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[The Four Seasons.]
[The Four Seasons.]
't Amsterdam by Carel Allardt op den Dam Dam inde Caardt-winkel. [n.d., c.1690.]
Set of four engravings, ea. c.530 x 425mm. Good impressions, a few small repairs.
With verse in Dutch, English & French.
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Ver. [&]
Ver. [&] Aestas. [&] Autumnus. [&] Hyems.
le Blond excud Cum Privilegio [n.d., c.1680].
Set of four etchings, each c.285 x 360mm. 11¼ x 14¼". Vertical centre creases where folded, as normal.
Attractive representations of the four seasons. Each plate is inscribed with descriptive lines in Latin either side of titles. Probably engraved and published by Jean Le Blond (French; 1650 - 1709).
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[The Four Seasons.] Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter.
[The Four Seasons.] Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter.
H.Singleton pinx.t. W.Bond sculp.t.
Jan.y 1st 1795 C.Taylor excudit, London.
Set of four stipples, printed in sepia. Each c. 150 x 155mm.
From the 'Temple of Taste'.
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[Seasons] - Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter.
[Seasons] - Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter.
H. Singleton pinx.t W. Bond Sculp.t
[n.d. c.1820.]
Set of four stipple engravings, Plate 153 x 158mm. 6 x 6¼".
Spring: threes youngsters picking flowers; Summer: a bird-seller with two held in a cage to his left, woos a young maiden who holds a rake; Autumn: a family harvest scene; Winter: an old lady seated sewing, with her daughter to the right and her partner smoking a pipe to the left. Charles Taylor printmaker and publisher, 1756 - 1823, in Holborn London from 1779.
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[The Seasons.]
[The Seasons.] [Inside the angel's scroll:] Nature, attend! Join every living soul, Beneath the spacious temple of
P.W. Tomkins No.19 New Bond Street London. [After William Hamilton.]
Published as the act Directs June 10 1798.
Stipple. 385 x 261mm. 15¼ x 10¼". Some foxing and creasing.
One of the pages from "The Seasons" by James Thomson (London: 1797). James Thomson (1700-1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright. He is known for his masterpiece 'The Seasons', some words of which can be seen on the scroll held by the angel; seated on a cloud with her wind spread and holding a lyre. It took some years before he published his set of four seasons together. He started off with Winter, first published in 1726, followed by Summer in 1727. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when he eventually published the set of four together as 'The Seasons'.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
[Ref: 17382]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Spring. Line 83. [&] Summer. Line 88. [&] Autumn. Line 58. [&] Winter. Line 79.
Spring. Line 83. [&] Summer. Line 88. [&] Autumn. Line 58. [&] Winter. Line 79.
Thomson del. Rhodes scu.t. [&] Thurston del. Armstrong sc.t. [&] Thomson del. Fitler sculp. [&] Hunter del. Armstrong sc.t.
Published by Vernor & Hood, April 6 1802, Poultry.
Set of four engravings. Each sheet 160 x 95mm, 6¼ x 3¾".
The Four Seasons in the country, relating to a poem.
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Spring. [&] Summer. [&] Autumn. [&] Winter.
Spring. [&] Summer. [&] Autumn. [&] Winter.
[Taylor, Holborn, excudit.] [n.d. c.1820.]
A set of four stipples, surrounded by decorative garlands. Plate 178 x 114mm. 7 x 4½".
Spring: a young girl pulling a floral-patterned shawl over her shoulders with a small boy holding on to her arm lower right. Summer: a woman holding a basket of fruit and small bunch of cherries in her right hand; a servant boy stands behind her holding up a parasol to protect her from the sun. Autumn: a lady, with ears of wheat in her hair, holds out a bowl in which a young girl places a bunch of grapes. Winter: a lady warms her hands over a small fire, with a girl standing to her right holding firewood over her head, poised to throw it onto the fire.
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Autumn. Winter.
Autumn. Winter.
Published as the Act directs, by P. Barnaschina, No.4, Leather Lane, Holborn; Aug.st 9th 1799.
Coloured mezzotint. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 130¾"). Laid on card, some scuffing in margins.
Two scenes representing seasons separated by a tree: Autumn shows a woman picking grapes and handing them to a little girl who stands holding out her apron on the left, while a second girl sits beside a basket of fruit on the right; Winter has a woman with a large muff walking arm-in-arm with a man wearing a top hat, with men skating and shooting in a wintry landscape behind. One of a pair with 'Spring & Summer'. All eight prints by Barnaschino listed on the BM site came from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
BM: 2010,7081.455; ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37583]   £260.00  
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[Women as Allegories of the Four Seasons]
[Women as Allegories of the Four Seasons]
[By (Autumn, Winter) and after (Spring, Summer) Wenceslaus Hollar, c.1644-7]
Four etchings, each approx 180 x 140mm (7 x 5"), paired in Hogarth frames, mismatched mounts. Unexamined out of frames.
In 1644 Wenceslaus Hollar etched a set of half-length figures representing the four seasons. Of the present set, Spring and Summer are copies in reverse, probably issued by Peter Stent (publisher of the original set) or Peregrine Lovell. Autumn and Winter are not reversed and are either from a different set of copies or, as seems possible, by Hollar himself. If this were the case, the fact that they are unlettered would make them very rare (Antony Griffiths in 'The Print in Stuart Britain' notes that only three series of these plates before letters are known).
See Pennington 614-7.
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[The four seasons]
[The four seasons] le Printems; l'Eté; l'Automne; l'Hyver.
C. Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan [c.1760]
Two engravings, each sheet approx. 100 x 155mm (4 x 6"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Putti performing activities associated with each of the four seasons. Engravings after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
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[The Four Seasons]
[The Four Seasons] Le Printems [&] L'Esté [&] L'Automne [&] L'Hyver
F. Verdier inventit J. Haussard sculp et excudit cum privilegio Regis [wording varies between plates]
A Paris ches Daumont [n.d., c.1740]
Four engravings, rare complete, platemarks approx 315 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"). Large margins.
Set of allegories of the four seasons, each with text identifying the various mythological figures depicted in each. After designs by François Verdier (1650-1730), French artist and draughtsman who specialized in such works. For the Gobelins he painted cartoons for a set of tapestries of 'The Months' which were woven for the Grand Trianon at Versailles. He also painted 14 decorative mythologies for the Grand Trianon and assisted Le Brun in decorating the Galerie d'Apollon at the Louvre.
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Autumn.
Autumn. Now down the zediac sinks sols glowing beam...
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Filippo Lauri?]
London, Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1800 by Anth.y Molteno Printseller to her Royal Highness the Dutchess of York, No 29 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished, rare. Sheet 295 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Trimmed to plate, laid on card, some surface wear.
A flying putto squeezes grapes to fill a cup held by a wingless putto below. A third sleeps, holding a thyrsus. A fine colour print.
[Ref: 45217]   £260.00  
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Les Trésors de l’Automne.
Les Trésors de l’Automne.
Hubert de Geneve del. Pomel sculp. Déposé à la Bibliothèque.
à Paris chez Boulard, rue St. Martin, No. 84. [n.d. c.1840.]
Stipple and engraving, rare. 285 x 228mm. 11¼ x 9".
A small cherub in the vineyard, leaning up against a small grape bush and with a basket of fruit to the right; raising a glass of wine in celebration of the fruits of the harvest and Autumn.
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[Autumn]
[Autumn]
G.B. Cipriani Inv.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
[London Pub.d Oct.r 12. 1783 by T. Macklin]
Stipple, Proof before publication line and title; platemark 185 x 145mm (7¼ x 5¾") large margins.
One of a set of allegorical representations of the four seasons engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Shows a female Bacchus holding wine. 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 711 ii/iv
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Autumn.
Autumn.
J: Mc.Ardell delin et fecit
London Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Fine mezzotint, 360 x 250mm. 14 x 9½". Trimmed to image and glued to backing sheet.
A young woman holds a basket of apples. In the background several other figures can be seen helping to pick more fruit from the trees. One of the few prints engraved by McArdell from his own designs.
Gordon Goodwin, 'British Mezzotinters: James McArdell' cat. 224, only state. Not in Chaloner Smith.
[Ref: 15184]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Automne.
L'Automne. C.P.S.C.M.
Christ del.
à Augsbourg chez J.J. Haid et fils. [n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint. Plate 405 x 275mm. 16 x 10¾". Cut to the platemark along the bottom edge. Some creasing, laid to conservation tissue.
Probably from a set of four representing the Four Seasons as the number '3' lower right susgests. Johann Jakob Haid was a German painter and mezzotint engraver who died in Augsburg in 1767. His son, Johann Elias was also an engraver, and died in 1800.
[Ref: 17114]   £240.00  
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[Autumn]
[Autumn] L'Automne
[after Charles Eisen, c.1770]
Fine engraving, proof before artists name & publication line; sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young man drinks wine, surrounded by goats and putti eating grapes. From a set of prints representing the four seasons after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45072]   £240.00  
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Les Delices de L'Automne.
Les Delices de L'Automne. A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine...par...J...Daulle.
Peint par F. Boucher. Grave par J. Daulle Gr. du Roy et de l'Academie Imperiale d'Auxbourg.
A Paris chés l'Auteur rue du Platre St. Jacques attenant le College de Cornouaille. A.P.D.R.
Copper engraving, sheet 390 x 460mm. 15¼ x 18". Lacking margins; one rust spot to image. Pinholes to extremities; tape over edges.
An allegory on the fruitfulness of autumn: a young man courting a young lady in a wooded landscape by offering her bunches of grapes. After the painting by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764). Madame de Pompadour was the official maîtresse-en-titre (mistress) of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1750; her coat of arms to lower margin.
See BM 1866,0113.13.
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Autumn [ms]
Autumn [ms]
[after Edward Francis Burney]
[Pub. Jan 1 1812 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Autumn, represented by a nymph on a carriage, drawn through the clouds by two other nymphs. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of seasons of the year.
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Autunno. Automne.
Autunno. Automne.
Dessiné par Hamilton. Direge par Suntach.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving, rare. 270 x 290mm (10½ x 11½") very large margins.
An wine making autumn scene, with classical figures picking grapes to fill a vat, with a verse in Italian and French. From a set of four.
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De Herfst voorfien van Druÿf, wordt vande Winter tydt, Die Scharp en Schraal is, om het mêegenot gevrÿdt.
De Herfst voorfien van Druÿf, wordt vande Winter tydt, Die Scharp en Schraal is, om het mêegenot gevrÿdt.
G. Lairesse pinxit. J. Munnichuÿsen Sculp.
ex Formis Nicolai Visscher Cum Privelegio Ordinum Hollandiae & West-Frisiae. [n.d. c.1710.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 297 x 241mm. 11¾ x 9½".
Two naked putti, representing Autumn and Winter, one holding grapes, the other holly, beside a fire burning in a brazier
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Spring.
Spring. O Come! and what the rosy footed May [/] Steals blushing on, together let us tread [/] The morning dews, and gather in their prime [/] Fresh blooming flowers, to grace thy braided hair, [/] And thy lov'd bosom that improves their sweets. [/] Vide Thompson's Seasons.
Published June 1.st.1796 by John Fairburn, 146, Minories, London.
Hand coloured mezzotint. Plate: 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed. Damage to title area. Tears to margins. Paper tone. Marks to printed area.
Exterior scene in which a family gather flowers and a young boy finds a bird's nest. In the background a man fishes in a river and another pushes a barrow.
Ex: Collection the Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
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Le Printemps. Der Frühling.
Le Printemps. Der Frühling. Un beau bouquet de fleurs me fait un grand plaisir, Et je de tout mon coeur à mon amant le donne. Ah ! quand à mon coté, pour me bien divertir, Il conte ses amours, alors je le couronne. Der Blumen bunter Schmuck macht un=gemein vergnügt, Wenn Sich ein schönes Kind an selbigen ergözet, Und es, wenn Coridon an seiner Seite ligt, Durch einen Liebes-Trieb ihm einen Kranz aufsezet.
Joh. Esaias Nilson inv. et delin. Ioh. Phil. Koch sculps et excud. a.v.
[n.d. 1740].
Mezzotint. 336 x 426mm. 13¼" x 16¾". Fine impression.
Spring. A fine depiction of two couples courting in a garden looked upon by putti.
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Primavera  Printemps.
Primavera Printemps. All’apparir della stagioni fiorita / Zeffiro torna a vezzeggiar il prato / E rinverde l’erbette inardita; / E s’allegra natura al molle fiato. / Graces à ton retour, tout sort de l’inertie / Tour prend une autre forme une nouvelle vie. / Aspect charmant! Tout rit: et l’homme avec son coeur / Porte au sein de l’Amour son sort et son bonheur.
Dessiné par Hamilton. Dirigé par Sunloch.
[n.d c.1800]
Copper engraving. 267 x 293mm. 10½" x 11½". Some spotting.
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Spring.
Spring. From the Original Picture of the Same Size painted by Filippo Lauri in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire.Vol. II. No. 1.
Fillipo Lauri pinxit. G. Vitalba A. fortis J. Revenet perfectit.
Publish'd May 30.th. 1770 by John Boydell in Cheapside.
Engraving with some etching. Plate: 240 x 315mm (9½ x 12¼"). Very large margins.
An allegorical scene in which figures pick flowers and collect birds eggs. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38282]   £220.00  
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Les Prémices du Printemps.
Les Prémices du Printemps.
Hubert de Geneve del. Pomel sculp. Déposé à la Bibliothèque.
à Paris chez Boulard, rue St. Martin, No. 84. [n.d. c.1840.]
Stipple and engraving, rare. 285 x 228mm. 11¼ x 9".
A small cupid holding an arrow, leaning on a case of more arrows and with a floral display behind him; in the distance a temple on the mountain.
[Ref: 19346]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Spring.]
[Spring.]
Cesar Bassanus fecit.
[Published by] Domenico Falcini. [Italian, originally c.1610.]
Engraving on laid paper, with large margins. 380 x 480mm. 15 x 19". Very fine.
A family busily at work on a farm in a landscape; featuring goats, chickens and saluki-type dogs. In the sky above are three medallions containing astrological vignettes and captioned March, April and May. Presumably from a set of four allegorical representations of the seasons, by Cesare Bassano (?1583 - ?1648), engraver from Borgo San Sepolcro, Italy. This appears to be an 18th century impression, with signs of ware to the plate.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 16040]   £550.00  
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[Spring]
[Spring]
G.B. Cipriani Inv.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
London Pub.d Oct.r 12. 1783 by T. Macklin
Stipple, Proof before title; platemark 185 x 145mm (7¼ x 5¾") very large margins.
One of a set of allegorical representations of the four seasons engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi (1725-1815) 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 709 iii/iv
[Ref: 43136]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Printemps. [Spring.]
Le Printemps. [Spring.] La saison des Amours semble estre le printemps...[etc.]
N Arnoult fecit.
[Paris: Nicolas Arnoult, c.1685.]
Etching, sheet 305 x 210mm. 12 x 8¼". Trimmed into plate; two tears lower right.
A lady sits on a bench with her hands around an urn from which a shrub grows; a winged cupid drapes a garland of flowers over her while blowing air from his cheeks. From a series of allegorical representations of the seasons, published by Nicolas Arnoult (1681 - 1689; fl.).
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[Spring]
[Spring] Printems
Eisen [in ms below image, c.1760]
Fine engraving, proof before artist name & publication line; sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young woman sits in the company of putti garlanding flowers. From a set of prints representing the four seasons after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45070]   £240.00  
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Spring [ms]
Spring [ms]
[after Edward Francis Burney]
[Pub. Jan 1 1812 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Spring, represented by a nymph on a carriage, drawn through the clouds by winged cherubs. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of seasons of the year.
[Ref: 34859]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Printemps
Le Printemps
G. Lairesse inv. J. Glauber fe.
Leon: Schenk exc:
Etching, large 17th/18th century watermark; platemark 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Very large margins.
Allegory of Spring: the goddess Flora (Psyche) resting against a tree, with Cupid and two putti on the left and a vase full of flowers on the far left. One of a series of thirty plates depicting mythological and historical subjects after Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711). Lairesse was a Dutch painter and etcher who worked for William and Mary amongst other illustrious patrons. A classicist and theorist (after going blind he wrote a major theoretical treatise, the Groot Schilderboek or 'Great Book of Painting'), he was known as the 'Dutch Poussin'. Most of his own etchings were originally published by Nicolaes Visscher, who published a collected edition under the title 'Opus Elegantissimum' in c.1675.
[Ref: 37350]   £260.00  
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Spring, Autumn.
Spring, Autumn.
Painted by R. Westall, Engrav'd by J. R. Smith
London Publish'd August 25th 1781 by J. R. Smith N 83 opposite the Pantheon, Oxford Street.
Magnificient pair of extremely rare colour printed mezzotints 630 x 465mm 24¾ x 18¼ inches. Printed in colours, trimmed to plate with added false margins of contemporary paper. Abrasions on verso from former mounting.
One of the most popular artists of his time, Richard Westall R.A. (1765 - 1836) is a very young artist at this time. There is a set of 4 listed Spring and Autumn by Westall while Summer and Winter are by Wheatley. These were engraved by Bartolozzi in 1790.
Unrecorded by D'Oench and Frankau:.
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Summer.
Summer. From the Original Picture of the same Size painted by Filippo Lauri in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Vol II N.o. 2.
Filippo Lauri Pinxit. G. Vitalba A.fortis J. Ravenet perfecit.
Publish'd May 30.th 1770 by John Boydell in Cheapside.
Engraving with etching. Plate: 240 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼"). Very large margins.
A rural scene showing men, women and children collecting the harvest. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38281]   £220.00  
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Estate. Sien lodi, Estate a te. Diva pictosa, Adorna il vago crin d'aurate spiche, Che ampia messe donasti preziosa Dell'industre Cultor alle fatiche.
Estate. Sien lodi, Estate a te. Diva pictosa, Adorna il vago crin d'aurate spiche, Che ampia messe donasti preziosa Dell'industre Cultor alle fatiche. Eté. Deja le laboureur de sa faucille avide Tranche l’epi dorè, prix de ses longs travaux. Mais Nasse obtiendra til de sa Lores timide Pour prèmices d’amour un de ces deux faisseaux.
Dessine par Hamilton. Dirige par Suntach,
[n.d. c.1780.]
A very rare engraving. Plate 267 x 291mm. 10½ x 11½". Large margins.
A rural farming scene in Summer.
[Ref: 14294]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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[Summer]
[Summer] L'Eté
[after Charles Eisen, c.1770]
Fine engraving, proof before artists name & publication line, sheet 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
A young woman bathing, assisted by putti. From a set of prints representing the four seasons after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Erasmus and La Fontaine.
[Ref: 45071]   £240.00  
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Summer.
Summer. Now swarms the village o'er the jovial mead; / The rustic youth, brown with meridian toil, / Healthful, and strong; full as the summer rose, / Blown by prevailing suns, the blooming maid, / Half-naked, swelling on the sight, and all / Her kindled graces burning o'er her cheek. / Vide Thomson's Seasons.
London, Published as the Act directs May 12th, 1785, by R. Sayer & J. Bennett Map, Chart & Printsellers, No. 53 Fleet Street.
Fine coloured mezzotint with very large margins. 355 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾").
A rustic scene of a well-dressed young couple watching harvesters, themselves being watched by an elderly woman in the trees. It illustrates one of the 'Seasons' written by the Scottish poet James Thomson (1700-48), who is best known for the lyrics of 'Rule Britannia'.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33986]   £380.00  
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Summer [ms]
Summer [ms]
[after Edward Francis Burney]
[Pub. Jan 1 1812 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand London]
Stipple, sheet 145 x 250mm (5¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed, losing text.
Summer, represented by a nymph on a carriage, drawn through the clouds by a lion ridden by another cherub. After Edward Francis Burney, from a series of seasons of the year.
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Harvest.
Harvest.
Bassan in. B. Lens Exc.
[n.d., c.1690.]
Mezzotint with small margins. 160 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Top left tip creased.
An allegorical 'Summer' scene, represented with a picnic scene with workers gathering sheaves behind. It was painted by Jacopo Bassano (c.1510/18-1592) and engraved by Bernard Lens II (1659-1725), probably from the engravings by Johann Sadeler c.1581.
BM: 1997,0928.17. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36462]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Winter.
Winter. When Winter holds his solitary way...
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Filippo Lauri?]
London, Publish'd Jan.y 1. 1800 by Anth.y Molteno Printseller to her Royal Highness the Dutchess of York, No 29 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 295 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Trimmed to plate, laid on card, some surface wear.
Three putti around a brazier. A fine & rare colour print.
[Ref: 45216]   £260.00  
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L'Hyver.
L'Hyver. Gravé d'Aprés le Tableau original Peint en ovale par Watteau, Chez Mr Crozat, haut de 4 pieds 5 pouces, sur 3 pieds 9 Pounces de large.
Watteau pinx. J.Audran Sculp.
A Paris avec privilege du Roi. [n.d., c.1730.]
Fine copper engraving. 450 x 330mm, 17¾ x 13". Repaired tear entering image at top.
An allegorical scene of winter, engraved by Benoit Audran after Jean-Antoine Watteau. A man sits warming his hands at a camp fire, with cherubs etc. blowing behind him.
[Ref: 23890]   £320.00  
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Inverno. [Winter.]
Inverno. [Winter.]
[Anon., Dutch/German, n.d., c.1680-1720.]
Rare and scarce etching, image 295 x 240mm. 11½ x 9½". Margins crudely trimmed; several fold creases and pin holes, damaged
A cook in a stone-vaulted kitchen with dead game and holding a freshly-prepared pie. Meat roasting over a fire over an oven, and drinkers and a musician in background to left. Three inset signs of the zodiac to upper part of image. Presumably from a set of allegories of the four seasons.
[Ref: 23257]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Winter
Winter Wenn mhedt fangt es an / zu Schneien und zu wehen [...]
Joh. Gottfr. Haidt, del. J.M. Stiedlin [?] sc. [in reverse lower right]
Joh. George Hertel, excud. A.V. 3
Etching, very large margins, sheet 300 x 200mm (12 x 8"). Foxing around edges
Rococo stitle page representing winter, with iceskaters and classical architecture. From a set of the four seasons 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: 33171]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Hyver.
L'Hyver.
Bassan pinx.
AParis chez Chiquet rue S.Jacques au Grand S. Henry
Engraving. 125 x 290mm (5 x 11½"). Small margins. Slight very small pinholes top centre. Surface soiled.
A winter landscape with a man chopping wood, two figures unloading a donkey carrying a bundle of firewood in the centre, figures cooking a meal on a fire outside a rustic house, a man butchering a pig and a woman spinning wool. A later version of one of Jacapo Bassano's Four Seasons, originally engraved by Jan Sadeler c.1580.
[Ref: 44356]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Inverno. Hiver.
Inverno. Hiver.
Dessiné par Hamilton. Direge par Suntach.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving, rare. 270 x 290mm (10½ x 11½") very large margins.
An winter scene, with rustic figures chopping and collecting wood for a fire, with a verse in Italian and French. From a set of four.
[Ref: 45372]   £220.00  
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Le Goust. Mon goust n'est pour la confiture Je fuis l'art, Je suis la nature & Sy Je ne Seaurois changer Le bon fruit m'est tant agreable Que je me tiendrois miserable Sy lon me Privoit d'en manger. [&] Lovie. Parmy tant & tant de merueilles Qui Rauissent
Le Goust. Mon goust n'est pour la confiture Je fuis l'art, Je suis la nature & Sy Je ne Seaurois changer Le bon fruit m'est tant agreable Que je me tiendrois miserable Sy lon me Privoit d'en manger. [&] Lovie. Parmy tant & tant de merueilles Qui Rauissent Par les oreilles j'estimois la voix seullement Mais ce Lut a tant d'armonie Quand je le touche & le manie Que Je le trouue aussy charmant. [&] La Veve Pour se mirer dans la fontaine Narcisse en receut pour la peine un mal dont il n'a peu guerir & celle cy qui n'est moins belle Dedans ce miroir Infidelle Trouue un mal qui la fait mourir. [&] L'Atovchement Beaute de tant d'atrais Pourueue Qui nous Peux blesser par la veue & guerir par l'atouchement. C'est animal jraisonnable Plus que toy Paroist secourable Te donnant du Soulagement. [&] L'Odorat Jayme l'oillet sur toute chose Pour luy Je quitte & Lis & Rose Leur odeur ne me peut toucher Auant que d'estre separee De ceste fleur tant desireè Je me veux laisser deschirer.
designe par Huret grave par Ragot.
de l'impression de Mariette Avec privilege. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Plate 299 x 210mm. 11¾ x 8¼". Trimmed close to platemark. Two small stains in bottom left of 'Le Goust'.
A set of the Five Senses. Taste: a maiden inside a room with plates around her, and in her left-hand she holds a small section of pear. [&] Hearing: a maiden strums a lute; an open books sits on the table next to her in front of a mirror. [&] Sight: a woman stands in front of a mirror with a small box of rings behind on the dresser and hair pins and a clip on the table below the mirror. [&] Touch: a woman pets a small dog sat on a cushion on top of a dresser, whilst in her right-hand she delicately holds a handkerchief. [&] Smell: a woman staning next to an ornate vase with lillies and roses, pulls one towards her nose to smell; in her left-hand she holds a glove.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: P.14,396; 14,395; P.14,399; 14,397; & P.14,398.
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Summer.
Summer. What fragrance in the gentle breeze. Quelle douceur dans le zepphir!
Painted by F. Wheatley. Engrav'd by F. Bartolozzi R.A. Engraver to his Majesty.
Pubd. Feby. 1. 1789 by T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard.
Stipple. 239 x 178mm. 9½" x 7". Some damage to the paper and small tear.
A beautiful girl gazing into the distance as she leans up against the garden wall with a rose delicately held in her left hand.
For 'Winter' from the same set of seasons, see ref. 8897
[Ref: 8895]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Winter.
Winter. Bless my heart how cold it is. Ah mon Dieu qu'il fait froid.
Painted by F. Wheatley. Engrav'd by F. Bartolozzi R.A. Engraver to his Majesty.
[n.d., c.1789.]
Stipple. Sheet: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9"). Trimmed.
A decorative portrait of a woman dressed up against the cold of winter.
[Ref: 44258]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Angry Farmer. Le Fermier en Colere. [&] Boys Skating. Garcons Patinant.
The Angry Farmer. Le Fermier en Colere. [&] Boys Skating. Garcons Patinant.
Painted by G. Morland. Publish'd by A. Suntach.
Publish'd Mars 15.th 1793 by Antoine Suntach.
Pair of stipple engraving, rare, small margins. Plate 361 x 420mm (14¼ x 16½"). Repaired surface damage and repaired holes outside image 'Boys Skating'.
Two from a series on 'The Seasons': a farmer raising a stick ready to beat his son, his daughter tries to stop him by holding on, another kneels begging him, and another boy stands on the other side of the stile; and a family at the side of a frozen lake, the boys tying on their skates. Published by Antoine Suntach, one of numerous Parisian publishers who supplied copies of English stipples in response to continental 'anglomania'.
T. Clayton, 'The English Print', pp.274-5.
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