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[Wooded Scene across a Valley.]
[Wooded Scene across a Valley.] 16.
TB [monogram lower left: Thomas Barker of Bath.]
[Bath, D. Redman, 1814.]
Pen lithograph. 310 x 240mm. 12¼ x 9½".
A view of a wooded scene with people passing under a jagged rock face; valley and trees in the background. From "Thirty Two Lithographic Impression from Pen Drawings of Landscape Scenery", 1814. Views around Bath, Wales, the Lake District and elsewhere.
[Ref: 23847]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eleven Illustrations to Schiller's 'Pegasus im Joche' with frontispiece]
[Eleven Illustrations to Schiller's 'Pegasus im Joche' with frontispiece] Umgriffe zu Schiller's Pegasus im Joche uebst Andentungen von Moritz Retzsch.
Stuttgart und Augsburg, Verlag der J.B. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung [...]
Twelve etched plates in original wrappers, 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13"). Foxing.
Set of illustrations to Friedrich Schiller's poem 'Pegasus in Harness' ('Pegasus im Joche'), etched by Moritz Retzsch (1779-1857), German printmaker best known for his illustrations of Schiller, Goethe and other writers (Goethe like Retzsch's illustrations to 'Faust' more than any others). Retzsch's work was more successful in England than in his native country- it has been claimed that his distinctive outline etching style was more popular than that of comparable work by John Flaxman, and that he inspired writers and artists including Byron, Shelley and D.G. Rossetti. The success of Retzsch's work in England let to him producing the eight-volume series 'Retsch's Outlines to Shakespeare (1828-46).
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Schola Italica Picturae
Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris. Romae MDCCLXXIII.
Michelang. Bonarotti pinxit. Jospeh Perini sculp. Romæ 1771.
Engraved titlepage, very fine with large margins. 560 x 350mm (22 x 13¾").
Gavin Hamilton (1723-98) was a Scottish painter, archaeologist, and antiquary, best known for commencing the excavations of Hadrian's Villa, outside Rome. This work contaned engravings after the Italian masters, including Michelangelo, da Vinci, Raphael & Caravaggio.
[Ref: 35000]   £360.00  
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A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture...
A Scholastical History of the Canon of the Holy Scripture...
W. Hollar fecit.
London: Printed for Timothy Garthwait at the Little North Doors of St Pauls Church 1657.
Etched titlepage. 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"). Top left corner torn, replaced with mss, printers crease.
A title page for John Cosin's book, with an elaborate printed border and portraits of Moses and the Prophets, the Apostles and Doctors of the Church.
Pennington 2657.
[Ref: 44173]   £220.00  
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Scotland.
Scotland.
London, Publish'd April 9th, 1798by G. Thompson No 43, & J. Evans, No 41, Long Lane W.t, Smithfield.
Mezzotint, printed in blue. 255 x 460mm, 9¾ x 18".
A female allegorical figure of Scotland, holding a bladed crook and thistles. Behind is a castle flying the Cross of St Andrew flag. Around her neck is a medallion, also with St Andrew's Cross and the words Nemo me impune lacessit, motto of the Order of the Thistle and motto of many of the Highland Regiments of the British Army. Published during the French Revolutionary Wars.
[Ref: 17751]   £230.00  
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[Frontispiece to 'Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiae Thesaurus'.]
[Frontispiece to 'Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiae Thesaurus'.]
[n.d., c.1705.]
Engraving, rare. 405 x 275mm (16 x 10¾"). Narrow lateral margins, vertical crease.
An allegorical frontispiece featuring Queen Anne (1665-1714) as Queen of Scotland, seated on a throne flanked by unicorns with lances tipped with the Saltire, with a prospect of Edinburgh behind. Accompanying the queen figures including Time and Clio, Muse of history. It was published in 'Selectus Diplomatum et Numismatum Scotiae Thesaurus' by James Anderson (1662–1728), a compilation of medieval Scottish public records, charters and seals. Anderson, the lawyer son of a Presbyterian minister, had caused controversy for his 'Historical Essay Showing that the Crown and Kingdom of Scotland is Imperial and Independent', arguing that Scotland was not bound by the 1701 Act of Settlement, banning a Catholic succession. In 1715 he was appointed Postmaster General for Scotland, a reward for his labours on the Scottish records, but lost the position in the political struggles of 1717.
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[A parrot design for a screen.] Een ruur-sherm in chenille geborduurd, of op fluweel geschildord met een glass er roor.
[A parrot design for a screen.] Een ruur-sherm in chenille geborduurd, of op fluweel geschildord met een glass er roor.
C. Borsteegh del. D. Sluyter Sculp.
[Amsterdam: G.J.A. Beijerinck, c.1822.]
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 245 x 185mm (17½ x 7¼"). Trimmed, original binding folds as normal, mounted on album paper.
A design for a chenille screen, an oval with a colourful parrot, on an adjustable wooden stand with a floral pattern.
[Ref: 31829]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Nouveau & Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Me[r].  Deuxieme Partie.
Le Nouveau & Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Me[r]. Deuxieme Partie.
A Amsterdam, Ce vendent chez Johannes van K[eulen, M]archant de Cartes Marines, au bout du Pont Neuf, [...1682].
Engraved titlepage with letterpress, rare but with damage. Printed area 510 x 280mm, 20 x 11". Bottom right torn with loss to letterpress, abrasion affecting figures in the sky, damaged top left.
The decorative titlepage to a French edition of the second volume of Jan van Keulen's important sea-atlas 'Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel', first published the year before. It depicts various Europeans gathered around a large globe, with one holding up a blazing torch, representing the atlas, 'New Sea-Torch'. Others examine two large charts. Above are allegorical figures and the signs of the Zodiac. The atlas contained 130 charts by Claes Janszoon Vooght and launch the van Keulen family business, which lasted into the C19th. The second volume was dedicated to the seas of north and western Europe, with western coasts of Africa to the Canary Islands. Very important image of mapmakers and explorers pouring over the globe and charts.
[Ref: 22435]   £280.00  
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Le Nouveau & Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer. La Troisiéme Partie.
Le Nouveau & Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer. La Troisiéme Partie.
A Amsterdam, Chez Johannes van Keulen, Marchant de Livres & Cartes Marines, au bout du Pont Neuf, au Pilote Couronne, 1682.
Engraved titlepage with letterpress, rare. Printed area 510 x 280mm, 20 x 11".
The decorative titlepage to a French edition of the third volume of Jan van Keulen's important sea-atlas 'Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Fakkel', first published the year before. It depicts an allegorical figure of Holland, with traders in the Indies on the left and the figures of Mercury and Neptune examining a compass on the right. Underneath a galleon battles three galleys. The atlas ('New Torch of the Sea') contained 130 charts by Claes Janszoon Vooght and launched the van Keulen family business, which lasted into the C19th. The third volume was dedicated to the Mediterranean.
[Ref: 22434]   £380.00  
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An Italian Sea - Port.
An Italian Sea - Port. From a most capital picture painted by Salvator Rosa, in the collection of the right Hon.ble Welbore Ellis, Baron Mendip, to whom this print is dedicated by his most oblisged humble servant, John Boydell.
Painted by Salvator Rosa / Engraved by Sam.l Middiman.
Pub.d March 25 1800, by John & Josiah Boydell. No. 90, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Engraving. Platemark: 570 x 795mm (22¼ x 31¼").
A landscape scene depicting sailing boats and rowing boats of all sizes docked among great rocky cliffs, with many sailors working, and a few buildings dotted in the cliff. A group of men are scraping the hull of a boat to the left, which is propped up on planks of wood, as many others work in the foreground. Lettered below image with the title, a dedication from the publisher to the then owner of the painting, the "Honble. Welbore Ellis, Baron Mendip", and the dimensions of the painting, with a coat of arms in the centre.
[Ref: 32623]   £480.00  
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[Printed copy of a medal presented to subscribers to 'The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare' in 9 folio vols., J. & J. Boydell, 1802.]
[Printed copy of a medal presented to subscribers to 'The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare' in 9 folio vols., J. & J. Boydell, 1802.]
Scriven sculpt [design, recto.] Girtin sculpt. [inscription, verso.]
[London, 1803.]
Stipple and engraving, circular fragments trimmed close to printed areas and glued to a scrap sheet. Some light spotting.
Recto and verso of a medal: the engraved inscription, with vignette, explains that the medal's design shows William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) seated between the 'Dramatic Muse' and the 'Genius of Painting'. Lettering engraved by James Girtin (1773 - 1820 after), engraver and printer, and brother of Thomas, whose series of Parisian views he published. His stock burnt in a fire in Broad Street c.1817. No trace after 1820.
BL: 003349875.
[Ref: 18149]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Two sheep at a stream]
[Two sheep at a stream] Juxta Exemplar in Aedibus Proenobilis Jacobi Comitis Derby apud Knowsley.
G.B. Castiglione pinxit. H. Winstanley fecit
[n.d., c.1728-9]
Etching, mint, platemark 215 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Uncut sheet.
Two sheep, one drinking from a stream while the other eats the leaves from a tree. After Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64). From a series of twenty plates engraved by Hamlet Winstanley (1698 - 1756) after old master paintings at Knowsley Hall, in the collection of the 19th Earl of Derby.
[Ref: 24775]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sheep Washing.
Sheep Washing. Engraved from the original Picture in the Collection of Sir Thomas Baring Bart. To whom this print is by permission, Most respectfully dedicated by his obliged Servants, E.& W. Finden.
Painted by Sir David Wilkie R.A. Engraved by Finden. Printed by McQueen.
London, Published 1847, by J. Hogarth, 5. Haymarket.
Engraving. Plate 362 x 508mm. 14¼ x 20".
Men leading sheep into a mill-pond and then letting them make their way back into a pen on the bank to right, the thatched water-mill to left, a cart and horse in the yard behind the pens, in front of a coppice and a young boy with a dog and a few sheep, standing on the near bank to right under a small group of trees, leaning on his stick and looking across the water.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18774]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A shepherd in the campagna.]
[A shepherd in the campagna.]
[Anon, c.1750]
Etching with large margins, 18th century watermark paper; platemark 160 x 205mm (6¼ x 8"). Few slight stains.
A shepherd resting in the Italian countryside.
[Ref: 32552]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shepherd and goats by a stream]
[Shepherd and goats by a stream] From an original Drawing by Claude Lorrain in the Collection of James Harris Esq.r
J. Tobin sc. 1772
Etching, 18th century watermark; platemark 240 x 265mm (9½ x 10½"). Uncut sheet with very large margins. Fold through centre.
Landscape after Claude Lorrain by the little-known etcher J. Tobin (1770s, fl.). As Joseph Strutt writes of him in his biographical dictionary of engravers: 'he was a native of England, and etched several small plates of landscapes from H. Grim. We have also some small tinted plates from him, from Both, Ostade, and other painters'. Probably from a volume of Tobin's etchings, and after a drawing by Claude in the collection of the philosopher and musical patron James Harris (1709-80).
[Ref: 40664]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shepherds in a landscape]
[Shepherds in a landscape]
H. Voogd pinx. et inc. Romae [c.1800]
Etching, platemark 280 x 385mm (11 x 15") very large margins.
Etching by Hendrik Voogd (1768-1839), Amsterdam-born painter and printmaker active in Rome from 1788 onwards.
[Ref: 46761]   £260.00  
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[Sirius Canis.]
[Sirius Canis.]
[F. Bartolozzi.]
[n.d. c.1780.]
Stipple and etching. 127 x 102mm. 5 x 4". Cut.
Head of a dog with human and lion-esque features; derived for the latin meaning dog star.
De Vesme: 2341.
[Ref: 21205]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Smugglers Alarmed by an Unexpected Change from Hazy Weather, while Landing their Cargo.]
[Smugglers Alarmed by an Unexpected Change from Hazy Weather, while Landing their Cargo.]
A.W. Callcott. No 19.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 300 x 465mm, 11¾ x 18¼". Tear just entering printed area.
A smuggling ketch landed on a beach below surrounded by excise officers on horseback. Sir Augustus Wall Callcott (1779-1844), a friendly rival of J.M.W. Turner, exhibited the original painting (the source of the title above) at the Royal Academy in 1822. The subjects was probably inspired by Callcott's patron, Sir Thomas Heathcote, MP for Hampshire, a county plagued by smugglers, although the high cliff in the background does not like Hampshire. It is known that the oil was still in Heatcote's possession when he died in 1881.
The oil is currently for sale at Agnews, who describe it as a 'recently rediscovered masterpiece'.
[Ref: 26692]   £450.00  
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A Snow Piece.
A Snow Piece.
Printed by Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller at No 53 in Fleet Street London. [n.d., c.1779.]
Engraving. Sheet 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Trimmed to plate.
A adult snowball fight, in a rustic setting. Plate 9 from Sayer's 'Twelve Views in Middlesex and Essex, Drawn from Nature'.
[Ref: 32385]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Soldier.]
[Soldier.]
[Guercino inv.]
[n.d. c.1770.]
Etching printed in brown ink. Plate 253 x 208mm. 10 x 8¼". Uncut.
Solider looking left and pointing upwards with right hand.
[Ref: 14601]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Soldiers Quarreling at Dice.
Soldiers Quarreling at Dice. From the Original Picture of the same Size, Painted by Valentini, in the Collection of S.r James Lowther, Bar.t
Engraved by Capt.n Baillie.
J. Boydell excudit, Mar. 1. 1769.
Etching, 295 x 390mm. 11½ x 15¼". Later issue c.1800. Margins foxed.
An argument amongst five soldiers playing dice. Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12243]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Dame de Qualité Joüant au Solitaire.
Dame de Qualité Joüant au Solitaire.
[Engraved by Henri Bonnart.]
se Vend a Paris chez Trouvain rüe St. Jacques au grand Monarque avec privilege du Roy. [Paris, n.d., 1695.]
Engraving, rare 290 x 200mm, 11½ x 8". Trimmed and mounted on album sheet.
A 'woman of quality' playing Solitaire, published in 'Figures du règne de Louis XIV'.
[Ref: 18454]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Etchings & Aquatintas by the Rev.d J.G. Spurgeon A.M. 1799
Etchings & Aquatintas by the Rev.d J.G. Spurgeon A.M. 1799
Etching, sheet 75 x 120mm (3 x 4¾"). Trimmed to image; glued to backing sheet.
Rocky landscape; frontispiece to a set of prints by amateur printmaker John Grove Spurgeon (1747-1829), also a magistrate and rector of Clopton and Oulton in Suffolk.
[Ref: 38658]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Jean Baptiste d’après le Tableau de Raphaël, qui est dans le Cabinet du Roy, haut de 4 pieds 4 pouces, large de 4 pieds 4 pouces, peint sur toile, gravé par Simon Valée.
St. Jean Baptiste d’après le Tableau de Raphaël, qui est dans le Cabinet du Roy, haut de 4 pieds 4 pouces, large de 4 pieds 4 pouces, peint sur toile, gravé par Simon Valée. 14.
[Simon Vallée after Raphael.]
[n.d. c.1740.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 424 x 305mm (16¾ x 12").
St John the Baptist sits in the wilderness, after a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop, in the Louvre.
[Ref: 28907]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Dutch Stable]
[The Dutch Stable] L'Ecurie Holandoise. Gravé d'Après le Tableau Original de P.pe Wouvermens [...]
P. Wouvrmens Pinx. J. Moyreau Sculp.
AParis chez Moyreau, Graveur du Roy, rue Gallande vis-à-vis St. Blaise 1739. Avec privilege du Roy.
Engraving, platemark 355 x 470mm (14 x 18½"). Tear from top edge. Small margins.
The Dutch stable: one of several good-quality engravings made in the early 18th century after Philips Wouwermans (1619-68), Dutch painter specialising in horses, who was well represented in important collections during this period. Stable interiors by Wouwermans are in London (National Gallery), Cambridge (Fitzwilliam Museum), Dresden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen) and Munich (Alte Pinakothek).
[Ref: 40590]   £260.00  
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The Stag At Bay. To the Most Noble the Marquis of Breadalbane this Engraving from the Original Picture in his Lordship's Collection, Is with permission most respectfully dedicated by His Lordship's Obedient Servants, Henry Graves & Compy.
The Stag At Bay. To the Most Noble the Marquis of Breadalbane this Engraving from the Original Picture in his Lordship's Collection, Is with permission most respectfully dedicated by His Lordship's Obedient Servants, Henry Graves & Compy.
Painted By Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. Engraved By Thomas Landseer.
London; Published by Paul Jerrard & Sons, Fine Art Gallery, 170, Fleet Street [n.d. c.1855].
Engraving. 985 x 605mm. Tear c.8cm into image top left. Water staining through title area and into image at right. Staining and foxing mostly in margins.
Re-issue from original plate by Jerrard of print originally published by Henry Graves, with Graves publication line erased. Painting was exhibited at the Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857.
Graves: 234. Provenance: Royal House of Hanover.
[Ref: 3709]   £650.00  
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[Four landscape studies.]
[Four landscape studies.]
J Baldrey fect [indistinctly signed in two plates.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
An extremely rare set of four plates (two ovals), stitched, etchings with sepia and grey wash on J. Whatman watermarked laid paper. Two plates c.170 x 225mm (6¾ x 9"), two c.155 x 180mm (6 x 7").
By John Baldrey (1758 - 1792 after), who made his name as a stipple engraver, or his brother Joshua Kirby Baldrey (1754 - 1828).
[Ref: 13342]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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Lithography No. 1. of a Series of Studies for Nature Drawn on Stone, by T.C. Holfand.
Lithography No. 1. of a Series of Studies for Nature Drawn on Stone, by T.C. Holfand. Dedicated by Permission, to the Right Honourable Countess Harcourt. To be Published Quaterly, Price 10s. 6d. Each Part Containing Six Studies.
Published, and Subscriptions Received, by Mr. Ackerman, 101 Strand:...
Set of 6 lithographs in wrappers. Rare. Limited to 300. 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾"). Creasing, light staining and tears in edges.
A set of six lithographs titled 'The Breakind up of an Old Vessel, near Cumberland Gardens Lambeth', ' Fortescue House, Enfield, (recently pulled down) in which Queen Elizabeth was Confined by her Sister', 'A Cottage, near Kenfield, Kent', 'The Entrance into the Great Cavern, near Castleton, in the Peak of Derbyshire', 'Weathercove Cave, Yorkshire' and 'A Cottage near Epping, Essex'.
Not in Abbey.
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[Frontispiece]
[Frontispiece] Itinerarium Curiosum: Centuria Prima. / Or, An Account of the Antiquities and remarkable Curiosities in Nature or Art, observed in Travels through Great Britain. Illustrated with One hundred Folio Prints in Copper. By William Stukeley, MD. CML. & SRS [...]
MDCCXXV [1725]
Engraved title-page, sheet 325 x 185mm (12¾ x 7¼").
Title-page to William Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum', his second major work. Stukeley regularly attended meetings of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries, where he presented papers and 'curious' objects resulting from his trips around Britain. It was such discoveries that were discussed in this book.
[Ref: 31954]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Paysage.]
[Paysage.] 6.
Houel del. Demarteau sculp.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Etching in red ink with very large margins. Plate 126 x 172mm (5 x 6¾").
A landscape with a river crossed by a stone and wooden bridge; cathedral in the background. From "Suite de paysages par houel".
[Ref: 30392]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Paysage.]
[Paysage.] 2.
[Houel del. Demarteau Jeune sculp.]
[n.d. c.1760.]
Etching in red ink with very large margins. Plate 120 x 172mm (4¾ x 6¾").
A landscape outsdide a stable, a cow comes out the stone building with another cow eating from a trough into which a man pours feed.4 From "Suite de paysages par houel".
[Ref: 30393]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 4:] Le Sultan de Lachine avec Esclave.
[Plate 4:] Le Sultan de Lachine avec Esclave.
Mondon le fils Inv. A. Aveline sculp.
[Avec Privilege du Roy, 1736.]
Copper engraving, paper watermarked. 228 x 183mm. 9 x 7¼". Uncut, large margins. Some water staining to the corners, outside platemark
A sultan standing in a large Rococo-style ornament, with a female servant stood to his right waving feathers to cool him down in the heat. From "Cinquième Livre de Figures Et Ornemens Chinois, Dédié A ... Monseigneur Alexis Madelaine Rosalie Duc de Chatillon, Pair de France, Gouverneur de Monseigneur le Dauphin". From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fifth set.
[Ref: 23004]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Soleil Levant.
Soleil Levant. Gravé d'après un Tableau Original de Vanderneer, 2 pieds 3 pouces et ¾ de largeur, sue 1 pied 9 pouces de hauteur.
Vanderneer pinx.t Major sculp.t
Publish'd June 1st 1752 accord.g to Act of Parl.t A Londres chez Major Graveur de S.A.R. le Prince de Galles à la Tete d'or dans West Street.
Fine engraving, platemark 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18") very large margins.
Sunrise: river landscape after Aert van der Neer (1603/4-77), who specialised in imaginary landscapes representing complex lighting effects, often filtered through cloud formations or at different moments of the sun rising or setting. Engraved by the leading line engraver Thomas Major (1720-99) soon after he returned from a spell in France which included three months imprisoned in the Bastille.
[Ref: 40180]   £240.00  
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Morning
Morning To Lady Beaumont, this Plate, Engraved from the original Picture in the Possession of Sir George Beaumont Bar.t [...]
Painted by Swanniveldt . Engraved by W.m Woollett & B.T. Pouncy
London: Published as the Act directs 1 Feb 1787 by Eliz.th Woollett, North Street, upper Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place.
Engraving, platemark 445 x 560mm (17½ x 22"). Small wormhole on right top. Very large margins. Slightly foxed.
Rural landscape with figures possibly on their way to work, after a painting by Herman van Swanevelt (c.1600-55), Dutch artist living in Rome and Paris. Engraved by William Wollett, the most famous British engraver of his day; this impression published posthumously by his widow. It was originally sold as a pendant to the partner print 'Evening'.
Fagan 120
[Ref: 38604]   £300.00  
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[La Sybille Lybienne.]
[La Sybille Lybienne.]
f. Barbieri detto Guercino inv. F. Bartolozzi.
Etching, printed in brown ink. Plate: 310 x 360mm, (12 x 14"). Very large margins.
A young woman in a turban reads a boko she hold in her left hand, her right arm rests on a book titled 'Sibilla Libia.'
de Vesme: 2140, II of II.
[Ref: 39127]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Thomas Reinesius' 'Syntagma inscriptionum antiquarum cumprimis Romae veteris'.]
[Frontispiece to Thomas Reinesius' 'Syntagma inscriptionum antiquarum cumprimis Romae veteris'.]
Johann Jacob de Sandrart Pingebat et Sculpebat.
[Liepzig: Heirs of Johann Fritsch, & Frankfurt: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1732.]
Engraving. Printed area 340 x 190mm, 7½". Trimmed, some creasing.
Allegorical frontispiece, with a medallion portrait of Reinesius held aloft by putti.
Thomas Reinesius [1587-1667], a German doctor and writer, compiled this collection of classical inscriptions.

[Ref: 13420]   £260.00  
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Model voor een haard-tapyt van Tapisserie Turque.
Model voor een haard-tapyt van Tapisserie Turque.
C. Borsteegh.del /D. Sluyter sculp.
[n.d., c1814].
Etching with hand colour. Prited area: 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark. Glued to backing sheet as issued.
A design for a cross-stitch tapestry of a dog lying to the right, facing to the left, under an over-hanging branch with leaves.
[Ref: 32132]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Temple of Minerva.
The Temple of Minerva. No 16 bottom right.
Claude Lorrain Pinx.t
London Published July 10.th 1787 by Rob.t Sayer 53 Fleet Street.
Engraving with large margins; paper watermarked. Plate 251 x 355mm (10 x 14").
Landscape after Claude Lorrain, from a set of landscapes. In the foreground, a donkey, followed by a boy and a dog, walking to the right; cows beyond resting on a river bank; in middle-distance on left a round temple and other buildings at the bottom of a rocky hill.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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qui du Texel de Londres, de Bordeaux, S'en vont chercher, par un heureux echange [to left].
qui du Texel de Londres, de Bordeaux, S'en vont chercher, par un heureux echange [to left]. De nouveaux biens nes aux sources du Gange, Idem Ibid.
Vernet pinx. Franco: Pedro sculp. ap. Nic. Cavalli Venetijs.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Etching with some engraving, 338 x 430mm.
Fisherman bringing in their nets on the shore in the foreground, with a castle and other buildings around the lake behind.
From a series by Francesco del Pedro (1749 - 1806) after Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789), the famous marine painter. 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.
Published in Venice by Nicolo Cavalli (1730 - 1822).

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[View along the River Thames, in Essex.]
[View along the River Thames, in Essex.]
[n.d., c.1850.]
Watercolour in sepia tones. Sheet size: 265 x 360mm (10½ x 14¼").
A picturesque view, possibly in Essex, with the tree lined river in the centre, on which are a rowing and sailing boat. A number of buildings are seen in the background, with windmills in the distance. The high level of skill and accuracy of the painting would suggest that it was made by an architect.
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[Country Cottage Scene.]
[Country Cottage Scene.]
W.H. Pyne. 1806.
Pen lithograph. 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11". Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A country scene of three thatched cottages along a lane; a woman and child walking past a stream and a horse and cart crossing over a small stone bridge. By William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), painter, etcher, draughtsman on wood and publisher. Author of 'Microcosm of Great Britain' 1803.
Not in BM.
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[Swords of Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fairfax and John Lambert, each striking relevant document; with facsimile of 1821 text by Walter Fawkes]
[Swords of Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fairfax and John Lambert, each striking relevant document; with facsimile of 1821 text by Walter Fawkes] Cause and Effect 1626-1648.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, very scarce; sheet 295 x 475mm (11½ x 18½"). Folded in half as issued. Private plate.
Trompe l'oeil depiction of the swords of Cromwell, Fairfax and Lambert at Farnley Hall, each striking relevant documents. Besides it is an explanatory text written by Walter Ramsden Hawkesworth Fawkes (1769-1825), politician and art collector. One of Fawkes' closest friends was J.M.W. Turner, who often visited Fawkes at Farnley Hall (which he inherited in 1792). Fawkes was a notable collector of Turner's work, and Turner painted a series of gouaches around Farnley, depicting shooting parties, expeditions and domestic scenes. This print was made after a design by Turner and issued as a private plate.
Rawlinson 826a ('The drawing is at Farnley Hall, and the Engraving was made for the Fawkes family').
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Il Temporale del Pussino.
Il Temporale del Pussino. A Sua Altezza il Signor Pricipe Federigo di Saxe-Gotha, Protettore delle belle arti &c. &c.
Gaspero Dughet d.o. Pussino dipinse. G. F. Gmelin inc. in Roma 1813.
Esiste vendibile presso l'Autore in Roma. d'appresso il quadro una volta in Roma nella Gallerin Colonna, di palma 9.a. p. 7. e. once 2.
Ethcing. Plate: 600 x 490mm, (23¾ x 19¼"), with very large margins. Foxing.
A pastoral landscape in which three figures cower against a storm. After Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675) also known as Gaspard Poussin as he was the pupil of Nicholas Poussin.
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[Time uncovering painting]
[Time uncovering painting] Le Tems decouvre la peinture.
Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Engraving, sheet 130 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed along platemark top and bottom; glued to album sheet at corners; ms inscription bottom right.
Allegorical scene showing the virtues of painting revealed over time. Book illustration after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
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[Four Times of the Day] The Morning.  [&]  Noon.  [&]  The Evening.  [&]  Night.
[Four Times of the Day] The Morning. [&] Noon. [&] The Evening. [&] Night.
[Various artists.] Waterloo pinxt. Rysdal pinxt. Vangoen pinxt. Vanderneer pinxt. Austin sculpt. Major Excudit.
Sold by the Printsellers of London & Westminster. Major excudit. [London, c.1740.]
Rare set of four etchings after Dutch masters by William Austin, the first three plates with all-over sepia/light brown watercolour wash applied, 'Night' in blue. Each c.280 x 370mm, 11 x 14½". Laid on album pages, good margins.
Four Dutch landscapes, all featuring water, ships, buildings and figures, illustrating different stages of a day; each plate with two lines of verse to either side of title.
Painters include Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael, Jan van Goyen, and Aert van der Neer. William Austin (1721 - 1820), engraver and draftsman, was born in London in 1721. He was a pupil of George Bickham; but after having engraved a few plates, he relinquished the practice of the art, and devoted the remainder of his life to teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. He for some time kept a print-shop, and published some political caricatures, which were mostly directed against the French, and in support of the administration of Charles James Fox.

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To The King.
To The King. I Humbly beg leave to lay at Your Majesty's feet the folllowing Dissertation.... May it please Your Majesty, Your Majesty's dutiful servant and faithful subject, William Chambers.
[n.d., 1772.]
Titlepage, engraved dedication with stipple engraved and etched vignette, 235 x 175mm. 9¼ x 7".
From 'A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening', W. Griffin, London, 1772. The book represented an unfortunate literary venture by the architect Sir William Chambers (1726 - 1796), in which he endeavoured to prove the superiority of the Chinese system of landscape gardening over that practised in Europe. His preface is animated with irritation against Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose design for Lord Clive's villa at Claremont had been preferred to his. The ‘Dissertation’ itself, with its absurd depreciation of nature, its bombastic style, and its ridiculous descriptions (mainly borrowed from other works) of the gardens of the emperor of China, was sufficient to account for the satires which it called into life. The most important of these was ‘An Heroic Epistle to Sir W. C.,’ followed by ‘An Heroic Postscript’ to this epistle, in both of which the satire was keen and the verses pointed. These lively pieces were published anonymously, and their authorship was for some time a matter for conjecture. There is now no doubt that they were by William Mason, the poet, the first book of whose ‘English Garden’ was published in 1772. Chambers commenced to exhibit with the Society of Artists (in Spring Gardens) in 1761, and was one of the first members and the first treasurer of the Royal Academy when established in 1768. In 1775 he was appointed architect of Somerset House at a salary of 2,000l. a year. With image above of two sides of a coin depicting George III as a Roman emperor and the facade of the Royal Academy. After Cipriani, engraved by Bartolozzi.
British Library system number: 000655477.
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Guillelmo Comiti Cadogan &c.
Guillelmo Comiti Cadogan &c.
Carolus Vanloo inv. et delin. Eques Nicolaus Dorigny Sculp. anno 1737.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 650 x 410mm, 25½ x 16". Tears to margins, creased, some staining.
An allegorical monument to William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1675–1726), one of Churchill's senior officers during the War of the Spanish Succession and commander of the army during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715.
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

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Joanni Churchill Duci dse Marlborough, Forti Felici, Invicto.
Joanni Churchill Duci dse Marlborough, Forti Felici, Invicto.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. Lau: Cars Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼".
An allegorical monument to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), famed for his military triumphs in the Nine Years' War (1688–97) and the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14).
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

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Guillelmo Comiti Cowper &c. Magnæ Britanniæ Cancellario.
Guillelmo Comiti Cowper &c. Magnæ Britanniæ Cancellario.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. Beauvais Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, (c.1665-1723), Lord Chancellor of England, who conducted the negotiations that led to the Act of Union in 1707.
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

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Sydneio Comiti Godolphin & c. Magno Angliæ Thesaurario.
Sydneio Comiti Godolphin & c. Magno Angliæ Thesaurario.
F.Boucher invenit et delin. C.N.Cochin Sculpsit.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (c. 1645-1712).
From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.

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