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[The Satyr and the Peasant.] Iste frigus & ardorem [...]
[The Satyr and the Peasant.] Iste frigus & ardorem [...]
J. Jordaens, pinxit. Vosterman scul:
Cum Privilegÿs Reg: [n.d., c.1621.]
Engraving. 415 x 405mm (16¼ x 15¾). Thread margins, repairs to left platemark.
A satyr chastises a peasant for blowing on his food, after he had blown on his hands to keep them warm. The satyr says ''I can no longer consider you as a friend, a fellow who with the same breath blows hot and cold". One of several paintings by Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) based on one of Æsop's fables. According to the BM the original painting is in the Kunstmuseum in Göteborg, with another version in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
BM 1873,1213.588.
[Ref: 57441]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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[Archduke Albert VII & Isabella.]
[Archduke Albert VII & Isabella.]
[P.P. Rubens pinxit. F. Eisen delineavit. F. Harrewÿn Sculpsit.]
[Se vend a Brusselles Chez le Dit Harrewÿn a la Monoie.] [n.d., c.1730.]
Etching, proof before letters. 535 x 390mm (21 x 15¼"). Loss in three corners of margin.
Portraits of Albert VIII and his wife Isabella (a daughter of the Spanish King Philip II) as sovereign regents of the Spanish Netherlands, as depicted in the Triptych of St. Ildefonso, with St Albert of Louvain standing above Albert and St Clare (the duchess's patron) above Isabella. Although printed on one sheet of paper, the portraits were designed to be separated and placed either side of the triptuch's central image, that of St. Ildefonso of Toledo receiving a chasuble from the Virgin Mary.
The triptych is now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
[Ref: 57399]   £480.00  
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To Sir James Saumarez Bar.t and Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue & c,
To Sir James Saumarez Bar.t and Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue & c, This Plate representing the Gallant attack of the French Squadron under the Batteries of Algeciras taken from a Drawing made by Captain Jahleel Brenton of the Caesar bearing the rear Adm.tis Flag Is with permission dedicated by his most Obedient humble Serv.t Edw.d Harding. The Gift of Sir John Dumar esq's Family to Jeanneton Trachy March 6th 1819 [in brown ink].
Capt.n Brenton del. Hubert & Stadler Sculpt.
Pub. Jan 1 1802 by E. Harding N.o 98 Pall Mall, for the Benefit of the Widows and Orphan sof those Brave Men who Fought and Fell on that glorious Occasion.
Coloured aquatint, plate 520 x 665mm (20½ x 22¼"), with small margins. Some time staining and a couple of brown spots.
A view of the fighting during the Algeciras campaign; an attempt by a French naval squadron to join a French and Spanish fleet at Cadiz during June and July 1801 during the French Revolutionary War. However to reach Cadiz the French squadron had to pass the British naval base at Gibraltar, which housed the squadron tasked with blockading Cadiz. The British squadron was commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir James Saumarez (1757 – 1836). After a successful voyage between Toulon and Gibraltar, in which a number of British vessels were captured, the squadron anchored at Algeciras. On 6 July 1801, Saumarez attacked the anchored squadron, in the First Battle of Algeciras. In the aftermath of the first battle, both sides set about making urgent repairs and calling up reinforcements. In the evening of 12 July the French and Spanish fleet sailed from Algeciras, and the British force followed them, catching the trailing ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras and opening fire at 11:20. A confused night action followed. Ultimately the French and Spanish fleets were successful in their aim of uniting at Cadiz, albeit after heavy losses, but they were still under blockade and in no position to realise either the Egyptian or Portuguese plans. The two battles proved decisive in cementing British control of the Mediterranean Sea and condemning the French army in Egypt to defeat, totally unsupported by reinforcements from the French Navy.
[Ref: 57424]   £850.00  
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[Povr La Magnanimite Dans La Piece De La Element DV FEV] Splendet. Et Ascendit.
[Povr La Magnanimite Dans La Piece De La Element DV FEV] Splendet. Et Ascendit. [Vne Fufee Volante...]
[Sebastien Leclerc]
[Paris: C, Blageart, 1668.]
Proof engraving, plate 185 x 175mm (7¼ x 7"), with small margins. Blue ink Collector's stamp on reverse. Some creasing.
Device for the tapestry "Allegory of Fire" from "Devices pour les tapisseries du roy: ou sout representez les quatre elemens et les quatre seasons de l'annee." A view of a rocket shooting off into the sky surrounded by an oval frame adorned with guns, firewood, coals, cannon balls and other pyrotechnic paraphernalia. A flaming creature also resides at the top of the frame.

[Ref: 57329]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Ambassadors.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun
[The Ambassadors.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun d'apres l'original peint sur bois, hauteur 96 pouc. largeur 54.
Jean Holbein. J.A. Pierron sculp.t.
a Paris chez Chereau et Joubert rue des Mathurins aux deux Pilliers d'or [n.d., c.1788].
Engraving. 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"), large margins.
Holbein's double portrait of French ambassadors to the Court of St James, Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve, oil painted on oak in 1533. It is famous for the anamorphic skull in the foreground. It has been in the National Gallery since 1890. From the series 'Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands de Le Brun', 1777-1791.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57496]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Archangel.
Archangel.
J.G.H.
[n.d., c.1823.]
Ink and grey wash, J. Whatman watermark 1823. Sheet 205 x 255mm (8 x 10").
A prospect of Archangel in northern Russia, with sleighs drawn by horses and reindeer.
[Ref: 57300]   £390.00  
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The Starry Heavens.
The Starry Heavens.
W. Wright 13 St Georges Road [n.d., c.1800].
Engraving. Sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A man in contemporary dress looks up at the stars and moon.
[Ref: 56783]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ballet.]
[Ballet.]
J. Brandard.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 315 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Framed. Staining. Unexamined out of frame.
A couple dancing, wearing Central European dress.
[Ref: 57272]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three ballooning prints on sheet from the European Magazine]
[Three ballooning prints on sheet from the European Magazine] [An Air Balloon invented in the last Century] [The Ascent of the Aerial Balloon.] [The Descent of the Air Balloon]
[Jn.o Lodge sc.] [J. Lodge sc.]
[Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1st March 1789.] [Engraved for the European Magazine.] [Published Dec.r 1st 1783 by J. Fielding, Pater Noster Row.]
Engravings on sheet, sheet 200 x 400mm (8 x 15¾"). Light foxing.
The first print is of three men sitting in a boat with four balloons attached, one man holds an oar to steer. The second and third are satires on the Montgolfier brothers Le Réveillon balloon experiment were they put a a sheep, duck and cockerel in the basket to see if hot air ballooning is safe for mankind. The demonstration was held in front of Louis XVI and the royal family in the palace forecourt. The balloon left the ground and soared 600 metres into the air. Damaged by a rip in the fabric, it descended slowly eight minutes later after travelling 3.5 km and came back to land in the Wood of Vaucresson, at the Maréchal crossroads.
[Ref: 57270]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Attack of robbers in a cave.]
[Attack of robbers in a cave.]
[P. de Laer Pinxit. C. Visscher Fecit.]
[Amsterdam, Cornelis Visscher, c.1660.]
Engraving with etching. Sheet 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing inscriptions(?), damage in corners, old ink mss bottom right corner.
Riders attack a coach in a cavernous tunnel. The BM has a unlettered proof, but the inscriptions are below the cut here. Other impressions listed were published by Frederick de Wit and Gerard Valck.
From the collection of Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), with the signature of his paternal grandfather Pierre Mariette (1634-1716), a Parisian publisher, on reverse.
[Ref: 57438]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of The Bank of England.
A View of The Bank of England.
T.H. Shepherd del.t. D.l Havell sculp.t.
[London, Published Aug.t 1.st 1816, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.]
Fine hand coloured aquatint. Framed, visible area 400 x 500mm (15¾ x 19¾"). Mounted over image lower right and over inscription. Unexamined out of frame.
View of the south front of the Bank of England from Theadneedle Street, with part of the Mansion House on the left. Drawn by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864) for Ackermann's 'Views of London' (1811-22), a series of 18 large aquatints, coloured by hand. The majority of prints are after Shepherd, but Gendall, Pugin & Rowlandson also contributed.
[Ref: 57368]   £1,650.00  
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[Set design] Scena D'Invenzione e Disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Cortili Diversi Reali.
[Set design] Scena D'Invenzione e Disegno del Cavalier Bibiena rappresentante Cortili Diversi Reali.
J.G. Bibiena inven: et delin: A.O. [Ambroglio Orio] sculp.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving. 355 x 500 (14 x 19¾"), with large margins. Spotting in margins.
A set design for a 'Royal Court', with colonades and archways. Giuseppe Galli Bibiena (1696-1757) of Palma was 'First Theatrical Engineer' at the Viennese court of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and his daughter Maria Theresa from 1723-47, organising festivities including the Maria's wedding, and designing sets for theatrics. In 1753 he moved to the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin.
[Ref: 57362]   £320.00  
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Franc. Blanchart Abbas S.t Genov Parisiensis Nec Non Praepos. General. Canon. Recvl. Congreg .Cal.
Franc. Blanchart Abbas S.t Genov Parisiensis Nec Non Praepos. General. Canon. Recvl. Congreg .Cal.
Nanteuil ad vivum ping. et sculpebat 1673.
Engraving. 405 x 325mm (16 x 11¾"). Trimmed to plate mark. Two wormholes near lower left corner. Small stain near lower corner.
A half portrait of Francois Blanchart (1606-1662) in clerical dress with a simple crucifix. Blanchart was appointed abbott of St. Genevieve in 1644.
PW 18. ii/iii
[Ref: 57422]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Blenheim Triumph] The Glory of the Confederate Armes, Illustrated in A Blazonry Description of 128 Ensigns, and 25 Standards,
[Blenheim Triumph] The Glory of the Confederate Armes, Illustrated in A Blazonry Description of 128 Ensigns, and 25 Standards, taken from the French and Bavarians, in the Famous Battle of Blenheim, by the Forces under the Comand of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. ye 2d of Aug.st O.S. 1704. Which Colours were brought into Her Maj.ty's Tower of London, & thence Carried in Triumph thro ye said City being now placed in Westminst.r Hall [...]
R.t Spofforth Sculp.
[n.d., c.1705.]
Engraving with original partial hand colour. Sheeet 640 x 480mm (25¼ x 19"). Framed. Some restoration
A record of the battle flags captured at the Battle of Blenheim, the hugely important victory won by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy during the War of the Spanish Succession. Under the text is a small view of the battle with a five-point key. The Duke returned to England on the 14th December (Julian calendar); the flags (recorded elsewhere as 110 cavalry standards and 128 infantry colours) were borne in procession to Westminster Hall in early January, 1705. The British Museum has a version engraved by Spofforth in French, dedicated to Prince George of Denmark (BM 1927,1008.389).
[Ref: 57226]   £780.00  
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[Victor le Bouthillier]
[Victor le Bouthillier]
Champaigne pinxit. Nanteuil sculpebat. 1651.
Engraving. 325 x 245mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Small repaired tear near top of printed area. Minor creasing in small margins. Central crease not visible from front.
A half portrait of Victor le Bouthillier (1590-1670), waering clerical dress a crucifix in an octagonal frame, with coat of arms. Bouthillier was appointed Bishop of Boulogne in 1626 and became the archbishop of Tours in 1641.
PW 35. i/iii
[Ref: 57428]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock] Miss Cameron. Miss Macdonald.
[William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock] Miss Cameron. Miss Macdonald. How happy could I be with either / were t'other dear Charmer away. / Beg. Op.
[London Magazine, 1747.]
Engraving. Sheet 105 x 185mm (4 x 7¼"). A little staining, trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Three medallion portraits: an untitled one of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (1709-1746), flanked by portraits of two women. He was captured at the Battle of Cullodon and executed. The lines from John Gay's 'Beggar's Opera' refer to his statement after his capture: ''for the two Kings and their rights, I cared not a farthing which prevailed; but I was starving''.
Sharpe 699, state i of ii, misidentified as Charles Edward Stuart; BM Satires 2853.
[Ref: 57243]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Brigantin donnant chasse a une Felouque et prest alaborder.  Brigantin Attaqueerende een Sloep.
Brigantin donnant chasse a une Felouque et prest alaborder. Brigantin Attaqueerende een Sloep.
A Amsterdam chez Gerard Valk Avec Privilege [n.d., c.1724.]
Engraving. 440 x 560mm (17¼ x 22"), very large margins. Scruffy margins at edges.
A scene of a brigantine chasing a felucca. It was originally published in Pierre Mortier's 'Le Neptune francois, ou, Atlas nouveau des cartes marines' in 1703; this example comes from the Valck reissue of 1724.
[Ref: 57347]   £350.00  
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Les Isles Britanniques Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. Augmentées de Nouveau.
Les Isles Britanniques Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Mess.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc. Augmentées de Nouveau. [&] l'Europe [...]
A Amsterdam Chez Covens & Mortier [n.d., c.1730].
Two engraved maps. Both 235 x 305mm (9¼ x 12"). Pasted back to back. Tape over edge of Europe.
Two maps originally published in Pieter van der Aa's 'Atlas Curieux'.
[Ref: 57340]   £260.00   view all images for this item
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Shovel _ Versus _ Broom. (Brougham).
Shovel _ Versus _ Broom. (Brougham). ''Vere did you play yesterday Joey - you seems to strike the ball most gracefuller-!''. / ''Vy to be sure I does! - didn't I play Lord Broom at Fentons - whacked him out o' two bob _ pays me vun, and promerses me tother!''
Pub by A, Park, 47 Leonard St Finsbury, London [n.d., c.1840].
Very rare coloured lithograph. 235 x 300mm (9¼ x 11¾"). Some wear and toning, laid on album paper.
Two dusty sweeps standing at a billiards table, cues in hands, smoking. Their conversation suggests that Henry Peter Brougham (1778-1868), Barrister & MP, Lord High Chancellor (1830-4) had gambling debts.
[Ref: 57334]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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[Rev. Christopher Brown] C. Brown the Younger.
[Rev. Christopher Brown] C. Brown the Younger.
[York: Thomas Gent.]
Engraving, verso in ink John French his book 1755. 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, some staining.
The frontispiece portrait for Brown's 'Itinerarium totius sacræ Scripturæ: or, An abstract of the Holy Bible'.
[Ref: 57447]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Glorious First of June] To the Memory of the Brave Cap.t John Harvey, the Officers and Crew who fell in the Action,
[Glorious First of June] To the Memory of the Brave Cap.t John Harvey, the Officers and Crew who fell in the Action, and to the Surviving Officers and Crew of His Majesty's Ship the Brunswick, This Print Representing the Brunswick after breaking the Enemy's Line, as second astern to Admiral Earl Howe on the first of June 1794 Grappled to, and engaging Le Vengeur with her starboard guns, and totally dismasting L'Achille in an attempt to board on the larboard Quarter is Respectfully inscribed by Nicholas Pocock.
Painted by Nicholas Pocock. Engraved by R.Pollard.
London. Published Feb.y 16th 1796 by Nich.s Pocock, Great George Street, Westminster.
Coloured aquatint. 480 x 650mm (19 x 25½"), on Whatman paper with very large margins. Tear touching bottom plate mark taped.
A large and fine Battle scene with excellent colour. The 'Battle of the Glorious First of June', fought between the Royal Navy under Admiral Earl Howe and a French fleet of 26 ships of the line under Rear-Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, protecting a convoy of grain ships from America bound for a desperate France. Although the British won the exchange, the grain convoy escaped intact.
Parker: 102 T
[Ref: 57473]   £720.00  
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[Lady Charlotte Bury]
[Lady Charlotte Bury]
Painted by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C.Wilkin.
Published May 1799 by C.Wilkin, N.o 19 Eaton Str.t Pimlico.
Stipple, Proof before title. 250 x 190 (9¾ x 7½") very large margins.
A portrait of Lady Charlottle Bury (1775-1861) from the series 'Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion' published between 1797-1803 by C. Wilkin. Lady Bury moved in the literary circles of the day and was rumoured to be an acquaintance of a young Walter Scott and William Blake. She published a number of her own poems and novels though is remembered chiefly for the 'Diary Illustrative of the Times of George VI', despite its contested authorship.
[Ref: 56905]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cairn Terriers.] [Hope.]
[Cairn Terriers.] [Hope.]
Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature.]
Published at 10 Clare Street, Bristol, By Frost & Reed Ltd. of Bristol, & London, 1929. Copyright. Copyright 1929 by Frost & Reed Ltd. (of Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Etching, signed by the artist. 290 x 420mm (11½ x 16½"). Framed, with printed title label pasted on backboard. Unexamined out of original frame.
The image shows the black terrier laid down with the white terrier sat in front of him. The label reads: '''Hope'' (Cairn Terriers). A New Original Etching by Herbert Dicksee R.E.'. Herbert Dicksee and his family owned a variety of different breeds of dogs which enabled him to paint them from life, such as “Hope”. The Cairn is one of the native Scottish Breeds and from the 17th century had been used in the Western Highlands and the Isle of Skye to keep down vermin which were a threat to game. They often worked in small packs and they take their name from the Cairn - small outcrop of stones, common in the highland moors.
[Ref: 57225]   £1,450.00  
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Inhabitants of California.
Inhabitants of California.
[London: Darton, Harvey and Darton, c.1818.]
Engraving with original hand colour, Sheet 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½").
The bearded man sits cross-legged, wearing a feathered turban; the woman stands in a feathered skirt, bare-breasted. A plate from Mary Anne Venning's A Geographical Present; being being descriptions of the principal countries of the world. With representations of the various Inhabitants in their respective costumes, beautifully coloured'.
[Ref: 57327]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Cambridge from the Ely Road.
Cambridge from the Ely Road.
London, Pub.d March 1. 1815, at 101 Strand, for R. Ackermann's History of Cambridge.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 245 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
A view of Cambridge from the banks of the Cam.
[Ref: 57387]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Loading timber onto a ship, Canada.]
[Loading timber onto a ship, Canada.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 165 x 250mm (6½ x 9¾").
A sailing ship at a dock with a conveyor to load timber.
[Ref: 57354]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Encampment at Dadur with the entrance to the Bolan Pass.]
[The Encampment at Dadur with the entrance to the Bolan Pass.]
[Drawn by James Atkinson, lithographed by Louis & Charles Haghe.]
[London: H. Graves & Co., 1842.]
Tinted lithograph with original hand colour. Trimmed to image and laid on card, as issued, image 250 x 365mm (10 x 14¼"). Slight toning of paper.
A view of the Army of the Indus camped on their way to Afghanistan via the Bolan Pass, now in Pakistan. Atkinson described the scene: ''On the foreground is Khalik Dad, Belooch, governor of Dadur and his attendant, and some of the wearied camp-followers preparing their scanty meal. As far as the eye can reach from the camp, desolation has marked this arid spot, and the progress to it was a most arduous one; water rarely met with, but in small quantities, and forage equally scarce''. From the subscription edition of 'Sketches in Afghaunistan' by James Atkinson (1780-1852), 'Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus, Bengal Division' during the ill-fated British expedition into Afghanistan (1838-42). A Persian scholar and linguist, Atkinson has been described as 'a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians'. Because of his languages he met many of the Afghan protagonists, including both Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk and Dost Mohammad Khan. Fortunately he left the British garrison in 1840 to take another post, thus avoiding the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842. In his book 'The Expedition into Afghanistan', also published 1842, he compared the British presence in Afghanistan to Sisyphus rolling his stone up the hill.
Abbey Travel: 508.
[Ref: 57385]   £360.00  
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The Cape of Good Hope. Le Cap de bonne Esperance.
The Cape of Good Hope. Le Cap de bonne Esperance.
J. Van Ryne delin.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for Rob.t Sayer opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street [n.d., c.1754].
Coloured engraving. 260 x 405mm (10¼ x 16"), on 18th century watermarked paper. Narrow bottom margin.
A view of Cape Town, surrounded by Dutch shipping, Table Mountain behind.
[Ref: 57408]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Le Cardinal Barberini]
[Le Cardinal Barberini]
R. Nanteuil ad vivum pin. et Sculpebat 1663.
Cum privilegio Regis.
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 350 x 275mm (13¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed.
A half portrait of Cardinal Antonio Barberini (1608-1671) in an oval garland of oak leaves atop a plinth decorated with a coat of arms. He wears typical clerical dress with skull cap and the isignia of the Order of the Saint-Eprit. Antonio was an influential figure of the House of Barberini, which helped shape the politics, religion art and music of 17th century Italy. His uncle was appointed Pope Urban VIII in 1623 and elevated Antonio and his brothers to Cardinal.
PW 10.
[Ref: 57423]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Carletonus [...].
Georgius Carletonus [...]. Vera Effigies R.di In Christo Patris Georgii Carleton Episc.pi Cicestrien.sis.
F.H. [Friedrich von Hulsen]
[n.d. c.1627]
Rare engraving. 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed and taped to album sheet.
A half portrait of George Carleton (1559-1628) commemorating his appointment as Bishop of Chichester in 1827. This portrait was the frontispiece to the third edition of his 'Thankfull Rememberance of God's Mercie' published in 1627. The verso has a short biography of Carleton written in ink and partly trimmed.
[Ref: 56911]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Boadicea, Queen of Britian, overthrowing Her Enemies.
Boadicea, Queen of Britian, overthrowing Her Enemies. Humbly dedicated to Caroline, Queen of Great Britain, and Ireland.
Published November 1820, by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London. [n.d., c.1820].
Fine coloured etching, framed, image size 260 x 365mm, (10¼ x 14½"). Unexamined out of frame.
Caricature with Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821) as Boadicea in a chariot riding over her accusers, followed by a crowd of supporters. A satire on the Pains and Penalties Bill in 1820 which was a request of King George IV, to try and dissolve his marriage to Caroline and deprive her of the title of queen. In essence, the reading of the bill was a public trial of the Queen, with the members of the House of Lords acting as judge and jury. Public unrest over the bill was significant so the government withdrew the bill before it was debated by the House of Commons.
Not in BM Satires, but in the BM, registration 1983,0305.38.
[Ref: 57417]   £420.00  
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A Prospect of the Town and harbour of Carthagena, taken by the English, under ye Brave Adm:l Vernon.
A Prospect of the Town and harbour of Carthagena, taken by the English, under ye Brave Adm:l Vernon.
[London: W. Rayner, c.1741.]
Scarce etching. 340 x 480mm (13½ x 19"), with very large margins. Tear at centre fold, centre fold as issued.
A popular print showing the British fleet bombarding Catagena as troops storm the city. This view, from the series 'England's Glory', is apparently a celebratory print published during the campaign. After early successes, Vernon send Captain Laws as a messenger to George III, with good news. However delays meant the rainy season arrived, and soon disease meant the British could not muster the strength to continue, forcing them to retreat to Jamaica. Back at home victory medals had been struck and commermorative maps and prints had been published before the actual outcome was known. Obviously the market for such memorabilia evaporated, ensuring surviving examples are rare.
[Ref: 57345]   £750.00  
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[Céline Céleste-Elliott] Celeste. as the Arab Boy.
[Céline Céleste-Elliott] Celeste. as the Arab Boy. A Sketch by William Drummond.
WDrummond.
[London, Published Jan.y 12.th 1838. by Tho.s Mc.Lean, Haymarket.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Framed, visible area 425 x 300mm (16¾ x 11¾"). Spotting, repair in sky. Window mounted around title. Unexamined out of frame.
A full length portrait of Madame Céleste-Elliott as Hamet, playing an oud. Behind is tent and the Spanish city of Constantina on a rocky outcrop. This is the opening scene of 'Victoire; or, The Fall of Constantina', a military drama performed at the Adelphi theatre in 1837, in which Céleste played three parts: Hamet, a dumb Arab boy, Victoire and Henri St. Almo, a French spy.. Céline Céleste-Elliott (1815-1882) was a Parisian dancer and actress who had success in London and toured America four times. About the time this portrait was published she retired from performing, becoming a theatre manager (including of London's Adelpi, Lyceum and Olympic), although she made several 'comebacks'.
[Ref: 57295]   £550.00  
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[Execution of Charles I] There is hope of a Tree if it be cut downe, that it will sprout again [...]
[Execution of Charles I] There is hope of a Tree if it be cut downe, that it will sprout again [...] Done from the Originall of Vaughan after ye Murder of King Charles the First. 84.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. 275 x 425mm (10¾ x 16¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
An allegory of the execution of Charles I, with an oak cut down, the trunk dated ''Jan. 30. 1648/9''. Three shoots sprout, one with a crown, watered by a hand in a cloud. An angel, holding a scroll with a quotation from the Book of Ezekiel, blows a trumpet. The title is from Job.
[Ref: 57228]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus Magna Britannia, Francia, Scotiae et Hibernia Rex Serenissimus.
Carolus Magna Britannia, Francia, Scotiae et Hibernia Rex Serenissimus.
Ant. Van Dÿck Pinxit. P. Soutman Effigiavit. I Suÿderhoef Sculpsit cum Privil. Sa. Cae. M.
[Haarlem, n.d. c. 1650.]
Engraving and etching. 410 x 280mm (16 x 11"). Trimmed. Faint creases.
A bust portrait of Charles I (1600-1649) in an oval garland surrounded by flowers and fruit. It was engraved by Jonas Suyderhoef after Pieter Claesz. Soutman's drawing of van Dyck's painting.
D 16. i/ii.
[Ref: 57442]   £420.00   (£504.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus II.ds Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Rex Fidei Defensor &c.
Carolus II.ds Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Rex Fidei Defensor &c.
P. Lelÿ Eques Pinxit.
Printed for & sold by Tho. Bowles Print and Map Sell[er] next to the Chapter house in St. Pauls Church Yar[d] [n.d., c1700.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½") Trimmed, losing part of inscription, left edge with nicks, laid on album paper.
Three-quarter length portrait of Charles II (1630-1685), in long wig and armour, holding a baton.
CS 6, state iii of iii, originally published by Alexander Browne. Simon Turner: iv of v.
[Ref: 57308]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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King Charles the Second.
King Charles the Second. Eldest Son of Cha.s 1st succeeded in Right to his Fathers Crown but ye Govern.mt after his fathers Murder being in the hands of Rebels he was kept out about 12 Years [...]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
A head and shoulders portrait of Charles II in long wig and armour, strangely without a moustache. From an untraced history.
[Ref: 57303]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Old Clothes Shop, Milman's Street.]
[Old Clothes Shop, Milman's Street.]
[Walter W Burgess.]
[n.d. c.1894.]
Proof etching. 190 x 261mm (7½ x 10¼").
William Walter Burgess [1844 - 1908] annually exhibited his etchings at the Royal Academy from 1874 to 1903. Burgess was a full member of the Royal Engravers and such major museums as The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, include his etchings in their permanent collections. From: Bits of Old Chelsea. A series of forty-one etchings by W. W. Burgess. Kegan Paul & Co.: London, 1894.
Longford: Images of Chelsea, 614.
[Ref: 18155]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Femme de l'Orient. Childe Harold (Lord Byron).
Femme de l'Orient. Childe Harold (Lord Byron).
Pickersgill R.A. de Londres. Freeman Lith. Lith. Roder & C.ie 1.e Richer.
[n.d., c.1837.]
Lithograph. Sheet 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed.
A Greek woman with two children. A scene from Lord Byron's 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage', published in the 'Album Cosmopolite, ou Choix des Collectionss de M. Alexandre Vattemare, compose de sujets historiques et religieux, paysages, marines'.
[Ref: 57320]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Christmas Pudding.
The Christmas Pudding.
[T. Webster R.A. pinx.t. W. Ridgway Sculp.t.]
London, Virtue & Co. [n.d., 1868.]
Steel engraving. Sheet 225 x 290mm (9 x 11½"). Trimmed within plate, tear taped, stains.
A large group around a dining table, the Christmas pudding before the woman on the left.
[Ref: 57333]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Peter Collinson. F R S. S A S. ACAD. Reg. Berol: et Suec. Soc: Æta: LXXV.
Peter Collinson. F R S. S A S. ACAD. Reg. Berol: et Suec. Soc: Æta: LXXV.
J. Miller [Johann Sebastian Müller] Sculp.t.
[n.d., 1770.]
Engraving. 215 x 160mm (8½ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Half-length portrait in oval of Peter Collinson (1694-1768), a Quaker cloth merchant with a pasion for gardening, importing seeds from North America. A fellow of the Royal Society, he was the patron of the artist and natural historian Mark Catesby and corresponded with Hans Sloane, Carl Linnaeus and Benjamin Franklin; it was through Collinson that the Royal Society learned about Franklin's experiments with electricity. This was the frontispiece to Fothergill's 'Some Account of the late Peter Collinson' 1770.
Wellcome 649-1.
[Ref: 57307]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford,
The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, Viscount Beauchamp, &c, &c, &c, L.d Lieu.t & Custos Rot.m of the County of Warwicj, One of the Lords of His Majestys most Hon.ble Privy Council & Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. John Watts Sculp.t.
Pub.d Jan.y 28, 1786, by Jn.o Watts No 34 Red Lyon Street Holborn & W.m Dickenson, No 158, New Bond Street.
Rare mezzotint. 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾"). Trimmed into printed border at top, vertical fold.
Half-length portrait of Francis Seymour Conway (1743-1822), 2nd Marquess of Hertford.
CS: 4; Hamilton: pg 37 iii of iii.
[Ref: 57310]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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No. 11. Conway in the County of Caernarvon.
No. 11. Conway in the County of Caernarvon.
P. Sandby Fecit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St. Georges Row, Sep.r 1st 1776.
Aquatint with etching, printed in brown. Sheet 240 x 315mm (9½ x 12½"). Small margins.
View of Conwy Castle at sunset, published in Part II of Sandby's 'Views in Wales', the first series of aquatints published in Britain.
Abbey Scenery: 511.
[Ref: 57403]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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No. 11. Conway in the County of Caernarvon.
No. 11. Conway in the County of Caernarvon.
P. Sandby Fecit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St. Georges Row, Sep.r 1st 1776.
Aquatint with etching, printed in brown, finished by hand, 18th century watermark; Sheet 240 x 315mm (9½ x 12½") very large margins. Some spotting, mount burn outside plate.
View of Conwy Castle at sunset, published in Part II of Sandby's 'Views in Wales', the first series of aquatints published in Britain.
Abbey Scenery: 511.
[Ref: 57404]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690.
A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690. From a rare print communicated to the publisher by General Dowdeswell, F.A.S.
B Lens fe
London Published as the Act directs 30 May, 1809, by John Thomas Smith, N.o 4 Polygon, Somers Town.
Aquatint, plate 255 x 285mm (10 x 11¼"), with margins on three sides. Trimmed to plate.
A copy of a 1690 print, with additional information printed underneath; on either side of the 1809 title is a short column entitled: Extracts from the Parish Books. Most likely after one of the Dutch/British artists either: Bernard Lens I (c.1630–1707) or his son Bernard Lens II (1659–1725).
[Ref: 57432]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Cigar Divan. Pleasure Boat. The Ale House and The Home.
Cigar Divan. Pleasure Boat. The Ale House and The Home.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Sept.r 1st 1832.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tear in left edge, some slight staining.
Five vignette drolls from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57281]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Preservation. An African Settlement. Spoon=bill. Botheration. A Vane Man.
Preservation. An African Settlement. Spoon=bill. Botheration. A Vane Man.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1 1831.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Small tears in bottom edge, some slight staining.
Five vignette drolls. 'Preservation' has hunters shooting each other rather than the pheasants; 'An African Settlement' shows a graveyard. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57283]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Nine vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
Nov.r 1st 1829.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"), watermarked 'Whatman Turkey Mill, 1829). Tear through vignette top left.
Nine random satires, including 'Lithography', a pun showing a beggar drawing on a pavement. Plate 6 from the series 'Scraps and Sketches'
BM Satires 15982.
[Ref: 57286]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
[Seven vignette satires on one sheet.]
Drawn Etched & Published by George Cruikshank ~
May 20th 1828.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 255 x 365mm (10 x 14½"). Some staining.
Seven vignette satiresm including 'Brobdignag Bonnet', showing a woman with a massive hat. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57290]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bellows] Scraps & Sketches Part 3.
[Bellows] Scraps & Sketches Part 3.
Designed Etched & Published by George Cruikshank
Feb.y 1831.
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14").
Eight vignette drolls featuring anthropomorphic bellows. From the series 'Scraps and Sketches'.
[Ref: 57285]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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