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A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons
A Banner displayed To the Immortal honour of those Worthy Patriots in the House of Commons who opposed and voted against the Excise Scheme April 11 1733. Exhibiting Each of Their Coat-Armour with their Names and Places they Represent in Parliament.
[n.d., c.1733.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 670 x 590mm. Trimmed within plate on three sides, torn with loss to one armorial.
A large plate with 207 armorials, celebrating the defeat of Sir Robert Walpole's Excise Scheme, an attempt to replace the land tax (paid by the local gentry), with excise and customs taxes (paid by merchants and ultimately by consumers). To reduce the threat of smuggling, the tax was to be collected not at ports but at warehouses. At the bottom is a list of MPs who were absent during the debate but supported the opposition to the bill.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52120]   £480.00  
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The Arms of all the Deaneries in England and Wales
The Arms of all the Deaneries in England and Wales together with the Paternal Coat Armour of Each representative Dean alphabetically digested. [&] The Arms of all the Archiepiscopal Sees, in (that part of Great Britain, called) England and Wales, with ye Arms of ye Bishoprick of Man, according to their present Precedencies... [dedicated by] W.m Jackson.
[n.d., c.1715.]
Pair of engravings. Each c.635 x 480mm (25 x 19"), very large margins. 'Sees' with tear entering plate. Slightly dusty in margins.
Extremely rare pair of plates, each with an architectural background and numerous armorials.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52118]   £2,000.00   view all images for this item
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[A fan design.]
[A fan design.]
C.P.R [con real privilegio].
[French, n.d., c.1680.]
Rare engraving, irregular plate, at most 320 x 630mm (12½ x 24¾"). Bottom corners of plate snipped, outside image area. Centre fold. Evidence of damage to the printing plate, with re-engraving.
A fan design with a classical scene. A naked woman reclines in a bower, surrounded by animals and birds including a lion, boar, lobster and ostrich. Above three cherubs hold aloft a garland of flowers; to the left is a rider carring a spear; to the right are windheads. The re-engraving is simpler: no attempt has been made to reintroduce a trumpeter, leaving a disembodied horn.
[Ref: 51977]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Fruit Piece.
A Fruit Piece. In the Marble Parlour at Houghton.
M. Angelo Campidoglio Pinxit. Joseph Farington Delin. Rich.d Earlom Sculpsit. John Boydell excudit 1776.
Published Sept.r 30th 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint. 310 x 360mm (12¼ x 14¼"), with very large margins. Repaired abrasion in the sky.
A still life of fruit after Michelangelo di Campidoglio (1610-70), engraved by Earlom from a preparatory drawing by Joseph Farington. Like many of the paintings in the Houghton Gallery, the art collection of Sir Robert Walpole, the original oil is now in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
[Ref: 52103]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Squall. Le Coup de Vent.
A Squall. Le Coup de Vent.
J. Vernet Pinx.t. R. Laurie fecit. Rob.t Sayer Excudit.
London, printed for Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller, No 53, Fleet Street. Published as the Act directs 5 April 1773.
Mezzotint. 460 x 555mm (16 x 21¾"), with large margins. Repaired tears, some abrasion in margins.
Fishermen work in a river before a ruined tower and a classical city, under dark, threatening clouds.
[Ref: 52074]   £450.00  
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