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[The Ambassadors.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun
[The Ambassadors.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun d'apres l'original peint sur bois, hauteur 96 pouc. largeur 54.
Jean Holbein. J.A. Pierron sculp.t.
a Paris chez Chereau et Joubert rue des Mathurins aux deux Pilliers d'or [n.d., c.1788].
Engraving. 245 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"), large margins.
Holbein's double portrait of French ambassadors to the Court of St James, Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve, oil painted on oak in 1533. It is famous for the anamorphic skull in the foreground. It has been in the National Gallery since 1890. From the series 'Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands de Le Brun', 1777-1791.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57496]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rev. Christopher Brown] C. Brown the Younger.
[Rev. Christopher Brown] C. Brown the Younger.
[York: Thomas Gent.]
Engraving, verso in ink John French his book 1755. 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, some staining.
The frontispiece portrait for Brown's 'Itinerarium totius sacræ Scripturæ: or, An abstract of the Holy Bible'.
[Ref: 57447]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Charlotte Bury]
[Lady Charlotte Bury]
Painted by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C.Wilkin.
Published May 1799 by C.Wilkin, N.o 19 Eaton Str.t Pimlico.
Stipple, Proof before title. 250 x 190 (9¾ x 7½") very large margins.
A portrait of Lady Charlottle Bury (1775-1861) from the series 'Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion' published between 1797-1803 by C. Wilkin. Lady Bury moved in the literary circles of the day and was rumoured to be an acquaintance of a young Walter Scott and William Blake. She published a number of her own poems and novels though is remembered chiefly for the 'Diary Illustrative of the Times of George VI', despite its contested authorship.
[Ref: 56905]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Carletonus [...].
Georgius Carletonus [...]. Vera Effigies R.di In Christo Patris Georgii Carleton Episc.pi Cicestrien.sis.
F.H. [Friedrich von Hulsen]
[n.d. c.1627]
Rare engraving. 140 x 100mm (5½ x 4"). Trimmed and taped to album sheet.
A half portrait of George Carleton (1559-1628) commemorating his appointment as Bishop of Chichester in 1827. This portrait was the frontispiece to the third edition of his 'Thankfull Rememberance of God's Mercie' published in 1627. The verso has a short biography of Carleton written in ink and partly trimmed.
[Ref: 56911]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Céline Céleste-Elliott] Celeste. as the Arab Boy.
[Céline Céleste-Elliott] Celeste. as the Arab Boy. A Sketch by William Drummond.
WDrummond.
[London, Published Jan.y 12.th 1838. by Tho.s Mc.Lean, Haymarket.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Framed, visible area 425 x 300mm (16¾ x 11¾"). Spotting, repair in sky. Window mounted around title. Unexamined out of frame.
A full length portrait of Madame Céleste-Elliott as Hamet, playing an oud. Behind is tent and the Spanish city of Constantina on a rocky outcrop. This is the opening scene of 'Victoire; or, The Fall of Constantina', a military drama performed at the Adelphi theatre in 1837, in which Céleste played three parts: Hamet, a dumb Arab boy, Victoire and Henri St. Almo, a French spy.. Céline Céleste-Elliott (1815-1882) was a Parisian dancer and actress who had success in London and toured America four times. About the time this portrait was published she retired from performing, becoming a theatre manager (including of London's Adelpi, Lyceum and Olympic), although she made several 'comebacks'.
[Ref: 57295]   £550.00  
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Carolus Magna Britannia, Francia, Scotiae et Hibernia Rex Serenissimus.
Carolus Magna Britannia, Francia, Scotiae et Hibernia Rex Serenissimus.
Ant. Van Dÿck Pinxit. P. Soutman Effigiavit. I Suÿderhoef Sculpsit cum Privil. Sa. Cae. M.
[Haarlem, n.d. c. 1650.]
Engraving and etching. 410 x 280mm (16 x 11"). Trimmed. Faint creases.
A bust portrait of Charles I (1600-1649) in an oval garland surrounded by flowers and fruit. It was engraved by Jonas Suyderhoef after Pieter Claesz. Soutman's drawing of van Dyck's painting.
D 16. i/ii.
[Ref: 57442]   £420.00   (£504.00 incl.VAT)
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Carolus II.ds Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Rex Fidei Defensor &c.
Carolus II.ds Dei Gratia Angliæ Scotiæ Franciæ et Hiberniæ Rex Fidei Defensor &c.
P. Lelÿ Eques Pinxit.
Printed for & sold by Tho. Bowles Print and Map Sell[er] next to the Chapter house in St. Pauls Church Yar[d] [n.d., c1700.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½") Trimmed, losing part of inscription, left edge with nicks, laid on album paper.
Three-quarter length portrait of Charles II (1630-1685), in long wig and armour, holding a baton.
CS 6, state iii of iii, originally published by Alexander Browne. Simon Turner: iv of v.
[Ref: 57308]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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King Charles the Second.
King Charles the Second. Eldest Son of Cha.s 1st succeeded in Right to his Fathers Crown but ye Govern.mt after his fathers Murder being in the hands of Rebels he was kept out about 12 Years [...]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
A head and shoulders portrait of Charles II in long wig and armour, strangely without a moustache. From an untraced history.
[Ref: 57303]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Femme de l'Orient. Childe Harold (Lord Byron).
Femme de l'Orient. Childe Harold (Lord Byron).
Pickersgill R.A. de Londres. Freeman Lith. Lith. Roder & C.ie 1.e Richer.
[n.d., c.1837.]
Lithograph. Sheet 365 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed.
A Greek woman with two children. A scene from Lord Byron's 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage', published in the 'Album Cosmopolite, ou Choix des Collectionss de M. Alexandre Vattemare, compose de sujets historiques et religieux, paysages, marines'.
[Ref: 57320]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford,
The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, Viscount Beauchamp, &c, &c, &c, L.d Lieu.t & Custos Rot.m of the County of Warwicj, One of the Lords of His Majestys most Hon.ble Privy Council & Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. John Watts Sculp.t.
Pub.d Jan.y 28, 1786, by Jn.o Watts No 34 Red Lyon Street Holborn & W.m Dickenson, No 158, New Bond Street.
Rare mezzotint. 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾"). Trimmed into printed border at top, vertical fold.
Half-length portrait of Francis Seymour Conway (1743-1822), 2nd Marquess of Hertford.
CS: 4; Hamilton: pg 37 iii of iii.
[Ref: 57310]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness Will.m, Duke of Cumberland.
His Royal Highness Will.m, Duke of Cumberland.
J. Reynolds. T. Watson fec.t.
London Printed for H. Parker opposite Birchin Lane Cornhill [n.d., c.1770].
Mezzotint. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½") large margins
Half-length portrait of Prince William (1721-65), Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, wearing uniform and sash.
[Ref: 57240]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Erasmus Darwin, M.D. & F.R.S.
Erasmus Darwin, M.D. & F.R.S.
Engraved by H. Wheelwright, from an Original Drawing [by John Wright].
Published by J. Sewell, 32, Cornhill, 2 March 1795.
Engraving. 185 x 110mm (7¼ x 4¼"), large margins on 3 sides. Slight staining and spotting.
A half-length portrait of physician and poet Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802). His 'Zoonomia' (1794-6) anticipated the evolutionary theories of his grandson Charles (1809-82).
[Ref: 57251]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Queen of England.
Elizabeth Queen of England. She dyed at Richmond the 24th March 1602, in the 44th yeare of Her Raign and 70th of Her Life.
W. Marshall sculp:
[n.d., 1648.]
Engraving. Sheet 130 x 110mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper, slight staining.
A half-length portrait of Elizabeth I, the frontispiece to the 1648 edition of Thomas Fuller's 'Holy and Profane State'.
[Ref: 57250]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth. Second Daughter of hen. 8th by Ann Bulloine his 2.d Wife [...]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 245 x 160mm (9¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
A head and shoulders portrait of Elizabeth I, from an untraced history. Elizabeth was the last Tudor monarch born at Greenwich on 7 September 1533.
[Ref: 57305]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Day, Lady Fenhoulet.]
[Anne Day, Lady Fenhoulet.]
J. Reynolds Pinx.t. J. M,,cArdell fecit.
Sold at the Golden Head in Covent Garden [n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 330 x 225mm (13 x 8¾"). Small margins.
Portrait of Anne Day after Sir Joshua Reynolds, wearing a Woffington hat and an ornate dress with lace and ribbons and posy, hands in fur muff. She was the mistress of Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Baron Edgcumbe, and married Sir Peter Fenoulhet in 1761 after the death of Edgcumbe. James McArdell (1729-65), a Dublin-born mezzotinter, is said to have been Reynolds' favourite engraver.
CS 53, state i of iv.
[Ref: 57322]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Young woman in profile]
[Young woman in profile]
TF [Tho.s Frye Pictor, Inv.t & Sculp.t.]
[Hatton Garden 1760.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 470 x 355mm (18½ x 14"). Trimmed into image at bottom, losing inscriptions, thread margins on other three sides, some creasing.
A portrait in profile of a young woman wearing a lace-edged cap with black ribbon round it, and a pearl choker necklace. Her left hand touches the ermine lining her mantle. From the first series of 'Life-Sized Heads' by Thomas Frye (1710-62).
CS: 12.
[Ref: 57372]   £550.00  
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[Elizabeth Gunning as Dutchess of Hamilton.]
[Elizabeth Gunning as Dutchess of Hamilton.]
[after Francis Cotes.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Rare stipple, possible proof before letters 160 x 130mm (6¼ x 5"). Slight watermark. Thread margins, stitch holes on left plate mark, some staining.
An oval portrait of Elizabeth Gunning (1733-90) when wife of James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton and Argyll. After his death she married John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne, later Duke of Argyll. She served as a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte for over 20 years and was created Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon in her own right by George III in 1776.
The original pastel in in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 4890).
[Ref: 57244]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Frideric Handel] Frontispiece. Inscribed to the Genius of Musick.
[George Frideric Handel] Frontispiece. Inscribed to the Genius of Musick. Europ. Mag., Vol. VI.
Published Aug.t 1st 1784 by J. Sewell, Cornhill.
Engraving. 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate on left.
Allegorical figures pay tribute under a memorial to Handel. With verse by Walpole beginning "Sweet strains along the vaulted roof decay''.
[Ref: 57315]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Henry ye VIIIth. King of England, France & Ireland.
Henry ye VIIIth. King of England, France & Ireland.
H. Holbein pinx. J. Faber jun.r Fecit.
Cum privilegio Regis. Sold by John Bowles, opposite to Stocks Market & at Mercers Hall Cheapside [n.d. c.1730.]
Mezzotint. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Narrow margins top and right, vertical fold.
Henry VIII (1491-1547), after Holbein by John Faber the younger, one of the leading mezzotinters of the early eighteenth century.
CS 185 ii/ii; see ref. 12797 for first state, published by Edward Cooper.
[Ref: 57302]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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King Henry the Eight.
King Henry the Eight. Only Son of hen.y ye 7th [...]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 245 x 160mm (9¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed into image, laid on album paper.
A head and shoulders portrait of Henry VIII, from an untraced history.
[Ref: 57304]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Augustus Hervey] The Right Hon.ble Augustus John Earl of Bristol, Rear Adm.l of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet.
[Augustus Hervey] The Right Hon.ble Augustus John Earl of Bristol, Rear Adm.l of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet.
Thomas Gainsborough pinx.t. James Watson Fecit.
[n.d., c.1775.]
Fine mezzotint with separate title plate, total 565 x 355mm (22¼ x 14"). Small stain in inscription area.
Full-length portrait of Admiral Augustus John Hervey (1724-79), 3rd Earl of Bristol, in uniform, with his ship Dragon and Castle Moro (the Cuban fortress he attacked during the Seven Years' War) in the background. The portrait was originally published before his elevation to the peerage in 1775.
CS 74, state II. Horne 41 II of III. Goodwin 97 II of III. Ex: collection of Minto Wilson.
[Ref: 57388]   £750.00  
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The High And Mightie Prince Thomas Lord Howard, Duke Of Norfolke, Earle Of Surry And Earle Marshal Of England,
The High And Mightie Prince Thomas Lord Howard, Duke Of Norfolke, Earle Of Surry And Earle Marshal Of England, Lord Mowbrey, Segreve, & Brusse Of Gore, And Knight Of the most honorable order of the Garter and of St. Michael ec. He decesed 1572, ye 2. of June.
[Engraved by George Vertue after R. Elstracke.]
[n.d. c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed.
A portrait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (1536-1572) with his arms, after the engraving by Renold Elstracke, c.1600.
See Walpole Society Vol XXVI, p.74 Not in Alexander.
[Ref: 57344]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[James I & VI] Jacobus VI D.G. Magnae Britanniae Rex.
[James I & VI] Jacobus VI D.G. Magnae Britanniae Rex.
J. Janssonius Exc. [n.d., c.1620].
Engraving. Sheet 190 x 120mm (7½ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
A lifetime portrait of James I & VI, published either in Emanuel van Meteren's ''Histoire de Pays Bas'' (1618) or a series of portraits of the same period.
[Ref: 57306]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Jacobus II D.G. Britanniarum Imperator 1695. Le Roy d'Angleterre.
Jacobus II D.G. Britanniarum Imperator 1695. Le Roy d'Angleterre.
S. Thomassin Sculp.
Se vend a Paris Chez Thomassin rue St Jacques vis a vis la rue du Plâtre aux Armes du Roy et de la Ville avec Privil. du Roy [n.d., c.1710].
Fine engraving. 230 x 185mm (9 x 7¼") with large margins.
A medallion portait of James II set on a plinth.
Sharpe 1.
[Ref: 57425]   £320.00  
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Jacobus II D.G. Britanniarum Imperator 1701.
Jacobus II D.G. Britanniarum Imperator 1701. Jacques II. Roy de la Grande Bretagne.
S. Thomassin Sculptor Regius Sculp 1703.
Se vend à Paris chez Thomassin, rue St. Jacques vis a vis la rue du Platre a l'Image St. Jean C.P.R.
Rare & fine engraving. 230 x 180mm (9 x7"), very large margins.
James II and VI (1633-1701), king of England and Scotland before the invasion of William of Orange forced him to retreat to France. Published in France soon after his death.
Sharp 2 i/ii.
[Ref: 57427]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable S.r Joseph Jekyll Knight Master of the Rolls, and one of his Majest-ties most Horourable Privy Council.
The Right Honourable S.r Joseph Jekyll Knight Master of the Rolls, and one of his Majest-ties most Horourable Privy Council.
M.Dahl pinxit. G.Vertue sculpsit. 1730.
[London, 1730.]
Engraving. Sheet 390 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Seated portrait of Sir Joseph Jekyll (1663-1738), wearing judicial wig and robe. A Whig politician, he sat in the House of Commons for 40 years, 1697-1738. He became Master of the Rolls in 1717.
[Ref: 57411]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.
John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.
Painted by Sir W. Beechey, R.A. Engraved by C. Turner.
London Pub.d Nov.r 11. 1816 by C. Turner, 50, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 620 x 420mm (24½ x 16½"), with very large margins.
John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823). As commander in chief in the Mediterranean he blockaded the French at Toulon (1795) before defeating the Spanish off the Coast of St. Vincent in 1797. Jervis later served as the first Lord of the Admiralty (1801-4) where he instigated reform in the administration of the navy. A globe and volumes on the table with a painting of a sea battle on the wall behind. See 31141 for proof before letters.
Whitman: 508. See: Ref: 31141 for Proof before letters.
[Ref: 57457]   £380.00  
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[Lady Langham.]
[Lady Langham.]
Painted by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by C.Wilkin.
Published as the Act directs June 2.d 1800 by C.Wilkin, N.o 19 Eaton Str.t Pimlico.
Stipple, Proof before title. 250 x 190 (9¾ x 7½") very large margins.
A portrait of Lady Henrietta Langham (1780-1809) from the series 'Portraits of Ladies of Rank and Fashion' published between 1797-1803 by C. Wilkin.
[Ref: 56904]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Delices Maternelles.
Les Delices Maternelles. Dedié à Son Aktesse Sérenissime Madame la Duchess Douaireiere de Saxe-Weimar, née Duchesse de Brunswik et de Lunebourg par son très humble et très obeissant Serviteur J: G: Wille. 25.le Pl. 1781.
Gravé par J.G. Wille Graveur du Roi, de S.M. Impr: et Roy: et du Roi de Danemark, d'après le ableau de son fils, P.A. Wille Peintre du Roi.
à Paris, chez l'Auteur, Quay des Augustins [1781].
Engraving. 430 x 340mm (17 x 13½"), very large margins. A little spotting and staining.
An oval portrait of a woman sitting in an armchair with her son standing on her knee.
[Ref: 57455]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Francis Noel Clarke Mundy Esq.r
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy Esq.r and His Grandson William Mundy of Markeaton near Derby.
Painted by Mr R.R. Reinagle. Engraved by Charles Turner
London. Published May 12 1810 by Mr R.R. Reinagle No 1 Upper Conway Street, Fitzroy Square.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 400 x 430mm (15¾ x 17"), with very large margins. Uncut. Some light creasing. Foxing in margins.
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy (1739-1815), poet, with his grandson. Books and papers are strewn across Mundy's desk, the most prominent of which is 'The Fall of Needwood Forest'. The enclosure Act of 1803 allowed for the deforestation of the ancient midlands forest of Needwood, which was completed in 1811. Mundy had written a poem (also visible on the desk) titled 'Needwood Forest' in 1776, and wrote 'The Fall of Needwood' in 1808 while its destruction was underway. Engraved from a portrait by Ramsay Richard Reinagle (1775-1862), painter who lived with, and was painted by, Constable.
[Ref: 56776]   £420.00  
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John Nicholson Mappesiani Bibliopolii Cant. Custos.
John Nicholson Mappesiani Bibliopolii Cant. Custos. To the Rev.d the Vise Chancellor, the Masters, Fellows, Scholars & Students, of the University of Cambridge - this Print published at their request, the profits of whcih I give to Addenbrookes Hospital is most humbly dedicated by their obliged & most obedient Servant John Nicholson.
Engraved by Ja.s Caldwell. From a Picture Painted by Phill.p Reinagle.
Cambridge Published March 1. 1790 by John Nicholson.
Stipple. 585 x 410mm (23 x 16"). Framed Age-toned. Unexamined out of frame.
A full-length portrait of the Cambridge bookseller John Nicholson, shown with a armful of books in front of Trinity College. Nicholson became a bookseller and stationer in 1752, when he married the daughter of Robert Watts, who had started the first circulating library in Cambridge. He took over a bookshop at the east end of King's College and the nickname of 'Maps' (Watts used to announce himself at his customers' doors by calling out 'Maps!"). A Greek hexameter of him, in a free and easy version, read: 'The Varsity Gods they call him 'Maps'; He's Nicholson to other chaps'.
[Ref: 57267]   £1,280.00  
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Mr Patrick O'Brien, The Celebrated Irish Giant.
Mr Patrick O'Brien, The Celebrated Irish Giant. 8 Feet 7 Inches high. Aged 38 Years.
T. Parry del. A. Van Assen Sculp.
Pub.d June 20, 1804 by R.S. Kirby, 11 London House yard, & J. Scott, 447 Strand.
Etching. 210 x 120mm (8¼ x 4¾"). Trimmed within plate on right. Small margins on 3 sides.
The Irish giant Patrick O'Brien (1760-1806, real name Patrick Cotter), leaning on the top of a door, towering over another man. He was the first man in history with a certified height of over 8 feet (8'1", not 8'7'' as claimed), a record not broken for another century. He took the name O'Brien to claim descent from the legendarily gigantic Brian Boru. Working on the sideshow circuit he became quite wealthy, leaving £2,000 to his mother when he died. He left his clothes to his servant, who displayed them on a mannequin in the Haymarket; his boots are still on display in the Kinsale Museum. Cotter requested that his body be entombed within twelve feet of solid rock to prevent exhumation for scientific or medical research; however in 1972 his remains were examined and his height verified.
[Ref: 57247]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mr Patrick O'Brien, Irish Giant.]
[Mr Patrick O'Brien, Irish Giant.]
[n.d., c.1810.]
Grey wash with touches of red. Sheet 215 x 130mm (8½ x 5").
The Irish giant Patrick O'Brien (1760-1806, real name Patrick Cotter), leaning on the top of a door, towering over a dwarf, possibly John Coan (1728-1764), the ‘Norfolk Dwarf', an imaginary meeting. O'Brien was the first man in history with a certified height of over 8 feet (8'1", not 8'7'' as claimed), a record not broken for another century. He took the name O'Brien to claim descent from the legendarily gigantic Brian Boru. Working on the sideshow circuit he became quite wealthy, leaving £2,000 to his mother when he died. He left his clothes to his servant, who displayed them on a mannequin in the Haymarket; his boots are still on display in the Kinsale Museum. Cotter requested that his body be entombed within twelve feet of solid rock to prevent exhumation for scientific or medical research; however in 1972 his remains were examined and his height verified.
[Ref: 57248]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Hyde Parker, Captain of the Phoenix.
Sir Hyde Parker, Captain of the Phoenix.
Painted by George Romney. Engraved by James Walker.
[London: James Walker, 1780.]
Mezzotint with separate title plate, total 660 x 390mm (26 x 15½"). Trimmed into title plate, losing publication line, thread margins elsewhere.
Full length portrait of Sir Hyde Parker (1714-1782/3), in uniform, unsheathed sword in right hand, his ship in the background firing its guns. As captain of HMS Phoenix Parker broke the defences of the North River at New York in 1776, during the American Revolution, earning him a knighthood in 1779.
CS 12. II of II. Horne 94. Ex: collection of Minto Wilson.
[Ref: 57389]   £500.00  
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[Penelope and the suitors] Ingratam Veneri pone superbiam.
[Penelope and the suitors] Ingratam Veneri pone superbiam. Non te Penelopem difficilem procis. Tyrrhenus genuit Parens. Horat. lib. 3.
Dom.us Magiotto pinx. Nicolaus Cavalli sculp Venetiis.
[Venice, n.d., c.1760.]
Rare engraving. 370 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼"), with very large margins. Creasing in margins.
A young man addresses a young woman in the centre who holds an apple, with an elderly bawd watching behind. The lines from Horace refers to the scene in the Oddysey in which Penelope receives unwelcome suitors.
BM 1951,0714.159. From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57476]   £340.00  
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Jacques de Mosscher Pictor.
Jacques de Mosscher Pictor.
J: van Ravestein [Thomas de Keyser]. J: Stolker Fec & Excud.
J. Cruys. Excud: [n.d. 1739-1785.]
Mezzotint. 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed with thread margins.
A half portrait that claims to be of Jacob de Mosscher Pictor (1575-1623) after Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn, however Robert Gerhard argues convincingly that the head is taken from the portrait of an unidentified scholar by Thomas de Keyser in the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
RG 'Print Quarterly' 189-901.
[Ref: 57490]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Lord Rodney &c &c &c.
The Right Hon.ble Lord Rodney &c &c &c.
Painted by Tho.s Gainsborough. Engraved by G. Dupont.
Published 12th. April, 1788. by B. Beale Evans in the Poultry, London.
Fine mezzotint, scratched letter proof. 610 x 390mm (24 x 15¼"). Some spotting.
A full-length portrait of George Bridges Rodney (1719 - 1792), first Baron Rodney, naval officer and politician, famous for his victories against the Spanish off Cape St. Vincent in 1780, relieving Gibraltar, and against the French at the Battle of the Saintes in the Caribbean in 1782. The Hon. Thomas Harley commissioned Gainsborough to paint this portrait (now Earl of Rosebery collection, Dalmeny) to commemmorate the Battle of the Saintes. It was engraved by the artist's nephew Gainsborough Dupont.
CS 9; Russell 9. Horne 57 II of IV. Ex: collection of Minto Wilson.
[Ref: 57390]   £750.00  
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[The Rose Maiden.]
[The Rose Maiden.]
S. Melton Fisher. John Cother Webb [pencil signatures.]
Copyright 1899 by Jean Boussard, Manzi, Joyant & Co Publishers, Successors to Goupil & Co, London, New-York, Berlin. - Printed in Paris.
Mezzotint on chine collé, artist's proof signed in pencil by the artist and engraver, Limited edition 225. 565 x 365mm (22¼ x 14½") very large margins. Slight spotting, original backing paper laid down.
A young girl holding a bouquet of roses by Samuel Melton Fisher (1860-1939).
Not in Leissring.
[Ref: 57265]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Capt.n John Ross, R.N.
Capt.n John Ross, R.N. [Engraved for Vol. XXII of the Mirror.]
Roffe sc.
[John Limbird, Publisher, 143, Strand.]
Stipple. Sheet 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed, losing inscriptions.
A portrait of naval officer Sir John Ross (1777-1856), before he was knighted in 1834. He made three journeys to the Arctic, becoming the first European to cross the North Magnetic Pole in 1831 and leading an expedition to find Sir John Franklin in 1850.
[Ref: 57321]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Speed.]
[John Speed.]
[after Solomon Savery.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Engraving. 180 x 135mm (7 x 5¼"), on wove paper with large margins.
John Speed (1552? - 1629), historian and antiquary famous for his county atlas, the 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine' (1611-1612) and England's first world atlas, 'A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World' (1627). This is a 19th century copy of the frontispiece portrait from the combined edition of Speed's two atlases (1632), engraved by Salomon Savery.
NPG D42573.
[Ref: 57475]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Topham, the Strong Man.
Thomas Topham, the Strong Man.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Ink, pencil and grey wash, pt. watermark. Sheet 130 x 210mm (5¼ x 8¼").
A scene from the life of strongman Thomas Topham (c.1710-49). While at Derby in the late 1730s he twisted a kitchen spit round the neck of a local ostler who had insulted him. This watercolour is copied from an engraving from Wilson's 'The Eccentric Mirror: Reflecting a faithful and interesting Delineation of Male and Female Characters, Ancient and Modern', 1807. Topham later killed himself after stabbing his unfaithful wife.
[Ref: 57246]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Topham, the Strong Man.
Thomas Topham, the Strong Man. Performing one of his astonishing feats of Strength in Spa-fields 28th of May 1741.
[after an etching by William Henry Toms from a drawing by Leigh.]
Pub.d as the Act directs by S. Kirby, 15 Paternoster Row, & J. Scott, St. Martins Court, May 31, 1803.
Etching. 195 x 130mm (7¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate at sides, some spotting.
Thomas Topham (c.1710-49), strongman, shown on a stage lifting three hogsheads of water weighing 1,336 pounds (606 kg), using a harness over his shoulders. The exhibition was during the premature celebrations for Admiral Vernon's 'capture' of Catagena de Indias. He later killed himself after stabbing his unfaithful wife.
BM 1920,1211.1331.
[Ref: 57245]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Virgini Matris.]
[Virgini Matris.]
F. Poilly ex cum privl Regis [n.d., c.1660].
Engraving. 365 x 360mm (18¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed close to plate, creasing.
Head and shoulders portrait in oval of the Virgin Mary, hands joined in prayer. It is a detail of a painting by Raphael and his studio, 'Madonna del Divino Amore', now at the Museo et Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples.
[Ref: 57443]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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John Wesley, A.M.
John Wesley, A.M. European Magazine.
W.m Bromley Sculp.t.
Publish'd by J. Sewell Cornhill April 1; 1791.
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"), large margins. Some slight spotting.
Portrait in profile of John Wesley (1703-91), Methodist.
[Ref: 57249]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[William III & Mary II] Wilhelmus. Henr. D.G. Mag. Brit. Franc. et. Hib. Rex. &c.
[William III & Mary II] Wilhelmus. Henr. D.G. Mag. Brit. Franc. et. Hib. Rex. &c. [&] Maria D.G. Mag. Brit. Franc. et Hib. Regina. &c.
G. Valck fec. et exc.
Cum. Privile. Ordi. Hollan. et West-Fri. [n.d. c.1690.]
Pair of mezzotints. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Both sheets with vertical fold, with splits, Mary with split in bottom left corner of plate mark.
Head and shoulders portraits of William and Mary after Peter Lely, in ovals will verse in Latin and Dutch by Lambert Bidloo (1638-1724). The portraits originally showed the pair as Prince & Princess of Orange.
CS: 5 & 7, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 57309]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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