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[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 3.
[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 3. 1. Delphinium tenuissimum. 2. Delphinium Ajacis flore pleno. 3. Delphinium Ajacis fl. pl. purpurascens. 4. Delphinium Ajacis fl. pls alba. 5. Delphinium consolida.
[by Mrs. Loudon.] Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street. MDCCCXLII [1842]]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½").
Features larkspur. From 'The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals,' by Jane Wells Webb Loudon (1807-58). Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, reframing the art of gardening as fit for young women. She was married to the well-known horticulturalist John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843), and they wrote some books together, as well as her own very successful series.
[Ref: 59163]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 4.
[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 4. 1. Papaver hossidum. 2. Papaver setigerum. 3. Papaver nudicaule. 4.Papaver somniferum. 5. Papaver Rhoeas. 6. Papaver Persicum.
[by Mrs. Loudon.] Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street. MDCCCXLII [1842]]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½"). Some foxing.
Features different poppies. From 'The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals,' by Jane Wells Webb Loudon (1807-58). Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, reframing the art of gardening as fit for young women. She was married to the well-known horticulturalist John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843), and they wrote some books together, as well as her own very successful series.
[Ref: 59152]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 5.
[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 5. 1. Roemaria hybrida. 2. Glaucium luteum. 3. Glaucium Phoenicium. 4.Aigemone Mexicana albi flora. 5. Aigemone Mexicana.
[by Mrs. Loudon.] Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street. MDCCCXLII [1842]]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½"). Some foxing.
Features the yellow horned poppy / sea poppy, the red horned poppy, the white prickly poppy and the Mexican prickly poppy. From 'The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals,' by Jane Wells Webb Loudon (1807-58). Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, reframing the art of gardening as fit for young women. She was married to the well-known horticulturalist John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843), and they wrote some books together, as well as her own very successful series.
[Ref: 59155]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 6.
[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 6. 1. Eschscholtzia californica. 2. Eschscholtzia crocea 3. Platystigma lineare.
[by Mrs. Loudon.] Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street. MDCCCXLII [1842]]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½"). Some foxing.
Featuring poppies (Eschscholzia). From 'The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals,' by Jane Wells Webb Loudon (1807-58). Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, reframing the art of gardening as fit for young women. She was married to the well-known horticulturalist John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843), and they wrote some books together, as well as her own very successful series.
[Ref: 59147]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 9.
[The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals.] Pl. 9. 1. Clarkia pulchella._ 2. Clarkia pulchella var alba._ 3. Clarkia elegans._ 4. Clarkia elegans var: rosea._ 5. Clarkia rhomboidea _ 6. Eucharidium concinnum.
[by Mrs. Loudon.] Day & Haghe lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street. MDCCCXLII [1842]]
Fine hand coloured lithograph, sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½").
Features pinkfairies, mountain garland and diamond clarkia. From 'The Ladies Flower-Garden or Ornamental Annuals,' by Jane Wells Webb Loudon (1807-58). Loudon was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction. She also created the first popular gardening manuals, as opposed to specialist horticultural works, reframing the art of gardening as fit for young women. She was married to the well-known horticulturalist John Claudius Loudon (1783 - 1843), and they wrote some books together, as well as her own very successful series.
[Ref: 59179]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Lucine.
Lucine. P.4.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d. c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with large margins.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing Lucina, the goddess of childbirth, with a new-born in a cradle.
[Ref: 59345]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Zonneberg caves.] S.t Pieters Bergh bÿ Mastricht, soo als hem die onder de Aerde vertoont.
[Zonneberg caves.] S.t Pieters Bergh bÿ Mastricht, soo als hem die onder de Aerde vertoont.
Jan Luyken invenit et fecit.
[n.d., 1682.]
Rare etching. Sheet 170 x 280mm (6¾ x 11). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom. Small wormhole bottom centre.
A view of the Zonneberg caves, limestone quarries under Sint Pietersberg near Mastricht. Many men are working.
[Ref: 59402]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Ladys Maid Soaping Linnen.
Ladys Maid Soaping Linnen.
Hen. Morland pinx.t. Phil. Dawe fecit.
Carington Bowles excudit. [n.d. c.1769.]
Mezzotint, sheet 490 x 360mm (19¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate on bottom edge losing publication line. Slightly creased top left. Time stained.
A young woman wearing a cap and printed cotton dress, standing over a basin in which she is washing linen. A good example of an 18th century "risque" image.
CS 21.
[Ref: 59410]   £450.00  
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Ladys Maid Ironing.
Ladys Maid Ironing.
Hen. Moreland pinxt. Rich.d Houston fecit.
Carington Bowles excudit. [n.d. c.1772.]
Mezzotint, in pencil Maria Gunning; sheet 500 x 375mm (19¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate on bottom edge losing publication line. Slightly foxed and scuffed. Time stained.
A young woman wearing a cap and printed cotton dress, seated before a board pressing linen with an iron. A good example of an 18th century "risque" image.
[Ref: 59408]   £450.00  
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Damn Mambrino!
Damn Mambrino!
M.r Bunbury dek, J.s Bretherton f.
[n.d., c.1779.]
Etching. 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate at sides, laid on album paper, foxing.
A seated fat man looks off to the right in disgust, having lost a wager, watched by his hunched dog. This satire was originally published in 1774 with the title ''Damn Bucephalus!'', probably inspired by the horse's close defeat by the famous Eclipse at Newmarket on 17 April 1770. Tim Clayton is quoted on the British Museum website: ''Lord Grosvenor's Mambrino had a highly successful career on the turf from 1773 to 1776 before being put out to stud; he attempted a comeback in 1779 which was unsuccessful. It appears likely, therefore, that Bretherton changed the title of the print from Damn Bucephalus! to Damn Mambrino! about 1779''.
BM 4731 & J,6.91.
[Ref: 59220]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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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"). Trimmed within plate at bottom, thread margins elsewhere chipped. Crease top right.
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.
[Ref: 35458]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Birth of Princess Mary] Het kraambed van de Princes van Walles, bevallen zynde vam een Princes [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Birth of Princess Mary] Het kraambed van de Princes van Walles, bevallen zynde vam een Princes [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk exc: Amst: cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, slightly foxed, stain on image, one spot on top edge.
A scene showing the birth of Princess Mary of Great Britain (1723-1772), the fourth daughter of King George II.
[Ref: 59272]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Grotesque Masks] Serie di Mascheroni Cavati dall'antico che per la prima volta escono in luce intagliati in rame opera utile a professori ed amatori delle belle arti.
[Grotesque Masks] Serie di Mascheroni Cavati dall'antico che per la prima volta escono in luce intagliati in rame opera utile a professori ed amatori delle belle arti.
[by Aloisio Giovannoli.]
In Roma MDCCLXXXI [1781] Presso Venanzio Monaldini al Corso.
Folio, rebound in half treed calf with marbled boards, morocco title label, marbled endpapers; 33 of 38 etched plates. Scarce, but incomplete.
A fine collection of etchings of classical Roman theatrical masks etched by Aloisio Giovannoli (ca.15501618), and originally published c.1600 with book and plate numbers under the image, here cut from the plate. Giovannoli has copied prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published by Hans Liefrinck I between 1539-1560.
See BM 1932,0217.37 for the original issue and description.
[Ref: 59203]   £4,000.00   view all images for this item
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Le Matin.  [The Morning.]
Le Matin. [The Morning.] Dedie a Messire Pierre Charles de Villette Chevalier Seigneur du Plessis Villette...[etc.] Tire de son Cabinet et grave de la meme grandeur de l'Original. Par son tres-humble Serviteur Aliamet.
J. Vernet Pinxit. Aliamet Sculp.
a Paris chez l'Auteur rue des Mathurins vis a vis celle des Masons [n.d., c.1775].
Etching and engraving, 355 x 455mm (14 x 18, with wide margins.
A scene on a river with fishermen in the foreground, water mill at right, and a bridge and buildings in the distance. After Joseph Vernet (1714 - 1789), the famous marine painter. Vernet studied and worked in Rome (1734-53) until recalled to Paris where he was commissioned to paint a set representing French harbours (the 'Ports de France'). He was the father of Carle Vernet, and grandfather of Horace.
[Ref: 10290]   £360.00  
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The South West View of Melton Constable in the County of Norfolk,
The South West View of Melton Constable in the County of Norfolk, the Seat of S.r Jacob Astley, Bart:t, is humbly Inscrib'd by His Oblig'd Serv:ts Sam:l & Nath:l Buck.
Sam.l & Nath.l Buck delin. et sculp.t August 1741. No I Garden Court Middle Temple.
Scarce engraving, 18th century watermark. 380 x 600mm (15 x 23½"). Trimmed to plate, creases, tears repaired.
Melton Constable Hall, built 1664-70, now grade 1 listed. The Park was landscaped by Capability Brown in 1764-9.
[Ref: 59339]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Scene V.
Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Scene V.
Painted by Rob.t Smirke R.A. Engraved by Is.c Taylor Jun.
Published Jany. 1. 1795 by John & Josiah Boydell, at his Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall _ & at No. 90 Cheapside, London
Engraving with etching, fine impression, open letter proof before quote from play, J. Whatman 1794 watermark. 495 x 625mm (19½ x 24½"), with large margins. Crease top margin.
Falstaff as Herne the Hunter, with stag's horns on head, lies prostrate in front of 'Herne's Oak', taunted by local children pretending to be fairies. Mistresses Page and Ford enjoy the spectacle on the left. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
[Ref: 59325]   £420.00  
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[Battle of Milazzo] Actie tussen de Kyserse en Spaanse troupen voor Melazzo [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Battle of Milazzo] Actie tussen de Kyserse en Spaanse troupen voor Melazzo [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, tear on bottom edge along folding crease, some spots.
A scene of the Battle of Milazzo fought on 15 October 1713 between Spain and Austria during the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720).
[Ref: 59299]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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''Poculum elevatum.''
''Poculum elevatum.'' From an Original Picture in the Possession of Jos.h French Esq.r, Windsor. Proof.
Painted by E. Bristow Engraved by H.D. Dawe.
Pub.d Jan.y 1836 by H. Dawe 6 Bartholomew Place Kentish Town. Ackermann & Co. Strand & C. Tilt, Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. Sheet 200 x 255mm (8 x 10"). Trimmed within plate. Repaired tear.
A singerie print, with monkeys dressed as monks toasting each other with wine.
[Ref: 59168]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Muddy. a Sketch in Bond Street!
A Muddy. a Sketch in Bond Street!
I.C. [Isaac Cruikshank].
Pub April 3. 1800. by S W Fores. 50. Piccadilly. Folios of Caricatures Lent
Coloured etching. 270 x 375mm (10½ x 14¾"), watermarked 'A Stace 1798'. Trimmed into plate top and bottom, creased.
Two male pedestrians talk to two women inside a low-riding coach with outriders spattered with mud.
[Ref: 59291]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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La Musique.
La Musique. F.7.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. Plate 185 x 135mm (7¼ x 5¼"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing music, with musical instruments including a violin, trumpet, pipe organ and drums.
[Ref: 59309]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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La Pastorale.
La Pastorale. G.8.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, 18th century watermark. Plate 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), with large margins. Slightly scuffed.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing pastoral music, with rural clothes, animals and musical instruments.
[Ref: 59310]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Harmonie.
L'Harmonie. G.4.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. Plate 200 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), with large margins.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing harmony, with several musical instruments; bagpipes,drums, harps, a horn, a triangle, a violin and a clarinet.
[Ref: 59311]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Narcisse.
Narcisse. P.3.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. 160 x 115mm (6¼ x 4½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed, crease on bottom margin.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing narcissism, with a man reflecting himself in a pool of water.
[Ref: 59315]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Nature.
La Nature. P.9.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"), with large margins. Slightly foxed and scuffed.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing nature as a woman with multiple breasts (probably Diana of Ephesus).
[Ref: 59316]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Arrivée des Européens en Afrique [&] [Habitation des Nègres] [&] Le Mariage des Nègres
Arrivée des Européens en Afrique [&] [Habitation des Nègres] [&] Le Mariage des Nègres [verses below title in 'Arivée' and 'Le Mariage'
Freret pinx.t. Colibert sculpt 1795
A Paris, chez Depeuille, Md d'Estampes rue des Mathurins, aux deux Pilatres d'Or
Three engravings, rare; each approx 430 x 525mm (17 x 20½"). Trimmed close to/on platemark in places; staining to 'Le Mariage'; 'Habitation' is proof before title, with title added in pencil. One glued to mount.
Three from a set of four prints on African life after Pierre Fréret of Cherbourg (1714-), part of a family of artists. The prints have been exhibited before under the title 'Le Mythe du Bon Noir' ('The Story of the Benevolent Black') although it is not known if this was the original title of the set. The missing print is the final plate, 'Le Culte des Nègres'.

[Ref: 35603]   £1,200.00   view all images for this item
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La Hollande.
La Hollande.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Fine and rare etching, pt 18th century watermark. Plate 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
A rococo design representing the Netherlands, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59308]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Four views of Amsterdam.] 1. Stadt-Huys, Waegh en Marckt van Amsteldam, anders genaemt den Dam.
[Four views of Amsterdam.] 1. Stadt-Huys, Waegh en Marckt van Amsteldam, anders genaemt den Dam. [&] 2. De Oude Kerck, begonnen ontrent den jaere 1370, is met een Tooren verciert en op gebouwt A.o 1566. [&] 3. De Beurse der Stadt Amsteldam is begonnen inden jaere 1608, ende volbouwt Anno 1611. [&] 4. De Nieuwe Kerck is begonnen A.o 1414 volbouwt en toegewyt de Maget Maria en S.t Catharina A.o 1470.
P.H. Schut fecit.
N. Visscher excudit [n.d., 1665].
Set of four numbered engravings, 17th century watermark. Each c. 250 x 295mm 9¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate.
Four rare views of the heart of Amsterdam in the mid-17th century .
[Ref: 59376]   £780.00   view all images for this item
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A view of Leyden, with scating on the River. Vüe de Leyden.
A view of Leyden, with scating on the River. Vüe de Leyden. [Twelve Views neatly Engraved of Holland, Flanders, Naples, Rome, Florence, River Tyber & Ruins of Palmira.]
P. Torque [Paul Constantyn la Fargue] Pinxt.
printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c1765.]
Engraving. Sheet 135 x 185mm (5¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to image on three sides, losing surtitle (as above.]
Skaters on the frozen Oude Rijn, Leiden, including two men playing 'Colf', a fore-runner of golf, on the ice.
[Ref: 59373]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Slot Purmerstein] t' Slot te Purmerendt, in Noort Hollandt.
[Slot Purmerstein] t' Slot te Purmerendt, in Noort Hollandt.
CJVisscher Fecit et excu:
[n.d., c.1617.]
Etching. Sheet 130 x 200mm (5 x 8").
Slot Purmerstein, a fortified hosue built by Willem Eggert between 1410-13, demolished 1741.
[Ref: 59374]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Newby Hall, Seat of the Right Honourable Lord Grantham.
Newby Hall, Seat of the Right Honourable Lord Grantham.
R. Dunning Pinx.t. Engraved by R. & D. Havell.
Published May 1st 1813 by R. Dunning, Ripon, Yorkshire.
Coloured aquatint, printed in brown and hand finished. 260 x 350mm (10¼ x 13¾") very large margins.
A view of the exterior of Newby Hall in North Yorkshire, as remodelled by William Weddell (1736-92), including interiors by Robert Adam, to house his collection of Roman antiquities. After his death owners included Lord Grantham, his nephew, and the 2nd Earl of Ripon. The present owners are matrilineal descendants of William Weddell. The hall was used as a location for ITV's production of Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park' in 2007.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 59170]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Newmarket:: A Shot at a Pigeon.
Newmarket:: A Shot at a Pigeon.
Mr.Bunbury f. J.Bretherton.
Publish'd 1st March, 1777.
Etching. 250 x 270mm ( 9½ x 10½"). Trimmed plate at bottom, laid on album paper.
A group of locals point at an open-mouthed young gentleman holding a riding whip, who they see as a gullible gambler. He is accompanied by an Italian greyhound; a mongrel drags its bottom along the ground in front of him. 'Mambrino' is written on the wall. One of a pair with 'Newmarket: A Shot at a Hawk' (BM Satire 4717).
BM Satire 4719a.
[Ref: 59221]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Newton with the Prism.
Newton with the Prism.
Romney Pinx. Meadows Sculp.
[Published April 14th 1809 by Thomas Payne Pall Mall]
Stipple engraving, sheet 200 x 270mm (8 x 10½"). Trimmed to plate losing publication line, glued on album sheet at edges.
A reconstruction of Isaac Newton's prism experiment in which Newton holds a prism in a beam of sunlight to cast a spectrum on the wall behind. Two women look, one carrying a tray on which is a carafe of water.
[Ref: 59388]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Nicholls] French Habits No. 10.
[John Nicholls] French Habits No. 10. Juge de Paix.
J.s. G.y [James Gillray.] d. & f.t.
Pub.d May 15st 1798 by H.Humphrey, 27 St James's Street.
Etching 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"), watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill', date lost. Narrow margins.
John Nicholls (c.1745-1832), MP for Tregony, in the dress of the French Republican Juge de Paix., as designed by David and regulated by a complementary law of the Constitution of the Year III (1794-5). Notoriously ugly, Nicholls is shown with his left eye closed, a projecting lower jaw and his upper lip drawn up in a permanent snarl. One of a set of twelve plates.
BM Satires 9211.
[Ref: 59153]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Battle of the Nile.
Battle of the Nile. This Plate representing the situation of the English and French Squadrons on the Morning of the Second of August 1798, is with permission dedicated to Lord Nelson, the Officers, Seamen and Marines who so bravely supported the honor of the British Flag, [****].] By their Obliged Humble Serv.t J.A.s Weir.
From Drawings taken on the Spot by Capt.n Ja.s Weir of Marines, H.M.S. Audacious. Engraved by Tho.s Hellyer.
London. Published June 4 1800 by J.Brydon, Charing Cross.
Aquatint. Sheet 480 x 715mm (19 x 28"). Trimmed within plate, with loss of part of the dedication, repaired tears.
The last action of the battle, with the wreckage of two French frigates in the foreground
Parker: Naval Battle, p.145.
[Ref: 59338]   £390.00  
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[Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford and family]
[Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford and family] Katherine Anne (North) Lady Glenbervie. Sylvester (Douglas) Lord Glenbervie. The Hon.ble Frederic Sylvester Douglas. Frederic (North) Earl of Guilford.
Ingres Rome 1815. C. Hullmandel's Lithography.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 620 x 440mm (24½ x 17¼"), with large margins, edges uncut. Mint.
Four portraits printed from one stone but designed to be cut: Lord and Lady Glenbervie and their son Frederic Douglas, and Lady Glenbervie's brother Frederic North, 5th Earl of Guilford. These four portraits, drawn directly onto one stone by the painter John Dominique Ingres, are lauded as masterpieces of the classical art of drawing. So great is their mastery that experts have disputed whether Ingres, having no previous documented experience of lithography, could have achieved such a feat. However, Felix Man argues convincingly that in Rome Ingres would have had the necessary facilities likely found at the printing and publishing establishment of Giovanni Dall'Armi (XXI-XXII, Man 1953). Though the portraits were drawn by Ingres in Rome, the family took the stone back to England to be printed by Charles Hullmandel in 1820, when he added the sitters' titles and biographical dates. Man states that he has only seen 8 uncut examples, demonstrating its rarity.
Man 12.
[Ref: 59137]   £490.00  
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The taking the Nuestra Senora de los Remedias,
The taking the Nuestra Senora de los Remedias, (alias La Ninfa) a Spanish Ship of 900 Tons, 32 Guns, & 300 Men, very Richly Laden, by the Royal Family Privateers, 5 February, 1746, off Cape St Marys.
Brooking Pinx.t. Boydell sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753, & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street, Cheapside.
Engraving. 340 x 470mm (13½ x 18½"). Paper toned, laid down.
A Spanish ship about to be attacked by three British privateers, 'Prince Frederick'. 'Duke' and 'Prince George'. The ship was being taken back to England when it was wrecked in a storm off Beachy Head. In 1753 Boydell published a series of prints about the 'Royal Family', a fleet of privateers with ships named after the family of George II.
[Ref: 53220]   £580.00  
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[Treaty of Nystad] Vreede tekening tusschen de Plenipotentiarisen van den Kyser van Groot Rusland [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Treaty of Nystad] Vreede tekening tusschen de Plenipotentiarisen van den Kyser van Groot Rusland [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc Amst: C.Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 155 x 185mm (6 x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate, folding creases, tear on bottom edge, some spots. Central crease as normal.
A scene showing the signing of the Treaty of Nystad between Russia and Sweden on 20 August 1721, which ended the Great Northern War (1700-1721).
[Ref: 59267]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sculpture] The Osprey, or Fishing Eagle, taken in Lord Melbourne's Park, at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire in 1786.
[Sculpture] The Osprey, or Fishing Eagle, taken in Lord Melbourne's Park, at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire in 1786. One of the Wings was almost cut off in seizing it: M.rs Damer was present, and caught the Idea in that moment of its rage.
James Roberts del. Portrait Painter to his Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence. John Jones sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs, June 26, 1790 by James Roberts, Hogarth's Passage, Oxford; and J. Jones, No 75 Great Portland Street, London.
Stipple. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
An engraving of a sculpture by Mrs Anne Seymour Damer (1749-1828), published in the rare work 'A Series of Engravings from the Works of The Hon. Anne Damer'. She gave this sculpture to Horace Walpole who displayed it at Strawberry Hill. Damer was an honorary exhibitor at the Royal Academy 1784-1818. Walpole described her as a 'female genius'.
[Ref: 59171]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakspeare. Othello
Shakspeare. Othello Act V. Scene II.
Painted by J. Graham. Engraved by W. Leney.
Pub. Sept.r 29 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No 90 Cheapside London.
Stipple, fine impression, open letter proof, without quote from play. 565 x 415mm (22¼ x 16¼"), with large margins. Repairs to margins and edge of plate. Slight repair in between feet.
Othello standing over the bed of Desdemona as she sleeps, a candle and dagger in his hands. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
See Ref: 59333 for Proof before Letters.
[Ref: 59332]   £320.00  
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[Shakspeare. Othello. Act V. Scene II.]
[Shakspeare. Othello. Act V. Scene II.]
[Painted by J. Graham. Engraved by W. Leney.]
[Pub. Sept.r 29 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No 90 Cheapside London.]
Stipple, extremely rare proof before letters. 565 x 415mm (22¼ x 16¼"). Trimmed to plate, some creasing.
Othello standing over the bed of Desdemona as she sleeps, a candle and dagger in his hands. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
See Ref: 59332 for Open lettered impression.
[Ref: 59333]   £450.00  
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[Shakspeare. Othello Act II. Scene I. A Platform. _ Desdemona, Othello, Jago, Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, &c.]
[Shakspeare. Othello Act II. Scene I. A Platform. _ Desdemona, Othello, Jago, Cassio, Roderigo, Emilia, &c.]
[Painted by Tho.s Stothard R.A. Engraved by Tho.s Ryder.
Pub.d Sept.r 1799, by J.&J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & No. 90 Cheapside, London.
Stipple, extremely rare proof before letters. 485 x 620mm (19 x 24½"). Trimmed just within plate, repaired tears, some creasing.
Desdemona meets Othello on his return from sea, with Emilia curtseying and Iago glowering from one side.
[Ref: 59336]   £450.00  
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[Richard Owen] Professor Owen, F.R.S. &c. &c.
[Richard Owen] Professor Owen, F.R.S. &c. &c. The Drawing Room Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages. Presented with the Illustrated News of the World.
Engraved by D.J. Pound from a photograph by John & Charles Watkins, Parliament St.
Steel engraving. Sheet 390 x 205mm (15¼ x 8"). Trimmed inside platemark
Sir Richard Owen (1804 -92) KCB, English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, famed for coining the word Dinosauria (meaning 'Terrible Reptile') and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
[Ref: 59367]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Commemoration of the Installation of his Grace the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
Commemoration of the Installation of his Grace the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
[T. Dighton.]
[n.d., c.1834.]
Very fine and rare hand-coloured lithograph. Original colour. Sheet: 545 x450mm (21½ x 17¾"). Faint creasing. Trimmed to image.
The audience is carefully divided, with women, doctors and noblemen, masters of the arts and undergraduates all occupying seperate areas of the Sheldonian theatre to witness Wellington's installation at Oxford.
[Ref: 37479]   £390.00  
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Richard Bradley. Fifty Years Servant of Trinity College, Oxford.
Richard Bradley. Fifty Years Servant of Trinity College, Oxford.
Drawn on Stone by Albert Hoffay, from a Painting by Tho.s Kirkby.
Printed by C. Hullmandel, December 1826.
Lithograph on chine collé. 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼") very large margins.
Half-length portrait of Richard Bradley wearing open coat, waistcoat and cravat. According to Blakiston's 'Trinity College' (1898) the original painting was hanging in the Common Room stores.
[Ref: 59364]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 1, Line 314.
Book 1, Line 314. [Satan arousing the fallen Angels.]
J. Martin 1824. Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Coleman.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. 270 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾") with very large margins. Margins chipped and stained.
Satan stands on a cliff overhanging the burning lake in a cavern of hell, holding up his spear to rouse the fallen angels below. One of a series of plates commissioned by American publisher Septimus Prowett to illustrate at edition of 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton (1608-74).
Balston 4 D. CW 52.
[Ref: 59352]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 2 Line 1.
Book 2 Line 1. [Satan presiding at the Infernal Council]
J. Martin 1824. Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. J. Martin. 1824 [inscribed in plate].
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 200 x 270mm (8 x 10½"), with very large margins. Margins chipped and soiled. Staining top right margin.
Satan presiding at the Infernal Council; Satan, with his right arm raised, sitting on a throne set on a sphere, raised in the centre of a building crowded with rebel angels on tiered seats, lit by rings of light. One of Martin's finest mezzotints. One of a series of plates commissioned by American publisher Septimus Prowett to illustrate at edition of 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton (1608-74).
Balston 4 D. CW 54.
[Ref: 59355]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 2. Line 727.
Book 2. Line 727. [The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 200 x 270mm (8 x 10½"), with very large margins. Crease in image on right, soiling in margins.
Satan at the gates of Hell, raising his spear to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible, while Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. One of a series of plates commissioned by American publisher Septimus Prowett to illustrate at edition of 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton (1608-74).
Balston 4 D. CW 55.
[Ref: 59354]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 3. Line 301.
Book 3. Line 301. [Satan viewing the ascent to Heaven]
J. Martin 1824. Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. 270 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾") with very large margins. Tear in margin taped, crease crossing corner of plate mark, nicks and soiling to edges.
Satan crouches looking over his shoulder at a broad staircase rising towards the shining gates of Heaven, where angels ascend. A plate commissioned by American publisher Septimus Prowett to illustrate an edition of 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton (1608-74).
Balston 4 D. CW 57.
[Ref: 59351]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 4 line 813.
Book 4 line 813. [Eve's Dream - Satan Aroused.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 200 x 270mm (8 x 10½"), with very large margins. Crease on left through image, margins worn and stained.
Satan springing up with his shield raised behind his head, grasping his spear, starting back to right, driven from his disguise as a toad at the touch of a spear by Ithuriel who stands on the left with Zephon, whilst Adam and Eve sleep in the background. From a series of plates commissioned by American publisher Septimus Prowett to illustrate at edition of 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton (1608-74).
Balston 4 D. CW 60.
[Ref: 59356]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Naufrage de Virginie.
Le Naufrage de Virginie. Paul alloit sélancer à la mer, lorsque je le saisais par le bras: mon fils, lui dis-je, voulez vous périr? Que j aille à son secours sécria-lil, ou que je meurt!__Paul et Virginie.
Peint par Lambert. Gravé para Felix Mizelle.
Se Vend à Paris à la Manufacture de papiers peints, chez Arthur et Comp.e sur le Boulevard. [n.d. c.1800.]
Aquatint and etching, 414 x 565mm (16¼ x 22¼").
The shipwreck. Paul watches on in horror from the shore as a ship is hurled by a huge wave towards rocks on the tropical island of Mauritius; he is restrainted by one white and two black companions. Virginia and a black slave stand on the deck of the doomed ship. The most famous ship name in the history of Mauritius is the slaveship St. Géran which, whilst bringing colonists, was shipwrecked in 1744 on fringing reef of island's northeast coast. Only nine survived the wreck and it inspired the novel Paul et Virginie by Bernadin de St. Pierre. In the novel Virginie, out of modesty, refuses to remove her clothes so that the sailor can carry her to shore and is consequently drowned. On shore grief stricken Paul dies soon afterwards. The novel was written on the eve of the French Revolution by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and it records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France.
See Ref: 18009 for a rare coloured version of the scene.
[Ref: 28894]   £450.00  
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