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[Allegory on the three ages of man]
[Allegory on the three ages of man]
Tiziano Vecellio invento, e depinse. Valentino le Febre Disegno;. Mirtillo ed'Amarilli. Opera esistente in casa del Sig.r Girolamo Manfrin in Venezia. Gottifredo Saiter Scolpi
Appo Teodoro Viero Venezia. [n.d., c.1786]
Etching and engraving with very large margins, 18th century watermark paper; platemark 265 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Fine.
Engraving resembling an early work by Titian (Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland) representing the three ages of man through the putti (infancy), man and woman in the opposite corner (adulthood), and an old man contemplating as skull (old age). However, the omission of the old man in this print and various other small differences suggest the print was made from a copy. This plate was first executed by Valentin Lefevre in the 17th century as part of a famous set of engravings, which were republished in 1749. By this time the plates were worn and required retouching, which in this case was carried out by German engraver J.G. Seuter (1717-1809). Seuter often signed himself in the Italianised 'Gottifredo Saiter', as here. Another edition, from which this plate comes, was published by Teodor Viero of Venice in 1786.
[Ref: 32557]   £320.00  
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[Arcadian Musicians.]
[Arcadian Musicians.]
Titianus, In. P.
V. leFebre del. et. sculp. J. Van Campen Formis Venetys. [n.d. c.1682.]
Etching. 230 x 251mm (9 x 10"). Fold down centre; reapaired left corner. Cut to image.
Two Arcadian Musicians in a landscape, sheep lying beneath foliage at right; after Titian. From 'Opera Selectiora', a series of 53 etchings by Valentin Lefevre after Titian and Veronese. The series was first published in Venice by Jacob van Campen in 1682.
[Ref: 34624]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Ludovico Ariosto.
Ludovico Ariosto.
Engraved from an original Picture by Titian by J. Walker, Eng.r.to His Imp. Maj.y the Emperor Alexander & Member of the Imp.l Academy of Arts S.t Petersbourg.
Published as the Act directs, April 25th 1819, by Mess.rs Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90 Cheapside.
Mezzotint. Plate: 265 x 190mm (10½ x 7½''), with large margins. Dusty.
A portrait of Italian poet Ludivico Ariosto (1474-1533), famed for his poem 'Orlando Furioso'.
[Ref: 50051]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Augustus Cæsar.
Augustus Cæsar.
Titian del.t.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾". Watermarked 1824.
Oval portrait of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (63 BC-AD 14) after Titian. Adopted by Julius Caesar in his will, he triumphed in the civil wars that engulfed Rome and is regarded as the first Roman Emperor. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18547]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Julius Cæsar.
Julius Cæsar.
Titian del.t.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾". Watermarked 1824.
An oval portrait of Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BC). His success as a general was responsible for the recreation of the Roman Republic as an Empire. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18546]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Caligula Cæsar.
Caligula Cæsar.
Titian del.t. J.Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾". Watermarked 1824.
Oval portrait of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD 12-41), after Titian. Nephew and adopted grandson of emperor Tiberius, he was nicknamed Caligula (Little Boots) by his father Germanicus's troops. Apparently his reign started well but when he became authoritarian and cruel he was assassinated. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18549]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jesus Christ]
[Jesus Christ] Ecce Salvator Noster
Tiziano Pinx. Vitalba S. appo Wagner Ven.a C.P.E.S. 1781
Engraving, platemark 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾") very large margins.
Jesus Christ, taken from a detail of a painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (?1485-90-1576).
[Ref: 43593]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Christi Praecursor Ioannes.
Christi Praecursor Ioannes.
a Titiano pictus Venetijs, in SS. aedibus D. M.ae Majoris.
[n.d. c.1691.]
Etching and engraving, large margins. Plate 286 x 216mm (11¼ x 8½"). Creasing.
St John the Baptist standing in a rock landscape, his right hand pointing to the left, a lamb at his feet. From Patin's "Tabellae selectae ac explicatae"; a series of forty-three plates, representing patinting, published as a book in Padua, 1691. After the painting by Titian, now in the Accademia, Venice.
[Ref: 31085]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Claudius Cæsar.
Claudius Cæsar.
Titian del.t. J.Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾".
Oval portrait of Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (10BC-AD41), after Titian. Became emperor as by the virtue of being the last male member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty left alive after the purges of Tiberius and Caligula, having been regarded as no threat because of physical infirmities. He added Britain to the empire. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18550]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Danae.
Danae. From a Painting of Titian in the Collection of the King of Naples.
R. Strange Neapoli delin.t. A.o 1762 Atque A.o 1768 Aere incidit Londini.
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
A fine engraving. 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼") very large margins.
Danaë, daughter of King Acrisius of Argos, being visited by Jove in the form of a cloud raining gold. Cupid stands on the bed looking over his shoulder at the cloud. The tryst resulted in the birth of Perseus. After one of several versions of this scene painted by Titian (c.1489-1576), engraved by Robert Strange as a companion to 'Venus' and published in a collected edition of his engravings.
[Ref: 46539]   £480.00  
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Sebastien del Piombo [in ink.]
Sebastien del Piombo [in ink.]
Titian pinxit [in ink]. [Hendrik van Balen.]
[n.d. c.1770.]
Engraving, proof. 411 x 292mm. 16¼ x 11½".
Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547) was an Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter and friend of Michelangelo, famous for his combination of the colours of the Venetian school and the monumental forms of the Roman School.
[Ref: 24850]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Domitian Caesar.
Domitian Caesar.
Titian del.t J. Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. Plate 178 x 127mm. 7 x 5".
Domitian Caesar (51-96) was Roman Emperor from 51 to 96 and was the third and last emperor of the Flavian Dynasty.
[Ref: 21610]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Galba Caesar.
Galba Caesar.
Titian del.t J. Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. Plate 177 x 127mm. 7 x 5".
Galba (3BC - 69AD) was Roman Emperor for seven months from 68 to 69. He was the first emperoro of the Year of the Four Emperors, and the seventh of the Caesars.
[Ref: 21607]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Filia Roberti Strozzi nobilis Florentini. Vid. Epist. P. Aretini. 21.
Filia Roberti Strozzi nobilis Florentini. Vid. Epist. P. Aretini. 21.
Titianus pinxit. Dom. Cunego Sculp. Romae 1770.
E Tabula in Aedibus Ducis Strozzi Romae asservata.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 312 x 254mm (12¼ x 10"). Water stain lower left of margin.
Portrait of Clarice Strozzi (1540-1581), a child on the old Florentine family, standing next to a table upon which sits a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to whom she is giving a biscuit. Titian's oil is now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
[Ref: 30993]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Titianus Vecellius Cad. Invent, &. Pinxit.
Titianus Vecellius Cad. Invent, &. Pinxit.
V lefebre del. et sculp. J. Van Campen Formis Venetys.
[n.d., c.1682.]
Engraving. Sheet: 420 x 275mm (16½ x 10¾"). Trimmed.
A religious scene showing St Anthony of Padua and the miracle of the irascible son. The miracle tells of of a young man who kicked his mother, in response he was told he deserved to have his leg cut off which he did in remorse. His mother, horrified at what he had done prayed that the boy be healed a miracle that St Anthony performed. An engraving after a fresco by Titian in the Scuola del Santo Padua commissioned in 1510. One of 53 engravings in a series called 'Opera Selectiora',
[Ref: 47570]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with the infant St John the Baptist holding a lamb]
[Landscape with the infant St John the Baptist holding a lamb]
Tan. in. V. leFebre del. et. sculp.
J. Van Campen Formis Venetys. [1682.]
Etching, sheet 280 x 405mm (11 x 16"). Fold down centre; soiling; trimmed, losing text below image 'Titianus Vecellius Cad. Invent. & Pinx.', with loss to bottom left corner. Damaged.
Etching copying, in reverse, a drawing traditionally attributed to Titian in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampi degli Uffizi in Florence (Inv.1405 E) From 'Opera Selectiora', a series of 53 etchings by Valentin Lefevre after Titian and Veronese. The series was first published in Venice by Jacob van Campen in 1682.
For another plate from the series see ref. 34624.
[Ref: 46376]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Judith with the head of Holofernes]
[Judith with the head of Holofernes] Quadro di Tiziano Vecelli. Alto Palmi 5 once 3 Largo Palmi 4 once 3 XXII
Loren. Lorenzi del. Carlo Faucci sc. [c.1759]
Engraving, platemark 400 x 300mm (15¾ x 11¾") very large margins.
Judith with the head of Holofernes, after the painting (c.1570) by Titian, now in the Detroit Institute of Arts. This print was made as part of a set, 'Raccolta di stampe rappresentanti i quadri più scelti dei SS. Marchesi Gerini di Firenze', reproducing paintings from the Gerini collection in Florence. The painting entered the Gerini collection by 1677 and remained there until it was auctioned in 1825.
[Ref: 43153]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jupiter Juno and Io.
Jupiter Juno and Io. Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian in the Duke of Marlborough's Gallery at Blenheim.
Mezzotint, 355 x 260mm. Paper lightly toned.
Io was disguised as a cow by Jupiter to hide her from Juno. One of a set of ten 'Loves of the Gods', paintings thought to be by Titian, belonging to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. They hung at Blenheim Palace until they were destroyed by fire in 1861.
[Ref: 6150]   £380.00  
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[Sacred and Profane Love.]
[Sacred and Profane Love.]
[Engraved by Friedrich Weber after Titian.]
[Vienna, P. Kaeser, n.d., c.1860.]
Engraving, proof before letters on chine collé. 380 x 670mm (15 x 26½"), with very wide margins, with publisher's blindstamp. Uncut. Mint.
A clothed and a nude woman sit by a sarcophagus. Titian's oil of c.1515 is in the Galleria Borghese, Rome.
[Ref: 52070]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Apollo & Daphne.
Apollo & Daphne.
Ex Tabula Titiani.
J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Mezzotint. 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with very large margins.
Daphne, her hands beginning to sprout leaves and branches, pursued by Apollo. In the foreground, Daphne's father, the river-god Peneus. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos / Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter John Smith (1652-1743). The series, commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods', derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is uncertain, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The designs relate to prints by Caraglio after Perino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
Wessely: 340.
[Ref: 46989]   £550.00  
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Apollo & Daphne.
Apollo & Daphne.
Ex Tabula Titiani.
J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Mezzotint in sepia ink. 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"). Trimmed to plate. Crease through lower right corner. Some spotting.
Daphne, wearing a loose dress with one breast bared, her hands beginning to sprout leaves and branches, pursued by Apollo, nude and carrying a bow and quiver. In the foreground, nude and sitting on the ground, Daphne's father, ther river-god Peneus, beside whom is an upturned urn pouring out water that forms a river. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652-1743). The series of Smith mezzotints commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods' are after a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is uncertain, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The designs are based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
Wessely: 340.
[Ref: 10496]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Apollo & Daphne.
Apollo & Daphne.
Ex Tabula Titiani.
J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Mezzotint. 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with very large margins.
Daphne, her hands beginning to sprout leaves and branches, pursued by Apollo. In the foreground, Daphne's father, the river-god Peneus. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos / Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter John Smith (1652-1743). The series, commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods', derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is uncertain, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The designs relate to prints by Caraglio after Perino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.; for impression printed in sepia see ref. 10496; Wessely: 340.
[Ref: 36201]   £350.00  
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Bacchus & Ariadne
Bacchus & Ariadne
Ex Tabula Titiani.
J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 415 x 280mm. 16¼ x 11".
Ariadne, discovered on the island of Naxos by the god Bacchus, having been left there by her lover Theseus (whose ship sails away in the distance). A putto brings grapes to echo those worn by Bacchus, the god of wine. The cheetah is one of two which drew Bacchus' chariot. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos / Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series, commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods', derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is uncertain, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The designs relate to prints by Caraglio after Perino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. Ref: Wessely: 341.
[Ref: 36202]   £500.00  
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Cupido & Psyche.
Cupido & Psyche. Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini. 1708.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with large margins.
Cupid leaning over the sleeping Psyche. The story of Cupid and Psyche, first recorded in Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' and depicted in numerous classical and post-Renaissance artworks, culminates in a sacred marriage between the two. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series (commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods') derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim, destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is false, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The hangings are in fact based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
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Hercules & Dejanira
Hercules & Dejanira Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with large margins.
Hercules, son of Zeus, and his wife Deianira. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series (commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods') derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim, destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is false, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The hangings are in fact based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
[Ref: 46775]   £550.00  
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Jupiter Juno and Io.
Jupiter Juno and Io. Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini. 1709.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with large margins.
Io transforming into a cow by Jupiter to hide her from Juno. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series (commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods') derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim, destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is false, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The hangings are in fact based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
[Ref: 46773]   £550.00  
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Pluto & Prosperina
Pluto & Prosperina Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini. 1708.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with large margins.
The Rape of Proserpina. Proserpina (Persephone in Greek mythology), daughter of Ceres, was abducted by Pluto (Hades in Greek mythology), god of the underworld, an episode frequently depicted by artists in the Renaissance and after. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series (commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods') derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim, destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is false, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The hangings are in fact based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
[Ref: 46777]   £550.00  
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Vulcanus & Ceres.
Vulcanus & Ceres. Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini. 1708.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"), with large margins
Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, and Vulcan, god of fire. From the series 'Tabulæ novem coelo elaboratæ ad totidem Titiani archetypos; Nine Prints from the Celebrated Paintings of Titian, in the Duke of Marlboroughs Gallery, at Blenheim' by the famous early mezzotinter and re-publisher of older plates John Smith (1652 - 1743). The series (commonly known as 'The Loves of the Gods') derives from a series of leather wall-hangings formerly in the Titian Room at Blenheim, destroyed by fire in 1861. The attribution to Titian is false, however, and was doubted as early as 1766 (see G. Scharf, Catalogue Raisonné, Blenheim Palace, London, 1862, pp. 83-92). The hangings are in fact based on prints by Caraglio after Pelino del Vaga and Rosso Fiorentino.
[Ref: 46778]   £550.00  
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[The Virgin and Child with Tobias and the angel behind.]
[The Virgin and Child with Tobias and the angel behind.]
[Engraved by Cornelis Visscher after Titian?]
[n.d., c.1658.]
Fine engraving, proof before letters. Sheet 300 x 400mm (12 x 15¾"). Trimmed within plate at bottom.
A scene from the series ''Cabinet Reynst: Variarum imaginum a celeberrimis artificibus pictarum Caelaturae...''. Christ lies on a blanket as Mary picks roses; in the background Tobias stands holding the fish as the angel gestures into the distance. The armorial of the Della Torre family is engraved on the foreground. Gerrit Reynst (1599-1658) was a Dutch collector of Italian painting and sculpture; after his death the Dutch Republic bought 24 of the best paintings and 12 sculptures and gave them to Charles II of England on his restoration (known as the 'Dutch Gift'). However most of the paintings were destroyed when Whitehall Palace burned down in 1698. This painting is the only known survivor of the Dutch Gift and is held in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court.
BM: 1839,0413.161; see Royal Collection, Hampton Court, inv.no.465 for the painting.
[Ref: 42111]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mars & Venus.
Mars & Venus.
Ex Tabula Titiani. J. Smith fecit Londini, 1708.
Mezzotint, 420 x 280mm. Laid in paper mount, small margins as usual.
John Smith (1652-1743) was a gifted and ambitious printmaker and publisher whose long career began in the reign of Charles II and closed after the accession of George II. He was born in Northamptonshire and worked in London, specializing in the relatively new technique of mezzotint printing. Smith published an important set of ten mezzotints of the 'Loves of the Gods', after paintings thought to be by Titian. These belonged to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and hung at Blenheim Palace until they were destroyed by fire in 1861.
[Ref: 6151]   £520.00  
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Nero Claudius Cæsar.
Nero Claudius Cæsar.
Titian del.t. J.Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾".
Oval portrait of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37-68), after Titian. Step-son then adopted son of Claudius, portrayed by sources as a tyrant who 'fiddled while Rome burned'. However these sources are dubious, perhaps written to curry favour with those seeking to justify their hand in his assassination. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18551]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Otho Caesar.
Otho Caesar.
Titian del.t J. Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. Plate 190 x 127mm. 7½ x 5".
Otho Caesar (32-69) was Roman Emperor for three months from 15 January to 16 April 69. He was the second emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors, and the eighth Caesar.
[Ref: 21609]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Isabel de Portugal, Esposa de Carlos V.
Isabel de Portugal, Esposa de Carlos V. El cuadro original existe en el R.l Museo de Madrid.
Tiziano lo pintó. C. Rodrigez lo lit.o. J. de Madrazo lo dirigió.
Imp. en el R.l Est.o lit.o de Madrid. [n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet 370 x 290mm (14½ x 11½"), with blindstamp in inscription area. Laid on album paper.
Portrait of Isabella of Portugal (1503-39), who, as wife of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, was queen of Germany, Italy, Spain, Naples and Sicily. Titian's original oil is now in the Prado Museum. This lithograph is from the 'Colección lithographica de cuadros del rey de España el señor Fernando VII'.
From a scrapbook compiled by Rev. Willaim Bradford (1780-1857), Chaplain and war artist during the Peninsula Wars.
[Ref: 33306]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Clarissa Strozzi]
[Clarissa Strozzi] Filia Roberti Strozzi nobilis Florentini. Vid. Epist. P. Aretini. 21.
Titianus pinxit. Dom. Cunego Sculp. Romae 1770.
E Tabula in Aedibus Ducis Strozzi Romae asservata.
Engraving with small margins, platemark 312 x 254mm (12¼ x 10"). Glued to backing sheet.
Portrait of Clarice Strozzi (1540-1581), part of the great Florentine Strozzi family, standing next to a table upon which sits a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to whom she is giving a biscuit. After the painting by Titian (Berlin, Gemäldegalerie) which is acknowledged as a landmark in the portrayal of children in art. During the Renaissance, child portraiture was uncommon, although it was later popularised by Rubens and van Dyck. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
see Von Luba Freedman, 'Titian's Portrait of Clarissa Strozzi: the State Portrait of a Child', Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, 1989, pp.165-80.
[Ref: 35212]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Titian's 'Three Ages of Man'.]
[Titian's 'Three Ages of Man'.]
P. Schenck Excud: Cum Privil: [n.d., c.1690].
Untitled mezzotint. Sheet 185 x 130mm (7¼ x 5"). Trimmed within plate, almost to image, top right corner repaired.
A classical scene of a shepherd and shepherdess seated under a fountain, both holding musical pipes. An adaptation of part of Titian's 'Three Ages of Man', now in the National Galleries of Scotland.
Holl 2037; See BM 1876,1111.8 for a reversed copy by John Smith.
[Ref: 45178]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Tiberius Cæsar.
Tiberius Cæsar.
Titian del.t. J.Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾". Watermarked 1824.
Oval portrait of Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus (42 BC-AD 37) after Titian. Step-son, son-in-law & adopted son of Augustus, he became emperor but retired to Capri, leaving Rome under the control of his trusted but unscrupulous lieutenants, Sejanus and Macro. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18548]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Presentation of the Virgin]
[Presentation of the Virgin] Presentazione de Maria al Tempio Opera di Tiziano nd Albergo della Scuola della Carita in Venezia
Silvestro Manaigo delineo / Andrea Zucchi Sc
Appo T. Viero Venezia [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 350 x 560mm (13¾ x 22"). Very large margins. Uncut.
Engraving after Titian's huge 'Presentation of the Virgin' (finished by 1538) for the Scuola della Carita in Venice (it is now in Venice's Galleria dell'Accademia). Architecturally elaborate and in a procession format, the picture includes portraits of members of the Scuola. Plate from 'Il gran Teatro di Venezia', a large series of famous paintings in Venice and views of the city. First published by Domenico Louisa c.1720, this impression is from a later publication by Teodoro Viero.
[Ref: 38584]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Titian's Daughter.] Iohannina Vesella Pictressa, filie prima da Titiano.
[Titian's Daughter.] Iohannina Vesella Pictressa, filie prima da Titiano. Ex Collectione Iohannis et Jacobi van Verle.
Titianus pinxit. W: Hollar fecit, 1650. Franciscus van den Wyngarde excudit.
[n.d., c.1660.]
Etching. 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Thread margins. Repaired tear through title.
A girl in classical dress holding up a metal bowl with three melons.
Pennington: 1511, iii of iii.
[Ref: 40316]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Titus Caesar.
Titus Caesar.
Titian del.t J. Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. Plate 178 x 128mm.. 7 x 5".
Titus Caesar (39-81) was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81. He was a member of the Flavian dynasty so he succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death. He was the seventh of the great Caesars.
[Ref: 21612]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Tribute Money]
[The Tribute Money] D. Caes. Josepho Austriaco Sacrarum Humana Rumq. Legum Summo Custodi ac Vindici Divinitus Dato Jesu Chr. [...]
Thom. Arrighetti et Ferdinand Gregori Delineato Scalptoq opere imitantes Dedicabant [c.1770]
Engraving, platemark 480 x 320mm (19 x 12½"). Very large margins, uncut. Crease through centre as issued.
Titian's famous painting of 'The Tribute Money' (Dresden, Gemaedlegalerie), engraved by Florentine printmaker Ferdinando Gregori (1743?-1804), who made many large engravings after Old Master paintings, particularly those in Florence.
[Ref: 38474]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Venus and Cupid.]
[Venus and Cupid.]
Titian Pinxit. Josh, Boydell delint. G.S. & J.G. Facius Sculpt.
Publish'd Sepr. 29, 1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple engraving, proof before title, 470 x 560mm. 18½ x 22". Light spotting. Very fine.
Venus lying naked on a couch with Cupid to left, sheilding himself with his bow from a shower of coins that fall from above. Adaptation by Josiah Boydell (1752 - 1817) of the famous image by Titian (1489/90 - 1576). Nephew of John, and partner and later sole proprietor of the firm, Josiah is named on several prints as an intermediary draughtsman.
[Ref: 10408]   £550.00  
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Venus.
Venus. From a Painting of Titian in the Medici collection at Florence.
R. Strange Florentiæ delin.t. A.o 1761 Atque A.o 1768. Ære incidit Londini.
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
A fine engraving. 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼") very large margins. Foxing in margins.
Venus reclining on a bed, a puppy near her feet. Behind two women take clothes from a chest. It was painted by Titian (c.1489-1576) for Duke of Urbino Guidobaldo II Della Rovere in 1538, a present for the Duke's young wife, and is now in the Uffizi Gallery Museum, Florence. It was sketched by Robert Strange in Florence in 1761, engraved by him in London 1768 and published in a collected edition of his engravings.
[Ref: 46540]   £480.00  
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[Venus and Cupid.]
[Venus and Cupid.]
[after Titian.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple engraving, proof before title? 370 x 440mm (14½ x 17¼").
Venus lying naked on a couch with Cupid to left, under drapery. In this version an Italianate rustic view fills the background.
[Ref: 45346]   £360.00  
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Venus blinding Cupid.
Venus blinding Cupid. From a Painting of Titian in the Borghese Palace at Rome.
R. Strange Romæ delin.t. A.o 1761, atque A.o 1769. Ære incidit Londini.
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
Engraving. 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼") large margins. Foxing in margins.
Venus tying a blindfold over Cupid's eyes, as two nymphs bring Cupid's bow and arrows, watched by Cupid's gloating sibling. The painting was sketched by Robert Strange in Florence in 1761, engraved by him in London in 1769 and published in a collected edition of his engravings.
[Ref: 46543]   £360.00  
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Vespasian Cæsar.
Vespasian Cæsar.
Titian del.t. J.Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾".
Oval portrait of Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus (9-79), after Titian. He was the Roman general in charge of Claudius's invasion of Britain in AD 43 and the suppression of the Great Jewish Revolt of AD 6670. After the assassination of Nero in 68, the throne was seized by Galba, who was murdered by Otho, who was defeated by Vitellius, in turn defeated by Vespasian. When the Senate proclaimed Vespanian Emperor in December AD 69 he was the fourth emperor in a year. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
[Ref: 18552]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Vitellius Caesar.
Vitellius Caesar.
Titian del.t J. Pass sc.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. Plate 178 x 132mm.. 7 x 5¼".
Vitellius Caesar (15-69) was Roman Emperor for eight months from 16 April to 22 December 69. Upon his accession, he was the first to add the honorific cognomen 'Germanicus' to his name instead of Caesar. He was the seventh of the great Caesar's.
[Ref: 21611]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Untitled Female.]
[Untitled Female.] Ecce viro quae grata suo est, nec pulchrior ulla: Pignora coniugii ventre pudica gerit. Sed tamen an viuens an mortua picta tabella, Haec magni Titiani, arte notanda refert.
Titian pinxit. Franciscus vanden Wyngaerde excudit.
[n.d. c.1680.]
Copper engraving, very fine. Plate 280 x 204mm. 11 x 8".
Portrait of a young woman wearing a flat cap, string of pearls and a fur coat, with one hand held to her exposed breast.
[Ref: 23991]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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