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The Newest Spring and Summer French Fashions for 1867.
The Newest Spring and Summer French Fashions for 1867. Publication du Moniteur de la Mode.
P. Digilol[?, in plate] Lith. Gillaumin & C.ie, 149, Quay Valmy, Paris.
London C.E. Weldon _ 22 Tavistock S.t _ Covent Garden _ W.C. A Paris, Chez AD. Gourband Editeur, Rue Richlieu, 92.
Lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 615 x 900mm. Tears in edges taped, some foxing at edges.
A large plate illustrating 21 ladies' dresses for indoor and outdoor use. The 'Moniteur de la Mode' was a Parisian weekly fashion magazine founded in 1842. This larger plate seems to be a separate issue.
[Ref: 62663]   £420.00  
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L'Accord Parfait.
L'Accord Parfait. Gravé d'Apres le Tableau original Peint par Watteau, de même grandeur.
A. Watteau pinxit. Baron sculp.
a Paris chez la V. Chereau rüe S.t Jacque aux deux pilliers d'or, et chez Surugue graveur rüe des Noyers vis a vis S.t Yves [n.d., c.1730]
Engraving. 395 x 305mm (15½ x 12"). Some restoration.
A scene in a wooded garden, with a man playing the flute while reading from a score held by a woman sitting beside him, as another man plays the guitar lying to one side. 'The Perfect Accord', a 1719 painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), is now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
[Ref: 63003]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand.
R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 96 Strand. Plate 31, Vol. IX.
No.54 of R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts &c. Pub. June 1, 1827.
Very fine, coloured aquatint, pt watrmark. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed into plate.
Rudolph Ackermann's (1764 - 1834) Repository of Arts to Her Majesty at no. 96 on the south side of the Strand, on the eastern corner of Beaufort Buildings; figures passing on the street pause to look at the pictures decorating the windows. Numbered 'Plate 31, Vol.IX' upper right, from his own 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics", and it discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
[Ref: 63212]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Adolphe Adam.
Adolphe Adam.
Vogt. d'apres Hip. Adam. Lith. Bertauts, Paris.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 240 x 140mm (9½ x 5½"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Adolphe Adam (1803 -56), French composer, teacher and music critic. A prolific composer for the theatre, he is best known today for his ballet Giselle (1841) and his Christmas carol "Minuit, chrétiens!" (Midnight, Christians, 1844, known in English as "O Holy Night").
[Ref: 63225]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Magnifico smokentissimo custardissimo astrologissimo cunningmanissimo rabbinissimo viro Iacko Adams de Clarkenwell Greeno hanc lovelissiman sui picturam.
Magnifico smokentissimo custardissimo astrologissimo cunningmanissimo rabbinissimo viro Iacko Adams de Clarkenwell Greeno hanc lovelissiman sui picturam.
Hobbedeboody pinxit et scratchabat.
[London. Pub. as the Act directs May 30, 1792 by J. Caulfield.]
Engraving. 130 x 75mm (5 x 3"). Trimmed within plate, backed onto album paper.
Portrait of Jack Adams, known as "the cunning man of Clerkenwell Green", an astrologer, at a table casting a horoscope, a tobacco pipe tucked into his belt. A woman wearing a torn cap and collar, and over whose head is written "the queene of slutes", stands behind him touching his shoulder asking him to tell her fortune. In the lower right corner, the head and shoulders of a man appear; he holds out his hat with his left hand and with the right offers coins to the astrologer, asking "Is she a princess". On the table, as well as the horoscope on which Adams writes, is an inkwell with another quill, an almanack lettered "Poor Robin's Path to Knowledge" and a horn-book; on the wall behind hangs a medal with the head of a man in a turban; two shelves are partly concealed by a curtain, the top shelf has books and a fool's wand with a horse's head and the shelf below has children's toys, a drum and spinning tops with whips
[Ref: 63190]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Adair near Limerick.
Adair near Limerick.
Walmesley del. Hill sculp.
London Published June 25. 1810 by John Murphy
Aquatint, sheet 255 x 325mm (10 x 12¾"). Trimmed to plate. Bit messy.
A view of Adare in Ireland. People walk along a country road, on the right is a Church, possibley the Franciscan Abbey, Adare Friary or Trinitarian Abbey.
[Ref: 63052]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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W.m Addington Esq.r
W.m Addington Esq.r
Painted by W.m Peters R.A. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Publish'd May 1. 1781 by J. Birchall N.º 473 Strand, London.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark; 385 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to plate.
A half-length portrait of Bow Street magistrate Sir William Addington (1728-1811), dressed in the uniform of the Westminster Volunteers.
CS 1; Frankau 2, state ii.
[Ref: 62740]   £320.00  
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Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi.
Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi. Plate, 71.
Pugin & Rowlandson del.t et sculp.t J.Bluck, aqua.t.
London. Pub. July 1st, 1809 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, plate 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"), with very large margins.
Founded in 1754 by William Shipley as the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, the RSA moved into a purpose-built building designed by the Adam Brothers (James and Robert Adam) in their Adelphi development,. This scene shows the Great Room, with its sequence of six paintings by Irish artist James Barry: called "The progress of human knowledge and culture". A plate from Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London' (1808-9), a landmark publication in the documentation of London, bringing together two specialist artists, Thomas Rowlandson to design the figures and Augustus Pugin to provide the architectural draughtsmanship. The result was a series of scenes unprecedented in their combination of vivid activity and architectual accuracy.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 62696]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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African Hospitality.
African Hospitality.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
London: Pub.d. March 24, 1814, by S. Morgan N.º 32, Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 480 x 655mm (18¾ x 25¾") very large margins. Tear entering inscription area bottom left taped; some creasing and surface soiling.
African natives rescue English passengers from a shipwreck, lighting bolts behind. A scene published as a contrasting pair to Morland's 'Slave Trade', which depicted the brutality of the slavers. When Morland's original painting of 'Slave Trade' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1788 it was the first expression of abolitionist protest in the visual arts, a departure from Morland's usual English rural scenes. The publication of the two mezzotints based on the paintings was a departure for Smith: for the first time he embarked on a subscription scheme to pay for publication of prints. Fortunately for his business, which was suffering from the closure of the European market by the French Revolution, the prints were published during the peak of anti-slavery fervour was reaching its peak between 1788 and 1792
Frankau: 5, iii of iii; D'Oench, 314 and Chapter 5, 'The Slavery Prints'. Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 62700]   £950.00  
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Agriculture N.º 2.
Agriculture N.º 2.
Published for the Home & Colonial Infant School Society by Darton & Clark 58 Holborn Hill [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 405 x 535mm (16 x 21"). Slight scuffing in bottom edge.
Six agricultural scenes (Ploughing, Sowing, Harrowing, Reaping, Mowing & Haymaking, and Sheep Shearing) and illustrations of a reaping hook and shears.
[Ref: 63274]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Ajunta. General View Of Caves Comprising Caves N.o 21 & 26.
Ajunta. General View Of Caves Comprising Caves N.o 21 & 26. Plate II.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 370 x 485mm (14½ x 19").
A perspective view of a few of the Ajanta Caves; 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dating from the second century BCE to about 480 CE in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India. Universally regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, the caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotions through gesture, pose and form. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate III.
[Ref: 62939]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Ajunta.Verandah Of Vihara N.o 2..
Ajunta.Verandah Of Vihara N.o 2.. Plate N.o IX.
From A Sketch By Ja.s Fergusson Esq.r. T.C. Dibdin Del & Lith. M & N Hanhart Imp.
Published by John Weale, 59 High Holborn. [1845]
Tinted lithograph, sheet 370 x 485mm (14½ x 19") very large margins. Creases and repaired tears to top and bottom margins.
A view the veranda of one the Ajanta Caves; 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dating from the second century BCE to about 480 CE in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state in India. Universally regarded as masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, the caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotions through gesture, pose and form. From 'Illustrations Of The Rock-Cut Temples Of India: Selected From The Best Examples Of The Different Series Of Caves At Ellora, Ajunta, Cuttack, Salsette, Karli, And Mahavellipore. Drawn On Stone By Mr. T.C. Dibdin, From Sketches Carefully Made On The Spot, With The Assistance Of The Camera-Lucida, In The Years 1838-9, By James Fergusson, Esq. - London:: [1845]'.
Abbey 467 plate X.
[Ref: 62938]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Albertu'
S. Albertu' Clara fugat lampas noctem, liber otia tollit Mactatur Cypris flore, Cupido cruce
[after Hans von Aachen, as engraved by Robert Boissard.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Thread margin at bottom, tipped onto album sheet at corners.
A copy of a portrait of Saint Albertus Magnus (1200-80). [Albert Bullstredt] Albert was one of the Great Medieval Philosophers and scientists.
[Ref: 62686]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albert] In Memory of H.R.H. Prince Consort,
[Albert] In Memory of H.R.H. Prince Consort, Born at Ehrenberg, August 26th, 1819. Died at Windsor, December 14th,1861. The Nation Mourns Her Loss.
[n.d., c.1861.]
Embossed card. 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Laid on album paper.
A blind-embossed card with a portrait of Prince Albert in a border of mourning angels with an hourglass.
[Ref: 63287]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Auri vexavit nitidi nos fira cu,, pido, Nuc me paupertas premere vall,, de solet.
Auri vexavit nitidi nos fira cu,, pido, Nuc me paupertas premere vall,, de solet.
Gabriel Spizel inv et excud. Aug.Vinel.
[n.d. c.1750]
Fine & rare mezzotint printed in blue. Plate 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"), with large margins.
Alchemy print with lines in Latin and German. A man holds his head in alarm as his experiment makes sparks.
[Ref: 63094]   £390.00  
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[Alchemist] Die Arsnen [?] Kunst. La Pharmacie.
[Alchemist] Die Arsnen [?] Kunst. La Pharmacie.
Jacob Wangner Sculp. Inventé et peint par J. La Jouë.
[Augsburg c.1740.]
Scarce engraving. Sheet 285 x 355mm (11¼ x 14"). Trimmed within plate at bottom with loss of imprint.
The interior of an apothecary's workshop, with an oven, stills, books and animals hanging from the ceiling. This is a German edition of one of a series of allegorical prints of the arts and sciences after Jacques de Lajoue (1686 - 1761), a French decorative rococo painter, engraved by Charles Nicolas Cochin and published by the verve Chéreau in Paris during the 1730s.
[Ref: 63128]   £680.00  
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A Representation of the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen and Common Council.
A Representation of the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen and Common Council.
H. Gravelot inv. et Sculps.
Published according to Act of Parliament July 30 1750. Sold by W. H. Toms Engraver at the Golden Head over against Surgeons Hall near Ludgate-Hill. Price 6d.
Etching. 275 x 145mm (10¾ x 5¾"). On 18th century watermarked paper, large margins.
An interior view of the Lord Mayor, Court of Alderman and Common Council.
[Ref: 63130]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Etchings by Lady Long
Etchings by Lady Long from her sketches taken in France and Holland in 1815-1817, 1819.
[n.d. c.1819]
Lithograph, sheet 490 x 355mm (19½ x 14"). Central printers crease.
Title page, with title and images in cartouches. Amelia Long (née Hume) (1772-1837), married Charles Long who was created Baron Farnborough in 1826. Lady Farnborough was Thomas Girtin's favourite pupil, and her work was widely admired by professional artists and drawing masters.
Ex collection of The Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 62715]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peace of Amiens] Old Times Returned.
[Peace of Amiens] Old Times Returned.
W. f. [George Moutard Woodward.]
Pub.d May 18 1802 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. Sheet 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate, title slightly cropped.
An obese John Bull eats at a laden table; The waiter says ''Pudding did you say Sir?''; Bull retorts angrily ''Yes you Scoundrel Pudding_ do you mean to stave a Man in a Christian Country _ at Peace with all the World!''. The Treaty of Amiens was signed on 25th March 1802, resulting in a pause in the war with Revolutionary France until 18th May 1803.
[Ref: 63119]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Anne Princesse Roiale de la Grande Bretagne, Princesse D'Orange, &c. &c. &c.
Anne Princesse Roiale de la Grande Bretagne, Princesse D'Orange, &c. &c. &c.
Amiconi Pinxit. Phil. Endlich Sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1735.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 330 x 225mm (13 x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
A portrait of George II's daughter Anne (1709-59) who married William IV of Orange in 1734.
[Ref: 63324]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Member of the Benevolent Pension Society?]
[Member of the Benevolent Pension Society?]
Painted and Engraved by W.T. Dennis 1852.
Mezzotint. Sheet 375 x 245mm (14¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, creases in corners.
A three-quarter length portrait of a man in tailcoat and velvet waistcoat, resting one hand on architectural plans, probably for almshouses for a Benevolent Pension Society.
[Ref: 63175]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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View in the Old North Sound, Antigua. From Freemans.
View in the Old North Sound, Antigua. From Freemans.
Drawn by J. Johnson. Engraved by E. Duncan.
[London Published Feb. 1. 1827 by T. & G. Underwood, Fleet Street.]
Very fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 340 x 480mm (13½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
Slaves at work on the Captain Freeman's sugar windmill. To the left is the chapel built by the Moravian missionaries on Samuel Otts' estate. From an extremely rare series 'Views of the West Indies', which was intended (according to the printed wrapper) ''to convey a faithful outline of the existing State of Slavery on the Plantations in the British Islands''. Five parts were planned, each containg four views: the first two were published by the Underwoods in 1827, with a third by Smith & Elder in 1829, before the series was wound up. Only a map of Antigua and 11 plates were issued.
Abbey: 678, the premature end was ''a pity, for these plates were excellent''.
[Ref: 63004]   £950.00  
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View of Saint John's Harbour, Antigua. From Friar's Hill.
View of Saint John's Harbour, Antigua. From Friar's Hill. Proof
Drawn by J. Johnson.
[London Published Feb. 1. 1827 by T. & G. Underwood, Fleet Street.]
Very fine aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 340 x 480mm (13½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate, tear in left edge.
A distant view of the harbour, looking past a windmill of a sugar plantation. This was the first plate in the series of extremely rare 'Views of the West Indies', which was intended (according to the printed wrapper) ''to convey a faithful outline of the existing State of Slavery on the Plantations in the British Islands''. Five parts were planned, each containg four views: the first two were published by the Underwoods in 1827, with a third by Smith & Elder in 1829, before the series was wound up. Only a map of Antigua and 11 plates were issued.
Abbey: 678, the premature end was ''a pity, for these plates were excellent''.
[Ref: 63005]   £950.00  
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Apollo.
Apollo. Appollon. 216.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet 345 x 235mm (13½ x 9½"). Large margins.
A full-length portrait of a man, whole-length standing, turned slightly to the left, he holds in his left hand a golden lyre. Plate 216 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62833]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ardebil.
Ardebil.
[Gasper Bouttats.]
[n.d., c.1674.]
Engraving. Plate 355 x 290mm (14 x 11½"), with large margins. Central crease as normal.
View of the Iranian city of Ardabil with people and camel in the foreground. Notably the city is the origin for the 'Ardabil' or 'Ardebil' Carpet's, two different famous Persian carpets. It was made in the town of Ardabil in north-west Iran, the burial place of Shaykh Safi al-Din Ardabili, who died in 1334. The Shaykh was a Sufi leader, ancestor of Shah Ismail, founder of the Safavid dynasty (1501-1722). While the exact origins of the carpet are unclear, it's believed to have been commissioned by the court for the shrine of the Shaykh, which, by the 16th century, had became a place of pilgrimage. The carpet was still in the shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din in 1843, where it was seen by British visitors. Around 30 years later, the shrine suffered an earthquake, and the carpet was sold to a Manchester carpet firm, who in turn put it up for sale in 1892. On inspecting the carpet on behalf of the V&A, designer William Morris reported it of “singular perfection… logically and consistently beautiful”. The V&A Museum acquired the carpet for £2,000 in March 1893.
[Ref: 63092]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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An Aristocrat.
An Aristocrat.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver, No.69 St Pauls Church Yard. [n.d., c.1790.]
Rare and fine hand-coloured mezzotint. 155 x 115 (6 x 4½") very large margins. Abrasion in publication line. Slight foxing.
A man (half length), his elbow on a table, smokes a long pipe and holds out a paper: 'An [H]onest Man will Fear God Honour the King and do as he would be Done By'. He is directed to the right and looks at the spectator.
BM 9054 companion to BM 9055 Democrat
[Ref: 63170]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of an Armenian Lady in 1581.
Habit of an Armenian Lady in 1581. Armenienne. 74.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate 255 x 190mm (10 x 7½"). Large margins.
A portrait of a woman, whole-length standing to the left, she is wearing a headpiece with a 'taller hat' above, both hands are on her chest hidden by her mantle. Plate 74 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62853]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Street of the Twelve Apostles Armentieres.
The Street of the Twelve Apostles Armentieres.
J. Empson Tindall Major R.E.
1917.
Rare etching signed by the artist, 250 x200mm (10 x 8"), with very large margins. Creasing in margins. Top right corner missing.
A view of a dilapidated street in Armentieres, France, most likely the aftermath of the Battle of Lille during World War One.
[Ref: 62597]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Artulley Bridge between Kenmare and Killarney.
Artulley Bridge between Kenmare and Killarney.
T. Walmsley Pinx.t. S. Alken fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by T. Walmsley, N.º 5 Rathbone Place, April 10, 1798.
Rare aquatint. 355 x 460mm (14 x 18"). Narrow margins, staining on edge of plate.
A stone bridge in a mountainous landscape, with men fishing in Roughty river underneath. According to a limestone plaque on the extant but disused bridge: 'This Bridge was Built by Richard/Orpen Esq. at His Own Expence in the Year 1786'.
[Ref: 62670]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Acropolis of Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens.
W. M. Craig del. E. Goodall sc.
[n.d., c.1800s.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 170mm (8½ x 7").
A view of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece.
[Ref: 63071]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hall of the Auction Mart.
The Hall of the Auction Mart. Plate 8, Vol. 6.
N.º 32 of Ackermann's Repository of Arts & Pub. Aug. 1. 1811, at 101 Strand London.
Coloured aquatint, watermark 1810. Sheet 150 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Trimmed into plate.
A view of the interior of the Auction Mart, on the corner of Bartholomew Lane and Throgmorton Street, completed 1810. Its Coffee Room, the stairs to which can be seen on the right, was a meeting place for the brokers of the nearby Stock Exchange and their clients. According to the text of the 'Repository', ''Its object is to facilitate the sale by auction of every species of property, and to promote the circulation of intelligence relative to that subject''. A plate from the periodical, the 'Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics', published from 1809-29. It discussed day to day life in England, its illustrations influencing taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
[Ref: 62666]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Auction Mart Coffee Room.
Auction Mart Coffee Room. Plate 20, Vol. 6.
N.º 34 of Ackermann's Repository of Arts & Pub. Aug. 1. 1811, at 101 Strand London.
Coloured aquatint, watermark 1810. Sheet 150 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Trimmed into plate.
A view of the booths of the coffee house in the Auction Mart, on the corner of Bartholomew Lane and Throgmorton Street, completed 1810. It was a well-known meeting place for the brokers of the nearby Stock Exchange and their clients. According to the text of the 'Repository', ''Its object is to facilitate the sale by auction of every species of property, and to promote the circulation of intelligence relative to that subject''. A plate from the periodical, the 'Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics', published from 1809-29. It discussed day to day life in England, its illustrations influencing taste in fashion, architecture and literature.
[Ref: 62667]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bach playing the organ for Frederick the Great of Prussia.]
[Bach playing the organ for Frederick the Great of Prussia.]
Hermann Kaulbach 1876.
Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin [blindstamp, c.1900.]
Photogravure. 190 x 305mm (7½ x 12"). Mounted on album paper, some cockling.
Johann Sebastian Bach visited the court of Frederick II of Prussia in Potsdam in May 1747. The king played a theme for Bach and challenged him to improvise a fugue based on his theme. Bach obliged, playing a three-part fugue on a fortepiano (not an organ as here), which he soon enlarged and published as 'The Musical Offering', dedicated to Frederick. A photographic copy of a picture by Hermann Kaulbach (1846-1909).
[Ref: 62811]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bach and his family at their morning devotions.]
[Bach and his family at their morning devotions.]
Toby E. Rosenthal.
Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin [blindstamp, c.1900.]
Photogravure. 210 x 315mm (8¼ x 12½"). Mounted on album paper, some cockling.
Bach plays a harpsicord, accompanied by a young man on a violin, as the rest of the family sing. A photographic copy of an 1870 painting by Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917)
[Ref: 62812]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Sébastien Bach.
Sébastien Bach.
[Grave par Lambert]
[n.d., c. 1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Slight offsetting, trimmed.
Portrait of Johann Sébastien Bach (1685 - 1750), German composer and musician of the late Baroque period. He is known for his prolific authorship of music across a variety of instruments and forms, including; orchestral music such as the Brandenburg Concertos; solo instrumental works such as the cello suites and sonatas and partitas for solo violin; keyboard works such as the Goldberg Variations and The Well-Tempered Clavier; organ works such as the Schubler Chorales and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and choral works such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.
[Ref: 63247]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Foreign Policy. Bay H.A by Successful - True as Steel.
Foreign Policy. Bay H.A by Successful - True as Steel.
Signed Nap.
[n.d., c.1890.]
Watercolour and gouache, sheet 250 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Heightened with white on buff paper.
A caricature of a bay horse with the head of Arthur James Balfour, British statesman and Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. In 1917 as foreign secretary he issued "the Balfour Declarations"
See V & A.
[Ref: 62966]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Quadrangle of Balliol College.
Quadrangle of Balliol College.
F. Mackenzie del.t. J. Bluck sculp.t.
London, Pub.d Aug.t 1 1814, at 101 Strand, for R. Ackermann's History of Oxford.
Aquatint with fine hand colour, J. Whatman 1812 watermark; 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"), large margins.
The exterior of the Quadrangle of Balliol College. Founded in 1263, Balliol is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges; the oldest academic institution in the English-speaking world still on its original site; and almost certainly the oldest co-founded by a woman anywhere.
[Ref: 62942]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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M,,rs Banks.
M,,rs Banks.
H.D. Hamilton Pinx.t. R. Lowrie [Robert Laurie] fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, N.º 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 20 August 1772.
Scarce mezzotint, 18th century watermark; Sheet 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into plate at bottom.
A profile portrait in oval of a woman with jewellery in her hair. Chaloner Smith suggests this is probably Mary Banks (1747-1817), ''the daughter of William Southouse, Esq., of Wimbledon, Surrey; married, 1768, the Rev. Mr. Banks, nephew to Sir Henry Banks, Knt., and alderman of London".
CS 6, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 62765]   £460.00  
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The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. K.B.
The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. K.B. President of the Royal Society. From an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq. R.A. in the Possession of Samuel Lysons, Esq.
Drawn by W. Evans. Engraved by A. Cardon.
Published Jan. 1 1810, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple. 395 x 305mm (15½ x 12"). Trimmed to plate on right. Bit dusty.
A portrait of Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) after Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), seated with left arm resting on a volume labelled 'Royal Society', to which he was elected in 1766. Banks, a botanist, naturalist and patron of the natural sciences, took part in Captain James Cook's first Circumnavigation (1768-71). 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.
[Ref: 63180]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A late Scene at Barnet.
A late Scene at Barnet.
[London Magazine October 1771]
Etching, sheet 130 x 205mm (5¼ x 8"). Plate mark hard to discern. Slight stain in title.
A bedroom scene. A group of people gather in a bedroom where a half-naked lover jumps out of a window leaving his mistress with her breasts out in a four-poster bed.
BM: 1922.0710.614
[Ref: 62949]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
[By C. Deblois]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 47), widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music.
[Ref: 63252]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Bartholomew Fair.
Bartholomew Fair. Plate 8.
Rowlandson & Pugin del. et sculpt. J. Bluck Aquat.
London. Pub Feb. 1, 1808 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, J. Whatman 1806 watermark; plate 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"), with large margins. Two small stains within plate but not image.
The Bartholomew Fair was one of London's pre-eminent summer Charter fairs or street markets. The fair was established to fund the Priory of St Bartholomew and from 1133 to 1855 it took place on 24th August within the precincts of the Priory at West Smithfield, outside Aldersgate of the City of London. Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
[Ref: 62775]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Habit of a Bashan of Caramania in 1749.
Habit of a Bashan of Caramania in 1749. Bacha de Caramanie. 72.
[Thomas Jefferys, n.d., c.1772.]
Hand coloured engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Large margins.
A portrait of a man, whole-length standing, leaning on his right leg, his left hand at his waist. He is bearded and wearing a large turban with feathers and a fur-trimmed coat. Plate 72 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 62851]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bâsque of the Valley of Baïgorry.
A Bâsque of the Valley of Baïgorry.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding from a Sketch by J. Johnston Esq.r. Printed by C. Hullamdel.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Some spotting. Slight central vertical crease.
A variant of the portrait published in 'Thirty Drawings of the Male and Female Peasantry of the Pyrenean Valleys', with a complete rectangular background.
[Ref: 62790]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Diana Beauclerk] Her Grace the Dutchess of S.t Albans.
[Diana Beauclerk] Her Grace the Dutchess of S.t Albans.
G. Kneller Bar.t pinx. J. Faber Fecit.
J Cooper ex. [n.d., c.1723.]
An extremely rare mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 455 x 315mm (18 x 12½"), with large margins. Bit rubbed.
A full length portrait of Diana Beauclerk (c.1679-1742), wife of Charles Beauclerk, First Duke of St Albans (son of Charles II and Nell Gwyn), leaning against an ornamental urn containing a fruit tree. It was issued in 'The Hampton Court Beauties', a series of twelve portraits of the ladies of the court of William and Mary after Sir Godfrey Kneller, plus a frontispiece portrait of the artist. The original 'Beauties' were eight paintings commissioned by Mary II, depicting her attendants (unlike the 'Windsors Beauties', most of whom were the mistresses of Charles II), which still hang in William III's state rooms. The engraved series was expanded to show twelve ladies, including the queen herself. This is an early example, still with Cooper's publication line, before the plate was cut down.
CS 28.
[Ref: 63211]   £520.00  

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[The Fox Petition, 1769.] William Beckford Esq.r Member of Parliament for the City of London, chosen Alderman of Billingsgate ward, 1752.
[The Fox Petition, 1769.] William Beckford Esq.r Member of Parliament for the City of London, chosen Alderman of Billingsgate ward, 1752. Ja.s Townsend Esq.r Member for Westloe in Cornwall, chosen Aldermann of Bishopsgte ward, June 23.d 1769. John Sawbridge Esq.r Member for Hithe in Kent, chosen Ald.n of Langbourn Ward, July 1st 1769.
R. Houston del et fecit.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Sep.r 29th 1769 by Jn.o Smith No 35 in Cheapside; and Rob.t Sayer No 53 in Fleet Street, London.
Scarce mezzotint. 305 x 390mm (12 x 15¼"). Tears taped.
Portraits of three important London politicians, all supporters of John Wilkes and all Lord Mayors of London in the 1760s and 1770s. They are shown here preparing their petition against the Paymaster General of the Forces, Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, who was believed to have amassed a personal fortune of £400,000 in his eight years as Paymaster. Beckford (then Lord Mayor) holds the petition scroll in his hand, which is opened to the section which refers to Fox as 'the public defaulter of unaccounted millions'. Although he escaped from the charges Fox died an embittered man. Sawbridge, on the right, rests upon a volume of 'Locke on Government'.
C.S.Houston 9.
[Ref: 62769]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Fox Petition, 1769.] William Beckford Esq.r Member of Parliament for the City of London, chosen Alderman of Billingsgate ward, 1752.
[The Fox Petition, 1769.] William Beckford Esq.r Member of Parliament for the City of London, chosen Alderman of Billingsgate ward, 1752. Ja.s Townsend Esq.r Member for Westloe in Cornwall, chosen Aldermann of Bishopsgte ward, June 23.d 1769. John Sawbridge Esq.r Member for Hithe in Kent, chosen Ald.n of Langbourn Ward, July 1st 1769.
R. Houston del et fecit.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Sep.r 29th 1769 by Jn.o Smith No 35 in Cheapside; and Rob.t Sayer No 53 in Fleet Street, London.
Scarce mezzotint, very fine impression; 305 x 390mm (12 x 15¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Loss in inscription area.
Portraits of three important London politicians, all supporters of John Wilkes and all Lord Mayors of London in the 1760s and 1770s. They are shown here preparing their petition against the Paymaster General of the Forces, Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, who was believed to have amassed a personal fortune of £400,000 in his eight years as Paymaster. Beckford (then Lord Mayor) holds the petition scroll in his hand, which is opened to the section which refers to Fox as 'the public defaulter of unaccounted millions'. Although he escaped from the charges Fox died an embittered man. Sawbridge, on the right, rests upon a volume of 'Locke on Government'.
C.S. 9.
[Ref: 63173]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beethoven visiting Mozart.]
[Beethoven visiting Mozart.]
A. Borkmann. Berlin.
Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin [blindstamp, c.1900.]
Photogravure. 220 x 315mm (8¾ x 12½"). Mounted on album paper, some cockling.
A photographic copy of a painting by August Borckmann (1827-90), showing the supposed meeting of Beethoven and Mozart, with the younger man playing a harpsicord for the Austrian's guests.
[Ref: 62810]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beethoven's concert for Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky.]
[Beethoven's concert for Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky.]
[Bickmann.]
Photographische Gesellschaft Berlin [blindstamp, c.1900.]
Photogravure. 230 x 315mm (9 x 12½"). Mounted on album paper, some cockling, edges faded, affecting signature.
A photographic copy of a painting of Beethoven conducting a concert for Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky (1761-1814), his rich patron in Vienna.
[Ref: 62813]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beethoven with the Manuscript of the Missa Solemnis.]
[Beethoven with the Manuscript of the Missa Solemnis.]
Gemalt von J. Stieler. Lith. von Kriehuber.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed close to printed border, losing title? Repaired tear on right, backed with paper.
The only portrait of Ludwig von Beethoven taken from life.
[Ref: 62920]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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