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[Richard Benyon De Beauvoir.]
[Richard Benyon De Beauvoir.]
Painted by S. Lane Esq.r. Engraved by H. Dawe.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Private plate mezzotint, proof before title. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11), with very large margins.
Richard Benyon De Beauvoir (1769-1854), MP and High Sheriff of Berkshire. The richest commoner in Berkshire, he contributed £5,000 for the foundation of the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 1839, with a ward being named after him.
[Ref: 55226]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm G.C.B. &c.&c.
Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm G.C.B. &c.&c.
Painted by Samuel Lane. Engraved by W.m Ward, Engraver to His Majesty.
London, Published March 15th 1836, by Francis Graves & Co. Late Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint. 405 x 330mm, 16 x 13". Crease in margin.
Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838), GCB, GCMG. In 1805 a refit to his ship caused him to miss the battle of Trafalgar, although he helped with the mopping-up. Promoted to be rear-admiral on 4 December 1813, he carried a detachment of the army from Bordeaux to North America for the War of 1815. In 1816-17 he was Commander-in-chief on the Saint Helena station, ensuring that Napoleon Bonaparte remained. After being appointed vice-admiral in 1821, he was commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean 1828-1831. His final rank was Admiral of the Blue, from 1837. As this portrait was published a decade after the death of William Ward, the engraver is likely to be his son, William James Ward.
[Ref: 11906]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Thos. Telford, Esq. F.R.S.L.&E.
Thos. Telford, Esq. F.R.S.L.&E. To the Vice Presidents, Members, & Associates of the Incorporated Institution of Civil Engineers. This Print of the President from a Painting by S. Lane in their possession is dedicated with permission by their most obedient Servants Edwd. @Turrell & W. Raddon.
Painted by S. Lane. Engraved by W. Raddon.
London Jany. 10, 1831, Published by Edmd. Turrell 46 Clarendon Street, Sommers Town W Raddon, 38 Kidmouth Street Regent Square and by the Sectry. of the Institution of Civil Engineers Buckingham Street Strand.
Engraving on india paper, title in open letters, rare. Image 335 x 270mm, 13¼ x 10½". Trimmed to plate; laid to card, some repairs and discolouration to the paper.
Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834), civil engineer, seated and looking away to right, with left hand on papers and charts on a round table beside him, right hand on the arm of his chair, holding spectacles; a view of the Pontcysylte Aqueduct in the background to left. Telford designed and built numerous canals, bridges, roads and harbours throughout Britain. His greatest engineering achievements include the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Bridge. He was a close friend of Thomas Campbell and Robert Southey. In 1820, he became the first president of the Engineers' Institute. After Samuel Lane (1780 - 1859).
NPG D1381.
[Ref: 20888]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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