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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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[Mr Garrick in Richard the Third.]
[Mr Garrick in Richard the Third.]
N. Dance pinx.t. J. Dixon Fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament April 28 1772 by John Boydell Engraver, Cheapside, London
Mezzotint, platemark 635 x 395mm (25 x 15½"). Finished proof with scratched inscription; small margins; slight foxing.
David Garrick (1717-1779), English actor and theatrical manager, in the role of Richard III. By the time this print was published Garrick was particularly associated with this role. Hogarth also painted Garrick in the same role. Engraved from the painting by Nathaniel Dance shortly after it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1771. The painting is owned by Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council. It was acquired by Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, who reputedly outbidded Garrick himself (who had promised to buy the painting for his wife!) Garrick is known to have admired this print and sent impressions to his friends with complimentary lines printed and pasted on the back. It was also used as the model for Derby porcelain statuettes.
Lennox-Boyd 28 i/ii; CS 15 i/ii; for other prints of Garrick as Richard III see refs. 12907 and 20562.
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King Henry IV.
King Henry IV.
[Monogram of Paul Pry, i.e. William Heath] Esq.r Del.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d., c.1828.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), large margins. Cut to platemark on left.
George IV depicted as Falstaff, with Lady Conyngham as the grotesquely fat Doll Tearsheet on his knee. Heath seems to have based this scene on Henry Fuseli's painting published by the Boydell Shakepeare Gallery, 1805.
BM Satires: 15411.
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Mr Henderson in the Character of Macbeth.
Mr Henderson in the Character of Macbeth.
Painted by George Romney. Engraved by John Jones.
Publish'd as the Act directs Decr. 1st. 1787, by J. Jones, Engraver No. 75, Great Portland Street.
Mezzotint, 455 x 540mm. Trimmed to platemark lower left.
Portrait of John Henderson (1747 - 1785) as Macbeth, looking over his left shoulder at the Three Witches. A procession passes across the landscape in the distance.
Chaloner Smith: 37, II.
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To the R.t Hon.ble Alexander Lord Loughborough Lord High Chancellor of England: this Print of The Witches in Macbeth,
To the R.t Hon.ble Alexander Lord Loughborough Lord High Chancellor of England: this Print of The Witches in Macbeth, From an Original Tranparent Drawing, in His Lordships possession is with permission humbly Dedicated by Lordships most obliged & obedt Servt. Edwd. Orme. The original Drawing by a Gentleman.
Sold & Published June1, 1799 by Edwd. Orme, Printseller to the King corner of George Street, & Conduit Street London.
Coloured mezzotint. 550 x 330mm. Framed. Some time staining as to be expected, small crack in the figure of Banquo in the centre. Not visible unless held to the light.
Edward Orme [1774 - 1821] publisher/printer; printmaker; Transparent prints produced an illusion, making a painted scene appear extremely realistic, at least at first glance. Being changes often to create a fresh entertainment. As an artist and publisher, Orme had promoted the fashion for transparencies. These coloured prints were chemically treated thereby rendering parts transparent when held to the light and giving an effective illusion of moonlight, fire etc. Due to their popularity few have survived. This example presented for use in an early frame has is a powerful shakespearean scene where the Macbeth returns to the Witches, Banquo's ghost appears through the darkness.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4503]   £680.00  
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Falstaff & The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Falstaff & The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Pub.d Aug.t 1813.
Fine mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. 555 x 450mm (23¾ x 17¾"), with large margins. Light creases to sheet. Small ink stain in title area. Small scuff to printed area.
A scene from Shakspeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor'. Falstaff as Herne the Hunter, with stag's horns on head, standing beside Mrs Page and Mrs Ford, in the dense woodland of Windsor Forest, in front of 'Herne's Oak'. The faces of a procession of three fairies can be seen in the background to the right.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Puck, vide Midsummer Night's Dream.
Puck, vide Midsummer Night's Dream.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. Engraved by Charles Heath. Proof. Printed by McQueen.
London: Published March 1827, for the Proprietor by R. Jennings, Poultry.
Engraving. Plate 458 x 349mm. 18 x 13¾", very large margins, uncut.
A naked infant with faun's ears sat on a toadstool in a glade, his arms and legs outstretched and holding a sprig of flowers in his right hand; Titiana and Bottom lying amongst the trees in the background. Fagan maintains that this print was the work of two of Charles Heath's distinguished pupils, J.H. Watt and G. Doo. Engraved from a painting which Reynolds sold Boydell for his 'Shakespeare Gallery'. There is also a much smaller 1789 print of the same picture.
Hamilton: p.154. Heath: 1827.12. [p.229].
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Othello relating the history of his Life to Brabantio and Desdemonda, These things to hear Which ever as she could with haste dispatch. Would Desdemona seriously incline: She'd come again, and with a greedy ear But still the house affairs would her
Othello relating the history of his Life to Brabantio and Desdemonda, These things to hear Which ever as she could with haste dispatch. Would Desdemona seriously incline: She'd come again, and with a greedy ear But still the house affairs would her thence: Devour up my discourse. Shakespeare Othello. Act I. Scene 3. From a Picture in the Collection of John Marshall Esq.r.
Painted by Henry Fradelle. Engraved by W.m Say Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester, 9. Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square. Printed by J. Lahee.
London, May 15th. 1826, Published by H. Fradelle, 8 Somerset Street, Portman Square. A Paris chez Chailloux Portelle Rue St. Honore.
Mezzotint, very fine with full margins, plate 442 x 512mm. 17¼ x 20".
Othello tells his father-in-law and beloved Desdemona of his travels and life being a soldier. After a painting by Henri Jean-Baptiste Victoire Fradelle (1778-1865), now in the collection of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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To the Rt. Hon.ble William Lord Auckland, one of His Majesty's Post Masters General &c &c &c this Print of The Tomb of Juliet,
To the Rt. Hon.ble William Lord Auckland, one of His Majesty's Post Masters General &c &c &c this Print of The Tomb of Juliet, From an Original Transparent Drawing in His Lordships possession is with permission humbly Dedicated by His Lordships most obliged & obed. serv.t Edw.d Orme
The Original Drawing by a Gentleman. Orme, Conduit Street, Escudit
Sold & Published June 1, 1799 by Edwd. Orme, Printseller to the King corner of George Street, & Conduit Street London.
Fine coloured mezzotint, platemark 540 x 340mm (21¼ x 13½"0). Very large margins.
Scene from Shakespeares' 'Romeo and Juliet' in which Juliet awakens to find that Romeo, believing her to be dead, has killed himself. It is therefore poised at the moment before Juliet takes her own life. Transparency by Edward Orme (1774 - 1821) publisher, printer and printmaker. Orme led the market in transparencies, coloured prints chemically treated to render certain parts of the image transparent when held to the light. This could create effective illusions of moonlight, fire etc. Due to their popularity few have survived.
Ex: Collection of The Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for accompanying scene from 'Macbeth' see ref. 4503.
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Gulielmus Shakespear Anno Post Mortem CXXIV Amor Publicus Ponuit.
Gulielmus Shakespear Anno Post Mortem CXXIV Amor Publicus Ponuit. Mr. Fleetwood, & Mr. Rich, masters of ye two Theatres, having Generously given a Benefit Play each, towards erecting a Monument to the Memory of that Inimitable Poet, Shakespear, which is now set up in Wesminster Abby, by the Direction of The Rt: Honble: the Earl of Burlington, Dr: Mead, Mr: Pope, and Mr: Martin. This Plate is most Humbly Dedicated to them, by their most Obedient Humble Serv:t. Andrew Miller.
Gul: KLent Inv. P. Scheemakers Fecit 1740. Ch: Delaffontaine del. Andrew Miller fec.t 1741.
Mezzoint, very scarce & rare Plate 406 x 265mm (16 x 10½"). Small tears to upper edge; slight toning.
Portrait after Scheemakers' memorial statue of Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey; full length standing, leaning with right elbow on a pile of books, pointing with left hand to an excerpt of Propero's lines from the Tempest.
See CS: 46. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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