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Praecellentissimi Vatis, Samuelis Butler. Calidus excuso populum suspendere Naso. Pers.
Praecellentissimi Vatis, Samuelis Butler. Calidus excuso populum suspendere Naso. Pers. Illustrissomp Viro Georgio Granville Baroni de Lansdown. Hanc Tabulam Humillime D.D.D. G. Vertue.
G. Soest pinx. G. Vertue Sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving. Plate: 265 x 240mm (10½ x 9½''), with very large margins. Some marking.
A portrait of poet and satirist Samuel Butler (1613-1680) from Vertue's 'Twelve Celebrated English Poets'.
[Ref: 50045]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Hono.ble Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford Anno Dom. 1667
The R.t Hono.ble Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford Anno Dom. 1667
Zoust pinx T. Johnson fc.
cum privilegio Regis. Sold by H. Overton & J. Hool at the White horse without Newgate Sold by E. Cooper at the 3 pidgeons in Bedford Street.
Rare mezzotint; sheet 360 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
Edward Hyde, first earl of Clarendon (1609-74), politician and historian. As a politician, Clarendon dominated royalist counsels during the 1650s and 1660s, helping the cause to survive throughout the interregnum. He was made lord chancellor in 1658 , and elected chancellor of Oxford University in 1660. He is chiefly remembered, however, for writing what has been described (DNB) as 'the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English'. His account of the Civil War, 'History of the Rebellion' (published posthumously, 1702-4) is 'a distinctive work of art based on a highly wrought style, a forensic dissection of character and issue, and a sense of the individuals' moral responsibility for their actions'. Mezzotint after a portrait by Gilbert Soest (c.1605-81), little-known portrait painter probably born in the Netherlands but active only in London.
CS: 3 III
[Ref: 42899]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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John Kersey Borne at Bodicot Neere Banbury in the County of Oxford. A.O D.NI 1616.
John Kersey Borne at Bodicot Neere Banbury in the County of Oxford. A.O D.NI 1616. Vox audita perit Litera scripta manet.
Soest pinx. Faithhorne Sculp.
1672.
Engraving. Sheet size: 255 x 170mm (10 x 6¾"). Trimmed to image. Glued to album sheet at corners.
Portrait of English mathematician and textbook writer, John Kersey the elder (1616 - 1690?) half length in an oval, wearing bands and a gown. Inscribed below is a banner with the inscription 'Vox audita perit. / Litera scripta manet.', and four books, two open and displaying mathematical equations and symbols. A frontispiece to Kersey's 'Elements of that Mathematical Art Commonly Called Algebra' (London: William Godbid for Thomas Passinger and Benjamin Hurlock, 1673).
Fagan. p.43. III of III.
[Ref: 33837]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Penderill.
Richard Penderill. Called by K. Charles the Second Trusty Dick For concealing Him in an Oak Tree
Zoust pinxt. R. Houston fecit.
Done from the Original in the Collection of Charles Jennens Esqr.
Mezzotint, sheet 325 x 220mm (12¾ x 8½"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
Richard Penderel (d.1672) was a yeoman and royalist sympathiser, born in Shropshire, who assisted in Charles II's escape after the battle of Worcester and was thus rewarded by the king after the Restoration. Engraved after a portrait by Gilbert Soest (1600-?1681), Dutch portrait painter and rival to Sir Peter Lely in London
CS: 88: ii.
[Ref: 43044]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Penderill.
Richard Penderill. Called by K. Charles the Second Trusty Dick For concealing Him in an Oak Tree
Zoust pinxt. R. Houston fecit.
Done from the Original in the Collection of Charles Jennens Esqr.
Mezzotint. Sheet: 325 x 225mm (13 x 9''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Richard Penderel (d.1672) was a yeoman and royalist sympathiser, born in Shropshire, who assisted in Charles II's escape after the battle of Worcester and was thus rewarded by the king after the Restoration. Engraved after a portrait by Gilbert Soest (1600-?1681), Dutch portrait painter and rival to Sir Peter Lely in London
CS: 88.
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[Richard Tomson] Richard Thompson.
[Richard Tomson] Richard Thompson.
G: Soust pinxit. F: Place fecit.
P: Tempest excudit. [n.d. c.1670.]
Mezzotint. Plate 260 x 210mm ( 10¼ x 8¼"). Roughly cut to plate size.
Portrait of Richard Tompson, half-length in an oval, long hair, wearing neckcloth and robe. Tompson (active 1659-1693) was a publisher and printseller, auctioneer and dealer. With Alexander Browne he played a pivotal role in the development of the English mezzotint. Tompson himself was not a printmaker, and his plates were made by engravers including Jan Van Somer, Jan Van der Vaart and Robert Williams. In 1669 Tompson co-published with Browne the latter's "Ars Pictorial", a treatise on art combining art theory and practical instructions. From 1674, the two men were also partners in what was probably the first art auctioneering business in London.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. CS: 13, ii. NPG: D11851.
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