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Puck, from Midsummer Night's Dream.
Puck, from Midsummer Night's Dream.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. S.W. Reynolds Sculpsit.
[n.d., 1820-1825.]
Mezzotint. 225 x 165mm (9 x 6½"), with large margins. Some spotting.
A naked infant with faun's ears sitting on a toadstool in a glade, his arms and legs outstretched and holding a sprig of flowers in his right hand. In the background ; Titiana and Bottom can be seen lying under the trees in the background Reynolds sold the original painting to John Boydell to be engraved for his 'Shakespeare Gallery'. This version comes from 'Engravings from the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds'.
[Ref: 54258]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Death of Adonis.
Death of Adonis. from Theocrates.
J. Barber inv.t et del.t. S. Wykes, Sculpsit, Birm.
Publish'd as the act directs March 1st 1785 by S. Wykes.
Rare stipple, printed in sanguine. 285 x 300mm (11¼ x 11¾"), with wide margins left & right. Narrow margins top and bottom.
Adonis, having been gored by a boar he was hunting, dies attended by Aphrodite and Eros. A rare Birmingham publication: there is nothing attributed to Wykes listed on the British Museum web site.
[Ref: 54241]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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De Saal van het sadt Huys t'Amsterdam.
De Saal van het sadt Huys t'Amsterdam. Vue de la grande salle dans la maison de villle à Amsterdam.
Sevend à { Amsterdam, chez Jof: Buff a et Compe dans le Kalwerstraát, Paris, Chez Ambrefonne, Porte St. Antoine, Mon des Boucheries.
Rare etching lines with aquatint colour, printed in colour. Sheet 29.5 x 22cm (11¾ x 8¾"). Cut and glued to backing sheet at edges.
Plate 11 from a series of at least 20 views of Amsterdam. An interior view of a town hall. The print was published by both Buffa & Co in the Netherlands and Ambresonne in France.
[Ref: 54054]   £260.00  
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De Muyier Poordt te Amsterdam.
De Muyier Poordt te Amsterdam. Vue de la porte de Muyier à Amsterdam.
G.A Meysenheym del. J.A. Le Campion sculp.
Sevend à { Amsterdam, chez Jof: Buff a et Compe dans le Kalwerstraát, Paris, Chez Ambrefonne, Porte St. Antoine, Mon des Boucheries.
Rare etching lines with aquatint colour, printed in colour. Sheet 29.5 x 22cm (11¾ x 8¾"). Cut and glued to backing sheet at edges
Plate 12 from a series of at least 20 views of Amsterdam. A view of a port; a wooden bridge leads to a domed white building. There is a windmill, two small buildings and a couple of trees on the left within circle. The print was published by both Buffa & Co in the Netherlands and Ambresonne in France.
BM 1917,1208.1587
[Ref: 54053]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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An Amusing Novel.
An Amusing Novel.
Jos. Scheurenberg pinx.t. Ernst Forbert sculp.t.
Rud. Schuster. Berlin. O. Felsing Imp. [n.d., c.1880.]
Photogravure. Sheet 500 x 385mm (19¾ x 15").
A salon, with two women in 18th century dress. One reads a book, the other sews. Joseph Scheurenberg (1846-1914), a German portrait, genre and history painter. From 1881 he taught at the Prussian Kunstakademie in Berlin.
[Ref: 54285]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Angelica.
Angelica.
J. Gresse del: John Boydell exc.t 1782. Mango sculp.t.
Publish'd Oct.r 25th 1782 by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Stipple, sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8½"). Trimmed to plate, repair to bottom left corner.
Profile portrait, probably a representation of artist Angelica Kauffman, after John Alexander Gresse (1741-1794), drawing master to the royal children in the 1780s.
[Ref: 54237]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Angelica and Medora.
Angelica and Medora.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
Published July 1st 1787 by John & Josiah Boydell No 90 CHeapside London. Bit later.
Stipple, printed in colours, J. Whatman Turkey Mills watermark 1822; 265 x 310mm (10½ x 12¼"), with large margins. Small hole in top margin. Slight printer's crease.
A portrait of lovers Angelica and Medoro, characters in Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.
[Ref: 54231]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Chart of the Discoveries of Cap.ts Parry, Ross and Franklin from 1818 to 1823.
Chart of the Discoveries of Cap.ts Parry, Ross and Franklin from 1818 to 1823.
Delivered Gratis, with the Mirror, & Published by J. Limbird, 355 Strand.
London, [n.d.]
Engraving. 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed.
A small rudimentary map of Canada and Greenland. In 1818, Sir John Ross (1777-1856) and Sir William Edward Parry (1790-1855) set out on their first exploration of the Arctic, detailed somewhat here. The expedition ultimately did not discover much. Published by John Limbard (1796?-1883), known as the 'father of periodical writing', in his magazine 'The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction', described as the first magazine of its kind.
[Ref: 54119]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Children in the Wood.
The Children in the Wood. Their pretty lips with blackberries, Were all besmear'd and dyed, And when they saw the darksome night. They sat them down and cried [...]
Benwell pinx.t L. C. Ruotte sc. Se vend a[?] Paris chez Arthur et Compagnie, a la Manufacture de Papiers au coin de la rue [...] le Boulevard.
Paris, 1914.
Coloured engraving. 280 x 320mm (12½ x 11"), with wide margins. Some creasing in upper right corner.
A scene from the English folk tale better known as 'The Babes in the Wood'. Abandoned in the forest, the two children fall asleep at dusk.
[Ref: 54080]   £450.00  
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[Bail form] Public Office, Bow Street.
[Bail form] Public Office, Bow Street. Taske Notice that you [ __ ] of [ __ ] aare bound in the Sum of Forty Pounds, to appear at the Session of the Peace, to be holden for the County of Middlesex, at the Session House, Clerkenwell Greem, on the [ __ ] Day of [ __ ] next, to prefer as Bill of Indictment, and prosecute the Law with effect against [ __ ] for Felony [...]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Letterpress form, part 18th century watermark. Sheet 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½").
An unused bail form, to be filled in and signed by a Justice of the Peace.
[Ref: 54219]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir J.ph Banks (Voyageur-Naturaliste,)
Sir J.ph Banks (Voyageur-Naturaliste,) Président de la société royale de Londres. Né à Revesby dans le Comté de Lincoln (Angleterre), en 1743. Mort à Londres, le 9 Mai 1820.
Dessiné d’après le Tableau de Th. Phillips, et Gravé par Ambroise Tardieu.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Stipple. 210 x 145mm (8¼ x 5¾"). Trimmed to plate top & bottom.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) the naturalist, botanist and explorer who was patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. He sailed with Captain Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. He held a position of great influence in the scientific world and he advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia.
W: 164 - not in. Kivell & Spence: pg.20.
[Ref: 54236]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Barclay's Dictonary, word Conjurer.
Barclay's Dictonary, word Conjurer.
W. M. Craig delin. J. Brown sculp. Published as the Act directs by T. Kinnersley May 1.st 1813.
London, 1813.
Engraving. 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼").
A scene depicting a man in wizards robes waving a wand over a book, on a table next to a smoking cauldron. Two devil figures, one crouched, one with arms extended upward, stand behind the table. A man crouches next to the wizard clutching his face. The image pressumably illustrates the definition for the word 'conjurer'.
[Ref: 54120]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bard.
The Bard.
S. Shelley pin.t. C. Taylor sculp.y.
London, Publish'd May 1. 1788], by C. Taylor. No 10 near Castle Street, Holborn
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 210 x 160mm (8¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
An oval portait of a bard holding a harp. An illustration to Thomas Gray's poem, 'The Bard. A Pindaric Ode', 1757. From the first volume of 'The Cabinet of Genius containing frontispieces and characters adapted to the most popular poems', which contained thirty stipples by Charles Taylor after Samuel Shelley of characters from famours poems by various authors
[Ref: 54200]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Bataille, role de Falstaff. dans Le Songe d'Une Nuit d'Ete.
Bataille, role de Falstaff. dans Le Songe d'Une Nuit d'Ete. Galerie Dramatique. Theatre De L'Opera Comique.
517 Paris maison Martinet _41, r. Vivienne et 15 r du Coq.
Paris, [n.d. c.1850]
Hand coloured lithograph. 250 x 165mm (9¾ x 6½").
A colour portrait of Eugene Bataille in full costume for his character Falstaff in Le Songe d'Une Nuit d'Ete (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Composed by Ambroise Thomas and first performed in 1850, this opera-comique of the same name bears no similarity to Shakespeare's play, though Shakespeare is a character in the play. Falstaff, in the play, is the govenor of Richmond Palace, charged with transporting an intoxicated Shakespeare.
[Ref: 54087]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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To the British Navy, This Print representing The Battle of Navarino, is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher.
To the British Navy, This Print representing The Battle of Navarino, is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher.
Peint par C. Langlois. Commencé par S.W. Reynolds et Terminé par Sixdeniers.
London, Published by W.Spooner 259 Regent Street. à Paris chez Schroth, Editeur rué St Honoré Nos 363 bis. New York published by Bailly Ward & Co. Jeune.[n.d. c.1830.]
Mezzotint, stipple and etching. 610 x 800mm (24 x 31½"). Repaired tears.
A scene of the Battle of Navarino (20 October 1827), with the wreck of a ship in the foreground, with turkish sailors clinging to the wreckage, one in the centre stepping up onto the side over a gun-port, looking to the left.
Whitman 397.
[Ref: 54273]   £1,500.00  
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Battle of the Nile.
Battle of the Nile. Representing the situation of the two Fleets, previous to the blowing up of the L'Orient, on the Night of Aug.1. 1798.
Whitcomb Pinx.t. Hellyer Sculp.t.
London, Published Jan.y 1 1806 by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery Pall Mall.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 475 x 715mm (18¾ x 28"). Trimmed inside platemark, repairs, few creases.
The Battle of the Nile (or Aboukir Bay), fought between the British and French navies on the Mediterranean Coast off Egypt from 1-3 August 1798, which resulted in a decisive victory for the British under the command of Lord Nelson. This print shows the decisive moment when the French flagship 'Orient' (in the centre of the image) caught fire. The British, observing this, directed their cannon fire into the blaze, spreading the flames and preventing French efforts to extinguish the fire. The other ships seen here, both French and British, then moved away from the 'Orient' in anticipation of the huge explosion which took place once the fire reached the ship's magazines.
Not in Parker
[Ref: 54259]   £420.00  
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Napoleon Defeating the Mamelukes, at the Battle of the Pyramids, near Cairo.
Napoleon Defeating the Mamelukes, at the Battle of the Pyramids, near Cairo.
Engrav'd by Mr George Cruikshank from the Design of Swebach, originally Published at Paris, and dedicated to the Grand Army.
Published October 1 1823 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint, J. Whatman, Turkey Mill 1827 watermark. Sheet 215 x 295mm (8½ x 11½"). Folded twice as issued, trimmed close to image, small split taped, album paper stuck over left edge.
In the Battle of the Pyramids (or Battle of Embabeh), 21st July 1798, Napoleon destroyed the Ottoman armies of Egypt, using a new tactic, the Divisional Square, to counter the Mameluck cavalry attacks. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 54170]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonaparte à la bataille d'Arcole le 27 Brumaire an V.
Bonaparte à la bataille d'Arcole le 27 Brumaire an V.
Peint par Le-Gros. Gravé à Milan par J. Longhi 1798.
[Later c. 1860's.]
Engraving. 480 x 330mm (19 x 13"). Creasing.
The famous painting of the young Napoleon at the Battle of Arcole in 1796 by Antoine Jean Gros (Baron Gros). Bonaparte advances, sword in one hand, standard in the other, wearing an embroidered coast.
[Ref: 54230]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Boors Drinking. In the Cabinet at Houghton.
Boors Drinking. In the Cabinet at Houghton. Picture the same size as the print.
Ostade Pinx. G. Farrington delin.t. J. B. Michel Sculpsit.
Published May 1.st 1779 by J.on Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine engraving. 365 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"), with very wide margins.
A scene of four weary looking men drinking and smoking together.
[Ref: 54121]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boors at Cards in the Cabinet at Houghton.
Boors at Cards in the Cabinet at Houghton. Picture the same size as the print.
David Teniers Pinxit. Josiah Boydell delin.t J. B. Michel Sculpsit.
Published Dec.r 1st 1778 by J.on Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine engraving. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), with very wide margins.
A scene depicting a group of merry men engrossed in a game of cards.
[Ref: 54122]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Habitation et Propriété de M.r Henri Fournier Sur la Montagne de S.ta Thereza à Rio Janeiro.
Habitation et Propriété de M.r Henri Fournier Sur la Montagne de S.ta Thereza à Rio Janeiro.
Dessiné par Mr N. Desmons.Lith. par A. Guesdon.
Imp. Lemercier, Pris. [n.d., 1855.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet. 395 x 850mm (15½ x 33½"). Extensive tear, repaired, cracking, surface abrasion, laid on archival paper. Damaged.
A Brazilian fazenda (plantation) building, with some of the black workers dancing outside. Iluchar Desmons (b.1803) settled in Rio de Janeiro in 1840. In 1855 he published ''Panoramas de la Ville de Rio de Janeiro'', with thirteen lithographs. He often signed his plates with 'N Desmons'.
[Ref: 54161]   £450.00  
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[Brighton] To Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, This Panorama is (by Permission)
[Brighton] To Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, This Panorama is (by Permission) most Gratefully and Humbly Dedicated by W.H. Mason, Repository of Arts, 1, Ship St.t Brighton, and W. Mason, Printseller &c. St Mary's Place, Cambridge.
Drawn by H. Wilds, Architect, Brighton. A. Edington sculp.t, 10 Portland St. London.
Ackermann & Co London. Published as the Act Directs 1833.
Very scarce aquatint on several sheets conjoined, with original hand colour, incomplete. Total size c. 140 x 2800mm (5½ x 110"). All folds reinforced on verso, other signs of wear. Lacking approx 1600mm in the west and between Bedford Square and Preston Street.
A rolling prospect of Brighton's King's Road, illustrating the seafront architecture running from the publisher's premises on the corner of Ship Street, west to Waterloo Street in Hove. Among the existing buildings shown are Brunswick Terrace, The Norfolk Hotel (now the 'Mercure Brighton Seafront') and the west of Bedford Square. and street-life captured at a turning point in the town's history, just before its Victorian boom as a resort, precipitated by the arrival of the railway in 1841. William Henry Goodburn Mason (1810 - 1879) was a publisher and printseller, also carver and gilder, based in Brighton. We can trace no other work by the engraver Edington.
Abbey Life 527; Ford: 22.
[Ref: 54165]   £750.00   view all images for this item
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A Brown Study.
A Brown Study.
Drawn & Engraved by Fred.k Ja.s Havell.
[London Published Dec.r 8th 1829, for the Proprietor by J. Kendrick, 8 Sidney's Alley.]
Mezzotint with etching. Sheet 145 x 175mm (5¾ x 7"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
The interior of a garret studio, with the artist seated on a chair, staring into the fireplace. Behind him is an easel and maulstick, table with palette, paint brushes, paint box and small bottles; a guitar and music book lying on the floor. The room is filled with picture and sculpture. Frederick James Havell (1801-40) was the brother of landscape painter William Havell.
[Ref: 54191]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Hon.ble Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss Ponsonby
The R.t Hon.ble Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss Ponsonby ''The Ladies of Llangollen''. [Facsimile signatures below.]
Drawn on Stone by J.H. Lynch. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Ent.d at Stationer's Hall. [n.d., c.1835.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 280 x 180mm (11 x 7"), with wide margins.
Portraits of two Irish upper-class women who scandalised society by living together in complete isolation from society in a cottage at Plasnewydd in the vale of Llangollen, Denbighshire. Sarah Ponsonby (c.1755-1831) was second cousin of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough; Lady Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1745? - 1829) was related to the Earls of Ormond. No one knew their names so they were just called ‘the ladies’. Their devotion to each other and their eccentric manners gave them wide notoriety: all tourists in Wales sought introduction to them, and among their visitors were the writers Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and Walter Scott, as well as the Duke of Wellington, Josiah Wedgwood and Queen Charlotte, who persuaded George III to grant them a pension. With their servant, Mary Caryll, who died before either of them, they lie buried in Plasnewydd churchyard under a triangular pyramid inscribed with their names. Their house in now a museum.
NPG: D14047.
[Ref: 54224]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Byron.
Lord Byron. Proof.
Painted by T. Phillips, engraved by S. W. Reynolds.
Pub.d by T. Phillips, Feb.y 1822.
Fine mezzotint. 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½"), with wide margins.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He 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. Engraved from the portrait by Thomas Phillips, which was undertaken as part of a commission by the publisher William Miller to paint the portraits of several poets whose works he published, the intention being to hang them together at Miller's house at 50 Albemarle Street, London. Annette Peach writes of the commission: "In 1813 Murray commissioned from Phillips a portrait of Byron (who brought the publisher more commercial success than any other of his writers), which still hangs over the drawing-room fireplace in Albemarle Street. The half-length view famously shows a pale-complexioned Byron in a white shirt with a large turned-down ‘Byronic’ collar open at the neck to reveal his throat, and wrapped in a dark cloak. The dress and pose are identical to that of Charles Mayne Young in his portrait by G. H. Harlow (1809; Garrick Club, London), where the actor is portrayed as Hamlet, and it is possible that Byron saw Young perform this role. As in his portrait of Blake, Phillips's ability to convey the Romantic (and here self-dramatizing) cast of his sitter's imagination indicates that, although his œuvre is less flamboyant than that of his contemporary Sir Thomas Lawrence, he, too, was quintessentially a Romantic painter." One of several engravings made from Phillips' portrait.
Whitman: 45
[Ref: 53855]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Commemoration of the XI.thOctober MDCCXCVII.
Commemoration of the XI.thOctober MDCCXCVII. Proof.
R.Smirke R.A.delin.t. The Portraits Engraved by Geo. Noble from the Original Miniatures by John Smart Esq.r. I Parker sculpt.
London Pub. by R.Bowyer & Iohn Edwards F.S.A.Historic Gallery.Pall Mall 1803.
Engraving. 730 x 480mm (28¾ x 19"), with large margins.
At allegorical commemoration of the Battle of Camperdown, 11 October 1797, in which the Royal Navy beat the Dutch, with roundel portaits of the victorious Admiral Adam Duncan and seventeen of his officers, including Admiral Richard Onslow, and Captains Henry Trollope and William Bligh.
Parker:126.
[Ref: 54042]   £450.00  
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[Battle of Cape St Vincent.] Nelson Receiving the Swords on Board the San Josef, Feb.y 14, 1797.
[Battle of Cape St Vincent.] Nelson Receiving the Swords on Board the San Josef, Feb.y 14, 1797. To the British Navy, this Historical Engraving from the Original Picture in the Possession of the Publishers, ie repectfully dedicated by Leggatt, Hayward & Leggatt.
Painted by Tho.s J. Barker. Engraved by Cha.s G. Lewis.
London, Published November 10, 1853, by Leggatt, Hawyward & Leggatt, 79, Cornhill.
Large mixed method engraving, fine impression. 720 x 1200mm (28¼ x 47¼"). Repaired tears, including one entering image at top and one through title area.
A view of the aftermath of the Battle of Cape St Vincent, with Commodore Horatio Nelson receiving the surrender of 'San José', one of the two ships his boarders had overrun, using the novel technique of crossing one ship to get to the second.. Brought into the Royal Navy and renamed 'San Josef', the ship was finally broken up in 1849.
[Ref: 54240]   £680.00  
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Capt.n Conquest and his Baggage Waggon.
Capt.n Conquest and his Baggage Waggon.
S. H. Grimm del.t. J. Goldar sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, N.o 53 Fleet Street & J. Smith N.o 35 Cheapside, as the Act directs 15 June 1772.
Engraving. 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½"), with large margins. Uncut.
In this satire on fashion and unequal marriage, a squat, elaborately dressed women stands with a tall man dressed in military fashion. The title of the print suggests the man has successfully pursued this marriage for the sake of the woman's wealth.
[Ref: 54082]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Îles CarolinesL Dances et Costum des Naururels.
Îles CarolinesL Dances et Costum des Naururels.
J.s. Arago delin.t. Lerouge et Choubard sculpt.
[Paris, 1822-4.]
Stipple. 235 x 320mm (9¼ x 12½"), with wide margins.
Men of the Caroline Islands dancing with staves, under instruction from a man at the side. A plate from the official account of Louis-Claude de Freycinet's circumnavigation, 'Voyage Autour Du Monde fait par ordre du roi sur les corvettes de S.M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820'.
[Ref: 54234]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Catechism
A Catechism
Painted by J. Rising. Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare mezzotint, open letter proof, inscription area partially uncleaned. Sheet 485 x 605mm (19 z 23¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Four children in a cottage interior, listening intently to a boy reading from a catechism.
Whitman: 286. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 54255]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Saint Catherine.]
[Saint Catherine.] From a Picture in the Collection of Robert Wigram Esq.r M. P. To whom this Plate is dedicated by his obedient Servant C. Turner.
Painted by Correggio. Engraved by Charles Turner.
London, Published Jan.y 18. 1810, by C. Tur[ner No. 50, Warren Street,] Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 560 x 405 mm (22 x 16"), with wide margins. Publisher's inscription weakly inked; evidence of a printer's patch over armorial.
Saint Catherine holding a broken wheel, crowned with a wreath by a cherub. The emperor Maxentius condemned the Christian virgin to death on a spiked breaking wheel but, at her touch, it shattered. She was then beheaded and a milk-like substance flowed instead of blood.
Whiman, Turner, 704.
[Ref: 54254]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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(No. 1) View of Cato Street.
(No. 1) View of Cato Street. Description of the Plate. / A. Front view of the Stable in Cato Street [...].
W. H. Harriott delin.t 26 Feb.y 1820. Printed by F. Moser 4 Greenland Place Cromer St. London. Published by J & S Fuller Rathbone Place Feb. 26. 1820.
London, 1820.
Hand coloured lithograph, J. Whatman 1820's watermark; Collector's Stamp bottom right. 300 x 260mm (12 x10¼"). Toning. Small loss near lower left corner.
A view of the stable on Cato Street where the Cato Street Conspirators assembled, including a key and description. Plate 1 of the 'Cato Street Conspiracy' series.
[Ref: 54123]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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(No. 1) View of Cato Street.
(No. 1) View of Cato Street. Description of the Plate. A. Front view of the Stable in Cato Street [...].
W. H. Harriott delin.t 26 Feb.y 1820. Printed by F. Moser 4 Greenland Place Cromer St. London. Published by J & S Fuller Rathbone Place Feb. 26. 1820.
London, 1820.
Lithograph. 370 x 270mm (14½ x10½"). Laid on album paper. Some light foxing across the print. Horizontal crease across the centre.
A view of the stable on Cato Street where the Cato Street Conspirators assembled, including a key and description. Plate 1 of the 'Cato Street Conspiracy' series. A black and white version of the coloured lithograph.
[Ref: 54124]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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In the Valley of Chamouni.
In the Valley of Chamouni.
On Stone by T.S. Cooper. A Ducotés Lithog.y 10 St Martins Lane.
London, Published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street.
Lithograph. Printed area 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10¾"), with very wide margins.
A view from the valley looking up at the Mont Blanc massif. Thomas Sydney Cooper (1803-1902) is better known for his cattle subjects.
[Ref: 54244]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Memory of the Duke of Marlborough.
To the Memory of the Duke of Marlborough.
D. Creti Eques: et N. Ferravoli et J.P. Mirando Pinx. L. Cars Sculp. et D.M.Fratta delin.
John Boydell excudit London.
Engraving. 650 x 415mm (25¾ x 16¼''). Large margins on 3 sides.
An allegorical scene featuring an invented monument to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, hero of the War of the Spanish Succession, depicting him as a Roman general on horseback. From Boydell's edition of 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne' by Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, first published by Basan in Paris c.1737. Boydell has translated the title into English from Latin and added his name as publisher. McSwiny had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. This series of paintings, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen, was planned for the decoration of the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood.
See BM 1859,0709.685 for the first published state. See: 10619
[Ref: 54252]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes baro de Churchill, dux et comes de Marlborough,
Johannes baro de Churchill, dux et comes de Marlborough, Magnae Britannicae Regina a consiliis secretioribus, ordinid periscelidis eques, [...].
[n.d. early 18th century].
Scarce engraving, 18th century watermark. 520 x 385mm (20½ x 15¼"). Staining. Trimmed to plate. Some creasing in the title area.
A portrait of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).Churchill was a recognised military strategist in his time, he defeated the Monmouth Rebellion, helping to secure the throne for James II but later being a key player in James' deposition as a result of the Glorious Revolution. He later served under Queen Anne.
[Ref: 54070]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Clio gesta canens, transactis Temposa reddit.
Clio gesta canens, transactis Temposa reddit. In the Collection of Mr Reynolds.
il Guercino del.t. W.W. Ryland sc.t 1763.
CR [Charles Rogers] edid.t. [c.1763.]
Mezzotint with etching, printed in sepia, 18th century watermark; 320 x 460mm (12½ x 18") with large margins on 3 sides. Narrow top margin. Slightly time stained
Clio, the muse of History, sitting on a throne in the clouds, reading. One putto holds a hourglass, another a small book. From 'Prints in Imitation of Drawings' by Charles Rogers. A Second edition was published by Boydell in 1778.
[Ref: 54168]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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De l'honorable Chevalier Thomas Cochrane, fils ainé du trés noble Seigneur Archibald Comte de Dundonald et Baron Cochrane en Ecosse; Capitáine du haut bord dans la service maritime de sa Majesté; Membre de Parlement pour la Cité Westminster; et Chevalier
De l'honorable Chevalier Thomas Cochrane, fils ainé du trés noble Seigneur Archibald Comte de Dundonald et Baron Cochrane en Ecosse; Capitáine du haut bord dans la service maritime de sa Majesté; Membre de Parlement pour la Cité Westminster; et Chevalier du trés honorable Ordre du Bain. Installé le 1.er jour de Juin, MDCCCXII.
[1812.]
Etching. 292 x 203mm (11½ x 8").
Coat of arms of Sir Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860) as 10th Earl of Dundonald, following his installation as a Knight of the Order of the Bath in 1812. Cochrane, a naval hero whose exploits inspired both C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey, was controversially convicted of a Stock Exchange fraud in 1814, and was ejected from the Order. After fighting for other navies around the world, Cochrane returned to the Royal Navy in 1832, eventually receiving the honorary office of Rear-Admiral. In 1847 Queen Victoria reappointed him Knight of the Order of the Bath.
[Ref: 20858]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Behold rare Cocker's Life-resembling Shade: [...].
Behold rare Cocker's Life-resembling Shade: [...].
R. Gaywood. fec[?].
[n.d. 1657]
Rare etching. 135 x 160mm (5¼ x 6"). Vertical creasing affecting the title area. Small perforation near lower left corner. ,Foxing.
A decorated portrait of Edward Cocker (1631-1676) and frontispiece to 'Arts glory; or the pen mans treasury'. Edward Cocker was an English engraver as well as a notable teacher of arithmetic, on which he also wrote several books.
[Ref: 54125]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Columbia's Accommodations, [***] Commander.
Plan of the Columbia's Accommodations, [***] Commander. For [***] direct. Burthen per register 510 tons, has elegant and spacious accommodations, fitted up in a superior style for passengers, and carries an experienced Surgeon. To sail [***]. For tems of Freight or Passage apply to the Commander on board or to Mess.rs [***].
R. Perera. Lithog Bombay.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Extremely rare lithograph. Sheet 330 x 210mm (13 x 8¼"). Stains, chips to edges.
A diagram of the layout of the passenger accomodation of a ship on the India line, with gaps for added manuscript details.
[Ref: 54175]   £480.00  
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[Composition]
[Composition]
J. B. Cipriani del.t. Rob.t Sa.l Marcuard Scu.t.
London, [n.d. 1784]
Stipple and etching, proof before title and publication line, watermark 1784; 165 x 225mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate. Light foxing
An allegorical scene of a classical female figure painting a figure of Athena; she is being advised by a cherub over her shoulder, while another cherub holds her drawing board. A companion print to 'Study' also by Marcuard (after Cipriani), published by Palmer 1784.
[Ref: 54116]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Slave Market, Constantinople.
The Slave Market, Constantinople.
Painted by Sir William Allan, P.R.S.A. Etched by C.G.Lewis & Engraved by William Giller.
Edinburgh, Published Sept.r 1 1842 by Alexander Hill, Prince's Street, and F. G. Moon, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, 20, Threadneedle Street, London.
Mezzotint with stipple and etching. 640 x 895mm (25¼ x 35¼"), with wide margins. Repaired tear in left margin, small scuff in inscription area.
A scene of a crowded market place, with a black Egyptian slave-merchant presenting a Greek girl to a Turkish pasha on horseback. To one side a mounted Circassian chief watches; on the other two men sit on a carpet smoking. In the backround is the Hagia Sophia. The painting was exhibited at the R.A. in 1838 and is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.
[Ref: 54266]   £690.00  
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Field Marshall Conway.
Field Marshall Conway.
[After Gainsborough] Heath sc.
G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London, 1st May, 1798.
Engraving. 195 x 150mm (7¾ x 6"), with wide margins.
Head and shoulders portrait of Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721-1795), inclined to the left and front-gazing, in an oval frame. Conway was a british general, eventually rising to Commander in Chief of the Forces. He was cousin to Horace Walpole.
[Ref: 53853]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Coquet Viaduct. York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway.
Coquet Viaduct. York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway. T.E. Harrison Esq.re Engineer. Erected by Mr James Sanderson. Span of Arches 50 feet. Height from Water to the Level of Railway 100 Feet.
Drawn by I.E. Watson.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 405 x 485mm (15¾ x 19"). Repairs to tears and cracks.
A railway viaduct over the river Coquet in Northumberland. The York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway was formed in 1847 from an amalgamation of existing companies and lasted until 1854, when it became part of the North Eastern Railway.
[Ref: 54280]   £380.00  
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Nathaniel Crew Episcopus Dunelmensis.
Nathaniel Crew Episcopus Dunelmensis.
F. P [Francis Place] fecit.
P. Tempest ex: [n.d., c.1680.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 335 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate, tear in edge repaired.
Nathaniel Crew (1633-1721), 3rd Baron Crew. This portrait was painted to celebrate him becoming Bishop of Durham in 1674, having been Bishop of Oxford from 1671. He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1676.
CS: 4 ii of ii great benefactor of Lincoln College, Oxford.
[Ref: 54208]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Crinan Canal in Scotland.
Crinan Canal in Scotland. It is long since the Dangers and Difficulties attending the Navigation round the Peninsula or Mull of Cantire, in Argyllshire, suggested the importance of a Canal by which these Perils might be avoided; and in 1792, a subscription was opened for that purpose. Thhis Canal is now finished...
J. Barfield, Printer, No. 91, Wardour-Street, Soho [n.d., c.1801].
A rare letterpress broadside, 18th century watermark. Sheet 410 x 255mm (16 x 10") Old ink mss. on reverse.
A decription of the Crinan Canal, designed to link the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides bypassing the Kintyre peninsula and opened 1801, including the tolls.
[Ref: 54177]   £360.00  
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Cupid as a Link Boy.
Cupid as a Link Boy.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S. W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
London, [n.d. after 1820].
Mezzotint. 225 x 160mm (8¾ x 6½") very large margins
A portrait of a link-boy carrying a smouldering torch, styled with small wings protruding from his back to look like Cupid. Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a well regarded mezzotint engraver in England as well as France. Between 1820 and 1826 he set about reproducing all the accessible works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, who he claimed to be related to, releasing his works, which numbered around 357, in a series of four volumes. This mezzotint is very similar to a mezzotint of John Dean, also after Joshua Reynolds, published in 1777 by Sayer and Bennett.
[Ref: 54094]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid.
Cupid.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S. W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
London, [n.d. after 1820].
Mezzotint. 230 x 165mm (9 x 6¼"), with wide margins.
A three quarter length portrait of Cupid, holding his bow and quiver of arrows with a mischievious smile. Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835) was a well regarded mezzotint engraver in England as well as France. Between 1820 and 1826 he set about reproducing all the accessible works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, who he claimed to be related to, releasing his works, which numbered around 357, in a series of four volumes. This mezzotint is very similar to a mezzotint of John Dean, also after Joshua Reynolds, published in 1777 by Sayer and Bennett.
[Ref: 54095]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Time clipping Cupid's Wings.
Time clipping Cupid's Wings.
London [n.d. c.1790]
Mezzotint, fine impression. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate and each edge lined with paper mount. Some markings along the top edge.
A scene depicting Time, an old winged man, taking clippers to the young Cupid's wings, who tries to struggle out of his grasp. The personified image of Time has its roots in the Greek association of time ('chronos') with Cronos, their god of agriculture, which is why he is often depicted with a scythe, as here. It is possible that Van Dyck's arresting characterisation of Time derives from Brozino's depiction of Time in 'Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time', who somewhat sinisterly gazes upon the ambiguous scene of Cupid and Venus. Possibly Van Dyck's scene asserts with more force that time is fleeting to the detriment of love. In a mezzotint portrait of James McAdell by Richard Earlom (after a drawing by McArdell), McArdell holds a scraper in his hand over a copper plate before him of 'Time clipping Cupid's Wings' (1771).
[Ref: 54097]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Amantium Iræ. The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche.
[Amantium Iræ. The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche. Engraved by Cap.t Baillie from a most beautiful Cabinet Picture of Nicolo Pousin in the Collection of Wellbore Ellis Agar Esq.r.]
[Jan.y 1. 1778.] Bit later.
Stipple and soft-ground etching with surface-tone, rare proof before letters, printed in orange on thin paper. Plate area 225 x 210mm (8¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed into black inscription area at bottom.
A group of cherubs, two embracing, one holding a fruit, others behind catching butterflies, another leaning over a basket of fruit. Etched by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Having retired from the army in 1761 he devoted himself to printmaking and dealing, specialising in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
[Ref: 54243]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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