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Lord Apsley and his Brother.
Lord Apsley and his Brother.
Painted by N. Dance R.A. 1775. Engraved by Tho.s Watson.
London, publish'd June 28th 1776, by Tho.s Watson, No 142, New Bond Street, & W.Dickinson, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
Mezzotint. 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼") very large margins. Repairs to plate mark and margins.
The two sons of Henry, 2nd Earl Bathurst (who had Robert Adam build Apsley House in London for him). The elder is Henry (1762-1834), lord of the admiralty from 1783 to 1789; 3rd Earl Bathurst from 1794; Foreign Secretary for two months in 1809; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1812-27. Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia, is named after him.
CS: 1. Goodwin: 28, iii of iii.
[Ref: 56669]   £420.00  
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James Balfour Esq.r.
James Balfour Esq.r. Secretary & Treasurer of the Edinburgh Company of Golfers. 1795. By desire of the Company.
Henry Raeburn pinx.t. J. Jones sculp.t.
Published as the Act directs by Will.m Murray, Bookseller, Parliament Close Edin.gh October 1796.
Mezzotint. 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). Contemporary double frame. Unexamined out of frame.
Portrait of James Balfour (1705-95), Scottish advocate, author of three philosophical books and keen golfer, seated and gesturing as if in conversation. On his desk are books titled 'Record of the Gent. Golfers' and 'Bet Book'. As Secretary to the Edinburgh Company of Golfers he would have been involved in compiling the original rules of golf in 1777. His great-great-grandson was Robert Louis Stevenson, who was christened Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson. The Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh held the first recorded open golf championship on 2nd April 1744.
CS: 4
[Ref: 56714]   £1,500.00  
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H. Berlioz [facsimile signature].
H. Berlioz [facsimile signature].
[n.d. c.1860.]
Photogravure, stamp Trongel?. Sheet 220 x 155mm (8¾ x 6"). Pencil mss.
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), the French Romantic composer.
[Ref: 56653]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Carleton] The German Princess with her suppos'd Husband and Lawyer.]
[Mary Carleton] The German Princess with her suppos'd Husband and Lawyer.]
J. Nicholls delin. I. Basire sculp.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving. Sheet 315 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
Mary Carleton (neé Moders, 1642-73), bigamist and fraudster who often pretended to be a German princess (having lived in Cologne) or an heiress. Having defrauded many men over more than ten years, she was convicted and hanged. This scene shows her with a different con: having attracted a rich lawyer as a lover, her 'husband' bursts in with an armed servant and extorts £100 from the lawyer. Probably from 'History of the Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen' by Captain Alexander Smith (pseud.), although examples of this print were issued as a broadside with letterpress.
See National Portrait Gallery: NPG D21077 for separate issue.
[Ref: 56657]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Dominique Garthausen] Le Veritable Portrait de Cartouche tiré d'aprés Nature étant dans les Cachot.
[Louis Dominique Garthausen] Le Veritable Portrait de Cartouche tiré d'aprés Nature étant dans les Cachot.
[n.d., c.1725.]
Rare copper engraving, 255 x 330mm (10 x 13 ") Trimmed to plate on 2 sides. Small margins on left & right.
Louis Dominique Garthausen (1693-1721), better known as Cartouche, shown chained in his cell after an escape attempt. He was the leader of a band of over 2000 brigands (many ex-soldiers) operating in and around Paris during the regency of Philippe d'Orléans. A Robin Hood character, his exploits (including stealing 1.3 million livres of shares in John Law's Mississippi Company) and seductions made him a folk hero. The authorities resorted to torturing known associates for information, eventually getting a member of the band to betray him. Cartouche was arrested, tortured to no avail, then broken on the wheel.
[Ref: 56600]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Dominique Garthausen] Le Veritable Portrait de Cartouche.
[Louis Dominique Garthausen] Le Veritable Portrait de Cartouche.
[n.d., c.1721.]
Rare engraving with etching. Sheet 230 x 175mm (9 x 7"). Trimmed into image on three sides and into title at bottom, losing four lines of text.
Louis Dominique Garthausen (1693-1721), better known as Cartouche, shown with his hand on his sword hilt, a deep scar on his left cheek. Cartouche was the leader of a band of over 2000 brigands (many ex-soldiers) operating in and around Paris during the regency of Philippe d'Orléans. A Robin Hood character, his exploits (including stealing 1.3 million livres of shares in John Law's Mississippi Company) and seductions made him a folk hero. The authorities resorted to torturing known associates for information, eventually getting a member of the band to betray him. Cartouche was arrested, tortured to no avail, then broken on the wheel. The original text under this image describes his arrest but not his execution.
BM 1877,0811.1011.
[Ref: 56601]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Catley] A Priestess of Bacchus.
[Anne Catley] A Priestess of Bacchus.
Painted by J. Downman. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Publ. 2d. July 1779, by W. Humphrey, London.
Very rare & scarce mezzotint, proof with stippled title and scratched inscriptions. 530 x 385mm (21 x 15¼"). Restored.
Ann Catley (1745-89), singer and prostitute, smiling knowingly over a goblet. A famous courtesan.
CS 37, this proof state not listed. Frankau 67 i of ii; O' Dench: 137.
[Ref: 56673]   £450.00  
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[Pierrot conducting a choir of cats.]
[Pierrot conducting a choir of cats.]
Imp. Lemercier & C.ie, Paris [n.d., c.1840].
Chromolithograph. Printed area 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½").
Pierrot, the sad clown, stands at a lecturn, baton in hand and bottle in pocket, surrounded by cats singing from sheet music. Possibly a portrait of Jean-Gaspard Deburau (1796-1846).
[Ref: 56631]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte of Wales. Dedicated by Permission To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, Regent, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; by His Royal Highness's, most devoted Servant, Charlotte Jones.
Charlotte Jones pinx.t. I.S. Agar sculp.t.
London Published March 21st. 1814, (for the Proprietor,) by Colnaghi & Co, 23 Cockspur Street Charing Cross.
Fine stipple on chine collé. 470 x 375mm (18½ x 14¾") very large margins.
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817) was the only child of George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV, and Caroline of Brunswick. She married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816, and enjoyed only a few months of happiness before she died in childbirth the following year.
[Ref: 56672]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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Captain Cook.
Captain Cook.
J. Chapman sculpsit.
London. Published as the Act directs, Sept.r 20, 1800 by J.Wilkes..
Stipple, plate 165 x 115mm (6½ x 4¾"), with large margins. Creasing.
Head and shoulders portrait of the British explorer Captain James Cook FRS (1728-1779) with a vignette 'Death of Cook' scene.
[Ref: 56589]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Arcange Corelli
Arcange Corelli Né à Fusignari dans le Boulonnois, Mort à Rome le 19 Jan. 1713. Agé près de 60 ans.
H. Howard pinx. Mathey Sculpsit.
A Paris chez Odieuvre M.d d'Est, rue d'Anjou la dern. P. Cochere à gauche entrant par la rue Dauphine. CPR [n.d., c.1720].
Engraving. 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"), with large margins.
A portrait of Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Italian violinist and composer who was a major influence on the work of Bach, based on the famous portrait by Hugh Howard (now in the Music Faculty collection of Oxford University).
[Ref: 56654]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Gentlemen of the Bloomsbury and Inns of Court Association this Print of Lieut. Colonel Cox is inscribed by their obedient humble Servant George Hounsom.
To the Gentlemen of the Bloomsbury and Inns of Court Association this Print of Lieut. Colonel Cox is inscribed by their obedient humble Servant George Hounsom.
Painted by G. Hounsom. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi R.A.
London Publish'd Jan.y 1st 1799, by, G. Hounsom No. 167. Fleet Street.
Stipple. Sheet 430 x 285mm (17 x 11¼"). Trimmed to plate, creasing and surface soiling.
Samuel Compton Cox (d. c.1839), Master of the High Court of Chancery of Foundling Hospital, in the uniform of a Volunteer Regiment, leaning on a cannon. Cox's great-great-great-grandson was Robin Leigh-Pemberton (1927-2013), governor of the Bank of England 1983-93.
[Ref: 56676]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Diana.
Diana.
Painted by Stroehling. Engraved by R. Woodman.
Publish'd and Sold April 2nd 1813, by Edw.d Orme Bond Street, London.
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 220 x 205mm (8¾ x 8"). Trimmed to plate.
Head and shoulders portrait of the Huntress, over foliage, wearing crescent moon headdress.
[Ref: 56607]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, Delivering a Speech in the House of Lords.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, Delivering a Speech in the House of Lords. Rapin's History of England.
Published by J. Robins & Co, Albion Press, London [n.d., c.1816].
Engraving. 255 x 380mm (10 x 15"). Trimmed into plate at bottom.
From an updated edition of ''The History of England, From the Earliest Periods' by Rapin de Thoyras.
[Ref: 56551]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness, George Prince of Wales,
His Royal Highness, George Prince of Wales,
J. Russell R.A. Pinxt F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.
London, Published June 1. 1795 by John Jeffreyes Ludgate Hill.
Rare stipple, open letter proof before dedication. Sheet 540 x 360mm (21¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed inside platemark, affecting publication line, repairs in inscription area.
George IV when Prince of Wales, holding a bow and standing against a statue. Archers aim at a target behind. The finished plate was dedicated to the Royal Kentish Bowmen, an archery society established 1785; George was made president in 1789, encouraging many other aristocrats to join.
De Vesme 820.
[Ref: 56668]   £380.00  
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Mr. John Hilton.
Mr. John Hilton. Judge of the Course of Newmarket.
[nd.d c. 1820.]
Etching. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5"). Some toning in the margins. Small margins
A portrait of John Hilton, judge of the course at Newmarket.
[Ref: 56556]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt.n John Hunter.
Capt.n John Hunter. Late Governor of New South Wales.
Eng. by Ridley from an Original Picture.
Pub. by Bunney & Gold Shoe Lane Dec. 1. 1801.
Stipple with hand colour. Sheet: 245 x 155mm (9½ x 6") Narrow margins, a few stains.
A half-length portrait of John Hunter (1737-1821), naval officer who commanded HMS Sirius in the First Fleet in 1787 and succeeded Arthur Phillip as Governor of New South Wales.
[Ref: 56650]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The High Borne Prince Iames Duke of Yorke.
The High Borne Prince Iames Duke of Yorke. borne October= the 13 1633.
Pub June 10 1800 by WRichardson No 31 Strand.
Engraving. 225 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"), large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate lower right.
A portrait of the young Prince James (1633-1701), Duke of York and later James II, probably aged about eleven, standing on a real tennis court, holding a real tennis racket, while figures watch from the gallery. A late eighteenth century copy of portrait engraved and published by Matthäus Merian c.1645. Merian's plate was later acquired by Thomas Jenner, a publisher at the Royal Exchange who added his name under the neatline, although it has been removed here.
[Ref: 56651]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r.s Jerningham.
M.r.s Jerningham. Dedicated by permision to Sire William Jerningham B.t By his obliged & obedient Servants Reeve & Jones.
Painted by John Hoppner ESq. R.A. Engraved by Henry Meyer.
Published April 14.th 1809. by Reeve & Jones, N.o 7, Vere Str.t Bond Street, London.
Fine & rare stipple engraving, sheet 440 x 350mm (17½ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
Full lenth portrait of Frances Henrietta Sulyarde, Lady Stafford (1775-1832) dressed as Hebe. She stands amongst the clouds holding up a dish with her right hand that an eagle eats from and in her left she holds a jug. Frances is the daughter of Edward Sulyarde (1745-1779) and Susanna Sulyarde (born Ravenscroft) (1751-1778). She married Sir George William Stafford Jerningham, later 8th Baron Stafford, of Costessey Park, Norfolk, in 1799.
[Ref: 56564]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Alphonse François Lacroix.]
[Alphonse François Lacroix.]
[n.d., c.1843.]
Rare stipple engraving on steel, printed on chine collé, proof before all letters. 230 x 155mm (9 x 6").
Alphonse François Lacroix (1799–1859), Swiss missionary in Bengal, half-length, pointing at India on a globe. It is likely this was published 1842-3, during his only visit to Europe in 38 years.
[Ref: 56562]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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John Musgrave Lamb.
John Musgrave Lamb. Proof.
F. Cruikshank del.t 1831. E. Scriven sculp.t 1834.
Stipple, rare proof on chine collé. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate at bottom.
Three-quarter length portrait of John Musgrave Lamb (1781-1835), hat manufacturer in Warwick, seated in armchair.
[Ref: 56727]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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William Lenthall, Speaker.
William Lenthall, Speaker. Etch'd from an Original Drawing, in the Collect:n of Lord Viscount Mountstuart.
Eliza B. Gulston, fecit.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. Sheet 135 x 100mm (5¼ x 4"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
William Lenthall (1591-1662), Speaker of the House of Commons when Charles I entered the chamber to arrest five MPs of the Long Parliament for treason. When Charles asked Lenthall where the five were, Lenthall famously replied "I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as this House is pleased to direct me." This was the first time a speaker declared his allegiance to the liberty of parliament rather than the will of the monarch.
[Ref: 56652]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert Lilburne, Heir of the ancient Family of Lilburne of Thickley Puncherdon in the Bishoprick of Durham...]
[Robert Lilburne, Heir of the ancient Family of Lilburne of Thickley Puncherdon in the Bishoprick of Durham...]
[S. Cooper pinx.t. C. Watson sculp.]
[London, Published 1st May 1807 by R.t Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill.]
[Stipple and etching, proof before all letters. Sheet 265 x 210mm (10½ x 8¼"). A little surface soiling.
Colonel Robert Lilburne (1613-65), a signatory to the death warrant of King Charles I in 1649 and forty-seventh of the fifty nine Commissioners. After the restoration he was found guilty of high treason: his sentence of being hung, drawn and quartered was commuted to life in prison. His younger brother was John Lilburne, the well known Leveller. According to Alexander this print was published to meet the demand from extra-illustrators, particularly those who wanted to enlarge Clarendon's 'History of the Great Rebellion'.
Alexander 89.
[Ref: 56660]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Meeyerbeer. Giacomo Meyerbeer (facsimile signature].
Meeyerbeer. Giacomo Meyerbeer (facsimile signature].
Me [Nicolas Maurin]. Lith. de Delpech, à Paris.
[Paris, c.1835.]
Lithograph. Sheet 260 x 160mm (10¼ x 6¼").
Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864) was a noted German-born opera composer, and the first great exponent of Grand Opera. At his peak in the 1830s and 1840s, he was the most famous and successful composer and producer of opera in Europe.
[Ref: 56560]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of a man in military costume.]
[Portrait of a man in military costume.] From the Original Picture Painted by Rembrandt, in the Collection of the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Besborough. To whom this Plate is most Humbly Dedicated, by His Lordship's most obliged and most Obedient Hum.ble Servant, J. Boydell.
Rembrandt Pinxt. W.m Pether fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell. Engraver in Cheapside, Nov.r 1.st 1764.
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"), large margins on 3 sides. Margins restored, horizonal fold flattened, inscription weakly inked.
A portrait of a man, three-quarter length, wearing a breastplate with chain and a large hat with feathers, his left elbow leaning on a ledge holding a sword. After a 1650 painting by Rembrandt now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, once considered to show Rembrandt himself. It was engraved by portrait painter and mezzotinter William Pether (1731-1821).
Charrington. 125. III of III.
[Ref: 56509]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Milton and his two Daughters. vide Life of Milton page 112.
Milton and his two Daughters. vide Life of Milton page 112.
G. Romney pinxit. Benj. Smith sculp.
Publish'd June 4. 1795 by J. & J. Boydell, & G. Nicol, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No.90 Cheapside, London.
Stipple, sheet 355 x 440mm (14 x 17¼"). Trimmed on left and right. Slight creasing on left title.
Milton dictating 'Paradise Lost' to his two daughters, who sit at a desk at left, their father sick and wrapped in blankets in a chair at right. John Milton (1608-1674), the poet.
Horne: 141.
[Ref: 56628]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Elizabeth Montague Daughter of George Earl of Cardigan.
Lady Elizabeth Montague Daughter of George Earl of Cardigan.
Sir Jos. Reynolds pinx.t. R. Brookshaw fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 150 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Trimmed within plate at bottom, thread margins elsewhere.
Elizabeth Montague (1743-1827), eldest daughter of George Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, later married Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch.
Not in CS or Hamilton.
[Ref: 56517]   £320.00  
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Mr Timothy Luff Mullens with his Harriers. Basingstoke.
Mr Timothy Luff Mullens with his Harriers. Basingstoke.
Painted and Engraved by D. Wolstenholme.
Published by D. Wolstenholme, 22 Chad's Row, Grays Inn Road, London and R. Castle, Basingstoke.
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. Framed, visible area 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"). Tear in inscription area, unexamined out of frame.
Equestrian portrait of Timothy Luff Mullens (c.1766-1833) of Newnham, Mayor of Basingstoke 1808-9.
[Ref: 56666]   £550.00  
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Hoh! Maister John Murray of Sacomb.
Hoh! Maister John Murray of Sacomb. / The Works of Old Time to collect was his Pride, / Till Oblivion dreaded his Car: / Regardless of Friends intestate he dy'd, / So the Rooks & the Crows were his Heir. G.V.
G. Verue ad vivum delin. 17387, et sculp. 1752.
Engraving. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Narrow margins.
John Murray (1670-1748), antiquary and book collector who scoured the country for rare titles by English authors, often on commission. He was a friend of Thomas Hearne, often appearing in his diaries; one of the books Murray leans on is 'T Hearne Vol III (the others 'Sessions Papers' & 'Tryals of Witches').
Alexander 970.
[Ref: 56635]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Ogilvius.
Johannes Ogilvius.
P. Lilly Pinxit. Guil. Faithorne Sculp.
[n.d., c.1654.]
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 200mm (11½ x 8"). Trimmed to image.
John Ogilby (1600-1676), a multi-talented Scot. From an early apprenticeship to a dancing master, he became a translator of classsics and then a successful publisher, with his crowning achievement being his 'Britannia', Europe's first atlas of roadmaps. This portrait was used as frontispiece to his 'Works of Publius Virgilius Maro', 1654.
[Ref: 56731]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bonavontur Peeters
Bonavontur Peeters 53
Ioannes Meyssens pinxit et excudit. W. Hollar fecit.
J. Meyssens [Antwerp, n.d. c.1694].
Etching. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"). Faint foxing.
A portrait of Bonaventure Peeters (1614-1652), who was recognised as a leading marine painter by his contemporaries. This is one of nine portraits etched by Hollar, when in Antwerp, for a collection of portraits published there by Meyssens in 1649 under the title 'Image de divers hommes desprit sublime'. Peeters was based in Antwerp and this etching is taken from a portrait by the publisher himself. Below the portrait is a biographical note, as Pennington notes, 'in execrable French'.
Pennington p.1480. iv of v
[Ref: 56577]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Johann Friedrich I, Elector and Duke of Saxony?] Quadro di Luca Kranach.
[Johann Friedrich I, Elector and Duke of Saxony?] Quadro di Luca Kranach.
Loren. Lorenzi del, P. Ant. Pazzi sc.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 390 x 300mm (15¼ x 11¾"). Narrow margins, taped bottom left corner.
A man in a fur jacket with hat and a chain around his neck, which he grasps with one hand. The inscriptions state that this print was engraved by Pietro Antonio Pazzi from a drawing by Lorenzo Lorenzi, taken from a painting by Lucas Cranach. The BM identifies the sitter as Johann Friedrich I, Elector and Duke of Saxony, but there is little resemblence to existing paintings of the Duke by both Lucas Cranach the Elder (c.1472-1553) and the Younger (1515-86). These show him with narrower eyes and a prominent scar from his left temple to the base of his nose.
[Ref: 56507]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Petrus Paulus Rubens
Petrus Paulus Rubens 30
J. Meyssens exc. [Antwerp, n.d. c.1694].
Etching laid on 18th century sheet. 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4¾"). Some creasing and distortion across the sheet.
A portrait of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) from the series 'Image de divers hommes' (1694).
[Ref: 56578]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Murders at Stanfield Hall] Rush on Trial.
[Murders at Stanfield Hall] Rush on Trial.
Robert Kerr.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Lithograph on chine collé, rare locally published item. 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Laid on new backing board, some surface wear and creasing.
Portrait of James Blomfield Rush (1800-49) in the dock, during his trial for double murder. A tenant farmer of Potash Farm, Rush shot and killed his landlord Isaac Jermy and his son Isaac Jermy Jermy, hoping to blame the crime on rival claimants to the Jermy's estate. However he failed to kill the younger Jermy's widow, who escaped and was able to identify him at his trial. He was hanged and buried in the grounds of Norwich Castle. A life-size waxwork representation of Rush was displayed in the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussauds in London, from 1849 until 1971.
[Ref: 56596]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq.re
Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq.re His Majesty's Lieutenant of the County of Carnavon. From a Portrait Painted by Sir William Beechey, R.A. and placed by his Friends in the Grand Jury Room at Carnarvon. A.D. 1826. Proof.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds. Engraver to the King (and J.P. Quilley.)
[c.1826.]
Proof mezzotint. 520 x 400mm (20½ x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
Thomas Assheton Smith (the elder) (1752 -1828), landowner who induced Parliament to pass an act enclosing the common land of Llanddeiniolen parish, adding over 2,600 acres to his land holdings, from which he mined slate. Subsequent rioting was put down by a cavalry unit. A close friend of George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea, Smith became one of cricket's main patrons following the establishment of Marylebone Cricket Club in 1787. This portrait was commissioned by Caernarfon Corporation, who paid Beechey £157.10s. It is now in National Museum Cardiff.
Whitman: 268
[Ref: 56518]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Countess of Derby
Elizabeth Countess of Derby
W. J. Edwards [after Sir Joshua Reynolds].
Henry Graves & Co [n.d. 1865].
Mezzotint. 285 x 185mm (11¼ x 7¼").
A full-length portrait of Elizabeth Smith-Stanley (1753-1797), leaning on a plinth next to a perched macaw bird and holding a garland of flowers. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the sixth Duke of Hamilton, married the very enamoured Edward Smith-Stanley, twelfth Duke of Derby, aged 21. She was a pioneer of ladies fashion for the time and notably organised an all female cricket match in 1777.
[Ref: 56579]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Ezechiel Spanhemius Liber Baro. Seren.mi ac Potent.mi Borussorum Regis Frederici Minister Status...
Ezechiel Spanhemius Liber Baro. Seren.mi ac Potent.mi Borussorum Regis Frederici Minister Status...
B. Arlaud pinx. ad vivum. J. Simon fec.
[n.d., c.1707.]
Rare mezzotint. 340 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Laid on board.
Ezekiel, Freiherr von Spanheim (1629-1710), a scholar who, despite being born in Geneva, was the first Prussian ambassador to England, arriving 1702. He died in London in 1710 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
CS 139, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 56625]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Charlotte Stanley. a beautiful Gipsey.
Charlotte Stanley. a beautiful Gipsey.
Drawn on Stone by W. Sharp from a Miniature by George Hayter in the Possession of Nath.l Ogle Esq.r
Published by J. Dickinson, 114 New Bond S.t May 1829.
Lithograph on india. India paper 185 x 155mm (7¼" x 6").
Portrait of Charlotte Stanley, wearing patterned shawl and cloak, looking to left with a finger of her right hand raised.
For an earlier print of the sitter, see ref. 18398.
[Ref: 56645]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Sturge.
Joseph Sturge. This Print is dedicated to the Most Noble the Marquis of Sligo. as a tribute of respect for the Justice and humanity he displayed in liberating his Slaves.
Drawn on Stone by H. Millichamp, from a Picture in the Possession of W. Boultbee, Esq.r. M. & N. Hanhart, Lith. Printers, 64, Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Rare lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 375 x 255mm (14¾ x 10"), Trimmed inside on left.
Joseph Sturge (1793-1859), Quaker and founder of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, now Anti-Slavery International. He spent his life engaged in Radical political actions supporting pacifism, working class rights, and the universal emancipation of slaves. In Jamaica, Joseph Sturge helped to found Free Villages with the Baptists, one of which was named Sturge Town in his memory. The dedication is to Howe Browne (1788-1845), 2nd Marquess of Sligo. Although he campaigned for abolition he inherited two slave-holding plantations from his grandmother. When he was appointed Governor and Vice-Admiral of Jamaica in 1834, only a year after the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, his attempts to transition to a free society put him at odds with the Jamaican Assembly, who forced him to resign the governorship.
[Ref: 55437]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Adriaen van Venne
Adriaen van Venne 59
A. van Veen pinxit. W. Hollar fecit.
Ioannes Meyssens excudit [Antwerp, n.d. c.1649].
Etching. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼") very large margins. Faint staining in bottom and right margins.
A portrait of Adriaen van de Veen (1589-1680, a dutch painter and printmaker, from the series 'Image de divers hommes' (1694).
Pennington p.1514.. iv of v
[Ref: 56576]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry van der Borcht
Henry van der Borcht 42
Henricus van der Borcht iunior pinxit. W. Hollar fecit 1650.
Ioannes Meyssens excudit [Antwerp, n.d. c.1649].
Etching. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"), very large margins Faint foxing in the margins.
A portrait of Hendrik van der Borcht (1583-1651) from the series 'Image de divers hommes' (1694).
Pennington p.1364. iii of iv
[Ref: 56575]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Anthoine Van Dyck Chevallier du Roy D'Angleterre.
Anthoine Van Dyck Chevallier du Roy D'Angleterre.
Ant. van Dyck pinxit. Paul Pontius sculpsit.
Ie. Meyssens excudit. [n.d. c.1694]
Engraving. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼") very large margins. Some minor stains in the margins.
A portrait of Anthony van Dyck after a self portrait by van Dyck. First lettered state from the series 'Image de divers hommes' (1694).
[Ref: 56558]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Iacobus Van Es
Iacobus Van Es Pienctre Excellent en fruicts poissons oiseanz et fleurs les quelles il faict extremement bien au naturel il demeure a Anuers y estant ne.
Ioannes Meyssens pinxit et excudit. We. Hollar fecit.
J. Meyssens [Antwerp, n.d. c.1694].
Etching. 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼") very large margins. Some foxing in the margins.
A portrait of Jacob van Es (c. 1596-1666), the Flemish Baroque painter renowned for his still life paintings of food and flours, as is mentioned in the inscription etched beneath his portrait. It is a testament to his success that his portrait was included in the series 'Image de divers hommes' (1694).
Pennington p.1399. iii of v
[Ref: 56573]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Wathen.
Mr. Wathen. Proof.
A.J. Oliver A.R.A. Pinx.t. T. Bragg Sculp.t.
Private Plate. [n.d., c.1810.]
Rare engraving, proof on chine collé. Sheet 265 x 200mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmed into plate on three sides.
James Wathen (c.1751-1828), traveller and artist. He went on walking excursions in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, contributing topographical descriptions & sketches to the ‘Gentleman's Magazine,’ under the sobriquet of 'Jemmy Sketch'. In 1811 he accompanied Captain James Prendergast in his ship the Hope on a voyage to India and China, in which he visited Madras, Penang, Canton, Macao, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. In 1814 he published an account of his travels, under the title ‘Journal of a Voyage to India and China’ (London, 1814, 2 vols. 4to), illustrated with twenty-four coloured prints from his own drawings. After Archer James Oliver ARA (1774-1842).
O'Donoghue: p.414.
[Ref: 56621]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[William IV as Lord High Admiral.] William [facsimile signature.]
[William IV as Lord High Admiral.] William [facsimile signature.]
[n.d., c.1827.]
Lithograph. Sheet 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼").
William IV in naval costume, standing on a deck, one hand resting on a cannon, the other holding a telescope. A pennant with 'Rule Britannia' flutters behind.
[Ref: 56561]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Woodhouse] Mr Woodhouse the Poetical Cobler.
[James Woodhouse] Mr Woodhouse the Poetical Cobler. Museum & Complete Mag. Feb.y 1765.
Rare engraving. Sheet 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
James Woodhouse (1735-1820), a cobbler-turned poet from the Black Country village of Rowley Regis and bookseller. He is shown sitting on his workbench writing on paper balanced on his knee.
[Ref: 56640]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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La Signora Zamperini in the Character of Cecchina. La Buona Figliuola, Act 2d Scene 3d.
La Signora Zamperini in the Character of Cecchina. La Buona Figliuola, Act 2d Scene 3d.
N. Hone pinx.t. J. Finlayson fec.t.
Publish'd Feb.y 1st 1769. Sold by Mr Parker No 82 Cornhill, & Mr Finlayson in Berwick Street Soho.
Mezzotint. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"), very large margins.
Anna Zamperini in the lead role in Niccolò Piccinni's 'La buona figliuola' ('the good-natured maid'), adapted from Samuel Richardson's novel 'Pamela'. Zamperini was portrayed in the same role by Scottish painter John Paxton. After a portrait by Nathaniel Hone (1718-84), one of two Irish founder members of the Royal Academy. See references 36379, 36380 & 36381 for state i of ii.
CS 20, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 56671]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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