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I Banditi Italiani. The Italian Banditti.
I Banditi Italiani. The Italian Banditti. No. 19. Engraved from an Original Picture of Francisco Simonini, in the Possession of Mr. Panton Betew.
Francisco Simonini Pinx.t. F. Vivares Sculp.t.
Published by Franc.s Vivares April 25th. 1759.
Fine etching. 400 x 500mm (15¾ x 19¾"), with large margins. Small tears to margins.
A group of bandits cross a stream to attack a party of travellers; some beg for mercy, holding out bags of money, while another man rides away. Engraved by Francis Vivares (1709-80) after Francesco Simonini (1686 - c.1755), a pair to 'La divisione delle preda. The Booty Divided'. Boydell republished the plates in 1781.
[Ref: 53370]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Cook Family Coat of Arms] Capt. Cook.
[The Cook Family Coat of Arms] Capt. Cook.
[n.d., c.1850, but later.]
Stipple engraving on steel. 130 x 95mm (5 x 3"), with very wide margins.
The coat of arms presented to the Cook family in 1785, six years after James Cook's death on Hawaii. Beaglehole writes: ''The shield azure bears between its two golden 'polar stars' no heraldic symbol but a map of the Pacific hemisphere, with every tenth degree of latitude marked and every fifteenth of longitude; superimposed are Cook's tracks in red, ending precisely at Hawaii. 'And for a crest, on a wreath of the colours, is an arm imbowed, vested in the uniform of a captain of the Royal Navy. In the hand is the Union Jack on a staff proper. The arm is encircled by a wreath of palm and laurel.' Two mottos, an unusual distinction, accompany these bearings: above the crest the words Circa orbem, below the shield another adaptation from the Royal Society, the biographical statement Nil intentatum reliquit.''. Cook's widow never seems to have used it, nor was it added to any of Cook's memorials.
Beaglehole: 'Life of Captain James Cook', p. 692.
[Ref: 53275]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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No 5. Italian Still Life.
No 5. Italian Still Life.
Publish'd by H. Lacey, 59 Oxford St London, Jan.y 1830.
Scarce aquatint with very fine hand colour. Sheet 165 x 205mm (6½ x 8"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom.
A table with a coffee cup, spoon, jar of cherries, bowl of plums, wine bottle and potted bush.
[Ref: 53273]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[An organ caprice.]
[An organ caprice.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Fine etching, scarce. 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10½"). Folds, as issued.
A frame-like design based on a pipe organ, with the keyboard and music sheets at the bottom, with the pipes projecting upwards, with a lintel at top with garlands and more music. The centre is blank. Probably published as a frontispiece.
[Ref: 53382]   £320.00  
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