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[A young woman, with necklace and flower in her hair.]
[A young woman, with necklace and flower in her hair.]
Ch. Eisen del [in plate].
[French (Paris), n.d., c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish ink, laid paper, 210 x 160mm. 8¼ x 6¼".
Numbered '16' upper right. After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778).
[Ref: 26884]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alinda.
Alinda. For pity's sake: Alinda veil those eyes:/ Captives enough thou hast to drag thy chains [to left]; In each bewitching glance new conquests rise,/ In ev'ry smile there lurks a thousand pains [to right].
W. Ward delint. et sculpt.
Published as the Act directs Sepr. 1. 1787 by Torre & Co. No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple engraving and etching in sepia, 276 x 252mm.
By William Ward (1766 - 1826), engraver and mezzotinter ARA; brother of James Ward. Very fine.
[Ref: 8086]   £260.00  
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The Angelic Child.
The Angelic Child. From a miniature painted by Mr. Robinson in the possesion of Mrs. Johnston, to whom this plate is dedicated by her humble ser.t, W. Palmer.
Robinson pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t.
Publish'd July 1st. 1790 by W. Palmer. Printseller to Her Majesty. No. 163 Strand, London.
Stipple engraving, with very large margins. Printed in brown ink. Platemark: 180 x 115mm. (7¼ x 4½").
A child, half-length, head to right, eyes turned towards the sky; body turned to the left, hands lifted to prayer; in a vertical oval; after John Robinson (1715 - 1745). Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection; Calabi & De Vesme: 308.iii/iii
[Ref: 28396]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Angiolina. Finden's Byron Beauties.
Angiolina. Finden's Byron Beauties. Plate 16, Doge of Venice.
Painted by F. Stone. Engraved by W. Finden.
London, Published by Charles Tilt, 86, Fleet Street, 1835.
Stipple. 235 x 159mm. 9¼ x 6¼".
A young maiden seen holding a lute. The text on verso refers to Angiolina as having a "calm and pure-spirited" character. From "Finden's Byron beauties; or, The principal female characters in lord Byron's poems".
[Ref: 22649]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Anna Damer.
Anna Damer.
Agnes Berry inv.t et del.t Francis.cus Legat Sculp.t
Londini 1793.
Engraving. 125 x 95mm. 5 x 3¾". Trimmed.
A women kneeling by a plinth pointing to the name 'Anna Damer'; referring Anne Seymour Damer (17458-1828) the English sculptor.
[Ref: 21145]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex uno multiplicantur et exaltantur omnia Et omnium mors et vita illud Unum.
Ex uno multiplicantur et exaltantur omnia Et omnium mors et vita illud Unum. Aet. 38. A.1627.
I Pa[yne]
Engraving. 140 x 102mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark. Bit messy. Losses top & bottom on right.
Unidentified male portrait, manuscript verso.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25366]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of a young man in wig.]
[Portrait of a young man in wig.]
Kneller [pencil in later hand]
[n.d, 1812 written in ink on reverse.]
Chalk portrait on paper. Sheet 245 x 205mm (9¾ x 8"). Edges chipped.
A half-length portrait in a roundel.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35557]   £950.00  
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The Anxious Matron.
The Anxious Matron.
Ruben's, Pinxt.
Drawn, Printed & Published at Friedel's Litho Estabt. 252, Tottenham Court Road, & at the Polytechnic Institution, 309, Regent St. London. [n.d. c.1840.]
Very scarce and fine hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic, mint colour. Image 350 x 275mm. 13¼ x 10¾". A fine impression with full, folded margins (small tears at apex of folds).
After Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) by Adam Friedel, Danish-born painter and lithographic printer, publisher of a series of coloured lithographs of the Greek Revolution under the title 'Twenty-Four Portraits of the principal leaders and personages who have made themselves most conspicuous in the Greek Revolution'.
[Ref: 21588]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Young Artist,
The Young Artist, From the Original Picture in the Collection of Colonel Wetwood, to whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by The Publisher.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Engraved by C. Knight
London Published Nov.r 14th 1877 by G.P. McQueen N. 49 Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street
Scarce mezzotint, platemark 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13½") very larghe margins.
Child in a landscape holding a brush in one hand and portfolio in the other. One of his watercolours, of a landscape with bridge, lies on the ground in front of him. After a painting attributed here to Sir Joshua Reynolds, although no corresponding painting is listed by David Mannings in his complete catalogue of Reynolds paintings.
[Ref: 40280]   £260.00  
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A Newly discovered Star of the Greatest Magnitude.
A Newly discovered Star of the Greatest Magnitude. Proof.
Painted in Enamel by J. Barrow. Engraved by G. Maile 34 Fred.k Pl. Hampstead R.d.
London Published Nov.r 30th 1821 by J. Barrow, Weston Place, St Pancras.
Mezzotint. Sheet 240 x 195mm (9½ x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A star depicted as young woman with plumes in her hair. A rare print: the British Museum's example, bought from the Lennox-Boyd collection, is trimmed and lacking the title and publication line. According to their entry Christopher had never seen one with a publication line, which ours has.
BM 2010,7081.4593.
[Ref: 38819]   £220.00  
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A Comet.
A Comet.
Drawn by T. Harper Esq.r. Engraved by G. Maile.
London, Published Sep.r 1st. 1820, by J. Brooker, 5, Southampton Row, Russell Square.
Mezzotint. 280 x 205mm (11 x 8"). Large margins.
A comet shown as a young woman's head rising from clouds, with light shining as the tail.
See BM 2010,7081.7217 for a proof from the Lennox-Boyd collection
[Ref: 38818]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Baby lying down on straw basket.]
[Baby lying down on straw basket.]
Guercino inv.t F. Bartolozzi sculp.t
London, Published Jany. 1. 1798, by Darling & Thompson Gt. Newport Street, and T. Simpson, St. Paul's Church Yard.
Etching. Plate 229 x 260mm. 9 x 10¼".
A baby lying on a straw bed inside a basket, his hands clasped on his stomach.
De V: ?
[Ref: 21217]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Baccante with Young Faun.]
[Baccante with Young Faun.]
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by S.W.Reynolds.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Mezzotint, 350 x 255mm. Some cracking to margin, small crease top left.
A half-naked woman, believed to have been modelled by Emma Hamilton, carrying a faun. Rare.
WHITMAN: 437, State iv of v.
[Ref: 4829]   £320.00  
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A Bacchante.
A Bacchante. From an Original Picture in the Collection of Sir John Leicester Bar.t.
Greuze Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculps.t R.A. Engraver to his Majesty.
London, Published 1st. June 1800 by William Jeffryes & C.o Ludgate Hill.
A rare stipple. Plate: 440 x 340mm (17¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A portrait of a priestess of Bacchus, shown looking over he right shoulder.
De Vesme 369 III of III. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46717]   £330.00  
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The Favourite of Bacchus.
The Favourite of Bacchus.
London, Published by W. Humphrey.
Rare stipple, platemark 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Small dusty margins.
Young woman in classical dress adorned with grapes and carrying a goblet of wine to indicate her allegiance to Bacchus, the god of wine. Stipple, a method of producing images from thousands of small dots rather than lines, was widely used in the late 18th century to make decorative images such as this.
[Ref: 39195]   £230.00  
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[Woman holding a bird and cherries]
[Woman holding a bird and cherries] Sunt Oculi Scopuli, quos parat illa Venus
E. Back a H. sc. Jeremias Wolff excud . Aug. Vind.
Engraving, platemark 300 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings by Augsburg printmaker Jeremias Wolff after Elias Bäck (1679-1747), also of Augsburg.
[Ref: 40173]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sleeping woman]
[Sleeping woman] ____praestat si talia somnus, Blandimenta vigil quae dare posse putas?
E. Back a H. sc. Jeremias Wolff excud . Aug. Vind.
Engraving, platemark 300 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings by Augsburg printmaker Jeremias Wolff after Elias Bäck (1679-1747), also of Augsburg.
[Ref: 40174]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Baiser Envoyé.]
[Le Baiser Envoyé.]
J. B. Greuze. C. Turner [in lower right corner in plate].
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint, very fine. Plate: 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"). Frame: 620 x 740mm (24½ x 29"). Trimmed in lower edge. Some repaired damage.
A portrait of a young woman in a state of undress who stands by a window, in one hand she holds a letter while in the other she blows a kiss.
Whitman 747.I.
[Ref: 35741]   £520.00  
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The Infant Toilet.
The Infant Toilet.
F.Bartolozzi R.A. inv.t. A Cardon sculp.t
London, Publish'd by Colnaghi, Sala & Co. late Torre, 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple, printed in brown. 200 x 220mm.
[Ref: 533]   £240.00  
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[Untitled Female Profile.]
[Untitled Female Profile.]
F. Bartolozzi in. et Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament de 15 June 1776.
Stipple printed in sanguine. 125 x 165mm. Very slight paper discolouration.
[Ref: 538]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Profile of a Woman.]
[Profile of a Woman.]
F. Bartolozzi inv. et sculp.
Published according to Act of Parliament de 15 june 1776.
Stipple with large margins; Rare. Plate: 125 x 170mm (5 x 6¾"). Some light foxing.
Profile portrait of a woman wearing a shawl.
De Vesme: 117. State II of II. For an example in sanguine see ref: 538.
[Ref: 35553]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bearded man with chain necklace]
[Bearded man with chain necklace]
HHolbein incidit in lignum, WHollar fecit Aqua forti, 1647. / Ex Collectione Arundeliana.
Etching, platemark 110 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼") very large margins Late impression.
Etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77). In 1644 Hollar had moved to Antwerp due to the political climate in England, where he etched this plate of a sitter, probably Swiss. Pennington writes 'A.B. Chamberlain in his "Hans Holbein the younger", 1913, says that it is a portrait of Heini von Uri, court jester to Duke Leopold of Austria. It would, however, be difficult to look less like a jester'.
Pennington 1548 ii/ii
[Ref: 46359]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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The Morning Beauty.
The Morning Beauty.
Miss A. Green Pinx.t.
London Pub;ished 7th June 1781, for J. Harris, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill.
Stipple, printed in brown, scarce. Sheet 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½). Trimmed within plate, corners snipped. Bit dusty.
A well-dressed young woman, hands in a fur muff, with four lines of verse from Rev. Dr Lisle's 'History of Porsenna'.
[Ref: 45377]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Evening Beauty.
The Evening Beauty.
Miss A. Green Pinx.t.
London Pub;ished 7th June 1781, for J. Harris, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill.
Stipple, scarce. Sheet 180 x 140mm (7 x 5½). Trimmed within plate, corners snipped. Bit dusty.
A well-dressed young woman, fan in hand, with four lines of verse from Rev. Dr Lisle's 'Charms of Beauty'.
[Ref: 45378]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Image de la Beauté. [&] Leçon de Botanique.
Image de la Beauté. [&] Leçon de Botanique.
Schenau p. Chevillet f.
[A Paris : chez Wille [n.d., c.1772.]]
Pair of etchings, scarce scratch letter proofs before titles. Each 425 x 310mm (16¾ x 12¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frames.
A pair of scenes of two finely-dressed mothers and their daughters framed by stone archways. In 'Beauté' the girl picks a bloom off a potted rose, a set of bagpipes on the window sill; in 'Botanique' the mother holds up a plant she has uprooted from an ornamental pot. Engraved by Juste Chevillet (1729-1802) after Johann Eleazar Schenau (1736-1806)
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While some poor creatures scarce can tell  / Where they may lay their head / I have a home, wherein to dwell,  And rest upon my bed.
While some poor creatures scarce can tell / Where they may lay their head / I have a home, wherein to dwell, And rest upon my bed.
Drawn by Bouvier. Printed by Dean & Munday.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 160 x 160mm (6¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed close to image.
A pair of elderly vagrants with a well-dressed young girl. From 'Praise for Mercies Spiritual and Temporal', one of Dr. Isaac Watt's 'Divine Songs for Children'.
[Ref: 31284]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Belisa.  Vide, Marmontel's tale of the Scruple.
Belisa. Vide, Marmontel's tale of the Scruple.
Designed by J.R. Smith.
London Publish'd July 18 1783 by J.R. Smith No.83 Oxford Street.
Very rare stipple, roundel, printed in brown ink. Sheet 250 x 225mm. 9¾ x 9". Trimmed to plate.
A young lady with a poodle on a chaise longue, illustrating the moral tale of 'The Scruple' by Jean-François Marmontel (1723–1799); with a four-line quotation below image. John Raphael Smith (1751 - 1812).
Frankau 31, ii. D'Oench 223.
[Ref: 27040]   £240.00  
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Cupid Disarmed. [&] Cupid's Revenge.
Cupid Disarmed. [&] Cupid's Revenge.
J.H.Benwell Delin.t Engrav'd by C.Knight.
London, Publish'd Jan.y 2d; 1786, by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No. 158, Bond Street.
Pair of stipples. Ea. 275 x 195mm. Mint.
[Ref: 624]   £490.00   view all images for this item
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The Beggar of Bednall Green and his Daughter.
The Beggar of Bednall Green and his Daughter. With that an angel he cast on the ground,/ And dropped, in angels, full three thousand pound/ Thus was the fair Bessee matched to a knight/ And then made a ladye in others despite/ A fairer lady there never was seen/ Then the blind beggar's daughter of Bednall Green. [&] The Beggar of Bednall Green, his Daughter and the Knight. To church then went this gallant young knight,/ His bride followed after, an angel most bright,/ With troops of ladyes the like never was seen/ That went with sweet Bessee of Bednall Green' In joy and felicity lon lived he,/ All with his fair ladye the prettye Bessye.
R. Pollard fect. Aquatinted by J. Wells [first plate]. Aquatinted by J. Jukes [second plate].
London, Published Septr. 6, 1787, by R. Pollard, Engraver, No.15, Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Pair of aquatints with etching, each c.327 x 275mm.
A fine pair of prints that illustrate the popular Elizabethan ballad 'The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green'. This tells the story of Henry de Montfort, a son of Simon de Montfort. He was wounded and lost his sight in the Battle of Evesham in 1265, and was nursed to health by a baroness, and together they had a child named Besse (commemorated in Besse Road in London's East End). He became the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green and used to beg at the crossroads. The story of how he went from landed gentry to poor beggar became hugely popular in the Tudor era, and was revived by Percy’s 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry', published in 1765. The legend came to be incorporated into the arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Bethnal Green in 1900. Published by Robert Pollard (c.1755 - 1838) after his own designs.
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Miss Bloomfield.
Miss Bloomfield.
Adam Buck del. T Cheesman Sculpsit.
London Published April 25, 1803 by William Holland. No.11, Cockspur Street, (removed from Oxford Street).
Hand-coloured stipple with etching, and large margins. Plate 297 x 209mm. 11¾ x 8¼". .
Portrait of a young woman, almost full-length, three-quarters to left with head in profile, left hand to hip; wearing white, low-necked, short-sleeved dress, hair tied back in Grecian style, with long diaphanous scarf fastened to a band in her hair and trailing down on either side, which she holds up with her right hand.
[Ref: 28168]   £220.00  
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Ritratto d'un Compagno del Padre Luigi Bourdaloue della Compagnia di Gesu dell'istesso Poussino.
Ritratto d'un Compagno del Padre Luigi Bourdaloue della Compagnia di Gesu dell'istesso Poussino. 13.
[Paolo Fidanza.]
[n.d. c.1785.]
Very fine engraving and etching with large margins. Plate 272 x 184mm. 10¾ x 7¼".
A companion of Luigi Bourdaloue, the 18th century Jesuit theologian. From "Recueil de têtes choisies de personnages illustres dans les lettres et dans les armes éxactement dessinées et gravées de la grandeur des originaux par Paul Fidanza peintre romain d'apres les peintures de Raphaël d'Urbin et autres grands maîtres existantes au Vatican et dans plusieurs galeries de Rome".
[Ref: 26602]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Bowles.
Miss Bowles.
Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. Samuel Cousins, R.A.
London Published by P. & D., Colnaghi & C.o. 14. Pall Mall East _ T. M.c.Lean, 7, Haymarket and Grundy & Smith Exchange Street, Manchester 18.th. March 1875.
Mezzotint, on india, Printsellers' Association blind stamp Plate: 395 x 520mm (15½ x 20½"). Light foxing. Thread margins.
Jane Palmer (1772 - 1812) as a young girl, sitting whole-length on the ground, with both arms around the neck of a spaniel. Daughter of Oldfield Bowles of Oxfordshire, she married Richard Palmer in 1791. The original painting, in the Wallace Collection, has also engraved by William Ward as 'Juvenile Amusement'.
Whitman: 23, II of II.
[Ref: 39936]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miss Bowles.]
[Miss Bowles.]
Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. Samuel Cousins, R.A.
London Published by P. & D., Colnaghi & C.o. 14. Pall Mall East _ T. M.c.Lean, 7, Haymarket and Grundy & Smith Exchange Street, Manchester 18.th. March 1875.
Mezzotint, on india, Printsellers' Association blind stamp Plate: 395 x 520mm (15½ x 20½").
Jane Palmer (1772 - 1812) as a young girl, sitting whole-length on the ground, with both arms around the neck of a spaniel. Daughter of Oldfield Bowles of Oxfordshire, she married Richard Palmer in 1791. Also known as "Love me love my dog" The original painting, in the Wallace Collection, has also been engraved by William Ward as 'Juvenile Amusement'.
Whitman: 23, II of II.
[Ref: 46191]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Boy turn thy Laughter into Floods of Tears And Tune thy Instrument to mournful airs…
Boy turn thy Laughter into Floods of Tears And Tune thy Instrument to mournful airs… E' Collectione Nath. Oldham Armig.
Fran. Hals pinx. G.White fecit 1732.
Sold by Sam.l Sympson at his Print Shop in Maiden Lane Cov.t Garden.
Mezzotint. 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼") large margins. Faint mount burn.
A fine impression of this magnificent composition of a laughing boy playing the fiddle framed by an ivy-covered window.
CS: 59
[Ref: 47318]   £480.00  
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[Boy and dog.]
[Boy and dog.] Alt: 18. Lat: 14, unc.
v. Prenner delt et Inc.
[Vienna, n.d., c.1730.]
Etching with engraved ornamental border printed from a separate plate; laid paper, large margins. 325 x 265mm, 12¾ x 10½". Paper a little age-toned, otherwise good.
After Paolo Veronese (1528 - 1588), for the 'Theatrum Artis Pictoriae' (often referred to as the 'Galerie Impériale de Vienne'), a series of plates of paintings in the Imperial collection in the Belvedere in Vienna executed by Anton Joseph Prenner (Austrian, 1683 - 1761). Published in Vienna in four parts, each of 40 plates, from 1728 to 1733.
[Ref: 26873]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boy & Dog.
Boy & Dog. In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk. Size of the Picture F.1. 1.6 ½ by F.1 2.1 high.
B. Marillo Pinxit. Caroline Watson Sculpsit.
Publish'd Sep.r 1.st 1781 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple, printed in sanguine. Plate: 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"), with very good margins.
A scene showing a young boy feeding his small dog.
[Ref: 47271]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boy dangling key whilst studying.]
[Boy dangling key whilst studying.]
Thomson delin. Easling sculp.
[n.d. c.1820.]
A fine mezzotint, printed in colour. Image 209 x 183mm. 8¼ x 7¼". Trimmed into the title area.
[Ref: 14440]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boy Sleeping on a Bed.]
[Boy Sleeping on a Bed.]
Elisabetta Sirani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 242 x 310mm. Slight crease vertically down by torso.
Elisabetta Sirani (1636-1665) Painter and etcher in Bologna. Daughter of Giovanni Andrea Sirani. Patronised by Malvasia, and very successful. A little boy sleeping on the bed fully naked. Lying on his back with two pillows underneath his head, right leg over left, drapery over his head to right.
Ex: Norman Blackburn Collection. De Vesme: 1225.
[Ref: 21914]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boy with a cat and mouse.]
[Boy with a cat and mouse.]
[n.d. c.1690; but 1805.] [John Boydell.]
Mezzotint. Plate 134 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾").
A boy with a cat and a mouse; he sits smiling towards the viewer and holding a snarling cat in front of him, snug under his right arm, teasing it with a mouse attached to a string, held in the other hand. According to the BM; this state republished by Boydell in his 'Collection of Portratis', with a scratch through the image.
Recorded by Ganz: ii/ii.
[Ref: 31185]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Boy with a Ruff and Cap.]
[Boy with a Ruff and Cap.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Rare mezzotint. Plate: 90 x 140mm (3½ x 5½). Trimmed within plate, some light creasing.
A portrait of a boy facing left, dressed in Tudor costume with a collar with a ruff and a cap.
[Ref: 42054]   £260.00  
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[The Children of Joseph Baggaley Bradshaw.]
[The Children of Joseph Baggaley Bradshaw.]
Jos. Wright pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
[n.d., c.1769.]
Mezzotint. Scratched proof. Plate: 375 x 475mm (14¾ x 18¾"). Slight repair in lower title on right. Trimmed to plate and laid on card.
A group portrait of three children of Joseph Baggale Bradshaw shown holding a lamb in a rural landscape. After a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797).
CS: 141.
[Ref: 42502]   £650.00  
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Walter / Jeffry a fool
Walter / Jeffry a fool at Kensington / at Oxford. The Bully[?] Brazen Nose
Pen and ink sketch with watercolour, sheet 105 x 70mm (4 x 2¾"). Additional ms verso.
Sketch of two figures. Brazenose College interest.
[Ref: 37649]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Bravo.]
[The Bravo.] Alt. 28. Lat. 24 unc.
Giorgio pinx. V.Prenner inc.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving with mezzotint. Sheet: 160 x 225mm (6¼ x 9"). Trimmed within plate. Laid on album sheet.
A engraving of 'The Bravo', c.1520 which was originally attibuted to Giorgione but has since been reattributed to Titian. One man grabs another from behind by his shoulder.
[Ref: 36456]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Maria Lady Broughton.
Maria Lady Broughton.
F. Cotes pinx.t. J. Finlayson sculpt.
Published May 29th 1772 & Sold by J. Finlayson Orange Street Leicester Fields.
Mezzotint. 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14") large margins. Fine impression.
Lady Maria Broughton, wife of Rev Sir Thomas Broughton, baronet. Fine large mezzotint after a portrait by Francis Cotes (1726-70). An important figure in the London art world, Cotes was instrumental in setting up the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768 (presenting the case for an academy to George III). By this time Cotes had begun to attract royal patronage, including portraits of Princess Caroline Matilda, Princess Louisa, and Queen Charlotte.
[Ref: 43755]   £280.00  
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[Master Brown.]
[Master Brown.]
[R.E. Pine pinx. W.Humphrey fecit.]
[Published according to Act of Parliament, 1765.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Mounted on album paper.
Chaloner Smith took the title from mss. on an impression at Strawberry Hill.
CS: 53, State i of ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4658]   £260.00  
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[Woman carrying twigs.]
[Woman carrying twigs.]
HW Bunbury Esq.r del.t. J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London Publish'd Apr.l 27th 1789 by W. Dickinson Bond Street
Stipple printed in brown ink, sheet 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to platemark; creased.
Stipple after Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist who enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. Tim Clayton writes: 'Prints by Bunbury and his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it.' He designed many prints of rural life such as this, which always remained attactive and picturesque.
see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 37968]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[J Reynolds pinxt. E Fisher Sculpt.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs Nov: 8, 1766, & Sold by E . Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 600 x 340mm (23½ x 14½"). Old ink mss in lower margin. Small margins.
Lady Sarah Napier (1745-1826), noblewoman and society beauty, offering incense to the Graces. A great-granddaughter of Charles II and daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, she married Charles Bunbury in 1762, shortly after which he commissioned this portrait. The marriage was not successful, and she was soon involved in affairs, becoming pregnant by her cousin Lord William Gordon.
CS: 6. Hamilton: p.87. The painting is now in the Kimball Collection, Art Institute of Chicago.
[Ref: 46337]   £680.00  
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[St Giles Beauty.]
[St Giles Beauty.]
J.H. Benwell Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t.
Pub.d 8. Sept. 1783 by E.M. Diemar Strand.
Stipple, printed in sepia, fine proof before title. Plate: 270 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾") very large margins.
A portrait of Elizabeth Burrough, the St Giles Beauty shown in profile, wearing a bonnet with a satin sash.
De Vesme 1290.II of III. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire.
[Ref: 46716]   £360.00  
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[Miss Cabben.]
[Miss Cabben.]
G. Willison pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
Publish'd Sept.r 24. 1770. [Printed for Rob.t Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof. 355 x 275mm. 14 x 10¾". Trimmed into plate at bottom, losing publisher's line.
A provocative portrait of a woman in an oval border engraved by Valentine Green (1739-1813) after the Scottish artist George Willison (1741-1797).
CS 18. W: 17: i of iii. Ex: the Collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 35855]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Caput Incognitum.
Caput Incognitum.
Guescino da cento pinx. Printed by Dean & Munday.
London Published by A. Friedel Jan.y 1831 Cambridge House Kennington.
Lithograph on india, rare with large margins. 400 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½".
An old man with beard, with left elbow on table and head on left hand; in his right he holds a rolled-up scroll, after Guercino (1591-1666), who was born in Cento, Italy.
[Ref: 24874]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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