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Mary Squires the Gypsy, who was Condemned for Stripping Eliza. Canning, at Endfield Wash;
Mary Squires the Gypsy, who was Condemned for Stripping Eliza. Canning, at Endfield Wash; and has since obtain'd his Majesty's most Gracious Pardon.
Drawn from the Life, by the Honourable R_d E_d and Etch'd by Tho.s Worlidge, Painter in the Little Piazza, Covent Garden.
[Etched c.1754, but on wove paper watermarked 1812.]
Etching. 205 x 160mm (8 x 6½") very large margins.
An 18-year-old London maidservant called Elizabeth Canning claimed to have been kidnapped on New Year's Day and held for a month, in a brothel in Enfield. She accused `Mother Wells', the madam of the establishment, of trying to force her to become a prostitute. A hideous gypsy crone staying in the house, Mary Squires, cut off the girl's stays (worth 10 shillings), and Elizabeth was imprisoned in an attic with only a few crusts of bread and a jug of water to live on. On January 29th she escaped through a window and walked all the way back to her mother's house in the City. Squires and Wells were apprehended, and tried at the Old Bailey; the former was condemned to be hanged, and the latter was burned in the hand and imprisoned. However opinion turned against Canning and new evidence led her to be charged with perjury and transported for seven years.
[Ref: 53203]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Eman.l Swedenborg. Anon ætatis 80.
The Hon.ble Eman.l Swedenborg. Anon ætatis 80. Born at Skockholm Jan. 29th 1688, died in London, March 29th 1772.
Battersby sculp.
Published by J. Sewell, Cornhill, 1786.
Engraving. 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼") large margins.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), scientist, theologian and mystic.
W: 2858.
[Ref: 53181]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Franciscus Deleboe Sylvius, Medicinae.
Franciscus Deleboe Sylvius, Medicinae. Practicae in Academia Lugduno:: Batavia Professor:
R. White sculp.
[n.d., c.1680.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 85mm (5½ x 3¼"). Trimmed and laid on album paper. Repaired tear top.
Franciscus Sylvius (Franz de le Boë, 1614-72), Dutch physician and scientist, Professor of Medicine at Leiden University from 1658 and Vice-Chancellor in 1669-70.
W 2865-4.
[Ref: 53044]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Katherine Villiers] The lively portraicture of the most noble and right honourable Lady The Lady Katherin Marchionesse of Buckingham &c.
[Katherine Villiers] The lively portraicture of the most noble and right honourable Lady The Lady Katherin Marchionesse of Buckingham &c.
Magdalena Passe sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1620.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 115 x 75mm (4½ x 3"). Trimmed within plate.
Katherine Villiers (née Manners, c.1603-49), wife of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham.
[Ref: 53045]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Humfredus Wanley.
Humfredus Wanley. Natus 21, die Martij AD 1671/2.
T. Hill Pinxit 1717. A. Wivell Fec 1819.
[Published by T. Rodd, July 1st 1819, 2 G.t Newport St. Long Acre.]
Mezzotint, proof before title. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"), with large margins. Surface scratch, spotting.
Humfrey Wanley (1672-1726), palaeographer and scholar of Old English, the first keeper of the Harleian Library was born on 21st March 1672. Copied from the John Smith contemporary mezzotint of Thomas Hill's oil.
[Ref: 53186]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Josiah Wedgwood Esq.r.
Josiah Wedgwood Esq.r. Done from an original Picture Painted in Enamel as large as Life.
George Stubbs pinx.t. Geo: Townly Stubbs sculp.t Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London, Published Feb.y 10. 1795, by Geo:Townly Stubbs, No.86 High Street, Marybone.
Stipple . Sheet 225 x 175mm (9 x 7"). Trimmed to plate.
A half-length portrait of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95], patron of the artist, George Stubbs. Wedgwood first commissioned Stubbs to paint himself and his wife in 1780 and the artist painted in oil a family picture with nine figures, four being on horseback, also a large portrait in enamel on earthenware; both these works are now in the possession of Mr. Godfrey Wedgwood. This print was published by George Townly Stubbs within three months of Wedgwood's death in 1795 as a memorial, probably taken from the enamel in his father's studio.
Lennox-Boyd: 97, II of II.
[Ref: 53124]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Jo:h Weston.
Jo:h Weston.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼") with wide margins. Very slight printer's crease.
Joseph Weston and his brother George were believed to be respectable Winchelsea citizens, but were actually highwaymen who became known for robbing the Bath and Bristol Mail coach in 1781, between Maidenhead and Hounslow. Acquitted for lack of evidence, they were hung at Tyburn for attempted murder the following year. William Makepeace Thackery's unfinished novel 'Denis Duval' featured the pair.
[Ref: 53145]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Jonathan Wild going to the Place of Execution.
Jonathan Wild going to the Place of Execution.
[London: Olive Payne, 1736.]
Engraving. 315 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). Small tears in edges. 2 very small holes on right centre. Trimmed to plate on right.
Soldiers leading Jonathan Wild (c.1682-1725) past St Sepulchre's Church on Skinner Street on the way to the gallows at Tyburn. Wild was known as the ''Thief-Taker General'' for apprehending criminals, most notably Jack Sheppard the highwayman. However he was a gang-master himself, protecting his associates and arresting his conspirators. Eventually he was caught out and executed: his skeletal remains are on public display in the Royal College's Hunterian Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
[Ref: 53149]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Beheading S.r Tho.s Wyatt.
The Beheading S.r Tho.s Wyatt.
Terry sculp Paternoster Row.
Published as the Act directs [****] for H. Trapp Paternoster Row. [1784.]
Engraving. 165 x 220mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed from larger sheet.
The executition of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), leader of Wyatt's Rebellion against Mary I. From Foxe's 'New and Complete Book of Martyrs'', updated by Paul Wright.
[Ref: 53148]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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