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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

[Satan Alarmed.]
[Satan Alarmed.] Paradise Lost. B.4. L.985.
R. Westall R.A. del.t.. J.P. Simon sculp.t.
[Publish'd June 4. 1794, by J. & J. Boydell, & G. Nichol, Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & Cheapside.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 270 x 170mm (10½ x 6¾") Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's inscription. Unidentified collector's stamp 'R.J.' on reverse.
The confrontation between Satan and Gabriel: 'On the other side, Satan alarm'd, Collecting all his might, dilated stood, Like Teneriffe, or Atlas, unremoved: His stature reach'd the sky, and on his crest Sat horrour plumed; nor wanted in his grasp, What seem'd both spear and shield.' A scene from the fourth book of John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost', engraved by Jean Pierre Simon (c.1750-c.1810) after Richard Westall (1765-1836) for John & Josiah Boydell's 'The Poetical Works of John Milton'.
[Ref: 44055]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Satan summoning his Legions.]
[Satan summoning his Legions.]
[Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon.]
[n.d. c.1794.]
Stipple engraving, proof before all letters. Image 225 x 162mm. Trimmed inside plate and glued to an album page at edges.
This extremely scarce proof engraving by Jean Pierre Simon [1750? - c.1810] after Richard Westall R.A. [1765 - 1836] illustrates John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. From 'The Poetical Works of John Milton' published by John and Josiah Boydell in three volumes between 1794 and 1797, in only one edition. It contained four engraved portraits and 28 plates after Westall by among others R. Earlom, T. Kirk, J. Ogborne, B. Smith, as well as J.P. Simon. Westall was an accomplished artist in watercolour who illustrated a number of books, including Boydells' 'Shakespeare', and contributed 5 large scale paintings for the 'Shakespeare Gallery'.
See Pressly 'The Life and Art of James Barry: pg.157.
[Ref: 6565]   £350.00  
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[Satan summoning his Legions.]
[Satan summoning his Legions.]
[Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon.]
[n.d. c.1794.]
Stipple engraving, working proof. Image 222 x 158mm. Trimmed inside plate to c.10 - 15mm outside image. Glued to an album page at edges.
Extremely scarce proof, with some details of the composition unfinished and the boundary of the lower image edge undefined. Anatomical features of the faces, hands and feet of the figures are crude in comparison to the other impression of this same image. The background is also yet to be refined and darkened. By Jean Pierre Simon [1750? - c.1810] after Richard Westall R.A. [1765 - 1836], an illustratration of John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. From 'The Poetical Works of John Milton' published by John and Josiah Boydell in three volumes between 1794 and 1797, in only one edition. It contained four engraved portraits and 28 plates after Westall by among others R. Earlom, T. Kirk, J. Ogborne, B. Smith, as well as J.P. Simon. Westall was an accomplished artist in watercolour who illustrated a number of books, including Boydells' 'Shakespeare', and contributed 5 large scale paintings for the 'Shakespeare Gallery'.
See Pressly 'The Life and Art of James Barry: pg.157.
[Ref: 6566]   £450.00  
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[The Birth of Sin.]
[The Birth of Sin.] Paradise Lost. B.2. L.752.
[Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon.]
Publish'd June 4. 1794, by J. & J. Boydell, & G. Nichol, Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & Cheapside.
Stipple engraving. Sheet 270 x 170mm (10½ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Sin, the daughter of Satan, springs fully formed from the left side of his head, while he was planning his rebellion against God. A scene from the second book of John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost', engraved by Jean Pierre Simon (c.1750-c.1810) after Richard Westall (1765-1836) for John & Josiah Boydell's 'The Poetical Works of John Milton'.
[Ref: 44057]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sin and Satan.]
[Sin and Satan.]
[Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon.]
[n.d. c.1794.]
Stipple engraving, proof before all letters. Image 228 x 161mm. Trimmed inside plate and glued to an album page at edges.
This extremely scarce working proof by Jean Pierre Simon [1750? - c.1810] after Richard Westall R.A. [1765 - 1836] illustrates the fourth book of John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. The half-woman, half serpent figure in the foreground is unfinished, generally lacking depth and tone, with her anatomical features undefined and the hair only a sketchy outline. From 'The Poetical Works of John Milton' published by John and Josiah Boydell in three volumes between 1794 and 1797, in only one edition. It contained four engraved portraits and 28 plates after Westall by among others R. Earlom, T. Kirk, J. Ogborne, B. Smith, as well as J.P. Simon. Westall was an accomplished artist in watercolour who illustrated a number of books, including Boydells' 'Shakespeare', and contributed 5 large scale paintings for the 'Shakespeare Gallery'.
[Ref: 6567]   £450.00  
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[Satan Alarmed.]
[Satan Alarmed.]
[Painted by Richard Westall. Engraved by J.P. Simon.]
[n.d. c.1794.]
Stipple engraving, proof before all letters. Image 222 x 158mm. Trimmed inside plate to c.5mm outside image top and sides, and to c.20mm below. Glued to an album page at edges.
This extremely scarce proof engraving by Jean Pierre Simon [1750? - c.1810] after Richard Westall R.A. [1765 - 1836] illustrates the fourth book of John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. Satan journeys to the Garden of Eden (Paradise), discovers Adam and Eve and attempts to work their fall. Gabriel, who guards the gate of Paradise, has been alerted that an evil spirit has descended and two of his angels find Satan at the ear of Eve, tempting her in a dream. This image illustrates Lines 985 -990, the confrontation between Satan and Gabriel: 'On the other side, Satan alarm'd, Collecting all his might, dilated stood, Like Teneriffe, or Atlas, unremoved: His stature reach'd the sky, and on his crest Sat horrour plumed; nor wanted in his grasp, What seem'd both spear and shield.' From 'The Poetical Works of John Milton' published by John and Josiah Boydell in three volumes between 1794 and 1797, in only one edition. It contained four engraved portraits and 28 plates after Westall by among others R. Earlom, T. Kirk, J. Ogborne, B. Smith, as well as J.P. Simon. Westall was an accomplished artist in watercolour who illustrated a number of books, including Boydells' 'Shakespeare', and contributed 5 large scale paintings for the 'Shakespeare Gallery'.
See Pressly 'The Life and Art of James Barry: pg.157.
[Ref: 6564]   £350.00  
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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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