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Mrs. Acton.
Mrs. Acton.
Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Delint. I.G Spurgeon, Aqua Forti Fecit.
[n.d. c.1790]
Etching. 348 x 247mm.
Portrait after Beechey, sitting in a simple white dress turned away from the viewer, her left arm resting on a surface beside her, looking thoughtfully over her left shoulder, her face in profile. Francis Elizabeth Acton (1784-1879) was daughter of Reverend John Grove Spurgeon and married Edward Acton Acton (1767-1822) in 1804.
JWH: 1805 Very Fine impression.
[Ref: 579]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Acton.
Mrs. Acton. [Written in ink outside upper edge of plate:] Miss Mansfield with Mr Spurgeons best Comp.t
Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Delint. I.G Spurgeon, Aqua Forti Fecit.
[n.d. c.1790]
Etching, very fine impression, with large margins. Plate 349 x 249mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Trimmed to plate along bottom.
Portrait after Beechey, sitting in a simple white dress turned away from the viewer, her left arm resting on a surface beside her, looking thoughtfully over her left shoulder, her face in profile. Francis Elizabeth Acton (1784-1879) was daughter of Reverend John Grove Spurgeon and married Edward Acton Acton (1767-1822) in 1804.
[Ref: 24971]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland, This Portrait of His Royal and August Consort Queen Adelaide,
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland, This Portrait of His Royal and August Consort Queen Adelaide, is by permission humbly dedicated by His Majesty's most devoted Subject and Servant, William Sams.
Painted by Sir William Beechey, R.A. Principal Portrait Painter in Ordinary to Their Majesties. Engraved by Thomas Lupton, 4 Leigh Street, Burton Crescent.
London. Published by William Sams, Royal Library, 1 st James's Street, May 1, 1834.
Mezzotint. 390 x 310mm (15½ x 12¼"). Creased at bottom corner, edges worn.
Queen Adelaide (1792-1849), queen consort of William IV, the last Hanovarian king of the United Kingdom, who gave her name to the Australian city.
[Ref: 23119]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness Princess Amelia.
Her Royal Highness Princess Amelia.
S.r W.m. Beechey del. Cheesman Scu.
London Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 272 x 222mm. 10¾ x 8¾".
Princess Amelia (1783-1810) was the youngest of George III and Queen Charlotte's fifteen children and died of tuberculosis at a young age.
[Ref: 22683]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
Sr. Will.m Beechey del. Maria Anne Bourlier Sc.
London Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 279 x 220mm. 11 x 8¾".
Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840), the second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was both a Princess of the United Kingdom and a Princess of Hanover.
[Ref: 22670]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Sophia.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Sophia. From the original Picture, by Sir W. Beechey R.A. in the possession of H.R.H. the Duke of Glocester to whom, by permission, this print is most respectfully dedicated, by his humble & obed.t Serv.t E. Harding.
Engraved by S.W. Reynolds Engraver to the King. & S. Cousins.
Pub.d as the Act Directs March 8. 1824 by S.W Reynolds. Bayswater.
Rare mezzotint. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"), with large margins. Some spotting.
Three-quarter length portrait of Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840), second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, standing in a landscape, wearing a low-cut dress with lace, transparent shawl, plumed hat and necklace.
Whitman 13: ii.
[Ref: 56492]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness Princess Augusta.
Her Royal Highness Princess Augusta.
Sr. W.m Beechey del. Geremia Scu.
London Pub.d by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 280 x 216mm. 11 x 8½".
Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840) sat at a loom, spinning thread through her fingers. She was the sixth child and second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was a Princess of the United Kingdom and a Princess of Hanover. She remained unmarried and had a particular devotion to her brother William, Duke of Clarence, afterwards William IV. She was fond of visiting Weymouth in Dorset. George III and Queen Charlotte's admiration for Beechey's work led to commissions for royal portraits of their large family. In this protrait the Princess is seen spinning.
BM: 1850,1014.229. NPG: D8016.
[Ref: 22684]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Vice Admiral Sir John Poo Beresford Bart. M.P.
Vice Admiral Sir John Poo Beresford Bart. M.P.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by Thomas Hodgetts.
London Published by Colnaghi Son & Co Pall Mall East Febry. 1828.
Mezzotint. Plate 355 x 281mm. 14 x 11". Slight crease through image.
Sir John Poo Beresford (1766-1844) Admiral; son of the Marquis of Waterford. He engaged the French in Hampton Roads 1795, commanded on North American station in 1806, commanded Royal Sovereign yacht in 1814. In 1812-35 he became M.P. and and he later escorted Louis XVIII to Calais on his restoration.
Parker: 48. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
[Ref: 12393]   £320.00  
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Arthur Blayney Esq.r.
Arthur Blayney Esq.r.
Painted by W.m Beechey A.R.A Portrait Painter to Her Majesty. Engrav'd by T. Hardy. [n.d. c.1800]
Rare mezzotint, 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"), with margins. Thread margin on right. Laid on linen. Crease through publication area. Small margins.
Half length portrait of philanthropist Arthur Blayney (1715-95). He wears a powdered wig tied at the nape, with a plain collar and the top of a brocaded waistcoat visible beneath a plain coat. He was known as the 'Father of Montgomeryshire'
CS 1 I of II.
[Ref: 61564]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Sir William Beechey pinx.t. Will.m Sharp sculp.t.
Published May 1 1801 by W.m Sharp, London.
Fine engraving. 525 x 390mm (20¾ x 15½") large margins. Backed with newspaper.
Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) the Birmingham industrialist and entrepreneur, who was called 'the first manufacturer in England' by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the founder of the Soho Works in Birmingham in 1762, known for its high quality ornamental objects. In 1775 Boulton entered into partnership with the Scottish engineer James Watt who invented the steam engine; he supplied machinery for the new Mint on Tower Hill in 1805. Boulton also designed for the commercial art market, devising ormolu (gilt brass) mounts for the English potter Josiah Wedgwood's decorative wares. Both men belonged to the Lunar Society, a group of prominent Midlands men who developed ideas and techniques in science, manufacturing and transport.
W: 385.
[Ref: 52083]   £320.00  
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Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Sir William Beechey pinx.t. Will.m Sharp sculp.t.
Published May 1 1801 by W.m Sharp, London.
Engraving. 525 x 390mm (20¾ x 15½"). Tears entering plate repaired, creasing. Small margins.
Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) the Birmingham industrialist and entrepreneur, who was called 'the first manufacturer in England' by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the founder of the Soho Works in Birmingham in 1762, known for its high quality ornamental objects. In 1775 Boulton entered into partnership with the Scottish engineer James Watt who invented the steam engine; he supplied machinery for the new Mint on Tower Hill in 1805. Boulton also designed for the commercial art market, devising ormolu (gilt brass) mounts for the English potter Josiah Wedgwood's decorative wares. Both men belonged to the Lunar Society, a group of prominent Midlands men who developed ideas and techniques in science, manufacturing and transport.
W: 385.
[Ref: 59134]   £380.00  
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Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Charlotte.
Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Charlotte.
S.r W.m Beechey del. M.A. Bourlier, Scu.
London, Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. 280 x 218mm (11 x 8½"). Slight foxing.
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), Queen consort of King George III. Published be Edward Harding (1755-1840), who was an engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte from 1803 to 1818.
[Ref: 22654]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charlotte, Princess Royal] Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Wirtemberg.
[Charlotte, Princess Royal] Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Wirtemberg.
S.r W.m. Beechey del. Cheeseman Scu.
London Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 279 x 217mm. 11 x 8½".
The daughter of George III, half-length wearing a a large oval miniature case (which almost certainly contained a portrait of the Prince of Würtemberg, whom she married in 1797). Charlotte, Princess Royal (later Queen of Würtemberg) (1766-1828).
[Ref: 22659]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Lord Vis.c.t Chetwynd,
The Right Hon.ble Lord Vis.c.t Chetwynd, Colonel of the Duke of the Duke of Gloucesters Loyal Volunteers, Dedicated to the the Commissioned & non Commissiond Officers & Privates of the Corps, by their much Obliged & Respetfull Servant Anthony Fogg. Proof A. Fogg.
Paintd by Sir William Beechey, R.A. Portrait Painter to her Majesty. Engraved by Anthony Fogg, Engraver to His R.H. Price Will.m Frederic.
Pub'd as the Act directs by A. Fogg, No. 16, Warwick Street, May 10th 1804.
Proof stipple engraving, large margins, Prof A. Fogg on left, 375 x 290mm, 14¾ x 11½".
Richard Chetwynd (1757-1821), 5th Viscount Chetwynd, in uniform. He was born at Haywood park, Little Haywood and his family seat was Ingestre Hall.
[Ref: 24570]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Major General Sir Alured Clarke, K.B.
Major General Sir Alured Clarke, K.B. Promoted to the Rank of Field Marshal in 1830.
Painted by Sir W.m Beechey, R.A. 1794. Engraved by John Bromley, 4 Lyon Terrace, Edgeware Road.
Published by the Engraver Aug.t 1st. 1833.
Mezzotint. Sheet 495 x 335mm (19½ x 13¼"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, into publication line at bottom.
Field Marshal Sir Alured Clarke (1744-1832), commander of the British army in Georgia (1780), Governor of Jamaica (1784), Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army (1796), acting Governor-General of India (1798) and finally Commander-in-Chief of India (also 1798). He was promoted to field marshal on the occasion of the coronation of King William IV on 22 July 1830. In 1770 Clarke married Elizabeth Catherine (Kitty) Hunter, who had eloped with the married Earl of Pembroke eight years earlier.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36461]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Admiral The Hon.ble Sir Alex.r Inglis Cochrane, G.C.B.
Admiral The Hon.ble Sir Alex.r Inglis Cochrane, G.C.B.
From an Original Picture by Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Engraved by C Turner for Capt.n Brenton's Naval Hist.y
London Published Aug.t 9. 1824, by C. Turner. 50, Warren Str.t Fitzroy Squ.e
Mezzotint. 216 x 133mm. 8½ x 5¼".
Hon. Admiral Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832) was a senior Royal Navy commander during the Napoleonic Wars. He saw service in both the American War of Independence and the War of 1812. During the American War of Independence he saw successes at both the Battle of Baltimore and the Battle of Lake Borgne, but in 1815 he was defeated at the Battle of New Orleans. From 1821 to 1824 he was Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth. Illustration to Edward Pelham Brenton's "The Naval History of Great Britain" (London 1823-1825), Volume V, page 188.
Whitman: 65. See Ref: 14861 for 'Battle of New Orleans' military engagement.
[Ref: 21136]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Vice Admiral The R.t Hon.ble Sir George Cockburn G.C.B.
Vice Admiral The R.t Hon.ble Sir George Cockburn G.C.B.
Painted by S.r Will.m Beechey R.A. Portrait Painter to Her Late Majesty. Engraved by W. Say Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester.
London. Published July 2, 1837 for the Proprietor by the Engraver, 9, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Street.
Mezzotint. 720 x 415mm (28¼ x 16¼"). Small margins.
Fine & rare full-length portrait of Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853), Admiral and First Sea Lord. During the 'War of 1812' Cockburn was second in command to Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren. Cockburn cruised the American east coast and Chesapeake Bay, seizing American shipping, disrupting and raiding ports. His most significant action was the capture and burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. He later served as Commander-in-Chief on the North American station (1833-6). In this portrait Cockburn's hand is on a chart showing the Barrow Straits, Cockburn's Island, Melville's Peninsular etc.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 45848]   £990.00  
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Charles Dundas Esq.r M.P. for the County of Berks. Thirty Years Chairman of the Committee of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company.
Charles Dundas Esq.r M.P. for the County of Berks. Thirty Years Chairman of the Committee of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company.
Engraved by W. Say, Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester.
From the Original Picture by Sir Will.m Beechey R.A. painted at request of the Committee 1823.
Mezzotint. Plate 503 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾") with very large margins.
Portrait of Lord Dundas; nearly whole-length, sitting, directed to the left, facing and looking to the front, left hand on his knee, right hand holding a small book, resting on the table beside him, landscape and a bridge through the window on the left. Charles Dundas, Baron of Amesbury (1751-1832); apart from his political career he was also the first chairman of the Kennet and Avon Canal Company (the waterway in southern England, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal; from Bristol to Bath) and the Dundas Aqueduct was named after him.
[Ref: 52499]   £320.00  
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His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.
Sir. W.m Beechy del. Fogg Sculp.
London Pub.d by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 279 x 215mm. 11 x 8½".
Ernest Augustus I (1771-1837) was King of Hanover from 1837 until his death. He was the eighth child of George III. He became King of Hanover when his niece, Victoria, became Queen of the United Kingdom, ending the personal union between Britain and Hanover that had lasted since 1714. He was created Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale in 1799 and married in 1815, much to the disapproval of his mother, Queen Charlotte, the twice-widowed Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
[Ref: 22679]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
Sir W.m Beechey del. M.A. Bourlier Sc.
London Published by E. Harding 19 May 1806.
Stipple. Plate 279 x 215mm. 11 x 8½".
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), was the second son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.
[Ref: 22676]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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His Majesty George the Third King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c &c &c on his favourite Charger Adonis.
His Majesty George the Third King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c &c &c on his favourite Charger Adonis. From a Picture in the Possession of the Right Hon.ble Lord Somerville. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, This Print is by her most gracious permission dedicated by her grateful and Devoted Serrvant, William Hopkins.
The King Painted by W. Hopkins from the original Picture of the Review by Sir W. Beechey and the Horse painted from the life, by J. Ward, Painter &c. to hia Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Engraved by J. Ward.
London, Published Feb.y 1st 1804, by J. Ward & Co, No 6 Newman Street.
Very rare mezzotint. 650 x 560mm (25½ x 22"), with separately-printed title 65 x 560mm (2½ x 22"), total 715 x 560mm (28¼ x 22"). Some creasing, split in bottom platemark and nicks in edges taped.
An equestrian portrait of George III in uniform, in a plain landscape. The figure of the king was taken from another Beechey painting engraved by Ward, 'His Majesty Reviewing the Third or Prince of Wales's Regiment of Dragoon Guards', 1799.
CS 20; Frankau 39.
[Ref: 56485]   £650.00  
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His Majesty King George III.
His Majesty King George III. From an original Picture by Sir William Beechey, R.A. in his own Possession. Drawn by W. Evans, Engraved by A. Cardon.
Published March 1. 1809, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Hand-coloured stipple and etching. 369 x 299mm. 14½ x 11¾". Creased.
George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, until the union of the two countries at the start of 1801. He was also Duke and Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Luneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until in 1814 he was promoted to King of Hanover.
[Ref: 28166]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third.
His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third. This print, Engraved from a Picture painted by S.r William Beechey, in his Majesty's Collection, is most humbly Dedicated to Her Majesty by her Most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, J. & J. Boydell.
Painted by S.r W.m Beechey R.A. Engraved by Benjamin Smith.
Pub. Dec. 1. 1804, by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. 595 x 420mm (16½ x . 23½"). Some restoration to edges. Cut to platemark.
A full-length portrait of George III in riding gear, an ornamental urn to the right.
[Ref: 60930]   £320.00  
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To H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth this portrait of His Sacred Majesty King George III. Is (by permission) most respectfully dedicated by H.R.H. most obedient humble Servant, W. Hopkins.
To H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth this portrait of His Sacred Majesty King George III. Is (by permission) most respectfully dedicated by H.R.H. most obedient humble Servant, W. Hopkins.
Drawn by W. Hopkins, from the original of Sir W. Beechey R.A. Engraved by Anth.y Cardon.
Published Jan.y 1st 1812, by W. Hopkins, Windsor.
Stipple, with very large margins. Plate 305 x 152mm. 12 x 6".
George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, until the union of the two countries at the start of 1801. He was also Duke and Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Luneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until in 1814 he was promoted to King of Hanover.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25451]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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King George the Third.
King George the Third.
From Sir William Beechey by Mr. Smith.
London Published by Tho.s Kelly, Paternoster Row. Feb.y 7 1820.
Stipple, with large margins. Plate 178 x 140mm. 7 x 5½". Creasing lower left and centre.
George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, until the union of the two countries at the start of 1801. He was also Duke and Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Luneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until in 1814 he was promoted to King of Hanover. Another engraving from the same portrait by Beechey was used for a broadside on the death of King George III in 1820, a "Monody to the Memory of His Sacred Majesty King George III".
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. For another engraving from the same painting see ref. 25445
[Ref: 25448]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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His Sacred Majesty King George III.
His Sacred Majesty King George III.
Engraved from a Drawing after a Picture by Sir Wm. Beechey.
Published March 1.st 1813, by S & J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place, London.
Stipple, with very large margins. Plate 152 x 127mm. 6 x 5".
George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, until the union of the two countries at the start of 1801. He was also Duke and Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Luneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until in 1814 he was promoted to King of Hanover. Same portrait used for a broadside on the death of King George III in 1820, a "Monody to the Memory of His Sacred Majesty King George III".
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25444]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty this Print of The King. Is most respectfully Inscribed by Her Majesty's Most devoted and most obedient humble servant William Grimaldi.
To The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty this Print of The King. Is most respectfully Inscribed by Her Majesty's Most devoted and most obedient humble servant William Grimaldi.
From a Miniature by W. Grimaldi, after Sir W. Beechey R.A. Engraved by R.M. Meadows.
Published Mar. 1. 1804, as the Act directs, by W. Grimaldi, No.2, Albermarle Street, Enamel & Miniature Painter to their Royal Hignesses the Duke & Duchess of York.
Hand-coloured stipple, partly printed in colours. 299 x 210mm. 11¾ x 8¼". Trimmed.
George III (1738-1820), King of Great Britain and King of Ireland, until the union of the two countries at the start of 1801. He was also Duke and Prince-Elector of Brunswick-Luneburg in the Holy Roman Empire until in 1814 he was promoted to King of Hanover. Another engraving from the same portrait by Beechey was used for a broadside on the death of King George III in 1820, a "Monody to the Memory of His Sacred Majesty King George III".
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn Collection. Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25445]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gipsy Fortune Teller. To her Grace the Dutchess of Devonshire This Plate is with permission Inscribed by her Graces most obedient & Devoted humble Servant J. Young.
The Gipsy Fortune Teller. To her Grace the Dutchess of Devonshire This Plate is with permission Inscribed by her Graces most obedient & Devoted humble Servant J. Young.
Painted by W. Beechy. Engrav'd by J. Young.
London Publish'd Novr. 6th. 1786 by J. Young No. 28 Newman Street, Oxford Road.
Mezzotint. 636 x 430mm. 25 x 17".
A gypsy woman with a baby strapped to her back pauses on her way along the path to read a young girl's palm.
Russell: 72: ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14794]   £350.00  
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John Heaviside Esq.r.
John Heaviside Esq.r. Surgeon Extraordinary to the King F.R.S. F.A.S. &c.
Painted by Sr Willm Beechey, R..A. Engraved by Willm Say.
London Published July 5th. 1803 [E. Orme; remainder inscription erased.]
Mezzotint, 375 x 275mm. (14¾ x 10¾"). Some surface soiling; a rich impression.
John Heaviside (c.1748 - 1828), surgeon to George III and owner of an anatomical museum. After Sir William Beechey (1735 - 1839).
Wellcome: 1332-1.
[Ref: 12456]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.]
[John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.]
[Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by C. Turner.]
London Pub.d Nov.r 11. 1816 by C. Turner, 50, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters, very large margins. 620 x 420mm (24½ x 16½").
John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823). As commander in chief in the Mediterranean he blockaded the French at Toulon (1795) before defeating the Spanish off the Coast of St. Vincent in 1797. Jervis later served as the first Lord of the Admiralty (1801-4) where he instigated reform in the administration of the navy. A globe and volumes on the table with a painting of a sea battle on the wall behind.
Whitman: 508.
[Ref: 31141]   £680.00  
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John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.
John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by C. Turner.
London Pub.d Nov.r 11. 1816 by C. Turner, 50, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 620 x 420mm (24½ x 16½"), with very large margins.
John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823). As commander in chief in the Mediterranean he blockaded the French at Toulon (1795) before defeating the Spanish off the Coast of St. Vincent in 1797. Jervis later served as the first Lord of the Admiralty (1801-4) where he instigated reform in the administration of the navy. A globe and volumes on the table with a painting of a sea battle on the wall behind. See 31141 for proof before letters.
Whitman: 508. See: Ref: 31141 for Proof before letters.
[Ref: 57457]   £380.00  
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John Duke of Roxburghe.
John Duke of Roxburghe.
[After William Beechey.]
Published May 1st 1816 by William Clarke, New Bond Str.t.
Stipple. Sheet 270 x 200mm, 10½ x 8". Spotted.
John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804). Book collector who spent 40 years collecting ancient and curious books, particularly editions of Shakespeare. At his death in 1804 there were 10,000 items, including pamphlets and broadside ballad sheets.
[Ref: 19019]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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John Meares Esq.
John Meares Esq.
W. Beechey Pinx.t / C. Bestland Sculp.t [n.d., c.1800]
Stipple, sheet 185 x 130mm (7¼ x 5"). Trimmed inside platemark. Fine impression.
John Meares (1756?-1809), naval officer and entrepreneur. Nothing is known of his life before he entered the navy in 1771. After commanding a ship to India in 1783 he formed a company for trading with north-west America, unaware of other expeditions being mounted at this time with the same aim, and the competition between Meares and his rival George Dixon became known as the Meares-Dixon controversy. Meares' attempts to establish a permanent base in Nootka Sound led to his associates being taken prisoner by Spaniards claiming that the coast was in the possession of Spain and that foreign ships trading were in violation of Spanish rights. Meares (himself based in China at this time) returned to England on receiving news of these events, and provided ministers with a 'colourful and far from accurate account' of his exploits in the Far East. This led to a forty ship fleet being assembled under Lord Howe, and the Spanish accession to British demands in 1790 in the face of this threat. All confiscated land was returned to British subjects and the north-west coast was opened to trade with all nations. The publicity Meares received enabled him to publish various books and pamphlets relating to his travels, although he faded from view after the crisis passed.
For plates from Meares' books see refs 11082, 11428 etc.
[Ref: 35841]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Mortimer, Esq.r
Thomas Mortimer, Esq.r
Sr. W. Beechey pinx.t Ridley sculp.
Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill, May 1. 1799.
Stipple. 146 x 108mm. 5¾ x 4½".
Thomas Mortimer (1730-1810) was a voluminous writer, chiefly of biographies and economic subjects. He was educated at Harrow and mastered French and Italian to improve his studies of modern history. In 1762 he was made English vice-counsul for the Austrian Netherlands, a post he retained for six years. Mortimer's largest work was The British Plutarch, also owned in a first edition by Belmont Abbey, which details in six volumes the lives of eminent Britons from the time of Henry VIII to George II. He also authoured a General Commercial Dictionary and translated Gautier's Life and Exploits of Pyrrhus from the French. This three volume History seems likely to have been his proudest project, given his known preference for the subject and the ambitious title-page dedication to Queen Charlotte.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25379]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Nelson.
Nelson. Nelson Bronte [Facsimile left hand.]
Painted by Sir Will.m Beechey Portrait Painter to the Queen. Engraved by Will.m Say.
[London, Published Jan.y 9th. 1806. by the Engraver, No.92 Norton Street, Marylebone.]
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 495 x 355mm (19½ x 14"). Trimmed close to plate on three sides, into inscription area losing publisher's line and description of the facsimile signature. Small damage top left in borders.
A three-quarter length portrait Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, published posthumously. The head-and-shoulders portrait by Beechey used as a basis for this print was commissioned by the City of Norwich in 1800; it is regarded as the most faithful likeness of him, and is now in the National Portrait Gallery.
Ex collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34263]   £350.00  
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Admiral, Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B.
Admiral, Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. From the original Picture by Sir William Beechey, R.A. in the Possession of the Earl of St. Vincent.
Drawn by W. Evans. Engraved by R. Cooper.
Published June 21. 1815, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple, fine impression. Sheet: 275 x 385mm (10¾ x 15"). Trimmed within plate, some staining in bottom right corner and along top edge.
A half-length portrait of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (1758-1805), the British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He won several victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was killed.
[Ref: 42133]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The most noble Lord Horatio Nelson. Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile.
The most noble Lord Horatio Nelson. Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile.
Sir Wm. Beechey R.A. Richard Earlom 1805.
Published as the Act directs 17 June 1806.
Coloured stipple. 158 x 108mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Mount burn.
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB (1758-1805), the British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He won several victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was killed.
[Ref: 30028]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Most Noble Lord Horation Nelson, Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile,
The Most Noble Lord Horation Nelson, Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile, and of Burnham Thorpe, in the County of Norfolk, Baron Nelson of the Nile, & of Hilborough in the said County; Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; Vice Admiral of the White Squadron of the Fleet; Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the Mediterranean... After a series of Transcendent and heroic services this gallant Admiral fell gloriously in the moment of a brilliant and decisive Victory of the combined fleets of France and Spain off Cape Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805. Engraved from the Original Picture in the Common Council Chamber of the City of London and which was presented to the Corporation by the late M.r Alderman John Boydell.
Painted by S.r Will.m Beechey R.A. Engraved by Richard Earlom.
Pub. Jan 9th. 1806, by Boydell & C.o. 90, Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. 515 x 360mm. Laid on board, some foxing.
Beechey painted this portrait in 1801.
CLB iv of iv. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 583]   £480.00  
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Joseph Nollekens Esqr. R.A.
Joseph Nollekens Esqr. R.A.
Engraved by Charles Turner from the Original Picture Painted by Sir.W.Beechey R.A. To whom this Plate is by permission respectfully Dedicated by his Obliged humble Servt. Abm. Wivell.
London.Pub.Decr.24.1814, by A.Wivell, 57, Gt.Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint. Plate 365 x 262mm.
Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a sculptor from London generally considered to be the finest British sculptor of the late 18th century. He was also a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768. He studied first under Peter Scheemakers before studying and working as an antiques dealer, restorer and copier in Rome from 1759 to 1770. Returning to England he became one of the most fashionable portrait sculptors in the country. Nollekens enjoyed the patronage of George III and went on to sculpt a number of British political figures, including George III himself, William Pitt the Younger, Charles James Fox, and Charles Watson-Wentworth. He also made busts of a number of figures from the arts such as Laurence Sterne and Benjamin West. Additionally, he made a large number of tombs. Nollekens died in London, having made a fortune from his work. A notorious miser, he left around £200,000 in his will.
WH: 405 II
[Ref: 584]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable Spencer Perceval, First Commisioner of his Majesty's Treasury, Chancelor of the Exchequer, &c.&c.&c.
The Right Honourable Spencer Perceval, First Commisioner of his Majesty's Treasury, Chancelor of the Exchequer, &c.&c.&c.
Painted by Sir Will.m Beechey, R.A. Portrait Painter to Her Majesty. Engraved Will.m Skelton.
Published March 1.st 1813 by W. Skelton, Stafford Place, Pimlico.
Engraving. Proof impression. Sheet size: 365 x 560mm (14¼ x 22"). Trimmed to platemark left & right.
A portrait of Spencer Perceval, (1762 -1812) the British prime minister who was assassinated on 11th May 1812, by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons. He is also the only solicitor general or attorney general to have been prime minister
[Ref: 39388]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Charles Morice Pole, Bar.t K.G.C.B.
Sir Charles Morice Pole, Bar.t K.G.C.B. Admiral of the Red.
Painted by Sir. Will.m Beechey R.A. Portrait Painter to Her late Majesty and their Royal Highnesses the Duke andDuchess of Gloucester. Engraved by Will.m Say. Engraver to their Royal Highness the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester.
92 Norton Street, Fitzroy Square, 1820.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Fine impression. Very light spotting in margins.
A portrait of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Morice Pole, 1st Baronet (1757 - 1830), half-length, standing, in naval uniform, directed to the left, facing and looking to the left. Pole entered the Royal Academy in 1770 and served in the East Indies. He had also participated in the siege of Pondicherry and at the occupation of Toulon in 1793. Pole was promoted rear-admiral in 1795 and served in the West Indies. He was promoted Admiral of the Fleet in 1830. Pole was appointed governor of Newfoundland on 3 June 1800. His term ended in 1801.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36552]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Reverend John Prince.]
[The Reverend John Prince.]
[Painted by Sir Will.m Beechey R.A. Portrait Painter to Her Majesty. Engraved by Will.m Skelton.]
[Published Feb.y 1st 1817, by W. Skelton, 1 Stafford Place, Pimlico.]
Engraving, proof before letters with very large margins. 335 x 395mm (13¼ x 15¾"). Some spotting.
John Prince (1753-1833), chaplain of the Magdalen Hospital and vicar of Enford, Wiltshire. Established in 1758 in St George's Fields, Magdalen Hospital was a charity organization for the rehabilitation of 'fallen women', originally prostitutes but later expanded to include 'soiled' women. The institution spread world-wide, but the original altruism changed, becoming more punitive: by the 20th century Ireland's 'Magdalen Laundries' were renowned for the brutality of the regime.
[Ref: 33120]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reverend John Prince.
The Reverend John Prince. Subs.r Proof.
Painted by Sir Will.m Beechey R.A. Portrait Painter to Her Majesty. Engraved by Will.m Skelton.
Published Feb.y 1st 1817, by W. Skelton, 1 Stafford Place, Pimlico.
Engraving, subscriber's proof on india, very large margins. 335 x 395mm (13¼ x 15¾").
John Prince (1753-1833), chaplain of the Magdalen Hospital and vicar of Enford, Wiltshire. Established in 1758 in St George's Fields, Magdalen Hospital was a charity organization for the rehabilitation of 'fallen women', originally prostitutes but later expanded to include 'soiled' women. The institution spread world-wide, but the original altruism changed, becoming more punitive: by the 20th century Ireland's 'Magdalen Laundries' were renowned for the brutality of the regime.
[Ref: 33121]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charlotte Raikes] Mrs J.M. Raikes.
[Charlotte Raikes] Mrs J.M. Raikes.
Sir W.m Beechy R.A. pinx.t. T. Nugent sculp.t.
[London. Published Feby 1 1810 by Anty Molteno, Printseller to her R.H. the Dutchess of York, No 29 Pall Mall.]
Rare stipple with etching. Sheet 225 x 175mm (8¾ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line. Bit messy.
Half length portrait of Charlotte Raikes (née Bayly), holding a book to her chest with both hands, wearing jewelled brooches and pearl necklace. She was married to Job Mathew Raikes of Welson, Yorks. According to Beechey 1807 Account Book, he charged five guineas extra for the painting.
W. Roberts: Sir William Beechey R.A, p.212.
[Ref: 57943]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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John Revoult, A.M. / Master of the Walworth Academy.
John Revoult, A.M. / Master of the Walworth Academy. From an Original Painting by Sir Will.m Beechey R.A. presented to Mr. Revoult by the Gentlemen who had been educated under him as a token of their high respect and affectionate regard towards him. 1798.
Engraved by James Ward.
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Slight marks on right but overall very good.
John Revoult, who ran a private school, the Walworth Academy, in south London. Its pupils included the explorer Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789-1872) and the actor Thomas Denning. Sitting here with a closed book lettered' Introduction to the Arts & Sciences. 1798'.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Frankau 67 ii/ii; CS 32 ii/ii.
[Ref: 34111]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rt. Honble John Lord Rous,
The Rt. Honble John Lord Rous, Baron Rous of Dennington in the County of Suffolk.
Painted by Sir Wm. Beechey, Painter to Her Majesty. Engraved by C. Turner, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
London Published Octr. 1. 1811, by C. Turner, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾". Lacking lower margin; some worm holes, mostly filled.
Portrait of Henry John Rous (1750 - 1827), standing in a landscape, wearing an ornate fur-trimmed robe tied with a broad black ribbon at the neck. Rous was an MP for Suffolk and president of the Suffolk Humane Society (1821). After Sir William Beechey (1735 - 1839).
Whitman 501.
[Ref: 22333]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits of the Whole of the Royal Family,
Portraits of the Whole of the Royal Family, Engraved from the Original Pictures By Her Majestys most gracious permission to whom they are Humbly Dedicated by her Dutiful And Obedient Servant E. Harding.
Nash del. Greig sculp. Hopkins del. M.A. Bourlier sc. S.r W.m Beechy del. Cheesman sc. Lawrence del. Madame Le Brun del. Muller del. Geremia sc. Fodd Sculp. Gainsborough pinx.
Published by E. Harding N.o 100. Pall Mall. 1806.
Folio with board covers and leather spine with gilt. 21 very fine stipple plates printed in colour, included in front is a prospectus for Nash's Views of the chapel of St. George's at Windsor Castle, with list of subscribers verso. On paper watermarked 1802, large margins.
Portraits include: George III (1738-1820), Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), George IV as the Prince of Wales (1762-1830), Caroline of Brunswick as the Princess of Wales (1768-1822), Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Prince Frederick Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia Duchess of York (1767-1820), William IV as the Duke od Clarence (1765-1837), Charlotte Princess Royal as Duchess (Queen Consort) of Württemberg (1766-1828), Prince Edward Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1829), Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840), Princess Elizabeth (1770-1840), Ernest Augustus King of Hanover as the Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), Prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), Prince Adolphus Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850), Princess Mary Duchess of Gloucester (1776-1857), Princess Sophia (1777-1848), Prince Octavius (17791783), Prince Alfred (1780-1782) and Princess Amelia (1783-1810).
Abbey Life 298.
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William Salte Esqe.
William Salte Esqe.
Painted by Sir Willm. Beechey, R.A. Portrait Painter to Her Majesty. Engraved by Willm. Skelton.
Published Octr. 1st. 1813, by W. Skelton, 1 Stafford Place, Pimlico.
A rare engraving. 515 x 393mm (20¼ x 15½"), with wide margins.
William Salte (1746-1817) of Tottenham, a linen draper. This engraving shows him holding a paper, on which the words "Asylum to meet H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge April 9 1812" are legible.
[Ref: 12735]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq.re
Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq.re His Majesty's Lieutenant of the County of Carnavon. From a Portrait Painted by Sir William Beechey, R.A. and placed by his Friends in the Grand Jury Room at Carnarvon. A.D. 1826. Proof.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds. Engraver to the King (and J.P. Quilley.)
[c.1826.]
Proof mezzotint. 520 x 400mm (20½ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
Thomas Assheton Smith (the elder) (1752 -1828), landowner who induced Parliament to pass an act enclosing the common land of Llanddeiniolen parish, adding over 2,600 acres to his land holdings, from which he mined slate. Subsequent rioting was put down by a cavalry unit. A close friend of George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea, Smith became one of cricket's main patrons following the establishment of Marylebone Cricket Club in 1787. This portrait was commissioned by Caernarfon Corporation, who paid Beechey £157.10s. It is now in National Museum Cardiff.
Whitman: 268
[Ref: 56518]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia.
Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia.
Sr. Will.m Beechey del. Cheesman Scu.
London Publish'd by E. Harding May 19, 1806.
Stipple. Plate 272 x 222mm. 10¾ x 8¾".
Princess Sophia (1777-1848) was the twelfth child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. She is known for rumours surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to which she gave birth as a young woman. There is a lot of speculation over the father of her child, including Thomas Garth, an equerry of her father's, and the product of rape by her elder brother the Duke of Cumberland.
[Ref: 22682]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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