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The Listening Genii.
The Listening Genii.
A: Van Assen del et sculpt.
Published, Septr. 15, 1791, by I. Read, Coventry Court, Coventry Strt.
Stipple with etching, sheet 155 x 115mm. 6 x 4½". Trimmed to plate. Soiled.
An angelic harpist in the clouds with two winged putti. After Benedictus Antonio van Assen (c.1767 - c.1817).
[Ref: 12968]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The little Count Boruwlaski, born in the Polish Russia,
The little Count Boruwlaski, born in the Polish Russia, in November 1739, Married in 1780. He has three Children; his Size is like that of a Child 3 or 4 Years Old.
A. van Assen delin et sculp.
Published as the Act directs May 12, 1788, by Borowlaski No 162, Corner of Strand Lane.
A rare stipple. 220 x 155mm (8¾ x 6¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Józef Boruwlaski (1739-1837), a Polish-born dwarf 71 cm (28 inches) tall. He toured Europe before settling in England, dying in Durham at the age of 98.
[Ref: 48827]   £320.00  
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Crowning the Bust of Captain Cook.
Crowning the Bust of Captain Cook.
A. Van Assen del.t. I.Burrows Sculp.t.
Pub.d. May 19th 1798 by J. Le Petit. No. 22 Suffolk Street Middlesex Hospital.
Stipple. Platemark: 165 x 185mm (6½ x 7¼"). Very large margins. Slight ink offset.
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three important voyages of discovery to the Pacific, during which he mapped both New Zealand the east coast of Australia for the first time and discovered Hawaii, where he was killed during a skirmish.
[Ref: 455]   £420.00  
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[Girl with Scroll]
[Girl with Scroll]
London Pub by GT Stubbs No 97 High Street Maryle-bone April 9th 1798
Stipple with hand-colouring with small margins, platemark 455 x 325mm (18 x 12¾").
From a set of neoclassical stipples, 'Figures done after the Grecian Manner', published by George Townly Stubbs after designs by Anthony van Assen.
Ex: Kedleston collection; 'A Preliminary Checklist of Plates Engraved by George Townly Stubbs', no.102, in Christopher Lennox-Boyd et al, 'George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works'
[Ref: 28498]   £320.00  
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