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Blue Beard.
Blue Beard.
John Parry. On Stone by J. Brandard. M. & N. Hanhart Chromo. lith Printers.
[n.d., c. 1860.]
Chromolithograph, with gilt highlights. Sheet (at most) 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed as scrapsheet, laid on album paper.
The cover of a music sheet, depicting the Bluebeard character as an Ottoman rather than the European of early versions of the story. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, regularly staged a pantomime version from 1798.
[Ref: 33879]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Vidit Moyses Vitulum, et Choros, iratusque proyecit de manu Tabulas ad radicem montis. Exod. Cap. XXXII. V.29. 16.
Vidit Moyses Vitulum, et Choros, iratusque proyecit de manu Tabulas ad radicem montis. Exod. Cap. XXXII. V.29. 16.
Parmigianino pinx. Dom. Cunego sculpsit Romae 1773.
Ex Tabula Parmae existente.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 349 x 202mm (13¾ x 8"). Water stain lower left of margin.
Moses, the semi-draped, bearded prophet holding the tablets of the law above his head. From Parmigianino's grisaille fresco in the church of Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma. From "Schola Italica Picturae sive Selectae Quaedam Summorum e Schola Italica Pictorum Tabulae Aere Incisae Cura et Impensis Gavini Hamilton Pictoris", a series of forty plates.
[Ref: 30991]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Juvenile_
Juvenile_"Au, a Hairdresser, when you have finished my hair just take off my beard, will you?"
J. Leech.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph. 247 x 209mm. 9¾ x 8¼". Trimmed, losing text below border
Satire on society. Inside a barber shop a young boy sat reading the paper requests that his non-existent beard be removed. John Leech (1817-1864), the illustrator and caricaturist who contributed to Punch.
[Ref: 26874]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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William Sale [facsimile signature.]
William Sale [facsimile signature.]
W.W. Ouless pinx.t P. Rajon del. [pencil signature:] Walter W. Ouless.
Published March 1.st 1876 (for the proprietors) by Tho. Agnew & Sons, London. Manchester & Liverpool.
Etching, signed in pencil by artist. Plate 419 x 330mm Crease top right.
An old man sat in a chair facing view with a large beard; a map on the wall. 'The Tablet' of 27th June 1874 reports on the Royal Academy Exhibition: 'Mr. Ouless produces three works, the principal being a superbly painted head of Mr. William Sale. The flesh tones are admirable, and the feeling of the entire works forms a strong contrast to the number of painted shadows on the walls'.
[Ref: 31222]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Robert Louis Stevenson.
Robert Louis Stevenson.
Maclure, Macdonald & Co. Engravers, Glasgow.
[n.d. c.1870.]
Photogravure. Plate 280 x 210mm. 11 x 8¼". Rare.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson born in Edinburgh, (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.
[Ref: 24458]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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This Print of [facsimile signature:] Geo: Thompson Esqr is with permission dedicated to The British India Society by their very obedient humble Servant George Evans.
This Print of [facsimile signature:] Geo: Thompson Esqr is with permission dedicated to The British India Society by their very obedient humble Servant George Evans.
Painted by George Evans, Esqr. Engraved by C. Turner ARA.
London: Published Nov.r 12.th 1842 by Mr. G Evans, No.15 St. Martin's Street, Leicester Square.
Scarce mezzotint and etching on steel plate. Plate 392 x 290mm (15½ x 11½").
Portrait of George Thompson, three-quarter length; standing to right, with head turned to look towards front; wearing a long coat, white shirt, and dark striped neckerchief; on left, a table covered with cloth, with inkwell and pen, sheet of paper, and books lettered in scraped lettering "Oriental Herald 14 1827", Friend of India Vol III", and "American Antislave Magazine". George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878) was British ant-slavery orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery through tours and legislation while serving as a Member of Parliament. He was arguably one of the most important abolitionists and human rights lecturers in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Whitman: 556.
[Ref: 52484]   £450.00  
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[Leo Tolstoy.]
[Leo Tolstoy.]
[after Ilya Repin.] Will. Henderson [pencil signature.]
Published 1926 by the Museum Galleries, 69 Shorts Gardens, London WC. Copyright.
Colour-printed photogravure on india. 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"), Printsellers' blind stamp, with sheet of letterpress biography.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), author of 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina', from Il'ya Repin's 1901 full-length portrait of Tolstoy, barefooted (St Petersburg, State Museum), cropping the composition to the sitter's upper body. Repin (1844-1930), the foremost exponent of the late 19th century Russian Realist style, first met Tolstoy in 1880 and produced several portraits of him.
[Ref: 40500]   £360.00  
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