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Shakespeare. As you like it. Act II. Scene VII. The Seven Ages. First Age. Jaq. At first the Infant Mewling & puking in the nurse's arms. [&] Second Age. Jaq. And then, the whining school-boy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, Creeping like
Shakespeare. As you like it. Act II. Scene VII. The Seven Ages. First Age. Jaq. At first the Infant Mewling & puking in the nurse's arms. [&] Second Age. Jaq. And then, the whining school-boy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, Creeping like snail unwillingly to school. [&] Third Age. Jaq.___And then, the lover; Sighin like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eye-brow. [&] Fourth Age. Jaq.___Then a Soldier; Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel: Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannons mouth. [&] Fifth Age. Jaq.___And then, the justice In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances, And so he plays his part. [&] Sixth Age. Jaq.___The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloo; With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side; His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice Turning again toward childish treble, pipes and Whistles in his sound: [&] Seventh Age. Jaq.___Las scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history. Is second childishness, and mere oblivion; Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Painted by R. Smirke, R.A. Engraved by P.W. Tomkins. Hist.l Engraver to Her Majesty. [&] by I. Ogborn. [&] by R. Thew, Hist.l Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. [&] by J. Ogborn. [&] by I.P. Simon. [&] by W. Leney. [&] by I.P. Simon.
Pubd. June 4, 1801, by J & J Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall; &No. 90, Cheapside, London.
A set of seven stipples. Plate 457 x 541mm. 18 x 21¼".
Seven plates illustrating the famous soliloquy by Jaques in Shakespeare's 'As You Like it', in which he described the Seven Ages of Man, from infancy to old age.
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[Eighteen views of Berlin]
[Eighteen views of Berlin]
[P. Haas after L. Serrurier and Friedrich Calau, 1800]
Eighteen engravings, numbered successively 1-18, each platemark approx. 145 x 205mm (5¾ x 8") very large margins.
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A New Collection of Landskips.
A New Collection of Landskips.
Engrav'd by G. Bickham jun.r MDCCXXXII
London Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill
Seven engravings with original part stitching, platemarks each approx 215 x 155mm (8½ x 6").
Set of landscapes in portrait orientation, mostly with prominent figures, engraved by George Bickham (c.1704-71), engraver and printseller. This set dates from Bickham's early career working as a journeyman engraver for the Bowles and Overton families, before he began to publish himself. Bickham's later work was enormously varied and controversial, and included some of the most imaginative political prints of the mid-18th century (the witty draughstmanship he brought to those prints can be seen even here).
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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Eight Curious prints of Fowl and Fish.
Eight Curious prints of Fowl and Fish.
P. And. Rÿsbrack Pinx. G: Vander Gucht Sculpt.
Published by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Extremely scarce complete set of eight engravings, including one proof impression. Plates: 570 x 420mm (22½ x 16½").
Eight plates after Pieter Andreas Rysbrack's (1685-1748) series of four paintings showing fish and four paintings showing fowl. The fish are depicted lying haphazardly on tables next to baskets as if ready for preparation or on the market stall while the birds are all shown in landscape settings as if freshly shot, ready to be collected. Each bird is numbered and named in a key below the image. John Boydell reissued the plates in 1760s which had previously been published in 1735 by Richard Hylton.
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Fac Similes des Dessins Extraits des Livres de Croquis de Géricault et Lithographiés par Plusieurs Artistes.
Fac Similes des Dessins Extraits des Livres de Croquis de Géricault et Lithographiés par Plusieurs Artistes.
Publiés par Blaisot M.d d'Estampes de S.A.R. M.gr le Duc d'Orléans / Palais Royal 1825 / Imp.e Lithog.e de P. Ducarme, Rue des Fossés Saint Germain l'auxerrois, No. 24
Ten lithographs in original wrappers, sheets each approx 365 x 270mm (14¼ x 10½"). Collector's stamp of [?]Paul and Véronique Sanchez on verso of each (probably variant of L.3289.
Ten lithographs of 20? after drawings by Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824) and published shortly after his death. Subjects include military and oriental costume studies, fighting bulls, the philosopher Helvetius presenting his son to Voltaire, and a fragment of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment'. After Géricault's death at the age of 32, his works were auctioned in a sale which contained around 220 paintings and an estimated 1600-1800 drawings and watercolours. Géricault sold very little in his lifetime, and so he owned most of his work at the time of his death. The drawings reproduced here were probably purchased at the auction by Blaisot. While he had little financial success in his lifetime, Géricault's postuhumous influence was on the likes of Delacroix and Courbet was great.
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[Six nineteenth-century views of Bologna by Luca Basoli after Antonio Basoli, in presentation wrapper from 1939]
[Six nineteenth-century views of Bologna by Luca Basoli after Antonio Basoli, in presentation wrapper from 1939]
Six aquatints printed in brown, each platemark approx 205 x 280mm (8 x 11").
Set of engravings by Luca and Antonio Basoli, who were amongst the few artists active in Bologna after Napoleonic legislation in the 19th century led to stagnation of art practice in the city. They are presented for publication in a folder celebrating the anniversary of the Bolognese business Laboratorio Zarri in 1939. The prints were issued in an edition of 500, of which this set is numbered 89.
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[Scènes Militaires]
[Scènes Militaires]
G. Cortese f.
Set of eight etchings with original stitching, platemarks each approx 115 x 170mm (4½ x 6¾"). Late impressions.
Military scenes: set of original etchings by Giacomo Cortese (1621-75), known as Il Borgognone, a Frenchman who spent his career in Italy and attained a considerable reputation for his battle scenes. He often represented incidents from the conflicts of his life such as the Castro War (1641-3). First published around the same period, this set are later impressions.
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The Prodigal Son Taking Leave. He gathered all together and took his journey into a far country St. Luke Ch. XV.verse 13. Plate 1.
The Prodigal Son Taking Leave. He gathered all together and took his journey into a far country St. Luke Ch. XV.verse 13. Plate 1. [&] The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots, He wasted his substance with riotous living. St. Luke ChXV verse 13. Plate 2. [&] The Prodigal Son in Misery, He fain would have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat. St. Luke Ch. XV verse 16. Plate 3. [&] The Prodigal Son returned home reclaimed, Father I have sinned against heaven, and in they sight and am no more worthy to be called the son. Plate 4.
[After Robert Dighton.].
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No.69 St Paul's Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs 1792.
Set of four mezzotints. 350 x 250mm. A fine matching set in modern frames.
Depicting the parable of the Prodigal Son in late 18th century England, where the Protestant interpretation of the parable required the son to repent, and be worthy of his father's forgiveness. He would consequently be forgiven by God. 1. The hall of a country-house. A waiting coach with two servants is seen through the open door (right). A young man in riding-dress takes leave of his mother. A weeping young woman (left) and the father (right) complete the group. A carpet and pilastered walls give an impression of luxury. Numbered 618. 2. The young man sits on a sofa, his arm round a courtesan. Another (right) leans on her elbows on the back of a chair, tilting it against a square card-table, on which are cards, dice, decanters of 'Burgundy' and 'Hock', &c. A cocked hat, a mask, two tickets for a 'Masquerade', and a 'Cock fighting' advertisement lie on the floor. On the sofa is a domino. On the wall are two sporting prints: a prize fight, and horses passing the winning-post. Between them is an oval miniature of a man (bust portrait). The room is luxuriously furnished. Numbered 619. 3. The young man, ragged and melancholy, sits outside a pigsty holding some of the pea-pods from a heap, at which two pigs are guzzling. Behind is a large tree, and (right) a distant village church. Numbered 620. 4. The young man, dressed as in plate 3, advances towards his father who stands on the serpentine drive leading to his house, one corner of which can be seen on the left, with a figure of Fame poised on the corner of the roof. Behind the Prodigal, a servant in livery holds out shoes and stockings. Three women wait expectantly in a gateway. Numbered 621 Robert Dighton (1752 - 1814) was a draughtsman, well known for designs of satirical prints. Carington Bowles (1724 - 1793) was the son of John Bowles (q.v.), to whom he was apprenticed in 1741, and with whom he was in partnership as John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London, from 1752 or 1753. He later took over the business of his uncle, Thomas Bowles II (q.v.) in St Paul's Churchyard. It has been assumed that Carington moved to St Paul's Churchyard in 1766.
BM:8227.8228.8229.8230
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[Eighteen landcapes engraved by John Boydell after his own designs and paintings by David Teniers, 1747]
[Eighteen landcapes engraved by John Boydell after his own designs and paintings by David Teniers, 1747]
Eighteen engravings, 18th century watermark; in ink on wrappers "Boydells landskips (signed) Serrell; and six fine engravings of pictures by Teniers to be cared for"; platemarks approx 140 x 270mm (5½ x 10½"); very large margins. Some damage.
Three sets of landscape etchings by the engraver and publisher John Boydell (1720-1804), during his years as a journeyman printmaker. In 1751 he was to take his first shop in the City of London, setting him on the path to becoming the great merchant printseller of Georgian London. One set are engravings of paintings by David Teniers II (1610-90), Flemish painter of genre scenes.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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'Bridge'
'Bridge' 1."May I Play To Hearts?"/ 2."I Double Hearts"/ 3."Chicane"/ 4."Ruffing A Black Suit"
L. Thackeray [facsimile signature in plate & signed in pencil lower left.]
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1904 by The Fine Art Society Ltd. in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington. London Published 1904 by The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street. Copyright registered.
Set of four chromolithographs on india laid paper, with vignettes of playing cards in the margin and etched remarques lower left. Images 291 x 410mm, sheets 475 x 608mm. Unfaded impressions, full sheets, with occasional spotting, on board.
A fine example of one of the most highly regarded sets of bridge prints. A young couple, clergyman and retired army officer are around the table, and, with the exception of the last, these same characters feature in a charming sub-narrative in the remarques. The painter and illustrator Lance Thackeray (d.1916) is best known for his comic sporting illustration art, especially billiards and golf, and his humorous postcards. He was also an author, of 'The Light Side of Egypt' and 'The People of Egypt'. Along with Cecil Aldin and other noted artists, he was one of the founders of The London Sketch Club, a graphic artists' club in Chelsea.
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[The British Army. ]
[The British Army. ]
M.Angelo Hayes del. E.Walker, lith.
London; Published Jan.y 1.st 1846, by Henry Graves & Co., 6, Pall Mall. And A, Le Sage, Sackville S.t. Dublin.
A very scarce complete set of 15 coloured lithographs, numbered, of the major regiments at this time. Each c. 460 x 350mm. Some age-toning on paper, plate 2 with tear reinforced.
1. The Cavalry of the Guard. 2. The Dragoon Guards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th). 3. The Dragoons (1st, 2nd, 6th). 4. The Light Dragoons (3rd, 4th, 13th, 14th). 5. The Hussars (7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 15th). 6. The Lancers (9th, 12th, 16th, 17th). 7. The Horse Artillery. 8. The Foot Artillery, Engineers, Sappers & Miners. 9. The Infantry of the Guard. 10. The Fusiliers (5th, 7th, 21st, 23rd, 87th). 11. The Light Infantry (13th, 43rd, 51st, 52nd, 68th, 85th, 90th). 12. The Highlanders (42nd, 71st, 72nd, 74th. 78th, 79th, 92nd, 93rd). 13. The Rifles (60th, Rifle Bgde, Cape Mounted Rifles, Ceylon Rifle Regt.). 14. The Line (8th, 22nd, 24th, 36th, 44th, 46th, 58th, 88th, 97th, 1st West India). 15. The Staff (Field Marshal, General, Lt. General, A.D.C. to The Queen, A.D.C., Q.M.G., Adj. Gen., etc., Fort Adj., Town Major).
Ogilby Trust: 396.
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[Set of 10 Caesars.]
[Set of 10 Caesars.] 2. Augustus. 3. Tiberius. 4.Caligula. 5. Claudius. 6. Nero. 7. Galba. 8. Otho. 10. Vespasianus. 11. Titus. 12. Domitianus.
[After Jan van der Straet.]
[n.d. c.1700.]
Set of 10 of 12 fine engravings (lacking plates 1 & 9). Platemark: 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾") each, large margins.
A set of 10 of 12 plates from 'Imperatorum XII' (The Twelve Emperors), depicting statues of Roman Emperors on horseback, with each pedestal decorated with illustrative scenes. Examples include; Tiberius, in full armour, wearing a laurel wreath and holding a spear; Caligula, in full armour, wearing the winged hat of Mercury, holding the thunderbolts of Zeus and the trident of Poseidon; Nero, in full armour, facing to the right and holding a lyre, with thepedestal decorated with a scene of his suicide; Titus, in full armour, and in the background to the right, Mount Vesuvius erupts, with troops assembling outside the gates of a city to the left.
After Jan van der Straet (1523 - 1605).

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[Set of Dutch copies of 'The Miseries and Misfortunes of War' ('Les Misères et les malheurs de la guerre) by Jacques Callot]
[Set of Dutch copies of 'The Miseries and Misfortunes of War' ('Les Misères et les malheurs de la guerre) by Jacques Callot] De Droeve Ellendigheden van den Oorloogh Seer aerdigh en konstigh Afgebeeldt door Jacques Callot Loreyns Edelman.
enjn druck uytgegeven door Gerret van Schagen. Leon: Schenk Excudit.
Eighteen etchings, each sheet approx 85 x 185mm (3¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to platemarks, occasional damage to corners; glued to backing sheets (two per page).
Set of Dutch copies of Jacques Callot's famous suite of prints 'The Miseries and Misfortunes of War (Les Misères et les malheurs de la guerre), published in 1633 by Israel Henriet, in which soldiers are shown fighting, raping and pillaging; some are punished or gravely wounded, and a few are rewarded for victory.
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[Four Triumphal Arches Erected for the coronation procession of Charles II]
[Four Triumphal Arches Erected for the coronation procession of Charles II]
[engraved by David Loggan and published by Thomas Roycroft, 1662]
Four engravings, scarce; 17th century watermark; each sheet approx. 445 x 270mm (17½ x 10½"). Trimmed.
Fine engravings of the four arches erected for the procession through London on the occasion of Charles II's coronation in 1661: the Temple of Concord near Wood Street, Cheapside; the Garden of Plenty in Fleet Street; and the Triumphal Arches in Leadenhall Street and near the Royal Exchange in Cornhill. Published in 'The entertainment of His most excellent Majestie Charles II...' (1662) by John Ogilby. Ogilby had obtained exclusive publishing rights for the coronation procession days before it took place, rushing out a simple and unillustrated text in time for the event, and over the next year worked on this sumptuous account with engravings by David Loggan (bap.1634-d.1692), Polish-born engraver who was one of the finest printmakers in London in the later seventeenth century.
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Twelve Stories of the Life of Christ.
Twelve Stories of the Life of Christ.
Engraved by Thomas Piroli from the Designs of William Young Ottley Rome Febr. 1796
Published as the Act directs Feb. 1st 1796.
Twelve aquatints with etched titlesheet, each sheet approx 185 x 265mm (7¼ x 10½"). Original stitching and dustsheets; foxing to titlesheet. Fine.
Twelve scenes from the life of Christ, beginning with the Annunciation and concluding with the Resurrection, etched in Rome by the Italian engraver Tommaso Piroli (1752-1824) after designs by William Young Ottley (1771-1836), writer on art and collector. The set was published during Ottley's period of study and travel in Italy (1791-99). Having began collecting as a teenager, Ottley took advantage of the French invasion of Italy in 1796 to acquire works from many prominent collectors wishing to sell their treasures before they were looted. These included paintings by Botticelli and Raphael now in the National Gallery, and old master drawings later sold to Sir Thomas Lawrence and now in the Ashmolean Museum. Returning to London in 1799, Ottley set himself up as a writer, connoisseur, and 'marchand-amateur'. In later life he also became keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum.
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[Set of six aquatints of cows at rest]
[Set of six aquatints of cows at rest]
[Anon, c.1810]
Six aquatints in original wrappers, 1 plate watermarked 1808; each platemark approx 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼"). Staining. Inscribed 'Laetitia [Hansard?] 1821' inside cover in ink.
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The Dancing Lesson [set of four]
The Dancing Lesson [set of four]
Etch.d by G Cruik_k
[Published by H. Humphrey, St. James's Street, 1822-5]
Four etchings with hand-colouring, each sheet approx. 125 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Each trimmed inside platemark. Remains of scrap sheet verso at corners.
Four etchings published over a period of four years, showing a dancing master instructing children while accompanying them on the violin. Etched by George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The son of a notable satirist (who died following a drinking match when George was only 19, leaving him as the family breadwinner), Cruikshank was a prolific and celebrated caricaturist from an early age. Alongside contemporaries such as Rowlandson and Gillray, he ridiculed the excesses of late Georgian Britain with devastating effectiveness (George IV eventually paid him 'not to caricature His Majesty in any immoral situation'). These prints date from the time when Cruikshank left behind political satire and moved into humorous book illustration.
BM Satires 14436 [1]; 14899 [3, in 1835 reissue only]; 14890 [4, in 1835 reissue only].
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Caricatures, Derby Election; April, 1859.
Caricatures, Derby Election; April, 1859. Price Two Shillings and Sixpence.
Published by Bemrose & Sons.
Eleven lithographs in original wrappers and binding, 280 x 390mm (11 x 15¼"). Creasing.
Rare portfolio of cartoons on the subject of the 1859 Derby election The successful candidate was Michael Thomas Bass (1799-1884) of the Bass Brewing family of Burton on Trent who was first returned as MP for Derby in the liberal interest in 1847 and held the seat until 1883.
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[Twenty-one illustrations to 'Don Quixote'.]
[Twenty-one illustrations to 'Don Quixote'.]
[Louis Surugue and others after Charles Coypel, published by Surugue 1723-36]
Very fine impressions. Platemarks approx. 325 x 305mm (12¾ x 12") large margins. Uncut.
Twenty-one plates from a set of twenty-five engravings derived from Charles-Antonie Coypel's (1694-1752) first major commission: a series of tapestry cartoons illustrating scenes from Cervantes' 'Don Quixote' (Compiègne, musée Antoine Vivenel). These prints reproducing the designs were published by Louis Suruge at various points between 1723 and 1736, and were copied several times by other engravers.
Provenance: Library of Pitsligo. For individual plates from the set see refs. 11853, 11856 and 11858.
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[The Four Elements.] Terra; Aer; Ignis; Aqua.
[The Four Elements.] Terra; Aer; Ignis; Aqua.
I.I. Heid Sculpsit [Johann Jacob Haid after Jean-Antione Watteau].
Joh. Elias Ridinger excud. cum Pr. [Augsburg, c.1760.]
Set of four mezzotints, ea. c.570 x 485mm. A few small repairs to each plate.
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Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water.
Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water. From the Original Drawing in the Possession of W. Palmer.
G.B. Cipriani Invent.t F. Bartolozzi Sculpi.t
Publish'd by W. Palmer No. 163 Strand Oct.r 1; 1784
Set of four stipple engravings, each 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10") to platemark. Large margins.
The four elements.
De Vesme: 609-612, v/v.
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[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
Amiconi inv.
Georg Leop: Hertel exc: A.V. [n.d., c.1780.]
A rare set of four engravings, each c. 310 x 190mm, 12¼ x 7½. Trimmed, creased.
Four scenes with romantic couples representing the Four Elements after Jacapo Amioni: a gardner presenting a woman with flowers for Earth; a couple removing a bird's nest from a tree for Air; a couple fleeing a burning house for Fire; and a pair of anglers for Water. Jacopo Amigoni (c. 1682-1752), a Venetian painter, lived in England between 1729-39 and attempted to set up a print shop with Joseph Wagner before both returned to Venice. Patronised by Queen Caroline (wife of George II) he is credited with introducing Venetian rococo to British royal portraiture.
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[Four decorative designs of military subjects numbered 1-4]
[Four decorative designs of military subjects numbered 1-4]
Cum Pr. S.C. Maj. Martin Engelbrecht excud A.V. [c.1730]
Four engravings bound with original stitching, each sheet approx 195 x 310mm (7¾ x 12¼"). Large margins.
Decorative military scenes published by Martin Engelbrecht (c.1684-1756), Augsburg publisher specialising in ornamental and decorative motifs designed by artists such as the Augsburg-based Franz Xaver Habermann (1721-96).
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[Eleven erotic mezzotints.]
[Eleven erotic mezzotints.]
[W. Ward and J.R. Smith(?) after G. Morland.]
[British, n.d., c.1790.]
Scarce set of eleven privately-issued pornographic mezzotints, illustrating scenes from popular novels. Each plate c. 335 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼"). Images generally good, some foxing. They are sandwich mounted; all appear to have margins.
These are (ostensibly) illustrations of Fielding's Tom Jones, Cleland's Fanny Hill, and Rousseau's La Nouvelle Heloise and Les Confessions. Radically different from George Morland's (1763-1804) more familiar rustic genre, landscapes and elegant portraits of decorous young ladies, these plates graphically depict sexual intercourse and activity in a variety of situations. They are almost certainly engraved by William Ward (1766-1826) and John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), with whom Morland enjoyed a fruitful business partnership. All plates captioned, with the appropriate literary reference; all are (naturally) unsigned. Some of the faces, and other more intimate parts of the human anatomy, have been reworked (one impression in particular is rather faint). In June 2012 Christie's sold an album of 13 similar erotic plates titled 'Facetiae'. The BM lists ten on its website.
Chaloner Smith undescribed. See D'Oench p. 133.
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[Set of six fishing prints.] Fishers _ Singular & Plural.
[Set of six fishing prints.] Fishers _ Singular & Plural. Fishing is not driving Four-in-Hand... [&] By a dislodged Rock-Cloth and a traitorous button I was drawn irrestistably along... [&] Fishing & Patience are synonymous... [&] An Astronomical notion... [&] Elementary Practice... [&] Dozing over a dog-matical discussion, _ in a whining flow.
[Engraved by Charles Turner after Sir Robert Frankland.]
[Late issues, c.1850.]
Six coloured aquatints. Each c. 240 x 290mm, 9½ x 11½". Some spotting.
Humorous angling scenes, originally issued as "The Delights of Fishing", in two sets of three, the first published by Charles Turner in 1823, the second by Thomas MacLean in 1825.
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[Set of Twelve Months. Flowers.]
[Set of Twelve Months. Flowers.]
[n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint. Sheet: 120 x 165mm, (4¾ x 6½"). Extremely rare & fine but cut set of 18th century flower prints. Trimmed within plate. Some small pin holes.
A set of twelve months depicting a vase of flowers for each month set in an oval, accompanied by names of flowers depicted. In a similar fashion to Robert Furber's famous set of twelve months, these plates might be providing information as to what seeds or flowers are available in the various months.
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Fores's Contrasts.
Fores's Contrasts. Pl 1: The Driver of 1832; The Driver of 1852. [&] Pl. 2: The Guard of 1852; The Guard of 1832. [&] Pl. 3. The Driver of the Mail 1832; The Driver of the Mail 1852. [&] St Giles'; St George's.
Painted by H. Alken. Engraved by J. Harris [3]. [&] Painted by Karl Hartsmann. Engraved by J. Harris.
Published May 26th [& May 26th, Nov. 18th] 1852 [& Jan.y 3rd] 1854] by Mess.rs Fores, 41, Piccadilly, London.
Set of four large aquatints on steel. Each 410 x 600mm (16 x 23½)", with wide margins. Plate 1 with a small tear entering title area.
Eight pairs of 'Contrasts' on four sheets. Three analyse the impact of the advent of the railways; the last, published over a year after the others, compares the informality of the driver of a hackney cab to the pristine livery of a private coach. Henry Alken, the artists of the first three, had died in 1851, so Karl Hartsmann was called in to finish the fourth.
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Infancy. [&] Youth. [&] Middle Age. [&] Old Age.
Infancy. [&] Youth. [&] Middle Age. [&] Old Age.
J. Tassaert Inv.t,, et Fecit.
Published by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, Feb. 1.st 1768.
A set of four, rare complete. Mezzotint. Platemarks: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), wide margins.
A set of four mezzotints, drawn and engraved by printmaker, painter and print dealer Philippe Joseph Tassaert (1736 - 1803) depicting unusually the four ages of a couple. From 'Infancy', showing the young girl feeding a pet bird, watched by a boy with his hands on her shoulders while a third child watches from behind, to 'Youth', with the young couple shown three-quarter length, the woman sitting on the right, singing, while the man stands at her elbow playing a viola to 'Middle Age' where the couple read to a child, who looks towards her father, smiling, and finally to 'Old Age', with an elderly couple, walking to right, arm-in-arm, the man leaning on a stick, the woman carrying a small book.
Ex Collection of the Hon.ble Christopher Lennox-Noyd. CS: 4 II/II.
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[Six scenes from the French Revolution]
[Six scenes from the French Revolution] Arrestation of Robespierre; The Death of Robespierre; Dumourier Arrests Beurnonville; The Arrest of the Duke of Orleans; The Death of John Paul Marat; M. Anne Charlotte Corday.
[engraved by Giacomo Aliprandi and James Prand after Giacomo Beys and Jean-Jacques-François Lebarbier, 1794-1802]
Six stipples, each sheet approx. 390 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; collector's stamp of Reverend J. Burleigh James verso of all but one.
Series of French Revolutionary subjects published over several years, and while bearing English text and London publication dates were probably produced in Italy (Giacomo Aliprandi, for instance, is not known to have worked in England). Aliprandi's prints were copied after stipples by artists such as Bartolozzi, and presented as published in England to capitalize on the vogue for English prints. Once in the collection of Reverend J. Burleigh James of Knowbury Park, Shropshire. An important collector of prints of all schools and periods, James' collection of prints by Rembrandt and Dürer was particularly notable.
L.1425; for the two Robespierre plates offered together, see ref. 19974.
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[Six scenes from the French Revolution]
[Six scenes from the French Revolution] [Masssacre in Lyon; Condorcet committing suicide; Cecilia Renaud condemned to death; Loiserolles taken by Robespierre's men; The Pacification of the Vendée; The Sitting of the Council of Five Hundred]
[engraved by Giacomo Aliprandi after Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, Francisco Vieria, 'Drevet' and 'Fragonard', 1803-4]
Six stipples, each sheet approx. 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17½"). Trimmed inside platemarks, false margins added, and folded through centre; collector's stamp of Reverend J. Burleigh James verso of all.
Series of French Revolutionary subjects, which while bearing English text and London publication dates were probably produced in Italy (Giacomo Aliprandi, for instance, is not known to have worked in England). Aliprandi's prints were copied after stipples by artists such as Bartolozzi, and presented as published in England (with the names of imaginary French artists in some cases) to capitalize on the vogue for English prints. Once in the collection of Reverend J. Burleigh James of Knowbury Park, Shropshire. An important collector of prints of all schools and periods, James' collection of prints by Rembrandt and Dürer was particularly notable.
L.1425; for the 'Sitting of the Council of Five Hundred' see 'Bonaparte and the British' (ex. cat., British Museum, 2015), p.86.
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The Frosty Morning. [&] At Fault. [&] Love at First Sight. [&] The Glow-Worm.
The Frosty Morning. [&] At Fault. [&] Love at First Sight. [&] The Glow-Worm.
Painted by W.Sharp. [also M.W.Sharpe pinx.t.] Engraved by C.Turner [also H.Dawe & A.Huffman.]
London: Published Aug.t 1825 [Nov. 1st & Nov 25th, 1825, and Aug.st 1826], by W.J.White, 14, Brownlow Street, Holborn.
Set of four mezzotints. 340 x 255mm.
Men shaving, eating, smoking and nursing a hangover. After Michael William Sharp.
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Series of Military Evolutions or Warlike Sketches by Mr Gessner
Series of Military Evolutions or Warlike Sketches by Mr Gessner Publish'd by R. Ackermann, 96, Strand.
C. Gessler Delin. C.Ziegler Sculp.t.
London. Publish'd as by Act of Parliament April 1st 1797, by R.Ackermann, 96 Strand.
Four aquatints with original wrapper missing back wrapper, W. Bloar 1796 watermark; sheets 390 x 570mm (15¼ x 22½") very large margins. Creased.
Four plates from 'Military Evolutions', a scarce set of 30 aquatints of the Allied cavalry during the French Revolutionary Wars. Engraved after designs by Conrad Gessner (1764-1826), Swiss artis in London from 1796 to 1804, exhibiting at the RA while mostly living on the estate of his Scottish patron (many paintings from this period remain in English and Scottish private collections).
For individual plates from the set see refs. 22775-81
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[Five landscape etchings by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn]
[Five landscape etchings by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn]
[All bearing vHD monogram and dated 1765-6]
Five etchings, platemark dimensions each between 75 x 100mm (3 x 4") and 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). All glued to backing sheets.
Five etchings, probably all from a set of 'Neue Versuche' by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn (1712 - 1780). Born in Hamburg; Hagedorn was a diplomat, art theoretician, and general director of arts at the Saxon court in Dresden as well as an amateur printmaker. His brother Friedrich was an important poet.
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[Set of six.] Harlot's Progress.
[Set of six.] Harlot's Progress.
Invented & Painted by W.m Hogarth.
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Set of 6 engravings, very large margins. Each c. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Paper toned.
Set of six prints from Hogarth's celebrated paintings of the ruin of a country girl. The paintings were destroyed in the 18th century. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764, his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates.
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[Thirteen etchings showing women's headwear fashions]
[Thirteen etchings showing women's headwear fashions]
Pub by MDarly 39 Strand [some dated 1773-5]
Thirteen etchings, rare, each platemark approx. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5") very large margins. Plate 1 repaired tear at top near platemark; Plate III repaired tear on right.
Set of etchings by the husband and wife printmakers and publishers Matthew and Mary Darly, who specialized in gentle social satire.
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[Set of 10 views of Heidelberg.]
[Set of 10 views of Heidelberg.]
J.J. Meyer Pinx. 1820 [-21]. [Various engravers..]
Heidelberg chez J. Englemann [n.d., c.1822.]
Very scarce complete set of ten magnificent aquatints with very fine hand colour. Printed areas 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½").
A fine set of views of the castles and buildings around Heidelberg and the River Neckar, with particularly fine hand colour, after Johann Jakob Meyer (1787-1858) and other engravers C. Bordorf; Ch. Meichelt, Hurlimann and Hegi.
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[10 Plates from 'Viaggi de Enrico Wanton alle terre incognito australi...'.]
[10 Plates from 'Viaggi de Enrico Wanton alle terre incognito australi...'.]
Domenico dell'Acerra Sculp.
[c.1756.]
Ten engravings. Plates: c.150 x 195mm (6 x 7¾"). Staining and creasing, as normal.
Ten plates from 'Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle terre incognito australi...' or 'Journeys of Henry Wanton to unknown Australian lands and to the lands of the Monkeys...' a bizarre tale of a traveller who discovers the land of the apes written by Zaccaria Seriman. The selection of scenes shows Wanton attending balls and gatherings with the monkey people who are dressed in contempoary clothes.
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[Set of 4]  The High Mettled Racer.
[Set of 4] The High Mettled Racer.
Painted by D. Wolstenholme. Engraved by D. Wolstenholme Junr.
London Pub, June 4, 1817 by D. Wolstenholme, 279 Strand.
Four coloured aquatints. 345 x 240mm.
Four plates with title centre and Verses 1-4 left and right of title. Plate I. slight discolouration in paper visible from reverse. Plate II. As per 'I'. Plate III. As previouis, with repaired tear through left margin in to plate top left, Watermark 1825. Plate IV. As with plate 'I' & 'II'.
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S. & J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm. 13¾ x 17".
A fine set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse, on Whatman paper watermarked 1864. Matching colour.
Siltzer: pg.59.
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S&J Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm. 13¾ x 17". Plate II slightly stained.
A fine first state set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse, on Whatman paper watermarked 1820.
Siltzer: pg.59.
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The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword.
The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword. Outside Guard. St.George's Guard. Inside Guard. [&] Outside Half Hanger. Hanging Guard. Inside Half Hanger. [&] Half Circle Guard. Medium Guard. [&] The Consequence of not shifting the Leg. [&] The Advantage of shifting the Leg.
Designd & Etch'd by T. Rowlandson.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Jan.y 20.th 1799, by Mr. Angelo, No.10, Boulton Row, Berkeley Square.
Title page and five etchings and aquatints, with aquatint borders. On 18th century watermarked paper. Platemark: 280 x 335mm (11 x 13¼") each. Title page trimmed inside plate at top edge otherwise large margins.
The title page and five etchings from Henry Angelo's 'The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword.', designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson. The five plates show the positions and techniques of the broadsword and sabre when used on foot. In his memoirs, Angelo claimed to have practised using the broadsword at Newgate prison in 1798 with a Scottish friend and expert swordsman James Perry, the owner of the 'Morning Chronicle', who was then in prison for libelling the House of Lords. Angelo adapted and developed sword techniques into a series of military drills and exercises, which became the standard training for the British army infantry, cavalry and Royal Navy.
Not in Grego. Frontispiece Ogilvy 2382.
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[Two sets of six plates: The Rake's Progress & The Harlot's Progress.]
[Two sets of six plates: The Rake's Progress & The Harlot's Progress.]
Invented & Painted by W.m Hogarth. [Engraved by John June?]
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Set of 12 engravings with large margins. Each c. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"), stitched on left edge, as issued. Edges worn and toned.
Set of twelve plates, numbered 1-12, reproducing two of Hogarth's most celebrated series. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764, his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates.
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[Six plates after Hogarth.]
[Six plates after Hogarth.] The Destrest Poet. [&] The Enraged Musician. [&] Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn. [&] A Country Inn Yard at the Time of an Election. [&] O The Roast Beef of Old England &c. [&] A Representation of the March of the Guards towards Scotland, in the Year 1745.
Invented & Painted by W.m Hogarth. [Engraved by J. June?]
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Set of six engraving with very large margins. Each c. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Stitch holes in left margin, slight damp staining also in margins.
Six of Hogarth's social satires, numbered 1 - 6, originally issued stitched. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764 his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates.
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[Set of Six Fox Hunting Plates.]
[Set of Six Fox Hunting Plates.] [Going to Cover & At Fault & Breaking Cover & Stopping Hounds that have Changed & Running in View & The Death.]
[Samuel Howitt.]
Pub.d Nov.r 1.st 1794 by S.W.Fores No.3 Piccadilly.
Set of six aquatints. Sheet: 335 x 270 (13¼ x 10½"). Paper tone.
A set of six plates illustrating various stages of a fox hunt. Some with S.W.F stamp.
Siltzer p.163.
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[Jerusalem Delivered] A Moon Light Scene of a Forest where Ismen the Magician is sacrificing to Demons and invoking them to rise.
[Jerusalem Delivered] A Moon Light Scene of a Forest where Ismen the Magician is sacrificing to Demons and invoking them to rise. [&] The Magicians marching off after the success of their Incantations. [&] A Turkish Mosque lighted after the Mahometan Manner where Aladine the Emperor is seated on a Throne Surrounded by his Divan. [&] The Forest as Enchanted, where Alcast General of Swiss is stopp'd by a firy Castle, defended by Daemons. [&] The Christian Army under the Command of Godfrey of Bulloigne encamped before the Walls of Jerusalem. [&] A Morning Scene of the Forest with Rinaldo, on the Bank of the Enchanted River.
[Various engravers, including Edward Rooker and Paul Sandby after John Collins.]
[Published by Elizabeth Jane Collins, n.d., c.1763.]
Set of six etchings, complete as issued, each c.460 x 540mm, 18 x 21¼", stitched. With two end papers in disbound contemporary marbled boards, large folio, 575 x 480mm. 22½ x 19". Boards scuffed and rubbed, with chips and tears to extremities. Some spotting to plates, some cut very close to or along lower platemark.
A fine set of prints illustrating 'Jerusalem Delivered' by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595), published 1575. It concerns the First Crusade to the Holy Land (1096-9) and the Crusaders siege of Jerusalem under the leadership of Godfrey of Boulogne. His models for this heroic epic were Homer and Virgil's Aeneid. Tasso portrayed both imaginary characters and real historical persons, among them the heroes Rinaldo and Tancredi, and their Saracen ladies Armida and Clorinda. Other works by Tasso include 'Aminta', 'Rinaldo and Armida' published in 1562, and 'Gerusalemme Liberata', finished in 1575. This series after the best known work of John Collins (c.1725 - 1758/1759), landscape and theatre scenery painter born in London. He studied in Italy at the expence of members of the nobility. Published by Collins's wife Elizabeth Jane after his death. Ex libris bookplates to verso of front and back boards, one a fine 18th century etched crest.
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[The Progress of Seduction]
[The Progress of Seduction]
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by A. Gabriel.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Five out of six etchings (lacking plate 3) with large margins. Each plate 280 x 320mm (11 x 12½"). Spotting.
Five out of six scenes from The Progress of Seduction showing the downfall and penitence of Lætitia, seduced by a faithless lover. These plates were engraved by Amedeo Gabrielli (1749 - 1817) after the stipples published by John Raphael Smith in 1789.
D' Oench: 300 copies. Frankau: 214-19
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[Set of twelve landscapes by John Boydell]
[Set of twelve landscapes by John Boydell]
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament July 25 1747 Price 6d by J.G. Printseller in St. Ann's Court Dane's Street, Soho Square
Twelve etchings in original wrappers, in ink "Landscape (signed) Serrell"; 120 x 210mm (4¾ x 8¼"); very large margins. Some staining and tears to margins. End images paper bit weak.
Two separate sets of landscape etchings by the engraver and publisher John Boydell (1720-1804), during his years as a journeyman printmaker. In 1751 he was to take his first shop in the City of London, setting him on the path to becoming the great merchant printseller of Georgian London.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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[Set of six landscapes]
[Set of six landscapes]
F. Vivares Inv. et Sculp.
Published March 30.th 1761. Price 2d. According to Act of Parliament [first plate only]
Six rare engravings, each sheet approx. 135 x 210mm (5¼ x 8¼"). Glued to backing sheets with other prints verso.
Six elegant views in the grounds of country seats, by Francis Vivares (1709-80), landscape engraver whose works were collected by contemporary connoissurs. The British Museum holds a 1797 reissue of the set published by Robert Pollard.
[Ref: 46010]   £260.00  
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[Four rural landscapes]
[Four rural landscapes]
G.W. Carrington Fecit, [May-June] 1773
Four etchings, extremely rare; sheet size 225 x 280 (8¾ x 11") each. Each signed and dated verso.
Set of 4 amateur etchings showing figures in rural settings fishing, dancing, washing clothes and conversing. By amateur artist George William Carrington.
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[Set of landscapes after Claude Lorrain's 'Liber Veritatis'.]
[Set of landscapes after Claude Lorrain's 'Liber Veritatis'.]
Claude le Lorrain delin. R. Earlom Fecit.
Published May 1st 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside.
20 plates numbered sequentially 81-100 (lower left), etched outline states before mezzotinting, from 'Liber Veritatis or a collection of two hundred prints after the original designs of Claude Le Lorrain ... executed by R. Earlom'. Disbound and lacking binding, on watermarked laid paper, stitching holes to left margins. Generally fine impressions, with full margins. Crease through lower right corner of final plate.
A magnificent set of these decorative pastoral, and occasionally marine and urban, landscapes after Claude Lorrain (1600 - 1682). The first plate shows figures and cattle crossing a stream, a capriccio of Tivoli beyond; the final composition portrays the Death of Procris, a man and dog standing over a woman who lies on the ground beneath a tree in the foreground with an arrow in her chest. Richard Earlom (British, 1743 - 1822) made a set of prints after Claude's "Book of Truth" (drawings from his own paintings) while it was in the collection of the Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth; they were bound into an album together with a frontispiece portrait of Claude and five unrelated drawings, bringing the total number of drawings by Claude contained in it to 200. The Earlom set was engraved between 1774 and 1777, published by Boydell in two volumes in 1777, each containing 100 prints, numbered 1-200. A third volume of 100 prints was published by Boydell in 1819, which was numbered separately, 1-100, and contained Earlom's prints after other drawings by Claude in various collections.
See BL 001385544. BM 1872,1012.4663.
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