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Napoleon Forcing the Passage of the Bridge of Arcola.
Napoleon Forcing the Passage of the Bridge of Arcola.
Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris by L. Duplessi Bertaux.
Published April 2, 1823 by John Cumberland, No 19, Ludgate Hill.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 215 x 275mm (8½ x 10¾"). Folded twice as issued, album paper stuck over left edge.
The Battle of Arcole (15-17 November 1796), fought south east of Verona between French and Austrian forces attempting to relieve Mantova. The scene has Napoleon riding Marengo over the bridge, following the Tricoleur: in the painting by Horace Vernet (not Carle as the inscription states) it is Napoleon who carrys the standard. From W.H. Ireland's 'Life of Napoleon Bonaparte', 1828.
Tooley 278.
[Ref: 53345]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Petit Oiseleur.
Le Petit Oiseleur.
H. Vernet 1. Mai 1819 Paris. Lith de G: Engelmann.
Rare lithograph. In pencil under this print is a portrait of Bachu Thornhill the son of ..... Printed area: 250 x 300mm (9¾ x 11¾"), with very large margins. Uncut.
An exterior scene showing a young bird catcher, the young catcher looks over his right shoulder while holding a small bird.
Provenance: Edge Hill, Cheshire
[Ref: 46733]   £320.00  
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Enfance de Napoleon.
Enfance de Napoleon. Napoleon naguit à Ajaccio le 15 Août 1769...
Lith. de Jobert [after Horace Vernet].
[n.d., c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 185 x 200mm (7¼ x 8"). Foxing.
Napoleon Bonaparte marshalling a snowball battle at his school.
[Ref: 55796]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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No 5. Cheval d'après H. Vernet.
No 5. Cheval d'après H. Vernet. Études d'Animaux d'après Nature, Lithographies aux deux crayons par Émile Lasalle.
New York _ Goupil Vilbert & Co. 289 Broadway. Paris _ Goupil Vilbert & C.ie Editeurs, Boulev' Montmatre, 19 et rue d'Enghien, 12. London _ E. Gambart & Co., 25 Berniers St, Oxford St. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 630 x 500mm (24¾ x 19¾"). A little surface soiling.
The head of a bay with bridle.
[Ref: 50351]   £380.00  
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Officier Supérieur des Guides de l'Empereur.
Officier Supérieur des Guides de l'Empereur. N:o 9.
Dessiné par H.ce Vernet. Levachez sculp.
à Paris, rue St Lazare No. 42. [n.d., c.1807].
Fine & rare mezzotint. 285 x 340mm (11¼ x 13½") with large margins.
A mounted hussar. From a 'Suite de Chevaux' by Carle and Horace Vernet.
[Ref: 59441]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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Cheval d'un chef de Mamelucks.
Cheval d'un chef de Mamelucks. N:o 22.
Horace Vernet del. Levachez sculp.t.
Deposé à la Bibliothèque Impériale. à Paris, chez Auber rue St Lazare chaussée D'Antin N.o 88 [n.d., c.1807].
Fine & rare mezzotint. 285 x 340mm (11¼ x 13½") very large margins.
A mameluck restraining his Arab battle horse with camel brigade in background. From a 'Suite de Chevaux' by Carle and Horace Vernet.
[Ref: 59440]   £420.00  
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Mazeppa.
Mazeppa.
Vernet, Pinx.t. H. Dawe Sculpt.
[London, Published by H. Dawe, 6 Bartholomew Place, Kentish Town, Jan.1832.]
Pair Mezzotints. Sheets: 180 x 150mm (7 x 6"). Trimmed.
A pair of dramatic illustrations to Lord Byron's poem 'Mazeppa' published in 1819. The poem tells the story of Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa (1640-1709) who, having been found having an affair with his count's wife, is strapped naked to the back of a horse which rides through the wilds of Eastern Europe. One scene shows Mazeppa lying on the ground, his horse having fallen to the ground, surrounded by wild horses, the other shows him, tied to the horse which gallops through the woods pursued by wolves.
[Ref: 41937]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mazeppa Pursued by Wolves.] [&][Mazeppa Surrounded by Horses.]
[Mazeppa Pursued by Wolves.] [&][Mazeppa Surrounded by Horses.]
[Vernet, Pinx.t. H. Dawe Sculpt.]
[London, Published by H. Dawe, 6 Bartholomew Place, Kentish Town, Jan.1832.]
Pair of hand-coloured mezzotints. Sheet: 120 x 165mm (4¾ x 6½") Trimmed to images. Slight creasing.
A pair of dramatic illustrations to Lord Byron's poem 'Mazeppa' published in 1819. The poem tells the story of Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa (1640-1709) who, having been found having an affair with his count's wife, is strapped naked to the back of a horse which rides through the wilds of Eastern Europe. One scene shows Mazeppa lying on the ground, his horse having fallen to the ground, surrounded by wild horses, the other shows him, tied to the horse which gallops through the woods pursued by wolves.
[Ref: 41911]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mazzeppa.][In mss.]
[Mazzeppa.][In mss.]
[H. Vernet. S.W. Reynolds.][In pencil.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Mezzotint; extremely rare proof before letters. Sheet: 820 x 610mm (32 x 24"). Trimmed within plate.
A dramatic illustration to Lord Byron's poem 'Mazeppa' published in 1819. The poem tells the story of Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa (1640-1709) who, having been found having an affair with his count's wife, is strapped naked to the back of a horse which rides through the wilds of Eastern Europe. This scene shows Mazeppa lying on the ground, his horse having fallen to the ground, surrounded by wild horses. After 'Mazeppa and the Horses' by Horace Vernet who painted a pair of oils on the subject in 1825.
Ex: The Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40705]   £460.00  

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L'Apothéose.
L'Apothéose.
[after Horace Vernet.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Scarce aquatint. Sheet 505 x 675mm (19¾ x 26½"). Trimmed within plate and into title at bottom. Ink stamp on right.
An engraved version of Horace Vernet's memorial to the death of Napoleon, ''Le Tombeau de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène ou L’apothéose de Napoléon'' painted in 1822. It depicts Napoleon's aides on St Helena, Generals Charles-Tristan Montholon (1783-1853) and Henri-Gatien Bertrand (1773-1844), with Bertrand's family, consoling one another, watched by ghostly figures from Napoleon's armies and Sultan Selim III of Egypt. St Helena is depicted as a rock in a stormy sea, with wreckage representing Napoleon's victories in the sea. Napoleon's grave is adorned with his bicorne hat and sword. The painting was first engraved by Jazet in 1822 with the title 'Le Songe de Bertrand'.
[Ref: 56164]   £480.00  
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[Napoleon on his Death Bed.]
[Napoleon on his Death Bed.]
Horace Vernet.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint. Sheet: 175 x 205mm (7 x 8''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Napoleon (1769-1821) on his deathbed on St. Helena. After the original oil painting by Horace Vernet painted in 1823.
[Ref: 49113]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bataille De Wagram.
Bataille De Wagram. (6 Juliet 1809.)
Peint par Horace Vernet. Gravé par Jazet.
[n.d., c.1840].
Aquatint. Printed area: 580 x 440mm. (22¾ x 17¼"), with wide margins. Tear at top going into plate mark.
Napoleon on horseback, observing the battle of Wagram. The Battle of Wagram (5-6 July 1809) was one of the most important military engagements of the Napoleonic Wars and ended in a decisive victory for Emperor Napoleon I. The battle virtually spelled the destruction of the Fifth Coalition, the Austrian and British-led alliance against France.
[Ref: 31383]   £390.00  
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Le Naufrage.
Le Naufrage.
Grave par Dickinson d'apres le Tableau peint par J. Vernet; faisant partie du Museum de Napoleon 1er. Empereur des Francais.
Publie le 25 Mai 1805. Depe. A la Bible. Imple. a Paris chez Bance, Md. D'Estampes, rue St. Denis.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. Sheet 530 x 700mm. Trimmed to platemark, with minor nicks and tears at paper edge, one tear c. 15mm into top of image.
Finely executed mezzotint of a shipwreck with good original colour.
[Ref: 500]   £690.00  
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W. Pitt.
W. Pitt.
H. Vernet 1819.
Lith. de G. Engelmann.
Lithograph, printed area 130 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Bit dusty.
Bust sculpture of William Pitt (the younger, 1759-1806), prime minister, with a snake coiled around it, suggesting treachery or betrayal. Lithograph by Horace Vernet (1789-1863), painter who was part of a distinguished family of artists including his father Carle and grandfather Joseph.
[Ref: 43917]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scottish shepherd]
[Scottish shepherd] Berger ecossais.
H.ce Vernet del. [...] Belliard fec.
Imp. Lith. de Delpech [c.1820]
Lithograph, printed area 260 x 175mm (10¼ x 6¾"), with large margins. Foxing to margins. Uncut.
Genre scene after a design by Horace Vernet (1789-1863), painter who was part of a distinguished family of artists including his father Carle and grandfather Joseph.
[Ref: 47980]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Stage-coach.
A Stage-coach.
H. Vernet. Imp Lithog. de F. Delpech.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Printed area 360 x 505mm (14¼ x 20"), with large margins. Tears and spotting in margins.
A stage coach pulled by four horses races by a windmill, passengers sitting on top, yet a dog's head sticks out the window.
[Ref: 57931]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Retour de Syrie.
Retour de Syrie.
H. Vernet 1823. Lit: de C. Motte.
[n.d. c.1826.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 400mm (12¼ x 15¾"), with very large margins.
General Napoleon Bonaparte walking back to Egypt after the failed 1799 expedition to Syria. Published in A.V. Arnault's 'Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon', Paris, 1822-1826.
[Ref: 55872]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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