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Shakspeare. Tempest. Act IV. Scene I.
Shakspeare. Tempest. Act IV. Scene I. Prospero's cell . _ Propsero, Miranda, &c. &c.
Painted by Joseph Wright. Engraved by Robert Thew.
Pub. June 4. 1800, by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No 90 Cheapside, London.
Engraving with etching, J. Whatman 1794 watermark. 510 x 640mm (20 x 25¼"), very large margins. Some restoration.
Ferdinand and Miranda watch amazed as Prospero controlls a circle of female spirits above their heads. Outside the cave Caliban stans on the sea shore. 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: 59330]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Temple] Dominus Gulielmus Temple Eques Baronettus
[William Temple] Dominus Gulielmus Temple Eques Baronettus Ser.mi et Pot.mi Mag. Britanniæ Regis ad Ord.s Fd.ti Belgÿ Lagatus [...] 1679.
P. Lely Pinx. G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 160mm (10¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Oval portrait of Sir William Temple (1628-99), a diplomat who negotiated the marriage William of Orange and Princess Mary, and the Triple Alliance between England, Sweden & the United Provinces, 1668. Temple's secretary for most of the last decade of his life was the satirist Jonathan Swift: when Temple died Swift wrote 'He died at one o clock in the morning and with him all that was great and good among men'.
Alexander: 298
[Ref: 59416]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Album of set designs after important Italian theatre designers connected with La Scala, Milan.]
[Album of set designs after important Italian theatre designers connected with La Scala, Milan.]
[Milan, c.1800-1820.]
Large folio (585 x 445mm, 21¾ x 17½"), 19th century quarter morocco, gilt lettered "Invenzioni teatrali" on spine; 38 full-page plates (a hand-coloured etching, a hand-coloured aquatint, 29 sepia aquatints, a black aquatint and 5 etchings), 25 half-page plates (4 sepia aquatints, 4 aquatints printed in colours, 1 black aquatint, 16 etchings, proofs?, one printed in red with pencil additions), plus 4 half-page etched topographical views, total 67 plates. Losses to head and foot of spine, boards scuffed, some of the half-page plates trimmed and joined to match book size.
The larger plates include: the hand-coloured title and 10 sepia aquatint plates (of 24) of Gaspare Gallieri's ''Numero XXIV invenzioni teatrali'', c.1801, with an uncaptioned hand-coloured aquatint after Galliari; 17 sepia aquatints by Francesco Fontanesi & Ludovico Pozzetti (numbered 1-18, lacking no. 6); an aquatint and six proof etchings before aquatint by Luigi Rados after Pietro Gonzaga; and two sepia aquatints (''Carcere'' and ''Ampia Volta'') by Carolo Zucchi after Frencesco Fontanesi. The 29 smaller prints include four colour-printed aquatints by Zucchi after Galliari (numbered 1-4), and a number of scenes (one of a courtyard, printed in red with pencil additions) after Sanquirico. The final four etchings have no theatrical connection.
[Ref: 59407]   £7,200.00   view all images for this item
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[George Tierney] French Habits. No 6.
[George Tierney] French Habits. No 6. Le Boureau.
J.S G.y [James Gillray] d. & f.t.
Pub.d April 18.th 1798. by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street.
Etching 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"). Narrow margins, slight stain.
George Tierney, Radical MP for Southwark and supporter of Fox, caricatured as an executioner, standing by a guillotine with blood dripping from the blade. One of a set of twelve.
BM Satires 9201.
[Ref: 59146]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Tillotson] Reverendissimus in Christo Pater Iohannes Tillotson Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Canturiensis
[John Tillotson] Reverendissimus in Christo Pater Iohannes Tillotson Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Canturiensis totius Angliæ Primas et Metropolitanus Serenissimis Principibus Regi Gulielmo et Reginæ Mariæ á Secretioribus Consilijs.
Maria Beal pinx. R. White Sculp.
Sold by B. Dickinson against Exeter Change in ye Stran[d]
Engraving. Sheet 390 x 270mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed just within plate, affecting the title and publication line, edges built out with album paper.
John Tillotson (1630-94), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1691 until his death.
[Ref: 59363]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Dan.l Todd. late Mathematical Master &c. Albemarle House, Hounslow.
M.r Dan.l Todd. late Mathematical Master &c. Albemarle House, Hounslow. Ob.t July 26th 1819. Æt 80.
Engraved by T. Palmer from a Miniature in the Possession of I.I. White Esq.
Published by W. Cribb, 34, King Street, Covent Garden [n.d., c.1825.]
Rare coloured stipple and etching on chine collé. 330 x 255mm (13 x 10") very large margins. Slight soiling of margins.
This engraving was exhibited by Palmer in 1821; the BM records that Cribb moved to King Street in 1825,
[Ref: 59366]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Jacob Tonson.  43
Mr Jacob Tonson. 43
G. Kneller Bar.t Pix.t I. Faber fecit 1733.
Mezzotint. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Seated portrait of Jacob Tonson (1656?-1736), holding a volume of Milton's Paradise Lost'. The publisher of Dryden & Pope, he was also secretary of the famous Kit-Cat Club: this portrait is one of the series recording the resemblances of the members.
CS 208-43.
[Ref: 59415]   £320.00  
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[Treaty of Passarowitz] De vreede tekening tussen den Roomsen Kyser, de Repub: van Venetie en de Turkse Kyser, [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Treaty of Passarowitz] De vreede tekening tussen den Roomsen Kyser, de Repub: van Venetie en de Turkse Kyser, [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum Priv. [n.d. c.1730]
Engraving, sheet 155 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate, folding creases in the middle, some foxing.
A scene showing the signing of the Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria of the Habsburg monarchy and the Republic of Venice on 21 July 1718, which ended the Seventh Ottoman-Venetian War (1714-1718).
[Ref: 59141]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Paul Ourry Treby, Esq.re. ''A Fox-Hunter, Rough and Ready.''
Paul Ourry Treby, Esq.re. ''A Fox-Hunter, Rough and Ready.'' Vide 'Old Sporting Magazine'. Proof.
Drawn by R.R. Scanlan. Engraved by T. Landseer.
London, Published June 30th, 1838, by M.r R.R. Scanlan, 14, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and Ackermann & Co. 93 Strand.
Proof mezzotint. 470 x 580mm (18½ x 22¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A hunter astride a galloping grey, doffing his hat, published posthumously. Paul Treby Ourry (1758-1832), elected MP for Plympton Erle in 1764 but resigned six months later. He assumed the surname of Treby when he inherited Plympton House. He was such a fan of fox hunting that he planned to install artificial fox earths so that he would have a plentiful supply of quarry.
[Ref: 59337]   £320.00  
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Shakespeare. Troilus & Cressida. Act V. Scene II.
Shakespeare. Troilus & Cressida. Act V. Scene II.
Painted by Angelica Kauffman. Engraved by I. Schiavonetti.
Published Jan.y 1:st 1795, by John & Josiah Boydell at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall; & at No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple, very fine impression, open letter proof before quote from play. 495 x 630mm (19¾ x 24¾"), with large margins.
Ulysses restrains Troilius, who watches from behind hangings in Calchas' tent, as Cressida sits holding Diomedes by the hand, agreeing finally to give him the sleeve Troilius gave her as a love token. 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.
Alexander: 297 [Kauffman].
[Ref: 59326]   £420.00  
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John Tyler. President of the United States.
John Tyler. President of the United States.
Painted by J.R. Lambdin. Engraved by J. Sartain.
Published by William Smith, No 702. So. 3.d St. Phil:a. Copyright Secured.
Mezzotint with facsimile signature. 620 x 430mm (24½ x 17"), with wide margins. Scuff in left border, nicks and spotting in edges.
A full length portrait of Tenth President John Tyler (1790-1862), painted while in office 1841-5. A Virginian slave-owner, he retired after his term of office, but re-entered politics in 1861, attempting to defuse the situation in the lead-up to the Civil War. However he felt his peace-efforts were being abused by the Federalists and eventually voted for the secession. In November 1861 he was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives but he died of a stroke before the first session. Originally a frame maker, William Smith ran a print shop in Philadelphia from c.1860 to c.1891, specialising in lithographic portraits and historical scenes. He moved to 702 South Third Street in 1863.
[Ref: 59229]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Type de la Religion. Estampe du Tableau trouvé dans l'Eglise, des ci-devants soi-disans- Jesuits de Billom, en Auvergne. L'An 1762.
Type de la Religion. Estampe du Tableau trouvé dans l'Eglise, des ci-devants soi-disans- Jesuits de Billom, en Auvergne. L'An 1762. Voyez le Compte rendu aux Chambres Assemblées des Colléges de Clermont-ferrant et Billom. Le 15. Juillet 1763.
[n.d., c.1763.]
Engraving. Sheet: 550 x 320mm (21¾ x 12½"). Creasing, bit messy on left. Repaired tear on right. Trimmed.
An engraving of a large painting confiscated from the Jesuit college in Billom following the closing of all Jesuit schools in France in 1762. The scene shows a 'Ship of Salvation' which saves those who attach themselves to it. Details of the ship are full of allegory. Around the ship those who do not climb aboard drown and are labelled heretics. In two boats approaching the ship are the King of France and the Pope a statement that these figures needed to be brought to Jesuit thinking if they wanted to be saved. This tableau was used as evidence againt the Jesuits in 1763.
[Ref: 42643]   £420.00  
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[Siege of Tönning] Tonningen den 20 van Bloeimaent 1713, door den Graef van Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
[Siege of Tönning] Tonningen den 20 van Bloeimaent 1713, door den Graef van Steenbok [...] [parallel text in Latin]
P. 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.
A scene of the siege of Tönning by an anti-Swedish coalition during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The encircled Swedish forces finally surrendered on 20 May 1713.
[Ref: 59297]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan du Labirinthe de Versailles.
Plan du Labirinthe de Versailles.
A Liede, Chez Pierre Vander Aa, Marchand Libraire [n.d., 1728].
Engraved map with separately-engraved printed border. Total 220 x 330mm (8¾ x 13"), with large margins. Split in inner plate mark, damp stain in margin.
A plan of the hedge maze grown in the Gardens of Versailles, laid out 1672-7. The thirty-nine fountains, each representing one of the fables of Aesop, are numbered, unfortunately without a key. From Pieter van der Aa's monumental 66-volume 'Galerie Agréable du Monde', noted for the additional frame-like borders around each plate. It is said only one hundred copies were printed.
See Ref: 26900
[Ref: 59196]   £180.00  
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Sporting Club de Vichy. Pavillion du Golf.
Sporting Club de Vichy. Pavillion du Golf.
[A. Rolland] 1927.
Rare etching, limited edition 1/250, Rolland signature in pencil. 245 x 300mm (9¾ x 11¾"), with large margins. Margins dusty.
A golf club house with a distinctive obervation tower. Golfers on left bottom. Le Golf de Vichy was founded in May 1908. Although the clubhouse still exists the tower has been removed.
[Ref: 59223]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vienna] Vûe de la Ville de Vienne du Coté du palais impérial.
[Vienna] Vûe de la Ville de Vienne du Coté du palais impérial.
[Engraved by Lopold Beyer after Jakob Alt.]
Proprieté des Editeurs [Vienna: Artaria & Comp., c.1815].
Fine coloured etching with hand colour. Sheet 465 x 730mm (18¼ x 28¾"), watermarked 'J Whatman 1813'. Repaired tears bottom right.
A large and scarce prospect of Vienna with the city walls and the Imperial Palace.
[Ref: 59232]   £650.00  
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[Six Visual Arts]
[Six Visual Arts] F.1. L'Art [&] F.2. Le Dessein [&] F.3. La Peinture [&] F.4. La Sculpture [&] F.5. L'Architecture [&] F.6. La Gravure.
Huquier ex.
A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne C.P.R. [n.d., c.1760].
Set of six fine and rare etchings, all with pt 18th century watermark. 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"), with large margins. Slightly foxed.
Six rococo designs, each representing a visual art, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772).
[Ref: 59313]   £800.00   view all images for this item
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Devotion in such looks does Gracefull Shine, And forces us to own her pow'r divine.
Devotion in such looks does Gracefull Shine, And forces us to own her pow'r divine.
G. Kneller S.R. Imp. & Angl. Eques Aur. pinx. I. Smith fec. 1705.
Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden.
Fine mezzotint, watermark Beauvais, sheet 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet on three sides. Slightly foxed and scuffed.
Half-length portrait of Catherine Voss (1685/90-1714), wearing a veil at the back of her head, hands clasped in prayer and eyes almost closed, with an open book leaning against a small vase on a table before her. The illegitimate daughter of Godfrey Kneller by Mrs. Voss (proprietress of a coffee-house in St. James's Market). Called Catherine, but also known as Agnes, she later married a Mr. Huckle by whom she had son, Godfrey Huckle Kneller. Kneller left her his fortune with a request that her son should assume his name.
CS 261. II of III.
[Ref: 59387]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of the New Bridge over the River Thames at Walton in Surry,
A View of the New Bridge over the River Thames at Walton in Surry, with the House of Samuel Dicker Esq.r:, and part of the Terrass at Oatlands the Seat of the Right Hon.ble: the Earl of Lincoln appearing through the Great Arch.
Luke Sullivan delin et Sculpt.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Hand coloured engraving, sheet 325 x 590mm (12¾ x 23¼"). Trimmed to plate, creased.
A group of figures with sheep and cattle on the banks of the River Thames at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. The first bridge over the river, here depicted, was constructed between 1748 and 1750, a timber structure that stood until 1783. Canaletto painted a picture of this bridge in 1754. In the distance a view of Oatlands, the former Tudor and Stuart royal palace located between Weybridge and Walton, which was burned down (and rebuilt) in 1794.
[Ref: 59400]   £380.00  
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Waltzing.
Waltzing.
Pub. June 8th 1817 by T. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 350mm (10¾ x by 13¾"). Trimmed to plate at sides, laid on album paper.
A satire on the newly-imported German dance, with ill-matched couples. A man at the centre has a hooked nose and swept-back white hair, suggesting a Jewish caricature.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59294]   £360.00  
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[William Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester]
[William Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester] The gen'rous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire. Pope.
W. Hoare F.t Bath 1765.
Very scarce etching on18th century watermarked paper, sheet 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Bust-length portrait of William Warburton, Bishop of Gloucester (1698-1779), with a line from 'Essay On Criticism' by Alexander Pope (1711).
See BM Q,3.27 and 1868,0822.2272. Alexander pg 464.
[Ref: 59396]   £320.00  
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Ware Church.
Ware Church.
Drawn by R.M. Batty. Engrav'd by F. Jukes.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1793 by F. Jukes, No. 16 Howland Street.
Rare aquatint. 200 x 265mm (8 x 10½"), pt Whatman watermarked paper, large margins.
R.M. Batty and Francis Jukes produced a series of aquatint views of Hertfordshire.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
[Ref: 59187]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Ware-Priory.
Ware-Priory.
Drawn by R.M. Batty. Engrav'd by F. Jukes.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1793 by F. Jukes, No. 16 Howland Street.
Rare aquatint. 200 x 265mm (8 x 10½"), large margins. Spotting in title area.
R.M. Batty and Francis Jukes produced a series of aquatint views of Hertfordshire.
Not in Abbey Scenery.
[Ref: 59186]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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G. Washington [facsimile signature].
G. Washington [facsimile signature].
Painted and Engraved by W.m E. Marshall, from the Original Cast from Life by Houdon, 1785.
Copyright 1878 by Oscar Marshall 245 Broadway, New York.
Lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 550 x 360mm (21¾ x 14¼"), very large margins.
A head and shoulders portrait of George Washington, said to be based on the statue of George Washington by the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), but more similar to the portrait by Gilbert Stuart.
[Ref: 59228]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Washington.
Washington.
[after Gilbert Stuart]
Published by Wm. Smith 702. So. Third St. Phil:a [n.d., c.1870].
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 540 x 400mm (21¼ x 15¾"), with large margins. Tears in edges, some slight spotting.
A head and shoulders portrait of George Washington within an oval, after the portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Originally a frame maker, William Smith ran a print shop in Philadelphia from c.1860 to c.1891, specialising in lithographic portraits and historical scenes. He moved to 702 South Third Street in 1863.
[Ref: 59226]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Feste Bacchique. [&] La Balanceuse. [&] Partie de Chasse. [&] Le May.
Feste Bacchique. [&] La Balanceuse. [&] Partie de Chasse. [&] Le May.
Watteau Pinxit. 1. J. Moyreau Sculp [&] 2. Le Bas Sculp [&] 3. G. Scotin Sculp [&] 4. P Aveline Sculp
a Paris chez Gersaint M.d Pont N.D. et chez Suruque graveur du Roy Rüe [Ruë] des Noyers Avec Privilege du Roy. [n.d. c.1730.]
Set of four copper engravings. circa 600 x 355mm (23¼ x 14"). Some repairs.
Four wonderful decorative engravings after Jean Antoine Watteau (1684 - 1721). Four representations of high society of the 18th Century: drinking, leisure and hunting.
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The Rev.d John Wesley, M.A., Preaching on his Father's Tomb-stone in Epworth Church-yard.
The Rev.d John Wesley, M.A., Preaching on his Father's Tomb-stone in Epworth Church-yard. Proof.
Painted by Alfred Hunt. Engraved by J.B. Hunt. Printed by J. Brooker.
London, William Tegg, 85, Queen Street, Cheapside. _ Darlington, Robert Swales, 8, High Row [n.d., c.1855].
Rare mixed-method engraving, proof printed on chine collé. 520 x 610mm (20½ x 24"), with large margins. Creases in india.
A young John Wesley preaching outside a church.
[Ref: 59284]   £380.00  
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The Tomb of the Rev.d John Wesley.
The Tomb of the Rev.d John Wesley.
Drawn by J. Brain. Engraved by J. Brain.
Published by J. Mason, 14, City Road & 66 Paternoster Row [n.d., c.1850].
Steel engraving. 240 x 310mm (9½ x 14¼") very large margins. Tears in margins, some soiling.
John Wesley's tomb in the graveyard of Wesley's Chapel (originally the City Road Chapel), 49 City Road, Islington.
[Ref: 59138]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d John Wesley, Preaching in the Amphitheatre, near Gwennap, Cornwall.
The Rev.d John Wesley, Preaching in the Amphitheatre, near Gwennap, Cornwall. Proof.
Painted and Engraved by W.O. Geller, 4, Stanhope Place, Mornington Crescent. Printed by S.H. Hawkins.
London, Published Oct.r 1, 1845 by Thomas Riley, 3, Hind Court, Fleet Street.
Scarce etching with engraving on chine collé. 450 x 575mm (17¾ x 22¾"). Small margins. Repaired tears, some surface scuffing.
John Wesley preaching from a rock above Gwenap Pit, an amphitheatre created by early mining. Wesley first used the location in 1762 as a shelter from high winds and returned on several occasions until 1789, with an audience of 32,000 claimed in 1773 (although it is estimated only 2,000 could be seated comfortably).
[Ref: 59157]   £450.00  
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A White Ghost in Ireland.
A White Ghost in Ireland.
Woodward Del. Cruikshank Sc.
Pubd. by Thos. Tegg 11 Cheapside April 6, 1807.
Coloured etching. 240 x 340mm (9½ x 13½"). Narrow margins on three sides, laid on album paper with some cockling on right.
Two Irishmen are suprised by a white cat in a church graveyard. Pasted on the reverse is a satire by Bunbury.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 59219]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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View Near the New Entrance in S.t James's Park. Winter Fashions, from Nov.r 1832, to April, 1833,
View Near the New Entrance in S.t James's Park. Winter Fashions, from Nov.r 1832, to April, 1833, by B. Read, Pall Mall, St James's & 12, Hart St.t Bloomsbury Sp.e London.
[n.d., c.1833.]
Scarce & rare coloured aquatint Sheet 430 x 570mm (17 x 22½"), on paper watermarked 'J Whatman 1832'. Paper toned, edges chipped and torn,
Fashionable promenaders on the Mall in St James's Park. Behind are Carlton House Terrace and the Duke of York's Column under construction (completed 1832, statue placed 1834).
[Ref: 59361]   £520.00  
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Shakspeare. Winter's Tale, Act III. Scene III.
Shakspeare. Winter's Tale, Act III. Scene III.
Painted by J.h Wright. Engrav'd by S. Middiman.
Publish'd June 4. 1794, by John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & Cheapside.
Engraving with etching, J. Whatman 1794 watermark, 500 x 630mm (19¾ x 24¾"), with large margins. Small tear in edge taped.
Attempting to return to the baby, Perdita, whom he has just abandoned on the coast of land-locked Bohemia, Antigonus is chased away by a wild animal. This action creates Shakespeare's most famous stage direction: ''Exit Antigonus, pursued by a bear''. 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: 59331]   £320.00  
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Shakspeare. Winter's Tale, Act III. Scene III.
Shakspeare. Winter's Tale, Act III. Scene III.
Painted by J.h Wright. Engrav'd by S. Middiman.
Publish'd June 4. 1794, by John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall, & Cheapside.
Engraving with etching. 500 x 630mm (19¾ x 24¾"), with large margins. Creasing where rolled.
Attempting to return to the baby, Perdita, whom he has just abandoned on the coast of land-locked Bohemia, Antigonus is chased away by a wild animal. This action creates Shakespeare's most famous stage direction: ''Exit Antigonus, pursued by a bear''. 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: 59324]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Chr. Wren [facsimile signature].
Chr. Wren [facsimile signature]. Proof.
Engraved by Edw.d Scriven, Historical Engraver to His Majesty [after John Closterman). Printed by McQueen & Co.
London; Published by Priestley & Weale, High Street, Bloomsbury, 1823.
Proof stipple and engraving. Sheet 280 x 205mm (11 x 8"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper at edges.
A half-length portrait of Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723), his St Paul's Cathedral behind, after the oil by Closterman now in the Royal Society. The frontispiece to James Elmes's ''Memoirs of the life and works of Sir Christopher Wren''.
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