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[Britannia.] Reform
[Britannia.] Reform
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 210 x 165mm (8¼ x 6½"). Old ink numeral top right, horizontal crease.
A full-lengh portrait of Britannia in armour, holding a banner with a pennant 'Reform'. In the folds of the banner can be seen the portraits of politicians including Prime Minister Robert Peel and Lord Chancellor Lyndhurst. In the background are two British warships, one sinking.
[Ref: 51945]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Allegorical frontispiece to Colton's General Atlas.]
[Allegorical frontispiece to Colton's General Atlas.]
F.A. Chapman del. C. Wise Sc.
[New York; J.H. Colton, c.1850.]
Steel engraving. Sheet 470 x 375mm (18½ x 14¾"). Creased at bottom below image.
An allegorical scene with four female figures representing the sciences related to mapping gathered around a globe, one of whom is pointing to America. Around them are the tools of geographers and navigators: a telescope, sextant, compass, palette and brushes, reference books and hourglass. Behind is a town and harbour.
[Ref: 51957]   £260.00  
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[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
[The Four Elements.] Die Erde. Terra. [&] Die Lüfft. Aer. [&] Das Feür. Ignis. [&] Das Wasser. Aqua.
Amiconi inv.
Georg Leop: Hertel exc: A.V. [n.d., c.1780.]
A rare set of four engravings, each c. 310 x 190mm, 12¼ x 7½. Trimmed, creased.
Four scenes with romantic couples representing the Four Elements after Jacapo Amioni: a gardner presenting a woman with flowers for Earth; a couple removing a bird's nest from a tree for Air; a couple fleeing a burning house for Fire; and a pair of anglers for Water. Jacopo Amigoni (c. 1682-1752), a Venetian painter, lived in England between 1729-39 and attempted to set up a print shop with Joseph Wagner before both returned to Venice. Patronised by Queen Caroline (wife of George II) he is credited with introducing Venetian rococo to British royal portraiture.
[Ref: 26438]   £590.00   view all images for this item
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[The Four Elements.] Terra. [&] Aer. [&] Ignis. [&] Aqua.
[The Four Elements.] Terra. [&] Aer. [&] Ignis. [&] Aqua.
I.I. Heid Sculpsit [Johann Jacob Haid after Jean-Antione Watteau].
Joh. Elias Ridinger excud. cum Pr. [Augsburg, c.1760.]
Set of four mezzotints, rare as a set; ea. c.570 x 485mm (22½ x 19"). A few small repairs to each plate, creases.
Four large plates after Jean-Antoine Watteau, with figures in park landscapes representing the Four Elements, each with a quatrain in Latin and German.
[Ref: 51812]   £1,950.00   view all images for this item
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[Four Elements] La Terre. [&] L'Air. [&] Le Feu. [&] L'Eau.
[Four Elements] La Terre. [&] L'Air. [&] Le Feu. [&] L'Eau.
N. Lancret Pinxit. C. N. Cochin Sculp [& N. Tardieu, B. Audran & L. des Place].
A Paris Chez la Veuve de F. Chereau graveur du Roy Rüe St Jacques aux deux pilliers d'Or Avec privilege du Roy. [n.d., c.1730.]
Set of four etchings. Each 430 x 335mm (17 x 13¼"), with wide margins. Laid on paper.
Four fêtes galante scenes. In 'Earth' a group of young people gather fruit beside an ornamental fountain. In 'Air' a man stands on a picnic table blowing bubbles, with others build houses of cards and fly a kite. In 'Fire' a group dance around a tall bonfire, accompanied by a piper. In 'Water' a group assist a fisherman with a net.
[Ref: 51856]   £1,650.00   view all images for this item
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[Midnight] Le Minuit. Die Mitternacht.
[Midnight] Le Minuit. Die Mitternacht.
Se vend à Augsbourg chez J.Jacques Haid, et à Paris chez Mr. Gilles Rosselin.
Scarce mezzotint. 420 x 285mm (16½ x 11¼"). Narrow margins, repaired chips in edges.
One of a set of four Times of Day: at midnight a witch mixes a potion at a candle-lit table, with ghostly figures of a bat, bird and fish above her head.
[Ref: 51832]   £260.00  
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La Muse Erato.  [&]  La Muse Clio.
La Muse Erato. [&] La Muse Clio. A Madame de Pompadour Dame du Palais de la Reine...par...J...Daulle.
Peint par F. Boucher. Grave par J. Daulle Graveur du Roi 1756.
AParis chés l'Auteur rue du Platre St. Jacques attenant le college de Cornouaille.
Rare pair of engravings, each c.330 x 380mm (13 x 15"), with wide margins.
Two of the nine Muses, the goddesses of classical mythology who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. They are both reclining among clouds, with respectively tambourine and flute and lyre, each accompanied by a winged putto. The two plates reproduce the overdoors executed by François Boucher (1703 - 1770) for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 - 1764). Actually the Muses are both misidentified by engraver Daullé; they are in fact Terpsichore ('Erato') and Polymnia ('Clio'). The pair were advertised in 'Mercure', October 1756. Madame de Pompadour was the official maîtresse-en-titre (mistress) of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1750; her coat of arms to lower margins.
See BM 1866,0113.13.
[Ref: 22485]   £900.00   view all images for this item
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[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.]
[The Four Seasons with verse by Cornelia van der Veer.] Sun in Gemini; bright Mistress of the Year / May; the Spring-Tide of Blessings that Appear... [&] In July the Sun postin in his trac' / Up to the top of rageing Leos Back; Tis parching Summer... [&] Ripe Autumn in October... [&] Aquarius; when the Cold age of Time / In January hath Seiz'd our North Clime...
't Amsterdam by Carel Allardt op den Dam inde Caardt-winkel. [n.d., c.1690.]
Set of four engravings, rare as a set, good impressions. Ea. c.530 x 425mm (21 x 16¾") very large margins. A few small repairs.
A fine set of allegorical portraits of the Seasons, each with a verse by Cornelia van der Veer (1639-1704), in Dutch, English & French. She is one of three most successful female Dutch poets of the second half of the 17th century.
[Ref: 51813]   £2,800.00   view all images for this item
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