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Les Anges. The Angels.
Les Anges. The Angels.
CH. Philipon. Lith. de M.lle Formentin.
Chez Aubert, Galerie Vero-Dodat. Engelmann, Graf, Coindet et C.ie 14 Newmann street Oxford, St.
Lithograph. Sheet 365 x 280mm (14½ x 11"). Right edge stained.
The heads of three pretty young women with elaborate hair styles, each given wings.
[Ref: 56363]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Sophia.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Sophia. From the original Picture, by Sir W. Beechey R.A. in the possession of H.R.H. the Duke of Glocester to whom, by permission, this print is most respectfully dedicated, by his humble & obed.t Serv.t E. Harding.
Engraved by S.W. Reynolds Engraver to the King. & S. Cousins.
Pub.d as the Act Directs March 8. 1824 by S.W Reynolds. Bayswater.
Rare mezzotint. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"), with large margins. Some spotting.
Three-quarter length portrait of Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840), second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, standing in a landscape, wearing a low-cut dress with lace, transparent shawl, plumed hat and necklace.
Whitman 13: ii.
[Ref: 56492]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Brown?]
[Thomas Brown?]
Wm. Pether Pinx & Sculp.
[n.d., c.1770]
Mezzotint, sheet 150 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed within plate.
In reference books this mezzotint is said to portray Thomas Gent (1693-1778), printer and topographer based in York, although Chaloner Smith expressed uncertainty. A pencil note on the reverse of this example gives the name Thomas Brown.
CS 16; From Gulston collection.
[Ref: 56418]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Thomas Browne M.D.]
[Sir Thomas Browne M.D.]
P. Vandrebanc F.
[n.d. 1683]
Engraving, proof before title. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"). Narrow margins.
Portrait of Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682), doctor and author, the frontispiece to his his 'Miscellaneous Tracts'. 1683. After graduating from Oxford in 1627, he studied medicine at Padua and Montpellier universities, finishing his medical degree in Leiden in 1633. He settled in Norwich in 1637 and practised medicine there until his death. He also wrote on a variety of subjects: his first book, 'Religio Medici' (The Religion of a Physician), was published without his consent in 1642 and was added to the the 'Papal Index Librorum Prohibitorum' the same year.
W: 448.5.
[Ref: 56347]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Carpenter.]
[Lady Carpenter.]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds. James Watson.]
[London: Robert Sayer, n.d., c.1768.]
Mezzotint. Plate: 345 x 280mm (13½ x 11"). Scratches and creasing in margins.
A half-length portrait of Lady Almeria Carpenter (1752-1809), hair dressed high. A noted beauty, she was painted by Joshua Reynolds, Richard Cosway and Angelica Kauffman.
CS: 26 I of III.
[Ref: 56273]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Jean Chardin] Johannes Chardin Miles.
Jean Chardin] Johannes Chardin Miles.
D: Loggan ad Vivum Sculp.
[n.d., c.1686.]
Engraving. Sheet 250 x 165mm (9¾ x 6½"). Trimmed, losing part of title, mounted on album paper.
Jean-Baptiste Chardin (1643-1713), French Hugenot jeweller and traveller to Persia and India, later knighted by Charles II as Sir John Chardin. His ten-volume book 'The Travels of Sir John Chardin' is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia.
[Ref: 56483]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles par la grace de Dieu Roy d'Angleterre.
Charles par la grace de Dieu Roy d'Angleterre.
[after Anthony van Dyck.]
Balth Moncornet excu. [n.d., c.1660.]
Engraving. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½") very large margins.
A half-length portrait of Charles I in armour, one of a series of portraits after Anthony van Dyck, via engravings by Pieter de Jode II and others. First state, before decorations in the borders.
[Ref: 56410]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Excellent Majesty, Charlotte Queen of Great Britain &c &c.
Her Most Excellent Majesty, Charlotte Queen of Great Britain &c &c.
Painted by J. Russell R.A. Crayon Painter to His Majesty, & H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Engraved by Joseph Collyer, A.
Published as the Act directs, 4 June 1791, & Sold by W. Faden, Charling Cross, M. Ryland, Bond Street, & J. Collyer, Dorrington Street, Cold Bath Field.
Stipple with etching and engraving. 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"), with large margins.
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), the Queen Consort of the United Kingdom as wife of King George III.
[Ref: 56396]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt.n Tho.s Coram
Capt.n Tho.s Coram who after 17 Years unwearied application, obtained the Charter of the Foundling Hospital, To the Governors & Guardians of the Hospital, this Print is humbly dedicated by their obedient humble Servt. R. Cribb.
W. Hogarth Pinx.t. W. Nutter sculpt..
London, Published Dec. 1. 1796, by R. Cribb, No.288 Holborn.
Stipple, title in open letters. 580 x 405mm (22¾ x 16"), very large margins. Some foxing, very fine impression.
The philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram (c.1668 - 1751), who in 1742 founded the Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street, London. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The artist William Hogarth was a friend of Coram's and later a governor of the institution. Handel donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000. Coram sits surrounded by emblems representing his mercantilist and philanthropic activities, including a scroll lettered "The Royal Charter" for the hospital. The charter was signed in 1739, and the hospital started receiving children at the end of 1745. After William Hogarth (1697 - 1764).
[Ref: 56430]   £380.00  
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M. Ant. De Dominis Com. Pal.. Archiep. Spalat. Dalm. Et Croat. Primas.
M. Ant. De Dominis Com. Pal.. Archiep. Spalat. Dalm. Et Croat. Primas.
Joannes Bill excud. [London, n.d., c.1620.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 280 x 185mm (11 x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Marco Antonio de Dominis (1560-1624), former Archbishop of Split and Primate of Dalmatia and all Croatia, frontispiece to his ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ contra Primatum Papæ''. Perhaps engraved by Renold Elstracke. Having sided with Venice in a row with the Papacy, he resigned his position and travelled to England to avoid the Inquisition. There he wrote ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ'', anti-Roman sermons, two volumes of which were published in London by John Bill with royal patronage, the first in 1617 and a second in 1620; a third was published in Hanau in 1622. In 1623 he recanted and returned to Rome, but soon he erred and was declared a relapsed heretic and was confined to the Castel Sant'Angelo where he died 1624. With Bill's name on the plate, this is likely to be from the 1620 second volume of the ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ''.
[Ref: 56277]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Marco Antonio de Dominis] M. Ant. De Dominis Com. Pal.. Archiep. Spalat. Dalm. Et Croat. Primas.
[Marco Antonio de Dominis] M. Ant. De Dominis Com. Pal.. Archiep. Spalat. Dalm. Et Croat. Primas.
[London: John Bill, n.d., 1617.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Marco Antonio de Dominis (1560-1624), former Archbishop of Split and Primate of Dalmatia and all Croatia, frontispiece to his ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ contra Primatum Papæ''. Perhaps engraved by Renold Elstracke. Having sided with Venice in a row with the Papacy, he resigned his position and travelled to England to avoid the Inquisition. There he wrote ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ'', anti-Roman sermons, two volumes of which were published in London by John Bill with under royal patronage, the first in 1617 and a second in 1620; a third was published in Hanau in 1622. In 1623 he recanted and returned to Rome, but soon he erred and was declared a relapsed heretic and was confined to the Castel Sant'Angelo where he died 1624. This is an early version of the portrait: a later version has John Bill's name on the plate, which was likely to be from the 1620 second volume of the ''De Republicâ Ecclesiasticâ''.
[Ref: 56278]   £380.00  
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Thomas Dibdin Esq.r.
Thomas Dibdin Esq.r.
Painted by W. Owen R.A. Engraved by Jn.o Young, Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London, Feb.y 14. 1807 by the Engraver, No.65, Upper Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 360 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾") very large margins. Wear in margins.
Portrait of Thomas John Dibdin (1771-1841), English dramatist and songwriter, seated at a desk, with quill and music book.
CS: 18 only state.
[Ref: 56389]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Country Girl.]
[The Country Girl.]
Painted by W. Peters R.A. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London, Publish'd Mar. 1st, 1778.
Mezzotint, scratched-letter proof before title. 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8") large margins.
A portrait identified by Chaloner Smith as Mary Dickinson, sister of the engraver, with a high hat with ribbons and low-cut dress, within an oval frame. The original painting belonged to the Marquis of Granby.
CS 17, state i of ii.
[Ref: 56319]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lodovico Domenichi.] Medaglia del Doni.
[Lodovico Domenichi.] Medaglia del Doni.
[Enea da Parma Inv f.]
[n.d., c.1560.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, into image on right, losing engraver's inscription.
A medallion portrait of Lodovico Domenichi (1515-64), translator of mainly Latin classics but imprisioned by the Inquisition in 1552-3 for translating a work by Calvin. From an aborted series of medals of contemporaries by Antonio Francesco Doni.
[Ref: 56349]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lodovico Domenichi.] Medaglia del Doni.
[Lodovico Domenichi.] Medaglia del Doni.
Enea da Parma Inv f.
[n.d., c.1560.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾"). Trimmed to printed border on three sides, into image on right, losing engraver's inscription.
A medallion portrait of Cardinal Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), a scholar, poet, and literary theorist greatly influenced the development of the Tuscan dialect as a literary language. As a young man he had a love affair with Lucrezia Borgia. From an aborted series of medals of contemporaries by Antonio Francesco Doni.
BM 26322
[Ref: 56350]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Edward VII] His Royal Highness Albert Prince of Wales,  Born Nov.r 9th 1841.
[Edward VII] His Royal Highness Albert Prince of Wales, Born Nov.r 9th 1841.
George Hayter. R.J. Lane. G. Graf
London Published by Her Majesty's Command, by F.G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle St March 19th 1842.
Lithograph on chine collé, laid on printed backing sheet. Printed area 260 x 300mm (10¼ x 11¾") very large margins. Spotting to backing sheet.
Portrait of Victoria's son Albert Edward (1841-1910), the new heir to the throne.
[Ref: 56491]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Enfant du Soleil.
Enfant du Soleil.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare stipple, printed in colours. Sheet 130 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed around image and title, laid on album paper.
A child with a headdress with five ostrich feathers printed in three colours, pearl earrings and a fur cape.
[Ref: 56354]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain George Farmer.
Captain George Farmer. Commander of his Majesty's Ship the Quebec, Who in an Action with a French Frigate of Superior Force after having silenced her Fire, Gloriously perished Oct.r 6th 1779.
Charles Grignion Jun.r pinxit 1778. John Boydell excudit 1780. John Murphy sculpsit.
Published Feb.y 14th 1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine mezzotint. 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"), with large margins.
Portrait of the captain of HMS Quebec during the famous 'Action of 6 October 1779' off Ushant, against the far-superior French frigate Surveillante. The Surveillante was completely disabled but the Quebec caught fire, and with no help at hand, blew up four hours later. Only sixty-six only out of about 195 on board were rescued (many by boats from the Surveillante), but Farmer perished.
CS: 4 ii of iii.
[Ref: 56433]   £360.00  
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[James Baillie Fraser] [facsimile signature]
[James Baillie Fraser] [facsimile signature] Athenæum Portraits No 46. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King.
E.W. Ellis del. W.D. [WIlliam Drummond] Lith.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph on chine collé, on printed backing paper. Printed area Slight cockling. Bit messy in margin.
James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856), a Scottish travel writer and artist who wrote about and illustrated Asia Minor and India.
BM 1865,0610.1226.
[Ref: 56419]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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George, II.d.
George, II.d. Price 5.s.
R.E. Pine pinx. 1759. W. Dickinson fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament, 1766.
Very scarce mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with large margins.
A full-length portrait of George II in court dress, soldiers with guns and bayonets behind the staircase. Painted by Robert Edge Pine the year before George died, it was published six years into the reign of George III.
CS 26, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 55972]   £520.00  
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His Most Gracious Majesty George the Third.
His Most Gracious Majesty George the Third. To the Queen's most excellent Majesty This Print, From the original Drawing In her Majesty's Possession, is (by Permission) most respectfully Dedicated, by her Majesty's Most dutiful, and obedient Servant Henry Edridge.
Drawn by H. Edridge, Jan.y 1803. Engraved by Anth.y Cardon.
London, Pub.d March 1812 by H. Edridge, Margaret Str. Cavendish Squ. & Colnaghi & Co Cockspur Str.
Fine stipple and engraving. 430 x 310mm (17 x 12¼"), with large margins, paper with 'Bates' watermark.
A full-length portrait of George III standing before Windsor Castle, wearing star and garter, walking cane and hat in right hand.
[Ref: 56487]   £320.00  
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[George the Third King of Great Britain &c &c.
[George the Third King of Great Britain &c &c. From the Original Picture in the Royal Academy.]
[Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Dickinson & Watson.]
[Publish'd April 25th 1781 by Watson & Dickson No. 158 New Bond Street.]
Rare mezzotint, proof before letters. 720 x 500mm (28¼ x 19¾"). Trimmed to plate mark, margins rebuilt but damaged, horizonal fold.
A large and impressive portrait of George III, seated on his coronation throne in Westminster Abbey, sceptre in hand.
CS 27..
[Ref: 56484]   £650.00  
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His Majesty George the Third King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c &c &c on his favourite Charger Adonis.
His Majesty George the Third King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c &c &c on his favourite Charger Adonis. From a Picture in the Possession of the Right Hon.ble Lord Somerville. To the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, This Print is by her most gracious permission dedicated by her grateful and Devoted Serrvant, William Hopkins.
The King Painted by W. Hopkins from the original Picture of the Review by Sir W. Beechey and the Horse painted from the life, by J. Ward, Painter &c. to hia Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Engraved by J. Ward.
London, Published Feb.y 1st 1804, by J. Ward & Co, No 6 Newman Street.
Very rare mezzotint. 650 x 560mm (25½ x 22"), with separately-printed title 65 x 560mm (2½ x 22"), total 715 x 560mm (28¼ x 22"). Some creasing, split in bottom platemark and nicks in edges taped.
An equestrian portrait of George III in uniform, in a plain landscape. The figure of the king was taken from another Beechey painting engraved by Ward, 'His Majesty Reviewing the Third or Prince of Wales's Regiment of Dragoon Guards', 1799.
CS 20; Frankau 39.
[Ref: 56485]   £650.00  
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[George IV] To the British Nation This Portrait of His Majesty King George the Fourth
[George IV] To the British Nation This Portrait of His Majesty King George the Fourth Is dedicated with gratitude and respect by the Proprietors, Moon, Boys & Graves.
Painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. &c &c &c. Engraved by William Finden.
London, Published November 1829, by Moon, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall.
Engraving. 630 x 465mm (24¾ x 18¼"), with separate title plate 60 x 465mm (2½ x 18¼"), very large margins on 3 sides. Small tears in bottom margin, spotting.
A full-length portrait of George IV, seated on a sofa, dressed in a dark fur-lined frogged coat and breeches, the Garter star pinned to his breast with the garter about his leg, the Order of the Golden Fleece on a ribbon about his neck.
[Ref: 56486]   £380.00  
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M.lle Georges Veimer.
M.lle Georges Veimer.
Gerard pinx.t. Maurin Delineavit. Imp.e Lith.e de Villain.
Chez Giraut M.d d'Estampes Boulevard des Italiens No 5. [n.d. c.1835.]
Fine lithograph. Printed area 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾"), with very large margins.
Portrait of Marguerite Joséphine Georges (1787-1867), French actress known for her affairs with Napoleon, Tsar Alexander I and, she claimed, the Duke of Wellington. Her debut was in 1802 at the Théâtre Français in Paris. When she retired in 1853, she received a pension from Napoleon's elder brother, Joseph Bonaparte.
See Harvard Volume II. p.114: 7.
[Ref: 55936]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Honble. Thos Grenville MP. 1805.
The R.t Honble. Thos Grenville MP. 1805.
J. Hoppner Esq.r R.A. pinx.t. C. Turner sculp.t.
Published by Reeve & Jones, No 7 Vere Street, Bond Street, Nov.r 1. 1808.
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), with large margins.
Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), British politician and bibliophile, who served with the Coldstream Guards before becoming an M.P. from 1780 to 1810; he was President of the Board of Control in 1806 and then First Lord of the Admiralty from 1806 to 1807. In 1798 he was sworn of the Privy Council. He began collecting books from at least his early twenties, and by his death he had amassed 20,240 volumes. He bequeathed the collection to the British Museum, of which he had become a trustee in 1830.
Whitman: 235.
[Ref: 56322]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Henriette Marie par la grace de Dieu Royne d'Angleterre.
Henriette Marie par la grace de Dieu Royne d'Angleterre.
[after Anthony van Dyck.]
Balth Moncornet excu. [n.d., c.1660.]
Engraving. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½") very large margins Slight stain.
A half-length portrait of Charles I in armour, one of a series of portraits after Anthony van Dyck, via engravings by Pieter de Jode II and others. First state, before decorations in the borders.
[Ref: 56411]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Herschel.
Herschel. European Magazine.
Published, Feby. 1, 1785, by J. Sewell, Cornhill.
Engraving. 180 x 115mm (7 x 4½"), very large margins. Spotting.
Frederick William Herschel (1738-1822), astronomer best known for his discovery of the planet Uranus in addition to several of its major moons such as Titania and Oberon.
W: 1379-1.
[Ref: 56470]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Hans Holbein] Johannes Holbein I:F. Pictor Celeber.
[Hans Holbein] Johannes Holbein I:F. Pictor Celeber. Civis Basiliensis immortale Patriae Britanniæquew Decus.
Joh: Holbein pinx.t. B: Hübner sculp: 1790.
Basileæ apud Chr: a Mechel Chalcogr.
Engraving. Sheet 305 x 250mm (12 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, top left corner snipped.
A self-portrait by Hans Holbein, showing the artist as a young man, within an architectural border.
[Ref: 56378]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Late Colonel William Horton, Founder of the Trade of Stafford.
The Late Colonel William Horton, Founder of the Trade of Stafford.
Lithographed by Miss H. Whalley [after Michael Keeling]. W. Lake, Printer, 50 Old Bailey, London.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare lithograph on chine collé. 275 x 125mm (10¾ x 5"). Packing paper with scuff.
William Horton (1750-1832) was one of the first to manufacture shoes on a large scale. In a warehouse on Mill Street (at the rear of his home at Chetwynd House) workers would cut out the leather parts of the shoe; outworkers would collect these shoe parts, assemble them in their own homes or workshops, and return the completed shoes to the warehouse to be paid and to collect more leather. At one time he employed over 1,000 workers, but the downturn caused by the Napoleonic Wars reduced the number to 300-400 by 1813. He was Lieutenant Colonel in the local volunteer militia, became Mayor of Stafford in 1804, and issued token coinage under his name between 1798 and 1803. Richard Brinsley Sheridan the playwright and local was a close friend.
[Ref: 56372]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Howard, Comes Arundellæ.
Thomas Howard, Comes Arundellæ.
Peter Paul Rubens Pinxt. James Basire del et Sculpt.
[n.d., 1763.]
Engraving. 540 x 360mm (21¼ x 14¼"), large margins. Some spotting, laid on card, time stained.
Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Howard (1585-1646), fourteenth Earl of Arundel, in armour, a second of the half-length portrait by Rubens in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
[Ref: 56443]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Kempenfelt Esq.r Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet.
Richard Kempenfelt Esq.r Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet.
Tilly Kettle Pinxit. Richard Earlom Sculpsit. John Boydell excudit 1782.
Publish'd Oct.r 22.d 1782 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine mezzotint. 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11") very large margins. Mint.
Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782) saw service in the West Indies during the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-48), including the capture of Portobello. In 1757 he joined the East Indies fleet, taking part in the capture of Pondicherry, 1761, and Manila. In 1781 he won the Battle of Ushant, with a vastly inferior force, defeating the French fleet under De Guichen and capturing twenty ships. Kempenfelt drowned in 1782 when the Royal George keeled over while at anchor off Spithead, drawing attention to the poor state of many British ships. The toll was over 900 lives. Tilly Kettle (1735-86) was a portrait painter and the first English painter to work in India, 1768-1776.
CS: 25, ii of ii.
[Ref: 56434]   £360.00  
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John Kirby, Late Keeper of Newgate.
John Kirby, Late Keeper of Newgate.
[after John James Masquerier.]
Published August 1 1809 by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, Liverpool.
Stipple. Sheet 165 x 100mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed.
A half-length portrait of John Kirby, a keen angler. Charles Turner engraved a version of this portrait in 1796, his earliest dated mezzotint.
[Ref: 56275]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Hon.ble Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby.
The R.t Hon.ble Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby. "The Ladies of Llangollen." S. Ponsonby [facsimile signature]. Died Dec.r 8th 1831. Aged 74. Eleanor Butler [facsimile signature]. Died June 2nd 1829. Aged 90.
From a Drawing by LADY LEIGHTON carefully taken from life. Drawn of Stone by R. J. LANE, A.R.A.
Printed by J. Graf. Proof.
Lithograph on chine colle. 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Laid on album paper. Mark in the cheek of Lady Butler. Very light foxing on the backing paper.
Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, known affectionately and famously as 'the Ladies of Llangollen', seated at a table in their library, with their cat similarly seated in the foreground. The ladies moved to Llangollen, North Wales, and moved into Plas Newydd with their servant Mary Caryll in order to avoid the inevatibility of unwanted forced marriages back in their home County Kilkenny. Their home became an epicentre for eccentric contemporaries and they eventually became a popular attraction. All three ladies are buried together in Llangollen.
[Ref: 56423]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rt. Honble. Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss Ponsonby
The Rt. Honble. Lady Eleanor Butler & Miss Ponsonby "The Ladies of Llangollen". [Facsimile signatures below.]
Drawn on Stone by J.H. Lynch. Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen.
Entd. at Stationer's Hall. [n.d., c.1835.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet: 375 x 275mm (15 x 11"). Some creasing and small tear in the left margin.
Touching portraits of Sarah Ponsonby (1755? - 1831), daughter of Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby, cousin of the Earl of Bessborough, and Lady Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1745? - 1829). They resolved to live together in complete isolation from society in a cottage at Plasnewydd in the vale of Llangollen, Denbighshire, north Wales. Their names were not known in the neighbourhood, and they were called 'the ladies of the vale.' They lived in complete seclusion for some fifty years, and neither left the cottage for a single night until their deaths. Their devotion to each other and their eccentric manners gave them wide notoriety. All tourists in Wales sought introduction to them, and many made the journey to Llangollen for the special purpose of visiting them. With their servant, Mary Caryll, who died before either of them, they lie buried in Plasnewydd churchyard under a triangular pyramid inscribed with their names. An Italian greyhound runs on the path in front of the two ladies; it has been noted that a succession of their pet dogs were named 'Sappho'.
[Ref: 56424]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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Lazarillo Goncales, surnamed de Tormes Ætat 30.
Lazarillo Goncales, surnamed de Tormes Ætat 30.
[n.d., c.1750]
Rare engraving. Sheet 150 x 70mm (6 x 2¾"). Trimmed to printed border.
An oval portrait of the main character in 'The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities' (1554), a Spanish book regarded as the first picaresque satirical novel (from the Spanish word pícaro, meaning rogue or rascal). A boy of humble origins is apprenticed to a wily blind beggar, from whom he learns trickery before moving on to serve other masters.
[Ref: 56265]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Liscombe. Committed to Exeter Gaol charged with the Murders of Martha Huxtable and Ann Ford.
Thomas Liscombe. Committed to Exeter Gaol charged with the Murders of Martha Huxtable and Ann Ford.
[Published March 12 1813 by Tho. Palser, Surry side Westminster Bridge.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 300 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing publisher's address.
In 1812 Thomas Liscombe, a vagrant hawker of ballads and similar materials in Devon and Cornwall, was arrested for the murder of Sarah Ford, the 60-year wife of a farmer in Kingsbridge, South Devon so be could rob the house. After he was sentenced to death he also confessed to the earlier murder of a small girl named Margaret Huxtable in nearby Dodbrook, whom he attempted to rape then beat to death.
[Ref: 56387]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Aldus Pius Manutius.
Aldus Pius Manutius. Si priscos libros, veterum si volvere scripta, Debemus quidquid iam licet, Alde, tibi. Magna quide laus est Scriptoribus; at tibi major, Qui reddis veteres chalcographia arte novos.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Engraving. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Narrow margins.
Aldus Pius Manutius (1449-1515), the Venetian humanist, printer and publisher, founder of the Aldine Press. His legacy include the distinctions of inventing italic type, establishing the modern use of the semicolon, developing the modern appearance of the comma, and introducing inexpensive books in small formats bound in vellum that were read much like modern paperbacks.
[Ref: 56480]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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O Dear What Can the Matter Be,
O Dear What Can the Matter Be, / Dear Dear What Shall I Do. / Nobody Coming to Marry Me. / Nobody Coming to Woo. / The Old Song.
W.m Nicolas fecit.
London Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street [n.d., c.1840].
Mezzotint with fine hand colour. 190 x 160mm (7½ x 6¼"), large margins With album paper pasted to edges.
A pretty young woman resting her head in one hand on a window sill.
[Ref: 56334]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Thomas Phillips. Mayor of Newport, Monmouthshire; during the Chartist Insurresction; Nov.r 4th 1839.
Sir Thomas Phillips. Mayor of Newport, Monmouthshire; during the Chartist Insurresction; Nov.r 4th 1839. This Print (engraved from a Picture painted at the time Sir Thomas was suffering from his wounds received in defence of the Westgate) is respectfully dedicated to Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq.re Lord Lieutenant of the County of Monmouth and tyo the Magistrates and Inhabitants of the Town of Newport by their most obedient Servant Francis Williams.
Painted by Francis Williams. Engraved by William Giller.
London, Published May 1840 by Tho.s Boys, 11, Golden Square and Newport by Morgan Evans near the Westgate.
Proof mezzotint. 310 x 250mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Some spotting, a little creasing. Small margins.
Three-quarter portrait of Sir Thomas Phillips (1801-1867), standing, arm in a sling. When John Frost led 7,000 Chartists into Monmouth to release Henry Vincent from gaol, Phillips and 30 soldiers of the 45th Regiment of Foot were attacked, with Phillips being shot in the arm and groin. The soldiers fired back, killing 22 and wounding 50, forcing the Chartists to retreat. In 1842 Philips left on a tour of Europe and the Middle East, taking the artist Richard Dadd with him on the recommendation of David Roberts. During the trip Dadd had a severe mental breakdown and, on his return to England, was committed to Bedlam after stabbing his father to death.
[Ref: 56473]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The true and lively Portraiture of the Ho.ble and learned Knight S.r Walter Ralegh.
The true and lively Portraiture of the Ho.ble and learned Knight S.r Walter Ralegh.
John Whittakers sculpsit.
[London, William Wilson for Abel Roper, 1648.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 120 x 70mm (4¾ x 2¾"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
The frontispiece portrait of Walter Raleigh (half-length, holding a baton) for Thomas Overbury's ''The Arraignment and Conviction of Sir Walter Rawleigh, At the Kings Bench-Barre at Winchester on the 17. of November 1603...''.
[Ref: 56481]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir George Brydges Rodney, Bar.t Admiral of the White;
Sir George Brydges Rodney, Bar.t Admiral of the White; Who sailed fro England Dec.r 27th 1779 with Prince William Henry, on board his Squadron: Defeated the Sapnish Fleet of Cape St Vincent, near the Straits Mouth 16th Jan 1780; relieved Gibraltar, & then proceeded to the protection of the West Indian Islands.
[after Sir Joshua Reynolds.]
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1782].
Fine mezzotint. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") very large margins Mint.
Three-quarter length portrait of George Brydges Rodney (1718-92), 1st Baron Rodney, in uniform, leaning on an anchor. Joshua Reynolds painted with portrait in 1759, celebrating Rodney being appointed a rear admiral. Later Carington Bowles published a version of the portrait altered to show Rodney as an older man, wearing his order of the Bath.
[Ref: 56435]   £360.00  
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[John Ruskin.] No. 172. Men of the Day, No. 40. '.
[John Ruskin.] No. 172. Men of the Day, No. 40. '. "The realization of the Ideal."
[Adriano Cecioni]
Vanity Fair. Feb. 17, 1872.
Chromolithograph. Sheet 365 x 245mm (14½" x 9½"). Some tears to images and some time staining.
A full length portrait of John Ruskin (18191900) the English writer, philosopher, art critic and first Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. Published in the British weekly magazine, Vanity Fair, that ran from from 1868 to 1914.
[Ref: 56476]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Shakespeare] The Alto-Relievo in the Front of the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall.
[William Shakespeare] The Alto-Relievo in the Front of the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. Represents Shakespeare seated between the Dramatick Muse and the Genius of Painting, who is pointing Him out as the proper Subject for her Pencil.
I. Banks R.A. fecit. Benj. Smith sculp.
Published June 4 1796, by John & Josiah Boydell, at No. 90, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall.
Stipple. 560 x 420mm (22 x 16½"), with large margins.
A bas-relief sculpture that decorated the front of Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery. This was the frontispiece to the series of large plates of Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery.
See Ref: 28933 for smaller version.
[Ref: 56262]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Smith Esq.
Thomas Smith Esq. Vice Admiral of ye White Commander in Chief to his Majesty's Ships on the Coast of Scotland. Anno 1746.
R. Wilson pinx.t. J. Faber fecit.
Price 2.s Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square. [n.d. c.1750.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate, tipped on album paper at corners on left. Damaged in title.
Thomas Smith (1707-1762), commodore governor of Newfoundland 1741/3 and admiral credited with the invention of the divisional system that remains in use on ships today.
CS: 333 i of v.
[Ref: 56431]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Captain Sir William Symonds K.t C.B. Late Surveyor of the Navy.
Captain Sir William Symonds K.t C.B. Late Surveyor of the Navy.
H.W. Phillips Pinx.t. Edw.d Morton Lith.
Published , Feb.y 25th 1850, by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co Printsellers to Her Majesty, 13 & 14, Pall Mall East, London.
Lithograph on chine collé, with printed backing card. Sheet 405 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Tear affecting title taped, some small stains.
Sir William Symonds (1782-1856), Surveyor of the Navy 1832 to 1847. Appointed as a favourite of William IV, he used his experience as an amateur shipbuilder to introduce radical changes to ship design, tested by hostile Board of Admiralty ''Experimental Squadrons'' in 1844, 1845 and 1846. However the move from sail to steam made his changes redundant.
[Ref: 56482]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[The sorceress Urganda la Desconocida] Her seat o'er Elna's mouth involv'd in smoke, / And pillow'd by the flames, Urganda took.
[The sorceress Urganda la Desconocida] Her seat o'er Elna's mouth involv'd in smoke, / And pillow'd by the flames, Urganda took.
C.F. delin. W. Say sculp 92 Norton Street.
[London, Published Jan.y 1. 1812. by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A grim-faced sorceress in classical robe, sitting on a cloud with a two-headed snake. Urganda la Desconocida (the Unknown), a mythological witch in Portuguese romances, including 'Orlando in Love' and 'Don Quixote', taking a role similar to a Fate, Merlin or Medea.
[Ref: 56313]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria
Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria from a Drawing by George Hayter M.A.S.L.&c. &c. &c. of No 9 Stratfor Place.
Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane A.R.A. Lithographist to H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent. Fraf & Soret, Printers to their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kentand the Princess Victoria, 1 G.t. Castle Street.
London, Published by J. Dickinson, New Bond Street [n.d., 1834.]
Lithograph on chine colle, with printed backing paper. Printed area 530 x 405mm (21 x 16"). Tears in backing sheet.
Portrait of Princess Victoria aged about 15, three years before she ascended the throne, with her mother.
[Ref: 56489]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen. [&] Prince Albert, of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha.
Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen. [&] Prince Albert, of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha. [Victoria] Engraved by H.T. Ryall Esq.r from the Original Portrait in the possession of H.R.H. Prince Albert. [Albert] [...] in the possession of Her Majesty.
[Victoria] Engraved by H.T. Ryall Esq.r from the Original Portrait in the possession of H.R.H. Prince Albert. Painted by W.C. Ross Esq.r A.R.A. Miniature Painter to the Queen. [Albert] [...] in the possession of Her Majesty. Printed by McQueen.
London, July 1 1840, Published by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Puckle, Printsellers to the Queen, the Queen Dowager, H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, &c. &c. 23, Cockspur Street.
Pair of stipples on steel. 380 x 305mm (15 x 12"), with wide margins. 'Victoria' with publisher's blind stamp. Some spotting.
Portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert published to coincide with their marriage in 1840, both after miniatures by William Charles Ross (1794-1860). Victoria had a series of sittings with Ross in 1837and declared the resulting portrait 'very like and very well painted', leading to his appointment as 'Miniature Painter' to the Queen. In subsequent years he was employed constantly in painting the queen's immediate family, including Albert (in 1839 and 1840).
[Ref: 56490]   £380.00   view all images for this item
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Her Royal Highness Victoria, Princess Royal.
Her Royal Highness Victoria, Princess Royal. Born Nov.r 21st 1840.
W.C. Ross A.R.A. Min.e Painter to the Queen. H.T. Ryall Engraver to the Queen. Printed by McQueen.
Published Dec.r 1, 1841. for the Proprietor by Tho.s McLean, Maymarket.
Stipple on steel. 385 x 305mm (15¼ x 12"), with large margins. Some spotting.
A portrait of Queen Victoria's firstborn, Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa (1840-1901), later German Empress and Queen of Prussia as the wife of Frederick III, and mother of Wilhelm II.
[Ref: 56493]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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