The Children in the Wood.
Drawn by J.H.Benwell. The Figures engraved by W.Sharp. The Landscape by W.Byrne & T.Medland.
Published as the Act directs, 20 May, 1786, ny W.Byrne, No.19 Titchfield Street, London.
Engraving. 275 x 305mm. Sleeping children.
[Ref: 623] £160.00
Cupid Disarmed. [&] Cupid's Revenge.
J.H.Benwell Delin.t Engrav'd by C.Knight.
London, Publish'd Jan.y 2d; 1786, by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No. 158, Bond Street.
Pair of stipples. Ea. 275 x 195mm. Mint.
[Ref: 624] £490.00
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A Gipsy. Her Goods a Picher; and old Hay her Bed, She strolls, and telling Fortunes earns her Bread. Dryden.
J.H. Benwell delint. G. Keating sculpt.
Stipple. 140 x 96mm. 5½ x 3¾". A gipsy woman with a staff over her right arm with a pot dangling off the end. Wearing a rather old hat and clothing not dissimilar in state.
[Ref: 14992] £70.00
Jemmy's Return. At length the merry Bells rung round I could na guess the cause, But Rodney was the Man they said, who gained so much applause...I blush'd, consented and reply'd; Adieu to Robin Grey. To Lady Rogers, this Print is with the greatest respect dedicated by her Ladyship's most obliged Servant, J. Walker.
I.H. Benwell inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Published April 3 1786 by I. Walker Printseller...
Hand-coloured stipple with small margins. Plate 380 x 350mm (15 x 13¾"). Text faint; spot upper left. A man wearing a kilt holding the hand of a lady with a pair of scissors suspended from her waist, both standing before rocks, a cottage and rocky cliffs beyond. llustration to the Ballad of 'Auld Robin Gray'.
De Vesme: 1387.
[Ref: 28770] £240.00
J.H. Benwell del. Walker Excud.t F. Bartolozzi sculp.t
London Publish'd Dec.r 2.nd 1786, by J. Walker, No.148, Strand.
Etching with stipple and large margins. Plate 274 x 221mm (10¾ x 8¾"). Slight mark. Half-length young woman, body facing three-quarter to right, head turned in profile to right, wearing a hat with ribbons, holding a basket of oranges in right hand, a paper inscribed "Theatre Royal, Drury-lane Isabella". Isabella, or, The Fatal Marriage, was a play by Thomas Southerne, which was adapated by Garrick with Sarah Siddons playing the title role.
De Vesme 1288: ii/iv.
[Ref: 28904] £260.00
[A St. James's Beauty.] [&] [A St. Giles's Beauty.]
J.H.Benwell Pinxt. F. Bartolozzi Sculpt.
Publish'd 8th Sept. 1783. by E.M.Diemar, No.377. Strand. London.
Pair of stipples, proofs before titles, printed in sepia. Ea. 270 x 220mm. "St. James" trimmed just outside plate mark, small rubbed area in unprinted area, corner repaired. "St Giles trimmed to plate on right.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 625] £450.00
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[A woman and cupid.]
J.H. Benwell Delin. Engraved by C: Knight.
Hand coloured stipple with etching, sheet 170 x 135mm. 6¾ x 5¼". Trimmed within plate. Soiled. Cupid has loosed an arrow that seems about to penetrate the heart of a seated woman, who thinks about her love.
After John Hodges Benwell (1764 - 1785).
[Ref: 10012] £120.00