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[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances.
[Willem Barentsz in the Arctic] The Ice Bear attack'd & Killed w.th Lances. 7.
S. V. de Melen delin. E. Kirkhall fecit.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Fine mezzotint. 175 x 200mm (7 x 8") with very large margins. Repaired tear leaving crease in title.
A scene from the second voyage of Willem Barentsz (c. 1550-97) into the Arctic in search of a Northeast Passage in 1595. A polar bear attacked a shore party, killing two crewmen before being killed itself. On their third expedition (1596) Barentsz and his crew were stranded on Nova Zembla Island for the winter. Needing to hunt polar bears for food, they were the first to record that the bears' livers were toxic (due to the high concentratin of vitamin A).
[Ref: 55648]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Intonuere Poli, et crebris micat ignibus Æther. Virgil.
Intonuere Poli, et crebris micat ignibus Æther. Virgil.
TBaston delin. E. Kirkal S.
[n.d. 1721.]
Etching. 215 x 320mm (8½ x 12½"), with very large margins.
A thunderstorm at sea with a ship struggling in high seas. From the series 'Twenty-two prints of several of the capital ships of his Majesties Royal Navy with variety of other sea pieces'. The quote from Virgil translates as ''And the air flashed with frequent fire'.
[Ref: 39697]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Mitred Hog and Ladys.
The Mitred Hog and Ladys. Vol. II. p.130.
E Kirkall Sculp.
[London: Sam Brown, 1720.]
Engraving with etching. Sheet 155 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Trimmed within plate.
A priest addresses three women in a boudoir. From 'Letters from the Dead to the Living', in 'The Second Volume of the Works of Mr. Thomas Brown, Serious and Comical in Prose and Verse'. Brown (1662-1704) was a satirist, now best known for his epigram, 'I do not like thee, Doctor Fell'.
[Ref: 60867]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the Ruins of Risesing Castle in Norfolk (with a Prospect of Lynn Deeps) built about the time of Wm. the Conqueror & was the Seat of ye Albanies
A View of the Ruins of Risesing Castle in Norfolk (with a Prospect of Lynn Deeps) built about the time of Wm. the Conqueror & was the Seat of ye Albanies Earls of Arundel till about the twenty seventh of Hen. ye 3d. in those days reputed a place of great Strength.
Millecent delin. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., c.1745.]
Rare copper engraving, 290 x 460mm. 11½ x 18". Spotting to left margin, tatty extremities; full margins.
Castle Rising is a ruined castle situated in the village of Castle Rising in Norfolk. It was built in about 1138 by William d'Albini, 1st Earl of Arundel, who also owned Arundel Castle. Much of its square keep, surrounded by a defensive mount, is intact, and it is now in the care of English Heritage.
[Ref: 16868]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The appearance of the Total Solar eclipse from Haradon hill May 11. 1724.
The appearance of the Total Solar eclipse from Haradon hill May 11. 1724.
Stukeley del. E. Kirkhall Sculp.
[c.1724 bit later.]
Mezzotint on wove paper. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"), very large margins. Slight creasing in margins.
Three men, two holding their horses, looking across a field at the solar eclipse; rays edged with light radiating from a bank of darkened clouds. The artist was Dr William Stukeley (1687-1765), best known for his early researches of the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire. In the modern calendar the date of the eclipse was May 22nd.
[Ref: 57017]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Whaling] To the Hon.ble S.r John Eyles Barr.t Sub-Governour of the South-Sea-Company This Plate of the Whale or Greeland Fishery
[Whaling] To the Hon.ble S.r John Eyles Barr.t Sub-Governour of the South-Sea-Company This Plate of the Whale or Greeland Fishery is most humbly Inscrib'd.
Baston F. E. Kirkall S.
[n.d., 1721.]
Scarce etching, 18th century watermark. Plate c.305 x 400mm (12 x 15¾"), extended with ink mss. image and borders. Tear taped.
A scene of British sailors hunting whales from longboats and (unrealistic) polar bears and walruses on land. The manuscript borders were added to make the print fit with others in a print room.
Ex: Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 59510]   £490.00  
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To the Hon.ble the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company This Piece being a Representation of the Fishery of Great Britain,
To the Hon.ble the Court of Directors of the South Sea Company This Piece being a Representation of the Fishery of Great Britain, in it's three different Branches viz.t Cod, Herring, and Whale, is most humbly Dedicated.
T. Baston Del. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., 1721.]
Etching. 255 x 365mm (10 x 14¼"), extended with ink mss. image and borders. Laid on archival paper, with repairs.
A composite scene representing the three most important types of commercial fishing. The manuscript borders were added to make the print fit with others in a print room.
Ex: Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 55664]   £360.00  
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The East Prospect of Four Oaks Hall in Warwickshire, the seat of the R.t Hon.ble the late Lord Folliot.
The East Prospect of Four Oaks Hall in Warwickshire, the seat of the R.t Hon.ble the late Lord Folliot.
Hen. Beighton F.R.S. delin. E. Kirkall Fecit.
[London: John Osborn & Thomas Longman, 1730.]
Engraving. 365 x 410mm (14½ x 16"), with very large margins.
Four Oaks Hall, Sutton Coldfield, built by Henry Folliott, 1st Baron Folliott, in 1677, demolished 1898. Four Oaks Park is now a wealthy residential area.
[Ref: 49816]   £380.00  
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The White Fryers in Gloucester. Aug 24. 1721.
The White Fryers in Gloucester. Aug 24. 1721. Browne Willys Ar. Reliquias sacras d.d. W.s Stukeley.
Stukeley delin. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., 1724.]
Engraving, plate 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"), with very large margins.
A view of the Carmelite Friary once situated outside the north gate of the city, with gentlemen playing bowls in the foreground. Published in Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum'. Very early image of Bowling.
[Ref: 62043]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The White Fryers in Gloucester. Aug 24. 1721.
The White Fryers in Gloucester. Aug 24. 1721. Browne Willys Ar. Reliquias sacras d.d. W.s Stukeley.
Stukeley delin. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., 1724.]
Engraving. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11").
A view of the Carmelite Friary once situated outside the north gate of the city, with gentlemen playing bowls in the foreground. Published in Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum'. Very early image of Bowling.
[Ref: 56609]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The White Fryers in Glocester. Aug. 24. 1721.
The White Fryers in Glocester. Aug. 24. 1721.
Stukeley delin. Browne Willys Ar. Reiquias sacras d.d. W.s Stukeley. E. Kirkall sculp.
1721.
Engraving. Platemark: 170 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"), large margins. Slightly foxed.
A view of the Whitefriars buildings, also known as The College of Carmelites, Gloucester, England, once a Carmelite friary. The bowling green is seen in the foreground, with four figures playing bowls. An illustration from 'Itinerarium curiosum; or, An account of the antiquities, and remarkable curiosities in nature or art, observed in travels through Great Britain', by William Stukeley.
[Ref: 39357]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Death of Ananias [parallel text in Latin]
The Death of Ananias [parallel text in Latin] Act. Chap. V.
Raphael Urbin Pinxit. E. Kirkall Fecit.
Mezzotint printed in blue, scarce; platemark 360 x 515mm (14¼ x 20¼"). Crease through centre; several tears; glued to backing sheet.
The death of Ananias, struck down in front of the Apostles gathered on a platform at centre. Ananias and his wife Sapphira were, according to the Acts of the Apostles, members of the Early Christian church in Jerusalem. Ananias dropped dead suddenly after attempting to deceive the Holy Spirit by withholding part of the profit from the sale of a piece of land. Engraved from one of the famous cartoons executed by Raphael (1483 - 1520) for a series of tapestries for the Sistine Chapel, which were bought by Charles I. The cartoons were placed in Hampton Court Palace in 1699 and are now on permanent display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The first set of engravings of the cartoons were produced by Nicolas Dorigny between 1711-1719, after which several other sets were made. This mezzotint is by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Often printed in a blue-green ink which itself was innovative at a time when almost all British prints were still printed in black, Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render a much wider range of subjects.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for Dorigny's engraving of the same Raphael cartoon, see. ref. 14717.
[Ref: 34668]   £420.00  
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[Townscape with classical buildings]
[Townscape with classical buildings]
J. Goupy pinxit. E. Kirkall fec.
Mezzotint printed in blue, platemark 340 x 420mm (13½ x 16½"). Several tears to edges, most of which repaired. Time stained.
Large townscape by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Often printed in a blue-green ink which itself was innovative at a time when almost all British prints were still printed in black, Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render naval and topographical subjects.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34664]   £390.00  
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[Busy harbour scene.]
[Busy harbour scene.] E Collectione Pauli Methuin.
W. Vanderveld Pinx. E. Kirkall Fecit.
[Printed & sold by E. Kirkall in West Office Court, Fleet Street.]
Mezzotint printed in sea-green ink with very large margins, platemark 400 x 575mm (15¾ x 22½"). Repaired tear on left.
Plate from Elisha Kirkall's 'Set of Sixteen Sea Pieces' (c.1727). Kirkall (1681/2-1742) allegedly made almost £1000 from this very successful series of large prints after master paintings in British collections.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36530]   £750.00  
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[Three-masted ship on heavy seas.]
[Three-masted ship on heavy seas.] E. Collectione Philippi Hollingworth
W. Vanderveld Pinx. / E. Kirkall Fecit.
[Printed & sold by E. Kirkall in West Office Court, Fleet Street]
Mezzotint printed in sea-green ink with very large margins, platemark 335 x 405mm (13¼ x 16"). Repaired hole.
Plate fifteen from Elisha Kirkall's 'Set of Sixteen Sea Pieces' (c.1727). Kirkall (1681/2-1742) allegedly made almost £1000 from this very successful series of large prints after master paintings in British collections.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36528]   £550.00  
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[Roman statue said to be the Empress Matilda, with child and dolphin]
[Roman statue said to be the Empress Matilda, with child and dolphin]
[by Elisha Kirkall.]
Scarce mezzotint. 365 x 215mm (14¼ x 8½"), with very large margins. Tear at bottom slightly inside platemark; creasing; foxing lower left.
Unusual mezzotint by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render a range of subjects usually represnted in line engravings at the time, including naval and topographical subjects. This print, with its large uninked areas, is an very unusual subject to depict in mezzotint. The British Museum's impression, from the collection of Hans Sloane, has an inscription in Sloane's hand: 'Empress Matilda / The statue is in the Palace at Kensington given by Mr Davenant'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34667]   £460.00  
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Midnight. Minuit.
Midnight. Minuit.
T.Baston del. E. Kirkall Sculp.
T.Burford Exc.t. [n.d. c.1720].
Mezzotint. 200 x 260mm. Faint stain on print surface.
Ships at anchor, with anglers. The moon has a face.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 547]   £550.00  
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[Moonlit bay with a statue of Neptune] _ now glow'd the Firmament...
[Moonlit bay with a statue of Neptune] _ now glow'd the Firmament...
T. Baston delin: E. Kirkall Sculp.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving with etching, 220 x 320mm (8¾ x 12½"), extended with ink mss. image and borders. Laid on archival paper.
A calm moonlit bay, with men fishing with lines and nets. The manuscript borders were added to make the print fit with others in a print room.
Ex: Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 55663]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Noahs Sacrifice after ye Flood. Noe offert Holocausta Iovoe post Deluvium.
Noahs Sacrifice after ye Flood. Noe offert Holocausta Iovoe post Deluvium.
Paulo Veronese pinx. Bishop delin. [Kirkall sc.]
[n.d.1725]
Mezzotint printed in green, 325 x 480mm. Trimmed to plate, damaged in title area and margin, unexamined out of frame.
Noah's sacrifice: grouped with his family preparing a sacrifice in thanksgiving around a wooden altar, Noah standing with outstretched arms to l, with the ark in the background to right on the top of Mount Arrarat, the animals winding down and spreading over the hillside and the rainbow in the sky; after Veronese.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3584]   £450.00  
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The Poets Condition.
The Poets Condition. Vol. IV p:19.
E Kirkall Sculp.
Engraving, sheet 150 x 80mm (6 x 3"). Trimmed.
A poet trying to work in the most unfavourable of circumstances. The theme of the tormented poet was a common one in early eighteenth century art, with Hogarth's 'The Distressed Poet' (1737) the best-known example. Engraving by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), prolific and versatile engraver, and possibly published as an illustration to Dryden, Pope or another of the poets he illustrated.
[Ref: 44783]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[A seascape; ships saluting near shore.]
[A seascape; ships saluting near shore.]
P. Monamy Pinx. E. Kirkall Fe.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Mezzotint with etching printed in blue ink, 190 x 250mm. 7½ x 9¾". A fine impression.
Men on shore in the foreground, two drawing in a net, the other watching as a ship approaches a fortress on cliffs to left, with billowing smoke form its canons shrouding its sides. Other ships follow in a line behind, and another ship closer in to right has men putting off in small boats from either side. This vessel appears to be firing its canons in salute also. After Peter Monamy (1681 - 1749). London-born painter Monamy (he was born in the Minories and baptized at St Botolphs Aldgate) 'emerges with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters [...] he worked industriously for at least forty years and has left us a rich heritage of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history in the first half of the 18th century' (E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters').
NMM: PAD7500.
[Ref: 11704]   £420.00  
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A View of the Gatehouse belonging to Thornton Abby near Barton upon Humber in Lincoln Shire
A View of the Gatehouse belonging to Thornton Abby near Barton upon Humber in Lincoln Shire Founded by William Crassus Earl of Albermarle in 1139. Drawn in 1727.
Millecent delin. E. Kirkall sculp.
[n.d., c.1745.]
Rare copper engraving, 310 x 415mm. 12¼ x 16¼". A fine impression with very large margins.
Thornton Abbey was founded as a priory in 1139 close to the small North Lincolnshire village of Thornton Curtis by William le Gros, the Earl of Yorkshire, and raised to the status of Abbey in 1148. It was a house for Augustinian or black canons. The Abbey's enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse is the largest and amongst the finest in England.
[Ref: 16364]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Travellers with child on donkey]
[Travellers with child on donkey]
Basan pinx. E. Kirkall.
[n.d., c.1730]
Mezzotint, very scarce; sheet 265 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Trimmed inside platemark
Rural subject after Italian artist Jacopo Bassano (1510/18-1592) by Elisha Kirkall (1681/2-1742), one of the most distinctive of British engravers. Kirkall used the mezzotint technique which in the 17th and 18th century was used predominantly for portraits and domestic subjects, and used it to render a range of subjects usually represented in line engravings at the time, including naval and topographical subjects.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34665]   £420.00  
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E. Collectione Caroli Lokier Armigeri.
E. Collectione Caroli Lokier Armigeri.
J. Van Huisium del. E.Kirkhall fec. 1724.
Mezzotint, printed in sepia. 305 x 390mm. Printer's crease on left.
Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), primarily known for his still lives but also a landscape painter. Here is a storm in an classical Italian landscape.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 6275]   £480.00  
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To Morgan Morgan of Lanrumney in Monmouth-Shire Esq.r This View of the Fleet which brought home his Majesty King Charles II.d in May 1660, is humbly Dedicated by E.Kirkall.
To Morgan Morgan of Lanrumney in Monmouth-Shire Esq.r This View of the Fleet which brought home his Majesty King Charles II.d in May 1660, is humbly Dedicated by E.Kirkall.
W.Vanderveld pinx.t. E.Kirkhall Fecit.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Mezzotint, printed in green. 390 x 570mm. Wax stain in sky, edges reinforced.
Morgan Morgan of Llanrhymni was Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1726. Scarce.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 6285]   £480.00  
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[Whaling] The Fishery of Great Britain in its three different Branches viz.t Herring, Cod, and Whale Fishing. 19
[Whaling] The Fishery of Great Britain in its three different Branches viz.t Herring, Cod, and Whale Fishing. 19
Tho. Baston Pinx.t. I. Kirkall Sculp.t.
Printed for Bowles and Carver, No. 69, St Paul's Church Yard London [n.d., c.1800].
Scarce etching with engraving with fine colour, 18th century watermark. 230 x 375mm (9 x 14¾"), large margins Repaired tear in top right margin, slight oxidation of colour in sky.
A composite image of British warships guarding whalers, with scenes of fish houses and whale fat rendering. First published in 1721 as part of the series 'Twenty-two prints of several of the capital ships of his Majesties Royal Navy with variety of other sea pieces'.
[Ref: 59511]   £390.00  
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