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Outline of the View of Athens exhibiting in the Panorama Strand.
Outline of the View of Athens exhibiting in the Panorama Strand.
Engraved by R & E Williamson.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. Sheet: 245 x 440mm (9¾ x 17½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A keyplate to a view of Athens exhibited in Barker's Panorama in Leicester Square.
[Ref: 46205]   £260.00  
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[A keyplate to 'The interior of the Fives Court with Randall and Turner sparring'.]
[A keyplate to 'The interior of the Fives Court with Randall and Turner sparring'.]
London, Publsihed Aug. 1st 1825 by Sam. Brooks. Printseller to the Royal Family, opposite St. James's Palace.
Engraving. Sheet size: 190 x 230mm (7½ x 9"). Stained, laid on board.
A keyplate depicting two boxers, Ned Turner, 'The Out-and-Outer', and Jack Randall, 'The Prime Irish Lad', surrounded by spectators, including other famous pugilists of the era, during an exhibition sparring match held in Fives Court, in London's Little St. Martin's Street.
[Ref: 37835]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
Chelsea Pensioners reading the Gazette of the Battle of Waterloo.
J. Moyes, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[London, Moon, Boys, & Graves, c.1831.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 850 x 570mm (33½ 22½"). Folds with worn holes, foxed.
Keyplate and list of subscribers for David Wilkie's lively scene of Chelsea pensioners sitting round a wooden table outside the Duke of York inn, listening to one reading the news of the Battle of Waterloo. The key lists the variant uniforms of the old soldiers. The extensive list of subscribers include the Duke of Wellington, the artist and Francis Moon, one of the publishers.
[Ref: 36975]   £280.00   view all images for this item
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Explanation of a View of the Island and City of Corfu, exhibiting in the Panorama, Strand.
Explanation of a View of the Island and City of Corfu, exhibiting in the Panorama, Strand.
Engraved J. Lea
[n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. Sheet: 270 x 430mm (10½ x 17"). Trimmed and laid on an album sheet. Creasing.
A keyplate to a panorama showing the island of Corfu shown at the panorama on the Strand owned by Henry Ashton Barker.
[Ref: 46206]   £260.00  
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[Keyplate for two paintings responding to the French Revolution]
[Keyplate for two paintings responding to the French Revolution] Exhibition, 97, Pall-Mall, (late the Star & Garter Tavern). (No. 1.) In this Picture, Robespierre, with his infurate Gang, takes Possession of the Infernal Regions [...]
J. Barfield, Printer, Wardour-Street, Soho [c.1800]
Etching and letterpress, sheet 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Damage to edges; small holes.
Keyplate for two paintings of revolutionary subjects, to accompany an exhibition in London. The first painting is almost certainly 'Triumph of the Guillotine' by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay (1795?), now in the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. The second, showing the family of Louis XVI and other victims of the Terror in Elysium, has not been identified.
[Ref: 41531]   £230.00  
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The Fall of Babylon, M.R. West Side. 176.
The Fall of Babylon, M.R. West Side. 176. 1. The Great Tower of Babel. 2. Temple of Belus, the external Buildings by Nebuchadnezzar. 3. Temple of Venus. 4. Dragon, one of the Images of Worship, which are placed one mile apart, to express the vast extent of the Streets. 5. The Street Gates leading to the River, half a mile distance from each other... At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations. Isaiah, chap. xiii. verse 19, and chap. xiv. verse 13. Jeremiah, chap. 50, ver.2, 22, 43, and 53.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Etching, scarce, large margins. 166 x 209mm. 6½ x 8¼".
An etched key plate to John Martin's 'The Fall of Babylon".
See Wees & Campbell: p.36; 28.
[Ref: 21036]   £220.00  
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Explanatory Key to the Grand Historical Print of the Coronation of his Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth.
Explanatory Key to the Grand Historical Print of the Coronation of his Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth.
Published by G.Humphrey, 27, St James's Street, London, Jan.y 25.th 1822.
Coloured aquatint, watermarked 1828. 235 x 530mm.
Representation of the royal procession on foot from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, with a key to the buildings above and the people below.
for proof impression see ref. 28485
[Ref: 7327]   £320.00  
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City of Jerusalem now Exhibiting at the Panorama, length of the Painting 140ft 18ft.
City of Jerusalem now Exhibiting at the Panorama, length of the Painting 140ft 18ft.
J.B. Laidlaw, del.
[n.d., c.1838.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 415mm (11 x 16¼"). Creasing as normal.
Very scarce key plate for a panorama of Jerusalem, with 71 named sites. A programme of a moving panorama (i.e. one that moved as the spectator stood still) exhibition in Manchester of c.1838 describes 'A Most splendid Panorama embracing all the holy stations mentioned in the scripture', said to be based on 'drawings made on the spot in 1834, by Mr [Frederick] Catherwood'. The viewing point is the roof terrace of the so-called 'Palace of Pontius Pilate', now the el-Omariye College on Temple Mount. No. 45 in the index lists "Messrs. Catherwood & Benomi" sheltering under a tent!
[Ref: 41839]   £260.00  
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Reference to the Swearing In of Alderman Newnham Lord Mayor on Nov.r 8th 1782.
Reference to the Swearing In of Alderman Newnham Lord Mayor on Nov.r 8th 1782.
[After William Miller.]
Published June 4th, 1801, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside, & at the S, Gallery, Pall Mall.
Etched key plate. 275 x 330mm. 10¾ x 13". Large margins.
Key plate to Benjamin Smith's stipple engraving of Miller's scene of the Lord Mayor of London swearing the Oath of Allegiance at the Guildhall, with a key of 120 people, including John Boydell, and other points of interest. Nathaniel Newnham (1742 - 1809), was sheriff of London 1775-6, Lord Mayor 1782-3, MP for London 1780-90, as well as being a joint-founder of the banking firm Everett & Co.
[Ref: 23650]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Descriptive Sketch of the print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie.
Descriptive Sketch of the print of the Death of Gen: Sir Ralph Abercrombie.
London Published June 4. 1804 by John P. Thompson St. Newport Street. Printseller ro His Majesty & the Duke & Dichess of Kent.
Engraved keyplate. Sheet size: Small tear to left edge of sheet. Vertical crease where folded. Very messy.
A keyplate; Outline sketch showing General Abercrombie attended by surgeons after the battle of Alexandria. A list of those depicted is inscribed in the uper left, with a short description of the event below the image in both English and French.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37346]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Reference to the Print Representing the Battle of the Nile. Engraved and Publish'd as the Act directs by Ja.s Fittler, London.
Reference to the Print Representing the Battle of the Nile. Engraved and Publish'd as the Act directs by Ja.s Fittler, London.
Printed by B. McMillan, Bow-Street, Covent Garden.
Engraved key plate with letterpress, total 480 x 290mm, 19 x 11½". Creased. Water mark 1799.
Keyplate of P.J. de Loutherbourg's 'Battle of the Nile', as engraved and published by Fittler, naming the ships, a description of the painting a copy of Nelson's despatch, and the Line of battle.
From the Reference Library of the Parker Gallery.
[Ref: 22807]   £230.00  
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Key to the print of the Coronation.
Key to the print of the Coronation. For a more full explanation of the Plates, please refer to the last page of the works.
[Robert Bowyer. n.d., c.1823.]
Etched key plate. Sheet size: 375 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼"). A few small tears along lower edge of sheet.
A key to the portraits in James Stephanoff's view of the House of Lords, with a ground plan of the House during the trial of Queen Caroline above, and key to the print of the Coronation (Homage) ato the left. In the top right is a view of the Villa D'Este on the lake of Como, the residence of her late Majesty Queen Caroline, and below are directions for the placing of the plates in the related book.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37344]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Key Plate to Mr. Barrett's Picture Florence Nightingale at Scutari.
Key Plate to Mr. Barrett's Picture Florence Nightingale at Scutari.
Day & Son, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Exchange Street, Manchester.
Lithograph, scarce; printed area 290 x 260mm (11½ x 10¼"). Staining to top right margin.
Keyplate identifying the figures portrayed in Jerry Barrett's painting 'The Mission of Mercy: Florence Nightingale receiving the Wounded at Scutari' (1857) which hangs in London's National Portrait Gallery. The scene portrays Nightingale's invaluable medical assistance during the Crimean War. The publishers of this keyplate, Thomas Agnew & Sons, also published a large engraving of the picture.
for the print of the picture, see ref. 8486. Ex: Collection of Thomas Agnew.
[Ref: 32262]   £220.00  
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Key to the engraving of the trial of William Lord Russell.
Key to the engraving of the trial of William Lord Russell.
Published by Rob.t Bowyer, and Mary Parkes. [n.d., c.1835.]
Engraved key plate. Platemark: 165 x 230mm (6½ x 9"). Horizontal crease near lower edge of sheet.
A key pate; Outline sketch of the principal figures in Sir George Hayter's painting of the trial of Lord Russell. Lord Russell is seen on the witness stand to the right, before a panel of several judges.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37343]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Description of the print of the Grand Attack on Valenciennes by the Combined Armies Under the Command of the R.H. the Duke of York, July 25, 1793.
Description of the print of the Grand Attack on Valenciennes by the Combined Armies Under the Command of the R.H. the Duke of York, July 25, 1793.
Engraved by Mr. William Bromley, from a picture painted by P.J. de Loutherbourg, Esq. R.A.
London, Published December 1, 1801: for V. and R. Green, by R. Cribb, No. 288, Holborn.
Engraved keyplate with letterpress. On watermarked paper, 'E.M.P. 1800'. Sheet size: 470 x 380mm (18½ x 15"). Nicks to edges of sheet. Creases.
Keyplate with a 28-point key of the important Allied officers, and a short description of the scene in English and French. Text in both English and French below.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37345]   £220.00  
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[Keyplate]
[Keyplate] The Departure of the Pilgrim Fathers, July 22 1620. The Government Prize Picture of the Westminster Hall Exhibition. (The Scene is taken from the point of Embarkation, Delft Haven.)
Painted by Charles Lucy, Esq. / Engraved by John Burnett, Esq.
Published by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Her Majesty's Printsellers & Publishers, Exchange Street, Manchester. August 1, 1855.
Lithograph with letterpress, scarce item; sheet 275 x 450mm (10¾ x 17¾").
Keyplate identifying the figures in Charles Lucy's painting 'The departure of the ‘primitive puritans’, or ‘Pilgrim Fathers’, to the coast of America, AD 1620' (1847), painted for a Palace of Westminster fresco competition. The painting is now in the Pilgrim Hall Museum (Plymouth, Mass.).
Ex: Collection of Thomas Agnew.
[Ref: 32261]   £260.00  
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Key to Mr Walker's Engraving of the Passing of the Reform Bill.
Key to Mr Walker's Engraving of the Passing of the Reform Bill.
[after S.W.Reynolds.]
London June 1836; Published by Mr Walker, 64 Margaret Street, & 22 London Street, Edinburgh.
Steel engraving. Sheet 290 x 330mm. Edges chipped and stained; tears into image.
The key plate to Samuel William Reynold's 'The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832'.
From the Reference Library of the Parker Gallery.
[Ref: 22879]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Key to Mr Walker's Engraving of the Passing of the Reform Bill.
Key to Mr Walker's Engraving of the Passing of the Reform Bill.
[after S.W.Reynolds.]
London June 1836; Published by Mr Walker, 64 Margaret Street, & 22 London Street, Edinburgh.
Steel engraving, sheet 305 x 375mm (12 x 14¾"). Creases; stains; repaired tears. Damaged.
The key plate to Samuel William Reynolds's 'The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832', identifying seventy-six figures represented including Grey, Durham, Holland, Brougham, Lansdowne, and Wellesley. The passing of the Great Reform Bill was one of the major legislative landmarks of the nineteenth century
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37229]   £95.00  
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Description of the Print of the Grand Attack on Valenciennes
Description of the Print of the Grand Attack on Valenciennes by the Combined Armis under the Command of his R.H. the Duke of York, July 25th, 1793, Engraved by Mr William Bromley, from a Picture Painted by P.J. de Loutherbourg, Esq. R.A.
[London, 1801.]
Engraved key plate with letterpress, total 330 x 450mm, 13 x 17¾". Watermarked 1800.
Keyplate with a 28-point key of the important Allied officers, and a short description of the scene in English and French.
BM: 1917,1208.1231. From the Reference Library of the Parker Gallery.
[Ref: 22800]   £220.00  
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Key of Reference to the print of The Battle of Waterloo, June 18th, 1815.
Key of Reference to the print of The Battle of Waterloo, June 18th, 1815. The period of time is towards the Close of the Day when the whole French Army were thrown into Confusion. The Marquis of Anglesey having broken the French Lines and pass'd the high road, pursues the Enemy into a hollow, and the Cavalry charge and capture their Artillery.
London; Published June 18th, 1819, by R.Lambe, 96, Gracechurch Street, and T.Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill.
Etched key plate. Sheet 390 x 530mm, 15¼ x 21", watermarked 'J Whatman'. Folded at centre, bottom corner torn
Keyplate to a painting by Alexander Sauerweid, as engraved by H.R.Cook, with a 19-point key of persons and a 15-point key of the battle.
BM: 1872-5-11-449. Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. See item 36757 for the engraving.
[Ref: 36970]   £360.00  
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The Preaching of Knox Before the Lords of the Congregation, 10th June 1559.
The Preaching of Knox Before the Lords of the Congregation, 10th June 1559.
Engraving in line by George T. Doo., from a Picture by David Wilkie, Esq. R.A.
[n.d., c.1832.]
Keyplate. Sheet: 275 x 420mm (11 x 16½"). Creased and folded.
A keyplate to David Wilkie's painting of John Knox preaching. The keyplate identifies the figures in the image while the text on the front of the item identifies the various proofs, subscribers proofs and their prices.
[Ref: 45971]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Key Plate to Mr. F.C. Lewis's Picture now Engraving / The Installation of His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic at Madras
Key Plate to Mr. F.C. Lewis's Picture now Engraving / The Installation of His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic at Madras 1. His Highness the Nabob of the Carnatic / 2. The Honourable Sir Edward Gambier, Chief Justice [...]
[after F.C. Lewis, c.1845]
Very scarce lithograph backed onto linen, varnished; sheet 435 x 555mm (17 x 21¾").
Keyplate made to accompany the engraving of the painting by Frederick Christian Lewis junior's (1813-75) of the installation of the nawab of the Carnatic, Ghulam Muhammad Ghaus Khan, at Chenauk Palace by Lord Elphinstone on 25 August 1842. The huge (6ft x 7½ft) painting, now in the Fort Museum in Madras, included between sixty and seventy portraits and took Lewis eighteen months to complete. The principal Indians and English are seated to left and right of the nawab, seated on the Musnud, and among the high ranking officials depicted, from all departments of the colonial administration, are Lord Elphinstone, Governor of Madras, General Sir Robert Clark, Commander-in-Chief, Sir Edward Gambier, Chief Justice, members of the judicial bench, the Board of Revenue, gentleman agents and residents, and local Indian princes and potentates. The keyplate notes some figures are not identified by name and that they were members of the Nabob retinue and Durbar. Lewis (often called 'Indian Lewis' to distinguish him from his artist father and brother), was one of the foremost British artists working in Asia in the ninenteenth century.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37227]   £490.00  
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Key to the Splendid Mezzotinto Engraving, by G.H. Phillips, Esq from Danby's Sublime Painting of the Opening of the Sixth Seal.
Key to the Splendid Mezzotinto Engraving, by G.H. Phillips, Esq from Danby's Sublime Painting of the Opening of the Sixth Seal.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare etching with letterpress, printed in blue. Sheet 285 x 225mm 11¼ x 9"). Laid on canvas, paper age toned.
The key and prospectus for an engraving of Francis Danby's 'An Attempt to illustrate the Opening of the Sixth Seal'. According to the text 'Each Subscriber of One Guinea shall receive one Share, securing One of the Splendid Mezzotinto Engravings of the Picture; and the chance of obtaining either the Grand Original Painting, valued at 1000 Guineas, or the Engraved Steel Plate, which cost 650 Guineas; and shall also receive a Free Admission Ticket admitting one person during the Exhibition'. Danby accused John Martin of stealing the idea of his 'The Deluge' from this painting, which Martin saw during a visit to Danby's studio.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36968]   £350.00  
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Key to the plate of the Royal Academicians.
Key to the plate of the Royal Academicians.
Pub. by C. Bestland 1802. [but later.]
Stipple. 295 x 380mm (11½ x 15"). Tear in lower margin.
Keyplate to the stipple by C. Bestland after Henry Singleton. The artists include Thomas Lawrence, William Beechey, Angelica Kaufman, James Northcote, Henry Fuseli, John Singleton Copley, the Sandby brothers and, sitting in the President's chair, Benjamin West.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36974]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Explanation of the North Coast of Spitzbergen, exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
Explanation of the North Coast of Spitzbergen, exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square.
[n.d., c.1818.]
Engraving, rare. Sheet: 250 x 430mm (9¾ x 17"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A keyplate to Lieutenant Frederick William Beechey's panorama exhibited in Barkers's Panorama in Leicester Square. Beechey was part of John Franklin and David Buchan's 1818 expedition to Spitzbergen an island in the Svalbad archipeligo.
[Ref: 46202]   £260.00  
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Key-Plate to the Interesting Historical Picture, The Trial of Earl Strafford in Westminster Hall, 1641.
Key-Plate to the Interesting Historical Picture, The Trial of Earl Strafford in Westminster Hall, 1641. ainted by William Fisk, Esq., and now Engraving in the Most Finished Style of Mezzotinto as a Companion-Plate to 'The Trial of William, Lord Russell'.
London: Published by Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, 11 Golden Square, Regent Street. and Sold by Leggatt and Neville, 79 Cornhill. [n.d., c.1841.]
Etched keyplate, with letterpress key. Sheet 285 x 450mm (11¼ x 17¾"). Creases.
The keyplate to William Henry Simmon's mezzotint of William Fisk's oil now in the Walker Gallery. Underneath is a 61-point key of references to the figures represented; on the reverse is a letterpress history by Lawrence Echard.
BM: 1858,1009.57. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 44234]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Key to the Battle of Waterloo, by Lieut. Read.
Key to the Battle of Waterloo, by Lieut. Read.
G.W. Ginger, College Street, Westminster.
[n.d., watermarked 1836.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 450 x 560mm (17¾ x 22"). Watermarked 'Sweetapple 1836', Wear to edges.
Keyplate to the aquatint drawn and etched by William Heath after Lieut. R.P. Heath, first published by Reeve in 1816. This keyplate is for a later issue as the letterpress 'Summary Account of that Decisive Victory' has been updated to include Napoleon's death on St Helena in 1821.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36969]   £360.00  
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[Keyplate to the Battle of Waterloo, by William Heath.]
[Keyplate to the Battle of Waterloo, by William Heath.]
[n.d., c.1880.]
Wood engraving. Printed area 120 x 360mm (4¾ x 14¼").
Keyplate to the aquatint by Fry & Sutherland after William Heath, first published by Reeve in 1817. It names Wellington, Clinton, and Anglesea, with Napoleon Bonaparte in the background.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36971]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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