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Samuel Athawes Esq.r.
Samuel Athawes Esq.r.
Painted amd Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Pub. March 20, 1805, by J.R. Smith, 37, King Street, Covent Garden, & ar R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand.
Mezzotint. 655 x 450mm, 25¾ x 17¾". Some creasing. Large margins.
Full-length portrait of an elderly man, leaning on an unbrella, attended by an adoring Newfoundland dog. Samuel Athawes (1734-1822), print collector and supporter of Charles James Fox. Challoner Smith describes him as a collector who received 'choice impressions' from Woollett.
D'Oench 395; Frankau 17; CS 4.
[Ref: 23101]   £420.00  
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Belisa.  Vide, Marmontel's tale of the Scruple.
Belisa. Vide, Marmontel's tale of the Scruple.
Designed by J.R. Smith.
London Publish'd July 18 1783 by J.R. Smith No.83 Oxford Street.
Very rare stipple, roundel, printed in brown ink. Sheet 250 x 225mm. 9¾ x 9". Trimmed to plate.
A young lady with a poodle on a chaise longue, illustrating the moral tale of 'The Scruple' by Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799); with a four-line quotation below image. John Raphael Smith (1751 - 1812).
Frankau 31, ii. D'Oench 223.
[Ref: 27040]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Bowden in the Character of Robin Hood.
Mr Bowden in the Character of Robin Hood. You know the wrongs I have suffer'd &c. &c. Act 2nd.
Painted & Engraved by J R Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales & His Serene Highness the Duke of Orleans
London Published Dec.r 15 1787 by J.R. Smith No. 31 King Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint, platemark 395 x 275mm (15½ x 10¾"). Trimmed to platemark lower edge; otherwies large margins.
Wright Bowden (1752-1823), actor and later stockbroker, in the role of Robin Hood. By John Raphael Smith (1752-1812) perhaps the finest of English mezzotint engravers. Smith was also a leading publisher and exhibited oil paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1779 and 1805, and this print, engraved and published by Smith from his own painting, combines these three aspects of his work.
D'Oench 290; CS 20; Frankau:41
[Ref: 46745]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Carter.
Miss Carter.
Painted & Engraved by J. R. Smith.
Pub'd 24 June, 1777 by W. Humphrey, Gerrard Street, Soho. & J. R. Smith, N.10, Batesmans Buildings, Soho Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 260 x 200mm (10 x 7). Cut to platemark.
Portrait of Miss Carter wearing a shawl and large hat with tassels and hair in curls, situated within an oval frame.
CS: 34.II; Frankau: 64; O' Dench: 100
[Ref: 31655]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)

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To The Friends Of The Election Of Lord Viscount Milton For The County Of York,
To The Friends Of The Election Of Lord Viscount Milton For The County Of York, This Portrait of his Lordship, is respectfully Dedicated by their Obedt: Hble: Servant, J.R.Smith.
Painted by I.R. Smith and Published by him at 33 Newman Street June 1, 1808. Engraved by Wm Ward, Engraver to His Royal Highness the Duke of York.
Mezzotint, 655 x 450mm. 25¾ x 17¾". Tatty, chipped and soiled margins/extremities; laid to conservation backing.
Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam (1786 - 1857), statesman, seated beside table with books, paper in lap. Landscape seen through arch at right. In 1806 the earl, as Viscount Milton, was returned to the House of Commons for Malton, and in 1807 for Yorkshire. Through five successive parliaments he represented the latter constituency. After John Raphael Smith (1751 - 1812).
Frankau: 199. Chaloner Smith: 59.
[Ref: 13187]   £330.00  
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The Right Honble: Charles James Fox.
The Right Honble: Charles James Fox.
Drawn by I.R. Smith. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London: Publish'd Octr. 13. 1806, by S.W. Reynolds, 47, Poland Street.
Very fine stipple. Plate 422 x 306mm. Sheet 593 x 440mm. Some tears in the margins.
Charles James Fox (1749-1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, as a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned thirty-eight years. Fox was the first foreign secretary of the United Kingdom and vocal supporter of American independence. Also known for his rivalry with William Pitt the Younger and a staunch opponent of George III he was reckless in politics as at the gaming tables. Fox held office briefly as a Tory under Lord North then led the opposition. Fox strongly criticised Lord North and the conduct of the American war, viewing the cause of the American patriots as a struggle for liberty against oppressive external power. He supported the revolutionaries of the United States, often dressing in the colours of George Washington's army. He championed Americaís cause, denouncing taxation of Americans without their consent. Reform was a passion but as a supporter of the revolutionary cause in France, his credibility was diminished from 1792 by the excesses of the French revolutionaries.
NPG: D18432. Whitman 93 between I & II.
[Ref: 12584]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Charles James Fox.
The Hon.ble Charles James Fox.
Painted by J.R. Smith, 1802. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
Plate 1.st of a Series of Portraits. Published by S.W. Reynolds, 47 Poland Street, London, 1802.
Mezzotint, sheet 645 x 460mm (25¼ x 18"). Trimmed to platemark; four repaired tears to title area. Collector's stamp of H.E. Bunbury (1778-860) verso.
Large full-length portrait of Charles James Fox (1749-1806), British Whig statesman, seated in his study, his left hand holding his specatacles and resting on a document about the Glorious Revolution ('Revolu [...] 1688') with a pamphlet titled 'Principles of the Whigs' nearby. This impression formerly owned by Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, seventh baronet (1778-1860), military officer and son of the prominent caricaturist Henry William Bunbury (1750-1811). In addition to a successful military career Bunbury collected fossils and old Italian manuscripts (he served in southern Italy and Sicily, 1805-9) and acquired a fine library and art collection. Bunbury's admiration for Fox was demonstrated by his decision to name one of his sons Charles James Fox Bunbury!
L.1305. Whitman: I of IV.
[Ref: 46782]   £420.00  
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Miss Hemet.
Miss Hemet.
J.R. Smith pinxt. & fecit.
Publish'd July 3d. 1781, by J. Birchall No.473 Strand London.
Mezzotint. 100 x 125mm.
D'Oench 175. Only state.
[Ref: 5599]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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John Horne Tooke
John Horne Tooke Born in June 1736.
Painted by I.R. Smith. Engraved by W. Ward Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of York.
Published May 29, 1811, by I.R. Smith, 33, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Mezzotint, with large margins, 650 x 450mm. 25½ x 17¾".
John Horne Tooke (1736 - 1812), radical politician and philologist. Horne Tooke was an ardent campaigner for liberty and parliamentary reform who helped establish 'The Society for Supporting the Bill of Rights' and was instrumental in organising the distribution of Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man in 1791. In 1794 he was wrongly accused of planning an uprising and imprisoned in the Tower of London. William Godwin's written attack against the charge of high treason was widely read and seen as contributing decisively to Horne Tooke's eventual acquittal. Horne Tooke also achieved widespread acclaim for the Diversions of Purley (1786 and 1805), a major two-volume work of philology, the study of ancient texts and languages. He reclines on a sofa-bed beneath a canopy, his hands clasped together, books beneath him and notes towards a third volume of the Diversions of Purley at his feet. After John Raphael Smith (1751 - 1812). 'First Fifty' inscribed lower right corner.
Frankau 297, II of III. Chaloner Smith 84, II of II.
[Ref: 17808]   £790.00  
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A. Hunter M.D. F.R.S. Lond. & Edin.r.
A. Hunter M.D. F.R.S. Lond. & Edin.r.
Painted & Engraved by I.R. Smith.
London: Pub. Feb.y 1. 1805, by I.R. Smith, 31, King Street, Cov.t Garden, & R.Ackermann, 101, Strand.
Mezzotint. 505 x 350mm.
Alexander Hunter (1729-1809), M.D. in York, established the York Lunatic Asylum in 1777.
CS: 89, ii of ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5600]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Innocence and the Old Beau.
Innocence and the Old Beau.
Painted & Engraved by J. R. Smith.
London Published March 4th 1790 by J. R. Smith King Street, Covent Garden.
Oval stipple. 355 x 430mm, 14 x 17". Very early fine printing with full uncut margins. 2 small wormholes.
An old man leering at a young girl.
D'Oench:305. Frankau:193. state not recorded. Provenance Drax Family, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset.
[Ref: 13648]   £320.00  
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Edward Jenner, M.D. F.R.S. &c.
Edward Jenner, M.D. F.R.S. &c.
[Engraved by John Raphael Smith.]
[Painted, Engraved & Published May 13th 1801, by J.R. Smith, Engraver in Mezzotinto to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, No.31 King Street, Covent Garden, London.]
Mezzotint. 508 x 357mm. 20 x 14". Cut, damaged.
Dr Edward Jenner (1749-1823) was an English scientist. He is credited as the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, and is sometimes referred to as the "Father of Immunology".
Frankau: 196. CS: 93. W: 1527-2.
[Ref: 20947]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Lecture on Gadding.
A Lecture on Gadding.
Painted by J.R.Smith. Engrav'd by F.Bartolozzi R.A.
Publish'd Jany 1.1789 by J.R.Smith, No.31 King Street, Covent Garden.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. 400 x 330mm. Slight spotting, mainly in margins.
Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 5608]   £520.00  
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Thoughts on Matrimony.
Thoughts on Matrimony. Take this much of my counsel, marry not in haste; for she that takes the best of Husbands puts put on a golden fetter. Cupid's whirligig.
Design'd by J.R. Smith. Engraved by W. Ward.
London Publish'd May 25 1786 by J.R. Smith, No 83 Oxford Street.
Very fine stipple, printed in sepia, in fine exhibition frame, c. 1900. 255 x 200mm, 10 x 8". Slight toning. Unexamined out of frame.
A seated woman, reading a letter. 'Cupid's Whirligig' was written by Edward Sharpham (1576-1608), published 1607.
Frankau: 294 iii of iii
[Ref: 20552]   £520.00  
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James Montgomery Esq.r
James Montgomery Esq.r Author of the Wanderer of Switzerland, The West Indies, The World before the Flood, Greenland, &c. &c.
Painted by J.R. Smith. Engraved by C. Turner.
Sheffield, Published July 1st 1819 by Mess.rs Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street.
Rare mezzotint, with very large margins. 355 x 260mm (14 x 10¼). Foxing.
James Montgomery (1771-1854), Poet and hymn writer.
Whitman: 379
[Ref: 35802]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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George Morland.
George Morland. This most excellent Painter died Oct.r 29 1804 In the 41. Year of his Age.
Painted & Engraved by J.R. Smith.
London Pub Jan 20 1805 by J.R. Smith 31 King Street Cov.t Garden & R. Ackermann 101 Strand.
Mezzotint with very large margins. 390 x 360mm (19¼ x 14¼"). Some spotting on margins.
A portrait of George Morland (1763-1804), shown painting a coastal scene, looking over his shoulder towards the viewer. The portrait was painted, engraved and published by John Raphael Smith (1752-1812) who published many of Morland's works, including 'The Angler's Repast' and the famous 'Slave Trade' and 'African Hospitality' pair.
CS: 115, as described, although a later second state has been recorded. Frankau: 249; O' Dench: 392. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34328]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Morton Esq.r.
Thomas Morton Esq.r.
Engraved by Ja.s. Heath, from a Picture by J. R. Smith.
Published Jan.y. 1. 1804 by J. Heath, 15, Russell Place, Fitzroy Square: and I. P. Thompson, Great Newport Street, Long Acre.
Stipple printed in colour. Sheet: 195 x 240mm, (7¾ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate. Some slight creasing.
Half-portrait in an oval of British Playwright Thomas Morton (1764-1838). Morton originally travelled to London to study for the bar but abandoned the law in order to write plays.
[Ref: 35673]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Painting.
Painting.
Painted and Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Publish'd Mar.h 10.th 1783 by J. R. Smith N:83 Oxford Street.
A very fine mezzotint. Title plate 50 x 324mm. 2" x 12¾". Image plate 387 x 324mm. 15¼" x 12¾".
A young lady applying her make-up, watched by a servant girl.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9198]   £450.00  
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Flirtilla.
Flirtilla.
Designed and Engraved by J.R.Smith.
London. Publish'd May 12th 1787 = by J.R.Smith, King Street, Covent Garden.
Stipple. 300 x 230mm.
'The Nymph whose Charms (a numerous train) / Have wounded some poor luckless swain.'
D'Oench: fig. 130.
[Ref: 5593]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sportsman's Repast.
Sportsman's Repast.
Painted, Engraved & Published April 10th. 1801, by J.R.Smith, Engraver in Mezzotinto, to his R.H. the Price of Wales, No.31, King Street, Covent Garden, London.
Mezzotint. 450 x 555mm. Some slight spotting to the margins.
A hunter with his pointers outside a country inn.
Not in Frankau.
[Ref: 5627]   £650.00  
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[Eleven views of churches.]
[Eleven views of churches.]
Drawn & Etch'd by J.T. Smith,
& Pubd: Novr. 20. 1792 by Nathl. Smith, Rembrandts Head, Great Mays Buildings St. Martins Lane, London. Where may be seen one of the finest Collections of Ancient Prints particularly Etchings by the Italian, Dutch, and Flemish Masters, perhaps ever offered the Public.
Etching in sepia, eleven images on one plate, 370 x 485mm.14½ x 19". Crease through lower left corner.
The parish churches depicted include St. Pancras, London, Gillingham, Kent, and Wormley, Hertfordshire, each from both the east and west. Steyning, Sussex, is the largest image at the centre. A rare uncut sheet, with full margins. Nathaniel Smith (1740/1741 - 1809) was a sculptor who became a print dealer and publisher. He began as assistant to Nollekens, then a drawing master, before becoming a major print dealer and minor publisher. He was the father of J.T. Smith, who drew and etched these views.
[Ref: 9305]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charlotte by the Tomb of Werter.]
[Charlotte by the Tomb of Werter.]
Engraved by J.R. Smith.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Oval stipple with hand-colour. Sheet: 340 x 340mm (13¼ x 13¼''). Trimmed.
A young woman mourns by the tomb engraved with the name Werter. An illustration to 'The Sorrows of Young Werter' by Johann Wolfgang van Goethe.
[Ref: 48853]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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John Horne Tooke.
John Horne Tooke. Born in June 1736.
Painted by I.R. Smith. Engraved by W. Ward Engraver to H.R.H the Duke of York.
Published May 29, 1811 by I.R. Smith, 33, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Mezzotint. Second fifty. Plate: 655 x 455mm (25¾ x 18'') large margins. Repaired tears in top left corner, paper tone. Staining in margins.
A portrait of John Horne Tooke (1736-1812) reclining on a day bed beneath a canopy, above the bed is a bookcase and on the left a bust of Athena sits in a niche. John Horne Tooke was a clergyman, politician and philologist. He was led into politics by John Wilkes and brought out a scathing pamphlet on Bute and Mansfield, entitled "The Petition of an Englishman". In 1777 got himself into trouble by signing an advert for subscriptions for relief of the relatives of the Americans ''murdered by the king's troops at Lexington and Concord'', he was tried and spent a year in King's Bench Prison.
CS. 84. II. Frankau 297.
[Ref: 49428]   £450.00  
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The Widow's Tale.
The Widow's Tale.
Painted by J.R.Smith. Engrav'd by W.Ward.
London Pub. June 2 1789 by J.R.Smith King Street Cov.t Garden.
Mezzotint, printed in colour and finished by hand. 560 x 405mm.
[Ref: 5631]   £480.00  
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