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A Blind Girl teaching her Blind Brother to read.
A Blind Girl teaching her Blind Brother to read.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Engraving. 183 x 127mm. 7¼ x 5". Laid on album page.
Seat on a balcony with a view over the sea, a blind young lady holds a braille book and teaches her blind brother to read. More books on the table in front
[Ref: 24193]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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La Maitresse D'Ecole
La Maitresse D'Ecole Si cet aimable enfant rend bien d'une Maitresse [...]
Peint Par S. Chardin /Simon Duflos sculp.
ce Vend A Paris / Rue St jacques
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 235 x 220mm (9¼ x 8½").
Engraving after Chardin's 'The Young Schoolmistress' (London, National Gallery). This engraving is probably a copy of Lépicié's better-known engraving of 1740, reversing the image and copying his verses.
[Ref: 31880]   £220.00  
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The Education of Coraly. Coraly made her explain what politeness was, and asked what it was good for; if brother and sister had no need of it? See Friendship put to the test,_by Marmontel.
The Education of Coraly. Coraly made her explain what politeness was, and asked what it was good for; if brother and sister had no need of it? See Friendship put to the test,_by Marmontel. L’Education de Coraly. Coraly lui fit expliquier ce que c’etait que la politesse et demanda a quoi elle etait utilesy entre Frere et Soeur on pouvait s’en passer. Voyez l’amitié a l’epreuve, par Marmontel.
J. Northcote delin. T. Gaugain fecit.
Publish'd March 1786, by T. Gaugain No.4 Little Compton Street, Soho, London.
Fine stipple in brown ink with very large margins. Plate 394 x 336mm (15½ x 13¼").
A young man sitting with one ankle on the other knee, resting an open book on it, looking up to right at a young woman who leans forward with one hand on his shoulder, looking and gesturing towards another, richly-dressed woman who kneels to left, petting a dog with her left hand and holding up the lead with her other.
From the Northcote Albums, Christie's South Kensington.
[Ref: 28378]   £350.00  
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[Who would not be Good to look so lovely...]
[Who would not be Good to look so lovely...]
Painted by Thos. Duche. Engrav'd by Heny. Birche.
[Published March 23rd 1790 by B.B. Evans, Poultry, London.]
Mezzotint printed in colours, sheet 276 x 232mm. Very fine colour. Trimmed within plate, losing title and publication line.
A studious child showing off his writing skills. Pair to 'Who would be Naughty to look so Ugly', also after Thomas Spence Duché (1763 - 1790), American born student of Benjamin West in London. 'Henry Birche' is assumed to be a pseudonym for Richard Earlom.
[Ref: 8090]   £320.00  
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A Half Holiday.
A Half Holiday. "Schoolmaster's very ill!"___"So glad!"
T.C. Wilson [in image]
W. Clerk, lith. 202 High Holborn [Published by O. Hodgson, 111 Fleet Street]
Rare lithograph with hand-colouring, sheet 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
A group of schoolboys take pleasure in their teacher's illness, which excuses them from school. The school building is punningly labelled 'Academy by A Birch'.
[Ref: 41488]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Morning Lesson. Come Sir, why don't you...your Book.
The Morning Lesson. Come Sir, why don't you...your Book.
T. Stothard del. W. Nutter sculp.t
London Published 11 Jany. 1792, by Bull & Jeffryes, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured stipple. 255 x 178mm. 10 x 7". Cut to frame.
A woman sat on a chair with a open book points with a pencil; a young boy stands to her left looking towards viewer.
[Ref: 27316]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lecture Hall of the Greenwich Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
Lecture Hall of the Greenwich Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Opened Wednesday, 15th Feb.y 1843. G. Smith Esq. Arch,t - Greenwich.
E. Walker del. & lith.. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Lithograph. Printed area 290 x 350mm (11½ x 13¾").
The opening of a lecture hall for a branch of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, an altristic educational organisation founded in 1826. On the wall is a bust of Francis Bacon with the slogan 'Knowledge is Power'. As well as organising lectures the Society also published cheap educational texts, most famously a two-volume atlas, the Penny Cyclopaedia and Penny Magazine. The Society was wound up in 1848, though some of its works apparently continued to be published. Their archives are in the possession of the University College London.
[Ref: 46198]   £260.00  
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