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[Achilles mourning Patroclus] [Achilles sese ob mortem partocli afflictat. Vide Homeri Iliad Liber XVIII.
[Achilles mourning Patroclus] [Achilles sese ob mortem partocli afflictat. Vide Homeri Iliad Liber XVIII. From an Original Picture in the Collection of her Serene Highness the Princess of Daschkam, to whom this Plate is dedicated by her Highness's most obedient Servant, Wm. Wynee Ryland.]
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. W.m Wynne Ryland Sculpsit.
Published December 4. 1777 by W.W. Ryland London.
Stipple, scratched-letter proof before title, printed in sanguine. 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with wide margins. Some of margins folded back, some spotting.
Achilles grieving over the death of Patroclus, killed by Hector at Troy.
[Ref: 53333]   £360.00  
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Napoleon Forcing the Passage of the Bridge of Arcola.
Napoleon Forcing the Passage of the Bridge of Arcola.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris by L. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published April 2, 1823 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, album paper stuck over left edge.
The Battle of Arcole (15-17 November 1796), fought south east of Verona between French and Austrian forces attempting to relieve Mantova. The scene has Napoleon riding Marengo over the bridge, following the Tricoleur: in the painting by Horace Vernet (not Carle as the inscription states) it is Napoleon who carrys the standard. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53345]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Scene from Racine's Tragedy of Athalie.
Scene from Racine's Tragedy of Athalie.
Victoria R. delt. Edmond Morin, lith.
Day & Son, Lithrs. to The Queen. January, 1853.
Lithograph, sheet 285 x 384mm (11¼ x 15"). Very slight foxing.
Scene from Racine's 'Athalie' with parts played by the Royal Family; interior with the young Joas, King of Judah, seated on a throne in the centre. In the foreground stands Joad, the high priest, and Athalie, with Abner, the captain of the Guard, in armour. These and the other characters are captioned below the image. A rare lithograph, from a sketch by Queen Victoria.
[Ref: 53263]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Auriol Polka.
The Auriol Polka. Composed by Charles Matthews, and Respectfully Dedicated by express Permission to Mademoiselle Francesca Auriol.
[Anon., c.1850]
London, Published by Duncombe & Moon, 17 Holborn opposite Furnival's Inn.
Rare aquatint. 340 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼). Slightly trimmed on left.
Music cover for a polka named in honour of the dancer Francisca (or Francesca) Auriol (1829-62). Auriol, daughter of the famed French clown Jean Baptiste Auriol, made her London debut in 1847 as a second dancer at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. She married British dancing clown Richard Flexmore and made a career dancing with him around Europe, with particular success with their 'Dancing Scotsman' of 1854.
[Ref: 53234]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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I Banditi Italiani. The Italian Banditti.
I Banditi Italiani. The Italian Banditti. No. 19. Engraved from an Original Picture of Francisco Simonini, in the Possession of Mr. Panton Betew.
Francisco Simonini Pinx.t. F. Vivares Sculp.t.
Published by Franc.s Vivares April 25th. 1759.
Fine etching. 400 x 500mm (15¾ x 19¾"), with large margins. Small tears to margins.
A group of bandits cross a stream to attack a party of travellers; some beg for mercy, holding out bags of money, while another man rides away. Engraved by Francis Vivares (1709-80) after Francesco Simonini (1686 - c.1755), a pair to 'La divisione delle preda. The Booty Divided'. Boydell republished the plates in 1781.
[Ref: 53370]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon's Entrance into the City of Berlin.
Napoleon's Entrance into the City of Berlin.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the Original Design of Swebach, Published at Paris.
Published August 27, 1825 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, small split taped, album paper stuck over left edge.
Napoleon's visit to Berlin in 1806, by Joseph-François Swebach. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53359]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans.
[Lady Juliana Berners in her Costume as Prioress of Sopewell Nunnery near St Albans. The Earliest English Sportswoman and Poetess of the Chase on record.]
[Drawn from an Antique by Brooke. Engraved by Percy Roberts.]
[Published by Sherwood & Co, July 1st 1825.]
Steel engraving, trimmed as a scrap. Printed area 130 x 80mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed around decorative border, losing all inscriptions.
Juliana Berners (or Barnes or Bernes, born 1388) was a Benedictine nun credited with writing 'The Boke of Saint Albans', first printed in 1488, one of the earliest collections of treatises about field sports. She is regarded as the first female author in the English language.
[Ref: 53398]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Betsy in Trouble.]
[Betsy in Trouble.]
[Painted by J. Russell R.A. Crayon Painter to his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales & Duke of York. Engraved by N. Schiavonetti junior.]
[London Published April 1. 1797 by Mess.rs Schiavonetti No 12, Michael's Place Brompton.]
Very fine stipple, proof before all letters. 325 x 380mm (12¾ x 15"). Narrow margins, small paper flaw in left edge, indistinct collector's stamp bottom right.
A child weeping over her dead bird lying in front of its cage.
[Ref: 53265]   £550.00   (£660.00 incl.VAT)
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Betsy in Trouble. [&] The Dog's first sight of himself.
Betsy in Trouble. [&] The Dog's first sight of himself.
Painted by J. Russell R.A. Crayon Painter to his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales & Duke of York. Engraved by N. Schiavonetti junior.
London Published April 1. 1798 by Mess.rs Schiavonetti No 12, Michael's Place Brompton [but later].
Pair of stipples, printed in colours and hand finished. 325 x 380mm (12¾ x 15"), with very large margins.
Two scenes of children and their pets. In the first a child weeps over her dead bird lying in front of its cage; the second shows a golden-haired child teasing a dog with a mirror.
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Blind-man's Buff.
Blind-man's Buff.
Robert Cruikshank fecit.
Pub.d by G. Tregear St Peters Alley Corn Hill. [n.d., c.1825.]
Fine aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album sheet.
A rowdy game of blind-man's buff at a soirée, with a blindfolded man causing havoc by seizing the dress of a fleeing woman, knocking over an elderly man and knocking a tray of glasses out of the black servant's hands.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 53386]   £320.00  
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Napoleon Bonaparte on his Celebrated White Charger.
Napoleon Bonaparte on his Celebrated White Charger.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original drawn from Nature by C. Vernet for the splendid French Work entitled ''Campaigns in Italy''.
[London: Printed for John Cumberland, 19, Ludgate Hill, 1828.]
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, one fold with an old repair.
Napoleon riding Marengo through camp. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53342]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon, when First Consul, & Madame Josephine, (His First Wife) in the Garden at Malmaison.
Napoleon, when First Consul, & Madame Josephine, (His First Wife) in the Garden at Malmaison.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the Original Portraits executed by Isabey, Miniature Painter to Napoleon.
Published Nov 26, 1824 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, split taped, album paper stuck over left edge.
Jean-Baptiste Isabey's portrait of Napoleon at Malmaison, with the addition of a portrait of Josephine. She bought the chateau in 1799 and retained it when the pair divorced in 1810. Josephine died in 1814; after Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo he stayed at Malmaison until he fled from the Prussians sent to arrest him. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53346]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Napoleon the Great, in His Coronation Robes.
Napoleon the Great, in His Coronation Robes.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original Painting of Girard.
Published October 13, 1826 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Very fine coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, small split, album paper stuck over left edge.
A faithful rendering of François Gérard's painting, now housed at Versailles. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53358]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boy and Fighting Cocks. [&] Girl and Favourite Cat.
Boy and Fighting Cocks. [&] Girl and Favourite Cat.
W. Hamilton pinx.t. N. Colibert sculp.t.
London, Pub. Jan.y 1. 1796 by T. Simpson, S.t Paul's Church Yard, and Darling & Thomson, G.t Newport Street.
Pair of stipples. Sheets c.210 x 155mm (8¼ x 6"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper.
A boy egging on a pair of fighting cockerels; and a girl carrying an evil-looking cat wrapper in her skirts.
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Calliopé une des neuf Muses qui preside a la Rethorique et a la poesie heroique.
Calliopé une des neuf Muses qui preside a la Rethorique et a la poesie heroique.
P. Mignard pinx. Jeurat sculp. 1714.
à Paris chez Jeurat chez Jeurat, et chez Giffart rue S. Jacques a S.te Thr. [c.1714.]
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
Calliope, the Muse who presides over eloquence and epic poetry; called ''Chief of all Muses'' by Ovid.
[Ref: 53254]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757.
A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humourous and Entertaining Prints Containing All the most Remarkable Transactions, Characters and Caricaturas of those two memorable Years. To which is annexed, An Explanatory Account or Key to every Print, which renders the whole full and significant.
[by Matthew Darley.]
London, Printed for E. Morris, near St. Paul's.
16mo, original full calf gilt, rebacked with original spine laid on; pp. 15, 75 numbered engraved plates, as called for. Plates 42-47 & 64-67 misbound, 23, 39, 46 & 74 supplied from another set, bookplate on front pastedown.
An extremely rare volume of political and social caricatures regarded as the foundation work in the development of political satire and caricature. It covers the beginning of the the Seven Years War, a pivotal period in the history of Great Britain and the Americas. Subjects include Henry Fox and William Pitt's struggle for power in late 1756, Horatio Walpole (1st Baron Walpole), the Duke of Newcastle and many other prominent political figures of the day. The defeat of General Braddock at Fort Duquesne, the capture of Calcutta, the Byng disaster and British adventures in India and North America are all directly, or covertly included. Many of the caricatures include elaborate rebuses or hieroglyphics, and several have playing card motifs. The text gives a short description of each plate.
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The Charms of Déshabille, or New Tunbridge Wells at Islington.
The Charms of Déshabille, or New Tunbridge Wells at Islington. The Words by Mr Lockman, Written in 1733. To ye Tune of ye Black Joke.
G. Bickham jun.r Sculp.t.
[London, 1738.]
Engraved music sheet. 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 8"), with very wide margins.
A music and lyrics to a song, illustrated by a scene at Islington Spa. From Bickham's 'Musical Entertainer'.
[Ref: 53384]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Huntington] The Sale of the Coal . Heavers . Scraps!!
[William Huntington] The Sale of the Coal . Heavers . Scraps!!
J.C. [C.J?] fecit.
London Publish'd Decr 1st 1813 by N. Jones 5 Newgate St.
Coloured etching. Sheet 290 x 470mm (11½ x 18½"). Framed. Trimmed into images at sides, original folds. Unexamined out of frame.
A satire of the death of William Huntington (1745-1813), a 'coal heaver' (i.e a furnace-feeder) turned strict Calvinist preacher. It shows an auction of his property, held outside his house in Pentonville, showing how wealthy this man of God had become. His supporters paid absurd amounts: according to the BM description ''an "old arm chair" intrinsically "worth fifty shillings", actually sold for "sixty guineas"''. To the left is Huntington's tombstone, with his own epitaph: ''Here lyes the Coal Heaver [...] beloved of his God but abhorred of men'' continued with adaptation... 'having amased many thousands..''. Under the table is a grinning devil. Published in the 'Scourge'.
BM Satires 12135.
[Ref: 53373]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Farmbrough Cook from London.
Farmbrough Cook from London. At the Bell, Hertford.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Scarce engraved trade card. 90 x 120mm (3½ x 4¾"), with large margins.
A trade card for a salesman who used a coaching inn in Hertford to meet clients. Written in pencil on the reverse: ''A card plate in the possession of Mr Tugwell. Mr W.m Cozins struck off these 2 impressions for me, the plate was destroyed in my fire 1820. RB''.
[Ref: 53411]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Cook Family Coat of Arms] Capt. Cook.
[The Cook Family Coat of Arms] Capt. Cook.
[n.d., c.1850, but later.]
Stipple engraving on steel. 130 x 95mm (5 x 3¾"), with very wide margins.
The coat of arms presented to the Cook family in 1785, six years after James Cook's death on Hawaii. Beaglehole writes: ''The shield azure bears between its two golden 'polar stars' no heraldic symbol but a map of the Pacific hemisphere, with every tenth degree of latitude marked and every fifteenth of longitude; superimposed are Cook's tracks in red, ending precisely at Hawaii. 'And for a crest, on a wreath of the colours, is an arm imbowed, vested in the uniform of a captain of the Royal Navy. In the hand is the Union Jack on a staff proper. The arm is encircled by a wreath of palm and laurel.' Two mottos, an unusual distinction, accompany these bearings: above the crest the words Circa orbem, below the shield another adaptation from the Royal Society, the biographical statement Nil intentatum reliquit.''. Cook's widow never seems to have used it, nor was it added to any of Cook's memorials.
Beaglehole: 'Life of Captain James Cook', p. 692.
[Ref: 53275]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The London Chronicle from Thursday, July 8, to Saturday, July 10, 1773.
The London Chronicle from Thursday, July 8, to Saturday, July 10, 1773. Lieutenant Cook's Description of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, their Habitations, Apparel, Ornaments, Food, Cookery, and Manner of Life. (From An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of his present Majesty...]
Letterpress newspaper, with halfpenny tax stamp on reverse. Sheet 300 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Damaged. Some wear, splits to folds. Loss top right corner.
An extract from the recently-published official account of James Cook's first circumnavigation, which contained the first detailed description of New Zealand. The extract begins with Maori tattoos.
[Ref: 53402]   £480.00  
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The Country Clergyman. Le Curè de Campagne.
The Country Clergyman. Le Curè de Campagne.
Drawn by R. Westall, R.A. Engraved by R. Field.
London, Published March 1 1801, by Anth.y Cardon, No 31, Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square.
Stipple. 410 x 450mm (16 x 17¾"). Edges of wide margins ragged.
A vicar standing at the door of his church receiving the gratitude of his idealised congregation, as a small girl hugs his legs, looking up adoringly.
[Ref: 53438]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Cross Readings.
Cross Readings.
E.S. Hall.
Printed & sold by W. Jeffrey 7 Geo:e Y.d Lombard St. [n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). Laid on album paper.
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned to be read for humourous effect. An example reads 'Her Majesty who has been graciously pleased to say she will take' ... 'Any Old Iron Saucepans or Frying Pans in exchange for' ... 'Lords Melbourne and Russell'. Above the fence is a swivel cannon, designed to repel boarders. 'Drury Lane Theatre Mr. Power' 'A cargo off Barbary Apes just landed from Chichewang'.
See 12598 for different colouring.
[Ref: 53284]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cross Readings]
[Cross Readings]
[n.d., c.1835.]
Ink and watercolour. Sheet 265 x 225mm (10½ x 9").
A fence covered with overlapping bills, positioned for humorous effect. For example one column begins: 'Important Notice - Mess.rs Christie and Manson respectfully inform the public that they are - [exh]ibiting Daily. Ojibbeway Indians'. Above the fence is a swivel cannon, designed to repel boarders. 'The singing mouse whose extraordinary performance in his'.
[Ref: 53283]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 1. Birth.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 1. Birth.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins.
A hairless baby Cupid, relining on a cloud, arm raised. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53415]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 11. Weeps for the Loss of His Bow & Arrow.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 11. Weeps for the Loss of His Bow & Arrow.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins.
Having broken his bow, Cupid sits on a stool crying. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53419]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 12. His Arms Restored.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 12. His Arms Restored.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"). Printer's creases in margins top.
A pair of doves return Cupid's bow and arrow. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 16. Arrives at the Hill of Difficulty.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 16. Arrives at the Hill of Difficulty.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins.
Cupid reaches his target, a heart on a high rock. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53428]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 17. Turns Away in Dispair.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 17. Turns Away in Dispair.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins.
Cupid turns away from his target on the Hill of Difficulty, a heart on a high rock. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53421]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 18. Meets with Hope.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 18. Meets with Hope.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins.
Cupid with an anchor. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 19. Ascends the Hill with Hope.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 19. Ascends the Hill with Hope.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins.
Cupid flies towards a heart on the Hill of Difficulty carrying the anchor. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53423]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 2. Going Alone.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 2. Going Alone.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾") with very wide margins. Tear in edge of large margins, some soiling.
A baby Cupid with budding wings, learning to walk. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
See Complete Set Ref: 31775
[Ref: 53414]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 20. Resting on Hope Strikes the Heart.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 20. Resting on Hope Strikes the Heart.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins. Slight foxing and mark below publication line.
Balancing on the anchor Cupid skewers the heart with an arrow. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 21. Going to the Temple of Venus.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 21. Going to the Temple of Venus.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins.
Leaving his weapons on a pillar, Cupid walks towards the temple with a flag. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 22. Drives the Doves.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 22. Drives the Doves.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 190 x 150mm (7½ x 6"), with very wide margins.
Cupid waves his unstrung bow to drive the two doves towards the temple of Venus. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 24. Uniting the Hearts.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 24. Uniting the Hearts.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins. Sligth foxing.
On an altar next to two doves, the two hearts burn as Cupid and three other cherubs attend. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 5. Dreams there is a World.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 5. Dreams there is a World.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins. Ink stain left image.
Cupid asleep, support by a cloud. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 8. Mistakes His Mark.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 8. Mistakes His Mark.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins.
Cupid practising his archery against a tree. His first arrow is embedded in the tree, snapped; his second misses. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 9. In Vexation Breaks his Bow.
[Birth and Triumph of Cupid] 9. In Vexation Breaks his Bow.
P.W. Tomkins Engraver to her Majesty [after 'Lady Dashwood'].
London, Published as the Act directs Jan.y 17, 1795 by Tompkins 19 New Bond Street.
Stipple and line engraving. 135 x 145mm (5¼ x 5¾"), with very wide margins. Creased.
Practising his archery on a tree, Cupid breaks his bow having missed the target. The title page of this work reads: ''To the Queen, This Book Representing the Birth and Triumph of Cupid In Her Majesty's Collection, from Papers cut by Lady Dashwood, is with permission most humbly Dedicated by her Majesty's most devoted and very much obliged Servant P.W. Tomkins''. 'Lady Dashwood' was the pseudonym of Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), the third daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte. Her 'papercuts' were engraved by Peltro William Tomkins, the court engraver and former pupil of Bartolozzi, and were published at the King’s expense.
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Figaro Cartoon. Cards of the Day. Mr R. D'Oyly Carte.
Figaro Cartoon. Cards of the Day. Mr R. D'Oyly Carte. Since you have begun, have at you. Taming of the Shrew, act 5, sc. 2.
Faustin [Betbeder].
[n.d., c.1874.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 210 x 115mm (8¼ x 4½").
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), theatrical impresario whose partnership with Gilbert and Sullivan led to the creation of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
[Ref: 53296]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Death and Bonaparte.
Death and Bonaparte.
T. Rowlandson del.t.
[London: Ackermann, c.1813.]
Aquatint with original hand colour. Sheet 205 x 225mm (8 x 8¾"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1811. Narrow margins, folded as issued.
A skeletal Death, seated on a dismounted cannon, facing Napoleon Bonaparte seated on a drum, both cradling their heads in their hands. The scene was first published in 1813 as a broadside: 'Copy of the Transparency exhibited at Ackermann's Repository of Arts, During the Illuminations of the 5th and 6th of November, 1813, in honour of the splendid Victories obtained by The Allies over the Armies of France, at Leipsic and its environs. The Two Kings of Terror'. This version, with the engraved title added, was issued as a folding plate in a book.
See BM Satires 12093 for the broadside version.
[Ref: 53241]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A turbanned man looks down on a naked woman in a bazaar, a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron']
[A turbanned man looks down on a naked woman in a bazaar, a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron']
L. Chalon.
[London: Navarre Society, c.1900.]
Aquatint on steel. 175 x 140mm (6¾ x 5½").
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is a medieval allegory told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people, writen 1350-3. This plate was one of 15 aquatints published for a fine private-press edition which first appeared in the late 1890s as an imprint of the Navarre Society, which specialized in publishing classical literature and erotica.
[Ref: 53260]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[A half-naked woman in an Eastern setting, with a jewelry seller, a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron']
[A half-naked woman in an Eastern setting, with a jewelry seller, a scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron']
L. Chalon.
[London: Navarre Society, c.1900.]
Aquatint on steel. 175 x 140mm (6¾ x 5½").
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is a medieval allegory told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people, writen 1350-3. This plate was one of 15 aquatints published for a fine private-press edition which first appeared in the late 1890s as an imprint of the Navarre Society, which specialized in publishing classical literature and erotica.
[Ref: 53259]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Delmé Radcliffe & his Harriers, 1833.
Mr Delmé Radcliffe & his Harriers, 1833.
Pub.d April, 1833 by R. Ackermann, Jun.r at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent St.t.
Fine & rare aquatint with superb hand colour. Sheet 285 x 355mm (11¼ x 14"). Trimmed within plate, edges chipped and soiled.
Three hunters on horses named under the image (Socks, Guardsman and Bob Handy), surrounded by hounds.
[Ref: 53412]   £180.00   (£216.00 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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[Dogs]
[Dogs]
Eugene Verboeckhoven. 1844 [in image] Dessiné sur pierre d'apres nature par Eugene Verboeckhoven.
Bruxelles, Imprime par P. Degobert, Lith. Du Roi. [c.1845.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 325 x 410mm (12¾ x 16"), with wide margins.
Eugene Verboeckhoven (1798-1881), Belgian painter.
[Ref: 53264]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Doctor Syntax at Vauxhall Gardens.
Doctor Syntax at Vauxhall Gardens.
[Drawn & etched by Isaac Robert Cruikshank?.]
[London, J Johnston, 1820.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 145 x 235mm (5¾ x 9¼''). Trimmed at bottom, losing publisher's inscription.
The cleric, his wife and another couple dine finely in an open-air booth, as other visitors to Vauxhall Gardens walk by. From 'The tour of Doctor Syntax through London, or the pleasures and miseries of the metropolis', an imitation of the original work by William Combe. Both Thomas Rowlandson (artist of the original work) and Cruikshank have been credited with the illustrations; the BM thinks it is more likely Cruikshank.
[Ref: 53393]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Barracks, Dublin.
Barracks, Dublin.
James Malton del et fecit.
London, Publish'd July 1795, by Ja.s Malton.
Aquatint, early issue with very fine colour. 315 x 430mm (12½ x 17"), with wide margins. Cracking in platemark, slight mount burn.
The barracks, built 1702, were the largest in Europe at the time. The buildings now house the Decorative Arts and History of the National Museum of Ireland. From 'A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described in a Series of the most Interesting Scenes taken in the Year 1791'.
Abbey Scenery: 473; Bonar-Law 'Malton' p.76, i.
[Ref: 53248]   £450.00  
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Power-Court House, Dublin
Power-Court House, Dublin
James Malton del et fecit.
London, Publish'd July 1795, by Ja.s Malton.
Aquatint, early issue with very fine colour. 315 x 435mm (12½ x 17¼"), with wide margins. Tear entering plate at top repaired, slight mount burn.
A townhouse constructed in the 18th century for Richard Wingfield (1730-88), 3rd Viscount Powerscourt, now a shopping centre. From 'A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described in a Series of the most Interesting Scenes taken in the Year 1791'.
Abbey Scenery: 473; Bonar-Law 'Malton' p.70, i.
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Rotunda & New Rooms, Dublin.
Rotunda & New Rooms, Dublin.
James Malton del. et fecit.
London, Publish'd Dec.r 1795.
Aquatint, early issue with very fine colour. 315 x 430mm (12¼ x 17"), with wide margins.
The Rotunda Hospital, one of the three main maternity hospitals in Dublin. From 'A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin Described in a Series of the most Interesting Scenes taken in the Year 1791'.
Abbey Scenery: 473; Bonar-Law p.60 (i)
[Ref: 53245]   £390.00  
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