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Admit one Person at the West Door of the Cathedral, on Thursday, the 4th of June 1835, when a Sermon will be preached by The Right Reverend Robert James, Lord Bishop of Worcester.
Admit one Person at the West Door of the Cathedral, on Thursday, the 4th of June 1835, when a Sermon will be preached by The Right Reverend Robert James, Lord Bishop of Worcester.
Wood engraved scrap. Image 105 x 180mm. Trimmed and laid on album paper.
Robert James Carr (1774-1841). Carr was the prelate who attended George IV during his last illness.
[Ref: 7002]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. C.E. Johnson has the pleasure to invite [in ink:] F Levein Esq. and friend to the Private View of his pictures Highland Sports on Loch, Moor and Mountain.
Mr. C.E. Johnson has the pleasure to invite [in ink:] F Levein Esq. and friend to the Private View of his pictures Highland Sports on Loch, Moor and Mountain. Saturday, February [1st] 8th [: in ink] at Arthur Tooth & Sons' Galleries, 5 and 6 Haymarket.
[n.d. c.1892.]
Etching. 184 x 140mm. 7¼ x 5½". Laid on album sheet.
A personal invitation to an exhibition presented by C.E. Johnson. Charles Edward Johnson (1832-1913) was an English painter. This prominent art gallery was founded in 1842, and was active in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Until the 1880s there was a firm focus on eighteenth and nineteenth century British painting. After this date, they extended to Old Masters and contemporary art. A New York branch was opened in the 1900s but only lasted until its closure in 1924.
[Ref: 16887]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Ashburton, President of the Royal Geographical Society, requests the honor of Mr Winkworth's [ink] Company on the Evenings of Wednesday May 15th. and June 19th. at Bath House, Piccadilly, at ½ past 9 o'Clock.
Lord Ashburton, President of the Royal Geographical Society, requests the honor of Mr Winkworth's [ink] Company on the Evenings of Wednesday May 15th. and June 19th. at Bath House, Piccadilly, at ½ past 9 o'Clock.
[n.d. c.1861.]
Ticket. 95 x 140mm. 3¾ x 5½".
A ticket requesting the company of Mr Winkworth to the parties of 1861 hosted by the President of the Royal Geographical Society, William Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton.
[Ref: 25551]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ball at the Mansion House, April 23. 1821. The Right Honourable J. T. Thorp, Lord Mayor. No admittance til /2 past 9. Wm. Borradach. [Ink signature.] [Red Seal of the Lord Mayor.]
Ball at the Mansion House, April 23. 1821. The Right Honourable J. T. Thorp, Lord Mayor. No admittance til /2 past 9. Wm. Borradach. [Ink signature.] [Red Seal of the Lord Mayor.]
Engraving. 275 x 218mm. 10¾ x 8½". Wax Seal peeled away around edges.
During 1817–1835, J.T. Thorp was mercer for alderman and livery companies. This being an invitation to a Ball hosted by the Lord Mayor.
[Ref: 13014]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink, fine impression. 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Trimmed.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state, & 21223 for same state.
[Ref: 20524]   £340.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
[1775.]
Etching with engraving in black ink. A very fine impression, mint. Plate 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Foxed. Very large margins.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state. See Ref: 20524 for same state.
[Ref: 21223]   £260.00  
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The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
G.B. Cipriani inv. et del. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1775.
Very fine etching with engraving, fine impression. 240 x 215mm. 9½ x 8½" large margins.
Ticket for a ball at the Mansion House, hosted by politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), who was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774. The design depicts Iris, messenger of the gods, holding a caduceus and watching three putti dancing, with two more flying above holding grapes and a basket of flowers.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv.
[Ref: 40268]   £340.00  
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Public Banquet
Public Banquet To The Suite Of His Majesty Louis Philippe, King Of The French, and the Officers of the French Squadron, by the Mayor & Inhabitants of the Port of Portsmouth & Vicinities Saturday 12th. Octr. 1844.
Charpentier, Sct. Portsmouth [c.1844].
Ticket, lithograph on laminated paper, 115 x 150mm. 4½ x 6". Some staining.
An unallocated ticket to an 1844 banquet in honour of the visiting Louis Philippe (1773 – 1850), King of the French from 1830 to 1848. With vignette of the French and British crowns and flags, a representation of the 1830 French constitution adjacent to the British royal coat of arms.
[Ref: 9263]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mansion House Ball Invitation]
[Mansion House Ball Invitation] Lady Mayoress presents her Compts, to [...] and desires the honor of [...] Company to a Ball on Tuesday April 12th 1791
W. Hamilton R.A. inv.t 1791 F. Bartolozzi R.A. Etched
Etching and engraving, sheet 105 x 145mm (4 x 5¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; creased; soiled.
One of many decorative tickets engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi for balls and concerts in Georgian London. Engraved in this instance after a design by William Hamilton (1751-1801), painter and illustrator who specialised in theatrical scenes such as the 23 Shakespearean scenes he painted for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.
De Vesme 1960 iii/iv
[Ref: 39210]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.]
[For the Benefit of Mr. Dragonetti.]
E.F. Burney del._ F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1792.]
Etching with engraving. Plate 120 x 152mm. 4¾ x 6". Light foxing; tipped into album page.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr Dragonetti. A woman stands holding a naked child who plays the lyre. On the right stands Apollo. Domenico Dragonetti (1763 - 1846) was a violinist and double-bass player.
De Vesme: 1918; ii/iii. See Harvard p.383.
[Ref: 28892]   £220.00  
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For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
For the Benefit of Mr. Jones.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Etching with engraving, rare printed in red. 95 x 125mm. 3¾ x 5". Trimmed.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr. Jones. A putto stands on clouds holding a music score and singing. On the left another putto with butterfly wings is seated playing a lyre. Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments’. This work, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe.
De Vesme: 1932. See 9717.
[Ref: 20522]   £220.00  
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[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[F. Bartolozzi invt. Sculpst.]
[London, c.1797.]
Etching, proof before letters trimmed so roundel, diameter 185mm, 7¼". Small tear into plate lower left, plate mark cut small blemish in paper ower edge centre.
Muse seated on clouds holding a lyre with three putti; one holds a trumpet, another two laurel wreaths, the third holding the (unlettered) above. Ticket for the benefit of Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806), singer.
De Vesme: 1914, ii of vii. See item 20507.
[Ref: 21299]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
[For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti.]
F. Bartolozzi inv.t Sculps.t 1797 aetatis suae 69.
138 x 172mm. 5½ x 6¾". Slight foxing.
Ticket for the benefit of Mrs Banti. Muse seated on clouds holding a lyre with three putti; one holds a trumpet, another two laurel crowns and the third holding a banner over Muse. Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806), singer.
De Vesme: 1914; iv/vii.
[Ref: 20507]   £220.00  
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[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti].
[Concert ticket; For the Benefit of Mrs. Banti].
F. Bartolozzi inv.t Sculps.t.
Aetatis suae 69. 1797.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 138 x 172mm (5½ x 6¾").
A concert ticket for the benefit of singer Mrs Brigitta Giorgi Banti (1756 - 1806). A muse is seated on clouds, lifting her left hand, holding a lyre in her right. On the right, are two putti, holding a trumpet and two laurel crowns. On the left, another putto holds a banner over Muse.
De Vesme: 1914, iv of vii. See item 20507 and 21299 for earlier states.
[Ref: 32428]   £230.00  
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[Two concert tickets]  Tempio di Mercurio, a Baja.  [&]  Sepolcro di Vergilio e Castel S. Elmo.
[Two concert tickets] Tempio di Mercurio, a Baja. [&] Sepolcro di Vergilio e Castel S. Elmo.
D. Pronti inc in Roma 1790 [but issued c. 1810].
A very scarce pair of etchings, reworked as tickets to a concert by Maria Bland and inscribed 'Mrs: Bland' in ink mss. to image. Each image c.60 x 75mm, 2¼ x 3". Trimmed within plates.
Two late 18th century etchings of Roman antiquities first published in Rome by Domenico Pronti; cartouches have been inserted for mss. inscriptions. The vocalist Maria Theresa Bland (1769 – 1838) was the daughter of Italian Jews named Romanzini. She first sang at London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1786, at the age of about 17 and four years later, in 1790, married an actor named Bland. Over the following three-and-a half decades, from 1789 to 1824, she was attached to Drury Lane almost continuously, but sang also at Haymarket and Vauxhall. Bland retired in 1824, reportedly after having developed melancholia, and died in 1838.
[Ref: 21160]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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University Entertainment.
University Entertainment. To their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Gloucester, And the Princess Sophia Matilda. July 6th. 1819.
Drawn by R.B. Harraden. Etched by Elizabeth Byrne.
[1819.]
Illustrated ticket to a Royal entertainment at the University of Cambridge, with etching captioned 'Trinity College Bridge & Walks'; 160 x 225mm, 6¼ x 9". Alloted to Professor Edward Maltby of Pembroke Hall, numbered '1044' in ink upper right, and signed in ink at right by Maltby and the Hon. George Neville, Vice-Chancellor of the University. The upper left corner has been torn off indicating the ticket was used. Slightly soiled and creased.
An interesting and rare item, the design after Richard Banks Harraden (1778 - 1868).
[Ref: 13359]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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University Entertainment.
University Entertainment. To their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Gloucester, And the Princess Sophia Matilda. July 6th. 1819.
Drawn by R.B. Harraden. Etched by Elizabeth Byrne.
[1819.]
Illustrated ticket to a Royal entertainment at the University of Cambridge, with etching captioned 'Trinity College Bridge & Walks'; 155 x 230mm, 6 x 9". Alloted to Mr. Linton, numbered '801' in ink upper right, and signed in ink at right by S.H. Alderson and the Hon. George Neville, Vice-Chancellor of the University. The upper left corner has been torn off indicating the ticket was used. Slightly soiled and creased.
An interesting and rare item, the design after Richard Banks Harraden (1778 - 1868).
[Ref: 13360]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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University College Hospital, St Pancras.
University College Hospital, St Pancras. For the Relief of Poor Sick and Maimed Persons, and for the Delivery of Poor Married Lying-in Women... Festival in Aid of the Funds of the Hospital. Freemasons' Tavern, Great Queen Street. Tuesday, June 9th, 1840.
Cole, Sculp. 54 Theobald's Road, Holborn.
Engraving. 360 x 260mm. Repaired tear.
Fundraising ticket.
[Ref: 7159]   £240.00  
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You are desired to meet the Company of Painter Stayners at Dinner...
You are desired to meet the Company of Painter Stayners at Dinner...
[n.d., c.1890.]
Facsimile etching, uncompleted diploma, sheet 310 x 240mm. 12¼ x 9½".
Reproduction of an invitation to accompany the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers at St Lukes Feast on Thursday 24 November, 1687 in Painter's Hall in the City of London. Lettering to cartouche illustrated above with an allegorical scene, including a female artist painting an angel, an old man (Time?) leaning over her shoulder, spilling coins from a purse. Two putti, one to right sculpting a bust, the other to left sketching, the whole surrounded by a frame of laurels. The Company is the 28th in seniority in the City of London's Livery Companies. After Antonio Verrio (Italian/British, 1639 - 1707).
See BM 1977,U.1223 for a 17th century impression.
[Ref: 21983]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
G.B. Cipriani Inv. F. Bartolozzi sculpt.
Printed by W. Hinton St. James's Street [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Unidentified collector's mark on verso. 114 x 102mm. 4½ x 4". Trimmed just inside place.
With artist's and engraver's surnames fully inscribed. The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry.
De Vesme: 1915; iii/iv. Not in Lugt. See 10558, 9718, 21208 and 21209 for other states.
[Ref: 10559]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
I.B.C.Inv. F.B. sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching in sepia, with small margins. Plate 115 x 115mm. 4½ x 4½". Glued to album page at right edge.
The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Engraved by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, their initials only inscribed. Before publication line added.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth. De Vesme: 1915; i/iv. See 10558, 10559, 21208 and 21209 for other states.
[Ref: 9718]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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For The Benefit Of Mr. Jones.
For The Benefit Of Mr. Jones.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Concert ticket, etching. 95 x 90mm. 3¾ x 3½". Trimmed to plate, glued to album page at upper edge.
Two putti, one winged putto playing a lyre while the other holds a sheet of music. Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments’. This work, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth. De Vesme: 1932. See Ref: 20522.
[Ref: 9717]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
I.B.C.Inv. F.B. sculp.
Printed by W. Hinton St. James's Street [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, printed in red/brown ink. 120 x 106mm. 4¾ x 4¼". Trimmed inside plate to left and right side.
The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Engraved by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, their initials only inscribed.
De Vesme: 1915; iii/iv. See 10559, 9718, 21208 and 21209 for other states.
[Ref: 10558]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
I.B.C.Inv. F.B. sculp.
Printed by W. Hinton St. James's Street [n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, printed in black ink. 115 x 108mm. 4½ x 4¼". Trimmed inside plate.
The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Engraved by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, their initials only inscribed.
De Vesme: 1915; iii/iv. See 9718, 10558, 10559 and 21209 for other states.
[Ref: 21208]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
[Apollo holding his lyre, concert ticket.]
I.B.C.Inv. F.B. sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching in black ink. 109 x 88mm. 4¼ x 3½". Trimmed.
The cartouches above and below uninscribed. In classical mythology, as the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Engraved by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, their initials only inscribed. Before publication line added.
De Vesme: 1915; i/iv. See 9718, 10558, 10559 and 21208 for other states.
[Ref: 21209]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Concert Ticket, held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.]
[Concert Ticket, held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.]
Smirke Invt. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d. c.1792.]
Engraving and etching, scarce proof. Plate 217 x 185mm 8½ x 7¼". Trimmed close to the plate. Light foxing.
St Cecilia is seated playing at an organ, with two winged figures standing looking over her. The relief below depicts Charity and three children, with a lion and a unicorn to either side.
De Vesme: 1948; v/v. See Ref 16047 for earlier state in red/brown ink & 20503 for earlier state.
[Ref: 21215]   £260.00  
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[An unattributed concert ticket featuring three putti.]
[An unattributed concert ticket featuring three putti.]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
Pubd. Septr. 1st. 1781. by A. Poggi.
Proof etching, sheet 107 x 110mm. Trimmed inside plate, light foxing.
An attractive scene with two putti dancing to the accompaniment of the pipe and drum of a third. Proof before cartouche above image lettered.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7844]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Rural Felicity,
Rural Felicity, Come see rural felicity,/ which Love & Innocence ever enjoy.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
Pubd. Septr. 1st. 1789 by I. Read Coventry Court.
Etching, sheet 107 x 110mm. Trimmed to just outside plate, glued to album page.
An attractive scene with two putti dancing to the accompaniment of the pipe and drum of a third. A concert ticket (the cartouche uninscribed) originally published in 1781 and reissued by Read with this title.
From the collection of Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth. See item 7844.
[Ref: 9720]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Concert ticket- proof before lettering]
[Concert ticket- proof before lettering]
[Anon., c1770]
Scarce etching, platemark 205 x 140mm (8 x 5½"); very large margins. Creased.
Woman next to sheet music with harp behind. Unusual etching probably used (in its later lettered state) as a concert ticket. The style suggests it may be continental.
[Ref: 40671]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Concert ticket. held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.]
[Concert ticket. held at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster.]
[F. Bartolozzi.]
[c.1792.]
Engraved ticket to a concert at St Margaret's Church, Westminster; proof before all letters, printed in red/brown ink. Plate 222 x 190mm, 8¾ x 7½". Laid to backing sheet, few repairs.
St. Cecilia seated playing the organ; on the left, two winged figures standing; in an oval. Below, a block of low-relief which depicts Charity and three children; a lion and a unicorn on either side. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and of Church music. It is said that this came about because she sang to God as she was dying. After Robert Smirke (1752 - 1845) by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
De Vesme: 1948; iii/v. See Ref 20503 for earlier state & 21215 for later state.
[Ref: 16047]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[TICKET / INVITATION] St Paul's Cathedral.  Service of National Thanksgiving to Almighty God
[TICKET / INVITATION] St Paul's Cathedral. Service of National Thanksgiving to Almighty God For the Coronation of Their Majesties King George V. & Queen Mary, in their presence, Thursday, June 29th, 1911, at 12.0 noon.
[1911.]
Printed admission ticket on coloured card, with embossed royal coat of arms in gilt. Ascribed to 'Miss Blomfield' in ink mss. 140 x 195mm. 5½ x 7¾".
Ticket issued to the daughter of Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (1856 - 1942), architect.
[Ref: 10733]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[TICKET / INVITATION] St Paul's Cathedral.  Service of National Thanksgiving to Almighty God
[TICKET / INVITATION] St Paul's Cathedral. Service of National Thanksgiving to Almighty God For the Coronation of Their Majesties King George V. & Queen Mary, in their presence, Thursday, June 29th, 1911, at 12.0 noon.
[1911.]
Printed admission ticket on coloured card, with embossed royal coat of arms in gilt. Ascribed to 'Professor Reginald Blomfield A.R.A' in ink mss. 140 x 195mm. 5½ x 7¾". Surface a little soiled, gilt faded.
Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (1856 - 1942) was a distinguished architect responsible for Paul's Cross in St. Paul's churchyard, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford; the United University Club and the refacing of the Carlton Club, London.
[Ref: 10732]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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For Mr. Didelot's Benefit.
For Mr. Didelot's Benefit.
L.Legoux Pupil of F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
[n.d. c.1790.]
Stipple and engraving, scarce. 157 x 120mm. 6¼ x 4¾". Trimmed.
Ticket Muse dancing and playing cymbals, followed by Cupid, who adorns her with a garland of flowers. Charles-Louis Didelot (1767 - 1837) was a French dancer and choreographer.
See De Vesme: 1936 [for different version. & description].
[Ref: 20513]   £230.00  
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Messrs Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell solicit the honour of your company to a private View
Messrs Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell solicit the honour of your company to a private View on Saturday October 27th 1883 of Mr. C. Robertson's Drawings & Sketches of the English Coast [First Series]...[other artists]. At their Enlarged Gallery 133 New Bond Street. Two Doors from the Grosvenor Gallery. Admit Two.
The Goupil Gallery, 116 & 117 New Bond Street, W.
[London, c.1883.]
Scarce etched illustrated invitation/admission ticket to a private view at the Dowdeswell and Dowdswell gallery, London, 175 x 125mm. 7 x 5". On scrap sheet backing; tears into upper left edge of plate.
Vignette of fishermen bringing in their nets.
[Ref: 16898]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Etched Work of Chs. J. Watson and Col. R. Goff.
The Etched Work of Chs. J. Watson and Col. R. Goff. An Exhibition will be opened at Mr. Dunthorne's Gallery on Saturday, November the eleventh. The favour of your compeny is requested on that day, or any other during the month. The Rembrandt Head. Five Vigo Street London.
[n.d. c.1893.]
Photo engraved letterpress. 145 x 107mm. 5¾ x 4¼".
An invitation to Charles J. Watson's and Colonel R. Goff's exhibition of etchings at the Rembrandt Gallery. Colonel Robert Charles Goff (1837-1922) was a British artist who would etch scenes that he saw during his military travels. Charles John Watson R.E. (1846-1927) was a British painter and etcher known for his depictions of his general street and topographical views of busy life. Similar to Goff he also worked for some years in Italy, it possibly here where they met.
[Ref: 16877]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fishmonger's Shop.
The Fishmonger's Shop. [Explanation:] The Drawing of Frederick Walker's which Mr. Macbeth is adding to his series of etchings after the most charming of modern English masters, is one of the most exquisite examples of the painters' power of extracting beauty and delight from the commonplace scenes and incidents of daily life...Mr. Macbeht is now working on the plate, and it is hope that a finished proof will be ready early in May. Subscribers' names received by the publisher.
Photogravure with printed letterpress. 139 x 109mm. 5½ x 4¼". Stuck to album sheet and folded.
This is a slip advertising the commision and work-in-progress of Robert Walker Macbeth, to be presented later at the Rembrandt Gallery. A scene with fish laid out on a stand in front of a fishmonger's. A man leans in to pick-up some fish, with a lady standing at his side holding a basket and with a dog waiting in the right foreground. A boy in the left foreground walks by wheeling a hoop.
See BM: 1902,0108.1 (for the final image.)
[Ref: 16882]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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Through Normandy. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in pencil:] F. Levien Esq. and friends to see some Drawings in Watercolour by Charles J. Watson RPE. done in and around Normandy.
Through Normandy. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in pencil:] F. Levien Esq. and friends to see some Drawings in Watercolour by Charles J. Watson RPE. done in and around Normandy.
The Rembrandt Head 5 Vigo Street. W. February 21. 1891.
Photo engraving. 95 x 120mm. 3¾ x 4¾". Laid on album sheet.
A personal invitation to the watercolour exhibition of Charles John Watson (1849-1927); an English painter and etcher known for his depictions of ports, markets and streets, churches, animals, land and rivers. He was an original member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, which was founded in 1881. He won medals for his work at the International Exhibition in Chicago, 1893, and Paris in 1900. A lot of his works depict his travels around Italy and France.
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Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in pencil:] F. Lewin Esq. and friends to see some Drawings in Water Colour done in Italy and Sicily by Charles J. Watson.
Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in pencil:] F. Lewin Esq. and friends to see some Drawings in Water Colour done in Italy and Sicily by Charles J. Watson.
The Rembrandt Head Gallery 5 Vigo Street. W. April 2nd. to 30th. 1892.
Etching. Plate 115 x 76mm. 4½ x 7".
A personal invitation to a watercolour exhibition of Charles John Watson (1849-1927); an English painter and etcher known for his depictions of ports, markets and streets, churches, animals, land and rivers. He was an original member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, which was founded in 1881. He won medals for his work at the International Exhibition in Chicago, 1893, and Paris in 1900. A lot of his works depict his travels around Italy and France. This collection included some 66 different works from Venice, Verona, Palermo, Naples, Rome, Chioggia, Bologna, Ancona, Catania, Lombardy, Brescia, Padua, Pompei, Salerno, Bergamo, Taormina, Syracuse, and other Sicilian views.
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The 'Burns' Country. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] F. Lewin Esq. and friends to see a series of Seven Original Etchings by David Law. at the Rembrandt Head Gallery 5 Vigo Street, London. W.
The 'Burns' Country. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] F. Lewin Esq. and friends to see a series of Seven Original Etchings by David Law. at the Rembrandt Head Gallery 5 Vigo Street, London. W. 25th. January 1893 and following days.
Etching. Plate 88 x 115mm. 3½ x 4½".
A personal invitation to an exhibition of the works of David Law (1831-1901); a Scottish watercolour painter and etcher. He specialised in landscape painting and studied at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh from 1845 to 1850.He gained employment in the Ordinance Survey Office and engraved maps for twenty years from 1851. He entered and was one of the founding members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1881 and by 1884 he was elected a member of the Society of British Artists. He was known for his etchings of the paintings of Turner and Corot but it is his etchings of his own work, such as the series of British castles, that he found a real and justifiable success.
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Nuremberg and Rothenburg. Some Water Colours by Wilfrid Ball are to be seen at Dunthorne's Gallery 5 Vigo Street on Saturday 5th. Dec.r and following 14 days.
Nuremberg and Rothenburg. Some Water Colours by Wilfrid Ball are to be seen at Dunthorne's Gallery 5 Vigo Street on Saturday 5th. Dec.r and following 14 days.
[n.d. c.1891.]
Etching. Plate 76 x 113mm. 3 x 4½". Laid on album sheet.
An invitation to an exhibition by Wilfrid Williams Ball (1853-1917); a British artist. His early career was as an accountant but he spent his spare time at the Heatherley School of Art in Chelsea and by 1877 he was exhibiting his work. His Thames etchings attracted the attention James Whistler, with whom he later worked. He then went on to paint landscapes and marine subjects, exhibiting widely at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and many others. In 1886 he became president of the Society of British Artists and was also a member of The Arts Club from 1896 until 1916. He died of heat exhaustion in Khartoum during WWI while working as an administrator for the British Army.
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Netherland Waterways. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] F. Levein Esq. to the Private View of Water Colours painted by W.L. Wyllie, on a cruise from Hoo to the Islands of Zeeland, Brabant, and the Zuyder Zee.
Netherland Waterways. Rob.t Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] F. Levein Esq. to the Private View of Water Colours painted by W.L. Wyllie, on a cruise from Hoo to the Islands of Zeeland, Brabant, and the Zuyder Zee.
The Rembrandt Head Vigo Street London. W. Saturday 14th. April. 1888.
Etching. 108 x 102mm. 4¼ x 4". Tear into image at bottom. Cut along top edge inside plate.
Very rare item of Wyllie ephemera. A personal invitation to an exhibition of the works of William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931); a prolific English painter of maritime themes. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then moved on to the Royal Academy Schools. There he studied under Edwin Henry Landseer, John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton. He exhibited all over the place, and by 1875 he had become a member of the Society of British Artists and in 1889 he was made an associate of the Royal Academy. In 1903 he became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and by 1907 he had been elected a full member of the Royal Academy. As a nautical fanatic, he campaigned extensively for the restoration of HMS Victory as a founding member of the Society for Nautical Research.
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Robert Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] J. Levien Esq. and Friends, to inspect some Sketches and Bas_Reliefs by the late Randolph Caldecott. On View at The Rembrandt Head Vigo Street.
Robert Dunthorne has the honour to invite [in ink:] J. Levien Esq. and Friends, to inspect some Sketches and Bas_Reliefs by the late Randolph Caldecott. On View at The Rembrandt Head Vigo Street.
London Oct_1887.
Photo etching. 107 x 131mm. 4¼ x 5¼". Laid on album sheet.
A personal invitation to an exhibition of works of Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886); a British artist and illustrator. His work primarily consisted of book illustrations, however he was promptly and generously recognised by the Royal Academy. He was an important figue in the development of children's books illustrations during the 19th century. He illustrated novels and accounts of foreign travel, and made many humorous drawings depicting hunting and fashionable life. He also drew cartoons and sketches of the Houses of Parliament inside and out; exhibiting also his sculptures and painting at the Royal Academy.
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The Portals of Rheims A New Etching by Axel Herman Haig. To be seen at Dunthorne's Gallery 5. Vigo Street, London, W.
The Portals of Rheims A New Etching by Axel Herman Haig. To be seen at Dunthorne's Gallery 5. Vigo Street, London, W.
On Saturday 20th February 1892, and following days.
Rare woodcut. 120 x 165mm. 4¾ x 6½".
An invitation to an exhibition of works by Axel Haig (1835-1921); an architectural watercolourist and etcher, the 'Piranesi of the Gothic Revival'. He was born in Sweden, but worked in Britain.
[Ref: 16891]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Vigil & Audax [on pennant above medallion portrait].
Vigil & Audax [on pennant above medallion portrait]. Minerve Gauloise, Nee A Tonnerre Le 5. 8bre. 1728. Proprio Marte Tuta. Dic mihi Virgo ferox, Cum sit tibi Cassis et hasta Quare non habeas Agida? Caesar habet. Pax est faeminei generis, dat femina pacem Quae Bellona fuit, nune Dea pacis erit. This Engraving was published on the 24th of June, 1791, the day on which the Managers of Ranelagh gave a publick Entertainment in favor of the Chevaliere d'Eon, deprived of a considerable part of her fortune by the odious detention of a deposite. The French Artist, who engraved this plate, designed it for a monument of English generosity, & French gratitude.
Dessine & Grave par I. Conde.
London, Published according to act of Parliament, June 24th. 1791. by J. Conde, & Sold by Messrs. Boydell No.90, Cheapside, and at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall.
Stipple engraving. 185 x 230mm.
Charles d'Eon de Beaumont [1728 - 1810]. Diplomat, writer, spy, Freemason, a member of the elite Dragoons and one of the best swordsmen France, whose true gender was a source of much speculation and provoked public bets in the late 18th century. Living in exile in London and having lost his pension after the French Revolution, he earned a living as a kind of theatrical performer, at places like Ranelagh Gardens in Chelsea, giving demonstrations of swordsmanship while wearing feminine clothing. Only on his death was it finally proven that, despite possessing many feminine bodily features, he was undoubtedly a man. This engraving was obviously sold to patrons of Ranelagh to raise money for him.
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Mr Fiervilles Ball.
Mr Fiervilles Ball.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
[n.d. c.1781.]
Etching and engraving. "Maybe used at Carlisle House Thursday 5 April 1781" 95 x 120mm. 3¾ x 4¾".
Ticket. A naked child seated under a tree playing the chalumeau; on the right two children dancing. It seems Italian composer and violinist Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796) performed at Mr. Fierville's balls.
De Vesme: 1970; ii/iv. See Ref 21184.
[Ref: 20514]   £220.00  
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[Mr Fiervilles Ball.]
[Mr Fiervilles Ball.] Rural Felicity, Come see rural felicity. Which Love & Innocence ever enjoy.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi scu.
Pub. Sep.r 1789 by I. Read Coventry Court.
Etching and engraving. Plate 133 x 179mm. 5¼ x 7". Cut to just outside the platemark.
Ticket. A naked child seated under a tree playing the chalumeau; on the right two children dancing. It seems Italian composer and violinist Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796) performed at Mr. Fierville's balls.
De Vesme: 1970; iii/iv, see 20514.
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[Invitation to a meeting of an artistic society, etching of the venue.]  The Friends of the Etchers will meet Friday 24 March 1922 7.15 for 7.30 Dinner at The Queens Larder Queen Square Bloomsbury WC 1....[in ink]
[Invitation to a meeting of an artistic society, etching of the venue.] The Friends of the Etchers will meet Friday 24 March 1922 7.15 for 7.30 Dinner at The Queens Larder Queen Square Bloomsbury WC 1....[in ink] Please reply to Hanslip Fletcher 41 Russell Square WC.1 [in ink]
Hanslip Fletcher [pencil signature.]
[London, 1922.]
Artist's autograph mss. invitation in ink to "Frank L Emanuel Esqr"; signed etched illustration of buildings at the corner of Cosmo Place and Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, where the Queens Larder pub still trades. Etching 95 x 90mm (3¾ x 3½"), sheet 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Horizontal fold crease above mss.
Frank Lewis Emanuel (British, 1865 - 1948) was a printmaker and draughtsman. Privately printed by Hanslip Fletcher (1874 - 1955), watercolourist and architectural etcher.
Guichard: pg.71, Appendix 1 'Minor Etchers'.
[Ref: 19832]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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For the Benefit of Mr Giardini
For the Benefit of Mr Giardini A Concert of Musick.
G. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. [c.1776].
Engraving, sheet 120 x 135mm (4¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Concert ticket for the benefit of violinist Felice Giardini, with vignette of the Judgement of Midas: Apollo stands on the left holding his lyre, watching as Marsyas plays his pipes; Midas between them. Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796), an Italian composer and violinist, came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton. Engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines.
De Vesme: 1928
[Ref: 46019]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.
For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.
G. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculp. 1780
Publish'd as the Act directs Feb.y 4th 1780
Engraving, sheet 120 x 105mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Concert ticket for the benefit of violinist Felice Giardini, with vignette of woman touching a lyre and looking at a putto while Cupid weeps on the floor. Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796), an Italian composer and violinist, came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton. Engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines.
De Vesme: 1923 III of IV
[Ref: 46022]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Concert ticket] For The Benefit Of Mr. Giardini.
[Concert ticket] For The Benefit Of Mr. Giardini.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781.]
Concert ticket, etching. 132 x 127mm. 5¼ x 5". Trimmed within plate.
A woman seated on clouds, tying ribbons to her hair; to right, two winged putti, holding a torch and dove, also sitting in the clouds. The banner above them is lettered; in a roundel. Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796) was an Italian composer and violinist. He came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years, he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
De Vesme: 1920; ii/ii. See 21214.
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