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[Angelina]
[Angelina] [The wondering fair one turn'd to chide. / 'Twas Edwins self that prest. Vicar of Wakefield pa.77]
Engraved from an Original Drawing by Edw.d Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Dec.r 1776
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins. Proof before title
One of a set of ten plates illustrating characters from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. Published in 1766, the book inspired many works of art, while Goethe testified that encountering the work at the age of twenty inspired him to create a new field of letters. A lettered impression of the print can be viewed on the website of the Yale Center for British Art (Accession Number B1970.3.914).
CS 64 (one of ten); for another print in the set see ref. 43749.
[Ref: 46738]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Brown.]
[Robert Brown.]
M: Chamberlin R:A: pinxt: 1779. E: Fisher Sculpt: 1780.
Publish'd Sept: 21st: 1780.
Mezzotint with small margins, rare proof before title. Plate 507 x 356mm (20 x 14"). Crease upper right corner.
Robert Brown (1714-1791) was Clerk of the Tylers' and Bricklayers' Company. He wore peculiar dress which caused him to be mistaken for a distressed clergyman. Her holding a document headed with a crest, wearing a peaked black hat, short dark wig, dark suit and cloak trimmed with horizontal bands of dark fur.
Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. CS: 5. NPG: D32228.
[Ref: 29070]   £450.00  
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[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[J Reynolds pinxt. E Fisher Sculpt.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs Nov: 8, 1766, & Sold by E . Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 600 x 340mm (23½ x 14½"). Small margins, old ink mss in lower margin.
Lady Sarah Napier (1745-1826), noblewoman and society beauty, offering incense to the Graces.
A great-granddaughter of Charles II and daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, she married Charles Bunbury in 1762, shortly after which he commissioned this portrait. The marriage was not successful, and she was soon involved in affairs, becoming pregnant by her cousin Lord William Gordon.

CS: 6. Hamilton: p.87. The painting is now in the Kimball Collection, Art Institute of Chicago.
[Ref: 46337]   £680.00  
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[The Dancing Nymphs.]
[The Dancing Nymphs.]
P: V.p [sic] Werff pinx.t An.o 1717. Edv.s Fisher sculp.t Londini, 1777.
[London: E. Fisher, c.1777.]
Mezzotint, third state printed without the additional separate inscription plate(?), scarce; 430 x 320mm. 17 x 12½". Damaged; laid on conservation tissue.
Two semi-naked nymphs dancing hand-in-hand, accompanied by a naked youth playing a flute, who sits on a rock in the right foreground, back to the viewer. In a sunlit garden with a herm behind to right. After date after engraver's name altered, and lacking separate inscription plate and title. After a painting by Pieter van der Werff (Dutch, 1665 - 1722) in Dulwich Picture Gallery.
See BM 2010,7081.3394.
[Ref: 27498]   £330.00  
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[The Dancing Nymphs.]
[The Dancing Nymphs.]
P: V.p Werff pinx.t An.o 1717. Edv.s Fisher sculp.t Londini, 1776.
Publish'd Jan.y 13,,th 1777, & Sold by E,, Fisher, at the Golden Head, the South Side of Leicester Fields.
Fine mezzotint. 440 x 320mm (16½ x 12¼"), with large margins.
Two semi-naked nymphs dancing hand-in-hand, accompanied by a naked youth playing a flute. To the right is a herm. After a painting by Pieter van der Werff (1665-1722), now in Dulwich Picture Gallery. An example of the first state; for the second the publication line was erased, to be replaced by a separate inscription plate.
[Ref: 62705]   £480.00  
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Reddere Persona scit convenientia cuique.
Reddere Persona scit convenientia cuique.
J. Reynolds pinxit. E: Fisher Sculpsit Londini 1762.
Sold by Edw.d Fisher, at the Golden Head the South Side of Leicester Square, John Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn, in Cheapside, and E: Bakewell, & H: Parke, Printsellers in Cornhill, opposite, Birchin Lane, London. Price 10/6.
Mezzotint, split plate for image and title area, small margins. Image plate 400 x 501mm (15¾ x 19¾"). Text area 24 x 501mm (1 x 19¾"). Some creasing.
David Garrick (1717-1779) between Comedy and Tragedy, smiling towards the latter on the right, but allowing the former to tug him towards her.
CS: 20, ii. Hamilton: p.29, ii.; for proof impression see ref. 25245
[Ref: 29963]   £380.00  
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The Right Hon.ble Lady Elizabeth Lee, Daughter of Simon Earl Harcourt.
The Right Hon.ble Lady Elizabeth Lee, Daughter of Simon Earl Harcourt.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. Engrav'd & Sold by E. Fisher, at the Golden Head in Leicester Fields [c.1770].
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Thread margins.
Lady Elizabeth Harcourt, Lady Lee (1739-1811), engraved after the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds now at Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire, a property managed by the National Trust.
Hamilton p.114 ii/iii; CS 37 ii/iii.
[Ref: 46867]   £480.00  
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Mrs. Keck.
Mrs. Keck.
R. Brompton pinx.t E. Fisher sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directis 21st March 1774 & Sold at the Golden Head South Side of Lecester Fields.
Mezzotint, platemark 600 x 370mm (23½ x 14½"), large margins. Rubbed; collector's stamp of Christopher Lennox-Boyd verso.
Elizabeth Keck, mother of the architect Anthony Keck (1726/7-1797), full-length, with Cupid offering wreath of flowers. Engraving from a portrait by Richard Brompton (c.1734/5-83). Brompton spent a decade in Italy as a young man and painted portraits of members of the royal family before becoming imprisoned for debt in the 1770s. On his release Brompton travelled to St Petersburg, where he spent his final years.
[Ref: 43752]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Most Noble Granville Leveson Gower,
The Most Noble Granville Leveson Gower, Earl Gower, Visc. Trentham, Baron of Stittenham, Lord Chamberlain of the King's Houshold, Lord Lieut. and Cust. Rot. of the County of Stafford, onw of his Majesty's most hon.ble Priv. Coun. & a Gov. of the Charter House.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. E. Fisher sculps.t 1765.
Mezzotint. 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11). Trimmed into plate at bottom, thread margins elsewhere, glue stains in corners, creases through face and across image, mounted on album sheet at corners.
Three quarter length portrait of Granville Leveson-Gower (1721-1803), 1st Marquess of Stafford, in robes, A cabinet member for 25 years, he turned down the chance to be Prime Minister after thefall of Lord North in 1782.
CS 22.
[Ref: 62757]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble John Lord Viscount Ligonier, One of His Majesty's most Hon.ble Privy Council, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of Bath.
The Right Hon.ble John Lord Viscount Ligonier, One of His Majesty's most Hon.ble Privy Council, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of Bath. Colonel of His Majesty's First Regm.t of Foot Guards, Field Marshall & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces & Master General of the Ordnance.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. E. Fisher fec.t.
Sold by E. Fisher at the Golden Head in Leicester Square price 10.s. 6.d.
Rare mezzotint; in ink verso April 1819; Sheet: 470 x 645mm (18½ x 25½"). Trimmed on left inside platemark.
A mounted portrait of John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier (1680-1770), leading official of the Pitt-Newcastle ministery and officer in the British army and Commander-in-Chief during the Seven Years War. Ligonier is depicted upon a rearing horse, in the midst of battle, while the battle goes on behind him in the background.
Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40633]   £550.00  
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Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
B. Wilson pinxt. Edw. Fisher Sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs 14 July 1769. & sold at the Golden Head southside of Leicester Square.
Mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate and glued to scrap sheet at top two corners. Crease through lower part of image.
Roger Long (1680 - 1770), divine and astronomer, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, between 1733 and 1770. He constructed a "zodiack", now considered to be the first planetarium, a hollow sphere that could hold thirty people, showing the movements of the planets and constellations; it remained in the grounds of Pembroke until 1871.
[Ref: 6652]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
Rogerus Long S.T.P. Aulae Pemb. Cantab. Custos. Astronomiae et Geometriae Professor Lowndesianus. R.S.S. A.D. 1769. Aetat. 89.
B. Wilson pinxt. Edw. Fisher Sculp.
[Publish'd as the Act directs 14 July 1769. & sold at the Golden Head southside of Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed into plate at bottom
Roger Long (1680 - 1770), divine and astronomer, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, between 1733 and 1770. He constructed a "zodiack", now considered to be the first planetarium, a hollow sphere that could hold thirty people, showing the movements of the planets and constellations; it remained in the grounds of Pembroke until 1871.
CS 39, unlisted state with publication line removed.
[Ref: 62767]   £380.00  
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Jean Baptiste Monoyer Peintre des Fleurs.
Jean Baptiste Monoyer Peintre des Fleurs.
G. Kneller S.R.J. Equ: Aur; et Mag: Brit: Equ: Aur: et Baronettus Pinx. E. Fisher fecit.
[n.d., c.1715.]
Mezzotint. 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9½").
Jean Baptiste Monoyer (1635-99), painter of flower still lives. He was employed at Versailles before being brought to England by the Duke of Montagu. He then worked at Montagu House, painting over fifty panels of fruit and flowers for overmantels and overdoors, some of which were later transferred to Boughton House, Northamptonshire.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. CS: 42.
[Ref: 36311]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland,
Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland, Baroness Percy, Lucy, Poynings, Fitzpain, Bryan & Latimer. 1768.
J. Reynolds pinx. Rich.d Houston Fecit.
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with good margins. Tear affecting platemark at bottom repaired.
A three quarter length portrait of Elizabeth Percy, née Seymour, (1716-76), wearing furs and holding a coronet heiress. As heiress to the 11th Earl of Northumberland, her husband was made Earl of Northumberland in 1750, before being made Duke of Northumberland in 1766. She became a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte in 1761.
CS 81, state iii of iii, plate cropped.
[Ref: 57541]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland,
Elizabeth Countess of Northumberland, Baroness Percy, Lucy, Poynings, Fitzpain, Bryan & Latimer.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. E. Fisher fecit.
Printed for Edw.d Fisher at the Golden Head, Liecester Square, John Bowles in Cornhil, Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, & Tho.s Jefferys at Charing Cross, London. [n.d., c.1758.]
Mezzotint. 535 x 380mm (21 x 15"). Trimmed to just outside plate, some spotting, rubbed and laid on card.
Elizabeth Percy, née Seymour, (1716-76), heiress to the 11th Earl of Northumberland. She became a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte in 1761; her husband was made Earl of Northumberland in 1750, before being made Duke of Northumberland in 1766.
CS 45, ii of ii. Hamilton: p.122, ii/ii.
[Ref: 24518]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Primrose]
[George Primrose] [I now protest, my Arabella, by all that's happy, Your want of fortune this moment encreases my pleasure, As it serves to convince my sweet Girl of my Sincerity. V.W.P. 201]
Engraved from an Original Drawing of Edw.d Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 9th Febr. 1777
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Fine proof impression.
One of a set of ten plates illustrating characters from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. Published in 1766, the book inspired many works of art, while Goethe testified that encountering the work at the age of twenty inspired him to create a new field of letters.
CS 64.
[Ref: 43749]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Vicar of Wakefield] Burchel reading the Ballad.
[The Vicar of Wakefield] Burchel reading the Ballad. He saw, with wisdom's penetrating Eye. / The lovely chaste Sophia, charming Maid all Sympathy. Vicar of Wakefield Pa. 70.
Engrav'd from an Original Drawing by Edw.d Fisher.
Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No. 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Dec.r 1776.
Mezzotint. 250 x 195mm (9¾ x 7¾"), with large margins. Small hole in image. Slight crease.
A portrait of Mr Burchell leaning on a tree stump, within an oval frame.
[Ref: 60168]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arabella Wilmot.]
[Arabella Wilmot.]
Engraved from an Original Drawing by Edwd. Fisher.
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett No. 53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Jany. 1777.
Mezzotint, 250 x 190mm. 9¾ x 7½". All over foxing, crease to lower right corner, large paper margins.
From a series of ten plates illustrating heads from Oliver Goldsmith's 1766 novel 'The Vicar of Wakefield'. First state, before character's name and quotation.
Chaloner Smith: 64, I of II.
[Ref: 10581]   £350.00  
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