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Mary Russell Mitford.
Mary Russell Mitford. From a Miniature taken at Three Years if Age.
Plott. J.B. Hunt.
London, Published by Rogerson & Tuxford, 246, Strand, 1853.
Stipple. 230 x 155mm (9 x 6").
Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), English author and dramatist, best best known for 'Our Village', a series of sketches of village life in Three Mile Cross, Berkshire.
[Ref: 51949]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Russell Mitford] M.R. Mitford [facsimile signature].
[Mary Russell Mitford] M.R. Mitford [facsimile signature].
Engraved from an Original Painting by Hagdon.
London, Hurst & Blackett, 1854.
Stipple. Sheet 200 x 130mm. (8 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), English author and dramatist, best best known for 'Our Village', a series of sketches of village life in Three Mile Cross, Berkshire.
[Ref: 51948]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Russell Mitford] The Author of ''Our Village'', & C.
[Mary Russell Mitford] The Author of ''Our Village'', & C. M.R. Mitford [facsimile signature].
Engraved by Thomson from an Original Drawing by F.R. Say.
London, Published in the Monthly Mag.e by Colburn & Bentley, Oct. 1. 1831.
Stipple. Sheet 215 x 115mm (8½ x 4¼"). Tear. Trimmed to platemark.
Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), English author and dramatist, best best known for 'Our Village', a series of sketches of village life in Three Mile Cross, Berkshire.
[Ref: 51797]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Russell Mitford] M.R. Mitford [facsimile signature].
[Mary Russell Mitford] M.R. Mitford [facsimile signature]. From a Drawing in the possession of the publisher.
A. Burt del. R. Roffe sc.
John Limbird, 143 Strand. June 1836.
Stipple. Sheet 225 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Trimmed to platemark.
Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), English author and dramatist, best best known for 'Our Village', a series of sketches of village life in Three Mile Cross, Berkshire.
[Ref: 51798]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Penitence, Admiration, Desire.
Penitence, Admiration, Desire.
Pub. June 4 1810, by Edw.d Orme, London.
Coloured stipple. 165 x 215mm (6½ x 8½").
A fat friar admires the decolletage of a pretty young penitent.
[Ref: 51901]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Souper fin.
Le Souper fin.
J.M. Moreau le Jeane delin. Gravé par Helman.
[n.d., 1783.]
Engraving. 410 x 310mm (16¼ x 12¼"). Trimmed into plate on left, some creasing in margin, laid on linen, with indistinct blindstamp within plate.
Two aristocratic couples sitting around a table and having supper, with the man on the right trying to take a letter from the hand of the woman sitting next to him. Plate 35 of 'Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle', a series of thirty-eight plates of French costume of the period.
BM 1925,0114.40.
[Ref: 51880]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Matinée.
La Matinée.
[after Sigmund Freudenberger.]
[n.d., 1777.]
Engraving. 410 x 310mm (16¼ x 12¼"). Trimmed into plate on left, some creasing, laid on linen. Damaged.
A woman in her nightdress sits on a man's lap in an armchair. A plate from 'Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle', a series of thirty-eight plates of French costume of the period.
[Ref: 51881]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Surprise.
La Surprise.
[after Sigmund Freudenberger.]
[n.d., 1777.]
Engraving. 410 x 310mm (16¼ x 12¼"). Trimmed into plate on left, some creasing in centre left, laid on linen.
A woman walks in on a couple embracing. A plate from 'Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle', a series of thirty-eight plates of French costume of the period.
[Ref: 51882]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Untitled plate of male musculature.]
[Untitled plate of male musculature.]
T*** [Tulout] Del. A. le Grand Sculp.
A Paris, Chez Jean, Rue St Jean de Beauvais, No 10. [n.d., 1792.]
Stipple. With a tie at top; it would have been hung up to teach medicine. Sheet 600 x 445mm (23½ x 17½"). Trimmed to plate, folded at centre, backed and edged with linen. Time stained.
Three standing males in life-like poses, exhibiting the muscles of the front, side and back.
[Ref: 51849]   £330.00  
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La Muse Erato.  [&]  La Muse Clio.
La Muse Erato. [&] La Muse Clio. A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine...par...J...Daulle.
Peint par F. Boucher. Grave par J. Daulle Graveur du Roi 1756.
AParis chés l'Auteur rue du Platre St. Jacques attenant le college de Cornouaille.
Rare pair of engravings, each c.330 x 380mm (13 x 15"), with wide margins.
Two of the nine Muses, the goddesses of classical mythology who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. They are both reclining among clouds, with respectively tambourine and flute and lyre, each accompanied by a winged putto. The two plates reproduce the overdoors executed by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 - 1764). Actually the Muses are both misidentified by engraver Daullé; they are in fact Terpsichore ('Erato') and Polymnia ('Clio'). The pair were advertised in 'Mercure', October 1756. Madame de Pompadour was the official maîtresse-en-titre (mistress) of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1750; her coat of arms to lower margins.
See BM 1866,0113.13.
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Mrs. Musters.
Mrs. Musters.
Painted by George Romney. Engrav'd by James Walker.
Publish'd as the Act directs Novr. 1st. 1780 by J.Walker No.51 Great Portland Street.
Mezzotint. 330 x 270mm (13 x 10¾") with title from separate plate 50 x 275mm (2 x 11"). Framed. Trimmed to just outside title plate at bottom. Unexamined out of frame.
Sophia Catherine Musters (née Heywood) (1758-1819). The wife of John Musters of Colwick Hall, near Nottingham, Sophia was a noted beauty and was the subject of a portrait by Reynolds, now at Petworth.
Chaloner Smith: 10, II of II. Cross: 3. Horne: 85.II.
[Ref: 51843]   £450.00  
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Costumes du Village de Sessano,
Costumes du Village de Sessano, dans le Royaume de Naples.
Daname Deinartrais sculp.
[Paris: Didot, 1818.]
Rare aquatint. 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼") very large margins.
A costume plate of Italian peasants, from 'Collection de Costumes du Royaume de Naples' by Michel-Francois Damame de Martrais.
[Ref: 51817]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes du Village de Chieti,
Costumes du Village de Chieti, dans le Royaume de Naples.
Daname Deinartrais sculp.
[Paris: Didot, 1818.]
Rare aquatint. 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼") very large margins.
A costume plate of Italian peasants, from 'Collection de Costumes du Royaume de Naples' by Michel-Francois Damame de Martrais.
[Ref: 51818]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes du Village de Badessa,
Costumes du Village de Badessa, dans le Royaume de Naples.
Daname Deinartrais sculp.
[Paris: Didot, 1818.]
Rare aquatint. 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"), very large margins.
A costume plate of Italian peasants, from 'Collection de Costumes du Royaume de Naples' by Michel-Francois Damame de Martrais.
[Ref: 51819]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes du Village de Collelungo,
Costumes du Village de Collelungo, dans le Royaume de Naples.
Daname Deinartrais sculp.
[Paris: Didot, 1818.]
Rare aquatint. Sheet 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed to plate.
A costume plate of Italian peasants, from 'Collection de Costumes du Royaume de Naples' by Michel-Francois Damame de Martrais.
[Ref: 51815]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Costumes du Village de Massagrognia,
Costumes du Village de Massagrognia, dans le Royaume de Naples.
Daname Deinartrais sculp.
[Paris: Didot, 1818.]
Rare aquatint. 310 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼") very large margins on 3 sides. Narrow top margin.
A costume plate of Italian peasants, from 'Collection de Costumes du Royaume de Naples' by Michel-Francois Damame de Martrais.
[Ref: 51816]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Album of proof wood-engravings for Felix Summerly’s ‘Hand-Book for the National Gallery’]
[Album of proof wood-engravings for Felix Summerly’s ‘Hand-Book for the National Gallery’]
[Engraved by John jr., James and William Linnell.]
[n.d., c.1843.]
Card wrappers titled in pencil, blindstamp on prelim., explanation in pencil signed 'J. Linnell jun.r'; 49 wood engravings (three loose) mounted on 18 leaves, most annotated in pencil. Evidence of one missing plate.
The preparatory illustrations for a guide to the National Gallery, with wood-engraved copies of paintings including Titian's 'Bacchus and Ariadne' and Jan van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Portrait'. Most have pencilled comments on the readiness of the blocks. Unique album by the Linnell family. The name, 'Felix Summerly', is a pseudonym of Sir Henry Cole (1808-82), a British civil servant and inventor credited with the concept of sending greetings cards at Christmas.
Tate Gallery: A00752. Provenance: Collection of Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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[News vendor] Gazetera. Grieuse de Gasette, et d'Almanaks
[News vendor] Gazetera. Grieuse de Gasette, et d'Almanaks N 2.
D. Manuel de la Cruz del. D. Juan de la Cruz sculp.
[Madrid, n.d. c.1777.]
Rare engraving, Sheet 295 x 210mm (11½ x 8½").
A woman seated in a paved street with a handful of sheets and a basket by her side. A newspaper seller. From "Colección de Trajes de España tanto antiguos como modernos que comprehende todos los de sus dominios".
[Ref: 51946]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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None but the Brave Deserve the Fair.
None but the Brave Deserve the Fair.
Published 1st May, 1790, by Robt Sayer, Fleet Street, London.
Etching. 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾") very large margins.
A young courtesan complacently separates her two elderly admirers, who clench their fists and are ready to fight.
BM Satires 7803.
[Ref: 51887]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Caroline Eliz.th Norton [facsimile signature].
Caroline Eliz.th Norton [facsimile signature].
Drawn by Edwin Landseer R.A. Engraved by F.C. Lewis.
London, Published by Henry Colburn, Gr. Marlborough St, 1840.
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Binding damage on right edge. Trimmed to platemark.
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808-77), author and social reformer. Her unhappy marriage to George Norton and his behaviour on their separation led to her campaign for women's rights, resulting in the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870.
[Ref: 51789]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Caroline Elizabeth Norton] The Author of ''The Undying One'', &c. C.E. Norton [facsimile signature].
[Caroline Elizabeth Norton] The Author of ''The Undying One'', &c. C.E. Norton [facsimile signature].
Engraved by Thomson from a Drawing by Hayter.
London, Published in the New Monthly Mag.e by Colburn & Bentley, Feb.y 1, 1831.
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Binding damage on left edge. Trimmed to platemark.
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808-77), social reformer. Her unhappy marriage to George Norton and his behaviour on their separation led to her campaign for women's rights, resulting in the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870.
[Ref: 51788]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Jupiter et Io. [&] L'Illusion vaut quelque-fois la Réalité.
Jupiter et Io. [&] L'Illusion vaut quelque-fois la Réalité.
Dessiné par Landon. Gravé par A. Leroy. [&] Venderverf pinx.t. Le Roy Sculp.
à Paris chez Bance M.d d'Estampes Rue St Denis No. 175 vis-à-vis la sellete rouge [&] A Paris chez Bance, Rue St Denis No. 175, près celle aux Ours.
Pair of fine colour-printed stipples. Framed, window area 250 x 330mm (270 x 330mm (10¾ x 13"). Spotting in margins. Unexamined out of frame.
Two reclining nudes with divine heads appearing from clouds above them.
[Ref: 51925]   £750.00   view all images for this item
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[L'Odalisque. - L'Amusement du Sultan.]
[L'Odalisque. - L'Amusement du Sultan.]
[Michel Honoré Bounieu.]
[n.d., c.1786.]
A fine Mezzotint, proof before letters. 355 x 485mm (14 x 19"). Trimmed just within plate at bottom.
An oriental prince watching two women dancing, one of whom plays a tambourine. A black servant looks on in the background. Drawn and engraved by Michel Honoré Bounieu (1740-1814), the print was advertised in the 'Mercure' in 1786.
[Ref: 47211]   £650.00  
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[An officer.]
[An officer.]
Collet inv.t et del. T. Cook sculp.
[London, Robert Sayer, c.1770?]
Etching. Sheet 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's inscription.
An officer, sword at hip, leaning on a cane. From the series 'Six Whole Length Figures, cloathed in Modern Taste...'.
[Ref: 51964]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Abygail.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Abygail. Davidem placat Nabali coniux Abygail: Davidis confors postmodo facta thori.
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 Abigail, wife of Nabal. When Nabal offends King David Abigail intercedes to save his life. After God strikes Nabal and he dies, Abigail becomes David's third wife. Plate 14 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: 1992,0404.16, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51918]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Debora.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament] Debora. Justtitia & bello pollens Debora prophetis, Summa Israelem sedilitate iuuat.
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.
Portrait of Deborah, only female judge mentioned in the Bible, a prophetess who tells Barak to lead an army against the Cannanites. When Barak refuses to go without Deborah, she consents but declares that the glory of the victory will therefore belong to a woman. Plate 9 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: 1992,0404.11, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51913]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Hester.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Hester. Assuero coniux Hester charissima Regi, Judæos precibus consilioque iuvat.
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 Esther, the Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus, who foils Haman's plan to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed. Plate 18 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: 1992,0404.20, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51922]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Hannah] Hannah.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Hannah] Hannah. Quterilis fuerat, tristis Dominium invocat Anna, Et Samuelem edit, læta dicatque Deo.
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 Hannah, the barren wife of Elkanah, who becomes the mother of Samuel (and five others) after being blessed by the High Priest Eli. Plate 12 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: 1992,0404.14, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51916]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Jael] Jahel.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Jael] Jahel. Sisaræ iniquj hostis pertundere tempora, clauo Ausa Jahel, celebri nomine nota viget.
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.
Portrait of Jael, the Kenite woman who kills Sisera, the commander of the Canaanite army, with a tent peg and mallet. Plate 10 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: 1992,0404.12, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51914]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Judith
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament.] Judith Insignis Judith Holofernis nocte sopiti, Numinis auxilio, demetut ense caput.
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 Judith, a sword in one hand and the head of Holofernes in the other, a scene of her beheading him in background. Plate 17 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: 1992,0404.19, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51921]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Mother of the Maccabbees.] Mater Machab.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Mother of the Maccabbees.] Mater Machab. Hæc Machabæorum Mater septem
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 mother of the Maccabees, a dynasty that fought for independence from the Seleucid empire in the 2nd century BC. Plate 20 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: 1992,0404.22, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51924]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Miriam] Maria.
[Celebrated Women of the Old Testament - Miriam] Maria. Aronis Mosisque soror Maria; æquore mersis Hostibus; exiltat, tympana pilsat ouans.
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 prophetess Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron, banging a drum in celebration of the death of Pharoah and his horsemen in the Red Sea. Plate 7 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: 1992,0404.9, first state, before borderlines.
[Ref: 51911]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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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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The Parish Overseer.
The Parish Overseer.
[S. Gans, 1828?]
Coloured etching. Sheet 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate, two corners snipped, old ink attribution 'S. Gent 1828'.
A filthy sweep peeps from the top of a chimney through an attic window at an embracing couple. Two cats flight on roof top!
[Ref: 51867]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bacha faisant peindre sa Maitresse.
[Bacha faisant peindre sa Maitresse. Tiré du Cabinet de M. de Julienne, Ecuyer, Chevalier de l'Ordre de St. Michel.]
Peint par Carle Vanloo. Gravé par Lépicié 1748.
[A Paris chez Lépicié graveur du Roi au Louvre. Et chez L. Surugue aussi graveur du Roi, ruë des Noyers vis-a-vis le mur de S. Yves. A.P.D.R.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 460 x 540mm (18 x 21¼"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, losing title and publication line, several small tears repaired.
'A Pasha Having His Mistress' Portrait Painted.' A self-portrait of the artist Carle van Loo, inserting himself into a fictional scene probably based on a story about Alexander the Great. Apelles, the greatest painter of his day, fell in love with Campaspe, the mistress of Alexander the Great, while painting her portrait. Alexander gave Campaspe to the artist, preferring to the painting to the original. The model for the mistress here is Christina Somis, van Loo's wife. A conversation piece.
Van Loo's original oil is in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (59.20).
[Ref: 51828]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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La Chichera.
La Chichera. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. J. Gaildreau Lit. Im.Lemercier Paris.
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼") Trimmed, repaired tears. Damaged, creases.
A dark-skinned woman of Peru, balancing a pot on her head and smoking a cheroot. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51822]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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La Chola de la Sierra.
La Chola de la Sierra. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. Lit. por Prugue.
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"). Trimmed, some surface wear with loss to title, laid on archival tissue. Damaged.
A woman of Peru, leading a llama. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51821]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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La Tapada.
La Tapada. Lima 1855.
Dibuj.o por A.A. Bonnaffé. Lit. por Prug[ue.]
[Paris: 1856.]
Rare lithograph with hand colour Sheet 405 x 250mm (16 x 9¾"). Surface wear, trimmed with loss to title, laid on archival tissue. Damaged.
A tapada, 'veiled one', one of the women considered one of the three distinctive hallmarks of old Lima. She wears a mantle over her head and face, exposing a single eye. The origin is believed to be Moorish; the custom died out in the 1850s when French styles became more popular. From Bonnaffé's rare 'Recuerdos De Lima Album Tipos, Trajes y Costumbres', first volume of two, each containing 12 lithographs but no title or text.
[Ref: 51823]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. J. Whatman watermark 1824?; Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19").
Four satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures. In one two jockeys converse: 'So you have been in France - how do they use horses there Jack'; - 'As to English Hunters I shudder for my fellow creatures, they dont know how to treat them'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
See BM Satires 9642 for others in the series.
[Ref: 51863]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19").
Four satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures. In one a woman in a lending library says 'I want sir the Man of Feeling Seduction, & the Elopement, which will serve me till - to morrow'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
BM Satires 9642.
[Ref: 51862]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pigmy Revels.]
[Pigmy Revels.]
[by George Moutard Woodward]
[London: S.W. Fores, 1800.]
Fine coloured etching. Sheet 105 x 480mm (4¼ x 19"). Tear taped.
Three satirical conversations between Lilliputian figures and a muffin-seller who bawls ''Lillywhite Muffins Charming white Crumpets Buy my nice Yorkshire Cakes''. One conversation is anti-war: a quaker asks 'Friend, where driveth thou that Calf - & why put a Cockade on his horn', to which the answer is 'He is a young Recruit & I am driving him to the slaughter house'. From a series of eight plates, each with three rows of revels.
BM Satires 9642.
[Ref: 51861]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse.
Les Plaisirs de la Jeunesse. Colin-Maillard. [&] Le Concert Amoureux. [&] La Conversation Interessante. [&] La Danse.
Paterre Pinxit. Filloeul Sculp 1739.
A paris chez Filloeul à l'entrée de la ruë du Fouare, au bâtiment neuf, par la ruë Galande. Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Président de Ségur Avec Privilége du Roy.
Set of four engravings. Plate: 490 x 365mm (19¼ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Repaired worm holes in plate 1.
A fine contemporary set of elegant images of four engravings illustrating four amusements of youth including, blind-man's buff, flirting, conversation and dancing.
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[Satire on prostitution.]
[Satire on prostitution.] While thus the revelling Debauchee, Dandles his Mistress on his Knee...
[after Egbert van Heemskerck II.]
[n.d., c.1740.] Printed for John Bowles at No 13 in Cornhill.
Rare engraving. Sheet: 280 x 245mm (11 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A brothel scene in which the customers are depicted as apes while the prostitutes are shown as cats. A cat sits upon an ape's knee , a couple look out from behind the drapes of a four-poster bed and a madam calculates her costs. A reduced and reversed version of BM Satire 1860, engraved by W.H. Toms, one of a series of eight.
BM: 1988,0514.33.
[Ref: 51930]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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