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Academie des Arts
Academie des Arts Quel nouveau Temple ouvert nous fixe et nous enchante? / Là le marbre respire, et la toile est vivante [...]
Dessiné par C. Eisen / Gravé par François, au Triangle d'Or, Hotel des Ursins, C.P.R. [c.1750]
Engraving, sheet 395 x 285mm (15½ x 11¼"). Trimmed along platemark, glued to album sheet at corners. Ms inscription bottom right.
Allegory of the french Académie des Arts, with putti sketching from a sculpted bust and women admiring paintings and sculptures. Engraving by Jean-Charles François (1717-69) after a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator.
[Ref: 44926]   £420.00  
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Apollo, Adone.
Apollo, Adone. A Sua Eccellenza il Signor Francesco Antonio, Conte di Oetting, ec. ec. Nell' Antisala della Libreria di S. Marco. Ant. M. q. Gir. e Ant. M. di Aless, cugini Zanetti disegnarono.
G. Ant. Faldoni sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1743.]
Engraving. Plate: 405 x 280mm (16 x 11") large margins.
A print of a statue of Apollo. From Faldoni's series 'Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane che Nell Antisala della Libreria di San Marco e in Altri Luoghi si Trovano'.
[Ref: 46850]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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S. Jacobus Minor.
S. Jacobus Minor.
Angelus de Rubeis Sculp. in Marmore Franciscus Aquila delin, et Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, occasional staining, general paper tone, bit dusty.
St. James, son of Alphaeus (also known as 'James the less') . Plate seven from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Angelo de Rossi (1671-1715).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23139]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Joannes
S. Joannes
Eq. Camillus Rusconus sculp. in Marmore Hieronymus Frezza Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Small margins left and right only, horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, pink spot lower centre, general paper tone. Bit dusty.
St. John with book and quill (symbolising his authorship of the book of Revelation) and eagle (signifying the height he rose to in the first chapter of his gospel). Plate five from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23095]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Matthaeus
S. Matthaeus
Eq. Camillus Rusconus sculp. in Marmore Hieronymus Frezza Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, occasional surface loss, general paper tone, bit dusty. 'Tho.s Meggitt, Hull' in manuscript lower right
St. Matthew with a book (perhaps symbolizing his gospel) and a bag of coins at his feet (he was a tax collector early in life). Plate nine from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Camillo Rusconi (1658-1728).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23138]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Paulus
S. Paulus
Monsu Monot sculp. in Marmore Franciscus Aquila delin, et sculps.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Small margins left and right only, horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, hole near top, general paper tone. Bit dusty.
St. Paul holding a sword (symbolising his martyrdom). Plate two from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue of St. Paul was by the French sculptor Paul-Étienne Monnot (1657-1733).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23092]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Petrus.
S. Petrus.
Monsu Monot sculp. in Marmore Franciscus Aquila delin, et sculps.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Small margins left and right only, horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, a few small holes, general paper tone, bit dusty.
St. Peter holding the key to the kingdom of heaven, as promised to him (Matthew 16:18-19). Plate one from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue of St. Peter was by the French sculptor Paul-Étienne Monnot (1657-1733).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23088]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Philippus
S. Philippus
Joseph Mazzuoli Sculp. in Marmore. Franciscus Aquila delin, et Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, occasional staining, general paper tone, bit dusty.
St. Philip with a cross (signifying his crucifixion) and the serpent he killed by the power of prayer. Plate seven from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Giuseppe Mazzuoli (1644-1725).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23140]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Simon
S. Simon
Franciscus Moratti Sculp. in Marmore. Franciscus Aquila delin, et Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, hole at bottom, pink marks near bottom, general paper tone, bit dusty.
Simon the Zealot, plate eleven from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Francesco Moratti (died c. 1719).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23141]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Thaddeus
S. Thaddeus
Laurentius Ottoni Sculp. in Marmore. Franciscus Aquila delin, et Sculp.
Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges (particularly centre right), hole at bottom, pink marks near bottom, general paper tone, bit dusty.
Jude the Apostle (also known as Thaddeus), plate twelve from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Lorenzo Ottoni (1658-1736).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23142]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[28 numbered plates of the dimensions of Statues.]
[28 numbered plates of the dimensions of Statues.]
Ce Vend a Paris Chez Audran Rue S.Jacques aux deux Piliers d'or. Avec privilege du Roy.
28 etchings, each c. 310 x 220mm.
Diagrams showing the dimensions of classical statues.
[Ref: 462]   £380.00  
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Bacchus. Antique.
Bacchus. Antique.
[Engraved by B. Audran?]
[n.d., c.1719.]
Stipple & etching with small margins. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
A statue of Bacchus, with a stump-like thyrsus.
[Ref: 34608]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
J.B. Cipriani del. J. Basire sculp.
Sumptibus Societatis Antiquariorum Londini MDCCLXV
Engraving, platemark 535 x 350mm (21 x 13¾"). Small margins.
Engraving of an extraordinary bronze sculpture owned by the political propagandist Thomas Hollis (1720-74). An ardent supporter of the arts, Hollis commissioned six paintings from Canaletto and gave numerous commissions to G.B. Cipriani (from whose drawing this print was made). Hollis also had a strong relationship with James Basire, the engraver of this plate, as recounted by Richard Goddard in a recent publication, '"Drawing on Copper": The Basire family of copper-plate engravers and their works', pp.113-7).
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45275]   £620.00  

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From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
From an antique Bronze in the possession of Thomas Hollis Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A.
J.B. Cipriani del. J. Basire sculp.
Sumptibus Societatis Antiquariorum Londini MDCCLXV
Engraving, platemark 535 x 350mm (21 x 13¾"). Small margins. Cut to plate at bottom.
Engraving of an extraordinary bronze sculpture owned by the political propagandist Thomas Hollis (1720-74). An ardent supporter of the arts, Hollis commissioned six paintings from Canaletto and gave numerous commissions to G.B. Cipriani (from whose drawing this print was made). Hollis also had a strong relationship with James Basire, the engraver of this plate, as recounted by Richard Goddard in a recent publication, '"Drawing on Copper": The Basire family of copper-plate engravers and their works', pp.113-7).
Provenance: Thomas Pitt 1st Baron Camelford
[Ref: 45276]   £550.00  

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[The Chellini Madonna]
[The Chellini Madonna] Ex Archetypo AEreo penes Nobilis: Virum Marchionem de Rockingham.
Edw.d Rumsey Del.t J.K. Sherwin Sculp.t in aqua forti
[London Published by R. Pollard Spa Fields Nov.r 25 1790]
Etching, sheet 310 x 290mm (12¼ x 11½"). Repairs bottom left at corner. Trimmed inside platemark;
Etching made from Donatello's relief of the 'Chellini Madonna', at the time it was in the collection of William Wentworth Fitzwilliam (1748-1833), politician and landowner. The bronze roundel served as a glass mould and perhaps also as a birth tray for bringing sweetmeats to a mother after birth. Named for the Florentine physician Giovanni Chellini Samminiati, who received the roundel as payment from a patient he was treating, it was brought to England by Charles Wentworth-Watson, second marquess of Rockingham and prime minister (1730-82). It then passed on through the Wentworth family by descent, before it was acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 1976. It is one of the most important objects in the V & A collection.
[Ref: 43150]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Siquis est Parwlus Veniat ad Me.
Siquis est Parwlus Veniat ad Me. Prov. 9.V.4.
S. Françoys Turonen inve. et pinx. N. Pitau sculp. cum privil. Regis.
[n.d., c.1680.]
Engraving. 495 x 350mm (19½ x 13¾"), very large margins. Damp stain on outside of right margin, pin-sized worm hole on plate mark.
'Whosoever is a little one, let him come to me'. The Christ child sitting on a globe, surrounded by angels and cherubim, arms stretched out in welcome. After Simon François de Tours (1606-1671).
[Ref: 39717]   £360.00  
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[Inscription, in Greek, in honour of the musician Crato].
[Inscription, in Greek, in honour of the musician Crato]. Marmori antiquo sub Eumene Pergami rege ante Christianam aeram plus CLannis in Cratonis [...]
[c.1737]
Rare engraving, 18th century watermark; platemark 525 x 420mm (20¾ x 16½"), very large margins.
Engraving, on a scale one third of the original, of a Greek inscription in honour of Crato, the musician of Pergamus. It was erected in the reign of Eumenes in the pre-Christian era and brought from the village of Segucque (between Smyrna [now Izmir] and Ephesus) by Captain Thomas Morley. The plate was engraved at the expense of the antiquary Joseph Ames, and dedicated to the Society of Antiquaries (to which Ames had been admitted in 1736).
See Ames, 'Typographical Antiquities'.
[Ref: 39684]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Cibelle.
Cibelle. All' Illusstrissima ed Eccellentissima Signora Alba Giustinian, Procuratessa Cornaro.
C. Cattini sculpt.
[n.d., c.1743.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Plate: 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼") large margins.
A print of a bust statue of the figure of Cybele, the Anatolian mother goddess, shown wearing her mural crown. From Faldoni's series 'Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane che Nell Antisala della Libreria di San Marco e in Altri Luoghi si Trovano'.
[Ref: 46849]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Statue of 'Capitoline Gaul']
[Statue of 'Capitoline Gaul'] Statua del Gladiatir moribondo, che si conserva nel Museo Capitolino [...]
Pietro Angeletti disegno. Andrea Rossi sculps.
[n.d., c.1780]
Engraving, platemark 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾").
Engraving of a wounded Gaul, after the famous sculpture in the Capitoline Museum, Rome. The statue was acquired for the museum in 1734 from the Ludovisi Sculpture Collection.
[Ref: 35217]   £320.00  
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[Design for Monument.]
[Design for Monument.]
M. Wyatt Inv.t et Sculp.t
London. Pub.d by M. Wyatt Feby. 1. 1821, Henrietta St. Cavendish Squ.e
Engraving. Plate 222 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Scuffing and soiling; creasing and folds. Scruffy.
A proof engraving, of Georgian sculptor Matthew Cotes Wyatt's design for a memorial sculpture to George III. It represents the king in Roman dress, with sceptre and orb, in a carriage with horses trampling a many headed dragon. Although the design was much praised, its subscription failed in part because of the intended positioning of the statue at Waterloo Place where a statue of the Duke of York would have had its back to George III. Wyatt, son of the architect, James Wyatt, studied at the Royal Academy, and, through the influence of his father, worked on interiors for the king and queen at Windsor Castle. He designed a monument to Nelson in Liverpool and a much admired marble cenotaph for Princess Charlotte. In place of this unrealised design, Wyatt created a more modest bronze equestrian statue of the king now at Pall Mall East.
[Ref: 52395]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Diane d'Ephese. Antique.
La Diane d'Ephese. Antique.
gravé par B. Audran, 1719.
Stipple & etching with small margins. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
A statue of Diana the huntress, holding a deer by the antler, found at Ephesus in Turkey. The engraving on the base of the statue incorrectly names it Venus.
[Ref: 34606]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Domizia.
Domizia. All'Illustrissimo Sig. Giuseppe Maria Buonarroti, Patrizio Genovese, della Famiglia Buonarroti di Firenze. Nell' Antisala della Libreria di S. Marco.
G. Ant. Faldoni sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1743.]
Engraving. 18th century watermark. Plate: 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼") large margins. Mark in plate.
A print of a bust of Domitia Longina, wife of Emperor Domitian. From Faldoni's series 'Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane che Nell Antisala della Libreria di San Marco e in Altri Luoghi si Trovano'.
[Ref: 46848]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The enchanting model: or, the genius of sculpture]
[The enchanting model: or, the genius of sculpture] Le model enchanteur, ou le genie de la sculpture.
Eisen Del. D'Ab Sculp.
Engraving, sheet 295 x 205mm (11½ x 8"). Trimmed along platemark; glued to album sheet at corners.
Scene in a sculpture studio showing a sculptor carving and students drawing. After a design by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established.
[Ref: 44929]   £420.00  
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Apotheosis of Hercules.
Apotheosis of Hercules.
G.B. Cipriani. Fran.s Legat Sculpsit.
Pubish'd Jan.y 1.st 1789 by John & Joshiah Boydell No.9 Cheapside London.
Engraving. Plate: 405 x 245mm (16 x 9¾"), with very large margins. Uncut.
A statue of Hercules in a niche; below is a bas relief showing Hercules being presented to Hera and Jupiter by Mercury and Minerva.
[Ref: 47566]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Giovanni Battista.
S. Giovanni Battista.
Andrea del Sarto dipinse. Gio. Batta. Nocchi di: ed inc.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Etching, open letter proof. 350 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"), very large margins.
Half-length portrait of John the Baptist, bare-chested and with halo, after Florentine painter Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530). Giovanni Battista Nocchi etched a series of prints after paintings in the Uffizi; this painting is now in the Palazzo Pitti museum.
[Ref: 39715]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Man.
Man.
R. Ricks sculp.
Publish'd ny Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, Liverpool, Jan. 1813.
Stipple. Sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5"). Trimmed.
The muscular figure of a warrior, naked except for fig leaf and helmet, leaning on a tree stump. Although seemingly based on a classical statue the figure is more life-like in representation.
[Ref: 44049]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Statua d Marforio nel Palazzo Capitolino.
Statua d Marforio nel Palazzo Capitolino. XXVI.
Gio. Batis. de Poilly Sculp.
In Roma nella Stamp.a di Domenico de Rossi alla Pace con Privil. [n.d. c.1704.]
Engraving. Plate 217 x 341mm. 8½ x 13½". Trimmed to plate left and right.
Marphurius, one of the talking statues of Rome. A Roman marble sculpture of a reclining bearded river god, which in the past has been variously identified as a depiction of Jupiter, Neptune, or the Tiber. From "Raccolta Di Statue Antiche E Moderne".
[Ref: 24898]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Minerva.
Minerva. All' Illustrissimo Signor Daniel Antonio Bertoli. Nell' antisala della Libreria di S. Marco.
G. Ant. Faldoni Sculp.
[Venice: Zanetti Snr. & Jnr.,1740-1743.]
Copper engraving on laid paper, 410 x 280mm. 16 x 11". Full untrimmed margins.
The sculpted bust of the Roman goddess Minerva in the Biblioteca Marciana (St Mark's Library) in Venice, engraved by Giovanni Antonio Faldoni from a drawing by Antonio Daniele Bertoli. The library is one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories in Italy, holding one of the greatest collections of classical texts in the world. Equated with the Greek goddess Athena, Minerva was the virgin goddess of poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, weaving, crafts, magic, and the inventor of music. Plate 'X' from the folio 'Delle Antiche statue greche e romane che, nell'antisala della libreria di San Marco e in altri luoghi pubblici di Venezia..' (100 plates total). Published by Antonio Maria Zanetti (1680 - 1757) in collaboration with his son.
BNF: FRBNF31681530.
[Ref: 21363]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Image of Nilus brought by Vespasiam out of Aegypt and now to be Seene at Rome in the Vatican.
The Image of Nilus brought by Vespasiam out of Aegypt and now to be Seene at Rome in the Vatican.
[George Sandys. n.d. c.1621.]
Engraving. Plate 139 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾".
A statue found in the Vatican Garden brought by Titus Flavius Vespasianus from Egypt when in July 69 he was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. Nilus in Greek mythology represented the god of the Nile river itself. This particular engraving was published in Sandys's "Relation of a Journey begun An Dom. 1610". On verso is text and another engraving of night-time festivities with fireworks attending the rise of the Nile.
[Ref: 18129]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Le celebratissime Statue rappresentanti la Favola di Niobe...che ha suggerito la prima idea di questo soggetto l'Autore D.D.
Le celebratissime Statue rappresentanti la Favola di Niobe...che ha suggerito la prima idea di questo soggetto l'Autore D.D.
C.R. Cockerell Archo: Inglese invento e incise 1816.
Etching, very scarce. 529 x 604mm. 20¾ x 23¾".
The Niobid statues from the Uffizi Gallery, arranged in the pediment of a temple, to tell the story of Niobe, with Niobe under the apex, clasping one of her daughters to her and defying Latona, six other figures on each side, in order of height, looking upwards and rushing or gesturing towards her; an inset below showing a classical temple with the pediment. With a text in Italian giving the history of the statues and explaining Cockerell's reasons for arranging the figures as he has.
BM: 1941,0918.65.
[Ref: 23075]   £390.00  
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Das Wünder=Bild des Olympischen Jupiters von Gold ünd helffernbein [...] La Statue Colossale du Jupiter Olympien, composée d'or et d'ivoire [...]
Das Wünder=Bild des Olympischen Jupiters von Gold ünd helffernbein [...] La Statue Colossale du Jupiter Olympien, composée d'or et d'ivoire [...]
Joan: Bernard: Fischers v: E: delineav.
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins; 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
The chryselephantine statue of Zeus, sculpted by Phidias for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was destroyed during the fifth century AD. The descriptive text, in German & French, tells that Erlach based this image on the description of Pausanias, the Greek traveller of the 2nd century AD, who descriptions of classical sites have frequently been authenticated by modern archaeologists. This plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
[Ref: 33735]   £420.00  
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[Cicero.] De Mamore Pomfret, apud Oxons.
[Cicero.] De Mamore Pomfret, apud Oxons.
Drawn & Engrav'd by J.K. Sherwin Engraver to His Majesty & His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
[London: Richard Bentley, 1866.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 323 x 260mm. 12¾ x 10¼". Slight crease on left.
A statue of Cicero (106BC-43BC), the Roman orator who was made consul in 63 BC. Standing here holding a scroll in his left hand at waist level and another object is his right. Published in John Timbs's "Club Life of London; with anecdotes of the clubs, coffee houses, and taverns of the metropolis, during thr 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries". One of the ancient Greek and Roman statues from the collection of the Countess of Pomfret in 1755. The statues formerly belonged to the Earl of Arundel before later being passed to the University of Oxford.
[Ref: 24749]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Illustration to 'Pygmalion' by J.J. Rousseau]
[Illustration to 'Pygmalion' by J.J. Rousseau] Pigmalion.
C. Eisen inv.
A Paris chez Basan
Engraving, platemark 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾") large margins.
Probably one of a set of six illustrations to Rousseau's dramatization of the Pygmalion story after designs by Charles Eisen (1720-78), painter, draughtsman and illustrator. It was through his drawings, engraved to illustrate nearly 400 books, that Eisen's reputation was chiefly established. These also included editions of Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus, Virgil, Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Erasmus. Although unsigned, this engraving is probably by Emmanuel de Ghendt.

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Caput hoc, ex aere inauratum, antiquo opere summoque artificio conflatum, Urbis inter rudera multis jam seculis excisae sepultum, Aquis Solis in agro Somersetensi XVI tandem sub solo ped. effossum A.D. MDCCXXVII.
Caput hoc, ex aere inauratum, antiquo opere summoque artificio conflatum, Urbis inter rudera multis jam seculis excisae sepultum, Aquis Solis in agro Somersetensi XVI tandem sub solo ped. effossum A.D. MDCCXXVII.
A. Gordon del. G. Vertue Sculp. 1730.
Aeternitati consecravit Soc. Antiquar. Londinensis.
Engraving and etching. Plate 405 x 286mm. 16 x 11¼". Slight damage to title area.
Head and neck of a Roman sculpture found at Bath, in profile to left, with long hair; top of head missing.
Alexander: 612.
[Ref: 23334]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A sculpture studio. Christian Rauch]
[A sculpture studio. Christian Rauch]
Nach d Natur gez. v. L. Pietsch. Farbendruck v. Storch u. Kramer in Berlin.
Verlag und Eigenthum von Alexander Duncker Hofbuchhändler S.r Majestät d'Königs v. Prussen.
Chromolithograph, signed on right. Printed area 320 x 365mm (12½ x 14½") large margins.
The interior of a sculptor's Christian Rauch studio, an apprentice working on a bust as his master looks on. He was the pre eminent sculpture of his day 1777-1857.
[Ref: 45022]   £420.00  
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Statue dune Nymphe tenant une couronne de chesne,
Statue dune Nymphe tenant une couronne de chesne, haute de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Phillipes de Buyster d'Anvers.
le Potre Sculps. 1672.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of a nymph by Philippe de Buyster (1595-1688), set in a classical landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13918]   £400.00  
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Statue dun Satyre,
Statue dun Satyre, haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Phillipes de Buyster d'Anvers.
le Potre Sculps. 1675.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of a satyr holding a horn, by Philippe de Buyster (1595-1688), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13919]   £400.00  
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Statue dun Satyre, accompagne d'un petit Satyre,
Statue dun Satyre, accompagne d'un petit Satyre, haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Phillipes de Buyster d'Anvers.
le Potre Sculps. 1675.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of an adult and a juvenile satyr, by Philippe de Buyster (1595-1688), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
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Statue dun Satyre, tenant une grappe de raisin,
Statue dun Satyre, tenant une grappe de raisin, haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Phillipes de Buyster d'Anvers.
le Potre Sculps. 1672.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper. One spot.
A statue of a satyr holding a set of pipes and a bunch of grapes, by Philippe de Buyster (1595-1688), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13921]   £400.00  
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Statue dun Faune,
Statue dun Faune, haulte de sept pieds. Dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Loüis Lerambert de Paris.
le Potre Sculps. 1672.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of a faun by Louis Lerambert (1620-70), set in a landscape. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series, engraved by Jean le Pautre (1618-82), is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13922]   £400.00  
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Latone, entre des deux enfants Apollon et Diane,
Latone, entre des deux enfants Apollon et Diane, demandant vengeance a Jupiter de l'insolence des paisans de Lycie, qui sont changes em grenouilles. Grouppe de marbre blanc dans le Jardins de Versaillles. Par Balthazar Marsy de Cambray.
J.Edelinck Sculps. 1672.
Engraving. Sheet 405 x 285mm, 16 x 11¼". Trimmed and laid on album paper.
A statue of Latone and her two children by Jupiter, Apollo and Diana. When the peasants of Lycia refused to give her water to drink she got Jupiter to turn them into frogs. The statue was by Balthazar Marsy (1628-74), commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace. The statuary was replaced during the later, grander developments, so this series is one of the only records of the original scheme.
[Ref: 13923]   £450.00  
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Statue d'une Danseuse, de Sept pieds de hat.
Statue d'une Danseuse, de Sept pieds de hat. Dans les Jardins de Versailles. Par Louis Lerambert de Paris. Statua Puellae saltantis, Septem pedes alta. In hortis Versalianis. Opus Ludovici Lerambert Parisini.
F. Chauveau Sculps. 1675.
Copper engraving. 398 x 280mm. 15¾ x 11". Cut and laid on separate sheet.
A statue of a dancer by Louis Lerambert (1620-70), set in a landscape with a satyr dancing. The statue was commissioned as part of the "Petite Commande" of 1664, the first series of garden ornaments for the new palace of Versailles, featuring mythological creatures suitable for the rustic setting of the original palace.
[Ref: 14403]   £320.00  
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The Madonna, the Infant Christ and St. John,
The Madonna, the Infant Christ and St. John, From an unfinished Basso relievo in Marble by Michelangelo Buonaroti. Done by him about the Year 1503 for Taddeo Taddei [...]
Michael Angelo [...] F. Bartolozzi R.A.
London Pub.d as the Act directs Jan. 1 1795 by A. Molteno Printseller to her Royal Highness the Duchess of York No. 76 St. James's Street
Soft-ground etching, rare, platemark 355 x 300mm (14 x 11¾"), with very large margins. Creases top right in margin.
Etching of Michelangelo's Taddei Tondo, which since 1830 was been in the collection of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. The text below the image claims that the print was made by the celebrated Italian printmaker (and founding member of the Royal Academy) Francesco Bartolozzi and published in 1795, but this cannot be true, as the tondo was not acquired by George Beaumont until 1822. After Beaumont died in 1827, the print was briefly in possession of Lady Beaumont (who is named as the owner of the tondo on this print) before it waas received by the RA in 1830. During this time an etching of the tondo after a drawing by William Young Ottley was made by F.C. Lewis and published in London by W.B. Tiffin in 1828. This print would appear to be an altered impression of that plate, with the publisher (potentially Molteno, who was active until 1845) backdating the print and attributing the print to Bartolozzi, dead by this time but one of the foremost eighteenth century engravers, in a bid to increase demand for the print. In a recent book about the tondo, Alison Cole described the source drawing by Ottley as follows: 'the drawing sensitively attempts to amend the 'unfinished' nature of the tondo, in much the same way as plaster casts of the period tend to do, focusing on making sense of the shadowy figure of St John and the 'dove' and further delineating the exquisite features of the Virgin. Ottley probably drew the tondo soon after the purchase was made [by George Beaumont] (c.1822)'.
Not in Calabi & De Vesme; see Alison Cole, 'Michelangelo Buonarroti: The Taddei Tondo', p.37.
[Ref: 47668]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three lithographs after bas-reliefs by Thorvaldsen for the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt]
[Three lithographs after bas-reliefs by Thorvaldsen for the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt] Bas-reliefs exécutés en marbre dans le caveau de la famille Bethmann, par le chevalier Thorwaldsen.
Trois planches, lithographiées par F. Leuchtweiss.
Francfort a/M. Publiés par Charles Jugel, Libraire. 1837.
Three lithographs in original wrappers, bottom right in pencil "Lord Ryland"; each sheet approx 320 x 260mm (12½ x 10¼").
Lithographs of the three relief panels executed by the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768/70-1844) for Johann Philipp Bethmann-Hollweg's funerary monument in the Bethmann-Hollweg family tomb in Frankfurt. In the left-hand panel Johann Philipp's mother and daughters express their grief; in the right-hand panel Florence (where Johann Philipp died) is referenced by the presence of a river god (the embodiment of the river Arno flowing through the city) and the city's emblem of a lion); in the central panel Johann Philipp is flanked by his younger brother and a youthful spirit extending poppy heads over his shoulder as a symbol of sleep. The three marble tablets are now in the Liebieghaus Skulpturen Sammlung, Frankfurt.
[Ref: 41712]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Venus.
Venus. [From a Statue by Mr Bacon.]
Palmer delin. Bartolozzi sculp.
[n.d. c.1787.]
Engraving and etching. 204 x 127mm. 8 x 5". Trimmed all round.
A sculpture of Venus twirling her long hair around her raised left hand and holding a conch shell. Illustration to "Philosphical Transaction" by the Royal Society of Arts (1787).
De Vesme: 488; ii/ii.
[Ref: 20446]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Venus d'Arles. Antique.
Venus d'Arles. Antique.
[Engraved by B. Audran?]
[n.d., c.1719.]
Stipple & etching with small margins. 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾").
A statue of Venus, apple in one hand, mirror in the other. Discovered in several pieces at the Roman theatre at Arles in 1651, the statue given to Louis XIV for Versailles in 1681, seized in the Revolution and housed in the Louvre since its inception.
[Ref: 34607]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rome] Marcus Tullius Cicero,
[Rome] Marcus Tullius Cicero, is Humbly Dedicated to the Right Honble. the Countess of Pomfret,
by her Most Obedt. Humble Servant Thos. Worlidge.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Etching, 480 x 340mm (18¾ x 13¼"). Upper right margin chipped, with staining into plate. Repaired marginal tear into plate upper left.
A striking statue of Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), Roman orator made consul in 63 BC., holding a scroll in his left hand at waist level, another object in his right. By Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766).
[Ref: 10384]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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