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Priam, king of Troy, supplicating Achilles to deliver to him the body of his son Hector.
Priam, king of Troy, supplicating Achilles to deliver to him the body of his son Hector. Sudden (a venerable sight!) appears; / Embrac'd his knees, and bath'd his hands in tears.
Painted by H.y Fuseli R.A. Engraved by L.s Schiavonetti.
[London: F. I. Du Roveray, 1806.]
Engraving. Sheete 260 x 171mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Bit messy. Trimmed within plate, some surface wear.
Minerva appears to help Odysseus kill off the suitors who are trying to marry Penelope and take over his beloved Ithaca. An illustration from Pope's translation of Homer's 'Illiad', the epic story of the the fall of Troy.
Weinglass: 242.
[Ref: 55607]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Adolescenza.
L'Adolescenza.
G. Zocxhi inv. F. Bartollozi Scul.
Wagner Venezia C.P.E.S. [n.d., c.1761.]
Very fine engraving, 18th century watermark. 520 x 340mm (20½ x 13½"), with large margins.
Young people, read, play a pipe and flirt among classical ruins.
[Ref: 55693]   £320.00  
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The Village Ale-House.
The Village Ale-House. No more the Farmer's News, the Barbers Tale / No more, the Woodman's ballad shall prevail / No more the Smith his duskey brow shall clear / Relax his pond'rous strength, and lean to hear; / The Host himself, no longer shall be found / Carefull to see the mantling bliss go round: / Nor the coy Maid, half willing to be press'd, / Shall kiss the Cup, and pass it to the rest. Goldsmith
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. J. Grozier Sculp.
London, Published April 7.th 1787 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No. 158. New Bond Street
Rare stipple, printed in sepia. 425 x 530mm (16¾ x 20¾"), 18th century watermark. Trimmed into plate at bottom.
An idealised tavern interior, with a pretty maid drinking from a large tankard. The verse is from Oliver Goldsmith's poem, 'The Deserted Village', decrying the population shift to the cities brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
[Ref: 55685]   £360.00  
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Mr James Asperne Bookseller, Cornhill,
Mr James Asperne Bookseller, Cornhill, Past Master of the Foundation Lodge No 96, And St Peter's No 249. P.S.D. of the Lodge of Antiquity No. 1. And Grand Steward for 1814.
Painted by S. Drummond A.R.A. Engraved by T. Blood.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple with etching. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Narrow margins, mounted in album paper.
A rare portrait of James Asperne (1757-1820), publisher of prints and books, including the European Magazine from 1803, shown seated on a masonic throne, wearing masonic regalia.
[Ref: 55710]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr James Asperne Bookseller, Cornhill,
Mr James Asperne Bookseller, Cornhill, Past Master of the Foundation Lodge No 96, And St Peter's No 249. P.S.D. of the Lodge of Antiquity No. 1. And Grand Steward for 1814. Proof.
Painted by S. Drummond A.R.A. Engraved by T. Blood.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Proof stipple with etching. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1810', with large margins. Folds in margins. Uncut.
A rare portrait of James Asperne (1757-1820), publisher of prints and books, including the European Magazine from 1803, shown seated on a masonic throne, wearing masonic regalia.
[Ref: 55709]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr James Asperne, late sole Proprietor of the European Magazine.
Mr James Asperne, late sole Proprietor of the European Magazine.
Engraved by J. Thompson from an original Painting by S. Drummond Esq.r A.R.A.
London, Published (for the Proprietors of the European Magazine) by the Executors of the late Ja.s Asperne, No 32 Cornhill, 1st Feb.y 1821.
Stipple. 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"), very large margins.. Spotting.
A half-length portrait of James Asperne (1757-1820), publisher of prints and books, including the European Magazine from 1803.
[Ref: 55729]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Augsburg Confession presented before Emperor Charles V.]
[The Augsburg Confession presented before Emperor Charles V.]
Carl Demshart sculp: Aug: Vind. [after Michael Herr]
[Augsburg, 1698.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 380 x 495mm (15 x 19½"). Trimmed within plate, many worm holes filled in.
A scene from the Diet of Augsburg, 1530, showing Charles V receiving the 'Augsburg Confession', 28 articles of faith setting forward what the Lutherans believed, taught and confessed and abuses they condemned.
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The Loss of H.M. Steam Frigate Avenger,
The Loss of H.M. Steam Frigate Avenger, Captain Charles Napier, off the Coast of Barbary, on the night of Dec.r 20th,1847, when all perished but four. This Print of the melancholy event is dedicated to Lieut Rook, and the Survivors and Relatives of the ill-fated Crew.
C.P. Williams del. Allen & Ferguson lith. Glasgow.
Ackermann & Co London, W.H. Charpentir, Portsmouth and R.A. Grove, Lymington.
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾") Light toning, edges chipped.
HMS Avenger, a wooden paddle wheel RN frigate, was launched in 1845 and wrecked two years later on the Sorelle Rocks near Malta.
[Ref: 55727]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances.
[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances. 7.
S. V. de Melen delin. E. Kirkhall fecit.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Fine mezzotint. 175 x 200mm (7 x 8") with very large margins. Repaired tear leaving crease in title.
A scene from the second voyage of Willem Barentsz (c. 1550-97) into the Arctic in search of a Northeast Passage in 1595. A polar bear attacked a shore party, killing two crewmen before being killed itself. On their third expedition (1596) Barentsz and his crew were stranded on Nova Zembla Island for the winter. Needing to hunt polar bears for food, they were the first to record that the bears' livers were toxic (due to the high concentratin of vitamin A).
[Ref: 55648]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[French landscape] Engraved from the Original Picture.
[French landscape] Engraved from the Original Picture.
Boucher Pinxit. Aliamet Sculpsit.
Published Oct.r 2.d 1775 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving with sepia wash. 205 x 285mm (8 x 11¼"), on wove paper. Glue stains in very large margins at corners.
A river with an old bridge.
[Ref: 55618]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bowling. Les Joueurs de Boules 1736.
The Bowling. Les Joueurs de Boules 1736.
D. Teniers inv. Vivaret [Francis Vivares] Sculp.
Rocque Excudit.
Etching. Sheet 150 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Peasants playing boules outside an inn.
[Ref: 55612]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Diversion of Bowls. Ls Joue de Boules 1736.
The Diversion of Bowls. Ls Joue de Boules 1736.
[after David Teniers the younger.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate, rust spot, creasing.
Peasants playing boules outside an inn.
[Ref: 55613]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Design of a Bridge in imitation of the Aqueducts of the Ancients proposed to be built over the Lake at Bowood Park, in Wiltshire.
Design of a Bridge in imitation of the Aqueducts of the Ancients proposed to be built over the Lake at Bowood Park, in Wiltshire. One of the Seats of the Earl of Shelburne.
R.t Adam Architect 1768. Bened: Pastorini incidit.
Published as the Act directs 1778.
Engraving. 440 x 590mm (17¼ x 23¼"), with large margins. Central crease as normal.
A bridge designed by Robert Adam (1728-92) to resemble a half-ruined classical bridge, with classical rustic figures fishing. It was intended for Bowood House in Wiltshire, during Adam's work on the interiors as well as creation of an orangerie, menagerie and mausoleum. Published in Adam's 'Works on Architecture'.
[Ref: 55680]   £390.00  
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Boy and Birds Nest.
Boy and Birds Nest. In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk.
B. Murillo Pinxit. Caroline Watson Sculpsit.
Publish'd Sep.r 1st 1781 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple. 225 x 180mm (8¾ x 7"), on wove paper with very large margins.
A boy stroking a bird in a nest, after Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-82).
[Ref: 55604]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ruins of Byland Abbey Yorkshire.
The Ruins of Byland Abbey Yorkshire.
J.R. Hamble sculp.
Published March 16. 1812 by J. Deeley Berwick S.t Soho.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 475 x 580mm (18¾ x 22¾"), on Whatman paper. Tear entering image and another in margin taped.
A fine view of Byland Abbey in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, centred on the tower and the remains of a huge rose window. Founded in 1135 by the Savigniac Order, the abbey became Cistercian in 1147 and was dissolved in 1538. It is now an English Heritage property.
[Ref: 55700]   £360.00  
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A Map of the Island of Cape Breton.
A Map of the Island of Cape Breton.
[n.d., July 1758.]
Rare engraving. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate on left.
A map of Cape Breton, marking Louisburg and where the English landed in June 1758, published in the 'Grand Magazine of Magazines', to illustrate an account of English attacks during the 'French and Indian War', the North American theatre of the 'Seven Years' War'. The French fortress of Louisbourg was captured in 1758, prior to the Siege of Quebec by James Wolfe. The first issue of the 'Grand Magazine' was in July 1758; it ceased publication after the November 1759 issue.
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Charles Prince of Wales, James Duke of York and Princes Mary Children of K. Charles the 1st.
Charles Prince of Wales, James Duke of York and Princes Mary Children of K. Charles the 1st.
Vandyke del. Purcell fecit.
Printed for Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1750.]
Fine & scarce mezzotint, 18th century colour. Sheet: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Thread margins, fold in middle.
The three eldest children of Charles I, standing with two spaniels. On the left is Mary (mother of William III) and on the right is Charles II, both dressed as adults. In the centre is James II, still in skirts as was fashion for infant boys. Van Dyck's first version of this painting (probably commissioned by their mother, Henrietta Maria) showed both boys in skirts, but Charles I thought his heir should be in more respectful adult clothing, so van Dyck tried again. In 1819 this version can be seen hanging in the Second Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in 'Pyne's Royal Residences'; it is now in the Queen's Gallery, Windsor Castle.
CS: 15.
[Ref: 55665]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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To their Graces the Duke and Dutchess of Ancaster This Representation of the Embarkation Of her Majesty Queen Charlotte at Stade;
To their Graces the Duke and Dutchess of Ancaster This Representation of the Embarkation Of her Majesty Queen Charlotte at Stade; With a View of the Royal Yatchs, &c. &c. is humbly Inscribed By their Graces' Most Devoted & Obliged Servant. Thomas Allen. [&] ... This View of Harwich, and the Yatchs going out, With Lord Anson returning the Salute from Landguard Fort is most humbly Inscribed ...
T. Allen pinx. P.C. Canot sculp.
Printed for Jn.o Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill; & Carington Bowles, next the Chapter House in St Paul's Church Yard [n.d., c.1765).
A pair of very scarce engravings. Each c. 425 x 605mm (!6¾ x 23¾"), with large margins Repaired tear in margin of first plate.
A pair of maritime scenes depicting the passage to England of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz for her marriage to George III in 1761. The first shows her departure from Stade in Lower Saxony on 28 August 1761, the second her arrival at Harwich on the 6th September, after a 10-day voyage hampered by three severe storms.
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The Inside View of the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens with the Company at Breakfast.
The Inside View of the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens with the Company at Breakfast. Vue de la Compagnee a Dejeuner dans la Rotonde au Mellieux des Jardins de Renelagh
Bowles delin et Sculp.
Printed for R. Wilkinson in Cornhill & Bowles& Carver No 69, St Pauls Church Yard London.
Copper Engraving. 285 x 400mm, (11¼ x 15¾") very large margins.
Ranelagh Gardens, adjoining the Wren's Pensioner's Hospital, became popular as a place to escape the city and take in the cleaner air in Chelsea. Balls, concerts, dinners and of course gossip were shared here almost daily. It quickly exceeded Vauxhall in popularity, but its popularity waned until the season of 1804 when the fashionable set abandoned it entirely.
Longford: 340,a.
[Ref: 55706]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Marchande de Cupidons.
Marchande de Cupidons. From a beautiful & high finished Painting in Water Colours by F. Bartolozzi, after the Antique.
F. Bartolozzi pinx. J. Ogbourne sculp.
Pub. May 1 1783 by J. Thane, Rupoert Street, Hay Market.
Oval stipple, printed in brown. 200 x 225mm (8 x 9"), very large margins.
A woman in classical dress holds a winged cherub on her lap as a mother looks admiringly over her shoulder. A third woman grasps another cherub by the base of his wings to lift him out of a basket in which a third cherub sits.
[Ref: 55662]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Chinese Pavillions and Boxes.
A View of the Chinese Pavillions and Boxes. Les Pavillions et les Loges Chinese dans.
J. Wale delin.t. T. Bowles sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament.
Engraving with fine hand colour, sheet 325 x 460mm (11¾ x 18¼"). Laid on album paper. Trimmed to image.
View of the Chinese Pavillions and Boxes in Vauxhaul Gardens in Kennington.
[Ref: 55708]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Circassian Chiefs] [Tshûrûkh-Okû Tûghûz. Hadji-Okû Mehmet & Vordezav-Okû Zepsh.]
[Circassian Chiefs] [Tshûrûkh-Okû Tûghûz. Hadji-Okû Mehmet & Vordezav-Okû Zepsh.]
W. Warren lith. from a sketch by Ja.s Stanislaus Bell. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: Edward Moxon, 1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Trimmed, losing title.
Three Circassians wearing fur hats, from 'Journal of a Residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838 and 1839', by James Stanislaus Bell (1796-1858). In 1836 'the 'Vixen', a ship owned by Bell, a Scottish merchant, breached the Russian blockade of Circassia and was seized. Different accounts describe the shipment as either salt or guns. The Vixen incident nearly led to war between Britain and Russia at the time, and certainly contributed to the Crimean War a decade later. The following year Bell travelled to Circassia to try to recoup on his losses. Bell was looked upon as a spy!
Abbey Travel 355.
[Ref: 55610]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Painted Glass in a Window of Farndon Church Containing Portraits of Cheshire Gentlemen who attended K. Charles I. at the Siege of Chester.
Painted Glass in a Window of Farndon Church Containing Portraits of Cheshire Gentlemen who attended K. Charles I. at the Siege of Chester. From a Drawing contributed by the very Rev.d Cholmondeley Dean of Chester.
[London, Printed for Lackington, Hughes. Harding, Mavor, and Jones, 1819.]
Rare engraving with fine hand colour, including gold highlights. Sheet 310 x 250mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper.
An illustration of a window commemorating the Royalists who fought to protect Chester from the Parliamentarians, in a chapel built for William Barnston in St Chad's Church, Farndon. Among the illustrations of musketeers, pikemen and musicians are fiver portraits: standing by a tent is Sir Francis Gammul (1606-1654), former major of Chester; flag-bearer Ensign Hugh [?] Berington; and along the top are Sir Richard Grosvenor (c.1604-65), Sir William Mainwaring (c.1615-44), and William Barnston (1592-1665), sponsor of the window. A fourth portrait on the top row, where the title title is here, has been destroyed and forgotten. From George Ormerod's 'History of the County Palatine and City of Chester'. Hugh Cholmondeley (1773-1815), Dean of Chester from 1806 until his death, paid for the restoration of the window.
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[Ref: 55627]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Clare Mount, one of the Seats of his Grace the Duke of NewCastle.
A View of Clare Mount, one of the Seats of his Grace the Duke of NewCastle.
J. Rocque del. J. Bonneau Sculp.
Taken & Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by J. Rocque at Charing Cross, 1750.
Engraving with hand colour. Sheet 355 x 505mm (14 x 19¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
A scarce view of Claremont, engraved by Jacob Bonneau after a drawing by John Rocque, when the house was occupied by the Duke of Newcastle. John Rocque (c. 1704-62 is better known for his plans of country estates and his monumental maps of London.
[Ref: 55677]   £360.00  
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Ralph Clayton, Serjeant at Law.
Ralph Clayton, Serjeant at Law.
Painted by L.F. Aboot, Esq.r 1784. Engraved by Henry Meyer, 1814.
Mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Slightly trimmed, stained.
Half-length portrait of Ralph Clayton, died 1813 aged 55.
[Ref: 55632]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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T.H. Shadwell Clerke [facsimile signature].
T.H. Shadwell Clerke [facsimile signature]. Athenaeum Portraits No 11.
E.U. Ellis del.t. W.D. Lith. [William Drummond]. Printed by Day & Haghe.
London, Published Nov.r 14th 1835, by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket.
Rare lithograph on chine collé, laid on printed paper. Pritned area 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Some spotting and staining, mainly to edges.
Thomas Henry Shadwell Clerke (1792-1849), an Irish soldier who, after losing a leg at the Battle of Redinha (Peninsular War, 1811), became the editor of 'Colburn's United Service Magazine'. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 10 April 1833), and vice-president of the Royal United Service Institution, of which he had been one of the originators. He was also a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Geological Societies, and an honorary foreign secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1836, shortly after Clerk's death, Major Thomas Livingston Mitchell named two peaks in Victoria, Australia, 'Mount Shadwell' and 'Mount Clerke' in his honour.
[Ref: 55732]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ghost of Omichund.
The Ghost of Omichund. What Woes, he cried, hath lust of Gold, O'er my poor Country widely roll'd, Plunderers proceed!
[London: printed for T. Wright, 1773.]
Engraving. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"), very large margins. Stains and holes in margins.
Robert Clive falls back to be supported by two officers, horrified by the appearance of the ghost of Omichund, a Bengali merchant. Behind a man hangs from a palm tree by his wrists. The plate illustrated a text in the 'Westminster Magazine, a satirical dialogue between 'Nabob' (Clive) and Omichund. After Clive recaptured Calcutta after the 'Black Hole' incident in 1757, Omichund was send as an intermediary to help negotiate a treaty with Mir Jafar. When he demanded a cut of 5% of the treasure recovered, threatening to expose the deal, Clive had a fake copy of the treaty made op for Omichund to sign, a trick that worked. It was reported that Omichund went mad and died shortly, leading to this attack on Clive's treachery, but he lived another decade in this will he bequeathed £2000 to the Foundling Hospital (the list of benefactors describes him as ''a black merchant of Calcutta'') and also to the Magdalen Hospital in London.
BM Satires 5101.
[Ref: 55606]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Queen inspecting wounded Coldstream Guardsmen in the Hall of Buckingham Palace, 22 February 1855.]
[The Queen inspecting wounded Coldstream Guardsmen in the Hall of Buckingham Palace, 22 February 1855.]
[after John Gilbert.]
Vincent Brooks [n.d., 1903].
Rare chromolithograph. Printed area 550 x 905mm (21¾ x 25¾"). Paper toned, wear to edges.
A scene in the Marble Hall of Buckingham Palace, with the Royal Family receiving 26 Coldstream Guards who had been wounded fighting in the Crimean War. Sir John Gilbert RA (1817-97) sketched this scene from a verbal description, to create a wood engraving for the Illustrated London News for 10th March 1855. He then enlarged the scene for a watercolour, using photographs of the soldiers for accuracy. When it was exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society exhibition in 1856, it caused a sensation, and was purchased for the Royal Collection, probably by Edward, Prince of Wales. This very large chromolithographic copy of the watercolour is still less than half the size of the painting. In 2019 Queen Elizabeth II was photographed examining the painting when it was included in the exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
See the Royal Collection Trust RCIN 451958 for the watercolour.
[Ref: 55704]   £450.00  
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James Fenimore Cooper [with facsimile signature].
James Fenimore Cooper [with facsimile signature].
Painted by J.W. Jarvis. Engraved by E. Scriven.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Stipple. Sheet 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate (as issued)
A half-length portrait of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), in naval uniforum. The American author, best known for the romantic novel 'The Last of the Mohicans', went to sea in 1806, aged 17, on a merchant ship, before serving in the US navy 1808-10. The original portrait was painted in 1822 by his friend John Wesley Jarvis (c.1780-1839), a member of Cooper’s famous 'Bread and Cheese Club'. Described by Cooper's wife as her favourite portrait of her husband, it now resides in the Fenimore Art Museum.
[Ref: 55649]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Cromwell.
Oliver Cromwell.
R. Walker pinx. P.Pelham fecit et excud.t. 1723.
Sold by John Bowles over against Stocks Market & at Mercers Hall in Cheapside.
Mezzotint. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed into plate, fold on right.
Half-length portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658) in armour, painted by Robert Walker (1599-1658), favoured portraitist of the Parliamentarians.
CS: 13, state ii of ii, with the address of Bowles added.
[Ref: 55674]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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John D'Oyly Esq.
John D'Oyly Esq.
Painted by L.F. Abbott. Engraved by V. Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & the Elector Palatine.
[n.d., 1770.]
Mezzotint, 520 x 380mm (20½ x 15"). Tiny foxing hole, slight wear bottom right margin.
Sir John D'Oyly (1702-73), the 4th and last D'Oyly baronet of Chislehampton, half-length, holding a map with a vignette of a lighthouse.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman 158. CS 39.
[Ref: 55631]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Destruction of Jerusalem.
The Destruction of Jerusalem.
Painted by E. Lambert. Engraved by G.S. Sanders.
[London, Published July 12, 1836, by the Proprietor, 14, Dalston Rise, Near Hackney, and to be had of Mess,,rs Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand.]
Rare mezzotint with engraving, proof before publication line. 315 x 420mm (12½ x 16½").
The Romans rampage through Jerusalem at night, the defenders firing down from balconies. In a gap in the clouds the silhouettes of the Roman gods can be seen in the moonlight.
[Ref: 55635]   £380.00  
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Mr John Dryden.
Mr John Dryden.
Peint par le Chevalier Kneller. Gravé par le Chevalier Edelinck C.P.R.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 390 x 305mm (15 x 12"), with large margins. Fold, crack in right platemark repaired. Repaired top left margin.
John Dryden (1631-1700) the acclaimed English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright who made Poet Laureate in 1668.
[Ref: 55672]   £380.00  
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An Exact Perspective View of Dunmow, late the Priory, in the County of Essex. With a Representation of the Ceremony, & Procession in that Mannor, on Thursday the 20th of June 1751.
An Exact Perspective View of Dunmow, late the Priory, in the County of Essex. With a Representation of the Ceremony, & Procession in that Mannor, on Thursday the 20th of June 1751. When Thomas Shakeshaft of the Parish of Weathersfield, in the County aforesaid Weaver, & Ann his Wife came to Demand & did Actually receive a Gammon of Bacon, Oath, pursuant to the Antient Custom, in Manner & form prescribed as aforesaid. N.B. Before the Dissolution of Monasteries, It does not appear by searching the most Antient Records to have been demanded above three times, & including this just as often since.
C. Mosely Sculp.t. Engraved from an Original Painting taken on the Spot by David Ogborne.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Jan.ry 1752. Republish'd Oct.r 26th 1806 by R. Cribb, 288 Holborn.
Engraving. Sheet 370 x 550mm (14½ x 21½"). Trimmed within plate, some restoration, laid on archival paper. Damaged.
An interesting view showing a ceremonial procession in Dunmow in Kent. A married couple are carried aloft in a sedan chair as others ride in carts and carriages and march One man carries aloft a gammon of bacon on a pole. The couple have taken an oath, printed in full lower right, stating that they have never regretted a day of marriage. In return for taking the oath the couple receive the flitch of gammon.
[Ref: 55695]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Heloise.
Heloise. In Trance ecstatic may thy pangs be drown'd...
Painted by J. Gardner. Engrav'd by T. Williamson.
London, Published by R. Lambe, Gracechurch Street, Dec.r. 1 1814.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. 245 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"), with margins. Tear entering plate, crease top left.
A portrait of Eloisa, face lit by a sunbeam, illustrating Alexander Pope's epic poem 'Eloisa to Abelard'.
[Ref: 55605]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The English Print, 1688-1802.
The English Print, 1688-1802.
by Timothy Clayton.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1997.
Book. 4to Blue cloth cover, gilt title stamped on spine, with dust cover. Mint.
One of the finest reference books on eighteenth century English prints. Clayton examines the world in which the printseller lived and worked, describing the structure of the print trade and processes of publication as well as examining the history of separately published prints. Tim Clayton read English at Cambridge and after several years working for the print collector Christopher Lennox-Boyd won a research fellowship at Worcester College, Oxford. He has written several award winning books and his latest 'Waterloo: Four Days that Changed Europe's Destiny'(2014) has been widely acclaimed as the best book on the subject. Most recently he co-curated 'Bonaparte and the British- prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon' at the British Museum.
[Ref: 55707]   £130.00  
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National Types. Ethiopia.
National Types. Ethiopia.
G. Bridgman delin. Printed by C.F. Kell, Castle St, Holborn E.C. Deposé.
Reynolds & Co. 32 St James St. London [n.d., c.1880.].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 335 x 205mm (13¼ x 8") large margins.
An appallingly-racist caricature of an Ethiopian in smart European dress, but bandy-legged and feet pointing sideways. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art identifies the artist as the Canadian George Bridgman (1864-1943) who taught anatomy for artists at the Art Students League of New York for some 45 years.
See Amon Carter Museum of American Art 1974.45 for 'America' from this series.
[Ref: 55659]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Oyes de Frere-Philippe. Friar-Phillip's Geese, A Tale from La Fontaine.
Les Oyes de Frere-Philippe. Friar-Phillip's Geese, A Tale from La Fontaine. O l'agréable Oiseau...
H. Bunbury Esq.r. delin.t. Engrav'd by Tho.s. Watson.
London Publish'd Oct.r. 3.d. 1782, by T. Watson, No 33 Strand.
Stipple. Sheet: 370 x 415mm (14½ x 16¼"). Trimmed within plate, repairs. Damaged.
Two pretty young women stand playing lutes. Behind a friar restrains a young man who is desperate to approach them. A scene from Jean de la Fontaine's (1621-1695) fable 'Friar Phillipes Geese'. a tale in which a friar takes a boy into the wilderness and brings him up free from temptation. However, at the age of twenty the young man meets the young women and becomes besotted: when he asks his father what they are the friar replies that they are geese, a slang name for prostitutes.
[Ref: 55705]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Hon.ble the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company This Piece being a Representation of the Fishery of Great Britain,
To the Hon.ble the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company This Piece being a Representation of the Fishery of Great Britain, in it's three different Branches viz.t Cod, Herring, and Whale, is most humbly Dedicated.
T. Baston Del. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., 1721.]
Etching. 255 x 365mm (10 x 14¼"), extended with ink mss. image and borders. Laid on archival paper, with repairs.
A composite scene representing the three most important types of commercial fishing. The manuscript borders were added to make the print fit with others in a print room.
Ex: Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 55664]   £360.00  
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The Fishery.
The Fishery. To Sir John Hort Bart. His Majesty's Consul General at Lisbon. This Plate is Inscribed by his Obliged Humble Serv.t W.m Woollett. The Picture from which this Plate was engraved obtained the First Premium in 1764, from the Society of Arts &c.
Rich.d Wright pinx.t. W.m Woollett sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs, 30 June, 1768; and Sold by W.Woollett in Green Street, Leicester Fields, & T.Bradford, No.132 in Fleet Street, London.
Etching with engraved lettering. Sheet 470 x 578mm (18½ x 22½"). Trimmed to platemark, laid on archival paper. Creasing in centre.
Several ships on a turbulent sea; on the shore in the foreground, men unload their fishing boats, a lighthouse and building in the distance on the left, a horse-drawn cart approaching the shore on the right.
[Ref: 55686]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in the Tragedy of Macbeth. Act II Scene III.
Mr Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in the Tragedy of Macbeth. Act II Scene III. From the Original Picture painted by J. Zoffany, in the possession of George Keate Esq.r. To Whom this Plate is Inscribed, by his Most Humble Servant, John Boydell.
J. Zoffany Pinxit. V. Green Engraver to his Majesty fecit.
Published March 30th 1776 by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 460 x 555mm (18 x 21¾"), with large margins. Central vertical crease.
Double portrait of two actors in character, in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth': Hannah Pritchard (1711-68) as Lady Macbeth holding dagger and indicating towards an open door, and David Garrick (1717-79) as Macbeth, hesitating. The original painting, at the time owned by poet and artist George Keate (1729-97), is now in the Garrick Club. Painted in 1768 it is said to show Hannah Prichard's last performance: she retired the same year and died shortly afterwards.
[Ref: 55678]   £360.00  
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His Royal Highness George Prince of Denmark.
His Royal Highness George Prince of Denmark.
t.Amsterdam by T. Temmen, ye 1 Novemb: 1703.
Engraving. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed to platemark.
A portrait of George, Prince of Denmark (1653-1708), consort of Queen Anne, with much of the borders and his robes composed of calligraphy.
[Ref: 55570]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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John Gilpin.
John Gilpin. Proof.
Painted by Tho.s Stotard Esq.r R.A. Engraved by W.H. Worthington.
Published by William Pickering and William Henry Worthington, January 1st, 1825.
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 585mm (10¾ x 23"). Trimmed into plate, some surface wear.
A man rides a galloping horse, unable to stop, his wig flying off. A scene from William Cowper's comic ballad, which was inspired by a draper of Cheapside. Attempting to ride to the Bell Inn, Edmonton, Gilpin lost control of his horse and over-shot his destination by ten miles, arriving in Ware. Written in 1782 the poem was extremely popular, with pirate editions of the book and even John Gilpin toys, an early example of merchandising. Editions have been illustrated by artists as diverse as Randolph Caldecott and Ronald Searle.
[Ref: 55696]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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Portrait of the late extraordinary Artist, Thomas Girtin,  Natus Feb.y 18. 1775 Obiit Nov. 9. 1802.
Portrait of the late extraordinary Artist, Thomas Girtin, Natus Feb.y 18. 1775 Obiit Nov. 9. 1802. To Sir George Beaumont Bar.t, One of his earliest Patrons This Print is with Permission respectfully dedicated by his very obliged & grateful Serv.t John Girtin. J.Girtin in the recent fire in Broad Str.t having lost all his property, excepting some prints & c. which with this portrait of his late Brother, he respectfully offers to a liberal Public.
Painted by John Opie Esq.r R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London: Pub.d May 16, 1817, by J. Girtin, Engraver, Printer &c. No 25 Old Compton Street, 3 doors from Princes Street, Soho.
Fine mezzotint. 375 x 255mm (14¾ x 10"0. Trimmed to plate.
Half-length portrait of Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), holding a porte-crayon and sketch-book. Watercolourist, friend and rival of J.M.W. Turner. , with whom he closely worked. He died aged just twenty-seven, shortly after completing his most ambitious and spectacular work, the Eidometropolis, a 360-degree panorama of London measuring over 100ft. The portrait was published by his brother John Girtin, who had just lost his stock in a fire of November 1816.
Whitman 114, i of ii, before further shading of letters of names in the inscription.
[Ref: 55670]   £360.00  
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The Greek Girl.
The Greek Girl.
Geo. S. Newton [Gilbert Stuart Newton]. Geo. H. Philipps.
London: Published May 2, 1842, by Graves & Walmsley, Printseller's to Her Majesty, & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6 Pall Mall.
Mixted method engraving on card. Sheet 290 x 215mm (11½ x 8½"). Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of a woman in Greek costume, hands clasped at her waist, wearing rings and bracelet, after Gilbert Stuart Newton (1794-1835, not George as this inscription). Similar works by Newton include 'A Cauchaise Girl', 'A Dutch Girl' and 'An English Girl'.
[Ref: 55652]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A harbour scene.]
[A harbour scene.] a6.
R. Zeeman.
[n.d., c.1650.]
Etching, 17th century watermark. 130 x 205mm (5 x 8") very large margins. Mount burn.
Etched by Reinier Nooms (1623-67), Dutch painter and printmaker who signed his prints 'Zeeman' ('Seaman'). Nooms travelled widely as a sailor on Dutch merchant vessels in his early life, and his works include views of Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers as well as many European ports. He produced some 170 etchings of seascapes include architecturally accurate renderings of Amsterdam.
D 28 IV.
[Ref: 55598]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Five heads.]
[Five heads.]
De Boissieu f.
[Etched c.1795 but a later printing.]
Etching on chine collé. 205 x 175mm (8 x 7"). Remains of album sheet on reverse.
Eight head studies, all representing middle-aged men, unshaved and wrinkled, by Jean Jacques de Boissieu (1736-1810).
[Ref: 55600]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[The History of Sir William Harrington.] The Libertine relaim'd.
[The History of Sir William Harrington.] The Libertine relaim'd.
W. Harding Inv.t. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t.
London, Publish'd May 1st 1792 by W. Palmer, Printseller to her Majesty No 163 Strand.
Stipple, printed in brown. 380 x 355mm (15 x 14"). Thread margins, faint mount burn.
A scene from 'The History of Sir William Harrington', first published 1771, by Anna Meades (1734- before .1779). Published anonymously, it is sometimes credited to actor and dramatist Thomas Hull, who brought out a 'revised and corrected' edition in 1797.
De Vesme 1504, iii of iii.
[Ref: 55634]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Hylas and the Nymphs.
Hylas and the Nymphs.
C. Benazech Londini, Ex Academiss Florenciae etc etc invenit et direxit.
Publish'd march 15th 1787 by C.Humpheris, et se trouve à Paris chez Vidal Rue de la Harpe no.181 et chez l'Auteur.
Etching and manière de lavis (early aquatint), printed in colours; wonderful colour printing; 400 x 320mm (15¾ x 12½"). Narrow margins, repair to loss at edge of plate on left.
Hylas, beloved by Hercules, joined the hero as an Argonaut, but he was kidnapped by the water nymphs of Pegae, never to be seen again. A pair to 'Daphnis and Amaryllis', both with lines from Virgil's Eclogue under the image.
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[Italianate landscape.] No 202.
[Italianate landscape.] No 202.
Zuaurelli del. [Francesco Zuccarelli?] Joh: Georg Hertel excud. A.V. 3.
[Augsburg: Johann Georg Hertel, c.1750.]
Etching. 190 x 295mm (7½ x 11½"). Trimmed within plate.
An untitled Italianate landscape, with a building and a tower by a river. From a series of landscapes after various artists
[Ref: 55611]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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