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The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, K.B.
The Right Hon: Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, K.B. President of the Royal Society. From an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq. R.A. in the Possession of Samuel Lysons, Esq.
From an original Picture by T. Lawrence, Esq, R.A. in the Possession of Samuel Lysons Esq. Drawn by W. Evans, Engraved by A. Cardon.
Published Jan. 1. 1810 by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand London.
Stipple. 380 x 300mm (15 x 12"). Some foxing.
Half-length portrait of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) the famed naturalist and botanist, who found fame after an expedition to Labrador and Newfoundland and after accompanying James Cook on his first voyage around the Pacific. Banks held the position of President of The Royal Society for 41 and advised on the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Banks is depicted wearing his star of the Order of the Bath, his hand resting on a book titled 'The Royal Society'.
[Ref: 35718]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Marc Isambard Brunel.]
[Sir Marc Isambard Brunel.]
Painted by S. Drummond A.R.A. Engraved by J. Carter.
London. Published October 7th 1846. by Fred. Gwynne (late Colnaghi & Co.) Printseller and Publisher to the Royal Family, 23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Proof mezzotint on india, with Brunel's pencil signature on a pasted label under a typed lable. 545 x 405mm (21½ x 16").
Portrait of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel [1769 - 1849], civil engineer, engraved from the portrait by Drummond (London, National Portrait Gallery). Brunel is surrounded by objects alluding to his profession and achievements, including a miner's lamp, cotton-winding machine and a model of a lighthouse. On the right is the Thames Tunnel: the portrait was painted c.1835, half-way through its construction. This mezzotint was published in 1846, three years after the tunnel was opened to the public. By this time Brunel's career was over, having been almost totally paralysed on his right side by a stroke in 1845.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 47314]   £550.00  
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[Sir Mark Isambard Brunel] Mc Is Brunel [signature facsimile].
[Sir Mark Isambard Brunel] Mc Is Brunel [signature facsimile].
Painted by S. Drummond A.R.A. Engraved by J. Carter.
London. Published October 7th 1846. by Fred. Gwynne (late Colnaghi & Co.) Printseller and Publisher to the Royal Family, 23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint on india. 545 x 405mm (21½ x 16") very large margins Tears in margins, lower right.
Portrait of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel [1769 - 1849], civil engineer, engraved from the portrait by Drummond (London, National Portrait Gallery). Brunel is surrounded by objects alluding to his profession and achievements, including a miner's lamp, cotton-winding machine and a model of a lighthouse. On the right is the Thames Tunnel: the portrait was painted c.1835, half-way through its construction. This mezzotint was published in 1846, three years after the tunnel was opened to the public. By this time Brunel's career was over, having been almost totally paralysed on his right side by a stroke in 1845.
For proof state see ref. 47314.
[Ref: 47313]   £390.00  
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[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[Lady Sarah Bunbury.]
[J Reynolds pinxt. E Fisher Sculpt.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs Nov: 8, 1766, & Sold by E . Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. 600 x 340mm (23½ x 14½"). Small margins, old ink mss in lower margin.
Lady Sarah Napier (1745-1826), noblewoman and society beauty, offering incense to the Graces.
A great-granddaughter of Charles II and daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, she married Charles Bunbury in 1762, shortly after which he commissioned this portrait. The marriage was not successful, and she was soon involved in affairs, becoming pregnant by her cousin Lord William Gordon.

CS: 6. Hamilton: p.87. The painting is now in the Kimball Collection, Art Institute of Chicago.
[Ref: 46337]   £680.00  
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Major General Sir James Carmichael-Smyth, Bar.t C.B; K.C.H; K.M.T; & K.S.W.
Major General Sir James Carmichael-Smyth, Bar.t C.B; K.C.H; K.M.T; & K.S.W.
E.H. Latilla pinxit post-mortem. Tho's Hodgetts sculpsit.
London, July 19th. 1841. Published for Private Circulation, by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Puckle, No. 23, Cockspur Street.
Mezzotint, 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"), very large margins. Foxing around image.
Portrait of James Carmichael-Smyth (1779-1838), army officer and colonial governor. After briefly acting as colonial secretary following the surrender of the Cape of Good Hope, Carmichael served at Coruna, and in Scotland and the Netherlands (including the defence against the 1815 French invasion. On Wellington's recommendation he was made a baronet in 1823, and published several books on military and colonial subjects. In 1829 he was appointed governor of the Bahamas,during which time he abolished the flogging of female slaves. In 1833 he was transferred to the 'more important' governorship of British Guiana, in which he position he was still serving when he died suddenly 'of brain fever' in 1838.

[Ref: 12335]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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At Last Divine Cecilia Came, Inventress of the Vocal Frame &c. Dryden.
At Last Divine Cecilia Came, Inventress of the Vocal Frame &c. Dryden. To Her Royal Highness the Lady Augusta. This plate is with all humility dedicated by her Royal Highness's most obed.t & most humble serv.t B. Baron.
Carlo Dolcé Pinx.t. B. Baron Sculp. 1759.
Engraved from the original painting of Carlo Dolce in the Collection of Charles Chauncey M.D.
Engraving. Printed area: 500 x 370mm (19¾ x 14½"). Laid on board.
A three quarter length portrait of St. Cecilia, the Christian patron saint of music, playing the organ, seated facing right, with a halo.
[Ref: 35764]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Hon.ble Lord Collingwood,
The R.t Hon.ble Lord Collingwood, Vice Admiral of the Red Major General of Marines and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the Mediterranean.
Engraved by Charles Turner. From an original Paining in the possession of Lady Collingwood to whom this Print is most respectfully dedicated by her Ladyships obed.t & very h.ble Serv.t J. Colnaghi.
London, Published July 1.st 1811 by Mess.rsColnaghi & Co. Printsellers, Cockspur Street, Hay Market.
Fine mezzotint. 500 x 350mm (19¾ x 13¾"), with large margins.
A portrait of Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood (1748 - 1810) standing on board a ship, wearing a naval uniform with epaulettes and medals, one suspended from a ribbon around his neck. He is holding the hilt of a sword with his left hand, lettered with '[Eng]land expects evry man to do his duty'. A naval battle is seen in the background. Collingwood was notable as a partner with Lord Nelson in several of the British victories of the Napoleonic Wars, and frequently as Nelson's successor in commands. He died in Menorca and was buried next to Nelson in St. Pauls.
[Ref: 38139]   £480.00  
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John Dalton, F.R.S.
John Dalton, F.R.S. President of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, Member of the Royal Academy of the National Institute of France &c.
Allen. Pinxt. Worthington Sculpt.
Published June 25th.1823, by Zanetti & Agnew, 94, Market Street, Manchester, and Hurst, Robinson & Co. 90, Cheapside, London.
Engraving. 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"), with large, uncut margins. Paper slightly wrinkled. Unidentified collector's blind stamp in lower right corner.
A portrait of philosopher John Dalton (1766-1844), seated at a desk on which are various scientific instruments. Dalton was a British chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. He is most well known for his advocacy of the atomic theory.
W: 755-1
[Ref: 40046]   £320.00  
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[Sir Humphry Davy, Bar.t. President of the Royal Society of London]
[Sir Humphry Davy, Bar.t. President of the Royal Society of London]
[Engraved by bWilliam Henry Worthington after James Lonsdale.]
[London: Rudoph Ackermann, Agnew & Zanetti, 1827.
Engraving on india, proof before title. 450 x 320mm (17¾ x 12½") small margins.
Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), Cornish chemist and inventor best known for the Davy lamp for miners. Here he is shown in his role as President of the Royal Society, with the ceremonial mace.
NPG D34825.
[Ref: 51178]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Francis Drake]
[Sir Francis Drake] Franciscus Draeck Nobilissimus Eques Anglia An Aet Sue 43 [...]
[Jodocus Hondius and George Vertue, c.1733, but 19th century impression.]
Engraving, platemark 400 x 315mm (15¾ x 12½"), with large margins.
Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) the most famous of all English seafarers, large globe in left background. This print has an interesting history: the plate was started during Drake's lifetime, hence the date of 1580 on the print (the artist is widely believed to be Jodocus Hondius although Remigius Hogenburg has also been suggested). The plate was left unfinished (an example of the print in its unfinished state is in the British Museum, registration no. O,8.86) until in the 18th century the printmaker and antiquary George Vertue purchased the plate from Drake's descendants and completed it. Drake earned his fame and fortune through his skilful seamanship and outstandindingly successful piracy. His circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports. His increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s were an important factor contributing to Philip II's decision to launch the Armada against English in 1588. Drake served as vice-admiral of the English fleet which defeated the Armada.
[Ref: 37214]   £1,250.00  
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[Series of 30 Dwarfs.]
[Series of 30 Dwarfs.]
[English, n.d., c.1730.]
Series of 30 dwarfs on 10 sheets, scarce English version. Each sheet: 290 x 125mm (11½ x 5"). Some damage.
A series of satirical portraits of dwarfs, many based on Martin Engelbrecht's 1710 series 'Het Dwergentooneel'.
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[George Eden, Earl of Auckland]
[George Eden, Earl of Auckland]
L. Dickenson. J. Thomson.
Printed by McQueen [...] London 1850, Published by Dickenson & Brothers, 114 New Bond St
Engraving on india, india dimensions approx. 590 x 425mm (23¼ x 16¾"), with large margins.
George Eden, Earl of Auckland (1784-1849), politician and governor-general of India 1837-40. In later years Auckland served as first lord of the Admiralty, and is credited with reforming the Admiralty during this period and enabling it to effectively conduct the Crimean War a few years later. This large portrait was published shortly after Auckland's death. Auckland, New Zealand was named after him.
[Ref: 46754]   £380.00  
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The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland.
The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland. From an Original Picture painted for Christ Church, Oxford.
Painted by T. Lawrence RA. Principal painter to His Majesty. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London, Published Feb.y 24, 1796 by W. Dickinson.
Mezzotint, open letter proof. 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"), with large margins. Repaired top margin. Slight horizontal crease.
A portrait of British statesman and diplomat William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (1745 - 1814). Three-quarter length, sitting, directed and looking towards the left, holding a paper in his left hand. Beside him is a table with an inkwell on it. The Auckland Islands group to the south of New Zealand are named after Eden. A whaling vessel, 'Ocean', rediscovered the islands in 1806, finding them uninhabited. Captain Abraham Bristow named them 'Lord Auckland's' in honour of his father's friend William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland. In 1771 Auckland published 'Principles of Penal Law', and soon became a recognized authority on commercial and economic questions.
[Ref: 37251]   £450.00  
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The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland.
The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland. From an Original Picture, Painted in 1792, for Christ Church, Oxford.
Painted by T. Lawrence R.A. Principle Painter to His Majesty. Engraved by W.Dickinson.
London, Publish'd Feb.y 24, 1796, by W.Dickinson.
Mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), very large margins.
William Eden (1744 - 1814), 1st Baron Auckland, English statesman; educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1768. In 1771 he published Principles of Penal Law, and soon became a recognized authority on commercial and economic questions. In 1772 he took up an appointment as an under-Secretary of State. He represented New Woodstock in the parliaments of 1774 and 1780, and Heytesbury in those of 1784 and 1790. In 1776 he became a commissioner on the Board of Trade and Plantations. In 1778 he carried an Act for the improvement of the treatment of prisoners, and accompanied the earl of Carlisle as a commissioner to North America on an unsuccessful mission to settle certain disputes with certain colonists there. On his return in 1779 he published his widely-read Four Letters to the Earl of Carlisle, and in 1780 became Chief Secretary for Ireland. He gained election to the Irish House of Commons as the member for Dungannon and became a member of the Irish Privy Council. While in Ireland he established the National Bank. In 1840 Gov. Hobson selected and named the site of Auckland after him, now the capital of New Zealand. For a short period it was called Bishop's Auckland.
Kivell & Spence: pg.104. CS 3 ii of iii.
[Ref: 7468]   £420.00  
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George the III, King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
George the III, King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c.
G. Spooner Fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint. 500 x 355mm, 19¾ x 13¾". Proof before artist's name. Small loss at top.
After Jeremiah Meyer.
CS 17, State i of iii.
[Ref: 10396]   £480.00  
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[Gordon's Last Watch.] In Memoriam. LCD [monogram] 1885.
[Gordon's Last Watch.] In Memoriam. LCD [monogram] 1885.
Lowes Dickinson. T.L. Atkinson assisted by Sam.l Cousins [pencil signatures]
London, Published June 1st 1886 by Arthur Dickinson, All Souls Place.
Photogravure on chine collé, artist's proof limited to 175, Printsellers' blindstamp. 565 x 415mm (22¼ x 16¼"), with large margins. Some slight soiling & creasing.
General Charles George Gordon (1833 1885), on the ramparts of Khartoum, bible and field glasses in his hands, the night before his death at the hands of the Mahdi's rebels.
Printsellers' Association 148.
[Ref: 41338]   £490.00  
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The Right Hon.ble Lady Elizabeth Lee, Daughter of Simon Earl Harcourt.
The Right Hon.ble Lady Elizabeth Lee, Daughter of Simon Earl Harcourt.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. Engrav'd & Sold by E. Fisher, at the Golden Head in Leicester Fields [c.1770].
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Thread margins.
Lady Elizabeth Harcourt, Lady Lee (1739-1811), engraved after the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds now at Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire, a property managed by the National Trust.
Hamilton p.114 ii/iii; CS 37 ii/iii.
[Ref: 46867]   £480.00  
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Elizabeth Countess of Pembroke, and the R.t Hon.ble George Lord Herbert.
Elizabeth Countess of Pembroke, and the R.t Hon.ble George Lord Herbert.
Sr. Joshua Reynolds Pinx.t. J: Dixon Sculp.t.
Publish'd According to the Act of Parliament. 5th, April 1777. London, Published by R. Sayer & J. Bennett, No. 53 in Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. 455 x 327mm (18 x 12¾"), with large margins. Collector's mark verso.
Elizabeth Herbert (1737-1831), Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery, with her son George Augustus Herbert (1759-1827), later 11th Earl of Pembroke, 8th Earl of Montgomery. Her marriage to the 10th Earl wasn't happy and she eventually left him to live in what is now Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park, complaining 'Husbands are dreadfull and powerful Animals'.
CS: 27: iii of iii; Hamilton P.126.
[Ref: 46992]   £480.00  
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[John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield.]
[John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield.]
Angelica Kauffman pinxit. J. R. Smith fecit.
Published March the 12th 1777 by J.R. Smith No. 10 Batemans Buildings Soho Square.
Mezzotint. 610 x 390mm (24 x 15¼"), with large margins. Margins creased.
A wonderful impression of a fine image showing a full length portrait of politician John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821) dressed in 17th century costume, his hand resting on a sword and armour piled at his feet.
D'Oench: 91; Frankau: 181; CS: 85.
[Ref: 46135]   £750.00  
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S.r Philip Honywood, Knight of the most Honourable Order of Bath, General of Horse, Colonel of his Majesty's first Regiment of Dragoon Guards, Governor of Portsmouth &c.
S.r Philip Honywood, Knight of the most Honourable Order of Bath, General of Horse, Colonel of his Majesty's first Regiment of Dragoon Guards, Governor of Portsmouth &c.
B. Dandridge Pinxt 1751. Ia.s M.cArdell Fecit.
Sold by Ja.s M.cArdell, at the Golden Head in Covent Garden._ Price 5 shillings.
Rare mezzotint 1st state. 355 x 505mm (14 x 20"), with large margins, with Kupferstichkabinet Dreseden stamp in bottom right corner and on verso. Repaired tear in top left corner and crack in plate.
An equestrian potrait of Sir Philip Honywood (1677-1752) a British army officer, serving under John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough in Brabent at the start of his career and serving as the governor of Portsmouth at the end.
CS: 106, I of IV
[Ref: 42847]   £380.00  
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[Elizabeth Percy, countess of Northumberland.]
[Elizabeth Percy, countess of Northumberland.]
Painted by Sir Peter Lely. Engrav'd by Tho.s Watson.
Publish'd Jan.y 10 1779 for W. Shropshire No 158, & T. Watson, No. 112, New Bond Street, London.
Fine mezzotint. 460 x 335mm (18 x 13¼"), with large margins. Paper tone. Stain top left margin.
Elizabeth Percy, countess of Northumberland (1646-90), courtier. A daughter of Thomas Wriothesley, fourth earl of Southampton (1607-77), Elizabeth married twice: firstly to Joceline Percy, eleventh earl of Northumberland; and secondly, after his death in 1670, to Ralph Montagu, first duke of Montagu. From a set of six prints after a series of paintings by Sir Peter Lely of women at the court of Charles II, known as 'The Beauties of Windsor'.
CS 5 II of III; Goodwin 34 (4.) ii/iii. For others in the set see refs. 29081, 29082, and 43746.
[Ref: 46880]   £380.00  
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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, proof before all letters, very large margins. 620 x 420mm (24½ x 16½").
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.
Whitman: 508.
[Ref: 31141]   £680.00  
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Saint John.
Saint John.
Fra. Angelico pinxt. C.E. Stoelzel sculp.
Printed for the Arundel Society 1864.
Engraving. 330 x 431mm (13 x 17"), with large margins. Foxing, with a price list stuck on left: members 5s Strangers 7s.
From the Series of Frescoes by Fra Angelico, in the Chapel of Nicholas V., in the Vatican. An engraving of S. Matthew, by Mr. Vernon, forming a companion to the present subject of St. John, was included in the Annual Publication for the year 1850.
[Ref: 24985]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Jenny Lind.
Jenny Lind.
Nach d. Nat gez. v. l'Allemand. Lith. v. C. Wildt.
Verlag u. Druck v. L. Sachese & Co. Berlin.
Lithograph, printed on india paper. Sheet: 625 x 470mm (6½ x 18½"), with large margins. Uncut.
A portrait of Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (1820-1887) also know as the 'Swedish Nightingale'. Lind had a successful career in Europe and the USA, working closly with composers such as Felix Mendelssohn and Giacomo Meyerbeer.
[Ref: 46508]   £350.00  
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[John Stuart Mill.]
[John Stuart Mill.]
G.F. Watts R.A. p.t. Rayon s.t.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Etching. Plate: 330 x 255mm (13 x 10''), with very large margins. Uncut.
A portrait of British philosopher, political economist and civil servant John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century".
[Ref: 48434]   £490.00  
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James Paine, Architect, and James Paine Jun.r.
James Paine, Architect, and James Paine Jun.r.
Reynolds pinx.t. Watson fecit.
Sold by Ryland & Bryer, at the Kings Arms in Cornhill. [n.d. c.1767.]
Mezzotint. 450 x 330mm (17¾ x 13"), with large margins.
James Paine (1717-89), the British architect, with his son James Paine (1745-1829) the British sculptor and architect. James Paine Senior was an architect of considerable practice and published plates of Mansion House at Doncaster, 1751. He edited volumes of "Vitruvius Britannicus," and published two large volumes on "Mansions" in 1783. In 1785 he was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey.
CS: 111, ii of iii. Hamilton, p.54: ii of iii.
[Ref: 46990]   £450.00  
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Sincerely yours John Piele [facsimile signature].
Sincerely yours John Piele [facsimile signature].
Painted by Sir George Reid, P.R.S.A. Photogravure by T. & R. Annan & Sons.
[n.d., 1902.]
Photogravure on chine collé. 430 x 345mm (17 x 13½"), with very large margins. Laid on board.
John Peile (1838-1910), an English philologist, feminist, educated at Repton, St. Bees School and Christ's College, Cambridge, before being elected Master of Christ's in 1887. He took a great interest in the higher education of women and became president of Newnham College.
[Ref: 48504]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Francis Rawdon-Hastings.]
[Francis Rawdon-Hastings.]
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Jones, Engraver Extraordinary to His R.H. the Prince of Wales & Principal Engraver to His R.H. the Duke of York.
Published as the Act directs May 1. 1792 by J. Jones No.75 Great Portland Street.
Fine and rare mezzotint. 665 x 430mm (26 x 17"). Small margins. Slight repair in title area bottom right.
A portrait of politician and military commander Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess Hastings (1754-1826) who was a commander during the American and the French Revolutions and served as Governor General of India between 1813-1823. Rawdon-Hastings is shown in his uniform, with his arm resting on a sword, behind him ranks of troops charge into battle. He requested his right arm be buried with his wife.
Hamilton Page: 56; CS 67I
[Ref: 47587]   £490.00  
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[Paul Julius Baron von Reuter.]
[Paul Julius Baron von Reuter.]
Painted by Rudolf Lehmann. Engraved by T. Oldham Barlow.
Private Plate. [n.d. c.1870.]
Mixed method engraving, on india paper. Plate: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20").
(Paul) Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (née Israel Beer Josaphat) (1816-1899), founder of Reuter's News Agency. Reuter moved to London on October 29, 1845, he set up an office at the London Stock Exchange, and established a telegraph link between Britain and the European continent through the English Channel. This link was extended to the south-western shore of Ireland, at Cork in 1863 where ships coming from America threw canisters containing news into the sea. The news was telegraphed to London, arriving before the ships. He was created Baron in 1871.
[Ref: 41023]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Right Hon.ble Lord Rodney K.B. Vice Adm.l of Great Britain & Adm.l of the White &c &c &c]
[The Right Hon.ble Lord Rodney K.B. Vice Adm.l of Great Britain & Adm.l of the White &c &c &c]
[Painted by Thomas Gainsborough R.A. Engraved by G. Dupont]
[Published 12th. April, 1788. by B. Beale Evans in the Poultry, London.]
Mezzotint, a very fine proof before letters. 610 x 390mm (24 x 15¼"), with large margins. Slight paper tone.
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.
Horne 57 ii; CS 9 (undescribed state); Russell 9 i.
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Sapho [sic],
Sapho [sic], Peinture Antique.
B. Desnoyers delt. Girard sculpt.
[French, n.d., c.1800.]
Rare stipple. 390 x 325mm (15¼ x 11¾"), with large margins. Some foxing.
Roundel portrait of Sappho (c.630 - 570BC), ancient Greek lyric poet, holding tablet, writing tool to her lips. Numbered 'Pl.16' upper right. After Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779 - 1857).
[Ref: 25400]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Standard Bearer (Floris Soop)]
[The Standard Bearer (Floris Soop)]
Rembrandt Pinx.t W.m Pether fecit
R. Sayer Exc.t [c.1770]
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Trimmed to platemark; fine impression.
Engraving after Rembrandt's 1654 painting 'The Standard Bearer', believed to be a portrait of the collector Floris Soop (1604-1657). The painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It is one of numerous engravings made after Rembrandt by William Pether (c.1738-1821), mezzotint engraver and painter, best remembered as the engraver of prints after Rembrandt and Joseph Wright of Derby. These prints stand amongst the finest mezzotints ever produced in Britain, demonstrating how mezzotint was the printed medium which most effectively reproduced the chiaroscuro effects of these painters.
CS 42 i/ii; Charrington 127 ii/ii.
[Ref: 46868]   £450.00  
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[William IV] [His Royal Highness Prince William Henry. Serving as Midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Prince George.]
[William IV] [His Royal Highness Prince William Henry. Serving as Midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Prince George.]
B. West Pinxt. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t. P Sandby Aquat.t.
Publish'd as the Act Directs Jan.y 15 1782 by A. Poggi No.4 Orchard Street, Portman Square.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, rare; sheet 565 x 445mm (22¼ x 18¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; creases and tears, some professionally repaired.
King William IV (1765-1837) when a prince. Prince William was sent into the Royal Navy at the age of thirteen, 'chiefly to prevent him from falling under the influence of his eldest brother, George' (Oxford DNB). He joined the (ironically named) 98-gun ship 'Prince George' in 1779 as a midshipman, an event commemorated here. After a portrait (c.1781) by Benjamin West, the American artist later to become President of the Royal Academy. The print was made by Francesco Bartolozzi and Paul Sandby, both printmakers with strong connections to the Hanoverian monarchy.
De Vesme 926 ii/iii.
[Ref: 36361]   £420.00  
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Joseph Wright Esqr. From a Picture painted by himself in the possession of James Cade Esq.r.
Joseph Wright Esqr. From a Picture painted by himself in the possession of James Cade Esq.r.
Engraved by Ja.s Ward Painter and Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London. Published by Mess.rs Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Charing Cross. Feb.y 1 1807.
Fine mezzotint. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"), with very large margins.
Self-portrait of artist Joseph Wright (1734-1797).
Frankau:82.iii/CS:36.iii.
[Ref: 48130]   £420.00  

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[Ladies Amabel and Jemima Yorke.]
[Ladies Amabel and Jemima Yorke.]
[Sir. J. Reynolds. Fisher.]
[n.d. c.1762.]
Mezzotint, uncleaned proof before letters. Platemark: 507 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Excellent impression.
The two daughters of Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl Hardwicke, and his wife, Jemima, Countess De Grey and Baroness of Crudwell. The two children stand in a garden beside a sphinx on a pedestal, Lady Amabel Grey on the left with a dove perched on her right hand, and Lady Mary Jemima running towards her holding another dove, a poodle at her heels. The children grew up to become: Amabel Hume-Campbell, Countess de Grey (1751-1833), the political writer and amateur artist; and Mary Jemima Robinson, known as Lady Grantham (1757-1830), mother of Prime Minister Viscount Goderich.
Hamilton: p.139. Russell: 61. CS: 61.
[Ref: 35736]   £950.00  
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[The Young Shepherdess.]
[The Young Shepherdess.]
[In Pencil: J. Grozer delin.]
[n.d. c.1784.]
Fine mezzotint, proof before letters. 445 x 356mm (17½ x 14").
A young shepherdess sitting on a fence within a wood, her head resting on her left hand, her crook leaning against her left shoulder; a lamb standing to nibble at leaves beside her at right, two others on the ground.
CS: 26. Hamilton: p.157: i/ii.
[Ref: 24373]   £460.00  
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