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A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening;  by Sr: William Chambers, Knt: Comptroller General of his Majesty's Works.
A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening; by Sr: William Chambers, Knt: Comptroller General of his Majesty's Works.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London] Printed by W. Griffin, Printer to the Royal Academy [also Davies, Dodsley, Wilson, Nicoll, Walter and Elmsley]. 1772.
Engraved illustrated titlepage to the first (4to) edition, with large margins, rare. 230 x 170mm, 9 x 6¾".
According to Colvin, the book was “primarily an attack on the bare style of landscape gardening associated with Capability Brown, and the oriental dress was merely a literary camouflage. To Chamber’s embarrassment his supposed championship of the Chinese garden as a model for imitation was taken seriously by the public, obliging him in 1773 to publish a second edition with an “Explanatory Discourse.’ Scottish architect Sir William Chambers (1723-1796) was responsible for many of Kew Gardens' temples, Carlton House, the north and south wings of Buckingham Palace, Richmond Palace, Sir Joshua Reynolds house, internal decorations of St James's Palace, Somerset House and many others. He was appointed tutor in architecture to the future George III. The classical design in an oval after Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785) shows a spirit with butterfly wings decorating a statue with flower garlands; on the right, a woman seated on a chair, and on the left, three naked putti, one drawing.
See BL L.32/58. Colvin p. 205. De Vesme 1693.
[Ref: 26329]   £220.00  
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A Collection of Prints, Engraved after the most Capital Paintings in England.
A Collection of Prints, Engraved after the most Capital Paintings in England. Published by John Boydell. Volume the Second, containing sixty Prints. with a Description of each Picture in English and French./ The Origin of Drawing.
J. Mortimer Inventit. S.F. Ravenet Sculpsit.
London: Printed for the Editor, MDCCLXXII./ Published May 1st. 1771 by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Letterpress with copper engraving, sheet 665 x 500mm. 26¼ x 19½".
Title page to the second volume of "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in published in five volumes between the late 1760s and 1786, the first three of which (1769 to 1773) were originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell, who promoted the interests of artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints. With an engraving illustrating the origin of drawing. According to some sources drawing originated with the tracing of human shadows.
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[Metal Ornament.]
[Metal Ornament.]
S. Gribelin inv: et sculp:
[n.d, c.1720.]
Engraving. Plate: 135 x 200mm (5¼ x 8").
A collection of designs for engravings on two plates on one sheet by Simon Gribelin (1661-1733). Gribelin, a ornamental and metal engraver and designer fled France to England during the persecution of Huguenots, he was from a family of clockmakers and joined the Clockmakers Company in 1686.
[Ref: 47004]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental Piece.]
[Ornamental Piece.]
Paris inv.t et Delin.t PP Choffard Sculp.t 1781.
Engraving. Plate 190 x 198mm. 7½ x 7¾".
An ornamental piece executed for the 'Voyage pittoresque de Naples et de Sicile' of Saint-Non, published for 1781.
[Ref: 19911]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rural Path].
[Rural Path].
W.m De La Motte. 1801. Oxford.
1801.
Etching, very large margins. Platemark: 255 x 345mm. (10 x 13½"). Stain in bottom left corner of sheet. Puncture holes in left margin where previously bound. Watermarked paper, 'I Taylor 1801'.
A rural view of a path in a mountainous landscape. Numerous horses can be seen on the path, above which is a wooden beam connected to a water mill on the Thames. William Alfred Delamotte (1775 - 1863), was an English painter and engraver, who studied at the Royal Academy, becoming a student of Benjamin West.
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The Oyster Woman.
The Oyster Woman.
Hen. Morland pinx.t Carington Bowles excudit. Phil. Dawe fecit.
Published as the Act directs July 1.st 1769. Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No.69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint. Plate 432 x 305mm (17 x 12"). Later paper.
A girl standing behind a barrel of oysters and opening a shell; she is illuminated by a lantern to her left.
CS: 17.
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The Paphian Bower.
The Paphian Bower. To the Right Honble. John Fleming Baron de Tabley...
Painted by J. Martin. Engraved by G. H. Phillips.
London, Republished Feb.y 15, 1853, by Thomas Boys, (of the late firm of Moon, Boys & Graves) Printseller to the Royal Family, 467, Oxford Street. Paris, E. Gambart & Co. 15, Rue Charlot,_Depose. Originally Published Decr. 1, 1826.
Impressive mezzotint on india paper, final state from the re-worked plate, 485 x 650mm. 19 x 25½". Some slight age-toning to surface; else a fine impression, with margins. Broken bottom platemark on left.
Scene from classical mythology: a leafy, wooded landscape with lake and a river, three goddesses with flower garlands kneeling and standing by Cupid (right foreground); a Classical temple partly obscured in the distance and a lake and mountains in distance beyond. A reissue of the plate first published in 1826 by F. G. Moon and by Martin. After the oil painting by John Martin (1789 - 1854), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1823.
See V&A E.531-1966. See Michael J. Campbell, 'John Martin: Visionary Printmaker', cat. 188 (for 1826 publication)
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Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867. Repoussé Shield.
Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867. Repoussé Shield. The subjects from Milton's Paradise Lost. Elkington & Comp.y London, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
T. McLean & Co. Photos. 7 Haymarket, London.
Photographic print with printed text, 310 x 230mm. 12¼ x 9". Foxing.
Shield depicting scenes from John Milton's epic poem 'Paradise Lost' (1667), which narrates the Fall of Man and Adam and Eve's expulsion from Paradise.
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'The Park! that magnet of the town,
'The Park! that magnet of the town, That idol to which all bow down."
E. Hull 1823 [signed and dated in plate lower right.] E. Hull del. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Published by E. Hull, North Brixton.
Original Coloured lithograph, 235 x 370mm.
Men and women promenading in a park, with carriages and horse riders behind them. A poodle to left. By Edward Hull (1815 - 1829; fl.), lithographer and drawing master who worked in London.
On Whatman paper watermarked 1823.

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Le Passage de l'Eau.
Le Passage de l'Eau. Gravé d'apres le Tableau Original de P. Wouvermens qui est au Cabinet de Mr Hallée Chevalier de l'Ordre de St. Michel de 13 pou. de haut sur 16. pou de large 7
P. Wouvermens Pinxit / J. Moyreau Sculp
[n.d. c.1754.]
Copper engraving, platemark 295 x 375mm (11½ x 14¾"). Very large margins.
River hemmed by steep hills linked by a footbridge, running through a landscape; below, a country woman carrying a baby on her back and fording the river; anglers on the opposite bank. One of several good-quality engravings made in Paris in the early 18th century after Philips Wouvwerman (1619-68), Dutch painter specialising in horses, who was well represented in important collections during this period.
For the same image in reverse see ref. 30621.
[Ref: 38601]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Expertissimo Dno Francisco Van Den Enden Medico Anstuerpiano Frastri Suo Amantissimo. Martinus Van Den Enden D.C.Q.
Expertissimo Dno Francisco Van Den Enden Medico Anstuerpiano Frastri Suo Amantissimo. Martinus Van Den Enden D.C.Q.
Petrus P. Rubbens pinxit. S. à Bolswert sculpsit.
Gillis Hendricx excudit. Antwerpiae Cum privilegio. [n.d., c. 1638.]
Engraving. Plate: 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A pastoral scene showing figures relaxing below a tree, in the middle distance is a town at the mouth of a river and in the distance a rainbown stretches over a mountain range. One of a series of 20 landscapes. A painting of a similar scene by Rubens is housed in the Hermitage museum.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46833]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pastoral Scene with a Girl Carrying a Pot.]
[Pastoral Scene with a Girl Carrying a Pot.]
Petrus P. Rubbens pinxit. S. à Bolswert sculpsit.
Gillis Hendricx excudit. Antwerpiae Cum privilegio. [n.d., c. 1638.]
Engraving. Plate: 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A pastoral scene showing figures at a river including a girl carrying a pot on her head and a mounted figure. One of a series of 20 landscapes.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
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Pattern of Watchstand.
Pattern of Watchstand. Plate 6.V.
[For R.Ackermann's Repository of Arts, &c.] [n.d. c.1810.]
A rare engraving. 234 x 140mm. 9¼ x 5½".
The design for a watchstand to sit on a mantelpiece. Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an illustrated, British periodical published from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it did cover all of these fields. At the time, it was considered to be of great influence to the English taste in fashion, architecture, and literature.
[Ref: 19097]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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X Paysages dédiés A Mr Watelet Auteur du Poême sur l'Art de Peindre. Par son ami S. Gessner
X Paysages dédiés A Mr Watelet Auteur du Poême sur l'Art de Peindre. Par son ami S. Gessner
S. Gessner inv et f. 1764.
Gravé à l'eau forte par S. Gessner Auteur de la Mort d'Abel et de plusieurs pastorales, et se vend à Bâle chés Ch. de Mechel Graveur et à Paris chés Buldet Marchand d'Estampes Rue de Gesvres au grand Coeur.
Etching, 210 x 185mm. 8¼ x 7¼". Trimmed close to plate; upper corners chipped.
A couple standing next to a fountain under a garden bower; arcades and an obelisk in the distance to left, urn in foreground to right. This is the first plate of the series 'Folge der Landschaften in Waterloos Geschmack' by Swiss writer, translator, painter, and etcher Salomon Gessner (1730 - 1788).
[Ref: 17331]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Paysannes au bord d'une Riviere.
Paysannes au bord d'une Riviere. Le Tableau appartient a Mr De Peters Peintre Ordinaire de S.A.R. Le Prince Charles de Lorraine Gouverneur des Païs-Bas, Grand-Maitre de l'Ordre Teutonique.
Peint par Dietricy Peintre de la Cour de Saxe. Gravé par Daullé Graveur du Roi 1761.
A Paris, chez l'Auteur rue des Mathurines, vis-à-vis celle des Maçons.
Engraving. 490 x 370mm (19¼ x 14½"). Very large margins.
Peasant women beside a small river in a rocky landscape. After Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich.
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[Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle]
[Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle]
Perelle invt. James Roberts sculp
Printed & Sold by Hen. Roberts Engraver & Printseller near Hand Alley facing Turnstile Holborn London [c.1744]
Four engravings in original wrappers, in ink on wrappers "Landscapes (signed) Serrell"; 130 x 215mm (5 x 8½"). Trimmed to platemark. Slight staining.
Four landscapes after Adam Pérelle (1640-95), one of a family of French artists whose output included many views of Paris, Versailles and Chantilly.
Ex collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
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[Titlepage: The Monarchs of Persia]
[Titlepage: The Monarchs of Persia] Monarchia Persica.
Joh. Gottfr. Haidt, del.
Joh. George Hertel, excud. A.V. 3
Etching with very large margins, sheet 305 x 200mm (12 x 8"). Ms. in pencil lower right.
Rococo title page with a figure of a Persian king. By Johann Gottfried Haid (1714-76), better known for his work as a mezzotinter (he spent time working in London, and later set up an academy for mezzotinters in Vienna).
[Ref: 33169]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Forum Modernis Aedificiis. LL.
Forum Modernis Aedificiis. LL.
P. de vriese inv.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving. Plate 185 x 285mm. 7¼ x 11¼".
From "Les cinq rangs de l'architecture, a savoir, Tuscane, dorique, ionique, corinthiaque et composée avec l'instruction fondamentale." This book was an important Dutch contribution to the theory of perspective.
[Ref: 16105]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cubiculum Introspicientibus Modernum. MM.
Cubiculum Introspicientibus Modernum. MM.
[Paul Vrededman de Vries.]
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving. Plate 185 x 285mm. 7¼ x 11¼".
From "Les cinq rangs de l'architecture, a savoir, Tuscane, dorique, ionique, corinthiaque et composée avec l'instruction fondamentale." This book was an important Dutch contribution to the theory of perspective.
[Ref: 16106]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Templum Introspicientibus Modernum. OO.
Templum Introspicientibus Modernum. OO.
Henr. Hondius Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving. Plate 191 x 287mm. 7½ x 11¼".
From "Les cinq rangs de l'architecture, a savoir, Tuscane, dorique, ionique, corinthiaque et composée avec l'instruction fondamentale." This book was an important Dutch contribution to the theory of perspective.
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Templum intro-spicientibus modernum. NN.
Templum intro-spicientibus modernum. NN.
I. de vriese inv.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Copper engraving. Plate 192 x 281mm. 7½ x 11".
From "Les cinq rangs de l'architecture, a savoir, Tuscane, dorique, ionique, corinthiaque et composée avec l'instruction fondamentale." This book was an important Dutch contribution to the theory of perspective.
[Ref: 16108]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fresco with Figure and a Pheonix.]
[Fresco with Figure and a Pheonix.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching. Sheet: 200 x 320mm (8 x 12½").
An etching of a fresco above an arch in which a negro figure holds a dish in which a pheonix rests in flames, behind a large sun shines brightly and below a figure of the wind blows at the figure's feet.
[Ref: 42041]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Cornelis de Brun, 'Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie']
[Frontispiece to Cornelis de Brun, 'Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie']
B. Picart delineavit anno 1711
Engraving, sheet 300 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½"). Crease.
Frontispiece to a travel volume by the Flemish artist Cornelis de Bruyn. The French engraver Bernard Picart (1673-1733) settled in Amsterdam in 1711, where he engraved this print.
[Ref: 41393]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Agréments de l'éte.
Les Agréments de l'éte.
Gravé par W.m Woollett d'aprèsLe dessein Original de Meme grandeur inventé et dessiné par Jean Pillement.
London, publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 26. 1760
Engraving, sheet 430 x 510mm (17 x 20¼"). Trimmed inside platemark and around text; nicks and tears to edges.
Figures relaxing and boating on a river in a sunny landscape. One of a series of the four seasons, 'Les Amusements du Printemps' engraved (in reverse) after drawings by Jean Pillement between 1757 and 1760, during the French painter and draughtsman's period working in England. Pillement's drawings for all four of the prints are now in the Louvre.
See Maria Gordon-Smith, 'Pillement', pp.69-73; Fagan 32
[Ref: 38963]   £260.00  
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[Les Agréments de l'éte.]
[Les Agréments de l'éte.]
[Gravé par W.m Woollett d'aprèsLe dessein Original de Meme grandeur inventé et dessiné par Jean Pillement.]
[London, publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 26. 1760]
Engraving, sheet 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼"). Trimmed and pasted to larger sheet of paper; unfinished proof before letters.
Figures relaxing and boating on a river in a sunny landscape. One of a series of the four seasons, 'Les Amusements du Printemps' engraved (in reverse) after drawings by Jean Pillement between 1757 and 1760, during the French painter and draughtsman's period working in England. Pillement's drawings for all four of the prints are now in the Louvre.
See Maria Gordon-Smith, 'Pillement', pp.69-73; Fagan 32 between I & II.
[Ref: 38964]   £360.00  
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Pious Annotations upon the Holy Bible
Pious Annotations upon the Holy Bible Expounding the difficult places thereof Learnedly & plainly By the Reverend Learned and Godly Divine, Mr, John Diodati, Minister of the Gospel and now living in Geneva.
W. Hollar fecit 1643.
London: Printed for Nicolas Fussell 1643.
Etched titlepage. 195 x 130mm (7¾ x 5").
A title page for a book, with the title within a elaborate architectural border with portraits of Moses and Aaron, rare in this state.
Pennington 2659, i of iv.
[Ref: 44174]   £320.00  
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[Le] Antich[ita`] Romane fuori di Roma Designate ed Incise da Giambatta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano Parte Secunda.
[Le] Antich[ita`] Romane fuori di Roma Designate ed Incise da Giambatta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano Parte Secunda.
Piranesi fecit.
Roma si vende dall'Auttore dirimpetto l'Academia di Franzia.
Etching. 130 x 260mm, 5 x 10¼".
A caprice etched by Piranesi as a half-title to one of his books, with the text on a stone memorial.
[Ref: 13913]   £220.00  
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Antichita` Romane de' Tempi della Repubblica e de' Primi Imperatori, Designate, ed Incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano... Parte Prima.
Antichita` Romane de' Tempi della Repubblica e de' Primi Imperatori, Designate, ed Incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano... Parte Prima.
Roma si vende dall'Auttore dirimpetto l'Academia di Franzia.
Etching. Total 235 x 250mm, 9½ x 10".
A caprice etched by Piranesi as a half-title to one of his books, with the text within a border printed from a separate plate, simulating a stone memorial. Printed from two plates.
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Indice delle Tavole contenute in quest'Opera.
Indice delle Tavole contenute in quest'Opera.
Etching. Total 235 x 250mm, 9½ x 10".
A caprice etched by Piranesi as an index to one of his books, with the text within a border printed from a separate plate, simulating a stone memorial. Above the 28-item list of plates is a Latin dedication to Augustus found on the Ponte di Rimino. Printed from two plates.
[Ref: 13915]   £120.00  
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Antichita` Romane de' Tempi della Repubblica e de' Primi Imperatori, Designate, ed Incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano... Parte Prima.
Antichita` Romane de' Tempi della Repubblica e de' Primi Imperatori, Designate, ed Incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano... Parte Prima.
Roma si vende dall'Auttore dirimpetto l'Academia di Franzia.
Etching. Plate: 350 x 240mm, (13¾ x 9½"), with very large margins. Uncut. Crease in margin top right.
A caprice etched by Piranesi as a half-title to one of his books, with the text within a border printed from a separate plate, simulating a stone memorial. Printed from two plates. The text roughly translates as 'Roman Antiquities from the time of the Republic and the First Emperors, designed and engraved by the Venetian architect Giambattista Piranesi and by the same is dedicated to the most illustrious and most reverened Monseigneur Giovanni Bottari, private chaplain to Pope Benedict XIV, the guardian of the Vatican Library and canon of Santa Maria in Trestevere.'
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[Frontispiece vignette to Leonard Plukenet, 'Almagesti botanici mantissa']
[Frontispiece vignette to Leonard Plukenet, 'Almagesti botanici mantissa'] Anagr: Ut pene Nullus sic ardeo Aliis inserviendo consumor.
J. Collins fec:
[published by T. Davies et al, 1700.]
Rare engraving, sheet 65 x 90mm (2½ x 3½"). False margins added.
Leonard Plukenet (bap. 1642-d. 1706), botanist, sitting at his desk. Vignette from Plukenet's 'Almagesti botanici mantissa' (1700), one of a series of magesterial volumes which presented Plukenet's collection, and in which several British plants made their first appearance. By this time Plukenet had been appointed superintendent of the royal gardens at Hampton Court, by William III, a king himself interested in horticulture.
[Ref: 42079]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with large trees.]
[Landscape with large trees.]
Ric. Cooper del. 1802
Pen lithograph, rare; sheet 235 x 325mm (9¼ x 12¾"). Glued to backing sheet at corners; unidentified collector's stamp verso. Trimmed to image as usual.
One of the twelve pen lithographs from 'Specimens of Polyauthography', the first set of artist's lithographs ever published (by Philipp André in 1803). The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing artists to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. Cooper (1740-1814) had studied in Paris with the famous engraver J.-P. Le Bas and earned the nickname 'the English Poussin' for his depictions of Rome and its surroundings. After succeeding Alexander Cozens as drawing master at Eton in 1768, in later life he became drawing master to Princess Charlotte (1796-1814).
For a print by Princess Charlotte, see ref. 23168; Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35463]   £240.00  
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[Landscape with deer under tree]
[Landscape with deer under tree]
J Laporte [in image lower left]
London printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No 9 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square [1807]
Pen lithograph, sheet 215 x 315mm (8½ x 12½"). Hinged to original aquatint mount watermarked 'Russell Turners 1807' (platemark 330 x 425mm, 13 x 16¾"). Fine impression.
Early pen lithograph from the second issue of 'Specimens of Polyautography' (1807), the first (1803) issue of which was the first set of artist's lithographs ever published. 'Specimens' showcased the new medium of lithography, which allowed artists to make prints arguably resembling drawings more than any earlier technique. Unlike most printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. By John Peter Laporte (1761-1839), watercolour painter in the tradition of Paul Sandby. Laporte built up a considerable practice as a drawing master, and his methods can be seen in his 1812 lesson book 'The Progress of a Water-Coloured Drawing'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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[Landscape with deer under tree.]
[Landscape with deer under tree.]
J Laporte.
[London printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No 9 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square.]
Pen lithograph, sheet 200 x 305mm (8 x 12"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
Early pen lithograph first published in 'Specimens of Polyautography' (1807), although probably a later impression. The first (1803) issue of 'Specimens' was the first set of artist's lithographs ever published. 'Specimens' showcased the new medium of lithography, which allowed artists to make prints arguably resembling drawings more than any earlier technique. Unlike most printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. By John Peter Laporte (1761-1839), watercolour painter in the tradition of Paul Sandby. Laporte built up a considerable practice as a drawing master, and his methods can be seen in his 1812 lesson book 'The Progress of a Water-Coloured Drawing'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35470]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Houses by a stream, with a bridge.]
[Houses by a stream, with a bridge.]
W.H. Pyne 1806 [in image].
London, printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No. 9 Buckingham-Place, Fitzroy-Square.
Pen lithograph, sheet 210 x 290mm. 8¼ x 11½". Creasing top left corner.
Early pen lithograph from the second issue of 'Specimens of Polyautography' (1807), the first (1803) issue of which was the first set of artist's lithographs ever published. 'Specimens' showcased the new medium of lithography, which allowed artists to make prints arguably resembling drawings more than any earlier technique. Unlike most printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. William Henry Pyne (1770-1843) was an English writer, painter and illustrator, who first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790 and was one of the founders of Royal Watercolour Society in 1804. His works included a series of books teaching amateurs to draw (in collaboration with Rudolph Ackermann) and a lavishly illustrated 'History of the Royal Residences'. Pyne later turned to art criticism and fiction, under the pseudonym 'Ephraim Hardcastle'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for the 'Royal Residences' see refs. 15143, 30979 etc.
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[Knight on horseback in a rocky landscape]
[Knight on horseback in a rocky landscape]
E.V. Utterson 1806 [in image lower left]
London printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No 9 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square
Pen lithograph, very rare, sheet 320x 235mm (12½ x 9¼"). Glued at corners to original aquatint mount watermarked 'J[oseph] Ruse 1804' (platemark 425 x 330mm, 16¾ x 13"); slight creasing and glue residue at corners; slight foxing.
Early pen lithograph from the second issue of 'Specimens of Polyautography' (1807), the first (1803) issue of which was the first set of artist's lithographs ever published. 'Specimens' showcased the new medium of lithography, which allowed artists to make prints arguably resembling drawings more than any earlier technique. Unlike most printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. One of only a handful of prints made by Edward Vernon Utterson (bap.1777, d.1856), antiquary and literary editor. Utterson reprinted or edited a large number of early works of English literature, most notably those of Samuel Rowlands. He was a founding member of the Roxburghe Club, 'the oldest society of bibliophiles in the world', in 1812, along with fellow collectors such as Sir Francis Freeling.
For Freeling, see ref. 21624; Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35474]   £290.00  
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[Houses by a stream, with a bridge.]
[Houses by a stream, with a bridge.]
W.H. Pyne 1806 [in image].
London, printed from stone at the polyautographic office, No. 9 Buckingham-Place, Fitzroy-Square.
Pen lithograph (polyautograph), rare, sheet 255 x 330mm. 10 x 13". Tape residue to upper corners; laid on conservation tissue.
This print appeared in the first published portfolio of drawings made by artists specifically for multiplication by lithography. Entitled 'Specimens of Polyautography', the collection was brought out by Philippe André in London in 1803 and consisted solely of pen lithographs. Contributors included Thomas Stothard R.A. and Richard Corbould. Six parts of six prints were planned but in the event only two parts appeared. The portfolio was re-issued in 1806 by G J Vollweiler, with additions. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843) was an English writer, painter and illustrator, who first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1790. He specialized in picturesque settings including groups of people rendered in pen, ink and watercolour. Pyne was one of the founders of Royal Watercolour Society in 1804.
Not in Abbey. See V&A E.1136-1899.
[Ref: 26890]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Decorative design]
[Decorative design]
Published as the act directs for C M Pope [c.1801]
Etching and aquatint, sheet 350 x 265mm (13¾ x 10½"). 1801 watermark; rare.
Very decorative print possibly from a design by Clara Maria Pope [née Leigh] (bap.1767-d.1838), flower painter who was married first to the artist Francis Wheatley RA, and then to the actor and painter Alexander Pope. Pope painted portraits, genre scenes and miniatures although her reputation rests chiefly on her flower and fruit paintings.
[Ref: 41280]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to Onofrio Panvinio's 'XXVII Pontificum Maximorum']
[Frontispiece to Onofrio Panvinio's 'XXVII Pontificum Maximorum']
[Rome, published 1568 by Antoine Lafrery]
Etching, sheet 280 x 195mm (11 x 7¾"). Small tear at bottom.
Frontispiece to Panvinio's book of the likenesses and portraits of popes from Urban VI to Pius V, described as the 'first portrait book' (Bronwen Wilson, 'The World in Venice). The title page includes shields, a female personification of the church holding a cross, and the Holy Dove.
[Ref: 32538]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Engraved frontispiece.]
[Engraved frontispiece.]
J. Rob. sculp.
Apud Jos. Pote, Bibliop Etonens. [n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 130 x 80mm.
Pote (1703-1787) was a publisher and bookseller of Eton.
[Ref: 4708]   £230.00  
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[Landscape.]
[Landscape.]
Poussin. Prestel. [ms]
[c.1790]
Aquatint, sheet 560 x 690mm (22 x 27"). Extremely rare proof before letters trimmed to platemark.
Superb landscape probably after Nicolas Poussin by either Johann Gottlieb Prestel or his wife Maria Katherina.
Provenance: Torridon Lovelace/King Family.
[Ref: 39690]   £950.00  
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[A Forest with Waterfall.]
[A Forest with Waterfall.] From an Original Picture of Gaspar Poussin In the Collection of Thomas Anson Esqr To whom this Plate is Inscribed, by his Obliged Humble Serv.t William Woollett.
Gaspar Poussin pinx.t. W. Woollett & J. Browne Sculp.t.
Sold by W. Woollett in Long's Court St. Martin's Street, Leicester Fields, London.
Fine engraving, first published state; platemark 370 x 445mm (14½ x 17½") very large margins.
Engraving after a painting by Gaspar Dughet (1615-75), who often used the name of his brother-in-law and teacher, Nicolas Poussin. Along with Claude Lorrain, Dughet was one of the landscape painters whose works were best-known to British audiences in the 18th century. His landscapes, disseminated through prints such as this, were highly influential on the nascent English landscape school.
Fagan 54 V of VII.
[Ref: 40484]   £280.00  
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[A woodland river with cows and cowherds]
[A woodland river with cows and cowherds] In the Collection of the Hon.ble Horace Walpole Esq.r.
Gaspar Poussin pinx. P.C. Cannot Sculp.
[n.d., c.1744.]
Engraving. 315 x 415mm (12½ x 16¼"). Some staining.
Engraving after a painting by Gaspar Dughet (1615-75), who often used the name of his brother-in-law and teacher, Nicolas Poussin. Along with Claude Lorrain, Dughet was one of the landscape painters whose works were best-known to British audiences in the 18th century. His landscapes, disseminated through prints such as this, were highly influential on the nascent English landscape school. At the time of this engraving the painting belonged to Horace Walpole (1717-97)
[Ref: 45125]   £90.00  
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[Garden with a mansion]
[Garden with a mansion] Alt: 10. Lat: 26, unc.
Pahln et Prigel Pinx. Prenner incidit.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1728.]
Etching with engraved ornamental border printed from a separate plate; small margins; outer platemark 255 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Laid paper; creases.
Garden scene after a painting by Peeter van Avont and Jan Brueghel the Younger (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum). Plate 38 of the 'Theatrum Artis Pictoriae' (often referred to as the 'Galerie Impériale de Vienne'), a series of plates of paintings in the Imperial collection in Vienna executed by Anton Joseph Prenner (Austrian, 1683 - 1761) and published in Vienna in four parts, each of 40 plates, from 1728 to 1733.
[Ref: 33068]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Trompe l'oeil with armour and military gallery]
[Trompe l'oeil with armour and military gallery] Alt: 25. Lat: 41, unc.
Ioann Iordans Pinxit
[Vienna, n.d., c.1728.]
Etching with engraved ornamental border printed from a separate plate; small margins; outer platemark 260 x 320mm (10 x 12½"). Laid paper. Few slight stains not visible.
Scene after Jacob Jordaens from the 'Theatrum Artis Pictoriae' (often referred to as the 'Galerie Impériale de Vienne'), a series of plates of paintings in the Imperial collection in Vienna executed by Anton Joseph Prenner (Austrian, 1683 - 1761) and published in Vienna in four parts, each of 40 plates, from 1728 to 1733.
[Ref: 33070]   £260.00  
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[Prospect of Rome with figurative vignettes, mostly within elaborate rococo surrounds. Numbered '96' upper right.]
[Prospect of Rome with figurative vignettes, mostly within elaborate rococo surrounds. Numbered '96' upper right.] Epistolae B. Petri Apostoli...
C.P.S.C.M. Klauber Cath. Sc. et exc. A.V. [German, c.1750.]
Etching, watermarked laid paper, 200 x 305mm. 8 x 12".
In addition to familiar Roman landmarks such as the River Tiber, the Castel Sant'Angelo and Bridge, and St. Peter's Basilica, the busy composition features St. Peter writing his epistles and performing a baptism, and his upside-down crucifixion (at Rome). By the engraver brothers Joseph Sebastian and Johann Baptist Klauber who set up a family business in Augsburg. This is perhaps for their 'Historiæ Biblicæ veteris et novi Testamenti ... in centum frugiferis foliis exhibitæ a J. et J. K. Biblische Geschichten...' - a series of ornamental engravings with accompanying texts from the Bible in Latin.
See BL: 001980670. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18539]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortis
Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortis Transtyberim ad veterum aemulationem ac laudem colorum luminibus
Expressa a Nicolao Dorigny ad similitudinem delineata et incisa, et a Joanne Petro Bellorio notis illustrata.
Typis ac Sumptibus Dominici Rubeis Io. Jacobi Filii ac Heredis. Romæ ad Templum S.te Mariæ de Pace cum Privilegio summi Pontificis, et sup. Perm. Ædita Anno M.D.C.XCIII de XV Augusti. [1693.]
Engraved titlepage, printed in sanguine. 410 x 570mm (16 x 22½") Wear to edges, holes in printed surface.
The title page of a series of engravings of Raphael's 'Loggia di Psyche' at the Villa Farnesina, Rome. It contains the title and a short explanatory text in Latin, with an allegorical decoration featuring a river god (probably the Tiber) supporting an armorial shield, with a female figure of Fame blowing a trumpet and a putto flying above, holding a crown. Raphael's murals in the villa were drawn and engraved by Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746), described by art historian Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613-1696) and published by Domenico de Rossi (1647-1729).
[Ref: 33916]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Pecheurs des Napolitains.
Les Pecheurs des Napolitains. Gravés par Anne Philiberte Coulet, d'apres le Tableau Original de Joseph Vernet.
J.Vernet pinx. A. Ph. Coulet Sculp.
A Paris, chez Lempereur, Graveur di Roy, rue et porte S.t Jacques, au dessus du Petit Marché. [c. 1790.]
Engraving. 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼"). Very large margins.
Fishermen on a rocky coastline, under a ruined tower.
[Ref: 38120]   £320.00  
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[Plate 4: Queen on Throne.]
[Plate 4: Queen on Throne.]
Mondon le fils Inv. A. Aveline Sculp.
Avec privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1736.]
Copper engraving. 235 x 178mm. 9¼ x 7". Large margins, uncut. Some toning around the edges.
A Queen holding a mirro and with a long-feathered bird perched on her left arm, reclines in an ornate Rococo style throne, with a guard below keeping a watchful eye. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fourth set: "Quatrième livre de formes ornées de rocailles".
[Ref: 23006]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rainbow over a French village.]
[Rainbow over a French village.]
Robert Bonfils 1925.
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil and numbered 1/25. 250 x 290mm (9¾ x 11½"), large margins. Repaired tear in margin.
Robert Étienne Bonfils (1886-1972), etcher, book illustrator and designer of theatre sets and textiles. He was a professor at the École Estienne for thirty-two years, and was created Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1926, and Officier of the Legion in 1938.
[Ref: 41732]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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