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Abelard.
Abelard.
D. Gardner Pinx.t. Tho.s Watson fecit.
London Publish'd May 28th 1782 by Tho.s Watson, 33 Strand.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark, 260 x 195mm (10¼ x 7¾"). Small margins.
Imaginary portrait of medieval philosopher Pierre Abelard (1079-1142). This print was published as a pair with an image of Héloïse d'Argenteuil, his lover with whom he corresponded after they were separated (hence the paper and quill). Alexander Popes' poem about the couple ensured their popularity as a subject for artists in the 18th century.
Whitman 27.
[Ref: 60124]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Age of Innocence.
The Age of Innocence.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reyolds Engrv'd by J Grozer.
London, Published Feb.y 10th 1788 by W. Dickinson Engraver Bond Street.
Stipple with etching. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"), very large margins.
A bare-footed young girl sitting under a tree, hands together on her chest, staring to the right, after a painting in the Tate since 1847 (N00307). The Tate records that ''it is very probably identifiable with a work exhibited by Reynolds at the Royal Academy in 1785, and entitled simply 'a little girl''' and that Sir Robert Edgcumbe, a Victorian descendant of Reynolds, identified her as the artist's great-niece Theophila Gwatkin (1782-1844).
Hamilton: pg. 141. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60317]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Apollo.
Apollo.
G.B. Cipriani Inv.t. Rich.d Earlom Sculpsit.
Published Mar 25th. 1788, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside London.
Stipple and etching, printed in colours. 305 x 225mm (12 x 8¾") very large margins. A little faint spotting. Slight creasing.
A profile portrait of Apollo as a young man. An early example: the following year the plate appeared in "A collection of prints, after the sketches and drawings of the late celebrated Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Esq.r R.A. Engraved by M.r Richard Earlom'', with the publicated date changed to 1789 (as per BM example.
See BM: 1861,0518.377. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60301]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Remorse of the Apostle Peter?]
[The Remorse of the Apostle Peter?] ALT, 21. LAT, 28. unc.
Guido Reni Pinx. v. Prenner incit.
[n.c., c.1730.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 165 x 225mm (6½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate, mounted in album paper.
Engraved by Anton Joseph von Prenner (1683-1761) for 'Theatrum artis pictoriae', an ambitious plan to publish 30 volumes of prints representing the entire Imperial art collection in Stallburg, Vienna. Only four were published, each containing 40 plates.
[Ref: 60154]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bacchant.
A Bacchant.
F: Bartolozzi Inv.t et Sculp.t.
Mango Exc.t. Pub.d Nov.r 23 1778 as the Act Directs by the Proprieter N.o Bentinck Street near Berwick Street, Soho.
Stipple printed in sanguine, plate 245 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"), with large margins. Very slight paper toning.
A bare breasted priestess of the God of Wine, Bacchus, lifts a bowl as if to drink.
De Vesme 368 II of III. Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60283]   £350.00  
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[Bacchus.]
[Bacchus.] ALT, 20. LAT, 18. unc:
Van Dalen Pinx. v. Prenner inc.
[n.c., c.1730.]
Very fine mezzotint. Sheet 225 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, mounted in album paper, slight creasing.
A head and shoulders portrait of Bacchus wearing a wreath of vine leaves, holding a drinking glass. From a painting by Jan van Dalen (fl. 1632-70), painted 1648, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Accession Number GG_1687). Engraved by Anton Joseph von Prenner (1683-1761) for 'Theatrum artis pictoriae', an ambitious plan to publish 30 volumes of prints representing the entire Imperial art collection in Stallburg, Vienna. Only four were published, each containing 40 plates.
[Ref: 60155]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Diana Beauclerk's two daughters]
[Lady Diana Beauclerk's two daughters]
Lady Diana Beauclerk del. F. Bartolozzi Etched.
Publish'd May 15th. 1780, by F. Bartolozzi No 1 Bentinck Street, in Berwick Street Soho.
Very fine and rare etching with stipple and hand colour, sheet 280 x 295mm (11 x 11¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Mount burn and foxing.
Elizabeth, later Lady Herbert, drawing in a sketch-book leaning on her knees; her younger sister Mary, later Countess Jenison Walworth, seated behind her. Etching after a drawing by their mother, Lady Diana Beauclerk (1734 - 1808), a talented amateur artist whose designs were much admired by Horace Walpole. Etched by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815), Italian printmaker who was invited to London by George III's librarian Richard Dalton, and who in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London. In England Bartolozzi became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 he was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
De Vesme 1212 III of III.
[Ref: 60328]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Major John Bernardi Anno ætaris 73 primoqi die Martij A.o Dni. 1728.
Major John Bernardi Anno ætaris 73 primoqi die Martij A.o Dni. 1728.
W. Cooper pinx. Ger:VanderGucht sculp.
[n.d., 1728.]
Engraving. Sheet 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed to image and laid on album paper.
Portrait of Major John Bernardi (1657-1736), English soldier and Jacobite who spent 40 years in Newgate Prison, without proper trial, for his involvement in an assassination plot against William III, dying there aged nearly eighty. This portrait comes from his autobiography, 'A Short History of the Life of Major Bernardi by Himself', in which he describes marrying in Newgate in 1712 (aged 68) and fathering ten children while imprisoned.
Sharpe 315 I of II.
[Ref: 59862]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney.
The Right Honourable Cadwallader Lord Blayney. Baron Blayney of Monaghan, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the said County, Major General of His Majesty's Forces, and Colonel of the 38.th Regiment. Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Rare mezzotint, 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾") with large margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Cadwallader, 9th Baron of Blayney (1720-1775), wearing heavy robes decorated with plaid, a masonic apron and collar. Cadwallader was one of the most famous and influential Freemasons, elected Grand Master of England in 1764-66.
CS 25 i; pg. 1719
[Ref: 60332]   £360.00  
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[Anne Brown] [Clara]
[Anne Brown] [Clara]
Peint par Guill.m Peters: R:A: Egrave' par : P : Charlay : L Ausgsbourg 15 Julliet 1778.
Fine stipple printed in sanguine, plate 200 x 160mm (7¾ x 6½"), with very large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to right within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. A German reverse copy of the stipple after Rev Matthew William Peters (c.1741-1814) engraved by John Walker (fl.1776-1802).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60276]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Clara.
[Anne Brown] Clara. From an Original Picture in the Collection of John Taylor, Esq.r.
[After Rev Mathew William Peters]
Pub.d March 1.st 1780 by J.Walker N.o 148 Strand.
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 160 x 135mm (6¼ x 5¼"). Thread margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. Reverse copy of a mezzotint by John Raphael Smith (1751-1812).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60279]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Miss Ferard.
[Anne Brown] Miss Ferard. in the Strand London.
[After Rev Mathew William Peters] J.P. Woffinik Sculp.
[n.d. c.1780]
Stipple printed in sanguine, plate 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"), with large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60278]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Anne Brown] Clara.
[Anne Brown] Clara. From an Original Picture in the Collection of John Taylor, Esq.r.
Wm. Peters, R.A. pinx:t : Walker Excud:t.
Pubd. 13 Decr. 1777 by J. Walker No:13, Parliament Street
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 265 x 205mm (10½ x 8"), with large margins.
Portrait of Anne Brown (also known as Cargill, c.1748-84) as Clara in Sheridan's 'The Duenna', seen bust-length in profile to left within oval frame, wearing lace-edged veil and cape. Reverse copy of a mezzotint by John Raphael Smith (1751-1812).
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60277]   £320.00  
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John Bull Mus. Dcot. Cantab. Instaur. Oxon. MDXCII.
John Bull Mus. Dcot. Cantab. Instaur. Oxon. MDXCII. from an Original Paintng in the Music School Oxford. by J.W. Childe.
Illman sculp.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 135mm (8¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed within plate, surface soiling.
John Bull (c. 1563-1628), composer, organist, virginalist and organ builder, drawn by Childe after a portrait painted by an unknown artist in 1589, when Bull was aged 27. A favourite of Elizabeth, Bull was appointed Gresham Professors of Music, but had to flee England when incurring the displeasure of James I, settling in Antwerp. The original portrait is now in the Faculty of Music and Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford.
[Ref: 59857]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Population of the British Empire 1821.
The Population of the British Empire 1821.
H. Adlard Sculp.
[n.d., c.1821.]
Etching on paper watermarked 1825. Plate 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"), with margins.
A portrait of Prime Minister George Canning surrounded by rings giving the population statistics of London, Edinburgh and Dublin, the Home Countries and counties. Around the outer ring is a text 'India and other Foreign Possessions upwards of 82 Millions'.
See Ref: 9523, 9524 & 9548
[Ref: 60236]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Celia.
Celia.
T. Cheesman inv.t et sculp.t.
Publsihed May 1, 1799, by T. Cheesman N.o 40 Oxford Street, London.
Coloured stipple, pt printed in colour; sheet 275 x 195mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Trimmed to printed border.
Half-length portrait of a young woman wearing a hat and dress with large collar and holding a basket of flowers amongst a countryside landscape. Most likely a representation of Celia from Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'. Thomas Cheesman (c.1760-1834) was a British draughtsman, painter and stipple engraver. He studied under Bartolozzi from the mid 1770s.
[Ref: 60324]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Done From the Original Painting at Altrop, in the Collection of John Spencer Esq.
Done From the Original Painting at Altrop, in the Collection of John Spencer Esq. To Whom this Plate is humbly Dedicated, by His Obliged & most hum.ble serv.t John Faber.
God.y Schalcken Pinx.t. W.m Shipley Delin.t. J. Faber fecit 1751.
Mezzotint, 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"), with large margins on three sides. Creased in title, repaired nicks and tears on top margin. Laid on archival paper. Small bottom margin.
A boy blowing a flaming stick of charcoal in his left hand, while carrying a candle in a flat holder in the right hand.
CS: II of III. Ex Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 60286]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Smyth.]
[Lady Smyth.]
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A.
Publish'd Mar. 15 1789, by F. Bartolozzi & C.o.
Stipple with etching, proof before title, 18th century watermark; 380 x 300mm (15 x 11¾") with small margins. Repaired nicks in margins.
Three-quarter length portrait of Charlotte, Lady Smyth (1776-1823), seated wearing black broad-brimmed hat with white feathers and black transparent shawl, with her two daughters holding their brother up between them.
De Vesme 1221 iii of iv. Provenance Brussels Gentleman's Club.
[Ref: 60347]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Johannes Dux de Marlborough &c.
Johannes Dux de Marlborough &c.
G. Kneller S.R.A. et Angl. Eq. Aur. pinx.
E.C. Heiss excud. aug. vind. Cum Privileg. S.C.M. [n.d., c.1710.]
Mezzotint. 325 x 220mm (13 x 8½"). Trimmed to image, tear in top left corner taped.
Portrait in oval of John Churchill (1650-1722) in wig and armour, after a portrait by Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723).
[Ref: 60209]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Constancy.]
[Constancy.]
[Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Giovanni Battista Cipriani.]
London, Publish'd June 1st 1782 by J. Walker Carver, Gilder & Printseller N.o 148 opposite Catherine Street Strand.
Stipple, printed in reddish-brown, proof before title. 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A half-length portrait of a woman in a classical robe, one breast bared. One of a set of twelve oval allegorical portraits. "I am constant as the Northern Star ...". Caesar's famous words from Shakespeare.
De Vesme: 589, between I & II.
[Ref: 60358]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Contemplating the Picture.
Contemplating the Picture.
J.R. Smith Delin.t.
London publish'd Nov.r 14.th 1785 - by J.R. Smith, N.o 83 - Oxford Street.
Stipple, printed in brown. 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Glue stain in edge of plate top left.
A woman stares at a miniature portrait in a locket.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997. BM 1880,0807.113, ''D'Oench notes that the drawing for this print is now known as 'The Locket' Ref: 268; (Huntingdon Library)"
[Ref: 60298]   £420.00  
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Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75.
Cotton Decks of Stanfield in Suffolk Aged 75. A Noted Breaker of Pointers, has attended New Market meetings these 30 Years past is Qualified to Hawk, Hunt &c. by the Hon.ble Cha.s Bertley.
F. Sartotius pinx.t. Rob.t Laurie fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller, N.o 53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 2, March, 1772.
Coloured mezzotint. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Small margins chipped.
Mezzotint by Robert Laurie (c.1755-1836) after Francis Sartorius (1734-1804). According to Siltzer this is a companion to a print after Nathan Drake. An early example, before the printing plate was trimmed by c.20mm at top.
Siltzer 242. CS II of II. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 60130]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Dickinson] The Country Girl.
[Mary Dickinson] The Country Girl. How Happy is the harmless Country Maid, [...] From an Original Picture in the Collection of the Marquis of Granby.
Painted by W. Peters R.A. Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London, Publish'd Mar. 1st, 1778 by W. Dickinson, No 20 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, and T. Watson No 142, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint. 265 x 200mm (10½ x 8"), on 18th century watermarked paper, with margins. Repaired tears in margins.
A portrait identified by Chaloner Smith as Mary Dickinson, sister of the engraver, with a high hat with ribbons and low-cut dress, within an oval frame.
CS 17, state ii of ii. From the Halsey Collection.
[Ref: 60125]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Evelina.
Evelina.
Painted by J. Hopner. Engraved by J. Baldrey.
London, Publish'd Jan:y 1.st 1787 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller N.o 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in brown, sheet 296 x 220mm (11¾ x 8¾"). Ink stamp Collector's mark: E.M.H., Mrs. E. M. Hamilton. Trimmed within plate.
According to the 'Woman's Exhibition, 1900, Earl's Court, London, S.W.: Official Fine Art, Historical and General Catalogue' this is a portrait of Miss Fanny Burney (1752 –1840) as the titular character in her novel "Evelina" (1778). Half-length portrait facing towards the left, she wears a dress covered by a fichu and a bonnet.
[Ref: 60330]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Flora.]
[Flora.]
London Publish'd April 2.d 1785 by J. Walker 118 Strand.
Fine stipple, printed in sepia. 125 x 95mm (5 x 3¾"), with large margins.
A young woman gathering flowers, with a garland in her hair.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60297]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Cobbler Foot. Vendor of Strap Oil, &c. to the Collegians of St. Peter's Westminster.
Cobbler Foot. Vendor of Strap Oil, &c. to the Collegians of St. Peter's Westminster.
Painted & drawn on Stone by J. Hayes. Printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Scarce lithograph on chine collé. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"), with large margins. Slight spotting.
Three-quarter length portrait of a cobbler, standing, holding a strap and papers. George Keppel (1799-1891), 6th Earl of Albemarle, who attended Westminster from 1809 to 1815 (when he fought at Waterloo). In his memoir 'Fifty Years of My Life', he tells how he left school after curfew: 'I took into my counsel the school Crispin, one Cobbler Foot by name, an old man-of-war’s man, and he made for me a rope ladder, a ''Jacob's ladder,'' I think they call it, similar to that made for ascending the sides of ships of small burden. Thus provided, I climbed the wall with much less risk to my neck than via the lamp iron''.
[Ref: 60143]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles James Fox.
Charles James Fox.
Ant. Hickel pinx. Jos. Selb del.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Very scarce lithograph. Sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Paper toned, with surface soiling.
A reversed detail of the seated portrait of Fox by Karl Anton Hickel (painted 1794, now in the National Portrait Gallery).
See NPG 743.
[Ref: 60251]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[St Geneviève.]
[St Geneviève.]
C. Vanlo Eques Pinxt. S. Paul Sculpt.
Rob.t Sayer Excudit. [n.d. c.1770.]
Mezzotint, 505 x 350mm (20 x 13¾") with large margins. Creased in centre.
Saint Genevieve sitting in a landscape at the edge of a stream reading a book, a tree behind her and her sheep sitting beside her to right, while two cherubs look down on her to upper right. Scratched-letter proof with artist and engraver's names only.
[Ref: 60337]   £320.00  
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[Smiling girl] Du Cabinet de la Maj. Imp. de toutes les Russies Catherine, II.
[Smiling girl] Du Cabinet de la Maj. Imp. de toutes les Russies Catherine, II. d'aprés l'original de Greuze gravé par J: Walker Graveur de la Maj: Imp.
S.t. Petersbourg Nov: 20 1785.
Mezzotint. Sheet 225 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate. Slight rubbing.
A quarter-length portrait of a young, smiling girl in a bonnet. James Walker (c.1760-1822) was appointed mezzotinter to the court of Catherine the Great in 1784, returning to London on various occasions to arrange publication of his plates. When he finally returned in 1802, 26 of his copper plates were lost at sea.
[Ref: 60185]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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To the Gentlemen of the Ad Libitum Society, this Print of E.d Heardson their Cook is (with permission) dedicated by their obd.t. Humble Serv.t J. Barry.
To the Gentlemen of the Ad Libitum Society, this Print of E.d Heardson their Cook is (with permission) dedicated by their obd.t. Humble Serv.t J. Barry.
Painted by I. Barry (Minature Painter). Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales.
Pub. as the Act directs by J. Barry [n.d., 1785].
Mezzotint, early state with title in open letters. 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾"), with very large margins. Some creasing and scuffing.
A boxing image. Half-length portrait of Edward Heardson in chef's hat and wearing a the medallion of Sublime Society of Beef Steaks (with a gridiron motif), carving a joint. The society was founded in 1735 by John Rich, Theatre Manager of Covent Garden, when he and his chief set designer cooked steaks on a gridiron over a fireplace becaused they were too rushed to go for a proper dinner. Others joined in and the Sublime Society began, limited to twenty-four members who would meet weekly. Heardson, a former bare-knuckle boxer became cook in 1756. George, Prince of Wales became a member in 1785, the same year this portrait was published; as he was patron to John Raphael Smith the suggestion is that he commissioned it.
Frankau 170.I. CS:78..I. O'Dench 271.
[Ref: 60224]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Hebe
Hebe for this cup, This nectard cup, the sweet assurance gives, Of present, and the pledge of future bliss. Vide Miltons Comus.
F: Bartolozzi Inv.t. R.t Marcuard Pupil of W: Bartolozzi Sculp.t.
Mango Excud.t. Publish'd as the Act Directs April 22, 1778, by the Propreitor N: 9 Bentinck Street near Berwick Street Soho.
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾"), with very large margins. Mint.
Bust portrait of a young woman representing Hebe, goddess of healing, youth and beauty, holding a cup aloft.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60284]   £420.00  
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Henry Hunt, Esq.re M.P. for Preston.
Henry Hunt, Esq.re M.P. for Preston.
[n.d., c.1835].
Stipple. Sheet 220 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). Trimmed to plate.
A portrait of Henry Hunt (1773-1835) a radical politician who advocated the repeal of the Corn Laws.
NPG D20838.
[Ref: 59854]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Godfrid Kneller Germ.
Godfrid Kneller Germ. À Carolo II. Monarcha Britann. ad depingendum Ludovicum Min Galliam missus; Pictor utrinqu. vere Regius. A.O.C. MDCLXXXV.
G. Kneller p. I. Beckett f.
I. Smith ex.
Mezzotint, sheet 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"), on 18th century watermarked paper. Thread margins. Slightly creased and repaired tears on margins, some small wormholes.
Half-length portrait of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). Kneller was the leading portrait painter in England during the later 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
CS 59.II. Ex Collection Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 60233]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six mezzotint portraits after Gérard de Lairesse.]
[Six mezzotint portraits after Gérard de Lairesse.] [Two Roman soldiers] [&] [baby's head] [two Roman soldiers] [&] Pietas. [&] [child with bird and dog] [&] [crying girl.]
[Two Roman plates] AB f; [Pietas] G. lairesse pinxit. A Blooteling f et ex; [child] Lairesse in. A. Blooteling ex; [crying girl] G. Lairesse Pinx. A. Blooteling F. et Ex.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Six scarce mezzotints on one sheet, 18th century watermark. Largest 125 x 90mm (5 x 3½"). Old ink mss. in margin.
A collection of plates after Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711) by Abrham Blooteling (1640-1690), a Dutch mezzotinter who came to London in the 1670s, helping to introduced the technique to England.
BM 1902,1011.254; 1929,1112.2.99; 1902,1011.255; 1929,1112.2.101; 1929,1112.2.102; & 2010,7081.143.
[Ref: 60186]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Lambert, Chorographiae Pictor.
Georgius Lambert, Chorographiae Pictor.
J. Vanderbank pinx. J. Faber fecit.
Sold by J. Faber, at y.e Golden head y.e South side of Bloomsbury Square. [n.d. c.1727.]
Very fine mezzotint, 18th century watermark, 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") with small margins at bottom. Large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate at bottom edge.
Half-length portrait of George Lambert (1700-1765), holding landscape print in his right hand. Lambert was a landscape and topography painter and scenographer.
CS 214.
[Ref: 60243]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Lavinia.
Lavinia.
Painted & Engraved by J. Dean.
Publish'd Feb.y 1.st 1791 by J. Dean Bentinck Street Soho.
Fine & rare stipple, 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼") with large margins. Stained and slightly scuffed.
Portrait of a country girl holding a bundle of hay and a pitcher. Possibly a representation of Lavinia from Roman Mythology, however could also be Lavinia from Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus'.
[Ref: 60338]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Ernestus Guilielmus Londicerus.
Ernestus Guilielmus Londicerus. Nob. Ordin. per Esthoniam Equestris Pictor.
P. Schenck fe: et exc: Amstelo: cum Privilegio [n.d., c.1675-1719]
Mezzotint. 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼").
A three-quarter portrait of Estonian painter Ernst Wilhelm Londicer (1655-97) in lavish wig and clothes.
[Ref: 60211]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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M.rs Cath.e Macaulay.
M.rs Cath.e Macaulay.
[after Robert Edge Pine.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. Sheet 170 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, tear in inscription area.
A full-length portrait of Catharine Macaulay (1731-91) leaning on a plinth lettered 'Government a Power Delegated for the Happiness of Mankind Conducted by Wisdom Justice and Mercy. A reversed version of the painting by Robert Edge Pine, c.1775, depicting the author as a Roman senator (to convey her commitment to representative government), now in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 5856). The painting also inspired a figure by the Chelsea-Derby Porcelain Factory (see BM 1887,0307,II.301). England's first female historian and the world's only female historian at the time, she is famous for her Whiggish 'The History of England from the Accession of James I to the Revolution'.
[Ref: 60148]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Virgin and Child.
The Virgin and Child. In the Gallery at Houghton.
Domenichino Pinxit [but Il Sassoferrato]. G. Farington delin.t. Val. Green fecit Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty.
Published Oct.r 1.st 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine mezzotint. 255 x 175mm (10 x 6¾"), very large margins.
Half-length portrait of the Virgin with Jesus in her arms, both looking towards the viewer. A mezzotint by Valentine Green for 'A Set of Prints Engraved after the Most Capital Paintings in the Collection of Her Imperial Majesty the Empress of Russia, Lately in the Possession of the Earl of Orford at Houghton in Norfolk', 1773-1788. For some reason this plate was replaced by a stipple in 1782. The painting, formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Walpole at Houghton Hall, had been attributed to Domenico Zampieri (1581-1641), known as Domenichino. Today it is recongnised as the work of Giovanni Battista Salvi, 'Il Sassoferrato'.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 60141]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Madonna and Child] Ego dilecto meo, et ad me conversio ejus.
[Madonna and Child] Ego dilecto meo, et ad me conversio ejus. cant. 7.10. Ex Musæo Sim: du Bois Londini.
Scidon pinx: J. Smith fec: 1700.
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon and Crown in Russel-Street Covent-garden.
Fine mezzotint. 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Small margins.
The Madonna and child, a shallow basket with bottle and cloth beside them. An example of the second state, with year added. Engraved by John Smith after Bartolomeo Schedoni (1578-1615).
[Ref: 60139]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Virgin and Child under a tree, with St John the Baptist.]
[The Virgin and Child under a tree, with St John the Baptist.]
V. Salimbene in. B. Lens F.
E. Cooper Ex. [n.d., c.1720.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 170 x 135mm (6¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed slightly into image upper left, thread margins elsewhere.
After Ventura Salimbeni (1568-1613) of Siena, originally published by Bernard Lens II, the engraver.
[Ref: 60138]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Madonna and Child, with St John the Baptist.]
[Madonna and Child, with St John the Baptist.] Ecce Tibi Deus Hîc; et tantium non Dea, Virgo est; / Sanctíor an fingi Hac úlla Tabella potest: Bern: Bauhusius P.S.I.
P. Schenck Fe: et Excu: cum Privil: Amst. [n.d., c.1720.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"), with large margins.
Mary with a sleeping Jesus, accompanied by John the Baptist, with a short text by Bernard Bauhuysen (1576-1619) a Flemish Jesuit priest and song writer.
[Ref: 60140]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[A young woman shielding a candle.]
[A young woman shielding a candle.]
Moreland Pinx.t. Purcell fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.].
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate.
Engraved by Richard Purcell after Henry Morland (1716-97), father of George Morland.
CS 85.
[Ref: 60176]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[A young woman shielding a candle.]
[A young woman shielding a candle.]
Moreland Pinx.t. Purcell fecit.
[n.d., c.1760.].
Mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"), large margins. Nicks in edges of margins.
Engraved by Richard Purcell after Henry Morland (1716-97), father of George Morland.
CS 85.
[Ref: 60175]   £320.00  
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[Man with drawn sword.]
[Man with drawn sword.]
Joh. Baptista Piazzetta Venetus delineavit. Lorenz Haid sculpsit.
Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sacrae Casareae Majestatis. Johann Christian Leopold excudit Augustae Vindelicorum [n.d., c.1750].
Mezzotint. 390 x 270mm (15¼ x 10½"). Thread margins, some damage to image with old repairs, mounted on album paper. Damaged.
The head of a man with a moustache, wearing a feathered hat and lace collar, the hilt of his sword visible over his shoulder. After Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), a Venetian noted for his paintings of expressive heads.
[Ref: 60192]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Constantia Charming.
Constantia Charming.
Elias Martin ino & Sculp.t.
Published December 18.th 1778, Leicester Street, No. 8.
Fine stipple printed in colours, plate 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"), with large margins. Very light foxing.
A half portrait of a woman wearing a veil, with covered shoulders, directed to the left, reading from a book. By Elias Martin, A.R.A. Swedish, born Stockholm in 1739, died Stockholm 1818. He came to London in 1768, becoming a Royal Academy student the next year and was elected A.R.A in 1770.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997. See 36350 for one printed in sanguine.
[Ref: 60281]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mary Magdalene.]
[Mary Magdalene.] ALT, 27. LAT, 21. unc:
Forini pinx. v. Prenner inci.
[n.c., c.1730.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 220 x 165mm (8½ x 6½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, mounted in album paper, slight creasing.
St Mary Magdalene seated at a table, her chin resting in her palm From a painting by Francesco Furini (1603-46), painted c.1635, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Gemäldegalerie, 213). Engraved by Anton Joseph von Prenner (1683-1761) for 'Theatrum artis pictoriae', an ambitious plan to publish 30 volumes of prints representing the entire Imperial art collection in Stallburg, Vienna. Only four were published, each containing 40 plates.
[Ref: 60156]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The penitent Mary Magdalene.]
[The penitent Mary Magdalene.]
[Engraved by Thomas Park after Gaetano Gandolfi.]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. Sheet 210 x 170mm (8¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate at bottom. Small margins.
The penitent Magdalene as a woman with loose dark hair lying on a cloak, gazing down sorrowfully at a skull, scourge and wooden cross.
[Ref: 60144]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Maternal Care.
Maternal Care.
Bartolozzi invenit.
London Pub.d. as the Act Sept.r 15 1794 by Colhaghi & Co.
Stipple, with superb colour printing. 330 x 265mm (13 x 10½"), with large margins.
A mother breastfeeds a baby as an infant lies asleep in her lap.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection. Sotheby's London / Milan Nov 1997.
[Ref: 60314]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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The Hon.ble Lady Essex Mostÿn.
The Hon.ble Lady Essex Mostÿn.
G. Kneller S.R. Imp. & Angl. Eques Aur. pinx. 1705. I. Smith fec.
Sold by I. Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russel Street Covent Garden.
Fine mezzotint, 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") with large margins. Small tears in margins.
Portrait of Lady Essex Mostyn as a young woman holding flowers in her lap and wearing a plain, loose dress and robe. Lady Essex Mostyn was the daughter of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham. She married the Welsh politician Sir Roger Mostyn, 3rd Bt. (1673-1739), with whom she had thirteen children.
CS 184.
[Ref: 60289]   £360.00  
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