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The Royal Charlotte Auricula.
The Royal Charlotte Auricula.
Printed for Carington Bowles, N.o 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Fine & very rare mezzotint. 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾"). False margins added. A tiny amount of time staining in the publication line.
A fantastic image. Still life of a pink primula auricula in a plant pot. A bird, likely a bullfinch, perches on the lip of the pot and a butterfly, possibly a monarch, sits on the leaves.
Gordon Dunthorne Flower and Fruit Prints p223.
[Ref: 54818]   £1,800.00  
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[Album of 16 etchings of African plains animals by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore.]
[Album of 16 etchings of African plains animals by Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore.]
[n.d., c.1910.]
16 etchings, 14 on india paper, some working proofs, all signed by the artist, mounted in contemporary half morocco gilt album with morocco gilt title label. Largest 260 x 315mm (10¼ x 12½").
A remarkable scarce album of etchings of the plains animals. There are seven plates of elephants, three of lion, a rhinoceros, two of buffalo and three of antelope. Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore (1870-1955), Welsh-born American naturalist and wildlife photographer, painter, print-maker and author.
[Ref: 55128]   £3,000.00   view all images for this item
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[Twelve Months of Flowers] The Flower-Garden Display'd, In Above Four Hundred Curious Representations Of the most Beautiful Flowers;
[Twelve Months of Flowers] The Flower-Garden Display'd, In Above Four Hundred Curious Representations Of the most Beautiful Flowers; Regularly dispos'd in the respective Months of their Blossom, Curiously Engrav'd on Copper-Plates Fom [sic] the Designs of Mr. Furber, and Others, And Coloured to the Life... The Second Edition.
Ja.s Smith sc.
Printed for R. Montague, at the Corner of Great Queen-street, near Drury-Lane; J. Brindley, at the King's Arms, New-bond-street; and C. Corbett, at Addison's Head, without Temple Bar, MDCCXXXIV [1734.]
Letterpress title, printed in black and red, and twelve plates with fine original hand colour, some 18th century watermark. Plates 225 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Small margins. Some mount burn.
A rare complete set of the quarto versions of Robert Furber's 'Twelve Months of Flowers' each showing a display of at least 30 flowers in an urn. These were first published in 1732, two years after the folio versions.
Dunthorne 114.
[Ref: 54923]   £2,300.00   view all images for this item
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[Leopard Drinking.]
[Leopard Drinking.]
HD. Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1915.]
Drypoint etching, signed artist's proof. 210 x 350mm (8¼ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A leopard crouching to drink from a pool, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1918.
From the artist's grandson and the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 54999]   £980.00  
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[Bear of the North.]
[Bear of the North.]
HD. Herbert Dicksee [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1915.]
Etching with drypoint, limited edition 100, one state only, signed by the artist. 205 x 330mm (8 x 13"), with large margins. Mint.
A reclining polar bear, on a rocky outcrop at night. Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862-1942) was an English painter who specialised in paintings of dogs and animals. He studied at the Slade School of Art and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. His paintings were usually done from life; he kept numerous dogs as pets and frequented London Zoo. His daughter, Dorothy was the executor of his will, which directed her to destroy most of the plates for his etchings.
From the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 54661]   £1,350.00  
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Bouquet de Roses.
Bouquet de Roses.
Carle delin. Duruisseau Sc. Bonnet direx.
A Paris, Chez Bonnet, rue St Jacques, au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie [n.d., c.1780].
Crayon-manner etching, printed in red and green, fantastic piece of colour printing. Sheet 280 x 195mm (11 x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A fine example of colour printing, with the colour printed from two plates, with no hand retouching. The publisher, Louis Marin Bonnet, was the inventor of crayon manner. He operated from the above address between 1776 and 1789. The engraver, L. F. Duruisseau, also engraved for Pierre-Joseph Redouté.
See Dunthorne 211 for a print probably from the same series. Collection J. Herold.
[Ref: 54911]   £390.00  
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The Superb Lily.
The Superb Lily.
Reinagle pinx.t. Earlom sculp.t.
London, Published June 1, 1799 by D.r Thornton.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 475 x 355mm (18¾ x 14"), with large margins, watermarked 'J. Whatman 1794'. Colour faded.
An illustration of Lilium superbum, called the Turk's-cap lily or American Tiger Lily, native to the eastern and central regions of North America. One of the most desirable and plates from Dr Robert John Thornton's (1768-1837) 'Temple of Flora' (1799-1807), the greatest English colour-plate flower book, the first series of flower prints to show the plant within a habitat. Thornton had two plates engraved (the other by William Ward), an extravagence that helped Thornton into bankruptcy.
Dunthorne p.249: plate 'B', state I of IV.
[Ref: 54698]   £850.00  
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[Tiger sleeping.]
[Tiger sleeping.]
H.D. 1920 [Herbert Dicksee pencil signature.]
Drypoint etching, signed in pencil by the artist. 180 x 350mm (7 x 13¾"), with very large margins, five blindstamps including the Fine Art Trade Guild. Mint.
Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862-1942) was an English painter who specialised in paintings of dogs and animals. He studied at the Slade School of Art and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. His paintings were usually done from life; he kept numerous dogs as pets and frequented London Zoo. His daughter, Dorothy was the executor of his will, which directed her to destroy most of the plates for his etchings.
From the celebrated collection of Bryan & Valerie Steele.
[Ref: 54997]   £980.00  
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