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[The young man losing a game of cards.] Wat syn wy ... voord beroyd.
[The young man losing a game of cards.] Wat syn wy ... voord beroyd.
[Engraved by Jan van de Velde II.]
[Amsterdam: Claes Janszoon Visscher, c.1633.]
Etching. 175 x 120mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Slight tape stains at corners. Small margins.
A man wearing a plumed hat, holding playing cards in his left hand. From 'The Mirror of Vanity', a series of seventeen plates with Dutch verses by Samuel Ampzing.
[Ref: 55346]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Breland, or the Prodigal.] Pellicus hinc Modulis...
[The Breland, or the Prodigal.] Pellicus hinc Modulis...
Jac. Callot fec.
Con: Meyer fecit et excudit. [Engraved c.1680 but much later.]
Engraving. 215 x 280mm (8½ x 11"), with very large margins. Impression weak, printer's crease centre of image.
A night scene, with the Prodigal Son playing cards by candle-light, engraved by Conrad Meyer (1618-89) after Jacques Callot (c.1592-1635) .
[Ref: 55348]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dutch card players]
[Dutch card players] 7.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Etching. 80 x 125mm (3¼ x 5"), with very large margins.
An interior with men playing cards and drinking.
[Ref: 55345]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arnauts playing Draughts.]
[Arnauts playing Draughts.]
Gérome del. Ch. Courtry Sculp.t.
[1872.]
Etching. 185 x 230mm (7¼ x 9"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
Two Albanians soldiers playing draughts, one smoking a hookah. Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904, painter known for his Orientalist scenes, son-in-law of print publisher and art dealer art dealer Adolphe Goupil.
See V&A SP.292. for a titled version engraved by Valentin, published by Virtue & Co, 1856.
[Ref: 55347]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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The Pharo Table.
The Pharo Table. Engraved for the Carlton House Magazine.
Published by W. & J. Stratford, No 112 Holborn Hill, June 1, 1792.
Engraving. 110 x 180mm (4¼ x 7"), with 4pp. text. Trimmed within plate on left with text. Large margins on 3 sides.
A scene of a Faro card party, with men and women around a table. The text is a warning about sharp practices in apparently genteel drawing rooms and the ease with which huge losses could be accrued. Faro, a hugely-popular gambling game before being superceded by Poker, was notoriously crooked: 'Hoyle’s Rules of Games' once included a warning that not a single honest faro bank could be found in the United States. Famous players included Casanova, Charles James Fox, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
[Ref: 55321]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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