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Major G****n & Lady landing at Southampton in Cripples walk
Major G****n & Lady landing at Southampton in Cripples walk
[William Austin]
Pubd as the Act Directs May 1st 1773
Rare engraving, 270 x 375mm. 10½ x 14½".
Scene at Southampton, with the Isle of Wight faintly visible in the background. In the foreground a man stands with crutches to support his gouty foot is followed by a woman carrying a bottle labelled 'Hartshorn'. Nearer the shore are several figures, one of whom is labelled 'The Rabbit Doctor', and who carries a large rabbit under his arm. 'This is St. André (1680-1776), an unqualified but fashionable surgeon who investigated the case of Mary Tofts in 1726, who professed to be delivered of rabbits [...] He vouched for her story in all its impossible details. In spite of the scandal caused by its exposure he eloped with, and afterwards married, Lady Elizabeth Molyneux on the night of the death of her husband whom he had been professionally attending. They settled in Southampton about 1750' (Stevens and George). This episode was also depicted by William Hogarth in his engraving 'Cunicularii, or the Wise Men of Goodliman in Consultation'. Engraved by William Austin (1721-1820).
BM Satire 5115. For a portrait of Mary Tofts, see ref. 18959
[Ref: 18916]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[25 plates from ''A Specimen of sketching Landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil; exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli''.]
[25 plates from ''A Specimen of sketching Landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil; exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli''.]
[Engraved by William Austin after Andrea Lucatelli.]
[London, 1781.]
25 loose etched plates. Plates c.200 x 245mm (8 x 9½"), large margins. Two plates trimmed within plate, some plates with old ink mss. numbers.
25 plates from one of the rarest of eighteenth century drawing books, containing 30 vedute after Italian artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741), etched by William Austin (1721-1820). Austin was a pupil of George Bickham and worked with Paul Sandby and Francis Vivares. He ran a print-shop publishing some political caricatures, anti-French and pro-Fox, but gave up print making for teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. The title (as above) comes from the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Center for British Art has a pirated version, 'exemplified in thirty-eight etchings', published by T. Simpson, 1781.
[Ref: 52775]   £500.00   view all images for this item
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A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers
A Macaroni Ass Mach Between the Cubs NB. St-e Gamblers Nature Display'd both Serious and Comic in 12 Designs Dedicated to S. Foot Esqr
[by William Austin]
Pubd as ye Act Directs May 1st 1773
Engraving, sheet 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"). Trimmed.
Two 'cubs' (ie sons of Henry Fox, first Baron Holland of Foxley) ride on horseback. The figure on the right, stood on an ass which refuses to cross the stream, is probably intended for Charles James Fox, while the figure on the left, jeering while crossing the stream, is probably Henry Fox, a keen horserider in his youth. Henry Fox, in the military academy in Strasbourg at this time, was stationed in Boston the following year and participated in the early battles of the American War of Independence. First in a set of twelve prints by William Austin (1721/33-1820), drawing-master and engraver. Austin taught caricature to amateurs and this series, which mocked several well-known personages (as did its dedicatee, the actor Samuel Foote) contains some of the most lively English caricatures of the period between Hogarth and the late Georgian satire of Gillray and Rowlandson.
BM Satires 5112; for others in the set see refs. 18916 and 18896.
[Ref: 39527]   £320.00  
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A Peep in a Camp Kitchen by an over drove Ox, with the French Cook's retreat into the Cistern.
A Peep in a Camp Kitchen by an over drove Ox, with the French Cook's retreat into the Cistern.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay. But c. 1820's
Etching. Plate: 280 x 330mm (11 x 13'') large margins. Crease.
A chaotic scene in a kitchen in which the cooks point swords at an angry bull which has knocked over bottles while a scullery boy drops his tray of dishes.
BM Satire 5772.
[Ref: 48371]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ruins of Ancient Rome.
Ruins of Ancient Rome. Ruines de l'Ancienne Rome.
G.P. Pannini Pinxt. Austin Sculp.
Printed for Carington Bowles No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. __Robt. Sayer opposite Fetter Lane, Fleetstreet, & ___Robert Wilkinson __ in Cornhill [n.d., c.1780].
Etching coloured by hand, 280 x 385mm.
The principal monuments in this scene are captioned below the image, including Trajan's Pillar, Arch of Constantine, and the Basilica of Antoninus. After Italian painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini (1691 - 1765). Inscribed '3.' upper right.
[Ref: 7967]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay. But c. 1820's
Etching. Plate: 280 x 330mm (11 x 13''), with large margins.
A soldier on a great horse holds a rope attached to the legs of two prisoners who sit behind him facing the animal's tail; a drawn sword is in his right hand. Behind is a haystack, on the top of which are two other Spaniards, much alarmed at the approach of a countryman who threatens them with his pitch-fork. A man and woman, both wearing coats with military facings, watch the scene; she points, he looks through a small telescope. In the foreground a sow and three young pigs are galloping.
BM Satire 5773.
[Ref: 48369]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
The Spanish Dons overtaken by an Ancient Briton in attempting their Escape.
W.m Austin inv.t et sculp.t.
London Published as the Act directs 1.st Jan.y 1780: We ne'er see our Foes but we wish them to stay.
Etching. Sheet: 275 x 330mm (10¾ x 13''). Trimmed, repaired tears. Staining.
A soldier on a great horse holds a rope attached to the legs of two prisoners who sit behind him facing the animal's tail; a drawn sword is in his right hand. Behind is a haystack, on the top of which are two other Spaniards, much alarmed at the approach of a countryman who threatens them with his pitch-fork. A man and woman, both wearing coats with military facings, watch the scene; she points, he looks through a small telescope. In the foreground a sow and three young pigs are galloping.
BM Satire 5773.
[Ref: 48370]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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St Neots Paper-Mills, Huntingdonshire.
St Neots Paper-Mills, Huntingdonshire.
Drawn, Lithographed and Published by John Sunman Austin, Architect.
Bedford 1853.
Tinted lithograph. Image area 255 x 520mm. 10 x 20½". Damaged; laid on board; title cut away from sheet and glued into mount.
St Neot's Paper Mills (actually in Little Paxton parish): the long ranges of industrial buildings seen from the opposite bank of the River Ouse, with the river bridge to the left, a windmill in the distance, and cattle in the meadow in the foreground.
[Ref: 25960]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Evening.
The Evening. Phoebus now setting, Collin then retires...
Vangoen pinx.t. Austin sculp.t.
Sold by the Printsellers of London & Westminster [Thomas Major, c.1740, but later].
Etching with sepia wash. 275 x 365mm (10¾ x 14¼"), on wove paper. Very small tear in top right margin.
Houses at the side of a river, after Jan van Goyen. One of four plates of the times of day engraved by William Austin after Dutch masters, with 'Morning' after Anthonie Waterloo, 'Noon' by Jacob van Ruisdael, and 'Night' after Aert van der Neer.
[Ref: 55619]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Lake, near the Lodge.
The Great Lake, near the Lodge.
T. Sandby Delin.t.
[n.d., c.1754-5.]
Etching. 345 x 585mm (13½ x 23"), with large margins.
A view of Virginia Water, with sheep and goats and a man filling a barrel with water from the lake. Thomas Sandby had been private secretary and draughtsman to Cumberland since 1743, and when Cumberland was appointed Ranger Thomas was made his deputy. While Thomas laid out improvements to the Park, including the creation of Virginia Water from a stream, he drew these eight scenes. The series was reissued by Boydell in 1772 with his address added.
[Ref: 49807]   £350.00  
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