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Fleet Prison.
Fleet Prison.
Rowlandson & Pugin del.t et sculp.t. Stadler Aqua.t.
London. Pub.1st Sept.r, 1808 at R. Ackermannís Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. Plate: 230 x 280mm, (9 x 11"). Mount burn around image.
The notorious debtors' prison near Farrington Street. Founded in 1197 this building shown here was built 1781-1782, after the previous one was destroyed in the Gordon Riots of 1780. In the yard some of the inmates are playing tennis. Earliest Squash Image.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 39820]   £290.00  
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Serment du Jeu de Paume a Versailles le 19 Juin 1789.
Serment du Jeu de Paume a Versailles le 19 Juin 1789.
Dessine par C. Monnet. Grave par Helman.
A Paris chez Decrouan Editeur, Rue de Rempart, 4, vis-a-vis le Theatre Francais [n.d., c.1850].
Engraving. Plate: 470 x 360mm (18½ x 14"). Staining, foxing and tears in margins.
A real tennis scene showing the meeting of the third estate who following their being barred from a meeting by the King pledge an oath not to leave the meeting until a new constitution was established. Having not been allowed into the meeting the assembly met in the royal tennis court at Versailles. A nineteenth century impression of the plate first published by Nicolas Ponce in 1792.
[Ref: 42760]   £230.00  
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Serment du Jeu de Paume a Versailles le 19 Juin 1789.
Serment du Jeu de Paume a Versailles le 19 Juin 1789.
Dessine par C. Monnet. Grave par Helman.
A Paris chez Decrouan Editeur, Rue de Rempart, 4, vis-a-vis le Theatre Francais [n.d., c.1850].
Engraving. 630 x 830mm. Tear into the plate in the lower margin.
A real tennis scene showing the meeting of the third estate who following their being barred from a meeting by the King pledge an oath not to leave the meeting until a new constitution was established. Having not been allowed into the meeting the assembly met in the royal tennis court at Versailles. A nineteenth century impression of the plate first published by Nicolas Ponce in 1792.
[Ref: 40064]   £320.00  
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Le Jeu de Volant.
Le Jeu de Volant. Le Bon Génie, Journal des Enfants, 3e. année, No.17. Lith. No.3.
[Marlet.]
[n.d. 1830.]
Lithograph. 222 x 279mm (8¾ x 11"). Creasing.
Children outdoors playing battledore and shuttlecock, a game similar to modern badminton; a village and church seen in the background. One of a series published in a children's magazine.
[Ref: 29685]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Summer Amusement.
Summer Amusement.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at N.o.60 in S.t. Paules Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act direct, 25 Sep.r. 1782.
Hancoloured etching. Printed area: 265 x 170mm, (10½ x 6¾"). Frame: 430 x 340mm, (17 x 13½"). Unexamined out of frame. Staining.
A scene in a tea-garden in which some figures stand in conversation, some play bat and ball, and a servant, who looks as if he might trip, carries a tea-tray.
[Ref: 40332]   £220.00  
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Games with the Ball - Tennis.
Games with the Ball - Tennis. The Court at Lord's.
R.S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co., Litho, St. Paul's Press.
3, 4 & 5 Queen's Head Passage, Paternoster Row, London E.C. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph, printed area 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾") with large margins. Slight foxing.
The real tennis court at Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, London.
[Ref: 46342]   £280.00  
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[Palm game.]
[Palm game.] La Paume. Ainsy nuds legers et dispos / ces Enfans, des qu'ilz ont campos / vont s'escrimer de la raquette [...]
[Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella after Jacques Stella.]
[1657.]
Engraving, platemark 120 x 145mm (4¾ x 5¾"), large margins.
Children playing the palm game ('jeu de paume'), a precursor of tennis in which players originally hit the ball with their hands, although the name remained even after rackets were introduced. Engraving from 'Les Jeux et plaisris [sic] de líenfance invantez par Jacques Stella et gravez par Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella', published by Jacques Stella in Paris in 1657. These engravings were admired among Jacques Stella's contemporaries for their light bonhomie. In the series Stella's designs were engraved by his niece Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella. One of the earliest Real Tennis prints.
[Ref: 41191]   £480.00  
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Der Ballmeister.
Der Ballmeister.
[Johann Christoph Weigel. 1699.]
Engraving. Plate: 85 x 135mm, (3¼ x 5¼"); large margins.
A rare view of a German Renaissance tennis game with a 'ballmeister' standing with his hands in the air ready to catch a ball thrown by an opponent, they all stand in a ball court. An illustration from 'Abbildung der Gemain-Nutzlichen Haupt-Stande' published by J. C. Weigel (1654-1725) in 1699.
[Ref: 39552]   £360.00  
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Games with the Ball - Tennis.
Games with the Ball - Tennis. The Court at Lord's.
[Anon., c.1860]
Coloured lithograph, printed area 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾").
The real tennis court at Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood, London.
[Ref: 43406]   £330.00  
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