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Bonaparte.
Bonaparte.
J. Northcote R.A. Pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.
London, Published August 10. 1801, by John Jeffryes, Clapham Road.
Mezzotint with scratch letter title, very scarce. Sheet 655 x 550mm (25¾ x 21½"). Trimmed into plate on three sides, edges scuffed and nicked: a battered example of a superb image.
An equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul, sword in hand and white horse rearing. This example is a state undescribed by Whitman, between his states I & II. The third and final state has Napoleon's face replaced with that of Alexander I of Russia.
BM: 2010,7081.5254, this state; Whitman 206, undescribed.
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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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[Carolus I. dei Gratia Magnæ Britanniæ rt Hiberniæ Rex.]
[Carolus I. dei Gratia Magnæ Britanniæ rt Hiberniæ Rex.]
[Wandeck Pinxit. P. Lombart Sculp.]
[n.d., c.1655.]
Engraving. Sheet 445 x 310mm (17½ x 12¼") Trimmed into image, losing title and frame-like border. Cut.
An equestrian portrait of Charles I in armour, battle scene behind, an impression from the famous 'headless horseman' plate. The king has a distinct 'halo' from obvious re-engraving. Although the picture is attributed to van Dyck, the original oil (one copy now in Buckingham Palace, the other in Petworth House) depicted Charles I. The earliest known impression of this plate shows Cromwell, although even that example had been re-engraved. The next state is also Cromwell, followed by one headless, two of Louis XIV, a Cromwell, a Charles I and finally Cromwell again.
BM: 1935,0413.52.
[Ref: 42856]   £360.00  
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Charles le Second Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
Charles le Second Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
Abr: van Diepenbeeck inv: C. Caukercken fecit.
[1657]
Engraving, sheet 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾"). Crease through centre as usual;
Equestrian portrait of Charles II in front of a pre-Fire prospect of London. Equestrian portrait of Charles II in front of a pre-Fire prospect of London. From William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, 'General History of Horsemanship'.
[Ref: 42848]   £550.00  
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Serenissimus Ac Potentissimus Princeps Olivarius Cromwel Reipubl: Angliæ Scotiæ et Hiberniæ Protector.
Serenissimus Ac Potentissimus Princeps Olivarius Cromwel Reipubl: Angliæ Scotiæ et Hiberniæ Protector.
[n.d., c.1660.]
Engraving; extremely scarce. Sheet 500 x 370mm (19¾ x 14½") Trimmed to plate, some wear, folded onto album sheet; very damaged.
An equestrian portrait of Oliver Cromwell in armour, based on Lombart's famous 'headless horseman' plate, with a page carrying Cromwell's helmet to the right. However in this version the figure of Fame, one cherub holding a wreath above Cromwell's head and two more holding his armorial fill the sky. This portrait is rare: the only example we have traced was in the 1908 sale of 'The Unequalled Collection of Engraved Portraits Belonging to Hon. James T. Mitchell, Chief Justice Of Pennsylvania', by Davis & Harvey, Auctioneers of Philadelphia.
[Ref: 42857]   £650.00  
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His most Gracious Majesty George the Fourth.
His most Gracious Majesty George the Fourth.
Painted by J. Singleton Copley Esqr. R.A. Engraved by Charles Turner, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Large mezzotint, sheet 810 x 605mm (32 x 23¾"). Trimmed to plate, laid on restorer's paper, some small repairs, some scuffing mainly in margins and inscription.
Magnificent equestrian portrait of George IV (1762 - 1830) in uniform, right hand pointing forward, his staff following, cavalry and artillery following. The original painting, by John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815), showed George as Prince Regent, as did this mezzotint when published by Copley in 1813. This example has had the title updated to acknowledge George's accession to the throne in 1820 (seven years after Copley's death), but the details of George's uniform and staff remain unaltered.
See Whitman: 217, this state not listed.
[Ref: 27624]   £480.00  
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James 1st King of England.
James 1st King of England.
Engraved by Charles Turner from Delaram [ms].
Fine mezzotint, proof before all letters. 260 x 340mm (10 x 13½").
An equestrian portrait of James I of England and VI of Scotland, the City of London depicted behind him. Following the death of his aunt Queen Elizabeth I, James became the first king of Great Britain and Ireland uniting the three kingdoms. Proof of a plate published in Samuel Woodburn's series of mezzotints after early engravings titled 'Portraits of Royal Personages'.
Whitman: 468
[Ref: 43045]   £320.00  
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The Right Hon.ble John Lord Viscount Ligonier, One of His Majesty's most Hon.ble Privy Council, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of Bath.
The Right Hon.ble John Lord Viscount Ligonier, One of His Majesty's most Hon.ble Privy Council, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of Bath. Colonel of His Majesty's First Regm.t of Foot Guards, Field Marshall & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces & Master General of the Ordnance.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. E. Fisher fec.t.
Sold by E. Fisher at the Golden Head in Leicester Square price 10.s. 6.d.
Rare mezzotint; in ink verso April 1819; Sheet: 470 x 645mm (18½ x 25½"). Trimmed on left inside platemark.
A mounted portrait of John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier (1680-1770), leading official of the Pitt-Newcastle ministery and officer in the British army and Commander-in-Chief during the Seven Years War. Ligonier is depicted upon a rearing horse, in the midst of battle, while the battle goes on behind him in the background.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40633]   £550.00  
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James Duke of Monmouth. Mortuus 15 July 1685. Ætat 36.
James Duke of Monmouth. Mortuus 15 July 1685. Ætat 36. The Gods from Heaven survey the fatal Strife And mourn the Miseries of human Life.
From a Painting by Netcher and Wyke, in the Collection of W.m Baillie Esq.r. W.Baillie fec. 30 Sept. 1774.
Mezzotint, with separate plate for title. Total 420 x 450mm (16½ x 17¾"). Some spotting, repaired tear in inscription.
James Scott (1649 -1685), 1st Duke of Monmouth and of Buccleuch, illegitimate son of Charles II, executed after the Monmouth Rebellion. Here shown on horseback, with the Battle of Sedgemoor in the background, 5th July, 1785.
CS: 4, state i of iv. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4393]   £550.00  
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[William III on horseback]
[William III on horseback]
[John Smith after Sir Godfrey Kneller, c.1689.]
A fine example of a rare mezzotint, proof before all letters. 380 x 255mm (15 x 10"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet; includes a letterpress of William III's speech to Parliament on 31 December 1701 verso.
Equestrian portrait of William III (1650-1702), in armour before a battle scene, with a black valet holding his helmet. Originally this mezzotint was a portrait Frederick, duke of Schomberg; the plate was first altered to replace Schomberg's face with that of William III, and again to the duke of Marlborough.
Not recorded in CS: See 227.
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