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Bella, the Fortune Teller.
Bella, the Fortune Teller.
E. Pugh del.t. T. Cartwright sculp.t.
Published 15 Feb.y 1815, by E. Williams, Strand.
Coloured stipple. 255 x 200mm (10 x 8"). Trimmed to plate top left.
Portrait of a Welsh fortune teller, published in Edward Pugh's 'Cambria Depicta'.
[Ref: 51944]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Duncan Campbell's vision.
Duncan Campbell's vision.
[n.d., c. 1730]
A scarce etching, 100 x 155m (4 x 6"). Trimmed around image and title
Duncan Campbell (c.1680-1730), soothsayer.
[Ref: 21733]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Cunningham's Adventure with the Astrologer.
Cunningham's Adventure with the Astrologer.
Pub.d by Hodgson & Co., 10 Newgate St. [n.d. c.1820].
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Bit messy.
Sawney Cunningham murdered his wife's lover and uncle and terrorised the countryside until he was eventually caught and executed at Leith in 1635. Here he is in an astrologer's study, accompanied by his nurse, with stuffed animals and animal skeletons suspended from the ceiling, specimen jars on the window ledge and globes and a compass on the desk behind. A copy of William Jett's engraving for Johnson's 'A General and True History of the Lives and Actions of the most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers, &c, to which is added A Geniune Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the most Noted Pirates', 1734.
See Ref: 15429 for the original engraving.
[Ref: 57529]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fortune Teller,
The Fortune Teller, To His Grace the Duke of Dorset, Ambassador to the Court of France; This Plate is humbly Dedicated by His Grace's much Obliged and most humble Servant, John Keyse Sherwin.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx. Engraved by J.K.Sherwin, Engraver to his Majesty and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Publish'd Mar. 10th. 1785 by J.K.Sherwin No.28 St. James's Street & W. Hinton No. 5 Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. _
Engraving and etching, 405 x 460mm. 16 x 18¼". Tatty extremities.
A woman in gypsy dress reads the palm of a shy young girl, sitting on the lap of a boy in a plumed cap.
Hamilton: pg.147, IV of V.
[Ref: 9571]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fortune Teller.]
[Fortune Teller.]
C.W. White Sculpt.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, 140 x 140mm (5½ x 5½"). Mark on clothing of figure on right.
The figure on the left reads the palm of the girl on the right, while a third girl looks on.
[Ref: 8564]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Devineresses.
Les Devineresses.
Gouget direx.
[Paris, n.d., c.1834.]
Engraving. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½").
A young couple consult a fortune-teller who reads cards. An owl stands on her table. From Jean de La Fontaine's Fables, Fable 15, Book 7.
[Ref: 36871]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fortune Teller]. O Fortune, fair, like all thy treach’rous kind,
[Fortune Teller]. O Fortune, fair, like all thy treach’rous kind, / But faithless still, and wav’ring as the wind! / O painted monster, form’d mankind to cheat, / With pleasing poison, and with soft deceit!
[n.d., c.1740.]
Rare etching. Sheet 130 x 85mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A fortune teller reads the palm of a young woman. The verse comes from Alexander Pope's paraphrasing of Chaucer's 'Merchant's Tale'.
[Ref: 57528]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Gypsy Fortune Teller].
[The Gypsy Fortune Teller].
[Published by R.Sayer] [n.d., c.1780].
Woodblock engraving. Sheet: 230 x 315mm (9 x 12½"). Trimmed to image. Crease across centre.
Exterior scene by a church. A gypsy with a young child strapped to her back and a child standing behind her tells the fortune of a well dressed woman using her palm. A well dressed man looks on smiling.
[Ref: 33137]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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''Your Thoughts are upon a Dark Man, My Dear'',
''Your Thoughts are upon a Dark Man, My Dear'', and ''You'll have 18 Children.''
W. Clerk, lith, 202 High Holborn.
London Published by Glover & Co, Water Lane, Fleet St. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Sheet 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼").
A gypsy reads a young woman's palm. ''Designed for & presented GRATIS with No. 118 of the FLY''.
[Ref: 49492]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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The Gipsy Fortune Teller. To her Grace the Dutchess of Devonshire This Plate is with permission Inscribed by her Graces most obedient & Devoted humble Servant J. Young.
The Gipsy Fortune Teller. To her Grace the Dutchess of Devonshire This Plate is with permission Inscribed by her Graces most obedient & Devoted humble Servant J. Young.
Painted by W. Beechy. Engrav'd by J. Young.
London Publish'd Novr. 6th. 1786 by J. Young No. 28 Newman Street, Oxford Road.
Mezzotint. 636 x 430mm. 25 x 17".
A gypsy woman with a baby strapped to her back pauses on her way along the path to read a young girl's palm.
Russell: 72: ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14794]   £350.00  
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