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African Hospitality.
African Hospitality.
Painted by G. Morland. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
London: Pub.d. March 24, 1814, by S. Morgan N.º 32, Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 480 x 655mm (18¾ x 25¾") very large margins. Tear entering inscription area bottom left taped; some creasing and surface soiling.
African natives rescue English passengers from a shipwreck, lighting bolts behind. A scene published as a contrasting pair to Morland's 'Slave Trade', which depicted the brutality of the slavers. When Morland's original painting of 'Slave Trade' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1788 it was the first expression of abolitionist protest in the visual arts, a departure from Morland's usual English rural scenes. The publication of the two mezzotints based on the paintings was a departure for Smith: for the first time he embarked on a subscription scheme to pay for publication of prints. Fortunately for his business, which was suffering from the closure of the European market by the French Revolution, the prints were published during the peak of anti-slavery fervour was reaching its peak between 1788 and 1792
Frankau: 5, iii of iii; D'Oench, 314 and Chapter 5, 'The Slavery Prints'. Ex: Collection of Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 62700]   £950.00  
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[South African Mongoose.] Cynictis Steedmannii.
[South African Mongoose.] Cynictis Steedmannii. Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol. 1. Pl.3 pp.34.
E. Lear, del. Zeitter sc.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 310 x 245mm (12 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate on top and bottom edges.
A diagram of a South African Mongoose, named after Andrew Steedman who travelled through South Africa collecting specimens for study. After a drawing by the artist Edward Lear (1812-1888). An illustration for 'Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Vol 1'.
[Ref: 44728]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scrap album sheet of photographs and sketches made in Yemen, Mauritius, South Africa and the Seychelles]
[Scrap album sheet of photographs and sketches made in Yemen, Mauritius, South Africa and the Seychelles]
[Anon., c.1890]
Album sheet, 355 x 245mm (13¾ x 9½"), with three photographs and five sketches attached.
Album sheet comprising three photographs labelled: 'Port Louis' (Mauritius); 'The gardens, Pamplemouse, Mauritius'; 'The tanks Aden' (Yemen); and five sketches: 'The Port Bourbon' (Mauritius); 'Seychelles Islands'; 'East London South Africa'; 'From the Crater Cure Pipe Mauritius'; and 'Tamatave' (Toamasina, Madagascar).
[Ref: 43208]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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The African Prince.
The African Prince.
Painted by H. Meyer. Engraved by R. Hicks.
Fisher, Son & Co. London, 1844.
Engraving. Plate: 230 x 145mm (9 x 5¾'').
A scene showing a young African prince embracing a young woman, holding a book.
[Ref: 49953]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Frontispiece.]
[Frontispiece.] To David Davies Esq.r this Second Part of African Scenery and Animals is Most Respectfuly Inscribed from a Grateful Recollection of his Long and Valuable Friendship by his much Obliged and Faithful Humble Servant Samuel Daniell.
[n.d., c.1806.]
Aquatint, fine, watermark 1801 J. Whatman. Plate: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾'') very large margins.
A frontispiece to Samuel Daniell's 'African Scenery and Animals' which described the animals and and landscape of South Africa.
[Ref: 48102]   £320.00  
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[Frontispiece.]
[Frontispiece.] To Lieutenant General Francis Dundas Late Lieut and Acting Governor of the Cape of Good Hope under whose Patronage the Materials of the Present Work were Collected this First Part of African Scenery and Animals is inscribed with the Greatest Respect by his Most Obliged and Faithful Humble Servant Samuel Daniell.
[n.d., c.1806.]
Aquatint. Plate: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾''). Foxing and handling marks
A frontispiece to Samuel Daniell's 'African Scenery and Animals' which described the animals and and landscape of South Africa.
[Ref: 48103]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Generous Master or African Sincerity. a West-India anecdote.
The Generous Master or African Sincerity. a West-India anecdote.
Argus del.t.
London Pub Jan.y 9 1819 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly & 312 Oxford Street.
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to backing sheet; staining and paper tone.
An invalid tells his black servant 'Pompey' that he has made provision in his will for Pompey to be buried beside him in the same tomb. Pompey, however, is horrified at the idea, and worries that because of the darkness in the tomb, the devil might mistakenly take him instead of his master. A rare and interesting image.
BM Satires 13193.
[Ref: 41468]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The African Village.
The African Village. Composed by Henry Russell, for his Popular Entertainment "The Emigrant's Progress'' _ Words by Angus B. Reach. No 369, Musical Bouquet.
[London: Musical Bouquet Office, n.d., 1855].
Wood engraved music sheet, signed by the composer. 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Lacking second page of music.
A song written by Henry Russell (c.1812-1900), a great-nephew of the British Chief Rabbi Solomon Hirschel, best known for setting 'A Life on the Ocean Wave' to music. The cover illustration has a pianist surrounded by seven vignettes of a voyage to Africa. The example in the National Library of Australia has the same signature in a different place.
NLA: Bib ID 7251109.
[Ref: 56544]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Habitation des Negres.  [&]  Mariage des Negres.
Habitation des Negres. [&] Mariage des Negres.
Freret pinxt. Colibert sculpt. 1795.
A Paris chez Depeuille, Md. dEstamps rue des Mathurins, aux deux Pilastres d'Or.
Rare pair of etchings with some stippling, each image approx. 340 x 450mm (13½ x 17¾"). Trimmed to plates.
Two large prints from a series of four illustrating the (perceived) customs of black Africans, by Nicholas Colibert after Louis Freret. The scenes show families together in everyday life and dancing in celebration with a poem under the title of each.
Paris:Musee de Quai Branly, John Carter Brown Library. See Ref: 35603
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[A Good Day's Hunting.]
[A Good Day's Hunting.]
[James Hardy.]
[London, c.1885.]
Etching, remarque proof on india. Plate 381 x 470mm. 15 x 18½". Stamped: Artist's London Proof.
A hunter in the lane with his horse and dogs; his gun slung over this shoulder. A young boy with him holding some foul; rabbits, pheasants hung on the tree to the right, and lying on the ground by his feet. Remarque of pointer lower right.
[Ref: 19624]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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After Sweet Meat comes Sour Sauce.
After Sweet Meat comes Sour Sauce. or Corporal Casey got into the wrong box. Tegg's Caricatures NO. 24.
Rowlandson Del.
[Pub.d Nov.r 30 1810 by Thos Tegg No 111 Cheapside.]
Coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Narrow margins.
In a rustic bedroom a buxom young woman kneels to kiss her soldier who has been hiding in a large chest. A later printing with the publication line erased.
BM Satires 11642.
[Ref: 41121]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)

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After the Battle, /
After the Battle, / Night closed around the conqueror's way, / And lightnings show'd the distant hill...
Pocock Jn.r Del.t. J. Minasi Sculp.t.
Pub'd as the Act directs Jan.y 1810 by W. Power, Dublin & J. Power, London.
Stipple & engraving. 340 x 230mm (13¼ x 8¾"). Stained.
A scene from 'After The Battle', by the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), with soldiers armed with shields, spear and mace standing before a ruined castle. Published as an illustration in 'A Selection of Irish Melodies with symphonies and accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson Mus. Doc and Characteristic words by Thomas Moore, Esq.'.
[Ref: 34205]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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After the Storm [pencil]
After the Storm [pencil] Just Published. Original Etching by John G. Mathieson. (Limited Edition)
John G Mathieson [signed in pencil.]
[London: Alfred Bell & Co., n.d., c.1930.]
Drypoint etching, signed by the artist. 300 x 200mm (11¾ x 8"), with wide margins. In original mount with printed label with publisher's logo of a black bell with ABC in white. Mint.
The edge of a wood, with fallen trees. John George Mathieson, a Scottish painter and etcher of landscapes who lived and worked in Stirling, exhibiting between 1918 and 1940.
[Ref: 49226]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Seid Achmet Aga Muteferrica Guedikli Zaim de Boziazi. Fief du premier Ordre, en Asie un des grands Officiers et Ecuyer de main des a Hautiers et Grand Marechal de l'Ambassade en France.
Seid Achmet Aga Muteferrica Guedikli Zaim de Boziazi. Fief du premier Ordre, en Asie un des grands Officiers et Ecuyer de main des a Hautiers et Grand Marechal de l'Ambassade en France.
Presenté par son tres humble Serviteur Petit. 1742.
a Paris chez Petit rue S. Jacques a la Couronne d'épines pres les Mathurines.
Engraving. Plate 151 x 106mm (6 x 4¼"). Rare.
Ambassador to France from the Ottoman Empire. Quatrain below relating to the sitter's feelings upon leaving Byzantium for France and vice versa.
[Ref: 29818]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Agata.
S. Agata.
B.T.A.
[n.d., c.1630.]
Woodcut. Sheet: 190 x 120mm (7¾ x 5''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A portrait of Saint Agatha of Sicily. Agatha had dedicated herself to be a Consecrated Virgin but she attracted the attention of a Roman prefect. After she rejected his advances on several occasions he had her arrested and tried before himself, he sent her to a brothel where she suffered rape but she refused to turn her back on God. The prefect called her back and had her tortured, cutting off her breasts, she was eventually saved from torture by St Peter who healed her wounds. St. Agatha is shown holding a plate containing her breasts. A woodcut cut by the monogrammist BTA, probably cut for a Carmelite order in Venice in the first half of the 16th century.
[Ref: 49646]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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That's what the Age says of you Madam!
That's what the Age says of you Madam!
London, Pub.d by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place.
Coloured etching. 140 x 185mm (5½ x 7¼"). Glue stains top right corner of plate.
A man reading 'The Age' newspaper offends a woman with balloon sleeves.
[Ref: 42010]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Thread margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box. Appears to be after Charles Antoine Coypel's (1694-1752) pastel 'Folly embellishing Old Age with the adornments of Youth.'
Not in BM. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 51885]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Age & Dress.
Age & Dress. The Ruling Passion be it what it will, / The Ruling Passion conquers Reason still.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at No 53 in Fleet Street, London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Rare & fine mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Small margins.
An elderly lady in the fashionable dress of a young woman, seated at her dressing table looking in her mirror holding a cosmetic box. Appears to be after Charles Antoine Coypel's (1694-1752) pastel 'Folly embellishing Old Age with the adornments of Youth.'
BM Satires 4593. Ex Lennox-Boyd & Oettingen-Wallerstein collections.
[Ref: 51884]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Age of Bronze.]
[Age of Bronze.] Ætas Ænea.
Anto Temp. Flor.
[n.d., c.1599.]
Engraving. 17th century watermark; Sheet: 225 x 335mm (9 x 13''). Trimmed, time stained. Very slight tear left corner.
In the foreground a group of men build a wall and chop wood, while women do laundry. In the distance groups of animals graze or are used in the building work. By Antonio Tempesta after Nicolas van Aelst.
[Ref: 48024]   £350.00  
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The Age of Innocence.
The Age of Innocence.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reyolds Engrv'd by J Grozer.
London, Published Feb.y 10th 1788 by W. Dickinson Engraver Bond Street.
Stipple with etching. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"), very large margins.
A bare-footed young girl sitting under a tree, hands together on her chest, staring to the right, after a painting in the Tate since 1847 (N00307). The Tate records that ''it is very probably identifiable with a work exhibited by Reynolds at the Royal Academy in 1785, and entitled simply 'a little girl''' and that Sir Robert Edgcumbe, a Victorian descendant of Reynolds, identified her as the artist's great-niece Theophila Gwatkin (1782-1844).
Hamilton: pg. 141. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60317]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Francesco Ageno.]
[Francesco Ageno.]
T. Gainsborough R.A. del. F. Bartolozzi sculps R.A.
[London: Dennett Jaques, 1790.]
Rare etching with stipple. Sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Trimmed to plate at sides; diagonal creases through upper left and lower right corners.
Francesco Ageno was ambassador of Genoa at London from 1760 to 1781. The portrait frontispiece to the sitter's 'Prose e rime del Signor Francesco D'Ageno'; engraved by Bartolozzi from a sketch by Richard Cosway of Gainsborough's portrait in the collection of Grolamo Tonioli. Bartolozzi erased Cosway's name in the published state after Gainsborough remonstrated.
BL: 000029152. Hone 2 II. From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18234]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Brazen Age.
The Brazen Age. Virtue languising [sic] ! is represented by Minerva leaning on the knees of Industry, & the Indolence of the Sciences shews the barreness of this Age. [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top.
Fine mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33177]   £480.00  
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The Golden Age.
The Golden Age. The reigning Vertues of this Age are represented by Faith, Hope and Charity. Obedience by a Woman bearing a Yoak & by her side one holding Turtle Doves, the Bee Hives on the other side shews Union & Concord [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top; small tear at top.
Fine mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33176]   £480.00  
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The Iron Age.
The Iron Age. Every thing in this Picture shews the wicked & perversness of this Age. Rage is represented by a Man holding a Child by the heels animated by ye torch of Envy, Fury tramples upon Charity, Innocence, & Religion [...]
F. Verdier delin. J. Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1720]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top.
Dramatic mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33175]   £480.00  
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[Allegory on the three ages of man]
[Allegory on the three ages of man]
Tiziano Vecellio invento, e depinse. Valentino le Febre Disegno;. Mirtillo ed'Amarilli. Opera esistente in casa del Sig.r Girolamo Manfrin in Venezia. Gottifredo Saiter Scolpi
Appo Teodoro Viero Venezia. [n.d., c.1786]
Etching and engraving with very large margins, 18th century watermark paper; platemark 265 x 370mm (10½ x 14½"). Fine.
Engraving resembling an early work by Titian (Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland) representing the three ages of man through the putti (infancy), man and woman in the opposite corner (adulthood), and an old man contemplating as skull (old age). However, the omission of the old man in this print and various other small differences suggest the print was made from a copy. This plate was first executed by Valentin Lefevre in the 17th century as part of a famous set of engravings, which were republished in 1749. By this time the plates were worn and required retouching, which in this case was carried out by German engraver J.G. Seuter (1717-1809). Seuter often signed himself in the Italianised 'Gottifredo Saiter', as here. Another edition, from which this plate comes, was published by Teodor Viero of Venice in 1786.
[Ref: 32557]   £320.00  
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Lucy Aggs [facsimile signature.]
Lucy Aggs [facsimile signature.]
[R.J.Lane.]
[n.d. c.1841.]
Lithograph. 266 x 191mm. 10½ x 7½".
Lucy Aggs (1789?-1853) was a Quaker philanthropist.
NPG: two copies.
[Ref: 15590]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Agincourt.
The Battle of Agincourt.
Godefroy delin. Barlow sculp.
Published as the Act directs, Dec.r 1. 1794.
Engraving. Sheet size: 150 x 190mm (6 x 7½"). Trimmed inside plate. Central vertical crease.
A scene at the Battle of Agincourt, with a knight on horseback in the centre and a rows of mounted soldiers approaching from the right.
[Ref: 39462]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Agincourt.
The Battle of Agincourt. Engraved for Ashburton's History of England.
Grainger delin. Saunders sculp.
Published by W.J. Stratford, No 112 Holborn Hill, Nov.r 3 1792.
Etching. 210 x 305mm (8¼ x 12") large margins.
An oval scene of the Battle of Agincourt, 25th October 1415, during the Hundred Years' War, within a rectangular hatchured border.
[Ref: 52055]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Battle of Agincourt.
The Battle of Agincourt.
Hamilton delin. A.W. Warren sculp.
[1803.]
Engraving, Sheet size: 155 x 215mm (6 x 8½"). Trimmed inside plate.
The English army defeated the French on 25th October 1415 at Battle of Agincourt. An illustration from Lyttleton's 'History of England', depicting the Battle scene at Agincourt, with knights in combat with swords and axes in the centre, and a row of archers beyond at the left.
[Ref: 39460]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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St. Agnes.
St. Agnes. From the Painting of Dominichino Zampieri, 6 feet 10 inches high, by 5 feet wide, in the Royal Palace of Kensington.
Dominichino Zampieri Pinx.t Robertus Strange dlin.t et sculp.t Londini 1759
Line engraving, 510 x 360mm (20 x 14"), with wide margins
Engraving from the painting of 1620 by Domenico Zampieri (1581-1641, known as Domenichino), which remains in the Royal Collection. In his 1769 catalogue Strange sold this engraving as a pair to his 'Belisarius' after Salvator Rosa.
For Strange's 'Belisarius' see ref. 14191
[Ref: 22146]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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St Agnes.
St Agnes. From the Painting of Domenichino Zampieri, 6 feet 10 inches high, by 5 feet wide, in the Royal Palace at Kensington.
Domenichino Zampieri Pinx.t. Robertus Strange delin.t et sculp.t Londini 1759.
[London: Robert Strange, 1790.]
Engraving. 505 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"), with large margins. Foxing top margin.
St Agnes of Rome, patron saint of chastity, her hands joined in prayer, a cherub with a lamb at her feet and another flying above her, bringing a crown and palm. From a collected edition of the engravings by Sir Robert Strange (1721-92) after famous paintings, in this case one by Domenico Zampieri, c.1620, now in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.
[Ref: 46536]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Agnew and Sons Private View Invitation design.]
[Thomas Agnew and Sons Private View Invitation design.]
[Robert Walker Macbeth.]
1886.
Etching with large margins. Proof before names. Platemark: 80 x 122mm (3¼ x 4¾").
The desgin used to illustrate a 'Private View of an Exhibition of Modern Etchings' from Thomas Agnew and Sons at their Exchange Art Gallery in Liverpool, 1886. The image on the invitation shows Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, Robert Walker Macbeth (1848 - 1910) and English printer and print-maker Frederick Goulding (1842 - 1909) working at a printing press. Thomas Agnew & Sons is a fine arts dealer in London, established in 1817 in Manchester. To see an impression of the invitation itself, see item ref: 35537.
[Ref: 35538]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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An Agreeable Group of Young Gentlemen, otherwise old batchelors turn'd asses.
An Agreeable Group of Young Gentlemen, otherwise old batchelors turn'd asses.
R.d Newton delin.t.
[Published 22nd August 1797, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.]
Etching. Sheet 180 x 250mm (7 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, some rubbing.
Five elderly men, mutton dressed as lamb. Richard Newton (1777-98) produced nearly 300 single sheet satires in his short career, starting at fourteen and ending with his premature death at twenty-one.
[Ref: 32958]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Agricultural Employment.
Agricultural Employment.
Published, October 18th 1825 by R.H. Laurie, No 53 Fleet Street, London.
Engraved writing sheet, watermark J. Green & Son. 420 x 360mm (16½ x 14¼"). Cracks and tears in edges restored. Creasing, small margins.
A writing sheet with eight agricultural scenes. Above is a large view of Stanborough Farm, with six panels down the sides (Sowing, Reaping, Going to Market, Ploughing, Sheep Shearing and 'Gathering Apple's'), and a vignette of a hay wain at the bottom. Only one panel is humorous, perhaps as a treat for a bored pupil: 'Gathering Apple's' in the bottom right shows a man falling head-first from a tree.
[Ref: 56358]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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1864.  London And Clavering Association, For Promoting and Rewarding Industry and Good Conduct amongst the Labouring Population.
1864. London And Clavering Association, For Promoting and Rewarding Industry and Good Conduct amongst the Labouring Population. The Following Prizes For Stock Will Be Awarded At the Annual Meeting of the above Society, to be held on the 14th October next, at London.
Printed At The Mercury Office, Norwich. [1864.]
Letterpress poster advertisement, broadside, 500 x 325mm. 19¾ x 12¾". Soiled, creased and stained, with several holes; very fragile.
Advertisement for an agricultural show organised by a Victorian benevolent society, listing prize money available for each category of livestock, and for certain vegetables. Also soliciting for subscribers to the prize find.
[Ref: 10756]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17.th 1839.
English Agricultural Society's Show Yard. First Meeting at Oxford, July 17.th 1839. To the Right Hon.ble John Charles, Earl Spencer, President, the Trustees, Vice Presidents, Committe of Management, and Members. This Print is most respectfully dedicated.
On Stone by T. Picken, from a Drawing by W.A. Delamotte. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by John & R. Dewe, Broad St.t Oxford; and Sold by R.Ackerman, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street; and T. M.cLean, 26 Haymarket, London.
Rare lithograph, 275 x 350mm (10¾ x 13¾"). Repaired tears top and bottom.
Gentlemen in top hats converse and survey the cows and horses under awnings. In the center are marquees and farm equipment such as ploughs and carts. The Royal Agricultural Society of England was established in the United Kingdom in 1838. Its motto was "Practice with Science", and its aim was to promote the scientific development of agriculture. The society received its Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1840.
See: Ref: 16545 for English Agricultural Society's Show Yard in Cambridge
[Ref: 57087]   £320.00  
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Agriculture N.º 2.
Agriculture N.º 2.
Published for the Home & Colonial Infant School Society by Darton & Clark 58 Holborn Hill [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured lithograph. Sheet 405 x 535mm (16 x 21"). Slight scuffing in bottom edge.
Six agricultural scenes (Ploughing, Sowing, Harrowing, Reaping, Mowing & Haymaking, and Sheep Shearing) and illustrations of a reaping hook and shears.
[Ref: 63274]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Agriculture.
L'Agriculture. F. II.
Huquier ex.
[A Paris chez Huquier rue des Mathurins près celle de Sorbonne. C.P.R.] [n.d., c.1760.]
Rare etching. 200 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Small margins on 3 sides.
A rococo design, engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772), representing Agriculture, with pots, topiary and tools.
[Ref: 59101]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Agriculture.
Agriculture.
G.B. Cipriani Inv. I.M. Delattre Sculp.t.
London. Publish'd March 31st; 1788, for the Proprietor, by Palmer & Fielding No. 163 Strand.
Stipple. 180 x 165mm (7 x 6½"), with very large margins. Uncut.
A cherub holding a sickle, seated on the handle of a spade in a cloud.
[Ref: 55310]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Agriculture.
Agriculture.
G.B.Cipriani Inv. I.M.Delattre Sculp.t.
London. Publish'd March 31st; 1788, for the Proprietor, by Palmer & Fielding No. 163 Strand.
Stipple, printed in brown. 180 x 165mm (7 x 6½").
A cherub holding a sickle, seated on the handle of a spade in a cloud.
[Ref: 1275]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Agriculture.]
[Agriculture.]
B. West R.A. Historical Painter to his Majesty pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Historical Engraver to his Majesty sculp.t.
[London Published as the Act directs Oct.r 1789 by B. West, Newman Street.]
Oval etching. Printed area (at most) 515 x 640mm (20¼ x 25¼"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame, probably trimmed within plate, losing publication line?
An idyllic harvest scene, with figures cutting corn with sickles, binding sheaths, gathering grapes and plouching with oxen. One of nine designs by Bartolozzi for the ceiling of the Queen's Lodge at Windsor, which was pulled down in 1823 by George IV.
De Vesme 1331.
[Ref: 50428]   £1,200.00  
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Palatin. Boeuf Devon Durham.
Palatin. Boeuf Devon Durham.
Engrasse par M. Malo, Avecleur de la Vacherie Imperiale du Pin.
Lithographie a l'imprimerie Imperiale.
Coloured lithograph sheet 415 x 485mm (16¼ x 19). Very light staining in margins.
Printed image of three cows with details of cows at the Poissy Competition written in French.
[Ref: 56031]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.]
[Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.] Behold the figure of that man of Parts / who dive'd into the secrets of all Arts, / A Second Solomon, the mighty Hee / That try'de them all, and found them Vanity.
[London: R. Bentley, 1694.]
Engraving. Sheet 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Profile portrait of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535), a German physician, legal scholar, soldier, theologian and occult writer, author of 'Three Books Concerning Occult Philosophy'. He was also a magician and a spy. This portrait was published as the frontispiece of his book 'The Vanity of Arts & Sciences'.
[Ref: 57199]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Agrippina, surrounded by her Children, weeping over the Ashes of Germannicus.
Agrippina, surrounded by her Children, weeping over the Ashes of Germannicus.
B. West R.A. pinxit, 1773, London. V. Green, Engraver in Mezzotinto to his Majesty Fecit. From the Original Picture in the Possession of A. Vesey.
Publish'd by J. Boydell, Cheapside July 23. 1774.
Mezzotint, very rare open letter title, 610 x 430mm. 24 x 17". Margin with tears, one just into plate at right.
The widow Agrippina, seated, mourns with her head resting against an urn inscribed with her husband Germanicusís name, comforted by one of her daughters, who touches her neck. A naked boy stands at her feet, leaning back with his hand on his brother's head; behind two young women stand, their arms around each other. A young man beside them buries his head in his hands, another son at the left bows his head; a crown, laurels and a statue of an eagle in the right foreground. In 5 AD Agrippina married Germanicus, her second cousin and step-grandson of the Emperor Augustus. Agrippina had nine children by Germanicus, including the future emperor Gaius (Caligula). Agrippina was very popular among the Roman people, not least because of her marriage to the much-loved Germanicus, whose ashes she brought back to Rome after his death in the east in AD 21. Her strength and popularity aroused the suspicions of the emperor Tiberius and his right-hand man Sejanus, head of the Praetorian guards and she and her eldest son were banished to the Pontian islands on the Bay of Naples in AD 29. Four years later, following a beating so severe that she was blinded in one eye, Agrippina starved herself to death. Her popularity, however, ensured a decent burial, and she was laid to rest at Rome in the Mausoleum of Augustus.
After Benjamin West (1738 - 1820).

Whitman: 180, II of II. Chaloner Smith: undescribed. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14844]   £360.00  
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Ah-quee-we-zaints. The Boy.
Ah-quee-we-zaints. The Boy.
J. Harris sculp.t. [after George Catlin.]
London, Published by H.Bailliere, 1844.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 230 x 140mm (9 x 5½"). Slightly time stained.
A native American youth with a painted face, half-length, wearing a painted robe and holding a war axe. A reduced version of the portrait by George Catlin, published in 'Dr.Prichard's Natural History of Man'.
[Ref: 31507]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[King Ahasuerus & Queen Esther]
[King Ahasuerus & Queen Esther]
Guercino inv. Bartolozzi Sculp. [c.1790]
Etching printed in brown ink, platemark 235 x 310mm (9¼ x 12¼") very large margins.
Two of the main personalities in the Book of Esther, one of the books of the Ketuvim ('Writings') of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and of the Historical Books of the Old Testament. Etching after a drawing by Guercino, by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Florentine engraver and founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. After meeting George III's librarian Richard Dalton in Italy in 1763, Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. From a portfolio of eighty-two prints by Bartolozzi after drawings by Guercino in the Royal Collection.
Calabi and De Vesme 2143; for later state see ref. 21218.
[Ref: 44148]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Aehmed II,
Aehmed II, ein ündswansigster Kaiser der Türken im Jahre 1691.
[after C. Dubosc]
[German, c.1700.]
Engraving with very large margins. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾").
Ahmed II Khan Ghazi (1643-95) Sultan from 1691, during a period of disaster for the Ottoman Empire. Soon after his succession the Austrian victory at the Battle of Slankamen drove the Ottomans from Hungary. Published in Demetrius Cantemir's 'History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire'.
[Ref: 29845]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Audientie Saal, waar in de Keyserlyke Ambassadeur den Graaf van Virmond [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Audientie Saal, waar in de Keyserlyke Ambassadeur den Graaf van Virmond [...] [parallel text in Latin]
Leon: Schenk Fecit.
Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: C.Priv. [n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate.
A scene showing the visit of Austrian ambassador Damian Hugo of Virmont (1666-1722) to Constantinople in August 1719. The ambassador is received by the Sultan Ahmed III (1673-1736).
[Ref: 59243]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Achmet Effendi.
Achmet Effendi. Gesandten von den Ottomanischen Pfort, am Königlichen Prussischen Hose, wie solcher im Sienem Audinetz Zimmer zu Berlin abgezeichnet worden.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, rare. 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Top corner missing.
Ahmed Resmî Efendi (d.1783), who had been ambassador to Vienna (1757-8), Berlin (1763-4, the first Ottoman embassy there) & Russia (1774).
[Ref: 29885]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Ahoy [in pencil]
Ahoy [in pencil]
Nat. Long. [in image and signed in pencil]
[n.d., c.1920.]
Very fine etching, titled and signed by the artist. Limited edition numbered 3 of 75. Plate 200 x 265mm (8 x 10½"), with mint, uncut margins.
A nude woman waves a towel from the sands of a wet beach. Nathaniel Long (1893-1955), book and magazine illustrator and printmaker who specialized in eroticised female etching. In 1948 he illustrated editions of both 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' and 'The Coral Island'.
Provenance: From the Artist's Studio.
[Ref: 62508]   £360.00  
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