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Eneas carrying his Father Anchyses from the Ruins of Troy.
Eneas carrying his Father Anchyses from the Ruins of Troy. From the Original Picture, Painted by Jacopo Robusti commonly called Tintoretto, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Size of the Picture, 1' 0" by 1' 4" in height.
Tintoretto pinx.t R. Earlom delin.t & Sculpsit
John Boydell excudit London 1767
Mezzotint with etching, 330 x 230mm. 13 x 9". Large margins; creasing through centre
Aeneas carrying his father away from Troy before beginning the journey that will lead to the foundation of Rome. Illustration to an episode featuring in Virgil's 'The Aeneid'. From "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes produced in late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 14885]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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In vaine the learned do their knowledge boast, Witt is not allways gain'd, by reading most, Women do oft those hights of Glory reach, Which even the scooles, have wanted power to teach. 20.
In vaine the learned do their knowledge boast, Witt is not allways gain'd, by reading most, Women do oft those hights of Glory reach, Which even the scooles, have wanted power to teach. 20.
Tho: Dudley. fec.
[n.d. c.1679.]
A very rare etching. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Cut and laid; tear to upper left corner.
Aesop interpreting to the Samians the portent of the eagle and the public ring; Xanthus presenting Aesop to the rulers of Samos who are seated at a table on a raised platform; in the background buildings, above which flies the eagle with the ring in its beak. Plate 20, one of thirty-two illustrations to the 2nd edition of 1687 of Barlow's Aesop, showing scenes from the life of Aesop.
[Ref: 31068]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alexander giving up his favourite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.]
[Alexander giving up his favourite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.]
[W. Miller Pinxit. J. B. Michel Sculpsit.]
[Publish'd Mrch 1st 1786 by John Boydell, Cheapside, London.]
Stipple engraving, proof before letters. 390 x 330mm 15½ x 13".
Alexander the Great arranged for his favourite painter Apelles to sketch a nude of his first Greek mistress Campaspe. Famed painter Apelles was asked by Alexander the Great to make a portrait of his mistress Campaspe . He was so pleased with the painting that he said to the painter: You may take her, I prefer the painting. Apelles had fallen in love with the girl whom he was painting.
[Ref: 11897]   £250.00  
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Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
B.West pinxit. Val:Green fecit.
Published Jan.y 1st 1772 by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. 445 x 530mm. Some of the margin lost lower left, some staining.
Medical interest. Alexander the Great in his tent, nursing his head.
[Ref: 9086]   £380.00  
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[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius]
[Alexander the Great pardons the family of Darius] Il est d'un roy de se vaincre soy mesme / Alexandre, ayant vaincu Darius pres la ville d'Isse entre dans une tente ou étoient la Mere la femme et les filles de Darius [...]
Car. le Brun pinxit J. Audran excudit
Se vend à Paris chez B. et J. Audran rue et faubourg St. Jaque vis a vis la rue St. Dominique. [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼") very large margins. Paper time stained.
After defeating Darius in the battle of Issus (333 BC), Alexander found Darius' family (who he had left behind when fleeing the battlefield). One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45146]   £260.00  
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Alexander Visiting the Tomb of Achilles.
Alexander Visiting the Tomb of Achilles. 'From the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Filippo Lauri; In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire
Filippo Lauri Pinxit. John Boydell excudit 1769. S.J. Ravenet sculpsit.
Published Augt. 1st. 1769, by Jno. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving, 510 x 385mm. 20 x 15¼".
Alexander The Great (356 - 323 BC), ruler of Macedon who conquered a huge empire, standing at the foot of a ruined obelisk, his arms outstretched in awe as he looks up at the tomb of Achilles to right. His soldiers stand around him in attitudes of wonder. Elaborate crest featuring deer and putti below image. Numbered 'Vol:II. No.39.' lower left. After Filippo Lauri (1623 - 1694).
[Ref: 11776]   £280.00  
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Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue.
Thus Heroes exalt themselves by Vertue. Alexander enters Babylon in Triumph Amidst the Shouts and Acclamations of the People [parallel text in French]
Le Brun Pinx Parr Sculp
Printed for R. Wilkinson at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") very large margins.
One of a series of engravings reproducing a famous set of paintings by Charles Le Brun now in the Louvre. Probably copied from the larger set of engravings published in Paris by Audran.
For Audran's engraving of the same painting see ref. 45145.
[Ref: 45161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles.
Alexander giving up his favorite mistress Campaspe to Apelles. To great Apelles when young Ammon brought The darling idol of his captive heart...Quitted his title to Campaspe's charms And gave the fair one to the friend's embrace.
Miller Pinxit. J.B. Michel Sculpsit.
John & Josiah Boydell ext. 1786. Publish'd March 1st. 1786, by John & Josiah Boydell, Cheapside, London.
Stipple. Plate 325 x 395mm. 12¾ x 15½". Trimmed to the platemark along the bottom edge.
Alexander stands on the right and addresses Appeles, who is seated in front of his easel. Campaspe, seated on the chair to the left, is conversing with two women.
See BM: 1953,0214.35.
[Ref: 17036]   £230.00  
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Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres.
Alexandre étant tombé malada et ayant receu avis de Parmenion, que Philippe son medecin…ne s auroient même en concevoir le soupçon dans les autres. A Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur le Duc d'orleans.
Se vend à Paris avec privil. du Roy au Palais du Luxembourg ou le dit Audran demeure. Par son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Benoist Audran.
[n.d. c.1711.]
Copper engraving. Plate 411 x 368mm. 16¼ x 14½". Some creasing.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was King of Macedon and is remembered for uniting the states of Greece. He managed to conquer Persia, Egypt and a number of other kingdoms up to the borders of India. He died of a sudden fever, as depicted here on his death bed, at the palace of Nebuchadnezzarr II of Babylon. Engraved in reverse from the painting by Le Sueur now in the National Gallery, London.
IFF 12: ii. BM: X,8.61.
[Ref: 17326]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Antiochus and Stratonice.
Antiochus and Stratonice. From the Original Picture; In the Collection of the Right Honourable Lord Grosvenor. Size of the Picture 3'11" by 5'5" in length.
Pietro da Cortona pinxit. W.m Wynn Ryland Sculpsit.
Published Sept.r 1.st 1772, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Copper engraving, 440 x 550mm to platemark. 17¼ x 21½".
Representation of of the Greek doctor Eristatatus explaining the mysterious illness affecting Antiochus. Only Eristatus was able to understand that Antiochus was dying of love for his young stepmother Stratonice, whom his father had recently married. From volume two of "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in published in five volumes between the late 1760s and 1786, the first three of which (1769 to 1773) were originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell, who promoted the interests of artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 14903]   £280.00  
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Arte Misia. Wenzel Anton, des H:R:R: Fürsten von Kaunitz, Grafen von Rittberg Ihrer K: und K: K: A: M: M: Obrist Hof=und Staats=Kanzler, Protector der K: K: Zeichnung un Kupferstecherakademie.
Arte Misia. Wenzel Anton, des H:R:R: Fürsten von Kaunitz, Grafen von Rittberg Ihrer K: und K: K: A: M: M: Obrist Hof=und Staats=Kanzler, Protector der K: K: Zeichnung un Kupferstecherakademie.
Gemalt von der Frau Iherbouche. Geschaben von Joh: Veit Kauperz in Gratz 1771.
Für seinem Aufnahm in die K: K: Zeichnung und Kuppstecherakademie in Wien. Das Urbild befindet sich in dem Bildersaale Schon erwehnter K: K: Akademie, hat in der höche 2. und in der Breite 3. Schuch. Gewidmet von seinem unterthänigst=gehorsamsten Diener Joh: Veit Kauperz Mitgliede der Königl: Akademis der Schönen Künste in Florenz.
Mezzotint. Plate 372 x 437mm. 14¾ x 17¼". Very fine.
A naked woman reclining on a couch, being attended to by her bare-breasted servant maid. Artemisia holds a chalice into which are poured the ashes of her husband Mausolus. Artemisia II of Caria (d.350BC).
In the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum
[Ref: 27961]   £420.00  
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[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[Bacchus and Ariadne.]
[B. Cipriani Delin.t F. Bartolozzi Fecit.]
[London, Publish'd Nov.r 1.st 1786 by W. Dickinson Bond Street.]
Stipple and etching, very scarce. 203 x 209mm. 8 x 8¼". Slight foxing.
Bacchus and Ariadne naked seated under a tent embracing and holding cups. A satyr pouring water on the left, with a putti asleep on the right, young child lying on the back of a tiger in the foreground.
De Vesme: 375; ii/vi. See 20572 for late state.
[Ref: 20573]   £340.00  
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[Bacchus Enfant.]
[Bacchus Enfant.]
Guercino inv. F. Bartolozzi del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Plate: 280 x 340mm (11 x 13¼"). Very large margins.
The infant Bacchus seated on a rock faces right towards a barrel of grapes and in two hands he holds a large bottle from which he drinks.
de Vesme: 2132 II of II.
[Ref: 39119]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Belisarius.
Belisarius. From the Original painting of Salvator Rosa, in the Collection of the Right Hon.ble the Lord Viscount Townshend. Sold at the Golden Head in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
Salvator Rosa Pinx.t. Rob.tus Strange delin.t et Sculp.t London.
[n.d., c.1757].
Engraving with small margins, laid on 18th century card. Platemark: 507 x 353mm (19¾ x 14").
General Flavius Belisarius (505 - 565) was a Byzantine general and leading military figure. He led imperial armies against the Sasanian empire (Persia), the Vandal kingdom of North Africa, the Ostrogothic regime of Italy, and the barbarian tribes encroaching upon Constantinople. According to legend, Justinian, jealous of his popularity, later had him blinded and forced to beg before pardoning him because of public outrage. At the time the print was made, the picture was the proud centerpiece of the Belisarius Chamber of Lord Townshend at Raynham Hall, Norfolk, where it was singled out for praise by Horace Walpole.
[Ref: 32606]   £260.00  
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Jeu de Boule, Ou IV.e Vûë de Flandre. 26
Jeu de Boule, Ou IV.e Vûë de Flandre. 26
D. Teniers pinx. Le Bas Sculp.
a Paris chez J.P. Le Bas graveur du Roy, rüe de la Harpe vis a vis la rüe Percée 1742.
Etching. 365 x 460mm (14½ x 18"). Narrow margins, worm holes filled.
A group of boys play boule in a village.
[Ref: 45786]   £260.00  
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Caesar putting away Pompeia, receives Calphurnia as his Wife. César repudie Pompeia, et recoit Calpurnia coimme sa femme.
Caesar putting away Pompeia, receives Calphurnia as his Wife. César repudie Pompeia, et recoit Calpurnia coimme sa femme. From the Original Painting of Pietro da Cortona, in the Gallery of the Hotel de Toulouse.
Pietro Beretinus Cortonensis Eques Pinxit. Robertus Strange delineavit et sculpt.
Sold at the Golden Head, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.
Lettered in English and French below the image. Engraving 505 x 392mm. 20 x 15½". Very large margins. Uncut
[Ref: 11332]   £280.00  
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Caius Marius Mourning over the Ruins of Carthage.
Caius Marius Mourning over the Ruins of Carthage.
Drawn by John Martin. Engraved by W. Wallis.
London, Published from the Proprietor by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row. Printed by Perkins & Bacon. [n.d. c.1830.]
Engraving. 113 x 158mm (4½ x 6¼"). Cut inside platemark.
The Roman general Gaius Marius (157-86BC) was called 'the third founder of Rome' for defeating the invading Germanic tribes. However civil war with Sulla in 88BC caused him to flee to Africa, visiting Carthage, here symbolic of a great city now destroyed.
See V & A: E.719-1968.
[Ref: 34710]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Classical Scene.]
[Classical Scene.]
[n.d. c.1780.]
Mezzotint with etching. Plate 213 x 161mm. 8½ x 6¼". Trimmed within the platemark to the left, no damage to the image.
Possibly the muse Terpsichore introducing a young woman to a possible suitor, educated and well-dressed. It was believed that the muses would help inspire people to do their best.
[Ref: 14941]   £230.00  
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Cleopatra.
Cleopatra. E Tabula Guidonis Reni, in Pinacotheca Domini De Montriblou armigeri conservata.
Guido Reni Pinx.t. R. Strange delin.t et sculp.t 1777.
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
Engraving. 520 x 350mm (20½ x 14¼"), large margins.
Cleopatra clasping the asp to her bosom. From a collected edition of the engravings by Sir Robert Strange (1721-92) after famous paintings, in this case one by Guido Reni (1575 - 1642).
[Ref: 46554]   £280.00  
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Cleopatra and her Attendants Assisting to Arm Antony.
Cleopatra and her Attendants Assisting to Arm Antony. Vide Shakspeare's Tragedy of Antony & Cleopatra, Act IV. Sc. 4.
Wm. Martin, Historic Painter to His Majesty Pinxt. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculpt.
Engraved from the Original Picture 12 feet by 9 (presented by the Artist &) placed in the Exchange of Liverpool. Published for the Proprietor August 11th. 1804, by Wm. Martin, Windsor Castle, and H. Macklin, 39 Fleet Street, London.
Stipple and etching, 510 x 635mm. 20 x 25". Tatty, torn and chipped margins, missing left margin.
A luxurious interior with Mark Antony standing in front of a pillar, one arm around Cleopatra, who comes forward from her throne, helping to arrange his sword belt. Women on the left bring forward his shield and helmet, a man bends to fasten his sandals; Egyptian courtiers watch from behind Cleopatra's throne and Roman soldiers wait outside in the background to left. Dedication to the Borough of Liverpool below title. After William Martin (1753 - c. 1831).
[Ref: 12769]   £320.00  
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The Colonna Claude.
The Colonna Claude. Now in the Collection of the Rev.d. Will.m. Holwell Carr.
Claude pinx.t. Dubourg sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y. 1.1812. by Edw.d. Orme Prinsteller to the King Engraver & Publisher Bond S.t. corner of Brook S.t. London.
A fine proof aquatint. Plate: 495 x 400mm (19½ x 15¾"), with large margins.
A classical scene in which several figures dressed in ancient costume sit between a temple and a pond full of swans. A harbour can be seen in the distance full of boats. After Claude Lorrain's (1604-1682) painting 'Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helicon'.
[Ref: 40273]   £220.00  
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La Continence de Scipion. Tite Live L. XXVI.
La Continence de Scipion. Tite Live L. XXVI. Cornaline du Cabinet de Mrs. Masson. Grandeur de la Pierre.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin. C. Simonneau maj. sculp.
Avec. Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1710.]
Engraving, wth large margins. Plate 184 x 197mm. 7¼ x 7¾".
The Roman general Scipio returning a captured young woman to her fiancé, having refused to accept her from his troops as a prize of war. Plate 13 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
[Ref: 25094]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cornaline Antique du Cabinet de Mr. Bourdaloue.
Cornaline Antique du Cabinet de Mr. Bourdaloue. Grand.r de la Pierre.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin et Sculp.
Cum Privilegio Regis. [n.d. c.1720.]
Engraving. Plate 127 x 102mm. 5 x 4". Large margins.
Two classical figures both with nude torso; a woman greeting her military man who stands holding a spear and wearing a helmet, whilst she rests her left foot on the decapitated head of another man. Plate 20 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
[Ref: 25084]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Didoos Dood. Boertig in Hollandsche kleedy afgebeeld. Onnoozle Dido sterft, van haar Galant verlaaten…Och, Vrouwtjes! wacht u wel voor de ontrouw van de Mans. L.P
Didoos Dood. Boertig in Hollandsche kleedy afgebeeld. Onnoozle Dido sterft, van haar Galant verlaaten…Och, Vrouwtjes! wacht u wel voor de ontrouw van de Mans. L.P La Mort de Didon, Representée en burlesque, à la Hollandoise. La pauvre Didon meurt: son Amant l’abandonne...Mesdames! gardez-vous des pièges des Galants. H.J.R.
C. Troost inv. S. Fokke del. et fec.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Etching and engraving with very large margins. Plate 375 x 272mm (14¾ x 10¾").
Dido's death; the queen lying on a pyre, dressed in peasant clothes. A fantastic Dutch Burlesque. From a series of thirty-one unnumbered plates after Cornelis Troost. The series was begun in 1754 with three prints by Punt and Tanjé; between 1757 and 1764 twenty-nine plates were added, engraved by Jan Punt, Pieter Tanjé, Jacobus Houbraken, Pelletier, Simon Fokke, Radigues and Muys.
[Ref: 30049]   £230.00  
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Dido, invoking the Gods before mounting the Funeral Pile.
Dido, invoking the Gods before mounting the Funeral Pile. [parallel text in French]
Angelica Kauffmann pinxit J.M. Delattre sculp.r F. Bartolozzi direxit
Publish'd for the Proprietor according to Act June 10 1780 by Ann Bryer, London
Stipple printed in brown, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed inside platemark top and bottom; nick bottom left;
Dido preparing to commit suicide after Aeneas leaves her (as described in Virgil's 'Aeneid'). It was originally published as the pendant to another portrait of a woman forsaken, 'Penelope weeping over the Bow of Ulysses'. After a painting by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807). Born in Switzerland, Kauffman lived in England from 1766 to 1781 and was one of only two women (the other being Mary Moser) amongst the thirty-six founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Calabi & De Vesne 407.
[Ref: 45440]   £260.00  
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The Distressed Mother.
The Distressed Mother.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
London: Published as the Act directs 1 March 1785 by W. Byrne No 79 Titchfield Street.
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 215 x 225mm (8½ x 8¾") very large margins
Shows Mother & child escaping a fire in ancient Rome. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was born in Florence but 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.
Calabi & de Vesme 1324.
[Ref: 43137]   £220.00  
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Erasistratus the Physician discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice.
Erasistratus the Physician discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice.
Painted by B. West, Hist.l Painter to his Majesty. Engrav'd by Geo.g Graham.
Publish'd June 24, 1793, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall London.
Stipple and etching. Plate 323 x 391mm (12¾ x 15½"). Some creasing. Backed. Repaired hole in title area.
King Seleucus sits in a melancholy pose, supporting the head of his son Antiochus who lies in bed, attended by his physician; the patient looks towards Stratonice, who stands at the foot of the bed with four female attendants; a further four onlookers stand solemnly at the right behind a table with crown and staff. Engraving after the 1772 painting by Benjamin West (Birmingham Museum of Art).
[Ref: 29954]   £280.00  
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Filial Piety.
Filial Piety. Cimon, condemned to famish in Prison is privately suckled by his Daughter Pero. The Judges, in order to transmit to Posterity their approbation of so rare an example of filial piety, pardon'd the Father for the Daughters Virtue.
Put:r Jordaens Pinx.t. Geo.e Keating Sculp.t.
London, Published 26th March, 1790, by Geo:Keating, No 18 Warwick Street, Golden Square,
Mezzotint. 440 x 540mm (17¼ x 21¼"). Rubbed
A story told by Roman historian Valerius Maximus (c.AD 50). Rubens also painted the same scene.
[Ref: 11599]   £480.00  
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Vue d'une Fontaine Antique.
Vue d'une Fontaine Antique. Tiré du Cabinet de Monsieur Lallyé.
J.B. Huet delin. Jubier Sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.] [A Paris chez Bonnet, rue St Jacques, au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie.]
Hand-coloured crayon-manner. 241 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼"). Trimmed.
A classical scene with woman and children; another child and woman stood by an old tomb which has been turned into a fountain; two hens and dog by fountain.
[Ref: 28680]   £220.00  
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[Allegorical scene]
[Allegorical scene]
Glauber
Leon. Schenk exc. [probably engraved c.1670, this impression c.1720]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 220 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"). Glued to backing sheet.
Early allegorical mezzotint.
[Ref: 36391]   £420.00  
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[Classical Scene with the Three Graces.]
[Classical Scene with the Three Graces.]
Engraved by Parr.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Engraving, scarce, verses laid separately. Sheet: 270 x 335mm (10½ x 13"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A classical scene in which the three graces crowd around a woman, Venus, sitting on a couch looking in a mirror held by a cherub.
[Ref: 46222]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Hannibal [in image].
Hannibal [in image]. Done from the Original Picture in the Possession of his Majesty.
B. West Pinxit, 1770. V. Green Fecit 1773.
Published Novr. 1st 1773 by Boydell Cheapside. J Boydell excudit. [All inscriptions to foreground steps.]
Mezzotint with hand colouring, sheet 625 x 870mm. 24½ x 34¼". Trimmed to image and laid to card. Surface scuffs and scratches.
The boy Hannibal (248 – 183 or 182 BC), Carthaginian military commander, lays his hands on a horse prepared for sacrifice, encouraged by his father who stands behind him pointing up at a statue of a god behind the altar. A Roman standard is trodden under the boy's feet; in a palace surrounded by soldiers, women and children. After Benjamin West (1738 - 1820).
Whitman: 176, II of II. Chaloner Smith: undescribed. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14831]   £480.00  
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The Parting of Hector and Andromache.
The Parting of Hector and Andromache.
E. Burney Esq.r del. R. Cooper sculp.
[Published June 21, 1814, by S & J Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, 34, Rathbone Place.]
Fine colour-printed stipple. Sheet 230 x 290mm (9 x 11½). Trimmed, losing publication line, title pasted on.
Andromache and Hector on the walls of Troy. Hector holds his infant son Astyanax and is about to pass him to a nurse. Over the battlements the Greek fleet can be seen.
[Ref: 44237]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Enlevement d'Helene par Pâris.
L'Enlevement d'Helene par Pâris. Cornaline blanche du Cabinet de Mrs. Masson.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin. C. Simonneau maj. sculp.
[Avec Privil. du Roi.] [n.d. c.1710.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 190 x 184mm. 7½ x 7¼".
The elopement of Helen, Queen of Sparta, with Paris, son of King Priam of Troy; this being one of the immediate causes of the Trojan War. Helen's journey to Troy is usually depicted as a forced abduction. Plate 10 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
[Ref: 25086]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Sleep & Death conveying the dead body of Sarpedon from the field of battle to Lycia.
Sleep & Death conveying the dead body of Sarpedon from the field of battle to Lycia.
Painted by Hy. Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Jas. Stow.
[London, 1810 - 1820.]
Engraving, 265 x 175mm. 10½ x 7".
A scene from the 'Iliad', epic poem presumed to be by Homer (9th century BC - 8th century BC; fl.c.). From 'The Iliad of Homer, etc. A new edition...', after Henry Fuseli (1741 - 1825). One line quotation from Book XVI below.
British Library: 001721976. W: 232 IV of IV.
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Achilles and the Grecian Delegates.
Achilles and the Grecian Delegates. Achilles starting, as the chiefs he spied, Leap'd from his seat, and laid the harp aside.
Drawn by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Edward Smith.
[London. c.1820.]
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
Achilles with his three Grecian delegates. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Weinglass: 229
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The anger of Achilles on resigning Briseis to the Heralds sent by Agamemnon.
The anger of Achilles on resigning Briseis to the Heralds sent by Agamemnon. She, in sofrt sorrows, and in pensive thought, Past silent, as the heralds held her hand, And oft look'd back, slow moving o'er the strand. Illiad, Book I.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Isaac Taylor.
[London. c.1820.]
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut. Slight foxing.
Agamemnon was compelled by Apollo to give up his own woman, Chryseis, so he demanded Briseis as compensation. Achilles seen here furious, made so by the thought of them sleeping togther. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Weinglass: 227
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The Anger of Jupiter on finding himself deceived by Juno.
The Anger of Jupiter on finding himself deceived by Juno. Hear this remember and our fury dread. Illiad, Book XV.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by J.as Stow.
[London. c.1820.]
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾").
Juno angers Jupiter by seeing his partiality to the Trojans and as such forms a design to over-reach him: she sets off her charms with the utmost car, and obtains the magic girdle of Venus. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Weinglass: 231
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Briseis lamenting the death of Patroclus.
Briseis lamenting the death of Patroclus. Prone on the body fell the heav'nly fair, Beat her sad breast, and tore her golden hair. Illiad Book XIX.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by F. Engleheart.
[London. c.1820.]
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut.
Briseis, the Queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Here she laments and mourns over the death of Patroclus. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Weinglass: 234.
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Diomedes, having slain Rhesus, councelled by Minerva to return to the grecian army.
Diomedes, having slain Rhesus, councelled by Minerva to return to the grecian army. While unresolv'd the son of Tydeus stands, Pallas appears, and thus her chief commands. Illiad Book X.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by Isaac Taylor.
[London. c.1820.]
Engraving. 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Cut
Odysseus and Diomedes, during the Trojan War, reach the Thracian encampment where Diomedes kills Rhesus's men. He murders twelve of Rhesus' cohorts and then Rhesus himself; Diomedes faces a moment of indecision, torn between killing more and escaping, but Athena appears to him and tells him to get on the chariot with Odysseus and escape. Homer's Illiad, the ancient Greek epic poem; set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Weinglass: 230
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[Illustration]
[Illustration]
MBurg. sculp. [c.1700]
Engraving, platemark 150 x 105mm (6 x 4") very large margins.
Storm scene with objects raining down from the sky upon a terrified crowd. One of these objects is a flag inscribed 'nascentes moribur' ('when we are born we die'). Engraved by Michael Burghers (1653-1727), Dutch engraver who emigrated to England to become assistant to David Loggan, who he succeeded as engraver to Oxford University after Loggan's death.
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[The Judgment of Brutus upon his Sons- Exhibited in London 1818.]
[The Judgment of Brutus upon his Sons- Exhibited in London 1818.]
Guillon le Thiere Pinx.t Rom 1810. Guill.me H. Rivula incise.
Etching. Sheet: 340 x 200mm (13½ x 8"). Laid on an album sheet at edges.
An etching of le Thiere's painting 'The Judgment of Brutus upon his Sons' by Guillaume Guillon Lethière which was exhibited in Bullocks's Museum in the Egyptian Hall Picadilly in 1816.
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Olympy Iovis Simulcrum.
Olympy Iovis Simulcrum.
I. Honervogt excudit. [after Maarten van Heemskerck.]
[Paris, Honervogt, c.1620.]
Engraving. Image 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, remarginned with old paper, original bottom margin frayed.
The chryselephantine (gold & ivory) statue of Jupiter (more correctly Zeus) at Olympia, from a series depicting the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The giant figure sits astride an eagle, dwarfing the worshippers. To his right is a statue of Hercules, and in the foreground is a regal figure handing out wreaths to the winners of the Olympic Games, with a pair of wrestlers bottom right. The engraver was either of two Jacques Honervogts, father (active 1608-66), or son (c.1623-94). One was sued by Rubens for breach of copyright, and certainly this is a copy (including the verse) of an engraving by Philips Galle of the same subject.
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Latone.
Latone. Le Ciel pour punir ces Brutaux / Par qui Latone est outragée / Vut que leur forme soit changée / En celle de vils animaux [...]
Jouvenet pinx Du Bosq sculp 1714.
A Pais chez Duchange Graveur du Roy rue St Jacques
Engraving, platemark 330 x 245mm (13 x 9½"). Trimmed to platemark; rust spot near centre; good impression.
Latona, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, gave birth to Artemis and Apollo, children of Zeus, on Delos. Fleeing the wrath of Hera, Latona passed through Lycia. When she tried to drink from a well the local peasants stirred up mud to make the water undrinkable, so Latona turned them all into frogs, as shown here. Engraving after 'Latona and the Peasants of Lycia' by Jean Jouvenet (1649-1717), one of the most important painters of religious works in France in the late 17th and early 18th century. The painting was a royal commission for the château of Fontainebleau, executed c.1700-1.
For another engraving from the same painting see ref. 38113.
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Leonidas.
Leonidas.
Painted by Benj.n West, Esqr. Engrav'd by C.H. Hodges.
Publish'd May 1st. 1789, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving with etching, rare. 495 x 600mm (19½ x 23½"),, with tissue cover as issued. Narrow margins top and bottom, as issued, damp stain on right.
Leonidas II, king of Sparta 254-235 BC, sitting in judgement on his son-in-law Cleombrutus, who had usurped his throne (ruling as Cleonbrutus II, 242-241 BC). Leonidas's daughter pleads for her husband's life, resulting in the pair's banishment. Benhamin West (1738-1820), the Pennsylvanian painter best known for his 'Death of Wolfe', took a story from Plutarch for this painting, which he showed at the second exhibition of the newly-formed Royal Academy, 1768. The painting now resides in the Tate Gallery.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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La Vengeance de Latone. Ovid. Met. Liv. Vi. Fab. VI.
La Vengeance de Latone. Ovid. Met. Liv. Vi. Fab. VI. Du Cabinet de Monsieur Damery Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de St Louis.
Gravé d'après le Tableau Original de Jouvenet par J. Daullé Graveur du Roy 1761.
AParis chez Daullé Graveur du Roi Quay des Augustins le Porte Cochere près la rue Gilles Cœur. [n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 500 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Very large margins.
Leto, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, gave birth to Artemis and Apollo, children of Zeus, on Delos. Fleeing the wrath of Hera, Leto passed through Lycia. When she tried to drink from a well the local peasants stirred up mud to make the water undrinkable, so Leto turned them all into frogs. The central fountain in the terrace garden of Versailles depicts this scene.
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Sacrifice à l'Amour. Cornaline du Cabinet de Messieurs Masson.
Sacrifice à l'Amour. Cornaline du Cabinet de Messieurs Masson.
Eliz. Cheron L.H. delin. U. et J. de la Croix sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1710.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 286 x 209mm. 11¼ x 8¼".
Beneath a columned roof stands a statue of a cupid with a laurel in one hand a holding a drape wrapped over his body. Four men and a woman appear with an ox as a sacrifice. Plate 18 from "Pierres Antiques Gravées Tirées des Principaux Cabinets de la France".
[Ref: 25087]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lucretia et Tarquinius.
Lucretia et Tarquinius.
Sim. da Pesaro pinx. Pichler sc. 1792.
Vienna apud Artaria Soc.
Mezzotint. 350 x 430mm.
The Rape of Lucretia.
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Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites.
Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites. From the Original Picture of the same Size, painted by Pietro da Cortona, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire,..[to whom the plate is dedicated by the publisher.]
J. Mortimer delint. Anthy. Walker Sculpsit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1st. of March 1763, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Engraving, 430 x 540mm. 17 x 21¼".
Marcus Curius Dentatus (d.270 BC) was a plebeian hero of ancient Rome, notable for ending the Samnite War. He is offered bribes in the form of luxurious vases, platters and dishes by classically-dressed soldiers. He sits by the hearth in a simple interior, his armour hanging on the wall, throwing out one arm in refusal, pointing with the other to turnips next to the fire. Crest below image. Numbered 'No.1.' lower left. One of a set of three plates from drawings by John Hamilton Mortimer (1740 - 1779) after 17th century paintings in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire: the others were engraved by J F Ravenet, being 'Charity' by Carlo Cignani and 'The Shepherds in Arcadia' by Poussin (see nos. 1162 & 1163).
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Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites
Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites From the Original Picture of the same Size, painted by Pietro da Cortona, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, to Whom this Plate is most humnbly inscribed, By His Graces most Obliged and most devoted Servant. J.Boydell.
J. Mortimer delint, Anthy,Walker Sculpsit.
Vide Valer,,s Mar,,s Lib/ 4,, Cap 3-95 and Plutarch,, in Apophth No 1. under.Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1st. of March 1763, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Copper engraving 535 x 430mm 21 x 17inches. Tear to left just outside image area. Uncut sheet.
Manius Curius Dentatus, (d. 270 BC) was a plebeian hero of ancient Rome, notable for ending the Samnite War. He was supposed to have been incorruptible and frugal; the story was that when the Samnites sent ambassadors with expensive gifts in an attempt to influence him in their favor, they found him sitting by the hearth roasting turnips. He refused the gifts, saying that he preferred ruling the possessors of gold over possessing it himself. "The Most Capital Paintings in England" series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title .Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and Patrons establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
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