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[His Royal Highness Prince Albert Patron of the Ipswich Museum
[His Royal Highness Prince Albert Patron of the Ipswich Museum Taken Expressly for a Series of Portraits of Scientific Members of that Institution.]
T.H. Maguire 1851. [Drawn on stone from life by T.H. Maguire. M & N Hanhart, Lith printers.]
[Published Sep.br 1851 by George Ransom, Honorary Secretary.]
Lithograph. Rare proof before letters, with 'Ipswich Museum' blind stamp. Image 330 x 270mm (13 x 10¾"), with large margins. Small tear in bottom margin.
A seated portrait of Prince Albert (18191861) at Osbourne House, with a view across parkland and the Solent behind. One of over 60 portraits of renowned scientific figures were published in this series between 1848-1852, commissioned in connection with the founding of Ipswich Museum.
[Ref: 59512]   £330.00  
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L' Allegria del Vino.
L' Allegria del Vino.
Fruliani inc.
Presso Tommaso Fontana S. Polo Venezia [n.d., c.1800].
Scarce engraving. Sheet 405 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, laid on album paper, tear taped.
'The Joy of Wine'. The interior of a tavern, with a man playing a banjo.
[Ref: 59462]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Mont Blanc et Chamonix. (Savoie.)
Le Mont Blanc et Chamonix. (Savoie.) La Suisse et la Savoie. 17.
Photographié par Martens. Lithographié par Eug. Cicéri. Imp. Lemercier, Paris.
Publié par Goupil et C.e le 1.r Avril 1860. Paris, London. Berlin. Verlag von Goupil & C.e. New York. Published by M. Knoedler.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 400 x 570mm (15¾ x 22½"), with Goupil's blind stamp, very large margins.
A view of Chamonix with Mont Blanc in the background. Plate 17 of 'La Suisse et la Savoie par Eugène Ciceri d'après les vues photographiées par Martens, photographe de S.M. l'Empereur' (1859-65), which recorded 'numerous locations still unknown or little known in topographical illustration' (Gattlen). In 1844 Frédéric Martens (1809-75) had been sent to Chamonix by the French government to experiment with photography in extreme conditions, producing some of the first photographs of the high alps. In the early 1850s he exhibited panoramic views in London and Paris, fuelling interest in the scenery of the region, so returned for this series. As his medium, daguerreotype, prevented easy reproduction, his images had to be lithographed (by Étienne Eugène Cicéri) for publication.
Anton Gattlen, 'L'Estampe topographique ou valais 1850-1899 et supplement 1600-1849', p.86.
[Ref: 59581]   £320.00  
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Anvil.
Anvil.
George Stubbs pinx.t. Geo. Townley Stubbs sculp.t Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London. Published Dec.r 1 1794 by Mess.rs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.
Fine stipple with etching, printed in colours and hand finished. 205 x 255mm (8 x 10"), with large margins. Scarce in colours.
Anvil, foaled in 1777 and described by 'A Review of the Turf' as 'ranked amongst the best stallions of the present day'. In 1793 Anvil was in Mr O'Kelly's stud at Edgware, at 10 guineas per mare.
Lennox-Boyd: 115, state II of III. See also 59582.
[Ref: 59369]   £1,250.00  
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Eyen Race, Turkmann. (Etalon Arabe.) No. 4.
Eyen Race, Turkmann. (Etalon Arabe.) No. 4.
V. Adam. Lith. de Lemercier, rue du Four S. G.
A Paris, chez Tessari et Cie. rue du Cloître Notre Dame, N. 4.
Lithograph. Printed area 280 x 360mm (10¼ x 17¼"), with wide margins. Faint damp stain.
A profile of an Arab stallion, with reins but unsaddled. One of 101 plates in the 'Suites de chevaux' published by Tessari and Aumont (either collaboratively or separately), in 1835.
[Ref: 59472]   £450.00  
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Ariadne.
Ariadne. Proof.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Proof mezzotint. 155 x 95mm (6 x 3¾"), with large margins.
A head and shoulders portrait of a woman in an oval. A mezzotint of Reynolds's painting by William Ward is titled 'Madame Ricardi Circasienne' From "Engravings from the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds', a four-volume set (later nine) with over 350 small mezzotints.
See Whitman Appendix; state ii of iv.
[Ref: 59579]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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By Permission of the Patentees This Engraving of the First Carriage, the 'Ariel', is respectfully Inscribed,
By Permission of the Patentees This Engraving of the First Carriage, the 'Ariel', is respectfully Inscribed, to the Directors of The Aerial Transit Company, by their obedient Servants, the Publishers.
W.L. Walton lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London, Pub.d March 28th 1843 by Ackermann & Co., Strand.]
Lithograph. Sheet 280 x 330mm (11 x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing publication line and edge of dedication, two small tears repaired.
An artist's impression of a planned aeroplane over Southwark, with St Paul's and the Monument shown. In 1842 William Henson (1812-1888) patented his design for an Aerial Steam Carriage, known as the 'Ariel'. Although the design never flew, it acted as a basis for much of the thinking of the early aviation pioneers, and laid the foundations for the modern monoplane. With his partner, John Stringfellow, plans were made to set up an airfreight company, the Aerial Steam Transit Company, to transport goods acoss the world. This print was issued to publicise the venture.
[Ref: 59590]   £350.00  
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Der Ashanté in der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wein.
Der Ashanté in der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wein. L'Ashanté dans l'Académie des beaux arts à Vienne.
Höchle del. F. Wolf lith.
Herausgeber Wolf u. Weissenbach [n.d., c.1840.]
Fine and rare lithograph. Sheet 310 x 390mm (12¼ x 15½"). Some foxing.
A very atmospheric image showing an Ashanti tribesman drawing a bow and a Caucasian flexes his muscles before an audience of artists. From the 'Journal pitoresque'.
[Ref: 59471]   £580.00  
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[26 Bound plates of Astronomy]
[26 Bound plates of Astronomy] Astronomie.
Goussier Del. Benard Fecit.
[n.d. c.1750]
Bound engravings, plates 350 x 220mm (13¾ x 8¾"), with large margins. No cover.
Images of astronomical diagrams, instruments and astrology. Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722 - 1799) was a French illustrator and encyclopedist. Louis-Jacques Goussier is famous for his work on Diderot's encyclopedia. He was the first drawer to be hired on that project, in 1747 and he did himself more than 900 plates and directed the drawing of the others. Robert Bénard (1734 1777) was a French engraver. Specialized in the technique of engraving, Robert Bénard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopédie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751.
[Ref: 59550]   £600.00   view all images for this item
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Pastime of Primrose Hill.
Pastime of Primrose Hill. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Cruikshanks. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by W.Locke Sept.r 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 210 x 240mm (8¼ x 9½"). Small margins. Trimmed to plate on one side, folding creases, as normal, stains on edges.
A scene on Primrose Hill, where a stout man drags a pram full of children up the hill with his wig suspended from a stick over his shoulder, while a lady dabs the sweat from his bald head. At the top of hill, a man looks at the view from a telescope, a seated woman fans herself and takes a card from a gentleman next to her, who gestures at the view. Two further figures lie in left foreground with a picnic basket. A view of London with St Paul's Cathedral is visible in the background. The print was published in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
Crace XXX.109.
[Ref: 59537]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Overthrow of the Arts!
Overthrow of the Arts! Vide page, 195, 196. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the ACt directs, by Bentley & C.o March 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"). Small margins. Trimmed to plate on two sides, folding creases, as normal.
French soldiers with fixed bayonets and drawn swords have entered an artist's studio. Of five terror-stricken painters one lies beneath a fallen canvas, while a soldier tramples on an overturned easel and canvas which he is about to pierce with his bayonet. On the canvas is a Madonna and Child. Quasi-antique busts and statues are on a high shelf. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7831.
[Ref: 59542]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albion Mill fire] Conflagration! or the Merry Mealmongers, A New dance, as it was performed with Universal Applause, at the Theatre Blackfriars March 2d. 1791.
[Albion Mill fire] Conflagration! or the Merry Mealmongers, A New dance, as it was performed with Universal Applause, at the Theatre Blackfriars March 2d. 1791. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Publish.d as the Act directs, by Bentley & C.o, April 1.st 1791.
Etching, plate 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9"). Small margins. Folding creases, as normal.
A scene on Blackfriars Bridge, with the Albion Mills on fire in the background, while a dense crowd on the bridge rejoices at the spectacle. In the foreground three men are dancing: two face each other holding hands, but looking at the fire, the third waves his hat and a toy windmill. One holds out a broadside: 'A New Song', he carries a sheaf of papers over his shoulder inscribed 'Success to the Mills of Albion but no Albion Mills'. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 8022.
[Ref: 59541]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Crops Last Shift.
The Crops Last Shift. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Cruikshanks. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by W.Locke Nov.r 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 210 x 230mm (8¼ x 9"). Small margins. Trimmed to plate on two sides, folding creases, as normal.
Four young bloods have attacked an old woman on a donkey with a pannier of potatoes. Their hair is cropped, and they have bludgeons. One has cut off the donkey's tail; another, who holds it, has fallen backwards. A third fills his hat with potatoes which have fallen from the donkey's basket, while a fourth stands with clenched fists facing the old woman. On the collar of a bulldog beside him is inscribed 'Barrymore' (reversed, and only legible in a mirror). The print was published in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7998.
[Ref: 59536]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Gretna Green. Striking the Iron while it is hot.
Gretna Green. Striking the Iron while it is hot. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke Aug.t 1.st 1791.
Etching, sheet 205 x 235mm (8 x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate on one side, folding creases as normal, stains. Small margins.
A runaway couple get married at Gretna Green. Gretna Green's runaway marriages began in 1753, following the introduction of the Marriage Act, prohibiting young couples to marry without their parents' permission. The act however did not apply in Scotland. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
BM Satires 7992.
[Ref: 59544]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Nicolas Pedrosa.
Nicolas Pedrosa. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch.d by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & C.o Feb.y 1.st 1791.
Etching, plate 195 x 230mm (7¾ x 9"). Folding creases, as normal, small tear and stain to bottom edge. Small margins.
A scene from 'The History of Nicolas Pedrosa, and His Escape from the Inquisition in Madrid. A Tale'. Surgeon and male-midwife Nicolas Pedrosa on a horse causes havoc among a group of friars wearing cassocks, carrying crosses and rosaries. The next morning, Pedrosa receives a summons from the Inquisition, an especially worrisome situation for him as he is secretly a Jew. Jewish interest. The print was issued in the 'Attic Miscellany' in 1791.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59543]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Douceurs de l'Automne.
Les Douceurs de l'Automne.
Gravé par P. C. Canot d'apres le dessein original de même grandeur, inventé et dessiné par Jean Pillement.
London Publish.d according to Act of Parliament December y.e 26 1759.
Etching, very fine impression, 430 x 530mm (17 x 21"), with large margins. Slightly scuffed, repaired tear on top margins, wormholes.
Autumn landscape with a man pouring a glass of wine to a companion while another is drawing wine from a barrel in the foreground, beyond some men seated around a table under a vine arbour. A tavern is visible in the background on the left. From a series of four plates after Jean Pillement, engraved by Canot, Mason and Woolett and representing the different seasons.
IFF 24.
[Ref: 59606]   £360.00  
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[A ballad singer]
[A ballad singer]
L: Castro pinxit.
I. smith excud. [n.d. c.1670.]
Very fine mezzotint, 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"), very large margins. Collector's stamp of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony.
A three-quarters length portrait of a ballad singer, holding the sheets out in front of her with both hands and others in her apron. Russell identifies her as Mrs Parker, a ballad singer from c.1700.
Le Blanc 414. Wessely 410. Russell 197a.
[Ref: 59545]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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To the King's most excellent Majesty, This Print of Sir Joseph Banks, Bar.t [...]
To the King's most excellent Majesty, This Print of Sir Joseph Banks, Bar.t [...]
Painted by Tho.s Phillips, R.A. Engraved by N. Schiavonetti.
London, Published 1812, by N. Schiavonetti. N.o 12, Michael's Place, Brompton.
Etching on chine collé, 515 x 390mm (20¼ x 15¼"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
Three-quarter length portrait of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), naturalist and patron of science, sitting at a desk and holding a paper on a cushion in front of him with his right hand. The chair is decorated with a coat of arms bearing the Royal Society motto 'Nullius in Verba'. Banks took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768-1771). He was the leading founder of the African Association, the British organization dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy.
Provenance: G. Usslub Lugt 1221.
[Ref: 59636]   £1,250.00  
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Berkley's Black Eyed Maid.
Berkley's Black Eyed Maid. All useful arts, a bore, your Dandies vote / And row Six Poodles, in a six oar'd boat.
H.H. [Henry Heath, in image]
Published Septr 20th 1827 by S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly London
Very rare etching with hand-colour. Sheet 240 x 375mm (9½ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border at sides, tears taped, wormhole in image. Staining and damaged.
Rare rowing scene on the banks of the Thames at Putney, with two young women being rowed by a six, steered by a liveried waterman in Doggett's uniform.
Not in BM. See Ref: 46932
[Ref: 59499]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs Billington as S.t Cecilia.
M.rs Billington as S.t Cecilia. Proof.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Proof mezzotint. 225 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"), with large margins.
Full length portrait of Elizabeth Billington (1765-1818), a British opera singer. On seeing the painting Hayden is reported to have stated, 'You have made her listening to the angels; you should have made the angels listening to her.' She was caricatured by James Gillray after the 3rd Duke of Portland paid her to sing for him at his estate at Bulstode. From "Engravings from the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds', a four-volume set (later nine) with over 350 small mezzotints.
See Whitman Appendix; state ii of iv.
[Ref: 59580]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Birmingham Town Hall.
Birmingham Town Hall. now erecting by Hansom & Welch Arch.ts. The Exterior of this Building is of Anglesey White Marble. It is intended to celebrate the next Musical Festival in this Building, in October 1833. The Hall for the purposes of Town's Meetings will contain upwards of 8000 persons.
Drawn On Stone By Henry Harris. Printed By C. Hullmandel.
Published March, 1832, by the Artist, Hagley Row, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Lithograph on chine collé. 355 x 470mm (14 x 18½"), with large margins. Repaired tears in margins.
A handsome view of Birmingham Town Hall in Victoria Square, Birmingham. Joseph Hansom and Edward Welch were chosen as the architects. Construction began on April 27, 1832 with an expected completion date of 1833. However, Hansom went bankrupt during construction, having tendered too low. The contractors were also losing money. Three guarantors donated money for the building; W. P. Lloyd, John Welch and Edward Tench. With the injection of this money, the building was successfully opened for the delayed Birmingham Triennial Musical Festival on October 7, 1834, despite the building still being unfinished. During construction, on January 26, 1833, two workers were killed when a 70 foot crane constructed to install the roof trusses broke and the pulley block failed. Architect Charles Edge was commissioned in 1835 to repair weaknesses to the design of the building. He was also commissioned for the extension of the building in 1837 and again in 1850.
[Ref: 59617]   £360.00  
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The Hon.ble William Blakeney Esq.r
The Hon.ble William Blakeney Esq.r Lieutenant General of His Majesty's Forces, Colonel of His Majesty's Iniskillin Regim.t of Foot & Lieutenant Governor of Minorca.
G. Chalmers Pinx.t Minorca 1755. J.s M.cArdell fecit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 1756, by G Hawkins at Miltons head in Fleet street, London.
Mezzotint, 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 9"), with small margins. Repaired nicks and tears on tom margin, nick on top right corner.
Half-length portrait of William Blakeney, Baron Blakeney (1672-1761), turned to face front, wearing uniform and short wig and holding a baton in his right hand. Lord Blakeney was an army officer and politician, born Limerick; lieutenant-general in 1747, and lieutenant-governor of Minorca; created KB and an Irish peer in 1756. MP for Kilmallock, 1725-57.
Goodwin 50.II. CS 21.II.
[Ref: 59611]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Blunt Razor.
A Blunt Razor. E_cod!_ One might as well _ shave _ with _ a Saw!
M.E. [Egerton]
Pub. Jan.y 1827 by Hunt, Corner of York St.t & Bridges St.t Covent Garden.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 305 x 225mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed within plate, creasing in borders.
A man attempts to shave, precariously balenced on two of his chair's four legs. The first state: Thomas Mclean reissued this plate later the same year.
Hickman p.78.
[Ref: 59449]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Général Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes.
Le Général Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes. Dédié à Sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon III par ses très humbles & très respectueux Serviteurs Goupil & C.ie.
Peint par Paul Delaroche. Gravè par Alph.se François.
London. Published October 1.st 1852, by P.&D. Colnaghi & C.o, 13 & 14, Pall Mall East. Berlin. Verlag von Goupil & c.ie. Imprimé par Goupil & C.ie à Paris.
Rare steel engraving on india paper, 710 x 515mm (28 x 18"). Trimmed to plate, creases on top left corner.
A portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte leading his army through the Alps on a mule, a journey Napoleon and his army made in the spring of 1800 to surprise the Austrian army in Italy. The original painting by Paul Delaroche was inspired by Jacques-Louis David's series of five paintings of Napoleon Crossing the Alps (18011805).
[Ref: 59608]   £480.00  
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[Brazil] Pauvre famille dans sa maison. Menuisier allant s'installer. Transport de feuilles d'aloès.
[Brazil] Pauvre famille dans sa maison. Menuisier allant s'installer. Transport de feuilles d'aloès. 2.e Partie. PL: 34.
J.B. Debret del.t. Lith. de Thierry Frères, Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 295mm (14¼ x 11½") very large margins. Mount burn around image, nick to top left corner.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, the interior of the house of a poor family. On the bottom, a carpenter carrying tools to his shop and men carrying bundle of aloe leaves on their heads. Plate 34 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59599]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brazil] Marchand de fleurs, a la porte d'une église. Ex-voto de marins échappés d'un naufrage.
[Brazil] Marchand de fleurs, a la porte d'une église. Ex-voto de marins échappés d'un naufrage. 3.e Partie. PL: 6.
J.B. Debret, et la V.esse de Portes, d.t. Lith. de Thierry Frères Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 290mm (14¼ x 11½") large margins. Small tear on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a flower seller, holding a plate full of cut coconut, offers flowers carefully placed on a banana trunk to an upper-class woman who is leaving mass with her servants and her child. On the bottom, barefoot sailors who survived a shipwreck bring a sail into a church, carrying their shoes and their hats. Plate 6 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59600]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brazil] Une mulatresse allant passer les Fetês de Noël, a la campagne. Concours des ecoliers, la veille du Jour de S.t Alexis.
[Brazil] Une mulatresse allant passer les Fetês de Noël, a la campagne. Concours des ecoliers, la veille du Jour de S.t Alexis. 3.e Partie. PL: 7.
J.B. Debret del. Lith de Thierry Frères, Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 470 x 340mm (18½ x 13½"), large margins. Slightly foxed, blue mark on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a mixed race woman (described as a mulattress in text) and her daughter are accompanied by their black slaves who carry a bird in a cage, a basket, a rug and a jug along a country path; to spend the Christmas holidays in the countryside. On the bottom, children congregate in the street and enter schools, thrusting pieces of paper toward two adult men. A girl is escorted by a child slave and a black female slave carrying an umbrella on her head and carrying the girl's notebook and quills. Plate 7 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59601]   £320.00  
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[Brazil] Les premières occupations du matin. Quèteurs. Voeu d'une messe demandée comme aumône.
[Brazil] Les premières occupations du matin. Quèteurs. Voeu d'une messe demandée comme aumône. 3.e Partie. PL: 4.
J.B Debret del.t. Lith de Thierry Frères, Succ: de Engelmann.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 500 x 345mm (19¾ x 13¾"), very large margins. Slightly foxed, blue mark on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a group of people busy with the first activities at the beginning of a new day. On the bottom, two illustrations of people asking and collection alms. Plate 4 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Rio-Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro.
Rio-Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro. Ports de Mer D'Amerique _ Bresil.
Dessiné d'après nature et Lithog. par Deroy.
[Paris: L. Turgis, c.1860.]
Coloured lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 440 x 575mm (17¼ x 22¾"), large margins.
A view of Rio de Janeiro from the east side of the harbour, by Isidore Laurent Deroy (1797 - 1886).
[Ref: 59591]   £650.00  
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Anglie, Scotiae et Hiberniae Sive Britannicarum Insularum.
Anglie, Scotiae et Hiberniae Sive Britannicarum Insularum.
David Custodis Sculpsit.
[Frankfurt, 1627.]
Engraved map. 270 x 315mm (10¾ x 12½"). Repaired tear in bottom printed border.
Unusual map of the British Isles orientated east to west, based on the 1570 map by Abraham Ortelius but with details.
[Ref: 59230]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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I'd be a Butterfly / Born in a bower.
I'd be a Butterfly / Born in a bower.
Drawn by Joe Lisle.
Published by Berthoud & Son, 65, Quadrant, London.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed into plate on three sides.
An old soldier selling ballads in a heavy storm, singing a song, written by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839). One of his crutches is a broom.
See BM 1993,1107.43 for an example published by Gans in 1830.
[Ref: 59451]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[A mounted courier] Troisième suite de Cheveaux d'après Carle & Horace Vernet.
[A mounted courier] Troisième suite de Cheveaux d'après Carle & Horace Vernet. N:o 28.
Levachez sculp.
à Paris, rue St Lazare No. 42. [n.d., c.1807].
Fine & rare mezzotint. 315 x 400mm (12½ x 15¾") with large margins.
A mounted officer carrying orders during a battle.
[Ref: 59443]   £360.00   (£432.00 incl.VAT)
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Etiam Amor Criminibus Plectitur.
Etiam Amor Criminibus Plectitur.
Angelica Kauffman ex Academia Regali Artium Londini Pinx.t. Gulielmus Wynne Ryland Chaleographus Regis Britannia Sculp.t.
Published March 18th. 1777, by the Proprietor, N.o 159 near Somerset House in the Strand.
Very fine and rare stipple printed in red ink, 365 x 310mm (14½ x 12¼"), with small margin. Small tear on right margin.
A classical scene in a circular design showing two nymphs deriding cupid who is tied to a tree at right, while another nymph kneeling on the ground in the centre twists his bow.
Alexander 44.
[Ref: 59598]   £320.00  
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Dancing.
Dancing. The Arts Plate 3.
W.H. [William Heath] fec.t.
Published by G Humphrey 74 New Bond Street & 24 St James's Street March 25 1823.
Coloured etching, J. Whatman 1823 watermark. Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed into printed border, tear on border top left.
A yokel poacher and his dog get caught in a large gin trap and get peppered with shot from a spring-gun. He drops two hares and a musket, which discharges. A satire on the harsh treatment of poachers and legal punishments, reinforced by the view of a gallows with a body behind.
BM Satires 14564.
[Ref: 59508]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charlotte Davenport]
[Charlotte Davenport]
Painted by G. Romney. Engraved by J. Jones.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs May 29th 1784, by J. Jones No 53, Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint. Sheet 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Framed in a very fine Ellis & Smith frame. Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom. Unexamined out of frame.
A half-length portrait of Charlotte Sneyd, of Keele Hall, Staffordshire, painted for her husband, Davies Davenport (1757-1837), High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1783 and MP for Cheshire, 1806-30. The painting is in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., having previously been in the collection of Andrew Mellon.
CS 17. Provenance Brussels Gentleman's Club.
[Ref: 59523]   £390.00  
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A Desert - Imitation of Modern Fashion!
A Desert - Imitation of Modern Fashion!
[Monogram of Paul Pry, pseudonym of William Heath, holding a wine glass]
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket London [n.d., c.1825].
Etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 365 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed into plate on three sides, to printed border at top.
An upturned wine glass represents a woman, with the brim of a hat with grapes as decoration, the bowl her bustle.
BM Satires 15611.
[Ref: 59479]   £320.00  
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Carro de Deana.
Carro de Deana.
Excudebat Ant Salamanca MDXLI.
Engraving, sheet 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with good margins. Laid on album paper, slightly foxed and scuffed on margins, pin holes on corners.
In an oval plate, Diana sits in her chariot with two companions, being drawn through the sky above towns and the sea by two dogs.
Bartsch XV.39.9. TIB 2801.045.
[Ref: 59610]   £480.00  
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[Charles Dibdin] An Oddity. Wags have at ye.
[Charles Dibdin] An Oddity. Wags have at ye. Attic Miscellany. A Musico-Oritorical Portrait.
Annabal Scratch fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co March 1st 1791.
Etching. 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Creasing.
Charles Dibdin (c.1745 1814), composer and actor, stands at a harpsichord, holding a paper inscribed 'Oddities Wags'. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7953.
[Ref: 59564]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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La Doctrine.
La Doctrine. G 2.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with very large margins. Paper age-toned.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59570]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour,
An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour, with the New Shoal to the Westward of Dungeness.
By John Stephenson a Master in the Royal Navy.
London : Printed for Robert Sayer Nº 53 Fleet Street, as the Act direct, January 1st 1787.
Engraved map with hand colour, 18th century watermark. 505 x 710mm (19¾ x 28"), very large margins. A small stain.
A sea chart of the Kent coast from Winchelsea Castle to Dimchurch, with engraved sailing directions and two coastal profiles. As the 'new' shoal west of the Ness is now named 'Stephenson's Shoal', this is probably the first printed chart to name this sand-bank. Published as marine chronometers were being introduced, visual aids like the coastal profiles and the elevations of buildings in the towns were still important for coastal navigation.
[Ref: 59528]   £260.00  
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An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour,
An Actual Survey of the Coast of Kent From Dim Church to Rye Harbour, with the New Shoal to the Westward of Dungeness.
By John Stephenson a Master in the Royal Navy.
London : Printed for Robert Sayer Nº 53 Fleet Street, as the Act direct, January 1st 1787.
Engraved map, 18th century watermark. 505 x 710mm (19¾ x 28"), very large margins. A small stain, near Ness.
A sea chart of the Kent coast from Winchelsea Castle to Dimchurch, with engraved sailing directions and two coastal profiles. As the 'new' shoal west of the Ness is now named 'Stephenson's Shoal', this is probably the first printed chart to name this sand-bank. Published as marine chronometers were being introduced, visual aids like the coastal profiles and the elevations of buildings in the towns were still important for coastal navigation.
[Ref: 59527]   £220.00  
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[The Earl of Wilton.]
[The Earl of Wilton.]
[John Hoppner pinx.t. C. Turner sculp.t.]
[Published Sept.r 11. 1802, by C. Turner No. 56, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.]
Fine mezzotint, proof before all letters. Sheet 660 x 380mm (26 x 15"). Framed in a very fine 'Daniel' type frame. Trimmed to plate. Unexamined out of frame.
Full lenth portrait in uniform of Thomas Egerton (1749-1814), 1st Earl of Wilton. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Lancashire Regiment of Volunteer Fencibles, a foot regiment from Manchester, which he raised himself.
Whitman 619. Provenance Brussels Gentleman's Club.
[Ref: 59525]   £420.00  
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Correct Return List of the Winning Horses,
Correct Return List of the Winning Horses, For the Grand Race contested for this day, with the correct Pedigrees, and Offical Remarks. THE success of my former List having exceeded my expectation, and the interest created by the Race,...
Thomas Vale, Printer, Freeman-street, Birmingham [n.d.c. 1844].
Scarce letterpress, frame 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Unexamined outside of frame. Time stained and creased.
A satirical election report in the style of horse racing. Presumably this is the results of the 1844 Birmingham by-election; making the horses 'Sir John's Candour,' Richard Spooner (1783 1864) the winner, 'Basewig,'William Scholefield (1809 1867) in second place and 'Mr. Sleekface's Dun Horse Broad Brim,' Joseph Sturge (1793 1859) placing third. 'Jacob Wilson, clerk of the course,' refers to the Town crier of Birmingham, Jacob Wilson (1799 - c.1833) who would have annouced the election results to the people. Thomas James Vale had a long career as a printer at several different sites such as at 3 Freeman Street (1832-c.1844), and finally at 113 Moor Street (1850-55). During his time at Freeman Street he reprinted on broadsides extracts from newspapers on topical events such as French losses at the siege of Antwerp (1832), fire at the Palace of Westminster (1834), 'Dreadful Riots at Dudley' (1834) and a 'great discovery' (1836).
See also 59529.
[Ref: 59534]   £390.00  
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By Royal Authority! The Birmingham Races
By Royal Authority! The Birmingham Races Will take place on Saturday next. July 13, 1844,
Printed under Authority by Thomas Vale, Freeman-street. [n.d.c. 1844].
Scarce letterpress, frame 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Unexamined outside of frame. Time stained and creased.
A satirical election report in the style of horse racing. In 1844, Joshua Scholefield (1775 1844), radical politician and one of the members of parliament for Birmingham, died. Consequently, a by-election was held. The "horses"; 'Mr. Churchman's old hack, 'Yellow Dick,' most likely refers to the Tory candidate Richard Spooner (1783 1864), a former radical, 'Mr. Corndealer's Hack Sturge-on aged,' most likely refers to Joseph Sturge (1793 1859) a Quaker, abolitionist and part of the Anti Corn Law League and 'Mr. Dissenter's horse Young Scoltefield,' most likely refers to William Scholefield (1809 1867) son of the deceased Joshua and a Liberal. Thomas James Vale had a long career as a printer at several different sites such as at 3 Freeman Street (1832-c.1844), and finally at 113 Moor Street (1850-55). During his time at Freeman Street he reprinted on broadsides extracts from newspapers on topical events such as French losses at the siege of Antwerp (1832), fire at the Palace of Westminster (1834), 'Dreadful Riots at Dudley' (1834) and a 'great discovery' (1836).
See also 59534.
[Ref: 59529]   £390.00  
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[Portrait d'Erasme. Musee Royal.]
[Portrait d'Erasme. Musee Royal.]
Peint par Holbeen. (Hans.) Dessiné par Anastasi. Gravé par Dequevauvillers.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving, sheet 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate losing title, glued on album sheet at edges.
Bust portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (1467-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian. Looking down and writing with his right hand, wearing a scholar's small cap and mantle, against a decorative wall-hanging.
IFF 14.
[Ref: 59531]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Erskine] A Legal Faint i,e, a Feint.
[Thomas Erskine] A Legal Faint i,e, a Feint. Attic Miscellany, Legal Portraiture No. 3.
[Annabal Scratch?]
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co June 1st 1791.
Etching/ 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed into plate on left.
Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750-1823), as a barrister. Known for his theatrical speeches, he served as Lord Chancellor 1806-7. Similar caricatures in the 'Attic Miscellany' are attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7956.
[Ref: 59561]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Nicolas Fabvier] Fabvier. Le Col.el Fabvier [facimile signature.]
[Charles Nicolas Fabvier] Fabvier. Le Col.el Fabvier [facimile signature.] MOdon, le 26 X,bre, 1828.
CH. Seitivaux Fils del.t. Lith. par Engelmann.
Chez Gihaut Frères, Boulevard des Italiens No 5, à Paris.
Lithograph. 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"), very large margins. Repaired tears in right edge.
Charles Nicolas Fabvier (1782-1855), in Greek national dress. A French ambassador and M.P., he signed the surrender of Paris to the Coalition armies in 1814. In 1823 he went to Greece to help fight for their independence, for which he was made an honorary Greek citizen in 1827.
[Ref: 59438]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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A Fairy Oak or the Power of Britain.
A Fairy Oak or the Power of Britain. From a Sketch taken near Windsor Castle. In this Print may be discovered correct likenesses of the following Eminent Persons. 1. Lord Morpeth. 2. Lord Melbourne. 3. Marquis of Normandy. 4. Duke of Wellington. 5. Lord John Russell. 6. Daniel O'Connell. 7. Prince Albert. 8. Lord Brougham. 9. Queen Victoria. 10. Sir Robert Peel. 11. The Speaker of the House of Commons. 12. Earl Fitzwilliam. 13. The Dowager Queen Adelaide.
Printed by W. Kohler
London Published 1842 by T. Houlston 154 Strand and R.E. Sly 40 Upper Seymour Street, Euston Square.
Lithograph, sheet275 x 380mm. (11 x 15"), large margins.
Puzzle print. The branches of a gnarled old oak tree in the foreground conceal the outline bust profiles of statesmen and royals. The figures represented (listed below title) include Albert and Victoria, Lord Melbourne, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, and Daniel O'Connell. An interesting and fun piece of popular printing.
[Ref: 59555]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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A Scene in Russian Finland. The Seat of a Nobleman near Wyburg. [&] A Scene in Russian Finland. The Seat of a Nobleman near Wyburg.
A Scene in Russian Finland. The Seat of a Nobleman near Wyburg. [&] A Scene in Russian Finland. The Seat of a Nobleman near Wyburg.
Mortinoff Pinx.t in the Possession of Baron Nicolay. Aquatinted by M. Merigot.
London Published May 1 1805 by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Pair of rare coloured aquatints. Each c.420 x 520mm (16¾ x 20½"). Narrow margins; second plate with repairs, laid on archival tissue.
Two views of an estate on the Vyborg Bay, Russia, engraved by J. Mérigot after Andrej Jefimovitsh Martinoff.
[Ref: 57682]   £680.00   view all images for this item
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How ar' ye off for Fish!
How ar' ye off for Fish! a_a_ Soal _ Whiting _ Haddock _ Skait _a_a
Drawn by M.E. [Egerton] Eng.d by Geo. Hunt.
Pub. by Geo. Hunt, 18, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden [n.d., c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate.
A fish-faced man looks at a menu in a restaurant. This satire is an early example of product placement: on the wall behind is an advert for 'Charles Wright's Champagne', one of several references to the brand found in Hunt's satires. The cheapness of the champagne led critics to allege that it was not of French origin, causing Wright to sue. The first state: Thomas Mclean reissued this plate in 1827.
BM Satires 15002. Hickman p.55.
[Ref: 59448]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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