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[Angelina]
[Angelina] [The wondering fair one turn'd to chide. / 'Twas Edwins self that prest. Vicar of Wakefield pa.77]
Engraved from an Original Drawing by Edw.d Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Dec.r 1776
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins. Proof before title
One of a set of ten plates illustrating characters from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. Published in 1766, the book inspired many works of art, while Goethe testified that encountering the work at the age of twenty inspired him to create a new field of letters. A lettered impression of the print can be viewed on the website of the Yale Center for British Art (Accession Number B1970.3.914).
CS 64 (one of ten); for another print in the set see ref. 43749.
[Ref: 46738]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Collection of all the Characters Simple and Compound with their Modifications Which appear in the Inscription on a Stone found among the Ruins of Ancient Babylon
A Collection of all the Characters Simple and Compound with their Modifications Which appear in the Inscription on a Stone found among the Ruins of Ancient Babylon sent, in the yeat 1801, as a present to Sir Hugh Inglis Bar.t by Harford Jones Esq.r then the Honorable the East India Company's Resident at Bagdad; and now deposited in the Company's Library in Leadenhall Street, London.
Collected, Etched and Published June the 1st 1807 by Tho:s Fisher.
Etching, extremely rare. Sheet 405 x 320mm, 16 x 12½". Mounting tape at top edge.
A collection of Babylonian cuniform letters, one of the earliest known forms of written expression. Originally developed Sumer as pictographs, the script evolved, making the letters easier to scratch on clay tablets. In use for 35 centuries it became obsolete in Roman times, so the ability to read them disappeared also. The script was finally diciphered in 1857. The original stone was given by Sir Harford Jones-Brydges (1764-1847) to the chairman of the East India Company in 1801, Sir Hugh Inglis (1744-1820)
[Ref: 22127]   £320.00  

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[Three warriors in mountains.]
[Three warriors in mountains.]
[B. M. Fischer, c.1810.]
Pen lithograph, sheet 320 x 215mm (12½ x 8½"). Trimmed.
Early pen lithograph. The new medium allowed artists to draw directly onto a prepared stone, allowing them to make prints which arguably resembled drawings more than any earlier printmaking technique. Unlike many printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography.
Ex: collection of the late H. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36950]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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View of Durham Abbey, and adjoining Scenery, taken from the Banks.
View of Durham Abbey, and adjoining Scenery, taken from the Banks.
G.B. Fisher Esq.r del.r. J.W. Edy fecit.
Pub'd Jan.y 1, 1798, by J.W. Edy, No.2, Romney Row, Westminster.
Scarce aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Visible area 540 x 720mm (21¼ x 28¼"). Mount pasted over edges, laid on board, some toning.
A large aquatint view showing Durham Abbey rising above the trees on the banks of the River Wear. The rare view was aquatinted by John William Edy after George Bulteel Fisher (1764-1834) who, having studied under Paul Sandby at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, continued to paint during his military career. As a young lieutenant he served as aide to Prince Edward Augustus (father of Queen Victoria), visiting Canada with him and publishing a rare series 'Six Views in North America' (also engraved by Edy) in 1795-6. The following year Fisher and Edy published six views of Gibraltar. The British Museum have both these sets but we have been unable to trace another example of this print of Durham.
[Ref: 49814]   £450.00  
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View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
View of St. Anthony's Nose, on the North River, Province of New York.
G.B. Fisher delin.r. J.W. Edy Aquatinta.
Pub'd Sept.r 1, 1795, by J.W. Edy, No.2, Romney Row, St. John's, Westminster.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 470 x 665mm (18½ x 26¼"). Trimmed to plate, laid on board. Repairs on right.
A large aquatint view of 'St. Anthony's Nose', a 900-foot high promontary on the Hudson River near Peekskill. It was published in the very rare series 'Six Views in North America', aquatinted by John William Edy after Lieut. George Bulteel Fisher, one of only two views of the United States rather than Canada. Fisher (1764-1834) was aide to Prince Edward Augustus (father of Queen Victoria), to whom he dedicated the series.
[Ref: 36848]   £850.00  
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[George Primrose]
[George Primrose] [I now protest, my Arabella, by all that's happy, Your want of fortune this moment encreases my pleasure, As it serves to convince my sweet Girl of my Sincerity. V.W.P. 201]
Engraved from an Original Drawing of Edw.d Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 9th Febr. 1777
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Fine proof impression.
One of a set of ten plates illustrating characters from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. Published in 1766, the book inspired many works of art, while Goethe testified that encountering the work at the age of twenty inspired him to create a new field of letters.
CS 64.
[Ref: 43749]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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