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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Rahab.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Rahab. Exploratores recipit, celatque receptos, Seeruet ut incolumen seque suosque Rahab.
M. de Vos invent. J. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of Rachab, the woman who betrayed Jericho to the Israelites. In the background is a scene of her letting their spies down from a window of her house. Plate 8 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.10, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51912]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Rebecca.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Rebecca. Isaci amans coniux prudens solersque Rebecca, Esau postponit, teque Jacobe fouet.
M. de Vos invent. Joann. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Rebecca, wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Plate 3 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.5, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51910]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Ruth.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Ruth. Ruth spicas in agro, non cognita, colligit: inde Noscitur affinis, fitque marita Booz.
M. de Vos inv. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of Ruth, a Moabite woman who, by marrying Boaz, becomes the great-grandmother of David. Plate 13 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.15, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51917]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Samson's mother] Mater Sampsonis.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Samson's mother] Mater Sampsonis. Coelesti Mater Sampsonis voce docetur, Quem, statuente Deo, sit genitura parens.
M. de Vos invent. J. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of the mother of Samson, referred to in the Bible only as 'the wife of Monoah'. A barren woman, she was visited by the Angel of the Lord and told she would bear a son if she abstained from alcohol. In the background is a scene of the Sacrifice of Manoah, with the Angel of the Lord ascending to Heaven in the smoke. Plate 11 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.13, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51915]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Sarah
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Sarah Sara uxor Tobiæ septem viduata maritis, Cum lachrymis findit nocte dieque preces.
M. de Vos inv. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of Sarah, wife of Tobias. Plate 16 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.18, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51920]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Sara.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Sara. Sara Abrahæ paret vetulo officiosa marito: Isacum anus mater concipit atque parit.
M. de Vos invent. Joan Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins. Staining in margin top left.
Sarah, wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Plate 2 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.4, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51909]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Susanna.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Susanna. Susanna, à sensibus falsò accusata malignis, Insons inventa est, frausque retecta sunum.
M. de Vos inv. J. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of Susanna, a woman accused of adultery by two lechers attempting to blackmail her into having sex with them. Daniel proves her innocence,after which the two men are executed. Plate 19 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.21, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51923]   £320.00  
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - The Wise Woman of Abel-beth-maachah.] Abelae Mulier
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - The Wise Woman of Abel-beth-maachah.] Abelae Mulier Abelæ Mulier sapiens, Sibæ caput urbem Joab cingenti curat ab urbe dari.
M. de Vos inv. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [n.d. c.1590.]
Rare engraving. 160 x 90mm (6¼ x 3½"), with large margins.
Portrait of the Wise Woman of Abel-beth-maachah. When Sheba, a Benjaminite leader, revolted against King David, Joab was sent to Abel-beth-maachah, where Sheba was hiding. The wise woman convinced Joab not to destroy the city but persuaded the citizens to kill Sheba and throw his head over the wall. Plate 15 of the series 'Icones Illustrium Feminarum Veteris Testamenti', engraved by Jan Collaert II (c.1561-c.1620) after Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603). The author of the verse was Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574.
BM: 1992,0404.17, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51919]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
Painted by G: Romney, Engraved by W. Dickinson.
Publish'd Jan. 20th, 1779 by Will.m Dickinson & Tho.s Watson, No.158 New Bond Street, London.
Mezzotint. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Trimmed to plate, old ink mss 'Miss Ramus' in title area
Portrait of Benedetta Ramus; half-length standing leaning forward to right, her hands joined on a book labelled 'Johnson, Shakespeare, 4' propped on a folding table in front of her, her chin on her hands, dark hair dressed up with a jewelled scarf, wearing a gown with lacy sleeves. Lady Benedetta Day (c.1811), wife of Sir John Day of Middle Temple, Advocate General in the East Indies. Her father was housekeeper at St James's Palace. She was buried at Kew, where there is also a monument to her husband.
Horne: 102, B, ii/ii. CS: 66, ii/ii.
[Ref: 51842]   £360.00  
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Regina's Maids of Honour.
Regina's Maids of Honour.
[Daniel Maclise.]
[London: James Fraser, 1836.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾").
A group portrait of women contibutors to 'Fraser's Magazine', published in that magazine as a counterpoint to the Maclise's 'Fraserians', a portrait of the male editors and contributors published in January that year. The women are (counter-clockwise from bottom left: Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), Lady Sydney Morgan, Caroline Norton, Countess of Blessington (standing), Jane Porter, Harriet Martineau, Mary Russell Mitford and Mrs Samuel Carter Hall.
This image is much smaller than male verson Ref: 51806. See The Victorian Web.
[Ref: 51805]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Repos.
Le Repos. Dédié A.S.A. Monseigneur le Prince de Turenne. Pair et grand Chambellan de France survivance, Par son très humble Serviteur N. Depuis.
Colson pinx. N. Depuis Sculp.
AParis chés Buldet rue de Gesvrés.
Engaving, 18th century watermark. 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"), with wide margins. Damaged at top & loss at bottom right.
A young girl sleeps as a cat stalks the pet bird tethered by her chair.
[Ref: 51824]   £320.00  
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[Miss Stuart.]
[Miss Stuart.]
G. Willson pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
[1770.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title from uncleaned plate, 405 x 280mm. 16 x 11". Faint glue stains and creasing to corners.
After George Willson (1741 - 1797), Scottish portrait painter and publisher of prints after his paintings; born Edinburgh.
Chaloner Smith: 125, I. Whitman: 12, I. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10567]   £380.00  
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[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi.
[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi. European Magazine.
Engraved by T. Holloway from the Original Painting [by Sir Joshua Reynolds].
Publish'd by J. Sewell Cornhill 1786.
Stipple. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½") large margins.
Hester Lynch Salusbury (1741-1821), a Welsh-born diarist, author and patron of the arts. After marrying the rich brewer Henry Thrale she became friends with Samuel Johnson, travelling with him to Wales in 1774. After his death she published 'Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson' (1786) and their letters to each other (1788), both important sources about Johnson's life. Henry Thrale died in 1781 (shortly after Reynolds painted this portrait, showing Hester aged 40); she married Gabriel Mario Piozzi, an Italian music teacher, in 1784.
[Ref: 51947]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Catherine Winstanley.]
[Catherine Winstanley.]
Hamlet Winstanley Pinxit. I. Faber fecit.
Printed for Tho.s Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, & Jn.o Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill. [n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 375 x 255mm (14¾ x 10"), with wide margins.
A portrait of Mrs. Catherine Winstanley, seated in a landscape, a sketchbook open on her lap. It was published as a pair to a self-portrait of her husband, the painter Hamlet Winstanley, whose monogram 'HW' is inscribed below the image.
CS 389, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 51810]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[A woman hunter riding side-saddle.]
[A woman hunter riding side-saddle.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Rare lithograph, partial hand colour. 110 x 150mm (4¼ x 6").
[Ref: 51941]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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