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Thisbe.
Thisbe. Ev'n in this narrow chinkthey quickly found [/] A friendly passage for a trackless sound, [/] Safely they told their sorrows, and their joys, [/] In whisper'd murmurs, and a dying noise.
J. Hoppner del. W. Nutter Sculp.
Publish'd Dec.r 5th, by Bull & Jeffryes. Ludgate Hill London.
Stipple engraving with large margins. Platemark: 395 x 290mm. (15½ x 11¼"). Slight stain inside platemark on right side.
Thisbe listening through a chink in a stone wall. Pyramus and Thisbe is the story of two lovers in the city of Babylon who occupy connected houses, forbidden by their parents to be wed. Through a crack in one of the walls, they whisper their love for each other. From Shakepeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28402]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Edwin and Angelina.
Edwin and Angelina. Turn gentle Hermit of the dale_
C. Taylor excudit.
London, Publish'd Feb.y 1: 1787, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½'').
A scene showing a young woman standing pensively while leaning on a rake.
[Ref: 50303]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry Baker,
Henry Baker, Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies, and of the Society for the Ecouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Author of "The Microscope made easy" "Employment for the Microscope," and other Works. Bonr May 8. 1698; died Nov.r 25. 1774.
Thomson pinx. Nutter Sculpt.
Publish'd by Jany. 1st. 1812.
Stipple, sheet 220 x 125mm (8¾ x 5"). Some foxing around the edges. Trimmed within plate on left and small margin on right.
Half-length portrait of Henry Baker in an oval to right, head turned to look to front, in his study with bookcase behind at left and microscope on table behind at right; illustration to Nichols's 'Literary Anecdotes of the eighteenth century' (London, 1812-1815). Henry Baker (1698 1774) was a British naturalist.
Wellcome: 151
[Ref: 57151]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Destruction of the Bastile July 14th 1789.
The Destruction of the Bastile July 14th 1789.
[Painte]d by H. Singleton. Engrav'd by W. Nutter.
Publish'd Mar: 1: 1792 by B.B. Evans, Poultry London.
Scarce stipple with etching. Sheet 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"). Trimmed within plate, stain lower left with loss of some of artist's inscription.
The mob outside the Bastille, exchanging fire with soldiers on the battlements. A scene sympathetic to the attackers, published before the Revolution turned sour.
[Ref: 57686]   £450.00  
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[The Destruction of the Bastile July 14th 1789.]
[The Destruction of the Bastile July 14th 1789.]
Painted by H. Singleton. Engrav'd by W. Nutter.
Publish'd Jan.y 7 1792 by B.B. Evans, Poultry London.
Stipple with etching, scarce proof before title. 495 x 635mm (19¼ x 24½"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, creased. Small margins on 3 sides.
The mob outside the Bastille, exchanging fire with soldiers on the battlements. A scene sympathetic to the attackers, published before the Revolution turned sour.
[Ref: 57687]   £490.00  
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The Benevolent Cottager. La Paysanne Bienfaisante. Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have born him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh! Give relief and Heaven will bless your store, These tatter'd cloaths
The Benevolent Cottager. La Paysanne Bienfaisante. Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have born him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh! Give relief and Heaven will bless your store, These tatter'd cloaths my poverty bespeak, These hoary locks proclaim my lengthend years, And many a furrow in my grief worn Cheek, Has been the Channel to a flood of tears.
Painted by F. Wheatley. Bull & Jeffryes Excud.t Engrav'd by W. Nutter.
London Publish'd 21 March 1788 by Bull & Jeffryes Ludgate Hull.
Stipple and etching with small margins, very fine. Plate 545 x 405mm (21½ x 16").
A young woman accompanied by three children, holding a dish and offering food to an old man in tattered clothes, who sits to left, outside a cottage door, one of the children to right, holding out a jug. An example of the favoured theme of charity relieving indigence, demonstrating middle class virtues. This was a favoured subject of Wheatley in England as it was for Greuze in France during the same period.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection; Webster: E51
[Ref: 28405]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Berdmore S.T.P.
Samuel Berdmore S.T.P. Scholae Carthusiae Magister, MDCCLXXXVIII.
Painted in Miniature by S. Shelley. Engraved by W. Nutter
Publish'd Oct.r 28 1788 by R. Cribb N. 288 High Holborn
Stipple with very large margins, platemark 205 x 150mm (8 x 6").
Samuel Berdmore (1739-1802), headmaster of Charterhouse School from 1769 to 1791 where he maintained the reputation and finances of the school. Bredmore was also a keen literary scholar, publishing 'Specimens of Literary Resemblance in the Works of Pope, Gray, and other Celebrated Writers' in 1801, and he was a member of the Unincreasable Club, meeting in Holborn that included the painter George Romney amongst its members.
[Ref: 35836]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Boy Angling.
A Boy Angling.
[London, John & Josiah Boydell, 1 May 1802.]
Fine colour-printed stipple. Sheet 280 x 350mm, 11 x 13¾". Trimmed within plate, losing publication line, small repaired tear and hole.
A boy fishing while crouched on one knee. Another version of this scene was engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi.
Beazley: 226.
[Ref: 24491]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Bryan and Children.
Mrs. Bryan and Children.
Engraved by W. Nutter from a Miniature of the same size Painted by Saml. Shelley.
London, Published Septemr. 29th; 1797 by G. Kearsley 46 Fleet Street.
Stipple printed in brown ink, title in open letters. 290 x 245mm (11½ x 9¾"). Two horizontal creases; tear into plate upper right.
Margaret Bryan (1790 - 1815; fl.), schoolmistress and natural philosopher, with her two daughters. They are shown amidst the scientific instruments Bryan would have used. She taught astronomy and natural philosophy to girls at her school in Blackheath, London, at a time when education for ladies was largely self-taught. She also wrote elementary, practical books that gave a general grounding in astronomy and physics. After Samuel Shelley (1756 - 1808). Frontispiece to the sitter's 'A Compendious System of Astronomy' (1797).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection. Wellcome Library no. 544393i
[Ref: 18216]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Comus and Lady, Milton's Comus.
Comus and Lady, Milton's Comus.
Shelley pinx.t C. Taylor excudit. W. Nutter Sculp.t
London, Published by C. Taylor, Holborn, Oct.r 1, 1824.
Stipple. Plate 158 x 152mm. 6¼ x 6".
The point in Milton's masque 'Comus', when Comus urges the Lady to "be not coy" and drink form his magical cup (representing sexual pleasure and intemperance), but she repeatedly refuses, arguing for the virtuousness of temperance and chastity.
[Ref: 22607]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Catn. Thos. Coram
Catn. Thos. Coram who after 17 Years unwearied application, obtained the Charter of the Foundling Hospital, To the Governors & Guardians of the Hospital, this Print is humbly dedicated by their obedient humble Servt. R. Cribb.
W. Hogarth Pinxt. W. Nutter sculpt.
London, Published Dec. 1. 1796, by R. Cribb, No.288 Holborn.
Stipple, 580 x 405mm (22¾ x 16"). Light foxing, mostly marginal. One tear to lower margin.
The philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram (c.1668 - 1751), who in 1742 founded the Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street, London. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The artist William Hogarth was a friend of Coram's and later a governor of the institution. Handel donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000. Coram sits surrounded by emblems representing his mercantilist and philanthropic activities, including a scroll lettered "The Royal Charter" for the hospital. The charter was signed in 1739, and the hospital started receiving children at the end of 1745. After William Hogarth (1697 - 1764).
[Ref: 11732]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt.n Tho.s Coram
Capt.n Tho.s Coram who after 17 Years unwearied application, obtained the Charter of the Foundling Hospital, To the Governors & Guardians of the Hospital, this Print is humbly dedicated by their obedient humble Servt. R. Cribb.
W. Hogarth Pinx.t. W. Nutter sculpt..
London, Published Dec. 1. 1796, by R. Cribb, No.288 Holborn.
Stipple, title in open letters. 580 x 405mm (22¾ x 16"), very large margins. Some foxing, very fine impression.
The philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram (c.1668 - 1751), who in 1742 founded the Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street, London. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The artist William Hogarth was a friend of Coram's and later a governor of the institution. Handel donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000. Coram sits surrounded by emblems representing his mercantilist and philanthropic activities, including a scroll lettered "The Royal Charter" for the hospital. The charter was signed in 1739, and the hospital started receiving children at the end of 1745. After William Hogarth (1697 - 1764).
[Ref: 56430]   £380.00  
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A Meeting of Creditors.
A Meeting of Creditors. Assemblée de Créanciers.
J. Boyne del.t. W. Nutter Sculp.t.
[1789.]
Stipple, scarce. Sheet: 525 x 410mm (20¾ x 16"). Trimmed within plate, publication line missing. Trimmed to image along top edge.
An accountancy scene showing a room in which a standing man is presented with several unpaid bills by a collection of disgruntled creditors. On the wall behind is a picture of Kings Bench Prison reminding the debtor and the audience of the punishment for debt.
BM Satire 7615.
[Ref: 44266]   £320.00  
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The Origin of Design.
The Origin of Design.
H. Singleton pinx.t W. Nutter Sculp.t.
London, Published by C. Taylor, Holborn, April 1. 1824.
Stipple engraving. Plate 190 x 133mm.7½ x 5¼".
With a winged cherub seated holding his bow and arrow in one hand and a torch in the other, the light casts the shade of the young male model onto the wall behind. A seated woman then sketches around the shadow to get a profile outline. Charles Taylor printmaker and publisher, 1756 - 1823, in Holborn London from 1779.
[Ref: 22599]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Ella.
Ella. I come, dear companion, in grief! Gay scenes and fond pleasures adieu._
S. Shelley pinx.t. W. Nutter sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Jan.y 1; 1789, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½''), with large margins.
A scene showing a young woman jumping into a lake. A scene from the poem 'Colin and Lucy'.
[Ref: 50301]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Emma.
Emma. She reach'd with trembling step, Her aged Mother's door, He's gone! she cry'd;.
S. Shelley pinx.t. C. Taylor sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Dec.r 1;st 1788, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½''), with very large margins.
A scene showing a young woman entering a door.
[Ref: 50299]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Flavia.
Flavia. On her rais'd arm reclined her Drooping head.
S. Shelley pinx.t. C. Taylor sculp.t.
London, Publish'd May 1;st 1787, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½''), with large margins.
A scene showing a young woman by her bed at nightime.
[Ref: 50300]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Going to Market.
Going to Market.
Engraved by W.Nutter. Painted by Singleton.
London. Published Octob.r 1st 1791. by E.M.Diemar, No.114 Strand.
Stipple, printed in brown. 440 x 330mm.
[Ref: 5540]   £520.00  
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The Good Child.  [&]  The Dunce.
The Good Child. [&] The Dunce.
W.R. Bigg Pinxt. W. Nutter Sculpt.
London Publishd. Jany. 1st: 1797 by W. Bond No.98 Charlotte Stt. Rathbone Place & ye. Proprietor No.60 Wilsted Street Sommers Town St Pancrass.
Pair of stipples, each sheet c.230 x 165mm. 9 x 6½". Trimmed to plates.
The contrasting fortunes of two children: the studious child at home has cheerfully mastered her lessons from a book, while her less fortunate contemporary has been told to stay behind after school to sweep the classroom; her fellow pupils are waved on their way home by the school master in the background. After William Redmore Bigg (1755 - 1828).
[Ref: 13551]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales This Plate of Martha Gunn the Brighton Bather, is with His gracious permission humbly dedicated by His Royal Highnesses most devoted and obedient servant Diemar.
To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales This Plate of Martha Gunn the Brighton Bather, is with His gracious permission humbly dedicated by His Royal Highnesses most devoted and obedient servant Diemar. From the Original Painting in the Possession of the Prince.
J.Russell R.A. Crayon-Painter to His Majesty, their Rl. Hs. the Prince of Wales & Duke of York. Engraved by W.Nutter.
London. Published as the Act directs, June 1st 1797, by Diemar. No. 114 Strand.
Stipple. 690 x 490mm. 27¼ x 19¼". Horizontal fold through the centre. Trimmed to plate.
Half-length portrait, holding an infant. In the background is a bathing carriage. Martha Gunn (1726-1815), the most famous of the dippers, and described by the Morning Herald as 'The Venerable Priestess of the Bath". She was a favourite of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV.
Wellcome Library no. 20268i.
[Ref: 26938]   £480.00  
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A Bacchante.
A Bacchante. From the Original Picture in the Possession of the Marquis of Thomond.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by W. Nutter.
Published April 14th 1801 by R. Cribb No 288 Holborn London.
Stipple, rare; sheet 580 x 455mm (22¾ x 18"). Thread margins; tears to margins; staining lower left; on wove paper. Trimmed to platemark.
Portrait of Elizabeth Hartley (1750/1-1824) as a nymph with the young Bacchus on her shoulder. Engraved after the 1771 portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Tate Gallery) which was painted near the beginning of what was to be a long and successful stage career for Hartley.
Hamilton p.106 ii/ii.
[Ref: 34844]   £320.00  
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Just Breech'd. [&] First Bite.
Just Breech'd. [&] First Bite.
Stothard Pinx.t. W. Nutter sculp.
London Publish'd 1 Aug. 1791 by Bull & Jeffryes Ludgate Hill.
Pair of stipples, printed in sepia. Plate: 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾''), with large margins.
A pair of childhood scenes, the first shows a boy in his first pair of breeches, his petticoats lie discarded on a stool beside him. A younger child stares at the breeches admiringly. The second scene shows a boy taking a bite out of an apple while a girl attempts to take it from him.
[Ref: 48085]   £390.00  
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Just Breech'd. [&] First Bite.
Just Breech'd. [&] First Bite.
Stothard Pinx.t. W. Nutter sculp.
London Publish'd 1 Aug. 1791 by Bull & Jeffryes Ludgate Hill.
Pair of hand-coloured stipples. Plate: 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾'').
A pair of very decorative childhood scenes, the first shows a boy in his first pair of breeches, his petticoats lie discarded on a stool beside him. A younger child stares at the breeches admiringly. The second scene shows a boy taking a bite out of an apple while a girl attempts to take it from him.
[Ref: 48174]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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The Rose Bud.
The Rose Bud. [Four verses below.]
Drawn by R. Westall. Engraved by Nutter.
Published by Diemar No. 114 Strand, Janry. 2d. 1796.
Stipple engraving with etching, sheet 435 x 440mm. Trimmed to plate, some soiling and light marginal staining.
An illustration of Matthew Prior's poem 'A Lover's Anger'. A beau complains about being kept waiting but, when Cloe shows the mark caused by a rosebud falling on her bosom, he forgets his anger.
[Ref: 8037]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Macbeth.
Lady Macbeth. One! Two! Why, then tis time to do it-.[/] Macbeth. Act V. Scene 3.
H. Singleton del. W. Nutter Sculp.t.
C. Taylor excud.
Stipple with very large margins. 190mm x 140mm (7½" x 5½"). Small tear in lower margin.
Depiction of Act V. Scene 3 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' in which Lady Macbeth, driven mad by her involvement in the murder of Duncan, King of Scotland, sleepwalks and sleeptalks whilst watched by two female servants from the bedroom door. From a series of Shakespeare illustrations.
[Ref: 31928]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mirth.
Mirth. She flies, her elder sifter Health to find.
S. Shelley pinx.t. W. Nutter sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Feb:y 1;st 1789, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½''), with very large margins.
An allegorical scene showing a young woman looking into the distance.
[Ref: 50298]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Morning Lesson. Come Sir, why don't you...your Book.
The Morning Lesson. Come Sir, why don't you...your Book.
T. Stothard del. W. Nutter sculp.t
London Published 11 Jany. 1792, by Bull & Jeffryes, Ludgate Hill.
Hand-coloured stipple. 255 x 178mm. 10 x 7". Cut to frame.
A woman sat on a chair with a open book points with a pencil; a young boy stands to her left looking towards viewer.
[Ref: 27316]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Nosegay Girl.
The Nosegay Girl.
Painted by Singleton. Engraved by W.m Nutter.
London Published Jan.y 1.st 1793, by E.M. Diemar No.114 Strand.
Hand-coloured stipple. 432 x 317mm (17 x 12"). Trimmed.
The nosegay girl: outside a house, a woman with a mob cap, seated on a stool on the left, giving a flower to a boy who stands on the right; flowers in a bowl on a table behind the woman, two cats playing on the ground.
[Ref: 28913]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Adoration; Praise.
Adoration; Praise.
Painted by R.M.Paye. Engraved by W.Nutter. [Praise] Engraved by W.Ward.
London published May 12th 1785. by J.R.Smith No. 83 Oxford Street.
Pair of stipples, printed in colour. 250 x 230mm.
[Ref: 4579]   £650.00   view all images for this item
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Russia.____________Yet there life glows;
Russia.____________Yet there life glows; / Yet cherish'd there, beneath the shining waste, / The furry nations harbour: tipt with jet, / Fair ermines, spotless as the snows they press; / Sables, of glossy: black; and dark embrown'd, / Or beauteous freakt with many a mingled hue, / Thousands besides, the costly pride of courts. Vide Thomsons Winter.
C. Ansell delint. W. Nutter sculpt.
London Publish'd Jan. 11. 1791 by C. Tomkins No.2 Rathbone Place.
Stipple. Plate 301 x 246mm. 11?" x 9¾".
A rustic Russian scene of a fair maiden and father preparing for the hunt.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9258]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Russia.
Russia. ____Yet there life glows; Yet cherish'd there, beneath the shining waste...Or beauteous freakt with many a mingles hue, Thousands besides, the costly pride of courts. Vide Thomsons Winter.
C. Ansell delin.t W. Nutter sculp.t
[n.d. c.1822.]
Stipple, rare. 291 x 215mm (11½ x 8½"). Cut, messy.
In a snowy mountain, a woman with a headscarf, standing in the centre, holding a bird in her hand; a man next to her, carrying a quiver and a bow on his back, leaning against a sledge on the right which another figure rides and a reindeer pulls; a log house on the left.
See Ref: 9258 for earlier in tact publication.
[Ref: 34752]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Selim III.
Selim III. The Reigning Grand Seignor. Æ.t 31.
Pain.d by Duchateau 1792. Engra.d by Nutter 1798.
London Published, May 1st 1798 by J. White Fleet Street.
Stipple. Sheet 200 x 125mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate.
Selim III (1761-1808), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. His attempts at reform ended when the Janissaries deposed and imprisoned him: when a rescuing army approached Constantinople Selim was stabbed, the only Ottoman sultan to die by the sword. Jean-François Duchateau lived in Istanbul 1775-96 and painted many portraits of the Ottoman court. His oil of Selim III is now in the Topkapi Saray Museum.
[Ref: 55646]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Sparabella.
Sparabella. Pensive and forlorn, Lean'd on her rake.
S. Shelley pinx.t. W. Nutter sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Jan.y 1; 1789, by C. Taylor No.10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple. Plate: 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½''), with large margins.
A scene showing a young woman standing pensively while leaning on a rake.
[Ref: 50302]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Studious Fair.
The Studious Fair.
T. Goddard pinx. W. Nutter Sculp.
Published as the Act directs, 23 July 1787.
Stipple, printed in colours. 120 x 90mm (4¾ x 3½"), with wide margins.
An oval portrait of a woman in a coiffured wig, resting her elbow on a book on a table.
[Ref: 53934]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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George Tierney Esq.r Member for Southwark.
George Tierney Esq.r Member for Southwark. To the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Lauderdale, This Plate, is by his Lordship's permission, humbly Dedicated by W. Matthews.
Painted by L.F. Abbott. Engraved by W. Nutter. W. Matthews exc.t.
Published May 7th 1798, by W. Matthews, No 86 Blackman Street, near St George's Church, Southwark.
Stipple. 540 x 410mm (21¼ x 16") fine impression. A little wear to large margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of George Tierney (1761-1830), rolled petition in one hand, the Southwark end of London Bridge visible through a window. After attending Peterhouse, Cambridge, Tierney became a whig politician, a rival of William Pitt during the French Revolutionary Wars, even fighting a duel with him on Putney Heath in 1798, three weeks after this portrait was published. The same year Gillray caricatured Tierney as a guillotine operator. In 1803 he joined the government of Henry Addington, who made him Treasurer of the Navy and Privy Councillor; after Fox's death in 1806 he became President of the Board of Control (overseers of the East India Company) under Grenville.
[Ref: 48502]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Time. 'Tis I who measure vital space _
Time. 'Tis I who measure vital space _
S. Shelley pinx.t. W. Nutter Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line?
Oval portrait of an old man with wings. The line of verse comes from John Gay's 'Fable XIII: Plutus, Cupid, and Time'.
[Ref: 54201]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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