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December drawn by Capricornus.
December drawn by Capricornus.
Burney del.t. J. Agar sculp.t.
Pub. Jan 2. 1809, by r. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, N.o. 101, Strand, London.
Stipple. Sheet: 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed within plate. Some staining on corners.
An old man sits on a chariot and hunches over a fire while a cherub, holding two arrows and blowing a horn, stands on one leg upon Capricornus which is half horse, half fish. From a series of twelve months.
BM 1924,0428.22
[Ref: 35051]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The 12 Months of the Year.]
[The 12 Months of the Year.]
W.M. Craig delin. J.Barlow sculp.
Published by Charles Brightley, Bungay, Suffolk, Sep.r 1803.
Twelve engravings. Each c. 190 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
Scenes representing the twelve months of the year, illustrating subjects like astonomy, fishing, shipwrecks and wine-making, each with a quotation.
[Ref: 22430]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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[The 12 Months of the Year.]
[The 12 Months of the Year.]
Craig delin.t. J.Timms [et al.] sculp.
Published by Charles Brightley, Bungay, 1812.
Twelve engravings. Each c. 190 x 120mm, 7¼ x 4¾".
Scenes representing the twelve months of the year, illustrating subjects like astonomy, fishing, shipwrecks and wine-making, each with a quotation. Brightley had published the same set in 1803, all plates engraved by Barlow.
[Ref: 22431]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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[Months of the Year: Twelve Plates]
[Months of the Year: Twelve Plates]
W. Hamiilton pinx. A. Zecchin, sculpt. [January, July]/ A. Zaffonato, sculpt. [November, September, March, April, February]/ F. Masetti, sculpt. [October]/P. Zancon, sculpt. [May, June, August, December]
Published August 30th 1806 by A. Suntach.
Set of twelve stipple engravings, rare complete.. Plate size: 220 x 260mm each. 8¾ x 10¼". November with loss on right.
A wonderful set of the months showing various country pursuits.
[Ref: 27947]   £2,800.00   view all images for this item
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[The Twelve Months.]
[The Twelve Months.]
W. Hamilton R.A. Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculp.t. [10] [&] W.N. Gardner sculp.t. [2]
Published by John & Josiah Boydell, London. [n.d., c.1800.]
Set of twelve colour printed stipples. Each c. 355 x 280mm (14 x 11"). Platemark cracked on two plates.
The full set of twelve very fine colour-printed stipples, mostly agricultural scenes but also skating and angling.
De Vesme 673-682.
[Ref: 30065]   £4,000.00   view all images for this item
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April.
April.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Copper engraving. Plate 175 x 107mm. 7 x 4¼". Trimmed to the plate along the side edges. Laid on separate sheet.
April; a young woman leans on a stone wall, wearing a bonnet and ornate corset. Behind her on the wall stands a flower pot with new Spring flowers, and trees lush with greenery in the background.
[Ref: 17324]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Mensis Aprilis.
Mensis Aprilis. Ausonii Tetrastichon...
Tob. Sadler sculp.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1672.]
Etching with engraving, scarce. Sheet 265 x 150mm (10½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
A classical allegory of April: a man dances(?), carrying a two of spoon-like precussion instruments. One foot is on wooden blocks similar to a xylophone. To his left is a candlestick with snail feet. An illustration from the 'Tetrastichs of Ausonius', by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310-c. 395), with each tetrastich (the four-line stanza under the image) celebrating a month. The engraver, Tobias Sadeler, son of Ægidius Sadeler II, was working in Vienna in the 1670s.
[Ref: 42179]   £260.00  
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April.
April.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Plate: 105 x 175mm (4¼ x 7"). Damage to left edge.
Figure of April leans up against a wall on which a flower in a pot is perched; behind her are several trees in full leaf.
[Ref: 36039]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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April [ms]
April [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Jan.y 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
April in a chariot pulled by taurus the bull, baiting the hook of a fishing line held by a cherub. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34850]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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No.8. ~August~
No.8. ~August~ The Jolly Farmer here Despotie Stands. / While Men & Maids obey, his just Commands; / His Golden heaps Surveying Count's his Store, / Blest with a due encrease, he asks no more.
[n.d. c.1770]
Copper line engraving. 254 x 362mm. 10" x 14¼".
A rustic scene at a mill, where the corn is being harvested.
[Ref: 8657]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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August.
August. Augustus Drawn by Virgo.
Burney delt. Agar sculp.
Pub Novr. 20, 1807, by R. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Some spotting; margins grubby and stained. Uncut.
Rome's first emperor Augustus holding a statuette and seated in a carriage drawn by Virgo, represented by a winged nymph and putto holding sickle and grain. Very faint price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22586]   £230.00  
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[August, from a set of months of the year]
[August, from a set of months of the year] Augustus. / Sirius albentes maturat fervo aristas, Hornaq. Divitibus farra Metuntur Agris. [...]
[after Peter de Witte, c.1720]
Etching and engraving, sheet 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Labourers cutting the wheat, with city view behind. One of a set of prints representing the months of the years, engraved after a set of tapestries designed by Peter de Witte (c.1612-14) now in Munich. Some of De Witte's preparatory drawings are in the Staatliche Grafische Sammlung, Munich. De Witte worked with Vasari in Florence before joining the court in Munich.
[Ref: 34536]   £320.00  
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August [ms]
August [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Novr 20th 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Augustus in carriage pulled by virgo, represented by winged nymph and a cherub holding sickle and grain. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34854]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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February.
February.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Copper engraving. Plate 175 x 107mm. 7 x 4¼". Trimmed to the plate along the side edges. Laid on separate sheet.
February; a young woman leans against the wall pillar at the entrance to a park, wearing a bonnet and hand warmers. In the background a man walks behind his sledge pulled by two horses, on the snow covered grass.
[Ref: 17323]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Mensis Febuarius.
Mensis Febuarius. Ausonii Tetrastichon...
Tob. Sadler sculp.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1672.]
Etching with engraving, scarce. Sheet 265 x 150mm (10½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
A classical allegory of February: a woman holds one bird while a heron-like bird looks up at her. On one side a falling urn spills fluid; on the other a fish seems to be hitting the ground. An illustration from the 'Tetrastichs of Ausonius', by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310-c. 395), with each tetrastich (the four-line stanza under the image) celebrating a month. The engraver, Tobias Sadeler, son of Ægidius Sadeler II, was working in Vienna in the 1670s.
[Ref: 42178]   £260.00  
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Mensis Januarius.
Mensis Januarius. Ausonii Tetrastichon...
Tob. Sadler sculp.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1672.]
Etching with engraving, scarce. Sheet 265 x 150mm (10½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
An classical allegory of January: a priest burns incense in a turibulum, a cockerel at his feet. An illustration from the 'Tetrastichs of Ausonius', by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310-c. 395), with each tetrastich (the four-line stanza under the image) celebrating a month. The engraver, Tobias Sadeler, son of Ægidius Sadeler II, was working in Vienna in the 1670s.
[Ref: 42177]   £260.00  
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Janvier. Ianuarius. Gennaio.
Janvier. Ianuarius. Gennaio.
Ioh: Seutter jnv: et delineavit.
Iof: Frid: Leopold excudit. Cum Privilegiis. [Augsburg, c.1710.]
Hand coloured etching, highlighted in gilt, 270 x 180mm. 10¾ x 7".
A cook? in an interior holding a key from a set on a chain in his pocket; a pot on a fire behind to right. A cat, dog and mouse in the room. From a series of allegorical representations of the months, published by Joseph Friedrich Leopold (fl.1695 - 1726). Plate numbered '1' lower left.
[Ref: 15402]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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July.
July. Julius Caesar Drawn by Leo.
['E. Burney delt.' faded] Agar sculpt.
Pub Novr, 20, 1807, by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 245mm, 7¾ x 9¾". Some spotting. Uncut.
Julius Caesar, holding a statuette and seated in a carriage drawn by Leo, a putto holding his reins, two rams lying together in the foreground. Upper right: "Price 2s/. plain 4s/. Cold.". After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22585]   £230.00  
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[July, from a set of months of the year]
[July, from a set of months of the year] Julius. / Et fugit et trepidat; si cor par cornibus esst, staret in adversos bellua tuta canes [...]
[Joseph Anton Zimmermann after Peter de Witte, c.1720]
Etching and engraving, sheet 280 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Hunting party, with a stag attacked by hounds. One of a set of prints representing the months of the years, engraved after a set of tapestries designed by Peter de Witte (c.1612-14) now in Munich. De Witte's preparatory drawing is in the Staatliche Grafische Sammlung, Munich. De Witte worked with Vasari in Florence before joining the court in Munich.
[Ref: 34535]   £320.00  
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July [ms]
July [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Novr 20th 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Julius Caesar in carriage pulled by leo and driven by a cherub; two sheep lying in foreground. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34853]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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July.
July.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4¼"). Trimmed just within plate.
A female figure of July holds a fruit to her nose while holding a bird by its feet. Behind a man is shooting in a corn field, accompanied by his dog.
[Ref: 41590]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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June.
June. June Drawn by Cancer.
Burney delt. E. Scriven Sc.
Pub. June 1. 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Some spotting.
Juno, chief goddess of the Greek and Roman pantheon, in a carriage pulled by cancer, represented by a crab, and a winged putto; a peacock perched behind her. No trace of price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22584]   £230.00  
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June [ms]
June [ms]
[Burney delt. E. Scriven sculpt.]
[Pub. June 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
June in carriage with peacock perched beside her; the carriage pulled by cancer (represented by a crab and cherub). After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34852]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mars. Martius. Marzo.
Mars. Martius. Marzo.
[Augsburg: J.F. Leopold, c.1710.]
Hand coloured etching, highlighted in gilt, 265 x 180mm. 10½ x 7".
A man digging in the fields with a spade or shovel in a landscape; behind men chopping wood and working. From a series of allegorical representations of the months, published by Joseph Friedrich Leopold (fl.1695 - 1726). Plate numbered '3' lower left.
[Ref: 15404]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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March [ms]
March [ms]
[Burney delt. J. Agar sculpt.]
[Pub. Jan.y 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
March, as a roman soldier, pulled by aries the ram, with cupid hovering and about to throw an arrow into its path. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34849]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mensis Martius.
Mensis Martius. Ausonii Tetrastichon...
Tob. Sadler sculp.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1672.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 265 x 150mm (10½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
A classical allegory of March: a bare-chested man with an animal skin around his waist restrains a goat with one hand and holds the other out towards a perching bird. An illustration from the 'Tetrastichs of Ausonius', by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310-c. 395), with each tetrastich (the four-line stanza under the image) celebrating a month. The engraver, Tobias Sadeler, son of Ægidius Sadeler II, was working in Vienna in the 1670s.
[Ref: 42535]   £260.00  
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May.
May. Maia the Mother of Mercury drawn by Gemini.
'Burney delt.' & 'E. Scriven Sc'.
Pub. June 1. 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London [but later].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1811, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Small marginal tears. Some faint creasing. Uncut.
A robed female figure from classical mythology seated in a carriage with her son Mercury on her lap, holding his staff for which he reaches in her right hand and a tambourine in her left. Pulled by Gemini, represented by two putti with stars suspended above their heads. Very faint trace upper right: "Price 2s/. plain 4s/. Cold.". After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22583]   £260.00  
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[May, from a set of months of the year]
[May, from a set of months of the year] Maius. / Hesperidum areolas, et odori jugera Paesti; sol Phaetonteise vere Maritat Equis [...]
[after Peter de Witte, c.1720]
Etching and engraving, sheet 275 x 345mm (10¾ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark; early inscription verso.
Labourers tending a garden; grounds and castle visible behind. One of a set of prints representing the months of the years, engraved after a set of tapestries designed by Peter de Witte (c.1612-14) now in Munich. Some of de Witte's preparatory drawings are in the Staatliche Grafische Sammlung, Munich. De Witte worked with Vasari in Florence before joining the court in Munich.
[Ref: 34534]   £320.00  
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May [ms]
May [ms]
[Burney delt. E. Scriven sculpt.]
[Pub. June 1st 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Maria, with her son Mercury on her lap, in chariot pulled by gemini (represented by two cherubs). After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34851]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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November,
November, Chiron as Sagittarius teaching Achilles the use of the Bow.
['Burney delt.' & 'J. Agar sculpt' faded.]
Pub. Jany. 2. 1809 by R. Ackermann, as his Repository of Arts, No. 101, Strand, London [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Some staining and soiling; two creases in plate. Uncut.
Chiron as Sagittarius, standing at right on his hind legs, holding a bow, with the infant Achilles kneeling on his back, pulling the arrow; Artemis standing with her left foot on a small chariot pulled by Chiron, with head turned back in profile to left, holding a bow in her left hand after firing an arrow. Chiron was the centaur tutor to Achilles, Asclepius and Hercules. No trace of price upper right. After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22588]   £230.00  
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Mensis November.
Mensis November. Ausonii Tetrastichon...
Tob. Sadler sculp.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1672.]
Etching with engraving scarce. Sheet 265 x 150mm (10½ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card.
A classical allegory of November: a man stands holding a tray in one hand on which are leaves and a snake, the other holding a musical instrument. At his feet is a goose and on a plith a sculpture of an ass's head. An illustration from the 'Tetrastichs of Ausonius', by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310-c. 395), with each tetrastich (the four-line stanza under the image) celebrating a month. The engraver, Tobias Sadeler, son of Ægidius Sadeler II, was working in Vienna in the 1670s.
[Ref: 42181]   £260.00  
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October.
October.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4¼"). Trimmed just within plate.
A female figure of October, wearing riding habit and holding a crop, stroking a hound's nose. Behind a man holding the reins of a horse, and a hanging rabbit.
[Ref: 41591]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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September.
September. Ariadne and Faun carrying Libra.
E.F. Burney delt. Thos Williamson sc.
London Pub. Feb. 1. 1808, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand [but c.1815].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on Whatman paper, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Some staining and soiling; two creases in plate. Uncut.
Libra reclining in a carriage, playing a tambourine, while a putto with scales containing bunches of grapes over his shoulders balances on one foot beside her. The chariot is pulled by two tiger-like animals. Upper right: "Price 2s/. plain 4/s. Cold.". After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
[Ref: 22587]   £230.00  
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September [ms]
September [ms]
[Burney delt. T. Williamson sculpt.]
[Pub. Feb. 1 1808 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text; slight staining.
Libra in carriage, child balanced on carriage carrying balanced baskets of flowers, the chariot pulled by Ariadne and Faun (as tiger-like animals). After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of months of the year.
[Ref: 34855]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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September.
September. Libra dies noctesq, pares suspendit in astris, / Et medio Phoebus cernitur ire gradu [...]
Joachimius Sandrart Pinxit, C.V. Dalen Sculpsit [c.1645]
Engraving, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Very rare.
Plate from a set of the Twelve Months after paintings made by Joachim von Sandrart for the Old Palace Schleissheim, Munich, 1642-3). Each plate has a person engaged in a seasonal activity and a zodiac sign somewhere in the composition (Libra scales in the upper centre here), with Latin verses by C. Barlaeus.
For a set of all twelve months see ref.42822
[Ref: 47309]   £260.00  
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