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The 14th February.
The 14th February.
G. B. O'Neill.
[n.d, c.1872].
Etching with very large margins. Laid, on India. Plate: 150 x 205mm (6 x 8"). Some foxing around the edges.
Scene in a country cottage in which two girls reach up to a post man, waiting to see if they have received any valentines. A young boy reaches into the postman's satchel and an older woman reads her valentine behind a door. From 'Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club' 1782.
[Ref: 35111]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Abulfauaris.
Abulfauaris.
H. Ramberg, delin. E.G. Kruger, Sculp. 1795.
Etching, 235 x 170mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Some foxing.
A priest clothing naked Africans. A book illustration published in Germany, probably to a work by Christoph Martin Wieland (1733 - 1813), German poet and novelist. One of his essays published in 1795 was titled 'The Confessions of Abulfauaris unprecedented priest of Isis in her temple on Memphis in Lower Egypt.' After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
[Ref: 10705]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Alpine Lovers. Les Amans Des Alps.
The Alpine Lovers. Les Amans Des Alps.
F. Wheatley pinx.t. Bransom sculp.t.
[London Published Jan.y 21.st 1802, by H. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.]
Engraving with stipple. Sheet 400 x 350mm (15¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed within publication line. Repaired tears. Edges of paper messy.
An embracing couple sit under a gnarled leafy tree, with sheep beside them to right next to a shepherds crook, a dog is curled at their feet and a bowl and pitcher lay on the ground. A cottage can be seen in the background.
[Ref: 61499]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph, Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, with helmet, sword and tiger-skin blanket. Plate 1 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55554]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a centaur. Her saddle cloth is a tiger's skin. Plate 5 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55557]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman pulled from her horse by a centaur. Her axe lies broken on the ground. Plate 6 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
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Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Composé et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, bow drawn, with a lion-skin blanket. Plate 2 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55555]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a tiger biting her horse's haunch. Her saddle cloth is a black panther's skin. Plate 4 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
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Angelica and Medora.
Angelica and Medora.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
Published July 1st 1787 by John & Josiah Boydell No 90 CHeapside London. Bit later.
Stipple, printed in colours, J. Whatman Turkey Mills watermark 1822; 265 x 310mm (10½ x 12¼"), with large margins. Small hole in top margin. Slight printer's crease.
A portrait of lovers Angelica and Medoro, characters in Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.
[Ref: 54231]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey
My Father urg'd me sair, my Mother did nae speak, / But she look'd in my Face till my heart was like to break. / Auld Robin Grey To Her Grace the Dutchess of Hamilton and Brandon, This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated, by Her Graces most obedient humble servant, W. Dickinson
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t Engraved by F. Bartolozzi
London, Publish'd Feb.y 10th 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street
Stipple, sheet 410 x 365mm (16 x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; small stain on right.
Illustration to 'Aud Robin Grey', a Scots ballad in which a young woman is compelled by her parents to marry an old man, Robin Grey, who promises to support her and her parents, even though she is in love with another man. Stipple engraving after Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Tim Clayton).
Calabi & De Vesme 1404 iii/iii
[Ref: 45439]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Barber of Seville.
The Barber of Seville. Extracted from the Monthly Mirror - New Series No. XIV.
Publish'd Mar 15. 1808 by Lauire & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured etching. 190 x 225mm (7½ x 8¾"), with letterpress underneath, sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
An illustration and ten-verse poem satirising Gioachino Rossini's 'Barber of Seville. A woman with cross-eyes and a hairy chin sits under a grape-trellis and an orange-tree; a barber kneels at her feet. In the song the amour promises to shave her every morning if she will marry him.
BM Satire 11195.
[Ref: 54351]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[after Jean Baptiste Pater.]
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. Sheet 295 x 380 (11½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
The woman sits on the end of the bed, drawing the man to her, while he gestures at a cat and a dog that pick off the remains of their meal.
[Ref: 54602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bunbury's Whims. The Lovers.
Bunbury's Whims. The Lovers.
L.M. Re
[n.d., c.1825.]
Watercolour. Sheet: 240 x 360mm (9½ x 14"), with 18th century watermark.
A watercolour copy of Henry Bunbury's Whims. A male figure kneels before a standing woman with a fan, made up of triangles.
See: Ref: 43975
[Ref: 43974]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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L'ecole de l'amour
L'ecole de l'amour
Clermont pinx: F. Pedro sculp. ap N. Cavalli Venetys [c.1770]
Fine engraving, platemark 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Very large margins.
Decorative scene after Jean François Clermont (1717-1817), French artist who also spent time in England working for Horace Walpole, Lord Stafford and the Prince of Wales.
[Ref: 38323]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Westbourne Procession, See page 324.
The Westbourne Procession, See page 324.
[Samuel De Wilde]
Published for the Satirist. April 1.st 1809. by S Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching with aquatint, sheet 205 x 380mm (8¼ x 15"). Trimmed within plate bottom and right. Folds as issued. Samll hole in image on right.
Plate from the Satirist, iv. 313. Mary Anne Clarke (1776-1852), lightly clad, sits astride a black goat facing the tail which she holds, wrapped in a Letter, in her right hand; the animal has the face of Col Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle (c.1762-1833). Holding one of its long horns, William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor, (Viscount Folkstone) (1779-1869) drags it forwards while Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet, (1770-1844) tugs at the rope around its neck. Samuel Whitbread (1764 -1815) steadies Mrs. Clarke while William Cobbett (1763-1835) pushes it aside. A boisterous group are watching and cheering with bludgeons and hats. "Here I am / Upon a black ram / Like a Wh—e as I am," Mrs. Clarke declares with a smile. A paper with the title ‘Lines to be Repeated at the House’ is held by her. A big spur with six points that reads, ‘Malice, Arrogance, Interest, Disappointment, Revenge, Ingratitude,’ is fastened to her slipper. From Cobbett's pockets project papers, 'Subscription for Miss Taylor and Cobbetts Political [Reg]ister.' He holds a piece of Democratic Ginger with which he is about to ginger the goat. He says, " A Fig for such a Ram. (To fig (from feague) is to ginger a horse.)" Behind him walks a fashionably dressed man with a pamphlet in his pocket, 'Hague's Letter to the Duke of York'. "I say Tom—How goes Trade in the Informing line?" inquires one of the debased-looking rabble. Burdett puts a coin in the hand of a ragged ruffian and says, "No Bribery No Corruption —come give us a cheer my lad & here's a Guinea for you." The man shouts, "No Bribery—No Corruption—Burdett for ever Wardle for ever No Duke." Others yell, "Burdett for ever" and "Wardle for ever." Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1772-1840) and his brother, Charles (1775-1850), both of whom have leeks in their hats, exchange "This will keep us awake Watky" and "Aye I think we shall Wynne the day now." In the background is inscribed Westbourne Place.
BM Satires 11297.
[Ref: 62320]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Credulous Innocence. [&] Seduction.
Credulous Innocence. [&] Seduction.
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by J. Young.
London Pub.d Nov.r 5, 1788, by Ia.s Birchall No.473, Strand.
Pair of mezzotints. 506 x 355mm. (20 x 14"). Damage to upper area.
A pair of scenes set in rustic settings: a young woman sitting in a bare interior, unaware of a young man who peers slyly through the window, listening attentively to another woman in tattered clothes with a broad-brimmed hat, who reads her palm; and a young woman wearing a mob cap, shawl and apron, sitting at the door of a thatched cottage, her left arm hooked over the back of her chair, reading a letter. There is a basket upside down beside her, and a bird drinking from a plate on the ground next to it. A young man is seen bribing a second woman behind a tree next to the cottage to the right.
Chaloner Smith: p.1646 [listed]. Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection Sotheby's 13/11/97.
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Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
G.B. Cipriani del. I.K. Sherwin Sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple and etching in red ink. 255 x 210mm. 10 x 8¼".
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The veiled couple walk holding a bird and mourning; Hymen carrying a basket of fruit behind and two cupids leading the way. A copy of Bartolozzi's print after Cipriani's study from a cameo by Tryphon.
De Vesme: 2307; copy. See ref 20469.
[Ref: 20470]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid and Cephisa,
Cupid and Cephisa, [One Day as I was walking in the Woods...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr. [&] Cupid and Cephisa, [Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Thomas Burke Fecit.
London, Publish'd July 10th. 1789 by T Burke, No. 5, Great College Street, Westminster. [&] Publish'd Feb.y 1st. 1789 by T Burke No 5 Great College Street, Westminster.
Very fine matching pair of stipples with etching, proof states before lines of verse, one with publisher's inscription scratched. Each 470 x 335mm (18½ x 13¼"), with large margins.
Two scenes from Montesquieu's 'Céphise et l'Amour'. In the first Cupid is discovered by Cephisa and a male companion (intended to be the author), lying asleep in a bush of flowers; in the second Cephisa raises one of his wings, preparing to cut it off, as her companion leans forward to stop her.
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[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber.
[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber. On her left breast a mole, cinque spotted...
Painted by W. Martin. Engraved by A. Zaffonato
Publish'd November 30th 1793 by A. Suntach.
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 230 x 250mm (9 x 9¾") Trimmed into plate top and bottom, thread margins at sides.
A scene from William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline': Imogen sleeps in her bed while Iachimo leans over her writing a letter suggesting he has seduced her. After William Martin (1753 - c.1831), historical painter who was pupil and assistant to Cipriani until c.1784.
[Ref: 54204]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Danger.
Danger. Ah Betsey if you did but think, / How near you are to Dangers brink; / You'd surely then leave off your play, / And strait from Billy far away 166
Printed for Bowles & Carver 69 St Paul's Church Yard London [c.1790]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Staining lower left; crease top left.
A young man ('Billy') attempts to thread a needle held by a young woman ('Betsey'), with the title and text below highlighting the action as a metaphor for Billy's intentions, and advising Betsey to evade them. Part of the genre of mezzotint drolls in which familiar activities such as sewing and eating were explicit metaphors for sex.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; state ii/ii
[Ref: 36210]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[David and Bathsheba]
[David and Bathsheba] David de Bethsabée éprouve la puissance, / Ses atraits de sa foy triomphe sans effort [...]
Peint par J. Raoux Gravé par Chereau le jeune
Se vend à Paris chez Chereau le jeune aux Gobelins, et chez son frere, Graveur du Roi, rue St. Jacques aux deux pilliers d'or [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"), with very large margins. Fine impression.
David's seduction of Bathsheba, as recounted in the 2 Samuel in the Bible. Verses below indicting David for the act, asserting that it cancelled out all of his positive achievements.
From the Library of Pitsligo
[Ref: 45142]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Diffident Lover.
The Diffident Lover.
Set by Mr Howard. G. Bickham jun.r Sculp.t.
[London, 1738.]
Engraved music sheet, 18th century watermark. 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"), with very large margins.
A music and lyrics to a song by Frances Perrott, illustrated by an engraving of a pair of lovers. From Bickham's 'Musical Entertainer'.
[Ref: 53383]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Discovery or the angry Father.
The Discovery or the angry Father.
Painted by J. Opie R.A. Engraved by Ja.s Ward, Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. the Princ[e of Wales.]
London Published Sept.r 25th 1809, by R. Lambe, 39, Fleet Street.
Large mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 745 x 545mm (29¼ x 21½") very large margins. Trimmed within plate, bottom right corner of inscription rebuilt.
A father discovers his daughter's love letters.
CS 38. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 56763]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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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.'
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Squire & Sally. [&] Damon and Phillis.
Squire & Sally. [&] Damon and Phillis.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Scarce pair of coloured engravings. Each sheet 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, with loss of text, some other damage.
Lines of poetry satirised with caricatures of dwarf lovers. Squire & Sally is probably copied from Arne's "Thomas & Sally" an opera. Damon & Phillis is a crude commonplace woodcut copy after the mezzotint in the BM published by R. Sayer.2010.7081.1714. 'Squire and Sally' has four lines from Thomas Arne's 'Love in a Village': ''Young I am, and sore affraid: / would you hurt a harmless maid. / Lead an innocent astray. / Tempt me not, kind sir, I pray''. 'Damon and Phillis' has lines from 'Lovely Nymph', of uncertain attribution, but credited to both J.J. Rousseau and James Oswald: 'Lovely nymph assuage my anguish, / At your feet a tender swain / Prays you will not let him languish; One kind look wou'd ease his pain''.
[Ref: 54488]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Erigone]
[Erigone] Un pareil vétement pour voiler tant de charmes / A d'austeres censeurs paroist un peu léger [...]
Peint par N. Monsiau Gravé par L.J. Cathelin Graveur du Roi
AParis chez Bance le jeune Rue Severin No 115 C.D.M.
Engraving, platemark 340 x 240mm (13¼ x 9½"). Very slight foxing.
Erigone, daughter of Icarius of Athens, who hanged herself over her father's grave after he was killed by Dionysus's shepherds. According to Ovid, Dionysus assumed the shape of a cluster of grapes to approach and seduce her (which the text here alludes to). After a painting by Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754/5-1837), painter who made book illustrations from Ovid and other authors following the slump in commissions brought about by the Revolution, and later received an important commission from Napoleon, 'the Comitia at Lyon, 26 January 1802' (Versailles, Château).
[Ref: 40284]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Illustr^ious Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
The Illustr^ious Lover or the D, of Cumberland done Over.
[Isaac Cruikshank]
London Augt 16, 1801, Pub: by S W Fores N. 50 Piccadily [sic] Folios of Caricatures Lent out.
Etching with fine hand colour. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), with large margins. On Edmeades watermarked '1799' paper. Slight hole /tear near bottom of box.
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), sits in an arm-chair pressing a knot of ribbon to his lips and says, "Not meet at St Giles's? D-n-n worse than a Dog you use me - not to be allowed to attend as Midwife, Nurse or Chamber maid, D-n-n must I belong to nobody - but I must not complain - I am allways blubbering I talk in my sleep, in short I act the part of a Fool - O the dear Plant, the dear the ever dear Pink cotton - my Charmer, my dearest dear, my adored my Celestial, I have invoked Cupid, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus, & all the Deites to Santion our heaven born love, you know I have plunged 7 times in the Hog trough over head & ears, & yet after all such sousing I cannot conquer this heaven born Passion . . . as wheat falls so my Divine affection rises . . . [&c. &c.]. Pray dont read the life of Major Hanger till I come & read it to you - O what a Dog I am." He faces a small oblong table on which is a flowering plant, which he waters from a watering-can held between his legs. Other objects on the table are books: 'Jack the Giant Killer' [a chap-book]; 'Lover Letter Tom Thumb'; 'D of Cumberland'; a print of three standing prostitutes: 'Two Penny Uprights (See Partridge, 'Slang Dict., s.v. threepenny bit.) [a similar print by Cawse has this title]; packages inscribed: 'Alcampane', lollypops', 'Sugar Candy', 'Carraway Comfits', 'Barley Sugar', 'Parmasan'. On the floor are papers: 'My Beauty without Paint'; 'My Angel'; 'My Deer Deer Dear Lovee Love Dear'; 'My Love . . . Adorable'; 'Not sufficiently Expressive of my Noble love & Devine Affection'. Beside the duke stands an open chest of 'Keepsakes', piled up with hats, bonnets, shoes, a comb, powder-puff, and a cracked chamber-pot 'often used by M. Anne'.
BM Satires 9777. See Dupl. 61873.
[Ref: 61835]   £320.00  
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The Fair Seducer.
The Fair Seducer.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by E.J. Dumée.
[n.d. c.1790.]
Stipple printed in brown ink. 337 x 254mm (13¼ x 10"). Cut, crease.
A young maiden wearing a large bonnet sits resting in a chair by a window looking towards the viewer with a glint in her eye.
[Ref: 28903]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Kiss of Love.
The First Kiss of Love. But soft_to wound those tender lips forbear, Or dread, the fatal Vengeance of the Fair: Tho' sharp Your Strings, her eyes can scatter round, Darts, that with more tormenting strings may wound; Nor, as ye sip, inflict the slightest pain, For unreveng's the Wrong will ne'er remain; But gently gather from those precious rills, Th'ambrosial drops each humid lip destills.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculps. R. Stanier Excudit.
Pubd. July 1.1787 by R. Stanier No.15 Villiers Street, Strand, & T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard.
Stipple and etching. 208 x 235mm (8¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to plate.
The first kiss of love. A woman sleeping in a garden, reclining on a large sofa, breasts bare, her left arm resting on a cushion, right hand holding roses; Cupid behind her, his left hand lifting a veil over her head, right index finger touching his right eye; to right, a vase on ornamental pedestal.
De Vesme: 1317 iv/iv.
[Ref: 20442]   £360.00  
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L'Amitié.
L'Amitié. P.5.
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 large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing friendship, with two chained hearts.
[Ref: 59314]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lamour Moissonneur.
Lamour Moissonneur.
Boucher inv. et fecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed, to image on right. Time stained.
'Harvester love'. Two cherubs tickle Cupid, who is asleep on a sheaf of wheat. His quiver is on the ground. A reversed copy of the engraving by Francois Bernard Lepicie after François Boucher.
[Ref: 60732]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
Heart Stealing. I've got it. [&] Heart Stealing. Can't get at it.
E.E.H. W. Derby lithog [&] E.E.H. del: W. Derby lithog:
[n.d. c.1840.]
A fine pair of coloured lithographs. Image sheet 152 x 191mm. 6" x 7½". Cut and laid on sheet.
A pair of charming coloured lithographs. A woman has fallen into a sweet dream whilst reading. Above her head are the her visions of love and leisure. Three little cherub cupids tip-toe away somewhat cheekily. [&] A man has fallen asleep at his desk. Naked cupids poke him with their arrows of love, and his dreams are of the leisures and pastimes that appeal to him.
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How Sweet's the Love that meets Return, When in Soft flames souls equal burn.
How Sweet's the Love that meets Return, When in Soft flames souls equal burn.
G. Morland Pinx.t. T. Gaugain sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Dec.r 1785, by T. Gaugain, No. 4, Little Compton Street, S.t Ann's.
Fine stipple. 330 x 290mm (13 x 11½"), with very large margins.
A pair of lovers lie in each other's arms under a tree at the side of wood. This print was also issued with the alternative title 'Jenny & Roger' (BM 1860,0728.132), with otherwise identical inscriptions.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60312]   £480.00  
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Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Jack Tar admiring the Fair Sex.
Rowlandson Delin.t 1815.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with good margins. Unexamined out of frame.
A quayside scene, with a sailor eyeing up two prostitutes, one of whom is black. A pencil note of the frame states there is a watermark of 1814 on the print.
BM 1948,0214.800.
[Ref: 51926]   £450.00  
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[Valentine.]
[Valentine.] Got up in killing style [/] Some booby to beguile, [/] But who would care to wed, [/] Such an empty head, [/] You are not fit to rule a home [/] Since folly claims you for her own.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 175 x 130mm (7 x 5").
A Victorian valentine poking fun at a young woman.
[Ref: 43812]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Progress of Seduction]
[The Progress of Seduction]
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by A. Gabriel.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Five out of six etchings (lacking plate 3) with large margins. Each plate 280 x 320mm (11 x 12½"). Spotting.
Five out of six scenes from The Progress of Seduction showing the downfall and penitence of Lætitia, seduced by a faithless lover. These plates were engraved by Amedeo Gabrielli (1749 - 1817) after the stipples published by John Raphael Smith in 1789.
D' Oench: 300 copies. Frankau: 214-19
[Ref: 36865]   £690.00   view all images for this item
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[The Progress of Seduction.]
[The Progress of Seduction.]
Painted by G. Morland. Engrav'd by A. Gabriel.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Set of 6 etchings, complete, stitched on left edge. Each plate 280 x 320mm (11 x 12½") Very large margins, uncut. Wear to edges.
"The Progress of Seduction" complete set of six scenes of the downfall and penitence of Lætitia, seduced by a faithless lover. These plates were engraved by Amedeo Gabrielli (1749 - 1817) after the stipples published by John Raphael Smith in 1789. See Ref: 36865 for complete set.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. D' Oench 300 copies; Frankau: 214-19
[Ref: 35800]   £980.00   view all images for this item
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[Dinner party of lechers.]
[Dinner party of lechers.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 380 x 505mm (15 x 20"), with large margins. Edges chipped.
A 19th century dinner party, all the men wearing powdered wigs except for a fat friar, leering over a naked young woman who is collecting cherries that have spilled onto the floor. Her clothes are to one side.
[Ref: 54284]   £500.00  
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La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné.
La Liberté Perdue ou l'Amour Couronné. Dédié a Mr le Vicomte de Molien. Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur Mondhare.
Le Brun Inv. Del. Dambrun Sculp.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving. 400 x 281mm. 15¾ x 11". Trimmed inside platemark.
On an enveloped chaise-longue sit two lovers, brought together by cupid who stands in front of the woman.
[Ref: 27695]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Love and Affection.
Love and Affection.
London: Pub.d Jan.y 1. 1814 by Jn.o Burgis, 32, Southampton Street, Strand.
Fine stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. Plate 255 x 305mm (10 x 12"). Narrow margins.
A vignette scene of Venus standing over a brazier with Cupid (with bird's wings) and Affection (with butterfly wings). Two doves coo at their feet. The printed colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 60208]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Love.
Love.
Pub. June 4. 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Hand-coloured engraving. 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825'. Plate: 160 x 215mm (6¼ x 8½'').
A scene showing an old man, with tears in his eyes standing before a young pretty woman, behind the old man is a smiling black man.
[Ref: 50631]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Love.
Love.
Wheatly delin. Picot ex.
London, Publush'd Feb.y 20. 1788, by W.M. Picot, N.o 6 Greek Street Soho.
Hand-coloured stipple with etching, 260 x 310mm (10¼ x 12¼") with large margins. Creased, small holes on margins.
A young couple in rustic dress are discovered in a barn by an old woman, who stands in the open doorway, brandishing a broom.
Webster E49.
[Ref: 60341]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Love and Honour.
Love and Honour. To The Right hon.ble the Countess of Eustonm This Print from an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq,,r is with the gratest respect Dedicated by Her Ladyships Obedient Humble Servant W. Dickinson.
H. Bunbury Esq,,r Delint. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi.
London, Publish'd: Dec.r 1st; 1786 by W. Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in colours. Sheet 405 x 350mm. Some restoration.
A dragoon embraces a young woman before leaving, as another rider holds his rearing horse. A scene from 'The Tobacco Box', author unknown. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). The colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 51468]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Love and Hope.
Love and Hope.
H. Bunbury Esq,,r Delint. C. Knight fecit.
London, Publish'd: Decr. 1st; 1786 by W. Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in colour. Sheet 400 x 450mm. Some restoration.
An oval scene of a young woman flirting with a seated soldier holding a rifle, as another woman watches from a gate. A pair to 'Love and Jealousy', both after Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). The colour is particularly fine.
[Ref: 51465]   £450.00  
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Vicissitudes of Love & Matrimony.
Vicissitudes of Love & Matrimony.
[Anon., c.1820]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 170 x 235mm (6¾ x 9½"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Ladder showing the progressing stages of love on one side (admiration; flirtation; declaration; acceptation; preparation; celebration), with happy couples ascending a hill to the temple of the muses. From there, the descent begins (alteration; irritation; altercation; execration; desperation; separation), with a ship in a storm providing the not-so-subtle metaphor. One of many nineteenth century prints visualising the ups and downs of relationships (see also the 'Map of Matrimony', ref. 40811). This particular impression has been personalised by a previous owner, who has trimmed the print and coloured the edges in trompe l'oeil fashion, to resemble a piece of paper curling at the edges.
[Ref: 41085]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Feast.
Love Feast.
Thaumaso Scrutiny Esq.e Fecit.
Published for the Satirist. Oct.r 1.st 1808, by S. Tipper 37 Leadenhall Street.
Etching with aquatint, plate 185 x 335mm (7¼ x 13½"), with margins. On paper watermarked '1807'. Folds as issued. Small tear in one of the folds just touchng the plate.
Pl. from the 'Satirist', iii. 225. A satire on the marriage of Calvinist preacher, William Huntington (1745-1813) on 15th August 1808, to the rich widow of Sir James Sanderson (1741–1798), so that gold replaces his former earnings as a coal-heaver. He had formerly (after seducing and deserting another young woman) had 'a connection' (i.e. married) Mary Short by whom he had thirteen children; she died from gin and chagrin at the intimacy from c. 1803 between Huntington and Lady Sanderson. A "love-feast" is underway in a sparsely furnished room, illuminated by a torch that the Devil is holding above Huntington's bride's head. Huntington is holding the hand of a small woman who is staring at a picture (or mirror) that a "fat mid-wife" has held out to her. The picture features little imps or ragamuffins. The Devil offers a miserable literary hack a pair of breeches, while his ragged shirt and coat hang over his nude legs. With great pleasure, the latter accepts the breeches; from his pocket projects a paper: 'Huntington rescued from the Attack of the Satirist'. Hideous men and women can be seen on the left; one man is shown pouring a bottle's contents into the mouth of a woman who appears to be debauched. A woman holding an ugly baby is given a "Warrant f Bastardy" by a man. Demons are seen in the background emptying one sack of coal and stuffing another full of gold. "Bank of Faith this Lucrative Concern to be Disposed of the Present Proprietor retiring from Trade" is written on a placard that is attached to the wall.
BM Satires 11083.
[Ref: 62310]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Masked
Love Masked
Published as the Act directs Oct 10 1799 by P.W.Tomkins, No.49 New Bond Street London.
Fine stipple, printed in colours. 180 x 165mm (7 x 6½"), with large margins. Tears in margins, some soiling of edges. Uncut. Publishing line slightly faded.
An infant Cupid hides behind a huge Tragic mask. A pair to 'Cupid Unmasked'.
[Ref: 54209]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Me, Love My Dog.
Love Me, Love My Dog. Sketches of Head by W.D., No.69.
London; Published July 20, 1833, by T. McLean, Haymarket. Printed by Maguire & Co.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet: 240 x 360mm (9½ x 14¼"). Staining and laid on album sheet.
A scene showing a woman holding her dog.
[Ref: 44727]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Remember me.
Remember me. [&] The power of Love.
[n.d. c.1830]
Two letterpress' sheet 395 x 250mm (15½ x 9¾") Glued to album paper.
Two letterpress poems with flower designs framed around them.
[Ref: 62272]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Sheltered.
Love Sheltered. It's a cold, rainy night, and I'm wet to the skin / And I have lost my way, Ma'am: so pray let me in [...]
H. Thomson Pinx.t W.m Say Sculp.t
London, Published Nov.r 10.th 1806 by H. Macklin, 39, Fleet Street
Mezzotint, Open-letter proof, rare, platemark 655 x 415mm (25¾ x 16¼"), with very large margins.
Allegorical scene after one of the major works of Henry Thomson (1777-1843), engraved the same year as the Thomson painted the picture. Thomson was elected as a Royal Academician two years earlier, in 1804, and in 1825 would succeed Henry Fuseli as keeper of the Royal Academy. The publisher, Hannah Macklin, was the widow of Thomas Macklin, continuing his business after his death in 1801.
[Ref: 45436]   £420.00  
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