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A well known Society of Worthy Aldermen from an Original Painting by T. Hudson in Goldsmith's Hall London.
A well known Society of Worthy Aldermen from an Original Painting by T. Hudson in Goldsmith's Hall London.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet St. Price 2.d. & John Bowles and Sons at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 255 x 355mm, 10 x 14". Bottom margin creased and torn.
The so-called 'Benn's Club', five aldermen persuaded by William Benn, Lord Mayor of London in 1746-7, to travel to his house on the Isle of Wight in December 1747 and send a message of support to Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender. The aldermen are (R-L): John Blachford, William Benn, Robert Alsop, Edward Ironside, Sir Humphrey Marshall & Sir Thomas Rawlinson. John Blachford, who commissioned the portrait, was Lord Mayor of London in 1750. His brother is acting as butler, standing behind the group.
CS 31. Sharp 711, state ii of ii.. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10483]   £450.00  
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[Benn's Club.]
[Benn's Club.]
T. Hudson Pinxit. J. Faber Fecit.
Mezzotint, scarce. 380 x 530mm (15 x 20¾"), with large margins. Laid on card.
The so-called 'Benn's Club', five aldermen persuaded by William Benn, Lord Mayor of London in 1746-7, to travel to his house Bowcombe on the Isle of Wight in December 1747 and send a message of support to Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender. The aldermen are (R-L): John Blachford, William Benn, Robert Alsop, Edward Ironside, Sir Humphrey Marshall & Sir Thomas Rawlinson. John Blachford, who commissioned the portrait, was Lord Mayor of London in 1750. His brother is acting as butler, standing behind the group.
Sharp 710. CS: 31
[Ref: 45241]   £490.00  
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William Benn Esq.r Lord Mayor of the City of London 1746.
William Benn Esq.r Lord Mayor of the City of London 1746.
T. Hudson Pinx.t. J.s M.cArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1746.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 225mm (13 x 9"). Repaired tears, one entering inscription area.
William Benn (c.1682-1755), a merchant of the Fletchers Company of London, Lord Mayor in 1746, founder of the Jacobite 'Benn's Club', consisting of himself and five other Tory aldermen.
CS 15, only state. W 148 only state.
[Ref: 59083]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Alderman Benn. [in ink.]
Alderman Benn. [in ink.]
[Hudson Pinx.t. Faber Fecit.] Faber fecit [in ink.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10". Trimmed to plate.
William Benn, Alderman for Aldersgate, President of Bridewell and Bethlehem Hospitals, Lord Mayor of London in 1746. A Jacobite, Benn sent a message of support to Charles Stuart while Lord Mayor. In 1749 he was involved in a drunken fight with another alderman at a London City feast after proposing a toast to the health of the Young Pretender. Died 1755.
CS 30, unrecorded state. Sharp 314. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10482]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Admiral Byng.
Admiral Byng.
Benoist sculp.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. 132 x 102mm. 5¼ x 4".
Admiral John Byng (1704-1757) was a Royal Navy officer. At age thirteen he participated at the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1718 and over the next thirty years he built up a reputation that enabled his promotion in 1747 to Vice-Admiral. He is best known for his loss at Minorca, whereby he was court-martialled for failing to prevent Minorca falling to the French in 1756. He was sentenced to death and shot by firing squad on 14 March 1757.
NMM: PAD2795.
[Ref: 24136]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Carew.]
[Mary Carew.]
Thomas Hudson Pinx: Jacobus Lovelace Sculp. An. 1744.
Etching. Sheet 370 x 300mm (14½ x 12"). Trimmed within plate, tears affacting engraver's details, paper toned.
Miss Mary Carew (circa 1722-74) dressed as a shepherdess, touching her straw hat with her left hand, her crook in her right.
[Ref: 40314]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Erskine Esq:r
[Charles Erskine Esq:r Counsellor at Law æt suæ 31.]
Tho.s Hudson pinx..t. Ja.s M.cArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), with large margins.
Charles Erskine (1716-49), oldest son of Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald. Educated at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, and at the Middle Temple, he was called to the bar in 1739, joining Lincoln's Inn in 1743. This portrait, showing him aged 31, was probably published during the 1747 election, when he became MP for Ayr Burghs. He died less than two years later, aged only 32.
CS 62, state iii, a counterfeit proof, with title erased.
[Ref: 46391]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Erskine Esq:r
Charles Erskine Esq:r Counsellor at Law æt suæ 31.
Tho.s Hudson pinx..t. Ja.s M.cArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1747.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Thread margins.
Charles Erskine (1716-49), oldest son of Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald. Educated at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, and at the Middle Temple, he was called to the bar in 1739, joining Lincoln's Inn in 1743. This portrait, showing him aged 31, was probably published during the 1747 election, when he became MP for Ayr Burghs. He died less than two years later, aged only 32.
CS 62, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 46390]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Martin Folkes Esqr.  President of the Royal Society.
Martin Folkes Esqr. President of the Royal Society.
Thos.Hudson Pinxt. Jas.Mc.Ardell Fecit.
[n.d. c.1750]
Mezzotint. Sheet 355 x 253mm.
Martin Folkes, (1690-1754), English antiquary, President of the Royal Society in 1741, replacing Sir Hans Sloane. His portrait was also painted by William Hogarth
CS: 68; Goodwin: 145.
[Ref: 3344]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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David Garrick Esqr
David Garrick Esqr
Thos. Hudson pinxt. J. Dixon fecit.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs 11th. Octr. 1779, by Robert Wilkinson, at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Mezzoint 278 x 385mm, 11 x 15¼inches. Large margins, faint stain from old mount, slight band of rubbing in centre.
David Garrick (1717-1779), English actor and theatrical manager, was descended from a good French Protestant family named Garric or Garrique of Bordeaux, which had settled in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. His passion for the stage completely engrossed him; he tried his hand both at dramatic criticism and at dramatic authorship. His first appearance on the stage was made in March 1741, incognito, as Harlequin at Goodman's Fields. In person, Garrick was a little below middle height; in his later years he seems to have inclined to stoutness. The extraordinary mobility of his whole person, and his power of as it were transforming himself at will, are attested to by many anecdotes and descriptions, but the piercing power of his eye is said to have been his most irresistable feature.
CS:16 [only state]
[Ref: 12899]   £360.00  
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His Most Excellent Majesty George the II.d King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
His Most Excellent Majesty George the II.d King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
T. Ryley fecit [c.1750]
A rare mezzotint, platemark 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Slight paper tone and trimmed margins
George II (1683-1760), king of Great Britain and Ireland whose reign saw the Jacobite threat reduced to nothing, the Hanoverian succession securely established, and his country transformed into a great world power. Fine and rare mezzotint after the 1744 full-length portrait by Thomas Hudson, now in the National Portrait Gallery.
O'D 24; CS 9.
[Ref: 40865]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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His Most Excellent Majesty George the II.d King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
His Most Excellent Majesty George the II.d King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. From the Original in the New Treasury by the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster; put up there by Order of the Lord Chief Justice Willes [...]
Tho: Hudson pinx.t J. Faber Fecit 1745
Sold by J. Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square Where may be had the Print of the late Queen Carolin from an Original at the Duke of Richmonds by Vanderbank.
Rare mezzotint, platemark 510 x 360mm (20 x 14"), with large margins. Repaired tears in margins. Some damage at bottom centre.
George II (1683-1760), king of Great Britain and Ireland whose reign saw the Jacobite threat reduced to nothing, the Hanoverian succession securely established, and his country transformed into a great world power. Fine and rare mezzotint after the 1744 full-length portrait by Thomas Hudson, now in the National Portrait Gallery.
O'D 24; CS 9; for another print from the same Hudson portrait see ref. 40865.
[Ref: 43771]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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John Gray, Esqr. F.R.S.
John Gray, Esqr. F.R.S.
Painted by Thomas Hudson. Engraved by W. Bond.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Stipple engraving on india laid paper, 425 x 330mm. 16¾ x 13".
John Gray (fl.1731), author of 'A Treatise of Gunnery' 1731. After Thomas Hudson (1701 - 1779).
NPG: D19951.
[Ref: 12349]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Frideric Handel.]
[George Frideric Handel.]
T. Hudson pinx.t. J.J. Hinchliff sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Mixed-method engraving, proof before title. Platemark 390 x 290mm (15¼ x 11½"), with large margins.
Portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759), engraved from a portrait by Thomas Hudson (Hamburg, State and University Library) by John James Hincliffe (c.1827-1838, fl.).
[Ref: 24557]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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G.F. Handel.
G.F. Handel.
T. Hudson, Pinx.t. J.J. Hinchliff, Sculp.t.
[n.d., c. 1840.]
Engraving. Sheet: 280 x 255mm (11 x 10''). Trimmed.
A portrait of composer George Handel (1685-1759) who spent most of his career in London writing for Royalty and the general public.
[Ref: 50472]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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George Frederick Handel.
George Frederick Handel.
M Gauci del From a Painting by Hudson. Printed by Engelmann & Co.
[n.d., c. 1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Slight foxing.
Head and shoulders portrait of composer George Handel (1685-1759).
[Ref: 59818]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Charles Hardy.
Sir Charles Hardy.
T. Hudson pinx.t. P. Dawe fecit.
London Publish'd as the Act directs 23d Sep.t 1779 by Robert Wilkinson, at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. Plate: 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of British naval officer Sir Charles Hardy (1714-1780) who served as colonial governor of New York from 1755-1757.
[Ref: 49072]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)

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Robert Lord Henley Baron of Grainge, C.S.
Robert Lord Henley Baron of Grainge, C.S.
Thos. Hudson Pinxt. Js. McArdell fecit.
Sold at the Golden Head in Covent Garden. Price 5s. [n.d. c.1761.]
Mezzotint. 387 x 272mm (15¼ x 10¾"). Cut to plate.
Robert Henley, 1st Earl of Northington (c.1708-1772) in his Lord Chancellor's robes (1761-6, then Lord President of the Council (1766-7). In 1760 he was created Lord Henley, Baron of Grange (Hampshire). The original oil portrait is is the National Portrait Gallery.
CS: 104. Russell: 104, ii. Goodwin: 82, ii. NPG: D38786.
[Ref: 24770]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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His Grace Robert Duke of Roxburghe.
His Grace Robert Duke of Roxburghe. Died August 20th 1755.
Thos. Hudson Pinx.t. Js. McArdell fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 360 x 260mm (14 x 10¼"). Trimmed inside plate and glued to backing sheet,
A portrait of Robert Ker, 2nd Duke of Roxburghe (c.1708 - 1755) three-quarter length directed to the right, looking towards the viewer. Ker was the only son of the 1st Duke of Roxburghe and Lady Mary Finch, daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham. On 24th May 1722 he was created Earl Ker, of Wakefield in the County of York, and Baron Ker, of Wakefield in the County of York (both in the Peerage of Great Britain).
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 158.
[Ref: 37698]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus King LLD Ætat 75.
Gulielmus King LLD Ætat 75.
T. Hudson Pinx.t. J.s McArdell fecit.
[n.d. c.1750]
Mezzotint. 330 x 230mm.
Dr William King (1684-1763) principal of St Mary's Hall, Oxford, and Jacobite sympathiser, having been secretary to the Duke of Ormonde and his brother, the Earl of Arran.
CS 14, only state; Sharpe 474, ii of ii.Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 7562]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble S.r Robert Ladbrooke Lord Mayor of the City of London 1748.
The Right Hon.ble S.r Robert Ladbrooke Lord Mayor of the City of London 1748.
Tho.s Hudson pinx.t. I. Faber fecit.
London Printed for J. Ryall at Hogarths Head Fleet Street. [1748.]
Rare mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Thread margins, mounted on album paper.
Sir Robert Ladbroke (1713-73), Alderman of London in 1741, Sheriff in 1743 and Lord Mayor of London in 1747, M.P. for London from 1754-70.
From the Belton Album. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36359]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble S:r Robert Ladbroke Lord Mayor of the City of London. 1748.
The Right Hon.ble S:r Robert Ladbroke Lord Mayor of the City of London. 1748.
Tho. Hudson pinx.t J. Faber fecit 1750
Mezzotint, platemark 505 x 350mm (20 x 13¾"). Ms. inscription of early owner verso. Slight crease bottom left. Small margins.
Sir Robert Ladbrooke (1713?-73), mayor of London in 1747 and a London MP from 1754 to 1770. His monument, by John Flaxman, is in Christ Church Spitalfields. Engarving after the portrait by Thomas Hudson, a leading portrait painter to whom the young Joshua Reynolds was apprenticed. This is the first state of the print: the plate was subsequently cut down on all sides and reprinted as a three-quarter length likeness.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd; CS 213 i/iii; for later state after plate reduced see ref. 36359.
[Ref: 47082]   £320.00  
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The Right Hon.ble S.r Robert Ladbrooke Lord Mayor of the City of London 1748.
The Right Hon.ble S.r Robert Ladbrooke Lord Mayor of the City of London 1748.
Tho. Hudson pinx. J. Faber fecit
London Printed for J. Ryall at Hogarth's Head Fleet Street / Price 2s.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 355 x 255mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Rare.
Sir Robert Ladbrooke (1713-73), mayor of London in 1747 and a London MP from 1754 to 1770. His monument, by John Flaxman, is in Christ Church Spitalfields. After Thomas Hudson, a leading portrait painter to whom the young Joshua Reynolds was apprenticed.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS iii/iii. Ex Oettinger-Wallenstein Collection Sotheby's Lot 736, 18/11/97.
[Ref: 36518]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Hudson.
Miss Hudson.
T. Hudson Pinx.t I. Faver Fecit.
[n.d. c.1756]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark, 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Creased bottom right and stained. Thread margins. Tipped into album paper.
Full length portrait of Miss Hudson. She stands on a balcony against a country landscape; a classical urn on a pedestal at the end of the balustrade to right. She wears a beautiful dress, feathered cap on a slant and a miniture portrait on a chain across her body. In her folded arms she carries a fan. A pug-dog at her feet looks up at her adoringly. Presumably a relation to the artist Thomas Hudson (1701-79) whom the print is after.
CS 197 only state.
[Ref: 61587]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Revd. Father in GOD Zachary Pearce D.D. & Lord Bishop of Rochester.
The Right Revd. Father in GOD Zachary Pearce D.D. & Lord Bishop of Rochester.
T.Hudson Pinxt. 1754. I.Faber Fecit.
Printed for Carington Bowles, No.69 in St.Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1770.] Price 2 Shillgs.
Mezzotint. 245 x 345mm.
Bishop of Rochester [1690 - 1774].
CS: 278. Only state.
[Ref: 3350]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Prude] A Citizen of London in His Livery Gown.
[Henry Prude] A Citizen of London in His Livery Gown.
T. Hudson pinxt. I. Faber fecit 1750.
Mezzotint. Plate 355 x 252mm. 14 x 10". Creasing.
Henry Prude (fl. 1744), a London apothecary.
W: 2394-2. CS: 300.
[Ref: 20126]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles Watson Esq.r Vice Admiral of the White.
Charles Watson Esq.r Vice Admiral of the White.
T. Hudson pinx.t. E. Fisher sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Very fine impression. Small stain in left margin.
A portrait of Vice Admiral Charles Watson (1714 - 1757), an officer of the Royal Navy, who served briefly as colonial governor of Newfoundland. Watson's quick rise through the ranks is thought to be attributed from his uncle, Sir Charles Wager, who was first lord of the admiralty. Three-quarter length standing to the left, Watson is wearing naval uniform with large, decorated cuffs and a wig tied at the nape. He is seen holding a telescope diagonally before him with his right hand, with his left on his sword-hilt. The sea and a battery are in the background.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 59.
[Ref: 36553]   £330.00  
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The Right Honourable S.r John Willes, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Comon Pleas,
The Right Honourable S.r John Willes, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Comon Pleas, And one of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
Johnson fecit [after Thomas Hudson].
[n.d., c.1746.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. Sheet 265 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Three-quarter seated portrait of Sir John Willes (1685-1761), the longest-serving Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas since the 15th century. He was also notorious for gambling and womanising, and was said to have several illegitimate children. William Hogarth portrayed Willes unflatteringly in a pair of paintings, 'Before' and 'After' (sex). now in the Tate.
CS p.731.
[Ref: 61648]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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