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Fontenelle.
Fontenelle.
Peint pas Garnerey. Gravé par P.M. Alix.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Colour-printed French mezzotint. Sheet: 310 x 230mm (12 x 9''). Trimmed.
A portrait of French writer Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) who contributed to the Age of Enlightenment in France.
[Ref: 48905]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis XVIII.]
[Louis XVIII.]
[Engraved by Pierre-Michel after Pasquier.]
[n.d., c.1815.]
Very scarce aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished, proof before title; 430 x 340mm (17 x 13½") large margins. Pair of printer's creases in unprinted inscription area.
Louis XVIII (1755-1824), king of France 1814-24 (less the Hundred Days).
[Ref: 41876]   £420.00  
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Moliere.
Moliere.
Mignard Pinx.t. P.M. Alix Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours. Sheet 325 x 255mm (12¾ x 10"). Trimmed to plate, horizontal fold, laid on album paper.
A portrait of Jean Baptiste Poqelin (1622-1673), better known as Molière, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature.
[Ref: 52843]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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William Pitt.
William Pitt.
Ant: Hickel Pinx.t. P.M.Alix Sculp.
A Paris chez Drouhin Editeur, Rue de Vaugirard No 1348 enface du Jardin des Carmes. [n.d., c.1795.]
Fine aquatint, printed in colours. 415 x 330mm (16½ x 13").
[Ref: 9046]   £480.00  
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[Voltaire.] Dedié à Belle et Bonne fille adoptive de Voltaire.
[Voltaire.] Dedié à Belle et Bonne fille adoptive de Voltaire.
Peint par Garnerey. Gravé par P.M. Alix.
[n.d., 1791 or 1803.]
Aquatint, printed in colours, very fine impression. Sheet 185 x 230mm (11¼ x 9"). Trimmed, corners snipped, some abrasion around letters.
An oval bust portrait of the philosopher Voltaire born in November 1694, wearing a wig and blue jacket with a fur collar. From the series of portraits 'Collection des Grands Hommes'.
[Ref: 58064]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Vue du Pont de Westminster.
Vue du Pont de Westminster.
Grave par P M Alix, d'apres le Tableau original, qui est dans le Cabinet de M. F. Drouchn, 1799.
Framed coloured etching with aquatint. 645 x 840mm (25½ x 33"). Unexamined out of the frame.
A view of the Westminster Bridge after an anonymous painting from Marie Francois Drouhin's collection. Pierre-Michel Alix (1762-1817) was a French engraver who studied under Jacques-Philippe Le Bas and was best known for his portraits of notable figures during the French Revolution and First French Empire. A wonderful example of French colour printing.
[Ref: 56496]   £2,300.00  
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