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Olinda.
Olinda. On thee attends a radiant Choir, Soft smiling peace, and downy rest, With Love that prompts thy warbling lyre, And Hope that soothes thy throbbing breast.
Drawn and Engraved by W.m. Platt.
Publish'd as the Act directs by Eliz. Walker. No. 7. Cornhill, Jan.y. 1. 1796.
Coloured stipple engraving, pt printed in colour. Plate 145 x 210mm (5¾ x 8¼"). Small margins.
Portrait of Olinda, a woman sits under a tree playing a lute. Under the title is the fourth stanza in John Ogilivie's poem Ode to Innocence (1762).
[Ref: 63075]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Georges Onslow.
Georges Onslow.
Vigneron.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 155 x 240 (6 x 9½"). Trimmed.
Portrait of André George Louis Onslow (1784 - 1852), French composer of English descent. His wealth, position and personal tastes allowed him to pursue a path unfamiliar to most of his French contemporaries, more similar to that of his contemporary German romantic composers; his music also had a strong following in Germany and in England.
[Ref: 63241]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Orphée.
Orphée.
Ch. Eisen. inv. et f... De Longueil, Sc. 1762.
[n.d., c.1762.]
Engraving. 130 x 85mm (5 x 3¼").
Orpheus, a legendary figure in Greek mythology, chief among poets and musician, standing with his right arm raised, surrounded by prostrated figures.
[Ref: 63226]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Adriani van Ostade Pictoris.
Adriani van Ostade Pictoris.
A. va ostade del. Efigies. J. Gole exc:cum Privil. ord. Holland.
[n.d., c.1700s.] [But later]
Mezzotint. 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Laid onto album paper at edges.
Portrait of the painter Adriaen van Ostade (1610 - 1685), a Dutch Golden Age painter of genre works, showing everyday life of ordinary men and women. His head and shoulders, slightly turned to left, wearing a wide brimmed hat; in a lettered oval; after Adriaen van Ostade.
[Ref: 63197]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ferdinando Paer.] F. Paer.
[Ferdinando Paer.] F. Paer.
Se vend chez Quenedey rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs No15 à Paris / Dép. à la Bib. Imp.
Dess: au Physionotrace et Gravé par Quenedey rue neuve des petits champs No15 à Paris 1809.
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed slightly into plate. Damage on left margin.
Portrait of Ferdinando Paer (1771 - 1839), Italian composer known for his operas. Paer wrote a total of 55 operas, in the Italian Classical styles of Paisiello and Cimarosa. His other works, including several religious compositions, cantatas, many songs and a short list of orchestral chamber pieces
[Ref: 63308]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Paganini.
Paganini.
J. S. Templeton del.t. Engelmann & Co. lithog.
London: Published by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 14. newman St. Feb. 27, 1830.
Very rare lithograph. 150 x 125mm (6 x 5"), large margins.
Portrait of Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840), Italian violinist and composer, after John Samuelson Templeton (active 1830-57). He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.
[Ref: 63254]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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James Paine, Architect, and James Paine Jun.r.
James Paine, Architect, and James Paine Jun.r.
Reynolds pinx.t. Watson fecit.
Sold by Ryland & Bryer, at the Kings Arms in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1767.]
Mezzotint. 450 x 330mm (17¾ x 13"). Small repair in inscription area.
James Paine (1717-89), the British architect, with his son James Paine (1745-1829) the British sculptor and architect. James Paine Senior was an architect of considerable practice and published plates of Mansion House at Doncaster, 1751. He edited volumes of "Vitruvius Britannicus," and published two large volumes on "Mansions" in 1783. In 1785 he was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey.
CS: 111, ii of iii. Hamilton, p.54: ii of iii.
[Ref: 62736]   £420.00  
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[Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke] Earl Percy,
[Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke] Earl Percy, To His Grace the Duke of Northumberland K.G. &c. &c. &c. This Print is respectfully Inscribed by his Grace's most obedient Servant, Samuel William Reynolds.
Painted by T. Philips A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London Published Oct.r 1.st 1806. by S.W. Reynolds, 47, Poland Street.
Fine mezzotint, open lettered state. 355 x 235mm (14 x 9¼"). Mounted at sides in album paper.
A half-length portrait of Hugh Percy (1785-1847), celebrating his election as member for the City of Westminster, after the death of Charles James Fox, a seat he only held for two months. In 1817 he became the 3rd Duke of Northumberland.
Whitman 235, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 62735]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The true Effigies of Mr. Thomas Powell. Aet Suae 20 Annoque Dommini 1676.
The true Effigies of Mr. Thomas Powell. Aet Suae 20 Annoque Dommini 1676.
Iohannis Drapentier, fec. [after Robert White.]
[n.d. c.1679]
Frontispiece engraving. Scarce. 135 x 85mm (5¼ x 3¼"). Laid on album paper at edges. Trimmed to platemark.
Thomas Powell, cleric of Hereford. Frontispiece to his 'Salve for soul sores'.
[Ref: 63200]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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William Powell.
William Powell.
Lawranson delin. J. Dixon fecit.
London, Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Aug.t 1. 1769. & Sold by J. Goldar N.º 187. te Corner of Cliffords Inn Passage Fleet Street.
Rare mezzotint. 325 x 230mm (12¾ x 9"). Trimmed to image on three sides, some creasing, wear to inscription area, mounted on lined album paper. Damaged.
Half-length portrait in oval of actor William Powell (1735-69), who premiered at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1763, purchased a share in Covent Garden Theatre in 1767 and played at both the Jacob's Well and King Street Theatres in Bristol. He died young, having caught a cold playing cricket.
CS 229, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 63178]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rembrandt's Mistress.]
[Rembrandt's Mistress.] From a celebrated Picture as large as Life mentioned particularly in the Life of Rembrandt. In the possesion of the Right Hon.b;e Lord Viscount Maynard.
Rembrandt pinx.t. R: Cooper del.t & sculp.t.
[Publish'd as the Act directs June 30.th 1781. by Richard Cooper N.o 24 Edward Street Cav.sh Square.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title, 18th century watermark. 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed into plate at bottom, affecting inscriptions.
A woman sits up in bed pulling back a curtain. After Rembrandt's painting 'A Woman in Bed' which currently resides in the Scottish National Gallery, said to be illustrating the Old Testament Apocryphal Book of Tobit, with Tobias' wife Sarah waiting for him to defeat the demon Asmodeus on their wedding night. The model is believed to be Rembrandt's partner Hendrickje Stoffels (1626-63).
Charrington 39, i of ii.
[Ref: 62734]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rêverie.]
[Rêverie.]
[Paul-César Helleu.]
Printed in Paris _ Copyright 1901 by Manzi, Joyant & Co.
Photogravure, printed in colours. 500 x 400mm (19¾ x 15¾"), with large margins. Uncut.
A glamourously-dressed woman seated on a river boat, a cityscape behind.

[Ref: 62658]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary 'Perdita' Robinson] Mrs. Robinson.
[Mary 'Perdita' Robinson] Mrs. Robinson.
Englehart pinx.t. R. Stanier sculp.t.
Published Jan.y. 1. 1788 by Torre & Co. No. 132 Pall Mall.
Stipple engraving. Plate 150 x 175mm (6 x 7"), large margins. Tiny dent on lower edge of plate in centre.
Portrait of Mary 'Perdita' Robinson (British, 17581800), an English actress, poet, dramatist, novelist, and socialite. She earned her nickname for her role as Perdita (heroine of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale) in 1779. She was the first public mistress of King George IV while he was still Prince of Wales. Her husband, Thomas Robinson, was imprisoned for debt in the Fleet Prison where she lived with him for many months. It was here that her literary career really began, as she found that she could publish poetry to earn money, her first book, Poems By Mrs. Robinson, was published in 1775. After her husband obtained his release from prison, Robinson decided to return to the theatre. She launched her acting career and took to the stage playing Juliet at Drury Lane Theatre in December 1776. From the late 1780s, Robinson became distinguished for her poetry and was called "the English Sappho". In addition to poems, she wrote eight novels, three plays, feminist treatises, and an autobiographical manuscript that was incomplete at the time of her death. She championed the rights of women and was an ardent supporter of the French Revolution. She died in poverty at Englefield Cottage, Englefield Green, Surrey, 26 December 1800, aged 44.
[Ref: 63074]   £320.00  
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Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi. Architetto. Dis. 1727.
Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi. Architetto. Dis. 1727.
Carol Gregori Sc.
[n.d., c.1739.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 400 x 260mm (15¾ x 10¼"), very large margins.
Roundel portrait of Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi (1696-1731, engraved by Carlo Gegori (1702-59) as the frontispiece portrait for his 'La Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana, architettura di Michelagnolo Buonarotti'. This work was a study of the Laurentian Library, designed and built by Michelangelo between 1525 and 1562.
[Ref: 62819]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rossini.
Rossini.
L. Dupre en 1819. a Son ami Rossini. Coiny incl.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 - 1868), Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces and some sacred music.
[Ref: 63259]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of Gunda von Savigny.]
[Portrait of Gunda von Savigny.]
[Ludwig Emil Grimm.]
[1810.]
Scarce & fine etching with drypoint. 175 x 105mm (7 x 4¼") Small margins.
A portrait of a woman in a fur-lined cap, in the style of Rembrandt. Kunigunde Brentano (1780-1863) married the famous lawyer, Friedrich Carl von Savigny. She sat at least twice for Grimm (1790-1863) who was the younger brother of the Brothers Grimm of fairy-tale fame.
BM 1855,0310.79, unidentified; Philadelphia Museum of Art 1985-52-6039.
[Ref: 62911]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Francois Schubert. [Franz Peter Schubert.]
Francois Schubert. [Franz Peter Schubert.]
C. Deblois, 1867.
Maxarine, Paris. [n.d., c.1867.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 150 x 240mm (6 x 9½"). Faint offset. Trimmed.
Portrait of Francois Schubert (1797 - 1828), also known as Franz Peter Schubert, was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short life, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music, and a large body of piano and chamber music.
[Ref: 63233]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Robert Schumann.
Robert Schumann.
Verlug v. Baumgartner's Buchhdllng in Lpzg. [n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 225 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Robert Schumann (1810 - 1846), German composer, pianist, and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist.
[Ref: 63253]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engravd by Jn.º Hall, Engraver to his Majesty, 1791. Printed by G.W. Richards.
London. Publish'd as the Act directs, April 30.th 1791, by Jn.º Hall, N.º Berwick Street. Sold by W Dickinson, Bond Street, T. Maklin, Poets Gallery & Fleet Street, & B.B. Evans in the Poultry, &c.
Engraving with etching, 18th century watermark; 520 x 380mm (20½ x 15"), very large margins.
A three-quarter portrait of Irish politician, playright and theatre-owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), standing, according to Manning, 'at the table of the House of Commons, speaking on the subject of the Regency Bill'. Originally published by Hall, this fourth state was publisahed by a consortium.
See Manning 1612. Hamilton p.64.
[Ref: 63174]   £450.00  
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Mother Damnable, the remarkable Shrew of Kentish Town, the person who gave rife to the Sign of Mother Red Cap, on the Hampstead Road, near London AnDom, 1678.
Mother Damnable, the remarkable Shrew of Kentish Town, the person who gave rife to the Sign of Mother Red Cap, on the Hampstead Road, near London AnDom, 1678. Taken from Caulfields Copy of an Unique Print in the Collection of I. Bindley Esq.r.
Pub.d. by C. Johnson. [n.d.,c.1790.]
Etching. 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Laid on album paper at edges.
Copy of a print of 1676 satirising a shrewish woman in Kentish Town; showing a woman in rags sitting in front of a fire place, holding a crutch over it, on the ground next to her a pitcher and leaves, in the top left corner a sign with two cats hanging up-side down; illustration to the 'Wonderful Museum'.
[Ref: 63199]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini.] G. Spontini.
[Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini.] G. Spontini.
Se vend chez Quenedey rue Neuve-des-Petits-Champs No15 à Paris / Dép. à la Bib. Imp.
Dess: au Physionotrace et Gravé par Quenedey rue neuve des petits champs No15 à Paris 1810.
Aquatint. Sheet 240 x 155mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed slightly into plate.
Portrait of Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini (1774 - 1851) was an Italian opera composer and conductor from the classical era. During the first two decades of the 19th century, Spontini was an important figure in French opera, and composed over twenty works.
[Ref: 63307]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cath.e Stepney [facsimile signature].
Cath.e Stepney [facsimile signature].
A.E. Chalon R.A. S. Freeman.
London, Published by Henry Colburn, Dec.r 1837.
Rare stipple on chine collé. 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾"), with large margins. Spotting on backing sheet.
Half-length portrait of novelist Catherine Pollok (1778-1845), who wrote novels under her married names of Catherine Manners and Catherine Stepney.
[Ref: 63294]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Stothard Esq.r R.A.
Thomas Stothard Esq.r R.A. Proof.
G.H. Harlow Pinx.t. W.H. Worthington Sculp.t.
Published May 1. 1818, by W.H. Worthington, 15, Compton Street, Brunswick Square.
Chine collé engraving. 345 x 300mm (13½ x 11¾''), with large margins. Foxing in margins, creasing in edges..
A fine half-length portrait of painter and engraver Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), posing before his painting 'The Pilgrimage to Canterbury', 1806-7.
[Ref: 63172]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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James Stuart, F.R.S. & F.S.A.
James Stuart, F.R.S. & F.S.A. From a Picture in the possession of Richard Brettingham, Esq.rr. Shotford Hall, Norfolk.
Proben Poinx.t. Rome. W. C. Edwards Sc'p.t.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Proof engraving on india. Sheet 255 x 325mm (10 x 12¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of James 'Athenian' Stuart (1713-88), a compelling figure in the history of British design. Widely recognised for his central role in pioneering Neoclassicism, Stuart developed his influential career across the various fields of interior decoration, sculpture, furnishing, metalwork and architecture. The creation of the 'Greek Style' and its impact on British design in the late 18th century is largely due to Stuart's landmark publication Antiquities of Athens (1762). This influential book was the first accurate record of Classical Greek architecture and served as a principal source book for architects and designers well into the 19th century.
[Ref: 63196]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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G. Stubbs, Animalium Pictor.
G. Stubbs, Animalium Pictor.
From an Original Drawing by P. Falconet. B. Reading Sc,,t.
Pub.d. by E. Jeffery, Pall Mall, 1792.
Stipple. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed into plate, laid on album paper at edges.
George Stubbs (1724-1806), the British painter of portraits, animal pictures, heroic animal histories and poetical scenes of rural life. He is known primarily for his images of horses and in 1758 he began his dissections of horses, which lead to the engraved work 'The Anatomy of the Horse' in 1766.
Ref: Christopher Lennox-Boyd pg. 379 ii of ii.
[Ref: 63198]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[M,,rs Sturt and Master Humphrey Sturt.]
[M,,rs Sturt and Master Humphrey Sturt.]
C. Read Pinx.t. Ja.s Watson fecit.
published according to Act of Parliament by R. Sayer June 12, 1771.
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"), with large margins. Ink collector's stamp on reverse. Time stained. Tear from left edge to plate mark and around plate mark repaired.
A half length portrait of Mary Stuart (d. 1807), wife of M.P. Humphrey Sturt, with her son Humphrey Ashley Sturt (1760-1825). Sayer published the plate on the 20th June with the title 'Miss Sturt...' before hurriedly correcting it to 'Mrs'. Chaloner Smith, apparently unaware of the third state, questions whether the pair are siblings.
CS 137,i of ii; Goodwin 79, i of iii. Lugt L.2178, Fritz Reiss of London, whose collection of mezzotints is described by Lugt as 'l'une des plus belles de ce genre'; It was dispersed in 1914.
[Ref: 62701]   £420.00  
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M,,rs Sturt and Master Humphrey Sturt.
M,,rs Sturt and Master Humphrey Sturt.
C. Read Pinx.t. Ja.s Watson fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, N.º 53 in Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 20 June 1771.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Small margins.
A half length portrait of Mary Stuart (d. 1807), wife of M.P. Humphrey Sturt, with her son Humphrey Ashley Sturt (1760-1825). Sayer originally published the plate with the title 'Miss Sturt...' before hurriedly correcting it to 'Mrs'. Chaloner Smith, apparently unaware of the third state, questions whether the pair are siblings.
CS 137; Goodwin 79, iiii of iii.
[Ref: 62772]   £380.00  
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[Sapeur des gardes suisses.]
[Sapeur des gardes suisses.]
J.G. Wille fecit.
[Paris: Johann Georg Wille, 1779.]
Etching with engraving, proof before title. Unidentified collector's stamp in inscription area.
Head and shoulders portrait of a soldier with a crossed-axes emblem on his busby and shoulder belt.
Nayler 197
[Ref: 63327]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Sigismond Thalberg.
Sigismond Thalberg.
[Charles Kreutzberger.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. 235 x 155mm (9¼ x 6"). Trimmed.
Portrait of Sigismond Thalberg (1812 - 71), Austrian composer and one of the most distinguished virtuoso pianists of the 19th century.
[Ref: 63242]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Van Beethoven.
J. Van Beethoven. (1801 Vienne.)
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Faint offsetting.
Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music; his works rank among the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music.
[Ref: 63255]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Van Beethoven.
J. Van Beethoven. (1814.)
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Faint offsetting, trimmed.
Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He is one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music; his works rank among the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music.
[Ref: 63256]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Verdi.
Verdi.
[par C. Deblois]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Slight offsetting.
Portrait of Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813 - 1901), Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron, Antonio Barezzi.
[Ref: 63249]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Verité.]
[Verité.]
Ch. Eisen inv. E. De Ghendt Sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. 115 x 85mm (4½ x 3½"), very large margins. Foxing near bottom of margin.
Portrait of a nude woman, holding a book and large quill. The woman may be Veritas is the name given to the Roman virtue of truthfulness, which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should possess.
[Ref: 63227]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Maria Anna Veronese] M.lle. Coraline.
[Maria Anna Veronese] M.lle. Coraline.
Allais Pinxit. Vispré Sculp.
[n.d., c.1700s.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 195 x 145mm (7¾ x 5¾").
Portrait of Maria Anna Veronese (French: Marie Anne Véronèse) (died 1782) was a Franco/Italian actress active at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris. She became the mistress of Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti, by whom she had two illegitimate children, born in 1761 and 1767. Nicknamed "Mademoiselle Coraline", Anna Veronese was the daughter of Italian Pantalone-actor Carlo Veronese and the sister of actress Giacoma Antonia Veronese (d. 1768). She debuted with her sister at the Comédie-Italienne in Paris in 1744. The Veronese sisters are considered two of the most notable interpreters of the soubrette-parts of the commedia dell'arte. They were known as Corallina (Coraline in French) and Camilla, respectively, after their standard parts. Anna was particularly known for her quick costume changes.
[Ref: 63171]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Vestal Virgin.]
[A Vestal Virgin.]
B. Wilson delin. W.m Humphrey fecit.
[London: Robert Sayer, c.1770.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark, fine impression. 360 x 280mm (14¼ x 11"). Trimmed into plate at bottom, losing publication line. Very slight crease on right.
A young woman wearing a cloak and veil, holding a pitcher and looking back over her shoulder at an incense brazier;
[Ref: 62773]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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J. B. Viotti.
J. B. Viotti.
Gravé par Lambert d'après le Dessin original de P. Guérin appartenant à Mr. Cartier.
[n.d., c. 1860's.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755 - 1824), Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness. He was also a director of French and Italian opera companies in Paris and London. He personally knew Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven.
[Ref: 63245]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Wagner.
Richard Wagner.
[Grave par Lambert]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Stipple engraving. Sheet 240 x 150mm (9½ x 6"). Slight offsetting.
Portrait of Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813 -83), German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
[Ref: 63250]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Watson-Wentworth] The Right Noble Charles Marquis of Rockingham, &c. &c.
[Charles Watson-Wentworth] The Right Noble Charles Marquis of Rockingham, &c. &c. 1.
[engraved by Richard Houston after Benjamin Wilson.]
Printed for R. Sayer, Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck, near Sergeants Inn Fleet Street, London [n.d., c.1760].
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into plate at bottom, some creasing in bottom left corner.
Three quarter length portrait of Charles Watson-Wentworth (1730-82), 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, standing in profile to the left. Rockingham was a British Whig statesman, most notable for his two terms as Prime Minister, in 1765-6 and 1782. For this third state a Garter star has been added to his jacket.
CS 104, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 62704]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Benjamin West, Esq.r President of the Royal Academy.
Benjamin West, Esq.r President of the Royal Academy.
Engraved by H. Meyer, from an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq. R.A. For the fourteenth Number of the British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits.
Published April 13. 1813, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Very fine stipple engraving, plate 375 x 320mm (14¾ x 12½"), with very large margins.
Benjamin West (1738-1820) American painter of historical scenes. In 1760 he became the first American painter to travel to Italy, spending three years there. West met George III's librarian Joseph Dalton in 1762, who gave him a royal commission to paint the lovers Cymon and Iphigenia. It was partly due to Dalton's encouragement that West arrived in London, where he was to spend the rest of his career. In 1768 West played an instrumental role with the king in obtaining patronage for a Royal Academy of Arts, joining other charter members in helping to elect Reynolds as its first president. Eventually, despite his American origins, West became historical painter to the king in 1772, surveyor of the king's pictures in 1791, and second president of the Royal Academy in 1792, after Reynolds's death.
[Ref: 63019]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Weise.
Der Weise. Fliesst hin, ihr Tage meines Lebens / Für mich benutzt und nicht vergebens / Fur meiner Mitgeschoepfe Glück.
Gemahlt von J.F. Schenau 1773 und gestochen von C.F. Stoelzel 1774.
Engraving. 550 x 415mm (21¾ x 16¼"), large margins. Small stains and slight creasing in title.
A 'wise man', surrounded by his antiques, point at a picture depicting charity.
[Ref: 63273]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Woman with giant fur hat]
[Woman with giant fur hat]
Joh Melchoir Roos pinxit. Joh. Georg Seiller. Heb. Scanphusian fecit. A: 1689.
Very scarce mezzotint, sheet 355 x 265mm (14 x 10½"). On 17th century watermarked paper. Trimmed within plate at bottom . Thread margins on three sides.
Woman wearing a large cape secured with a chain she gathers the excess in her arms with flowers. She wears jewellry of pearls and an enormous fur hat. Possibly Regina Maria Pömer (née Behaim) (16461669), wife of Gabriel Pömer, who is depicted in at least two prints wearing similar giant fur headgear. Or perhaps Madame Braun; a sitter in another mezzotint portrait by Johann Georg Seiller after a painting by Johann Melchior Roos, which forms a pair with a print of her husband Captain Braun.
See BM 1902.1011.7808.
[Ref: 63091]   £480.00  
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William Woollet, Engraver.
William Woollet, Engraver.
T. Hearne F.S.A. advivum del. 1790. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp. 1790.
London Pub April 30 1795 by J. Thane, Spur Street, Leicester Square.
Stipple, printed in brown. 125 x 100mm (5 x 4").
William Woollett (1735-85), famed for his engravings after Benjamin West, including the 'Death of General Wolfe'.
De Vesme 933, iii of iii.
[Ref: 63097]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Woollet, Engraver.]
[William Woollet, Engraver.]
[T. Hearne F.S.A. advivum del. 1790. F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp. 1790.]
[London Pub April 30 1795 by J. Thane, Spur Street, Leicester Square.]
Stipple, proof before letters. 125 x 100mm (5 x 4"), with large margins. Some foxing.
William Woollett (1735-85), famed for his engravings after Benjamin West, including the 'Death of General Wolfe'.
De Vesme 933, i of iii.
[Ref: 63098]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Wordsworth
Miss Wordsworth (Sister of the Poet)
Engraved by W.J. Alais from the Original Painting in the possession of M.rs Stanger: Fieldside Keswick. [after Samuel Crosthwaite]
[n.d. c.1833]
Engraving on india, plate 230 x 150mm (9 x 6"), with very large margins. Uncut.
Head and shoulders portrait of Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (17711855 ) in middle age. Sister of William Wordsworth she was an author, poet and diarist in her own right.
[Ref: 62720]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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William Wordsworth.
William Wordsworth.
Engraved by A. Collas's Patent Process. Printed by Mc. Queen.
London, Published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street. [1838]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 230mm (11¾ x 9¼"). Trimmed within plate left and right.
From 'The authors of England. A series of medallion portraits of modern literary characters, engraved from the works of British artists, by Achille Collas. With illustrative notices by Henry F. Chorley.' published in 1838 by Charles Tilt. A portrait of poet William Wordsworth (17701850) after the bust by sculptor Henry Weekes RA (18071877), framed by an elaborate decorative border.
[Ref: 62719]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Worlidge.]
[Thomas Worlidge.]
Tho.s. Worlidge. Fecit 1754.
Fine frontispiece drypoint etching. 200 x 155mm (8 x 6"). Small margins. Laid on album paper at edges.
Frontispiece to a Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems. Half length portrait of Worlidge (1700-66), seated at table to left, etching plate from bust of Cicero, looking towards the viewer, in cap and fur-trimmed gown, with easel behind him, in the style of Rembrandt.
[Ref: 63202]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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