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Landing of the British Army under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt
Landing of the British Army under Sir Ralph Abercrombie in Egypt
J. Atkinson del.
London 1st July 1817. Printed at R. Ackermann's Lithographic Press.
Lithograph, scarce; sheet 270 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾"). Nicks to edges. Crease.
The debarkation of the British troops at Abu Qir in Egypt, in 1801 during the Napoleonic Wars. Number 11 of a series of military lithographs by John Augustus Atkinson (1774-1830).
Ex: Collection of The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 31863]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Landing Troops.
Landing Troops.
J. A. Atkinson del. M. Dubourg sculp.t.
Published & Sold Aug.t. 1. 1817 by EDW.D ORME, Bond Street (corner of Brook St.) London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Exterior scene depciting the landing of troops on the coast of Abukir in 1801. Boats loaded with British soldiers reach the shore while under attack from French soldiers approaching from the left. A dead British soldier floats in the water. Due to bad weather, the British vessels were forced to land in a particularly narrow section of the coastline where the French troops were ready for them. Nevertheless the British were able to overcome the French and disembark successfully.
[Ref: 33587]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Castle of Zohauk-I-Maran.
Castle of Zohauk-I-Maran. British Commandant of Shah Shoojau's 2nd Janbaz Cavalry and Afghan Troopers of the Corps.
Handcoloured lithograph. Sheet: 440 x 315mm (17¼ x 12¼"). Some staining. Large diagonal crease through left corner.
A view of Afghanistan showing Afghan soldiers who fought with the British for Shah Shuja-ull-Mulk (1785-1842) during the First Afghan war. From 'Sketches in Afghanistan' by James Atkinson (1780-1852), 'Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus, Bengal Division' during the ill-fated British expedition into Afghanistan (1838-42). A Persian scholar and linguist, Atkinson has been described as 'a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians'. Because of his languages he met many of the Afghan protagonists, including both Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk and Dost Mohammad Khan. Fortunately he left the British garrison in 1840 to take another post, thus avoiding the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842. In his book 'The Expedition into Afghanistan', also published 1842, he compared the British presence in Afghanistan to Sisyphus rolling his stone up the hill.
Abbey Travel: 508.
[Ref: 41354]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Troops Emerging from the Narrow Part of the Defile.
The Troops Emerging from the Narrow Part of the Defile.
[J. Atkinson.]
[London: H. Graves & Co., 1842.]
Sepia tinted lithograph heightened in white, image 250 x 365mm. 9¾ x 14¼".
Anglo-Indian troops with camels on a narrow mountain pass observed by commanding officers in the foreground. The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. From 'Sketches in Afghaunistan' by James Atkinson of the East India Company’s Bengal Medical Service. Lithography by Louis and Charles Haghe.
Abbey Travel: 508, 11. British Library: 000135888.
[Ref: 20457]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Entrance Into Kojak Pass from Parush.
Entrance Into Kojak Pass from Parush.
[James Atkinson.]
[n.d., c.1842.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 330 x 515mm (13 x 20¼'').
A view of a mountain pass through which a crowd of men and soldiers walk attented by tribesmen. Plate 9 from 'Sketches in Afghanistan' by James Atkinson, one of the earliest studies of Afghanistan.
[Ref: 50134]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Dun Nose. Isle of Wight.
Dun Nose. Isle of Wight.
Atkins Pinxt. R. & D. Havell Sculp.nt.
London Published March 25th, 1813 by James Daniell, 480 Strand.
Colour printed aquatint, 530 x 540mm.
[Ref: 456]   £1,450.00  
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South West View of St. Nicholas Church, Lower Tooting, Surrey.
South West View of St. Nicholas Church, Lower Tooting, Surrey. Erected by the Parish from the Design of Thomas Whitham Atkinson, Architect, at an Expence of 4619 pounds, with accomodation for 1083 persons. This plate of the New and Old Church is most respectfully dedicated to the Rev.d I.Ravenhill, D.D. Rector, the Rev.d Richard Greaves, M.A. Patron, And the Gentlemen Constituting the Building Committee, By their Obedient and Humble Servant W.J. Wade.
Drawn by T.W.Atkinson, Stanford Street. Engraved by C.Rosenberg.
London. Published Jan.y 1832 by W.I. Wade, Picture Frame Maker, 86, Leadenhall Street, and Mr Hudson, Lower Tooting.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 470 x 570mm. Trimmed within plate at top.
In Tooting Graveney, published the year before it opened.
[Ref: 459]   £480.00  
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Bameen and Choolghoola.
Bameen and Choolghoola.
[Drawn by James Atkinson, lithographed by Louis & Charles Haghe.]
[London: H. Graves & Co., 1842.]
Tinted lithograph with large margins. Printed area 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15").
A view looking past a group of camping Afghans towards the acropolis of Bamyan. Bamyan has gained infamy as one of the places that the British captives, including Lady Sale and Vincent Eyre, were held after the retreat from Kabul and as the home of the two vast Buddhas dynamited by the Taliban in 2001. From 'Sketches in Afghaunistan' by James Atkinson (1780-1852), 'Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus, Bengal Division' during the ill-fated British expedition into Afghanistan (1838-42). A Persian scholar and linguist, Atkinson has been described as 'a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians'. Because of his languages he met many of the Afghan protagonists, including both Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk and Dost Mohammad Khan. Fortunately he left the British garrison in 1840 to take another post, thus avoiding the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842. In his book 'The Expedition into Afghanistan', also published 1842, he compared the British presence in Afghanistan to Sisyphus rolling his stone up the hill.
Abbey Travel: 508.
[Ref: 35506]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Charles Bingham, 3th Earl of Lucan.]
[George Charles Bingham, 3th Earl of Lucan.]
Engraved by D.J. Pound from a Photograph by John Watkins, Parliament Street.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Steel engraving on india, proof before title. 400 x 285mm (15¾ x 11¼"). Spot in background.
George Charles Bingham (1800-88), 3rd Earl of Lucan, one of the three men blamed for the Charge of the Light Brigade.
[Ref: 44434]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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British Sailors Boarding a Man of War.
British Sailors Boarding a Man of War.
J. A. Atkinson Del. Fry & Sutherland Sculp.t.
Published & Sold June 4.th. 1815, by EDW.D. ORME, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Watermarked paper 'J.Whatman 1811'. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Crease across bottom left-hand corner.
Battle scene depicting British sailors, some brandishing swords, some with rifles, boarding a Man of War from a boat, a British naval officer falls from the boat into the waves. A marine action.
[Ref: 33600]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Tanfield Arch in the County of Durham.
A View of Tanfield Arch in the County of Durham. From the Painting of the late Joseph Atkinson of Newcastle upon Tyne in the Possession of Sir Mat.w White Ridley Bar.t by whose Permission this Plate is Engraved for the Benefit of the Widow and Children.
Painted by J. Atkinson. Engraved by J.C. Stadler.
[n.d., c.1804.]
Very rare aquatint. Sheet 500 x 615mm (19¾ x 24¼"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, repaired tear top left, a few signs of surface wear.
A picturesque view of the Causey Arch, a single-arched bridge built for a horse-drawn railway for transporting coal from Tanfield Coal works to the River Tyne. Built 1725-6 by stonemason Ralph Wood, it was the longest single-span bridge in the country with an arch span of 31 metres (102 ft), a record it held until 1756. Over 900 horse-drawn wagons crossed each day. In the 19th century, the wooden track was replaced with metal rails, and horses were replaced by stationary steam winding engines. The line closed in 1962 but the arch was restored in the 1980s for public use. Engraved by J.C. Stadler after a watercolour by the Newcastle artist Joseph Atkinson.
[Ref: 49817]   £850.00  
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[Eliza Cook]
[Eliza Cook]
[From the Drawing by J Watkins. Print.d by W Cornish 63 Bartholomew Close.]
[n.d. c.1860.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 260 x 220mm (10¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed to printed border, tipped on album paper.
Portrait of Eliza Cook (1818-89), poet and journalist, seated in a seaside cave, bonnet and dog at her feet. It was the cover illustration to sheet music for her 'Song of the Dog'. She began to write verses before she was fifteen; indeed, some of her most popular poems, such as ‘I'm afloat’ and the ‘Star of Glengarry,’ were composed in her girlhood. Her first volume, ‘Lays of a Wild Harp,’ appeared as early as 1835, when she was but seventeen. In May 1849 Eliza Cook brought out a publication upon somewhat similar lines to ‘Chambers's Journal,’ which she called ‘Eliza Cook's Journal.’ Great part of its contents reappeared in ‘Jottings from my Journal,’ 1860. They consisted of essays and sketches written in a simple, clear, and unpretending style, and generally conveyed some moral lesson. Some of them are mild satires on the social failings of her contemporaries, and exhibit good sense and some humour. Prominent chartist and a proponent of political freedom for women.
[Ref: 52655]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Eliza Cook.
Eliza Cook. Proof.
Drawn on Stone by H. Brittan Watkins, from a painting by J Watkins.
[n.d. c.1860.]
Lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 500 x 325mm (19¾ x 12¾"). Trimmed to edge of chine collé; repaired tear in top.
Portrait of Eliza Cook (1818-89), poet and journalist, seated in a seaside cave, bonnet and dog at her feet. A reversed version was used as the cover illustration to sheet music for her 'Song of the Dog'. She began to write verses before she was fifteen; indeed, some of her most popular poems, such as ‘I'm afloat’ and the ‘Star of Glengarry,’ were composed in her girlhood. Her first volume, ‘Lays of a Wild Harp,’ appeared as early as 1835, when she was but seventeen. In May 1849 Eliza Cook brought out a publication upon somewhat similar lines to ‘Chambers's Journal,’ which she called ‘Eliza Cook's Journal.’ Great part of its contents reappeared in ‘Jottings from my Journal,’ 1860. They consisted of essays and sketches written in a simple, clear, and unpretending style, and generally conveyed some moral lesson. Some of them are mild satires on the social failings of her contemporaries, and exhibit good sense and some humour. Prominent chartist and a proponent of political freedom for women.
[Ref: 52739]   £360.00  
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Corn Barks.
Corn Barks.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 14 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene depicts Russian dock workers unloading corn shipments from a boat. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
[Ref: 33495]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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This decorated Map is drawn to mark the Royal Procession of Their Majesties Coronation on the 12th May, 1937.
This decorated Map is drawn to mark the Royal Procession of Their Majesties Coronation on the 12th May, 1937. Drawn and Produced for Kaylene Ltd, Manufacturing Chemists, Waterloo Road, N.W.2.
Drawn by Claude Atkinson.
Copyright Maxwell, Love & Co., London.
Colour wood engraving. Sheet 295 x 370mm (11¾ x 14½"), with printed paper sleeve. Original folds, some creasing.
A pictorial map of Westminster showing the route of George VI and Queen Elizabeth from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey via The Mall and Whitehall, then back via the Victoria Embankment, Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, St James's Street, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Marble Arch, East Carriage Road, Hyde Park Corner and Constitution Hill. Upper right is a scroll with 'With the compiments of Kaylene Ltd'. The same map was issued with the compliments of Marmite.
[Ref: 53697]   £160.00  
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Shandy Hall, Coxwold. Formerly the Residence of the Revd. Laurence Sterne.
Shandy Hall, Coxwold. Formerly the Residence of the Revd. Laurence Sterne.
Drawn on Stone by O.Jewitt from a sketch by Mr. W. Atkinson.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph, rare, 102 x 138mm. 4 x 5½". Cut.
The home of Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) who was known for writing 'Tristram Shandy' and 'A Sentimental Journey', amongst others, both of which were written here.
[Ref: 15112]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Dickens.]
[Charles Dickens.]
[François Corboin after John & Charles Watkins.]
[1888.]
Etching. Plate: 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾'') very large margins.
A profile portrait of Victorian writer and social commentator Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Published in 'L'Artiste' magazine 1888 with Charles Dicken's facsimilie signature below.
[Ref: 48723]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Dickens.]
[Charles Dickens.]
[François Corboin after John & Charles Watkins.]
[1888.]
Etching on chine collé. Proof before title. Plate: 170 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾'') large margins.
A profile portrait of Victorian writer and social comentator Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Published in 'L'Artiste' magazine 1888.
[Ref: 48724]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cutter in a Hard Gale near the Eddystone Light House.
A Cutter in a Hard Gale near the Eddystone Light House.
Atkins delt. Merke sculpt.
London: Pub. Dec. 1. 1801, by R. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, No. 101, Strand.
Aquatint with etching, an early issue. 280 x 350mm, 11 x 13¾". A fine impression, with full margins, uncut.
A gusty seascape, with a sailing boat on choppy waves, passing the Eddystone Lighthouse, Cornwall in the left background. Further boats in distance. After Samuel Atkins (British, 1760 - 1810). Numbered '5' lower right.
Not in Parker. The impressions in the BM have an 1810 imprint.
[Ref: 26770]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Farriers Shed.
Farriers Shed.
Drawn & Etched by J.A. Atkinson.
London Published Jany. 1st 1807, by William Miller 49, Albermarle Street, and James Walker 8, Conway Street Fitzroy Square.
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint. 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"), paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1805'. Printed area slightly age toned; wide margins.
From a first edition of 'Picturesque Representations of the Naval, Military and Miscellaneous Costumes of Great Britain' (1807). Offered with accompanying letterpress text leaf. John Augustus Atkinson (1775 - 1830) was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784-1801 in Russia with James Walker, thought to be his uncle.
See Slater, p.110.
[Ref: 21474]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fish Barks.
Fish Barks.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Watermarked paper: 'J. Whatman. 1801'. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 85 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene depicts Russian fishermen and women on a row boat on the Neva. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish'. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
[Ref: 33502]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness the Duke of York. From a Drawing by Geo. Atkinson profilist to His Majesty and the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York. From a Drawing by Geo. Atkinson profilist to His Majesty and the Royal Family.
The Portrait engraved by E. Scriven Historical Engraver to His Majesty.
Published 20th April, 1825. by G. Atkinson, Brighton.
Coloured aquatint. 400 x 290mm. Slight soiling on outer edges of the paper.
H.R.H.Frederick Augustus Duke of York & Albany [1763-1827] was appointed colonel of the 2nd Horse Grenadier Guards (now 2nd Life Guards) in 1782, and promoted major-general and appointed colonel of the Coldstream Guards in 1784. He was created Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster on 29 November 1784 and became a member of the Privy Council.Famed as the 'The Grand Old Duke of York' Frederick was the second son of George III. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, between 1798 and 1809. Unsuccessful in the field during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, he is better remembered for putting down corruption in the administration of the army. In 1809, he was dismissed from office after revelations that his mistress Mary Anne Clarke had been selling army commissions. This portrait shows his stolling on the Horse Guards Parade.
[Ref: 8667]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness the Duke of York. From a Drawing by Geo. Atkinson profilist to His Majesty and the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York. From a Drawing by Geo. Atkinson profilist to His Majesty and the Royal Family.
The Portrait engraved by E. Scriven Historical Engraver to His Majesty.
Published 20th April, 1825. by G. Atkinson, Brighton.
Rare coloured aquatint. Plate: 400 x 290mm (15¾ x 11½'') very large margins.
A portrait of H.R.H. Frederick Augustus Duke of York & Albany (1763-1827), second son of George III, shown walking in Horse Guards Parade.
[Ref: 48802]   £360.00  
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The Retreat of the French Grand Army from Moscow, Intercepted by the Russian Cossacks, 1813.
The Retreat of the French Grand Army from Moscow, Intercepted by the Russian Cossacks, 1813. Inscribed to the Wisdom, Policy & Valour, of the Russian Government & Army, by Edw.d Orme.
Atkinson del. M. Dubourg sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y. 30.th 1813, by Edw.d Orme, Bond St. London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 305 x 405mm (12 x 16''). Laid on album sheet, tears, foxing and paper tone.
A scene showing the aftermath of a cossack attack on the retreating French army. Following Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon had held Moscow for one month but as winter drew in and with no negotiations from the Russians, Napoleon decided to retreat. Lack of food and fodder for animals, cold and repeated attacks from the Cossacks caused the French to lose huge numbers of men.
[Ref: 50512]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Hastings Fishermen.
Hastings Fishermen.
Drawn & Etched by J.A. Atkinson.
London. Pub. May 1. 1817, by W. Brown. (late Cutter & Brown) 22 Warwick Street, Golden Square.
Etching with brown wash. 180 x 260mm (7 x 10¼"), with wide margins.
[Ref: 51378]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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An Indiaman in Distress Relieved by a Small Ship.
An Indiaman in Distress Relieved by a Small Ship.
Atkins del.t Hill sculp.t
London: Pub. Dec.r 1.1801, by R. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, No.101, Strand.
Aquatint, with large margins. Plate 286 x 361mm. 11¼ x 14¼".
An indiaman at sea in distress with its main mast at an angle. A small ship assists as a small crew boat tries to battle the waves away from the indiaman to its rescuers.
See: PAH0521.
[Ref: 24991]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Main Street in the Bazaar at Caubul in the Fruit Season.
The Main Street in the Bazaar at Caubul in the Fruit Season.
[J. Atkinson.]
[London: H. Graves & Co., 1842.]
Sepia tinted lithograph heightened in white, image 250 x 365mm. 9¾ x 14¼".
A busy market scene in Kabul, the capital and largest city of Afghanistan. The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. From 'Sketches in Afghaunistan' by James Atkinson of the East India Company’s Bengal Medical Service. Lithography by Louis and Charles Haghe.
Abbey Travel: 508, 20. British Library: 000135888.
[Ref: 20459]   £350.00  
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Fort of Mahomed Khan. - near Cabul.
Fort of Mahomed Khan. - near Cabul.
[Drawn by James Atkinson, lithographed by Louis & Charles Haghe.]
[London: H. Graves & Co., 1842.]
Tinted lithograph with large margins. Printed area 290 x 380mm (11½ x 15").
A view looking past a group of camping Afghans to the fortress of Dost Mohammad Khan (1793-1863). It was his negotiations for help from the Russians that led the British to invade Afghanistan in 1839. Forced into exile by the British, he returned in triumph in 1842. During the British invasion the Battle of Ghazni (July 23rd 1839) was a significant victory: the loss of the city caused the Afghan ruler, Dost Muhammad, to ask for terms of surrender, but finding them unacceptable, he fled Kabul. From 'Sketches in Afghanistan' by James Atkinson (1780-1852), 'Superintending Surgeon of the Army of the Indus, Bengal Division' during the ill-fated British expedition into Afghanistan (1838-42). A Persian scholar and linguist, Atkinson has been described as 'a Renaissance man among Anglo-Indians'. Because of his languages he met many of the Afghan protagonists, including both Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk and Dost Mohammad Khan. Fortunately he left the British garrison in 1840 to take another post, thus avoiding the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842. In his book 'The Expedition into Afghanistan', also published 1842, he compared the British presence in Afghanistan to Sisyphus rolling his stone up the hill.
Abbey Travel: 508.
[Ref: 35508]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Ladoga Fishing Boats.
Ladoga Fishing Boats.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
London Published as the Act directs, May 1. 1803, by J.A. Atkinson and Ja.s Walker, No. 8, Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside.
Hand coloured soft gound etching and aquatint with very large margins. Watermarked paper: 'J. Whatman. 1801'. Platemark: 185 x 245mm (7¼ x 9¾").
Plate 48 from John Augustus Atkinson's (1775 - 1831) 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians', 1803 - 1804. The scene shows fishing boats on Lake Lagoda, a freshwater lake in northwestern Russia, on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. John Augustus Atkinson was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784 - 1801 in Russia with his uncle, James Walker. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
Abbey: 223.
[Ref: 33504]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Returning Thanks to Almighty God, Spontaneously on the field of Battle, after the great victory over the French & Saxons, at Leipzig 1813, by the Emperors of Russia, Austria & King of Prussia.
Returning Thanks to Almighty God, Spontaneously on the field of Battle, after the great victory over the French & Saxons, at Leipzig 1813, by the Emperors of Russia, Austria & King of Prussia.
J.A. Atkinson Del. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold March 1st. 1814 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty and H.R.H. the Prince Regent Bond St. (corner of Brook St.) London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14''), Whatman watermark. Trimmed, loss in top left corner.
A scene showing the commanders of the allies of the Sixth Coalition giving thanks following their victory at the Battle of Leipzig in October 1813. The victory was a decisive moment compelling Napoleon to return to France.
[Ref: 50534]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt. Buckner's Action, with a French Sloop of War.
Capt. Buckner's Action, with a French Sloop of War. Moonlight.
Atkins Delin. Schumann Sculp.
Publish'd July 1810 by R. Ackermann 101 Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint with gum arabic, rare, trimmed to aquatint frame. Sheet 155 x 210mm. 6 x 8¼".
A moonlit naval engagement between French and British warships; smoke billowing from a cannon broadside. This print was in all probability intended as a transparency.
Not in Parker.
[Ref: 21978]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of Four Marine Watercolours.]
[Set of Four Marine Watercolours.]
Atkins. [Signed in image.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
4 watercolours cut in ovals. Each: 120 x 85mm (4¾ x 3½"). Cut and laid on card.
Four marine scenes painted in watercolour by marine artist Samuel Atkins (c1765-1808).
[Ref: 44665]   £480.00  
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Charles James Mathews, Aetat 75.
Charles James Mathews, Aetat 75.
from the last Photograph taken by Charles Watkins.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Photolithograph, 200 x 135mm. 8 x 5¼". Spotting.
Charles James Mathews (1803 - 1878), actor and dramatist, son of Charles Mathews. On 18 July 1838, at Kensington Church, he married his manager, Lucia Elizabeth or Elizabetta Mathews, also known as Madame Vestris (1797 - 1856). She has written and signed the ink inscription attached to the verso of the paper on to which the portrait is laid. It reads 'To William Algernon Young, with kindest regards from Mrs. Charles Mathews'.
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View of Nagasaki.
View of Nagasaki.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 148 x 232mm (5¾ x 9¼"). Cut to image and around title.
A view of the town of Nagasaki, Japan, from the river, including various traditional vessels on the water in the foreground, and hills in the distance. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived in Japan in 1804, hoping to re-establish diplomatic ties between Rusia and Japan, but the Rusians were denied entry and all their requests were refused. Nagasaki was then the only port open to westerners, mainly Dutch traders. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Rusian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume two of his 'Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806'.
Abbey Travel 1.
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[The Capture of French trophies during the Battle of Waterloo]
[The Capture of French trophies during the Battle of Waterloo] Among the Trophies of the memorable 18th of June the Standard of the 45th and 105th Reg.ts form no inconsiderable feature [...]
J Atkinson del.t. R Ackermann's Lithography [n.d., c.1815]
Lithograph, printed area 210 x 300mm (8¼ x 12").
Print made to commemorate the famous capture of two French standards (those of the 45eme and 105eme de la ligne) during the Seventh Coalition's victory in the Battle of Waterloo. It is not known who captured the eagle of the 45eme (the text here only noting it was taken by Scotch Greys), but Corporal F. Stiles was credited with the capture of the 105eme eagle, as recorded here. Stiles was the only officer rewarded for the capture by being made a sergeant and later given and ensigncy, although competing accounts credit another officer, Captain Alexander Clark, with the capture. The eagle standard of the 105eme is now in the collection of the National Army Museum, London. By John Augustus Atkinson (1775 - 1830), painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784-1801 in Russia and subsequently made many prints during the Napoleonic Wars. Following the Battle of Waterloo Atkinson actually visited the battlefield as research for a large painting of the battle (exhibited 1817). The duke of Wellington was one of Atkinson's patrons.
[Ref: 37537]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonaparte's Flight in Disguise, from his Ruined Grand Army in Russia 1812.
Bonaparte's Flight in Disguise, from his Ruined Grand Army in Russia 1812. Dedicated to all the Patriotic Subscribers to the Fund for the relief of the brave Victorious, but suffering Russians By Edw.d Orme.
Atkinson Del. M. Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold Jan.y. 20.th 1813, by Edw.d Orme, Bond St. London.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet: 305 x 405mm (12 x 16''). Laid on album sheet at corners, foxing.
A scene showing Napoleon, wrapped in a large fur coat and hat escaping from a battle on a sled. Following Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon had held Moscow for one month but as winter drew in and with no negotiations from the Russians, Napoleon decided to retreat. Lack of food and fodder for animals, cold and repeated attacks from the Cossacks caused the French to lose huge numbers of men.
[Ref: 50513]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Sailors at Prayers on Board Lord Nelson's Ship, After the Battle of the Nile.
Sailors at Prayers on Board Lord Nelson's Ship, After the Battle of the Nile.
J. A. Atkinson Del. Clark & Dubourg Sculp.t.
Published & Sold April 1.st. 1816 by EDW.D. ORME. Bond Street, corner of Brook Str. London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Watermarked paper 'J. Whatman 1814.' Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Some very slight staining in plate.
Scene aboard H.M.S Vanguard after the Battle of the Nile (1798). A priest kneels at a make-shift pulpit reading from a prayer book. Nelson, head bandaged and surrounded by naval officers and sailors, looks on.
[Ref: 33596]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Sketches in Norway, Taken during a Yachting Cruise in the Summer of 1852.
Sketches in Norway, Taken during a Yachting Cruise in the Summer of 1852. by Geo: M.W. Atkinson, 3 Mervue Place, Queenstown.
Atkinson jnr Lith & Del 1853. Guy Brothers Lith, Cork.
[Cork, 1853.]
Oblong folio, half calf, maroon morocco gilt title label on front board, spine distressed; marbled endpapers, inner hinges taped, lithographic titlepage & 18 numbered tinted lithographs (of 22) and map.
An uncommon book on the scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, not listed in Abbey Travel.
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Polish Dance.
Polish Dance.
Drawn and Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May.10. 1804 by J.A.Atkinson, & Jas. Walker, No.8. Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Messrs. John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall, & Cheapside, London.
Coloured aquatint. 272 x 318mm (10¾ x 12½").
John Augustus Atkinson (1775-1830) was a British etcher, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He spent 1784-1801 in Russia with James Walker who is thought to be his uncle. After returning to London in 1801, he made prints after his works, of Russian subjects, and made outline etchings for other artists. He also executed paintings on military subjects and battles.
[Ref: 14974]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Native of Nukahiwa.
Native of Nukahiwa.
Drawn and Etched by J. A. Atkinson.
[n.d., c.1805].
Hand coloured aquatint and etching, rare. Sheet size: 180 x 118mm (7¼ x 4½"). Cut to image and around title.
A tattooed Polynesian man, drawn and etched by J. A. Atkinson. Nukahiwa is now called Nuku Hiva, and is the largest of the Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands), in French Polynesia. Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern (1770-1846) arrived there in May 1804 and traded with it's inhabitants. Kruzenshtern was a German who commanded the first Russian circumnavigation of the world. This is the frontispiece from volume one of his ‘Voyage around the world, in the years 1803, 1804, 1805 & 1806’.
Abbey Travel 1.
[Ref: 32408]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Bivouac in the Pyrennees. The night before the Battle.
Bivouac in the Pyrennees. The night before the Battle.
J. A. Atkinson del. Fry & Sutherland sculp.t.
Published & Sold June 4th 1815 by Edw.d Orme, Publisher to his Majesty & H.R.H. the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook St. London.
Coloured aquatint. 255 x 330mm (10 z 13"). Faint spotting.
Wellington and his officers around a fire, the night before the Battle of the Pyrenees, fought 25th-30th July 1813. A plate from Orme's 'Historic, Military, and Naval Anecdotes, Of Personal Valour, Bravery, and particular Incidents which occurred to the Armies of Great Britain and her Allies, in the last long-contested War, terminating with the Battle of Waterloo'. This was the first plate of the series, eventually published complete in 1819. It is interesting that this plate was published just over two months after the event shown.
Abbey: Life 376.
[Ref: 33730]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Race Course,
Race Course,
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 260 x 380mm (10¼ x 15"), large margins, watermarked 'J.Whatman 1801'
The crowds at the races, with coaches and sledges, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 43862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Our Race Course.
Our Race Course.
Capt. G.F. Atkinson, del. E. Walker lith.
Day & Sons, Lith.rs to the Queen. [n.d., 1860.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½")
A slightly satirical scene of the racecourse of a backwater station in India, named in the text as 'Kabob'. Published in 'Curry and Rice (on Forty Plates) or The Ingredients of Social Life at 'Our Station' in India' by George Francklin Atkinson (1822-59). An officer of the Bengal Engineers, Atkinson is better known for his more serious work, 'The Campaign in India', about the Mutiny.
Abbey Travel 487.
[Ref: 52319]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander 1st Emperor of all the Russias. The Liberator of Nations!
Alexander 1st Emperor of all the Russias. The Liberator of Nations!
J.A. Atkinson del.t. E. Scriven sculp.t.
[London: R.J. Thomson, 1813.]
Engraving. 290 x 220mm, 11½ x 8½". Trimmed.
A medallion bust portrait, held by grenadier and cossack standing before an obelisk. Alexander I of Russia (1777-1825), known as Alexander the Blessed, Tzar from 1801, Ruler of Poland from 1815, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania.
[Ref: 26269]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Farm yard.
Farm yard.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint, large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian woman feeding pigs, sheep and a cow in farmyard, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text a Russian farmyard is 'little more than a receptacle and shelter for stock... The Dairy is as yet imperfectly known to them'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25074]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Fish Barks.
Fish Barks.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint. 180 x 250mm (7 x 9¾"0, with wide margins.
Russian fisherman and women standing on a row boat on the Neva, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text these vessels 'serve the fishmongers at once for dwelling houses, shops and fishponds... the lower part of the bark is divided into different wells for the keeping [of] all kinds of fresh-water fish... Naturalists mention upwards of twenty sorts of salmon caught on the Neva [as well as] fresh and salted cavia'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
Abbey: Travel 223, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25075]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Jumping on a Board.
Jumping on a Board.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint with large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
Children playing outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text this pastime is 'Usually the Amusement of two girls, who balance a board on a few billets ot stones, and by degrees suffer themselves to be thrown up to an extraordinary height by the elasticity and spring of the board... a broken leg might easily take place'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25078]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Plough.
The Plough.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A Russian horse-drawn plough, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text the Russian plough is primitive and its effect 'in ploughing is very superficial... [but] enough, however, to answer all the Russian's purposes'. The author notes the recent introduction of the english plough by the nobility, although the peasants still prefer their own. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25076]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Swing.
The Swing.
Drawn & Etched by John Augustus Atkinson.
Published as the Act directs May 10, 1804 by J.A. Atkinson & Ja.s Walker, No 3 Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, and Mess.rs John & Josiah Boydell, Pall Mall & Cheapside, London.
Coloured soft-ground etching with aquatint and large margins. 180 x 250mm, 7 x 9¾".
A swing, outside a Russian log cabin, published in Atkinson's 'A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians'. According to the text 'a song encourages and adds to the enjoyment'. Atkinson accompanied his uncle, James Walker. to St Petersburg when Walker was appointed engraver to Catherine the Great. On his return he and his uncle published this work, which contained 100 plates.
223 Abbey: Travel, 'These plates of Atkinson's show the spontaineity and sprit possible when the artist is his own engraver... The colouring is skilfully done'.
[Ref: 25077]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Russian Loyalty and Heroism.
Russian Loyalty and Heroism. Anecdote of the Russian Peasant of Smolensk, who being forced by the French, cooly chopped off his hand, rather than serve Bonaparte on his March toward Moscow.
I. A. Atkinson del. Clark & Dubourg sculp.
Published & Sold Jan.y.1. 1816. by Edw.d. Orme, Publisher to his Majesty, and H.R.H the Prince Regent, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins. Plate: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾").
Interior scene depicting a Russian peasants act of defiance. A central male figure with a beard, dressed in peasant costume holds an axe above his head in the act of chopping off his hand, his wife and child cower behind him. Four French soldiers enter the room, one of which holds his hands up in alarm. A soldier sits watching from a chair.
[Ref: 33599]   £360.00  
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