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Achilles's Life Painted by Sr. Peter Paul Rubens and Engrav'd by B. Baron - London. 1724. [inside image on plinth.]
Achilles's Life Painted by Sr. Peter Paul Rubens and Engrav'd by B. Baron - London. 1724. [inside image on plinth.] Vivo celeberrimo Richardo Mead; Medicina Doctori; meritissimo Societatis Regiae Collegug Londinensium medicorum Socio; in sua Arte maximum inter primarios nomen adepto, reliquarum omnium diligentissimo cultore fartorig munificentissimo; has octo Tabulas Achillis vitam exhibentes, ad ipsa Petri Pauli Rubens exemplaria, quae cum multis alus raris cimelus sibi magnis sumptibus, nec minore judicio ac delectu, Vir ille Antiquuatis eruditae studiossissimus conquisivit, incosas; eo quo par est, officio humillime. D.D.D. Bernardus Baron.
[n.d. c. 1780.] Sold by Tho. Bowles Printseller, in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.
Engraving. Plate 448 x 336mm. 17¾ x 13¼". Creases into the image. Small tears.
During his stay in London from 1712-1729, Bernard Baron etched The Life of Achilles. Baron may have used preparatory paintings executed by his collaborator Du Bosc as models for this suite of etchings, rather than the original oil sketches by Rubens.
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Adelaide.
Adelaide.
Simpson Excut.
Publishd July 1 1787 by T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard & R Stanier No.15 Villers Street Strand.
Stipple with etching in sepia, 405 x 355mm. 16 x 14".
Adelaide, a shepherdess, leading her flock through a gate. Illustrates 'Adelaide, or the Shepherdess of the Alps' by Jean François Marmontel (1723 - 1799), French author and friend of Voltaire. By Thomas Simpson (1765 - 1799; fl.), engraver, printseller and drawing master. He exhibited at the Society of Artists 1765-78.
[Ref: 10260]   £320.00  
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Alice & Cora.
Alice & Cora.
Peint par vanden Berghe. Gravé Par F.Girard.
Paris, Vreith & Hauser, 11, Boulevard des Italiens. [n.d., c.1840.]
Mezzotint with line etching. 500 x 640mm. A few repairs, damp stains in margins.
A scene from James Fenimore Cooper's epic novel 'The Last of the Mohicans', first published in January 1826. Alice and Cora Munroe and Major Duncan Heyward are trapped in a cave by the Hurons.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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Allegro,
Allegro, "Come trip it as you go,/ "On the light fantastic toe. Milton.
Sir Josa. Reynolds pint. Lambertini sculpt.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple with etching in sepia. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"), very large, uncut margins.
Female personification of 'Allegro', from the 1631 pastoral poem by John Milton,. She stands in a landscape with musicians and children in the background.
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The American Heroine. A Novel by mis Burny.
The American Heroine. A Novel by mis Burny. [&] Cecilia A Novel by mis Burny.
Ie. Grand Sculp.
London. [n.d, c.1790.]
Pair of rare stipplea. Each: 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Small margins. Creasing; dusty.
Portraits of two female characters created by Frances Burney (1752-1840): The American Heroine, a European in native American dress; and Cecilia, from 'Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress' (1782).
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[Angelina]
[Angelina] [The wondering fair one turn'd to chide. / 'Twas Edwins self that prest. Vicar of Wakefield pa.77]
Engraved from an Original Drawing by Edw.d Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Dec.r 1776
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½") very large margins. Proof before title
One of a set of ten plates illustrating characters from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. Published in 1766, the book inspired many works of art, while Goethe testified that encountering the work at the age of twenty inspired him to create a new field of letters. A lettered impression of the print can be viewed on the website of the Yale Center for British Art (Accession Number B1970.3.914).
CS 64 (one of ten); for another print in the set see ref. 43749.
[Ref: 46738]   £280.00  
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Annette In the Dress of a Norman Peasant. [&] Lubin In the Dress of a Norman Peasant.
Annette In the Dress of a Norman Peasant. [&] Lubin In the Dress of a Norman Peasant.
Drawn & Engraved by Tho.s Gaugain from Marmontel's moral Tales.
London Pub'd according to Act Oct.r 20 1780 by T.Gaugain No. 4 Little Compton Street, Soho London.
Pair of mezzotints with line engraving, printed in sepia. Each 340 x 265mm.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sotheby's London 1997.
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Bardolph
Bardolph My Lord do you see these meteors? do you behold these exhalations? Henry the IV Act the II Scene the 9.
[Drawn & etched by John Hamilton Mortimer.]
Publshed May 20th, 1775 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand. [Watermarked 1821.]
Etching, very large margins. 400 x 325mm, 15¾ x 12¾".
Bardolph, one of the companions of the young Prince Hal, alongside Falstaff, Poins and Peto. This group is the comic relief in a grim slice of English history. From the first set of "Six Characters from Shakespeare", here as re-issued by Thomas Palser after Mortimer's death.
[Ref: 15868]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Beatrice.
Beatrice. Much ado about nothing. Ac t 1. Scene 2d. Is it possible disdain should die whilst she has such meel food to feed it as Senior Benidict.
[Drawn & etched by John Hamilton Mortimer.]
Publshed March 15th, 1776 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand. [Watermarked 1821.]
Etching, with very large margins. 400 x 325mm, 15¾ x 12¾".
Beatrice, niece of Leonato, governor of Messina, subject of a matchmaking plot. From the second set of "Six Characters from Shakespeare", here as re-issued by Thomas Palser after Mortimer's death.
[Ref: 15872]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Bianca.
Bianca.
Painted by W.P. Frith, A.R.A. Engraved by William Holl.
[n.d. c.1825.]
Mixed-method engraving. Plate 373 x 305mm. 14¾ x 12". Tear into top margin.
A young girl standing in the garden, a wreath on her head. Looking into the distance with teary eyes, her hands are bound togther. This is Bianca from Shakespeares's Taming of the Shrew; Katherina has bound Bianca's hands in an effort to make her younger sister choose a suitor, however Bianca finds it difficult to choose, as she does not care for one man any more then the next.
[Ref: 16795]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caroline of Lichtfield.] Caroline & Lindorf. [&] Caroline & Walstein.
[Caroline of Lichtfield.] Caroline & Lindorf. [&] Caroline & Walstein.
Tho.as Stothard pinx. John Ogborne sculp. [&] Joseph Strutt sculp.
London, Publish'd July 10, 1787, Rupert Street, Hay Market..
Pair of stipples with hand colour, with very large margins. Each 330 x 360mm (13 x 14¼").
Two scenes from Isabelle de Montolieu's novel 'Caroline of Lichtfield': a young married woman falls for a handsome soldier, but realises he is less worthy of her affections than her older, less dashing husband. These stipples were published a year after the publication of Thomas Holcroft’s English translation. Montolieu also translated Jane Austen’s 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Persuasion' into French.
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Cassandra.
Cassandra.
Engraved by Caroline Watson (engraver to Her Majesty,) from the original Picture.
Published April 14th. 1809, by Thomas Payne, Pall Mall.
Stipple, roundel, 330 x 265mm. 13 x 10½". Uncut sheet.
Detail from a scene from William Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida'.
Provenance Drax Family, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset.
[Ref: 13696]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Cassandra
Cassandra Troilus and Cressida Act IId Scene 4th. Cry Trojans cry. practice your eyes with tears / Troy must not be nor goodly Ilion stand.
[Drawn & etched by John Hamilton Mortimer.]
Publshed March 15th, 1776 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand. [Watermarked 1821.]
Etching, with very large margins. 400 x 325mm, 15¾ x 12¾".
Cassandra, daughter of the Trojan king Priam, cursed to be a prophetess no one ever believed. From the second set of "Six Characters from Shakespeare", here as re-issued by Thomas Palser after Mortimer's death.
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Characters from Lord Byron.
Characters from Lord Byron. Medora,- The Corsair's Bride.
London Printed & Published by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 14, Newman St. 1829.
Fine hand coloured lithograph. Sheet: 240 x 275mm (9½ x 10¾"). Corners trimmed.
A depiction of Medora, a female love interest of the corsair Conrad in Byron's poem 'The Corsair' 1814.
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Jim Crow.
Jim Crow.
Pub. by Hodgson 111 Fleet Street & Turner & Fisher New York & Philadelphia. [n.d., c.1835.]
Etching. Sheet: 215 x 165mm (8½ x 6½"). Trimmed, laid on album sheet with a foil border. Manuscript along top edge.
A portrait of the fictional character Jim Crow, shown dancing in a landscape, two figures with animal faces walk beneath a parasol and a steam boat can be seen in the distance. Jim Crow was a song and dance caricature created by the American performer Thomas D. Rice (1808-1860) who played the character in black face. Jim Crow was hugely popular and Rice made several tours to England. The name Jim Crow became a general term for black people and later became the nickname for the various state and local laws which enforced black segregation in the southern states of the USA.
[Ref: 43971]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid in the Character of Bacchus. [&] Bacchus in the Character of Cupid.
Cupid in the Character of Bacchus. [&] Bacchus in the Character of Cupid.
Phi. Mercier Inv.t et pinx.t. J.Faber fecit 1739.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1739.
Pair of mezzotints. Each 330 x 230mm.
Bacchus with a bow and Cupid with a wine flask.
CS: 406. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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[Don Juan.] Julia.
[Don Juan.] Julia. ''How beautiful she look'd! her conscious heart / Glow'd in her cheek, and yet she felt no wrong. / Oh Love! how perfect is thy mystic art. / Strengthening the weak, and trampling on the strong.''
Drawn & Engraved by A.M. Huffam.
Pub.d March 1829 by T. Gillard, 48 Strand, London.
Mezzotint. Sheet 240 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). Trimmed close to printed border and around title, laid on album paper.
Donna Julia, Don Juan's first love in Lord Byron's 'epic satire', depicted as young woman sitting in front of a rose-bush. His hero was not a womaniser but a man too easily seduced by women.
[Ref: 42017]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ginevra Donati.
Ginevra Donati. She was an only child-her name Ginevra-The joy, the pride of an indulgent Father; And in her fifteenth year became a bride, Marrying and only son, Francesco Doria...Within that chest had she concealed herself, Fluttering with joy, the happiest of the happy, When a spring-look that lay in ambush there, Fastened her down for ever. Vide Roger's "Italy".
Painted by John Porter. Engraved by John Porter.
London: 1834, Published by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Printsellers in Ordinary to the King & to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, No.23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Entire plate 321 x 229mm (12¾ x 9") Slight printer's crease.
A scene depicting a woman leaning against an empty chest, about to seal her fate. From the poem 'Italy' by Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), which tells the story of a young bride who vanished on her wedding night and was found dead in a chest more than fifty years later. The only way the body could be identified was by a ring bearing the bride's name, Ginevra. Printed on two plates.
[Ref: 30431]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lorna Doone [in pencil to left.]
Lorna Doone [in pencil to left.]
[in penccil:] after picture by W. Wontner. Engravers proof. Mezzotinted by Fred Millar.
Exhibited in NW Gallery 1891.
Mezzotint on india, rare. Plate 444 x 355mm. 17½ x 14".
Lorna Doone was a fictional character from the novel 'Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor' by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor.
[Ref: 23389]   £260.00  
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Edwin.
Edwin.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds / Engraved by C.H. Hodges
Pub.d as the act directs Feb.y 18th by J. Rising No. 21 Princes St. Cav.sh Sq.re.
Mezzotint with small margins, platemark 360 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Paper tone; good impression; collector's stamp of Bernard Houthakker verso. Slightly foxed.
Character study after a painting from the 1770s by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792). When the painting was auctioned in 1796 it was identified as Edwin, the hero from 'The Minstrel', a poem published in 1771 by Reynolds' friend James Beattie. The poem describes the childhood of Edwin, a shepherd boy brought up in solitary, mountainous country, and his response to nature. William Wordsworth was among the many who admired the work. This impression formerly in the collection of Bernard Houthakker, 1884-1963), Amsterdam-based dealer and publisher. A particular focus of Houthakker's buying was the work of Charles Howard Hodges (1764-1837), a British portrait painter and engraver who moved to the Netherlands in 1792. Reynolds' painting was recently sold by Christie's (3 December 2013).
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Hamilton p.147 (only state); L.1272. Ex Collection Lady Eva Dugdale, Sotheby's 27/10/1920.
[Ref: 36504]   £320.00  
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Eloisa meditating on St. Preux's Letter.  Rousseau's Eloisa Vol.1 Page 16.
Eloisa meditating on St. Preux's Letter. Rousseau's Eloisa Vol.1 Page 16.
F. Wheatly R.A. pinxt.
London Pubd. June 27. 1791 by S. Vivares No.13 Gt Newport Street.
Stipple with etching, 370 x 265mm. 14½ x 10½".
A woman seated in a wooded landscape, turning her head away from a letter that she is reading with an expression of despair. Representation of Héloïse, illustrating 'Julie, or the New Heloise', an epistolary novel by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) inspired by the 12th century story of Héloïse's illicit love for, and secret marriage to, her teacher Pierre Abélard, perhaps the most popular teacher and philosopher in Paris. After Francis Wheatley (1747 - 1801).
[Ref: 11566]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Emilia.
Emilia. Der Hochwohlgebohrnen Fräulein Franzisca Freyin von Sickingen...
gemalt von Angelica Kauffman. gestochen von H. Sintzenich.
Heraus gegeben in Mannheim von H. Sintzenich den 1.te Septem: 1781.
Stipple, rare & fine. 310 x 230mm (12¼ x 9") large margins. Slight repair near margin right centre.
Portrait of Emilia, a character in Lessing's drama Emilia Galotti (1772), looking coyly from under her veil.
[Ref: 45212]   £280.00  
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Falstaff
Falstaff There's a merry hear good master Silence. / I'll give you a health for that anon. Second part Henry IV Act V Scene 4th.
[Drawn & etched by John Hamilton Mortimer.]
Publshed March 15th, 1776 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand. [Watermarked 1821.]
Etching, with very large margins. 400 x 325mm, 15¾ x 12¾".
Falstaff, one of the companions of the young Prince Hal, alongside Bardolph, Poins and Peto. This group is the comic relief in a grim slice of English history. From the second set of "Six Characters from Shakespeare", here as re-issued by Thomas Palser after Mortimer's death.
[Ref: 15867]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Falstaff.
Falstaff.
Revd. J. Beresford, Invt. & Delint. W. Bromley sc.
London Published Jany. 2d. 1809, by W. Miller, Albermarle Street.
Engraving. 375 x 480mm. Repaired tear c.3cm into image on left.
Sir John Falstaff, one of the most famous comic characters in all English literature, appears in four of Shakespeare's plays. Entirely the creation of Shakespeare, Falstaff is said to have been partly modeled on Sir John Oldcastle, a soldier and the martyred leader of the Lollard sect.
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Les Amants Célèbres. Faust and Marguerite.
Les Amants Célèbres. Faust and Marguerite. Ce brilliant séducteur, perfume d’eau de rose, Lui dépeignait sa flame en terme ampoules; Tandis que Marguerite à ses yeux ètonnés Ne comprenant rien à la chose Se fourre les doigts dans le nez.
J. Platier [inside image.]
Chez Pannier Edit. R.du Croissant, 16. Chez Aubert Pl.de la Bourse, 29. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie. [n.d. c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. 350 x 267mm. 13¾ x 10½".
Famous lovers: Faust and Marguerite from Carré's play on Faust's determination in wooing young Marguerite, by signing a contract with the devil. Charles Gounod also based his 1859 opera on the same play.
[Ref: 15326]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Amants Célèbres. Faust and Marguerite.
Les Amants Célèbres. Faust and Marguerite. Ce brilliant séducteur, perfume d’eau de rose, Lui dépeignait sa flame en terme ampoules; Tandis que Marguerite à ses yeux ètonnés Ne comprenant rien à la chose Se fourre les doigts dans le nez.
J. Platier [inside image.]
Chez Pannier Edit. R.du Croissant, 16. Chez Aubert Pl.de la Bourse, 29. Imp. d'Aubert & Cie. [n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. 317 x 228mm. 12½ x 9".
Famous lovers: Faust and Marguerite from Carré's play on Faust's determination in wooing young Marguerite, by signing a contract with the devil. Charles Gounod also based his 1859 opera on the same play.
[Ref: 15329]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt. Lemuel Gulliver.
Capt. Lemuel Gulliver. Splendide Mendax Hor.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Copper engraving. Sheet 160 x 110mm, 6¼ x 4¼". Trimmed close to image; small hole.
The frontispiece portrait to an edition of Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels'.
[Ref: 24246]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat. Suae. LVIII.
Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat. Suae. LVIII. Compositum jus, fasque animi, sanctosque recessus Mentis, e incoctum generoso pectus honesto.
Sturter Sheppard.Sc.
[London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. M, DCC, XXVI.]
Engraving, frontis. 145 x 95mm. 5¾ x 3¾". Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at top
Frontispiece opposite title page of 'Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships. Vol. I." (known most commonly known as 'Gulliver's Travels'), the novel by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift. Gulliver hailed from Rotherhithe (then Redriff) in London, then an area dominated by the docks through which much of Britain's international trade passed.
[Ref: 24487]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hinda.
Hinda.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11").
Hinda leaning over a balcony. From 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'; Lalla Rookh, the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817.
[Ref: 31078]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Hindoo Girl.
Hindoo Girl.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph, large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11"). Slight spotting.
Hindoo Girl; a beautiful maiden sat by the side of a tranquil river, watching the water with an intense gaze; the sun sets behind. From 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'; Lalla Rookh, the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817.
[Ref: 31081]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Ivanhoe. Nell'Ivanhoe di Walter Scott.
Ivanhoe. Nell'Ivanhoe di Walter Scott.
Hayez del. Milano. Vassalli.
Lithograph. 567 x 417mm.
Written ny Sir Walter Scott, 'Ivanhoe' is the epitome of the chivalric novel. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-the-Lion-Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft--but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love.
[Ref: 3109]   £280.00  
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The Jew's Daughter of Pergamus.
The Jew's Daughter of Pergamus.
J. Brown. H. Cook.
Fisher, Son & Co. [n.d. c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 278 x 210mm. 11 x 8¼".
The daughter of one of the kings of Pergamum, the ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey.
[Ref: 22636]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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La Deyésse d’Alger.
La Deyésse d’Alger.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 272 x 362mm. 10¾ x 14¼". Foxing.
The Queen to the Dey of Algiers. Here she is reclinging being served by her lady-in-waiting and a black servant.
[Ref: 15570]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Laetitia / The Virtuous Parent.]
[Laetitia / The Virtuous Parent.]
[George Morland.] E Leslie Haynes [pencil signature.]
London Published 1908 by Henry Graves & Co. Ltd, 6 Pall Mall S.W. Printed by A. Salmon, Paris.
Mezzotint on india laid paper, proof before title, 440 x 350mm. 17¼ x 13¾".
A young woman wearing a wide brimmed hat with a plume in the centre of a simple interior, where her mother sits on the left, holding up a handkerchief as she laments her daughter who offers a present to her father. The father sits to right, looking away unhappily and throwing out his arms in refusal of the offering; on the wall behind are pictures of 'Virginia' and 'Good Samaritan'. Originally plate 3 to a set of six, 'Laetitia', after George Morland (1762/3 - 1804). Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left.
Printseller's Association: pg.146.
[Ref: 12366]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Lall Rookh.
Lall Rookh.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph with large margins. 380 x 274mm (15 x 10¼").
Lalla Rookh, the protaganist of the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. From 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'.
[Ref: 31077]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Lavinia.
Lavinia. The lovely young Lavinia once had friends. Thompson.
Painted by S. Shelley. G. Zancon Sculpt.
Publ.d. Apr.l. 1788.
Stipple, rare. Plate: 110 x 150mm, (4¼ x 6"). Trimmed to plate on right edge. Pin holes in bottom edge. surface dirt.
Half-length portrait of a forlorn looking woman who holds some leaves, from Thompson's poem 'Autumn'.
[Ref: 35106]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leda.] In Cycnum uersus pro Læda, oblitus Olijmpi, Juppiter en Magnus, Quam Jove maior Amor.
[Leda.] In Cycnum uersus pro Læda, oblitus Olijmpi, Juppiter en Magnus, Quam Jove maior Amor.
Alex Marc. Inv. Pinx. del. et sculps.
[n.d,. c.1700.]
Etching, sheet 160 x 120mm (6¼ x4¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Leda, Queen of Sparta, with her arm around Jupiter in the guise of a swan.
[Ref: 45192]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lilla.
Lilla.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph, large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11"). Chips to lower corners.
Lilla, a veiled prophet, a character from 'Lalla Rookh', the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. Published in the 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'.
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Lisabetta. Boccaccio, Giornata quarta, Novella V.
Lisabetta. Boccaccio, Giornata quarta, Novella V. Done from the Orginal in the Collection of Mr. Reynolds.
Fuerino pinx.t J. McArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9")
Lisabetta, a young woman in loose robes, her dead lover's head in her right hand, a character from Boccaccio's 'Decameron'. After her brothers kill Lorenzo he appears in Lisabetta's dreams, telling her where his body is buried. She moves his head to a pot of basil, which she painstakingly cares for until her brothers take it away, whereupon she wastes away. John Keats used the story in his narrative poem, 'Isabella, or the Pot of Basil'.
Goodwin 205.II. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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Clod Lumpwitz. Gib: Prof.
Clod Lumpwitz. Gib: Prof.
WHB [Henry Bunbury]. C.T.
[Bury St. Edmunds: G. Ingram, 1801.]
A rare etching. 172 x 171mm. 6¾ x 6¾".
A portrait of Professor Lumpwitz, harrassed by demons. Lumpwitz was supposed to be the author of 'Tales of the Devil, from the gibberish of Professor Lumpwitz S.U.S and C.A.C. in the University of Snoringberg'; however the book was written and illustrated by Henry W. Bunbury and was an attack on the fashion for gothic horror poetry, particularly Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'.
[Ref: 14424]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mahmut The Turkish Spy. Ætatis suæ 72.
Mahmut The Turkish Spy. Ætatis suæ 72.
F. H. Van. Hove. sculp:
[London, n.d., 1691 or later.]
Engraving, frontispiece to Giovanni Paolo Marana’s 'The First Volume of Letters Writ by a Turkish spy'. 120 x 75mm, 4¾ x 3”. A reasonably strong impression; slightly tatty margins.
The fictional bearded spy is seated at a table in his study, holding a quill; hour glass, mathematical instruments, ink bottle, and paper on table. Sphere in the lower left foreground, scrolls strewn on floor, next to two sacks of coins; bookshelf with books, three with inscribed spines, 'Alcaran', 'Tacitus', and 'St. Austin', behind his head. Room also contains a hanging lamp, mirror, and clock in background to centre; window, below which a framed picture of a man with a net and fish, on wall to right. Engraved by Dutch-born Frederick Hendrik van Hove (1628 - 1698).
See item Ref: 22497.
[Ref: 22496]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mahmut The Turkish Spy. Ætatis suæ 72.
Mahmut The Turkish Spy. Ætatis suæ 72.
F. H. Van. Hove. sculp:
[London, n.d., originally 1691 but a later impression.]
Engraving on laid paper, frontispiece to Giovanni Paolo Marana’s 'The First Volume of Letters Writ by a Turkish spy'. 120 x 75mm, 4¾ x 3”. A slightly faded impression from a reworked plate, likely from an 18th century edition. Some creasing, with tatty and chipped margins.
The fictional bearded spy is seated at a table in his study, holding a quill; hour glass, mathematical instruments, ink bottle, and paper on table. Sphere in the lower left foreground, scrolls strewn on floor, next to two sacks of coins; bookshelf with books, three with inscribed spines, 'Alcaran', 'Tacitus', and 'St. Austin', behind his head. Room also contains a hanging lamp, mirror, and clock in background to centre; window, below which a framed picture of a man with a net and fish, on wall to right. Engraved by Dutch-born Frederick Hendrik van Hove (1628 - 1698).
See item Ref: 22496.
[Ref: 22497]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Marian
Marian The Parson's maid & neatest of the Plain Gay
W.m Bunbury Esqr. delt. J: Baldrey Sculp.
Pubd. May 20th, 1781 by I: Baldrey No.37, Green St. Grosr. Square & Sold by E: Hedges No.92 Cornhill Londn.
Stipple, 280 x 285mm. 11 x 11¼".
A maid in simple dress sitting in profile on a rock in a hilly landscape, holding the handle of a bucket on the ground beside her, a figure on horseback on a path about to crest the hill in the distance at right. Illustrates 'The Shepherd's Week' (1714) by poet and dramatist John Gay (1685 - 1732). After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
[Ref: 10374]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miranda.
Miranda.
Engraved by Caroline Watson, (engraver to Her Majesty) from the original Picture.
Published April 14th, 1809, by Thomas Payne, Pall Mall.
Stipple, 315 x 260mm. 12½ x 10¼". Uncut sheet.
Detail from a scene from William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (act I, scene II) also engraved by Caroline Watson and later published by Boydell. The painting, after Robert Edge Pine (1733 - 1788), was exhibited with six other subjects from Shakespeare at the Great Room in Spring-Gardens on the 22nd April 1782. The accompanying catalogue includes proposals for a series of engravings after the paintings.
Provenance Drax Family, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset.
[Ref: 13695]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mirzala
Mirzala
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph, large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11").
Mirzala, a veiled prophet, a character from 'Lalla Rookh', the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. Published in the 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'.
[Ref: 31075]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs Sarrey Gamp, Monthly Nurse No Connection with any Other Shop.
Mrs Sarrey Gamp, Monthly Nurse No Connection with any Other Shop. Begs to acquaint Ladies and Gents has also Young People about to be hunighted in oly Marriage that she will be pleased to wate on them on the hinteresting accasion has his her duty. N.B. Please to observe that she his the honely real Sarrey G....
[n.d. c.1840.]
Hand-coloured etching, rare. 165 x 108mm. 6½ x 4¼". Trimmed close laid on blue paper and cut from a scrap album.
Mrs Sarah Gamp from Charles Dickens's 'The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit'. Mrs Gamp was an alcoholic who worked as nurse, midwife and layer-out of the dead. She was known for carrying a battered black umbrella, and became so famous that the Victorian public used "Gamp" as slang for umbrella.
[Ref: 18660]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Namouna.
Namouna.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph, large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11").
Namouna, the enchantress, clutching small flowers to her breast, a character from 'Lalla Rookh', the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. Published in the 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'.
[Ref: 31076]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Nourmahal.
Nourmahal.
[Designed by Fanny Corbaux. Drawn on Stone by Louisa Corbaux.] F. Corbaux.
[London: Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. 1837.]
Tinted lithograph, large margins. 380 x 279mm (15 x 11"). Chips to lower corners; foxing.
Nourmahal; the beauty with head on pillow, sleeps as the moon pears through the clouds. A character from 'Lalla Rookh', the oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. Published in the 'Pearls of the East. Beauties from Lallarookh'.
[Ref: 31080]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Ophelia.
Ophelia. There's Fennel for you and Colombines. / There's Rue for you, and some for me. Hamlet Act IV, Scene 7.
[Drawn & etched by John Hamilton Mortimer.]
Publshed May 20th, 1775 by J.Mortimer, Norfolk Street, Strand. [Watermarked 1821.]
Etching, with very large margins. 400 x 325mm, 15¾ x 12¾".
The tragic Ophelia's last appearance in the play, prior to her drowning. From the first set of "Six Characters from Shakespeare", here as re-issued by Thomas Palser after Mortimer's death.
[Ref: 15869]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Ophelia.
Ophelia. There's rue for you, and here's some for me
James Nixon pinx.t F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t
[London, Publish'd April 8th 1784 by W. Dickinson]
Stipple printed in red, sheet 190 x 145mm (7½ x 5¾"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line;
The tragic Ophelia's last appearance in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' before her death from drowning. Stipple engraving after the miniature painter James Nixon (bap.1741-1812). This may be engraved from Nixon's miniature of Mary Bowles (née Elton) as Ophelia, in the collection of the Elton family seat, Clevedon Court, Somerset. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver who migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton 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. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal. This impression from the collection of Dr. Augusto Calabi of Milan, art historian who co-authored (with A.B. de Vesme) the authoritative catalogue raisonné of Bartolozzi's work. This state is not listed in the catalogue.
Calabi & de Vesme 1860 iv/iv
[Ref: 43141]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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