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Lady Godina's Rout -or Peeping Tom spying out Pope Joan.
Lady Godina's Rout -or Peeping Tom spying out Pope Joan. Vide Fashionable Modesty.
J.s G.y [James Gillray] d: et f:
Pub.d March 12th. 1796, by H. Humphrey New Bond Street [but c.1830].
Hand coloured etching, 260 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"), with large margins.
A fashionable gathering around card tables where 'Pope Joan' is being played. A man uses a candle-snuffer as an excuse to lean over a woman (identified as Georgiana Gordon, Duchess of Bedford) and ogle her décolletage. Most of the women have elaborate feather headresses.
BM Satires 8899.
[Ref: 60484]   £450.00  
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George, II.d.
George, II.d. Price 5.s.
R.E. Pine pinx. 1759. W. Dickinson fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament, 1766.
Very scarce mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with large margins.
A full-length portrait of George II in court dress, soldiers with guns and bayonets behind the staircase. Painted by Robert Edge Pine the year before George died, it was published six years into the reign of George III.
CS 26, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 55972]   £520.00  
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[George the Third, King of Great Britain &c. &c. &c.]
[George the Third, King of Great Britain &c. &c. &c.]
[Tho.s Gainsborough Esq.r R.A. Pinxt. Gainsborough Dupont Sculp.t.]
[Pub.d Dec.r 30 1790 by Gainsborough Dupont No 87 Pall Mall.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters, uncleaned edge. 620 x 380mm (24½ x 15"), large good margins. Thread margins.
A full-length portrait in dress uniform, pillars and landscape behind. The original painting, completed 1781, is in the Royal Collection, Hampton Court.
CS 6, state i of iii, last state with title as above.
[Ref: 2611]   £580.00  
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The Royal Family.
The Royal Family.
T. Stothard, R.A. Pinx.t 1787. I. Murphy, Sculp.t 1794.
London, Published, 4, June, 1794 by John Jeffryes, Ludgate Hill.
Framed mezzotint. Plate: 520 x 650mm (20½ x 25½"). Frame: 725 x 850mm (28½ x 33½"). Unexamined out of frame. Foxing.
A group portrait of the Royal Family, with George III (1738-1820) and Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) seated in the centre, their sons on the left and daughters and younger sons on the right. The original oil painting is housed in the Bearsted Collection in Upton House in Warwickshire.
CS 15.
[Ref: 47204]   £650.00  
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[George IV] To the British Nation This Portrait of His Majesty King George the Fourth
[George IV] To the British Nation This Portrait of His Majesty King George the Fourth Is dedicated with gratitude and respect by the Proprietors, Moon, Boys & Graves.
Painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. &c &c &c. Engraved by William Finden.
London, Published November 1829, by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.
Engraving. 630 x 465mm (24¾ x 18¼"), with separate title plate 60 x 465mm (2½ x 18¼"), very large margins on 3 sides. Small tears in bottom margin, spotting.
A full-length portrait of George IV, seated on a sofa, dressed in a dark fur-lined frogged coat and breeches, the Garter star pinned to his breast with the garter about his leg, the Order of the Golden Fleece on a ribbon about his neck.
[Ref: 56486]   £380.00  
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An Airing in Hyde Park.
An Airing in Hyde Park.
Design'd by Edw.d Dayes Draughtsman to his Royal Highness the Duke of York, 1793. Engraved by T..Gaugain.
London, Publish'd Jany. 1796, by T. Gaugain No.4 Little Compton Street Soho.,
Very fine stipple engraving with etching. 460 x 686mm. Minor repairs to outer marginal tears, small faint stain in trees to left.
Companion print to 'The Promenade in St. James's' engraved by F.D. Soiron.
[Ref: 1604]   £1,450.00  
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[Gertrude Mahon] The Bird of Paradise.
[Gertrude Mahon] The Bird of Paradise.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 2 Jan 1781.
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Narrow margins, paper lightly toned and chipped in top edge, ink smear in publication line.
Gertrude Mahon, seated on a settee smiling, holding a black mask. On the cushion of the settee is a card ''Admit Mrs M_ to the Mask'd Ball''. She is attractively dressed in the fashion of the period, with a muslin apron. Her coiffure is extravagantly large, with curls on her neck, and is covered by an elaborately frilled muslin cap. Gertrude Mahon (née Tilson, 1752-c.1808) was the Dublin-born daughter of the dowager countess of Kerry. Left £3000 at the age of twelve, she became famous for her love of clothes and notorious adulteries. Needing money, she attempted to become an actress but supplemented her income by being a courtesan. She was last heard of in 1808.
[Ref: 58489]   £590.00  
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[The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.] L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres.
[The Inside of the Pantheon in Oxford Road.] L'Intérior du Panthéon de Londres. From an Original Drawing in the Possession of Robt. Sayer.
Cha.s Brandoin inv. et delin. Richd. Earlom fecit. R. Sayer Execud.t.
London, printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street. As the Act directs 30 August 1772.
Mezzotint. 475 x 560mm (18¾ x 22". Slightly rubbed.
A group of men and women stand conversing amongst tall marble pillars, inside a richly decorated hall. In the background are more open rooms, with statues set within niches along the wall. Further figures congregrate throughout. The Pantheon, was a place of public entertainment on the south side of Oxford Street. It was designed by James Wyatt and opened in 1772. One of the largest rooms in England, the main rotunda, with its central dome, was somewhat reminiscent of the celebrated Pantheon in Rome. Orginally built as a set of winter assembly rooms, it was later briefly converted into a theatre. Before being demolished in 1937, it was a bazaar and a wine merchant's show room for over a hundred years. Michel Vincent Brandoin (1733-90, known as Charles) was a Swiss painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, and caricaturist who working out of London.
Wessely 100.II. CS:45. BM:5091.
[Ref: 7221]   £2,200.00  
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Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease.
Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease. From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 25th Aug.t 1777.
Mezzotint with fine hand-colouring. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Narrow margins, small tears at top taped, damp stains..
A husband, servant-maid and black page-boy join forces to try and fasten a lady's bodice. A lapdog on the bed looks on in amusement, while a monkey in the foreground points to an open book inscribed 'Fashions Victim a Satire'. After John Collet (c.1725-80), painter and prolific designer of humorous scenes for print publishers.
BM Satires 4552.
[Ref: 58488]   £480.00  
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