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The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond
The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond
[Anon., c.1700]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 170mm (10½ x 6¾"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet. Rare.
James Butler, second duke of Ormonde (1665-1745), Soldier and Jacobite, who went into exile after the 1715 uprising. He never returned to England, leading a Jacobite embassy to Russia and advising on preparations for the attempted Spanish expedition to Scotland in 1719. The rest of his life was mainly divided between Spain and Avignon.
Sharpe 564
[Ref: 43035]   £220.00  
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[James Butler, second duke of Ormonde]
[James Butler, second duke of Ormonde] L'Illustre & tres Noble Prince Jacques Duc Marquis & Conte d Ormond [...]
[Anon., c.1700]
Paris Cher Monsi Trouvain
Engraving, sheet 295 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
James Butler, second duke of Ormonde (1665-1745), Soldier and Jacobite, who went into exile after the 1715 uprising. He never returned to England, leading a Jacobite embassy to Russia and advising on preparations for the attempted Spanish expedition to Scotland in 1719. The rest of his life was mainly divided between Spain and Avignon.
Sharpe 563
[Ref: 43036]   £230.00  
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Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl.
Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl. Heer van Kinlire, van Campbel, van Lorne &. Erfsherif en Governeur Vande Provincen van Argyl, en Turben, en Erfrechter en Generael Der Geseyde Provintien der Westersche en Andre Eylanden.
[Adriano Haelwegh Fecit.]
[n.d., c.1680.]
A rare engraving. Sheet: 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album sheet.
Archibald Campbell, ninth Earl of Argyll (c. 1629 1685) a confederate of James Duke of Monmouth, and who was imprisoned for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act in 1681 and sentenced to death. He escaped from Edinburgh castle and left the country but four years later was taken in a abortive attempt to invade Scotland and beheaded. By Adrian Haelwegh, Dutch printmaker (c.1637 - 1702). He worked in Amsterdam, primarily on portraits and book illustrations.
[Ref: 43068]   £260.00  
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The Right Hon.ble John Earl of Stair
The Right Hon.ble John Earl of Stair Viscount Dalrymple Lord Glenluce & Stranraer Lt. General of his maj.ties Forces [...]
[Anon., c.1740]
Engraving, very rare; sheet 335 x 270mm (13¼ x 10½"). Trimmed.
John Dalrymple, second earl of Stair (1673-1747), diplomat and army officer. Dalrymple's early career was characterized by military service during the Nine Years' War; the duke of Marlborough became Dalrymple's mentor and patron. After succeeding his father as Earl of Stair he became ambassador to Paris, attempting to combat the threat of Jacobitism and contributing to the eventual removal of the Jacobite court to Italy (Sir Winston Churchill considered him 'one of the most capable ambassadors...ever sent to Paris'). Stair withdrew from politics in the 1720s, dedicating himself to agricultural reform, before rehabilitating himself after the fall of Robert Walpole, when he became (non-resident) governor of Minorca.
[Ref: 42897]   £280.00  
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His Grace John Duke of Roxburghe &c.
His Grace John Duke of Roxburghe &c. Principall Secretary of State to her Majesty Queen Anne in 1704...
J. Richardson pinx.t 1723. J. Faber fecit 1741.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed.
A full length portrait of John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburgh (1680-1741), who served as Secretary of State for Scotland and helped bring about the union with England.
[Ref: 43048]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale.]
[John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale.]
[Painted by John Riley. Engraved by Gerard Valck.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Proof before all letters, 17th century watermark; Sheet: 295 x 245mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside plate and tipped into an album sheet.
John Maitland, 1st Duke and 2nd Earl of Lauderdale, 3rd Lord Thirlestane (1616 - 1682), was a Scottish politician, and leader within the Cabal Ministry. By John Riley, portrait painter (1646 - 1691), engraved by Gerard Valck (1651/1652 - 1726), engraver, mezzotinter and publisher, Amsterdam.
[Ref: 43070]   £230.00  
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[Mary, Queen of Scots.]
[Mary, Queen of Scots.] Marie Stuart Incomparable Princesse en pieté, vertu, et beauté...
J. Couuay.
[n.d., c.1620-1663.]
Engraving, very rare. 415 x 275mm (16¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed.
A seated portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, behind her is a scene showing her beheading. As mother of James I of England and a Catholic Queen beheaded by Elizabeth she became an important figure during the reign of the Stuart Kings, as well as Catholic monarchs in Europe and later Jacobite supporters. Title and description in French and Latin. On table sits the Crown of Scotland.
[Ref: 43047]   £520.00  
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[James Ramsay]
[James Ramsay] Illustris et Generosus Dominus Dominus Jacobus Ramsay, Scotus, Eques Auratus [...]
[Engraved by Sebastian Furck after Johannes Nicolas Cressius, 1636]
Engraving, very scarce; sheet 195 x 160mm (7¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed, possibly losing text; folds; tipped into album sheet.
James Ramsay (1589?-1638/9), army officer in the Swedish service. Ramsay became the colonel of his own recruited regiment of Scots serving in Swedish campaigns during the Thirty Years' War, with the Swedish chancellor Axel Oxenstierna authorizing the provision of new troops from Lithuania, Scotland and Courland (now part of Latvia) to replace the many troops in the regiment who had died. Ramsay's regiment were part of an estimated 30,000 Scottish soldiers in Swedish service during the war. Ramsay's conduct in forcing the fortified castle at Würzburg to surrender saw him receiving a large land grant in Mecklenburgh, and an appointment as governor of Hanau, near Frankfurt. Copy in reverse of a print engraved by Sebastian Furck after Johannes Nicolas Cressius.
[Ref: 42903]   £260.00  
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[James Ramsay]
[James Ramsay] Illustris et Generosus Dominus Dominus Jacobus Ramsay, Scotus, Eques Auratus, Gen Mai. Anno Ætat MDCXXVI.
Johann: Cressius fec: Sebast: Furck ad vivum sculpit.
Engraving, very scarce; sheet 195 x 160mm (7¾ x 6¼"). Collector's stamp of Edward Wenman Martin on verso. Thread margins, wear at top of image, signs of damage to the printing plate.
Portrait of James Ramsay (known as 'Black Ramsay', 1589?-1638/9), army officer in the Swedish service, engraved by Sebastian Furck after Johannes Nicolas Cressius in 1636, two years before Ramsay's death. Ramsay became the colonel of his own recruited regiment of Scots serving in Swedish campaigns during the Thirty Years' War, with the Swedish chancellor Axel Oxenstierna authorizing the provision of new troops from Lithuania, Scotland and Courland (now part of Latvia) to replace the many troops in the regiment who had died. Ramsay's regiment were part of an estimated 30,000 Scottish soldiers in Swedish service during the war. Ramsay's conduct in forcing the fortified castle at Würzburg to surrender saw him receiving a large land grant in Mecklenburgh, and an appointment as governor of Hanau, near Frankfurt. However Hanau was attacked and taken in 1638: Ramsay, wounded, died in prison soon after. The collection of Edward Wenman Martin warranted a special mention by Chaloner Smith when it came up at auction (Sotheby's 1854-5): apparently Martin ''had obtained an extraordinary number of the very great rarities amongst the English portraits, but unfortunately, did not preserve all his prints with proper care; indeed, he is said to have permitted a favourite monkey to handle them, so that prices, even for those uninjured in what the catalogue calls their ''unadorned state'' were not very high''.
Lugt: 914.
[Ref: 43121]   £320.00  
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