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Franciscus Atterbury S.T.P.
Franciscus Atterbury S.T.P. Episc: Rossensis & Decs West Mons.
J. Faber ad vivum Del.t & Fecit.
[n.d., c.1720.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom, laid on album paper. Damaged.
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster 1713-21. A High Church Tory and Jacobite, he gained patronage under Queen Anne, but was imprisoned in the Tower in 1722 for communicating with the Old Pretender and banished for life the following year.
CS 4.
[Ref: 59424]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Francis Beaumont.
Francis Beaumont.
[engraved by John Simon.]
London, Printed for R. Sayer & J Bennett No. 53 Fleet Street [n.d., c.1780].
Very rare mezzotint. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"), large margins. Slight time staining.
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616), English Renaissance dramatist and poet most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher. He had a stroke while still in his twenties, after which he wrote no more plays. This portrait was originally one of four on one plate engraved by John Simon, along with Fletcher, John Milton and Abraham Cowley, for the series 'Poets and Philosophers of England'. For this second state the plate was cut down and a new title engraved.
CS 55, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 59279]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lancelot Blackburne DD Lord Archbishop of York
Lancelot Blackburne DD Lord Archbishop of York Primate of England & Metropolitane and Almoner to his Majesty. Aged 68 Dec ye 10 AD 1726.
I Zeeman pinx. Geo: Vertue Sculp 1727.
Pritned for Rob.t Wilkinson, No 58 Cornhill.
Engraving. 385 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼"). Thread margins. Small repaired tear bottom centre.
Lancelot Blackburne (1658-1743), Arbishop of York from 1724 until his death, although he often neglected his spiritual duties. The Dictionary of National Biography describes his ''reputation for carnality'' and ''the laxity of his moral precepts''. His character was such that a rumour that in his youth he had been a buccaneer in the West Indies was widely believed, including by Horace Walpole, who knew him well.
[Ref: 59362]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Napoleon and his Marshals] Toutes Sortes de Choses par Victor Adam. 8.
[Napoleon and his Marshals] Toutes Sortes de Choses par Victor Adam. 8.
Imp. Lemercier Benard et C.e.
A Paris, chez J.h Bulla fils et F.ois Delarue, S.te de la maison Aumont, rue J.J. Rousseau, 10 [n.d., c.1830].
Scarce coloured lithograph. Sheet 470 x 590mm (18½ x 23¼"). Trimmed into title at top, tear entering image repaired. Stain on right.
Vignette equestrian portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte and twelve of his Marshals, including Ney, Soult and Poniatowsky all riding Arabian horses.
[Ref: 59234]   £380.00  
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Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Matthew Boulton, Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.
Sir William Beechey pinx.t. Will.m Sharp sculp.t.
Published May 1 1801 by W.m Sharp, London.
Engraving. 525 x 390mm (20¾ x 15½"). Tears entering plate repaired, creasing. Small margins.
Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) the Birmingham industrialist and entrepreneur, who was called 'the first manufacturer in England' by Josiah Wedgwood. He was the founder of the Soho Works in Birmingham in 1762, known for its high quality ornamental objects. In 1775 Boulton entered into partnership with the Scottish engineer James Watt who invented the steam engine; he supplied machinery for the new Mint on Tower Hill in 1805. Boulton also designed for the commercial art market, devising ormolu (gilt brass) mounts for the English potter Josiah Wedgwood's decorative wares. Both men belonged to the Lunar Society, a group of prominent Midlands men who developed ideas and techniques in science, manufacturing and transport.
W: 385.
[Ref: 59134]   £380.00  
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Brune, General & Chef des Armées Francoise et Batave dans la Republique Batave dans la République Batave.
Brune, General & Chef des Armées Francoise et Batave dans la Republique Batave dans la République Batave.
Peint d'après nature par C.H.Hodges et Gravé par le meme.
Amsterdam, chez C.H. Hodges, sur le Keisersgragt & E. Maaskamp, dans le Kalverstraat. a Paris, chez A. Hulk, Rue Jacques, entre les rues du Platre et des Noyers, No. 22.
Very rare mezzotint. 470 x 340mm (18½ x 13½"), large margins. Faint spotting.
Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune (1764-1815), 1st Count Brune. A political journalist, he joined the National Guard on the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. In 1793 he was appointed brigadier general, serving under Napoleon in the Italian campaign of 1796. In 1798 he commanded the army that occupied Switzerland and established the Helvetis Republic. The following year, he successfully defended Amsterdam during the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland, when this portrait was painted. After Waterloo he was shot and killed by an angry Royalist mob in Avignon and his body thrown into the Rhone, although it was later recovered by his family and given a proper burial. The artist, Charles Howard Hodges (1764-1837) was a pupil of John Raphael Smith. He moved to The Hague in 1794 and to Amsterdam in 1797, where this plate was published and where he spent the rest of his life.
[Ref: 59422]   £360.00  
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His Excellency John L.d Carteret,
His Excellency John L.d Carteret, Baron of Hawnes, L.d Lieutenant & Gov.r Gen.l of y.e Kingdom of Ireland, &c.
G.Kneller Bar.t pinx. P.Pelham fecit.
London, Sold by J.Bowles. [n.d. c.1725.]
Rare mezzotint, sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Almost half-length portrait of John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (1690-1763), in an oval. Looking towards the viewer, wearing robes trimmed with fur, a broad white fur collar, plain white cravat, cape tied to left shoulder with a large bow, and long wig. Below a crest with the motto 'Loyal Devior'. Carteret was appointed ambassador-extraordinary to Sweden in 1719, a position in which he triumphed by rescuing the Swedes (facing disaster following the death of Charles XII) from domination by Russia. During his absence, however, the rise of Robert Walpole resulted in Carteret's being sidelined through a transfer to the lord lieutenancy of Ireland. Carteret's opposition to Walpole was a leitmotif of his career.
CS 5.III of IV.
[Ref: 59399]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles I.st King of Great Britain &c.
Charles I.st King of Great Britain &c. 80.
[After Anthony Van Dyck][After Sir Peter Lely]
London, Printed for Robert Sayer, N.o 53, Fleet Street. [n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint, plate 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Slightly scuffed. Small margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Charles I, King of England (1600-1649). Right hand resting on the brim of his tall hat on a table in front of him; left hand, with ring on little finger, holding gloves; wearing a satin doublet and velvet cloak over the left shoulder, with a large star on the sleeve and pointed lace at the cuffs and wide collar. After Lely's copy after Van Dyck.
CS 75.III. See Ref: 34267 for duplicate.
[Ref: 59385]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elisabeth Chudleigh] Representation of the Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston.
[Elisabeth Chudleigh] Representation of the Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston.
[n.d., c.1776.]
Engraving. Sheet 170 x 95mm (6¾ x 3¾"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
Roundel portrait of Elizabeth Chudleigh (1720-88) and a scene of her five-day trial for bigamy (15th-22nd April 1776), in the House of Lords. Having had a short, secret marriage to Hervey, Chudleigh bigamously married Pierrepoint. When her first husband, by then the Earl of Bristol, brought a case seeking to prove their marriage in order to divorce her, she appeared in the House of Lords in elaborate mourning dress, three years after the death of Pierrepoint. Much ridiculed, she was satirised as 'Kitty Crocodile' in Foote's play 'The Capuchin', 1777.
BM Satires 5319.
[Ref: 59240]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Daniel Defoe.] Laudatur et Alget.Juven. Sat. I.
[Daniel Defoe.] Laudatur et Alget.Juven. Sat. I.
M: V:dr Gucht Sculp: [after Jeremiah Taverner]
[n.d. c.1706.]
Engraving. 270 x 180mm (10¾ x 7"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album page at edges.
Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) the English writer, journalist and pampleteer, best known for his 'Robinson Crusoe' of 1719. This plate was the frontispiece to his 'Jure Divino' of 1706.
[Ref: 59413]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Frederick Sylvester Douglas
The Hon.ble Frederick Sylvester Douglas Nat. 8 Feb. 1797. Mort 21 Oct 1819.
Ingres Rome 1815.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph, proof before title. Sheet 290 x 245mm (11½ x 9¾").
A half-length portrait of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, MP for Banbury from 1812 until his early death at 28, sketched in Rome by John Dominique Ingres. This portrait is a close copy from one of four drawn directly onto one stone by the painter, but designed to be cut, printed by Charles Hullmandel. This version has extra lines with darker detailing. The other sitters were: Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guildford; and North's sister Lady Glenbervie and her husband, Sylvester Douglas, parents of Douglas.
Man 12.
[Ref: 58028]   £480.00  
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M.r John Dryden.
M.r John Dryden.
G. Kneller Baron.t pinx. G. White fecit.
Sold by Thomas Bowles Printseller in S.t Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d. c.1731.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark; sheet 325 x 240mm (12¾ x 9½"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly scuffed.
Half-length portrait of the English poet John Dryden (1631-1700), in an oval. Looking towards the viewer over left shoulder, wearing gown and loose collar, with wreath in his right hand. Dryden was a dominating figure in the literary life of Restoration England.
CS 17.II of III.
[Ref: 59380]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Mademoiselle Duvernay, Dancing the Cachoucha.
Mademoiselle Duvernay, Dancing the Cachoucha. Presented with No. 1 of the Wonder, June 24th 1837.
A rare lithograph. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"), large margins. Bottom right corner rebuilt, outside image.
A portrait of popular ballerina Pauline Duvernay (1812-1894), shown in the role of Florinda, the heroine of Jean Caralli's 'Le Diable Boîteux'. The Cachoucha, a Spanish dance with origins in Cuba, is the highlight of the ballet. Duvernay was one of Queen Victoria's favourite dancers.
[Ref: 59161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Sacred Majesty Queen Elizabeth, in the Superb Dress in Which She Went to St Paul's, to Return Thanks for the Defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Her Sacred Majesty Queen Elizabeth, in the Superb Dress in Which She Went to St Paul's, to Return Thanks for the Defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Engraved by Charles Turner. from the extreme rare Print by Crispin de Passe, after a Drawing by Isaac Oliver.
London: Published by S. Woodburn, 112 St Martin's Lane [n.d., 1816.].
Mezzotint and etching. Sheet 375 x 265mm (14¾ x 16½"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, to plate on right and slightly on publication line, mounted in album paper at edges.
A full-length portrait Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), based on a contemporary engraving, published in the series 'Fifteen Splendid Portraits of Royal Personages'.
[Ref: 59417]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ann Fanshawe] Ann, Daughter of S:r John Harrison of Balls, by Margaret Daughter of Rob:t Fanshawe Esq:re,
[Ann Fanshawe] Ann, Daughter of S:r John Harrison of Balls, by Margaret Daughter of Rob:t Fanshawe Esq:re, Wife to S:r Rich:d Fanshawe Bart: Amb:r to Spain.
Etched by CM Fanshawe.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Etching. Sheet 115 x 85mm (4½ x 3¼"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper, damp stain.
A portrait of Ann Harrison (1625-1680), from a sketch based on an oil by Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, now in the Valence House Museum. In 1644 she married Richard Fanshawe, her second cousin, a Royalist who later helped broker Charles II's marriage to Catherine of Braganza. A book on household economy compiled by Ann in 1665 contains the earliest known European recipe for ice cream. Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834) was best known for her poetry, including the 'Riddle on the Letter H', which was originally mistakenly ascribed to Lord Byron.
[Ref: 59280]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Gay.
Johannes Gay. [Life is a jest, and all things shew it; I thought so once, but now I know it.]
Zinck pinx. W.m Smith del. et sculp.
[published Dec.r 1st 1775 by J. Thane, Gerrard Street, Soho, London.]
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 220 x 285mm (8¾ x 11¼"). Trimmed into image on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, losing quote and publication line.
John Gay (1685-1732), poet and playwright. A member of the Scriblerus Club in London along with Pope, Swift, and other writers, Gay is best-known for 'The Beggar's Opera', which was produced almost every year until the 1880s, and in the twentieth century supplied the plot for Brecht and Weils 'Die Dreigroschenoper' ('The Threepenny Opera'). Engraved from a portrait by Dresden-born miniaturist C.F. Zincke (1684?-1767), a favourite of George II
O'D 16; CS 1.
[Ref: 59418]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[George I] Georgius Augustus Dux Hanover. Design. Succ. Regn. M. Brit. Eq. Periscel.
[George I] Georgius Augustus Dux Hanover. Design. Succ. Regn. M. Brit. Eq. Periscel.
Christoph Weigel excudit Norimbergae. [n.d. c.1725.]
Rare mezzotint, sheet 345 x 235mm (13½ x 9¼"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Bust portrait of King George I (1660-1727), in an oval frame placed on a plinth with the royal arms.
[Ref: 59392]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Georg. II. Mag. Britt. Franc. & Hibern. Rex. Dux Bruns. et Lun. S.R.I. TH. et Ele.
Georg. II. Mag. Britt. Franc. & Hibern. Rex. Dux Bruns. et Lun. S.R.I. TH. et Ele.
Joh. Christoph Hafner ex.
[Augsburg, c.1750.]
Mezzotint. 290 x 195mm (11½ x 7¾"). Trimmed to image, mounted in album paper at edges.
A half-length portrait of George II (1683-1760) in armour, ermine cloak over one shoulder, within an oval decorated wih a cannon and trumpets.
[Ref: 59427]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, &c. &c. &c. 1755.
His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, &c. &c. &c. 1755. To Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales This plate is humbly Dedicated by Her Royal Highness's most Obedient and most devoted Servant, Adolphe.
Adolphe Pinxit. B.Baron Sculpsit.
Very rare engraving, fine impression. 635 x 480mm (25 x 19"). Trimmed to plate on three sides, repaired tear entering image on right. Some creasing centre bottom.
An equestrian portrait of George, Prince of Wales, engraved by Bernard Baron after Josef Anton Adolph, five years before he became King George III. At the horse's feet is an African with the crown and ermine of the monarchy. The dedication is to Princess Augusta, widow of George's father Frederick, who would have been king if he had not died from a burst abscess in the lung in 1751. Adolph was born in Nikolsburg, Austria, and studied at the Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Vienna. He visited Paris in 1745, and by 1750 he was working in London, where he had a successful career painting life-size portraits of distinguished aristocratic families. Adolph's technique and style developed during his period in Britain. His later portraits are less stiff, and display a more accomplished understanding of elegant gesture. By 1769, Adolph had returned to Austria, where he continued to enjoy the patronage of the wealthy and the eminent, including the Archbishops of Ölmuz at Kremsier.
[Ref: 55971]   £580.00  

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His Royal Highness George Prince of Denmark.
His Royal Highness George Prince of Denmark.
G. Kneller Eques Pinx: I Smith fe: & exc.
[n.d. c.1700.]
Very fine & rare mezzotint, sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet.
Three-quarter length portrait of George, Prince of Denmark and Consort of Queen Anne (1653-1708). Wearing wig, lace cravat, armour with edging in form of lions' heads, sash and George, and sword with hilt in form of lion's head, with a baton in his right hand. In the background on the left, quiver, arrows, and shield with Medusa's head. The second son of Frederick III, King of Denmark, George married Princess Anne in 1683 with a view to developing an Anglo-Danish alliance and thereby containing Dutch maritime power.
CS 95.I.
[Ref: 59397]   £320.00  
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George Frideric Handel.
George Frideric Handel.
A. Houbraken sculps. Amst.
[n.d., 1776.]
Etching. Sheet 360 x 225mm (14½ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper at edges.
An oval portrait of composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), engraved by Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) after Francis Kyte (d.1744). The ornate frame, which contains the title and a scene of Apollo and the Muses playing a concert, was designed by Hubert François Bourguignon Gravelot (1699-1773). This image was used as the frontispiece to ''Thirteen Celebrated Italian Duets, Accompanied with the Harpsicord or Organ, never before Printed, Composed by the late Mr Handel'', 1776.
[Ref: 59411]   £480.00  
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[Hearing.]
[Hearing.]
Debufe pinx.t. S.W. Reynolds sculp.t.
London 1st. May 1830. Published by Giraldon, Bovinet & Co.
Mezzotint, proof before title, printed on chine collé. 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾") very large margins.
A woman in a velvet dress tuning a harp.
Whitman: 360, state i of ii.
[Ref: 59335]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Henrica Maria Dei Gratia Magnae Britaniae Franciaae Hibern. Regina.
Henrica Maria Dei Gratia Magnae Britaniae Franciaae Hibern. Regina.
Anton van Dyck Pinxit. [Ioan. Meyssens] fecit et excud.
[n.d. c.1650. Bit later]
Engraving with etching, 17th century watermark, sheet 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly scuffed.
Half-length portrait of Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I (1609-1669). Looking towards the viewer, wearing a low-cut dress with puffed sleeves and laced cuffs, with pearl chains in her hair, around her neck and on the dress, and precious stones around her upper body and arm. A crown is in the background.
NH 118.IV. Mauquoy-Hendrickx 142 .IV of IV.
[Ref: 59394]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ben Hoadly, D.D. Bishop of Winchester. Aged LXXX.]
[Ben Hoadly, D.D. Bishop of Winchester. Aged LXXX.]
[Drawn by NHone, after a Wax Model by Mr Gosset, done in the year 1756, and Engrav'd by James Basire 1771.]
Engraving, proof before letters. Sheet 315 x 185mm (12½ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Oval portrait of Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761), appointed as the George I's chaplain and Bishop of Bangor in 1715, Salisbury in 1723 and finally Winchester in 1734. He is best known for speaking on behalf of the king in the 'Bangorian Controversy', arguing that there was no Biblical justification for any church government, an attack on the bishops sitting in the House of Lords. His portrait was more famously painted by William Hogarth; Hoadly's son Benjamin helped Hogarth on his 'Analysis of Beauty', 1753.
[Ref: 59419]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[James Howell]
[James Howell]
C. Melan et Bosse Sculp.
[n.d. c.1641.]
Etching and engraving, sheet 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed to image, glued on album sheet. Slightly stained and scuufed.
Full length portrait of Welsh historian and writer James Howell (1594-1666). Standing in a wood and leaning against a tree, with his coat of arms on the left. The portrait was the frontispiece to a French edition of James Howell's Dendrologia: Dodona's Grove, or the Vocall Forrest' (Paris, Augustin Courbé, 1641).
IFF 338.IV. Montaiglon 195.III. Blum 197. Duplessis 1243. Lothe 1309.
[Ref: 59383]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Jacobus Secundus Dei Gratia Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Rex. &.ct.
Jacobus Secundus Dei Gratia Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Rex. &.ct.
G. Kneller Pinxit. J. Smith fecit.
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon and Crown in Russel Street Covent Garden [n.d. c.1700].
Mezzotint. 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Oval portrait of James II (1633-1701) wearing wig, lace cravat, ermine robes, chain and the Great George of the Order of the Garter.
CS: 143, state iii of v.
[Ref: 59426]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)

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William Kent.
William Kent.
[Engraved by J.W. Cook after William Aikman.]
[London: 1826-28.]
Engraving on chine collé. Sheet 205 x 125mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Half length portrait of William Kent (1685-1748), painter, architect and landscape architect who had a hand in the landscaping and interior design for Chiswick House, Hampton Court Palace and Devonshire House, thus having a lasting impact on the history of interior design and estate layout. From vol IV of Walpole's 'Anecdotes of Painting in England'.
[Ref: 59428]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louise de Kéroualle] Louise Dutchess of Portsmouth
[Louise de Kéroualle] Louise Dutchess of Portsmouth
Pieter Lilly Pincx. Eduardus Le Davis sculpcit.
[n.d., c.1680.]
Rare engraving. 17th century watermark, Sheet 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate. Time stained.
Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle, suo jure duchess of Portsmouth (1649-1734), mistress of Charles II and a significant and enduring political force at the Restoration court. Engraved after the painting by Sir Peter Lely (c.1671 Los Angeles, Getty Museum) by Edward (Le) Davis, a Welsh engraver who had been apprenticed to David Loggan.
[Ref: 59210]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Locke. Ob. A.D. 1704. Ætat 72.
Johannes Locke. Ob. A.D. 1704. Ætat 72.
Ex autographo G. Kneller Baron.ti pro Ant. Collins Arm. oedam Anno depicto. Fecit J. Smith, A.o 1721.
Mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, repaired tears, mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait of John Locke (1632-1704), an Enlightenment philosopher and physician.
CS 157, state ii of III. Wellcome 1796-24.
[Ref: 59425]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Ladys Maid Soaping Linnen.
Ladys Maid Soaping Linnen.
Hen. Morland pinx.t. Phil. Dawe fecit.
Carington Bowles excudit. [n.d. c.1769.]
Mezzotint, sheet 490 x 360mm (19¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed within plate on bottom edge losing publication line. Slightly creased top left. Time stained.
A young woman wearing a cap and printed cotton dress, standing over a basin in which she is washing linen. A good example of an 18th century "risque" image.
CS 21.
[Ref: 59410]   £450.00  
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Ladys Maid Ironing.
Ladys Maid Ironing.
Hen. Moreland pinxt. Rich.d Houston fecit.
Carington Bowles excudit. [n.d. c.1772.]
Mezzotint, in pencil Maria Gunning; sheet 500 x 375mm (19¾ x 14¾"). Trimmed within plate on bottom edge losing publication line. Slightly foxed and scuffed. Time stained.
A young woman wearing a cap and printed cotton dress, seated before a board pressing linen with an iron. A good example of an 18th century "risque" image.
[Ref: 59408]   £450.00  
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The Laundry Maid.
The Laundry Maid.
Hen.y Moreland pinx.t. Philip Dawe fecit.
London, printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map & Printseller N.o 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs Nov.r 16 1774.
Very fine mezzotint, 530 x 380mm (20¾ x 15"). Unexamined out of frame.
A young woman wearing cap with a bow, a short jacket and dress with a low bodice, leaning out of a window, looking down to left, wringing out a linen shirt before hanging it on the line attached to the wall to the left. A good example of an 18th century "risque" image.
CS 20.
[Ref: 59412]   £450.00  
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[Mary II] Serenissima Maria D.G. Angliae Scotiae Franciae & Hiberniae Regina &ct.
[Mary II] Serenissima Maria D.G. Angliae Scotiae Franciae & Hiberniae Regina &ct.
G.Kneller Eques ad vivum pinx: Et ab illa sola Originali (dum regnavit) depicta. J. Smith fec: & excud:
[n.d. c.1695.]
Very fine mezzotint. Sheet 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
Mary II (1662-94), daughter of James II, gained the throne in the 1688 Revolution, becoming joint ruler with her husband William of Orange (William III)
CS: 172, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 59420]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)

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[Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guildford and family]
[Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guildford and family] Katherine Anne (North) Lady Glenbervie. Sylvester (Douglas) Lord Glenbervie. The Hon.ble Frederic Sylvester Douglas. Frederic (North) Earl of Guildford.
Ingres Rome 1815. C. Hullmandel's Lithography.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 620 x 440mm (24½ x 17¼"), with large margins, edges uncut. Mint.
Four portraits printed from one stone but designed to be cut: Lord and Lady Glenbervie and their son Frederic Douglas, and Lady Glenbervie's brother Frederic North, 5th Earl of Guildford. These four portraits, drawn directly onto one stone by the painter John Dominique Ingres, are lauded as masterpieces of the classical art of drawing. So great is their mastery that experts have disputed whether Ingres, having no previous documented experience of lithography, could have achieved such a feat. However, Felix Man argues convincingly that in Rome Ingres would have had the necessary facilities likely found at the printing and publishing establishment of Giovanni Dall'Armi (XXI-XXII, Man 1953). Though the portraits were drawn by Ingres in Rome, the family took the stone back to England to be printed by Charles Hullmandel in 1820, when he added the sitters' titles and biographical dates. Man states that he has only seen 8 uncut examples, demonstrating its rarity.
Man 12.
[Ref: 59137]   £490.00  
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The Most Noble Prince Thomas Holles. Duke of Newcastle.
The Most Noble Prince Thomas Holles. Duke of Newcastle.
G. Kneller S.R.I. et Mag. Brit. Baronet pinx.
Sold by I. Smith at y.e Lyon & Crown in Russell-Street Covent-Garden. [n.d. c.1750.]
Mezzotint, sheet 360 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet on three sides at edges. Slightly scuffed. Small margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle (1693-1768). Looking towards the viewer, wearing a long wig, robes, with a wand in his right hand. Below a crest with the mottoes 'Vicit Amor Patria' and 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense'. In 1711 inherited the enormous wealth of his uncle John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle whose surname he took. Created Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1715 as a reward for his support of the Hanoverian cause at the time of the first Jacobite rebellion. Held political office almost continuously from 1724. First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister), 1754-56 and 1757-62, and Lord Privy Seal 1765-66.
CS 255.III of IV. Russell 255.V.
[Ref: 59398]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Philips.
Johannes Philips. Heroici Carminis Ad Antiquitatis imaginem conformati Inter Anglos Author Egregius: Uni, in hoc laudis genere, Miltono secundus Primoq[ue] pæne par. ob. 1709 ot 32.
[After G. Kneller] M: V.dr Gucht Sculp.
[n.d. c.1715.]
Very rare engraving, 18th century watermark, sheet 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Trimmed to image losing publication line, glued on album sheet at edges.
Half-length portrait of poet John Philips (1676-1709), in an oval. Wearing open collar and robe. The portrait was the frontispiece to 'Poems by Mr John Philips, late of Christ-Church, Oxon' (London, 1715).
[Ref: 59382]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Pitt the elder] Guilmus Pitt.
[William Pitt the elder] Guilmus Pitt. The Man Who Having Saved the Parent Pleaded With Success For Her Children.
Hall sculp.
[n.d., c.1766.]
Etching with engraving. 185 x 130mm (7¼ x 5"). Trimmed to plate on right.
The two sides of a bronze medal by Thomas Pingo, celebrating the 1766 repeal of the Stamp Act of 1765, after Pitt argued that it was unconstitutional to impose taxes upon the colonies and the Act would cause the separation of the American Colonies from the mother country. He became Earl of Chatham later that year.
[Ref: 59281]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Pope,
Alexander Pope, Poeta Anglus, Ob: A.o 1744 Aetat: 57.
[After Joseph Van Loo] Johannes Faber.
[P]rice 2 Shill Sold by J. Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square. [n.d. c.1750.]
Rare mezzotint, sheet 355 x 235mm (14 x 9¼"). Trimmed to plate losing part of the inscription and publication line, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly damaged on image on left centre.
Three-quarter portrait of poet and writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Looking towards the right, with paper in his right hand and his left hand slightly pushing his wig back from his head.
CS 294. II of II.
[Ref: 59391]   £390.00  
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The Muses Crowning the Bust of Pope.
The Muses Crowning the Bust of Pope.
Ang. Kauffman inv.t. P W Tomkins sculp.t Pupil of F. Bartolozzi.
Publish'd as the Act directs 1st of March 1783 by S.Watts Featherstone Buildings Holborn.
Stipple, sheet 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly foxed.
Three female figures in a park, one of whom holds a crown of laurels to be placed on a bust of the Augustan poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744). The other two read from a volume at right with a lyre resting at the foot of the pedestal.
Alexander 150. See Ref: 39844 for copy.
[Ref: 59384]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Alexander Pope.
M.r Alexander Pope. Aet.s 28.
G. Kneller S.R.Imp. et Mag. Brit. Baronet.s Pinx. 1716. J. Smith fec. et ex. 1717.
Mezzotint, sheet 345 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. Repaired tear on right edge. Time stained.
Half length portrait of poet and writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Looking towards the right, wearing a cap, coat and open collar, with an open book in his hands and landscape of trees in the background.
CS 203.II of III.
[Ref: 59381]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Joannes Baptista Rousseau, Natus Anno 1670.
Joannes Baptista Rousseau, Natus Anno 1670. Certior in nostro carmine vultus erit. Mart. L.7. Ep.84.
J. Aved pinxit. G.F. Schmidt Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Very scarce engraving, sheet 300 x 210mm (11¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet. 18th century watermark.
Three-quarter length portrait of Jean Baptiste Rousseau (1670-1741), French playwright and poet. Very atmospheric & fine portrait of Rousseau sitting in an armchair, looking to the right with a quill in his left hand and sheets in his right hand. Rousseau was particularly noted for his cynical epigrams.
[Ref: 59378]   £650.00  
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Petrus Paulus Rubens
Petrus Paulus Rubens
[S. Saverÿ Exc.]
[n.d. c.1670.]
Rare engraving, sheet 245 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Trimmed to plate losing engraver's name, glued on album sheet at edges. Slightly damaged on image.
Bust portrait of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), wearing wide-brimmed hat and cloak. After the self-portrait by Rubens in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, signed and dated 1623, which was painted for the future Charles I.
Schneevoogt 157.8. Hollstein 128.
[Ref: 59390]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Henricus Sacheverell S.T.P. Collegÿ Magdalen: Oxõn Socius.
Henricus Sacheverell S.T.P. Collegÿ Magdalen: Oxõn Socius.
A. Russell pinx. 1710. I. Smith fec.
Mezzotint, sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges. 18th century watermark. Some creases on inscription area.
Half-length portrait of Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724), in an oval. He was an English High Church clergyman and politician. He came to fame when preacher at St Saviour's, Southwark. His famous sermons on the church in danger from the neglect of the Whig ministry to keep guard over its interests were preached, the one at Derby on 15 August 1709, the other at St Paul's Cathedral on 5 November 1709. They were immediately reprinted, the latter being dedicated to the lord mayor and the former to the author's kinsman, George Sacheverell who was high sheriff of Derbyshire that year, and, as the passions of the whole British population were at this period keenly exercised between the rival factions of Whig and Tory; Sacheverell's arguments on behalf of the church which supplied the Tories with most of their support made him their idol.
CS 219.II. See Ref: 12936 for duplicate.
[Ref: 59377]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Shadwell]
[Thomas Shadwell]
[After Johannes Karsebbom][Engraved by William Faithorne junior]
[n.d. c.1700.]
Mezzotint, scarce proof before letters, sheet 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate losing artist and engraver's names, glued on album sheet on three sides. Some creases and stains on image.
Three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Shadwell (c.1642-1692). Wearing a wig, lace cravat, and robe, with pillar, trees and buildings in the background. Shadwell was an English poet and playwright who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1689.
CS 36.I. See Ref: 10816 & 58575 for lettered impressions.
[Ref: 59395]   £320.00  
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Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Miss Curran Del.t. C.W. Sharpe Sculp.t.
Published March 1st 1860 by J. Hogarth, Haymarket, London.
Stipple and engraving on steel. 385 x 325mm (15¼ x 12¾"), with large margins.
A portrait of Shelley after the oil by Amelia Curran (d.1847), once in the possession of Mary Shelley and now in the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted in Rome in 1819 when Curran was an art student, three years before his death. His widow begged Curran for the portrait, one of the few done in his lifetime, although it was not much liked by his friends.
See NPG: 1234 for the oil.
[Ref: 59135]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Hon.ble John Lord Sommers.
The R.t Hon.ble John Lord Sommers.
J. Richardson pinx. 1713. I. Smith fec.
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint, sheet 345 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate, glued on album sheet at edges.
Half-length portrait of John Somers, Baron Somers (1651-1716), in an oval. Wearing a long wig, neckcloth and coat. Somers was called to the Bar in 1676, and he combined his work as a barrister with involvement with Whig politics. He was at the centre of the Whig party in the twenty-five years following the revolution of 1688 as chief minister to King William III of England from 1696 to 1700, and a leader of the group of influential Whigs known as the Junto from 1696 to 1716.
CS 234. II of III. See Ref: 12870.
[Ref: 59386]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Barbara, Countess of Coventry.
Barbara, Countess of Coventry.
J. Reynolds pinxit.
[London: Carington Bowles?, c.1770.]
Mezzotint. 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Trimmed into plate at bottom, losing publication line.
The Hon. Barbara, daughter of John St John, 11th Baron St John of Bletso, who married George William Coventry (1722-1809), 6th Earl of Coventry, in 1764. She died in 1804.
Hamilton p.180.
[Ref: 59429]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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William Skukeley.
William Skukeley. Isaac Whood drew this, may 10. 1727, at Grantham, when the Duke of Bedford breakfasted with me.
P.G. 1853.
Cowell's Anastatic Press, Ipswich.
Rare zincograph. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 9"). Some slight spotting.
A bust portrait of antiquarian & cleric William Stukeley (1687-1765), with a wreath in his hair. He is most remembered for his pioneering scholarly investigation of the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury in Wiltshire, identifying both the Stonehenge Avenue and Stonehenge Cursus.
[Ref: 59365]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Temple] Dominus Gulielmus Temple Eques Baronettus
[William Temple] Dominus Gulielmus Temple Eques Baronettus Ser.mi et Pot.mi Mag. Britanniæ Regis ad Ord.s Fd.ti Belgÿ Lagatus [...] 1679.
P. Lely Pinx. G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d., 1720.]
Engraving. Sheet 270 x 160mm (10¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Oval portrait of Sir William Temple (1628-99), a diplomat who negotiated the marriage William of Orange and Princess Mary, and the Triple Alliance between England, Sweden & the United Provinces, 1668. Temple's secretary for most of the last decade of his life was the satirist Jonathan Swift: when Temple died Swift wrote 'He died at one o clock in the morning and with him all that was great and good among men'.
Alexander: 298
[Ref: 59416]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Tillotson] Reverendissimus in Christo Pater Iohannes Tillotson Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Canturiensis
[John Tillotson] Reverendissimus in Christo Pater Iohannes Tillotson Providentia Divina Archiepiscopus Canturiensis totius Angliæ Primas et Metropolitanus Serenissimis Principibus Regi Gulielmo et Reginæ Mariæ á Secretioribus Consilijs.
Maria Beal pinx. R. White Sculp.
Sold by B. Dickinson against Exeter Change in ye Stran[d]
Engraving. Sheet 390 x 270mm (15¼ x 10½"). Trimmed just within plate, affecting the title and publication line, edges built out with album paper.
John Tillotson (1630-94), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1691 until his death.
[Ref: 59363]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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