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[Allegorical frontispiece with a portrait of Queen Anne.]
[Allegorical frontispiece with a portrait of Queen Anne.]
M. Pool scu [after Samuel Wale].
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 180mm (11½ x 7"). Trimmed to printed border and around engraver's name, laid on album paper at edges.
Mercury and a cherub hold up a medallion portrait of Queen Anne, watched by the Muse of History and Time. Another cherub holds up a map of the British Isles, in a reference to the Act of Union of 1707.
See BM 1858,0417.250 for a state with a younger-looking queen.
[Ref: 42128]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Genius & Science presenting their Annual Offering to the Shrine of Apollo.
Genius & Science presenting their Annual Offering to the Shrine of Apollo.
S. Wale delin. Adam Smith sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving. 200 x 115mm (8 x 4½"), large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed into plate on right.
Allegorical figures of Genius & Science present a volume 'Imperial Magazine' to the statue of Apollo, suggesting this was a frontispiece to that publication.
[Ref: 57944]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Astronomy.]
[Astronomy.]
S. Wale inv. C. Grignion Sculp.
[n.d. c.1762.]
Engraving with large margins. Plate 201 x 120mm (8 x 4¾").
Astronomy: a young astronomer in his study, talking with his siters, who holds a book in her lap. He points out the window to the stars; a celestial globe and telescope beside them. Plate to Benjamin Martin, 'The young gentleman and lady's philosophy, London'; frontispiece.
In the Wellcome Collection: 46326i.
[Ref: 34702]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain.
Columbus presenting an Account of his Discovery of America to the King and Queen of Spain. Engraved for Middletons Complete System of Geography.
Wale delin. Grignion sculp.
[n.d., c.1780]
Etching with small margins. 260 x 200mm (10 x 8"). One tear in margin into plate. Crease across bottom left corner.
Interior scene in which Christopher Columbus presents an account of his discover of America to the King and Queen of Spain. Several figures stand in the background and a ship can be seen in the distance.
[Ref: 33268]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Augustus FitzRoy] The great Duke of Grafton mortally wounded before the Walls of Cork.
[Augustus FitzRoy] The great Duke of Grafton mortally wounded before the Walls of Cork.
S,, Wale delin. C, Grignion sculp.
[Oxford Magazine, 1769.]
Engraving. 90 x 110mm (3½ x 4¼").
A satire comparing the condition of Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke (1735-1811), with that of great-grandfather, the first duke (Henry FitzRoy (1663 90)). He resigned in January the following year.
BM 4331.
[Ref: 59975]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[A perspective] view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[A perspective] view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[S. Wale delin. Grignion & Canot sculp]
[Published 14th of April 1749 according to Act of Parliament]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Trimmed to image, losing text.
View of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 in Bloomsbury, London, showing mothers waiting outside the hospital gates, holding in their arms the babies they cannot afford to raise. The sheet originally had eight lines of verse below, since trimmed.
[Ref: 38686]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures]
[A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures] [Myriads of Proselites sustain thy Cause / Throng to thy Altars and obey thy Laws...]
[S. Wale delin / Grignion & Canot sculp]
[Published 14th of April 1749 according to Act of Parliament]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Trimmed to image, losing text.
Romanticised view of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 in Bloomsbury, London, showing foundlings playing outside the hospital gates, surounded by philanthropic benefactors. The sheet originally had eight lines of verse below, since trimmed.
[Ref: 38685]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Frontispiece
Frontispiece View the four Quarters of the Globe Combin'd, / To yeild Instruction to the Lib'ral Mind; / Britannia's Genius, Seated on her Throne / Receives their Gifts, and makes them all her own.
S. Wale delin C. Grignion Sculp.t
Engraving, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed to platemark. 'John Cane to Edw.d Cane' in old ms verso.
Frontispiece to unidentified volume, with Britannia receiving allegorical figures representing the continents of the world, presenting the produce of their various regions. Ship on right puts the viewer in mind of the docks of the Thames in London.
[Ref: 40085]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Memorial to George II.]
[Memorial to George II.]
S. Wale del. C. Grignion Sculp.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Engraving. Sheet 200 x 115mm (8 x 4½"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, to printed border at top, laid on album paper.
A group of allegorical figures around a column and an urn with the profile of George III. The new king George III stands among them, with an angel with his crown in the cloud over his head.
[Ref: 58653]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The South West Prospect of the Parsonage of Hambleden, Bucks. 1752.
The South West Prospect of the Parsonage of Hambleden, Bucks. 1752.
S: Wale delin.t F. Vivares Sculp.t.
Very scarce etching. Plate: 425 x 290mm (16¾ x 11½"), with large margins. Some creasing and light foxing.
A view of a parsonage in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire several groups of figures can be seen in the grounds and gardens including family with children, a milkmaid milking a cow, a coach drawn by four horses and a man smoking a pipe at a gate.
[Ref: 41815]   £320.00  
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The South West Prospect of the Parsonage of Hambleden, Bucks. 1752.
The South West Prospect of the Parsonage of Hambleden, Bucks. 1752.
S: Wale delint. F. Vivares Sculpt.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Scarce engraving. 280 x 411mm (11 x 16¼"). Cut; slight fold down centre of image. Small hole repairs in title area.
A view of Kendricks, Hambleden. Later additions, include ball finials aligned with the giant pilasters, this was done in 1724 as the rectory for the Reverend Scawen Kendrick. Prior to this the property belonged to Philadelphia Carey Lady Scrope, a cousing and Lady-In-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. It ceased to be a rectory in 1938 and was acquired by the 3rd Viscount Hambleden and renamed Kendricks.
[Ref: 38404]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Frederick] The Duke of Cumberland refusing to treat with the Rebels.
[Henry Frederick] The Duke of Cumberland refusing to treat with the Rebels.
S,, Wale delin. C,, Grignion sculp.
[Oxford Magazine, 1769.]
Engraving. 90 x 110mm (3½ x 4¼").
A satire comparing the conduct of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, with that of his uncle, 'Butcher' Cumberland. In 1769 Henry Frederick was sued by Lord Grosvenor for 'criminal conversation' (that is, adultery) after the Duke and Lady Grosvenor were discovered in the act.
BM 4333.
[Ref: 59974]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marine Society.] For the Service of Our Country.
[Marine Society.] For the Service of Our Country.
S. Wale delin.t et donavit. T. Major sculp.t et donavit.
[London: Marine Society, c.1770.]
Etching, part 18th century watermark. 115 x 180mm (4½ x 7"), with large margins. Two tears, one entering plate, taped.
The trade card of the Marine Society, a charity founded in 1756 by Jonas Hanway (1712-86), to encourage young men to go and join the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. Later the Scociety turned to the education of poor boys in preperation for their joining the navy, as depicted here. Ragged boys are being directed to Britannia outside the Marine Society's Warehouse, where they are dressed as cadets. As well as founding the Marine Society in 1756, Hanway was a vice president of the Foundling Hospital, instrumental in the establishment of the Magdalen Hospital and a commissioner for victualling the navy (experimenting with ways to alleviate scurvy amongst seamen). He is said to be the first male Londoner to carry an umbrella, facing down heckling hackney coachmen.
[Ref: 55195]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Pleasures and Misfortunes in Life. After sweet Meat, sour Sauce. La Viande de bon Gout a la Sauce aigre.
Pleasures and Misfortunes in Life. After sweet Meat, sour Sauce. La Viande de bon Gout a la Sauce aigre.
S. Wale inv.t. Grignon &c. Sculp.
Publish'd Jan.y 12 1803 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street.
Coloured engraving. 145 x 175mm. 5¼ x 7¼".
A pair of young lovers forcibly separated, the man restrained by two men carrying staves. One of a series of plates allegorising life's vicissitudes.
[Ref: 26723]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Inside of the Elegant Music Room in Vaux Hall Gardens. Le dedans du Concert Elegant aux Jardins du Vaux Hall.
The Inside of the Elegant Music Room in Vaux Hall Gardens. Le dedans du Concert Elegant aux Jardins du Vaux Hall. 5.
S. Wale delin. H. Roberts Sculp.
Published by F. West, 83, Fleet Street, London. [n.d. c.1830.]
Engraving. Plate 297 x 445mm (11¾ x 17½").
A highly decorative interior with figures including a young man courting a woman to the right, watched by her mother behing; busts around the walls.
[Ref: 30359]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens, shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens.
A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens, shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens.
Wale delin.t. I.S. Muller Sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Copper engraving. 290 x 410mm, 11½ x 16". Repaired tear just entering plate but not image.
An elevated view of the pleasure gardens at Vauxhall as it was in the 1750s. On the left is the Chinese pavillion, and Roubiliac's famous statue of Handel is on the right. Probably published in an edition of Stowes Survey.
Not in Longford; for the statue of Handel see ref. 17181.
[Ref: 19587]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens. Showing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens.
A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens. Showing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens. Vue Detaille des Jardins de Vaux Hall.
Wale delin.t I.S. Muller sculp.
London, Printed for R. Wilkinson in Cornhill, and Bowles & Carver, 69 St. Paul's Church Yard [c.1750].
Very fine hand coloured engraving, J. Whatman 1809 watermark; plate 285 x 405mm (11¼ x 16"), with large margins.
An elevated view of Vauxhall Gardens from Kennington Lane.
[Ref: 56291]   £360.00  
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A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens. Shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens.
A General Prospect of Vaux Hall Gardens. Shewing at one View the disposition of the whole Gardens. Vüe Détaillee des Jardins de Vaux Hall.
Wale delin.t I.S. Muller sculp.
Published by F. West 83, Fleet Street, London. [n.d. c.1830.]
Engraving. Plate 292 x 412mm (11½ x 16¼").
A bird's eye view over Vauxhall Gardens with figures surrounding the Bandstand and the Prince of Wales's pavilion in the centre, triumphal arches at right and supper boxes at either side of the gardens; the conical roof of the 'Elegant music room' at extreme left.
[Ref: 30358]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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