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The Eumenides of Aeschylus
The Eumenides of Aeschylus as Performed by Members of the University at the Theatre Royal Cambridge December 1885..
Drawn and Etched by Robert Farren.
Cambridge: Macmillan And Bowes, 1884.
Seven etchings. Each c. 180 x 225mm (7 x 9"), on thick paper with wide margins. With a duplicate plate on regular paper and a plate from one of Farren's earlier series.
The illustrated titlepage and six plates illustrating the staging of 'The Eumenides', the third and final play in the 'Oresteia', the story of Orestes, first performed in 458BC. The plates are titled in Greek letters. Although the illustrations are complete a printed cast list is lacking. Robert Farren (1832-1910) was a topographical etcher and illustrator, who owned a print business in Cambridge, before moving to Scarborough in 1889 for his health.
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Dramata Theatri Pacis.
Dramata Theatri Pacis. [Text in centre:] Quod Regis Catholici Felicis Simis Auspiciis Serenissimum Ernestum Principem Opt.XVII. Ger. Inf. Provincias, Confecto &c.
[Petrus van der Borcht.]
[n.d. c.1595.]
Etching and engraving with letterpress on verso, scarce. Plate 330 x 457mm. 13 x 18". Very fine; centrefold as issued.
Interior of a theatre with various figures shown, illustration from Johannes Bochius "Descriptio pvblicae gratvlationis, spectacvlorvm et lvdorvm in adventv Sereniss. Principis Ernesti Archidvcis Avstriae..."; the ceremonial entry of Ernst, Archduke of Austria, into Antwerp.
[Ref: 27747]   £390.00  
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De Vrede, als uit den hemel nederdalende, vertoond, by hat weder openen van den Amsteld. Schouwburg Ao.1749..In het
De Vrede, als uit den hemel nederdalende, vertoond, by hat weder openen van den Amsteld. Schouwburg Ao.1749..In het Zinnespel Leeuwendaal herstadt door de Vrede.
[Amsterdam, c.1749.]
Engraving, image 190 x 285mm. 7½ x 11¼". Trimmed to image and glued to backing sheet.
Interior of an Amsterdam theatre, a performance on stage. By Simon Fokke (printmaker; Dutch; Male; 1712 - 1784), engraver and etcher working for the Amsterdam book trade; also a collector.
For another ballet print of the Schouwbourg Theatre, see ref. 13317
[Ref: 26968]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Armoedige Wooning. La Fleur. Meisje lief, laat ons wat t'zame praaten, Slaa je oogen eens op, laat ik je zoete bakkesje eens zien ...... Je moet je werk een pooeje daar laaten. Is daar zo veel haast by? De Deug.d.i.a.ame Armoede, I.ste Bedr. III.de Joon.
Armoedige Wooning. La Fleur. Meisje lief, laat ons wat t'zame praaten, Slaa je oogen eens op, laat ik je zoete bakkesje eens zien ...... Je moet je werk een pooeje daar laaten. Is daar zo veel haast by? De Deug.d.i.a.ame Armoede, I.ste Bedr. III.de Joon. Demeure de L'Indigence. Felix. Belle enfant, parlez-nous donc un peu; Levez cette tete charmante; comme vous travaillez!... Votre ouvrage presse t-il ai fort? L'indigent, Act. I. Sc. III.
A. van der Groen, inv. et pinx. 1776. R. Vinkeles, del. & figur inv. et. del. R. & H. Vinkeles, sculp 1777.
Te Amsterdam by Johannes Smit en Zoon, met Privilegie.
Engraving. Plate 362 x 426mm. 14¼ x 16¾".
Leidseplein City Theatre scene, and interior of 'virtuous poverty'. Two men overlook a woman spinning at a wheel centre stage.
In the Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief.
[Ref: 22795]   £220.00  
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A Study of Sir Henry Irving by Aubrey Beardsley
A Study of Sir Henry Irving by Aubrey Beardsley "Becket" [upper left]
ABeardsley [lower left]
Mixed-media, platemark 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5").
Sir Henry Irving in the title role of Tennyson's 'Becket' at the Lyceum Theatre in 1893, after the legendary Victorian illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98).
See BM 1960,0409.502
[Ref: 37936]   £800.00  
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Bliss-and Ton. No. 2. Sketches from the King's Theatre.
Bliss-and Ton. No. 2. Sketches from the King's Theatre.
London: Published by Thos. Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, June 1, 1835. Printed by Lefevre & Koller.
Lithograph. 276 x 240mm. 10¾ X 9½". Laid down on scrap book sheet.
[Ref: 14726]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Clown's Christmas; ''Here We Are Again''.
Clown's Christmas; ''Here We Are Again''. Christmas Supplement to the Penny Illustrated Paper, Saturday, December 13, 1879.
Leighton Bros.
Chromolithograph. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾")
A backstage scene of a mother trying to reassure her child as it is being traumatised by a whiteface clown in full costume. At their feet are decorations and a basket of traditional food.
[Ref: 44311]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Mlle. Colombe L'Ainee.
Mlle. Colombe L'Ainee. Pensionnaire du Roy. Née a Venise eu 1754 ei recue a la Comedie Italienne en 1773. Ciel! ou Fuis-je......Belinde act 1er Scen 3e de la colonie.
Dessiné et Frave par Patas.
Se vend a Paris chez atas Graveur Rue du Platre ai cpom de ce;;e St.Jacques Maison de la Mde.de Modea. [n.d., c.1775.]
Engraving 290 x 410mm (11½ x 16¼").
Marie-Theodore Thérèse Ruggieri, was known as Mlle. Colombe being employed by the Comedie Italienne at an earlier time than her older sister. Marie-Catherine (1751-1830), Marie-Thérèse (1754-1837) and Marie-Madeleine Riggieri (1760-1841), known as Adeline, were among the most celebrated demi-mondaines of their era. Under the stage name 'Colombe', the beautiful (and notorious) Venetian-born actresses made a sensation in late eighteenth-century Paris. Jean Baptiste Patas french printmaker 1748 - 1817 may also be Charles Emmanuel Patas. This prints may be based on a composition by Fragonard who painted the famous actresses.
[Ref: 10548]   £320.00  
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Comedy
Comedy To the Baron Obendorff, Minister to His most Serence Highness the Elector Palatine, this Plate is Dedicated by His most humble and obedient Servant H. Sitzenich.
Angelica Kauffman del.t Sintzenich Sculpt.
John Boydell exc.t 1782. publish'd Oct.r 1.st 1782 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple, 280 x 215mm. Fine.
A young woman holding a mask in her left hand.
[Ref: 8419]   £330.00  
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[A comedy.]
[A comedy.]
Imp. Bertauts, Paris [c.1850].
Lithograph on india laid paper, image 135 x 240mm. 5¼ x 9½". Sheet foxed.
Three comic actors performing on stage dressed as harlequins/clowns. With collector's blindstamp of Adolphe Moreau below dated 1851, and stamped with number 'II' upper left corner of sheet. Moreau's collection of 19th century French paintings compiled in the 1840s was augmented between 1898 and 1906 by Impressionist works bought by his grandson Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, the painter and art historian. The entire collection was given to the French state in 1906 and divided between the Musée du Louvre and Musée d'Orsay.
[Ref: 10416]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Comic Dance in the Popular Pantomine of the white Cat
Comic Dance in the Popular Pantomine of the white Cat by Mess.rs Kirby & Chatterley to the Tune of the Bold Dragoon.
Drawn & Etched by W. Heath.
pub 5th of Jan.y 1812 by T. Palser Bridge Road Lambeth.
Coloured etching. 240 x 345mm (9½ x 13½"). Large margins on 3 sides.
A scene of two clowns, James Kirby (died 1826) in drag & William Simmons Chatterley (1787-1822) with white face and red triangles, the signature look of Joseph Grimaldi's 'Joey' clown.
[Ref: 33086]   £260.00  
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A Minute & Correct View of the Inside of the New Theatre Covent Garden.
A Minute & Correct View of the Inside of the New Theatre Covent Garden.
G. Argenzio delt. Etched and Engraved by Heideldorf.
Executed for the first Number of the New Series of La Belle Assemblee, Pub. Feb. 1, 1810 for J. Bell Proprietor, of the Weekly Messenger, Southampton Street, Strand.
Etched outline, sheet 225 x 300mm. 9 x 11¾". Lightly soiled and stained, with tatty extremities; vertical and horizontal creases where folded, as normal.
A packed interior of the new Covent Garden Theatre, designed by Robert Smirke, which opened in 1809; a performance in progress.
[Ref: 12992]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Il Nino Figlio Tragedia
Il Nino Figlio Tragedia
SD Bella [1655]
Etching, sheet 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"). Tipped into album sheet.
Theatre stage with audience in foreground, and curtain inscribed with text. Frontispiece to the tragedy 'Il Nino Figlio' by Gregorio Belsensi, first performed in Bologna in 1649. Etched by Stefano della Bella (1610-54), one of the greatest of Italian printmakers, whose diverse output, characterised by the compression of great precision and detail into small composions, has been the focus of a number of exhibitions and scholarly publications in recent years. It was also influential on later seventeenth century printmakers such as François Collignon and Israel Silvestre.
De Vesme 961
[Ref: 42247]   £280.00  
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Taf I. Don Ranudo de Collibrados.
Taf I. Don Ranudo de Collibrados. [Inside the image]: Ranudo Trinculo Nerilos. Aurelio Sancio. Ramirez Caspor. Theophras Caritos. Philippo Manuel. Gusman Theodoro. ..ippolito ..epham. Antonio Prospero Alphonso. Mustalado Lopez. Don Ranudo de Colibrados.
W. Henschel del: F. Henschel, sc.
[n.d. c.1815.]

Don Ranudo de Colibrados. Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg (1684-1754) was a writer, essayist, philosopher, historian and playwright born in Bergen, Norway during the time of the Dano-Norwegian double monarchy, and spent most of his adult life in Denmark. He was influenced by Humanism, the Enlightenment and the Baroque. Holberg is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, and is best known for the comedies he wrote in 1722–1723 for the theatre in Lille Grønnegade in Copenhagen.
[Ref: 13007]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Harry Dornton,
Harry Dornton, The Go.___Beating the Watchmen___Pl.3
Publish'd Sept.r 26, 1803, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Late impression; trimmed inside margin lower edge; nicks in margins; 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
Scene from 'Road to Ruin', the major theatrical success of writer Thomas Holcroft (1745-1809). The play was first staged in 1792 and ran every season into the 1800s. The play satirises the reckless ways of Harry Dornton, who is shown here defending his friend against watchmen, a scene apparently set in Covent Garden Piazza.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36216]   £280.00  
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[In ink along top:] Jardins de Trianon a Versailles. 28. armand Louis de goutant Nieay Duc de Laugun. 32 ans. Mr. Scott Craven.
[In ink along top:] Jardins de Trianon a Versailles. 28. armand Louis de goutant Nieay Duc de Laugun. 32 ans. Mr. Scott Craven.
Ch. Bianchini [stamped in red ink at lower right with signature.]
[n.d. c.1890.]
Pen and black ink, watercolour. 310 x 235mm. 12¼ x 9¼".
Costume design for the Duke of Laugun, by Charles Bianchini (1860-1905) designer for the Opera Comique and Paris Opera. An "A. Scott-Craven" was active on the london stage in musical theatre around the turn of the 20th Century.
Ex Collection: Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 22694]   £220.00  
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Alfred Crowquill's Sketches From Jullien's Bal Masque.
Alfred Crowquill's Sketches From Jullien's Bal Masque. The Early Bird. What Tired Already? Shut Its Dear Little Mouth, For I Am Engaged By Twenty More Partners!
Alfred Crowquill, delt. et lith. M & N. Hanhart, Impt.
Published by E. Sidebetham, 38, Burlington Arcade [n.d., c.1850].
Coloured lithograph, sheet 381 x 279mm. Light foxing to margins.
Illustrations to Jullien's Bal Masque quadrille, by Alfred Henry Forrester, best known under the name of Alfred Crowquill (1804 - 1872). Louis Antoine Jullien (1812 -1860) conducted a series of winter season promenade concerts at the Covent Garden Theatre, which were highly successful; and on March 4th, 1844, the first bal-masqué given in England in the 19th century took place at Covent Garden under his auspices. In 1822 Forrester wrote for the Hive and in 1823 for the Mirror. He next applied himself to the study of drawing and modelling, as well as to wood and steel engraving. He was also the writer of burlesques, drew pantomimic extravaganzas for the pictorial papers, and exhibited pen-and-ink sketches in the miniature room of the Royal Academy in 1845 and 1846. For a time he contributed sketches to ‘Punch,’ where his work will be found in vols. ii. iii. and iv., and then went over to the ‘Illustrated London News’ as a member of the literary and pictorial staff. As a writer and illustrator of his own writings he was very popular; upwards of twenty works came from his pen, many of them being children's books. For some years the London pantomimes were indebted to him for designs, devices, and effects. In 1851 he modelled a statuette of the Duke of Wellington, which he produced a fortnight before the duke's death and presented to Queen Victoria and the allied sovereigns. At the time when he originally started as an artist there was not much competition, and he consequently found constant work. His works have enjoyed a considerable amount of popularity.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7814]   £260.00  
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Scènes principales de l'Eléphan du Roi de Siam.
Scènes principales de l'Eléphan du Roi de Siam. Pièce en neuf Tableaux. 3e. Théatre du Cirque Olympique.
Fauconnier del. Lith de Fre,.r Coq-héron, n.11
A Paris chez Ostervald ainé, quai des Augustins No 37. Rittner, boulevard Montmartre No 12. Hautecoeur Martinet, rue du coq. [c.1835]
Lithograph with hand-colouring, printed area approx 155 x 255mm (6 x 10"). Rare and fine.
One of a set of nine lithographs showing various scenes from a performance in Paris, as described in an 1835 article for the 'Southern Literary Messenger': 'Last night we witnessed the wonder of an Elephant acting a part in a play at the Cirque Olympique, a theatre of the same description as that of Astley's in London. The house was crowded almost to suffocation, and the docile and astonishing creature excited universal admiration by her performance. She is called "Mam'selle Dyjeck," is a native of the island of Ceylon, and was purchased from some Indian jugglers by Monsieur Huguet her present owner...The play was entitled "l'Elephant du roi de Siam," and was written expressly to exhibit the address and sagacity of M'lle Dyjeck, who really acted throughout as if she were a human being.'
[Ref: 39535]   £260.00  
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The Globe on the Banke Side, where Shakspere acted. From the long Antwerp view of London in the Pepsyian Library...[&]
The Globe on the Banke Side, where Shakspere acted. From the long Antwerp view of London in the Pepsyian Library...[&] William Kempe the original Performer of Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing. From a Wooden cut Prefixed to Kempes Nine Daies Wonder 4.to. 1600.
[n.d., c.1813.]
Two engravings on one sheet, with large margins. J. Whatman watermark 1813. Sheet: 275 x 450mm (10¾ x 17¾").
Two nineteenth century engraved copies of early seventeenth century woodcuts, one showing the famous Globe Theatre, the second showing Elizabethan actor William Kempe (d.1603) in the role of Dogberry.
[Ref: 42038]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Singe.]
[Le Singe.]
I. Mortimer inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[T. Lowndes Published Nov.r 24 1779.]
Etching with engraving, proof before all letters. 166 x 115mm. 6½ x 4½".
Monkey in a room biting a man's ear from behind, two men watching from behind with their arems open. Behind them stand two women embracing each other in front of a men; three further men in front of a door to the left. Illustration to "Evelina" by France Burney.
De Vesme: 1692; [state not known to De V.]
[Ref: 20434]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fair Penitent!!
The Fair Penitent!! Illustrations of Plays
[Anon., c.1830]
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 130 x 165mm (5 x 6½"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet with other small prints.
Woman on a treadmill, supervised by a man with a whip and a back woman impeaching him to show mercy. Scene from 'The Fair Penitent', Nicholas Rowe's 1702 adaptation of an earlier play, 'The Fatal Dowry'.
[Ref: 43927]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Front Box.
A Front Box.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Engraving. Image 151 x 95mm. 6 x 3¾". Cut and laid on separate sheet.
Probably the Royal Family.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 14430]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Galerie Théâtrale / Gandolin
Galerie Théâtrale / Gandolin (Troupe du Marais) / ((Année 1634) / Gandolin par sa Réthorique / Nous fait la rate épanouir [...]
Delacluse del. / Prud'hon Sculp.t / Ecrit par Beaublé / Imprimé par Langlois
Déposé à la Direct.on de la Librairie. [n.d., c.1810]
Stipple printed in colour with large margins, platemark 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8½").
Gandolin, celebrated comic actor at the Théâtre du Marais in the 17th century, with verses below paying tribute to his ability. He specialised in playing a role similar to that of Harlequin.
Harvard 2.
[Ref: 35594]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Gargathua aux Variétés.
Gargathua aux Variétés. Explication par numeros d'ordre des Personnages jouant les Roles principaux.
A Paris Chez Mme V.e Chereau, Rue S. Jacques, No. 10. Déposé à la Direction Imperiale de l'Imprimierie et de la Libraorie.
Hand-coloured engraving. Plate: 330 x 230mm (13 x 9") large margins. Printers creases.
A scene showing the actors in their various roles on the first performance of 'Gargantua, ou Rabelais en Voyage' by M. de Mersan, a comedy first shown at the Theatres aux Variétés in Paris 29th June 1813.
[Ref: 44697]   £320.00  
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M.r Garrick in the Farmer's Return.
M.r Garrick in the Farmer's Return.
Zoffany Pinxit. J. Boydell excudit. J. G. Haid fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament March 1st. 1766, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. Plate: 430 x 500mm (17 x 19¾"). Trimmed to plate on lower edge. Creasing in corners where glued to a backing sheet at corners. Slight staining in title area. Thread margins.
A theatrical scene showing David Garrick and Mary Bradshaw in Garrick's play'The Farmer's Return from London' as performed at the Drury Lane Theatre. The farmer sits in the centre of the image recounting a tale to a woman and two children, the woman almost drops a jug in alarm and the young boy tips his candle dangerously.
CS: 3 II of II.
[Ref: 46179]   £580.00  
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Germany.
Germany.
Alf Cooke. Leeds.
[n.d., 1887.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 250 x 145mm, 9¾ x 9¾".
A dancer in a glamourous version of the German ceremonial military uniform, holding a standard with imperial eagles and the Iron Cross. The costume was made for the Army and Navy ballet at London's Alhambra Theatre. Although the theatre 'specialized in beautiful ballets' it was notorious as a meeting place for prostitutes and their clients.
Not in Ogilby.
[Ref: 16944]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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The Globe on the Bancke Side, where Shakspere acted.
The Globe on the Bancke Side, where Shakspere acted. From an Old View of London published in 1579.
James Coleman, Heraldic and Genealogical Bookseller. 22 High Street, Bloomsbury, London W.C. on William Shakspeare's Birth-day: 23rd April 1864.
Woodblock. Sheet size: 215 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼").
A commemorative etching celebrating the birth of William Shakespeare, depicting the Globe Theatre, published as part of catalogue XXXIV by James Coleman, 1864.
[Ref: 37824]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Sloman, as Jemmy, and Mr. Beverly, as Jerry.
Mr. Sloman, as Jemmy, and Mr. Beverly, as Jerry.
P Roberts [in image lower right]
[N.d., c.1821]
Very rare etching with hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 245mm (8 x 9½"). Annotations in pencil; large margins.
Scene from C.E. Walker's melodrama 'The Greeks and the Turks, or, the Intrepidity of Jemmy, Jerry, and a British Tar' (one of a crop of 'War of Independence' dramas staged in London in response to the Graeco-Turkish conflict of the 1820s). The play was first stage at London's Royal Coburg Theatre (now the Old Vic) in 1821. Set in a Thessaloniki harbour, the play had Jemmy and Jerry 'under the Command of their Valiant Grandmother, Fan Fireproof'. The star of the show, Fireproof was 'ardent in the cause of Greece and universal Liberty'.
For a playbill for 'The Greeks and the Turks' see ref. 37931. See Edith Hall (ed.), 'Greek tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914'
[Ref: 37960]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Grenadier.
Grenadier.
Alf Cooke. Leeds.
[n.d., 1887.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 250 x 145mm, 9¾ x 9¾".
A dancer in a glamourous version of the uniform of the Grenadier Guards, with bearskin. The costume was made for the Army and Navy ballet at London's Alhambra Theatre. Although the theatre 'specialized in beautiful ballets' it was notorious as a meeting place for prostitutes and their clients.
Not in Ogilby.
[Ref: 16939]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Grimaldi's Tandem in the Comic Pantomime of the Golden Fish.
Grimaldi's Tandem in the Comic Pantomime of the Golden Fish.
Drawn & Etch'd by W. Heath.
Pub Feb 11 1812 by T. Palser Bridge Road Lambeth.
Coloured etching. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Watermarked 1809. Trimmed within plate top and bottom.
Joseph Grimaldi (1778 - 1837), the famous actor and clown, in a wicker wagon drawn by two springer spaniels with cockerels standing on their harnesses, in 'Harlequin and Padmanaba, or, The Golden Fish'. Grimaldi has the white face with a red triangle on his cheek, the signature look of his 'Joey' clown.
[Ref: 33099]   £280.00  
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Arlequin. kHeb de Eijeren kelck, hum zel ze ook zelf uitbroei, Zie, zie drie Tongen zyn reeds uit den dop gekropen…Chile. Hoc Arlequin! wat's dit zit je op het broeinest, maat?...Want Gekken kunnon niet dan Jonge Gekken kweken.
Arlequin. kHeb de Eijeren kelck, hum zel ze ook zelf uitbroei, Zie, zie drie Tongen zyn reeds uit den dop gekropen…Chile. Hoc Arlequin! wat's dit zit je op het broeinest, maat?...Want Gekken kunnon niet dan Jonge Gekken kweken. 6.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Etching and engraving with large margins. Plate 230 x 210mm (9 x 8¼"). Creasing.
Two Harlequins, one sat in a basket with three babies; and the other leaning foward to embrace him.
[Ref: 30051]   £260.00  
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The Principal Scene in Harlequin every where.
The Principal Scene in Harlequin every where.
Painted by Cipriani and Richards. Engraved by Bonner.
[n.d., c.1796.]
Engraving. 110 x 165mm, 4¼ x 6½".
A scene in Tartarus (the Greek Hell) from "The Mirror or Harlequin Everywhere" by Charles Dibden, first performed at Covent Garden Theatre in 1779. The tortured include: Sisyphus, cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill; Prometheus, having his liver eaten by an eagle; Tantalus, chained to a rock in a river with a berry bush hanging just out of reach above his head; Ixion, bound to a fiery wheel; and Salmoneus, chained under an overhanging rock forever threatening to fall.
[Ref: 13586]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Harmony.]
[Harmony.]
Dicksee pinx Waltner sc 1879.
[c.1886.]
Etching, 520 x 315mm. 20½ x 12½". Paper tone
A man stares entranced into the eyes of a lady as she sits playing the organ in a church. A very romanticised late Victorian interpretation, after Frank Dicksee (1853 - 1928). Plate declared to the Printseller's Association December 6th, 1879, with their blindstamp lower left.
Printseller's Association: pg.159.
[Ref: 12461]   £350.00  
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[Jugglers]
[Jugglers] Jongleurs
[by Balthazar Solvyns]
[published Paris, 1811]
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark approx 245 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"). With letterpress description in French and English. Uncut sheet.
Indian performers: in foreground sword-swallower on left, a juggler on right 'whose tricks are less perillous', and (centre) a man who juggles with 'two canon balls of thirty or forty pounds weight'. The figure at the top of the image is 'a woman who lies flat, upon an iron plate which turns round upon a sharp point fixed on the top of a bambou' (quotations from accompanying letterpress). From the third volume of Balthazar Solvyns' 'Les Hindoûs'. Solvyns (1760-1824), a Flemish artist who lived in Calcutta from 1791 to 1803, etched a collection of 250 plates documenting various aspects of Calcutta life. The set was first published in Calcutta, where it proved a financial failure, and Solvyns produced another set which he published in Paris after returning to Europe, although again the venture was unsuccessful, probably in part due to its publication at the height of the Napoleonic Wars. Solvyns later returned to Antwerp, where William I appointed him Captain of the Port.
see also ref. 15034.
[Ref: 33648]   £340.00  
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Horse Guard.
Horse Guard.
Alf Cooke. Leeds.
[n.d., 1887.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 250 x 145mm, 9¾ x 9¾".
A dancer in a glamourous version of the uniform of the Horse Guards. The costume was made for the Army and Navy ballet at London's Alhambra Theatre. Although the theatre 'specialized in beautiful ballets' it was notorious as a meeting place for prostitutes and their clients.
Not in Ogilby.
[Ref: 16937]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore.
Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore. Sadhusing sleeping on his Lion, as performed at Drury Lane Theatre.
[Printed by W. Clerk. 41 Dean S.t. Soho. n.d., c.1831.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 210 x 165mm, (8¼ x 6½"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a scene from a play shown at Drury Lane Theatre in 1831 called 'Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore' which incorporated scenes of animal taming by the first famous lion tamer Henri Martin (1793-1882). Martin played the title of role of Sadhusing, the son of Hyder Ali who escapes into the forest during a battle and befriends the lions. This illustration shows the scene in which Martin amazed his audience by sleeping on the lion.
[Ref: 39438]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hyder Ali or the Lions of Mysore.
Hyder Ali or the Lions of Mysore. The Combat between Sadhuing and the Lion as Performed at Drury Lane Theatre.
[Printed by W. Clerk. 41 Dean S.t. Soho. n.d., c.1831.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet: 210 x 165mm, (8¼ x 6½"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a scene from a play shown at Drury Lane Theatre in 1831 called 'Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore' which incorporated scenes of animal taming by the first famous lion tamer Henri Martin (1793-1882). Martin played the title of role of Sadhusing, the son of Hyder Ali who escapes into the forest during a battle and befriends the lions. This scene shows Martin supposedly engaged in combat with his lion.
[Ref: 39440]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hyder Ali or the Lions of Mysore.
Hyder Ali or the Lions of Mysore.
Printed by W. Clerk. 41 Dean S.t. Soho. [n.d., c.1831.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 260 x 205mm, (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed.
An illustration of a scene from a play shown at Drury Lane Theatre in 1831 called 'Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore' which incorporated scenes of animal taming by the first famous lion tamer Henri Martin (1793-1882). Martin played the title of role of Sadhusing, the son of Hyder Ali who escapes into the forest during a battle and befriends the lions.
[Ref: 39441]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Italy.]
[Italy.]
Alf Cooke. Leeds.
[n.d., 1887.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 245 x 145mm, 9½ x 9¾".
A dancer in a glamourous version of the Italian ceremonial military uniform, holding a standard, with the Colosseum behind. The costume was made for the Army and Navy ballet at London's Alhambra Theatre. Although the theatre 'specialized in beautiful ballets' it was notorious as a meeting place for prostitutes and their clients.
Not in Ogilby.
[Ref: 17419]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Galerie Théâtrale / Jaquemin-Jadot
Galerie Théâtrale / Jaquemin-Jadot (Théâttre de l'hotel de Bourgogne) / ((Année 1634) / Jacquemin avec sa posture, / Sa grimace et son action [...]
Couré del. / Prud'hon Sculp.t / Ecrit par Beaublé / Imprimé par Langlois
Déposé à la Direct.on de la Librairie. [n.d., c.1810]
Stipple printed in colour with large margins, platemark 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8½").
François Mestivier, celebrated farceur in 17th century France, who played farce as Jacquemin-Jadot. Verses below paying tribute to his ability.
Not in Harvard.
[Ref: 35595]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Voyex-vous ma chère! C’est la police que fait jouer ces polichinels lá, pour détourner l’attention!!........Je suis sure qu’ils ne savent plus comment faire pour enterer l’Empereur!!.....Il n’est pas mort!!!........
Voyex-vous ma chère! C’est la police que fait jouer ces polichinels lá, pour détourner l’attention!!........Je suis sure qu’ils ne savent plus comment faire pour enterer l’Empereur!!.....Il n’est pas mort!!!........
Pruche [inside image.] Imp….
La Mode, 11 Juillet 1840. Rue Pauthout 28.
Lithograph. 323 x 242mm. 12¾ x 9½".
A punch and judy show entertains the children whilst four adult figures stand behind; one man dressed as woman, very unconvincingly.
[Ref: 15701]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Alfred Crowquill's Sketches From Jullien's Bal Masque.
Alfred Crowquill's Sketches From Jullien's Bal Masque. The Lion & The Lamb. Perhaps You'd Like To Take The Lady From Me Sir?
Alfred Crowquill, delt. et lith. M & N. Hanhart, Impt.
Published by E. Sidebetham, 38, Burlington Arcade [n.d., c.1850].
Coloured lithograph, sheet 380 x 280mm. Light foxing to margins, some spotting to image.
Illustrations to Jullien's Bal Masque quadrille, by Alfred Henry Forrester, best known under the name of Alfred Crowquill (1804 - 1872). Louis Antoine Jullien (1812 -1860) conducted a series of winter season promenade concerts at the Covent Garden Theatre, which were highly successful; and on March 4th, 1844, the first bal-masqué given in England in the 19th century took place at Covent Garden under his auspices. In 1822 Forrester wrote for the Hive and in 1823 for the Mirror. He next applied himself to the study of drawing and modelling, as well as to wood and steel engraving. He was also the writer of burlesques, drew pantomimic extravaganzas for the pictorial papers, and exhibited pen-and-ink sketches in the miniature room of the Royal Academy in 1845 and 1846. For a time he contributed sketches to ‘Punch,’ where his work will be found in vols. ii. iii. and iv., and then went over to the ‘Illustrated London News’ as a member of the literary and pictorial staff. As a writer and illustrator of his own writings he was very popular; upwards of twenty works came from his pen, many of them being children's books. For some years the London pantomimes were indebted to him for designs, devices, and effects. In 1851 he modelled a statuette of the Duke of Wellington, which he produced a fortnight before the duke's death and presented to Queen Victoria and the allied sovereigns. At the time when he originally started as an artist there was not much competition, and he consequently found constant work. His works have enjoyed a considerable amount of popularity.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7818]   £230.00  
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Mr. Liston as Paul Pry.
Mr. Liston as Paul Pry. "I hope I don't intrude; Just called to ask you how your tooth is".
Drawn & Engraved by J. W. Gear. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [Signature 'J.W. Gear' in lower left corner.]
Pub.d by J. W. Gear. Wilson Street North Place Gray's Inn Road. 1825.
Hand coloured lithograph with large margins, very fine. Sheet size: 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9½").
A portrait of the comic actor John Liston (1776 - 1846) in character as Paul Pry, from 'Paul Pry' by English playwright John Poole. It premiered in London on 13 September 1825 at the Haymarket Theatre and ran for 114 performances. Whole length, standing to the left, holding an umbrella under his arm, with spectacles hanging from his neck.
[Ref: 36730]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Liverpool.
Liverpool.
London, Publish'd Decr. 1, 1804, by T. Woodfall, Villiers St. Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 200 x 250mm. 7¾ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate.
The theatre at Liverpool. Plate to 'The Theatric Tourist; being a genuine collection of ... views, with brief ... accounts of all the principal provincial theatres in the United Kingdom. By a Theatric Amateur (James Winston).'
Abbey Scenery: 29, 16.
[Ref: 11538]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Loges Fashionables. La Fosse Aux Lions. (Opéra.) –Nul n’aura de talent, hors nous et nos amis..-Yes!
Loges Fashionables. La Fosse Aux Lions. (Opéra.) –Nul n’aura de talent, hors nous et nos amis..-Yes!
A. Gémoly.
Chez Bauger & Cie. R.du Croissant, 16. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie. Chez Aubert, Pl.de la Bourse, 29. [n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 255 x 310mm. 10 x 12".
A group of men with spyglasses looking aimlessly as they await the performance start; inside a theatre box.
[Ref: 15713]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Macbeth.
Macbeth. I've done the deed.- did I not hear a noise? [/] Macbeth, Act II. Scene 2.
H. Singleton del. C. Taylor direxit et sculpsit.
Stipple with very large margins. 140mm x 180mm, (5½" x 7"). Small tear in upper margin.
Depiction of events in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act II. Scene 2. in which Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland. Macbeth is depicted leaving the bedroom of Duncan holding a dagger, Duncan can be seen lying dead in his bed. From a series of Shakespeare illustrations.
[Ref: 31930]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Travestissemens. No.7.
Travestissemens. No.7. Magicienne.
Gatine sculp.
[La Mèsangère.][n.d., c.1828.]
A rare engraving with hand colouring. Plate: 300 x 200mm (12 x 8").
A scarce costume plate showing a female magician. The magician wears a costume decorated with devils, snakes and daggers. From the series 'Travestissemens' published by La Mèsangère between 1827-1830.
[Ref: 46689]   £280.00  
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Mesetin.
Mesetin.
[Martin Engelbrecht., c.1740.]
Original hand coloured etching and engraving, 235 x 155mm. 9¼ x 6". Stain from verso form colouring to another character.
A harlequin in the Commedia dell'arte. By Martin Engelbrecht (1684 - 1756), engraver and publisher in Augsburg.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth.
[Ref: 9724]   £160.00  
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[And if he answers that, Madam, through my small guts, my breath, blood and mistress are all at his service]
[And if he answers that, Madam, through my small guts, my breath, blood and mistress are all at his service] From Scene I. Miss in her Teens, or the Medley of Lovers.
Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs [c.1774]
Mezzotint, sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Fine impression; trimmed inside plate bottom edge, losing text; blue chalk marks.
A man demonstrates his courage and determination by brandishing his small-sword to the admiration of two women in a room. Scene from 'Miss in her Teens', a two-act farce by David Garrick which first opened to great acclaim in 1747.
[Ref: 40820]   £230.00  
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Mrs. Midnight's Animal Comedians.
Mrs. Midnight's Animal Comedians.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753
Engraving, sheet 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"). Very scarce; folds as issued.
Monkeys and dogs dressed as humans, performing various acts including a 'siege', agility tricks, dining at a table, and monkeys riding dogs. The animals performed at the Haymarket Theatre in London in 'A Pantomime Entertainment by the Animal Comedians, Brought from Italy by one Signor Ballard'. The act was part of a variety show billed as 'Mrs. Midnight's Oratory' or 'The Old Woman's Oratory'. The producer, performer ('as Mrs. Midnight') and main supplier of songs and recitations for this show was the poet Christopher Smart (1722-71), one of many projects he undertook with the bookseller John Newbery while trying to make his way as a serious poet.
[Ref: 39529]   £260.00  
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