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Henricus III D. G. Francorum et Eoniae Rex MDLXXXVI.
Henricus III D. G. Francorum et Eoniae Rex MDLXXXVI.
Hieronymus Wierix sculp.
[Antwerp, n.d., c.1586.]
Engraving. Sheet 60 x 80mm (2½ x 3¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Henri III (1551-89), son of Henri II and Catherine de' Medici, king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1573-5 and king of France from 1574 until his death. His childless marriage sparked the last of the French Wars of Religion. He was assassinated by Dominican monk Jacques Clément. The engraver, Hieronymus Wierix (1553-1619) was a child prodigy, becoming a master aged 19.
[Ref: 51655]   £620.00  
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[Blaise Pascal.]
[Blaise Pascal.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Ink with grey wash. Oval, 145 x 120mm (5¾ x 4¾").
Portrait of Blaise Pascal (1623-62), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher, one of the first two inventors of the mechanical calculator. In honour of his scientific contributions, the name Pascal has been given to the SI unit of pressure, Pascal's Law (an important principle of hydrostatics), Pascal's Triangle and Pascal's Wager.
[Ref: 51653]   £850.00  
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Alexander Roelans
Alexander Roelans I.F.IN.D. in Eynthout Excellentiss: Comitis de Tassis etc. Veredar: Cesar: et Reg: Pref: General: apud Antuerpien: Optio. Ætatis XVIII.
A v Diepenbecke delin: W. Hollar sculp:
Londini Ao 1655.
Etching. Sheet 125 x 85mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed to image. Slight loss top left. Laid on sheet on right margin.
An oval portrait of Alexander Roelants aged 18. He was appointed Imperial postmaster for the Netherlands, an hereditary post, aged 10. Wenceslaus Hollar engraved portraits of several members of the family.
Pennington 1491, state ii of ii, with the addition of the title.
[Ref: 51656]   £230.00  
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[Cyrillic title - ''Russian Hunting.
[Cyrillic title - ''Russian Hunting. Chromolithographs after drawings by Pyotr Solokov. First Series.
Published by Felten, St Petersburg.] [n.d., 1873.]
Chromolithograph. 490 x 645mm (19¼ x 25½") Damaged and brittle, some browning, pencil mss.
The cover of Series 1 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov, published by Franz Felen. The pencil mss. translates the titles of the three plates in this part. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51607]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cyrillic title - ''Russian Hunting.
[Cyrillic title - ''Russian Hunting. Chromolithographs after drawings by Pyotr Solokov. Series 2.
Published by Felten, St Petersburg.] [n.d., 1873.]
Chromolithograph. 490 x 645mm (19¼ x 25½") Some cracking and browning, pencil mss.
The cover of Series 2 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov, published by Franz Felen. The pencil mss. translates the titles of the three plates in this part. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51608]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hunting the Wild Turkey.]
[Hunting the Wild Turkey.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse.
A huntsman approaching a capercaillie in a tree. A plate from Series 1 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51613]   £230.00  
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[Calling the hounds.]
[Calling the hounds.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse.
A huntsman blows a horn to call the hound to a rough shelter. A plate from Series 1 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51612]   £230.00  
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[Dog Kennel.]
[Dog Kennel.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"). Backing card damaged, missing left corner.
A man uses a whip to hold the hunting pack back as another man pours their food into a trough, a butchered horse behind. A plate from Series 2 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil on the backboard, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51606]   £280.00  
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[The ***ing Hunter in the Marsh.]
[The ***ing Hunter in the Marsh.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse. Bottom right corner of backing card cracked.
A man creeping up to a lake, gun in hand, restraining his dog. A plate from Series 2 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51609]   £350.00  
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[Ready for the Hunt.]
[Ready for the Hunt.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse. Bottom right corner of backing card cracked.
Hunters getting ready to leave for the hunt, one stroking the borzoi who has jumped up on him. A plate from Series 2 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51610]   £350.00  
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[Go for him!]
[Go for him!]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse. Corner of backing card cracked.
A rider commands two borzoi to run. A plate from Series 1 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51615]   £320.00  
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[First Snow ('Fresh Snow' on title page)]
[First Snow ('Fresh Snow' on title page)]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse.
Three borzoi chase a hare through a snowy landscape, followed by two riders with whips. A plate from Series 2 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51614]   £350.00  
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[First Snow - Treeing the Lynx.]
[First Snow - Treeing the Lynx.]
[by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov.]
[St Petersburgh: Franz Felten, 1873.]
Chromolithograph, trimmed to image and laid on card as issued, image 345 x 455mm (13½ x 18"), Cyrillic publisher's label on reverse.
Three borzoi gather under a tree onto which a lynx has tried to escape. A plate from Series 1 (of three) of ''Russian Hunting'', a collection of twelve scenes by Pyotr Petrovich Solokov. Although Solokov's signature appears in the plate in Cyrillic, there is no title other than the English version (as above), written in pencil under the image, translated from the printed cover of the series. Solokov (1821-99), a painter of Saint Petersburg, worked in watercolour, producing portraits and hunting scenes like these, as well as some book illustrations. In 1877 he was a correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War and was wounded at the Siege of Pleven; he was awarded the Cross of St. George for bravery.
[Ref: 51611]   £320.00  
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