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Eglintoun Castle and Tournament.
Eglintoun Castle and Tournament. taken on the spot for the Court Gazette.
G. Brandard,lith. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Glenny, Publisher, Strand [n.d., c.1839].
Rare lithograph. Sheet 280 x 385mm (11 x 15¼"). Marks in margins.
Two knights in full armour jousting, showing the moment of impact. The Eglington Tournament of 1839 was a re-enactment of a medieval tournament with other games and entertainments held at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. It drew 100,000 spectators.
[Ref: 56438]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Feuerwerks Platz im Prater.  La Place du feu d'Artifice au Prater.
Der Feuerwerks Platz im Prater. La Place du feu d'Artifice au Prater.
C. P. S. C. M. [Johann] Ziegler.
Artaria & Comp [n.d. c. 1783, Vienna.]
Etching with original colour. 330 x 435mm (13 x 17¼"). Faint toning and staining that creeps into the image.
A festive scene in Vienna's Prater Park in the 'Fireworks Square'. From Johann Ziegler's 'Views of the Royal City of Vienna' (1749-1802) a German and Austrian landscape artist known for both his paintings and copperplate engravings.
[Ref: 56474]   £450.00  
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A Representation of the Royal Fire-Work perform'd by the directions of Coll. Hopkey and Coll. Borgard on the River of Thames near Whitehall,
A Representation of the Royal Fire-Work perform'd by the directions of Coll. Hopkey and Coll. Borgard on the River of Thames near Whitehall, y.e 7.th of July 1713. being y.e day appointed for a publick Thanksgiving for the General Peace.
B. Lens fec. et exc.
[n.d. 1713]
Extremely rare & fine mezzotint. 520 x 410mm (20½ x 16"). Trimmed to plate mark. Horizontal centre fold crease with minor creasing and scratches across the image. Small nicks to the edges. Loss to bottom left corner filled in with ink.
An architectural facade of paired columns adorned with statues and the royal crest. Fireworks burst into the sky in the background as well as on the Thames in the foreground. The statues take the allegorical form of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Justice, Courage, Victory, Peace and Conduct. The year of peace, or Anno Pacis, refers to the Peace of Utrecht signed in April 1713 by Queen Anne, Louis XIV and Philip V of Spain.
[Ref: 56467]   £950.00  
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The Tilt Yard of the 19th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839.
The Tilt Yard of the 19th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839.
Waterhouse Hawkins del.t. Printed by L.M. Lefevre, Newman St.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c.1845.]
Very rare lithograph. 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼"), large margins.
A scene with two knights in full armour jousting, another tilting at rings and a third lancing a dummy. The Eyre Arms, on the Finchley Road, was the site of rehersals for the Eglington Tournament in 1839, a re-enactment of a medieval tournament with other games and entertainments held at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. These practice sessions were as popular as the main event, which drew 100,000 spectators. The artist, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-94) is better known for his natural history work: he contributed illustrations to ''The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle'' and created the life-size concrete dinosaurs at Crystal Palace.
[Ref: 56437]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Playing card wrapper] The Great Mogul.
[Playing card wrapper] The Great Mogul.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed, losing maker's details, laid on album paper.
A generic portrait of the 'Grand Mogul', a symbol first used for playing card wrappers by Blanchard in 1741 and adopted by others as a sign of the best quality cards. Above the portrait, upside-down, are the Prince of Wales's feathers. A differently engraved version of the same design (BM Banks,97*.3) has the details ''Principal Superfine Large Cards Made by Matthew Gibson Cardmaker to His Majesty'', dated 1804.
[Ref: 56353]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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See-saw.
See-saw.
London, Published by Tobart & Co. July 13 1804.
Etching. Sheet 125 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed. Laid on album paper.
Young girls on a seesaw, probably from a series of children's pastimes.
[Ref: 56341]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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