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Adveniat Regnum Tuum.
Adveniat Regnum Tuum. Matt. 6. 10.
M. Heemskerck inventor
[Johannes Wierix? n.d., c.1600.]

'Thy Kingdom Come'. A fierce winged devil straddles the globe of the world, holding a large sceptre and chains shackling people. They entreat God who appears through the clouds top right. After Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574).
This state with '2' bottom right. Not in BM.
[Ref: 21342]   £220.00  
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Death in a Frolic or the Misers exit.
Death in a Frolic or the Misers exit.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No.53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 21 Aug.t 1778.
Mezzotint with large margins, very scarce. Plate 355 x 254mm (14 x 10"). Crinkling and creasing. Tatty.
Death, as a skeleton with a violin, fiddling before a bearded old man seated at a desk covered with coins and documents, spectacles in one hand and one gouty foot on a stool in front of him; in the background, to right, seen through a door, Death visiting a younger gentleman wearing a plumed hat. A mezzotint by Bernard Lens II, in reverse direction, may have been the source for this. First state [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database].
BM: 2010.7081.942
[Ref: 30668]   £280.00  
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The Devils Doings or the Cruel Radical Harpies destroying A Feast.
The Devils Doings or the Cruel Radical Harpies destroying A Feast. "now by St Paul's the work goes bravely on --
[Paul Pry] Esq De. They seem to be Introding here
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political & other Caricatures are Daily brough out [n.d. c.April 1828.]
Hand-coloured etching, large margins left & right. Plate 260 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Slight foxing. Cut to platemark at top.
Satire on disputes in the parish of St Paul's, Covent Garden. The Devil stands on a rooftop, overturning a dinner-table and upsetting the guests who fall on clouds of dust. The guests are also assailed by harpies (winged men whose bodies terminate in barbed and scaly tails). One of these is James Corder, holding a long bill for various dinners. He attacks 'the Grand Carver mounted on his Cockroach' (Roach) and holds out a paper inscribed 'Majority 7'. The dust forms a background, and is inscribed Dust for the Eyes of the Parishioners; looming through it is the façade of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. In April 1828 Corder was elected Vestry Clerk for St Paul's, Covent Garden, beating Roach by a majority of seven.
BM Satires: 15529.
[Ref: 30549]   £320.00  
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St. Dunstan and the Devil.
St. Dunstan and the Devil. St Dunstan (as the Story goes) / Once pull'd the Devil by the Nose. / With red hot Tongs which made him roar, / That he was heard three Miles and more.
[Anon., c1740]
Engraving, sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet; small view of St Dunstans after Paul Sandby verso.
St Dunstan (d.988), archbishop of Canterbury, holding the devil with his tongs, as claimed by an 11th century legend.
[Ref: 37645]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Freischütz.
Der Freischütz. Zamiel appearing to the Summons of Caspar in the Wolf's Glen.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 300 x 205mm (12 x 8").
'Der Freischütz' ('The Marksman') a German opera by Carl Maria von Weber. Caspar calls upon Samiel, the Black Huntsman, for assistance in casting magic bullets to win a shooting competition. Skulls in foreground.
[Ref: 38846]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ghost.
The Ghost.
Hand coloured engraving. Size: 295 x 170mm. (11¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed with title, repaired tear.
An interior scene in which a group of men and women, playing cards and drinking, have been scared by a practical joke, just after midnight. A ghostly figure is looming over them from the doorway, whilst a figure can be seen laughing behind it.
[Ref: 31406]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Grotesque Figure.]
[Grotesque Figure.]
[H.B. Ker after Callot.]
[n.d. c.1812.]
Etching. 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½"). Cut.
A grotesque figure with human body and bird-skull head, holding a trumpet; image printed from the left side of the plate. (Charles) Henry Bellenden Ker (1780-1871), a lawyer active in the Boundary Commission just before the Reform Act of 1852 and amateur artist. As a young man he was patron to William Blake but Blake had to take legal steps to get paid.
Ex. Collection of the Hon.Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34803]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hades.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56.
[Hades.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56. From the Original Picture of the same size, in the Collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Teniers pinxit. Ric.d Earlom Sculpsit. John & Josiah Boydell Excudit 1786.
Published Jany. 2d 1786 by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. 495 x 680mm. A few small tears to edges, some surface marks.
A woman passing Cerberus on the way to Hades, with malformed demons, in the tradition of Hieronymus Bosch, shying away from her sword. Painted by David Teniers the younger.
[Ref: 8211]   £550.00  
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The Hammersmith Ghost.
The Hammersmith Ghost.
Pub.d by R.S. Kirby, London Houe Yard & I. Scott, 447 Strand, Feb. 1 1804.
Engraving. 200 x 110mm, 8 x 4½".
In 1803 the 'Hammersmith Ghost', apparently the spirit of a man who had committed suicide by cutting his own throat, was terrorising the area and one of his victims, a woman taking a shortcut through a graveyard, died of shock. In the ensuing furore a dust-covered bricklayer was shot dead by a customs officer (who was sentenced to death but was reprieved), before the real 'ghost' was captured. It was a man trying to frighten people in retaliation for someone having scared his children by telling them ghost stories.
[Ref: 26319]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize:
Behold how in the colledge hall, the surgeons and the doctors all, Are met in consultation wise, a carcase to anatomize: the master there displays his art, sagely discants on every part, and that with ears & eyes and nose, we hear, and see, and smell, he shows.
[Drawn by Egbert van Heemskerck.]
[n.d,. engraved c.1730, but printed c.1800.)
Copper engraving. 290 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Large margins. Paper brittle, backed on thin tissue.
A satire about a dissection, with the characters with animal heads. Painted by Egbert van Heemskerck II (c.1674 - 1744.)
[Ref: 19723]   £280.00  
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[Human skeleton from the front and back.]
[Human skeleton from the front and back.] Plate VI [&] PlateVII.
[C. Le Brun.]
[British, n.d., c.1730.]
Pair of engravings on laid paper, each c.285 x 215mm, 11¼ x 8½". Vertical crease, diagonal crease through upper right corners.
Two different perspectives of the same skeleton, posed with arms away from the torso. From a folio of anatomical studies after French painter Charles Le Brun (1619 - 1690).
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[MacBeth & Witches.]
[MacBeth & Witches.]
[after James Holmes.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½").
Macbeth and Banquo visiting the witches, who are gathered around a cauldron on the left, with two skeletons in the bushes behind them. A watercolour copy of the mezzotint by Jehner after Holmes, published by Ackermann, 1799.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40434]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.] [Pair.]
[Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.] [Pair.]
G. Scotin sculp. [&] S.F. Ravanet sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini. 1747 [&] 1748.
Pair framed engravings. Platemark: 570 x 400mm (22½ x 16") each.
A pair of engravings from 'Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani', published in London in 1749 by German born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770). Plate 1a depicts a full length frontal view of a flayed body, in a landscape. Its left arm is extended, illustrating the muscular form of the body. Carved into a rock behind is 'Bern Siegf Albini Tabulae Anatomicae Musculorum Hominis'. Plate 5 shows the reverse of Plate 1a, a full length posterior view of a flayed body with its left arm is extended, displaying the muscular structure of the human form.
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[Squelette.]
[Squelette.]
[n.d. c.1840.]
Rare lithograph. 279 x 342mm. 11 x 13½".
A single human wanders alone through a townscape populated with animated skeletons.
[Ref: 12994]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Skeleton holding hourglass pulling a child away from his family; verses from the Bible below]
[Skeleton holding hourglass pulling a child away from his family; verses from the Bible below] Homo natus de muliere brevi vivens tempore repletus multis miseriis; qui quasi flos egreditur et conteritur et fugit velut umbra / Job
FB [c.1650] Bit later.
Etching, platemark 75 x 55mm (3 x 2¼"). Very large margins. Slight surface loss at bottom.
Delicate etching with vanitas subject with verses from Job 14.i-ii (Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow).
[Ref: 38346]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Witch.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56.
[The Witch.] Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra sames. Virg. Æn III, v.56. From the Original Picture of the same size, in the Collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Teniers pinxit. Ric.d Earlom Sculpsit. John & Josiah Boydell Excudit 1786.
Published Jany. 2d 1786 by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 670 x 490mm (26½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
A scene from Flemish folklore in which the avariciousness of the hag Mad Meg (or Dulle Griet) drives her to plunder Hell. Meg is depicted brandishing a sword at the three-headed Cerberus while the minions of hell, drawn in the style of Hieronymus Bosch, run away in fear. Beneath the image is a quote from Book III of Virgil's Aeneid which comments on man's lust for gold and his willingness to sin for it.
[Ref: 40706]   £750.00  
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