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[The Gardens of Carleton-House with Neapolitan Ballad Singers Design'd 18th May 1784.
[The Gardens of Carleton-House with Neapolitan Ballad Singers Design'd 18th May 1784. To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales this Print from the Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq,,r in the Possession of His Highness, is by Permission Dedicated by His Royal Highness's most faithfull Servant, W. Dickinson.]
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi.]
London, Publish'd May 10th; 1785 by W. Dickinson, No. 158 Bond Street, & W. Austin, Drawing Master St. James Street.
Stipple, proof before title, printed in sepia, touches of hand colour. 510 x 660mm (20 x 26"), with large margins.
A proof state of one of the finest 18th century images: a scene of fashionably-dressed people promenading and listening to musicians in Carlton House gardens, under tall leafy trees with no sign of the house. At the centre is George, Prince of Wales, in a tricorn hat and with a lady on each arm. A group of musicians are on the far left, one playing a small trumpet. The Prince of Wales gave the ballad singers breakfast in his garden, where they were all drawn from life on the spot by Bunbury. According to De Vesme and Calabi, Bartolozzi only engraved the faces of the figures.
De Vesme 2549
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The Family Dinner at The Cottage Door. [&] Tenderness persuading Reluctance at The School Door.
The Family Dinner at The Cottage Door. [&] Tenderness persuading Reluctance at The School Door.
F. Wheatley R.A. pinx.t. G. Keating sculp.t.
London, Published Jan.y 1. 1798 by G. & C. Keating No.18 Warwick Street Golden Square.
Pair of colour-printed stipples. Plate: 410 x 300mm (16 x 11¾'') very large margins. Light paper tone.
A pair of genre scenes. The first shows a young family eating at a table set up outside their cottage, the second shows a woman consoling a crying girl while a boy holds her hand.
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Delia in the Country.  [&]  Delia in Town.
Delia in the Country. [&] Delia in Town. At length from Town the peerless Maid ... A Blessing Cities cannot give. [&] With beauteous Form and sparkling Eyes ... The Seat of Innocence and Love.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
London publish'd February 12th. 1788, by J.R. Smith No 31, King Street Covent Garden..
Pair of stipples printed in brown ink, ovals, 300 x 260mm. 11¾ x 10¼". Presented in attractive gilt frames, F.B. Daniell labels to versos. Slight toning to 'Delia in Town'; overall fine impressions, platemarks visible.
A rural and urban young lady, the first seated under a tree, in a wide-brimmed hat and lace shawl, reading a book held up in her left hand; the second seated, to left, smiling towards the viewer from beneath a large-brimmed hat with tall plumes, her hands joined and resting on the round table in front of her. Eight lines of verse below titles. After George Morland (1762/3 - 1804).
Frankau 109, II & 110, II. D'Oench 294 & 295.
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Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water.
Air. [&] Earth. [&] Fire. [&] Water. From the Original Drawing in the Possession of W. Palmer.
G.B. Cipriani Invent.t F. Bartolozzi Sculpi.t
Publish'd by W. Palmer No. 163 Strand Oct.r 1; 1784
Set of four stipple engravings, each 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10") to platemark. Large margins.
The four elements.
De Vesme: 609-612, v/v.
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[Eton] [Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace.
[Eton] [Say, Father Thames, for thou hast seen Full many a sprightly race, Disporting on thy margent green, The paths of pleasure trace. Gray's Ode.]
[JC pinxit. Silvester sculpsit.]
[London, Published June 1 1803, by R Silvester, No. 27, Strand]
Rare & large stipple, proof before letters. 505 x 660mm (20 x 26"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A distant view of Eton, with cherubic boys playing in the foreground, with cricket, boating, punting, swimming, and playing at being horses and carriage driver. To the right older pupils read.
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Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion. Painted by John Hoppner, R.A. Engraved by Charles Wilkin.
Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion. Painted by John Hoppner, R.A. Engraved by Charles Wilkin. Executed in a Manner to United the High Finishing of Painting with the Spirit and Freedom of Drawing.
London: Published by the Proprietor. Charles Wilkin, Eaton Street, Pimlico. 1797.
Front printed wrapper and ten crayon-manner stipples, proofs before titles. Each 250 x 190mm (10 x 7½"), eight with letterpress biographies. In mounts.
Extremely rare to find complete matching set of proofs. The complete set of ten portraits from the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin. The sitters are Lady Charlotte Duncombe; Viscountess St. Asaph; Lady Charlotte Campbell; Jane Elizabeth, Viscountess Andover; Lady Gertude Villiers; Lady Langham; The Countess of Euston; Lady Catherine Howard; The Duchess of Rutland; and Lady Gertrude Fitzpatrick.
See Ref: 54826 , 54827, 54828, 54829 54830, 54831 for single images.
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[Paul et Virginie] L'Enfance de Paul et Virginie. [&] L'Adolescence de Paul et Virginie.
[Paul et Virginie] L'Enfance de Paul et Virginie. [&] L'Adolescence de Paul et Virginie. [&] Le Triomphe de la Vertu. [&] Virginie au Tombeau.
Peint par Schall. Gravé par Augustin le Grand.
A Paris chez Augustin le Grand Rue St. Julien-le-Pauvre No 3 [illegible] [n.d. c.1800.]
Four stipples printed in colours, sheet 390 x 450mm (15¼ x 17¾"). Trimmed to platemark on two sides; pinhole in centre. Small tear in margin that just touches plate.
Four scenes from the novel 'Paul et Virginie', by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Set on Mauritius, it is a parable of the social divisions in French society on the eve of the Revolution.
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Harriet Quentin & Lady Conyngham] Mrs Q. [&] Windsor Castle.
Harriet Quentin & Lady Conyngham] Mrs Q. [&] Windsor Castle.
Drawn by Huet Villiers. Engraved by W.Blake. [&] Drawn by J.B. Engraved by G.Maile.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Pair of colour printed stipples. Ea. c.340 x 245mm. Both plates trimmed just within platemark, some creasing on "Mrs Q". Very fine colour.
Half length portrait of Harriet Quentin, with Eton College in the background and Lady Conyngham playing a piano, with Windsor in the background. A fine and scarce pair, these examples from a scrapbook. While William Blake experimented with both his poetry and printing he had to continue to engrave the work of others to stave off abject poverty. 'Mrs Q' was the Marquise of Connynham, best known as George IV's mistress.
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Scarcity in India [&] British Plenty.
Scarcity in India [&] British Plenty.
Painted by H. Singleton. Engraved by C: Knight.
Pub.d Jan.y 1st 1794 by C. Knight, Stoke, Bucks, & Random Stainbank & Sayer, 17 Old Bond Street, London.
Pair of stipple engravings with hand colour. Each c. 600 x 455mm (23½ x 18"), with large margins. 'Scarcity' with surface wear in inscription area and margins. 'Plenty' with worming in inscription area and some wear in margins.
A rare pair of scenes after Henry Singleton (1766-1839) which contrast British wealth with food shortages in India at a time of famine in Bengal between 1769-1770. 'British Plenty' shows a single seaman between two women who, although they appear to be selling the man vegetables, are marked as prostitutes by their fine dresses. In contrast, 'Scarcity in India' depicts two young Englishmen offering cheap trinkets to a young Indian girl outside an impoverished village.
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