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Mary Magdalen Washing Christ's Feet.
Mary Magdalen Washing Christ's Feet. In the Salon at Houghton.
Rubens Pinxit. G Farington delin.t. Rich.d Earlom sculpsit.
John Boydell excudit 1777. Published Aug.st 1st 1777 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. 470 x 580mm (18½ x 22¾"). Small margins. Small tears.
Peter Paul Ruben's 'Feast in the House of Simon the Pharisee', painted in Flanders circa 1618-20, representing the conflict between the material values and religious dogmatism of the Pharisees world and the Christian doctrine of sympathy, charity and goodness. Here the repentant sinner washing Christ's feet with her tears is named as Mary Magdalene; however the Gospel of Luke leaves her nameless. At the time of this engraving the painting was part of the art collection of Sir Horace Walpole (1676-1745) at Houghton, Norfolk. Following his death part of the collection was sold to pay off debts, and by the 1770s it was inevitable the rest would suffer the same fate. Before it could be dispersed John Boydell commissioned a vast series of mezzotints of the collection, which was fortuitous: despite John Wilkes attempt to persuade Parliament to buy the collection for the nation 206 paintings were sold to Catherine the Great for £40,550 in 1779. 127 works from Houghton, including this one, are now in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 49973]   £260.00  
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[Penitent Magdalene.] Ill.mo Marchioni Hyppolito Gililio Apud S.D.N Greg. XV. P. Max ferrariens Legaro.
[Penitent Magdalene.] Ill.mo Marchioni Hyppolito Gililio Apud S.D.N Greg. XV. P. Max ferrariens Legaro. Dum hec fenestissimi xpi Domini cedris, nostreq...
Jo: Bapt.a Pasqualinus felicierarem. Io. Fran.s Centen.s Inu.
Roma Superior licen.a 1622.
Engraving. Sheet: 420 x 355mm (16½ x 14''). Trimmed, damage in edges, staining.
A biblical scene showing a penitent Mary Magdalene praying and weeping, watched over by two angels, one holding a dagger and the other a crown of thorns. Engraved by Giovanni Battista Pasqualini (1595-1631) after and painting by Guercino in the Pinacoteca Vaticana. Dedicated to Ippolito Gilioli, Marchese di Serra.
[Ref: 49690]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Massacre of the Innocents.]
[Massacre of the Innocents.] Almo.to Ill.re e prone oss.mo il sig.r Cesari Leoncelli Sec.rio dell'Illmo et Ecc.mo Sig.r Don Philippo Collonagram Conte Stabile dei Regno di Napoli. Per mostrare in parte it dessi.o chi' ho di far cosagrata a V.S. finsieme per offerirmeli servitore asse.mo ho'uolto dedicare la presente Imagine et mestesso A V.S 1627.
F. Villamena F.
Gio. Marco Paluzzi Formis Romae.
Engraving. Sheet: 390 x 250mm (15½ x 9¾''). Trimmed, damaged. Central crease.
A biblical scene showing the massacre of babies ordered by Herod following the birth of Christ. Engraved by Francesco Villamena (1565-1624).
[Ref: 49730]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Maximilian I] Maximilianus Austriacus, Ducta Maria, Uniti Belgii Hærede Unica,
[Maximilian I] Maximilianus Austriacus, Ducta Maria, Uniti Belgii Hærede Unica, Comes XXXIIIus...
Lucas van Laÿden pinx. Corn. Visscher Sculp.
[Haarlem: Pieter Soutman, c.1650.]
Etching. Sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed into printed border, laid on album paper.
Maximilian I (1459-1519), King of the Romans and King of the Germans from 1486 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death. From 'Principes Hollandiæ, Zelandiæ, et Frisiæ' (Counts and Countesses of Holland, Zeeland and West-Frisia).
[Ref: 50060]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cardinal Jules Mazarin.]
[Cardinal Jules Mazarin.]
F. Migard, P. F. Poilly Sculp. 1660.
Engraving. 400 x 295mm (15¾ x 11½"). Trimmed within image, small nick in bottom edge, creased, ink collector's stamp affecting bottom right corner.
Cardinal Jules Raymond Mazarin (1602-61), an Italian cardinal who Chief Minister to Louis XIII and Louis XIV from 1642 until his death.
Ink stamp unidentified.
[Ref: 49643]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mercury.]
[Mercury.]
H.C. [Jan Collaert I.]
[n.d., c.1577.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾''). Trimmed in an oval losing a decorative border, laid on album sheet.
A mythological scene showing Mercury, holding his winged staff. From a series of six engravings showing the character from the myth of the Judgement of Paris by Jan Collaert I (1525-1580).
[Ref: 49685]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Bunton as Horatia.
Miss Bunton as Horatia.
Inven.t, Del. et Sculp.
Pubd Novb.r 2 1785 by T. Walker N.44 Pater Noster Row.
Etching, printed in sanguine. Sheet: 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4''). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet.
A portrait of the actress Anne Bruton Merry (1769-1808) set within an oval.
Harvard Volume III: p.199.
[Ref: 50269]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Francois vander Meulen Natif de Bruxelles, Peintre Ordinaire de L'Histoire du Roy Tres-Chretien.
Francois vander Meulen Natif de Bruxelles, Peintre Ordinaire de L'Histoire du Roy Tres-Chretien. C'est de Louis Le Grand le Peintre incomparable, / Qui de ses plus beaux faits a peint la Verité, / Et qui sans le secours des couleurs de la fable, Le fait voir ce qu'il est a la Posterité.
Peint par N. de Largilliere. Gravé par P. Van Schuppen 1687.
Se Vend A Paris Chez P. Van Shuppen rue St Jâques. Avec Privilege de Roy.
Engraving. 540 x 410mm (21¼ x 16") very large margins. Margins bit messy.
A large oval portrait of Adam-François van der Meulen (1632-90) a Flemish painter instrumental in the creation of the image of Louis XIV as the 'Sun King', with paintings of his battles and court.
[Ref: 49639]   £280.00  
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Ioannes Meursius Ser. Daniæ Regis Historiograph, & Hi.st Ac Pol.it in Acad Sora.na Prof. Æternitatem Cogita. Anno 1631 Ætat 52.
Ioannes Meursius Ser. Daniæ Regis Historiograph, & Hi.st Ac Pol.it in Acad Sora.na Prof. Æternitatem Cogita. Anno 1631 Ætat 52. Non ego divitias, nec honores, opto, Jehoua, te timeam, voti est hæc mihi summa mei.
Sereniss. Daniæ, Novegiæ &c Regis sculptor Sim: de Pas fecit.
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Dutch classical scholar and antiquary Johannes Meursius (1579-1639).
[Ref: 50314]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ioannis Miltoni Angli Effigies Ætatis vigess. Pri.
Ioannis Miltoni Angli Effigies Ætatis vigess. Pri.
W.M. Sculp.
[n.d., c.1645.]
Engraving. Plate: 160 x 105mm (6¼ x 4''). Laid on album sheet at corners. Thread margins.
A portrait of English poet John Milton (1608-1674). Frontispiece to Milton's 'Poems' 1645.
[Ref: 49719]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ludovicus Moreri Presbyter SS The Aº Æt XXXVII.
Ludovicus Moreri Presbyter SS The Aº Æt XXXVII.
De Troy Pin. G. Edelinck Sculp.
[n.d., c.1680. ]
Engraving. Sheet 320 x 215mm (12½ x 8½"). Trimmed to plate.
Louis Moréri (1643-80), priest and encyclopedist, author of 'Le Grand Dictionaire historique, ou le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacrée et profane'. At least twenty-four editions were published between 1674 and 1759, as well as translations in English, German, Dutch and Spanish.
[Ref: 50076]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Macte animo felix cuius clementia mitem Laurea prima...
Macte animo felix cuius clementia mitem Laurea prima...
[Harman Jansz Muller after Maarten van Heemskerk.]
[n.d., c.1566.]
Engraving, fine impression, 16th century watermark. Plate: 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾''). Foxing and creasing.
A biblical scene showing Moses, his wife, Miriam and Aaron in conversation before Moses's tent. In the background God appears to Miriam, Aaron and Moses in a tent.
[Ref: 49745]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of Mrs Siddons.]
[Portrait of Mrs Siddons.]
Malcolm Osbourne (pencil signature].
[Art Journal of London, n.d., c.1911.]
Etching, proof signed by the etcher. 270 x 200mm (10½ x 8"). Laid on board.
Etched by Osbourne for the journal of the Art Union, but this is an early signed proof.
Salaman 22.
[Ref: 49995]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A feast with Persians being murdered.]
[A feast with Persians being murdered.]
[Engraved by Matthias Merian.]
[Frankfurt, Merian, c.1619.]
Rare engraving. 100 x 140mm (4 x 5½), set in German letterpress text.
An untitled classical scene, with a Graecian king at the end of the table standing up with a sword as women around the table stab their Persian guests. The surrounding text refers to Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia but we have been unable to identify the event illustrated. From Gottfried's Historische Chronik.
[Ref: 49775]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[My Lady Sleeps.]
[My Lady Sleeps.]
H.D. Henry Dicksee [pencil signature].
Published at 8, Clare Street, Bristol by Frost & Reed, Printsellers of Bristol, Clifton and London, November 21st 1905.
Rare etching on vellum, 280 x 520mm (11 x 21½"). Signed by the artist, limited to 325 impressions. Contemporary frame. Unexamined out of frame.
A child sleeps curled up on a mastiff twice her size.
[Ref: 50009]   £1,500.00  
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Guiseppe Naldi.
Guiseppe Naldi.
Drawn on Stone by M. Gauci, from a Portrait by M. Bouton.
Printed by C. Hullmandel. [n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 225 x 165mm (9 x 6½'').
Giuseppe Naldi (1770 - 1820), Italian singer, pianist and cellist who sang in 35 operas in 12 seasons in London. A rare portrait after French artist Charles Marie Bouton (1781 - 1853).
[Ref: 49201]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Description of the Armies of Horse and Foot of his Majesties, and S.r Thomas Fairefax his Excellency, as they were drawn into severall bodyes, at the Battayle at Naseby; the Fowerteenth day of June 1645.
The Description of the Armies of Horse and Foot of his Majesties, and S.r Thomas Fairefax his Excellency, as they were drawn into severall bodyes, at the Battayle at Naseby; the Fowerteenth day of June 1645.
Streeter fecit.
[Printed for John Partridge.][n.d., c.1647.]
A very scarce engraving. Sheet: 490 x 735mm (19¼ x 29''). Backed and edged with cotton backing, damage, folds and creases as normal. Some foxing in plate.
A topographical battle plan showing the armies of Charles I and Prince Rupert and Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax at the Battle of Naseby in 1645, with a portrait of Fairfax in an oval in the top right corner. The Battle of Naseby was a decisive battle in the First Civil War as it all but destroyed the Royalist force and within a year Parliament had won the war.
A different state to image in 'Anglia Rediviva 1647'.
[Ref: 50424]   £850.00   view all images for this item
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[Nero.] Nero Claudius. Caesar. Aug. Ger. P. M. Tr. P. Imp. P. P.
[Nero.] Nero Claudius. Caesar. Aug. Ger. P. M. Tr. P. Imp. P. P. Aeneadum generis qui sextus et ultimus heros...
[Wolfgang Kilian.][After Raffaello Schiaminossi.]
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving. Sheet: 205 x 130mm (8 x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet. Slight staining bottom left.
A portrait of Nero from a series of thirteen busts of Roman Emperors engraved by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662) after Raffaello Schiaminossi.
[Ref: 49696]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nerva.] Ti Caesar Div. Aus. F. Aug. Imp. VII. Pontif. Max.
[Nerva.] Ti Caesar Div. Aus. F. Aug. Imp. VII. Pontif. Max. Praenomen Tiberi nactus Nero, prima iuuentae...
[Wolfgang Kilian.][After Raffaello Schiaminossi.]
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving. Sheet: 205 x 130mm (8 x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Nerva from a series of thirteen busts of Roman Emperors engraved by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662) after Raffaello Schiaminossi.
[Ref: 49693]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joan de Wit Raet Pensionaris van Holland.]
[Joan de Wit Raet Pensionaris van Holland.]
[Engraved by Lambert Visscher after Jan de Baen.]
[n.d., c.1672.]
Etching, very fine impression. Sheet 395 x 345mm (15½ x 13½"). Trimmed, losing frame-like printed border and title, fourteen lines of Dutch verses in two columns and production details.
Jan de Witt (1625-72), de facto leader of the Dutch Republic for nearly twenty years, until his opposition to the appointment of William of Orange as stadtholder led to the murder of him and his brother Cornelis.
[Ref: 49642]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Suprema Regni Curia Senator Vincentius Nevelet In.
Suprema Regni Curia Senator Vincentius Nevelet In.
P. Lombart sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet: 305 x 250mm (12 x 9¾''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of French magistrate Vincent Nevelet, set within a decorative border. Engraved by French engraver Pierre Lombart (1612-1681) who worked in England during the Interregnum.
[Ref: 49712]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Francois Eveque D'Axe. [in manuscript.]
Francois Eveque D'Axe. [in manuscript.]
[n.d., c.1650.]
Engraving, proof before title. Sheet: 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet at corners.
A portrait of Francois de Noailles (1519-1585) who was papal prothonotary, French ambassador to Venice in the 1560s, Bishop of Dax and Charles IX ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1571 and 1575.
[Ref: 49715]   £240.00  
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Ægi. de. Noailles Abb. Insulæ et S.ti Amadi Christ.me M.tis A Secretori Cons.c et Apud Selimum et Amuratem Turc. Imp.res Legatus Anno. Æta. XXXXXIIII.
Ægi. de. Noailles Abb. Insulæ et S.ti Amadi Christ.me M.tis A Secretori Cons.c et Apud Selimum et Amuratem Turc. Imp.res Legatus Anno. Æta. XXXXXIIII. Constantinopoli MDLXXVIII.
CAC.
[n.d., c.1575.]
Engraving. Sheet: 160 x 125mm (6¼ x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Gilles de Noailles (1524-1600) who was a French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1575 and 1579.
[Ref: 49705]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Ægi. de. Noailles Abb. Insulæ et S.ti Amadi Christ.me M.tis A Secretori Cons.c et Apud Selimum et Amuratem Turc. Imp.res Legat.g An Ætatis 53.
Ægi. de. Noailles Abb. Insulæ et S.ti Amadi Christ.me M.tis A Secretori Cons.c et Apud Selimum et Amuratem Turc. Imp.res Legat.g An Ætatis 53.
Nicolaus Andrea Faciebat Constantinopoli. 1578.
[1578.]
Engraving. Sheet: 160 x 125mm (6¼ x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Gilles de Noailles (1524-1600) who was a French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1575 and 1579.
[Ref: 49706]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bern. de Foix de la Vallette Duc Despernon &c. Colonel Gener. de France.
Bern. de Foix de la Vallette Duc Despernon &c. Colonel Gener. de France.
P. Mignard Pinxit. P. Van Schuppen sculpebat 1661. Parissis.
Engraving. 350 x 275mm (13¾ x 10¾''). Trimmed. Creased.
A portrait of Bernard de Nogaret de la Valette (1592-1661) who served as colonel-general of the infantry and Governor of Burgundy.
F.D. 2248
[Ref: 49922]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nude in the Clouds.]
[Nude in the Clouds.] Académie dessinée et Gravée par B. Picart. L'Original est au Cabinet de Mons.r Walraven à Amsterdam.
[Bernard Picart.]
[n.d., c.1730.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 295 x 180mm (11½ x 7''), with large margins.
A study of a nude by Bernard Picart (1673-1733).
[Ref: 49686]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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M.re Nicolas Edouard Olier Cheva.er Con.er Du Roy en Ses Con.s Grand Audiencer de France.
M.re Nicolas Edouard Olier Cheva.er Con.er Du Roy en Ses Con.s Grand Audiencer de France.
C. le Feure Pinx. N. Poilly sculp.
[n.d., c.1663.]
Engraving. Collector's mark verso in ink. Sheet: 335 x 265mm (13¼ x 10½''). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of French statesman Nicolas Edouard Olier, Seigneur de Fontenelle, who married Renée de Thurier.
[Ref: 49916]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Otho.] Imp. Otho. Caesar. Aug. Tr. P.
[Otho.] Imp. Otho. Caesar. Aug. Tr. P. Aemula polluto gesturus sceptra Neroni...
[Wolfgang Kilian.][After Raffaello Schiaminossi.]
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving. Sheet: 205 x 130mm (8 x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Otho from a series of thirteen busts of Roman Emperors engraved by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662) after Raffaello Schiaminossi.
[Ref: 49694]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Mahee Contrafactur des Tuchishen Kansers Ibrahims Sohn und der Sultanin seiner Mutter welches in dem Seetzeffen von denen Maltese Ritterm gesangen und nach Malta gebracht worden.
Mahee Contrafactur des Tuchishen Kansers Ibrahims Sohn und der Sultanin seiner Mutter welches in dem Seetzeffen von denen Maltese Ritterm gesangen und nach Malta gebracht worden. Hosmanus Imperatoris Ibrahim Filius.
[1707.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 300 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½''). Trimmed, worm hole and staining.
The portrait of a young boy thought to be Ozman, the son of Ottoman Emperor Ibrahim I. An Ottoman convoy travelling from Constantinople was attacked in 1644 by the Knights Hospitaller of Malta, the ship was filled with pilgrims headed for Mecca. Historians have since disputed whether the boy captured was actually the son of Sultan Ibrahim I. From 'Theatrum Europeaum' 1707 by Johann Peter Lotichius.
[Ref: 49711]   £220.00  
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[Paris.]
[Paris.]
H.C. [Jan Collaert I.]
[n.d., c.1577.]
Engraving. Sheet: 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾''). Trimmed in an oval losing a decorative border, laid on album sheet.
A mythological scene showing Paris holding up the golden apple, his bulls in the background. From a series of six engravings showing the character from the myth of the Judgement of Paris by Jan Collaert I (1525-1580).
[Ref: 49683]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable Henry Pelham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and John Roberts Esq.r.
The Right Honourable Henry Pelham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and John Roberts Esq.r.
J.Shackleton Pinx.t. R.Houston fecit.
Printed and Sold by Jos. Edmondson, at his House in Warwick Street, Golden Square, St James's. [n.d., c.1752.]
Mezzotint. 395 x 390mm (15½ x 15¼"), with large margins. Tears in margins, laid on archival paper.
Henry Pelham, 1695-1754, Prime Minister from 1743 until his death. At the same time he was First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons. He is pictured here with John Roberts ( 1712?72), his secretary from 1743 to 1754. Pelham holds a letter dated 1752.
See NPG 871 for Shackleton's oil (without Roberts); CS 87.
[Ref: 49960]   £330.00  
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The Right Hon.ble Henry Pelham, first Lord Commissioner of ye Treasury,
The Right Hon.ble Henry Pelham, first Lord Commissioner of ye Treasury, Chancellor, and Under:Treasurer of the Exchequer. one of his Majesty's Moat Hon:ble Privy Council, and One of the Lords of the Regency.
William Hoare Pinx.t 1752. Richard Houston Fecit.
To be had at Russel's Toyshop Charing Cross London and of Mr Hoare at Bath [n.d., c.1752.]
Mezzotint. 395 x 290mm (15½ x 11½"). Split in left platemark repaired.
Henry Pelham, 1695-1754, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1743 until his death. At the same time he was First Lord of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.
CS 86, ii of ii.
[Ref: 49569]   £220.00  
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Persiani.
Persiani. Rosina
Published by David Bogue, Fleet Street Dec. 1844.
Steel engraving. Sheet: 175 x 260mm (7 x 10¼").
Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani (1812-67), a soprano, in Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville'. From 'The Beauties of Opera and Ballet'.
[Ref: 49515]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter.]
[Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter.] Ill.o et R:do D et prono maxine colendo...
Io. Fran.s Cent.s Inv. Superioru Permiss. Io. Bapt.a Pasqualinus Cent. Delia. et Sculp.
[n.d., c.1620.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet: 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾''). Trimmed, staining.
A biblical scene showing Christ handing the keys to St. Peter. Engraved by Giovanni Battista Pasqalini.
[Ref: 49750]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Piety.] Bombycem Pietas, vestemque exusa fluentem...
[Piety.] Bombycem Pietas, vestemque exusa fluentem...
Abloemaert Invent. W. Swanenburg Sculp. et exc. MDCX.
Nic. Visscher J. exc. P. Schenk Iunior Exc. [c.1730.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾''). Trimmed. Light staining in edges.
A classical scene showing a young woman surrounded by symbols of the bible, with the ten commandments. Her foot rests on the head of cupid who lied in a bag of gold. An allegory for piety. First published in 1610 by Willem van Swanenburg, this is a later edition published by Pieter Schenk II (1700-1750) c. 1730. It also includes the publication line of Nicolaes Visscher II (1647-1702) who published an edition at the end of the 17th century.
[Ref: 49681]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A pope's investiture?]
[A pope's investiture?]
[n.d., c.1502?].
Woodcut. Sheet 120 x 140mm (4¾ x 5½"), German letterpress on reverse. Trimmed to printed border, laid on album paper.
A note on the backing paper reads 'Jerome Greff 1502' (Hieronymus Greff, 1460-1525), although there is no sign of Greff's usual 'IMF' monogram.
[Ref: 49778]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Misericordia et Veritas Obiaverunt Sibi Iustitia Et Pax Os.
Misericordia et Veritas Obiaverunt Sibi Iustitia Et Pax Os.
Horatio Samachini In.
[1580.]
Engraving. Sheet: 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½''). Trimmed, paper tone, edges damaged. Laid on album sheet top. Very damaged.
An allegorical scene telling of Psalm 84, the psalm of David. Misercordia, on the left, is shown feeding four children, Truth sits on the right holding an open book. Behind them Justice stands holding her scales and embracing Peace. Engraved by Agostino Carracci after Orazio Samacchini. The second state: the date 1579 has been changed to 1580.
[Ref: 49742]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Will: Richards.
Mr. Will: Richards.
G: Kneller Pinx.
I. Smith Fec: et ex: [n.d., c.1688.]
Fine mezzotint. 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½"). Small margins.
Half-length portrait of William Richards (1643-1705), divine and author, engraved and published by the famous early mezzotinter John Smith (1652-1743) after Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723),
CS 211, ii of iii.
[Ref: 49564]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Will: Richards.
Mr Will: Richards.
G: Kneller Pinx. I: Smith Fec: et ex:
[n.d., c.1688.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½''), with very large margins.
A portrait of William Richards (1643-1705) rector of Helmdon, Northamptonshire and author of ''Wallography or The British Described''.
CS 211.
[Ref: 49187]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir William Robinson Bar.t.
[Sir William Robinson Bar.t. From an Original Painting by Mr Peters in the Possession of His Grace the Lord Primate of Ireland & Baron Rokeby of Armagh.]
[W.m Peters R.A. pinx.t. James Watson Fecit.]
[Private plate, n.d., c.1777.]
Scarce & fine mezzotint, proof before letters, inscription area uncleaned. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11").
Sir William Robinson (17051785), second Baronet Rokeby of Armagh. The artist is Matthew William Peters (1742-1814), most famous for his provocative painting of a courtesan (known as 'Lydia' in the mezzotint copy). He came to regret his choice of subject, as he was ordained in 1781, becoming the Royal Academy's chaplain (1784-8), then chaplain to the Prince of Wales. The portrait was published between Robinson's succession to the baronetcy in 1777 and Peters' ordination in 1781.
CS: 125, i of ii.
[Ref: 50187]   £330.00  
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XII Caesarum Qui Primi Rom Imperarunt Effigies. Cum Ausony in eosdem Tetrasticis.
XII Caesarum Qui Primi Rom Imperarunt Effigies. Cum Ausony in eosdem Tetrasticis. Serenissimo Invictoo Principi Vicentio Gonzagae Mantuae, Montisque Ferrati Duci Amplissimo. Justus Sadelerus Immortali eius Nomini denotus D.D.
W. Kilian sculpsit.
Per Iustum Sadelerum excusae 1608 Venetys.
Engraving. Sheet: 205 x 135mm (8 x 5¼''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
The frontispiece to a series of thirteen busts of Roman Emperors engraved by Wolfgang Kilian (1581-1662) after Raffaello Schiaminossi.
[Ref: 49692]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Set of 12 Etchings of Roman Ruins.]
[Set of 12 Etchings of Roman Ruins.]
[After Stephano dell Bella.]
12 etchings. Plate: 135 x 130mm (5¼ x 5'').
A set of twelve etchings after a series of landscapes showing Roman ruins, including a copy of the frontispiece, by Stephano della Bella. All prints are reversed copies of Della Bella's original etchings published between 1643 and 1648, except the frontispiece which is not reversed.
Reversed copies of De V 819-831.
[Ref: 49677]   £600.00   view all images for this item
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Aequabit Olympo.
Aequabit Olympo.
Cyrus Ferris inven. P. Lucadeus delin. B. Farjat sculp. Romae 1675 Sup: permis.
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate: 310 x 215mm (12 x 8½''). Small margins.
A classical scene showing the building of Rome. The British Museum has conflicting descriptions of the print, describing it as Romulus at the building of Rome and Aeneas meeting Anchises in Elysium. After Ciro Ferri (1633-69).
British Museum V,9.34. & British Museum 1873,0510.3621.
[Ref: 50100]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Margaret Rudd.
Mrs. Margaret Rudd.
G. Bartolozzi jun. sculp.
[n.d., c.1776.]
Engraving. Sheet: 125 x 80mm (5 x 3''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of criminal Margaret Rudd who was tried for forgery; she was aquitted while her accomplices Daniel and Robert Perreau were hanged for their crimes.
[Ref: 50033]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs Sage.
M.rs Sage. The first English Female Aerial Traveller, who ascended with Mr. Biggin, in Mr. Lunardi's Balloon, from St. George's Fields June 29th 1785; at 25 Minutes after one oClock, and descended a few Miles beyond Harrow in Middlesex, at three oClock, after traversing upwards of Thirty Miles on the Atmosphere.
Tburke fecit.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Rare stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet: 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5¼''). Trimmed and marked. Bit messy.
A portrait of Letitia Ann Sage (1750-1817) an actress who was the first woman to fly, flying in Vincenzo Lunardi's balloon.
[Ref: 50053]   £280.00  
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[Sixteen Portraits of Saints.]
[Sixteen Portraits of Saints.]
B.T.A.
[n.d., c.1630.]
16 woodcuts. Sheet: 85 x 70cm (3½ x 2¾''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
Sixteen portraits of saints including the apostles, St. Mary and Christ. A woodcut cut by the monogrammist BTA, probably cut for a Carmelite order in Venice in the first half of the 17th century.
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[James Cecil.] The Rt Hono.ble James Earl of Salisbury &c.
[James Cecil.] The Rt Hono.ble James Earl of Salisbury &c.
Kneller Eques pinx. I: Smith fe: et exc.
[n.d., c.1696.]
Mezzotint. 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"), with very large margins, collector's stamp on reverse.
James Cecil (1691-1728), 5th Earl of Salisbury, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire between 1712-14. The collector's stamp is of Reverend J. Burleigh James, whose collection of prints, which included Dürers et Rembrandts, was sold by Sothebys in 1877, taking 25 days and raising over £4200.
Ex collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), described by Lugt as ''one of the most passionate collectors of his time''.
[Ref: 49571]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir George Savile Bar.t.]
[Sir George Savile Bar.t.]
[Painted by Benj.n Wilson. Engraved & Etched by B.W. and Mr. Basire.]
[Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Dec.r the 4.th 1770.]
Etching and engraving, scarce proof before all letters. 495 x 335mm (19½ x 13¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Sir George Savile, 8th Baronet (1726-1784) was an English politician; seated here with plans marked 'The Calder Navigation', Halifax. This is a reference to his 'Letter of Sir George Savile, Bart. on an attempt made to interfere with the Aire and Calder Navigation in the year 1772'. After Benjamin Wilson (1721-88), painter and electrical scientist. A related painting of Savile by Wilson from 1751 is in Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
Included in the Science & Society Picture Library, Science Museum. Leeds portrait repr.in Andrew Graciano (ed.) 'Memoir of Benjamin Wilson, FRS' (Walpole Society, 2012)
[Ref: 50433]   £380.00  
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Rev.d M.r Scott, Late of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.
Rev.d M.r Scott, Late of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. Sheet: 155 x 100mm (6 x 4''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Methodist minister James Scott.
[Ref: 50319]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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[Footsteps.]
[Footsteps.]
HD 1925. Herbert Dicksee [signed in pencil].
Published 10 Clare Street Bristol by Frost & Reed Ltd of Bristol and of London. Copyright 1926 by Frost & Reed (Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Etching on vellum, artist's proof signed by the artist. 350 x 540mm (13¾ x 21¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A Scottish terrier and a West Highland terrier waiting for their master.
[Ref: 50010]   £1,250.00  
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