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Druidical Remains in Anglesey.
Druidical Remains in Anglesey.
J. Smith del.t. S.Alken fecit.
[1794].
Rare aquatint, sheet 200 x 290mm (7¼ x 11¼").
One of thirteen aquatints illustrating William Sotheby's 'A Tour through Wales, Sonnets, Odes, and Other Poems' printed by J Smeeton for R. Blamire, London 1794. A landscape with a large overgrown dolmen under a spreading tree, with a man standing, holding up and looking through an object.
[Ref: 58646]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Conway Castle, Carnarvonshire.
Conway Castle, Carnarvonshire.
B.Broughton del.t. S.Alken fecit.
London Pub. July 1st 1800 by F.Jukes Howland Street.
Coloured aquatint. 365 x 480mm.
[Ref: 6964]   £330.00  
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Wild Bull, Gisburn Park.
Wild Bull, Gisburn Park.
W. Fryer, del. S. Alken, fecit.
[n.d., 1805.]
Coloured aquatint with etching, 235 x 315mm. 9¼ x 12¼".
Plate to Thomas Dunham Whitaker's (1759 - 1821) ‘History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven,’ 1805, 2nd edition. Gisburne Park in Lancashire's Ribble Valley was home to a herd of cattle said to be descended from the ancient wild cattle of Britain. In the 19th century the cattle became tame and decreased in numbers to around seven or eight animals, these were kept on the estate and became more and more "in bred". Eventually only bulls were born and the Gisburne 'White Bulls' died out by 1859.
[Ref: 9443]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Wild Cow, Gisburn Park.
Wild Cow, Gisburn Park.
W. Fryer, del. S. Alken, fecit.
[n.d., 1805.]
Coloured aquatint with etching, 235 x 315mm. 9¼ x 12¼".
Plate to Thomas Dunham Whitaker's (1759 - 1821) ‘History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven,’ 1805, 2nd edition. Gisburne Park in Lancashire's Ribble Valley was home to a herd of cattle said to be descended from the ancient wild cattle of Britain. In the 19th century the cattle became tame and decreased in numbers to around seven or eight animals, these were kept on the estate and became more and more "in bred". Eventually only bulls were born and the Gisburne 'White Bulls' died out by 1859.
[Ref: 9442]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Flora at Play with Cupid.
Flora at Play with Cupid.
Emma Crewe inv.t. S. Alken Fecit.
Published June 1st 1791, by J. Johnson, in St Pauls Church Yard London.
Aquatint. 265 x 200mm, 10½ x 8". Paper toned.
Oval scene of Flora adorned with flowers in a garden, holding Cupid's bow and arrow while he plays gardener, wearing a hat and with a spade and rake over his shoulder. The frame of the oval is decorated with garlands. Emma Crewe (active 1787 - 1818) was a 'gifted amateur artist' who, along with Diana Beauclerk (1734-1808) and Elizabeth Templetown (1747-1823), contributed designs in 'Romantic style' to Josiah Wedgewood for reproduction in his studio in Rome.
[Ref: 27195]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Lower Glanmire.
Lower Glanmire.
T. S. Roberts del. S. Alken fecit.
[London. Published by T.S. Roberts, Augst 1 1796.]
Aquatint printed in sanguine. Sheet size: 335 x 440mm (13¼ x 17¼"). Trimmed inside plate.
A picturesque landscape view of Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland. The scene shows figures with a fishing net by a river in the foreground, cottages and a church on the opposite shore with horses and carts outside, two sailing boats on the river, hills in the distance and trees throughout. A plate from 'Views in Ireland' by Thomas Sautell Roberts, 1795-96.
[Ref: 38063]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Norwich] A View of Bishops Bridge from the Ferry. [&] A View of the Cathedral from Hardys Grove.
[Norwich] A View of Bishops Bridge from the Ferry. [&] A View of the Cathedral from Hardys Grove.
R. Ladbrooke delin. S. Alken Jun.r fecit.
Norwich Published by R. Ladbrooke Jan.y 1st 1806.
Pair of rare aquatints. Plate 360 x 480mm (14¼ x 19"), with large margins, & sheet 360 x 485mm (14¼ x 19"). 'Hardy's Grove' trimmed within plate, repairs off image on left.
Two views of Norwich. Bishop Bridge from the banks of the River Wensum, built in 1340 and stlll in use, making it one of the oldest active bridges in England. Also a view looking down on Norwich Cathedral from a field above the city. Robert Ladbrooke (1768-1842), a painter and drawing master at Norwich, founded the Norwich Society of Artists in 1803 with John Crome and James Sillett.
[Ref: 49818]   £460.00   view all images for this item
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