The Female Politicians
Benezach delin. / Saunders sculp.t
Engraving, sheet 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet. Four women sat at a table drinking tea, a fifth on the right stood holding a sheet of paper. Neo-classical interior with screen and painting above door. Probably after Charles Benazech (1767/8-1794), portrait and history painter born in London but subsequently in Paris and Florence.
[Ref: 34829] £60.00
This Sepulcre Erected to the Memory of the Horatii and Curiatii, who lived in the Reign of Tullus Hostilius, Third King of the Romans; Is Inscribed to Sir John Taylor Baronet by his most obliged humble Servant_Peter Benazech.
Hugh Deane pinxt. P. Benazech sculpt.
[London, Published as the Act directs Octr. 20th. 1783, and Sold by P. Benazech No.15 King Street St Anns, facing Frith Street.]
Engraving. 260 x 318mm (10¼ x 12½"). Trimmed to border. View of the ruined sepulcre erected to the memory of the Horatii and Curiatii, before which a reclining half nuder figure gestures for the benefit of a traveller standing beside him, the tomb with two conical towers remaining largely intact at right; figures on a winding path at left, a building beside and a tower on a hill in the left distance; oval frame.
[Ref: 38406] £140.00
View of the alate temple of the Druids on Navestock Common.
P. Benazech Sculp.
Etching, 190 x 155mm. 7½ x 6". In 1725 the antiquary William Stukeley came across a feature on Navestock Common, Navestock, Essex which he described as a system of mounds and earthworks. He gave the site the name "alate temple of the druids" as part of the earthworks, according to Stukeley, took the form of a wing (`ala' is Latin for wing). A coach, horses and figures in the foreground.
[Ref: 12981] £70.00
A View of Sion House and the Parts adjacent, Taken from the Road next to the Royal Gardens at Richmond. Vüe du Chateau de Sion et des Lieux voisins Prise du Chemin proche les Jardins Royales de Richmond. No.28.
P. Brooks delin. P. Benazech sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament January 24 1750. London: Printed for J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner Queen Street Cheapside.
Engraving, paper watermarked with very large margins. Plate 272 x 451mm (10¾ x 17¾"). Tear into upper left margin area. Slight marks in sky. A view along the River Thames with Syon House, home of the Percys, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1594, to the right; several figures on the river bank, including a couple on horseback with a dog. Syon House here shows Inigo Jones' improvements but not those which Robert Adam was to make from 1762 onwards. From "A Collection of One Hundred Views In England and Wales". John Boydell's 'Collection of Views' was made after he turned from engraver to print publisher in 1767. The first collection was issued in 1770, and included some plates by printmakers other than himself.
Adams (London): 47.28.
[Ref: 29321] £250.00
La Belle Matinée
Gravé d'après le Tableau original de Joseph Vernet Peintre Par Pierre Benazach 1774
Engraving, platemark 460 x 345mm (18 x 13½"). Very large margins. Uncut. Woman with two children unloading a small boat, after the famous marine painter Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789). Vernet studied and worked in Rome (1734-53) until recalled to Paris where he was commissioned to paint a set representing French harbours (the 'Ports de France'). He was the father of Carle Vernet, and grandfather of Horace.
[Ref: 38457] £260.00