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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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.
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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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Popery in Power! or, Protestantism and Romanism Contrasted.
Popery in Power! or, Protestantism and Romanism Contrasted.
London: Printed and Published by H. Elliot, 575, New Oxford Street; Vickers, Holywell Street; Collins, Fleet Street, and Sold by all Booksellers in Town and Country. [n.d., c.1850.]
Coloured wood engraving. Sheet 450 x 550mm (17¾ x 21¾"). Trimmed into text lower left, folded. Slight damage on left.
An anti-papal satire following the revival of Catholic bishoprics in England, contrasting the Protestant and Catholic faiths. On the left Martin Luther opens a curtain, revealing a church scene with a attentive congregation; on the right the Pope opens another, revealing Catholics burning Protestants during the Massacre of St Bartholomew.
BM 1852,1116.555.
[Ref: 51738]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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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  
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[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[First and Second Floor Lodgers.]
[by Thomas Rowlandson.]
Publish'd Octr 1st 1786 by E Jackson No 14 Mary-le bone Street G Square.
Rare hand-coloured stipple with etching. Sheet 355 x 225mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed.
An untitled view of a house in Union Street with women, obviously prostitutes, leading out the windows of two floors. The lower window is larger and the women more flamboyantly dressed; Rowlandson is subtly pointing out this hierarchy. Between the windows is the fire insurance plaque of the 'Sun Fire Office'. The title, as above, comes from that given to the example in the Royal Collection, purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from the publisher and printseller William Holland in 1790 for 3s 6d.
RCIN 810222.
[Ref: 51959]   £240.00  
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A New Court of Queens Bench.
A New Court of Queens Bench. As It Ought To Be _ Or - The Ladies Trying a Contemptible Scoundrel for a ''Breach of Promise''.
Designed & etched by George Cruikshank. Hythe 1849.
Published Jan.y 1st 1850 by D. Bogue 86 Fleet St London..
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A court with women judges, barristers and jury. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51953]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
[Miss Benedetta Ramus.]
Painted by G: Romney, Engraved by W. Dickinson.
Publish'd Jan. 20th, 1779 by Will.m Dickinson & Tho.s Watson, No.158 New Bond Street, London.
Mezzotint. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Framed. Trimmed to plate, old ink mss 'Miss Ramus' in title area
Portrait of Benedetta Ramus; half-length standing leaning forward to right, her hands joined on a book labelled 'Johnson, Shakespeare, 4' propped on a folding table in front of her, her chin on her hands, dark hair dressed up with a jewelled scarf, wearing a gown with lacy sleeves. Lady Benedetta Day (c.1811), wife of Sir John Day of Middle Temple, Advocate General in the East Indies. Her father was housekeeper at St James's Palace. She was buried at Kew, where there is also a monument to her husband.
Horne: 102, B, ii/ii. CS: 66, ii/ii.
[Ref: 51842]   £360.00  
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Regina's Maids of Honour.
Regina's Maids of Honour.
[Daniel Maclise.]
[London: James Fraser, 1836.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾").
A group portrait of women contibutors to 'Fraser's Magazine', published in that magazine as a counterpoint to the Maclise's 'Fraserians', a portrait of the male editors and contributors published in January that year. The women are (counter-clockwise from bottom left: Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), Lady Sydney Morgan, Caroline Norton, Countess of Blessington (standing), Jane Porter, Harriet Martineau, Mary Russell Mitford and Mrs Samuel Carter Hall.
This image is much smaller than male verson Ref: 51806. See The Victorian Web.
[Ref: 51805]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement.
The Rights of Women or the Effects of Female Enfranchisement. The Comic Almanack for 1859.
Designed & Etched by George Cruikshank.
Pub.d by D Bogue 86 Fleet Street London. [1859]
Etching. 180 x 420mm (7 x 16½"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, binding folds as normal.
A scene ridiculing the idea of woman's suffrage. The Ladies Candidate is the handsome Charles Darling: his supporters hold signs 'Vote for Darling and Parliamentary Balls Once a Week' and 'Do not Vote for Ugly Old Stingy'. Published in Cruikshank's 'The Comic Almanack'.
[Ref: 51954]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rum Characters in a Shrubbery.
Rowlandson.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Aquatint with hand colour. 330 x 260mm (13 x 10¼"). Framed Unexamined out of frame.
Two hideous prostitutes stand at the counter of a gin-shop (or vault), each with a glass. A stout man fills a glass from a bottle on the counter. Behind him are huge casks, one inscribed 'Booths Best Gin' (for Booth & Co., the famous firm of distillers).
BM 11115, originally published by Reeve and Jones in 1808.
[Ref: 51838]   £350.00  
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[Andalusian women.]
[Andalusian women.] Paper: English, 1800.[in brown ink]
W. Russell Flint.
4: 2. 12. 35 WRF [pencil, 'F' reversed].
Etching on laid paper watermarked with initials and date 1800, initialled by the artist? 120 x 215mm (4¾ x 8½"). Faint mount burn around image.
An etching by William Russell Flint (1880-1969), printed on old paper.
[Ref: 38920]   £480.00  
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La Grotte. [&] La Montagne. [&] Le Lac. [&] [La Montagne.]
La Grotte. [&] La Montagne. [&] Le Lac. [&] [La Montagne.]
Peint par C.t Brochard. Gravé par P.Cottin.
Imprimé & Publié par Goupil & C.ie Editeurs le 1.er Abril 1869.
Set of four engravings with fine hand colour, 'La Montagne' a proof before title. Each c. 860 x 635mm (33¾ x 25").
A set of four oval scenes, with a pair of immaculately-dressed women in an Alpine setting.
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[Set of four satires of the school holidays.]
[Set of four satires of the school holidays.] Breaking up. [&] Home from School _ or the commencement of the Holidays. [&] ''At Home'' in the Nursery, or The Masters & Misses Two Shoes Christmas Party. [&] Black Monday _ or, The End of the Holidays.
S.K. invt [on Home from School, Samuel Knight?]. G. Cruikshank fec.t.
Pub.d Dec.r 12th 1826 by S. Knights Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. [At Home dated Jan 3rd 1826, but 1827?]
Set of four etchings, stitched as booklet. Ea. 225 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"), last plate watermarked 'Whatman 1830'; very large margins Paper slightly torn at stitching.
Four plates comparing the joy of leaving school and enjoying the holidays with the misery of having to go back.
BM Satires 15186-9.
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A Boys School. [&] A Girls School.
A Boys School. [&] A Girls School. In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Rutland.
Pasquilini Pinxit. George Keating Sculpsit.
Published Jan.y 13th. 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside London.
Pair of rare colour-printed stipples. Sheets 345 x 410mm (13½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate on three sides. tears and damage repaired, surface wear.
A pair of classical Italian school scenes. These are the only prints listed in the BM's biography of Pasqualini.
BM 1865,0114.739 & 1865,0114.740.
[Ref: 51951]   £250.00   view all images for this item
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Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
Well Sir! And Pray What are You Looking At?
[n.d., c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Laid on album paper.
A pretty scullery maid on her knees scrubbing the steps of a townhouse, her skirts riding up to show her calves. She looks over her shoulder to confront the man ogling her.
[Ref: 51936]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Search for Beauty.]
[The Search for Beauty.]
[Painted by Edwin Long R.A. Engraved by J. Cother Webb.]
London, August 7th, 1888, Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1888 by Frank Hunter Potter, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington U.S.A.
Fine mezzotint on india paper with both artist's and engraver's signatures in pencil. 585 x 857mm. 23 x 33¾". Uncut. Mint.
Zeuxis choosing the ideal of beauty to represent Helen of Troy, companion to The Chosen Five ref: 14092.
[Ref: 14093]   £420.00  
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[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.]
[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.] Sun in Gemini; bright Mistress of the Year / May; the Spring-Tide of Blessings that Appear... [&] In July the Sun postin in his trac' / Up to the top of rageing Leos Back; Tis parching Summer... [&] Ripe Autumn in October... [&] Aquarius; when the Cold age of Time / In January hath Seiz'd our North Clime...
't Amsterdam by Carel Allardt op den Dam inde Caardt-winkel. [n.d., c.1690.]
Set of four engravings, rare as a set, good impressions. Ea. c.530 x 425mm (21 x 16¾") very large margins. A few small repairs.
A fine set of allegorical portraits of the Seasons, each with a verse by Cornelia van der Veer (1639-1704), in Dutch, English & French. She is one of three most successful female Dutch poets of the second half of the 17th century.
[Ref: 51813]   £2,800.00   view all images for this item
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Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
Sensual love,- or A Sop in the Pan.
[Engraved by Charles Williams after Thomas Rowlandson.]
[London Published May. 31. 1807 by T Tegg Apollo Library in Cheapside.]
Songsheet, coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 215mm (9 x 8½"). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed into plate at bottom, losing verse and publisher's inscription. Bit time stained.
An enormously fat cook sits by a kitchen fire, caressing a young man, to whom she has given 'a sop in the pan', a slice of bread placed under roasting meat to catch the juices. He eats the delicacy, but looks warily at the cook.
BM Satires 10928, 'One of several prints by Rowlandson published by Thomas Tegg in 1807'.
[Ref: 51904]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Shadow and the Shade.]
[The Shadow and the Shade.]
[Nathaniel Sparks RE.]
[n.d. c.1928.]
Mezzotint and etching. 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Framed.
An impression of this print was purchased by Her Majesty Queen Mary at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1928. Nathaniel Sparks R.E. (1880-1956) won a scholarship to the Bristol College of Art and Science at the age of 10. His allegorical nudes and such subject matter are relatively rare today.
[Ref: 21724]   £320.00  
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A Shrewd Guess or the Farmers Definition of Parliamentary Debates.
A Shrewd Guess or the Farmers Definition of Parliamentary Debates.
C.W. [Charles Williams] fecit.
Pub,d by T Tegg N° 111 Cheapside London. [n.d. c.1813.]
Coloured etching. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
A family discussion in a farm-house kitchen: the farmer says ''th' men ith Parliament up at Lunnon makes sham quarrels; and then grins at us folk ith country for believen un to be in Arnest!!'' The son replies ''Eh Feather! why that be just like Dr Solomon w'th folks that swallow his balm of Gulllad [Gilead]'', a reference to Samuel Solomon (1780-1819), a quack doctor who practised and prospered at Liverpool.
BM Satire 12143.
[Ref: 51854]   £280.00  
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[Sarah Siddons.]
[Sarah Siddons.]
J. Downman del.t. P.W. Tomkins, pupil of F. Bartolozzi sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Stipple engraving, printed in colours. Framed, visible area 240 x 200mm (9½ x 8"). Unexamined out of frame, staining on right edge.
Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), actor, daughter of Roger Kemble.
[Ref: 51969]   £230.00  
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Le Repos.
Le Repos. Dédié A.S.A. Monseigneur le Prince de Turenne. Pair et grand Chambellan de France survivance, Par son très humble Serviteur N. Depuis.
Colson pinx. N. Depuis Sculp.
AParis chés Buldet rue de Gesvrés.
Engaving, 18th century watermark. 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"), with wide margins. Damaged at top & loss at bottom right.
A young girl sleeps as a cat stalks the pet bird tethered by her chair.
[Ref: 51824]   £320.00  
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To Sir John Fleming Leicester Bar.t This Plate of the Sleeping Nymph
To Sir John Fleming Leicester Bar.t This Plate of the Sleeping Nymph From the original Picture in his possession is by permission respectfully dedicated by his very obliged & obedient Serv.t W.m Ward.
Painted by John Hoppner Esq.r R.A. Engraved by Will.m Ward Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of York.
Published Jan.y 20, 1808 by the Engraver. No 24 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 530 x 630mm.
Said to be Georgina Maria Cottin (1794-1859), who married the painting's owner in 1810.
Frankau: 264. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3292]   £960.00  
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[La Chevelure de Berenice.]
[La Chevelure de Berenice.]
Peint par Faléro. Gravé par Varin..
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er Octobre 1886 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure, proof before title on india. 660 x 385mm.
A representation of the constellation Coma Berenices as a naked woman. Berenice II (c.267-221 BC), wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, sacrificed her red hair to the gods as an offering for the safe return of her husband. Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 8240]   £680.00  
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[L'Etoile double.]
[L'Etoile double.]
P. Hermann Eichens [signed in pencil lower right.] ['Faléro' and 'Eichens' signature monograms in plate, respectively lower left and right.]
London published October 1st. 1883 by Goupil & Co. 116 & 111. New Bond street London, W. and 9 rue Chaptal Paris Copyright registered.
Engraving with etching and aquatint on india laid paper, signed engraver's proof before title, 710 x 395mm.
Translates as 'binary star', here represented by two entwined nude women floating in the night sky, with others in the background. Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting. Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left.
[Ref: 8042]   £620.00  
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[L'Etoile polaire.]
[L'Etoile polaire.]
[Peint par Faléro.].
[Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er Octobre 1886 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.].
Photogravure, signed proof on chine collé, limited to 125. 660 x 385mm (26 x 15¼"). Margin torn.
Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 7229]   £750.00  
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[Miss Stuart.]
[Miss Stuart.]
G. Willson pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
[1770.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title from uncleaned plate, 405 x 280mm. 16 x 11". Faint glue stains and creasing to corners.
After George Willson (1741 - 1797), Scottish portrait painter and publisher of prints after his paintings; born Edinburgh.
Chaloner Smith: 125, I. Whitman: 12, I. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10567]   £380.00  
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The Rocks of Suffrage Period.
The Rocks of Suffrage Period.
SF [monogram]
[Saint Louis: Soule, Thomas & Winsor, 1872..]
Wood engraving. Image 160 x 150mm (6¼ x 5¾"). Paper brittle, edges cracked.
A woman returns home, where her husband sits, rocking a cradle while two children fight in the background and a bearded child bangs a drum. From 'Pen and Ink Sketches of Yale Notables' by ''Squills'' (Charles Holmes Goodman, 1844- 1927). The couple (and the bearded child) would obviously have been recognisable to their contemporaries.
[Ref: 51906]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Sweet Poll of Plymouth.
Sweet Poll of Plymouth.
H. Bunbury Esq.r del.t. G. Shepheard scilp.t.
Published Jan.y 1 1809 by J. Deeley 95, Berwick St Soho.
Stipple, watermark 1811. 300 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Large hole in image, trimmed within plates at sides. Damaged.
A fat prostitute enjoys the attention of two sailors and a soldier. Originally Poll of Plymouth was a character in a romantic poem but became the comic figure of a prostitute working the docks.
[Ref: 51939]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Tea Just Over or the Game of Consequences Just Begun.
Tea Just Over or the Game of Consequences Just Begun.
[Monogram of a compass rose with fleur-de-lis] Esq.r del.t [James Gillray].
Pub,d May 11th 1801 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly corner of Sackville St. Folios of Caractatures lent out for the Evening.
Coloured etching. 235 x 340mm (9¼ x 13½"). Framed. Unexamined out of the frame.
A laughing man knocks his neighbour's cup, causing a chain reaction of accidents. Behind a four play cards.
BM Satires 9822.
[Ref: 51855]   £350.00  
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[Thomas Tegg] The Genius of Caricature, and his Friends,
[Thomas Tegg] The Genius of Caricature, and his Friends, celebrating the completion of the Second Volume of the Caricature Magazine, in the Temple of Mirth.
Woodward del.t.
London Pubd July 2d 1808 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside [but slightly later].
Etching with hand-colouring. 250 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Framed. Creasing. Unexamined out of frame.
The 'Genius of Caricature' (a gap-toothed Lilliputian in a harlequin costume, probably a caricature of Thomas Tegg) proposes a toast to the success of the second volume of the Caricature Magazine to other Lilliputians around a dinner table in the 'Temple of Mirth', Tegg's shop. The walls are adorned with caricatures from the 'Caricature Magazine' by Thomas Rowlandson and others on the walls, while folio volumes of the magazine sit on a shelf. A toast-master holds a placard praising Tegg.
BM Satires 11133.
[Ref: 51841]   £320.00  
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[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi.
[Hester Thrale] Mrs Piozzi. European Magazine.
Engraved by T. Holloway from the Original Painting [by Sir Joshua Reynolds].
Publish'd by J. Sewell Cornhill 1786.
Stipple. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½") large margins.
Hester Lynch Salusbury (1741-1821), a Welsh-born diarist, author and patron of the arts. After marrying the rich brewer Henry Thrale she became friends with Samuel Johnson, travelling with him to Wales in 1774. After his death she published 'Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson' (1786) and their letters to each other (1788), both important sources about Johnson's life. Henry Thrale died in 1781 (shortly after Reynolds painted this portrait, showing Hester aged 40); she married Gabriel Mario Piozzi, an Italian music teacher, in 1784.
[Ref: 51947]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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La Nuit.
La Nuit.
Peint par Faléro. Photogravure Goupil & C.ie.
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Edit.rs succ.rs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er 8.bre 1884, _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure on chine collé. 510 x 285mm (20 x 11¼").
Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
[Ref: 7225]   £580.00  
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Breaking Up.
W Summers. del.t. Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colour. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in margins.
An end-of-term dance, with the young black schoolgirls showing their parents what they had been taught. A teacher accompanies them on the violin. Plate 8 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p.132.
[Ref: 51779]   £260.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Card Party. They Are Certainly Black Legs. see Tregear's Catalogue.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14").
Black men and women sit at a table, lit by candlelight, playing cards. Plate 7 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 132.
[Ref: 51780]   £260.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Lady Patroness of Alblacks.
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Glue stains entering edge of plate.
A black woman in a low-cut white dress stands before a full-length mirror. Plate two of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51782]   £330.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. The Portrait.
Tregear's Black Jokes. The Portrait.
W Summers delt. Hunt sculpt.
Lon[d]on Published by G.S. Tregear Cheapside. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate top and bottom, tape stains.
A black artist paints the portrait of an opulently-dressed black woman, who is wealthy enough to have a servant. The subject complains about being pale that morning and asks the painter to add colour. Plate 16 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p.136.
[Ref: 51755]   £260.00  
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Tregears Black Jokes. The Route.
Tregears Black Jokes. The Route. Whilst de lads ob de village, so merrily are, Dou and I will be first in de trong.
W. Summers Del. C. Hunt Sc.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"). Glue stains in edges.
At a gathering of smartly-dressed black people, a couple walk out onto the dance floor as an orchestra plays on the balcony. Plate 6 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman p.131.
[Ref: 51783]   £260.00  
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Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
Tregear's Black Jokes. Venus and Adonis
W Summers del.t Hunt sculp.t.
Published by G S Tregear 123 Cheapside London. [n.d., c.1834.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10").
A black man in riding attire, holding the reins of a white horse, takes his leave of a crying woman to join the hunt in action in the background. Plate 5 of a series of 20 'Black Jokes', originally published the year that the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. It was advertised as 'A Series of Laughable Caricatures on the March of Manners amongst Blacks'.
Hickman: Hunt p 129.
[Ref: 51784]   £260.00  
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The Universal Cosmetic by George Colman the Younger.
The Universal Cosmetic by George Colman the Younger.
C.W. [Charles Williams] Del.t et Sculp.t.
London Pub.d Nov.r 18th 1807 by Tho.s Tegg in Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 275 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
An illustration to a verse satirising the power of money. Having left a wine shop a hideous man, hunch-backed and with a grotesque nose, mounts his horse. He touches under the chin a fat ugly woman, owner of the shop. Having witnessed his purse she cries 'Sir, should you travel this country again, I heartily hope that the sweetest of men, Will stop at the widow's to drink'. A pretty woman touches his right foot. George Colman the Younger (1762-1836) managed the Haymarket Theatre, for a while from King's Bench Prison, where he was confined for debt.
BM Satire 10933.
[Ref: 51932]   £190.00  
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[Three velocipede riders] Doctor Suntax. Dandy. Scotch Piper.
[Three velocipede riders] Doctor Suntax. Dandy. Scotch Piper.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 90 x 190mm (3½ x 7½"). Trimmed into image.
Three caricatures, part of set. The parson rides a velocipede made of a quill and inkpot, reading a book. The dandy's looks more like a dressing table. The Scotsman's has a steaming saucepan.
[Ref: 51864]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Venus, Cupid and Satyr.
[Venus, Cupid and Satyr. From the Original Picture painted by Luca Giordano, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire; To whom this plate is Dedicated, by his Grace's most Obliged, and most Obedient servant John Boydell.]
Luca Giordano Pinxit. R. Earlom delin.t. J. Boydell excudit 1767. F. Bartolozzi Sculpsit.
Engraving, scratched letter proof before title. Sheet 405 x 510mm (16 x 20"). Trimmed to plate, some surface wear in inscription area.
Venus, reclining on a couch, embraces the infant Cupid, with a maid to left and a satyr leaning in over the pillows to right. An elaborate crest under the image features stags and putti. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi from a preparatory drawing by Richard Earlom of a painting by Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705), and published as part of the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a publisher of fine engravings.
[Ref: 51826]   £260.00  
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