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The Archer The Archeress.
The Archer The Archeress.
Published by T. Hancock Engraver, Congreve Str. Birm.m.[n.d. c1780]
Stipples printed in brown 70mm or 2¼" round a pair inside a rectangular plate mark. 180 x 106mm 7 x 4¼". Two images on one sheet. Very fine.
Hancock, Thomas, Engraver, Printseller, Congreve St, Birmingham. A skilfull engraver working in Birmingham during the latter part of the eighteenth and early part of the nineteenth centuries.
[Ref: 12167]   £260.00  

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This Plate representing the Meeting of the Royal British Bowmen in the Grounds of Erthig, Denbighshire,
This Plate representing the Meeting of the Royal British Bowmen in the Grounds of Erthig, Denbighshire, the Seat of Simon Yorke Esqr. on Septr. 13th. 1822, is respectfully dedicated to that Society by One of its Members.
J. Townshend delt. Engraved by Bennett. Coloured From the original Drawing by W. H. Timms.
Published as the Act directs 1823.
Hand coloured aquatint, 305 x 390mm. 12 x 15¼". Some foxing/staining.
A party of men and women in green practising archery beside a white tent on the banks of a river. On the hill on the opposite bank is a country house, Erthig in Denbighshire, Wales, belonging to Simon Yorke. Simon Yorke (1771 - 1834) was sheriff of Denbighshire from 1807 and MP for Grantham 1793 - 1802, inherited the seat of Erddig (Erthig).
[Ref: 10494]   £480.00  
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The Archery Butts.
The Archery Butts.
Painted by F. Hartwich.
Published by F. Silber. Berlin, Louisen-Str. 53 [n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph, 480 x 560mm. 19 x 22".
Large decorative scene of three women taking part in an archery contest, with various other personages in the background.
[Ref: 9271]   £380.00  
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[Archery]
[Archery]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph with hand-colouring, 115 x 165mm. 4½ x 6½".
A group of children practicing archery.
[Ref: 11200]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Representation of a grand Shooting Match by the London Archers in the year 1583.
A Representation of a grand Shooting Match by the London Archers in the year 1583.
London, published as the Act directs. [n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 220 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). Trimmed inside plate.
A large crowd of spectators gathered in a courtyard to watch a shooting match by the London Archers, who take aim at a raised target on a wall to the left.
[Ref: 37279]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Archery and Cricket.
Archery and Cricket.
Drawn & Etch'd by W.H. Pyne.
Pub. by Pyne & Nattes 1805. London, Pub.d Oct.r 1805 by Pyne & Nattes.
Aquatint. Plate 228 x 305mm. 9 x 12". Very slight crease.
From Pyne's ‘Microcosm: or, a picturesque delineation of the arts, agriculture, manufacturers, &c. of Great Britain…’. William Henry Pyne was an English writer, painter and illustrator. He trained at a drawing academy in London. He 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.
[Ref: 24934]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Archery, - Tom, Jerry and the
Archery, - Tom, Jerry and the "Fat Knight" trying their skill to the Bulls Eye.
Drawn & Eng.d by R. Cruikshank.
Published May 1, 1829 by Geo. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane Paternoster Row.
Coloured aquatint. 152 x 248mm. 6 x 9¾". Trimmed.
A pavilion and tents set up for spectators to view some archery; in the left foreground women are attended to by a butler with a tray of wine and a man showing them his trophies; a castle and landscape in the background.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 20077]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. The Plate Representing a Meeting of The Society of Royal British Archers In Gwersyllt Park Denbighshire
To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. The Plate Representing a Meeting of The Society of Royal British Archers In Gwersyllt Park Denbighshire Is by Permission Most Respectfully Dedicated to his Royal Highness's most obedient and devoted humble Servant John Emes.
The Figures drawn by R. Smirke R.A. The Landscape by J. Emes. The Aqua-Tinta by C. Apostol.
Published as the Act directs April 1, 1794 by J. Emes, No. 1 North Street, Upper Charlotte Street, London.
Aquatint, scarce. Sheet: 610 x 480mm (24 x 19"). Trimmed within plate and laid on paper
A scene showing a meeeting of the Society of British Bowmen, a group started up by Sir Foster in 1787, it gained Royal patronage and the Prince of Wales presented a prize each year. The scene shows a lady taking aim at a target, several other women with bows gather around her, women, men, children and their dogs watch from the side-lines.
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Medal of the Yorkshire Archers.
Medal of the Yorkshire Archers. Nulli Secundus [second to none] (written in the banner within the medal.]
I. Bullock Sc. Aldergate St.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Engraving. 89 x 158mm. 3½ x 6¼".
This Society was first formed in the summer of the year 1789, of whom it may be truly said, both with regard to their dexterity and respectability, that they are inferior to none [Nulli Secundus]. Their shooting uniform is a plain green frock, and velvet cape of the same colour, with uniform buttons, white waistcoat and breeches, round black hat, uniform button and loop, with a white ostrich feather, white stockings, half boots, or black gaiters. The dress uniform depends on the pleasure of the Lady Patroness. The four Medals belonging to the Society to be transferable, and to be shot for at each of the six monthly meetings.—The Gold Medal for the Captain of the Target, to be gained by the most centrical foot during the day.—The large Silver Medal to the Captain of Numbers, for the greatest number of foots in the targets.—The Silver Medal for the second best shot; and the other Silver Medal for the Lieutenant of Numbers, having the second greatest number of shots in the targets. The sum of Four Guineas is given by the Society to be foot for on each target day, and distributed in the following manner; viz. Each arrow, foot within the gold or centre circle of the targets, receive two shillings and sixpence; all arrows in the red or second circle, two shillings ; those hitting the inner white or third circle, one shilling and sixpence; those in the black or fourth circle, one shilling, and those in the outer white or fifth circle, sixpence. The Patron of the Society: Earl Fitz-William. The Patroness, the Countess of Mexborough.
[Ref: 12710]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Members of the National Club cultivating various skilful and manly exercises, at the Stadium at Chelsea, being a British Arena for such Persuits.
Members of the National Club cultivating various skilful and manly exercises, at the Stadium at Chelsea, being a British Arena for such Persuits.
Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the King, 17 Gate St.
Chelsea, Pub.d May 28th 1831 by the Proprietor at the Stadium, at Chelsea Farm, late Lord Cremornes.
A pair of rare coloured lithographs with the same title and lettering. Each sheet 195 x 280mm, 7½ x 11". 1 sheet with tear entering printed area.
A pair of scenes of target shooting with rifles. In 1831 Charles Random de Berenger, self-styled Baron de Beaufain & Baron de Berenger, turned Cremorne House and grounds into a National Club for athletics, known as the Stadium. Unprofitable, in the 1840s it was changed into a pleasure gardens, with mock tournaments, pony races, banqueting halls, theatre, an American-style bowling saloon, and staged circus acts, balloon ascents and firework displays. It was De Berenger who had instigated the 'Great Stock Exchange Fraud' of 1814, which resulted in Admiral Thomas Cochrane's disgrace, keeping him out of the Royal Navy from 1814-32.
Longford Images of Chelsea: 357.
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Archery Ground at Nescliff.
Archery Ground at Nescliff.
Drawn on Stone by T. M. Baynes. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[n.d., c.1823.]
Lithograph on watermarked paper, 'Whatman 1823'. Rare, with large margins. Sheet size: 305 x 395mm (12 x 15½").
A detailed view of a ladies archery competition, taking place at Nescliffe, Shropshire. A number of large targets are displayed in the clearing, surrounded by trees. As the well dressed women take aim, they are watched by a large crowd of spectators. In the distance to the left is a tea pavilion, put up by local landowner the Earl of Bradford.
[Ref: 35114]   £320.00  
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Meeting of the Royal Surrey Bowmen on Epsom Downs.
Meeting of the Royal Surrey Bowmen on Epsom Downs.
Cook sculp.
[n.d. c.1794.]
Engraving. Plate 109 x 159mm. 4¼ x 6¼".
The Royal Surrey Bowmen were founded on St Georges Day 1790 with H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence as Patron. The club disbanded during the Napoleonic Wars and was reformed in 1937. The original venue for the club was the 'Everglades', Epsom Downs, and the present club is still based in the vicinity. A snake has appeared on all club records, and is thought to have originated because of the adders natural habitat in the Everglades. Cover page to "The Sporting Magazine", 1794.
[Ref: 24933]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Royal Toxopholites' Ground.
Royal Toxopholites' Ground.
Laporte Pinxit. J. Engleheart Sculp.t
Published by Pittman, Warwick Square. [n.d. c.1836.]
Engraving. Plate 140 x 190mm. 5½ x 7½". Trimmed close to the platemark along upper and lower edge.
The Royal Toxophilite Society was established in 1781 by Sir Ashton Lever with a handsome building and ample shooting ground at Regent's Park, London. It was established to represent the two ancient bodies, "The Finsbury Archers" and "The Archers' Company of the honourable Artillery Company".
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 20076]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Shooting at the Butt.
Shooting at the Butt. Date 1496.
H. Shaw.
[n.d. c.1843.]
Coloured aquatint. 210 x 159mm (8¼ x 6¼").
Archers shoot at the parish butt for the prize, using the arbalest or cross-bow. It was a law that a butt should be erected in every township and the inhabitants were obliged to practise at them on Sundays and holidays, and were liable to fines for omitting to do so. From a manuscript containing a moral work, Imaginacion de vraye Noblesse, (1496). Illustration from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries, by Henry Shaw, (London, 1843).
[Ref: 30407]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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To his Grace the Duke of Leeds President, & the Toxophilite Scociety of London, This Portrait of Sir Willm. Wood, a Celebrated Archer of the last Century...[etc.]
To his Grace the Duke of Leeds President, & the Toxophilite Scociety of London, This Portrait of Sir Willm. Wood, a Celebrated Archer of the last Century...[etc.]
S. Harding delin. I Clamp sculp.
London, Pubd. by E & S. Harding, Pall Mall 21 May 1793.
Stipple, 225 x 180mm. 9 x 7".
Sir William Wood (1609 - 1691), toxophilite, born in 1609, was for many years marshal of the Finsbury archers, who held their meetings in Finsbury Fields. He was probably knighted by Charles II for his skill in the use of the bow. In 1676 his society or regiment purchased a badge or shield to be worn by their marshal, and the decoration, known as the ‘Catherine of Braganza Shield,’ passed to successive marshals till 1736, when the office was abolished. Subsequently each succeeding captain of the Easter target held it till it passed into the hands of the Royal Toxophilite Society on its formation in 1781. This society also absorbed the few remaining Finsbury archers.
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