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Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
[German, c.1680.]
Engraving from two plates, very rare. 300 x 180mm (11¾ x 7").
Portrait of Ahmed I [1590-1617], Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 30960]   £320.00  
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Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
[German, c.1680.]
Engraving from two plates, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8").
Portrait of Ahmed I (1590-1617), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 31953]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
[German, n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 340 x 270mm (9½ x 6¾"). Tears entering image, old folds.
An equestrian portrait of an Ottoman Grand vizier, one of many called Ahmed.
[Ref: 29871]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
[The Triumph of Acis and Galatea]
G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
London Pub'd. as the Act directs Mar.h 1 1787 by F. Bartolozzi.
Etching printed in sepia, platemark 225 x 320mm (9 x 12½") very large margins.
Acis and Galatea, lovers whose story is recounted in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', and went on to inspire numerous works of art, literature and music from the Renaissance onwards. Etching by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. This is the medium employed here, one of many prints he made from designs by his fellow Italian, G.B. Cipriani (it was published in 'A Set of Etchings by Francis Bartolozzi R.A. in Imitation of Drawings from the Sketches of the Late John Baptist Cipriani R.A.' in 1788.
Calabi & De Vesme 350.iii
[Ref: 43425]   £240.00  
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Prison and Castle
Prison and Castle from the Huntingdon Road.
W. Westall del.t / J.C. Stadler sculp.t
London, Puv. Oct. 1 1814 at 101 Strand for Ackermann's History of Cambridge
Aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 255 x 300mm (10 x 11¾"). Creases; weak impression.
View along what is now Castle Street, Cambridge, with a view of Castle Mound, the ruined castle (a site now occupied by the Grade-II listed Castle Inn), and the octagonal prison (left). Constructed according to Jeremy Betham's principle of the 'panopticon' whereby inmates could be surveilled from a central vantage point, the prison was built between 1802 and 1807. It was used until 1915, and demolished in 1928-9. The site is now occupied by the Shire Hall (which reused bricks from the prison in its walls). For Ackermann's 'History of Cambridge'.
Abbey Scenery 79.
[Ref: 36199]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Hall of Sidney College.
Hall of Sidney College.
A. Pugin del.t / D. Havell sculp.t
London, Pub.d Jan.y 1 1815 at 101 Strand for R. Ackermann's History of Cambridge.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 255 x 300mm (10 x 11¾"). Slight staining to edges.
The College Hall of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. It was designed by the architect and college head Sir James Burrough (1691-1764), the president of Caius College for many years who acted as an architectural adviser in Cambridge, designing new buildings and updating facades of medieval colleges. Burrough worked on the interior of the Elizabethan Sidney Sussex buildings between 1749 and 1752. For Ackermann's 'History of Cambridge'.
Abbey Scenery 79.
[Ref: 36198]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann,
A Catalogue of Sporting and Other Prints, Published by R. Ackermann, at the Eclipse Sporting Gallery and New Sporting Magazine Office, 191, Regent Street, London.
London: Walter Spiers, Printer, 399, Oxford Street.
1837.
Letterpress pamphlet, 8vo., pp. (ii) + 8., waxy-paper back wrapper. Lacking waxy-paper front wrapper.
Includes the 2nd edition of 'the Life of the Late John Mytton', Henry Alken's 'Quorn Hunt', 'The Southern Whale Fishery', Ferneley's St Leger Winners & Fielding's 'Fighting Cocks'. The last three sheets list art supplies available including watercolours, drawing books and papers, scrap books, pencils, rice paper & 'Ackermann's Transfer Varnish. It also advertises 'Drawing Let out to Copy'. This catalogue was issued at the back of Ackermann's books, including the Life of Mytton mentioned above.
From a Private Collection.
[Ref: 37786]   £360.00  
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Ackermann's Library for Works of Art.
Ackermann's Library for Works of Art.
A. Pugin del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1813.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 255 x 215mm (10 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate and vertical creases as normal.
An interior view of Rudolf Ackermann's library on the Strand.
[Ref: 44731]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand. No.54 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c.
Pub. June 1 1827 [101 Strand, London].
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 250 x 150mm. 9¾ x 6". Small tear to right margin. Slight stain in title.
Rudolph Ackermann's (1764 - 1834) Repository of Arts to Her Majesty at no. 96 on the south side of the Strand, on the eastern corner of Beaufort Buildings; figures passing on the street pause to look at the pictures decorating the windows.
Numbered 'Plate 31, Vol.IX' upper right, from his own 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.

Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18541]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Acklam in Cleveland in the County of Yorke the Seat of the Hon.ble. S.r W.m. Hustler K.t.
Acklam in Cleveland in the County of Yorke the Seat of the Hon.ble. S.r W.m. Hustler K.t.
L. Knyff Del. J. Kip sculp.
[London: Joseph Smith, c.1707.]
Engraving. 355 x 480mm (13¾ x 18¾"). Thread margins top and right.
A bird's-eye view of Acklam Hall, built c.1680 by William Hustler (1655–1730), a draper and MP for Northallerton (1695-1702), Ripon (1702-5) and for Northallerton again (1705-1710). In 2011 Middlesborough Council sold the hall and land for £900,000, despite other valuations putting its worth at £4,000,000; in October 216 the council revealed that it had only received the initial £120,358 deposit! Action has yet to be taken. From 'Britannia Illustrata'.
[Ref: 45185]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Harriet Acland.
Lady Harriet Acland.
J. Chapman sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs Feb.y. 1.st. 1796.
Stipple. Plate: 110 x 170mm (4¼ x 6¾").
Half portrait in profile, set in a roundel, of Lady Harriet Acland (1749-1815). Lady Acland, a nurse, famously travelled through American lines to find her husband, Major John Dyke Acland, on hearing of his having been wounded (shot in both legs) in the Battles of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War.
See View of her action.
[Ref: 33527]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns,
H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel. To Captain Adams and the Officers of the Brig This Print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant Edmund Fry.
N.M.Condy del_T.G.Dutton.Lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
[Published in London by Ackemann & Co. and George Foster, in Plymouth by Edmund Fry. c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph, image 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". Lacking publication line.
The British West Africa Squadron was established in 1808. Its primary role being to suppress any activity by British slavers. It was also assigned for other activities. The squadron was to be ready for combat at sea, to blockade ports between Cape Verde and Benguela if necessary, to seize foreign slavers, and to protect legitimate traders. The Journal du Havre publishes the following report on the capture of the Gabriel, communicated by Captain Blay, of the Jeune Pauline, just arrived at Havre from Rio Janeiro:- ' The following was published in Edinburgh Oct/Nov, 1841. The English brig Acorn having, in lat. 5.N perceived at great distance a vessel pillaging another, made chase, and instantly the Gabriel hoisted all her sail, and endeavoured to escape. At three in the afternoon the Acorn fired, and the Gabriel returned the fire, at the same time hoisting Portuguese colours. The chase continued for 12 hours, during the whole of which time firing was kept up by both vessels, but eventually the Gabriel was dismasted, and captured.She was sent to St Helena, but her crew, consisting of fifty- eight men, Spaniards and others, were put on board an English vessel at Rio. The captain jumped overboard during the chase, with all his papers.The merchandise found on board the Gabriel was valued at 8000 pounds. The Acorn had not time to ascertain to what country the vessel which was being pillaged by the Gabriel belonged, but she carried English colours. Captain Blay also reports that the English merchants resident at Rio have presented Captain Lecosannet, of the Roland, with a handsome gold chronometer and snuff box, and given to each of his crew a hundred francs, in testimony of the sense entertained of their humanity in saving the crew and passengers of the India.
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H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel.
H.M. Brig Acorn, 16 guns, In Chase Of The Piratical Slaver Gabriel. To Captain Adams and the Officers of the Brig This Print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant Edmund Fry.
N.M.Condy del_T.G.Dutton.Lith. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Published in London by Ackemann & Co. and George Foster, in Plymouth by Edmund Fry. c.1850.
Rare lithograph, image 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". Slight stain below title.
The British West Africa Squadron was established in 1808, its primary role being to suppress any activity by British slavers. In 1841 the English brig Acorn having perceived at great distance a vessel pillaging another, made chase, and instantly the Gabriel hoisted all her sail, and endeavoured to escape but eventually the Gabriel was dismasted, and captured. She was sent to St Helena, but her crew, consisting of fifty- eight men, Spaniards and others, were put on board an English vessel at Rio. The captain jumped overboard during the chase, with all his papers and the merchandise found on board the Gabriel was valued at roughly £35,000 of today's money.
[Ref: 40107]   £550.00  
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[Claudio Acquaviva.]
[Claudio Acquaviva.]
I. Baronius Fecit.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 318 x 221mm. 12½ x 8¾". Cut.
Claudio Acquaviva (1543-1615) was an Italian Jesuit priest elected the fifth Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
[Ref: 15571]   £85.00  
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Acquisition.
Acquisition.
Taylor, Holborn, excudit. [n.d. c.1820.]
Stipple. Plate 184 x 114mm. 7¼ x 4½".
A young boy stepping down from a tree, handing a small nest to a girl standing to his left. Charles Taylor printmaker and publisher, 1756 - 1823, in Holborn London from 1779.
[Ref: 22613]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Jean D'Acre.
St. Jean D'Acre. April 24th 1839.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe Lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Septr. 18th , 1843.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 355 x 510mm.
An important port city of the eastern Mediterranean on the Bay of Haifa. During the Crusades it changed hands many times between Christians and Muslims.
[Ref: 4920]   £400.00  
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Attack of St Jean D'Acre.
Attack of St Jean D'Acre. This View representing the Fleet Going into Action, is respectfully dedicated To Admiral The Hon.ble Sir Rob.t Stopford, G.C.B., & G.C.M.G. _ and Officers of the Mediterranean Fleet, by their humble servant, Frank W. Hawkins. [&] ... This View representing the Bombardment and Explosion...
Drawn at Acre, on board the Pique, by F.K Hawkins. W. Knell pinx.t & sculp.t.
London: Published July 12th 1841, by Ackermann & Co., 96, Strand.
Pair of aquatints on steel with hand colour. Each 360 x 570mm (14¼ x 22½") large margins.
Illustrations of the attack on Acre on 4 November 1840 by the British, supported by the Austrians and Turks, in support of the Ottoman Empire's campaign against Muhammad Ali, who was trying to carve out an independent empire in Egypt. Frank Keene Hawkins was a midshipman aboard the wooden fifth-rate sailing frigate Pique. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1845 and Commander in 1858.
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For the Benefit of the Families of the killed in the Allied Fleet on the Coast of Syria.
For the Benefit of the Families of the killed in the Allied Fleet on the Coast of Syria. To the Hon.ble Sir R. Stopford G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of Great Britain and Commander in Chief of the Allied Fleet, This Plate of the Bombardement amd Capture of S.t Jean d'Acre, is by permission respectfully dedicated by his obliged and obed.t Servant The Author.
Lieu.t J.F. Warre R.N. del.t. R.G. & A.W. Reeve sculp.
London, Published June 23, 1841 by Colnaghi & Puckle, Printsellers to her Majesty, 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Pair of coloured aquatints (identically titled). Each 475 x 700mm, 18¾ x 27½". Repairs along platemark and to small holes within the engraved area.
The bombardment of Acre (now modern Israel), during the 'Oriental Crisis' of 1840. When Egypt under Muhammad Ali Pasha tried to break away from the Ottoman Empire, Britain joined the Ottomans, Russians, Austrians and Prussians to crush his rebellion. After shelling Sidon and Beirut in September 1840 the Allied fleet moved to Acre: opening fire on the city on the 3rd November they hit the defender's magazine, blowing up sixty thousand square yards of buildings and killing 1,200. They continued firing until dusk, taking possession of the city the following day. Muhammad Ali finally accepted terms on the 27th.
Parker: Naval Battles, 252.
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Sir. S. Smith defending the Breach of D'Acre, against Bonaparte.
Sir. S. Smith defending the Breach of D'Acre, against Bonaparte.
Laffert del. A. Smith sc.
[London, Pub. Aug.19-1815, by Rich.d Evans, White row, Spitalfields.]
Engraving. 176 x 234mm (7 x 9¼"). Trimmed into publication line; repaired hole in image area; foxing to lower left corner.
The Siege of Acre, March 17, 1799, was the unsuccessful French siege of the Ottoman-defended walled city of Acre, where he was defeated by Sir Sidney Smith; also the turning point of Napoleon's invasion of Egpyt and Syria.
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View of Acre & H.M. Ship Le Tigre.
View of Acre & H.M. Ship Le Tigre.
Sketched on the Spot by F.B. Spilsbury, and Drawn by D.l Orme. Jeakes Aquaforte.
Edw.d Orme Excudit. [n.d. c.1819.]
Aquatint with added hand colour. 295 x 400mm (11¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed. Chip to paper upper left corner.
A view of St John of Acre (now Akka, Israel) from the sea, with HMS Le Tigre seen in the foreground. The draughtsman F.B. Spilsbury was a surgeon on board Le Tigre, which together with the H.M.S. Theseus, under the command of Commodore Sir Sydney Smith, was sent on a naval mission to the Holy Land and Syria. This operation was launched as part of the overall mission to counter the military campaigns of Napoleon in the Middle East in 1799 and 1800. Spilsbury's original on-site sketches of famous sites and local peoples were redrawn in London by Daniel Orme and reproduced in printed form, as here.
See RMG: PAF4679; Parker: 144A.
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[Turkish plan of the Siege of St. Jean d'Acre?]
[Turkish plan of the Siege of St. Jean d'Acre?]
[n.d.,c.1840]
Lithograph with minimal colour. Printed area 450 x 590mm, 17¾ x 23¼". Laid on linen, two wormholes, some other damage.
A very rudimentary plan showing a fleet of European warships bombarding a city with Turkish defenders, who are shown within the battlements using heavy canon to protect the fortified port. The Europeans appear to be worse off, with one ship sinking and another on fire. The Turks seem unperturbed, and none of the city is damaged. In the interior is a sketch of a steam engine in profile.
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Plan of the Bombardment of St Jean d'Acre on the 2nd November 1840
Plan of the Bombardment of St Jean d'Acre on the 2nd November 1840 with the positions of the different Vessels Composing the allied fleet.
Cap.t Austen R.N. Fecit. Savage Sc.
Engraved for the Montreal Herald 19th January 1841.
Scarce engraved map. 200 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"). Nick in margin.
Scarce plan of the bombardment of Acre by the allied British, Austrian and French squadrons during the Oriental Crisis of 1840. It was published by the Montreal Herald, a Canadian newspaper that ran from 1811-1957.
[Ref: 25220]   £180.00  
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To the Right Hon.ble Lord Viscount Bulkeley, This View of Acrefair, near Wynnstay on the River Dee. Is with the greatest respect inscribed by his Lordship's obedient and obliged Servants. T. Walmsley, and F. Jukes.
To the Right Hon.ble Lord Viscount Bulkeley, This View of Acrefair, near Wynnstay on the River Dee. Is with the greatest respect inscribed by his Lordship's obedient and obliged Servants. T. Walmsley, and F. Jukes. V. 12.th.
From a Picture by T. Walmsley. Engrav'd by F. Jukes.
London, Pub.d Jan.ry 10, 1794, by F. Jukes No.10, Howland Street.
Aquatint and etching. Plate 343 x 444mm. 13½ x 17½". Uncut with large margins.
Acrefair, the village in Wrexham, Wales. View of a house set among trees on the left, with two figures talking across the wooden fence in front of it, a man walking with a dog on the path in front and another on horseback with livestock further along, passing a large wooden signpost, with mountains in the background. From a series of sixteen views in North Wales.
Ex Watt Collection. Abbey Scenery 512: 1.
[Ref: 21717]   £220.00  
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Ces Exercices sont executes par les Enfans du Sr. Legagneur.
Ces Exercices sont executes par les Enfans du Sr. Legagneur.
[Anon., French, n.d., c.1730.]
Double-page engraving, inset key cartouche to lower part of frame, very rare. 410 x 495mm, 16 x 19½". Trace of vertical folds; margins a little tatty and stained. Closed tear into right edge of plate.
An illustration of the different positions in the routine of a French family of acrobats, an interesting image. From an unidentified volume.
[Ref: 23264]   £750.00  
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[Acrobats at Lorca Fair]
[Acrobats at Lorca Fair]
W.Russell Flint [Ink signature] XLIV [Ink edition no.]
Drypoint, 1931, state v of v, published state, edition of 75. 305 x 345mm.
Wright: 54.
[Ref: 2499]   £520.00   - Currently not available

The Duke of Queensbury & Diver presenting the Act of Union to Queen Ann.
The Duke of Queensbury & Diver presenting the Act of Union to Queen Ann.
Hamilton delin. A.W.Warren sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs September 3; 1803 by J.Stratford N.o.112 Holborn Hill.
Engraving. Plate: 215 x 170mm, (8½ x 6¾"). Large margins. Some light creasing.
An interior scene in which Queen Anne (1665-1714), who sits on the throne, is presented with the Acts of Union, signed 1st May 1707, which united Scotland and England and formed Great Britian.
[Ref: 36828]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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S.r. Richard Strachan's Action with the French, off Rochefort: Nov.r.2.1805. in which the four French Ships were taken.
S.r. Richard Strachan's Action with the French, off Rochefort: Nov.r.2.1805. in which the four French Ships were taken.
Publish.d. Dec.r.12.1805, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet street, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Very rare. Plate: 270 x 200mm, (10½ x 8"). Mint.
A rapidly printed plan of the battle between four British ships, under the command of Strachan, and four French ships under Dumanoir le Pelley off the coast of La Rochelle. The text states, 'The Action commenced about noon and at half past three is ceased, the enemy having fought to admination, & not surrendering till their Ships were unmanagable.' The four French ships were in fact the four surviving ships from the Franco-Spanish line at the Battle of Trafalgar.
[Ref: 37480]   £650.00  
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Mrs. Caroline Acton.
Mrs. Caroline Acton.
A.M. Kersey.
[c.1830.]
Very rare lithograph on india, india dimensions 310 x 260mm (12¼ x 10¼"). Slight printer's crease in title.
Unusual portrait of a woman holding spectacles in her left hand, while in her right holding a book open to show a portrait of a young woman. The sitter is probably the daughter of the successful Suffolk landowner Nathaniel Lee Acton (1725-95), who, along with other members of his family, was painted by Gainsborough. The artist A.M. Kersey has not been identified.
Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; not in O'D.
[Ref: 40639]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Acton.
Mrs. Acton.
Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Delint. I.G Spurgeon, Aqua Forti Fecit.
[n.d. c.1790]
Etching. 348 x 247mm.
Portrait after Beechey, sitting in a simple white dress turned away from the viewer, her left arm resting on a surface beside her, looking thoughtfully over her left shoulder, her face in profile. Francis Elizabeth Acton (1784-1879) was daughter of Reverend John Grove Spurgeon and married Edward Acton Acton (1767-1822) in 1804.
JWH: 1805 Very Fine impression.
[Ref: 579]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Acton.
Mrs. Acton. [Written in ink outside upper edge of plate:] Miss Mansfield with Mr Spurgeons best Comp.t
Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Delint. I.G Spurgeon, Aqua Forti Fecit.
[n.d. c.1790]
Etching, very fine impression, with large margins. Plate 349 x 249mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Trimmed to plate along bottom.
Portrait after Beechey, sitting in a simple white dress turned away from the viewer, her left arm resting on a surface beside her, looking thoughtfully over her left shoulder, her face in profile. Francis Elizabeth Acton (1784-1879) was daughter of Reverend John Grove Spurgeon and married Edward Acton Acton (1767-1822) in 1804.
[Ref: 24971]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Madame Vestris, Miss P Glover, Mr Williams & Mr Liston in the Comedy of Paul Pry.
Madame Vestris, Miss P Glover, Mr Williams & Mr Liston in the Comedy of Paul Pry. "Phoebe._ No one shall enter this room. We stand upon our honour; and if you doubt my young lady's, what is to become of mine, I should like to know? Paul Pry._ I can't possibly say Mrs. Phoece, but I would advise you to look well after it, for I protest, there he is."
Painted by G. Clint, A.R.A. Engraved by Thomas Lupton.
Printed by J. Lahee. Published July 1, 1828, by Moon, Boys & Graves, 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint on india paper, open letter state; 530 x 405mm. 20¾ x 16". Small marginal tears.
Group portrait in character of four well-known stage performers including John Liston (1776? - 1846), the famous comedian, as the titular character in John Poole's 'Paul Pry', first performed at the Haymarket Theatre in 1825. It had one of the most successful runs since Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', and Liston was reputedly paid £100 per week during the original run. Such was the character's enduring popular appeal that 'Paul Pry' became a tag used for any very inquisitive person. After George Clint (British, 1770 - 1854) self-taught artist whose breakthrough with a print of the Kemble family after Harlow opened the door to numerous portrait commissions from the acting world. He became an ARA in 1821, but resigned when passed over as full RA.
[Ref: 20563]   £480.00  
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Les Artistes Contemporaines.
Les Artistes Contemporaines. 1. M.elle Mars. 2. M.elle Sontag. 3. M.elle Malibran Garcia. 4. M.elle Damoreau Cinti. 5. M.elle Pasta. 6. M.elle Georges.
[after Jacques Francois Gauderique Llanta.]
[n.d., c.1832.]
Aquatint with very large margins. 245 x 160mm (9¾ x 6¼"). Some light staining.
Half-length portrait of six actresses and singers: Mademoiselle Mars (Anne Françoise Hyppolyte Boutet Salvetat, 1779-1847); Henriette Sontag (1806-1854); Maria Malibran Garcia (1808-1836); Laure Cinti-Damoreau (1801-1863); Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865); Marguerite Georges (1787-1867, said to have had affairs with both Napoleon and Wellington).
[Ref: 36488]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualités. No.142. -Si j’allais être inquièté pour mon instrument? -Ne craignez rien, voisin, on ne désarme que les gens que des clarinettes de cinq pieds.
Actualités. No.142. -Si j’allais être inquièté pour mon instrument? -Ne craignez rien, voisin, on ne désarme que les gens que des clarinettes de cinq pieds. -Tiens, ma femme, violà probablement un insurgé ….faut-il qu’il en ait tire de ces coups de fusil pour avoir la figuré noire comme ça!.....
Bouchat [facsimile in image.]
Chez Aubert, Pl. de la Bourse. Imp. Aubert & Co. [n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph.
Two satirical scenes. One: An officer fears that his instrument is about to be taken away from him, but his is reassured that that isn't the case. Two: a couple looking astonished as a black man passes, but claims that he has been shooting so much to get a black figure like that.
[Ref: 15561]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. C'est bon pour plaisanter!! ...
Pruche [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Sheet a little trimmed at top.
Political satire on French relations with the Ottoman Empire: four soldiers in discussion, one of whom leads a small turbaned child - the Turkish Sultan - by the hand. Warships and burning buildings in the background. Numbered '20' upper right. After illustrator Clément Pruche, from a series of caricatures published in the Paris periodical 'Le Charivari'.
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Actualites.
Actualites. Mais dites donc papa? il me semble que si vous cedez tout! ...
Pruche [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold.
Political satire on the struggles between Muhammad Ali Pasha (1769 – 1849) with his general and son Ibrahim Pasha (1789 – 1848) against the European Powers; the Sultan is a helpless and prostrate infant at far left. Numbered '21' upper right. After illustrator Clément Pruche, from a series of caricatures published in the Paris periodical 'Le Charivari'.
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Actualites.
Actualites. Patience mon petit! nous t'y conduirons en Egypte, mais il faut marcher pas a pas, c'est plus sur!
J. Platier [signed in plate.]
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840]. Se vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la Caricature du Figaro et du Charivari, R, du Croissant, 16.
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Some spotting.
Political satire: the Ottoman Sultan as an infant in a turban, brandishing a sword, wondering towards a cliff edge and being restrained on a leash by a European soldier. Ships out to see, European officers looking on with amusement. Numbered '24' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
[Ref: 22415]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Actualites.
Actualites. Laisser venir a moi les petits enfants.
J. Platier [signed in plate.]
Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840]. Se vend chez Bauger & Cie. Editeurs des Dessins de la Caricature du Figaro et du Charivari, R, du Croissant, 16.
Lithograph, sheet 250 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14". Trace of centrefold. Some light spotting and staining.
Political satire: the Ottoman Sultan as an infant in a turban, walking supported by crutches towards, and seemingly under the hypnotic control of, a European soldier. The minarets and buildings of Istanbul in the background to left, more European soldiers and sailors to right. Numbered '28' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
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Actualites.
Actualites. Ouverture du Steeple-Chase...
J. Platier [signed in plate.] Chez Bauger R. du Croissant 16.
Chez Aubert gal. Vero-Dodat. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie [Paris, n.d., c.1840].
Lithograph, sheet 265 x 340mm. 10½ x 13½". Pin holes to upper margin.
Riders (at least two are portraits) are thrown from their horses into a river; a crowd watches in the distance at right, frogs simultaneously hopping into the water. Numbered'51' upper right; from a series of caricatures published in a Paris periodical.
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Freaks of Fancy No 5. Acuteness of Scent.
Freaks of Fancy No 5. Acuteness of Scent. Bless me what a Terrible Smell of Rags a Burning Back'ards.
C.J.G. [Charles Jameson Grant.]
Pub by S. Gans, 1830, Southampton Street, Strand.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"), on paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1830'. Glue stains and creasing in corners.
A figure holding a candle, unaware of the flames raging up his back.
[Ref: 41835]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Adair Esqr.
Alexander Adair Esqr.
Drawn by H. Edrige. Engraved by H. Meyer.
[n.d. c.1810.]
A fine stipple on india. 521 x 356mm. 20½ x 14". Uncut sheet.
Alexander Adair (1743-1834.) He has a memorial in St. James's Church, Piccadilly. He was Captain Commandant of the 9th Suffolk, or Loyal Southelmham Yeomanry Cavalry.
[Ref: 14460]   £230.00  
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Alexander Adair Esq.r.
Alexander Adair Esq.r.
Drawn by H. Edridge. Engraved by H. Meyer.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, printed on chine collé. Plate: 525 x 355mm (20¾ x 14"). Small margins.
A full length portrait of Alexander Adair (1742-1834) of Flixton Hall in Suffolk.
[Ref: 47010]   £260.00  
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Adam Naming the Creation.
Adam Naming the Creation. Whatsoever Adam called every living Creature that was the Name thereof. Genesis II. XIX.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured engraving. Sheet 290 x 390mm (11½ x 15¼). Trimmed on all sides and around title.
A naked Adam surrounded by animals, including a kangaroo, guinea pigs, a peacock, anrmadillos and crocodiles.
[Ref: 44189]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.]
[Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.]
JHade fecit [c.1650]
Etching, sheet 185 x 270mm (7¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to image and glued to backing sheet.
Adam and Eve surrounded by animals including a lion, deer and a turkey.
[Ref: 47304]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute’s Dressing Room. Dessein du Plafond de la Chambre de Toilette de la Comtesse de Bute.
Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute’s Dressing Room. Dessein du Plafond de la Chambre de Toilette de la Comtesse de Bute. Plate VII.
R. Adam Architect 1769. B. Pastorini sculp.
Published as the Act directs, June 1774.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 444 x 596mm. 17½ x 23½".
Luton House: the ceiling of Lady Bute's dressing room decorated with stucco ornaments, by Mr. Rose, and paintings by Mr. Zucchi; Volume I, part 3, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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Design of a Chimney Piece executed in the Great Salon of the Queen’s House. Dessein d’une Cheminée executé dans le Grand Salon du Palais de la Reine. [&] A Chimney Piece designed for one of the Rooms in St. James's Palace. Dessein d'une Cheminée pour une
Design of a Chimney Piece executed in the Great Salon of the Queen’s House. Dessein d’une Cheminée executé dans le Grand Salon du Palais de la Reine. [&] A Chimney Piece designed for one of the Rooms in St. James's Palace. Dessein d'une Cheminée pour une des Chambres dans la Palais de St. Jacques. Plate IV.
R. Adam Architect 1762. D. Cunego Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1773.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 605 x 460mm. 23¾ x 18¼".
Two chimney designs, one of which is execued in the great saloon of the Queen's House, and the other proposed for a room in the palace of St James's. In the freeze of the former, the crown and supporters are introduced as part of the ornament, and on the tablet of the latter is a bas-relief of the Aldo-brandini marriage; Volume I, part 5, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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Parts at Large of the Gateway at Sion. Parties en grand de la porte du chateau de Sion.
Parts at Large of the Gateway at Sion. Parties en grand de la porte du chateau de Sion. Plate II.
R. Adam Architect 1769.
[London: 1775.]
Engraving. Plate 610 x 452mm. 24 x 17¾". Some toning, paper chips to left edge.
Designs for the gateway at Syon House; profile and front of the keystone, entablature and capital of the open collonade, order and ornamented pilasters, patera, iron rail, and vases in the niches of the porters lodges. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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Design of a painted Ceiling executed in the Room called the Japanned Room, in the Queen’s House. Plâfond peint, executé dans une Chambre nommée la Japonnaise, dans le Palais de la Reine.
Design of a painted Ceiling executed in the Room called the Japanned Room, in the Queen’s House. Plâfond peint, executé dans une Chambre nommée la Japonnaise, dans le Palais de la Reine. Plate VII.
R. Adam Architect 1762. B. Pastorini Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1775.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 590 x 437mm. 23¼ x 17¼". Creasing.
Ceiling designs for the Japanese room in the Queen's Palace; Volume I, part 5, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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Design of the Ceiling of the Library or Great Room, at Kenwood. Dessein du plafond de la Biblioteque de la Villa de Kenwood.
Design of the Ceiling of the Library or Great Room, at Kenwood. Dessein du plafond de la Biblioteque de la Villa de Kenwood. Plate VII.
R. Adam Architect, 1767. B. Pastorini, Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 5.th February 1774.
Original coloured engraving with small margins. Plate 439 x 590mm. 17¼ x 23¾". Very fine 18th century coloured print. Slightly cut at top.
Kenwood: the stucco work, and other decorations, where executed by Joseph Rose with paintings by Antonio Zucchi.; Volume I, part 2, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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[Designs of different pieces of furniture done for this House.]
[Designs of different pieces of furniture done for this House.] Plate VIII.
R. Adam Architect. B. Pastorini Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1774.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 444 x 590mm. 17½ x 23¾".
Luton House with designs for the stove-grate, cornices for window-curtain, and brass candelabra designs; Volume I, part 3, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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[Various Clocks & Pieces of Ornamental Furniture.]
[Various Clocks & Pieces of Ornamental Furniture.] Plate VIII.
R. Adam Architect. P. Begbie Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1773.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 599 x 464mm. 23½ x18¼".
Various ornamental pieces designed and executed for different persons, including 3 clocks, a watch case, executed for Lady Aspley's dressing room; Volume I, part 4, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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