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The Introduction of Auld Robin Grey to Jenny.
The Introduction of Auld Robin Grey to Jenny. Auld Robin argued fair; tho my mither did na speak; The looked in my face till my heart was like to break; So they gi'ed him my Hand, tho my Heart was at Sea, But Auld Robin Grey proves a gude Man to me.
London: Publishee as the Act Directs, 1 Mar 1786, by R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map, Chart, & Printsellers & Globe-makers, No. 53 Fleet Street.
Coloured mezzotint. 250 x 350mm.
A young woman is forced by poverty to wed an elderly man, Auld Robin Grey.
[Ref: 5379]   £280.00  
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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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My Charming Boy! 431
My Charming Boy! 431
Dighton del.
London printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard.
Hand coloured mezzotint with very large margins Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x4¼"). Small puncture mark in top margin outside platemark. Light creasing to sheet. Small tear to lower left platemark.
A woman shown three-quarters length to right, smiling towards the viewer and holding a little boy in skirts, while he plays with her hair; in an oval. For uncoloured impression, see item ref: 32845.
CLB i/iii. Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32844]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ha! Ha! Hah! ___ I've got the Chink.
Ha! Ha! Hah! ___ I've got the Chink.
Ostade pinx.t. R. Houston fecit.
Printed for Bowles & Carver, 69 St. Paul's Chruch Yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint, large margins on 3 sides. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom edge.
A young man with a pile of gold coins in his hands stands directed to right, grinning at the viewer.
Ex CLB iii/iii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32995]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
The Young Sweep in Love, or the House-Maid's Conquest.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Publish'd 29 May 1773.
Mezzotint with etching and hand-colouring, sheet 145 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Trimmed to image, losing publication line.
A chimney-sweep reaches up to kiss a tall housemaid while another servant, hiding under the mantelshelf, watches on. Behind, fireplace with bellows hanging, pestle and mortar and candles on a shelf, and 'A New Love Song' stuck to the wall. Reduced version of an earlier print itself derived from a different print, 'The Unfortunate Discovery', after John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints of.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see BM Satires 4589 for larger version.
[Ref: 32374]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Well! I Can't Help It.
Well! I Can't Help It.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1796] 400
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed to image; late impression.
Man making a 'horns' sign with his right hand. One of many 'droll' mezzotints in roundels made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780 became the foremost designer of such images.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; BM Satires 8918; for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32347.
[Ref: 32366]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Who Cares for You?
Who Cares for You?
[after Robert Dighton.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1793]
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, small margins on 3 sides; sheet 150 x 120mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed to platemark lower edge; faint crease lower right.
A buxom prostitute (see BM Satires) standing hands on hips. One of many 'droll' mezzotints in roundels made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780 became the foremost designer of such images.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB i/ii; BM Satires 8418; for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32380
[Ref: 32382]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Twenty Thousand I've got___ How Lucky's my Lot.
Twenty Thousand I've got___ How Lucky's my Lot.
[after ?Robert Dighton]
Printed for Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London, Publish'd as the Act directs [date excised] 326
Mezzotint with hand-colouring and large margins, platemark 150 x 110mm (6 x 4½").
A Royal Marine clutches a bag of prize money labelled '£20,000'. Much money was to be earned during the early years of the French Revolutionary Wars, when even ordinary seamen shared in the proceeds of the sale of enemy ships captured by the Royal Navy, although £20,000 is probably an exaggeration. . Probably one of many 'droll' mezzotints made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780, became the foremost designer of such images, particularly for Carington Bowles.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB iii/iii; for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32347
[Ref: 32359]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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We're All in the Suds.
We're All in the Suds.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. / Publish'd as the Act directs 4 June 1800. 381
Mezzotint with hand-colouring and large margins, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Two horizontal creases to top of image; holes from silverfish at top.
Man holding his shaving dish in his left hand and the 'Gazette Extraordinary' in his right. One of many 'droll' mezzotints in roundels made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780 became the foremost designer of such images.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB ii/ii for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32347.
[Ref: 32363]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
'Tis Comical I know ___ To have all this Rhino.
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., after 1800]
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring, sheet 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A sailor clutches bags of prize money, containing thousands of pounds. Much money was to be earned during the early years of the French Revolutionary Wars, when even ordinary seamen shared in the proceeds of the sale of enemy ships captured by the Royal Navy. Ships are visible through a window on left. This is believed to last of three states in which the print was published: the first in 1796, the second in 1800, and this final state with the publication line removed.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in BM Satires
[Ref: 32347]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Father Paul in his Cups, or the Private Devotion of a Convent.  [&]  Father Paul disturbed, or the Lay Brother reprov'd.
Father Paul in his Cups, or the Private Devotion of a Convent. [&] Father Paul disturbed, or the Lay Brother reprov'd.
London, Printed for R.Sayer & J.Bennett Map & Print Sellers No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 25 April 1778.
Pair of mezzotints with contemporary hand colour, rare as a pair, each 350 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Small worm holes to centre of one image; otherwise good, with margins.
Satire on life inside a monastery/convent: in the first image five monks are seated round a table drinking, one affecting to pray. Eight lines of verse from the The Duenna by Richard Brinsley Sheridan below. In the second, the leader of the monks, the stout friar 'Father Paul' of the title, refuses bread to an apprentice as behind a curtain in the background monks carouse with women. The Duenna was the most popular comic opera of its time.
BM Satires 4626. See also 3781, 3782.
[Ref: 17699]   £650.00   view all images for this item
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He_He_He_ I Loves Fun. 390
He_He_He_ I Loves Fun. 390
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., 1790].
Hand coloured mezzotint with small margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Light horizintal crease.
A boy shown half-length with his back to the viewer and turned to right, grinning back over his shoulder at the viewer and holding up a mouse; in an oval with margins.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33008]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Marriage Ceremnony of the Prince and Princess of Wales, perform'd by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th, 1795.
The Marriage Ceremnony of the Prince and Princess of Wales, perform'd by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at the Chapel Royal, April 8th, 1795.
Publish'd May 16th, 1795 by John Fairburn, No. 146, Minories, London.
Hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Small tear in left margin. Light horizontal crease to centre of sheet.
An interior view of the mariage between the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1795. The Prince of Wales, standing to left, wears a chain and badge of the garter, with his right hand poised to put the ring on the finger of Princess Caroline Amelia, who kneels with hands crossed over her breast to right. A minister can be seen blessing them to the right, with an open book on a cushion in front of him. George III and Queen Charlotte are seated in the background to left.
Ex CLB: ii/iiii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32975]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Good House-Wife.
The Good House-Wife. Woman, when Virtuous, free from Sloth & Vice, / Greater by far, than Rubies in her price. / Heaven crowns her Labour with a plenteous Store, / To feed her Household, and relieve the Poor.
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No 69 St Pauls Church Yard London.
Mezzotint, printed in brown and finished by hand. 350 x 250mm. Some repairs.
A woman managing her accounts.
[Ref: 7647]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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The Handsome Cook Maid. 197
The Handsome Cook Maid. 197
[After François Boucher].
Printed for Carington Bowles, next the Chapter house, St. Paul's Church yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Sheet size: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). Trimmed inside plate at bottom edge.
A rustic interior scene depicting a young man, seated leaning against a large tub filled with vegetables and pulling a girl towards him, who carries eggs in her apron. Firewood and a pot hanging over a fire in a hearth can be seen in the background to the right. For uncoloured impression, see item ref: 32998.
Ex CLB ii/ii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32996]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Happy Villagers.
The Happy Villagers.
London, Printed for Robert Sayer No.53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770].
Hand coloured mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Stained in corners where previously mounted.
A rustic exterior scene outside an Inn. A group of four men gather around a table on which is a jug. To the left, a woman comes through a door, holding a bowl in her right hand. In the distance to the right, a man walks with a stick.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33000]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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He...igh____Ho.
He...igh____Ho.
Ostade pinx.t. R. Houston fecit.
[Printed for Rob.t sayer near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street. n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Sheet size: 150 x 125mm (6 x 5"). Trimmed at bottom edge losing platemark. Creasing to sheet. Damaged.
A man, directed, facing and looking to front. His left hand is tucked into his waistcoat and his mouth is wide open in a large yawn. One of a pair showing a woman half-length in profile to right, also yawning broadly. See item ref: 32823.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33105]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry & Emma.
Henry & Emma.
London, Publish'd 1.st July 1787, by R. Sayer 53 Fleet Street.
Hand coloured mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
A scene depicting a couple in a landscape. A young woman in fashionable dress, holds a ribbon in both hands above a man's head. The well dressed man leans against a tree trunk with his feet crossed and a handkerchief held up to his left cheek.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33007]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Highland Laddie / A Painted Room and silken Bed~/ May please a Lawland Laird and Lady; /But I can Kiss and be as glad~/Behind a Bush in's Highland Pladdie.
The Highland Laddie / A Painted Room and silken Bed~/ May please a Lawland Laird and Lady; /But I can Kiss and be as glad~/Behind a Bush in's Highland Pladdie. [From a favourtie Song. The Highland Laddie]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver. No.69 in St.Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1790.]
Coloured mezzotint. 248 x 345mm.
No 490 in title. This number means it was part of a series probably issued by Bowles and Carver c.1790.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 393]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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HE...IGH_HO [Male] [&] HE..IGH_HO [Female] [Pair].
HE...IGH_HO [Male] [&] HE..IGH_HO [Female] [Pair].
Ostade pinx.t. R. Houston fecit.
[n.d., c.1780].
A pair of hand coloured mezzotints. Sheet size: 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼") each. Bright colours. Trimmed to image. Glued to backing sheet.
A pair. A man, directed, facing and looking to front. His left hand is tucked into his waistcoat and his mouth is wide open in a large yawn. A woman shown half-length in profile to right, yawning broadly, her hands in her lap, wearing a white bonnet and scarf.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33006]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hooly and Fairly.
Hooly and Fairly.
Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Publishes as the Act directs, 4 June, 1787.
Rare hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼").
An elderly Scottish man in a landscape, directed to left. He wears a tartan scarf over his left shoulder, and a round Scots bonnet, with his right arm extended in front of him. A cane is looped pver his left wrist, as he holds a cup and lid in his left hand. Behind, to the left is a cottage, outside which stands a woman smoking a clay pipe, raising a glass above her head as she leans against a fence. An empty bottle can be seen in front of her on the floor. On the right is a farm building with a horse and two cows outside. In the foreground to the right is a large thistle.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33019]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The House-Maid Asleep].
[The House-Maid Asleep].
[Published by Carrington Bowles. n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured proof mezzotint. Sheet size: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to image with small lower margin. Small puncture marks below image. Small hole to top edge of sheet.
An interior scene showing a girl asleep, sitting facing front on a wooden chair, with her head tilted to left, and her hands in her lap. She is holding a needle and piece of dark material, and wears a simple dress and white frilled cap. A cupboard full of plates can be seen behind her, to the right.
Ex CLB: ii/iii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32976]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Journeyman Parson with a Bare Existance. 344
A Journeyman Parson with a Bare Existance. 344
[After Robert Dighton].
London, Printed for & sold by Bowles & Carver, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. [n.d., c.1782].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 152 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Very large margins. Light staining to margins. Small puncture mark in title area.
A scene in a poor interior of a wooden house. A dining room with a parson's family of four around a table eating beans, while the parson sits on the right, gnawing a bone, with a kitten looking up at the table from below. In the bottom right corner on the floor is a book incribed, 'A Charity Sermon'.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32985]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Maccaroni Courtship. 208
Maccaroni Courtship. 208
Prined for Carrington Bowles. No. 69 in St. Pauls Church yard, London. Publish'd as the Act direct, [1772].
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 150 x 112mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to platemark.
An interior scene depicting a young man and a wealthy older woman sitting at a round table. The man takes the woman's hand and lays one hand at his breast; the woman's money bags by her elbow on the left, lit from a window behind her.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32974]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Six Weeks after Marriage.
Six Weeks after Marriage.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. [n.d., c.1777] 262
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, large margins on 3 sides; platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Fine colour; trimmed to platemark lower edge; publication date excised.
Satire on a bickering couple: the wife has kicked over a table, scattering cups on the floor, and has thrown something/struck out at her husband, who raises a hand to protect himself. The family dog also leaps up to attack him. Reduced copy of an earlier print.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; see BM Satires 4549 for larger version.
[Ref: 32375]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Melting Moments.
Melting Moments.
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver. No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Sheet size: 145 x 110 mm (5½ x 4¼"). Trimmed to image and below title.
A man, shown head-and-shoulders to right, sweating profusely and mopping his head with a handkerchief; in an oval with border.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32837]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Eyebright.
Miss Eyebright.
[after George C. William]
Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill [n.d., c.1770].
Hand coloured mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x4¼").
A young woman, half-length almost in profile to right, turning her head to smile towards the viewer. Her hair is tied at the nape, and she is wearing a hat with ribbons hanging down the left side of her face, with a dark, hooded shawl trimmed with lace, and a bow at the bodice of her gown. For uncoloured impression, see item ref: 32842.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32841]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Much-A-Do About Nothing. No 82
Much-A-Do About Nothing. No 82
[After Antoine Watteau].
Printed for Carrington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint with small margins. Platemark: 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼").
A cat claws a parson in a wig as a woman jumps back in fear. A jester laughs at the right of the scene.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32843]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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My Dear Girl!
My Dear Girl!
430 Dighton del.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No 69 St Paul's Church Yard. Published 5th March 1800.
Coloured mezzotint with very large margins. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Pinhole in upper margin.
A doting father hugging his daughter.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32960]   £120.00  
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My Dear Girl! [&] My Charming Boy!
My Dear Girl! [&] My Charming Boy!
431 Dighton del.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No 69 St Paul's Church Yard. Published 5th March 1795.
Pair of coloured mezzotints. Each sheet c.150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper together.
A doting father hugging his daughter and a besotted mother with her son.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32961]   £220.00  
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Out. Out of Place, & Unpensioned.
Out. Out of Place, & Unpensioned.
Printed for John Bowles at No 13 _ in Cornhill, London. [n.d., c.1775.]
Coloured mezzotint. 155 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Wide margins.
A middle-aged man, head bowed and glumly resting his chin on his cane, his hat under one arm.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32965]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cook in the White Sheet or the Pantry Apparition
The Cook in the White Sheet or the Pantry Apparition So while intent alone on means to thrive; / We all to overreach our Neighours strive [...]
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No 69 in St Pauls Curch Yard, London [1771]
Mezzotint with very fine original hand-colouring, old ms 'Joseph Buchan No 34' in lower margin; platemark 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"). Faint crease;
A group of servants playing cards by candlelight are terrified by the ghostly apparition of a cook dressed in a sheet (A ghost!).
[Ref: 36376]   £360.00  
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I'm lucky I think __ To have plenty of Chink.
I'm lucky I think __ To have plenty of Chink.
[After Robert Dighton].
Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St. Pails Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1791].
Hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Large margins. Repaired tear to lower left edge of sheet inside printed area. Damaged.
In oval, a sailor wearing a fur-hat wtih the ears turned up and a neckerchief, shown half-length to right, grinning towards the viewer while counting coins in his palm. Ships at sea can be seen through a window behind.
Ex CLB: i/iii. Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32978]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Pretty Miss Asleep.
Pretty Miss Asleep.
Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 St.Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs **** [date scratched out, c.1770]
Coloured mezzotint. 350 x 250mm. Trimmed to image, laid on card.
A cat stalks a bird tethered by a string to the sleeping girl.
[Ref: 792]   £280.00  
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Pretty Miss Asleep. 282.
Pretty Miss Asleep. 282.
Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 St.Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs **** [date scratched out, c.1770]
Coloured mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins. Tear just touching plate on right.
A cat stalks a bird tethered by a string to the sleeping girl.
[Ref: 37574]   £280.00  
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The Quarrelsome Boys tricked out of the Birds Best.
The Quarrelsome Boys tricked out of the Birds Best.
Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand coloured mezzotint with large margins on 3 sides. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed to bottom platemark.
An exterior scene depicting two young boys fighting. To the left, a third boy stands watching with a birds nest under his left arm. Behind the figures are posts and rails, and trees.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32827]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Quarrelsome Taylors, or Two of a Trade Selcom Agree.
Quarrelsome Taylors, or Two of a Trade Selcom Agree.
644 Dighton del.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No 69 St Paul's Church Yard.
Fine coloured mezzotint. Sheet 365 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
A droll in fine original colour of two tailors sparring, one waiving an iron, the other a pair of scissors.
BM Satires 8595: a new plate, not a Carington Bowles reissue.
[Ref: 31477]   £320.00  
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A Rogue in Grain
A Rogue in Grain
[after Robert Dighton]
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4½"), with large margins on three sides. Trimmed along lower edge.
A caricatured man in rustic dress. One of many 'droll' mezzotints made from the designs of Robert Dighton (1751-1814), who after the death of John Collet in 1780 became the foremost designer of such images.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for another droll after Dighton see ref. 32347
[Ref: 32355]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rural Happiness, Health, Felicity & Contentment.
Rural Happiness, Health, Felicity & Contentment.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard London. Publish'd 29 May 1773. 253
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Faint crease through centre.
Rural family with three children and dog.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB i/ii
[Ref: 32373]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Slip, or Miss, willing to be in the Ton.
The Slip, or Miss, willing to be in the Ton.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 10 Aug.t 1778
Mezzotint with hand-colouring, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
A young girl in tears pulling her slip about her bosom while facing an elderly woman (possibly a procuress), watched by a man standing on the left and another woman on the right.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32377]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Singing Bird.
The Singing Bird.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard London. Published as the Act Directs.
Mezzotint. 250 x 355mm. Framed
No. 442 in lower left corner.
[Ref: 799]   £280.00  
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The Sleepy Eye that Spoke the Melting Soul.
The Sleepy Eye that Spoke the Melting Soul.
[after Richard Wilson.]
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770].
Coloured mezzotint with small margins, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed close to platemark.
Young lady in cap and shawl sitting with books on table. The title is a quotation from Alexander Pope's 'Imitations of Horace'. This print is one of at leasts four versions of the images. Earlier prints name Richard Wilson (best known for his landscapes) as the artist from whose painting the image derives.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32372]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease.
Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.
Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [c.1777]
Mezzotint printed in colour with additional hand-colouring, platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Small margins. Some oxidisation.
A husband, servant-maid and black page-boy join forces to try and fasten a lady's bodice. A lapdog on the bed looks on in amusement, while a monkey in the foreground points to an open book inscribed 'Fashions Victim a Satire'. After John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for publishers to make prints of.
BM Satires 4552
[Ref: 40579]   £360.00  
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The Unfortunate Lover.
The Unfortunate Lover.
Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1775.]
Coloured mezzotint. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14").
Not listed in D. George.
[Ref: 1167]   £480.00  
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