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L'Art de se Connoitre.
L'Art de se Connoitre. caractere du genie de Jacq. Abbadie ne en 1654 mort en 1727.
C. Eisen del. François sculp. et ex. C.P.R.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner printed in reddish-brown ink, sheet 295 x 220mm. 11½ x 8¾".
Allegorical tribute to Jakob (Jacques) Abbadie (1654? - 1727), French Protestant divine and writer who became dean of Killaloe, in Ireland. A nearly-naked young male figure, with flame burning above his head, studies his reflection in a circular looking-glass; he holds a quill in his right hand. Closed book and dramatic mask on the ground in foreground. After Charles Eisen (1720 - 1778), by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor the crayon manner technique of etching in 1757. Numbered 'VIIIe. metha' upper left. For Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book.
[Ref: 22216]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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An Academy.
An Academy.
John Mortimer pinxit. S.F.Ravenet sculpsit. John Boydell excudit.
Published November 1st 1771, by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Line engraving. 510 x 430mm (20 x 17"), fine with very wide margins. Repaired tear to right margin.
A life class at the Royal Academy, with a nude male model. The print was used as a frontispiece to 'Sculptura Brittanica', one of Boydell's collections of prints engraved after 'The Most Capital Paintings in England'.
Sunderland: 49.
[Ref: 27326]   £680.00  
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[A man's physique.]
[A man's physique.]
[after Jan Wandelaar.] G. Scotin sculp.
Impensis T & P Knapton. Londini, 1750.
Engraving. 565 x 410mm (22¼ x 16"). Bit dusty, creases, tears in margins.
A view of a naked man leaning on a Graecian urn, with a letter key of her physical features. From the English edition of ''Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani' by German-born Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (originally Weiss) (1697 - 1770).
[Ref: 51833]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Athlete; a classical cameo]  XXXV.
[The Athlete; a classical cameo] XXXV.
G.B. Cipriani del. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
[London, c.1781-1791.]
Etching on india paper, 250 x 185mm. 9¾ x 7¼". Light spotting; a fine impression, with margins.
Nude young male figure with inscription and table with jar; in an oval design. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani's (1727 - 1785) study for 'Gemmarum antiquarum delectus: ex præstantioribus desumptus, quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis conservantur (Marlborough gems)'; a two volume folio of antiquities in the collection of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough.
De Vesme 2292. See BL 139.h.3,4. 683.k.9,10.
[Ref: 21168]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[A young male nude.]
[A young male nude.]
A. Lamm 26.2.10. [Signed and dated in plate, 'Albert Lamm' pencil signature lower right.]
[German, 1910.]
Etching, 180 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾". Creasing to paper.
Perhaps from a sketch of a life-model, in the artist's studio; works of art on wall to right of a curtain or covered canvass behind. Albert Lamm (born Berlin, 1873).
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18531]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Study of a male nude holding a cross.]
[Study of a male nude holding a cross.]
C. Natoire del. J.J. Pasquier Sculp.
A Paris ches Huquier rue St Jacques pres celle des Mathurins. CPR. [n.d., c.1770.]
Etching, sheet 400 x 265mm. 15¾ x 10½". Trimmed to plate.
After Charles Joseph Natoire (1700 - 1777), for a series. Numbered '9' upper right.
Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 18588]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mazzeppa.][In mss.]
[Mazzeppa.][In mss.]
[H. Vernet. S.W. Reynolds.][In pencil.]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Mezzotint; extremely rare proof before letters. Sheet: 820 x 610mm (32 x 24"). Trimmed within plate.
A dramatic illustration to Lord Byron's poem 'Mazeppa' published in 1819. The poem tells the story of Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa (1640-1709) who, having been found having an affair with his count's wife, is strapped naked to the back of a horse which rides through the wilds of Eastern Europe. This scene shows Mazeppa lying on the ground, his horse having fallen to the ground, surrounded by wild horses. After 'Mazeppa and the Horses' by Horace Vernet who painted a pair of oils on the subject in 1825.
Ex: The Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40705]   £460.00  
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St. John in the Wilderness. Saint Jean Baptiste dans le Desert. To His most Serene Highness Charles Theodore, Elector Palatine, Reigning Duke of Bavaria, &c. &c. &c.
St. John in the Wilderness. Saint Jean Baptiste dans le Desert. To His most Serene Highness Charles Theodore, Elector Palatine, Reigning Duke of Bavaria, &c. &c. &c. This Plate engraved by his Gracious Permission frm the Origional Picture in the Electoral Gallery of Dusseldorf, is Dedicated by His Most Devoted and Obedient Humble Servants. Valentine Green. Rupert Green. [with crest].
Painted by Raffaello. Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & to the Elector Palatine.
In Monsr. Pigages's Catalogue of the Dusseldorf Galelry, this Subject is No. 165 / Published July 1st 1797 by V.&R. Green Newman Street, London.
Mezzotint. 660 x 407mm. Trimmed along plate mark at bottom, with minor creases and slight rubbing in places. Fine.
Originally published 1792. Valentine Green (1739 - 1813) was a mezzotinter, Associate Royal Academician and publisher (usually of his own prints) and, in later years in association with his son, Rupert. Depicts St John as a young man, naked apart from the edge of a cloak over his leg, sitting, leaning to the right, resting on the bank of a small waterfall, holding a bowl in his right hand, and with a wooden cross in the other. There is a view of a town and a circular classical building in the background on the left.
Whiteman: 268: this state not listed.
[Ref: 7040]   £690.00  
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Sic nudus piscator aquas, limosaq tranans Elumina, vete novis quadratum piscibus implet.
Sic nudus piscator aquas, limosaq tranans Elumina, vete novis quadratum piscibus implet. 97.
1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 215 x 286mm (8½ x 11¼"). Slight creasing & stain in sky.
Fishing with Concave Nets in the River Arno; fishermen, some of whom are naked, wade in the river Arno with nets; in the foreground, to left, a river god holding a cornucopia reclines beside a lion, representing Florence; the city of Florence flanks both sides of the River Arno which recedes to the hills in the distance. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
[Ref: 28587]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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