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Study From Nature.
Study From Nature. From an Original Drawing by Tho.s Gainsborough R.A. in the Possesstion of Mrs. Trimmer.
Drawn by Tho.s Gainsborough. Engraved by John Bowles.
London, Published as the Act directs by J & J Boydell No.90, Cheapside, & at the Shakspear Gallery, Pall Mall. [n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving. Platemark: 405 x 295mm (16 x 11¾"). Very large margins, very slight creasing.
A rural scene after a drawing by Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788), with a stream in the centre, woodland to the left, and a cottage on the right.
[Ref: 38698]   £260.00  
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Tabula IV. Statuæ [...]
Tabula IV. Statuæ [...]
Annibal Carraccius pinx. in Ædibus farnesianis. Petrus Aquila delin et sculp.
Io. Jacobi de Rubeis formis Romæ ad Templ. S. Mariæ de Pace cu Priv. S. Pont. [1674-1693.
Etching, printed in sanguine. 370 x 560mm (14½ x 21¾") Wear to margins.
A plate from 'Imagines Farnesiani Cubiculi Cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis', illustrating Annibale Carracci's mural in the Villa Farnesina. These are six contorted, muscular 'Captives', telamones inside niches from the painted ceiling of the Farnese gallery, divided by door-frames.
[Ref: 33921]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Chasse à l'Oiseau
Chasse à l'Oiseau Le Tableau appartient a M. De Peters Peintre Ordinaire de S.A.R. Le Prince Charles de Lorraine Gouverneur des Pais Bas, Grand Maitre de l'Ordre Teutonique.
Peint par Jean Miel Gravé par J. Daullé graveur du Roi 1761
AParis chez Daullé graveur du Roi Quay des Augustins la porte cochere près la rue Gilles Coeur.
Engraving, sheet 350 x 465mm (13¾ x 18¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
One of few engravings after Jan Miel (1599-1664), Flemish painter active in Italy. Miel's early works huntsmen in landscapes owed much to 'Bamboccianti' artists such as Pieter van Laer, before he began to jetisson the landsape elements and focus more on anecdotal aspects of town and country life.
[Ref: 40297]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape Gardening]
[Landscape Gardening]
H. Repton Esq. del. J.C. Stadler sculpt. [c.1800]
Aquatint, platemark approx. 505 x 345mm (20 x 13½"). Several tears. Damaged bottom left.
Fine image representative of landscape gardening by one of its pioneers, Humphry Repton (1752-1818), and possibly published as the frontispiece to one of his many books. Two passages of text, one from Edmund Burke on the Sublime, together claim that gardens are works of art rather than nature, and can only become great by availing themselves of the resources of deception and artifice characteristic of art. Repton was the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century, who coined the term 'landscape gardener'. Regarded as the successor to Capability Brown, he worked at Blaise Castle, Woburn Abbey, Stoneleigh Abbey & the central gardens in Russell Square, but lost out on the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion to John Nash (although he published his designs).
[Ref: 44019]   £350.00  
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[Set of four views in a landscaped gardens,  continental]
[Set of four views in a landscaped gardens, continental]
d'apres nature par F. Wolf [in images.]
[German; one plate apparently dated 1842.]
Four hand-coloured lithographs, each image/sheet c.205 x 285mm. 8 x 11¼". Trimmed to images; spotting and discoloration. One rather tatty.
All scenes show groups of figures wandering in the grounds in front of garden ruins, a pavilion which looks a little like an orangery, a cottage and temple type building on a hill above a wooded grove.
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Het Leven der Gavren.
Het Leven der Gavren.
C. Decker in et fc [c.1700]
Etching, sheet 180 x 270mm (7 x 10½"). Folds as issued; trimmed.
Dutch book illustration.
[Ref: 43187]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gentlemans Recreation.
The Gentlemans Recreation. by R. Blome.
[Anon, 1686.]
Engraving, sheet 415 x 260mm (16¼ x 11"). False margin added on left. Large margins on 3 sides.
Apollo enthroned with the Muses on either side; below Diana with two dogs. Frontispiece to 'The Gentleman's Recreation' (1686) by Richard Blome (bap.1635?-d.1705), cartographer and printseller. A volume which treats the utility of the liberal arts and sciences (hence the range of subjects depicted here), it included some of the earliest representations of British field sports (including the figure in the lower right holding a hunting rifle).
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Frontispiece to Millar's New & Universal System of Geography
Frontispiece to Millar's New & Universal System of Geography This Elegant Frontispiece Represents an emblematical Figure of Geography seated by the Basis of Britannia [...]
Pollard delin et sculpt. [1782]
Engraving, sheet 310 x 210mm (12¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Slight time stained
Frontispiece to George Henry Millar's 'Universal System of Geography', with statue of Britannia at the foot of which the figure of Geography receives allegorical figures representing the continents of the world, presenting the 'various produce & curiosities of their respective countries'.
[Ref: 40084]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece
Frontispiece View the four Quarters of the Globe Combin'd, / To yeild Instruction to the Lib'ral Mind; / Britannia's Genius, Seated on her Throne / Receives their Gifts, and makes them all her own.
S. Wale delin C. Grignion Sculp.t
Engraving, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed to platemark. 'John Cane to Edw.d Cane' in old ms verso.
Frontispiece to unidentified volume, with Britannia receiving allegorical figures representing the continents of the world, presenting the produce of their various regions. Ship on right puts the viewer in mind of the docks of the Thames in London.
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Frontispiece Engraved for Barlows General History of Europe
Frontispiece Engraved for Barlows General History of Europe Explanation. Europe Insturcting the other quarters of the Globe, in the Arts, and SCiences [...]
Corbould delin.t Grignion Sculpt
Engraving, platemark 335 x 230mm (13¼ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Frontispiece to Percival Barlow's 'General History of Europe', with Europe as tutor to the figures representing Asia, Africa and America. Set in a library with other educational materials including a globe, a roll of maps, and an easel and paintbrushes.
[Ref: 40086]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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George Protecting his Bird.
George Protecting his Bird.
T.Stothard R.A. pinx.t. P.Vedovato sculp.
[n.d., c.1770.
Stipple engraving. 270 x 350mm. Trimmed to image, laid on card, title pasted on verso.
A boy holding his cat away from a caged bird.
[Ref: 5755]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[A rapid river in a landscape; two figures to foreground.]
[A rapid river in a landscape; two figures to foreground.]
Ferd: Kobell del. Mathias Schmidt fect.
[German, c.1842.]
Etching on watermarked wove paper, 270 x 210mm, 10½ x 8¼". Tatty and soiled very large margins; three horizontal creases not visible on image
After German painter and etcher Ferdinand Kobell (1740 - 1799); perhaps from a folio of 178 of his etchings published in Stuttgart in 1842. Title area not fully cleaned.
See BL: 001993546. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18623]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Lithographic Fac simile of a Pen Sketch by Gessner.
A Lithographic Fac simile of a Pen Sketch by Gessner.
Printed from Stone by B. King 1819 / 40 Piccadilly, near Down Street.
Lithograph, scarce, with very large margins, sheet 325 x 440mm (12 ¾ x 17¼"). Tear at top; slight creasing.
Early lithograph after a military scene by Swiss artist Conrad Gessner (1764-1826), who lived in England 1796-1804.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 31854]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with two figures, one playing a pipe]
[Landscape with two figures, one playing a pipe]
Salomon Gessner inv et del / Heinrich Pfeninger fecit [c1780]
Etching, proof, platemark 260 x 355mm (10¼ x 14"). Very large margins. Foxing around edges; stained.
Landscape after Salomon Gessner (1730-88), Swiss artist and poet. His landscapes were inspired by the study of 17th century artists such Poussin, Gaspar Dughet and Claude, and renew the Arcadian pastoral worlds of those artists. Rare print by Zurich-based printmaker and publisher Heinrich Pfeninger (1749-1815).
Private Collection
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[Girl leaning against wall.]
[Girl leaning against wall.]
[after Guercino,]
[n.d. c.1770.]
Etching printed in brown ink. Plate 274 x 323mm. 10¾ x 12¾". Uncut.
A young girl with a bonnet with floral attachment.
[Ref: 14602]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gleaners.  [&]  Gleaners.
Gleaners. [&] Gleaners.
H. Bunbury Esqr. Delint. C. Knight Fecit.
London, Published March 1st; 1787, by W: Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No: 158 New Bond Street.
Pair of stipples with etching, in brown ink, each 400 x 450mm. 15¾ x 17¾". Fine impressions with margins. Unexamined out of frames.
Women and girls working in the fields bundling and carrying sheaves of corn. In the second image, a boy sits playing a pipe at right.
After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
In good matching Hogarth frames.

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Glen Lynden.
Glen Lynden.
[Painted & Engraved by John Martin.]
[London: Smith, Elder and Co., c1829.]
Mezzotint and etching. Sheet 75 x 125mm (3 x 5"). Trimmed close to image and around title, losing attribution.
An idyllic landscape, with a couple reclining in the foreground, high cliffs behind. An illustration to 'Friendship's Offering. A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year's Present'.
Campbell & Wees: 81.
[Ref: 41308]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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La Deesse. [The Goddess.]
La Deesse. [The Goddess.]
A. Watteau inv. Huquier Sculp.
AParis chez laveuve Chereau rüe S. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'or et chez Huquier vis avis le grand Chatellet.___ C.P.R. [n.d., c.1730.]
Etching, design for wood panelling (boiserie). Sheet 410 x 275mm, 16 x 10¾". Trimmed to plate.
Ornamental rococo frame surrounding a scene representing Artemis/Diana sitting on clouds with, behind her, a monumental doorway and hunters in a landscape. Boiseries were popular in seventeenth and eighteenth century French interior design and the Palace of Versailles has many fine examples. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards and shelves. Often pictures would be set into the boiseries, the carving framing the picture rather like a conventional frame. After Antoine Watteau ( 1684 - 1721), from the 'Recueil Jullienne' series, Plate 87 to 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau Peintre du Roy'. Jean de Jullienne (1686 - 1766) was a Parisian collector and patron of the arts who owned some 450 drawings by Watteau, and had them engraved.
[Ref: 19265]   £230.00  
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At a Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, held at their Hall, on the 3rd day of May, 1886. His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales, K.G. &c.&c. having been pleased to honour the Company by accepting the Freedom of their
At a Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, held at their Hall, on the 3rd day of May, 1886. His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales, K.G. &c.&c. having been pleased to honour the Company by accepting the Freedom of their Ancient Guild, did attend their Hall, this day, and having subscribed the Declaration, was duly admitted to the same by the Master and Wardens, whereupon the Freedom of the Company was presented to His Royal Highness, in a Gold Box. [Facsimiles:] Daniel Watney_Master. H: Clementi-Smith_Warden. Pholmes General_Warden. W H Watson_Warden. John Watney_Clerk.
Illuminated & Chromo-lithographed by Waterlow & Sons Limited, London.
[n.d.c. 1886.]
Chromolithograph. 322 x 437mm. 12¾ x 17¼".
A commemoration for the Gold Box presented to Prince Albert, Prince Consort in 1886 when he was admitted to the Mercers Company.
[Ref: 18476]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Design to elucidate the Style of the Gothic Architecture.
Design to elucidate the Style of the Gothic Architecture. [French translation below.]
Robt. Mitchell Archt.
[London] Publish'd May 1, 1801.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, watermarked wove paper, 305 x 480mm. 12 x 19". A fine impression, with full margins. Slight crease down middle.
A church or chapel illustrating the gothic style of architecture. Numbered 'Plate 18' upper left. From architect Robert Mitchell's (1782 - 1809; fl.) folio 'Plans, and views in perspective, with descriptions of buildings erected in England and Scotland; and ... an essay to elucidate the Grecian, Roman and Gothic Architecture.'
See BL 56.i.12.
[Ref: 23499]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Grange
The Grange
F.W.T. June 19. 1823
Lithograph, rare, printed area approx. 260 x 445mm (10¼ x 17½") very large margins Tear to top edge; foxing.
Distant view of a large two-storey house, with lake in foregound. Amateur lithograph made by the army officer and politician Frederick William Trench (c.1777-1859). In December 1819 he was returned as an MP for Cambridge in an election controlled by the Duke of Rutland, owner of Belvoir, and he made several lithographs of Belvoir castle. Trench was also keenly interested in architecture: in 1815 he proposed a vast monument to British naval and military victories over France on the site which became Trafalgar Square, and in 1824 he launched a project for an embankment on the north side of the Thames (in conjunction with which a long print of the project was produced).
For Trench's embankment scheme see refs. 23749, 39952 &c.
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A Favourite Has No Friend.
A Favourite Has No Friend.
R.B. [Richard Bentley.]
[n.d., c.1776.]
Rare engraving. Platemark: 265 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼"). Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration from 'Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Mr. T. Gray', published in 1775. The central image depicts a cat pawing at a fish in a large ornamental fish bowl. A highly ornate chinoiserie border featuring animals including mice and cats, vases, and a harp below inscribed 'T.G.' (Thomas Gray), surrounds the scene.
[Ref: 38664]   £230.00  
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[Great Tom.]
[Great Tom.]
[n.d., 1807.]
Engraving. 240 x 210mm (9½ x 8¼"). Thread margins.
Great Tom, the hour bell in the South West Tower of St Pauls Cathedral, with a lip of six feet. According to the inscription on the bell it had been cast in the 14th century in the reign of Edward III and 'bought from the ruins of Westminster' when the clock tower was demolished in 1707. From 'Antiquarian Repertory' (1807).
[Ref: 44297]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Design to elucidate the Style of the Grecian Architecture.
Design to elucidate the Style of the Grecian Architecture. [French translation below.]
Robt. Mitchell Archt.
[London] Publish'd April 20, 1801.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, watermarked wove paper, 300 x 480mm. 11¾ x 19". A fine impression, with full margins. Pin hole to lower left of plate.
A classical temple illustrating the Grecian style of architecture. Numbered 'Plate 16' upper left. From architect Robert Mitchell's (1782 - 1809; fl.) folio 'Plans, and views in perspective, with descriptions of buildings erected in England and Scotland; and ... an essay to elucidate the Grecian, Roman and Gothic Architecture.'
See BL 56.i.12.
[Ref: 23501]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Salve.
Salve.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Hand-coloured engraving. Image area 260 x 229mm. 10¼ x 9". Cut and laid on separate sheet.
A mosaic that would have been laid at the front entrance foyer area with the words 'Salve'; ornately decorated with fish and aquatic creatures. Possibly from a house in Bath, Somerset.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 19812]   £220.00  
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La Grotte. [The Grotto.]
La Grotte. [The Grotto.]
A. Watteau inv. Huquier Sculp.
AParis chez la veuve de F. Chereau rüe S. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'Or, et chez Huquier vis a vis le grand Chatelet avec privge. du Roy. [n.d., c.1730.]
Etching, design for wood panelling (boiserie). Sheet 405 x 265mm, 16 x 10½". Trimmed to plate.
Ornamental garden architecture with structure at its centre representing a grotto; the whole surrounded by rococo vignettes. Boiseries were popular in seventeenth and eighteenth century French interior design and the Palace of Versailles has many fine examples. The panels were not confined just to the walls of a room but were also used to decorate doors, frames, cupboards and shelves. Often pictures would be set into the boiseries, the carving framing the picture rather like a conventional frame. After Antoine Watteau ( 1684 - 1721), from the 'Recueil Jullienne' series, Plate 29 to 'L'Oeuvre d'Antoine Watteau Peintre du Roy'. Jean de Jullienne (1686 - 1766) was a Parisian collector and patron of the arts who owned some 450 drawings by Watteau, and had them engraved.
[Ref: 19264]   £230.00  
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[Plate 6: Guards On Watch.]
[Plate 6: Guards On Watch.]
Mondon Invenit. Aveline Sculpsit.
Avec privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1736.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 241 x 171mm. 9½ x 6¾". Staining outside platemark. Uncut, large margins.
On top of an orante Rococo style pillar with a fountain feature at the base, stand two figures, the female holing a lance. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the first set: "Premier livre de formes rocailles et cartels".
[Ref: 23043]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The burial of St. Petronilla and her apotheosis as she is received by Christ]
[The burial of St. Petronilla and her apotheosis as she is received by Christ] S. Petronillae Virginis. Quae Flacci Nobilis Viri coniugium spernens [...]
I.: Fran.cus Barberi in Templo Vaticano pinx. Iac: Frey delin. Et incid. Rome 1731
Fine copper engraving with large margins, 630 x 360mm (24¾ x 14¼") to platemark. Central fold as issued.
Engraving from Guercino's 1623 painting now in the Museo Capitolino, Rome. This engraving is the same size as that executed by Nicholas Dorigny in 1700.
[Ref: 19710]   £240.00  
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[Landscape with a river.]
[Landscape with a river.]
[London: J. & J. Boydell, c.1790s.]
Etching printed in brown ink on watermarked laid paper, first state before all letters. 215 x 425mm, 8½ x 16¾". A fine impression with full margins. Uncut.
Figures and a cluster of trees to riverbank in foreground; buildings in distance on far bank (left). After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. One of a number of prints after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815). The original drawings by the Bolognese artist were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III. The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met Bartolozzi in Italy in the early 1760s. This brought Bartolozzi to London in 1764 under Dalton’s employ. The plates were later bought by the London publishers John and Josiah Boydell, and published in two folio volumes. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
De Vesme 2182.
[Ref: 21288]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rocky landscape beside a lake.]
[Rocky landscape beside a lake.]
[London: J. & J. Boydell, c.1790s.]
Etching printed in brown ink on laid paper, first state before all letters. 190 x 275mm, 7½ x 10¾". A fine impression with full margins. Uncut.
Five figures walking towards the water, their backs to the viewer, partially obscured by a slope in the foreground terrain; two figures on far shore in distance. After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. One of a number of prints after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815). The original drawings by the Bolognese artist were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III. The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met Bartolozzi in Italy in the early 1760s. This brought Bartolozzi to London in 1764 under Dalton’s employ. The plates were later bought by the London publishers John and Josiah Boydell, and published in two folio volumes. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
De Vesme 2184.
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[Landscape with large fortification.]
[Landscape with large fortification.]
[London: J. & J. Boydell, c.1790s.]
Etching printed in brown ink on watermarked laid paper, first state before all letters. 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". A fine impression with full margins. Uncut.
Soldiers with guns, carriage far left, and oxen pulling a laden cart to lower right foreground. After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. One of a number of prints after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815). The original drawings by the Bolognese artist were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III. The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met Bartolozzi in Italy in the early 1760s. This brought Bartolozzi to London in 1764 under Dalton’s employ. The plates were later bought by the London publishers John and Josiah Boydell, and published in two folio volumes. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
De Vesme 2183.
[Ref: 21292]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with large fortification.]
[Landscape with large fortification.]
[London: J. & J. Boydell, c.1790s.]
Etching printed in brown ink, 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". A fine impression with full margins. Uncut.
Soldiers with guns, carriage far left, and oxen pulling a laden cart to lower right foreground. After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. One of a number of prints after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815). The original drawings by the Bolognese artist were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III. The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met Bartolozzi in Italy in the early 1760s. This brought Bartolozzi to London in 1764 under Dalton’s employ. The plates were later bought by the London publishers John and Josiah Boydell, and published in two folio volumes. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
De Vesme 2183.
[Ref: 32559]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with a river.]
[Landscape with a river.]
[London: J. & J. Boydell, c.1790s.]
Etching printed in brown ink, 215 x 425mm, 8½ x 16¾". Very large uncut margins; tears in outer margins. Uncut.
Figures and a cluster of trees to riverbank in foreground; buildings in distance on far bank (left). After Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591 – 1666), known as Guercino. One of a number of prints after drawings by Guercino and other masters in the Royal Collection, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815). The original drawings by the Bolognese artist were acquired by the Earl of Bute while on his Grand Tour, and later given to George III. The king's librarian, Richard Dalton, met Bartolozzi in Italy in the early 1760s. This brought Bartolozzi to London in 1764 under Dalton’s employ. The plates were later bought by the London publishers John and Josiah Boydell, and published in two folio volumes. This appeared in Boydells' 'Eighty-two prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi & c. from the original drawings of Guercino, in the collection of his Majesty'.
De Vesme 2182.
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[Five landscape etchings by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn]
[Five landscape etchings by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn]
[All bearing vHD monogram and dated 1765-6]
Five etchings, platemark dimensions each between 75 x 100mm (3 x 4") and 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"). All glued to backing sheets.
Five etchings, probably all from a set of 'Neue Versuche' by Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn (1712 - 1780). Born in Hamburg; Hagedorn was a diplomat, art theoretician, and general director of arts at the Saxon court in Dresden as well as an amateur printmaker. His brother Friedrich was an important poet.
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ARCHAEOPHILORVM. SODALITIO. LONDINENSI. GVGL.HAMILTONVS. BAL. ORD. EQVES. D.D.D.
ARCHAEOPHILORVM. SODALITIO. LONDINENSI. GVGL.HAMILTONVS. BAL. ORD. EQVES. D.D.D.
G. H. Kniep del. Kneap 1790. Ang. Clener sculp.
[n.d., c.1791.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 510 x 380mm (20 x 15").
A scene depicting the excavation of an ancient tomb at Nola, southern Italy. A group of eighteenth-century tourists observe as the sepulcher is pried open, revealing a skeleton and a number of vessels inside. The frontispiece to William Hamilton's 'Collection of engravings from ancient vases mostly of pure Greek workmanship discovered in sepulchres in the kingdom of the Two Sicilies but chiefly in the neighbourhood of Naples during the course of the years 1789 and 1790 now in the possession of Sir Wm. Hamilton', (Naples 1791). Sir William Hamilton (1730-1806) was a prominent collector and enthusiast of the arts and sciences at the height of the Age of Enlightenment. Most of the antiquities he collected came from excavations in Southern Italy and Sicily, and he later sold most of them to the British Museum.
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Frontispiece to Jonas Hanway, 'Three Letters on the subject of the Marine Society']
Frontispiece to Jonas Hanway, 'Three Letters on the subject of the Marine Society'] J.B. Cipriani delineavit piaeque institutioni dicavit.
[1758]
Engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Scene demonstrating how the Marine Society recruited boys for sea service by providing them with clothing kits. Frontispiece to Jonas Hanway, 'Three Letters on the subject of the Marine Society' (1758). Hanway (bap.1712- d.1786) was a philanthropist and governor of the Foundling Hospital who founded the Marine Society in 1756 following the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, both saving the boys from poverty and solving the difficulties of recruitment at a time when the British navy was crucial to national trade and power. The 'Three Letters' was one of many pamphlet Hanway authored seeking support for his various causes. The Marine Society, now based in Lambeth, is still active in training for careers at sea.
See O'Connell, 'London 1753', Cat. 3.26; for uncoloured impression see ref.16252; for a portrait of Hanway see ref.23172; for a superb later print in aid of the Marine Society see ref.8851.
[Ref: 37643]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Henry Hare.]
[Frontispiece to Henry Hare.]
W. Faithorne Sculp. IB.
[London, 1681.]
Copper engraving. 268 x 160mm. 10½ x 6¼". Trimmed.
Frontispiece to Henry Hare, second Baron Coleraine's translation of Giovanni Franceso Loredano, "The Ascents of the Soul". The translator, in pilgrim's habit, sitting and writing, before a pyramidal monument, on which is represented Jacob's ladder with angels ascending and descending. To the left-hand side in the distance, a view of Venice can be seen.
O'Donoghue: 3. Fagan: p.28: II state.
[Ref: 14866]   £240.00  
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[Titlepage of Andreas Cellarius's 'Harmonia Macrocosmica'.]
[Titlepage of Andreas Cellarius's 'Harmonia Macrocosmica'.]
F.H. v. Hoven ferc.
[Amsterdam, Johannes Jannson, 1660.]
Engraving. Sheet 225 x 270mm, 9 x 10½". Cut down.
Part of the allegorical titlepage to the only Dutch celestial atlas of the C17th, engraved by Frederik Hendrik van den Hove. The woman at the centre is Urania, the muse of astronomy, holding an armillary sphere and a ruler, mariner’s astrolabe and quadrant on the floor in front of her. On the left is the Dane Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), holding dividers against a celestial globe; on the right is the Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) with a graphometer at his feet, pointing at an armillary sphere; behind left is Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria (fl. A.D. 150), behind right is Dane Johan Philip Lansberge (1561–1632); second right is Castilian king Alfonso el Sabio (‘the Wise’, 1221-1284). The figure behind Urania has not been identified conclusively: theories include the Islamic astronomer al-Battani (c.850-929), Julius Schiller (c.1580–1627), who created constellations with Christian themes (reproduced by Cellarius in the Harmonia) and Cellarius himslef.
[Ref: 13166]   £380.00  
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The Harp of Erin.
The Harp of Erin.
E.T. Parris. B. Holl.
Peter Jackson, London & Paris. [n.d. c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 272 x 210mm. 10¾ x 8¼".
A young maiden playing a harp, with her left foot on the an anchor; seated by the sea with another maiden to her left. In her head sits a clover headpiece and a clover armlet around her upper left arm. Irish interest.
[Ref: 22632]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Christ in the Wilderness]
[Christ in the Wilderness]
George Hayter Inv.t Pinxit et Sculpt 1849
Etching, platemark 410 x 330mm (16 x 13"). Late impression.
Christ on a rock, surrounded by angels. The devil, as a snake, slithers away on the left of the rock. By Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), who by the time of this print was well established, having been knighted and appointed Principal Painter-in-Ordinary, painting several royal portraits and ceremonies.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35040]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three levantine heads.]
[Three levantine heads.]
[Drawn by Mortimer Etched by Robert Blyth.]
[London, originally publshed c.1782 by Robert. Blyth No. 105 New Bond Street.]
Etching, proof before all letters, very large margins. 350 x 330mm, 14¼ x 13".
A man with a full beard, a helmeted soldier and a woman behind. Etched by Robert Blyth after John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-79).
[Ref: 27126]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Oreille m'est charmeé...
L'Oreille m'est charmeé...
D. Teniers S.P.I.A. Pictor a Cubiculis. J. Vanden Bruggen Fecit et excudit. Brux.
[Brussels, n.d., c.1660.]
Mezzotint with large margins, very rare. 310 x 230mm (12¼ x 9"). 'Brux' in publication line weakly inked.
An old letcherous peasant sitting in a tavern drinking, listening to a young woman playing the flute. Engraved and published by Jan Vanden Bruggen (c.1648-90) after David Teniers the younger (1610-90).
BM: 1893,1018.46. Ex Collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36535]   £260.00  
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Hector, Andromaque, et Astyanax leur fils, topase du Cabinet de Mr Crozat.
Hector, Andromaque, et Astyanax leur fils, topase du Cabinet de Mr Crozat.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin. C. Simmoneau maj. sculp. C.P.R.
[c.1711.]
Engraving. 140 x 110mm (5½ x 4¼"). Very large margins.
The heads of the Trojan hero Hector, his wife Andromache and son Astyanax (Scamandrius), drawn by Élisabeth Sophie Chéron (1648 - 1711) from an engraved topaz gem in the collection of Pierre Crozat, published in her 'Recueil des pierres antiques gravées'. Her study for the print, in red chalk with pen and brown ink, is in the British Museum.
See BM: 1868,0822.7592 for the study.
[Ref: 37718]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to 'The Historical and Chronological Theatre' by Christopher Helvicus]
[Frontispiece to 'The Historical and Chronological Theatre' by Christopher Helvicus] Theatrum Historicum Christophori Helvici [...]
Typis & Sumptibus Nicolai Hampelii Academ. Typogr.
MDCXXXIX
Engraving, rare, sheet 250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Trimmed to image;
Frontispiece to the 1639 edition of Helvicus' 'Theatrum Historicum' (first published 1609), a chronological list of historical events. After the death of Helvicus (1581-1616), his work was revised by his son-in-law J.B. Schuppius, as here.
[Ref: 31336]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Abridgment of Heraldry, or a very plain and easy way for the ready understanding of that Art
An Abridgment of Heraldry, or a very plain and easy way for the ready understanding of that Art And for Compleating the Same, here is Added Forty Crests, being of great us for such as Study the Art.
Printed and sold by Christopher Brown at the Globe at the West End of S.t Pauls Church as you turn to Ludgate, Where you may have maps, larg or small and Mr Morden's map of England with the Roads and Tables, the Roman Emperors in Posture after Titian, with a Short History under each, also French Dutch and Italian Prints. [n.d., c.1690.]
Engraved broadsheet, extremely scarce. 580 x 485mm, 22¾ x 19". One small tear, nicks to edges, a little staining.
A fascinating broadside. Printed explanation of the terminology and designs of heraldic armourials with engraved examples. Of equal interest is the first set of armorials top left, which display the different hatchuring used by engravers to colour-code: with this key a colourist could accurately paint an armorial with no further instruction. Christopher Browne (fl. 1688 - 1712) is best remembered for publishing one of the late editions of John Speed's county atlas, c. 1690-5.
[Ref: 18309]   £590.00  
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Methode Tres Facile pour apprendre le Blason. 1670.
Methode Tres Facile pour apprendre le Blason. 1670. A Messire Charles de Tilly Marquis de Blaru, Par son tres-humble ettres obeissant et oblige servit.r et sujet C: le Cellyer. Avec privilege du Roy.
Chez Hubert Jaillot au bout du Pont Neuf proche les Augustins aux deux Globes 1670. Avec Privilege du Roy.
Etching. 520 x 405mm (20½ x 16"). Wear to edges of margin, creases.
'A very easy method of learning Heraldry' by Claude le Cellyer, with an engraved text and illustrated with numerous examples of coats of arms.
[Ref: 43479]   £480.00  
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[Crest with books and angels]
[Crest with books and angels]
[Anon., c.1700]
Etching, sheet 150 x 230mm (6 x 9"). Glued to album sheet, with engravings of unidentified building and Guy, Earl of Warwick.
[Ref: 37627]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hercules leaning against a column]
[Hercules leaning against a column]
Lamb.t fect M.o I 1772
Soft-ground ethcing, platemark 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Small margins.
Hercules wearing his lion skin, club resting on the ground.
[Ref: 43693]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece. This Emblematic Plate represents Hercules assisting Atla in supporting the Globe.
Frontispiece. This Emblematic Plate represents Hercules assisting Atla in supporting the Globe. Fame is resounding the New Discoveries of the late celebrated Circumnavigators & Travellers, while History tenders a Crown of Laurels to the publick Services of Capt.ns Cook, Phillips, Dixon, Portlek, Hunter, &c. whose Expeditions are pointed out by the appearance of Shipping in the Back Ground.
Published by Alex.r Hogg, May 1 1793.
Engraving. 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom.
Probably the frontis. to Hogg's 'A New Complete and Authentic System of Universal Geography'.
[Ref: 39937]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Liber de ratione victus
Liber de ratione victus in singulis febribus secundum Hippot. Brudo Lusitano autore ad Anglos.
Venetiis, M.D.XLIIII [1544].
Letterpress title page with woodcut vignette. Sheet 125 x 75mm (5 x 3"). Trimmed and mounted on album paper.
The title page of Manuel Brudo's study of Hippocrates, illustrated with a siren (a twin-tailed mermaid wearing a crown, most famously used as the Starbucks logo).
[Ref: 45339]   £220.00  
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