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Concerto Spirituale.
Concerto Spirituale.
Bretherton f
Publis'd 23d March 1773
Scarce etching, 18th century watermark; sheet 275 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Partially trimmed to plate on left. Tear repaired with tape.
Three men playing a viol da gamba, flute and horn. Etching after Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist who enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. Tim Clayton writes: 'Prints by Bunbury and his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it.' He designed many prints of rural life such as this, which always remained attactive and picturesque.
BM Satires 5217.
[Ref: 61925]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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English Minstrels.
English Minstrels.
Miss L. Adams delt. Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. lithog. On Stone by W.P. Sherlock
London: Published for H. Woods, by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 14, Newman St Aug 1829.
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"). Some surface dust.
A musical family, with mouth organ, drum, tambourines and guitar.
See reference 45762 for uncoloured pair.
[Ref: 61995]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Charms of Dishabille, or New Tunbridge Wells at Islington.
The Charms of Dishabille, or New Tunbridge Wells at Islington.
For the Flute. The Words by Mr. Lockman, Written in 1733. To ye Tune of ye Black Joke. G. Bickham junr. Sculp.
[n.d., c.1745.]
Engraved musical score lettered with lyrics, three verses of lyrics below, etched illustration above, plate 320 x 200mm (12¾ x 7¾"), with margins. Glued to backing sheet on borders at edges. Fold. Some light foxing.
An ode to sartorial variety at the pleasure gardens at Sadler's Wells (sometimes called 'New Tunbridge Wells') in Islington, London. The author of the lyrics remarks upon the array of fashions sported by a socially mixed clientele. During the 18th century the initial exclusiveness of Sadler's Wells declined along with the quality of the clientele, who were described as 'vermin trained up to the gallows' by a contemporary, while, by 1711, Sadler's Wells was characterized as 'a nursery of debauchery'. By George Bickham the Younger (c. 1706 - 1771), printmaker and publisher, and son of George Bickham the Elder. From a book of sheet music. Plate inscribed '42' upper right.
[Ref: 62004]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Theatre set] Palazzo Cinese.
[Theatre set] Palazzo Cinese.
A.Basoli inv. I Basoli dis. L. e F. Basoli inc.
[Italy, 1821.]
Scarce aquatint with line engraving, printed in brown. 300 x 375mm (11¾ x 14¾").
A theatre set for a play set in a Chinese palace, published in Basoli's 'Collezione di varie scene teatrali', 1821.
[Ref: 61456]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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