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Désespoir de Mris. Bellamy sur les marches du Pont de Westminster.
Désespoir de Mris. Bellamy sur les marches du Pont de Westminster.
La Ville fe. Benoist del. F. Maradan sculp.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Engraving, 190 x 133mm.
George Anne Bellamy (1731? - 1788), actress. Initially her beauty and social reputation stood her in good stead. She was small in stature, fair, with blue eyes, and apparently very beautiful. During her early life she was thrown into intimacy with Fox and many characters of highest mark. Her later years were burdened with suffering and debt however. She describes herself on her reappearance in Dublin, when still little more than thirty, as a little dirty creature bent nearly double, enfeebled by fatigue, her countenance tinged with jaundice, and in every respect the reverse of a person who could make the least pretension to beauty.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7882]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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George Anne Bellamy. Atrice du Theatre de Covent Garden.
George Anne Bellamy. Atrice du Theatre de Covent Garden. [&] Désespoir de Mris. Bellamy sur les marches du Pont de Westminster.
La Ville fe. Benoist del. F. Maradan sculp.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Rare pair of stipple engravings, plate 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼") Torn within plate, surface dirt and time staining.
George Anne Bellamy (1731? - 1788), actress. Initially her beauty and social reputation stood her in good stead. She was small in stature, fair, with blue eyes, and apparently very beautiful. During her early life she was thrown into intimacy with Fox and many characters of highest mark. Her later years were burdened with suffering and debt however. She describes herself on her reappearance in Dublin, when still little more than thirty, as a little dirty creature bent nearly double, enfeebled by fatigue, her countenance tinged with jaundice, and in every respect the reverse of a person who could make the least pretension to beauty.'
[Ref: 58570]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The Glorious Battle of Blenheim
The Glorious Battle of Blenheim August the 13 1704.
A. Benoist inv. et del. G. Scotin Sculp.
Published by Cl. du Bost, September ye 22 1735, According to Act of Parliament.
Engraving, sheet 320 x 395mm (12½ x 15½"). Fold through middle; trimmed to plate.
Early and detailed representation of the famous Battle of Blenheim (known on the Continent as the Second Battle of Höchstädt), during the war of the Spanish Succession, when the Allied army under Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy crushed a French-Bavarian army thereto regarded as invincible.
[Ref: 38461]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Camp et Fourage génerale.
Camp et Fourage génerale.
Inventé et Gravé par Antoine Benoist.
Aparis chez Jacqs. Chereau, rue St. Jacques, au grand St. Remy. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 273 x 273mm. 10¾ x 10¾". Creases.
A scene of army officers assisting and controlling the harvest cut of the corn. A camp can be seen to the right-hand side.
[Ref: 15557]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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A Prospect of Chelsea Bridge Water-Works.
A Prospect of Chelsea Bridge Water-Works.
Sold by A.Benoist at Mr.Masons next door to the Golden Ball in the Hay Market, over against the Opera House - According to Act of Parliament. [n.d., c.1750].
Engraving with small margins. Plate 220 x 385mm.. 8¾" x 15¼".
The Chelsea Waterworks Company was formed in 1723 and supplied water to Westminster and adjacent parts. It introduced the first iron main in London in 1746. The company held water in reservoirs in Hyde Park and Green Park and pumped water through an elaborate sysstems of canals which covered a large area of today's Pimlico. As the years marched by the water was becoming more and more contaminated and the Company installed the first Sand filtration operation to purify the water. Eventurally in the late nineteenth century the company became part of the Metropolitan Water Board.
Longford: 645. the location of the water works is shown in Rocque's map of Chelsea, ref. 18215
[Ref: 26908]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons, Design'd as they were Drawn [...]
A Geometrical View of the Grand Procession of the Scald Miserable Masons, Design'd as they were Drawn [...]
Invented & Engrav'd by A. Benoist.
[n.d., F. Vivares, 1771.]
Fine engraving on wove paper, left sheet only, of two. 230 x 590mm (9 x 23¼"). Some creasing. Some tears in margins.
The front of a procession of mock freemasons marching down the Strand in 1742, passing in front of the facade of the old Somerset House (demolished from 1775). Although this left sheet lacks a publication line the use of wove paper suggests the Vivares ree-issued of the 1742 plate.
BM G,5.210 for the Vivares issue. See BM Satires 2546.II for the original.
[Ref: 57395]   £320.00  
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Lord Wellington,
Lord Wellington, Généralissime des Troupes Britanniques.
Benoist sc.
à Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques No. 64 / Déposé &c...
Stipple engraving, platemark 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Faint crease on left.
French portrait of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, in uniform.
[Ref: 32466]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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