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[La Partie de Musique.]
[La Partie de Musique.]
Lavreince pinxit. V. Langlois jeu. Sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Very rare and scarce engraving, proof before title, 380 x 465mm (15 x 18¼"), with good margins. Repaired nicks and tears on margins.
A group of musicians with instruments, preparing to play on a garden terrace, while a little boy tries to ride a dog in the foreground.
[Ref: 59603]   £380.00  
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A New Coat.
A New Coat. Deuce takem! It fits like a Pursers Shirt on a Hand-spike.
M.E. [Egerton] H. Pyall sc.
[London: George Hunt? c.1825.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into plate at bottom, losing publication line?
A dandy stands at his dressing-table (left), looking over his shoulder, agonized at the deeply corrugated back and sleeves and gaping tails of his blue evening coat, which is worn over tight black pantaloons, buttoned above the ankle. Thomas Mclean reissued this plate in 1827 with his address just under the image.
See BM Satires 15482 for McLean's re-issue.
[Ref: 59445]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre Nouvelle Yorck et Pensilvanie.
Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre Nouvelle Yorck et Pensilvanie. Pour servir à l'Histoire Generale des Voyages.
Par M. B. [Bellin] Ing. de la Mar.e 1757.
[Paris: Didot Libraire, c.1757.]
Engraved map, 18th century watermark. 220 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"). Trimmed to plate upper left by binder, folds with a small tear, 8 worm holes in image.
A map of the Eastern Seaboard from Delaware Bay north to Penobscot, and west to Lake Erie. Published in Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.
[Ref: 59458]   £250.00  
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Monument Erected to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey.
Monument Erected to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey.
Byley del. Fittler sculp.
Published by R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall _ May 20, 1794.
Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Obelisk shaped monument with relief sculpture, Newton reclining on top of a casket or sarcophagus decorated with frieze; he gestures towards a scroll held by two cherubs to right, a female figure relining on a globe above at top. Sir Isaac Newton FRS (1643 - 1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian who is perceived and considered by a substantial number of scholars and the general public as one of the most influential men in history. His 1687 publication of the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is considered to be among the most influential books in the history of science, laying the groundwork for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the scientific revolution. In mechanics, Newton enunciated the conservation principles of momentum and angular momentum. In optics, he built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the many colours that form the visible spectrum. He also formulated an empirical law of cooling and studied the speed of sound. In mathematics, Newton shares the credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of the differential and integral calculus. He also demonstrated the generalised binomial theorem, developed the so-called "Newton's method" for approximating the zeroes of a function, and contributed to the study of power series. From Bowyer's edition of David Hume's 'History of England'.
[Ref: 59530]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Northington Grange] Perspective View of the Interior of a Conservatory, Erected at The Grange, Hants.
[Northington Grange] Perspective View of the Interior of a Conservatory, Erected at The Grange, Hants. Thomas Clark, Metallic Hothouse Manufacturer, Lionel Street, Birmingham.
W. Finley Del.t. T. Garner Sc.t.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Engraving. 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10¾"), with very large margins.
The interior of an orangery conservatory built for Alexander Baring by Jones & Clark (today Henry Hope & Sons Ltd), commissioned 1824. Although the cast-iron interior was prefabricated (a revolutionary concept at the time), the exterior has a four-columned Ionic portico. The columns shown here were hollow, allowing the collection of rainwater. In 1890 Francis Baring (the 5th Lord Ashburton) converted the orangery into a picture gallery which doubled as a ballroom.
[Ref: 59621]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[An old man with white beard and fur hat.]
[An old man with white beard and fur hat.]
Rembran. h.c.s. [Honoré Coussin]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching, 18th century watermark. 120 x 85mm (4¾ x 3¼"), with large margins. Titled in pencil in margins, with other notes.
The head of an old man, possibly Jewish, etched by Honoré Coussin (1698-1779) after Rembrandt.
[Ref: 59463]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Collegium Mertonense.
Collegium Mertonense.
D. Loggan Delin & sculp. cum privil. S.R.M.
[Oxford, David Loggan, 1675.]
Etching. Sheet 295x 405mm (11¾ x 16"). Trimmed to image, central fold as usual.
An elevated view of Merton College, with an extensive engraved text in Latin. Published in David Loggan's 'Oxonia Illustrata'.
[Ref: 59626]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Paine] Mad Tom or the Man of Rights.
[Thomas Paine] Mad Tom or the Man of Rights. Political Portraiture No 6.
Annabal Scratch fecit. [after Granger]
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke Sept.r 1st 1791.
Etching. 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4"). Stain on right margin.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author and revolutionary, sits on a paper inscribed 'Rights of Man', at a small writing-desk, left leg raised in excitement above a crown and a broken sceptre. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch', from the 'Attic Miscellany'.
BM Satires 7900.
[Ref: 59567]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pantomime, the Prize Comic Song, for which the Canterbury Hall premium of £10 was awarded.
The Pantomime, the Prize Comic Song, for which the Canterbury Hall premium of £10 was awarded. The poem by J. Vandenburgh, the music arranged by J. Harroway, as sung by Sam Cowell. Nos. 889-90.
The Musical Treasury. London: Davidson, 19 Peter's Hill, Doctors' Commons. [n.d. c.1849.]
Music sheet, pp. 4 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 350 x 265mm (13¾ x 10½"). Slightly foxed, some tears to edges.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for 'The Pantomime', words by J. Vandenbergh, music by J. Harroway and sung by Sam Cowell. llustrated with an image of Pantaloon, Columbine, Harlequin and Clown, possibly Joseph Grimaldi's 'Joey' clown.
[Ref: 59637]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Pennant Esqr.
Thomas Pennant Esqr.
Thos. Gainsborough Pinxt. J.K. Sherwin Sculpt. 1778.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Jany. 1st. 1779.
Rare copper engraving, fine impression, sheet 315 x 215mm (12½ x 18½"). Trimmed within plate.
Thomas Pennant (1726-98), Welsh naturalist and antiquary, famed for his 'History of Quadrupeds'.
For another engraving from the same painting (also by Sherwin) see ref. 9637.
[Ref: 59559]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Persian cavalryman?] Deuxième suite de Cheveaux d'après Carle & Horace Vernet.
[Persian cavalryman?] Deuxième suite de Cheveaux d'après Carle & Horace Vernet. N:o 21.
Levachez sculp.t.
à Paris, rue St Lazare No. 42. [n.d., c.1807].
Fine & rare mezzotint. 285 x 340mm (11¼ x 13½") with large margins. Slight ink spots in sky.
A mounted cavalryman with curved sword and shield.
[Ref: 59442]   £420.00  
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La Philosphie.
La Philosphie. R 8.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with very large margins.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59569]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Pitt the Younger] A Ciceronian Attitude.
[William Pitt the Younger] A Ciceronian Attitude. [Attic Miscellany] Oratorical Portraiture No 2.
[Annabal Scratch fecit]
[Published as the Act directs, by Bentley & Co Sep.r 1st 1790.]
Etching. Sheet 150 x 110mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed, to printed border on three sides, losing half of sur-title, signature and publication line, some text offset.
A full length caricature portrait of Pitt as if speaking in the House, but with his right forefinger on his closed lips. He holds a rolled document inscribed 'Excise Laws -Commutation Act' Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
BM Satires 7670.
[Ref: 59577]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Carte des Deux Regions Polaires Jusq'au 45º Degré de Latitude.
Carte des Deux Regions Polaires Jusq'au 45º Degré de Latitude.
[Paris: Sanson & Compagnie, 1786.]
Engraved map. Sheet 240 x 470mm (9½ x 18½"). Trimmed by binder lower left, toning at binding folds.
A twin-hemisphere map of the two polar regions to latitude 45º. In the northern hemisphere this includes Newfoundland, Bordeaux, the Caspian Sea, the Kuriles and a the North West Passage according to Amiral de Fonte. In the Antarctic the southern tips of Tasmania and New Zealand are shown, with Cape Horn. From Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière Tome 13'.
[Ref: 59452]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Polperro Fish Market]
[Polperro Fish Market]
TS [monogram of Sydney Tushingham].
[n.d., c.1925.]
Etching, signed by the artist in pencil. 205 x 310mm (8 x 12¼"), very large margins.
A Cornish view of men sealing barrels of fish on a quayside, sheltered by a portico. Sidney Tushingham (1884-1968). He worked as a vase painter at Royal Doulton before establishing himself as a painter & etcher, specialising in in rustic scenes and small-town life.
[Ref: 59619]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Preference. [&] Necessity.
Preference. [&] Necessity.
W. Heath. Del et Sculp.t.
Pub April 7th 1823 by G. Humphrey 27 St James's Street & 74 New Bond Street. [&] Publish'd Feb.y 6th 1800, by H. Humphrey, St James's Street, London.
Pair of etchings with fine hand colour. Sheet 295 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾") & Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, creasing. [&] Trimmed into printed border.
A young man on a chair (dressed in a pastiche of 1820s and Stuart military dress) gives a young lady in a modern low-cut dress a coy glance. Another man, similarly dressed, looks behind a curtain. In the gothic window a monkey holds a fan.
BM Satires 14566, pair with 'Necessity', 14567.
[Ref: 59506]   £360.00  
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[Joseph Priestley] Doctor Phlogiston, the Priestley politician or the Political Priest!
[Joseph Priestley] Doctor Phlogiston, the Priestley politician or the Political Priest! Attic Miscellany, Legal Portraiture No. 4.
Annabal Scratch fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke July 1st 1791.
Etching. 175 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Creasing.
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), natural philosopher, waving papers, 'Political Sermon' and 'Essay on Government' as firebrands. He tramples on books including 'Bible explained Away'. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch'.
A variant of BM Satires 7887, with a different publisher but the same date.
[Ref: 59562]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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La Prudence.
La Prudence. R 2.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with very large margins.
A rococo design, with a skull, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing Prudence, the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.
[Ref: 59568]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Raphaël.
Raphaël.
[n.d. c.1810.]
Etching, scarce proof. Plate 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Foxed.
Bust portrait by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, 1483-1520), described here as a self-portrait.
[Ref: 59535]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Designed for a transparency exhibited at No. 14 Catherine Street, Strand, On Occasion of the General Illuminations to Celebrate the Passing of the Reform Bill,-1832.]
[Designed for a transparency exhibited at No. 14 Catherine Street, Strand, On Occasion of the General Illuminations to Celebrate the Passing of the Reform Bill,-1832.]
[Eng.d Printed and Publ.d for the Proprietor by E. Jones 126 Long Acre London.]
Engraving. Proof before letters. Extremely rare unfinished plate before aquating. Plate: 320 x 500mm (12½ x 19¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears andcreases.
An allegorical scene featuring the major political figures involved with the passing of the Reform Bill. The image is split into two halves with King William IV seated in the centre holding a scroll which on the completed print reads 'Reform Bill passed June 7th'. Supporters of the bill are shown on the left under the eye of knowledge on the far left is Lord Cleveland, then Bougham in a wig and gown, Lord Cleveland, Russell, Whig Prime Minster Charles Grey and Althorp. On the right are the opposers, stood under a large skeleton Wellington in his uniform is shown on the left pointing a breaking sword at the king, then Lyndhurst and Bishop Philpotts whose mitre is falling off. The Reform bill changed the criterea for having the vote, it also enfanchised the ever growing industrial cities of Leeds and Manchester and got rid of rotten boroughs. M. Dorothy George notes that no general illumination was held and that the ratepayer at 14 Catherine Street at the time was a billiard table maker.
BM Satire 17182.
[Ref: 42053]   £480.00  
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A Riding-House.
A Riding-House.
M.r Bunbury del. J.s Bretherton f.
Published by J.s Bretherton, 15 Feb.y 1780.
Etching with hand colour. Sheet 410 x 550mm (16¼ x 21¾"), on laid paper watermarked with 'J Whatman' and 'G.R.'. Trimmed within plate, central fold, small repaired tears.
The interior of a riding-school, with caricatured riding master and pupils.
BM Satires 5802.
[Ref: 59593]   £420.00  
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British Royal Horse Artillery. Marching Order.
British Royal Horse Artillery. Marching Order.
W. Heath Del. Drawn by W.m Heath. Printed by Graf and Soret.
London, Published by Colnaghi & Co., No. 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross. Printsellers in Ordinary to His Majesty & to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent. [n.d. c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 270 x 400mm (10¾ x 15¾"). Slight mount burn. Trimmed.
A gun being fired before a village and windmill. From "Heath's Royal Artillery''.
See Ref: 12998
[Ref: 59518]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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British Royal Horse Artillery. Review Order.
British Royal Horse Artillery. Review Order.
W. Heath Del. Drawn by W.m Heath. Printed by Graf and Soret.
London, Published by Colnaghi & Co., No. 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross. Printsellers in Ordinary to His Majesty & to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent. [n.d. c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 260 x 400mm (10¼ x 15¾"). Slight mount burn. Trimmed.
From "Heath's Royal Artillery''.
See Ref: 12998
[Ref: 59517]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Royal Society of British Bowmen] To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. The Plate Representing a Meeting of The Society of Royal British Archers In Gwersyllt Park Denbighshire
[Royal Society of British Bowmen] To His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. The Plate Representing a Meeting of The Society of Royal British Archers In Gwersyllt Park Denbighshire Is by Permission Most Respectfully Dedicated to his Royal Highness's most obedient and devoted humble Servant John Emes.
The Figures drawn by R. Smirke R.A. The Landscape by J. Emes. The Aqua-Tinta by C. Apostol.
Published as the Act directs April 1, 1794 by J. Emes, No. 1 North Street, Upper Charlotte Street, London.
Scarce aquatint. 490 x 620mm (19¼ x 24½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A scene showing a meeeting of the Society of British Bowmen, founded by Sir Foster Cunliffe in 1787, showing a lady taking aim at a target, surrounded by onlookers.
See Ref: 42740
[Ref: 59554]   £480.00  
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[Rebeccas Rushout] [A Lady and her Children.]
[Rebeccas Rushout] [A Lady and her Children.]
Painted by D. Gardiner. Engraved by Tho.s Watson.
Publish'd Jan.y 1st 1778. for T. Watson no.142 New Bond Street, & W. Dickinson, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.
Mezzotint, proof before title. 485 x 525mm (19 x 20¾"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A superb impression of this group portrait of Lady Rebecca Rushout and her three eldest children by John Rushout, 1st Baron Northwick: Anne, Harriet, and John. Anne, Harriet and a third sister, Elizabeth, were dubbed 'The Charming Sisters' by the artist Andrew Plimer (1763-1837).
CS: 31. Goodwin 32, state ii of iv.
[Ref: 59437]   £1,250.00  
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Paul Rycaut Esq.r late Consul of Smyrna; & Fellow of the Royall Societie.
Paul Rycaut Esq.r late Consul of Smyrna; & Fellow of the Royall Societie.
P. Lelÿ Pinxit. R. White Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1679.]
Very fine engraving, sheet 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Half-length portrait of historian Sir Paul Rycaut (1628-1700), in an oval on a pedestal, wearing long wig and cloak and with a coat of arms below. The portrait was the frontispiece to Rycaut's 'History of the Turkish Empire' (London, 1680), and his translation of Lorenzo Gracian's 'The Critick' (London, 1681).
O'Donoghue 1.
[Ref: 59513]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Seven Sacraments.] Baptismus [&] Eucharistia [&] Poenitentia [&] Confirmatio [&] Extrema Unctio [&] Ordo [&] Matrimonium.
[Seven Sacraments.] Baptismus [&] Eucharistia [&] Poenitentia [&] Confirmatio [&] Extrema Unctio [&] Ordo [&] Matrimonium.
Thomas Scheffler delin. Cum Priv. S.C.M.
I. A. Pfeffel S.C.M. Chalcogr. excud. A. V. [n.d. c.1730.]
Set of seven rare mezzotints, plate 735 x 530mm (29 x 21"). Creased, nicks, stains and tears to margins. Rolled.
Very rare complete set. Seven rococo mezzotints, each representing a sacrament of the Catholic Church., after the German painter Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756).
[Ref: 59594]   £1,350.00   view all images for this item
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Civilization versus Nature.
Civilization versus Nature.
A. Schramm. Penman & Galbraith, Lith, Adelaide.
[Adelaide, n.d., 1859.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Framed, visible area 170 x 245mm (6¾ x 9¾"). Worm trail outside image. Unexamined out of frame.
An Aboriginal couple talk to a European gold prospector breaking rocks. One from a set of four lithographs by Alexander Schramm (1813-64), a German emigrant to Australia, arriving 1849.
[Ref: 59623]   £700.00  
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Bushing it. - Morning.
Bushing it. - Morning.
A. Schramm. Penman & Galbraith, Lith, Adelaide.
[Adelaide, n.d., 1859.]
Scarce tinted lithograph. Framed, visible area 170 x 245mm (6¾ x 9¾"). Some toning. Unexamined out of frame.
A European hunter returns to his camp with a bird he has shot. One from a set of four lithographs by Alexander Schramm (1813-64), a German emigrant to Australia, arriving 1849.
[Ref: 59624]   £700.00  
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August.
August.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins. Some paper toning.
A three-quarter portrait of a pretty woman holding a fishing rod with a small fish on the hook, seen through a window; behind is the rest of her catch in a basket. From a series of 'Months'.
BM: 1868,0822.5025, 'illustration to an unidentified magazine'. See Ref: 41592, 59613, 59615 & 41591
[Ref: 59614]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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July.
July.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins. Tear just entering image on left, some paper toning.
A three-quarter portrait of a pretty woman picking fruit, holding the legs of a dead bird, seen through a window; behind is a man shooting birds in a field. From a series of 'Months'.
BM: 1868,0822.5024, 'illustration to an unidentified magazine'. See Ref: 41592, 36039, 59614 & 59615
[Ref: 59613]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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October.
October.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins. Some paper toning.
A three-quarter portrait of a pretty woman in riding habit, stroking a dog's muzzle, seen through a window; behind a groom holds her horse. From a series of 'Months'.
See BM: 1868,0822.5025 for 'August' from the same series, 'illustration to an unidentified magazine'.
[Ref: 59616]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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September.
September.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"), large margins. Some paper toning.
A three-quarter portrait of a pretty woman picking grapes, seen through a window. From a series of 'Months'.
See BM: 1868,0822.5025 for 'August' from the same series, 'illustration to an unidentified magazine'. See Ref: 41592, 36039, 36040 & 17323
[Ref: 59615]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Spring?]
[Spring?]
[n.d., c.1720.]
Fine and rare mezzotint. 160 x 205mm (6¼ x 8"). Narrow margins.
A naked woman in a chariot, wreathed in a garland of flowers by winged cherubs.
[Ref: 59587]   £320.00  
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The Last Effort of Tipoo Sultan at Seringapatam.
The Last Effort of Tipoo Sultan at Seringapatam.
Drawn by B. Clayton. On Stone by Dean & Co.
London, Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street. [n.d., 1847.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 160 x 235mm (6¼ x 9¼''), large margins.
A scene depicting the Siege of Seringapatam 1799, with the final counterattack by the troops of Tipu Sultan. From Julia Corner's 'The History of India & China'.
[Ref: 59520]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Gay's Shepherd's Week. Thursday or the Spell.
Gay's Shepherd's Week. Thursday or the Spell.
Design'd & Engrav'd by J. Peirson.
Pub.d Feb.y 1 1798 by J Le Petit No. 22 Suffolk Street Midd.x Hospital.
Stipple. 240 x 180mm (9½ x 7"), very large margins. Some foxing.
Hobnelia, a young woman, uses the garter of Lubberkin, a shepherd asleep beneath a tree, to cast a love spell. 'Shepherd's Week' was a series of six pastorals by John Gay, published 1714.
[Ref: 59461]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mrs Elizabeth Sheridan] St. Cecilia.
[Mrs Elizabeth Sheridan] St. Cecilia. Proof.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Proof mezzotint. 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½"), with large margins.
Singer and writer Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley, 1754-92), painted as Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians and of Church music. She plays the organ seated on a low stool, two angelic children singing behind; from upper left, cloud with shafts of light. Miss Linley of Bath married the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan after eloping with him, in 1773. She was famous for her soprano voice, so the pose was obviously suitable. Sheridan, having ordered the picture, found he could not afford to pay for it. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1775. From "Engravings from the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds', a four-volume set (later nine) with over 350 small mezzotints.
See Whitman Appendix; state ii of iv.
[Ref: 59578]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Shilling Fare to a Christmas Dinner, or, Just in Pudding Time.
A Shilling Fare to a Christmas Dinner, or, Just in Pudding Time. ''Oh Crikey, Bill, wont you catch it neither.'' _ ''Infernal Rascal'.' _ ''I beg y'r pardon Sir, I didn't go to do it.''
Drawn & Etched by Theodore Lane Eng.d b Geo. Hunt.
Pub.d by Geo. Hunt 18 Tavistock St, Covent Garden [c.1826]
Etching and aquatint with fine hand-colour. Sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, old paper label stuck on reverse.
A smartly-dressed gentleman steps out of a carriage and is hit in the face with a mud pie. The assailant is the boy in the foreground on the right, who was aiming for his friend (far left). The plate was etched by Lane and aquatinted by Hunt. The first state: it was republished by Thomas McLean in 1827.
Hickman p.95.
[Ref: 59450]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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A Ship a Tacking. A Ship Waring before y.e Wind to go on y.e Tack.
A Ship a Tacking. A Ship Waring before y.e Wind to go on y.e Tack. Vaifseau qui vire de bord vent Devant. Vaifseau qui vire de bord vent anire.
C. G. Scotin Sculp.
Publish'd According to Act of Parliament. [n.d. c.1700's]
Rare engraving, plate 200 x 300mm (8 x 11¾"), with large margins (repaired)
A seascape featuring ships manoeuvring. Either by Gérard Scotin I (1643-1715) or by his grandson Gérard Jean Baptiste Scotin II (1698-c.1755) as they both signed their plates G. Scotin.
[Ref: 59563]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Soldat en Semestre.
Le Soldat en Semestre. Dédié à Monsieur Rolland de Villarceaux Receveur Général des finances de la Généralité de Riom.
Freudeberg Inv et del 1770. Ingouf Junior Sculp 1777.
A Paris chés Buldet rue de Gesvres. Par son très Humble et très Obéissant Serviteur Buldet.
Very fine and rare engraving, plate 280 x 310mm (11" x 12¼"). Small margins. Thread margin at top
The soldier, returned from duty, regales his family with tales of military life. . After the painting by Swiss-born Sigmund Freudenberger (or Freudeberg) (1745 - 1801).
[Ref: 59557]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Spirit] Le Genie.
[Spirit] Le Genie. S 1.
Huquier ex.
A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R. [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with very large margins.
A rococo design, with musical instruments, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59571]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Printems. Vue du Rhône.
Le Printems. Vue du Rhône. Gravé d'apres le Tableau Original Tiré du Cabinet de B. Cleeve Ecuyer.
D. Teniers pinx.t. T. Major sculp.t.
A Londres chez Major Graveur de S.A.R. le Prince de Galles, à la Tête d'or dans Chandois Street. Publish'd accor.g to Act of Parliam.t May 8th 1753.
Etching with engraving. 340 x 465mm (13½ x 18¼"), large margins. Top border with several nicks. Few small repairs.
Rocky landscape with two shepherds and their animals resting on a river-bank at right, one of them holding bagpipes.
[Ref: 59224]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Amusements Du Printems.
Les Amusements Du Printems.
Gravé par James Mason d'apres le dessin original de même grandeur inventé et dessiné par Jean Pillement.
London. Publishd according to Act of Parliament Dec:r 26: 1757.
Etching, 435 x 520mm (17¼ x 20½"), with large margins. Nicks and creases on right margins.
River landscape with two men bringing flowers and a birdcage to some women seated on the river bank in the foreground, beyond a rowing boat, and a few figures on the opposite bank. From a series of four plates after Jean Pillement, engraved by Canot, Mason and Woolett and representing the different seasons.
See Ref: 59606 & 38964
[Ref: 59607]   £380.00  
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Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St Laurent
Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St Laurent Depuis Quebec jusqu'au Lac Ontarion. Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages.
Par M.B. [Bellin] Ing. de la M.e 1757.
[Paris: Didot Libraire, c.1757.]
Engraved map, 18th century watermark. 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼"). Binding folds, faint ink offset.
Map of the St Lawrence River, showing from Lake Ontario west to Quebec, with Montral and Lake Champelain. It was drawn in 1757 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin for Prevost's 'Histoire'. The Seven Years' War (1756-63) had already started: two years later Quebec fell to the English.
[Ref: 59453]   £140.00  
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The Miraculous Conversion of Saul.
The Miraculous Conversion of Saul.
Edward Dayes pinx.t. Thomas Hellyer sculpsit.
S. Morgan excudit. London Published 1804, by S. Morgan, N.o 32 Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square, and C. Josi, Amsterdam.
Etching, sheet 925 x 640mm (36½ x 25¼"). Trimmed to plate, creases and repaired tears and nick to edges.
A scene of the conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus, with Saul falling backwards from his horse, flinging out his arms in terror as he hears the voice of God, surrounded by a company of Roman soldiers. The city of Damascus is visible in the right background.
[Ref: 59641]   £580.00  
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[St Peter receives the Keys.]
[St Peter receives the Keys.]
Ioh. Elias Ridinger excud. Aug. Vind. [n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint, rare proof before title, plate 670 x 470mm (26½ x 18½"). Creased, stained and tear to top edge. Rolled.
Jesus handing the Keys of Heaven to St Peter. The keys represents the office of St Peter and are seen as a symbol of papal authority.
[Ref: 59595]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Stanhope] Jerry Sneak. I.O.D. Taking French Leave of the Revolutionary Society.
[Charles Stanhope] Jerry Sneak. I.O.D. Taking French Leave of the Revolutionary Society. Political Portraiture No 5.
Annabal Scratch fecit.
Published as the Act directs, by W. Locke Aug.t 1st 1791.
Etching. 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Very slight crease and staining on right.
Charles Stanhope (1753-1816), 3rd Earl Stanhope, caricatured as Jerry Sneak, a character in Foote's 'Mayor of Garret'. Stanhope resigned from the Revolution Society in 1790, but this alludes to his failure to attend a dinner at the Crown and Anchor on 14 July 1791. Attributed to the pseudonymical 'Annabal Scratch', from the 'Attic Miscellany'.
BM Satires 7895.
[Ref: 59565]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Strength] La Force.
[Strength] La Force. R 10.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with very large margins.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), centred around an elephant.
[Ref: 59584]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three drawings of the coffin of Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of Charles I]
[Three drawings of the coffin of Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of Charles I]
Three drawings, one pen and ink with hand colouring (285 x 215mm, 11¼ x 8½") and the other pencil and watercolour (280 x 465mm, 11 x 18¼"); watermark I. Taylor.
Three drawings of the coffin of Elizabeth Stuart (1635-50), second daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria. One shows the coffin from above and from the side (with section of the vault in which it was placed, and its length indicated); the other is a brass rubbing of the inscription on the top: 'Elizabeth 2d. Daughter of ye Late King Charles Deced Sept. 8th. MDCL.'. After the execution of Charles I, Elizabeth and her younger brother Henry went to live in Penshurst in Kent, but after Elizabeth's brother Charles (the future Charles II) landed in Scotland to assume the throne, parliament resolved to transport Elizabeth and Henry 'out of the limits of the Commonwealth'. They were temporarily lodged in Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight (despite Elizabeth's protestations that her health made transporting her inadvisable), where she died soon after arriving. She was buried in a small vault near the communion table in St Thomas's Church at Newport.
[Ref: 42310]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[A View near Sudbury in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature.
[A View near Sudbury in Suffolk] Drawn after Nature. No 3.
Tho.s Gainsborough del.t. John Boydell sculp.t.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London 1747 [but 1790].
Engraving, very faint 18th century watermark. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins.
A view of rural Suffolk, one of a set of four originally published as 'Four Landskips Engrav'd by John Boydell' in 1747, but this example from Boydell's 'Collection of Views of England and Wales', issued to celebrated his becoming Lord Mayor of London.
[Ref: 59629]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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