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Thomas Attwood, Esq.r.
Thomas Attwood, Esq.r. Dedicated to the Members of the Birmingham Political Union.
Designed & Written by Joseph Tilley, late assistant to M.r Guy of the Military College, Great Marlow.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Trimmed to plate, several repairs, surface abrasions and soiling.
A portrait in profile of Thomas Attwood (1783-1856), wearing a jacket with a fur collar, holding a paper titled 'Solemn Declaration of the Political Union'. Attwood founded the Political Union in 1830. He brought Birmingham to the edge of insurrection in 1832 to help ensure the passing of the Reform Act. Elected as Birmingham's first MP, he was a rare Parliamentary ally of Chartism and presented the first national petition to the House of Commons in 1839. Birmingham suffered two weeks of rioting following the petition's rejection. Attwood subsequently retired from public office and concentrated his energies on economic theory.
[Ref: 61259]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Cartwright] Captain Cartwright visiting his Fox-traps.
[George Cartwright] Captain Cartwright visiting his Fox-traps.
W. Hilton Pinx.t. T. Medland scul[p.]
[London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson & John Stockdale, 1792.]
Etching. Sheet 220 x 175mm (8¾ x 7"). Trimmed, into image on right, title excised and pasted under image, losing publication line.
A full-length portrait of George Cartwright (c.1739-1819), wearing furs and snowshoes, leading a blinkered greyhound. In 1768, after serving in the army, Cartwright travelled to Newfoundland and Labrador, attempting to trade with the Inuit for furs. In 1772 he returned to London with five Inuit to exhibit, four of whom died of smallpox. The fifth, a woman called Qavvik, returned home in 1773 taking the disease with her: less than a year later Cartwright noted that ''The Inuit of southern Labrador were almost entirely wiped out by the disease". In 1786 Cartwright returned to England for good and published his diary, 'A Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador', to which this is an illustration.
[Ref: 61081]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Desiderius Erasmas.
Desiderius Erasmas.
B. Picart fecit 1718 [after Quentin Metsys].
[Amsterdam: David Mortier, 1718.]
Engraving. Sheet 120 x 160mm (4¾ x 6¼"). Trimmed just within plate, laid on album paper, paper toned.
A portrait of Erasmus in his study, the title page vignette to the 'Oeuvre de Nicolas Boileau Despéaux'.
See BM 1874,1212.81 for the full sheet.
[Ref: 61085]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elizabeth Fry.] From a Portrait by M.rs Charles Pearson, with her kind permission.
[Elizabeth Fry.] From a Portrait by M.rs Charles Pearson, with her kind permission. My attached and obliged friend Eliz.th Fry [facsimile signature].
Engraved by J.J. Hinchliff.
Sam.l Harris & Co, 5, Bishopsgate Street, Without, E.C. [n.d., c.1847.]
Mezzotint. 280 x 170mm (11 x 6¾"), with large margins. Bit dusty.
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845), penal reformer and philanthropist. This portrait was also used as the frontispiece to volume II of 'Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry, with Extracts from her Journal and Letters, Edited by Two of her Daughters', 1847.
[Ref: 61270]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Giulia Grisi.
Giulia Grisi. Proof
Negelen del.t. F.C. Lewis sculp.t Engraver of Drawings to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 53, Charlotte Street, Portland Place. Printed by McQueen.
London, Published August 27, 1839, by John Mitchell, Bookseller & Publisher to Her Majesty, 33, Old Bond Street _ à Paris chez Ritner et Goupil, Boulevard Montmatre, _ deposé.
Fine mixed method engraving. 595 x 470mm (23½ x 18½"), with very large margins.
A seated portrait of Italian opera singer Giulia Grisi (1811-69). Three months after the portrait was published Grisi gave birth to a son by Frederick Stewart, Lord Castlereagh (later 4th Marquess of Londonderry)
[Ref: 61288]   £360.00  
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[Thomas Charles Wageman]
[Thomas Charles Wageman]
C. Wageman del.t 1824. J. Whessell Sc, Oxon.
Stipple with roulette, proof before title on chine collé, 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾"). Creasing in large margins.
Seated with hat.
Not listed in the BM or NPG.
[Ref: 61256]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Godfridus Schalcken.
Godfridus Schalcken. Hanc suam Effigiem pinxit Londini 1694.
J. Smith fec. &. exc.
[n.d., c.1694.]
Mezzotint. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾), with very large margins. Printer's crease in title.
A self-portrait by the Dutch artist Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706) holding a candle, a reference to his mastery of candlelit scenes. He stands by a fluted pillar, with two fragments of ancient statuary to one side.
CS 226 (only state)
[Ref: 61248]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shakespeare ornament] To William Charles Macready, Esq.
[Shakespeare ornament] To William Charles Macready, Esq. In commemoration of his management of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden...
T.D. Scott. T. Sherratt.
The London Printing and Publishing Company [n.d., c.1860].
Engraving on steel. Sheet 270 x 180mm (10½ x 7"). Repaired tear, surface abrasions, stains, pin hole in face.
An elaborate ornamental table piece with a full length portrait of Shakespeare. Originally published by John Tallis.
[Ref: 61246]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Shakespeare] ''The Earth hath bubbles, as the Water hath, and This Is of them.''
[William Shakespeare] ''The Earth hath bubbles, as the Water hath, and This Is of them.''
W. Holl sculp.t.
London, Published by A. Wivell, 40 Castle Street, East 1827.
Stipple and engraving. 200 x 140mm (8 x 5½"). Trimmed within plate at sides.
A full-face portrait of William Shakespeare, set in an oval surrounded by text in old English, Greek and Latin.
[Ref: 61088]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir Hans Sloane M.D.
Sir Hans Sloane M.D.
W. Holl.
A. Fullarton & Co. London & Edinburgh [n.d., c.1840.]
Steel engraving, plate 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Small margins except top.
Sir Hans Sloane (1660 - 1753), physician and botanist, founder of the British Museum. Copied from the mezzotint by Faber after T. Murray.
Not in BM. W 2750-8.
[Ref: 61114]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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T. Clarkson et Wilberforce.
T. Clarkson et Wilberforce.
hardivillier.
1835.
Stipple. Sheet 255 x 170mm (10 x 6¾"). Light foxing, vertical crease to right edge of sheet.
William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) was an evangelical Christian and social reformer who dedicated himself to the 'suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners'. He entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. Thomas Clarkson (1760 - 1846) was one of the early British abolitionists, and interested Wilberforce in the issue. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies.
[Ref: 61300]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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His Eminence the Most Reverend Nicholas Wideman, D.D., Cardinal-Archbishop, Consecrated June 8th, 1840.
His Eminence the Most Reverend Nicholas Wideman, D.D., Cardinal-Archbishop, Consecrated June 8th, 1840.
Dalziel.
[1840?]
Wood engraving. Sheet 250 x 155mm (9¾ x 6"). Laid on album paper, some cockling.
Nicholas Wiseman (1802-1865), Cardinal and first Archbishop of Westminster.
[Ref: 61079]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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