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The Sheik of Lebanon.
The Sheik of Lebanon.
David Wilkie ft. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 520 x 355mm (20½ x 14").
A man in a turban, seated cross-legged, sword in his lap. Behind a partial portraits of a Nubian slave filling a pipe, a woman and child and another man. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 60235]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[An Indian elephant with mahout.] Ein Elephant im höchsten aufbutz von vorne anzusehen.
[An Indian elephant with mahout.] Ein Elephant im höchsten aufbutz von vorne anzusehen.
P.F. v. G. ad. viv. del. 1741. I.E. Ridinger sculpsit A.V.
Fine etching, 305 x 205mm (12 x 8"), with large margins. Margins a bit messy.
A very fine image of an elephant and its guides seen from the front. Drawn from life by Philipp Ferdinand von Gudenus (1688-1754) in a Persian camp outside Constantinople in 1741 and engraved by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767).
Thienemann 539.
[Ref: 60493]   £380.00  
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[An Indian elephant in manacles.] Ein in dem Lager angepflöckter, sich niederlegend, oder ausfstehender Elephant.
[An Indian elephant in manacles.] Ein in dem Lager angepflöckter, sich niederlegend, oder ausfstehender Elephant.
P.F. v. G. ad. viv. del. 1741. I.E. Ridinger sculpsit A.V.
Fine etching. 210 x 305mm (8¼ x 12"), with large margins.
A very fine image of an elephant with skullcap, blanket and manacured tusks, chained by its back leg. Drawn from life by Philipp Ferdinand von Gudenus (1688-1754) in a Persian camp outside Constantinople in 1741 and engraved by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767). Around the same time von Gudenus drew a large prospect of Constantinople.
Thienemann 540.
[Ref: 60494]   £390.00  
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Hindoo Girl.
Hindoo Girl.
[after Henry Corbould.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Pencil sketch, with indistinct signature (Jemima Woodmason?]. Sheet 230 x 185mm (9 x 7¼"). Laid on album paper at corners. blind stamp top left.
A pencil sketch of the statue of a seated woman, arm resting on an urn, sculpted by Sir Richard Westmacott in 1821 for a monument in St Johnís Cathedral, Calcutta, erected in honour of Alexander Colvin, a British merchant. A contemporary copy of the illustration drawn by Henry Corbould and engraved by Thomson for 'The Poems of Letitia Elizabeth Landon', 1825.
[Ref: 60552]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem]
[The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem]
Halpern [signed in pencil].
[n.d., c.1940s.]
Etching with aquatint, from a limited edition numbered 11/25. 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"), very large margins.
Frederick H. Halpern (b.1909), Austrian-born artist and writer. Halpern studied painting and printmaking techniques in both Vienna and Paris. Throughout his career he travelled extensively. He settled in Australia in the early 1950s.
[Ref: 60412]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Old Jerusalem.]
[Old Jerusalem.]
Halpern [signed in pencil].
[n.d., c.1940s.]
Etching with aquatint, from a limited edition numbered 2/25. 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7").
A stepped street, looking up towards an archway. Frederick H. Halpern (b.1909), Austrian-born artist and writer. Halpern studied painting and printmaking techniques in both Vienna and Paris. Throughout his career he travelled extensively. He settled in Australia in the early 1950s.
[Ref: 60413]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Nandi Raja. Maternal Grandfather of the Curtur.
Nandi Raja. Maternal Grandfather of the Curtur. [&] Krishna Raja. Curtur, or Soverign of Mysore.
[after Frances Buchanan]
[n.d., paper watermarked 1807.]
Pair of fine pencil sketches. Each sheet 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Mounted on board at corners.
A pair of fine pencil portraits, of the young Krishnaraja Wadiyar III (1794-1868), 22nd maharaja of Mysore, and his grandfather. Apparently close copies of portraits in Frances Buchanan's 'A Journey from Madras through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, performed under the Orders of the Marquis of Wellesley', published 1807.
[Ref: 60485]   £690.00  
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[Penang] Fort Cornwallis. On Prince of Wales' Island.
[Penang] Fort Cornwallis. On Prince of Wales' Island.
Drawn by Colonel Welsh. Engraved by R. Havell.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill [n.d., 1830].
Rare aquatint. Sheet 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼"). Four small repaired tears.
A view of Fort Cornwallis in George Town, Penang, from the sea. It was built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. A plate from 'Military Reminiscences; Extracted From a Journal of Nearly Forty Years' Active Service in the East Indies' by James Welsh (1775-1861). He served in the army of the East India Company for 58 years, taking part in the siege of Pondicherry in 1793 and the capture of Colombo in 1796.
[Ref: 59677]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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