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J.T. Barber Beaumont.
J.T. Barber Beaumont.
Drawn on Stone (from the bust by E.H. Bailey, R.A.) by J..H. Lynch No 50 Upper Seymour St. Euston Sq.r. J. Graf Printer to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Lithograph on india, large margins. Printed area 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½").
John Thomas Barber Beaumont (1774-1841), army officer, painter, author, and philanthropist, member of the Society of Antiquaries & Geological Society. He was miniature painter to the Duke of Clarence, the future king William IV of Great Britain. In 1803 he raised a rifle corps named The Duke of Cumberland's Sharp Shooters, which later became Queen Victoria's Rifles. As a businessman Beaumont founded the Provident Institution and Savings Bank in 1806 and the County Fire and the Provident Life insurance offices in 1807.
[Ref: 31270]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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David Barclay.
David Barclay. Dies 28th May 1809 Aged 81.
Houghton pinxit. Earlom sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1809.]
Mezzotint, rare. Platemark: 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to lower platemark. Creasing.
A portrait of David Barclay (1729–1809), in profile to the left with dark coat and curled wig. Barclay was an English Quaker merchant and banker. He is also known as a philanthropist and abolitionist. His legacy was as one of the founders of the present-day Barclays Bank. Barclay also traded with British colonial America, and had connections particularly in Pennsylvania. The firm David Barclay & Sons had connections with New York and Philadelphia merchants, and supplied the British military in North America. In addition Barclay was noted for freeing slaves he had inherited with an estate in Jamaica. He hired a vessel to take them to America. His agent for the transfer, William Holden, was instructed to take them to Philadelphia and deliver them as emancipated to John Ashley, Barclay's agent there. The Pennsylvania Abolition Society saw to the training of this group in manual trades and domestic service.
[Ref: 35247]   £280.00  
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Yours truly, T.C. Baring April 30. 1859. [facsimile signature]
Yours truly, T.C. Baring April 30. 1859. [facsimile signature]
Sydney Hodges 1859.
Hullmandel & Walton, Lithog.s
Tinted lithograph, rare. Printed area 390 x 250mm (15¼ x 9¾"). Some surface soiling.
Thomas Charles Baring (1831-91), a partner in the Baring Brothers bank, Conservative MP for Essex South 1874-85 and the City of London 1887-91. When the Panic of 1890 pushed Barings to the brink of bankruptcy he returned to business life to help reorganize the partnership as a limited liability company, and served as one of its Managing Directors until his death.
[Ref: 32717]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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James Barnett Esq MP.
James Barnett Esq MP. the Patriotic Representative of the City of Rochester.
B. De la Cour Delin.t. C. Knight Sculp.t. 1818.
London Pub.d June 13 1818 by B. De La Cour at Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co., Cockspur Street.
Stipple engraving, very large margins. 405 x 305mm (16 x 12").
James Barnett (c.1760-1836), banker and Whig M.P. 1806-7 & 1817-20.
[Ref: 33146]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Benevolus.
Benevolus. His is the thought continual how to ease / The wayward fortunes of this fickle World / And in the wounds of suffering Innocence / The Balm of mental Comfort to instill.
P. Jean pinx.t. P.W. Tomkins sculpt. [1793]
Stipple printed in brown, with small margins; sheet 115 x 70mm (4½ x 2¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Portrait, listed by O'Donoghue as 'Birch; banker, of Bond Street'. After Jersey-born miniaturist Philip Jean (1755-1802).
O'D 1 (only likeness)
[Ref: 35835]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Edward Bentley. Principal of the Accountants Office Bank of England. Aged 76.
Mr. Edward Bentley. Principal of the Accountants Office Bank of England. Aged 76.
Drawn by D. McClise, and Engraved by W.T. Fry, Swinton St. Grays Inn Road.
[n.d. c.1829.]
Stipple. Plate 278 x 229mm.
Edward Bentley (1753-1838), principal of the accountant's office in the Bank of England. During his fifty years of service he was scarcely absent from his duties. During the war he was a Bank Volunteer, serjeant of the grenadiers in the company of William Mellish.
[Ref: 16538]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Bosanquet Esq.r of Forest House in the County of Essex.
Samuel Bosanquet Esq.r of Forest House in the County of Essex.
G. Romney Esq.r pinx.t C. Turner sculp.t
London Published Dec.r 2.nd 1806, for the Proprietor, by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Hay Market.
Mezzotint with open letters with collector's mark. Plate 508 x 350mm (20 x 13¾"). Trimmed to the plate.
Portrait, over three-quarter length; seated to left sideways on a chair in front of a curtain, with head turned towards front; wearing a dark double-breasted tailcoat over light waistcoat and white frill, dark breeches and stockings; his right arm resting on chair back, holding papers; his left fist clenched on his hip; on left, window, with treetops in distant background. Samuel Bosanquet (1744-1806), Governor of the Bank of England.
Horne: 7. Whitman: 51. Ex Collection: Earl of Bute.
[Ref: 29096]   £320.00  
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Andrew Drummond Esq.r.
Andrew Drummond Esq.r.
J. Zoffany pinx.t. James Watson fecit.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 540 x 385mm (21¼ x 15¼"). Cut to image on 3 sides, old ink mss. in title area.
Andrew Drummond (1688-1769), seated on a rustic bench, holding walking stick and snuff box, dog beside him. He founded Drummonds Bank in Charing Cross in 1711, now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
CS 48. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 38195]   £240.00  
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George Carr Glyn Esq.re M.P.
George Carr Glyn Esq.re M.P.
Painted by F.Grant Esq.re A.R.A. Engraved by Henry Cousins.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Proof mezzotint on india. 750 x 485mm. Edges toned.
George Carr Glyn (1797-1873), 1st Baron Wolverton; a partner in the family firm of Glyn, Mills and Company, which was reputed to be the largest private bank in London, with extensive interests in the railways. By the 1850s, over 200 railway companies, both domestic and foreign, banked with them. He was chairman of the North Midland Railway (1836), of the London and Birmingham Railway (1837), and of the London and North Western Railway (1846). In 1852 he was a promoter of the Grand Trunk Railway in Canada. Glyn also served as Member of Parliament for Kendal from 1847–1868.
[Ref: 2809]   £280.00  
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Yours very truly, Samuel Gurney April 30. 1859. [facsimile signature]
Yours very truly, Samuel Gurney April 30. 1859. [facsimile signature]
Sydney Hodges 1859.
Hullmandel & Walton, Lithog.s
Tinted lithograph. Rare. Printed area 390 x 250mm (15¼ x 9¾"). Some surface soiling.
Samuel Gurney (1816-82), a member of the Quaker Gurney family, whose Norwich-based bank, Gurney's, merged with Barclay's in 1896. Samuel served as Member of Parliament for Penryn & Falmouth 1857-65. He was also the first Chairman of the London and Provincial District Telegraph Co. Ltd. in 1859 (originally the London District Telegraph Co. Ltd.).
[Ref: 32718]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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W. H. Haggard.
W. H. Haggard.
Engraved by W.D. March, 1837. from the Original by John Stevens, 1829.
Soft ground etching. 269 x 198mm.
William Henry Haggard of Bradenham Hall, Norfolk. [1783-1843], a director of the Bank of England.
[Ref: 4054]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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George Harrison K.C.H.
George Harrison K.C.H.
Painted by T. Barber. Engraved by C. Turner.
Published Novr. 11. 1816, by Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. Printsellers, Cockspur St. London; &c by Mr. Barber, Nottingham.
Mezzotint, rare, state after title altered, 510 x 355mm. 20 x 14". Large margins, lower margin repaired tear.
Portrait of George Harrison (1767 - 1841), civil servant; auditor of the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster. Seated in an armchair in front of a curtain and fluted pillar, he wears a dark double-breasted coat, light waistcoat, neckerchief tied in bow, frill, and seals on fob. His left arm rests on a piece of paper on a table, next to a box bearing a crown and "G R" in scraped letters, containing papers, one lettered "Bill". In foreground on right, two books lettered in scraped letters "Finance Reports" and "Humes History of England"; landscape in background on right. After Thomas Barber (British, 1768/71 - 1843).
Whitman 252, II of II.
[Ref: 23429]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Peter Laurie.]
[Sir Peter Laurie.]
['Painted by Thos. Phillips, R.A. Engraved by James Scott.]
[London, Published Jany 1839, by Thomas Boys Printseller to the Royal Family, XI Golden Square, Regent Street.]
Mezzotint with large margins. Very rare proof impression before all letters. Platemark: 550 x 400mm (21½ x 15¾").
A portrait of a politician and social campaigner Sir Peter Laurie (1778-1861), turned to front, looking to left, holding a hat in left hand and wearing his robes and chain of office. Sir Peter Laurie was an alderman, Lord Mayor of London (1832-3), President of the Royal Hospitals of Bridewell & Bethlem, and was governor of the Union Bank of London, (1839-61). Throughout his public life, Laurie promoted schemes of social advancement and more open government. It is said that The character of 'Alderman Cute' in Charles Dickens’ 'The Chimes' (1844) is a satirical representation of Laurie and his dismissive attitude towards London’s poor.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. O'D: 259/2.
[Ref: 35130]   £320.00  
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John Law, Projector of the Mississippi Scheme.
John Law, Projector of the Mississippi Scheme.
Engraved by W. Greatbach, from a rare Print by Leon Schenk (1720)
London: Published by Richard Bentley, 1841.
Mixed-method engraving. Plate 222 x 140mm. 8¾ x 5½". Some spotting.
John Law (1671-1729) was a Scottish economist and was appointed Controller General of Finances of France under King Louis XIV. He established the Banque Générale in 1716, which effectively was the first central bank of France. He is principally known for being responsible for the Mississippi Bubble and the chaotic economic collapse in France. He is also responsible for establishing the following ideas: "the scarcity theory of value," and the "real bills doctrine."
See [for later impression:] NPG: D12274.
[Ref: 16603]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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W.m Manning, Esq.r M.P.
W.m Manning, Esq.r M.P. Governor of the Bank of England.
Painted by J. Lonsdale. Engrav'd by C. Turner
London, Pub.d Sept.r 18, 1813 for the Proprietor, by C. Turner, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Fine mezzotint with very large margins, Proof on right; 610 x 370mm (24 x 14½").
Large full-length portrait of William Manning, merchant (1763-1835). Long associated with the Bank of England, he served as governor between 1812 and 1814. The son of planters from St Kitts, Manning was also a merchant trading to the West Indies, and an agent for Grenada and St Vincent. Manning was also particularly active in campaigning for the construction of a dock to serve West Indies trade (which opened on the Isle of Dogs in 1802).Manning, who made (and subsequently lost) a large fortune, was also father of Cardinal Manning. The classical architecture visible behind is presumably part of Soane's work on the Bank of England, most of which was replaced by Sir Herbert Baker's rebuilding in what Pevsner called 'the greatest architectural crime of the twentieth century'. Lonsdale's painting is in the collection of the Bank of England.
Whitman 348 ii/ii
[Ref: 32451]   £360.00  
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The Right Hono.ble Charles Mountague. One of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, &c.
The Right Hono.ble Charles Mountague. One of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, &c.
G. Kneller Eques pinx: I: Smith fec: et excud:
[n.d. c.1690.]
Mezzotint, platemark 336 x 247mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Thread margins.
Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax (1661-1715), politician. A major figure in the aftermath of the 1688 revolution, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Lord of the Treasury. 'To his friends and admirers he was the founder of the national debt and Bank of England, and rescuer of a debased currency, and a veritable political genius. To his enemies he was greedy and insincere, ‘a party-coloured, shallow, maggot-headed statesman’' (DNB). Aside from his political activities Montagu was a patron of letters whose protégés included William Congreve, Richard Steele and Joseph Addison, and was a member of the Kit-Kat Club. Engraved after one of several portraits which Sir Godrey Kneller painted of Montagu.
CS: 185.ii.
[Ref: 40249]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hono.ble Charles Mountague. One of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, &c.
The Right Hono.ble Charles Mountague. One of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, &c.
G. Kneller Eques pinx: I: Smith fec: et excud:
[n.d. c.1690.]
Very fine mezzotint. Collector's mark on verso. 336 x 247mm. 13¼ x 9¾". Trimmed close to plate; glued to backing sheet at left corners.
Charles Montagu, Earl of Halifax (1661-1715) was an English poet and statesman. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Lord of the Treasury. He devised the establishment of the Bank of England, and reformed government borrowing by initiating the National Debt.
CS: 185.ii.
[Ref: 24391]   £240.00  
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Abraham Newland Esq.r Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. To the Deputy Governor and Directors of the Bank of England. This Plate is with Permission dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant J. Grozer.
Abraham Newland Esq.r Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. To the Deputy Governor and Directors of the Bank of England. This Plate is with Permission dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant J. Grozer.
Painted by Geo. Romney. Engraved by J. Grozer.
Pub. as the Act directs Aug.t 20.1795 by I. Grozer, No.40 Gerrard Street, Soho: London.
Mezzotint, with Collector's mark, printed in colour. 477 x 356mm (18¾ x 14"). Trimmed. Slightly foxed.
Portrait, three-quarter length standing directed to right, wearing a dark suit and short powdered wig, ooking towards the viewer, right hand in his pocket, left hand at his side, touching a ten pound note on a table, with an inkpot and letter addressed to 'Abraham Newland Esqr. Chief Cashier of the Bank of England'. Abraham Newland (1730-1807), chief cashier at the Bank of England.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 86, ii/ii. CS: 18.
[Ref: 29162]   £320.00  
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Abraham Newland Esq.r Chief Cashier of the Bank of England.
Abraham Newland Esq.r Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. To the Governor Deputy Governor and Directors of the Bank of England. This Plate is with Permission dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant J. Grozer.
Painted by Geo. Romney. Engraved by J. Grozer.
Pub. as the Act directs Aug.t 20.1795 by I. Grozer, No.40 Gerrard Street, Soho London.
Coloured mezzotint partly printed in colour, small margins. Plate 475 x 355mm (18¾ x 14").
Abraham Newland (1730-1807), the chief cashier at the Bank of England from 1782 to 1807. No bank note could be issued or could be claimed as genuine without his signature. He slept in the Bank itself for 25 years, so was largely a stranger to his own home adjoining Highbury Fields.
CS: 18. Horne: 86.
[Ref: 31109]   £230.00  
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George Peabody, Esq.
George Peabody, Esq.
Engraved by D.J. Pound from a Photograph by H.N. King, Bath [n.d., c.1860.]
Engraving. Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed; creases.
George Peabody (1795-1869), American-born banker acknowledged as the father of modern philanthropy, having founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library in Baltimore. A blue plaque is displayed on the house where he died in London, No. 80 Eaton Square. Peabody used the photographic portrait for a carte-de-visite; this print was published for the 'Illustrated News of the World'.
[Ref: 33246]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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George Peabody.
George Peabody. From the original Painting in the possession of The Honourable the Corporation of London. Dedicated to the Kindred Nations of England and America.
Painted hy H.W. Pickersgill R.A. Engraved by Henry Lemon.
Published September 21st 1869; by B. Brooks and Sons, 18, Hatton Garden, London, and 18 High Street, Oxford.
Rare engraving. Sheet 695 x 430mm (27 x 17"). Some repairs, surface wear, laid on card.
George Peabody (1795-1869), American-born banker acknowledged as the father of modern philanthropy, having founded the Peabody Trust in Britain and the Peabody Institute and George Peabody Library in Baltimore. Engraved by Henry Lemon (1822-1902).
[Ref: 40538]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. James Stephen, Author of the Considerations on Imprisonment for Debt.
Mr. James Stephen, Author of the Considerations on Imprisonment for Debt. Veritas a Quocunque dicitur a Deo est.
W. Thomson delin.t. W. Dickinson fecit
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament March the 1st 1771 by W. Thomson in Warwick Court Grays Inn.
Mezzotint, very scarce, with very small margins; platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Glued to backing sheet; creases and small tears. Slight spotting.
Portrait of author James Stephen (1733?-1779). Only engraved likeness, after William Thompson (c.1730-1800), a portrait painter whose work is now known mostly through prints. Stephen and Thomson were incarcerated together in the king's bench prison, where Thompson's angry protests against his imprisonment gained him a certain notoriety.
CS 78; O'D 1.
[Ref: 31323]   £280.00  
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Samuel Thornton, ESQ.RE.
Samuel Thornton, ESQ.RE.
Painted by Thomas Phillips, Esq.r R.A. Engraved by C. Turner. Mezzotinto to Engraver in Ordinary to His Majesty.
London, Published Dec.r 19. 1827, by Mr. Martin Colnaghi, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint with very large margins, very fine. Proof impression. Platemark: 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Light foxing in margins.
A portrait of Samuel Thornton (1754 - 1838) seated in an armchair in front of a pillar, directed and facing towards right. He holds a letter in his right hand and to left, is a draped table on which lies a letter, lettered "To S Thornton Bank", and an inkwell and pen. Thornton was one of the sons of John Thornton, a leading merchant in the Russian and Baltic trade, and was a director of the Bank of England for 53 years. He was, for many years, a governor of Greenwich Hospital, governor of the Russian Company, and president of Guy's Hosptital.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman: 557.
[Ref: 35060]   £420.00  
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Henry Voguell, Esq.r of London Merchant.
Henry Voguell, Esq.r of London Merchant. Cetatis 65.
Peint par Ant: Pensé premier Peintre du Roy.
Gravé a Berlin par G.F. Schmidt Graveur du Roy en 1746.
Rare engraving. Sheet size: 480 x 330mm (19 x 13"). Trimmed inside plate.
A portrait of London merchant and financier Henry Voguell (c.1681-1746), wearing a wig and a long plain coat fastened at the waist. He holds a stick in his right hand, and a hat under his arm. Ships can be seen in the background to the right, next to The Tower of London.
[Ref: 38703]   £280.00  
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George Wheatley Esq.r.
George Wheatley Esq.r.
Painted by J.W. Chandler. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London, Published Jan.y 19 1796 by S.W. Reynolds, No 6 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), large margins.
Half-length portrait of George Wheatley, chief clerk at Drummond's Bank, wearing a dark buttoned coat and light neckerchief.
Not in Whitman.
[Ref: 45385]   £240.00  
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George Hyde Wollaston
George Hyde Wollaston
Painted by T. Phillips, Esq.r R.A. Engraved by W.m Ward, Engraver to His Majesty
1831 [pencil inscription in title area]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 455 x 300mm (18 x 11¾"). Foxing to margins and title area. Private plate.
George Hyde Wollaston (1765-1841), merchant and banker, son of the natural philosopher Francis John Hyde Wollaston. Wollaston lived on Clapham Common, where his neighbours included another natural philosopher, Henry Cavendish (1731-1810). His daughter Henrietta married the army officer Sir George Pollock, well-known for his part in the Afghan campaign of 1842. Engraved by William Ward, one of the most prominent mezzotint engravers of his generation, after the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Not in CS or Frankau; O'D 1 (only likeness of sitter).
[Ref: 34926]   £260.00  
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Gloucester Old Bank.
Gloucester Old Bank. Jeremy Wood (ink signature below title.)
Drawn, Printed and Published by G. Rowe Lithographer Cheltenham.
[n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph. 382 x 281mm. 15 x 11".
James (Jemmy) Wood, Banker (1756-1836.) The Gloucester Old Bank, established in 1716, was one of the earliest private banks in England. He served as Sheriff of Gloucester in 1811 and 1813 but never held the post of Mayor due to the expense of holding the office. After his death, the Gloucester Old Bank was absorbed by the County of Gloucestershire Banking Company in 1838, which is turn was taken over by Lloyds Bank in 1897.
[Ref: 14455]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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