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The Battle of the Boyne, July 1st 1690.
The Battle of the Boyne, July 1st 1690. From the Original in the Collection of the Earl of Leicester.
Wyke Pinx.t. [Engraved by John Brooks.]
Printed for T. Kitchin Engraver, at No 59 Holborn Hill, London [n.d., c.1750].
Rare mezzotint. 460 x 710mm (18 x 28"). Framed. Some spotting and staining. Unexamined out of frame.
A large battle scene, centred on William III on his white horse, surrounded by his officers, named in a key bottom left. The main sites of the battle are listed in a key bottom right. Extremely scarce & very large mezzotint in reasonably good condition. Originally Chaloner Smith listed this state as Engraver Not Ascertained; however his addenda describes a single example of a state with letters but no key (suggesting a separate key plate) with 'I Brooks fecit'. A second state has the key added but 'Sold by Tho.s Jefferys at Charing Cross and W. Herbert on London Bridge', also listing only one example. Thus this is the third known state. According to the British Museum, John Brooks learned mezzotint from John Faber and set himself up publishing mezzotints in his native Dublin. He moved to London in 1746 with his apprentices James McArdelll and Richard Houston.
CS Engraver not Ascertained 120, Addenda 33a. See Ref: 54702
[Ref: 59079]   £2,000.00  
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Lord Wellington's March. For the Piano Forte, Violin or Flute.
Lord Wellington's March. For the Piano Forte, Violin or Flute. Battle of Busacca.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Two plates of engraved music, scarce. 310 x 220 (12¼ x 8¾") & 285 x 205mm (11¼ x 8"). Taped at centre fold, old ink mss. pagination; first plate trimmed to plate lower left, small tear; second plate with repaired tear.
Music probably written for a recuitment drive, illustrated with a scene of the Battle of Bussaco (27th September 1810), in which the Viscount Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese army held off a larger French army.
[Ref: 58839]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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