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England.
England.
Drawn by R.K. Porter. Engraved by W. Barnard.
Pub.d March 12 1800 by W. Barnard, No. 1 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square London.
Mezzotint with hand colour. 455 x 400mm (18 x 15¾"), with large margins. Tear touching plate mark, laid on card.
A young milk-maid walking along a country path holding a milk pail against her hip and carrying her stool. One of a set of four allegories of the four nations that became the United Kingdom later in the month of publication.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 49978]   £320.00  
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Hesperides Sive Malorum Aureorum Cultura et Usus.
Hesperides Sive Malorum Aureorum Cultura et Usus.
Petr. Berrettin Corton Delin. F. Grevter Incid.
[n.d., c.1646.] Bit later.
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate: 305 x 215mm (12 x 8½''). Damage in edges.
A classical figure offers a laurel crown to Hercules who stands in a classical garden. Frontispiece to 'Hesperides sive de Malorum Aureorum cultura...' by Giovanni battista Ferrari 1646 which was a scientific study of exotic fruits.
[Ref: 50108]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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2. Dialectica.
2. Dialectica.
[n.d., c.1600.]
Etching. Sheet 160 x 85mm (6¼ x 3½"). Trimmed to printed border.
A female allegorical figure representing Dialectics or Logic, one of a series of the Seven Liberal Arts. She stands on a plinth, a scroll in one hand and the scales with which she weighs arguments in the other.
[Ref: 49774]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Piety.] Bombycem Pietas, vestemque exusa fluentem...
[Piety.] Bombycem Pietas, vestemque exusa fluentem...
Abloemaert Invent. W. Swanenburg Sculp. et exc. MDCX.
Nic. Visscher J. exc. P. Schenk Iunior Exc. [c.1730.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾''). Trimmed. Light staining in edges.
A classical scene showing a young woman surrounded by symbols of the bible, with the ten commandments. Her foot rests on the head of cupid who lied in a bag of gold. An allegory for piety. First published in 1610 by Willem van Swanenburg, this is a later edition published by Pieter Schenk II (1700-1750) c. 1730. It also includes the publication line of Nicolaes Visscher II (1647-1702) who published an edition at the end of the 17th century.
[Ref: 49681]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vanity.] Aspice qui quaeris misera compendia vitae...
[Vanity.] Aspice qui quaeris misera compendia vitae...
Abloemert Inven: 1608. Wswaenbureb sculp.
Razet divulg. Clemendt de Jonge Excudit [c. 1660.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾''). Trimmed. Light staining in edges.
A classical scene showing a young woman surrounded by treasures with a peacock behind her, the scene is an allegory of vanity. First published in 1608, this is a later edition published by Clement de Jonghe c.1660.
[Ref: 49680]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Vanity.] Bullatas nugas, sumosaque guadia mundi...
[Vanity.] Bullatas nugas, sumosaque guadia mundi...
Abloemaert Inventor. W. Swanenb. sculp et. exe. An.o 1611.
[c.1730.]
Engraving. Sheet: 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾''). Trimmed. Light staining in edges.
An allegorical scene showing a young woman blowing bubbles, surrounded by gold and treasure. First published in 1611 by Willem van Swanenburg, this is a later edition published by Pieter Schenk II (1700-1750) c. 1730.
[Ref: 49682]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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