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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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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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