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Shakspeare.  As You Like It   Act II, Scene VII,  The Seven Ages.  Seventh Age.
Shakspeare. As You Like It Act II, Scene VII, The Seven Ages. Seventh Age.
Painted by R. Smirke R.A. Engraved by I.P. Simon.
Pub. June 4. 1801, by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall; & at No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple, final state, 455 x 545mm. 18 x 21½". Trace of crease through image.
An old man dozes in a chair by the hearth on the right, a woman sitting on the left, resting her head against the back of her chair and watching a little boy, who sits on the floor in front of her, dismayed as his house of cards collapses. Paintings on the walls behind: a view of ruins, the Last Day, a jester enthroned and blowing bubbles, sages either side and cherubs playing with the bubbles. Two lines of quotations either side of title. After Robert Smirke (1752 - 1845) for a series of scenes from Shakespeare plays after paintings in Boydell's 'Shakespeare Gallery', which opened in 1789 in Pall Mall.
[Ref: 12358]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Our Saviour In The Garden.
Our Saviour In The Garden. In the Cabinet at Houghton. Picture the size of the Print.
Filippo Lawri Pinxit. Peter Simon sculpsit.
Published Sepr. 1st. 1787, by John & Josiah Boydell, No.90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple with etching, 260 x 200mm. 10¼ x 8". Horizontal centre crease. A fine impression on a full sheet.
Christ in the Garden of Gethsamene, with putti over his shoulder. After Filippo Lauri (1623 - 1694).
[Ref: 12362]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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La Fidelité.
La Fidelité.
Mallet pinx.t. I.P.Simon Sculp.t,
A Paris chez Noel Jne. Rue des Prêtres, St.Germain Lauxerrots, No.22.
Engraving. 350 x 255mm. Slight spotting.
Classical scene, with spaniel
[Ref: 4029]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT) - Currently not available

Wisdom. From the Original Picture presented to the City by Ald.n Boydell.
Wisdom. From the Original Picture presented to the City by Ald.n Boydell. To Their Most Excellent Majesties King George III & Queen Charlotte, This Print is most humbly dedicated by their most Dutiful and Loyal Subject, Jn.o Boydell.
Painted by J.F. Rigaud R.A. Engraved by J.P. Simon.
Pub. Sept. 29 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, No 90, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Stipple with very large magins. 595 x 440mm (23½ x 17¼"). Surface abrasion, some repairs.
Minerva with helmet and shield, an owl to the left and lamb and cockerel to the right, a boy at her feet holding an open book. Top left a putto holds up a mirror, with two others holding up an uroboros (the ancient ring symbol of a snake eating its own tail) to the right. From a series of four moral allegories, with Happiness, Providence & Innocence.
[Ref: 31137]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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