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Eight Curious prints of Fowl and Fish.
Eight Curious prints of Fowl and Fish.
P. And. Rÿsbrack Pinx. G: Vander Gucht Sculpt.
Published by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1765.]
Extremely scarce complete set of eight engravings, including one proof impression. Plates: 570 x 420mm (22½ x 16½").
Eight plates after Pieter Andreas Rysbrack's (1685-1748) series of four paintings showing fish and four paintings showing fowl. The fish are depicted lying haphazardly on tables next to baskets as if ready for preparation or on the market stall while the birds are all shown in landscape settings as if freshly shot, ready to be collected. Each bird is numbered and named in a key below the image. John Boydell reissued the plates in 1760s which had previously been published in 1735 by Richard Hylton.
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[The Grand Jubilee Celebrations in London's Parks.]
[The Grand Jubilee Celebrations in London's Parks.] View of the Bridge and Pagoda, from the Canal, St James's Park.[&] The Chinese Pagoda and Bridge in St James's Park (previous tot he Fire.) [&] The Fortress (which inclosed the Grand Pavillion.) in the Green Park; with the ascent of the Balloon. [&] The Grand Pavillion in Green Park. [&] The View in Hyde Park, with the Fleet at Anchor, on the Serpentine River. [&] The Jubilee Naval Action on the Serpentine in Commemoration of the Battle of the Nile. [&] The Action between the British & American Frigates on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, 1st August, 1814. [&] Scene on the Serpentine, Hyde Park, on the Night of the Grand Jubilee, Aug.t 1. 1814.
Published Aug.t 12 [& 24th], 1814, by Tho. Palser, Surry Side, West.r Bridge.
Eight etchings with hand colour. Each c. 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Each plate trimmed to plate top and bottom.
On 1st August 1814 a series of events celebrating both the end of the Napoleonic Wars and the centenary of Hanoverian rule in England. In St James's Park a Chinese bridge with a pagoda was built over the lake; in Green Park a revolving Temple of Concord was constructed by Sir William Congreve (of rocket fame); and in Hyde Park naval battles with miniature frigates were fought (the 'Nile' and 'Trafalgar' against the French and a third against the Americans, a reminder that Britain was still fighting the War of 1812). The battles were successful events: however the pagoda in St James's Park was set alight by fireworks, killing one and injuring another; and the balloon ascent, by James Sadler (1753-1828, the first English balloonist) did not go as planned and he had to make an emergency landing.
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[Twelve Months.]
[Twelve Months.] Januarius. [&] Febuarius. [&] Martius. [&] Aprilis. [&] Maius. [&] Junius. [&] Julius. [&] Augustus. [&] September. [&] October. [&] November. [&] December.
Joachimius Sandrart Pinxit, et excudit Amstel. Jer=Falck [et al] Sculpsit.
[n.d., 1645 in January & December plates.]
Folio, old vellum; 12 engravings, each c. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), mounted on guards.for binding in plano. Signs of old horizontal centre folds on all plates.
Set of the Twelve Months after the paintings by Joachim von Sandrart for the Old Palace Schleissheim, Munich, 1642-3). Each has a person engaged in a seasonal activity and a zodiac sign somewhere in the composition. Underneath each is a Latin verse by C. Barlaeus. The engravers were: Jeremias Falck, Jonas Suyderhoef, Reinier van Persijn, Cornelius van Delan II, Albert Haelwegh and Theodor Matham. Two extra plates of this series relating to Time, Night & Day, are not present.
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[Four views of the sea battle between H.M.S. Shannon & the American Frigate Chesapeake.]
[Four views of the sea battle between H.M.S. Shannon & the American Frigate Chesapeake.]
Painted by J.C. Schetky Esq.re & on Stone by L. Hague. Designed by Capt R.H. King R.N.
London Pub.d by Smith Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill. Printed by Day 17 Gate Street. London Pub.d by Smith Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill. Printed by Day 17 Gate Street. [n.d., c.1830.]
Set of four coloured lithographs. Printed area: 390 x 430mm (15¼ x 17") large margins.
Four stages in the most famous Anglo-American sea-battle, June 1st, 1813. The plates depict the commencement of the battle; the crippling of the Chesapeake by the Shannon's first two broadsides; the boarding of the Chesapeake; and the Shannon leading her prize into Halifax harbour. The plates are dedicated to the Shannon's Captain, Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776 - 1841). After John Christian Schetky (1778 - 1874).
Parker: 231.
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[Marie Taglioni.]
[Marie Taglioni.] Flore. [&] La Tirolienne. [&] La Napolitaine. [&] La Bayadere. [&] La Naiade. [&] Marie Taglioni [Facsimile signature].
A.E.C. [A.E.Chalon]. R.J.L. [R.J.Lane].
Published by J. Dickinson. New Bond Street, Aug.t 1831.
Very scarce set of six proof lithographs laid on chine collé. Printed area: 212 x 141mm (8¼ x 5½") each, with wide margins.
A rare set of six proof lithographs of renowned ballet dancer Marie Taglioni (1804-1884) depicted in some of the roles that have established her as a central figure in the history of European dance. After A.E.Chalon, by R.J. Lane. Taglioni was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the romantic ballet, and cultivated her skill primarily at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, and at the Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique of the Paris Opera Ballet. She later took a three-year contract in Saint Petersburg with the Imperial Ballet.
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[Set of six views of Versailles.] Endroits Remarquables du Jardin et du Parc de Versailles.
[Set of six views of Versailles.] Endroits Remarquables du Jardin et du Parc de Versailles. 7. Vuë de lde l'Orangerie de Versailles. [&] 8. Vuë du Bassin de Latone prise au bord de la Terrasse du Château. [&] 9. Vue de Bassin de Neptune dans le Jardins de Versailles. [&] 10. Vüe de Trianon dans le Parc de Versailles du Côté de l'Avenue. [&] 11. Vuë du Château de Trianon de Coté du Parterre. [&] 12. Vüe du Paÿsage et der la Maison Royalle de S.t Cir.
J. Rigaud In. Sculp.
Avec Privilege du Roy. [Published by Rigaud c.1730.]
Set of six numbered engravings. Each 260 x 490mm (10¼ x 19¼"), very large margins.
A fine set of six views of the buildings and features of the Palace of Versailles, drawn and engraved by Jacques Rigaud (1681-1754). He depicts Louis XV's court at rest in the sumptuous surroundings. The final view is from the park looking towards the Maison royale de Saint-Louis, the boarding school for girls set up by Louis XIV. Rigaud spent twenty years on his vast 'The Royal Houses of France', which also included the châteaux of Marly, Fontainbleau, St Cloud and Meudon.
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