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L'Accord Parfait.
L'Accord Parfait. Gravé d'Apres le Tableau original Peint par Watteau, de même grandeur.
A. Watteau pinxit. Baron sculp.
a Paris chez la V. Chereau rüe S.t Jacque aux deux pilliers d'or, et chez Surugue graveur rüe des Noyers vis a vis S.t Yves [n.d., c.1730]
Engraving. 395 x 305mm (15½ x 12"). Some restoration.
A scene in a wooded garden, with a man playing the flute while reading from a score held by a woman sitting beside him, as another man plays the guitar lying to one side. 'The Perfect Accord', a 1719 painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), is now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
[Ref: 63003]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Die Auswahl der Mahlerey aus andern schönen Künsten.
Die Auswahl der Mahlerey aus andern schönen Künsten. Nach dem Original-Gemaehlde von gleicher Grosse. zu finden in Leipzig bey Dyck.
Gemablt von Schenau. Gestochen von C.G Schultze in Dresden 1773.
Engraving, sheet 320 x 195mm (12½ x 7¾"). On 18th century watermarked paper. Trimmed to platemark. Some time staining.
A boy seated at a window, his right arm resting on a violin, holding a brush in his left hand; music sheets, a print and a framed image rest on the window sill. Behind him a harpsichord. Below the window sill is a bas-relief depicting putti forcing one of their companions to drink some pressed grape juice while another seems to be drawing the scene.
[Ref: 63095]   £420.00  
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The Comic Society.
The Comic Society.
G.Douw Pinxit. W.Pether Fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾")..
A group of travelling musicians, seen through an arched window, play a flute, hurdy-gurdy and tambourine, for a woman holding a pestle and mortar. One of the group reaches out to take payment.
CS: see pg. 995.
[Ref: 62731]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Music Quartet.]
[Music Quartet.]
[n.d., c.1900.]
Photogravure, sheet 130 x 125mm (5¼ x 5"), on album music sheet with letterpress verse, honouring Edgar Allan Poe, 'That Amateur Flute', from the New York Arcadian and two woodcut portraits.
Four musicians sit facing each other.
[Ref: 62815]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Grimaldi & the Nondescript in the Red Dwarf.
Grimaldi & the Nondescript in the Red Dwarf. The Clown kills the Pantaloon and afterwards Dresses him in the Skin of a Lion, the Head of an Ass, Eagles Wings, Cats feet & a Fishes tail.
W. Heath Del.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Very rare hand-coloured etching. Sheet 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Tear on lower right. Trimmed.
Joseph Grimaldi (1778 1837) in a scene from the pantomime The Red Dwarf. Grimaldi faces the pantaloon, who is on all fours dressed in a lion's skin, ass's head, eagle's wings, cat's feet and a fish's tail. Early clown image.
Not in Georges BM Satire.
[Ref: 63153]   £320.00  
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Grimaldi's, Bold Dragoon.
Grimaldi's, Bold Dragoon. In the Popular Pantomime of the Red Dwarf.
[William Heath.]
[Published by Thomas Palser, n.d., c.1812.]
Rare hand-colouring etching on 18th century watermarked paper. Verso in ink "J Paul from Ackermanns 44 King St Covent Garden" dealer's stamp. Sheet 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Tear at the top centre. Trimmed.
The clown Grimaldi dressed as a hussar with huge boots and hat, brandishing a sword, threatening a man in wig in eighteenth-century costume. Early clown image.
Not in George BM Satires. 1948.0214.769
[Ref: 63154]   £360.00  
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The Favourite Comic Dance.
The Favourite Comic Dance. By Mess, rs Bologna Jun.r. and Grimaldi, In the Popular Pantomime of Mother Goose.
Published March 15, 1807 at R. Ackermanns, No.101 Strand London.
Rare hand-colouring etching. Sheet 320 x 270mm (12½ x 10½"). Tear at the top centre and creasing across the top and lower centre.
Grimaldi and Monsieurs Bologna hold hands, dancing, heads turned away from one another, in the pantomime Mother Goose. Early clown image.
Not in George BM Satires.
[Ref: 63155]   £360.00  
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Music for the Million.
Music for the Million.
London, J.T. Wood, 9 Curriers Hall C.t, London Wall [n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce steel engraving on porcelain card. 125 x 165mm (5 x 6½").
A pair of ragged urchins sit, one playing a trumpet, the other holding a music book 'The Light of Other Days has Faded'.
[Ref: 62830]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Musicienne]
[Musicienne] Dedie a M.e Huet. No.483.
Dessine par J.B Huet Pentre du Roi. PAr son tres humble et tres obeissant Serviteur Damrteau.
A Paris ches Demarteau et Pensionnaire du Roi rue de la Pelierie a la Cloche. [n.d. c.1773]
Very rare crayon-manner etching with fine hand colour. Sheet 335 x 270mm (13¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to square trompe-l'il border. Small tears repaired with acid free tape. Very slight loss bottom left.
A woman wearing a ruffled dress and feathered hat sits on a chair playing a lute. This could be Madame Huet playing the mandolin. Published by engraver Gilles Demarteau (1722 - 1776), a specialist in crayon manner, after Jean Baptiste Huet (1745 - 1811).
[Ref: 63088]   £780.00  
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[A street musician playing an ophicleide.]
[A street musician playing an ophicleide.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Watercolour. Sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Laid on card.
A man with a long white beard stands in the street playing an ophicleide, watched by six small children. The ophicleide was invented in 1817 by Jean Hilaire Asté; it was superceded by the tuba at the end of the century.
[Ref: 62668]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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La Lecon Du Perroquet.
La Lecon Du Perroquet.
Dessine par Wolff l'aine, et Grave par son Frere.
A Paris chez l'Auteur, Rue Haute des Ursins, en la Vite, N.o 9. [n.d. c.1800]
Very rare and fine coloured stipple, 18th century watermark. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 10").
A woman sits holding a lute in her hand, an open music book on her knee, she leans her elbow on a cushion resting on a table and looks at a parrot in a bird stand. A small dog jumps up on the back of her skirts.
[Ref: 63101]   £980.00  
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Sonate da Camera à Violino, è Violone, ò Cembalo Consecrate All: Ecc.mo Sig.r Duca Di Bedford &c. Da Nicola Cosimi Romano - opera prima.
Sonate da Camera à Violino, è Violone, ò Cembalo Consecrate All: Ecc.mo Sig.r Duca Di Bedford &c. Da Nicola Cosimi Romano - opera prima.
Tempest Inv: Johannes Smith Anglius Fec: 1702.
In Londra. L'Anno 1702.
Scarce & fine mezzotint. 195 x 250 (7¾ x 9¾"). Narrow margins, laid on 18th century album paper.
A nude winged female, reclining on a cloud on the right, holds a trumpet and a shield with the coat of arms of the Duke of Bedford with the motto 'Che sara sara'. Beneath a monument are three cherubs: one holds a book and sings; another plays a violin; and a third plays a cello with a book of music on the ground before him. The frontispiece to a book of chamber music by Nicolo Cosimi (1660-1717), who worked for Wriothesley Russell (1680-1711), Duke of Bedford, in England 1701-5, dedicating this book to him.
[Ref: 62800]   £380.00  
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Tartini's Dream. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Tartini's Dream. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[Louis Boilly.]
[n.d., c.1900.]
Photogravure. Sheet 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼"). Mounted on album paper, glue smears.
A photographic copy of Louis Boilly's caricature of a devil playing a violin at the end of Giuseppe Tartini's bed.
[Ref: 62816]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Theatre set] Osteria.
[Theatre set] Osteria.
A.Basoli inv. P. Candeglieri dis. L. e F. Basoli inc.
[Italy, 1821.]
Scarce aquatint with line engraving, printed in brown. 305 x 380mm (12 x 15"), with very large margins.
A theatre set for a play set in Italy outside an osteria, or bar, where people are playing boules. Published in Antonio Basoli's 'Collezione di varie scene teatrali', 1821.
Ex: Collection of Edward Croft Murray
[Ref: 63056]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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