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Andrew Drummond Esq.r.
Andrew Drummond Esq.r.
J. Zoffany pinx.t. James Watson fecit.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 540 x 385mm (21¼ x 15¼"). Cut to image on 3 sides, old ink mss. in title area.
Andrew Drummond (1688-1769), seated on a rustic bench, holding walking stick and snuff box, dog beside him. He founded Drummonds Bank in Charing Cross in 1711, now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
CS 48. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 38195]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Farren in the Character of Hermione. Winter's Tale, Act V.
Miss Farren in the Character of Hermione. Winter's Tale, Act V.
Johann. Zoffany pinxt. E: Fisher Sculpt.
Publish'd July 15th: 1781, by Mess:rs Sayer & Bennett, Printsellers, No: 53, Fleet Street, & E. Fisher, No.11, Ludgate Street.
Mezzotint. Plate 603 x 406mm. 23¾ x 16". Creasing and repaired tear lower left, and centre left. Creasing to upper right corner. Damaged but still charming image.
Elizabeth Farren (1759-1829), actress and Countess of Derby. She performed most frequently at both the Drury Lane and Haymarket Theatres following her London debut in 1777. Here she is seen as Hermione in Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale".
Harvard: 21.p.359. CS: 17, ii of ii. From the Stapleford Park Collection.
[Ref: 19625]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mr. Foote in the Character of Major Sturgeon, in the Mayor of Garratt]
[Mr. Foote in the Character of Major Sturgeon, in the Mayor of Garratt]
J. Zoffany pinx.t J.G. Haid fec.t
Publish'd as ye Act directs Aug.st 1.st 1765 by J. Boydell in Cheapside
A rare proof mezzotint, platemark 430 x 510mm (17 x 20"). Repaired tear to top edge. Small margins.
Scene from Samuel Foote's play 'Mayor of Garratt', set in the hamlet of Garratt in Wandsworth, south-west of London. The plot centres around Foote's character Major Sturgeon, a Citizen and Fishmonger who is also a Major in the Middlesex Militia. Engraving after a painting by Johann Zoffany presumably commissioned by Foote, who left it in his will to William Fitzherbert, one of his executors.
CS 2; O'D 17; Lennox-Boyd 14 ii/iii. For a similar theatrical scene after Zoffany see ref. 27516.
[Ref: 46860]   £480.00  
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Mr Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in the Tragedy of Macbeth. Act II Scene III.
Mr Garrick and Mrs Pritchard in the Tragedy of Macbeth. Act II Scene III. From the Original Picture painted by J. Zoffany, in the possession of George Keate Esq.r. To Whom this Plate is Inscribed, by his Most Humble Servant, John Boydell.
J. Zoffany Pinxit. V. Green Engraver to his Majesty fecit.
Published March 30th 1776 by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 460 x 555mm (18 x 21¾"), with large margins. Central vertical crease.
Double portrait of two actors in character, in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth': Hannah Pritchard (1711-68) as Lady Macbeth holding dagger and indicating towards an open door, and David Garrick (1717-79) as Macbeth, hesitating. The original painting, at the time owned by poet and artist George Keate (1729-97), is now in the Garrick Club. Painted in 1768 it is said to show Hannah Prichard's last performance: she retired the same year and died shortly afterwards.
[Ref: 55678]   £360.00  
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[Garrick, in the character of Abel Drugger.
[Garrick, in the character of Abel Drugger.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds Engraved by S.W. Reynolds. Engraver to the King.
Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co,, Pall Mall, East, March 3rd 1825.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 530 x 355mm (21 x 14"). Wear and soiling of inscription area and margins, lacking pasted label correcting astist's name. Small margins.
The actor stands, pipe in hand, before a table of alchemist's books and paraphernalia. The plate has the name of Reynolds as painter instead of the Johann Zoffany; this proof was issued with a pasted correction label, resulting in a clean area around the name as in this example.
Whitman 98 state I.
[Ref: 48980]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Garrick in the Farmer's Return.
M.r Garrick in the Farmer's Return.
Zoffany Pinxit. J. Boydell excudit. J. G. Haid fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament March 1st. 1766, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. Plate: 430 x 500mm (17 x 19¾"). Trimmed to plate on lower edge. Glued to a backing sheet at corners. Slight staining in title area. Thread margins.
A theatrical scene showing David Garrick and Mary Bradshaw in Garrick's play'The Farmer's Return from London' as performed at the Drury Lane Theatre. The farmer sits in the centre of the image recounting a tale to a woman and two children, the woman almost drops a jug in alarm and the young boy tips his candle dangerously.
CS: 3 II of II.
[Ref: 46179]   £580.00  
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Robert Marsham Esq. F.R.S.
Robert Marsham Esq. F.R.S. of Stratton Strawless, Norfolk, Obt. 1797.
drawn by Sands, from a picture by Zoffany, R.A. Etched by Edwards.
C. Muskett Norwich [c.1840].
Etching on india paper, 210 x 255mm. 8¼ x 10".
Robert Marsham (1708 1797), naturalist considered to be the founding father of phenology, the study of the effects of the seasons on plants and animals. During his lifetime Marsham is believed to have planted two million trees on his estate at Stratton Strawless, Norfolk.
[Ref: 19670]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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A Persian.
A Persian.
Zoffany pinxt. J.Godby Sculpt.
Published March 1. 1806 by Edwd Orme, Bond Street, the Corner of Brook Street, London.
Stipple engraving 350 x 255mm.
Zoffany probably made the orignal in India during his visit to Lucknow.
[Ref: 6780]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Porter and Hare.
The Porter and Hare. From a most Capital Picture of Mr Zoffany in the Possession of Mr Sayer.
J. Zoffany pinx.t. Rich.d Earlom fecit.
Rob.t Sayer Excudit. London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer in Fleet-Street; Published as the Act directs 10 March 1774.
Mezzotint. 610 x 435mm (24 x 17¼"), with large margins. Slight spotting. Mounted at corners.
A pair of young boys acquire a hare from an old man, apparently for Zoffany, whose name is on the paper one boy holds up. The other boy eats a sandwich, the newly fashionable snack. The author Pierre-Jean Grosley saw sandwiches in London in 1765: his account ('Londres', published Neuchâtel in 1770 and translated as 'A Tour to London' in 1772) contains the first published version of the popular legend that the Earl of Sandwich invented them. The original oil is in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, bequeathed in 1955 by Ernest Edward Cook, grandson of travel agent Thomas Cook.
[Ref: 46189]   £480.00  
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Master James Sayer.
Master James Sayer.
[J. Zoffany] engraved by Lawrence Josset.
Copyright 1955 by Frost & Reed [of Bristol] in the United States of America.
Mezzotint, printed in colours, platemark 530 x 400mm (21 x 15¾").
Modern edition of the very famous Zoffany painting of 1770 , originally engraved by Richard Houston in 1773 and published by the subject's father Robert Sayer, the London publisher.
[Ref: 6779]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Master James Sayer.]
[Master James Sayer.]
J. Zoffany pinx.t. 1770. Rich.d Houston fecit 1772.
Published as the Act directs 25 March 1772 R. Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, scratched proof before title. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with large margins. Repaired cracks in platemark.
A mezzotint portrait of James Sayer (c.1760-96) at the age of thirteen standing on the bank of a stream holding a fishing rod with a freshly caught fish, published by the subject's father, Robert Sayer.
CS:109 i of ii.
[Ref: 57373]   £720.00  
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Mr. Shuter, Mr. Beard & Mr. Dunstall, in the characters of Justice Woodcock, Hawthorn & Hodge. Love in a Village_Act 1st. Scene, 6.th.
Mr. Shuter, Mr. Beard & Mr. Dunstall, in the characters of Justice Woodcock, Hawthorn & Hodge. Love in a Village_Act 1st. Scene, 6.th.
J. Zoffany pinx.t J. Finlayson fec.t
Publish'd March 1:st 1768. Sold by Mr. Zoffany in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Mr. Finlayson in Berwick Street, Soho, and Mr. Parker at No. 82, in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 457 x 554mm. 18 x 21¾". Trimmed inside the platemark on 3 sides. Slight creasing below Zoffany pinx.t
Whole-lengths, standing, Shuter, on the left, beats time to Beard, singing, with his right arm raised, at his feet is a dog; to the right is Dunstall, holding his hat in his hand, listening. Behind them on a table is a rifle, and on the wall is a painting of the 'Judgement of Solomon'. Edward Shuter (c.1728-1776), John Dunstall (d.1778), John Beard (c.1716-1791) in Love in a Village, the ballad opera composed and arranged by Thomas Arne. The English libretto, by Isaac Bickerstaffe, is based on Charles Johnson's 1729 play 'The Village Opera'. Arne's version was premiered at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden on 8 December 1762.
CS: 14. From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27516]   £480.00  
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George Steevans. Esq.r F.R.A.S.
George Steevans. Esq.r F.R.A.S. Born May 10th O.S. 1736: Died Jan.y 22.d 1800. Engraved from a Portrait Painted by Zofanii in 1774.
Painted by Zoffanii. The face engraved by W. Evans.
Published Sep. 1800. by S. Harding No. 127, Pall Mall.
Stipple. Plate: 225 x 150mm (9 x 6''). Trimmed to plate.
A portrait of Shakespearean commentator George Steevens (1736-1800) shown with his pet dogs.
[Ref: 48671]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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George Steevens Esq.r F.R.S. &c. &c.
George Steevens Esq.r F.R.S. &c. &c.
Painted by Zoffany. Engraved by T. Hodgetts.
London, Published for John Murray, Albemarle Street, March, 1816. To face p.271.
Mezzotint and engraving, with large margins. Plate 380 x 272mm. 15 x 10¾".
Portrait, almost half length in an oval, directed to left with left hand tucked into his jacket, looking towards the viewer with a slight smile, wearing a dark suit and pale wig tied at the nape of his neck. Plate to Dibdin's Typographical Antiquities, vol. 3, facing p 271. The 'Typographic Antiquities' was begun by Ames and continued by Dibdin, with augmentations by Herbert: four volumes were published 1810-19, printed by William Savage for Millar. The edition was never completed. George Steevens (1736-1800) was an English Shakespearean commentator. He collected a valuable library, rich in Elizabethan literature and a large collection of Hogarth prints; his notes on said subject were incorporated in John Nichol's Genuine Works of Hogarth. In 1767 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
[Ref: 25572]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Benjamin Stillingfleet.]
[Benjamin Stillingfleet.]
Painted by J. Zoffani R.A. Engrav'd by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty, and to the Eleector Palatine, 1782.
[London: Valantine Green, c.1782.]
Mezzotint, proof before title, very rare with large margins. 360 x 255mm (14 x 9¾").
Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-71), botanist, translator and author. He was tutor to William Windham and accompanied him and Rochard Pococke on a trip to Chamonix in 1771, the first recorded travellers for pleasure in the region. Exploring the glaciers, they named the 'Mer de Glace'. As a botanist he was instrumental in popularising the Linnean System in England.
CS: 124. Whitman: I of II; Wellcome: 2831.
[Ref: 30941]   £380.00  
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James Thornton.
James Thornton.
J. Zoffany pinx.t. R. Houston fecit.
London, printed for Rob.t Sayer, No 53 Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 1.t July 1770.
Rare mezzotint. 330 x 225mm (13 x 9"). Some creasing and small tear at top. Small margins.
Portrait of James Thornton, gardener at Kew; within oval frame, eyes to front, wearing flower-patterned waistcoat beneath open coat and short wig. After Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810).
Chaloner Smith 116, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 57083]   £320.00  
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John Wilkes, Esq.r
John Wilkes, Esq.r
Engrav'd by Freeman from an Original Portrait by Zoffani.
Published by Longman & Co. November 5th. 1804.
Stipple, with small margins. Plate 165 x 102mm. 6½ x 4".
John Wilkes (1725-1797), politician and agitator. His imprisonment for libel and banishment from the House of Commons brought into question the validity of parliamentary elections. Arrested in 1763 for publishing an attack on the King's speech. His case became very popular causing violent public protests to the cry of "Wilkes and Liberty". He was finally permitted to take his seat in 1774 and was elected Lord Mayor of London the same year. After a portrait by Johan Zoffany, the German painter who made his name in London with his portraits and 'conversation pieces' of influential figures.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25526]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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