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[George Alsop] This but the shade of him adorn'd in White...
[George Alsop] This but the shade of him adorn'd in White...
W. Sherwin fecit.
[London: R. Reynolds, 1669.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 110 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼"). Trimmed to image, notch in bottom edge.
Portrait of George Alsop, the frontispiece of his ''An Orthodox Plea for the Sanctuary of God, Common Service, and White Robe of the House''. This was a polemic in support of church worship. While he does not mention any nonconformist sects by name, he condemns 'wretches' who claim to have 'a quickening spirit within them that informs them of all things', apparently a reference to the Quaker 'inner light'. Alsop was ordained deacon by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester c.1666, then priest in 1669.
[Ref: 54812]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Amalia Augusta Prinzessin von Anhalt Dessau.
[Amalia Augusta Prinzessin von Anhalt Dessau. Ihro Hochfürstl: Durchlaucht der Frau Erbprinzessin zu Anhalt Dessau &c. &c. &c.]
[Nach Tischbein. Geschabt von Michelis.]
[unterthangiggst gewidmet von der Chalcographischen Geserllschaft in Dessau 1797.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters, printed in sepia. 520 x 370mm (20½ x 14½"), with very large margins. Some restoration in centre, laid on archival paper.
A young girl in a white dress putting an ornament on a Christmas tree. Princess Amalie Auguste of Anhalt-Dessau (1793-1854) married her first cousin, Frederick Günther, becoming Princess Consort of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
[Ref: 55063]   £380.00  
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Anna D.G. Magnæ Britanniæ, Scotiæ, Galliæ et Hiberniæ Regina.
Anna D.G. Magnæ Britanniæ, Scotiæ, Galliæ et Hiberniæ Regina. Augusta, Religionis acerrima vindex.
Petrus Schenck fecit et excud: Amstelod: cum Privil: ordin: Holland: et Westfrisiæ. G. Kneller Eques pinx:
[Amsterdam, c.1710].
Mezzotint. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"), with large margins.
Portrait of Queen Anne (1665-1714), half-length in an oval, wearing a small crown, pearl necklace, ermine-lined robes with jewels.
[Ref: 54795]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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George Anson Esq. Commander in Chief of the Late Expedition to the South Seas.
George Anson Esq. Commander in Chief of the Late Expedition to the South Seas.
Ar. Pond pinx. C. Grignion Sculp.
Publish'd by Ar. Pond Sep.r 15th 1744
Very scarce engraving. Platemark: 450 x 290mm (17¾ x 11¼"), with very large margins.
A portrait of Admiral George Anson (1697-1762) published at the end of his voyage around the world (1740-4) during which he attacked the Spanish in the Pacific, burnt Payta in Peru and captured the Manila galleon with its treasure of silver worth half a million pounds.
[Ref: 55161]   £480.00  
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S.r Richard Arkwright.
S.r Richard Arkwright.
Painted by Joseph Wright, R.A. 1790. Engraved by I.R. Smith, Mezzotinto Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, May 5, 1801.
Mezzotint. 660 x 460mm (26 x 18"). Framed. Thread margins, surface cracks.
Sir Richard Arkwright (1732-92), inventor and manufacturer who patented a machine for spinning cotton thread (1769), the 'spinning jenny' that lies on the table beside him. He established cotton mills that were among the first to use machinery on a large scale, the beginning of the factory system.
CS: 2, only state.
[Ref: 54626]   £380.00  
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Beatrice.
Beatrice. Vide Shakespear's Much ado about Nothing.
R. Westall, A. inv. T. Cheesman sculp, late Pupil to F. Bartolozzi.
Publsh'd Feb.y 10, 1793 by J.F. Tomkins, New Bond Street.
Stipple, 315 x 205mm (12½ x 8"), with large margins, partial 18th century watermark
Beatrice, niece of Leonato, governor of Messina, subject of a matchmaking plot.
[Ref: 55070]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honorable Lady Charlotte Campbell.
The Right Honorable Lady Charlotte Campbell.
Painted & Drawn by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C. Wilkin.
Published May 1799 by C.Wilkin No.19 Eaton Street, Pimlico.
Stipple, open letter proof, printed in brown. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½") very large margins. Slight rippling in centre.
A half-length portrait of Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell (1775-1861), daughter of John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, and Elizabeth Gunning, wife of Colonel John Campbell. After being widowed in 1809 she became a Lady-in-Waiting in the household of Caroline of Brunswick, and is believed to have kept a diary of court life which was published anonymously. In 1818 she married the Reverend Edward John Bury, after which she published more literature. From the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54830]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Apotheosis of Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales.
Apotheosis of Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales. To Perpetuate the Memory of this Amiable Princess, so justly beloved and regretted By the British Nation, This tribute of Respect is most humbly Dedicated to her afflicted Consort His Royal Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg, by Lieut.t R.P. Read. Proof.
Lieut.t Read Inv.t E. Burney Del.t. Fry & Wright Sculp.
London Published June, 4.th 1818, for the Proprietor by J. Rippin, No.21. Theobalds Road.
Stipple. 470 x 325mm (18½ x 12¾"), with very large margins, watermarked 'J Whatman 1817'.
A tribute to Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817) who tragically died following childbirth aged 21. It shows her raised to heaven, with her stillborn baby carried by a cherub. Allegorical women weep at her tomb, including Britannia. Windsor Castle can be seen in the background.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54691]   £320.00  

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Portraits of Mr & Mrs Cosway.
Portraits of Mr & Mrs Cosway.
R.d Cosway RA delin. R.t Thew Sc .
Published 1 June 1789 by M. Lawson, No. 96, Strand corner of Beaufort Buildings.
Fine stipple, printed in brown. 380 x 260mm (15 x 10¼"), with large margins. Uncut. Mint.
A rare self-portrait of the artist Richard Cosway and his wife Maria. It was originally published with the title 'Abelard and Heloise in the Gardens of Fulberts Country Residence at Corbeil', the same year.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54975]   £480.00  
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[Oliver Cromwell.]
[Oliver Cromwell.]
F. Bartolozzi R.A sculp.
Published as the Act Directs Octr. 11th 1802.
Fine stipple plate, proof before letters; 495 x 420mm (19½ x 16½") with large margins.
Half-length portrait of Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658), in armour holding baton. One of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. During the Commonwealth of England, Cromwell conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658. After Robert Walker (died 1658), with adaptations.
[Ref: 54988]   £360.00  
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Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75.
Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75. A Noted Breaker of Pointers, has attended New Market meetings these 30 Years past is Qualified to Hawk, Hunt &c. by the Hon.ble Cha.s Bertley.
F. Sartotius pinx.t. Rob.t Laurie fecit.
Published by Rob.t Sayer & Co. Fleet Street London. [n.d., c.1772]
Mezzotint. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"), with very large margins.
Mezzotint by Robert Laurie (c.1755-1836) after Francis Sartorius (1734-1804).
Siltzer 242.
[Ref: 54674]   £320.00  
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The Right Honorable Lady Charlotte Duncombe.
The Right Honorable Lady Charlotte Duncombe.
Painted & Drawn by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C. Wilkin.
Publish'd as the Act directs by J.n Hoppner & C.Wilkin March 1797.
Stipple, open letter proof, printed in brown. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins.
A half-length portrait of Charlotte Legge (1774-1848), wife of Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham. From the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54826]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Harriot Lady Dundas, Lawrence Lord Dundas, and the Hon.ble John Charles Dundas.
Harriot Lady Dundas, Lawrence Lord Dundas, and the Hon.ble John Charles Dundas.
Painted by C.W. Pegler. Engraved by C. Turner, A.R.A.
[London, Published March 8, 1832, by Mr. Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 420 x 330mm (16½ x 13"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A group portrait of Lawrence Dundas (1766-1839), 1st Earl of Zetland, with his wife one of his sons, John Charles Dundas (1808 –1866).
Whitman: 2, II. NPG: D7147.
[Ref: 55067]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hieronimi du Quenoy] Hic ille est quondam Fratri vix dispar in Arte, [...].
[Hieronimi du Quenoy] Hic ille est quondam Fratri vix dispar in Arte, [...].
Sculptoris egregii ad imitationem Fabula per A. Van Dyck ad vivum depictae R. Brookshaw fe.t Bruxellis Anno Salutis 1779.
Brussles, 1779.
Rare mezzotint. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). In mount. Trimmed to plate mark.
A portrait of Jerome Duquesnoy (II), or Hieronymus Duquesnoy, (1602-1654) a Flemish architect and sculptor.
Ex collection Soliman Lieutand.
[Ref: 55125]   £450.00  
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Herr Blasius Rauchmantl, der frucht-loßen
Herr Blasius Rauchmantl, der frucht-loßen Alchimie Kunst Archi-Sectator, Quintae Essentiae Stultorum Possessor. 36
[by Martin Engelbrecht.]
[Augsburg: Martin Engelbrecht, c.1715.]
Etching, printed from two plates, total 270 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾").
A portrait of the famous dwarf alchemist, Blasius Rauschmantle, peering through spectacles as he adds a liquid to a vessel on a furnace. Plate 36 from 'Il Callotto resusciato oder Neü eingerichtes Zwerchen Cabinet' by Martin Engelbrecht (1684-1756), engraver and publisher in Augsburg, with portraits of famous dwarfs in the style of Jacques Callot's 'Gobbi' or 'Lilliputian' figures, printed within elaborate borders.
BM 1938,0617.12.48.
[Ref: 54929]   £450.00  
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[Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy.]
[Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy.]
[J. Reynolds Pinxit. E. Fisher sculpsit Londini 1762]
[Sold by Edw.d Fisher, at the Golden Head the South Side of Leicester Square, John Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn, in Cheapside, and E. Bakewell, & H. Parker, _PrintSellers in Cornhill, opposite Birchin Lane, London.]
Proof mezzotint, without the title printed from a separate plate. 410 x 505mm (16 x 20"). Framed. Unexamined out of good 1900's frame.
A portrait of David Garrick (1717-1779), showing him torn between the female figures of Comedy and Tragedy. Although he looks at Tragedy he is allowing Comedy to pull him away. The scene is a parody of the Choice of Hercules, in which the hero was asked to choose between Pleasure and Virtue, choosing the more difficult but more honourable path of Virtue. Walpole notes that the idea for the painting was Garrick's. The picture was one of Garrick's favourites: in 1764 he wrote from Paris, ''I am so plagu'd here for my prints or rather prints of me - that I must desire you to send me by the first opportunity six prints from Reynolds' picture, you may apply to the engraver he lives in Leicester Fields, and his name is Fisher, he will give you good ones, if he knows they are for me''. A separate plate was used to print the title, with a Latin title (''Reddere Personæ scit convenientia cuique'').
BM 1868,0822.2099. Hamilton p.29.1. CS 20.I.
[Ref: 54621]   £650.00  

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[Lady Grenville?]
[Lady Grenville?]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, printed in brown, proof before all letters.. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with large large margins.
A pencil note identifies this as a portrait of Lady Greville.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54831]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Grammont.
[Lady Grammont. Done from the Original Picture, Painted by Sr. Peter Lely. In the Royal Palace at Windsor. By James Mc.Ardell.]
[Sold by E. Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square, & by Ryland and Bryer at the Kings Arms in Cornhill London.] [n.d. c.1765.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Thread margins.
Portrait of Elizabeth Hamilton, Comtesse de Gramont, as St Catherine of Alexandria; seated almost whole-length to left with her right hand holding robe to her breast and palm branch in her left, eyes to front, wearing loose satin robe, pearl earrings and her hair in ringlets; wheel, pillar and curtain behind. Hamilton (1641-1708) was a courtier to Charles II, and married to Philibert, Count de Gramont. She was one of the Windsor Beauties.
CS: 91. Goodwin: 125.
[Ref: 53897]   £390.00  
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Henricus VIII. D.G. Ang. Fr. & Hiberniæ, Rex, F.D.
Henricus VIII. D.G. Ang. Fr. & Hiberniæ, Rex, F.D.
R. Houston fecit [after Hans Holbein].
Printed for E. Bakewell & H. Parker, in Cornhill London.
Mezzotint. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"), with large margins. Slightly time stained.
A half-length portrait of Henry VIII wearing a fur robe, feathered cap and large chains.
[Ref: 55061]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Gwyn] Miss Horneck.
[Mary Gwyn] Miss Horneck.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engrav'd by R. Dunkarton.
Publish'd Feb.y 20th.1778 by W.m Shropshire No.158, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with narrow margins.
A portrait of Mary Horneck (c.1752-1840) kneeling, wearing a turban and a long dress with a sash tied around the waist. In 1769 Oliver Goldsmith met a widow, Hannah Horneck, and her daughters, Catherine and Mary, nicknaming Catherine 'little Comedy' and Mary 'the Jessamy bride'. Despite the 20-year age gap, Goldsmith became infatuated with Mary and she provided the inspiration for 'She Stoops to Conquer'. She married a Colonel Gwynn after Goldsmith's death. Catherine, Mary's sister, married the artist William Henry Bunbury.
Reynolds' oil is at Cliveden. CS 25, state iii.
[Ref: 54735]   £420.00  
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The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Howard.
The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Howard.
Painted & Engraved by C. Wilkin.
Publish'd Jan.y 1 1802 by C.Wilkin No.19 Eaton Street, Pimlico.
Stipple, open letter proof. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins.
A half-length portrait of Catherine Howard of Corby Castle, Cumberland, probably Catherine Mary Neave (c.1760-1849), second wife of Henry Howard. From the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54828]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Passants qui regarde ma burlesque figure /Ayez compassion de mon rigoureux ...
Passants qui regarde ma burlesque figure /Ayez compassion de mon rigoureux ... sort mon malheureux penchant trop voisin de la mort fait voir que je n'ay phis de droict pour la nature...
E. V. jn. I. Le Potre fe. Cum privil. Regis.
[n.d. c. 1700]
Engraving. 290 x 215mm (11½ x 8½"), large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate mark on left side. Stain in lower left corner, affecting title area. Brown stain in the left-centre of the image. Creasing.
A Rabalaisian figure stands hunched, with the aid of a crutch while children dance and play in the background. An owl perches on the doorway. In the accompanying text he meditates on his coarse appearance and the rare virtue it provides him.
[Ref: 54712]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Self-portrait of John Jackson]
[Self-portrait of John Jackson]
[Engraved by William Ward after John Jackson.]
[n.d., 1832.]
Rare mezzotint, proof before letters. 340 x 255mm (13½ x 10"), with large margins.
John Jackson RA (1778-1831), portrait painter whose sitters included the Duke of Wellington and the explorer Sir John Franklin. This portrait was engraved posthumously by the uncle of his widow, Matilda Louisa Ward, the daughter of the painter James Ward. Atmospheric image.
[Ref: 55068]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion. Painted by John Hoppner, R.A. Engraved by Charles Wilkin.
Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion. Painted by John Hoppner, R.A. Engraved by Charles Wilkin. Executed in a Manner to United the High Finishing of Painting with the Spirit and Freedom of Drawing.
London: Published by the Proprietor. Charles Wilkin, Eaton Street, Pimlico. 1797.
Front printed wrapper and ten crayon-manner stipples, proofs before titles. Each 250 x 190mm (10 x 7½"), eight with letterpress biographies. In mounts.
Extremely rare to find complete matching set of proofs. The complete set of ten portraits from the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin. The sitters are Lady Charlotte Duncombe; Viscountess St. Asaph; Lady Charlotte Campbell; Jane Elizabeth, Viscountess Andover; Lady Gertude Villiers; Lady Langham; The Countess of Euston; Lady Catherine Howard; The Duchess of Rutland; and Lady Gertrude Fitzpatrick.
See Ref: 54826 , 54827, 54828, 54829 54830, 54831 for single images.
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[Leonard of Port Maurice].  Pio Sexto Pont. Max Quod Beatorum Caelitum fastis adscripserit Leonardum a Portu Maurito...
[Leonard of Port Maurice]. Pio Sexto Pont. Max Quod Beatorum Caelitum fastis adscripserit Leonardum a Portu Maurito...
Joan Emili scul. 1797.
Engraving. 600 x 365mm (23½ x 14½"), with large margins.
A scene of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice (1675-1751), a Franciscan missionary, preaching in Corsica. This print was published the year after Pope Pius VI pronounced his beatification in 1796; he was canonised by Pius IX in 1867.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54979]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon. George Macartney, Earl of Macartney, K.B.
The Right Hon. George Macartney, Earl of Macartney, K.B.
Engraved by G. Bartolozzi, from an original Drawing by H. Edridge.
Published Jan. 14. 1817, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand, London.
Stipple with etching, 365 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Trimmed to plate on left.
George Macartney (1737-1806), 1st Earl Macartney, diplomatist and colonial governor, the first envoy of Britain to China in 1793. After Henry Edridge (1768 - 1821).
[Ref: 55069]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Virgin Mary with Jesus and two angels.]
[The Virgin Mary with Jesus and two angels.]
Guercino inv. F. Bartolozzi Engraver To His Majesty sculp.
[J. & J. Boydell., n.d., c.1790s]
Fine stipple, printed in sanguine. 220 x 320mm (8½ x 12½"), with small margins. Thread margin at top. Few fly marks on left.
The Virgin Mary sits on a cloud with Jesus, who plays with a necklace, upon her knee while two angels above them place a crown on the Virgin's head.
de Vesme: 2187, II of II.
[Ref: 53319]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Angela Merici.] D.N. Pio VI Pont Max. Effigiem Angelae Mericiae
[Angela Merici.] D.N. Pio VI Pont Max. Effigiem Angelae Mericiae Matris dedicat Sodalitas Ursulinarum quod oraculo eius honores caelitum Sactorum tantae Magistrae decreti sunt.
Petrus Angetti inv et del. Carolus Antoni sculp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving., on verso ink Maria Teresa Gasvarni; 505 x 325mm (20 x 12¾"), with large margins. Slight foxing. Uncut.
An allegory of the canonisation of Angela Merici (1474-1540), founder of the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 for the education of poor girls.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54967]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Barbara Parmer] The Dutchess of Cleaveland.
[Barbara Parmer] The Dutchess of Cleaveland.
P Lely pinx: E Lutterell fec:
I.Beckett ex: [n.d., c.1670.]
Fine & rare mezzotint. 335 x 250mm (13¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, tipped onto album sheet at corners.
Seated portrait of Barbara Palmer (née Villiers) (1640-1709), mistress of Charles II during the 1660s. In 1670 Charles made her Duchess of Cleveland, giving her Henry VIII's Nonsuch Palace. In 1683 she had the palace pulled down to sell the building materials to pay her gambling debts.
CS 5, ii of ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 54650]   £320.00  
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The R.t Hon.ble William Pitt, Late Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The R.t Hon.ble William Pitt, Late Chancellor of the Exchequer. Engraved from the Original Picture in the Possession of S.r Brook Watson, Bar.t.
Painted by Gainsborough Dupont, 1792. Engraved by Richard Earlom.
Published by Boydell & Co. Aug.t 1. 1806, No. 90 Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint. 515 x 350mm (20½ x 13¾"). Framed.
A half-length portrait in oval of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), who became the youngest-ever Prime Minister in 1783, aged 24. The title refers to him as Chancellor of the Exchequer because the office of 'Prime Minister' had yet to become formalised.
CS 32, ii of ii.
[Ref: 54624]   £360.00  
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Beaumont Read.
Beaumont Read.
[Illegible artist's signature.]
Hopewood & Crew, 42 New Bond St. W. [n.d., c.1870.]
Tinted lithograph. Trimmed in oval, 225 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Trimmed from larger sheet, slight spotting.
Beaumont Read (1833-1910), an American singer said to be the greatest male alto singer to appear on the Australian stage. Having been a member of ''Hague’s Georgia Slave Troupe'' (when it included white performers), he came to Australia via South Africa in 1874. After a failed attempt to run a photographic business in Melbourne he became a huge star with ''Hiscocks' Federal Minstrals'' in the 1880s. Read retired in 1903 and moved to Adelaide where he taught singing. This portrait is probably from the cover of sheet music.
[Ref: 54804]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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John Rennie.
John Rennie.
Chantrey R.A. Sc.t. Reynolds Eng.r.
[n.d. c. 1820]
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
An engraving of Sir Francis Chantrey's bust of civil engineer John Rennie (1761-1821), set in an arched alcove, now in the National Portrait Gallery. Rennie is most famous for his Waterloo Bridge (1811-7). Chantrey (1781-1841) was the leading portrait sculptor in Regency England, His subjects included George III (now in the Guildhall), George IV (equestrian statue in Trafalgar Square) and George Washington (Massachusetts State House).
Whitman: 245.
[Ref: 54622]   £360.00  
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Harry Rowe,
Harry Rowe, Born in York 1726. Trumpeter in the Duke of Kingston's Light Horse at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Forty six Years Trumpeter to the High Sherrifs of Yorkshireand Manager of a Company of Artificial Comedians.
F:A ad viv del.t & fecit 1798.
Etching and drypoint. 150 x 100mm (6 x 4"), with large margins with ink note '4th State different inscription May 30 1799 R.A.'.
Half-length portrait of the english showman, trumpeter and puppet master Harry Rowe (1726-1799), aged seventy-two, standing in profile to left at stage of puppet theatre. Drum, trumpet and images of puppets hang at right, a man drowning at sea can be seen in the background. He is best known for his ammended publication of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 'with Notes by Harry Rowe. York, printed for the Annotator (1797).' The notes were of humorous nature, and in this image he is shown holding a copy of the publication.
BM 1851,0308.572
[Ref: 55016]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Harriet Rushout.] HR.
[Harriet Rushout.] HR.
Plimer P.... Burke S....
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine & scarce rare stipple, printed in brown. 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Thread margins. Very slight foxing.
An oval portrait of Harriet Rushout (d. 1851), 2nd wife of Sir Charles Cockerell Bar.t. From a series of portraits of Rebecca Rushout, Lady Northwick, and her three daughters, Anne, Harriet and Elizabeth, dubbed 'The Charming Sisters' by the artist Andrew Plimer (1763-1837).
Vale. 1970.3.608.
[Ref: 54822]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rebecca Rushout, Lady Northwick.] RN.
[Rebecca Rushout, Lady Northwick.] RN.
Plimer Pinx.t. Burke Fecit.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine & scarce rare stipple, printed in brown. 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Thread margins. Very slight foxing.
An oval portrait of Rebecca Rushout (née Bowles, 1740-1818), wife of John Rushout, 1st Baron Northwick, MP for Evesham. Inscribed below are the initials of her married name and a coronet. From a series of portraits of Rebecca Rushout, Lady Northwick, and her three daughters, Anne, Harriet and Elizabeth, dubbed 'The Charming Sisters' by the artist Andrew Plimer (1763-1837).
Vale. 1970.3.609.
[Ref: 54821]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[A child asleep lying on a pillow.]
[A child asleep lying on a pillow.]
F. Bartolozzi R.A. Delt. Rob.t Sam.l Marcuard, Pupil of Fran. Bartolozzi, Scul.
[n.d. c.1786.]
Stipple printed in sanquine, pt 18th century watermark. 245 x 310mm (9¾ x 12¼"), with large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to platemark at bottom.
Robert Samuel Marcuard (1751-92).
[Ref: 53325]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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D.nus Hans Sloane Baronettus Collegii Regii Medicorum Londinensiu, & Regniæ Societatis Præses, &c.
D.nus Hans Sloane Baronettus Collegii Regii Medicorum Londinensiu, & Regniæ Societatis Præses, &c.
G. Kneller Bar.t pinx. 1716 J. Faber fecit 1729.
[London: John Faber, c.1729.]
Mezzotint, fine impression, 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Thread margins, folded for binding.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), a President of the Royal Society whose collection and library formed the nucleus of the British Museum.
CS 328 i/ii.
[Ref: 54746]   £360.00  
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Henry M Stanley [facsimile signature].
Henry M Stanley [facsimile signature].
Photographed by the London Stereoscopic Company.
[n.d., 1872.]
Albumen photograph on printed card. Photo 90 x 60mm (3½ x 2¼"), sheet 210 x 130mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Repaired tear in backing sheet.
Full-length portrait of Henry Morton Stanley with pith helmet and gun, with staged 'Africa' background. The National Portrait Gallery has a carte-de-visite from the same session titled 'Mr Stanley in the Dress he wore when he met Livingstone in Africa'.
See NPG x46623.
[Ref: 55075]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sweet Echo
Sweet Echo 178 Sweet Echo, Sweet Nymph, That liv'st unseen, Within they Airy Cell. Vide, Mask of Comms.
London, Printed for Robert Sayer Map & Printseller, No.53, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 15, Jan 1788.
Rare coloured mezzotint sheet 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾). Thread margins on three sides and trimmed to plate on bottom. Repairs.
A young woman with hair dressed high and a large hat, sitting in a garden holding up a sheet of music; with a waterfall on the right flowing into a stream running past her. The inscription has four lines of verse from Milton's 'Comus' in two columns.
[Ref: 55022]   £350.00  
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Lady Langham.
Lady Langham.
Painted & Drawn by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C. Wilkin.
Published June 2d 1800 by C.Wilkin No.19 Eaton Street, Pimlico.
Stipple, open letter proof, printed in brown. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with large margins.
A half-length portrait of Henrietta Elizabeth Frederica Vane (1780-1809), first wife of Sir William Langham, baronet. From the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54829]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honorable Lady Gertrude Villiers.
The Right Honorable Lady Gertrude Villiers.
Painted & Engraved by C. Wilkin.
Publish'd as the Act directs June 2. 1800 by J.n Hoppner & C.Wilkin No 19 Eaton St.t Pimlico.
Stipple, open letter proof, printed in brown. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins.
A half-length portrait of Gertrude Emilia Villiers (1778-1809), daughter of the 2nd Earl of Grandison, married Lord Henry Stuart, son of 1st Marquess of Bute. From the series 'Ladies of Rank and Fashion', with portraits by John Hoppner and Charles Wilkin.
For complete set see Ref: 54955
[Ref: 54827]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Watt and the Steam Engine.]
[James Watt and the Steam Engine.]
Painted by James Eckford Lander. Engraved by James Scott.
London. Published by Henry Graves & Compy. Novr. 12th 1860: Printsellers to the Queen _ 6 Pall Mall.
Scarce mixed method engraving. Sheet 395 x 620mm (15½ x 24½"). Trimmed, losing title, a few repairs at top.
Watt conducting an experiment in his laboratory. The original painting by James Eckford Lauder (not Lander as here, 1811-69) is in the Scottish National Gallery.
[Ref: 54952]   £880.00  
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[Samuel Whitbread.]
[Samuel Whitbread.]
[Engraved by S.W. Reynolds after James Northcote.]
[n.d., c.1815.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 630 x 355mm (24¾ x 14"). Framed. Lettered in pencil. Trimmed to plate, laid on album paper. Mounted over paper edge.
Full length portrait of Samuel Whitbread (1756-1815), politician and brewer, shown with a bust of Fox, the Bill of Rights and a Magna Charta scroll. Whitbread was a friend and early patron of the engraver, Samuel William Reynolds. This mezzotint comes from an album belonging to the Northcote family and is the only example we can trace. Probably the plate was never published, shelved by the family after Whitbread's messy suicide. A lithographed version by Samuel Cecil was published by Ackermann in 1831. The painting hangs in Bedford Magistrates' Court.
Not in CS or Whitman. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 54627]   £450.00  
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[Unidentified Woman.]
[Unidentified Woman.]
JW [old ink mss., James Ward?].
[n.d., c.1800.]
Very rare mezzotint, proof before letters. 475 x 355mm (18¾ x 14"), with large margins watermarked '[I] C de R IM-HOF. Gr. K Re'. Tear in margin repaired.
A woman with pearls in her hair. The watermark is that of Johann Christoph de Rudolph Im-Hof, Basle, Switzerland. The Tate has a J.M.W. Turner sketchbook by that maker, dating from 1802.
[Ref: 55066]   £320.00  
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[Woman in riding dress] In her love darting Eyes awakes the Fires [...]
[Woman in riding dress] In her love darting Eyes awakes the Fires [...]
Jos. Vanhaecken pinx. Alex. Van haecken fe.
Sold by T. Jefferys in the Strand and W. Herbert on London Bridge. [n.d., c.1750.]
Scarce mezzotint. 460 x 310mm (18 x 12¼"). Thread margins, some restoration, laid on archival paper, with modern paper border.
A full length portrait of a woman in riding dress, a whip hanging from the wrist. Originally published by the engraver, Alexander Van Haecken.
CS 22, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 54805]   £650.00  
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