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Sir William Chambers,  Architect to the King.
Sir William Chambers, Architect to the King.
Falconet del. Pariset sculp.
Pub'd by E. Jeffery, opposite Carlton House. [n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. 130 x 185mm (5 x 7¼"). Trimmed into plate on both sides.
Sir William Chambers (1722 - 1796), architect.
[Ref: 53173]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Joh: Glen King.
Joh: Glen King. S.T.P. R.S.S. & A.S.S. an: aet: 39.
[P: Falconet del 1772. Gabriel Smith Sculp.]
[n.d. c.1790.]
Fine Crayon-manner engraving, rare large paper copy Plate 216 x 147mm. 8½ x 5¾". Late.
John Glen King (1731-1787) was an antiquary and divine of Norfolk and was educated at Caius College, Cambridge. His publications include, 'The Rites and Ceremonies of the Greek Church in Russia'; 'Observations on the Climate of Russia, in a Letter to the Bishop of Durham'; and 'Observations on the Barberini Vase', which was printed in his eighth volume of the Transactions of the Antiquarian Society.
See NPG: D14043.
[Ref: 19080]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs Green and Child.]
[Mrs Green and Child.]
P. Falconet pinxit. Val. Greet Fecit.
Publish'd Oct.r 16th 1770.
Mezzotint, scratch letter proof before title with very large margins. 410 x 280mm (16 x 11"). Small repaired holes on left and in margin.
Mary Valentine and Rupert, wife and son of Valentine Green the engraver.
CS: 54. Whitman: 19 I of II. Ex. Collection of the Hon.Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34422]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs Green and Son.]
[Mrs Green and Son.]
P. Falconet pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
Publish'd Oct.r 16.th 1770.
Mezzotint. Proof. Plate: 400 x 275mm (15¾ x 10¾"). Small margins.
A portrait of Valentine Green's first wife Mary and their son Rupert.
CS 54. Whitman: 19 I
[Ref: 47621]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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O.s Humphry Miniat.ae Pictor.
O.s Humphry Miniat.ae Pictor.
P. Falconet del 1768.
Sold by P. Falconet Broad Street Carnaby Market & Ryland & Bryer Cornhill pr.2s
A very fine stipple. Plate 216 x 148mm. 8½ x 5¾".
Ozias Humphry (1742-1810) was an English painter of portrait miniatures. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791; a year later he was appoionted Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King. In 1773 he began his travels, heading first to Italy with George Romney. On his return four years later he began to compile his manuscript 'A Memoir of George Stubbs', on everything that Stubbs had related to him. From 1785 to 17687 he travelled around India producing miniatures and sketches. Regrettably in 1797 his sight failed him, and he had to cease all work, spending his last years in Hampstead, North London.
[Ref: 17357]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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O.s Humphry Miniature Painter.
O.s Humphry Miniature Painter.
From an Original Drawing by P. Falconet. B. Reading scu.t
Pub.d by E. Jeffery. Pall Mall, 1792.
Coloured stipple. Plate 184 x 152mm 7¼ x 6".
Ozias Humphry (1742-1810) was an English painter of portrait miniatures. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1791; a year later he was appoionted Portrait Painter in Crayons to the King. In 1773 he began his travels, heading first to Italy with George Romney. On his return four years later he began to compile his manuscript 'A Memoir of George Stubbs', on everything that Stubbs had related to him. From 1785 to 17687 he travelled around India producing miniatures and sketches. Regrettably in 1797 his sight failed him, and he had to cease all work, spending his last years in Hampstead, North London.
[Ref: 17358]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Kirby, Prospectus Professor, & R. & Antum. S.S.
J. Kirby, Prospectus Professor, & R. & Antum. S.S.
P Falconet del 1768. D.P. Parisot Sculp.
Sold by P. Falconet Broad Street Carnaby Market & Bryer & Co Cornhill.
Stipple. Plate 355 x 253mm (14 x 10"). Cut.
Portrait of John Joshua Kirby (1716-1774), draughtsman and writer on perspective. Kirby was drawing master to George III as Prince of Wales, and in 1761 appointed Clerk of Works at Kew; exhibited Society of Artists 1761-70; President of the SA, 1768-70. He was friends with Hogarth and Gainsborough.
[Ref: 45296]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lucinde.
Lucinde.
P. Falconet pinx. J.F. Bause sculps. Leips.
zu finden in Leipzig bëy Bause. [n.d., c.1780.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 245 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾").
A portrait of an unidentified woman, identified as perhaps Miss Moore, later Lady Bampfylde. A german copy of a 1770 English portrait.
[Ref: 47005]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Lucinda.
Lucinda.
P. Falconet Pinx.t J. Watson Sculp.t
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Sep. 15.th 1767 by Ryland & Bryer in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. Plate 330 x 229mm. 13 x 9". Few rust spots.
Portrait of (?)Miss Moore seated half-length to left and leaning on cushion, eyes to front, wearing dark cape over loose-sleeved dress and dark, wide-brimmed hat with rouched decoration The sitter's identity is unclear: Goodwin concurs with Chaloner Smith's suggestion that she may be "the Miss Moore who was afterwards Lady [Catherine] Bampfylde".
Ex Collection: E. M. Hallenstein. CS: 104. Goodwin: 85.
[Ref: 25238]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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Miss Harriet Parrot.
Miss Harriet Parrot.
P. Falconet pinx.t V. Green fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No.53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 1st. Jan.y 1772.
Fine mezzotint. Plate 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Large margins.
Harriet Parrot (c.18th century); a young girl holding an apple and resting against a table covered in material, wearing a white ruffled cap.
See NPG: D3827. Whitman: 33. CS: 98. Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 20182]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Peter, the Wild Boy]
[Peter, the Wild Boy]
[Valentine Green after Falconet, sold by Ryland, Bryer & Co, 1767]
Rare mezzotint, with very large margins; 510 x 360mm (20 x 14"). Proof impression before lengthy text added in English and French; slightly rubbed; very slight creasing.
Peter, 'the Wild Boy', was a Georgian celebrity, found in the forest of Hertswold in Germany in 1725, aged around 12. He was taken to the court of the future George I at Herrenhausen and brought to England in 1726. At the English court unsuccessful attempts were made to teach him to speak. He was painted by William Kent and was the subject of works by Defoe and Swift. In 1728 he was given a pension to live in Hertfordshire, where he died in 1782. He was buried at St Mary's, Northchurch, where his gravestone is now Grade II listed.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 102.ii
[Ref: 29271]   £350.00  
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Peter, the Wild Boy [parallel text in French]
Peter, the Wild Boy [parallel text in French] In the Year 1725, King George the I.s Hunting in the Herenhausen / This Boy was discover'd in a Hollow Tree [...]
P. Falconet pinx.t. Val. Green sculp.t
Sold by Ryland, Bryer; & Co. at the Kings Arms, Cornhill.
Mezzotint, platemark 510 x 360mm (20 x 14"). Creased and damaged (some repairs); artist and engraver names faded. Trimmed.
Peter 'the Wild Boy' (c.1712-85), a curiosity of the 18th century. Found in the woods near Hamelin (around 25 miles from Hanover in Germany) in 1725, contemporary pamphleteers claim he was walking on all fours, climbing trees like a squirrel, and living off grass and moss. Peter was taken to see George I who was visiting Hanover, he was brought to England in 1726, where unsuccessful attempts were made to teach him to speak. He was briefly a celebrity: Queen Caroline took an interest in Peter's education, he was painted by William Kent, was cared for by the prominent physicist John Arbuthnot, and was the subject of works by Defoe and Swift. After Queen Caroline's death. In 1728 he was given a pension to live in Hertfordshire, where he performed manual work under supervision. However, after repeatedly wandering away from the farm where he boarded, Peter was apprehended and fitted with a brass collar (shown in the lower right of this print). Peter died in 1785 and was buried at St Mary's, Northchurch, Hertfordshire, where his gravestone is now Grade II listed.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 102.ii; Whitman: 2 II of II.
[Ref: 36363]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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G. Stubbs, Animalium Pictor.
G. Stubbs, Animalium Pictor.
P. Falconet del. 1769. D.P.Pariset Sculp.
Stipple. 178 x 127mm (7 x 5"). Cut.
George Stubbs (1724-1806), the British painter of portraits, animal pictures, heroic animal histories and poetical scenes of rural life. He is known primarily for his images of horses and in 1758 he began his dissections of horses, which lead to the engraved work 'The Anatomy of the Horse' in 1766.
[Ref: 34761]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Horace Walpole.
The Hon.ble Horace Walpole. I hope to find my Anecdotes of painting bound for you.____ direct to me at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. I am sr yr most obliged humble Horace Walpole.
P. Falconet ad vivum del.t.
1760.
Stipple with facsimile handwriting underneath. Platemark: 175 x 130mm. (6¾ x 5¼"). Large margins.
A portrait of Horace Walpole (1717-1797), in profile to right. Underneath is a facsimile letter and seal of Walpole, from a letter in the possesion of John Thane. The youngest son of the Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, Horace Walpole was one of the eighteenth century's most famous writers, collectors and socialites. A pioneer of the Gothic taste in art, architecture and literature, he formed an exceptional collection at Strawberry Hill, the 'little Gothic castle' which he designed in Twickenham. Walpole was a great socialite and his collected letters are full of gossip and information about the most fashionable figures of the eighteenth century. He succeeded in 1791 as 4th Earl of Orford.
[Ref: 31695]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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B. West Esq.r Historical Painter to his Majesty.
B. West Esq.r Historical Painter to his Majesty.
P. Falconet del.t. B. Reading sc.t
Pub.d by Edw.d Jeffery, opposite Carlton House, 1792.
Coloured stipple, with large margins. Plate 184 x 152mm. 7¼ x 6".
Benjamin West (1738-1820), history painter and President of the Royal Academy from 1792 until his death. He painted a wide variety of biblical, classical, historical and literary subjects usually in a Neo-classical or Romantic style.
[Ref: 24438]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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