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Nihil Invita Minerva. The Academy of the Muses.
Nihil Invita Minerva. The Academy of the Muses.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Image 191 x 152mm. 283 x 224mm.
A centaur shooting with a bow and arrow standing on top of an argent. The argent has an open music book that sits between two swords in saltire of the first. Either side stand dexter a sinister satyr, and a merman with two tails. Nihil Invita Minerva: Nothing in spite of genius.
[Ref: 12531]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Designs of different pieces of furniture done for this House.]
[Designs of different pieces of furniture done for this House.] Plate VIII.
R. Adam Architect. B. Pastorini Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1774.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 444 x 590mm. 17½ x 23¾".
Luton House with designs for the stove-grate, cornices for window-curtain, and brass candelabra designs; Volume I, part 3, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
[Ref: 27740]   £330.00  
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[Various Clocks & Pieces of Ornamental Furniture.]
[Various Clocks & Pieces of Ornamental Furniture.] Plate VIII.
R. Adam Architect. P. Begbie Sculp.
Published as the Act directs 1773.
Engraving with small margins. Plate 599 x 464mm. 23½ x18¼".
Various ornamental pieces designed and executed for different persons, including 3 clocks, a watch case, executed for Lady Aspley's dressing room; Volume I, part 4, "Works in Architecture". Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822.
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[Plate 2:] l'Amours Couronnée.
[Plate 2:] l'Amours Couronnée.
Mondon le Fils Invenit. A. Aveline Sculpit.
Avec Privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1736.]
Copper engraving. Paper watermarked. 229 x 184mm. 3 x 7¼". Large margins, uncut.
A Rococo design with two cherubs seated on a cloud with bows and arrows, the left cherub placing a laurel crown onto the other; figurative desgins to the top left. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the third set.
[Ref: 22998]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 6:] l'Amoureux Guerrier.
[Plate 6:] l'Amoureux Guerrier.
Mondon le Fils invenit. A. Aveline Sculpsit.
[Avec privilege du Roy, 1736.]
Copper ngraving, paper watermarked. Plate 235 x 183mm. 9¼ x 7¼". Large margins, uncut.
Inside a Rococo design, a man sits with a woman's head resting on his lap; a representation of an inn with two figures outside, one holding a sword. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the third set.
[Ref: 23001]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 6.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins.
Plate six of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43871]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 7.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins.
Plate seven of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43872]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 8.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins.
Plate eight of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43873]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 10.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins. Paper tone.
Plate ten of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43874]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Vasa. A. Polydroro. Caravagino. Pictore Antiquitatiso. Imitatore. Prestantiss. Inventa. Egidius Sadeler S.C.Mns. Sulptor In Æs Incidi Iussit Et Edidit Anno Pragæ MDCV. Romæ.
Vasa. A. Polydroro. Caravagino. Pictore Antiquitatiso. Imitatore. Prestantiss. Inventa. Egidius Sadeler S.C.Mns. Sulptor In Æs Incidi Iussit Et Edidit Anno Pragæ MDCV. Romæ.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
[1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 270 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Trimmed to plate on top edge. Light foxing.
The frontispiece to a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43867]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 2.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins. Mark in plate
Plate two of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43868]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 3.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins.
Plate three of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43869]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ.
Poolydorus de Caravagio. In. Romæ. 4.
[Aegidus Sadeler II after Cherubino Alberti.]
Cum Privil. S. C. Mtis. [1605.]
Engraving. Plate: 235 x 160mm (9¼ x 6¼") very large margins on 3 sides.
Plate four of a series of 10 engravings of antique vases taken from frescos painted between 1520-1527 by Polidoro da Carravaggio in the Palazzo Milesi in Rome. Aegidus Sadeler II's engravings are a copy of a series of the same subject engraved by Cherubino Alberti in 1582.
[Ref: 43870]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 2: Art & Design.]
[Plate 2: Art & Design.]
Mondon le fils Invenit. A. Aveline Sculpsit.
Avec privilege du Roy [n.d. c.1736.]
Copper engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 235 x 183mm. 9¼ x 7¼". Small staining, uncut with large margins.
Inside a Rococo style room, two figures, one kneeling, draw the statue that is leaning against the back wall. Ornaments related to art and design, such as an oval portrait, palate, small stature, compass, hammer and scroll, in the foreground. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the second set.
[Ref: 23008]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cartouche Nouveau 1 [-4].
Cartouche Nouveau 1 [-4].
Babel invenit et delineavit. Avec Privilege de Roy.
A Paris chez Jacques Chereau rue St Jacques au grand St Remy. [n.d., c.1760.]
4 etchings stitched at top. Each plate 200 x 160mm (8 x 6¼") with large margins. Staining on 4th plate. Uncut.
The designs of four baroque frames by Pierre-Edmé Babel (1720-75). A famous engraver and frame-maker, some of whose work are on display in the Hall of Mirrors Versailles. In 1772 he charged the Bishop of Limoge 400 livres for a frame for Joseph-Benoît Suvée's 'St Louis receiving the crown of thorns', now in the Musée Municipal de Limoges.
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Bacchus. Antique.
Bacchus. Antique.
[Engraved by B. Audran?]
[n.d., c.1719.]
Stipple & etching with small margins. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
A statue of Bacchus, with a stump-like thyrsus.
[Ref: 34608]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Banderole with allegorical figures.]
[Banderole with allegorical figures.]
[By Laurent Guyot?]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Aquatint with etching, printed in sepia. 135 x 435mm (5¼ x 17"), very large margins.
An ornamental banderole with six allegorical figures, including Mercury and two figures representing the Arts.
[Ref: 45180]   £230.00  
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Tapestry of Bayeux.
Tapestry of Bayeux. By Matilda Consort of William the Conqueror 1066.
Lithographed in 1829 by M.A. Gilbert.
Lithograph with large margins, very rare. 219 x 291mm (8½ x 11½").
This section shows William the Conqueror aboard the flagship 'The Mora' landing at Pevesney. The Bayeux Tapestry, depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. French legend maintained the tapestry was commissioned and created by Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, and her ladies-in-waiting. However, scholarly analysis now concludes that the tapestry was probably commissioned by William's half-brother, Bishop Odo.
See Ref: 29054 for coloured copy (missing part of printed area on left).
[Ref: 29053]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Tapestry of Bayeux.
Tapestry of Bayeux. By Matilda Consort of William the Conqueror 1066.
Lithographed in 1829 by M.A. Gilbert.
Lithograph with hand colour, very rare. 218 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Some creasing and scuffing.
This section shows William the Conqueror aboard the flagship 'The Mora' landing at Pevesney. The Bayeux Tapestry, depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings. French legend maintained the tapestry was commissioned and created by Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, and her ladies-in-waiting. However, scholarly analysis now concludes that the tapestry was probably commissioned by William's half-brother, Bishop Odo.
See Ref: 29053 for uncoloured copy (with additional printed area on left)
[Ref: 29054]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Henri IV. Sous le joug de la Cour et du Blaisir, donne neanimoins des Exemples de Valeur, et d'Humanite au Siege de la Rochelle. [title cut and pasted below image.] [&] Nec Aestus Nec Torret Hyems.
Henri IV. Sous le joug de la Cour et du Blaisir, donne neanimoins des Exemples de Valeur, et d'Humanite au Siege de la Rochelle. [title cut and pasted below image.] [&] Nec Aestus Nec Torret Hyems.
PP. Choffard fecit 1786. [ &] PP Choffard fect 17781.
A pair of etchings. Sheet 335 x 254mm. 13¼ x 10".
Two vignettes by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
[Ref: 19968]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonte et Valeur.
Bonte et Valeur.
PP. Choffard fecit. 1775.
[Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale: 1775.]
Two etched plates. Sheet 330 x 254mm. 13 x 10".
Two of the numerous tail-pieces and vignettes by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
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La Victoire déposant sur les Armes de France la Devise et l'ancien Ecu des Bourbons. [Cut out and stuck at top of image.] Bonte et Valeur.
La Victoire déposant sur les Armes de France la Devise et l'ancien Ecu des Bourbons. [Cut out and stuck at top of image.] Bonte et Valeur.
PP. Choffard fect 1788.
Etching. 132 x 197mm. 5¼ x 7¾". Foxing, title cut.
A vignette by Pierre-Philippe Choffard for Joseph-Louis-Ripault Desormeaux's (1724-1793) 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon'. Desormeaux was the official historiographer to the Maison de Bourbon and his work was disrupted by the French Revolution and left unfinished at the reign of Henry IV. This 'Histoire de la Maison de Bourbon" was published in five volumes and published between 1772 and 1788.
[Ref: 19980]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Brietius's Draught of the Winds and their names according to the Ancients and Moderns.
Brietius's Draught of the Winds and their names according to the Ancients and Moderns.
Map. Sheet: 190 x 235mm (7½ x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate. Creasing & paper tone. Thread margins.
A diagram of a wind rose from Herman Moll's 'Atlas Geographicus' Published in London by J. Nutt et al. between 1711 and 1717. The diagram shows the twelve main winds as described by Aristotle and Pliny as well as the thirty two divisions used by early 18th century sailors.
[Ref: 37388]   £70.00  
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Britannia 1696.
Britannia 1696.
MB [M Burghers] d. et sculp.
[n.d. c.1699.]
Engraving. 70 x 166mm (2¾ x 6½"). Cut.
From "Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta" by Joseph Addison, a book on English wit, poetry and satire.
[Ref: 29012]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[The British Monarchy.] Introduction.
[Engraved by George Bickham.]
[n.d., 1753.]
Engraving. Sheet 260 x 155mm (10¼ x 6"), with good margins. Slight foxing.
A sheet of stylish engraved italic text explaining the maps in Bickham's 'The British Monarchy or a Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain', with a chapter heading vignette of cherubs with surveying instruments including a theodolite.
[Ref: 45304]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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To The Subscribers. The representation of the Cenotaph erected in St. George's Chapel, Windsor To Perpetuate the Memory of her late lamented Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. Is Respectfully dedicated by their obedient Servant.
To The Subscribers. The representation of the Cenotaph erected in St. George's Chapel, Windsor To Perpetuate the Memory of her late lamented Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. Is Respectfully dedicated by their obedient Servant. Thomas Fairland.
Designed and Executed by M.C. Wyatt, Esq.r Drawn and Engraved by T. Fairland.
London, Published June 1826, by W. Sams, Book & Printseller to the Royal Family St James's Street.
Etching. Plate 400 x 279mm. 15¾ x 11". Uncut.
The beautiful monument of 'romantic' gloom in St George's Chapel, Windsor. Princess Charlotte rising to heaven, accompanied by angels, the one to her right carrying her dead son, who died at birth the day before her own death; mourning figure kneeling on the steps.
[Ref: 20185]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fresco with a Woman holding a Peacock and Chameleon.]
[Fresco with a Woman holding a Peacock and Chameleon.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching. Sheet: 200 x 320mm (8 x 12½").
An etching of a fresco set above an arch in which a semi-nude figure holds a peacock to her with one hand and holds a chameleon in her other outstretched hand.
[Ref: 42042]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Royal Coat of Arms]
[Royal Coat of Arms] Carolo Dei Gratia Fidei Defensori Anno Restaurato DDD CLVIIIII
R. Gaywood fecit [1660]
Etching, sheet 255 x 180mm (10 x 7"). Text and tomb of Charles I verso.
Illustration from 'The Sphere of Gentry' (1661) by the herald-painter Sylvanus Morgan. Although not credited here, the painter and etcher Francis Barlow (d.1704) is known to have worked on designs for the book's illustrations. British Museum cataloguing states that Barlow's hand is visible in the rendering of the lion and unicorn in this print.
[Ref: 42828]   £230.00  
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[Monument to William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, in Westminster Abbey.]
[Monument to William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, in Westminster Abbey.] Lord Chatham is represented holding the Cap of Liberty...
John Bacon invt. F. Bartolozzi Etch'd.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov. 12, 1779.
Engraving printed in brown ink, 350 x 230mm. 13¾ x 9". A fine impression with margins, foxing.
The figure of the Earl of Chatham (1708 - 1778), Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Britain from 1766 until 1768, standing dressed in classical drapery, holding pike with Phrygian cap, surrounded by the three female allegories of Britannia (with lion), Commerce and the City. Three putti on left represent the four parts of the world. Lettered with eight lines of explanatory text to pedestal below. John Bacon the Elder (1740 - 1799), was a sculptor responsible for some important monuments, and a variety of statues in London and elsewhere. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1770, and full Academician in 1777, and it was from around this time that he began to win major commissions for sculptural works, including in 1779 this monument to Chatham in Westminster Abbey.
De Vesme 777.
[Ref: 21162]   £260.00  
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[Chinoiserie; a man carrying water in two buckets in a landscape.]
[Chinoiserie; a man carrying water in two buckets in a landscape.]
J.J. Avril scul
1773.
Etching, 190 x 125mm. 7½ x 5".
By Paris engraver Jean Jacques Avril (1744 - 1831). Most of his prints were ornamental. Probably from a series of ceramic designs.
[Ref: 11105]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Chinese Fishmen.]
[The Chinese Fishmen.]
Boucher Inv.t
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving with etching. Paper watermarked. Plate 286 x 190mm. 11¼ x 7½". Staining at bottom of image and creasing.
A rare detail of The Chinese Fisherman c.1742 painted by François Boucher (1703-1770).
[Ref: 19772]   £220.00  
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[Plate 4: An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side.]
[Plate 4: An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side.]
Mondon Invenit. Aveline Sculpsit.
Avec privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1736.]
Copper engraving. Plate 242 x 166mm. 9½ x 6½". Uncut with large margins.
An ornamental Rococo design with flowing water and two birds either side. From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the first set: "Premier livre de formes rocailles et cartels".
[Ref: 22988]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chinoiserie design; a procession between two gates.]
[Chinoiserie design; a procession between two gates.]
Pillement Invt. J. June sculp.
London Printed for Robt. Sayer Print & Map Seller, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Etching, 170 x 270mm. 6¾ x 10½". Trimmed within plate and to image at top, moisture spots lower right, laid on conservation tissue.
Some of the figures are riding camels; two are even riding an elephant. Perhaps a ceramic design. Numbered '30' upper right. Ornament print from a series after Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728 - 1808). A design which appeared in the Robert Sayer's 1760 rich compedium of designs entitled 'The Ladies Amusement'.
Gordon-Smith: 25.
[Ref: 19622]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 7:] Trophée d'Armes d'un Grand de la Chine.
[Plate 7:] Trophée d'Armes d'un Grand de la Chine.
Mondon le fils Inv. A. Aveline Sculp.
[Avec privilege du Roi. 1736.]
Copper engraving. Paper watermarked. Plate 229 x 178mm. 9 x 7". Large margins, uncut. Some foxing off platemark.
Chinoiserie: a banner flys from a decorated ornament with an urn, parasol, dagger and a drape; a Chinese figure holidng a spear stands over to the right. From "Cinquième Livre de Figures Et Ornemens Chinois, Dédié A ... Monseigneur Alexis Madelaine Rosalie Duc de Chatillon, Pair de France, Gouverneur de Monseigneur le Dauphin". From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fifth set.
[Ref: 22994]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Athlete; a classical cameo]  XXXV.
[The Athlete; a classical cameo] XXXV.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Etching on india paper, 250 x 185mm. 9¾ x 7¼". Light spotting; a fine impression, with margins.
Nude young male figure with inscription and table with jar; in an oval design. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2292. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
[Ref: 21168]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bacchanalian festival; a classical cameo]  XLIX.
[Bacchanalian festival; a classical cameo] XLIX.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Etching printed in brown ink on india paper, sheet 260 x 200mm. 10½ x 8". Trimmed within plate; light spotting.
Two satyr-type male figures and a female reveller. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2306. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
[Ref: 21169]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bacchus; a classical cameo]
[Bacchus; a classical cameo] [Plate 13.]
[G.B. Cipriani. F. Bartolozzi.]
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Stipple and etching printed in brown ink on india paper, 270 x 210mm. 10½ x 8¼". Light spotting.
Bust of Bacchus, looking up towards top right; in an oval medallion. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2320, I. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
[Ref: 21171]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Classical sculpture: a nude warrior seated on the ground surrounded by his armour, weapon and shields.]
[Classical sculpture: a nude warrior seated on the ground surrounded by his armour, weapon and shields.] Tire du Cabinet de Mr. Denon.
[French, c.1820.]
Rare lithograph, sheet 275 x 265mm. 10¾ x 10½". Cut, repaired damage at top.
Unidentified sculpture from the collection of Dominique Vivant, Baron de Denon (1747-1825), French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. From a series of antiquities depicted by the printmaker and painter Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831). Bouillon, from Thiviers, was joint winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1797 with his painting 'Death of Cato the Younger'.
[Ref: 15794]   £230.00  
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[An engraved silver dish or tray.] Presented to Edward Page Clowser, Esquire, by his Neighbours and Friends As a Small Testimonial of the many and various services rendered by him to the Parish of St. John, Hampstead;  during a long series of Years.
[An engraved silver dish or tray.] Presented to Edward Page Clowser, Esquire, by his Neighbours and Friends As a Small Testimonial of the many and various services rendered by him to the Parish of St. John, Hampstead; during a long series of Years. January 1847.
Standidge & Co. Litho. London.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Lithograph, sheet 230 x 205mm. 9 x 8". Horizontal crease.
A generous retirement gift for a parishioner of St John-at-Hampstead, north London. Perhaps the Mr. Clowser to whom the tray is inscribed was a long-serving churchwarden.
[Ref: 15444]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[A compass rose.]
[A compass rose.]
[Dutch, n.d., c.1620.]
Hand coloured engraved compass rose, sheet 100 x 100mm. 4 x 4". Excised from an atlas and glued to card.
Finely engraved and decorated with floral and animal motifs, fine later colour. From a Dutch atlas.
[Ref: 10752]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Plate 5:] Conversation Chinoise.
[Plate 5:] Conversation Chinoise.
Mondon le fils In. A. Aveline Sculp.
[Avec privilege du Roy. 1736.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. 229 x 178". 9 x 7". Staining outside platemark. Uncut, large margins.
Below and ornate Rococo design feature sit a Chinese couple in conversation. From "Cinquième Livre de Figures Et Ornemens Chinois, Dédié A ... Monseigneur Alexis Madelaine Rosalie Duc de Chatillon, Pair de France, Gouverneur de Monseigneur le Dauphin". From a series of forty-two ornament prints, divided into six sets of seven plates each; this plates belongs to the fifth set.
[Ref: 23046]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Divers Costumes représentés dans une peinture dun MS: intitulé Echects Amoureux. Concerts vocal et instrumental tires du même MS:
Divers Costumes représentés dans une peinture dun MS: intitulé Echects Amoureux. Concerts vocal et instrumental tires du même MS:
A Marotte del.t et sculp.t Gabriel sculp.t
Bibliothèque Nationale. [n.d c.1839.]
Mixed-method, coloured; paper watermarked Blacons. Plate 325 x 215mm. 12¾ x 8½". Four worm holes.
A representation of various costumes; and a musical concert with a boy choir to the right. From "Monuments français inédits pour servir à l'histoire des arts depuis le Vie siècle jusqu'au commencement du XVIIe". Willemin's ambition was to present a parallel of antique and French art and design, but this proved an impossible task, and Willemin, perhaps spurred on by the revival of interest in medieval art across the Channel, decided to devote the latter half of his career to the production of the present volumes, chronicling the best examples of French design of the mediaeval and early renaissance period by examples taken from buildings, works of art, books and manuscripts. Willemin started work on it in 1806 (the engraved title leaf to the first volume bears this date), but he died in 1833 before the plates were quite finished, and it was left to his daughter to arrange for the engravings of the last of the plates and to commission an explanatory text from André Pottier. Willemin was the first to provide such accurate illustrations of French mediaeval decorative art and his plates had considerable influence in forming contemporary taste. It may be noted that he was a personal friend of Augustus Pugin senior, who allowed objects from his personal collection of mediaeval antiquities to be illustrated on one of the plates, and that the frontispiece to the younger Pugin's True Principles was evidently adapted from Willemin's illustration of King René of Anjou in his study.
[Ref: 26641]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Krone, Scepter und Reichsapfel der Konigin Victoria.
Krone, Scepter und Reichsapfel der Konigin Victoria.
[Signed in plate.] Stdr: v.A. Kneisel.
Zu Euopa's Salon. Leipzig, E. Guntz. [n.d., c.1838.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 320 x 260mm. 12½ x 10¼".
The regalia of Queen Victoria. For a series of German prints of the regalia of European monarchs titled 'Europa's Salon'. Fine colour.
[Ref: 11909]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dassier's Medals. Pl: 1 - Pl: 6.
Dassier's Medals. Pl: 1 - Pl: 6.
Pye fc.t
London published 1.st Jan.y 1797 by M. Young Ludgate Hill.
Oblong 4to, with blue original paper covers, stitched spine. Etching and engraving 6 plates (plate size: 224 x 275mm (8¾ x 10¾")).
Set of medals from designs by Jean Dassier, of Geneva, (1676-1763), one of the most enterprising and prolific medallists of the eighteenth century. Dassier published his series of the medals of the Kings and Queens of England in 1731, dedicating it to George II. The medals were available individually and as complete sets. They were struck in bronzed-copper, damascened copper (the relief gilded in contrast to bronzed fields) and silver. The dies for the medals were eventually purchased by Sir Edward Thomason of Birmingham, who reissued the medals c.1820. New obverse dies were also modelled after the originals and used to strike sets in white metal with new reverses that carried an inscription describing notable events of the reign of the individual depicted on the obverse. Medals included the portraits of William the Conqueror, William II - Rufus, William III, Henry I-VIII, Stephen, Richard I-III, John, Edward I-VI, Mary I, Elizbeth I, James I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, James II, Mary II, Anne, George I-III, Caroline, wife of George II and Charlotte, wife of George III.
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Dedicatto all illmo. Sigre. padrone Colmo. Nelthorpe
Dedicatto all illmo. Sigre. padrone Colmo. Nelthorpe
per il Servitore Di. V.S. illma. Dela Cour according to Act of Parliament 1739.
Etched dedication page to a book of ornament prints, 235 x 120mm. 9¼ x 4¾". One small hole to image. Margins chipped at lower left and right corners.
An armed putto on top of the lettered pedestal in a landscape; an obelisk/monument to left and classical statue to right behind, buildings in far distance. By William Delacour (fl.1740 - 1767), portrait, decorative and scene painter; presumably French origins; d. Edinburgh 1767. He is first documented as a scene painter for London theatres.
[Ref: 12151]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design; a woman and child with flying bird.]
[Ornamental design; a woman and child with flying bird.]
White Sc.
De la Cour exc: Accordg. to Act of Parlt. in Katherine Street in ye Strand. 1748.
Etching on laid paper, 220 x 170mm. 8¾ x 6¾".
Vaguely chinoiserie in style; numbered '1' upper right. From a pattern book published by William Delacour (fl.1740 - 1767), portrait, decorative and scene painter; presumably French origins; d. Edinburgh 1767. He published eight books of ornament between 1741 and 1747, engraved by himself, Vivares or Robert White. He is first documented as a scene painter for London theatres.
[Ref: 20224]   £220.00  
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching with large margins, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½").
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32233]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching with large margins on 3 sides, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½").
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32234]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½"). Cut to platemark on right.
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32235]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ornamental design]
[Ornamental design]
J.C. delafosse inv. f.
[n.d., c.1770]
Etching with large margins on 3 sides, platemark 330 x 115mm (13 x 4½").
Decorative design by Jean Charles Delafosse (1734-89), who produced over 500 hundred such designs, many in the 'Nouvelle Iconologie Historique' (c.1767-8).
[Ref: 32236]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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