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[Composition]
[Composition]
J. B. Cipriani del.t. Rob.t Sa.l Marcuard Scu.t.
London, [n.d. 1784]
Stipple and etching, proof before title and publication line, watermark 1784; 165 x 225mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate. Light foxing
An allegorical scene of a classical female figure painting a figure of Athena; she is being advised by a cherub over her shoulder, while another cherub holds her drawing board. A companion print to 'Study' also by Marcuard (after Cipriani), published by Palmer 1784.
[Ref: 54116]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Earth.
Earth.
R, Gaywood fecit.
London, [n.d. after 1648].
Rare etching. 150 x 210mm (6 x 8¼"), with small margins. Creasing in the margins and across the image. Lower right corner is folded. Small tears in lower and right margins.
A scene of cherubs picking fruit from a tree for a boutniful cornucopia. A number of workers are harvesting their fields in the background. Part of 'The Foure Elements' series by van Avont (1600-1652), which was also engraved by Hollar, published 1647.
[Ref: 54115]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Four Elements
The Four Elements Fire.
P. van Avont inu. R. Gaywood fecit. R. Walton Excudit.
London, [n.d. after 1648].
Rare etching, 17th century watermark, 160 x 210mm (6¼ x 8¼"). Creasing in the corners and some small tears along the top edge. Repaired tear in the centre of the lower margin. Small margins.
A scene depicting three cherubs playing with a gunpowder cannon and a discarded suit of armour. After Petrus van Avont's series the Four Elements, in which the first was fire, which were also done by Hollar, published 1647.
[Ref: 54114]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Masked
Love Masked
Published as the Act directs Oct 10 1799 by P.W.Tomkins, No.49 New Bond Street London.
Fine stipple, printed in colours. 180 x 165mm (7 x 6½"), with wide margins. Tears in margins, some soiling of edges. Uncut. Publishing line slightly faded.
An infant Cupid hides behind a huge Tragic mask. A pair to 'Cupid Unmasked'.
[Ref: 54209]   £260.00  
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Musick.
Musick.
P. da Cortona Inv.t. R. Marcuard Sc.t.
[Mango Exc.t. Publish'd According to Act of Parl.m 1st Sep.r 1777 for the Proprietor No. 150 Strand.]
Stipple. Sheet 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A female figure, wearing a turban, a roll of sheet music in her left hand, her right resting on a violin. The British Museum suggests that the publisher is Jakob Mangot.
[Ref: 53692]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Amores Naturales.
Amores Naturales. Ex. Plinio Lib. 36. Cap. 5. Varroni docto celebratum opus Arcesilia, Pulchre haec, Spectator, picta Tabella refert. Marmoreo lapidj torua est incisa Leaena, Parte omni aligeris cincta Cupidinibus. [...]
Ioan. Stradanus delineabat. Theodor. Galle Sculp. Phl.s Galle excud.
Antwerp, [n.d. c.1600]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Trimmed to plate. Some minor creasing.
An allegorical scene of Natural Love in which a group of putti play with a marble lion sculpted by Arcesilaus, celebrated for his art throughout Rome in the first century BCE. This scene is from Pliny the Elder's 'Natural History' book 36 chapter 4, rather than 5 as the inscription claims.
[Ref: 54098]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Time. 'Tis I who measure vital space _
Time. 'Tis I who measure vital space _
S. Shelley pinx.t. W. Nutter Sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line?
Oval portrait of an old man with wings. The line of verse comes from John Gay's 'Fable XIII: Plutus, Cupid, and Time'.
[Ref: 54201]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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