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A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690.
A Perfect Description of the Firework in Covent Garden that was performed at the Charge of the Gentry and other inhabitans of that Parish for y.e joyful return of his Ma.tie from his Conquest in Ireland Sept, 10, 1690. From a rare print communicated to the publisher by General Dowdeswell, F.A.S.
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London Published as the Act directs 30 May, 1809, by John Thomas Smith, N.o 4 Polygon, Somers Town.
Aquatint, plate 255 x 285mm (10 x 11¼"), with margins on three sides. Trimmed to plate.
A copy of a 1690 print, with additional information printed underneath; on either side of the 1809 title is a short column entitled: Extracts from the Parish Books. Most likely after one of the Dutch/British artists either: Bernard Lens I (c.16301707) or his son Bernard Lens II (16591725).
[Ref: 57432]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Maria Stuart. D.G. Scotiae & Franciae Regina.
Maria Stuart. D.G. Scotiae & Franciae Regina.
Simon fe.
[Sold by E. Cooper at the 3 Pidgeons in Beford Street. n.d. c.1740.]
Very fine and rare mezzotint. Image 360 x 258mm. 14¼ x 10¼".
Portrait of Mary I (1542-1587), Queen of Scots, described by O'Donoghue as taken from a miniature by Bernard Lens (Lens painted several such, one of which is now in the V&A Museum, London). The Lens miniatures, very popular and much copied in the early 18th century, were themselves copied from a miniature belonging to the Duke of Hamilton believed to represent Mary, Queen of Scots.
CS: 98, unlisted state with no address but showing left ear as II.
[Ref: 29795]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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An East Prospect of St Leonard Shore-Ditch in Middlesex.
An East Prospect of St Leonard Shore-Ditch in Middlesex.
B.Lens diloniavit & Fecit July 1735.
Etching. 235 x 250mm.
Showing the temporary tower following a partial collapse in 1716, just before the church was rebuilt in Palladian style in 1736-40. The third generation Bernard Lens (1682-1740), limner to George I and George II, drawing-master to the Duke of Cumberland, the princesses Mary and Louisa, and to Walpole, who paid special testimony to his excellent method of teaching.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3860]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A South West Prospect of St Leonard Shore-Ditch in Middlesex.
A South West Prospect of St Leonard Shore-Ditch in Middlesex.
B.Lens diliniavit & Fecit July 1735.
Etching, 18th century watermark; sheet 225 x 305mm (8¾ x 12"). Cut to image.
St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch, London, probably built in the 12th century/ This print shows the old church with a temporary tower following a partial collapse in 1716. Soon after this print was published the church was demolished and rebuilt by George Dance the Elder (1736-40) Designed and etched by Bernard Lens (1682-1740), limner to George I and George II, drawing-master to the Duke of Cumberland, the princesses Mary and Louisa, and to Walpole, who paid special testimony to his excellent method of teaching. Lens also made an etching of the church from the east.
For accompanying East prospect see ref. 3860.
[Ref: 38694]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The South East Prospect of the Cathedral Church of St Paul's, London.
The South East Prospect of the Cathedral Church of St Paul's, London.
B. Lens delineavit. J. Harris Sculpsit.
[London: John Smith, c.1724.]
Engraving on two sheets conjoined, total. 450 x 660mm (17¾ x 26"). Folds and splits as normal. Cut to small margins. Loss on right centre margin.
An elevation of St Paul's Cathedral shown from the churchyard. The statue of Queen Anne can be seen on the far left.
[Ref: 57894]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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