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The Brazen Age.
The Brazen Age. Virtue languising [sic] ! is represented by Minerva leaning on the knees of Industry, & the Indolence of the Sciences shews the barreness of this Age. [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top.
Fine mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33177]   £480.00  
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The Golden Age.
The Golden Age. The reigning Vertues of this Age are represented by Faith, Hope and Charity. Obedience by a Woman bearing a Yoak & by her side one holding Turtle Doves, the Bee Hives on the other side shews Union & Concord [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top; small tear at top.
Fine mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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The Iron Age.
The Iron Age. Every thing in this Picture shews the wicked & perversness of this Age. Rage is represented by a Man holding a Child by the heels animated by ye torch of Envy, Fury tramples upon Charity, Innocence, & Religion [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top.
Dramatic mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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[Allegory on the three ages of man]
[Allegory on the three ages of man]
Tiziano Vecellio invento, e depinse. Valentino le Febre Disegno;. Mirtillo ed'Amarilli. Opera esistente in casa del Sig.r Girolamo Manfrin in Venezia. Gottifredo Saiter Scolpi
Appo Teodoro Viero Venezia. [n.d., c.1786]
Etching and engraving with very large margins, 18th century watermark paper; platemark 265 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Fine.
Engraving resembling an early work by Titian (Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland) representing the three ages of man through the putti (infancy), man and woman in the opposite corner (adulthood), and an old man contemplating as skull (old age). However, the omission of the old man in this print and various other small differences suggest the print was made from a copy. This plate was first executed by Valentin Lefevre in the 17th century as part of a famous set of engravings, which were republished in 1749. By this time the plates were worn and required retouching, which in this case was carried out by German engraver J.G. Seuter (1717-1809). Seuter often signed himself in the Italianised 'Gottifredo Saiter', as here. Another edition, from which this plate comes, was published by Teodor Viero of Venice in 1786.
[Ref: 32557]   £320.00  
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Agriculture.
Agriculture.
G.B.Cipriani Inv. I.M.Delattre Sculp.t
London. Publish'd March 31st; 1788, for the Proprietor, by Palmer & Fielding No. 163 Strand.
Stipple, printed in brown. 180 x 165mm.
[Ref: 1275]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty  This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject,  H.D. Thielcke.
To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject, H.D. Thielcke. Pleasures of Childhood [&] Affection & Pleasure [&] The Father's Return [&] Faith and Charity [&] The Warrior's Tale [&] Resting after Travelling.
Drawn by....E. [Princess Elizabeth.] H. Thielcke sculpt. [All plates.]
Published Octr. the 10, 1810 by H. Thielcke Queens House.
Engraved and etched dedication page to Queen Charlotte and six stipple plates after Princess Elizabeth (1770 - 1840), daughter of George III. Proofs on india laid paper, each 200 x 250, 8 x 9¾".
Groups of allegorical figures, probably fan designs. Possibly the same plates were published as 'Six Engravings by H. Thielcke, after the designs of her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth. With illustrations in verse' by R.. Ackermann in 1813. These are early proof states published by the engraver. All plates inscribed 'Pubd. Oct. 10. 1810. by H. Thielcke Queens House', and 'Proof' lower right. Two plates and dedication on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1810.
See BM: 1891,0713.489. See British Library: 001056116.
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L'Asie.
L'Asie.
N. Arnoult fecit.
A Paris chez N. Arnoult rue de la Fromagerie à lImage S. Claude aux Halles. Avec Privil. du Roy. [n.d., c.1685.]
Etching, sheet 300 x 230mm. 11¾ x 9". Foxing. Small tear into lower left corner of plate.
An allegorical representation of the continent of Asia. Two women and a man in the foreground, animals including camel and elephant in the background. Engraved and published in Paris by Nicolas Arnoult (1681 - 1689; fl.) for a set of four continents.
[Ref: 11098]   £220.00  
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[Ornament print]  L'Asie.
[Ornament print] L'Asie.
J. Dumont le Rom D. M.V. Blondel. S. 1736. [signed in plate.]
[Paris, n.d., c.1736.]
Etching, laid paper, sheet 155 x 300mm. 6 x 11¾". Lacking margins, creasing.
An allegory of the continent of Asia, featuring a female figure wafting burning incense, a camel, and oriental architecture in the background. The design framed in a rococo cartouche. Presumably from a set of designs, after Jacques Dumont (called 'le Romain') (1701 - 1781).
[Ref: 27806]   £220.00  
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Attention. [&] Serenity.
Attention. [&] Serenity.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Pub.d Feb.y. 1.st 1798 by Colnaghi Sala & Co. (late Tore) No.132 Pall Mall.
A pair of printed stipple. Framed. Image: 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Frame: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"). Unexamined out of frame.
A pair of allegorical scenes, one showing the figure of attention writing at her desk, the second shows serenity looking towards the sky.
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Salon de 1851. L'Amour de L'Or.
Salon de 1851. L'Amour de L'Or.
Alf. Stevens pinxt. Voncken lith.
Imp. Passage du Prince, 10. [n.d. c.1851.]
Lithograph. 254 x 197mm (10 x 7¾").
The Love of Gold.
[Ref: 12963]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Beauty.
Beauty.
G.B. Cipriani del.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
Published according to Act, Nov.r 6th 1782, by the Proprietor, No 5, Poland Street, Soho
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Thread margins.
Woman sat on clouds with peacock. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton 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. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 576 iii/iii
[Ref: 43144]   £240.00  
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A la Beaute.  [&]  A la Volupte. ['To Beauty' and 'To Pleasure'.]
A la Beaute. [&] A la Volupte. ['To Beauty' and 'To Pleasure'.]
Peint par J.A. Laurent. Grave par Roger. [&] Peint par J.A. Laurent. Grave pa Mecou.
Depose a la Bibliotheque Nle. le 13 Pluvoise An XIIe. [&] Depose a la Bibliotheque Nle. en Fructidor An XIIe. [French, 1803.]
Pair of stipples printed in colours, each sheet c.220 x 240mm. 8¾ x 9½". Trimmed to or close to plates. Second plate chipped at lower left. Some staining and light soiling to both, mostly marginal.
Two charming images of winged putti; one emerging from inside a fallen rose in a woodland, the other peacefully asleep (inebriated?) in an empty wine glass, a background of vine leaves and grapes.
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Charity. From the Original Picture of the same size, painted by  Carlo Cignani in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire:
Charity. From the Original Picture of the same size, painted by Carlo Cignani in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire: to Whom this Plate is most humnbly inscribed, By His Graces much Obliged and most devoted Servant. J.Boydell.
Mortimer delint,S.F. Ravenet Sculpt,.
No. 2 under. Published according to Act of Parliament, 1st. March, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London
A very fine copper enngraving 520 x 405mm 20½ x 16inches.
John Hamilton Mortimer is the intermediary in this instance taking a drawing from the painting by Cignani. "The Most Capital Paintings in England" series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and Patrons establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 14390]   £360.00  
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Charity.
Charity.
I.H. Ramberg delin. F. Bartolozzi Sculpt.
London Published 1st. Janry. 1787. by Robert Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill London.
Stipple with etching on india paper, printed in brown ink. 200 x 225mm. 8 x 9". Small upper and lower margin, one rust spot to plate; else a fine impression.
Allegorical representation of Charity, as a woman comforting a little girl and two naked putti; basket of fruit far left. In an oval. After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
De Vesme 581, III of III. Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 21194]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Charity.
Charity. From the Original Picture, of the same Size, painted by Carlo Cignani, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire; To whom this Plate is humbly inscribed By his Grace's much obliged, and most devoted Servant. J. Boydell. No. 2.
Mortimer delin.t. S. F. Ravenet Sculp.t.
Published according to Act of Parliament, 1.st. March. 1763, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London.
Engraving. Plate: 510 x 405mm (20 x 16"). Very large margins with some foxing.
An allegorical depiction of Charity in which a woman, sitting at the foot of a column, feeds and watches over her children.
[Ref: 38321]   £360.00  
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La Charité Humaine
La Charité Humaine Gravée d'après le tableau de l'Albane qui est dans le Cabinet du Roy. Large de 1. Pied 11 Pouces sur 1. Pied 6. Pouces de haut
Peint par l'Albane. Gravé par J. Daullé en 1763
A Paris chez la V.ve Daullé Quay des Augustins.
Engraving, platemark 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½"), very large margins. Glued to backing sheet; stamp of bibliothèque Talhouet, du cabinet de la Lambardais lower left.
Allegory of charity, with a female figure picking fruit to give to the three children, one of whom suckles her breast. After a painting by Francesco Albani (1578-1660) then in the possession of the king and displayed at Versailles. The engraver Daullé obtained royal permission to engrave this painting and another in the royal collection. This painting is now in the Palais du Luxembourg, Paris.
[Ref: 38595]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Chastity. Extinguishing the flame of Love.
Chastity. Extinguishing the flame of Love.
Cut in Paper by the Rt. Honble. Lady Templeton. Engrav'd by P.W. Tomkins late Pupil to F. Bartolozzi.
Publish'd July 5. 1792 by I.F. Tomkins No.49 New Bond Street.
A fine impression. Stipple. Plate 187 x 200mm. 7¼ x 8".
Diana with the hunting hounds, the emblem of chastity, spraying water over temptation. By Elizabeth Upton, Lady Templetown (1747-1823), an artist who provided designs for Josiah Wedgewood.
[Ref: 14586]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Musical scene].
[Musical scene]. From a Drawing of Franceschini.
W. Baillie f.
Publish'd Jan. 2.nd 1772.
Stipple engraving, 295 x 260mm. 11½ x 10¼". Later issue c.1800.
Engraved by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

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[Allegory on the Discord in France]
[Allegory on the Discord in France]
CL M inv.
[published by Blaeu, 1638]
Etching, platemark 295 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"). Small margins. Central fold (as issued?), printers crease; pinhole lower right, left corner wrinkled.
Hercules carrying a repaired globe marked 'Gallia' (France), assisted by Mars and Minerva. Statues of Justice and Concord on pedestals either side. One from a series of sixteen plates showing the festivals and ceremonies given to Marie de Medici by the city of Amsterdam during her visit from 31 August to 5 September 1638, published by Blaeu in Kaspar van Baerle's book on the festivities 'Medicea Hospes' ('The Medicean Guest'). The visit was considered an important moment in Dutch history as it conferred international recognition on the newly-formed Dutch Republic. This is one of the nine plates by Pieter Nolpe after Moyaert.
Muller 1793.13; Hollstein 6-14 (after Moeyaert); Hollstein 95-103 (Nolpe). For another plate from the volume see ref. 28696; for Barlaeus, see ref. 29659.
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[Vertue presupposes the Purity of the Soul]
[Vertue presupposes the Purity of the Soul]
[by Pierre Daret, published 1721]
Engraving and letterpress, sheet 360 x 225mm (14¼ x 9"). Letterpress verso.
The heads of a family inspect to see whether the vessels in their cellars 'are well cleans'd, and of good Scent, before the precious Wines are poured into 'em'. Plate from 'Doctrine of Morality...According to the Stoick Philosophy', Thomas Mannington Gibbs' translation of the work by Marin le Roy, sieur de Gomberville, republished in 1726 as 'Moral Virtue Delineated'. As the explanation published accompanying the picture (not offered here) explains, the vessels are a metaphor for the human soul, which according to the philosophy espoused in this volume must be cleansed of impurity in order to approach virtue and to become worthy of the gifts bestowed from the heavens.
For another plate from the same volume see ref 28614
[Ref: 38945]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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An Emblem of Asia.
An Emblem of Asia.
Anon.
London, Published 1st jan.y 1802, by Haines & Son, 19, Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint. 230 x 175mm.
An allegorical print representing Asia as a woman with an incense burner.
[Ref: 193]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Faith
Faith Death's Terror is the Mountain Faith recovers; / That Mountain Barrier between Man and Peace [...]
G.B. Cipriani Inven.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
Walker excudit. London. Publish'd July 1.st 1784 by Ja.s Walker Carver & Printseller No. 148 Strand.
Stipple, fine impression; platemark 215 x 210mm (8½ x 8¼"). Small margins. Glued to backing sheet at corners.
Woman holding cross, with two putti holding chalice. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton 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. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work.
Calabi & de Vesme 613 v/v
[Ref: 43145]   £240.00  
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Faith.
Faith.
J.H. Ramberg. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
London Published 1.st 1787 by Robert Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill.
Stipple. Plate 203 x 222mm. 8 x 8¾". Small margins.
A woman holding a cross resting on her shoulder, looking down with a chalice in her right hand.
De Vesme: 614; iii/iiii.
[Ref: 21181]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Faith, Hope and Charity.
Faith, Hope and Charity. From the Original Picture in the Possession of Sir Edward Swinburne Bart.
Rubens Pinxit. Josiah Boydell delint. J. B. Michel Sculpsit.
Published Feby. 1st 1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Very fine engraving with large margins, printed in sanguine, 455 x 405mm. 18 x 16".
The three theological virtues: Charity at left with her two children stretching out their arms; Hope wearing pearls and holding an anchor at right; Faith at centre, veiled and holding a cross and a book. The Holy Spirit above in the sky in the form of a dove, the whole in a circular frame. After Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640).
[Ref: 27818]   £420.00  
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[Fame.]
[Fame.]
[J.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.]
[Publish'd March 20th. 1780.]
Engraving and etching, working proof, very scarce. Plate 306 x 228mm. 12 x 9". Large margins, foxed.
Half-drapped winged Fame seated on the grass, holding trumpet with her left hand. Inscription added later dedicated to Thomas Hollis framed with garlands, owl and oval shield carved behind. Illustration to 'Memoirs of Thomas Hollis', by Francis Blackburne (London: 1780).
De Vesme: 1736; ii/v.
[Ref: 20423]   £350.00  
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Fama triumphus a Francisco Petrarca primum excogitatus...[etc.]
Fama triumphus a Francisco Petrarca primum excogitatus...[etc.]
Titianus pinxit. Io. Ant. Buti del. Silvester Pomarede Sculpsit Romae Anno Iubilaei 1750.
Engraving, 390 x 520mm. 15¼ x 20½". Vertical centrefold.
Female figure of Fame on lion-drawn chariot sounding a trumpet. Her foot rests on a male figure of Death with a skull. The chariot is surrounded by representations of several figures from mythology and history (each named in image), including Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Dido, and Achilles. By Silvestre Pomarede (1740 - 1760; active) after Titian (1489/90 - 1576), intermediary drawing by Gianantonio Buti.
[Ref: 11343]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Illustrations by Agostino Carracci on the the fresco ceiling in the Farnese Gallery.]`
[Illustrations by Agostino Carracci on the the fresco ceiling in the Farnese Gallery.]`
C. Cesius sculp. Ann. Car. Cu. S. P.cis.
[Rome, c.1765.]
Five etchings on one sheet. Centre etching 220 x 220 (8¾ x 8¾"), with five ovals, c.140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Centre fold as issued, several repaired tears in margins. Slight staining on right & left.
A sheet from an album: a central classical scene of a chariot (Hades abducting Persephone?) with four ovals of female allegorical figures of Fortitude, Justice, Charity & Temperance. The ovals are from from a bound album of 64 plates after the fresco ceiling in the Farnese Gallery by Annibale Carracci
BM A,3.39 for 'Fortitude', A,3.38 for 'Charity', A,3.37 for 'Temperance', & A,3.40 for 'Justice'.
[Ref: 45222]   £260.00  
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Atropos troisieme Parque. Ainsi s'en vont nos jours que la Parque a filéz, Quand le Temps des a faulx à qui rien ne resiste, Vient en couper la trame, et nous prends sur la piste Des plus heureux momens que se sont écoulez
Atropos troisieme Parque. Ainsi s'en vont nos jours que la Parque a filéz, Quand le Temps des a faulx à qui rien ne resiste, Vient en couper la trame, et nous prends sur la piste Des plus heureux momens que se sont écoulez
R.B. del
[n.d. c.1700.] Chez N. Bonnart, rue St. Iaques, a l'aigle, avez privil.
Engraving. 294 x 197mm. 11½ x 7¾". Trimmed to the platemark. Some spotting in the bottom right-hand corner.
Atropos (or Morta), one of the Parcæ, the Three Fates of Roman mythology, responsible for cutting the Threat of Life.
[Ref: 14407]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Three Fates]
[The Three Fates] A Frederic Auguste Prince de Bronsuic et de Lunebourg Lieutenant General [...]
Michael Angelus Bonarotus pinxit. Ferdinandus Gregori del et Sculpsit 1770
Engraving, platemark 480 x 310mm (18¾ x 12¼"). Very large margins. Uncut. Crease through centre.
Engraving of Francesco Salviati's painting 'The Three Fates', c.1545 (Florence, Palazzo Pitti), here mistakenly attributed to Michelangelo. In classical tradition the course of human life was personified by the Fates who spun, measured and cut the thread of existence. Engraved by Florentine printmaker Ferdinando Gregori (1743?-1804), who made many large engravings after Old Master paintings, particularly those in Florence.
[Ref: 38477]   £220.00  
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La Fidelite.
La Fidelite.
L. Lagrenée inv. N.F. Regnault. Sp.
AParis chés Regnault, rue croix des petits-Champs. [n.d. c.1770.]
Very fine stipple printed in red ink. Plate 186 x 196mm (7¼ x 7¾"). Glued to backing sheet at corners.
'Loyalty', sanguine stipple after L.J.F. Lagrenée (1724-1805), pupil of Van Loo and Director of the St Petersburg Academy before occupying similar positions in Paris and Rome.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28414]   £220.00  
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The Empire of Flora; with a short Explication of all the Figures. Dedicated to the Florists of Great Britain.
The Empire of Flora; with a short Explication of all the Figures. Dedicated to the Florists of Great Britain.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, 425 x 515mm. A few old repairs.
Allegorical figured from Greek mythology with links to flowers.
[Ref: 770]   £340.00  
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Flora at Play with Cupid.
Flora at Play with Cupid.
Emma Crewe inv.t. S. Alken Fecit.
Published June 1st 1791, by J. Johnson, in St Pauls Church Yard London.
Aquatint. 265 x 200mm, 10½ x 8". Paper toned.
Oval scene of Flora adorned with flowers in a garden, holding Cupid's bow and arrow while he plays gardener, wearing a hat and with a spade and rake over his shoulder. The frame of the oval is decorated with garlands. Emma Crewe (active 1787 - 1818) was a 'gifted amateur artist' who, along with Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808) and Elizabeth Templetown (1747-1823), contributed designs in 'Romantic style' to Josiah Wedgewood for reproduction in his studio in Rome.
[Ref: 27195]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Flower painted by Varelst.
A Flower painted by Varelst. From Prior. [...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of Geo.e Bowles, Esq.r.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Thomas Burke Fecit.
Publish'd Jan.y 1st 1784 by Tho.s Burke, Kemp's Row Chelsea.
Stipple and etching with large margins. 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼").
A tribute to the still-life painter Simon Verelst (c.1644-1721). Thomas Prior's poem on a painting by Verelst is accompanied by an engraving after Kauffman depicting Flora herself lending a hand to the painter's work: 'When fam'd Varelst this little Wonder drew; / Flora vouchsaf'd the growing work to view: / Finding the painter's science at a stand, / The Goddess snatch'd the pencil from his Hand; / And finishing the Piece, she smiling said; Behold one work of mine, that ne'er shall fade.'
[Ref: 29791]   £320.00  
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Infancy. [&] Youth. [&] Middle Age. [&] Old Age.
Infancy. [&] Youth. [&] Middle Age. [&] Old Age.
J. Tassaert Inv.t,, et Fecit.
Published by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, Feb. 1.st 1768.
A set of four, rare complete. Mezzotint. Platemarks: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), wide margins.
A set of four mezzotints, drawn and engraved by printmaker, painter and print dealer Philippe Joseph Tassaert (1736 - 1803) depicting unusually the four ages of a couple. From 'Infancy', showing the young girl feeding a pet bird, watched by a boy with his hands on her shoulders while a third child watches from behind, to 'Youth', with the young couple shown three-quarter length, the woman sitting on the right, singing, while the man stands at her elbow playing a viola to 'Middle Age' where the couple read to a child, who looks towards her father, smiling, and finally to 'Old Age', with an elderly couple, walking to right, arm-in-arm, the man leaning on a stick, the woman carrying a small book.
Ex Collection of the Hon.ble Christopher Lennox-Noyd. CS: 4 II/II.
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[Allegory of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria.]
[Allegory of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria.]
J. Heyden excudibat.
[n.d., c.1625.]
Engraving, rare. 320 x 425mm (12½ x 16¾"). With the ink collector's stamp of Alfred Morrisson). Narrow margins. Crease in centre, slightly visable from front.
An allegorical plate of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria (1601-60, wife of Louis XIII and mother of Louis XIV) by the author Martin Meurisse. Centred around a portrait of the queen are figures of the Virtues, Europa astride the bull and others sitting on tiers, with notes in Latin and French. The two coats of arms are the Royal Crest and the emblem of the Franciscans. Underneath, the French text dedication explains the meaning of the plate. The author was Bishop Martin Meurisse (1584-1644), a Franciscan philosopher and theologian who published theses on Logic, Physics, Metaphysics and Ethics between 1613 and 1618, each illustrated with prints such as these. Alfred Morrisson (1821-1897), described by Lugt as 'one of the most relentless collectors of his time', formed his print collection between 1860 and 1878; the Print Room of the British Museum acquired 455 rare prints from the collection before the rest was dispersed by Sothebys between 1917-19.
Lugt: L151.
[Ref: 44981]   £750.00  
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Frontispiece.
Frontispiece. Minerva surrounded by figures representing various Arts & Sciences, holding the three Vol.s of the Royal Magazine.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") with large margins.
An allegorical view showing the figure of Minerva sitting in a classical setting holding volumes of the Royal Magazine from which this print is an illustration.
[Ref: 46309]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Gaiety.
Gaiety.
[Anon., British, n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple and etching, oval, 175 x 110mm. 7 x 4¼". Hole to right margin.
Allegorical female figure in flowing robes, smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers above her head. From an unidentified publication.
[Ref: 22850]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Genius and Beauty.
Genius and Beauty. Genius describing Beauty and Cupid dictating Him
G.B. Cipriani inv.t F. Bartolozzi sculp.t 1782
Pub.d as the Act directs Sep.r 15th 1782 by A. Torre No 44 Market Lane London A Paris chez L. Torre Porte St Antoine A.P.D.R.
Very fine stipple printed in red, platemark 230 x 280mm (9 x 11") very large margins.
Allegorical scene, with Genius (as an artist) drawing the female personification of Beauty, under instruction from Cupid.
De Vesme 620 iv/v
[Ref: 40368]   £360.00  
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The Golden Age.
The Golden Age.
Painted by B.West Historical Painter to his Majesty. Engraved from the Original Picture by Facius.
Publish'd Jany 1st 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple, printed in colours. 295 x 330mm.
[Ref: 6517]   £520.00  
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Gratitude.
Gratitude.
G: D: L: pinx.
I. Smith ex. [n.d., c.1720.]
Mezzotint, 225 x 185mm. 9 x 7¼".
Female figure, wearing a long robe, pouring liquid from a cup into a fire on a raised stand; beside her another female figure with plate of food on her lap, and two nude putti embracing. Through a clearing in the background a group of figures dancing round a statue is visible. After Gérard de Lairesse (1641 - 1711), engraved and published by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743).
Chaloner Smith: undescribed.
[Ref: 11492]   £230.00  
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Gratitude
Gratitude For English Philanthropy and remembrance of the Bazaar that took place in May 1827, for the benefit of the Spanish Emigrants in London, victims of their honor and patriotism. F.D. grateful for the kindness he has received from the British.
Henry Hays Engraver & Printer 168 Regent Street.
Lithograph with hand-colouring, printed area 230 x 185mm (9 x 7¼"). Very scarce.
Britannia with military emblems, pointing to a book reading 'Virtuous English Nation', with trees bearing the names of various donors involved with the bazaar for Spanish emigrants referred to in the text. 'F.D.' was presumably himself an immigrant who had benefited from such fundraising endeavours.
[Ref: 37555]   £230.00  
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To Celebrate His Majesty's Happy Recovery. City Assembly. G.R.
To Celebrate His Majesty's Happy Recovery. City Assembly. G.R.
Delegal Sculp Winchester St.
[n.d. c.1789.]
A rare engraving. Plate 140 x 145mm. 5½ x 5¾".
George III suffered from recurrent, and eventually permanent mental illness; it was suggested that he suffered from the blood disease porphyria. There were many moments when his health rendered him useless to the country, leaving his eldest son George, who ruled as Prince Regent and took care of duties when his father was taken sick.
[Ref: 21143]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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History.
History.
Macklin excud.t. John Ogborne Sculp.t.
London, Pub.d July 14, 1779 by Tho.s. Macklin, No 1 Lincolns Inn Fields.
Stipple, printed in sepia. 250 x 290mm.
[Ref: 3992]   £220.00  
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[The Victory of History over Time.]
[The Victory of History over Time.]
J.B. Cipriani inv.t. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Publish;d Jan.y 1st 1780, as the Act Directs.
Etching. 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom.
A female figure of History holds back Time (or Chronos) with his scythe. Behind are the arms of the Duke of Marlborough and an allegorical figure of the Thames. The frontispiece to the second volume of 'Marlborough gems' by Dr William Cole (1753-1806)
[Ref: 42029]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Hope.
Hope.
I.H. Ramberg delin. F. Bartolozzi Sculpt.
London Published 1st. July 1787. by Robert Wilkinson No 58 Cornhill.
Stipple, 205 x 230mm. 8 x 9". Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
Hope, one of the three theological virtues in Christian tradition, represented as a classical female figure. Hope is seen as "an anchor of the soul", as referenced in the Epistle to the Hebrews of the New Testament. Hence she holds an anchor over her left shoulder. After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
[Ref: 11588]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Hope.
Hope.
R. Marcuard Pupil to Mr. Bartolozzi feci.t
Pub.d May 1. 1792 by Molteno, Colnaghi & Co. No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple and etching. 203 x 152mm. 8 x 6". Trimmed.
A winged figure standing holding an anchor with both hands; his head looks up towards the sky.
De Vesme: 633; [state between I and II].
[Ref: 20454]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hope
Hope
[n.d., c.1780].
Hand coloured mezzotint, small margins on 3 sides. Sheet size: 190 x 130mm (7½ x 5¼"). Creases to sheet. Trimmed, loosing lower platemark.
Within an oval, the figure of a standing woman directed to the front, facing and looking to the left. She holds her right hand to her cheek, with her elbow leaning against a large anchor. Behind is a seascape, with a ship in the distance to the left.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33018]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Horae? v - xii]
[The Horae? v - xii]
Published as the Act directs Nov.r 23d 1776.
Two engravings, large margins. Each 250 x 205mm (9¾ x 8").
Eight [of twelve] classical deities, most likely the Horae, personifications of the phases of the day, shown as winged women. Three carry time tools: a clock, hourglass and a sundial.
[Ref: 34609]   £220.00   view all images for this item
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The Hours Crowning Virtuous Love.
The Hours Crowning Virtuous Love.
R. Cosway. R.A. pinx.t. T. Ryder Sculp.t.
Publishe'd as the Act directs, 15.th. Nov.r. 1786 by S. Watts, No.50 Strand, London.
Stipple printed in sepia with small margins. Fine. Rare. Plate: 145 x 190mm (5¾ x 7½"). Bit dusty.
Set in a roundel, two children representing 'The Hours' flank the figure of Love on either side and one places a crown of roses upon his head.
Daniell: 186.
[Ref: 36847]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Indolence. [&] Industry.
Indolence. [&] Industry. Dedicated to the Young Ladies [parallel text in French]
G. Carter pinx.t. J. Jones fecit.
Publish'd as the Act directs Oct.r 31 1781 by G. Carter Margaret Street. Cavendish Square.
Pair of scarce mezzotints. Each c.260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Staining.
Industry: a young woman knitting. Indolence: a woman sits outisde in the cold, clasping her feet to her for warmth. The two prints followed in the tradition of didactic art which Hogarth (in series such as 'Industry and Idleness') had used so masterfully. The painter, George Carter (bap.1737-d.1794), was baptised in Colchester, Essex before moving to London. He travelled to Rome with John Singleton Copley (although there they parted, and Copley later described Carter as ‘a sort of snail which crawled over a man in his sleep, and left its slime and no more’). After exhibiting regularly at the Royal Academy in the 1770s, Carter's apparent lack of success led him to travel more in later years, visiting Gibraltar, Russia and India.
[Ref: 45133]   £420.00  
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