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Astronomy.
Astronomy.
Ralph Willett inv. Wm. Collins fec. James Caldwall sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching, 295 x 455mm. 11½ x 18".
From a series of designs by Ralph Willett (1719 - 1795), book and art collector, as realised by William Collins (1721 - 1793), modeller and sculptor. Collins had a large practice during the last half of the eighteenth century as a modeller of friezes and bas-reliefs for chimneypieces, reredoses, &c. He was one of the first members of the St. Martin's Lane Academy, and a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and signed the roll declaration in 1765, being one of the first directors of that society. He contributed to the first exhibition in 1760, and continued to exhibit up to 1768. This allegorical representation of 'Astronomy' was possibly part of Willett's decorative scheme for the estate of Merly in Great Canford, Dorset, which he purchased in 1751. In 1772 he built two wings, that on the south-east being a library (adorned with fanciful designs in arabesques and frescoes) eighty-four feet long, twenty-three wide, and twenty-three high.
[Ref: 9543]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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In Testimony of Esteem & Regard, for his many amiable Qualities;
In Testimony of Esteem & Regard, for his many amiable Qualities; To William Aldersey Esq: President of the Board of Trade in Bengall, This View of the Island of Ouby, from Freshwater Bay, on Batchian; Is inscribed by his most affectionate Cousin, & humble Servt. Thos. Forrest.
W. Hamilton del: J. Caldwall sculp.
Pub.d as the Act directs Jany. 30, 1779, by Capt. T. Forrest.
Etching, 233 x 290mm. Crease through upper left corner of image.
A view on Bacan (formerly Bachan, Bachian or Batchian), an island in Indonesia, with a distant view of the Obi Islands in the background. It is one of the Molucca Islands, and is separated from the south-western peninsula of Halmahera by the Patinti Strait. Two of the indigenous inhabitants are collecting clams on the coast. Plate 5 to Thomas Forrest's 'A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas', published 1779 in Dublin. Inscribed 'Pl.5 P.86' above image.
From the Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 8049]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Oliver Cromwell.
Oliver Cromwell.
Engraved by Jas. Caldwall. From an Original Picture Painted by Robert Walker.
Published as the Act directs by Machell Stace, No.5 Middle Scotland Yard, May 1st 1809.
Engraving, frontispiece to ‘Cromwelliana. A Chronological Detail of Events in Which Oliver Cromwell Was Engaged, From the Year 1642 to His Death 1658…’ (1810) by James Caulfield (1754 – 1826). Damage to upper right corner tip, trace of diagonal crease through lower right corner.
Portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658), one of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. In breastplate, left hand on sword handle, right hand on baton. During the Commonwealth of England, Cromwell conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658. After Robert Walker (d.1658).
See BL 196.g.9.G.5308.
[Ref: 22488]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Roger Curtis.
Sir Roger Curtis.
Painted by W. Hamilton. Engrav'd by Js. Caldwell.
London Published July 7th. 1783. by James Caldwell, Angel Court, Windmill Street Piccadilly, and W. Dickinson, No.158, Bond Street.
Etching and aquatint. 405 x 306mm.
Admiral [1746 - 1816]. Fine impression.
[Ref: 2929]   £350.00  
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Confucius.
Confucius.
Ralph Willett inv. Wm. Collins fec. James Caldwall sculp.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Etching, 280 x 525mm. 11 x 20¾".
A bas-relief frieze or panel showing Confucius standing holding an open book of his teachings in a decorated oval, Chinoiserie motifs to either side. Confucius (551 - 479? BC) was the celebrated Chinese philosopher whose 'Analects' contain a collection of his sayings and dialogues compiled by disciples after his death. From a series of designs by Ralph Willett (1719 - 1795), book and art collector, as realised by William Collins (1721 - 1793), modeller and sculptor. Collins had a large practice during the last half of the eighteenth century as a modeller of friezes and bas-reliefs for chimneypieces, reredoses, &c. He was one of the first members of the St. Martin's Lane Academy, and a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and signed the roll declaration in 1765, being one of the first directors of that society. He contributed to the first exhibition in 1760, and continued to exhibit up to 1768. This design formed part of Willett's decorative scheme for the estate of Merly in Great Canford, Dorset, which he purchased in 1751. In 1772 he built two wings, that on the south-east being a library (adorned with fanciful designs in arabesques and frescoes) eighty-four feet long, twenty-three wide, and twenty-three high.
[Ref: 11849]   £260.00  
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The Honble. Admiral Keppel.  Lord Keppel &c.  First Lord Commisr. Of The Admiralty.
The Honble. Admiral Keppel. Lord Keppel &c. First Lord Commisr. Of The Admiralty.
Modelled from the Life by Tassie. Engraved by J. Caldwall.
Published by E. Evans, 1, Great Queen St. Lincoln,s Inn Fields. [n.d., c.1800.]
Aquatint with stipple engraving and etching, 235 x 190mm.
Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel (1725 – 1786) served as a Royal Navy officer during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. During the final years of the latter conflict he served as First Lord of the Admiralty.
[Ref: 7368]   £230.00  
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Æsculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid honouring the Bust of Linnæus.
Æsculapius, Flora, Ceres and Cupid honouring the Bust of Linnæus.
Russell R. A. and Opie R. A. pinx. Caldwell sculp.
London, Published by D.r Thornton, April 1, 1806.
Fine stipple with hand-colour. Plate: 510 x 380mm (20 x 15"). Light mount burn.
The frontis to Dr Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' showing Classical figures crowing the bust of Swedish botanist and zoologist Carl Linneaus (1707-1778).
[Ref: 47882]   £380.00  
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Manco Capac.
Manco Capac.
Ralph Willett inv. Wm. Collins fec. James Caldwall sculp.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Etching, 285 x 530mm. 11¼ x 20¾".
A bas-relief frieze or panel showing Manco Cápac holding his spear in a decorated oval at the centre flanked by relevant decorative motifs and embellishments including a llama motif. In Inca mythology, Manco Cápac was the first king of the Kingdom of Cuzco. Cuzco was a small kingdom in the Andes that began as a small city-state founded by the Incas around the 12th century. In time, through either warfare or peaceful assimilation, it began to grow and was succeeded by the Inca Empire. Manco Cápac is thought to have reigned until about 1230, though some put his death at 1107. From a series of designs by Ralph Willett (1719 - 1795), book and art collector, as realised by William Collins (1721 - 1793), modeller and sculptor. Collins had a large practice during the last half of the eighteenth century as a modeller of friezes and bas-reliefs for chimneypieces, reredoses, &c. He was one of the first members of the St. Martin's Lane Academy, and a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and signed the roll declaration in 1765, being one of the first directors of that society. He contributed to the first exhibition in 1760, and continued to exhibit up to 1768. This design formed part of Willett's decorative scheme for the estate of Merly in Great Canford, Dorset, which he purchased in 1751. In 1772 he built two wings, that on the south-east being a library (adorned with fanciful designs in arabesques and frescoes) eighty-four feet long, twenty-three wide, and twenty-three high.
[Ref: 11851]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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J.J.Rousseau, Author of Letters on Botany & c. The Tomb of Jean Jaque Rousseau.
J.J.Rousseau, Author of Letters on Botany & c. The Tomb of Jean Jaque Rousseau.
Ramsay, Portrait Painter to the King. pinxt. Caldwall sculpt.
London.Published July 1.1801, by Dr.Thornton, Hinde Sheet.
Stipple & line engraving, small margins. Plate 470 x 317mm. 18½" x 12½". A few nicks and tears around the edges, a few small spots of foxing.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (June 28, 1712 – July 2, 1778) was a Franco-Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment whose political ideas influenced the French Revolution, the development of socialist theory, and the growth of nationalism. His legacy as a radical and revolutionary is perhaps best demonstrated by his most famous line in The Social Contract: 'Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.'
W: 2547-9.
[Ref: 26910]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Man of Van Diemen's Land.
A Man of Van Diemen's Land.
J. Webber del. J. Caldwell sc.
[n.d., c.1784.]
Engraving. Plate: 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾''). Cut to platemark.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A portrait of a man from Tasmania, known as Van Dieman's Land until the mid nineteenth century. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 51000]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Woman of Van Diemen's Land.
A Woman of Van Diemen's Land.
J. Webber del. J. Caldwell sc.
[n.d., c.1784.]
Fine engraving. Plate: 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾''). Cut to platemark
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A portrait of a woman from Tasmania, known as Van Dieman's Land until the mid nineteenth century, she is shown carrying a sleeping child. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
[Ref: 51002]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Group of Carnations.
A Group of Carnations.
Henderson pinx. Caldwell sculp.
London. Published April 2nd, 1803 by Dr. Thornton.
Aquatint with stipple and line, printed in colours and hand-finished. 510 x 390mm.
Published in Thornton's 'Temple of Flora', the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. Third and last state.
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The Pontic Rhododendron.
The Pontic Rhododendron.
Henderson del. Caldwell sculp.
London. Published by Dr. Thornton, Dec.r 1st 1802.
Aquatint with stipple & line engraving, small margins,printed in colours and hand-finished. 530 x 405mm (21 x 16"). 2 small fly spots in sky.
An illustration of Rhododendron ponticum, or Common Rhododendron. It was published in Dr Robert John Thornton's 'Temple of Flora' 1799-1807, considered by many to be the greatest English colour-plate flower book, and the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat.
Dunthorne, p.250, only state.
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