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Abelard.
Abelard.
D. Gardner Pinx.t. Tho.s Watson fecit.
London Publish'd May 28th 1782 by Tho.s Watson, 33 Strand.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark, 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Small margins.
Imaginary portrait of medieval philosopher Pierre Abelard (1079-1142). This print was published as a pair with an image of Héloïse d'Argenteuil, his lover with whom he corresponded after they were separated (hence the paper and quill). Alexander Popes' poem about the couple ensured their popularity as a subject for artists in the 18th century.
Whitman 27.
[Ref: 60124]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Age of Innocence.
The Age of Innocence.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reyolds Engrv'd by J Grozer.
London, Published Feb.y 10th 1788 by W. Dickinson Engraver Bond Street.
Stipple with etching. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"), very large margins.
A bare-footed young girl sitting under a tree, hands together on her chest, staring to the right, after a painting in the Tate since 1847 (N00307). The Tate records that ''it is very probably identifiable with a work exhibited by Reynolds at the Royal Academy in 1785, and entitled simply 'a little girl''' and that Sir Robert Edgcumbe, a Victorian descendant of Reynolds, identified her as the artist's great-niece Theophila Gwatkin (1782-1844).
Hamilton: pg. 141. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60317]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
Alexander and Philip His Physician. From the Original Picture Painted by Mr Benjamin West; In the Collection of G.Stibbert Esq.r.
B.West pinxit. Val: Green fecit.
Published Jan.y 1st 1772 by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Scarce mezzotint, 440 x 525mm (17¼ x 20¾"), on 18th century watermarked paper. Nicks and repaired tears on large margins.
Medical interest. Alexander the Great in his tent, nursing his head.
Ex Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd Whitman: 171
[Ref: 60336]   £490.00  
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Aminto releasing Sylvia.
Aminto releasing Sylvia. Vide Tasso's Aminto, Act III, Scene 1.
C. R. Ryley pinxit W. Skelton sculpsit.
London Publish'd as the Act directs, March 24.th 1788, by W. Skelton, Engraver, No. 23, Hay Market.
Etching with engraving. 340 x 415mm (13½ x 16¼"), very large margins. A little spotting, mainly in margins.
Aminta unties the nymph Silvia from a tree. The satyr who had attempted to rape her flees in the background. A scene from 'Aminta', the 1573 play by Torquato Tasso's (1544-95).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60344]   £320.00  
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Aminta.
Aminta.
P. Bettelini inv. et sculp.t.
London, publish'd 8 8bre 1788 by Molteno Colnaghi & Co 132 Pall Mall. A Paris chez Tessari Zanna et Cie Quais des Augustins no.42
Stipple, printed in colours. 330 x 250mm (130 x 9¾"). Small margins.
Silvia embraces Aminta on a rocky outcrop, watched by Cupid. A scene from 'Aminta', the 1573 play by Torquato Tasso's (1544-95). Despite being a pastoral set in the time of Alexander the Great, Aminta is in contemporary dress.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60313]   £360.00  
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Andromache Weeping Over the Ashes of Hector.
Andromache Weeping Over the Ashes of Hector.
Painted by Angelica Kauffman. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London, Publish'd May 20th 1785, by W. Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller, No 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple. 430 x 325mm (17 x 12¾"), with large margins Mint.
Andromache mourns her husband Hector, killed by Achilles during the Trojan War.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60309]   £360.00   (£432.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Annunciation.]
[The Annunciation.]
Warner [Joseph Werner] delin. Lens fe:
E. Cooper ex [n.d., c.1690.]
Scarce Mezzotint. 130 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Thread margins.
The archangel Gabriel informs Mary that she would bear Jesus through a virgin birth. A dove representing the Holy Spirit is bathed in light.
See 1870,0514.2755 for a matching scene of the Holy Family in the stable.
[Ref: 60135]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anthony and Cleopatra] The Death of Mark Anthony.
[Anthony and Cleopatra] The Death of Mark Anthony. La Mort de Marc Antoine.
Angelica Kauffman pinxit. J.M. Delattre sculpsit.
Published according to Act, Feb.y 23rd, 1785, by Ann Bryer, No. 5, Poland Street, Soho.
Stipple, printed in brown. 385 x 330mm (15¼ x 13"), with large margins. Mint.
The death of Marcus Antonius according to Shakespeare: having stabbed himself he finds that Cleopatra is still alive, dying in her arms.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60310]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT)
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Apollo.
Apollo.
G.B. Cipriani Inv.t. Rich.d Earlom Sculpsit.
Published Mar 25th. 1788, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside London.
Stipple and etching, printed in colours. 305 x 225mm (12 x 8¾") very large margins. A little faint spotting. Slight creasing.
A profile portrait of Apollo as a young man. An early example: the following year the plate appeared in "A collection of prints, after the sketches and drawings of the late celebrated Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Esq.r R.A. Engraved by M.r Richard Earlom'', with the publicated date changed to 1789 (as per BM example.
See BM: 1861,0518.377. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60301]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Remorse of the Apostle Peter?]
[The Remorse of the Apostle Peter?] ALT, 21. LAT, 28. unc.
Guido Reni Pinx. v. Prenner incit.
[n.c., c.1730.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 165 x 225mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
Engraved by Anton Joseph von Prenner (1683-1761) for 'Theatrum artis pictoriae', an ambitious plan to publish 30 volumes of prints representing the entire Imperial art collection in Stallburg, Vienna. Only four were published, each containing 40 plates.
[Ref: 60154]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Wild Arabian, & Barbary Horses.
Wild Arabian, & Barbary Horses. N.o 23, of National Menagerie, or studies in Zoology from Nature.
W. Day, Lith.rs to the King 17 Gate Street.
Published by S. Maunder 30, Regent Street [n.d., c.1835].
Rare lithograph. Printed area 210 x 450mm (8¼ x 17¾"). Folds over image.
Two horses in a landscape.
[Ref: 60245]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Ariadne.
Ariadne.
W. Hamitton pinx.
London, Published March 25, 1814, by J. Dunford. G.t Newport Str.t.
Coloures stipple, plate 350 x 275mm (13¾ x 11). Trimmed to plate on right, small margins on other three sides.
Ariadne having just been abandoned by Theseus at Naxos leans on rocks and watches his ship leave in turbulent waters. She looks a lot less distraught than she does in other depictions.
[Ref: 60327]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bacchant.
A Bacchant.
F: Bartolozzi Inv.t et Sculp.t.
Mango Exc.t. Pub.d Nov.r 23 1778 as the Act Directs by the Proprieter N.o Bentinck Street near Berwick Street, Soho.
Stipple printed in sanguine, plate 245 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"), with large margins. Very slight paper toning.
A bare breasted priestess of the God of Wine, Bacchus, lifts a bowl as if to drink.
De Vesme 368 II of III. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60283]   £350.00  
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[Bacchus.]
[Bacchus.] ALT, 20. LAT, 18. unc:
Van Dalen Pinx. v. Prenner inc.
[n.c., c.1730.]
Very fine mezzotint. Sheet 225 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, mounted in album paper, slight creasing.
A head and shoulders portrait of Bacchus wearing a wreath of vine leaves, holding a drinking glass. From a painting by Jan van Dalen (fl. 1632-70), painted 1648, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Accession Number GG_1687). Engraved by Anton Joseph von Prenner (1683-1761) for 'Theatrum artis pictoriae', an ambitious plan to publish 30 volumes of prints representing the entire Imperial art collection in Stallburg, Vienna. Only four were published, each containing 40 plates.
[Ref: 60155]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Bacchus's Delight.
Bacchus's Delight.
Drawn by the Rt Hon.ble Lady D. Beauclerk. Engraved by M. Bovi late Pupil to F. Bartolozzi.
London, Published Oct.r 1st 1808, by Mess.ns Colnaghi & C.o 23 Cockspur Street.
Scarce stipple printed in colour, sheet 345 x 440mm (13¾ x 17½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at sides. False margins added left and right. Some slight staining in title area.
A very decorative image showing Bacchus and revellers harvest and eat grapes.
[Ref: 60329]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Banditti Gambling.
Banditti Gambling. From an Original Picture, in the Possession of Josh. Fortnom Esq.r.
Jn,o Mortimer pinx.t. Jn,o Hall sculp.t.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs, May 1.st 1780 J. Hall Berwick Street Soho, and J. Boydell, Cheapside.
Etching with engraving. 385 x 300mm (15¼ x 11¾"), with large margins. Ink fingerprints within plate but not in image.
Three banditti playing dice on a rock.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60343]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Levee, or the Maecenas of Scrubs and Scaramouches.
The Levee, or the Maecenas of Scrubs and Scaramouches. Attic Miscellany.
Drawn by Collings. Etch'd by Barlow.
Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & C° June Ist 1791.
Etching. 195 x 235mm (7¾ x 9¼"). Original binding folds.
A boxing satire. A group of parasitic followers surround Richard Barry (1769-1793), 7th Earl of Barrymore, including boxers, jockeys, cock-fighters and a man resembling the Prince of Wales. On the back wall are paintings of 'Scrub' (after his nickname 'Lord Scrub), racing, cockfighting and a pierrot and harlequin. On the floor is an open book: 'New Pantomime by Bar & Co'. Despite being painted at an early age as an angelic Cupid by Richard Cosway, Barry found infamy as a rake, beginning at school at Eton, from where he would hire cabs to London to visit prostitutes. The Prince of Wales nicknamed him 'Hellgate'. He married the daughter of a sedan chair man: after he accidently killed himself with his own musket aged 23, she turned to prostitution and bare-knuckle boxing before becoming a matron of the female prisoners at the Tothill Fields Bridewell.
[Ref: 60162]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Untitled 17th century battle scene.] 12
[Untitled 17th century battle scene.] 12
Simonin In et Fe. Avec Privile Du Roy [n.d., c.1705].
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper, glue stains at edges.
A cavalry battle, with the riders firing pistols, drawn and engraved by Claude Simonin (c.1635-1721), an engraver and designer of ornamental gunfittings. It was published in 'Plusieurs Pieces et Ornements Darquebuzerie', a collection of designs for ornamental fittings on guns. Originally published in 1684 as a set of eight plates, an enlarged edition of 13 plates was published by Parisian gunmaker Laurent le Languedoc in 1705. Another expanded edition was published about 1776 by Gilles-Antoine Demarteau (this plate without the privilege, as per Metropolitan Museum 2011.310.1.13). On the reverse is Moncornet's portrait of 'Henry Duc de la Trémoille et de Thouars Pair de France'.
[Ref: 59786]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Lady Diana Beauclerk's two daughters]
[Lady Diana Beauclerk's two daughters]
Lady Diana Beauclerk del. F. Bartolozzi Etched.
Publish'd May 15th. 1780, by F. Bartolozzi No 1 Bentinck Street, in Berwick Street Soho.
Very fine and rare etching with stipple and hand colour, sheet 280 x 295mm (11 x 11¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Mount burn and foxing.
Elizabeth, later Lady Herbert, drawing in a sketch-book leaning on her knees; her younger sister Mary, later Countess Jenison Walworth, seated behind her. Etching after a drawing by their mother, Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734 - 1808), a talented amateur artist whose designs were much admired by Horace Walpole. Etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Italian printmaker who was invited to London by George III's librarian Richard Dalton, and who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London. In England Bartolozzi became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 he was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
De Vesme 1212 III of III.
[Ref: 60328]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Beauty & Time.
Beauty & Time.
Published according to Act of Parliament the 1.st of January 1781[?] by [illegible] Humprey.
Fine stipple, printed in sepia. 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"), with very large margins. Mint.
A bare-breasted young woman and Chronos tussle over his scythe. Ozias Humphrey (1742-1810), miniaturist and publisher, is best known for commissioning William Blake's 'A Small Book of Designs' and 'A Large Book of Designs', containing colour-printed plates from his other works.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60292]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Major John Bernardi Anno ætaris 73 primoqi die Martij A.o Dni. 1728.
Major John Bernardi Anno ætaris 73 primoqi die Martij A.o Dni. 1728.
W. Cooper pinx. Ger:VanderGucht sculp.
[n.d., 1728.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed to image and laid on album paper.
Portrait of Major John Bernardi (1657-1736), English soldier and Jacobite who spent 40 years in Newgate Prison, without proper trial, for his involvement in an assassination plot against William III, dying there aged nearly eighty. This portrait comes from his autobiography, 'A Short History of the Life of Major Bernardi by Himself', in which he describes marrying in Newgate in 1712 (aged 68) and fathering ten children while imprisoned.
Sharpe 315 I of II.
[Ref: 59862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bias of Priene.] Bias weinet, indem er jemanden zum Tode verurtheilet. Bias, capitis aliquem damnans, lacrymatur. vid. Srobaeus sermone 44.
[Bias of Priene.] Bias weinet, indem er jemanden zum Tode verurtheilet. Bias, capitis aliquem damnans, lacrymatur. vid. Srobaeus sermone 44. Praenobilissimo Dicasterio Civitatis primariae Gedanensis.
A Stech. inv. 1685. D.D.G. humillimus Servus Matth. Deisch fec. Ged. 1769.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 250 x 420mm (9¾ x 16½"), large margins. Stain top right.
Bias weeps while condemning someone to death. Bias of Priene (6th century BC) was one of the Seven Sages of Greece, renouned for his probity. An illustration of a tapestry after Andrzej Stech (1635-97) that once belonged to the bench of judges in the Artus Court in Gdansk, Poland. The story comes from 'Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers' by Diogenes Laërtius (3rd century AD).
[Ref: 60188]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney.
The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney. Baron Blayney of Monaghan, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the said County, Major General of His Majesty's Forces, and Colonel of the 38.th Regiment. Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Rare mezzotint, 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾") with large margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Cadwallader, 9th Baron of Blayney (1720-1775), wearing heavy robes decorated with plaid, a masonic apron and collar. Cadwallader was one of the most famous and influential Freemasons, elected Grand Master of England in 1764-66.
CS 25 i; pg. 1719
[Ref: 60332]   £360.00  
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[Tomb of Sir Henry Blount? ]
[Tomb of Sir Henry Blount? ]
Printed & Sold by Tim: Jordan & Tho: Bakewell at y.e Golden Lion in Fleetstreet [n.d. c.1720.]
Mezzotint. 150 x 200mm (6 x 8"), with large margins. Slight creasing.
Effigies of a knight in armour and his wife, lying with hands clasped in prayer. The BM's example has a pencil note suggesting this is the tomb of Henry Blount (1602-82) and his wife Hester in Trinity College chapel, Oxford. However the style of tomb seems anachronistic.
BM 1851,1213.664.
[Ref: 60151]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Clara.
[Anne Brown] Clara. From an Original Picture in the Collection of John Taylor, Esq.r.
Wm. Peters, R.A. pinx:t : Walker Excud:t.
Pubd. 13 Decr. 1777 by J. Walker No:13, Parliament Street
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"), with large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. Reverse copy of a mezzotint by John Raphael Smith (1751-1812).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60277]   £320.00  
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[Anne Brown] [Clara]
[Anne Brown] [Clara]
Peint par Guill.m Peters: R:A: Egrave' par : P : Charlay : L Ausgsbourg 15 Julliet 1778.
Fine stipple printed in sanguine, plate 200 x 160mm (7¾ x 6½"), with very large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to right within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. A German reverse copy of the stipple after Rev Matthew William Peters (c.1741-1814) engraved by John Walker (fl.1776-1802).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60276]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Miss Ferard.
[Anne Brown] Miss Ferard. in the Strand London.
[After Rev Mathew William Peters] J.P. Woffinik Sculp.
[n.d. c.1780]
Stipple printed in sanguine, plate 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"), with large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60278]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Clara.
[Anne Brown] Clara. From an Original Picture in the Collection of John Taylor, Esq.r.
[After Rev Mathew William Peters]
Pub.d March 1.st 1780 by J.Walker N.o 148 Strand.
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 160 x 135mm (6¼ x 5¼"). Thread margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. Reverse copy of a mezzotint by John Raphael Smith (1751-1812).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60279]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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John Bull Mus. Dcot. Cantab. Instaur. Oxon. MDXCII.
John Bull Mus. Dcot. Cantab. Instaur. Oxon. MDXCII. from an Original Paintng in the Music School Oxford. by J.W. Childe.
Illman sculp.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate, surface soiling.
John Bull (c. 1563-1628), composer, organist, virginalist and organ builder, drawn by Childe after a portrait painted by an unknown artist in 1589, when Bull was aged 27. A favourite of Elizabeth, Bull was appointed Gresham Professors of Music, but had to flee England when incurring the displeasure of James I, settling in Antwerp. The original portrait is now in the Faculty of Music and Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford.
[Ref: 59857]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Population of the British Empire 1821.
The Population of the British Empire 1821.
H. Adlard Sculp.
[n.d., c.1821.]
Etching on paper watermarked 1825. Plate 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"), with margins.
A portrait of Prime Minister George Canning surrounded by rings giving the population statistics of London, Edinburgh and Dublin, the Home Countries and counties. Around the outer ring is a text 'India and other Foreign Possessions upwards of 82 Millions'.
See Ref: 9523, 9524 & 9548
[Ref: 60236]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Canterbury Tales] Departure of the Canterbury Pilgrimes.
[Canterbury Tales] Departure of the Canterbury Pilgrimes. Prologue, Canterbury Tale Chaucer.
Drawn by Mortimer. Engraved by J Hogg.
London Publish'd Feb.y 12.th 1787 by J. R. Smith No. 31 King Street Covent Garden.
Etching with engraving. 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"), with large margins. Single spot in unprinted area of plate.
The pilgrims and their horses gather in a square outside the Tabard Inn, Southwark. One of nine plates after John Hamilton Mortimer, probably prepared for an edition of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' that was abandoned before publication.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60342]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Canterbury Tales] Griselda.
[The Canterbury Tales] Griselda. There, lowly seated on the dewey ground, she feeds her little charge that bleats around.
Angelica Kauffman del.t. Fran. Bartolozzi sculp.t.
London Publish'd March 35, 1784 by Sus,a Vivares, No 13 Great Newport Street.
Fine stipple with etching, printed in colours. 385 x 290mm (15¼ x 11½"). Thread margins, repair to bottom left corner of plate.
Griselda sitting in a landscape with sheep, holding a spindle under her left arm and a shuttle in her right hand. From Chaucer's 'Clerk of Oxford's Tale'.
De Vesme 1369. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60306]   £480.00  

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Celia.
Celia.
T. Cheesman inv.t et sculp.t.
Publsihed May 1, 1799, by T. Cheesman N.o 40 Oxford Street, London.
Coloured stipple, pt printed in colour; sheet 275 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed to printed border.
Half-length portrait of a young woman wearing a hat and dress with large collar and holding a basket of flowers amongst a countryside landscape. Most likely a representation of Celia from Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Thomas Cheesman (c.1760-1834) was a British draughtsman, painter and stipple engraver. He studied under Bartolozzi from the mid 1770s.
[Ref: 60324]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Chalier] Philipe Sidney.
[Joseph Chalier] Philipe Sidney.
peint par H.F. Tassaert. gravé par J.J. Tassaert.
A Paris et a Londres chez Tessari et Comp.ie [n.d., c.1835.]
Sripple, printed in colours. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"), large margins.
A portrait taken from a bust of Joseph Chalier (1747-93) who was a French lawyer and revolutionary politician. It is apparently a reissue of a portait of Chalier that Jean Joseph François Tassaert engraved, originally attributed to painter Jacques Philippe Caresme. This version has the title changed, Henriette-Félicité Tassaert as painter, and the revolutionary symbols in the borders removed.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60318]   £380.00  
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Done From the Original Painting at Altrop, in the Collection of John Spencer Esq.
Done From the Original Painting at Altrop, in the Collection of John Spencer Esq. To Whom this Plate is humbly Dedicated, by His Obliged & most hum.ble serv.t John Faber.
God.y Schalcken Pinx.t. W.m Shipley Delin.t. J. Faber fecit 1751.
Mezzotint, 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), with large margins on three sides. Creased in title, repaired nicks and tears on top margin. Laid on archival paper. Small bottom margin.
A boy blowing a flaming stick of charcoal in his left hand, while carrying a candle in a flat holder in the right hand.
CS: II of III. Ex Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 60286]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Charitas.
Charitas.
[after Aegidius Sadeler II.]
[n.d., c.1670-1700's.]
Very scarce mezzotint. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Thread margins.
A woman breastfeeding one child while two more children embrace, representing charitas, one of the seven virtues. Derived from an engraving in the same direction by Aegidius Sadeler II (1570-1629).
see Hollstein 119 for Sadeler's engraving.
[Ref: 60164]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Smyth.]
[Lady Smyth.]
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A.
Publish'd Mar. 15 1789, by F. Bartolozzi & C.o.
Stipple with etching, proof before title, 18th century watermark; 380 x 300mm (15 x 11¾") with small margins. Repaired nicks in margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Charlotte, Lady Smyth (1776-1823), seated wearing black broad-brimmed hat with white feathers and black transparent shawl, with her two daughters holding their brother up between them.
De Vesme 1221 iii of iv. Provenance Brussels Gentleman's Club.
[Ref: 60347]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Dux de Marlborough &c.
Johannes Dux de Marlborough &c.
G. Kneller S.R.A. et Angl. Eq. Aur. pinx.
E.C. Heiss excud. aug. vind. Cum Privileg. S.C.M. [n.d., c.1710.]
Mezzotint. 325 x 220mm (13 x 8½"). Trimmed to image, tear in top left corner taped.
Portrait in oval of John Churchill (1650-1722) in wig and armour, after a portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).
[Ref: 60209]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Remissio Peccatorum.
Remissio Peccatorum.
Egbertus van Heemskirk p. J. Smith fe:
P Tempest ex: [n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"), very large margins. Worming in bottom left corner of margin. Creasing.
'The remission of sins.' A friar hears the confession of a chained prisoner. Engraved c.1685, the paper of this example suggests a later printing.
BM 1874,0808.1282, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 60179]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Confession.]
[Confession.]
F. Place fec: [after Marcellus Laroon?].
P. Tespest ex: [n.d., c.1690.]
Mezzotint. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"), with large margins. Stain in bottom right corner.
A young woman wearing a lace-trimmed veil kneels as she confesses to a bearded monk who sits with his hands tucked into his sleeves. On the wall behind is a picture of the Crucifixion.
[Ref: 60184]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Constancy.]
[Constancy.]
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Giovanni Battista Cipriani.]
London, Publish'd June 1st 1782 by J. Walker Carver, Gilder & Printseller N.o 148 opposite Catherine Street Strand.
Stipple, printed in reddish-brown, proof before title. 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A half-length portrait of a woman in a classical robe, one breast bared. One of a set of twelve oval allegorical portraits. "I am constant as the Northern Star ...". Caesar's famous words from Shakespeare.
De Vesme: 589, between I & II.
[Ref: 60358]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Contemplating the Picture.
Contemplating the Picture.
J.R. Smith Delin.t.
London publish'd Nov.r 14.th 1785 - by J.R. Smith, N.o 83 - Oxford Street.
Stipple, printed in brown. 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Glue stain in edge of plate top left.
A woman stares at a miniature portrait in a locket.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997. BM 1880,0807.113, ''D'Oench notes that the drawing for this print is now known as 'The Locket' Ref: 268; (Huntingdon Library)"
[Ref: 60298]   £420.00  
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[Edwin & Emma]
[Edwin & Emma]
J. [Flaxman] Delin. Rob.t Marcuard. scul.t.
Publishd as the Act Directs Feby ye 10 1780 by Geo Durand No 8 Catherine Street Strand.
Scratched letter stipple proof printed in sanguine. Plate 275 x 205mm (10¾ x 8), with large margins.
A cottage interior in which Edwin dressed as a monk reaches to embrace Emma disguised as a youth, who sits in front of a fire and turns back towards him, gestures with surprise, while a cat plays with a ball by their feet; the moon visible above the half-door behind to right.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997. BM 1868,0808.2947
[Ref: 60285]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid and Ganymede. From Prior.
Cupid and Ganymede. From Prior. From the Original Picture, in the Possession of Geo.e Bowles Esq.r.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Tho.s Burke fecit.
Publish'd Jan.y 1.st 1784, by Tho.s Burke, Kemp's Row, Chelsea.
Fine stipple, printed in brown. 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼"), with large margins.
Cupid kneels, covering his face in his hands, compaining to his mother Venus that Ganymede has cheated him out of his arrows with false dice. Ganymede, holding the arrows, protests his innocence.
Alexander 170. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60304]   £450.00  
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The Triumph of David over Goliah.
The Triumph of David over Goliah. And When the Philistines saw their Champion was dead, they fled and the children of Israel pursued them to the gate of Ekron. 1 Sam. 17 Chap.
London, Published 11 July 1795 by Haines & Son, 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Some worming in the sky on right, nicks in small margins. Staining in title.
David stands above the body of Goliath, holding up his severed head. Behind the cavalry of the Children of Israel chase after the Philistine cavalry.
[Ref: 60172]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75.
Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75. A Noted Breaker of Pointers, has attended New Market meetings these 30 Years past is Qualified to Hawk, Hunt &c. by the Hon.ble Cha.s Bertley.
F. Sartotius pinx.t. Rob.t Laurie fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller, N.o 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 2, March, 1772.
Coloured mezzotint. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Small margins chipped.
Mezzotint by Robert Laurie (c.1755-1836) after Francis Sartorius (1734-1804). According to Siltzer this is a companion to a print after Nathan Drake. An early example, before the printing plate was trimmed by c.20mm at top.
Siltzer 242. CS II of II. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 60130]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Diana
Diana The bright Diana and her Nymph were found, / Laid Side by side, & both a sleeping sound [...]
A. Watteau pinx. T. Ryley fecit.
Printed for John Bowles ~ at the Black Horse in Cornhill London [c.1750]
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with large margins. Some staining top right and short tear in margin.
Diana and a nymph sleep, with a satyr looming over them. A mezzotint in reverse of an etching published in Jean de Jullienne's posthumous edition of prints after Watteau's drawings.
[Ref: 60187]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Dickinson] The Country Girl.
[Mary Dickinson] The Country Girl. How Happy is the harmless Country Maid, [...] From an Original Picture in the Collection of the Marquis of Granby.
Painted by W. Peters R.A. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London, Publish'd Mar. 1st, 1778 by W. Dickinson, No 20 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, and T. Watson No 142, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"), on 18th century watermarked paper, with margins. Repaired tears in margins.
A portrait identified by Chaloner Smith as Mary Dickinson, sister of the engraver, with a high hat with ribbons and low-cut dress, within an oval frame.
CS 17, state ii of ii. From the Halsey Collection.
[Ref: 60125]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Disarming Cupid.
Disarming Cupid.
Zucchi del.t. J.Baldrey sculp.t.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1st 1788 by J.Baldrey No.15 Carlisle Street Soho.
Stipple, finely printed in colours. 250 x 230mm (9¾ x 9"), with large margins. Mint.
Four nymphs surround Cupid on a terrace, stealing his bow. An oil by Antonio Zucchi in similar composition, 'Nymphs garlanding Cupid', is in Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (NT 960273)
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60300]   £360.00  
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A Silly Family Dispute [&] The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
A Silly Family Dispute [&] The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
Design'd by Edw.d Penny R.A.
London, Pub.d Oct.r 1796, by G.T. Stubbs, at the Turf Gallery, Conduit Street, & No.97 High Street, Mary-le-bone.
Pair of stipples, printed in colour. 240 x 175mm (9½ x 7"), with large margins. Repaired tear in inscription of The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.
In the first image a young couple fight over a meal. In the second they make up; the wife patting the husband on the cheek as a servant carries off the coffee tray.
GT Stubbs CLB 85 & 86. See reference 27310 for just 'The Dispute as Sillily Made Up.'
[Ref: 60322]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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