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Ashmole.  form the Original by Faithorne painted in crayons ad Vivum 1673 [captioned in ink below portrait].
Ashmole. form the Original by Faithorne painted in crayons ad Vivum 1673 [captioned in ink below portrait].
[n.d., c. 1820s.]
Pen & ink with watercolour, framed by ink-ruled border, image 95 x 85mm, sheet 206 x 165mm. Some rubbing and staining.
Elias Ashmole (1617 - 1692), antiquary and astrologer. Possibly by George Perfect Harding (1781 - 1853), portrait painter, copyist and antiquary.
[Ref: 7485]   £250.00  

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[Henry Somerset, first Duke of Beaufort - coat of arms].
[Henry Somerset, first Duke of Beaufort - coat of arms].
Guil: Faithorne del: et sculp:
Engraving 276 x 201mm. 10¾ x 8¼inches. Trimmed on plate minor all over foxing.
Henry Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, [1629-1700] became the First Duke of Beaufort in 1682. Styled as Lord Herbert from 1646 until 1667, he survived the tumultuous and uncertain decades that followed the English civil war by creating remarkable political alliances. While sitting in the Cromwellian Parliament he maintained good relations with the Lord Protector. He was sent to the Tower in 1659 for his part in a Royalist plot and by 1660 was advocating the Restoration. He worked to restore his family’s estates and political power base. He also sought to tame political and religious passions and to bring order and stability. Henry, third marquis of Worcester and first duke of Beaufort, was a powerful regional magnate and became an active member of Charles II’s Privy Council. He refused to swear allegiance to William of Orange.
Fagan:p.21 only state.
[Ref: 10867]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Orlando Bridgeman]
[Sir Orlando Bridgeman] Orlandus Bridgeman Miles et Baroneuus, Custos Magni Sigilli Angliae
W. Faithorne ad vi. sculp [1671]
Engraving, sheet 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½"). Trimmed inside platemark; very slight horizontal fold through middle.
Sir Orlando Bridgeman, first baronet (1609-74), judge. An outspoken royalist, Bridgeman was Member of Parliament for Wigan and took control of Chester for the king after the civil war began in 1642. Despite his work for the king Bridgeman made his peace with the Commonwealth and lived quietly during the 1650s before re-emerging as a public figure in 1660. He was made chief justice of the common pleas, assisted with arrangements for Charles II's return to England and was appointed to the bench of the Inner Temple, coming to national prominence as presiding judge in the trials of the regicides in October 1660. In 1667 Bridgeman was appointed lord keeper. Engraving by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who was apprenticed to the printseller William Peake, with whom he served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period. A preparatory drawing for this print is in the British Museum.
Fagan p.23
[Ref: 42238]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reverend Father in God, Ralph Brownrig Lord B.p of Exeter, who dyed aged 67. Dec: 7 1659.
The Reverend Father in God, Ralph Brownrig Lord B.p of Exeter, who dyed aged 67. Dec: 7 1659. So here's a Prelate, in whom Light, & Heate / Learning & Zeale, Meeknesse, & Courage met [...]
W. Faithorne Sculp [1661]
Engraving, sheet 220 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
Ralph Brownrigg (1592-1659), bishop of Exeter. A noted Calvinist, Brownrigg held positions at St Catherine's College and Cambridge University before he lost them in 1645, when he was arrested for giving a sermon in which he was reported to have instructed Christians to put obedience to their sovereign before following Christian practice. The following year Brownrigg lost his episcopal office too, limiting his activities in his final years, although he achieved a posthumous reputation following the publication of his sermons, a 1661 volume of which this print was the frontspiece to. Engraving by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who was apprenticed to the printseller William Peake, with whom he served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period.
Fagan p.24
[Ref: 42241]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Edmundus Castellus S.T.D. Ecclesiae Christi Cantuariens: Canonicus etc. Aetat. 63 Anno 1669.
Edmundus Castellus S.T.D. Ecclesiae Christi Cantuariens: Canonicus etc. Aetat. 63 Anno 1669.
Will. Faithorne Pinxit et Sculpsit.
Engraving. Sheet 220 x 320mm. Trimmed to image. Repaired tear c.6cm through top of image.
Edmund Castell was an English orientalist [1606 - 1685]. His great work, the Lexicon Heptaglotton Hebraicum, Chaldaicum, Syriacum, Samaritanum, Aethiopicum, Arabicum, et Persicum (1669), took him eighteen years to complete, working (according to his own account) from sixteen to eighteen hours a day.
[Ref: 2384]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The History of King Charles by H. L. Esqr.
The History of King Charles by H. L. Esqr.
G. Faithorne. f.
Engraving 220 x 137mm. 8¾ x 5¼inches. Undermounted on a album sheet.
Title-page to Hamon L'Estrange, 'The History of King Charles' London, 1655 with inscriptions in Latin and Greek.
Fagan:p.75
[Ref: 10873]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles I]
[Charles I] Carolus Primus D.G. Angliae Scotiae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex. &c.
G. Faithorne Excud.
Engraving, 17th century watermark; 1st state; sheet 235 x 165mm (9¼ x 6½"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
Charles I (1600-49), probably engraved soon after his execution by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period.
Fagan p.4
[Ref: 42243]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Present State of England.
The Present State of England.
W.F. fe.
[n.d. c.1673.]
Very rare engraving. Plate 133 x 76mm (5¼ x 3"). Trimmed.
Frontispiece to Edward Chamberlayne, 'Angliae Notitia; or the Present State of England'; Charles II enthroned, holding orb and sceptre; standing next to him, Gilbert Sheldon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Sir Orlando Bridgeman, the Lord Keeper. According to Lowndes and Granger, the print depicts the Earl of Shaftesbury rather than Orlando Bridgeman.
Fagan: p.77.
[Ref: 30350]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Abraham Cowley]
[Abraham Cowley] Abrahamus Cowleius Anglus
W. Faithorne sc. [c.1667]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 105mm (6¼ x 4"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667), poet: bust on pedestal in a niche. Frontispiece to Cowley's 'Poemata Latina' (1668). Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Cowley's first volume of verse was published in 1633 when he was fifteen, and included poems written as early as aged ten. As a Royalist during the English civil wars Cowley was deprived of his Cambridge fellowship in 1643. He joined King Charles I at Oxford before following Queen Henrietta Maria to France as her secretary. At the Restoration she granted him land. He studied medicine and became an MD in 1657, thereafter living in retirement, studying botany and writing essays. A prolific poet, Cowley had a high reputation among his contemporaries such as John Dryden and the earl of Rochester (his 'Works' were printed some fourteen times between 1668 and 1721). By the mid-eighteenth century he had come to seem old-fashioned, but still attracted praise from the likes of Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson. Engraved by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period.
Fagan p.30 i/ii
[Ref: 42244]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and the Territories thereunto Belonging.
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and the Territories thereunto Belonging.
Engrav'd by Cha.s Turner, from the celebrated print by W. Faithorne.
London: Published by S. Woodburn, 112 S.t Martin's Lane.
Mezzotint. Proof. Plate: 265 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"); large margins top & bottom. Thread margins left & right;
A portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) who served as Lord Protector of England between 1653-1658 following the English Civil War 1642-1851. From Woodburn's series of mezzotint portraits after early engravings titled 'Portraits of Royal Personages'.
Whitman: 472 I of III.
[Ref: 40763]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine.]
[Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine.]
[William Faithorne, engraved by George Vertue.]
[n.d., c.1680.]
Engraving, very scarce proof. Sheet: 390 x 225mm (15¼ x 9''). Trimmed, loss in corners, damaged.
A three-quarter length portrait of politician and antiquary Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine (1636-1708).
[Ref: 49718]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus Leigh M.D.
Carolus Leigh M.D.
W. Faithorn delin. I. Savage Sculp.
[n.d. c.1700.]
A rare engraving. 280 x 190mm. 11 x 7½". Trimmed.
Charles Leigh, M.D was a physician and naturalist; a Commoner of Brasenose College Oxford, 1769. Frontis to: "The Natural History of Lancashire, Cheshire, and the Peak, in Derbyshire...by Charles Leigh, Doctor of Physick," Oxford 1700.
Fagan: p.98. W: 1727-1.
[Ref: 20010]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece to James Howell, 'Lexicon tetraglotton']
[Frontispiece to James Howell, 'Lexicon tetraglotton'] Associatio Linguarum. La Ligue des Langues
W Faithorne Fc. [c.1660]
Engraving, platemark 260 x 165mm (10¼ x 6½").
Frontispiece to a later edition of 'Lexicon tetraglotton' (first edition 1660) by James Howell (1594?-1666), a dictionary in four languages. The four women are emblematic of the English, French, Spanish and Italian languages. The publication of this work was supported by Bulstrode Whitelock (for whom see ref. 21594). Engraving by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), printmaker who was apprenticed to the printseller William Peake, with whom he served in the royalist army during the civil war. At the Restoration Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king, doubtless as reward for his devotion to the Stuart cause. The finest native British engraver born before the eighteenth century, Faithorne was highly esteemed by Pepys (who recorded many visits to his shop) while enthusiasts such as Horace Walpole ensured his posthumous reputation, which led to fine proofs of his work fetching extraordinary prices in the late Georgian period.
Fagan p.86.
[Ref: 43674]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Joannis Miltoni Effigies Etat: 62. 1670.
Joannis Miltoni Effigies Etat: 62. 1670.
Gul. Faithorne ad Vivum Delin. et Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1670.]
Engraving. 184 x 134mm. 7¼ x 5¼". Trimmed to platemark, false margins added.
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet, polemicist, scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. Fagan p48: iii/iii.
[Ref: 25453]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Milton.]
[John Milton.] Three Poets, in three distante Ages born Greece Italy and England did adorn. This first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, The next in Majesty in both the last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther go: To make a third she joind the former two. Dyrden.
[William Faithorne.] Holbrook sc.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Fine engraving. 165 x 89mm. 6½ x 3½". False margins added.
Portrait of John Milton, bust length in an oval frame, long hair, wearing bands and gown; used as frontispiece to Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Milton (1608-1674), the English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He is known for his epic poem 'Paradise Lost'.
[Ref: 24430]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. John Milton.
Mr. John Milton. Three Poets in three distant ages born/ Greece, Italy, and England did adorn [...]
R. White ad Vivum delin. J. Simon fecit
Sold by T. Bowles in Pauls Church Yd. & J Bowles Church Yd. & J. Bowles & Son in Cornhill [n.d., c.1745]
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"). Repaired tear inside image on left & right in margins.
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet, polemicist, scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. His best-known works include 'Paradise Lost', 'Paradise Regained' and 'Samson Agonistes'. After his death Milton became associated with the whig cause and was regarded as an unambiguous republican. In the eighteenth century, around the time of this portrait, the style of 'Paradise Lost' was responsible for developments in poetic diction and syntax seen in poets such as Alexander Pope and William Thompson. Portrait with laurel wreath, and lines from Dryden below.
O'D 28 (as after Faithorne)
[Ref: 34226]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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John Milton.
John Milton. I dedicate this first adequate portrait of Milton to J. F. March Esq.re Hardwick House Chepstow as author of the authoritative treatise on Milton's portraits. Resting gratefully, Alexander B. Grosart.
Engraved by W. J. Alais, after Faithorne, 1670.
Private Plate. 18 Artist's Proofs. 32 Lettered Proofs. 50 Prints.
Mezzotint, printed on chine collé. Plate: 370 x 295mm (14½ x 11½''). Trimmed to plate; margins tatty.
A portrait of poet John Milton (1608-1674).
[Ref: 48775]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Milton]
[John Milton]
[Anon, c.1720]
Etching, rare; sheet 155 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Laid on backing sheet. with ms annotation below.
John Milton (1608-1674), English poet, polemicist, scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. His best-known works include 'Paradise Lost', 'Paradise Regained' and 'Samson Agonistes'. After his death Milton became associated with the whig cause and was regarded as an unambiguous republican. In the eighteenth century, around the time of this portrait, the style of 'Paradise Lost' was responsible for developments in poetic diction and syntax seen in poets such as Alexander Pope and William Thompson. One of many engravings derived from the print made by Milton's contemporary William Faithorne.
[Ref: 35295]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Franciscus Rous Armig:Collegii Etonensis Praepositus Anno Christi 1656. Aetatis.77.
Franciscus Rous Armig:Collegii Etonensis Praepositus Anno Christi 1656. Aetatis.77. Adam the first this Image claymes as his, Within, the Second Adams Image is. That is the hidden Face not seene by thee By God it sees, and it Gods Face shall see.
Guil. Faithorne Scul.
Engraving 195 x 115mm. 7½ x 4½". Trimmed to image
Rous, Francis (1580/81–1659), religious writer and politician, was educated at Oxford. He adopted the legal profession, and was MP. for Truro during the reigns of James and Charles I. He also represented Truro in the Long Parliament, and took part against the King and the bishops. He was appointed a member of the Westminster Assembly of the High Commission; and of the Triers for examining and licensing candidates for the ministry. He also held other appointments under Cromwell including that of Provost of Eton College. He died at Acton, Jan. 7th. 1659, and was buried in the chapel of Eton College.
Fagan:9.57
[Ref: 10898]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Sr. Horace Vere since Baron of Tilbury. 'Vero nihil verius'.
Sr. Horace Vere since Baron of Tilbury. 'Vero nihil verius'.
[W. Faithorne]
Engraving 206 x 136mm. 8 x 5¼". small nicks in outer edge on left outside plate mark.
Sir Horace Vere [1565-1635] was a professional soldier, even-tempered, brave and popular. was an English military leader during the Eighty Years' War and the Thirty Years' War, a son of Geoffrey Vere and brother of Francis Vere. He was sent to the Palatinate by James I in 1620.
Fagan:p.65
[Ref: 10892]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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