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[Albanian Soldier.]
[Albanian Soldier.] Soldat Albanois.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47026]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Al-Tebelen.
Al-Tebelen.
Mauzaisse. 1825. Lithog. de C.Motte.
[c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 295 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Publisher's blind stamp under title. Cut.
Head and shoulders portrait of Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Ottoman Albanian ruler, surnamed Aslan, 'the Lion', or the 'Lion of Yannina', who fought for independence from the Ottoman Empire. His cruelty has become legendary. Byron visited Ali's court in Ioánnina in 1809 and wrote to his mother: 'His Highness is a remorseless tyrant, guilty of the most horrible cruelties, very brave, so good a general that they call him the Mahometan Buonaparte ... but as barbarous as he is successful, roasting rebels, etc, etc.'. Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (1784-1844) appears to have painted this portrait after Ali's death.
[Ref: 26961]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arab.]
[Arab.] Arabe du Desert.
J.B. I. Haussard sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47027]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Armenian Architect]
[Armenian Architect] Architecte Armenien.
JB. J. De Franssieres sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46921]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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[Armenian girl going to church to get married]
[Armenian girl going to church to get married] Fille Armenienne, que l'on conduit à l'Eglise pour la marier.
JB. J. Haussard sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
Armenian girl wearing a veil, led by two other women to church to get married. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46920]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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[Armenian man going to church to get married]
[Armenian man going to church to get married] Armenien qui va à l'Eglise pour se marier, accompagné du Compère qui porte son sabre.
JB. J. Haussard sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
Armenian man on his way to get married, accompanied by boy holding his sabre. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46919]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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[Armillary sphere.]
[Armillary sphere.]
[Paris, 1770.]
Copper engraving with original colour. 320 x 555mm, 12½ x 21½". Split in centrefold, as normal.
A decorative engraving of an armilllary sphere, with Earth at the centre and the rings representing the various planes, on an ornate stand. Down the sides is an engraved text. Published for Clouet's 'Geographie Moderne'.
[Ref: 19976]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Théorie des Vents.
Théorie des Vents.
Gravé par Berthe.
[Paris: veuve Agasse, 1828.]
Engraved map. 265 x 375mm, 10½ x 14¾". Centre fold split and taped.
Map of Australasia and the South Pacific to California, marking the directions of the winds. Published in Bory de Saint-Vincent & Desmarest's 'Atlas encyclopedique contenant les cartes et les planches relatives a la geographie physique'.
[Ref: 25745]   £120.00  
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A Bacchante.
A Bacchante. From an Original Picture in the Collection of Sir John Leicester Bar.t.
Greuze Pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculps.t R.A. Engraver to his Majesty.
London, Published 1st. June 1800 by William Jeffryes & C.o Ludgate Hill.
A rare stipple. Plate: 440 x 340mm (17¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A portrait of a priestess of Bacchus, shown looking over he right shoulder.
De Vesme 369 III of III. Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46717]   £330.00  
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[Le Baiser Envoyé.]
[Le Baiser Envoyé.]
J. B. Greuze. C. Turner [in lower right corner in plate].
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint, very fine. Plate: 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"). Frame: 620 x 740mm (24½ x 29"). Trimmed in lower edge. Some repaired damage.
A portrait of a young woman in a state of undress who stands by a window, in one hand she holds a letter while in the other she blows a kiss.
Whitman 747.I.
[Ref: 35741]   £520.00  
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[Napoleon Bonaparte.]
[Napoleon Bonaparte.]
[After Jean Baptiste Isabey.]
[n.d., c.1804.]
Hand-coloured stipple. Plate: 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½''), with large margins.
A portrait of Napoleon shown in his famous stance with one hand inside his shirt.
[Ref: 51036]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Book of Beasts Drawn from Nature, by M. Oudri, & Grav'd by P.Garon .
A Book of Beasts Drawn from Nature, by M. Oudri, & Grav'd by P.Garon .
Printed & Publish'd Aug.t 1750, by J. Rocque Land Surveyer, Charing Cross.
Etching. Sheet: 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼").
The frontispiece to a drawing book of animals showing the rear of a horse, demonstrating the technique of foreshortening.
[Ref: 45929]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[after Jean Baptiste Pater.]
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. Sheet 295 x 380 (11½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
The woman sits on the end of the bed, drawing the man to her, while he gestures at a cat and a dog that pick off the remains of their meal.
[Ref: 54602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brazil] Suite du Panorama de la Baie de Rio de Janeiro.
[Brazil] Suite du Panorama de la Baie de Rio de Janeiro. 3.e Partie. PL: 54.
J.B Debret del.t. Lith de Thierry frères.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet 320 x 510mm (12½ x 20"), large margins.
Four sketches on one sheet: a view of the bay of Rio de Janeiro from the hills; a granite outcrop with a signal base at the summit; and a tree with carvings made by Emperor Pedro. From the 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 60392]   £320.00  
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[Brazil] Les premières occupations du matin. Quèteurs. Voeu d'une messe demandée comme aumône.
[Brazil] Les premières occupations du matin. Quèteurs. Voeu d'une messe demandée comme aumône. 3.e Partie. PL: 4.
J.B Debret del.t. Lith de Thierry Frères, Succ: de Engelmann.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 500 x 345mm (19¾ x 13¾"), very large margins. Slightly foxed, blue mark on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a group of people busy with the first activities at the beginning of a new day. On the bottom, two illustrations of people asking and collection alms. Plate 4 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brazil] Une mulatresse allant passer les Fetês de Noël, a la campagne. Concours des ecoliers, la veille du Jour de S.t Alexis.
[Brazil] Une mulatresse allant passer les Fetês de Noël, a la campagne. Concours des ecoliers, la veille du Jour de S.t Alexis. 3.e Partie. PL: 7.
J.B. Debret del. Lith de Thierry Frères, Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 470 x 340mm (18½ x 13½"), large margins. Slightly foxed, blue mark on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a mixed race woman (described as a mulattress in text) and her daughter are accompanied by their black slaves who carry a bird in a cage, a basket, a rug and a jug along a country path; to spend the Christmas holidays in the countryside. On the bottom, children congregate in the street and enter schools, thrusting pieces of paper toward two adult men. A girl is escorted by a child slave and a black female slave carrying an umbrella on her head and carrying the girl's notebook and quills. Plate 7 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59601]   £320.00  
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[Brazil] Marchand de fleurs, a la porte d'une église. Ex-voto de marins échappés d'un naufrage.
[Brazil] Marchand de fleurs, a la porte d'une église. Ex-voto de marins échappés d'un naufrage. 3.e Partie. PL: 6.
J.B. Debret, et la V.esse de Portes, d.t. Lith. de Thierry Frères Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 290mm (14¼ x 11½") large margins. Small tear on left edge.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, a flower seller, holding a plate full of cut coconut, offers flowers carefully placed on a banana trunk to an upper-class woman who is leaving mass with her servants and her child. On the bottom, barefoot sailors who survived a shipwreck bring a sail into a church, carrying their shoes and their hats. Plate 6 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59600]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Brazil] Pauvre famille dans sa maison. Menuisier allant s'installer. Transport de feuilles d'aloès.
[Brazil] Pauvre famille dans sa maison. Menuisier allant s'installer. Transport de feuilles d'aloès. 2.e Partie. PL: 34.
J.B. Debret del.t. Lith. de Thierry Frères, Succ.rs de Engelmann & C.ie.
[n.d. c.1835.]
Very rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 295mm (14¼ x 11½") very large margins. Mount burn around image, nick to top left corner.
Two designs depicting the life and costumes of Brazilian people. On the top, the interior of the house of a poor family. On the bottom, a carpenter carrying tools to his shop and men carrying bundle of aloe leaves on their heads. Plate 34 of 'Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, ou Séjour d'un artiste français au Brésil' (1834-39) by J.B. Debret.
[Ref: 59599]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[France]
[France] "Justice to Dreyfus". [In ink below:] (M. Henri Brisson.) Vanity Fair.
Guth 98 [engraved in image.]
Octr. 6th. 1898. Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd. Lith.
Chromolithograph. 398 x 266mm. 15¾ x 10½".
Eugène Henri Brisson (1835-1912) was a French statesman, Prime Minister of France for a period in 1885 until 1886 and again in 1898. He was a member of the extreme Left, he did however propose amnesty for the condemned but it was voted down. He was also a prominent figure in exposing the Panama scandals. In June of 1898 he formed a cabinet when the country was violently excited over the Dreyfus affair. The Dreyfus affair was a political scandal that divided France in the 1890s and the early 1900s. It involved the conviction for treason of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), a French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent, who was sentenced to life for allegedly having communicated French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris.
[Ref: 18035]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albanian butcher feeding mutton to the cats of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul]
[Albanian butcher feeding mutton to the cats of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul] Dgi-Guerdgi Albanois qui porte au Bezestein des Foyes de Mouton pour nourrir les Chats.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint; platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
A cat image. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46960]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Calm.  [&]  Storm.
Calm. [&] Storm.
Chatelain invet. et delin.
Printed for Robt. Sayer, Printseller in Fleet Street [originally c.1750, these later impressions on 19th century paper].
Pair of etchings on wove paper, 'Calm' with watermark '1822(?)', each 195 x 255mm. 7¾ x 10". 'Calm' with (printers?) crease through title into lower part of image.
Two landscapes, the serene and peaceful 'Calm' (featuring a gentleman reading a book in centre foreground) contrasting with the windswept scene with two pedestrians struggling at left, and a fallen tree at right. Both compositions show buildings across water in distance. First plate numbered '18' upper left. Jean Baptiste Chatelain (French/British, 1710 - 1758) was a topographical draughtsman and printmaker working in London.
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Le Cerf aux Abbois. [The stag at bay.]
Le Cerf aux Abbois. [The stag at bay.]
J.B. Oudri Del. Huquier Sculp.
A Paris ches Huquier rue des Mathurins au coin de celle de Sorbonne A.P.D.R. [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching, rare, 555 x 355mm. 21¾ x 14". A good impression, with margins.
A stag attacked by several hounds in a wooded landscape. From a series of animal and sporting subjects after Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686 - 1755).
[Ref: 21626]   £320.00  
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A View of the River Thames from Chelsea.
A View of the River Thames from Chelsea.
Chas. White, Sct.
[London, n.d., c.1794.]
Rare etching. 120 x 170mm (4¾ x 6¾). Two small stitching marks in the left margin.
A charming view; in the foreground a woman guides a child along the top of a wall. A pedlar approaches from right, his wares in a tray strapped to his front. Numbered 'No.3' upper right, for 'Six Views of the Thames', Laurie & Whittle. After Jean Baptiste Chatelain (1710? - 1771).
Guildhall Library Record: 6832. Longford Images of Chelsea: 201. For an uncut sheet of 'Six Views of the Thames' see ref. 4028.
[Ref: 53573]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[A View of Chelsea.]
[A View of Chelsea.]
Vivares fecit.
[British, n.d., c. 1740s.]
Large etching, proof on watermarked laid paper, printmaker's name in scratched letters (twice). sheet 330 x 485mm, 13 x 19". Centrefold crease, cut.
Attractive view of the Thames at Chelsea with figures including ferryman on the bank in left foreground, beside a fisherman; another carrying a net over his shoulder to right, boats on the water and upmarket residences on the opposite side of the river. First published by Bowles in 1744, this print is listed in the 1753 Bowles catalogue, p.44, under the title 'Perspective Views in and about London', and is number 13. After John Maurer (fl.1713 - c.1761).
Longford Images of Chelsea: 250.
[Ref: 25700]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the River Thames from Chelsea [two variants after Jean Baptiste Chatelain (1710? - 1771).]  [With]  [A drawing of the Thames at Chelsea.] (3)
A View of the River Thames from Chelsea [two variants after Jean Baptiste Chatelain (1710? - 1771).] [With] [A drawing of the Thames at Chelsea.] (3)
[British, c. 1790s.]
Two etchings tipped into a single folio album leaf. Together with fragment strip from a panorama of Chelsea pasted between, pen & ink with bluish-grey wash. Sheet 485 x 330mm, 19 x 13". Drawing soiled and stained; the two prints lacking margins.
The printed compositions are almost identical, with changes to the figures in the foreground: above, a couple with their backs to the viewer looking out over the water; in the image below in their place a woman guides a child along the top of a wall. Also a pedlar approaches from right, his wares in a tray strapped to his front. This etching is signed 'Chas. White Sct' and is numbered 'No.3' upper right, for 'Six Views of the Thames', Laurie & Whittle. The drawing is in the manner of Joseph Farington (1747 - 1821).
Guildhall Library Record: 6832. Longford Images of Chelsea: 201.
[Ref: 25697]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Roast Chestnut Seller] La Marchande de Marron.
[The Roast Chestnut Seller] La Marchande de Marron. Ce Dessein est au Cabinet de Mr Damery Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal MIlitaire de St. Louis.
Greuze delin. Beauvarlet Sculp.
A Paris chez Beauvarlet Graveur du Roy rue St. Jacques vis-à-vis celle des Mathurins [n.d., 1762.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; 410 x 335mm (16 x 13¼"). Pin holes in margins.
A woman cooking and selling roast chestnuts in the street. Jean-Baptiste Greuze's original drawing was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1761.
[Ref: 57533]   £280.00  
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[A boy and his dog.]  [&]  [A girl and her dog.]
[A boy and his dog.] [&] [A girl and her dog.] d'apres le Tableau de Mr. Greuze Peintre/ par C.G. Schultze [&] ...par P.C. Ingouf.
A Paris ches Chereau rue de Mathurins [&] ...rue S. Jacques [n.d., c.1775].
Pair of engravings, each c.240 x 180mm, 9½ x 7". Full margins.
The boy wears a hat and has been playing a game with his spaniel - he holds a whip and ball. The young girl is dressed in night clothes, seated on a chair and holding a toy dog on her lap. After Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805).
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[Itinerant coffee seller]
[Itinerant coffee seller] Vendeur de Caffé par les rues.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") very large margins.
A coffee boy from the Levant; as Joseph A. Boone notes in 'The Homoerotics of Orientalism', these boys were often assumed to be sexually available for payment. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
Joseph A. Boone, 'The Homoerotics of Orientalism', p.102.
[Ref: 46955]   £320.00  
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Mlle. Colombe L'Ainee.
Mlle. Colombe L'Ainee. Pensionnaire du Roy. Née a Venise eu 1754 ei recue a la Comedie Italienne en 1773. Ciel! ou Fuis-je......Belinde act 1er Scen 3e de la colonie.
Dessiné et Frave par Patas.
Se vend a Paris chez atas Graveur Rue du Platre ai cpom de ce;;e St.Jacques Maison de la Mde.de Modea. [n.d., c.1775.]
Engraving 290 x 410mm (11½ x 16¼").
Marie-Theodore Thérèse Ruggieri, was known as Mlle. Colombe being employed by the Comedie Italienne at an earlier time than her older sister. Marie-Catherine (1751-1830), Marie-Thérèse (1754-1837) and Marie-Madeleine Riggieri (1760-1841), known as Adeline, were among the most celebrated demi-mondaines of their era. Under the stage name 'Colombe', the beautiful (and notorious) Venetian-born actresses made a sensation in late eighteenth-century Paris. Jean Baptiste Patas french printmaker 1748 - 1817 may also be Charles Emmanuel Patas. This prints may be based on a composition by Fragonard who painted the famous actresses.
[Ref: 10548]   £320.00  
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[La Compassion.]
[La Compassion.]
[J.B.Greuze pinxit. J.Massard fecit.]
[n.d., 1777.]
Mezzotint with very large margins, proof before letters, rare. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). SIGNED BY THE ENGRAVER ON REVERSE.
Head and shoulders of a young girl throwing up her hands in pity, set in an oval against a blank frame. The artist Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), who specialised in domestic genre scenes, signed prints after his designs to prevent undeclared impressions being run off without his knowledge; here, however, only the signature of the engraver, Jean Massard (1740-1822) is visible, albeit faintly.
See BM 2004,0430.9 for published state, 'the only example known of a mezzotint after Greuze made in France'. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36312]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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[A fake expedition to the Congo] Chef Nègre,
[A fake expedition to the Congo] Chef Nègre, (entouré de ses nobles, de quelques unes de ses femmes et de ses filles.) (Possessions Portugaises.)
Dessiné d'après nature par M.r Douveill et lith.é par Nogues. Lith de Engelmann.]
[Paris: Jules Renouard, 1832.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"), with publisher's blind stamp. Slight staining, bottom right corner snipped.
A Congolese chief outside his hut. A plate from 'Voyage au Congo et dans l'interieur de l'Afrique Equinoxiale', three volumes, by Jean Baptiste Douville (1794-1837). A wealthy traveller, Douville visited Luanda in 1828, before returning to Paris in 1831 and claiming to have explored the African interior. On the strength of his account he was awarded the Société de Géographie's third 'Grande Médaille d'Or des Explorations'. He published this account in 1832 but by the end of the year it was established that his involvement was fiction. After his fiancée killed herself because of the scandal, he left France for Brazil where he was murdered in 1837. Sir Richard Burton maintained that the details in the account were credible, but today it is believed that Douvill's chief sources were unpublished Portuguese manuscripts to which he had ready access.
[Ref: 56041]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Donna Florentina Collo Scuffino. 14 [parallel text in French]
Donna Florentina Collo Scuffino. 14 [parallel text in French]
J.B. Greuze delin. F.A. Moitte Sculp [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Middle-class woman from Florence, with city view in background. From 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d'Italie', a set of twenty-five plates representing figures in the costumes of different Italian cities. This is one of several plates in the series engraved from designs by Jean-Baptise Greuze (1725-1805), one of the most important French artists of the 18th century.
[Ref: 38342]   £320.00  
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Cittadina di Genovese col Mezzo in Testa. [parallel text in French]
Cittadina di Genovese col Mezzo in Testa. [parallel text in French]
J.B. Greuze delin. F.A. Moitte Sculp [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Middle-class woman from Genoa, with view of the city's port in background. From 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d'Italie', a set of twenty-five plates representing figures in the costumes of different Italian cities. This is one of several plates in the series engraved from designs by Jean-Baptise Greuze (1725-1805), one of the most important French artists of the 18th century.
[Ref: 38341]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Donna Plebea di Napoli riscaldandosi i Piedi ad un Focone [parallel text in French]
Donna Plebea di Napoli riscaldandosi i Piedi ad un Focone [parallel text in French]
J.B. Greuze delin. Moitte Sculp [c.1770]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Working-class woman from Naples, in her home, warming her feet. From 'Divers habillements suivant le costume d'Italie', a set of twenty-five plates representing figures in the costumes of different Italian cities. This is one of several plates in the series engraved from designs by Jean Barbault (1718-62), who spent much of his career in Italy.
See 38718 for uncut version.
[Ref: 38345]   £320.00  
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[Dancing Dogs]
[Dancing Dogs]
J.B. Huet del
Bonnet direx [c.1780]
Rare stipple printed in colours, sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½"). Trimmed, left hand corner missing.
Two dogs in human dress dance, supervised by their master. Dancing dogs were a popular street entertainment in the 18th century, and appear in the artwork of many artists, including Carle Vernet and George Morland. By, or perhaps after Jean-Baptiste Huet I (1745-1811), painter and engraver. Huet made his name as an animal painter with his 1769 painting of a dog attacking geese (Paris, Louvre).
[Ref: 39655]   £450.00  
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Denon [facsimile signature].
Denon [facsimile signature].
Engraved by Thomson, from a Drawing by Isabey.
Published by Fisher, Son & Co. Caxton, London, 1825.
Stipple, platemark 220 x 135mm (8½ x 5¼"), small margins. Foxing.
Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon (1747-1825), French painter, archaeologist and traveller. He had a brilliant career as an artist and diplomat under the ancien regime, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diderot, Voltaire, and Robespiere. He followed Napoleon on his campaign in Egypt, making over 150 sketches (now in the British Museum) which, reproduced in his book 'Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte' (1802), the first serious description of the antiquities discovered in Egypt, were influential in establishing the Egyptian Revival style in France. In 1802 he was appointed director-general of the Imperial Museums, playing a key role in bringing foreign masterpieces into the Louvre. He played a crucial role as artistic adviser to Napoleon, selecting artworks to requisition and handing out commissions to artists. After Napoleon's defeat in 1815 he retired, and spent his last ten years engraving and working on a general history of the arts.
[Ref: 41080]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Dergoumidas,
Dergoumidas, Prestre Armenien condamné par le Grand Visir Ali Pacha, mourut Martir le 5.e Novembre 1707.
JB. J. Haussard sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint; platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins. Tear extending into plate lower edge.
The Armenian priest Dergoumidas is condemned to death by the Grand Vizier Alì Pascià for having converted to Catholicism, an episode which actually took place on 5 November 1707. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III. The engraving was seemingly the source for G.A. Guardi's 'Dergoumidas Before the Grand Vizier', one of his 'quadri Turchi' painted for Field Marshal Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Guardi's painting was sold at Sotheby's in 2005 (Old Master Paintings Evening Sale, 7 December 2005, lot 61).
[Ref: 46918]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dervish.]
[Dervish.] Dervich ou Moine Turc qui tourne par devotion.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47047]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Dervich
Dervich des Indes
JB [Jean-Baptiste Vanmour] G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [1714-5]
Etching, platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾").
Plate from the 'Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant' (1714-5). Commissioned by Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte (the central government of the Ottoman Empire) from 1699 to 1710, the work had a profound impact on aesthetic notions of Turkey in eighteenth-century Europe. Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul the eighteen-year-old Flemish painter Jean-Baptiste Vanmour, from whom he commissioned at least a hundred paintings of Turkish life (some of which are now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), which served as the basis for the engravings in the collection. The volume also included transcriptions of the music which accompanied the whirling dervishes. Engraved by French printmaker and publisher Gérard Scotin I (1643 - 1715), one of a family of engravers.
See Hunt, Jacob et al 'Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion, pp.142-6.
[Ref: 39664]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Study of a terrier dog in a larder.]
[Study of a terrier dog in a larder.] IIIme Livre D'Etude D'Animaux Dessine par Huet Peintre du Roi.
Demarteau sculp.
A Paris ches Demarteau Graveur du Roi rue de la Pellerie a la Cloche. [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching and crayon-manner printed in sanguine, 230 x 310mm. 9 x 12¼".
Behind the dog's head is a dead lamb and fowl. From a series of animal studies published by engraver Gilles Demarteau (1722 - 1776), specialist in crayon manner, after Jean Baptiste Huet (1745 - 1811).
[Ref: 19408]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Effendi.]
[Effendi.] Effendi homme de Loy dans son Etude.
JB. G. Scotin sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47046]   £360.00  
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[An Emir.]
[An Emir.] Emir homme de Loy de la Race de Mahomet.
JB. G. Scotin sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47044]   £330.00  
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Nymphe Erigone.  Gravée d’Aprés le Tableau Original de Mr. Pierre Premier Peintre du Roy. Du Cabinet de Mr. le Comte de Baudoüin.
Nymphe Erigone. Gravée d’Aprés le Tableau Original de Mr. Pierre Premier Peintre du Roy. Du Cabinet de Mr. le Comte de Baudoüin.
J. B. M. Pierre Reg. Ord. Eques Primus Reg. Pictor Pinx. Anna le Fort Sculp.
A Paris chez Chereau rue des Mathurins au coin de celle de Sorbonne. [n.d. c.1750.]
Line engraving. Plate 330 x 438mm. 13" x 17¼". Very fine.
The nymph, Erigone, is mentioned by Statius and Virgil, and figures prominently in the sixth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses. She is, in legend, the source of the constellation Virgo.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9204]   £320.00  
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Omnia tu nostra tempora letitie.
Omnia tu nostra tempora letitie.
Greuse pinx. F. Pedro sculp. ap. Cavalli Venetys.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 12"). Trimmed.
A scene in a room in which a group of chidlren rush to hug their seated mother.
Provenance: Edge Hall Library, Cheshire
[Ref: 46807]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Marche au Poisson. [The Fish Market.]
Marche au Poisson. [The Fish Market.]
Peint par Pierre. Grave par Pelletier.
A Amsterdam chés Pierre Fouquet Junior, A Paris, chés Basan, Graveur, Place Maubert. [n.d., c.1765.]
Etching, 365 x 275mm. 14¼ x 14¾". Tear into plate at left; full margins.
After Jean Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714 - 1789). This particular scene very eastern in content. The man on the left is dressed in Turkish style costume while the market is being held on a harbour front dominated by an antient "lion" fountain.
[Ref: 17578]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue d'une Fontaine Antique.
Vue d'une Fontaine Antique. Tiré du Cabinet de Monsieur Lallyé.
J.B. Huet delin. Jubier Sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.] [A Paris chez Bonnet, rue St Jacques, au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie.]
Hand-coloured crayon-manner. 241 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼"). Trimmed.
A classical scene with woman and children; another child and woman stood by an old tomb which has been turned into a fountain; two hens and dog by fountain.
[Ref: 28680]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wife of a Frank going to bathe.]
[Wife of a Frank going to bathe.] Femme d'un Franc allant au Bain.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46963]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Habit of a Frankish merchant]
[Habit of a Frankish merchant] Marchand Franc.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint; platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46961]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Gare Saint-Lazare] Vue de Chemin de Fer de Paris a S.t Germain.
[Gare Saint-Lazare] Vue de Chemin de Fer de Paris a S.t Germain.
Arnout del. Imp. de Lemercier, Benard et C.ie.
[n.d., c.1841.]
Lithograph. Sheet 325 x 410mm (12¾ x 16"). Edges toned and foxed.
A view of Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris's first passenger station, opened 1837 with a single track linking the capital with Le Pecq. By 1843 it was the terminus of three lines.
[Ref: 56949]   £360.00  
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[Smiling girl] Du Cabinet de la Maj. Imp. de toutes les Russies Catherine, II.
[Smiling girl] Du Cabinet de la Maj. Imp. de toutes les Russies Catherine, II. d'aprés l'original de Greuze gravé par J: Walker Graveur de la Maj: Imp.
S.t. Petersbourg Nov: 20 1785.
Mezzotint. Sheet 225 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate. Slight rubbing.
A quarter-length portrait of a young, smiling girl in a bonnet. James Walker (c.1760-1822) was appointed mezzotinter to the court of Catherine the Great in 1784, returning to London on various occasions to arrange publication of his plates. When he finally returned in 1802, 26 of his copper plates were lost at sea.
[Ref: 60185]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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