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Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph with added colour. 171 x 133mm. 6¾ x 5¼".
Nottinghamshire: a young lady sat at an embroidery easel sewing; a girl watches.
[Ref: 24182]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bacchic Initiation.]
[Bacchic Initiation.]
[Cornelius de Bruijn.]
[n.d., c.1698.]
Engraving. Plate: 190 x 300mm, (7½ x 11¾").
An illustration from Cornelius de Bruijn's (1652-1726) account of his travels to Italy and the Levant, 'Reizen van Cornelius de Bruyen door de vermaardste Peelen van Klein Asia', 1698. The scene shows the initiation of a new member of the Bentvueghals, a society of mainly Flemish and Dutch artists living in Rome between 1620 and 1720, these bacchic initiations could last over 24 hours after which the members would march to the Temple of Bacchus. Each member was given a nickname relating to classical mythology, de Bruijn was called 'Adonis'.
[Ref: 40943]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jousting Knights.]
[Jousting Knights.]
J.S. [James Stuart.]
London Published by Colnaghi June 1821.
Etching, printed on india. Plate: 230 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"), with very large margins. Staining in margins on left.
A jousting scene in which two mounted figures charge at each other with jousts. Perhaps a plate from his series 'Etchings of Militray Subjects by an Amateur'.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46836]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four young men and women playing 'pied-de-boeuf']
[Four young men and women playing 'pied-de-boeuf'] Sir Turcis Occupé d'une aymable présence / Au pied de boeuf se voit surpris [...]
Dessiné par B. Picart 1709
a Paris chez Picart le Romain rue S. Jacques au buste de Monseig. C.P.R.
Engraving, platemark 205 x 305mm (8 x 12") very large margins.
Group of figures playing, with a boy crouched apart from them. 'Pied-de-boeuf' was originally a children's game, in which the players put their hands one on top of another, counting upwards from one; whoever had nine seized a hand not on the pile, saying 'Je tiens mon pied de boeuf' ('I've got my leg of beef!') By Bernard Picart (1673-1733), draughtsman and engraver whose work consisted mostly of drawing and engraving for book publication.
[Ref: 40286]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[A French tornament.]
[A French tornament.]
Carré 1783.
Rare mezzotint. 340 x 700mm, large margins. Folded for binding, one fold split to plate mark.
A medieval tournament, with a melée and a joust in process, in front of a pavilion flying the French Royal standard of the fleur-de-lys.
[Ref: 43478]   £350.00  
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