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[Defence of the Arrah House.
[Defence of the Arrah House. Against three Mutinous Regiments and a large body of Insurgents. Under Koer Singh - Dedicated to K. V. Boyle, Esquire, C. E. To whose skill and forethought the safety of the Garisson is principally to be attributed by, W. Tayler. B. C. S.]
Maclure & Co Chromo - lith London.
[n.d., c.1857].
Scarce chromolithograph. Framed, sight size 325 x 490mm (12¾ x 19¼"). Unexamined out of frame.
A depiction of the defence of the Arrah House against Koer Singh during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Soldiers can be seen storming the regency gardens, some firing from behind plants and trees, whilst others lay dead, with their weapons, on the ground; two cannons are fired in the centre of the image as a building, to the left, burns. The artist, William Tayler (1808-1892), was Commissioner of the Province of Patna
[Ref: 61572]   £790.00  
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[Asian Heads]
[Asian Heads]
[n.d. c.1850]
Stipple 150 x 200mm (6 x 8"). Trimmed within plate. Left corner missing.
A sort of ethnographic print depicting Asian people; many featuring wonderful facial hair.
[Ref: 61461]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs Brooke.
M.rs Brooke. (Ranee of Sarawak.)
AS. [? within image]. Judd & C.o Lith Doctors' Common, London E.C.
The Whitehall Review. April 19.th 1879.
Rare lithograph, sheet 370 x 245mm (14½ x 9¾"). Bottom left and right corners missing.
Head and shoulders portrait of Margaret, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak (born Margaret Alice Lili de Windt; 18491936). She was the consort of the Sarawak the second White Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke (18291917). She was also an author and composer publishing her memoir, My Life in Sarawak, in 1913. The memoir offers a rare glimpse of life in The Astana in Kuching and colonial Borneo. Additionally she composed the national anthem of Sarawak, Gone Forth Beyond the Sea, in 1872. "The Whitehall Review: A Weekly Journal of Politics and Society." Was a periodical published weekly.
[Ref: 61490]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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China.
China.
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1850, by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co, in the Clerk's office in the District court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Wood-engraved map with printed colour. Printed area 290 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼"). Tear in margin taped.
A mid-19th century map of China, marking Hong Kong, in fine colour.
[Ref: 61455]   £230.00  
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Moluquoise.
Moluquoise.
Desrais del. Mixelle sculp.
[n.d., c.1784.]
Fine coloured etching. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"), very large margins.
A warrior of the Moluccas, seated on an elephant, holding a spear and shield. Engraved by Jean-Marie Mixelle after Claude Louis Desrais (1746-1816) for Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur's 'Costumes civiles actuels de tous les peuples connus'.
[Ref: 61452]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Moluquoise.
Moluquoise.
Desrais del. Mixelle sculp.
[n.d., c.1784.]
Fine coloured etching. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"), very large margins.
A woman of the Moluccas, with a very wide-brimmed hat. Engraved by Jean-Marie Mixelle after Claude Louis Desrais (1746-1816) for Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur's 'Costumes civiles actuels de tous les peuples connus'.
[Ref: 61451]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Opium Smokers and Gamblers.
Opium Smokers and Gamblers. In one of their nightly haunts.
Drawn on the Spot by Sir Harry Darell, Bar.t. On Stone by J.H. Lynch.
London Pub.d May 18 1842 by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Puckle, Printsellers to Her Majesty, to the Queen Dowager, to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, &c, 23, Cockspur S.t.
Scarce tinted lithograph. Sheet 355 x 430mm (14 x 17"), large margins on three sides. Bit dusty
The interior of a Chinese opium den. Sir Harry Darell (1814-53), Baronet of Richmond Hill, entered the army as an ensign in the 18th Foot in 1832, becoming lieutenant in 1835. During the First Opium War he was aide-de-camp of Brigadier-General Burrell of the 18th Irish Regiment: he was present at a conference between J.J.Gordon Bremer and Admiral Chang on board HMS Wellesley (4th July 1840, subject of a lithograph by Darell also published 1842, which includes a self-portrait), just prior to the Taking of Chusan, at which he fought. He was promoted to Captain in 1841. He then served in South Africa with the 7th Dragoon Guards, being promoted to Major in 1847, then Lieut-Colonel by brevet the following year. He died in Sardinia. Although he published 'China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity. A Series of Thirteen Treble-Tinted Views from Sketches by Lieut.-Col. Sir Harry Darell, Bar.t', this plate predates the book by a decade. This plate seems to be a pair to his view of the Chusan Conference.
[Ref: 61234]   £550.00  
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Yeh. From the original sketch by Major Crealock. D. O [?] 2th G.
Yeh. From the original sketch by Major Crealock. D. O [?] 2th G. " No habit of looking at Yeh..."
[after Lieutenant-General Henry Hope Crealock]
1858.
Pen and ink drawing sheet on scrapbook page; 225 x 170mm (9 x 6¾"). Small abrasion on face. Slightly messy.
A portrait of Ye Mingchen (1807-1859) known as Commissioner Yeh, a Canton official who fought British influence in the aftermath of the First Opium War and who was involved in the beginning of the Second. An extract from the letter of the Yiuces [?] China Confinement. Lieutenant-General Henry Hope Crealock (183191) was a captain in the 90th Light Infantry during the Crimean War, was an accomplished draughtsman, who also sketched during the Indian Mutiny, Opium Wars in China and the Zulu campaign (for the Illustrated London News).
[Ref: 61460]   £350.00  
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