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Beauty directed by Prudence rejects with Scorn the Solicitations of Folly.
Beauty directed by Prudence rejects with Scorn the Solicitations of Folly.
Angelica Kauffman pinxit. J.M. Delattre sculpsit.
Published according to Act, 28th Jan.y, 1783 for the Proprietor [Ann Bryer], No 5 Poland Street, Soho.
Fine stipple, printed in sepia. 375 x 320mm (14¾ x 12½"), with large margins.
Beauty pushes away Folly, who is attempting to drape a grape-laden vine over her.
Alexander 146.
[Ref: 61432]   £390.00  
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Coriolanus.
Coriolanus. From the Original Picture in ye Collection of George Sheppard Esq.r.
Angelica Kauffman R.A. pinx.t [...] Fran.s Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Nov.r 3 1785 by Ja.s Birchall No. 473 Strand.
Very fine stipple, printed in brown. 420 x 490mm (16½ x 19¼"). Trimmed to platemark bottom & top edge. Small margin at sides.
Scene from Act 5, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's tragedy 'Coriolanus'. Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after Angelica Kauffman. Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case, getting around the rules by electing Bartolozzi as a painter). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton enticed Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
Calabi & de Vesme 1842 ii/iii. Provenance: Edge Hall Library, Cheshire
[Ref: 46758]   £520.00  
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Cupid and Ganymede. From Prior.
Cupid and Ganymede. From Prior. From the Original Picture, in the Possession of Geo.e Bowles Esq.r.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Tho.s Burke fecit.
Publish'd Jan.y 1.st 1784, by Tho.s Burke, Kemp's Row, Chelsea.
Fine stipple, printed in brown. 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼"), with large margins.
Cupid kneels, covering his face in his hands, compaining to his mother Venus that Ganymede has cheated him out of his arrows with false dice. Ganymede, holding the arrows, protests his innocence.
Alexander 170. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60304]   £450.00  
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Cupid and Cephisa,
Cupid and Cephisa, [One Day as I was walking in the Woods...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr. [&] Cupid and Cephisa, [Cephisa says, we ought to cut the Wings of Love...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr.
Angelica Kauffman pinx.t. Thomas Burke Fecit.
London, Publish'd July 10th. 1789 by T Burke, No. 5, Great College Street, Westminster. [&] Publish'd Feb.y 1st. 1789 by T Burke No 5 Great College Street, Westminster.
Very fine matching pair of stipples with etching, proof states before lines of verse, one with publisher's inscription scratched. Each 470 x 335mm (18½ x 13¼"), with large margins.
Two scenes from Montesquieu's 'Céphise et l'Amour'. In the first Cupid is discovered by Cephisa and a male companion (intended to be the author), lying asleep in a bush of flowers; in the second Cephisa raises one of his wings, preparing to cut it off, as her companion leans forward to stop her.
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Interview between Edgar and Elfrida.
Interview between Edgar and Elfrida.
Painted by Angelica Kauffman Engraved by William Wynne Ryland
London, Published Feby. 1st, 1786, by M. Ryland, the corner of Berner's & Oxford Streets.
Engraving, fine scratched letter proof. 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"), with large, uncut margins.
King Edgar (c.944-975), hearing of the beauty of Elfrida (Ælfthryth), insists on meeting her. Behind, scowling, is her husband Æthelwald, who Edgar had killed so he could marry Elfrida.
[Ref: 8580]   £460.00  
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Grisalda. [&] The Shepherdess of the Alps.
Grisalda. [&] The Shepherdess of the Alps. From the Original Picture in the Collection of George Bowles Esq, to whom this Plate is Dedicated by his most Obedient Humble Servant, W.Dickinson.
Painted by Angelica Kauffman. Engraved by F.Bartolozzi.
London, Publish'd Feb.y 20th 1785 by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller, No.158 Bond Street.
Pair of stipples, printed in sepia, scratch-letter proofs. Each 440 x 330mm (17¼ x 13"). Large margins on the Shepherdess; Small margins on Grisalda. Slight repaired hole on right in Grisalda.
A pair of scenes from 'The Shepherdess of the Alps', a play by Charles Dibdin's play, 1780, based on 'Patient Griselda', one of the stories in Boccaccio's Decameron. In 'Grisalda' (later with the full title 'Gualtherus and Grisalda') Gualtiero, King of Sicily, meets the poor shepherdess, Griselda, who he had married years before but had forced to exile. The story has also been made into an opera by Alessandro Scarlatti (1721) and Antonio Vivaldi (1735).
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[John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield.]
[John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield.]
Angelica Kauffman pinxit. J. R. Smith fecit.
Published March the 12th 1777 by J.R. Smith No. 10 Batemans Buildings Soho Square.
Mezzotint. 610 x 390mm (24 x 15¼"), with large margins. Margins creased.
A wonderful impression of a fine image showing a full length portrait of politician John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821) dressed in 17th century costume, his hand resting on a sword and armour piled at his feet.
D'Oench: 91; Frankau: 181; CS: 85.
[Ref: 46135]   £750.00  
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Shakespeare. Troilus & Cressida. Act V. Scene II.
Shakespeare. Troilus & Cressida. Act V. Scene II.
Painted by Angelica Kauffman. Engraved by I. Schiavonetti.
Published Jan.y 1:st 1795, by John & Josiah Boydell at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & at No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple, very fine impression, open letter proof before quote from play. 495 x 630mm (19¾ x 24¾"), with large margins.
Ulysses restrains Troilius, who watches from behind hangings in Calchas' tent, as Cressida sits holding Diomedes by the hand, agreeing finally to give him the sleeve Troilius gave her as a love token. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
Alexander: 297 [Kauffman].
[Ref: 59326]   £420.00  
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Venus Crown'd by Cupid.
Venus Crown'd by Cupid.
Angelica Kauffman del.t. Rob.t Marcaurd sculp.t.
London Published Jan.y 1.st 1784 by Geo. Durand No. 3 Catherine Street Strand, & John Harris Sweeting's Alley Cornhill.
Fine stipple, printed in reddish-brown. 270 x 285mm (10½ x 11¼"). Thread margins.
Cupid crowns a reclining Venus with a wreath. A pair with 'Cupid and Psyche'.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60305]   £450.00  
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