Anna Clivensis Henrici VIII Regis Angliæ Uxoe IIIIta.
H Holbein pinxit. Wenceslaus Hollar fecit Aqua forti ex Collectione Arundeliana Ao. 1648 but later.
Etching, rare. Plate: 260 x 180mm (10¼ x 7"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. Small repair in title. A portrait of Henry VIII's fourth wife Anne of Cleves (1515-1557).
[Ref: 43715] £280.00
[Richard, Earl of Barrymore, as Cupid.]
Painted by R. Cosway. Engraved by I. Jehner.
Published June 24. 1778, by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Very fine mezzotint, scratched-letter proof. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Small tear in bottom margin. Richard Barry (1769-1793), 7th Earl of Barrymore, pictured as a small child dressed as Cupit, with wings and harp. After these apparently angelic beginnings he found infamy as a rake, beginning at school at Eton, from where he would hire cabs to London to visit prostitutes. The Prince of Wales nicknamed him 'Hellgate'. He married the daughter of a sedan chair man: after he accidently killed himself with his own musket aged 23, she turned to prostitution and bare-knuckle boxing before becoming a matron of the female prisoners at the Tothill Fields Bridewell.
CS 1. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43549] £520.00
Tho.s Beckwith of York, Painter & F.A.S. London.
M.F. Quadal pinx.t. W.Humphrey fec.t.
Mezzotint, rare. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Thread margins, mounted in album paper. Thomas Beckwith (1731-86), painter, genealogist and antiquary, fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
[Ref: 43551] £240.00
Mr. Berry in the Character, of Dominic, in the Spanish Friar.
T. Worlidge pinx.t R.d. Houston fec.t
[London, Printed for John Bowles and Son, at the Black Horse, in Cornhill.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 355 x 254mm (14 x 10"), large margins. Publication line scratched out. Slight rubbing. Edward Berry (1697-1750), actor, shown in character for Dryden's 'Spanish Friar' (1681), wearing a Dominican habit and holding a large rosary in left hand at waist level.
CS: 10. Russell: 9.
[Ref: 43552] £260.00
James Bick ye Famous Mimick, Trumpetter of Oxford 1712. [&] James Bick ye Famous Mimick, Trumpetter of Oxford 1712.
[Sold by Tim: Iordan & Tho: Bakewell at ye Golden Lion in Fleet Street.]
Mezzotint. Each sheet: 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed and laid on card. A pair of portraits of Oxford mimic James Bick, set in an circle. A rare combination of 1st & 2nd states of the very rare print.
[Ref: 43734] £520.00
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Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. James Watson fecit.
Printed and Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1st April 1776, by James Bretherton, No 134 New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 500 x 380mm (19¾ x 15"). Small repaired tear top left & very few repaired wormholes, small margins. Full-length portrait of Margaret Bingham (née Smith, c.1740-1814), a miniature painter, seated, leafing through a print portfolio on a table. The daughter of Sir James Smith, she married Charles Bingham (1735-1799), 1st Earl of Lucan in 1760. This portrait was first published by James Watson in 1775.
CS: 10. Goodwin: 101. Alexander: 22. See 27752 for a proof.
[Ref: 43487] £480.00
Anna Bullen Regina Angliæ Henrici VIII. Uxor 2da Elizabethe Regine Mater, fuit decollata Londini, 19 May Ao 1536.
H Holbein delineavit. W. Hollar fecit, ex Collectione Arundeliana, Ao 1649 but later.
Etching. Sheet: 135 x 105mm (5¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of Anne Boleyn facing left shown headress with brocade band and a necklace with a large pendant.
[Ref: 43716] £160.00
[Hieronymus Bosch] Hieronymo Boschio, Pictori. Quid sibi vust Hieronyme Boschi, / Ille oculus tuus attonitus? qui / Pallor in ore? velut lemures si, [...] 3.
Th. Galle exc [c.1600]
Engraving, platemark 210 x 120mm (8¼ x 4¾") very large margins. Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516), Dutch painter and draughtsman whose remarkable work, characterized by fantastic and grotesque creatures, was unprecedented in European art. Later state of a plate first published in 1572 by the widow of Hieronymus Cock. In this state it was published after 1600 in the Antwerp publisher Theodor Galle's 'Illustrium Quos Belgium Habuit Pictorum Effigies. Antwerpiae'.
[Ref: 43316] £190.00
H Holbein inv. Whollar fecit 1649. Adam Alexus Bierling ex: but later.
Etching. Sheet: 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed, some damage to edges and paper loss. Laid on album sheet. A portrait of Henry VIII's doctor Dr Butts, shown in a feathered cap and fur-lined robe. The portrait has also been identified as Charles Brandon.
[Ref: 43710] £50.00
Lord Byron. George Gordon Byron, Baron, was born about the year 1786, and is the grandson of Admiral Byron [...]
London: William Darton, 58, Holborn Hill, 1823.
Stipple, sheet 110 x 75mm (4¼ x 3"). George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet and archetypal Romantic figure. Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece.
[Ref: 43384] £65.00
Her Royal Highness the Princess Carolina &c.
P. Mercier Pictor Principis. J. Simon fec: et excud.
Mezzotint. Sheet 475 x 305mm (18¾ x 12"). Trimmed close to plate. Princess Caroline Elizabeth (1713-57), fourth child of George II. She died, unmarried and childless, on 28 December 1757, aged 44, at St James's Palace.
[Ref: 43553] £180.00
Corruptibilem pro incorruptibile.
W. Faithorne fec. E. Cooper.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed and laid on card. A portrait of Charles I shown standing with his hands raised as light eminates from his head, a hand holds a crown from a cloud above Charles's head. Lines of verse below criticise Ludlow and other critics of Charles I.
C S 4
[Ref: 43737] £230.00
The Progente of Geffrey Chaucer. The true portraiture of Geffrey Chaucer the famous English poet as by Thomas Occleue is described who lived in his time and was his scholar.
[after John Speed.]
[n.d. c.1650.] but later.
Etching. Sheet: 280 x 185mm (11 x 7¼"). Trimmed and laid on an album sheet. A portrait of the medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) depicted on the tomb erected for him in 1556 by Nicholas Brigham in Westminster Abbey. The portrait is a copy of John Speed's portrait used in the 1598 Speght editions of Chaucer, the image was used throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
[Ref: 43733] £360.00
[Christ as the Man of Sorrows]
H. Memmlink pinx: Nep: Strixner del. 1818
Lithograph and tintstone, sheet 630 x 450mm (23¾ x 17¾"). Slight foxing. Large lithograph by Johann Neopomuk Strixner after Quinten Metsys (although formerly attributed to Hans Memling) from the series 'Königlich Baierischer Gemälde-Saal zu München und Schleissheim in Steindruck'.
[Ref: 43534] £160.00
[Jesus Christ] Ecce Salvator Noster
Tiziano Pinx. Vitalba S. appo Wagner Ven.a C.P.E.S. 1781
Engraving, platemark 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾") very large margins. Jesus Christ, taken from a detail of a painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (?1485-90-1576).
[Ref: 43593] £140.00
Costume d'un Colin, dans Gustave III ou le Bal Masqué. Opéra. Acte V. Academie Royale de Musique.
Chez Hautecoeur Martinet, M.d dEstampes rue du Coq No.13 et 15 à Paris. [n.d., 1833.]
Engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Portrait of a dancer in Aubert's opera 'Gustav III'.
[Ref: 43263] £50.00
George Comb, Pastor of the Baptist Church, Oxford Street.
G. Phillips pinxt. C.Phillips Sculp.t [c.1820]
Aquatint on india, very rare, sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9").
[Ref: 43435] £85.00
Richardus Cooper Pictor.
[G.] Schroider Pinx.
Mezzotint, scarce. Sheet 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed, losing c.3cm at top and the 'G' of the artist's name. Richard Cooper the elder (c.1705-64), leading engraver of Edinburgh, left to study painting in Rome but returned in 1735. It is possible he engraved this portrait himself.
CS: Not ascertained 23.
[Ref: 43550] £180.00
Etching. Plate: 200 x 160mm (8 x 6¼"), large margins. Foxing. A portrait of Cotrot a dyer from Lyon by French artist Jean Jacques de Boisseau (1736-1810).
[Ref: 43655] £130.00
Sir Thomas Cromwell Knight, etc.
H. Holbein inv.
Etching, rare. Sheet: 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-length portrait of Thomas Cromwell seated at a desk. Portrait by an unknown engraver but lettering below is by Hollar.
Pennington 1386 II of II.
[Ref: 43717] £240.00
Illustrissimus ac R.dus admod: Dominus D: Ioannes de Gauarelle Eques Militiæ Christi...
W. Hollar fecit.
Etching. Plate: 130 x 200mm (5 x 8"). Thread margins. A scene showing John de Gavarelle lying in his coffin on a chapel floor. John de Gavarelle was a Spanish government official in the Netherlands, he founded a Carmelite chapel in Antwerp and made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
[Ref: 43739] £260.00
A. Soldi pinxit F. Morellon le Cave Sculpsit 1751
Engraving, platemark 240 x 195mm (9½ x 7¾") very large margins. William Desesch (1680-1750), German composer and organist. Engraved after a portrait by Andrea Soldi (1703-71), Italian painter who worked in England following a spell in the Middle East painting portraits of British merchants.
[Ref: 43107] £240.00
Charles Dickens, his wife, & her sister. Drawn by Maclise in 1842.
Maclise R.A. C.H. Jeens [c.1872-4]
Soft-ground etching, sheet 155 x 100mm (6 x 4"). Triple portraits of the author Charles Dickens, his wife Catherine and her sister Georgina, after a drawing by his friend, the artist Daniel Maclise (bap. 1806- d.1870). Illustration to 'The Life of Charles Dickens' by John Forster (1872-4).
[Ref: 43517] £70.00
Metzu pinxit. Ja.s Watson Sculp.
Mezzotint, scratched-letter proof. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Small margins. A woman in plain 17th century dress, including white cloth bonnet, fichu and apron, sitting before a mirror on her dressing table. The original painting by Gabriel Metsu, c.1665, is in the Harold Samuel collection of the Guildhall.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. BM 1861,1109.149, dated 'June 21 1776' in pencil. Goodwin: 179 iii of iii.
[Ref: 43548] £300.00
Cap Durell took ye Princess a Spanish m.n of worr.
Printed for R. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street [c.1760]
Engraving, extremely rare; sheet 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½"). Trimmed; lower right corner missing; glued to backing sheet. Damaged. Portrait of Captain Thomas Durell of the HMS Kent, celebrating his achievements in capturing a Spanish vessel. Soon after (1741) he died off Spithead. Later printing of a plate first issued by George Foster in 1740.
Not in O'D. Private Collection of Nigel Talbot
[Ref: 43379] £280.00
The most Illustraious Princess Elizabeth Crown'd Queen of England. Anno. 1558.
H. Holbein pinx.t 1551. J. Faber fecit 1742.
Publish'd by J. Gatliffe according to Act of Parliament April 1742.
Mezzotint, rare. Sheet: 505 x 345mm (20 x 13½"). Trimmed and laid on an album sheet. Some small repairs. A fine & attractive portrait of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) as a girl shown holding a dove. There have been doubt cast as to whether the portrait is actually of Elizabeth, Holbein died in 1543 so couldn't have painted the original in 1551. Chaloner Smith calls it the 'The Perfect Wife'.
[Ref: 43730] £550.00
Michael Faraday Esq.r F.R.S.
E.U. Eddis del.t 1831. Pr. by Graf & Soret 14, Newman St.
Lithograph. Printed area 130 x 110mm (5¼ x 4¼"). Michael Faraday (1791-1867), chemist and physicist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His work on electricity provided the foundation of modern electrical applications; a brilliant lecturer and one of the greatest of all experimental scientists.
[Ref: 43164] £65.00
The R.t. Hon.ble Lord St Helens.
Painted by J.W. Chandler. Engraved by W. Ward.
London Published Nov.r 16 1793 by W. Ward. Winchester Row Paddington.
Mezzotint. 505 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"). Small margins. Alleyne FitzHerbert (1753-1839, created 1st Baron St Helens for his diplomatic services. His successes included embassies to Catherine the Great (1787) and Alexander I (1801) of Russia; avoiding war with Spain over trade at Nootka Sound (1791), causing George Vancouver to name Mount St Helens in his honour; and a treaty of alliance between Great Britain and Spain (1793).
CS 71, ii of ii. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43493] £380.00
Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
Painted by himself. Engraved by Fra.s Bartolozzi R.A.
[Pub. Jan 1. 1798, by J & J Boydell, No.90, Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London as the Act Directs]
Stipple, sheet 245 x 205mm (9½ x 8"). Trimmed to platemark. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88), along with Sir Joshua Reynolds the leading British artist of his generation. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi from Gainsborough's late self-portrait, now in the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Calabi & De Vesme 816 iii/iii
[Ref: 43430] £160.00
His Late Most Excellent Majestry King George the Third. I hope the time will come when every poor child in my dominions will be able to read the Bible.
From an Original Drawing taken at the Age of 82 in the 60th Year of his Reign.
Published 1 March 1820, for the Proprietor and Sold by Mess.rs Cribb & Son Holborn and R. Cooper No. 1 Edward Street, Hampstead Road.
Etching, proof impression; sheet 425 x 275mm (16¾ x 10¾"). Unusual portrait of George III (1738-1820) in old age. The king's last public appearance was in 1810, a decade before his death, and was followed by a manic episode. His eyesight deteriorated until he was completely blind, and he was increasingly afflicted by deafness. Treatment was left in the hands of mad-doctors, with conventional physicians largely denied access to the king. A regency was declared in 1811, which saw the future George IV act as regent until his father's death. Of all the many portraits of George III published after his death, this is one of very few to depict the darkness of the king's final years.
[Ref: 43433] £160.00
His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, Regent of the United Kingdom. Dedicated to Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales, [by Her obliged and grateful Servant John P. Thompson.]
Painted by G.H. Harlow Esq.r. Engraved by Will.m Ward Engraver Extraordinary to the Princess of Wales and Duke of York.
[London. Published Feb.y 6th 1811 by J.P. Thompson, G.t Newport Street, Printseller to his Majesty and the Duke & Duchess of York.]
A large mezzotint. 690 x 555mm (27 x 21¾"). Trimmed with the loss of c.2cm of inscription area, several repaired tears The future George IV astride a fabulous stallion, in ceremonial hussar uniform with sabre unsheathed, published the year he was made regent for his father, George III. The plate is dedicated to his daughter Charlotte, who died following childbirth at the age of 21.
CS 40; Frankau 129; ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43488] £450.00
Signor Di Giovanni Stage Manager of the Italian Opera [ms]
Lithograph, very rare; sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8½"). Caricature (as a dog wearing a top hat) of the stage manager of the Italian Opera in London.
[Ref: 43353] £110.00
Lucile Grahn. Galerie de la Presse. de la Littérature & des Beaux Arts
Ch. Vogt Juillet 1840 [in image lower right]
Chez Aubert gal. Vero. Dodat.
Lithograph on india, printed area 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"). Lucille Grahn (1825-1907), dancer who in 1845 was part of the famous 'Pas de quatre' with Marie Taglioni, Carlotta Grisi and Fanny Cerrito.
Not in Harvard
[Ref: 43321] £180.00
David Hartley Esq. Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull, and His Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary, appointed to treat with the United States of America.
Engraved by Ja:s Walker. Painted by Geo. Romney.
Published by S. Watts, No 50 (opposite Old Round Court) Strand, London.
Mezzotint, sheet 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Trimmed to platemark. David Hartley (1732-1813), statesman, scientific inventor, and son of the philosopher David Hartley. In 1776 the first MP to speak for the Abolition to the Slave trade. He was MP for Kingston upon Hull, and also held the position of 'His Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary', appointed by George III to treat with the United States of America, where he negotiated with Franklin for US independence (hence the scroll in this portrait labelled "definitive Treaty with the United States of America Sepr 3 1783"). He was also a signatory to the Treaty of Paris, and inventor of fireproofing systems. It was for his fireproofing that a commemorative obelisk was erected near a house at Putney Heath where he held demonstrations, setting fire to various parts of the house to demonstrate to his audience that the fire would not spread to other parts of the house.
Horne: 63, ii/ii. CS: 7; for first state see ref. 29085.
[Ref: 43184] £380.00
Haydn, The Celebrated Musician
Engraving, sheet 195 x 125mm (7¾ x 5"). Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Austrian composer. Famous by the mid-1760s, Haydn had become the most celebrated composer of his time by the 1780s, and in the last two decades of his life he was revered as a culture hero throughout Europe and, along with Mozart and Beethoven, one of the three 'Viennese Classics' He is often referred to as the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". He was instrumental in the development of the piano trio and the evolution of sonata form. Contemporary engraving possibly produced to coincide with Haydn's stay in London from 1791-5.
[Ref: 43521] £80.00
Familia Regia ab Holbenio picta.
Geo. Vertue del. & Sculp.
Engraving. Sheet: 485 x 540mm (19 x 21¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet with a vertical fold. A group portrait of Henry VII and Henry VIII with their wives Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour. The original Holbein painting was destroyed by fire in 1698, so this engraving is after a copy by van Leemput commissioned by Charles II in 1667.
[Ref: 43732] £180.00
King Henry VIII. From a Painting in the Royal Gallery at Kensignton.
G. Vertue del. et sculp.
Engraving. Sheet: 290 x 185mm (11½ x 7¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) set within an oval with a decorative border, a vignette below shows Henry VIII standing with a sword while several figures bow befor him. An illustration from Rapin and Tindall's 'History of England' 1733.
[Ref: 43728] £65.00
Henricus. VIII Angliæ. Fr & Hiberniæ R.E.X &c. Fund.r. Coll: Trinit: Cantab: Ao. D.t 1546.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A three-quater length portrait of Henry VIII standing holding a pair of gloves. One from a series of forty-five portraits of the founders of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.
[Ref: 43729] £160.00
[Henry VIII.] Regem dedi iratus eis.
T. Cecill Sculp.
Engraving. Sheet: 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. Engraver's details excised and glued below image. A half-length portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) holding a sceptre and ball. The frontispiece to Francis Godwin's 'Annales of England'.
[Ref: 43727] £140.00
Henricus VIII Angliæ Rex etc.
H Holbein pinxit. Whollar fecit ex Collectione Arundeliana Ao 1647 but later.
Etching. Sheet: 135 x 105mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-lenth portrait of Henry VIII wearing a fur robe, feathered cap and large chains.
[Ref: 43711] £160.00
K. Henry VIII.
Stipple. Sheet: 165 x 90mm (6½ x 3½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-length portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) set within an oval with a decorative border. An illustration from Rapin and Tindall's 'History of England.'
[Ref: 43720] £30.00
Adr. vander Werff pinx. G. Valck Sculp.
Engraving. Sheet: 305 x 175mm (12 x 7"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-length portrait of Henry VIII set in an oval. An illustration to Isaac de Larrey's 'L'Histoire de l'Angleterre'.
[Ref: 43722] £50.00
Henricus VIII. D. G. Angliæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Rex. Henrick de VIII. Coninck van Enghelant Vrancryck ende Irlant.
Engraving. Sheet: 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-length portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) in armour, set in an oval. An illustration from Emanuel van Meteren's 'Historie der Nederlandscher ende...'.
[Ref: 43719] £140.00
Henricus D.G. VIII Angliæ, Fran, et Hib, Rex &c...
[Crisijn de Passe.]
Engraving. Sheet: 155 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) shown holding a sceptre. An illustration from Henry Holland's 'Heroologia Anglica' 1620.
[Ref: 43726] £160.00
Henricus VIII. Angliæ Rex &c.
Engraving. Sheet: 190 x 120mm (7½ x 4¾"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A half-length portrait of Henry VIII set in an oval. An illustration to Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury's 'Life and Reign of King Henry the Eighth' 1672.
[Ref: 43721] £95.00
Henricus VIII D.G. Angliæ Galliæ et Hiberniæ Rex Fidei Defensor. The most high and mightie Prince Henry the VIII by the grace of God King of England France and Ireland.
[n.d., c.1628.] but later.
Engraving. Sheet: 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Split in plate. Trimmed and laid on album sheet. An unusual portrait if Henry VIII holdinga sceptre and ball set within an oval. An illustration from William Martyn's 'Historie of the Lives of the Kings of England' 1628.
[Ref: 43723] £95.00
Henricus Dei Gartia Rex Anglie.
[Pub.d by W.J. White 14 Brownlow S.t Holborn London.][n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving, rare. Sheet: 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) shown wearing a large fur lined row, his hands before him. A nineteenth century copy of a 1544 portrait by Cornelis Massijs.
[Ref: 43724] £120.00
Uera Effigies Henrici VIII. Angliæ Francæ et Hiberniæ Fidei Defensor. The migthy and most magnificent Prince...
Francisco Dolarum sculp.
Are to be sold by William Peake. [n.d., c.1630.] but later.
Engraving. Sheet: 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) set in an oval holding a sceptre and ball. Originally printed in 1618 as an illustration to 'Baziliogia a Booke of Kings'.
[Ref: 43725] £90.00
H Holbein pinxit. W. Hollar fecit, ex. Collectione Arundeliana, Ao 1647 but later.
Etching. Sheet: 125 x 100mm (5 x 4"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. A portrait of a woman, facing forward in a circle. Identified as Anne of Cleves below, also been identified as Katherine of Aragon and Lady Lister.
[Ref: 43714] £160.00
Ann Holme Aet suae 77.
J. Smith pinx 1782 P. M Morland delin 1799 Caroline Watson engraver to her Majesty sculp
Stipple, platemark 240 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Small margins. Portrait engraved by Caroline Watson (1760/1-1814), printmaker specializing in the stipple technique, and daughter of the Irish mezzotinter James Watson. Watson was made engraver to the queen in 1785, and was also patronized by the Bute family. While she did not exhibit in public exhibitions, Watson was one of few women who maintained an independent printmaking practice, signing her name rather than working unacknowledged, and seemingly operating a successful business judging from her wealth at the time of her death.
[Ref: 43523] £75.00