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To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty  This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject,  H.D. Thielcke.
To The Queen's, Most Gracious Majesty This Work Is by Humble Permission, Dedicated by Her Majesty's Most Dutiful, Most Grateful & Most humble Subject, H.D. Thielcke. Pleasures of Childhood [&] Affection & Pleasure [&] The Father's Return [&] Faith and Charity [&] The Warrior's Tale [&] Resting after Travelling.
Drawn by....E. [Princess Elizabeth.] H. Thielcke sculpt. [All plates.]
Published Oct.r the 10, 1810 by H. Thielcke Queens House.
Engraved and etched dedication page to Queen Charlotte and six stipple plates after Princess Elizabeth (1770 - 1840), daughter of George III. Proofs on india laid paper, each 200 x 250, 8 x 9¾".
Groups of allegorical figures, probably fan designs. Possibly the same plates were published as 'Six Engravings by H. Thielcke, after the designs of her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth. With illustrations in verse' by R.. Ackermann in 1813. These are early proof states published by the engraver. All plates inscribed 'Pubd. Oct. 10. 1810. by H. Thielcke Queens House', and 'Proof' lower right. Two plates and dedication on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1810.
See BM: 1891,0713.489. See British Library: 001056116.
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America.
America.
G. Sammaritani inv. e dis. F. Wenzel Lit.o.
Lit. Salimbeni, Strada Toledo, 174. [Naples?, c.1850.]
Scarce lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 525 x 670mm (20¾ x 26½"). Edges chipped and soiled.
A female allegorical figure of America, bare-breasted with a feather headress and a quiver of arrows, seated on a rock under a waterfall. Two cherubs, also with feather headresses, hold a net full of fish and a stich with dead birds hanging from it. Around the image are decorative borders with motifs relating to the the continent.
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The Tea Tax Tempest, or the Anglo-American Revolution.
The Tea Tax Tempest, or the Anglo-American Revolution.
[Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg.]
[n.d., c.1778.]
Etching, scarce scratched letter proof. Platemark: 405 x 485mm (16 x 19"), with wide margins. Light foxing in margins. Small spot of repaired damage in lower right title area.
Famous American Revolution satire, in which a figure of Time uses a magic lantern to project an allegorical representation of revolution in America, showing the consequences of the Stamp Act and the tax on tea, watched by an audience personifying the four continents. In the title area, two medallions depicting Holland and Switzerland as precursors of the American struggle in their own experiences of oppression. One (left) is inscribed "Auto da fe" and "Holland. 1560". It represents a man tied to the stake, while a monk, holding up a crucifix, holds a torch to the pile. On the right. is "Wilhelm Tell, Switzerland. 1296". Legendary Swiss patriot William Tell aims with a cross-bow at the apple on his son's head, while Austrian bailiff Gessler on horseback points at the child. Between the medallions is part of an oak-tree. The medallion representing Holland is supported (left) by the Dutch lion holding in his paw a sheaf of seven arrows representing the United Provinces. Hercules with his club (right) supports the medallion of Switzerland. An adaptation, in reverse, of 'The Oracle' by John Dixon. Engraved and published in Nuremberg by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (1743 - 1790).
BM Satires: 5490.
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Caledonia in a Reel. [&] Hibernia in a Jig.
Caledonia in a Reel. [&] Hibernia in a Jig.
Drawn by Adam Buck. Engraved by Roberts & Stadler.
London Published by William Holland, N.o.50, Oxford Street, March. 25. 1801.
Pair colour printed aquatints with stipple. Plate: 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed within lower margins. Marks. Small margins on 3 sides.
Two scenes featuring allegorical figures of Scotland and Ireland dancing.
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[Allegory of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria.]
[Allegory of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria.]
J. Heyden excudibat.
[n.d., c.1625.]
Rare engraving. 320 x 425mm (12½ x 16¾"). With the ink collector's stamp of Alfred Morrisson). Narrow margins. Crease in centre, slightly visable from front.
An allegorical plate of the French Empire dedicated to Anne of Austria (1601-60, wife of Louis XIII and mother of Louis XIV) by the author Martin Meurisse. Centred around a portrait of the queen are figures of the Virtues, Europa astride the bull and others sitting on tiers, with notes in Latin and French. The two coats of arms are the Royal Crest and the emblem of the Franciscans. Underneath, the French text dedication explains the meaning of the plate. The author was Bishop Martin Meurisse (1584-1644), a Franciscan philosopher and theologian who published theses on Logic, Physics, Metaphysics and Ethics between 1613 and 1618, each illustrated with prints such as these. Alfred Morrisson (1821-1897), described by Lugt as 'one of the most relentless collectors of his time', formed his print collection between 1860 and 1878; the Print Room of the British Museum acquired 455 rare prints from the collection before the rest was dispersed by Sothebys between 1917-19.
Lugt: L151.
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Love and Hope.
Love and Hope.
H. Bunbury Esq,,r Delint. C. Knight fecit.
London, Publish'd: Decr. 1st; 1786 by W. Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in colour. Sheet 400 x 450mm. Some restoration.
An oval scene of a young woman flirting with a seated soldier holding a rifle, as another woman watches from a gate. A pair to 'Love and Jealousy', both after Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811). The colour is particularly fine.
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Le Goust. Mon goust n'est pour la confiture Je fuis l'art, Je suis la nature & Sy Je ne Seaurois changer Le bon fruit m'est tant agreable Que je me tiendrois miserable Sy lon me Privoit d'en manger. [&] Lovie. Parmy tant & tant de merueilles Qui Rauissent
Le Goust. Mon goust n'est pour la confiture Je fuis l'art, Je suis la nature & Sy Je ne Seaurois changer Le bon fruit m'est tant agreable Que je me tiendrois miserable Sy lon me Privoit d'en manger. [&] Lovie. Parmy tant & tant de merueilles Qui Rauissent Par les oreilles j'estimois la voix seullement Mais ce Lut a tant d'armonie Quand je le touche & le manie Que Je le trouue aussy charmant. [&] La Veve Pour se mirer dans la fontaine Narcisse en receut pour la peine un mal dont il n'a peu guerir & celle cy qui n'est moins belle Dedans ce miroir Infidelle Trouue un mal qui la fait mourir. [&] L'Atovchement Beaute de tant d'atrais Pourueue Qui nous Peux blesser par la veue & guerir par l'atouchement. C'est animal jraisonnable Plus que toy Paroist secourable Te donnant du Soulagement. [&] L'Odorat Jayme l'oillet sur toute chose Pour luy Je quitte & Lis & Rose Leur odeur ne me peut toucher Auant que d'estre separee De ceste fleur tant desireè Je me veux laisser deschirer.
designe par Huret grave par Ragot.
de l'impression de Mariette Avec privilege. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving. Plate 299 x 210mm. 11¾ x 8¼". Trimmed close to platemark. Two small stains in bottom left of 'Le Goust'.
A set of the Five Senses. Taste: a maiden inside a room with plates around her, and in her left-hand she holds a small section of pear. [&] Hearing: a maiden strums a lute; an open books sits on the table next to her in front of a mirror. [&] Sight: a woman stands in front of a mirror with a small box of rings behind on the dresser and hair pins and a clip on the table below the mirror. [&] Touch: a woman pets a small dog sat on a cushion on top of a dresser, whilst in her right-hand she delicately holds a handkerchief. [&] Smell: a woman staning next to an ornate vase with lillies and roses, pulls one towards her nose to smell; in her left-hand she holds a glove.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: P.14,396; 14,395; P.14,399; 14,397; & P.14,398.
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[Times of Day.] Le Matin; Le Midi; Le Soir; Le Minuit.
[Times of Day.] Le Matin; Le Midi; Le Soir; Le Minuit.
Se vend à Augsbourg chez J.Jacques Haid, et à Paris chez Mr. Gilles Rosselin.
Set of four mezzotints. Ea. c. 420 x 285mm. Each plate with horizontal fold & some damp staining.
In the morning a maid draws water from a well; at noon a couple say grace over their meal; in the evening a merchant weighs his coins; and at midnight a witch mixes a potion.
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