VAT included (see terms) | Exclude VAT
[Title etched in French:]... en dis pas davantage ...
[Title etched in French:]... en dis pas davantage ...
Q. de Boret [etched signature.]
Etching; paper watermarked. 214 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾").
A military scene at the top of the image; soldiers on horseback to the left; cupids down the bottom right corner; a large figure in the centre of the image carrying an easel and very large pen. Amédée de Boret (1837-1916), French painter and etcher; from 1860 he exhibited his work at the Paris Salon. He specialised in fantastic and macabre work, as a result much of his work was labelled abnormal.
[Ref: 52430]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Corso di Calligrafia.
Corso di Calligrafia.
Giacomo Bonanni inc.
[Italian, 1834.]
Rare engraving. 260 x 370mm (10¼ x 14½"), with wide margins.
A plate illustrating the finer points of calligraphy, with a central portrait of Antonio Sella Romano sitting at a writing desk, surrounded by diagrams of nibs, how to hold a pen and an eagle made up of cursive lines. A decorative title page emgraved by Bonanni for Romano's 'Corso di calligrafia : calligrafia di Antonio Sella Romano che comprende le norme principali per eseguire con facilità'.
[Ref: 52707]   £320.00  
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Drie-Jarige Reize naar China; te Lande gedaan, door den Moskovischen Afgezant E. Ysbrants Ides. Nevens eene nieuwe Beschryvinge van dat magtig keizerryk.
Drie-Jarige Reize naar China; te Lande gedaan, door den Moskovischen Afgezant E. Ysbrants Ides. Nevens eene nieuwe Beschryvinge van dat magtig keizerryk.
T. Amsterdam gedrukt by François Halma, boekverkoper 1704.
Engraving. 215 x 162mm (8½ x 6½"). Cut.
Title-page with title written on a platform at centre, the platform occupied by Russian people and animals at left, and by Chinese people and animals at right, a medallion with Neptune in lower centre, flanked by indigenous people and animals; title to Evert Ysbrant Ides' "Drie-Jarige Reize naar China" (Amsterdam: 1704).
[Ref: 52447]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[From the Original Drawing in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. No 188.]
[From the Original Drawing in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. No 188.]
[Claude le Lorrain delin.t. R. Earlom fecit.]
[Published Mar 1st 1777 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside.]
Mezzotint with etched lines, printed in sepia. Very rare proof before all letters. 210 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"), with large margins. Slight foxing in the margins.
An Italianate scene of a shepherd taking to passers-by, underneath a hilltop town, a bay behind. Engraved by Richard Earlom (1743 - 1822) after a sketch in the copy of Claude le Lorrain's 'Liber Veritatis' owned by the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. Claude (c.1600-82) was a prolific and successful landscape painter, and, even during his lifetime, forgeries of his work appeared for sale. To combat this Claude made up six albums of tinted sketches of his completed works, each sketch with the name of the purchaser of the painting on the back. The 'Liber Veritatis' (Book of Truth) was then distributed around Europe so that his genuine paintings could be authenticated. The Chatsworth copy of the 'Liber Veritatis' contained 200 drawings, including a frontispiece portrait of Claude and five unrelated drawings. Commissioned by John Boydell, Richard Earlom engraved the full set between 1774 and 1777, when they were published by Boydell in two volumes, each containing 100 prints, numbered 1-200. A third volume of 100 prints was published by Boydell in 1819, which was numbered separately, containing mezzotints by Earlom after other drawings by Claude in various collections.
[Ref: 52516]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Eight Views after Nature...
Eight Views after Nature... Humbly dedicated to The Hon. Thomas Hervey Intendant of his Majesty's Gardens by his most Obedient Servant Peter Griffin.
[Drawn and engraved by James Fayram.]
Publish'd according to Act by P. Griffin next ye Globe Tavern Fleet [...] [n.d., c.1745.]
Rare etching. Sheet 135 x 160mm (5¼ x 6¼"), Trimmed to plate on three sides, 1cm into image on right.
The rare titlepage to a set of eight landscapes, with a figure of Time with a scythe, a sketching cherub and Artemis of Ephesus being revealed from behind a curtain by another cherub. This rare series was drawn, engraved and originally published by John Fayram in 1739; the British Museum only has this title and one plate from a Fayram edition and none published by Griffin. Fayham was a pupil of 'Godfrey Kneller’s Academy of Painting and Drawing' and painted portraits of Thomas Hervey and his father, John, 1st Earl of Bristol. He died in 1744, after which Peter Griffin bought the plates to this series.
[Ref: 52825]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[Two watercolour elevations of a mansion and stable block.]
[Two watercolour elevations of a mansion and stable block.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Fine pair of watercolours, sheets 450 x 660mm (17¾ x 26"), on laid paper watermarked 'J Whatman". Mint. A few small tears in edges.
A fine pair of architectural views of the front and back of a neo-classical country house, with a stable block (identified by a weather vane).
[Ref: 52826]   £1,500.00   view all images for this item
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[Rustic figures before a hilltop castle.]
[Rustic figures before a hilltop castle.]
[Edward] Edwards.
[1785.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 250 x 330mm (10 x 13"). Trimmed, mounted on album paper at the corners.
Rustic figures before a hilltop castle. Outside the central image are two female figures in classical dress, turned away from but looking back towards the landscape, that to left holding up a bunch of grapes with a cup in the other hand, that to right with arms raised holding the edge of a shawl in her right. By Edward Edwards (1738-1806).
[Ref: 52518]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[A hamlet]
[A hamlet]
EE 1789.
Etching, sheet 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8½"), with wide margins. Trimmed.
Plate 35 of 'A Collection of Views and Studies after Nature', 1790, By Edward Edwards (1738-1806).
[Ref: 52687]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Frontispiece to Henry Hare's translation of Giovanni Francesco Loredano's 'The Ascents of the Soul']
Frontispiece to Henry Hare's translation of Giovanni Francesco Loredano's 'The Ascents of the Soul']
W. Faithorne Sculp.
[Printed by A. Godbid and J. Playford for Robert Harford, London, 1681.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 270 x 160mm (10½ x 6¼"). Collector's stamp of Walter Francis Tiffin on reverse. Trimmed to the image.
A writer in pilgrim's habit, before a pyramidal monument on which is an image of Jacob's ladder with angels ascending and descending. In the background is a map-view of Venice and the city's crest. Giovanni Francesco Loredano (1607-61) was a Venetian writer and politician, a founder of the 'Accademia degli Incogniti' and member of the Council of Ten and the Minor Consiglio. Henry Hare (1636-1708) was the second Baron Coleraine; it is suggested that the writer is either him or his father Hugh (the first baron), who had actutally travelled to Venice. Walter Francis Tiffin was a miniature painter, who published (for private circulation), a 'Catalog of a collection of English Portraits in Mezzotint' in 1883.
Lugt: 1051
[Ref: 52535]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[25 plates from ''A Specimen of sketching Landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil; exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli''.]
[25 plates from ''A Specimen of sketching Landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil; exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli''.]
[Engraved by William Austin after Andrea Lucatelli.]
[London, 1781.]
25 loose etched plates. Plates c.200 x 245mm (8 x 9½"), large margins. Two plates trimmed within plate, some plates with old ink mss. numbers.
25 plates from one of the rarest of eighteenth century drawing books, containing 30 vedute after Italian artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741), etched by William Austin (1721-1820). Austin was a pupil of George Bickham and worked with Paul Sandby and Francis Vivares. He ran a print-shop publishing some political caricatures, anti-French and pro-Fox, but gave up print making for teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. The title (as above) comes from the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Center for British Art has a pirated version, 'exemplified in thirty-eight etchings', published by T. Simpson, 1781.
[Ref: 52775]   £500.00   view all images for this item
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

Ornamental Gardening.
Ornamental Gardening. Suggestions for making a regular form of Ground picturesque, by giving Views into the neigbouring Scenery.
Publish'd by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, Liverpool, Mar.1818.
Rare coloured engraving with pencil additions. 268 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼").
Garden design. The English landscape garden, also called English landscape park or simply the English garden, is a style of "landscape" garden which emerged in England in the early 18th century, and spread across Europe, replacing the more formal, symmetrical jardin à la française of the 17th century as the principal gardening style of Europe. The English garden presented an idealized view of nature.
[Ref: 52401]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[Woman and Naked Child Mourn.]
[Woman and Naked Child Mourn.]
G.B. Cipriani inv.t F. Bartolozzi sculp.t
[n.d. c.1766.]
Etching, proof before title. Plate 300 x 229mm (11¾ x 9"). Large margin top and bottom.
A woman with a veil, standing in profile to right, holding a tomb in form of a large pot; on the right, a winged naked child, mourning by the side of the pedestal, hiding his face under a veil, looking down, placing his torch upside down.
See Calabi & De Vesme (1928): 1794.
[Ref: 52400]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist

[A tree.]
[A tree.]
Drawn, Printed and Published by J. West Sen.r Bath.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph. Sheet 285 x 410mm (11¼ x 16").
[Ref: 52630]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
enquire about this item add to your wishlist