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[The Chosen Five.]
[The Chosen Five.]
[Painted by Edwin Long R.A. Engraved by G. H. Every.]
London, January 2nd, 1890, Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1890 by Frank Hunter Potter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Fine mezzotint on india paper with engraver's signature in pencil. 585 x 857mm (23 x 33¾"). Uncut. Mint.
This is also known as Zeuxis at Crotona. The ancient Greek painter Zeuxis, who in an attempt to portray the perfect beauty of Helen of Troy, invited the most beautiful women in the city of Croton to model for him. From these he selected five, taking from each their best physical features to make a composite ideal. Long's pendant to the present picture was a 'prequel' entitled The Search for Beauty, See ref:14093, in which the artist takes his pick of the available women on offer. The Painting hangs in the Russell Cotes Art Gallery And Museum Bournemouth England. For Companion see "Search for Beauty" ref:14093
[Ref: 14092]   £420.00  
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The Chosen Five.
The Chosen Five.
Painted by Edwin Long R.A. Engraved by G. H. Every.
London, January 2nd, 1890, Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1890 by Frank Hunter Potter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Fine mezzotint on india paper with open letters. 585 x 857mm. 23 x 33¾". Uncut. Mint.
Companion to Search for Beauty in same state: see Ref. 14089.
'The Search for Beauty' ref:14089
[Ref: 14077]   £350.00  
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The Last Supper.
The Last Supper.
Leonardi de Vinci pinx.t G.H. Every Sculp.
Pub.d Dec.r 1833 by S. Hollyer, 7. Compton Str East.
Mezzotint. Plate 165 x 229mm (6½ x 9"). Very large margins, paper tone.
The Last Supper which Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. Engraving from the mural by Leonardo (Milan, Santa Maria delle Grazie), one of the world's most famous images.
[Ref: 28476]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill.
Drawn by C. Barrett. Engraved by G.H. Every.
Sketches Plate 11. Published by S. Hollyer 2 Everett Street Jan.y 1831. Printed by S.H. Hawkins.
Mezzotint and etching, rare with large margins. Plate 165 x 210mm (6½ x 8¼").
A view from Richmond Hill, with three deer sitting in the left foreground, trees, people and several boats on the River Thames curving below.
[Ref: 34654]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Wedded.]
[Wedded.]
Painted by Frederick Leighton P.R.A. Engraved by G. H.Every.
Published, London 25th March, 1900 by The Fine Art Society Ltd., 148 New Bond Street.
Mezzotint, signed by the engraver. Laid on India paper. Very large margins. Printsellers assosiation blind stamp in lower left margin. Platemark: 825 x 480mm (32½ x 18¾"). Margins slightly grubby with some light foxing.
A Greek bride and bridegroom standing together under an archway at the top of a stair, her head leaning back on his shoulder, as he lifts her hand to his lips. After British artist Frederick Leighton (1830 - 1896), associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Ex: Collection of Thomas Agnew.
[Ref: 33140]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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