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Madame Davis.
Madame Davis.
P.Lely pinxit. R.Tompson excudit.
[n.d., c.1675.]
Mezzotint. 335 x 247mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate and laid on separate sheet repaired tear right side.
Mary 'Moll' Davis, playing a guitar. An actress and mistress of Charles II, her child Mary Tudor (1673-1726) married the second Earl of Derwentwater.
CS: 11: ii of ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 17006]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Maria Fitzherbert] The Royal Toast. Fat, Fair, and Forty.
[Maria Fitzherbert] The Royal Toast. Fat, Fair, and Forty.
31 Delin.t Game Fecit.
Published by W.S. Fores Mar 20th 1786 at his Caracature Warehouse No.3 Piccadilly.
Etching. 305 x 210mm (12 x 8¼"), with wide margins.
Portrait of Mrs Fitzherbert, her hat bearing three ostrich feathers and the motto 'Ich Dien' to indicate her marriage (she had secretly married George, Prince of Wales in the previous year).
BM Satires: 6927.
[Ref: 27607]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nell Gwyn]
[Nell Gwyn] The Sculpters part is done the features hitt / of Madam Gwin, No Arte can shew her Witt,
P Lely Pinxit G Valck Sculp et ex
Cum Privilegio ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisiae [1673]
Very fine and rare engraving. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
Nell Gwyn (1651?-1687), actress and mistress of Charles II, in a landscape as a shepherdess. Gwyn arrived in London as an orange-seller and rose to become one of the leading comic actresses of the day. The playwright Dryden supplied her with a series of saucy, bustling parts, ideally suited to her talents. She had two sons by the King, the elder of whom was created duke of St Albans, and she was said to have been remembered by Charles on his deathbed with the words "Let not poor Nelly starve".
For another engraving after the same painting by Lely see ref. 19681.
[Ref: 42904]   £490.00  
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Louise Dutchess of Portsmouth [ms]
Louise Dutchess of Portsmouth [ms]
[Paul van Somer after Sir Peter Lely, c.1680]
Fine mezzotint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; tipped into album sheet.
Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth (1649-1734), mistress of Charles II and a significant and enduring political force at the Restoration court. Engraved after the painting by Sir Peter Lely (c.1671-4, Los Angeles, Getty Museum).
[Ref: 42472]   £380.00  
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M.rs Knight a famous Singer & Favourite of King Charles the 2d.
M.rs Knight a famous Singer & Favourite of King Charles the 2d. L'Collectione J. Ellys. Price 2 Shill.
G. Kneller Eques, pinx. J. Faber fecit, 1749.
1749.
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") with wide margins.
A portrait of singer Mary Knight, a well known singer and mistress of Charles II, shown kneeling before a crucifix.
CS 210
[Ref: 43073]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catherine Sedley] Madam Sidley.
[Catherine Sedley] Madam Sidley.
W Wissing pinx: cum Privilegio Regis. R Williams fe:
Sold by E Cooper at the 3 pidgions in Bedford str.t [n.d. c.1800.]
Mezzotint. 240 x 177mm (9½ x 7"), with wide margins. Staining in margin.
Catharine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester (1657-1717) was the mistress of James II and in 1686 was created Baroness Darlington and Countess of Dorchester. In 1696 she married Sir David Colyear, later Earl of Portmore. First published c.1680.
CS: 52: iii/iii.
[Ref: 30917]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jane Shore.
Jane Shore.
[n.d., c. 1660.]
Very rare mezzotint. 130 x 115mm (5 x 4½"). Trimmed to image and laid on card. Some creases.
Jane Shore (c.1445-1527), mistress to Edward IV. Thomas More’s 'History of King Richard III' quotes Edward IV's claim to have had three concubines, ‘the merriest, the wiliest, and the holiest harlots in his realm’, Shore being the merriest. She enjoyed a considerable literary afterlife, as the subject of poems, ballads, historical novels, and plays; the most notable of the latter was Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Jane Shore, first produced in 1714. This is a copy of an anonymous painting in King's College, Cambridge, of which there is a near-identical painting at Eton College.
O'D 4.
[Ref: 12031]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frances Countess of Jersey.]
[Frances Countess of Jersey.]
D. Gardner Pinx.t. Tho.s Watson fecit.
Publish'd Feb.y 14.th 1774, for W. Shropshire, No. 158, & T. Watson, No. 142, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Surface scratch, small margins, tipped onto album sheet.
A portrait of Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey (1753-1821) who was the mistress of George IV while Prince of Wales.
[Ref: 47259]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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