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[Design for a frame.] No. 2
[Design for a frame.] No. 2
Publish'd by F: Vivares Novemr. 1757.
Engraving on laid paper. Sheet 100 x 235mm (4 x 9½").
From a set of designs by Francis Vivares (1709 - 1780), French-born engraver and publisher who came to London in 1727. He enjoyed a very high reputation in France, where he was regarded as the greatest landscape engraver, and became a key teacher of the British school of line engraving.
[Ref: 53578]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Design for a frame.] No. 2
[Design for a frame.] No. 2
Publish'd by F: Vivares Novemr. 1757.
Engraving in red ink on laid paper. Sheet 125 x 210mm (5 x 8¼").
From a set of designs by Francis Vivares (1709 - 1780), French-born engraver and publisher who came to London in 1727. He enjoyed a very high reputation in France, where he was regarded as the greatest landscape engraver, and became a key teacher of the British school of line engraving.
[Ref: 53579]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Landscape with Trees, Girls Crossing Footbridge.]
[Landscape with Trees, Girls Crossing Footbridge.]
W Havell.
[1807]
Rare pen lithograph. Sheet 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9"). Trimmed to image as normal, tipped on album sheet. Staining bottom right.
An early pen lithograph first published in the second issue of 'Specimens of Polyautography' issued in 1807. The first part of 'Specimens' (1803) was the first set of artist's lithographs ever published, showcasing the new medium which allowed artists to make prints arguably resembling drawings more than any earlier technique. Unlike most printmaking techniques, lithography required no special training as artists could work directly onto the plate and leave specialist printers to actually make the prints. For this reason many artists who were not trained printmakers (such as Géricault and Delacroix) often worked in lithography. By William Havell (1782-1857), landscape painter. This print was made in the year that the young artist moved from Reading to London, quickly establishing a reputation for his acute observation of nature. Havell later spent ten years living in China and India (1816-26), drawing many of his later subjects from these experiences.
Ex Collection Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 53523]   £280.00  
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Nouveau Theatre Italien.
Nouveau Theatre Italien.
Coypel jun. Inventit. J.B. Scotin Sculp.
[Paris, Briasson,1733.]
Etched titlepage. Sheet 145 x 85mm (5¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
A decorative titlepage, with cherubs dressing up before an audience of other cherubs. From Monicault's 'Le nouveau the´atre italien, ou, recueil general des come´dies represente´es par les Come´diens italiens ordinaires du roi'.
[Ref: 53647]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Rosina A comic Opera
Rosina A comic Opera as performed at the Theatre Royal Covent, Garden; Composed and selected by William Shield. Price 8.s.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F.Bartolozzi sculp.
London. Printed for Will.m Napier, Music-seler to their Majesties, No.474, Strand.
Rare engraving. Sheet 185 x 230mm (7¼ x 9"). Trimmed. Some creases and foxing.
A frontispiece to the comic opera, Rosina, by William Shield to an English-language libretto by Francis Brooke. The opera was written in 1771/72 but first performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on 31 December 1782. On the left a naked woman draped with cloth reaches out. To the right a faun grapples with some reeds. Above two winged putti are playing instruments; a horn trumpet and pan pipes.
[Ref: 53718]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Theatre Italien de Gherardi. Tom III.
Le Theatre Italien de Gherardi. Tom III.
[London, Jacob Tonson, 1714?]
Engraved titlepage. Sheet 145 x 85mm (5¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
The decorative titlepage to volume three (of eight) of 'Le Theatre Italien de Gherardi'. It shows an orchestra of putti playing a violin, cello, lute, flute and piano. On the plinth is written an early modern usage of 'E pluribus unum', now famous as a motto of the United States of America. Evaristo Gherardi (1663-1700) an Italian actor and playwright, compiled this collection of anonymous plays between 1694 and 1700, when he was assassinated. This 8vo version went through several editions, including by Adrian Braakman in Amsterdam in 1701 and Tonson & les Libraires François in London in 1714.
[Ref: 53646]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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