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Ioseph Banks Bar.t.
Ioseph Banks Bar.t. Praesident der Königl. Societaet der Wissenschaften zu London.
Conrad Westermayr fecit.
[German, n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Sheet 180 x 100mm (7 x 4"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, into plate on left.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) the English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences holding a map of Africa. As the leading founder of the African Association, Banks was a patron of Mungo Park's expeditions to find the path of the Niger River. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
Kivell & Spence: pg.17.
[Ref: 55918]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Jos. de Beauchamp.
Jos. de Beauchamp. Astronom. vormahls Gross=Vicar in Babylon, nun Consul der Franz. Republic bey dem Iman von Mascate im glücklich: Arabien. Geb: zu Vesoul den 19.n Jun 1732. in Arabischer Tracht.
Gez. mit dem Physionotrace durch Guenedey, gest: v, Westermaÿr.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple. Sheet 165 x 95mm (6½ x 3¾").
Pierre Joseph de Beauchamp (1752-1801), diplomat, astronomer and archaeologist, in oriental costume, in an oval. Beauchamp visited Babylon and Persia between 1781 and 1790. In 1795 he became consul at Muscat, Oman. In 1799, following Napoleon's invasion of Egypt, he was sent on a peace mission to the Ottoman court, but was captured by the Royal Navy on route. He died shortly after he was released during the Peace of Amiens.
[Ref: 55919]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Silversmith] Herr Philipp Adam Benz. Silber=Jubelier...
[Silversmith] Herr Philipp Adam Benz. Silber=Jubelier...
Joh. Holzer pinxit. Joh. Jac. Haid sculps Aug. Uind.
[Augsburg, n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint, fine impression 410 x 265mm (16 x 10½") with large margins. Framed. Mould spots in image, foxing. Unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of Philp Adam Benz (1709-49), silver merchant of Augsburg, published posthumously.
[Ref: 56014]   £580.00  
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John Bowring, L.L.D.&c.&c.
John Bowring, L.L.D.&c.&c.
Painted by H. W. Pickersgill Esqr. R.A. Engraved by W.m Ward Engraver to His Majesty.
London Published June 4th 1832 by W.m Ward 12 Mornington Place Hampstead Road.
Mezzotint. 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Good impression. Slight crease at top.
Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), linguist and traveller, diplomatist and author; seated, looking to front, his left elbow on a table and wearing a dark coat, holding spectacles in his left hand. Bowring promoted reforms to the keeping of public accounts and obtained the issue of the florin as the first step towards a decimal system of currency. A friend of John Stuart Mill and editor of the radical 'Westminster Review'; after a varied career as journalist, poet, financial and economic expert, MP, traveller and diplomat, he became consul at Canton in 1847. He was later appointed plenipotentiary to China and governor, commander-in-chief and vice -admiral of Hong Kong. Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875).
NPG D32026.
[Ref: 55991]   £450.00  
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Samuel Buck. Nathaniel Buck.
Samuel Buck. Nathaniel Buck.
Jos. Highmore pinx.t. Rich.d Houston sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No 53 Fleet Street. Published as the Act Directs 10 April 1774.
Mezzotint. 230 x 330mm (9 x 13"), very large margins. Central fold, slight stains in the margins.
The Buck brothers, engravers and topographical draughtsmen, publishers of a series of large panoramas of English cities. The 'Buck's Antiquities' (1712-53) was a highly-regarded series of over 400 views of ruins in England and Wales. When Sayer bought the plates he had this portrait engraved as a frontispiece for his reissue.
CS: 17, state ii of iv.
[Ref: 56050]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond &c.
Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond &c.
G. Kneller S.R. Imp: et Angl Eques Aur: pinx: J. Smith fec.
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon and Crown in Russel street Covent Garden. [n.d., c.1702.]
Mezzotint. Framed, visible area 420 x 260mm (16½ x 10¼"). Mounted over image on three sides, within plate at bottom. Unexamined out of frame.
A full-length portrait of Mary Somerset (1665-1733), daughter of the Duke of Beaufort and second wife of James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde. A black page boy arranges her train. The duke was attainted in 1715 after being accused of supporting the Jacobite Rebellion and fleeing to France
[Ref: 56079]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Byron]. Clime of the unforgotten brave! [...]
[George Byron]. Clime of the unforgotten brave! [...]
Drawn from a Sketch in the Possession of the Comte Demitris Deladesina, in Cephalonia:
corrected & Published in London, Feb.y 1825 by A Friedel, Publisher of Portraits of all the principal Greek Chiefs.
Lithograph. Sheet 390 x 270mm (15¼ x 10½"). Slight foxing.
Head and shoulders portrait of Lord George Byron, wearing one of three cavalry helmets he had made, based upon descriptions of armour in Homer's Iliad, with his crest on the brow. One of the three is held in the National Historical Museum of Greece.
[Ref: 56203]   £490.00  
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Charles le Second Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
Charles le Second Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
Abr: van Diepenbeeck inv: C. Caukercken fecit.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾"), with original red ruling. Tears taped.
An equestrian portrait of Charles II before a pre-Fire prospect of London, surrounded by allegorical figures including Mercury and Cupid. Originally published in 1658 it represents the exiled Charles's ambition of regaining his throne. After the Royalist defeat in the Civil War, Cavendish settled in Antwerp, where his treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', was published by Jacob van Meurs c.1658. This example is from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'.
[Ref: 55969]   £360.00  
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Carolus II. D. G. Mag: Brit: Fran: & Hiber: Rex &c.
Carolus II. D. G. Mag: Brit: Fran: & Hiber: Rex &c.
R. White Sculpsit.
Sold by Moses Pitt at the Angel in St. Pauls Churchyard. [n.d. c.1680]
Engraving. Sheets: 475 x 280mm (18¾ x 11"). Slight distortion to paper.
A full-length portrait of Charles II (1630-1685).
Griffiths Print in Stuart Britain No 100. For Pair see Ref: 42416.
[Ref: 56184]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus II. Dei Gratia Angliae Scotias Francias et Hibernae Rex
Carolus II. Dei Gratia Angliae Scotias Francias et Hibernae Rex
P.Lely pinxit. A.Blooteling fecit et. ex. 1680.
A fine mezzotint, framed. Plate 347 x 255mm (13¾" x 10"). Thread margins. Very small surface staining above head and to left.
Charles II (Charles Stuart; 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
CS:h. as described. Wessely No.8. Ex: Daniell & Son.
[Ref: 56242]   £380.00  
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[Circe]
[Circe]
Painted by D Gardner. Engrav'd by T Watson.
London, Publish'd Nov.r 1st. 1778, for T Watson.
Scratched letter proof mezzotint, plate 250 x 195mm (9¼ x 7¾"), with small margins. Bit messy.
Imaginary portrait of the Greek mythological entrantress Circe. A half length front facing portrait of a young woman within an oval frame. She holds a cup in her left hand and a wand in the other, wearing a pale gown and dark cloak, her hair dressed half up with a circlet.
[Ref: 55997]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Madam D'Avenant.
Madam D'Avenant.
G. Kneller pinxit. I. Smith fecit et excudit.
[n.d. 1689.]
Mezzotint. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 10"). Time stained.
Full length portrait of Frances D'Avenant, seated in an idyllic garden holding a loose bunch of flowers in her lap.
CS 76 I of II
[Ref: 56237]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Silversmith] Johann Wilhelm Dammann Silber arbeiter in Augsburg  gebohren in Schweinfurth den 29.ten Juny. Anno 1717.
[Silversmith] Johann Wilhelm Dammann Silber arbeiter in Augsburg gebohren in Schweinfurth den 29.ten Juny. Anno 1717.
Ant. Graff pinx. 1765.
[Augsburg, c.1765.]
Rare & scarce mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½"). L:aid down on sheet. Trimmed into plate, six large printer's creases.
A half length portrait of silver merchant Johann Wilhelm Dammann (1717-84), silver merchant of Augsburg, holding his design for a rococo tureen. It is unusual for a print with so many printer's creases (caused by the damp paper not being flat when put in the press) to survive quality control!
[Ref: 56020]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Countess of Ossory.
The Countess of Ossory.
W: Wissing pinxit. I. Beckit fecit.
E. Cooper excudit. [n.d. c. 1680-7.]
Rare mezzotint. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 10"). Small margins. Slightly time stained.
An almost full length portrait of Emilie de Nassau (c.1635-88), Countess of Ossory, seated by a tree petting a little dog with a castle in the distance. She moved to England after her marriage to Lord Thurles, who became the earl of Ossory in 1662. Emilie served as a lady in waiting to Catherine of Braganza soon after she arrived in England until the death of the queen's husband Charles II. She was renowned for her beauty and sat for her portrait by Wissing, who painted numerous portraits of British Royals.
CS 83 only state.
[Ref: 56238]   £490.00  
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E. Edwards, Associate and Teacher of Perspective in the Royal Academy.
E. Edwards, Associate and Teacher of Perspective in the Royal Academy.
Ipse pinxit. Cardon sculpsit.
Published for the Proprietor as the Act directs, 20, April 1808.
Stipple. 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"), large margins.
Edward Edwards A.RA. (1738-1806), painter was elected an Associate Academician in 1773 and appointed Teacher of Perspective at the Royal Academy in 1788. This self portrait is the frontispiece to his volume entitled 'Anecdotes of Painters', intended as a supplement to Walpole's work.
Ex Norman Blackburn Trade Collection.
[Ref: 55935]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Mary Feilding sole daughter & heir of Barnham Ld Visc Carlingford.
The Right Hon.ble Mary Feilding sole daughter & heir of Barnham Ld Visc Carlingford.
P. Lely pinx. I. Beckett fec.
[n.d. c.1683-7.]
Fine mezzotint. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 10") with large margins.
A three-quarter length portrait of Mary Feilding (nee Swift, died 1682), seated with her left arm resting on a pedestal, on which sits a small sarcophagus.
CS34 I of III.
[Ref: 56239]   £490.00  
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.&c  [&]  Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.&c
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.&c [&] Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.&c
G. Kneller Eq: Baronet pinx. 1717 [&] 1716. Geo: Vertue Londini Sculp: 1724.
London Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street. Drury Lane.
Pair of engravings, sheets c.460 x 340mm (18 x 13½"). Trimmed within plates, laid on album pages.
A fine pair of portraits of George II (1683-1760) as Prince of Wales and his consort Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683-1737), in oval frames, after Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723). The pair married in 1705, nearly a decade before the Hanoverian succession.
[Ref: 56081]   £750.00   view all images for this item
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The Right Hon.ble Godart Baron de Ginkel, etc.
The Right Hon.ble Godart Baron de Ginkel, etc. Commander in Chief of all their Ma.ties Forces in Ireland. & Earle of Athelone.
R. White ad Vivum delinL et Sculpsit 1691.
Printed and Sold by John King at the Globe against the Church in the Poultry [n.d., c.1700.]
Fine & rare engraving, watermark 18th century. 380 x 270mm (15 x 10¾"). Mounted in album paper at sides. Tears to edges.
A half-length length portrait of Godart de Ginkell (1630-1703), 1st Earl of Athlone, a Dutch soldier who came to England in 1688 with William III. He commanded a body of Dutch cavalry at the Battle of the Boyne and took over as commander in Ireland when William returned to England. As First Field Marshal of the Dutch States Army, Ginkell was second in command of the Allied army under Marlborough in 1702. Originally this plate was a portrait by White of the Earl of Rochester, published 1681, here re-engraved by White. When he died in 1703, White's son sold his plates to Jhn King (d.1738).
[Ref: 55976]   £360.00  
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Maria Countess of Coventry.
Maria Countess of Coventry.
[after Jean-Etienne Liotard.]
Printed for John Bowles at No 13 _ in Cornhill, London [c.1760].
Mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Tipped into album sheet. Small margins.
Maria Coventry [née Gunning], countess of Coventry (bap.1732-d.1760), in a floral dress, head resting on her hand. A noted beauty, she died at 27, said to be caused by lead and mercury poisoning, absorbed from her makeup. A detail from a pastel drawing by Jean-Etienne Liotard (1750-55), in the Rijksmuseum.
See Ref: 42089 for reverse image.
[Ref: 55923]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Amelia Warner] [Miss Huddart in the character of Joan of Arc.]
[Mary Amelia Warner] [Miss Huddart in the character of Joan of Arc.]
[Sketched from Life by R J Lane, A.R.A. Lithographer to Her Majesty. J. Graf Printer to the Queen London. ]
[Published Dec.r 5th 1837, by Thos. McLean.]
Tintd lithograph. Sheet 380 x 270mm (15 x 10¾"). Trimmed to image, losing inscriptions, laid on album paper.
Mary Amelia Warner (1804-54, née Huddart) actress and theatre manager, in Serle's 'Joan of Arc', dressed in armour under a bodice with the fleur-de-lis, holding a banner.
[Ref: 55763]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Scott Russell
J. Scott Russell M.A._F.R.S._M.I.C.E. Engineer and Ship Builder.
Engraved by W. H. Mote, from a Photograph by Mayall
[n.d., c.1850]
Rare engraving and stipple, plate 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¼"). Some creasing and time staining with tears to edges.
A half-length seated portrait of John Scott Russell with an engineering plan on his knee. John Scott Russell (1808-1882) was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). He made the discovery of the wave of translation that gave birth to the modern study of solitons, and developed the wave-line system of ship construction.
[Ref: 55996]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable S.r Peter King Knight, Lord Cheif Justice of his Maj.ties Court of Comon Pleas, and one of his Maj.ties most Honourable Privy Council A.o D.ni 1724.
The Right Honourable S.r Peter King Knight, Lord Cheif Justice of his Maj.ties Court of Comon Pleas, and one of his Maj.ties most Honourable Privy Council A.o D.ni 1724.
Geo: Vertue Sculpsit.
Sold by Iohn Carson in Mitre Court Fleet Street.
Copper engraving. Sheet 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10½"). Trimmed to plate.
Peter King (1669-1734), 1st Baron King PC, FRS, lawyer and politician. From 1714 to 1725 he was chief justice of the common pleas and was appointed speaker of the House of Lords, after being raised to peerage. In the same year he was made Lord Chancellor, until he was forced to resign in 1733 following a paralytic stroke.
Alexander 412, state i of ii. See 17131 for 2nd state.
[Ref: 56142]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Maria Princeps Auriaca.
Maria Princeps Auriaca.
P. Lely Pinxit. A. Blooteling fecit et Ex.
Cum Privilegio Ordinum Hallandiae et West-Frisiae. [n.d. c.1677-89.]
Mezzotint. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"), very large margins. Slight crease.
A bust portrait of Mary II (1662-94) as Princess of Orange, her hair styled in ringlets cascading over her left shoulder wearing a low dress with mantel decorated with pearls. She married William of Orange (1650-1702) in 1677 and resided in with him in Holland until the deposition of her father James II in the aftermath of The Glorious Revolution, 1688. Mary and William were invited to return to England as Mary II and William III; she proved a wise and effective ruler, especially during William's absences at war, and her many charitable schemes included the William and Mary Missionary College, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Not in CS.
[Ref: 56235]   £850.00  
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[Silversmith] Johann Elias Mayer
[Silversmith] Johann Elias Mayer
Gemahlt von Anton Graff. 1763. Gescaben von Joh. Elias Haid in Augsburg. 1773.
Mezzotint. 415 x 280mm (16¼ x 11"). Framed. Thread margins, slight spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of Johann Elias Mayer (1722-72), silver merchant of Augsburg, published posthumously.
[Ref: 56015]   £480.00  
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The Hon.ble Rob.t Monckton, Major Gen.l
The Hon.ble Rob.t Monckton, Major Gen.l Governor of New York. of his Majesty's Forces, Col.l of His Majesty's 17 Regiment of foot, & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces on the Expedition against Martinico.
[Spooner fecit.] [after Thomas Hudson]
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street.] [n.d, c.1765.]
Oval mezzotint, trimmed as a scrap. Sheet total 140 x 105mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed into image top and left, title excised and pasted below, losing signatures of engraver and publisher.
Robert Monckton (1726 - 1782), one of the most prominent British officers to take part in the Seven Years' War in America.
Not in CS.
[Ref: 56052]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Blanchard in the Character of Ralph.
Mr Blanchard in the Character of Ralph. The Passage. Theres no harm in putting a civil question be there Why you look as cross and ill natured.
Engraved by Leney from the original Picture which was painted from life by De Wilde, from the Maid of the Mill by Bickerstaff in the Celebrated Edition of Bell's British Theatre, which is now Publishing. Periodically.
Printed for J. Bell British Library London May 29.th 1792.
Coloured stipple, printed in colour, plate 295 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼"), very large margins. Slight creasing and time staining.
Whole length portrait of the comic actor and tenor singer Thomas Blanchard (c.1760-1797), the second, as the character from Bickerstaff's 'The Maid of the Mill'. He stands head turned slightly and thoughtfully looking to left; wearing coat, long waistcoat, breeches and a cravat. His left hand dips into his waistcoat pocket and he holds his hat in the other. There is a watermill in the background and some trees.
[Ref: 56077]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Rullier.
Joseph Rullier. Se portant très bien âgé de Cent-Sept-Dix et Cinq Mois, Né le 6 avril 1673, 3, au bourg Ste Maurice en Savoye
Permis d'imprimer et Debiter à Paris ce 25 Mars 1780 Le Noir.
Etching. 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼"), with large margins.
Contemporary scene of French centenarian Joseph Rullier being presented to the French court, aged 110, apparently published to raise money for him. Earlier states of the plate give his age as 107 and 109.
[Ref: 55758]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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George Selwyn, _ The Hon: Richard Edgecumbe _ & Gilly Williams.
George Selwyn, _ The Hon: Richard Edgecumbe _ & Gilly Williams. From the Strawberry Hill Picture now (1857) in the Possession of the Hon.ble Henry Labouchere.
Sir Joshua Reynolds. W. Greatbach, sculp.
London: Published by Richard Bentley, 1857.
Engraving. Sheet 140 x 220mm (5½ x 8¾"). Cut to platemark.
George Augustus Selwyn (1719-91, M.P. for 44 years without being recorded as making a speech; Richard Edgcumbe (1716-61), 2nd Baron Edgcumbe, politician and a heavy gambler, losing a "daily twenty guineas" at White's; and George James Williams (1719-1805), receiver-general of excise. The three were friends of Horace Walpole, meeting at stated periods in the year at Strawberry Hill, where this portrait seems to have been painted.
[Ref: 55911]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shortshanks - Robert Seymour] R. Seymour [facsimile signature].
[Shortshanks - Robert Seymour] R. Seymour [facsimile signature].
London Pub. by Jane Seymour, 178, Tottenham Court Road, May 6th, 1841.
Lithograph on chine collé. Printed area 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½").
Robert Seymour (1798-1836), painter, etcher and lithographer who, as 'Shortshanks', succeeded William Heath as lead caricaturist of the day, taking over from him as illustrator of 'The Looking Glass' or McLean's 'Monthly Sheet of Caricatures', moving from etching to lithography. He was also the first illustrator of Charles Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' producing seven plates before his death in 1836. This portrait was published by his widow.
[Ref: 55917]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shepherdess]
[Shepherdess] [As harmless as a Turtle of the Woods, As opining Flowers untainted yet n.th Winds, Fair as the Summer Beauty of the Field, The Pride of Nature, and the Joy of Sense]
Hen.y Pickering pinx.t. John Faber fecit.
Price 2 Shill.s Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square. [n.d., c.1740].
Mezzotint, plate 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with margins. Some creasing in margins. Scored lines visible across the plate visible on the print, even on the unlettered state, suggest that a cancelled plate was re-used.
Three-quarter length, seated portrait of a young lady (possibly Mrs Flora MacDonald). She holds the end of a garland of flowers up in her right hand, the other end resting under left hand in her lap, a crook across her lap and a lamb at her feet to left.
Chaloner Smith 417.aI.
[Ref: 55995]   £360.00  
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The Right Hono.ble Charles Earle of Derby
The Right Hono.ble Charles Earle of Derby Lord Stanley and Strange of Knockin Baron of wee ton Viscount Kintun Lord Mohun Burnell Bassett and Lacy Lord Leuietenant of the Countyes Pall atyne of Lancaster and Chester and the City and the County of Chester Chamberlaine of Chester vice Admirall of the aforesaid Countyes Lord of Man and the Isles. &c.
A. Blooteling fecit.
[n.d. c.1680.]
Fine & rare mezzotint. 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Thread margins. Laid down on conservation paper. Slight rubbing in top left corner.
A bust portrait of Charles Stanley (1628-1672), the 8th Earl of Derby. He largely kept his distance from the English Civil War and was unsuccessful in petitioning for his father, James Stanley's, life upon his capture in 1651. Despite his father's disrepute and execution, Charles managed to retain his family's land and served as the mayor of Liverpool (1666-67).
Wesseley no. 13; CS K I of II.
[Ref: 56236]   £690.00  
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Sir George Leonard Staunton, Bart. LLD. FRS. Aet. 55.
Sir George Leonard Staunton, Bart. LLD. FRS. Aet. 55.
Engleheart pinx.t 1792. Engraved by C. Picart.
Private Plate.
Rare stipple. Plate 254 x 197mm (10 x 7¾"), with large margins. Some surface dirt and creases.
Sir George Leonard Staunton (1737-1801) was an employee of the East India Company, diplomat, and a botanist. He accompanied George, Lord McCartney to Madras to negotiate peace with Tipu Sultan. In 1787 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1793 he was named Secretary to the British mission to the Chinese Imperial Court.
NPG: D11106.
[Ref: 55998]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Major General James Wolfe.
Major General James Wolfe. Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in the Expedition against Quebec.
H. Smith Esq.r pinx.t C. Spooner fecit.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black House in Cornhill London [n.d, c.1765).
Very rare mezzotint, plate 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"), large margins. Some toning to the paper.
A portrait of General James Wolfe (1727 - 1759), half-length, in profile to the left against a background of clouds. He rests his left hand on his hip and his other arm extended slightly. Wearing a powdered tie-wig, a military frockcoat over a cuirass with a black stock, a ribbon tied about his left arm and his cuffs edged with gold lace. Wolfe was a British Army officer, remembered chiefly for his victory over the French at the Battle of Quebec in Canada in 1759. The son of a distinguished general, Lieutenant-General Edward Wolfe, he had received his first commission at a young age and saw extensive service in Europe where he fought during the War of the Austrian Succession. His service in Flanders and in Scotland, where he took part in the suppression of the Jacobite Rebellion, brought him to the attention of his superiors. Wolfe's part in the taking of Quebec in 1759 earned him posthumous fame and he became an icon of Britain's victory in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion.
CS 37. O'D 7.
[Ref: 56229]   £360.00  
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[William Samuel Woodin] W.S. Woodin's Characters in the New Song ''Off by the Train.''
[William Samuel Woodin] W.S. Woodin's Characters in the New Song ''Off by the Train.''
[n.d., c.1856.]
Woodcut. Sheet 170 x 265mm (6¾ x 10½"). Laid on album paper.
A selction of characters assumed by quick-change artist William Samuel Woodin (c.1825-88), during his song 'Off by the Train', part of his show, 'Olio of Oddities', at his own theatre, the Polygraphic Hall on King William Street (now part of the police station in William IV Street, near Charing Cross) According to 'The Times' of 31st December 1856: ''One of the most recent additions is a speaking-song, called the "Railway Train," in which the rapid succession of characters is perfectly marvellous. Passengers of both sexes and every shade of temper, peremptory officials, boys for luggage, "touters" in the service of hotels, are all hurried in, discussing or squabbling with each other, and every individual has his appropriate head-dress, the lower man being concealed by the table. As a mere exhibition of physical dexterity the rapid exchange of hats for caps, and caps for hats, might fairly excite admiring wonder; but still more singular are the variations of Mr. Woodin's countenance, which is twisted into as many forms of expression as would illustrate a respectable edition of Lavater.''. His 'Olio' was one of the most popular shows in London, running until late 1860, before being replaced by ' Blanchard & Woodin’s Cabinet of Curiosities'
[Ref: 56054]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Philip Lord Hardwicke Baron of Hardwicke,
The Right Hon.ble Philip Lord Hardwicke Baron of Hardwicke, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. 1749.
A. Ramsay Pinx. B. Baron Sculp.
[c.1749.]
Fine engraving. 530 x 340mm (20¾ x 13½"). Small hole in background top right, narrow margins.
Full length portrait of Philip Yorke (1690-1764), first Earl of Hardwicke, in the robes of his office of Lord Chancellor, one hand supporting the purse of office.
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