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The Assignation.
The Assignation.
[after Rowlandson.]
Published 1.st August 1799 by R. Ackermann 101 Strand for D.r In.o Trusler.
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching, very fine colour. Plate 450 x 356mm (17¾ x 14"). Paper watermarked: J Whatman 1794. Nick and tears to edges and inside platemark. Trimmed in bottom left corner. Overall toning.
A young couple try to escape from a mother under the cover of darkness; a horse-drawn carriage waits by the lake. A transparency image.
[Ref: 34776]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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[Boys exploding a street-seller's cauldron.]
[Boys exploding a street-seller's cauldron.]
London Pub.d Jan.y 20th 1800 by Random Stainbank, 17, Old Bond Street, where new Medallions, Borders, Transparencies, &c are published Weekly.
Mezzotint, coloured on both sides as a transparency, with gum arabic highlights. Sheet 365 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Trimmed just within plate.
Three boys laughing uproariously as they watch an old woman sitting at a table selling apples in the street, fall backwards to right in surprise, as the fire below her cooking pot explodes into fierce flames.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40424]   £260.00   view all images for this item
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Inside of a Cottage in Buckinghamshire. [&] Outside of a Cottage in Buckinghamshire.
Inside of a Cottage in Buckinghamshire. [&] Outside of a Cottage in Buckinghamshire.
Designed by Edw.d Orme for his Essays on Transparencies. Engraved by C. Knight & H. Merke.
Published Jan.y 1, 1807 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, London.
Pair of aquatints, printed in blue and brown. Sheets 260 x 365mm (10¼ x 14½"). Trimmed within plates.
Two rustic scenes from 'An Essay on Transparent Prints and Transparencies in General' by Edward Orme, designed to be treated with varnish to give a translucent effect. 'Inside' the family sit by a fire, a child in a primitive 'baby bouncer', an open door looking out to a moonlit pigsty. 'Outside' a young girl stitches while receiving a suitor, a turkey looking on.
[Ref: 43480]   £280.00  
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[Burning of Nottingham Castle.]
[Burning of Nottingham Castle.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Circular watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Image 150mm diameter (6")
A fire at night, the flames reflected in a river.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40433]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caernarvon Castle by moonlight.]
[Caernarvon Castle by moonlight.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink & watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 160 x 230mm (6¼ x 9").
Caernarvon Castle from the sea. The moon has been excised.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40418]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Outside of a Castle.
Outside of a Castle. To Lady Charlotte Campbell, this print from the original Transparent Drawing by the Rev.d Ja,,s Hook, in Her Ladyship's collection, is humbly dedicated by her most Obed.t. Serv.t Edw.d Orme. Proof.
[Engraved by Charles Turner.]
Published & Sold June 1. 1798, by Edw.d Orme, Conduit Street, London. Where may be hand a Variety of Transparent Drawings & new Publications.
Proof mezzotint, printed in dark blue with two areas treated for transparency. 240 x 280mm (9½ x 11").
A moon-lit castle with a barge being punted under a bridge. The artist, James Hook (c. 1772 - 1828), became dean of Worcester in 1825. The owner of the original drawing, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell (1775-1861), became Lady Charlotte Bury after her second marriage. When the 'Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV' was published anonymously in 1838 it was widely believed to be at least based on, if not the actual, diaries kept by her while Lady-in-Waiting to the Princess of Wales, later Queen Caroline. Described as a 'filthy, shameless and execrable work' by the Monthly Review', no one has ever claimed authorship.
[Ref: 38165]   £280.00  
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Outside of a Castle.
Outside of a Castle. To Lady Charlotte Campbell, this print from the original Transparent Drawing by the Revd. Jas. Hook, in Her Ladyship's collection, is humbly dedicated by her most obedt. Servt. Edwd. Orme.
Edwd. Orme, Conduit Street, London. Where may be had a Variety of Transparent Drawings & new Publications [n.d., c.1800].
Transparency, mezzotint with etching, image 225 x 280mm. 8¾ x 11". Trimmed to plate below and to right. Two creases and tear into image upper right.
A castle illuminated by the moon at night; a figure in a boat in the moat in foreground.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10590]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cavern.
A Cavern. From the original Transparent Drawing by Wm. Orme.
Published & Sold Decr. 1. 1798, by Edwd. Orme, Conduit Street, Hanover Sqe. London. _Where may be had a variety of Transparent Prints, & new Publications Wholesale & Retail.
Transparency, hand coloured aquatint with etching, 260 x 310mm. 10¼ x 12¼". Slightly soiled and stained.
Two anglers at the mouth of a cave facing a lake. A cottage to right.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10589]   £220.00  
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Changeable Parrot.
Changeable Parrot. This Print on being held the fire will assume a variety of colours & agreeable effect which will disappear as it become cool, & may be repeated at pleasure.
Pub.d by Ackermann & Co. Strand, C. Tilt Fleet Street, Reeves & Sons, Cheapside, Riddle & Co. P.N. Row, T McLean Haymarket & T. Bird 134 Oxford Street.
Coloured lithograph, 250 x 230mm. 9¾ x 9". Foxing; paper discoloration; large tear and loss of paper to printed area.
A parrot which changed colour when held near a fire.
[Ref: 11202]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinese Lantern-bearer.]
[Chinese Lantern-bearer.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Sheet 225 x 180mm (8¾ x 7"). Pinholes in top corners.
A watercolour prepared as a transparency, with extra colour and gun arabic added on the reverse, similar to Orme's Transparencies. The lantern glows when held up to the light.
Ex: Collections of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd & Spencer sisters.
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[Chinese lanterns and partridge.]
[Chinese lanterns and partridge.]
Edw.d Orme delin. Scott sculp.
Published and Sold Jan.y 1. 1807 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, London.
A transparency, coloured stipple with etching, the figures coloured on the reverse, the partridge and lanterns treated with varnish. Varnish on the partridge darkened, with slight cracking of the paper.
Two Chinese men standing on pedestals holding lanterns, a central image a trompe l'oeil partridge picture, pinned onto the background.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40437]   £240.00  
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[Christ standing on a plinth, lion at his feet.]
[Christ standing on a plinth, lion at his feet.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"). Pinholes in top corners.
A watercolour prepared as a transparency, with extra colour and gun arabic added on the reverse, similar to Orme's Transparencies. Christ's gloriole, beard and hat all glow when held up to the light.
Ex: Collections of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd & Spencer sisters.
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[Church interior.] No. 34.
[Church interior.] No. 34.
London Pub.d 1 July 1799 at R. Ackermanns 101 Strand, where new Transparencies Medallions Caracatures & Drawing Books are Publishd weekly.
Mezzotint and etching, coloured on both sides as a transparency, with some gum arabic. 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8") with large margins.
A family standing before a stained glass window.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40431]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Church interior.] No. 35.
[Church interior.] No. 35.
London Pub.d 1 July 1799 at R. Ackermanns 101 Strand, where new Transparencies Medallions Caracatures & Drawing Books are Publishd weekly.
Mezzotint and etching, coloured on both sides as a transparency, with some gum arabic. Sheet 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8¾") Trimmed to plate.
A couple strolling through a church with an unleashed dog.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40421]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Church interior with stained glass window.] No. [4]
[Church interior with stained glass window.] No. [4]
London Pub.d Feb.y 15th 1800 by Random & Stainbank, No. 17, Old Bond Str. where new Medallions, Transparencies &c are published constantly.
Mezzotint, coloured on both sides as a transparency, window treated with varnish. 195 x 190mm (7¾ x 7½"). Trimmed into plate at sides, losing the plate number.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40438]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A cottage in the early morning.]
[A cottage in the early morning.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink and watercolour, treated on the reverse as a transparency. Sheet 170 x 185mm (7 x 7¼"). Trimmed to image.
A milkmaid with pails on a yoke walks past a cottage with dawn light to the left.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40436]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Imperial Crown of State.
The Imperial Crown of State.
Drawn by Edwd. Orme. Engd. by J. Swaine.
Publish'd & Sold Jany. 1st. 1807, by Edwd. Orme, 59, Bond Stt. Corner of Brook Stt. London.
Transparency, hand coloured stipple and etching, with varnish and watercolour to verso. Sheet 300 x 235mm, 11¾ x 9¼". Tatty margins, one tear into plate at left.
From 'An Essay on Transparent Prints and Transparencies in General by Edward Orme' 1807, with instructive text in French and English and sixteen plates including engraved title-page; seven are hand-coloured transparency prints. After Edward Orme (1775 - 1848).
[Ref: 12585]   £230.00  
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[Italianate ruins by moonlight.]
[Italianate ruins by moonlight.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour prepared as a transparency. Sheet 350 x 290mm. Creased.
The lit parts of the scene (the moon and its light in the lake) have been treated with oil and gum arabic to create highlights.
Ex: Collections of the Spencer Sisters & the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40414]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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A Kiln for Burning Coke near Maidstone Kent.
A Kiln for Burning Coke near Maidstone Kent.
London Pub 1 Novr. 1799 at R..Ackermanns Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Transparency, aquatint with etching, 325 x 245mm. 12¾ x 9½".
On Whatman paper watermarked 1812. From a series of transparencies. Numbered 'No.55' upper right.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10587]   £420.00  
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[Landscape made of layers of paper.]
[Landscape made of layers of paper.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Brown and white papers trimmed and overlaid. Image 145 x 185mm (5¾ x 7¼"), with card borders stuck on. Tissue over moon burst.
A transparency, with the image of towers, trees, bridge and figures made up of darker paper, so the sky and waterfall are lit up. The reverse has scorch marks, suggesting someone held this item too close to a fire, possibly causing the moon tissue to crack.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters & the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40416]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with monks entering monastery]
[Landscape with monks entering monastery] Transparent Views.
London: Published by Reeves and Sons, Cheapside; and W. Morgan, 25, Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn. [n.d., c.1835]
Transparency with watercolour to verso, hand coloured lithograph. Tipped into card mount with tissue backing and title label, original presentation. Image 195 x 150mm. 7¾ x 6".
[Ref: 36957]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[MacBeth & Witches.]
[MacBeth & Witches.]
[after James Holmes.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½").
Macbeth and Banquo visiting the witches, who are gathered around a cauldron on the left, with two skeletons in the bushes behind them. A watercolour copy of the mezzotint by Jehner after Holmes, published by Ackermann, 1799.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40434]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Prospectus comeastus Marselliensis. Vüe du Cours de Marseille.
Prospectus comeastus Marselliensis. Vüe du Cours de Marseille. [title repeated in Italian & German.]
[after Jacques Rigaud.]
[Augsburg: Georg Balthasar Probst, n.d., c.1770.]
Coloured engraving, windows excised and replaced with coloured tissue as a transparency. 310 x 420mm (12¼ x 16½"). Trimmed into title area, losing publisher's inscription. Slight stain bottom centre.
A view of the Boulevard de la Canebière, Marseilles, built by Louis XIV in 1666, based on the view by Jacques Rigaud but more basic staffage, but including a sedan chair. The name comes from the Latin for cannabis, when the area was used for growing hemp for rope and baskets. A fine transparency print.
[Ref: 40486]   £280.00  
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[A monk's funeral.]
[A monk's funeral.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour. Sheet 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9¾"), Whatman paper. Trimmed to image.
A procession of monks descending a a staircase towards a tomb under the cloisters.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40428]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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No. 16 Morgan's Improved Protean Scenery. Mont Blanc.
No. 16 Morgan's Improved Protean Scenery. Mont Blanc. This Print at first represents a view of the splendid Mountain by day and upo holding it before the light, the sun will sink to rest and the Moon will supplant its place [...]
London. Published by Wm. Morgan, 25, Bartletts Buildings, Holborn, October 12th 1838
Coloured lithograph and text, combined dimensions approx 210 x 245mm (8¼ x 9½"). Trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued; damaged.
View of Mont Blanc by day, which, when held up to the light, transforms into a nocturne owing to a small hole (representing the moon) cut in a second sheet of paper behind.
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C.W.'s Dioramic Views, No. 3. Netley Abbey.
C.W.'s Dioramic Views, No. 3. Netley Abbey. The Abbey is first seen by daylight as night approaches the Moon is seen shining on the ruined Walls of the Abbey [...]
London. Reeves & Sons Cheapside & W. Morgan 64 Hatton G.
Coloured lithograph and text, combined dimensions approx 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
Netley abbey, the late medieval monastery in the village of Netley, Hampshire. It was founded in 1239 by monks of the austere Cistercian roder by was closed in 1539 by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Transparency with tourists viewing by day, which, when viewed by candlelight, transforms into a night time scene with gypsies sat around a fire.
[Ref: 43101]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Fishing with a net at night.] Vue Pucklechurch.
[Fishing with a net at night.] Vue Pucklechurch.
A.A. Joyce.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink and watercolour, with extra colour on the reverse. The corrosive ink used on the border has eaten through the paper on one side.
Men fishing from the shore underneath a ruin. The colour on the back gives a tinge to the moonlight.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40425]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Porchester Castle.
Porchester Castle.
[From an Original Transparent Drawing by W. Orme.]
Orme, Conduit Street, Excu.t. [Sold & Published May, 1, 1799, by Ed.wd Orme, corner of George Street and Conduit Street, London, the first Inventor of Transparent Prints. Where may be had a great Variety, and every requisite for Drawing them.]
Oval mezzotint, printed in blue. Sheet 290 x 235mm (11½ x 9¼"). Trimmed around image and title, losing publisher's incription.
A camp with fire, between a wood and a stream with a bridge, lit by the moon.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40430]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dock workers gathered around a fire.]
[Dock workers gathered around a fire.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Oval ink & watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 280 x 240mm (11 x 5½").
The barrels and sail suggest a sea port.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40419]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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G.W.'s Transparencies.
G.W.'s Transparencies. Midnight Mass.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Transparency with watercolour to verso, hand coloured lithograph. Tipped into card mount with tissue backing and title label, original presentation. Image 180 x 135mm. 7 x 5¼". Tear to tissue inside moon.
A procession of clergy into a church from outside, towards the altar; the moon in the night sky upper left.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10585]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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G.W.'s Transparencies.
G.W.'s Transparencies. Interior Of A Convent.
London: Published by Reeves and Sons, Cheapside; W. Morgan, 64, Hatton Garden; T. Fisher, 1, Hanway Street, Oxford Street; J. Reynolds, 174, Strand; and E. Wilson, Jun. 16, King William Street, City [n.d., c.1835].
Transparency with watercolour to verso, hand coloured lithograph. Tipped into card mount with tissue backing and title label, original presentation. Image 195 x 150mm. 7¾ x 6". Hole in tissue inside moon.
Monks and nuns at prayer; the moon in the night sky through window to left.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10586]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View on the Rhine near Bingen.
A View on the Rhine near Bingen.
I.F. Mannskirsch Delin & Sculp.
London Pub.d July 16. 1798, at R. Ackermann's Gallery, 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 227 x 287mm (9 x 11¼").
View of a ruin on the edge of rocks, with the sea beyond and a river running past into the left foreground, and two men sitting on the opposite bank; with the moon in the sky above. Transparency print with a broad border.
[Ref: 30698]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A streamside camp.]
[A streamside camp.]
London Published Feb.y 1, 1801 by Random Stainbank & Sayer, 17, Old Bond Street.
Aquatint, coloured on both sides as a transparency, with gum arabic highlights. Sheet 205 x 255mm (8 x 10"). Trimmed within plate, hole in printed border, wax stains.
A camp with fire, between a wood and a stream with a bridge, lit by the moon.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
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[A riverside church, by moonlight.]
[A riverside church, by moonlight.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink and watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 335 x 260mm (13¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed to image, edges chipped.
Macbeth and Banquo visiting the witches, who are gathered around a cauldron on the left, with two skeletons in the bushes behind them. A watercolour copy of the mezzotint by Jehner after Holmes, published by Ackermann, 1799.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40435]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vue d'optique of a stage set.]
[Vue d'optique of a stage set.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Coloured engraving. Sheet 250 x 405mm, 9¾ x 16". Trimmed to image and laid on card, with cuts and perforations for use with a light box.
An interior, probably a throne room, with Roman soldiers. The back of the room has been cut away and an exterior view stuck in so that when held up to the light the windows of the buildings are lit. The spear heads of the soldiers are also cut away.
[Ref: 16442]   £230.00  
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[Ruined abbey.]
[Ruined abbey.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Ink & watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼"). Creased.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40420]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A campfire in a ruined abbey.]
[A campfire in a ruined abbey.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour, coloured on both sides as a transparency with some varnish. Image 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"). Some creasing.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40439]   £220.00  
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[A mounted woman talking to a man and child.]
[A mounted woman talking to a man and child.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Brown waxy tissue paper, paper and string. Oval image, 130 x 190mm (5¼ x 7½").
A transparency, with the image made up of darker areas created by the thicker paper and string, the colour coming from the tissue.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters & the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40412]   £45.00  
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Smugglers.
Smugglers. From the Original Transparent Drawing by the Honble. Mrs. Yates.
Orme, Conduit Street, Excut. [London: Edward Orme, c.1800.]
Rare hand coloured mezzotint with etching, a transparent print, sheet 495 x 305mm. 19½ x 12". Trimmed to plate at bottom; corner chipped upper left. Some staining and offset.
Three figures on shore beside a cooking fire in foreground; behind a moonlit inlet, two more figures approaching on a small boat, a larger ship out to sea. Lighthouse in distance.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd,
[Ref: 16233]   £240.00  
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Smuglers, hideing a Cargo.
Smuglers, hideing a Cargo.
Pub. Jan 30, 1800, by, S.W. Fores, No.50 Piccadilly._Prints and Drawings lent to Copy.
Aquatint. Plate 266 x 203mm. 10½ x 8". Tear in lower edge.
Smugglers unloading barrels and hiding them in the cellars of the abbey. Uncoloured aquatint with the moon shining through the arch of the ruined abbey. Fores transparencies were popular amusements in the late 18th and early 19th century. S.W.Fores was son of a cloth mechant. Founded his business as a printseller in 1783, specialising in caricatures.
[Ref: 23219]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[St Athanasius.]
[St Athanasius.]
W.m Hamilton R.A.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, coloured on both sides as a transparency, varnished highlights. Sheet 290 x 140mm (11½ x 5½"). Trimmed within plate.
A statue of Saint Athanasius, full-length facing front, looking away to left while holding quill and book poised to write, wearing episcopal robes and mitre. A plate from 'An Essay on Transparent Prints and Transparencies in General' by Edward Orme.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40422]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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St Jerome.
St Jerome.
W.m Hamilton R.A.
Pub by E. Orme, Bond Street [n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, coloured on both sides as a transparency, varnished highlights. Sheet 270 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
A statue of Saint Jerome, full-length facing down, a lion at his feet. A plate from 'An Essay on Transparent Prints and Transparencies in General' by Edward Orme.
Ex: collections of the Spencer Sisters and the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40517]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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C.W.'s Dioramic Views, No.1 Church of St. Juan
C.W.'s Dioramic Views, No.1 Church of St. Juan On raising this Print gradually against the light it will be seen to undergo a complete change from noonday to midnight [...]
London. Reeves & Sons Cheaside, & W. Morgan 64 Hatton Garden
Coloured lithograph and text, combined dimensions approx 195 x 195mm (7¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed and laid on card with title label, backed with tissue, as issued.
Transparency which changes from a daytime to night time scene when held up to the light.
[Ref: 43102]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[View of the last eruption of Mount Vesuvius.]
[View of the last eruption of Mount Vesuvius.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Transparency, aquatint with etching. Image 510 x 330mm. 20 x 13". Horizontal centre crease, tearing at edges. Stained; tatty, chipped and torn margins. White paint marks to surface.
Dramatic view of an eruption of a volcano, probably Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples, illuminated when placed in front of light. Boats in foreground.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10583]   £350.00  
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The Wedding.
The Wedding.
Published 1st. August 1799 by R.Ackermann 101 Strand for Dr. I.no Trusler.
Coloured aquatint, prepared as a transparency with watercolour on the reverse. Image 305 x 230mm. 12 x 9", on paper watermarked 1794. Soiling in margins.
A wedding in a candlelit Gothic church. The Reverend Doctor John Trusler (1735-1820), clergyman, student of medicine, bookseller, and author of such works as 'Hogarth Moralized' (1768), 'The Way to be Rich and Respectable' (1750?), and 'A Sure Way to Lengthen Life with Vigor' (circa 1819). He commissioned William Blake to paint a picture to illustrate “Malevolence”, but Blake could not follow the clergyman's wishes: "I attempted every morning for a fortnight together to follow your Dictate, but when I found my attempts were in vain, resolv'd to shew an independence which I know will please an Author better than slavishly following the track of another, however admirable that track may be. At any rate, my Excuse must be: I could not do otherwise; it was out of my power!". Trusler refused Blake's work, saying he found Blake's "Fancy" to be located in the "World of Spirits" and not in this world.
[Ref: 19853]   £220.00  
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[A woodland camp.]
[A woodland camp.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Watercolour, painted on both sides as a transparency. Sheet 175 x 220mm (7 x 8¾"). Trimmed to image.
Four figures around a camp fire under trees.
Ex: collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 40429]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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