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To the Memory of the Duke of Marlborough.
To the Memory of the Duke of Marlborough.
D. Creti Eques: et N. Ferravoli et J.P. Mirando Pinx. L. Cars Sculp. et D.M.Fratta delin.
John Boydell excudit London.
Engraving. 650 x 415mm (25¾ x 16¼''). Large margins on 3 sides.
An allegorical scene featuring an invented monument to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, hero of the War of the Spanish Succession, depicting him as a Roman general on horseback. From Boydell's edition of 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne' by Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, first published by Basan in Paris c.1737. Boydell has translated the title into English from Latin and added his name as publisher. McSwiny had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. This series of paintings, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen, was planned for the decoration of the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood.
See BM 1859,0709.685 for the first published state. See: 10619
[Ref: 54252]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Title page] No 3 of a Series of Views in the West Indies:
[Title page] No 3 of a Series of Views in the West Indies: Engraved from Drawings taken recently in the Islands: With Letter Press Explanations Made From Actual Observation.
Davison, Whitefriars.
London: [Smith Elder & Co, Cornhill] Fleet-Street [n.d., 1827-29.]
Rare & scarce title sheet, letterpress with wood-engraved border, label with mss. publisher details stuck on. 290 x 440mm (11½ x 17¼"). Laid on card, wear to paper surface.
The title sheet of the third (and last, of a planned eight] parts of J. Johnston's 'Views in the West Indies', a series of an engraved map and eleven aquatint views. The series was begun by Mess.rs Underwood but completed by Smith Elder & Co.
Abbey Travel 678.
[Ref: 54220]   £280.00  
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