides being ambassador to England he was an amateur engraver and author of several astronomy works.
Whitman: 40. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4428]   £650.00  
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Mark Isambard Brunel Esq.r F.R.S.
Mark Isambard Brunel Esq.r F.R.S. Author of the Block Machinery in his Majesty's Dock Yard at Portsmouth, and of other eminent works belonging to the British Government, &c. &c. Whose public works will best attest his fame While private worth adds value to his name. Dedicated by permission to the R.t Hon.ble Lord Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty, &c. &c. &c. by his Lordship's most ob.t. & hum.ble s.t Chas. Turner.
Painted by James Northcote Esq.r R.A. Engraved by C.Turner.
London. Pub.d. March 30th, 1815 by C.Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14").
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, 1769-1849, civil engineer. His method for production of rigging blocks for the navy at the Portsmouth Block Mills was the first genuine industrial production line. His two most most notable achievements are the Thames Tunnel and fathering Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Whitman 77. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4429]   £680.00  
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Mark Isambard Brunel Esq.r F.R.S.
Mark Isambard Brunel Esq.r F.R.S. Author of the Block Machinery in his Majesty's Dock Yard at Portsmouth, and of other eminent works belonging to the British Government, &c. &c. Dedicated by permission to the R.t Hon.ble Lord Viscount Melville, First Lord of the Admiralty, &c. &c. &c. by his Lordship's most ob.t. & hum.ble s.t Chas. Turner.
Painted by James Northcote Esq.r R.A. Engraved by C.Turner.
London. Pub.d. March 30th, 1815 by C.Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint on india, platemark 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14").
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769-1849), civil engineer, at a table with mechanical drawings and a model of an engine His method for production of rigging blocks for the navy at the Portsmouth Block Mills was the first genuine industrial production line. He is remembered for being chief engineer on the Thames Tunnel and as father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but also served as chief engineer in New York, and designed Liverpool's first floating landing stage (1826). Engraved after the portrait of 1812-13 by James Northcote (National Portrait Gallery).
Whitman 77 iii/iii; Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. For an earlier state, see ref. 4429.
[Ref: 34839]   £360.00  
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[Sir Mark Isambard Brunel.]
[Sir Mark Isambard Brunel.]
Painted by S. Drummond A.R.A. Engraved by J. Carter.
London. Published October 7th 1846. by Fred. Gwynne (late Colnaghi & Co.) Printseller and Publisher to the Royal Family, 23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Proof mezzotint on india, with Brunel's pencil signature on a pasted label under a typed lable. 545 x 405mm (21½ x 16"). Backing paper age-toned.
Portrait of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel [1769 - 1849], civil engineer, engraved from the portrait by Drummond (London, National Portrait Gallery). Brunel is surrounded by objects alluding to his profession and achievements, including a miner's lamp, cotton-winding machine and a model of a lighthouse. On the right is the Thames Tunnel: the portrait was painted c.1835, half-way through its construction. This mezzotint was published in 1846, three years after the tunnel was opened to the public. By this time Brunel's career was over, having been almost totally paralysed on his right side by a stroke in 1845.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 47314]   £550.00  
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[Germany] Carolus George Augustus,
[Germany] Carolus George Augustus, Erfprins van Brunswyk Wolfenbuttel .&.&.&.
[engraved by Charles Howard Hodges, c.1800]
Mezzotint with very large margins, rare; platemark 430 x 310mm (17 x 12¼"). Creasing.
Prince Charles George Augustus of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1766-1806), son of Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Lugt L.1272 Not in CS.
[Ref: 34032]   £220.00  
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Brushing in, To Catch others.
Brushing in, To Catch others.
J. Seymour inv.t.. T. Burford delin et fecit.
Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Short printer's crease, some foxing.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5467]   £320.00  
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[John Smith, alias Buckhorse.]
[John Smith, alias Buckhorse.]
[Painted by Daniel Dodd.]
[n.d, c.1760.]
A very scarce mezzotint, proof before letters. 355 x 250mm.
Pugilist, floruit 1720-1750. 'Memoirs of the Noted Buckhorse' is the earliest known autobiography of an English boxer.
CS: ENA 142; NPG D9151. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 1834]   £480.00  
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The Rev.d Thomas Burnet L.L.D.
The Rev.d Thomas Burnet L.L.D. Master of the Charterhouse Obÿt a,o 1715.
G. Kneller Equees Pinx.t 1697. I. Faber fecit 1752.
Price 2-6. Sold at the Golden Head near the Church, Bloomsbury-Square.
Mezzotint with large margins. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Slight damp stain.
Thomas Burnet (c. 1635-1715), a theologian and writer on Cosmogony (how the Cosmos came into existence), author of 'Sacred Theory of the Earth' (1681), 'The Ancient Doctrine Concerning the Origin of Things' (1692) & 'On the State of the Dead and of the Resurrection' (1720, posthumous). As Master of Charterhouse he blocked James II's attempt to interfere in the running of the school. After the Glorious Revolution Burnet became chaplain in ordinary and Clerk of the Closet to William III, but following the near-heretical views expressed in 'Ancient Docrine' (positing that The Fall of Man was symbolic not historic) he resigned his court posts, under the patronage of his majesty.
CS: 51. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34326]   £230.00  
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Lord Byron.
Lord Byron.
Painted by T. Phillips Esq.e R.A. / Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
Pub.d by T. Phillips Feb.y 1822
Mezzotint with very large margins, proof, platemark 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½").
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He 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.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Whitman 45; O'D 22
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