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The Sepulchre of Cecilia Metella Crasi; upon the Appian Way, Two Miles from Rome.
The Sepulchre of Cecilia Metella Crasi; upon the Appian Way, Two Miles from Rome. The Walls are 25 Feet thick, Sounding a Trumpet within it the Echo returns it 8 times.
Buisiri del: T. Smith pin: F. Vivares sc.
Publish'd 25 July 1746.
Fine engraving with etching. 550 x 400mm (21¾ x 15¾"). Tears in the margins. Slight staining.
A view of the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, whose father served under Julius Ceasar, built in the 1st Century BC and located on one of the southern roads into Rome. The scene shows the ruins of the rotunda and walls, several figures examine the fragments of ancient architecture which line the route.
[Ref: 40272]   £330.00  

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[A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.]  [&]  [A view of St Vincent's rocks, and the Hot-Wells, &c near Bristol.]
[A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.] [&] [A view of St Vincent's rocks, and the Hot-Wells, &c near Bristol.]
[Painted by Thomas Smith of Derby. The first plate engraved by Francis Vivares and Jean Baptiste Chatelain, the second by Antoine Benoist.]
[London: Thomas Smith, 1756.]
Pair of etchings with 18th century colour added by hand, each image c.340 x 520mm. 13½ x 20½". Trimmed and laid on card with black paint borders, contemporary presentation. Extremities chipped and tatty.
Two views on the River Avon near Bristol with boats on the water, the first with figures and goats on a hill-side in foreground and a tower standing amongst trees in the distance; the second with two figures with staffs standing on bank in the foreground, a building directly adjacent to the water beyond, opposite which smoke emanates from the bank. An outstanding pair of etching after Thomas Smith of Derby (c.1720 - 1767), father of J.R.Smith.
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The Rev.d James Berresford
The Rev.d James Berresford Author of the 'Miseries of Human Life' & drawn in the Printroom of the British Museum for my friend J. T. Smith - Tho.s Foster. May 19th 1823.
1823.
Engraving. 205 x 190mm (8 x 7½"). Small margins and torn to plate mark on bottom and lower half of right edges. Foxing across left and upper areas of the sheet.
Head and shoulders portrait of James Beresford (1764-1840), inclined to the right. Beresford was a writer and clergyman. He wrote under a variety of pseudonyms and 'Miseries of Human Life' was his most successful work (published under his true name), a satirical work still considered to be a 'minor classic' of the genre.
[Ref: 53851]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Catching the Colts.
Catching the Colts.
[after Thomas Smith.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1770].
Engraving, platemark 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Very large margins.
Men rounding up colts for training, a reduced copy of one of a set of six scenes of horse training by Thomas Smith, originally engraved by Smith and W. Elliott in 1769. Known as 'Thomas Smith of Derby' (d.1767), Smith originally specialised in country house landscapes, but turned to sporting subjects later in his career. He was the father of John Raphael Smith (1751-1812), famed for his mezzotint engraving.
[Ref: 37983]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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John Cranch*, Born in Kingsbridge in Devonshire, 12th of Oct.r 1751 Aged 44,
John Cranch*, Born in Kingsbridge in Devonshire, 12th of Oct.r 1751 Aged 44, Fellow of the American Society of Arts & Sciences, Painter of an unique Picture of the Death of Chatterton; & Author of the Oeconomy of Testaments; &c. Engraved from a Picture, which, with the Death of Chatterton, is in the possession of Sir James Winter Lake, Bar.t. F.S.A. *Vide, Langworthy's attempt to promote the Commercial Interests of Great Britain.
Painted and Engraved by J.T. Smith, Engraver of the Antiquities if London & Environs.
Published by W. Smith. 23 Lisle Street Leicester Square. [n.d., c.1810]
Engraving with stipple, 225 x 180mm.
A portrait of English painter John Cranch (1751-1821) holding a volume of Shakespeare. Originally born in Devon, Cranch travelled to London where he worked as a painter of portraits and historical scenes, contributing works to the Society of Artists. He died in Bath in 1821.
[Ref: 8384]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Twelve Views in Derbyshire.]
[Twelve Views in Derbyshire.]
[after Thomas Smith of Derbyshire.]
Printed by Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller at No 53 in Fleet Street London. [n.d., c.1779.]
Set of twelve numbered engravings, with large margins, stitched. Each plate c.180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). One plate with hole at platemark.
Reduced versions of the engravings of Derbyshire by Thomas Smith (c.1720-67), including several of Matlock & Ashbourne.
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A view from Durdham-down near Bristol,
A view from Durdham-down near Bristol, Looking down the Avon to Kings-Road, & the Welch Mountains.
T. Smith pin. Chatelain & Vivares sculp.
Printed for John Bowles at No.13 in Cornhill, London [n.d., c.1770].
Copper engraving with fine original hand colour, 380 x 545mm. 15 x 21½". Laid on board.
Durdham Down has an impressive view of the winding River Avon and the Welsh mountains in the distance. Along with Clifton Down, it formed 400 acres of grassland on the edge of Bristol up to the Avon Gorge. Whereas Clifton had been bought by the Society of Merchant Venturers in 1686, Durdham was still part of the manorial estate of Henbury in the late 18th century. This was until 1861 when it was purchased for the use of the citizens of Bristol. After and from the plate first published in 1756 by Thomas Smith of Derby ( c.1720 - 1767), father of J.R. Smith.
[Ref: 9182]   £450.00  
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A View in Exton Park belonging to the Rt: Hon.ble the Earl of Gainsborough;
A View in Exton Park belonging to the Rt: Hon.ble the Earl of Gainsborough; to whom this Plate is inscrib'd by his Lordships most dutiful & most obed:t Serv.t T: Smith.
T. Smith Pin: J Mason Sculp.
Publish'd Oct: 1749.
Engraving. Plate 394 x 545mm (15½ x 21½"). Margins messy. Small margins
Exton Park, the large country estate in the county of Rutland. It has been home to the Noel family for over four centuries; the Earls of Gainsborough. After Thomas Smith of Derby (c.1720-1767) who was landscape painter who painted many landscapes including historic houses like Chatsworth.
[Ref: 47752]   £390.00  
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Fountain's Abbey, from the South East;
Fountain's Abbey, from the South East; Situate two Miles West of Rippon in Yorkshire.
Tho. Smith Pinx. F. Vivares sculp.
Publish'd 1769 by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside No 90, H. Parker in Cornhill No 82, & J. Bowles No 13. in Cornhill.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 380 x 530mm (15 x 20¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, laid on board.
Fountains Abbey, the largest and best preserved Cistercian houses in England. Founded in 1132 it lasted for over 400 years, until Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539. It is now part of the Studley Royal Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This view was published the year after William Aislabie (1700-81) bought the Fountains estate for £16,000 and added it to the Studley estate that he had inherited, expanding his father's water garden around the abbey.
[Ref: 38167]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Gordal, at Malham in Craven, Yorkshire.
Gordal, at Malham in Craven, Yorkshire. The waters collected in a Sudden Thunder Shower about 18 years ago, burst a Passage thro: the Rock (where it first appears tumbling thro: a kind of an Arch) and Rush'd with such Violence that it fill'd the Valley below with Vast pieces of broken Rocks and Stones for a guar.r of a Mile below, w.ch were before a bed of Sand. This View is Inscrib'd to Tho:s Lister of Gisburn Park Esq.r by his most hum.le Serv.t T. Smith.
T. Smith Pinx. J. Mason Sculp.
Published Dec:r 1751.
Engraving. 390 x 540mm (15¼ x 21¼"). Repaired tears.
View of Gordale Scar, a rocky gorge with waterfall, after painter Thomas Smith of Derby.
[Ref: 43780]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The High Force.
The High Force. This Cataract is on the River Teese, which divides th Counties of York and Durham; it falls down a Rock of Granate, about 23 Yards into a Large Circular Bason; The South side belongs to L.d. Carlisle, and Geo. Bowes Esq.r., the North to L.d. Barnard, to whom this View is Inscribed by their most Obed.t. Serv.t. Tho. Smith.
Tho: Smith Pinx. J. Mason Sculp.
Publish'd Dec.r. 1751.
Engraving, early issue. 540 x 390mm (21¼ x 15¼"), large margins. Slight crease in centre.
A view of the High Force, the famous waterfall in the North Pennines, with a man fishing in the basin, painted by Thomas Smith of Derby.
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A View in Lyme Park
A View in Lyme Park (With that extraordinary Custom of driving the Stags;) the Property of Peter Legh Esq.r to whom this Place is inscrib'd by his most humble Serv.t T. Smith.
T. Smith Pinx. F. Vivares sculp.
Publish'd Aug.t 27 1745.
Etching. Sheet 395 x 540mm (15½ x 21¾"). Small margins. Some surface wear, indelible numerals in inscription area. Central crease, hardly noticeable in front.
A view of the Deer Park in Lyme Park in the Peak District, Cheshire, showing the custom of driving the Red Deer stags through Stag Pond in midsummer. This is one of 23 plates etched by Francis Vivares (1709-80) after Thomas Smith of Derby (c.1720-67.)
Clayton, The English Print, p. 155-7.
[Ref: 51234]   £360.00  
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A Prospect of the Beautiful Cascade below Matlock Bath.
A Prospect of the Beautiful Cascade below Matlock Bath.
T. Smith Pinx. et del. Vivares Sculp.
J. Boydell excu.t. London, 1769.
Very fine engraving. Framed. Plate: 540 x 390mm, (21¼ x 15¼"). Frame: 780 x 620mm, (30¾ x 24½"). Large margins. Unexamined out of frame.
A view of the waterfalls at the spa of Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. In 1698 the warm springs were discovered and a bath house was built, and throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the area became very popular as a tourist destination.
For a smaller version printed by R. Sayer see ref: 30369.
[Ref: 38742]   £420.00  
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The Remains of the Senatorial Bridge, upon the Tyber; now called Ponte Rotto.
The Remains of the Senatorial Bridge, upon the Tyber; now called Ponte Rotto. Over this Bridge the Senate always pass'd to consult the Sybills Books, upon Monte Gianiculo.
Busiri del: T. Smith pin: F. Vivares sculp.
Publish'd pursuant to an Act of Paliament 15 July 1746.
Engraving. Sheet 390 x 540mm (15¼ x 21¼"). Trimmed to plate, small tear entering inscription area.
A view of the Pons Aemilius, ending mid-stream. The oldest stone bridge over the Tiber, it was built in 179BC just to the south of Isola Tiberina, but after being restored many times, it was abandoned after a collapse in 1598, becoming known as 'Ponte Rotto', the Broken Bridge. All but one arch of the bridge shown here was demolished in 1887 to make room for the Ponte Palatino. Engraved by Francis Vivares from an intermediate drawing by Giovanni Battista Busiri of a painting by Thomas Smith of Derby.
[Ref: 53293]   £420.00   (£504.00 incl.VAT)
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Subduing, Shoeing, the Cavison and Millar, &c. 4
Subduing, Shoeing, the Cavison and Millar, &c. 4
[after Thomas Smith.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1770].
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"), very large margins. Margins creased, with repaired tears.
The early stages of horse training, a reduced copy of one of a set of six scenes by Thomas Smith, originally engraved by Smith and W. Elliott in 1769. Known as 'Thomas Smith of Derby' (d.1767), Smith originally specialised in country house landscapes, but turned to sporting subjects later in his career. He was the father of John Raphael Smith (1751-1812), famed for his mezzotint engraving.
[Ref: 44469]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Thorp Cloud &c. This Pyramidal Mountain in Derbyshire, the River Dove washes its foot; the front (where the View was taken) is in Staffordshire at the bottom of the Gardens of Geo. Port, of Ilam Esq.r.
Thorp Cloud &c. This Pyramidal Mountain in Derbyshire, the River Dove washes its foot; the front (where the View was taken) is in Staffordshire at the bottom of the Gardens of Geo. Port, of Ilam Esq.r. To whom This View is Inscrib'd by his most hum.le Serv.t T. Smith.
T. Smith pinx. J. Mason Sculp.
Publish'd pursuant to an Act of Parliament Decem.r 1751 by T.Smith.
Engraving. Plate: 540 x 390mm (21¼ x 15½"), with very large margins. Tear in lower edge into plate.
A view of Thorp Cloud on the border of Staffordshire and Derbyshire at the southern end of Dovedale.
[Ref: 42782]   £420.00  
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