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John Adams, of Edmonton; Teacher of the Mathematics, Navigation, &c. Born at Pondersend 1737/8. Aged 56.
John Adams, of Edmonton; Teacher of the Mathematics, Navigation, &c. Born at Pondersend 1737/8. Aged 56. To his numerous Pupils, both at sea & son land; to his extensive aquaintance, & particular friends, this Portrait is respectfully inscribed by their obedient Serv.t J.T. Smith.
Painted & Engraved by J.T. Smith, Engraver of the Antiquities of London and Environs.
Pub.d Feb. 1 1795 by N. Smith, Rembrandt's Head, G.t May's Buildings, St Martin's Lane.
Etipple with engraving/ 185 x 138mm (7¼ x 5½"), with large margins. Foxing in borders. Very small hole in title "the".
Half-length portrait of John Adams, seated at a table on which are a telescope and sextant. He was headmaster of Latymer School, Edmonton, and author of 'The Mathematician's Companion'.
[Ref: 60750]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Beethoven showing Goethe around a garden.]
[Beethoven showing Goethe around a garden.]
[Illegible pencil signature]
[n.d., c.1900.]
Etching. 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾"), very large margins. Serval wormholes filled, laid on archival tissue.
In 1809 Ludwig van Beethoven was commissioned to write incidental music for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play 'Egmont'; he set his 'Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt' for choir and orchestra in 1815.
[Ref: 60804]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Abraham Booth.
Abraham Booth.
Engraved by J. Collyer.
London, Painted and Published by J. Robinson, 5, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, 7 July 1806.
Stipple. Sheet 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Trimmed to printed border at sides.
Half-length portrait of Abraham Booth (1734-1806), Baptist minister and author, published shortly after his death.
[Ref: 60724]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Margaret Bryant] Mrs. Bryan and Children.
[Margaret Bryant] Mrs. Bryan and Children.
Engraved by W. Nutter from a Miniature of the same size Painted by Sam.l Shelley.
London, Published Septem.r 29th; 1797 by G. Kearsley 46 Fleet Street.
Stipple. 265 x 200mm (10½ x 7¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Margaret Bryan (1790 - 1815; fl.), schoolmistress and natural philosopher, with her two daughters. They are shown amidst the scientific instruments Bryan would have used. She taught astronomy and natural philosophy to girls at her school in Blackheath, London, at a time when education for ladies was largely self-taught. She also wrote elementary, practical books that gave a general grounding in astronomy and physics. Engraved by Samuel Shelley (1756-1808) as the frontispiece to the sitter's 'A Compendious System of Astronomy' (1797).
[Ref: 60744]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Cort] To the Iron Trade of Great Britain, This Portrait of the late Henry Cort,
[Henry Cort] To the Iron Trade of Great Britain, This Portrait of the late Henry Cort, The Tubal Cain of our Century & of our Country The Father of the British Iron Trade, Times July 29th 1856, is respectfully dedicated by their obedient Ser.t Sydney Marks. Proof.
Engraved and Published by Sydney Marks [n.d., c.1860].
Rare mezzotint. 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Some soiling.
Profile portrait of Henry Cort (c. 1740-1800), an English ironware producer who developed innovative systems for the production of wrought iron from pig iron In 1784 he patented an improved version of the puddling process for refining cast iron, although it was only made economically viable by innovations by ironmasters Crawshay and Homfray, who paid him royalties. This plate was first published by his son, Richard Cort, quoting The Times newspaper's description of his father.
See BM 1931,1211.15 for the original issue.
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Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esq.r.
Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esq.r. Master of the East Sussex Fox Hounds.
Painted by Stephen Pearce. Engraved by Charles Mottram.
London, Published April 1st 1866 by Henry Graves & Co. the Proprietors, Publishers to H.M. the Queen and T.R.H. the Prince and Princess of Wales, 6 Pall Mall. Copyright Registered.
Very rare coloured mixed-method engraving; 580 x 730mm (23 x 28½"). Right top corner margin missing. Nicks to edges. Bit time-stained.
Herbert Mascall Curteis (1823-95) was born in Florence and died in Windmill Hill Place, Hailsham (probably the castellated house in the background). He is shown here on horseback, with three foxhounds in attendence. He was also a cricketer, playing for Oxford University (1841-2), Sussex (1846-1860), Marylebone Cricket Club (1855 and England (1850).
[Ref: 60425]   £450.00  
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S.r Francis Drake.
S.r Francis Drake. This Picture was taken from an Original Painting, communicated by the Hon.ble S.r Phillip Sydenham Bar.t Kn.t opf ye shire for Somerset, To whom this Place is dedicated by the Publishers.
R. White sculpsit.
[London, c.1705.]
Engraving. Sheet 300 x 185mm (11¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
Portrait of Sir Francis Drake (1540?-96), in embroidered jacket with lace collar, within an oval on a plinth. From Harrison's 'A Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels'. The National Portrait Gallery describes this as 'Unknown man engraved as Sir Francis Drake'.
NPG D13560.
[Ref: 60793]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Margaret Finch Queen of the Norwood Gypsies, Died 1740, Aged 108 Years.
Margaret Finch Queen of the Norwood Gypsies, Died 1740, Aged 108 Years.
Jack Sharp sculp.t [after John Straeho].
[n.d., c.1742.]
Engraving. Sheet 255 x 210mm (10 x 8¼"). Trimmed within plate, some damage & loss in edges, mounted on album paper.
The Norwood gypsies lived in the area now known as Gypsy Hill. So famous were they that a pantomime called 'The Norwood Gypsies' was staged in Covent Garden in 1777. The most famous of the gypsies was fortune-teller Margaret Finch (d.1740). A report published a few years after her death states that the 'oddness of her figure and ye fame of her fortune-telling drew a vast concourse of spectators from ye highest rank of quality, even to those of ye lower class of life'. She lived in a conical hut built of branches, at the base of an ancient tree, and it was there that great numbers of people visited her.
[Ref: 60891]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Catherine Countess of Desmond. Who lived to the Age of about 140 Years.
Catherine Countess of Desmond. Who lived to the Age of about 140 Years. Wonderful Magazine.
J. Lodge sculp.
[London: C. Johnson, c.1793.]
Engraving. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"), large margins, with sheet of letterpress. Some spotting, old ink mss on the reverse of portrait.
A portrait supposed to be Katherine FitzGerald (c. 1504-1604), Countess of Desmond, illustrating a chapter titled 'Remarkable Instances of Longevity', published in 'The Wonderful Magazine, and Marvellous Chronicle; or New Weekly Entertainer. A work recording authentic accounts of the most extraordinary productions, events, and occurrences, in providence, nature and art. Consisting entirely of such curious matters as come under the denominations of Miraculous! Queer! Odd! Strange! Supernatural! Whimsical! Absurd! Out of the Way! and Unacountable! In 1529, she become the second wife of Thomas FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Desmond (14541534). Thomas granted her a life tenancy in Inchiquin Castle, although the title passed to her husband's male relatives. After the Desmond Rebellions the Desmond's property was granted to Sir Walter Raleigh, who allowed Katherine to stay in Inchiquin, although he was surprised how long she lived. It was Raleigh, in his History of the World, who claimed she had married in the time of King Edward IV (1461-83), making her at least 135 years old at the time of her death.
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The Right Honourable Charles James Fox.
The Right Honourable Charles James Fox.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by John Jones.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Nov.r 1.st 1789, by J. Jones, No. 63, Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint. 515 x 360mm (20¼ x 14¼"). Margin restored on right. Small margins.
Three-quarter portrait of Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the first foreign secretary of the United Kingdom and vocal supporter of American independence. From the second of two very similar plates by Jones.
CS: 29. Hamilton p.29, one state only.
[Ref: 60737]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to Your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour.
Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to Your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour. Reddere Persona scit convenientia cuique.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. C. Corbutt fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street [n.d. c.1765].
Fine mezzotint. 255 x 355mm (10 x 14"), large margins.
David Garrick (1717-1779) caught between the Muses of Tragedy (Melpomene) and Comedy (Thalia). The original painting (now in Waddesdon Manor, owned by the National Trust and managed by the Rothschild Foundation) was completed in 1761 and first engraved by Edward Fisher in mezzotint the following year. This version, engraved by Richard Purcell under his pseudonym of Charles Corbutt, was one of at least fourteen mezzotint copies and pirates. Purcell was a native of Dublin and learned engraving from Brooks and Miller. He followed in the footsteps of McArdell and went to London, where he worked with Sayer copying the works of McArdell, Watson and others.
CS: 31 (only state.) Hamilton: p.29.
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[Grouse Shooters in the Forest of Bowland.
[Grouse Shooters in the Forest of Bowland. From the Original Picture in the Possession of T.Lister Parker Esq.r.]
Painted by J.Northcote R.A. Engraved by G.Dawe.
[Published Feb y 1.1804 by G. Dawe 44. Wells Street, Oxford Street, London.]
Mezzotint, printed in blue and brown, finished by hand. 435 x 600mm (17 x 23½"). Trimmed into plate at bottom, losing title and publication line, other inscriptions weak.
One of the finest and most decorative mezzotints. Two men seated, in conversation, with shotguns, game bag and two spaniels. In a private collection a superb impression has in ink in title "Mr Townley & Mr Harker" and in ink "53". In Russell's 'Catalogue of Corrections of and Additions to Chaloner Smith', he writes that a Col. Parker of Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe, identifies the sitters as William Asheton of Downham and Guerdale, and the Revd. T.H.Dixon Hoste of Godwick Hall, Norfolk, but Lady Leighton-Warren of De Tabley House, considers the portraits to be those of T.Lister Parker and Lord Ribblesdale" (Thomas Lister, his uncle). The right hand sitter certainly resembles the portrait of Lister Parker by James Northcote in the Tabley House Collection (accession no. 205.2)..
CS 15; Russell 15.
[Ref: 60809]   £980.00  
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[Ben Holbrook, the Walking Stationer.]
[Ben Holbrook, the Walking Stationer.]
JN [John Nixon] fect.
Pub.d July 16th 1783, by W.m Wells, No. 132, Fleet Street, London.
Stipple with etching, proof before title. Sheet 220 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate.
A man walking past St Paul's Cathedral, staff in one hand and two notebooks in the other. His eyes are shut, suggesting he was blind.
[Ref: 60748]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Humboldt (Le Baron Fredéric Henry Aléxander de)
Humboldt (Le Baron Fredéric Henry Aléxander de) Associé Etranger de l'Institute de France.
F. Gouin.
Publié par Blaisot [n.d., c.1820].
Stipple. 195 x 120mm (7¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed into plate on left.
Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859), the Prussian naturalist and explorer who explored much of Central and South America. Charles Darwin described him as 'the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived.'
Wellcome Collection 4393i
[Ref: 60727]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander von Humboldt.
Alexander von Humboldt.
Gem. von C. Begas. Lith. von C. Wildt. Druck des Königl. lith. Insituts zu Berlin. (von Berndt)
Berlin, Verlag U. Eigenthum des literarischen Instituts [n.d., c.1840.].
Lithograph on chine collé, on printed backing paper with publisher's blindstamp. Printed area 440 x 320mm (17¼ x 12½"). Bit dusty. Repair in margin top left.
A half-length portrait of explorer and naturalist Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) before a backdrop presenting his travels in South America. After Carl Joseph Begas (1794-1854).
Wellcome Collection 4398i.
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[John Moody as Commodore Flip in Shadwell's 'Fair Quaker of Deal'.]
[John Moody as Commodore Flip in Shadwell's 'Fair Quaker of Deal'.]
[after Samuel de Wilde.]
[n.d., c.1792.]
Stipple, proof before all letters. 410 x 300mm (16 x 11¾"), on wove paper with large margins. Faint damp stain in left margin. Uncut.
Full length portrait of John Moody as Commodore Flip in Charles Shadwell's 'The Fair Quaker of Deal'. Flip is an illiterate sailor who hates the gentlemen of the navy and gets drunk with his crew. First performed in 1710 as 'The Fair Quaker of Deal or, The Humours of the Navy', the play was very successful and was revived several times. Moody took the role of Flip in a Drury Lane production rewritten by 'Captain Thompson' (with a shortened title) in 1773. Moody (c.1727-1812), born John Cochran in Cork, worked with David Garrick at Drury Lane, acting in both comic and tragic rolls, including Shakespeare's Henry IV, Iago and Shylock.
[Ref: 60741]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Henry Neville.]
[Sir Henry Neville.]
[by George Perfect Harding]
[n.d., c.1800.]
Fine watercolour. Oval, 130 x 110mm (5¼ x 4¼"), mounted on album paper. Has come away from album paper.
An oval portrait of Sir Henry Neville (1564-1615), courtier, politician and diplomat noted for his role as ambassador to France and his unsuccessful attempts to negotiate between James I of England and the Houses of Parliament. He has also been credited with writing the works of Shakespeare. Based on a stipple by William Nelson Gardiner after Harding's father, Silvester (Sylvester) Harding's preparatory sketch of a painting, possibly that of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1599).
See NPG D26055 for the stipple.
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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. Sheet 415 x 335mm (16¼ x 13¼"). Trimmed at bottom, losing inscriptions.
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. The younger James bequeathed the original oil to the Bodleian Library.
CS: 111, ii of iii. Goodwin: 52, iii of iv. See also references 46990 & 19663.
[Ref: 60736]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Head of a young man with open collar.] N.o 1.
[Head of a young man with open collar.] N.o 1.
Gio: Batta Piazzetta inv: Theodorus Viero sculp: Venet: 1774.
Scarce engraving printed in bistre. 415 x 315mm (16¼ x 12½"). Trimmed to plate on right, narrow margins elsewhere.
Engraved by Teodoro Viero (1740-1819) after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), a Venetian painter known for his expressive portraits of heads.
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[Anne Pleydell-Bouverie] Anne Countess of Radnor
[Anne Pleydell-Bouverie] Anne Countess of Radnor
Rich.d Cosway R.A. Del.t. M.no Bovi Sculp.t pupil to F. Bartolozzi.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Fine stipple printed in sepia. 295 x 210mm (11½ x 8¼"), with large margins. Uncut.
Full length portrait of Anne Duncombe (1759-1829), who married Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor, in 1777.
Daniell 119.
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[The Twelve Sibyls] Beschryvinghe ende heerel?cke afbeeldinghe der twaelf Sibyllen.
[The Twelve Sibyls] Beschryvinghe ende heerel?cke afbeeldinghe der twaelf Sibyllen.
[C. V. Sichem]
CSV excudit [Amsterdam, 1608.]
Letterpress title with engraved vignette, and eleven plates of Sybyls by Christopher van Sichem numbered engraved plates. Each plate 230 x 140mm (9 x 5¼"). Some staining. Loss at top on Sibylla Aegiptia.
Portraits of the prophetesses of Ancient Greece, with verse underneath.
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William Stephenson Esq.re F.S.A.
William Stephenson Esq.re F.S.A. Ob: May 1821. Ætat 72,
Drawn by H.B. Love after the original by W. Hilton Esq.re R.A. _ On Stone by W. Sharp. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph on chine collé. 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½"), with very large margins.
A half-length portrait of William Stevenson (1741-1821), publisher, author and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, holding a coin he has taken from a draw. The portrait was painted when he was 72.
[Ref: 60758]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Duc de Wellington.
Le Duc de Wellington.
Gravé par Isabey. 1817. Gravé par Mécou.
[a Paris rue de trois freres No 7.]
Stipple. Sheet 215 x 120mm (8½ x4¾"), with the ink stamp of Jean Baptiste Isabey. Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
Portrait bust of Wellington in uniform with cross and star, Order of the Golden Fleece suspended from a ribbon around his neck. Isabey used this ink stamp on authorised prints after his paintings.
Lugt 1478.
[Ref: 60725]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reverend George Whitefield,
The Reverend George Whitefield,
John Russell Pinx.t 1768. W. Faden excudit. Ja.s Watson fecit.
Published by James Wyld 5 Charing Cross. [n.d. c.1823.]
Very scarce mezzotint. Sheet 500 x 330mm (19¾ x 13"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom, extra margin added at top. Damaged. Repairs top right.
Full length portrait of George Whitefield (1714-70) preaching in a field with St Paul's on the sky-line to right. James Wyld was apprenticed to William Faden in 1804, taking over his business in 1823. He left his premises at 5 Charing Cross in 1832.
CS: 154, iv/iv; Godwin 90, iv/iv.
[Ref: 60798]   £380.00  
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M.r Jos.h Williams.
M.r Jos.h Williams. Obiit Anno. 1755, Ætatis 64.
D. Read, Sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple. 195 x 135mm (7¾ x 5¼"). Trimmed into plate on right.
Joseph Williams (1692-1755), evangelical dissenter and journal writer of Kidderminster.
[Ref: 60726]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Wood.
Thomas Wood.
[after David Ogbourne.]
[c.1820.]
Stipple and etching. Sheet 205 x 140mm (8 x 5½"). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of one of England's first dieters and vegetarians, Thomas Miller (1719-83) of Bellericay Mills, known as the 'Abstemious Miller' or the 'Ghastly Miller'. As a young man he was fond of fatty meat, milk and cheese, causing his weight to reach dangerous levels. By the age of 44 he was suffering from gout, heartburn, constipation and diarrhoea, a constant thirst and epilepsy. In 1764 a friend recommended a Venetian book, 'Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life' by Luigi Cornaro; Miller started to follow the book's advice, reducing his comsumption of ale and meat, replacing them with meals of sea-biscuit mixed with skimmed milk. A paper describing the improvement in his health was published in the 'Medical Transactions' (Vol. 2 p. 259) by Sir George Baker of the Royal College of Physicians.
[Ref: 60843]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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