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Plate from 'Amore prigioniero in Delo' by Giacinto Lodi.]
Plate from 'Amore prigioniero in Delo' by Giacinto Lodi.]
Gio: Batta: Coriolano [engraved in reverse].
[n.d., c.1630.]
Etching. Sheet 235 x 295mm (9¼ x 11½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into image on left, losing c.50mm. Very small wormhole centre bottom.
A festival float representing Venus with Nereids in a pool, accompanied by knights and soldiers. The last of 15 plates in Lodi's 'Love Held Prisoner on Delos', an account of a 1628 tornament in Bologna in honour of Ferdinand II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. This example is a reversed copy.
The BM also has one plate, Y,8.125, also reversed.
[Ref: 55421]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henri Martin] Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore.
[Henri Martin] Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore. Sadhusing extracating his Children from the Boa Constrictors, as performed at Drury Lane Theatre.
W. Clerk lith, 41 Dean Str Soho.
Published by S. Gans 15 Southampton Street, Covent Garden [n.d., c.1831].
Lithograph with fine hand colour. . Sheet: 160 x 185mm (6¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed, two tears in right edge. Tear in left edge.
A scene from 'Hyder Ali, or the Lions of Mysore', a play shown at Drury Lane Theatre in 1831 which incorporated scenes of animal taming by the first famous lion tamer Henri Martin (1793-1882). Martin played the title of role of Sadhusing, the son of Hyder Ali who escapes into the forest during a battle and befriends the lions. This scene shows Martin performing with Boa Constrictors which were made to appear as if they were attacking the small boys.
[Ref: 55511]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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