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[Sir John Bell.]
[Sir John Bell.]
Painted by John Lucas, Esq.r Engraved by Henry Cousins Esq.r
London, Published by Henry Graves & Comp.y Nov.r 1st 1856, Printsellers to the Queen_ 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint, 560 x 420mm. 22 x 16½". Limited to 100 signed proofs. Light foxing outside image. Printsellers Association blindstamp and signature facsimile bottom right.
A very rare portrait of Sir John Bell (1782-1876). Bell was engaged in most of the celebrated actions of the Peninsular War and was awarded the gold cross. He also served in the Anglo-American war in Louisiana from 1814-5. From 1848-54 he was lieutenant-governor of Guernsey.

[Ref: 12329]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Ellis.]
[John Ellis.]
[Engraved by Samuel Bellin after John Lucas.]
[n.d., c.1858.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters on chine collé. Platemark: 815 x 510mm (32 x 20"). Small tears to lower edge of sheet in margin.
John Ellis (1789-1862), Quaker, businessman and liberal reformer. He was Chairman of the Midland Railway 1849-58 and MP for Leicester between 1848-52. He attended the 1840 World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London and was included in Benjamin Robert Haydon's painting of the event, now in the NPG.
Ex collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. The original painting is in the National Railway Museum
[Ref: 39247]   £480.00  
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The Birth-Place of the Locomotive. Killingworth Colliery.
The Birth-Place of the Locomotive. Killingworth Colliery.
Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by F Holl and C Mottram.
London, Published August 30th 1862 by Henry Graves and Co, The Proprietors, Publishers to the Queen _ 6 Pall Mall.
Stipple & engraving. 780 x 650mm, 30¾ x 25½". Contemporary frame. Some burn from backboard. Unexamined out of frame.
A group of villagers outside 'Sundial Cottage', George Stephenson's home at Killingworth Colliery, where he built his first steam locomotive, the 'Blücher', in 1814. A basic locomotive can be seen outside the cottage, and a more advanced model crosses the stone bridge in the far background, representing the North-Eastern Line to Scotland. The group is discussing Stephenson: one woman reads the 'London Journal', containing Stephenson's portrait and a man holds a 'Geordie' lamp, Stephenson's safety-lamp for miners. Derived from a diminutive form of the inventor's name, it is said that the name lead to Tyneside miners also being called Geordies.
[Ref: 24864]   £480.00  

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George Stephenson, Esq.r Standing on Chat-Moss.
George Stephenson, Esq.r Standing on Chat-Moss.
Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by T.L. Atkinson.
London Published May 23rd 1849, by Henry Graves & Comp.y Printsellers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint. 810 x 515mm (32 x 20"). Staining in margins.
Full-length portrait of George Stephenson (1781-1848), standing on the bog that threatened the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. After attempts to dump spoil failed when it dissapated, Stephenson took advice from East Anglian marshland specialist Robert Stannard, and created a bed of bound heather and branches topped with tar and covered with rubble stone that could ''float'' over the moss. This revolutionaty solution can be seen behind Stephenson in this portrait.
[Ref: 48185]   £480.00  
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[Robert Stephenson, Esq.re M.P.]
[Robert Stephenson, Esq.re M.P.]
Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by Sam.l Bellin.
[Henry Graves & Co., 1853.]
Mezzotint on india, proof before facsimile signature and title. 785 x 500mm. Printsellers' blindstamp. Some staining of edges.
Robert Stephenson FRS, 1803-1859, designer of the 'Rocket' steam engine (1829), Chief Engineer for the London and Birmingham Railway (1833-1838), Chief Engineer of the Britannia Bridge (1845).
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3968]   £650.00  
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J.T. Tyrell [facsimile signature.]
J.T. Tyrell [facsimile signature.]
Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by Charles Tompkins.
London, Published by Henry Graves & Comp.y Dec.r 17th 1855; Printsellers to the Queen 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint on india, Printsellers' Association blindstamp. 680 x 420mm. Slight toning of margins.
Sir John Tyssen Tyrell (1795-1877), 2nd Bt, MP for Essex North 1832-57.
[Ref: 3969]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Wm. V Fitz - Gerald [facsimile signature]
Wm. V Fitz - Gerald [facsimile signature] The Right Honble. W. R. Vesey Fitz-Gerald. Engraved from the original picture presented to him by the inhabitants of Horsham and others, on his departure from England to assume the Governorship of Bombay.
Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by Saml. Bellin.
London Published by Thomas Mc.Lean, 7 Haymarket, and Thomas Jull, Horsham, Decb. 12th. 1867.
Mixed-method engraving. 492 x 386mm. 19" 1/3 x 15¼".
Sir William Robert Seymour Vesey-FitzGerald, GCSI, GCIE PC (1818 28 June 1885) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for Horsham. FitzGerald was an illegitimate child of William Vesey-FitzGerald, 2nd Baron FitzGerald and Vesey. He studied at both Christ Church, Oxford and Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in Classics in 1837. FitzGerald was elected member for Horsham in 1848, but was unseated on petition. In 1852 he was once again elected for Horsham and was able to hold the seat until 1865. During this time he served as Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs. In 1866, he was appointed as Governor of Bombay and was elevated to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. On his return to Britain, he again served Horsham as MP from 1874 to 1875. In 1875 he was appointed Chief Charity Commissioner.
AP: 42. LP: 25. PSA.
[Ref: 8309]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Vesey Fitzgerald]
[William Vesey Fitzgerald]
[Painted by John Lucas. Engraved by Saml. Bellin.]
[London Published by Thomas Mc.Lean, 7 Haymarket, and Thomas Jull, Horsham, Decb. 12th. 1867.]
Mixed-method engraving on india. Proof before all letters. 521 x 407mm. 20½" x 16".
Sir William Robert Seymour Vesey-FitzGerald, GCSI, GCIE PC (1818 28 June 1885) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for Horsham. FitzGerald was an illegitimate child of William Vesey-FitzGerald, 2nd Baron FitzGerald and Vesey. He studied at both Christ Church, Oxford and Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with a degree in Classics in 1837. FitzGerald was elected member for Horsham in 1848, but was unseated on petition. In 1852 he was once again elected for Horsham and was able to hold the seat until 1865. During this time he served as Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs. In 1866, he was appointed as Governor of Bombay and was elevated to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. On his return to Britain, he again served Horsham as MP from 1874 to 1875. In 1875 he was appointed Chief Charity Commissioner
AP: 42. LP: 25. PSA.
[Ref: 8313]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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