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[John Xavier Malevolti Tremamondo. Riding Master.]
[John Xavier Malevolti Tremamondo. Riding Master.]
J. Kay Del.t Sculp.q.
1788.
Etching. Platemark: 195 x 185mm (7¾ x 7¼").
A portrait of fencing master Domenico Angelo (17161802) on horseback. Angelo was born in Leghorn, Italy, as Angelo Domenico Malevolti Tremamondo and was the first to emphasize fencing as a means of developing health, poise, and grace. As a result of his insight and influence, fencing changed from an art of war to a sport. Soon after arriving in England he established 'Angelo's School of Arms' in Carlisle House, Soho, London. There he taught the aristocracy the fashionable art of Swordsmanship which they had previously had to go the continent to learn, and also set up a riding school in the former rear garden of the house. He was also a fencing instructor to the Royal Family.
[Ref: 35663]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr John Barclay] The Craft in Danger.
Dr John Barclay] The Craft in Danger. An uproar among the Craftsmen at Ephesus. opposing a new Species of Knowledge which they thought might interfere with the profits of their trade. Acts XIX Ver.23 &c.
[John Kay.]
[n.d., Edinburgh 1817.]
Etching, sheet 197 x 280mm. Trimmed to plate and glued to scrap sheet.
Caricature of a man (Dr Barclay) riding on the skeleton of an elephant in Edinburgh University, engaged in an academic disputation with other professors about muscular motion. By John Kay (1742 - 1826), Edinburgh etcher of portrait caricatures. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 7514]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dr John Barclay] The Craft in Danger.
[Dr John Barclay] The Craft in Danger. An uproar among the Craftsmen at Ephesus. opposing a new Species of Knowledge which they thought might interfere with the profits of their trade. Acts XIX Ver.23 &c.
[John Kay.]
[n.d., Edinburgh 1817.]
Etching. 200 x 280mm (8 x 11"), with large margins. Slight creasing. Repaired tears in borders.
Caricature of Dr. Barclay riding on the skeleton of an elephant in Edinburgh University, engaged in an academic disputation with other professors about muscular motion. By John Kay (1742 - 1826), Edinburgh etcher of portrait caricatures. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
Not in BM Satires.
[Ref: 56989]   £320.00  
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[Dr Black Lecturing.]
[Dr Black Lecturing.]
K Fec.t 1787. [John Kay.]
Etching. 110 x 90mm (4¼ x 9½"). Trimmed to plate.
A half-length portrait of Dr Joseph Black (1728-99), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is holding his spectacles in his left hand and a letter in the right, and wears a dark gown and queue wig. On the table before him are papers, a wooden block, candle and a bird in a cage.
Wellcome: 315-10.
[Ref: 45299]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Sam. A Soldier I am for a Lady. what Beau was ere arm'd compleater &c.
Sam. A Soldier I am for a Lady. what Beau was ere arm'd compleater &c.
Kay del et sculp.
1789.
Etching and aquatint with small margins. Platemark: 235 x 165mm (9¼ x 6½").
Three soldiers, one of whom is very short (George Cranston), looks up at another, who is very tall and broad (Samuel McDonald, who was 6ft 10"), watched by the third, who stands to attention behind to right. Print made by British printmaker John Kay (1742 - 1826).
[Ref: 35409]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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James M.cKean at the Bar Edin.r.
James M.cKean at the Bar Edin.r.
IK [John Kay] Dec.r 12 1796.
[Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, 1842.]
Stipple with etching. 110 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼").
Edinburgh shoemaker James McKean in the dock, flanked by uniformed guards with daggers drawn. He was convicted of the murder of James Buchanan, a Lanark to Glasgow courier, in order to rob him of the £118 he was carrying. When he was arrested he admitted his guilt, returning the money. He was hanged in 1796. John Kay (1742-1826), an Edinburgh Barber-Surgeon, published a caricature of Laird Robertson in 1784, which was so successful that he abandoned his former profession and opened a print shop in Parliament Close before moving to the Royal Mile. His shop was destroyed in Great Edinburgh Fire of November 1824; he died two years later. This example comes from 'A series of original portraits and caricature etchings by the late John Kay, with biographical sketches and illustrative anecdotes', using plates collected by Hugh Paton.
[Ref: 58048]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three Scotsmen.]
[Three Scotsmen.]
K. [John Kay.]
[n.d., c. 1790.] An early issue.
Etching. Plate: 85 x 105mm (3½ x 4¼") large margins
A group portrait of three scottish men, two in military uniform, two figures look at each other while the third holds a large staff with a head carved on to the top.
[Ref: 46212]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of a Scottish Soldier Reaching Left.]
[Portrait of a Scottish Soldier Reaching Left.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, early impression. Plate: 100 x 80mm (4 x 3"), with large margins
A portrait of a sullen looking soldier wearing a large plumed hat and holding a sword.
[Ref: 46215]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of an Old Soldier.]
[Portrait of an Old Soldier.]
[John Kay.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching, early impression. Plate: 100 x 80mm (4 x 3"), with large margins.
A portrait of a old soldier wearing a large plumed hat.
[Ref: 46216]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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An Eminent Judge of Broom Besoms!!! Old John Tait the Besom maker who Travelled the Country beggin and selling Besoms till he arrived at the age of one hundred & ten years Died in Jany. 1772 Leaving Young John, and 27 other Descendants.
An Eminent Judge of Broom Besoms!!! Old John Tait the Besom maker who Travelled the Country beggin and selling Besoms till he arrived at the age of one hundred & ten years Died in Jany. 1772 Leaving Young John, and 27 other Descendants. From an Original Print by J.K.
I.Kay 1805 [inside bottom image.]
A rare etching. 248 x 183mm. 9¾ x 7¼".
John Tait (1662-1772) a centenarian and broom-seller.
BM: 1935,0522.13.310.
[Ref: 16194]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir William Wallace. General and Governor of Scotland. 1300.
Sir William Wallace. General and Governor of Scotland. 1300. 25.
J. Kay 1819.
Etching. 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"), with large margins. Letterpress '25' outside plate. Some spotting.
Half-length portrait of Sir William Wallace (1272?-1305), Scottish patriot, in armour with baton in hand.
[Ref: 57950]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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