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[Sir Jeffery Amherst,
[Sir Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the Most honorable Order of the Bath, Governor of Virginia...]
J. Reynolds pinxt. J. Watson fecit. 1766.
[Sold by Ryland and Bryer, at the Kings Arms, in Cornhill.] [n.d., 1766.]
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title and publication line, inscription area uncleaned. 455 x 330mm (18 x 13"), with good margins. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717-1797), Field Marshal, wearing star and sash over armour in a landscape; his helmet on plan of Montreal before him. Arms below image. Amherst was responsible for a series of sweeping victories against the French, 1758-60, during the Seven Years War, leading to the conquest of Canada. Commander-in-Chief and Governor of North America, 1761. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92).
Chaloner Smith: 2. Goodwin: 38 i of v. Hamilton: pg.1.
[Ref: 61619]   £780.00  
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[The Attentative Nurse]
[The Attentative Nurse]
A. Kauffman R.A. pinxit. Rob.t Lowrie fecit.
R. Sayer excudit.
Mezzotint, sheet 370 x 290mm (14¾ x 11½"). Trimmed within plate at right and bottom possibly losing title. Glued onto backing paper. Creasing.
Three-quarter length oval portrait of a young woman swathed in fabric holding a baby.
[Ref: 61597]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mrs. Barry.
Mrs. Barry.
Kettle Pinxt. S Paul [pseudonym of Samuel De Wilde?] fecit.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom.
Ann (or Anne) Barry (née Street) (baptised 1733 - 1801), actress, sitting with her hands folded in her lap, wearing a white gown with ribbons looping the sleeves and a sash around her waist. Her hair is up with pearls, she has a pearl necklace, with cloak over left shoulder and her knees. After Tilly Kettle (1735-86).
Chaloner Smith 1 ('Paul'), only state but sitter's face with some retouching, See ref: 23453.
[Ref: 61548]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Beauchamp Procter.
Lady Beauchamp Procter.
Painted by Ben. West Historical Painter to his Majesty. Engraved by James Watson.
Published March 25.th, 1779, by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside. London.
Mezzotint, sheet 380 x 285mm (15 x 11¼"). Thread margins. Repairs.
Three quarter length portrait of Lady Mary Beauchamp Proctor (d.1847), wife of Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor, 2nd Baronet, (1756-1827). She is seen placing wreath of flowers on statue of Hymen, which a putto is clinging to. She wears a loose, flowing gown and her hair dressed high. In the background are pillars and curtains.
CS 121.II
[Ref: 61690]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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George Benson D.D.
George Benson D.D.
[engraved by James McArdell.]
[n.d., c.1764.]
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 215 x 165mm (8½ x 6½"). Trimmed to plate, laid on album paper.
Head and shoulders portrait of Presbyterian theologian George Benson (1699-1762), wearing clerical robes and wig. According to Goodwin, this was the frontispiece to Benson's 'Life of Christ'.
CS 17, only state.
[Ref: 61623]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Baron Bergami.
Baron Bergami.
Engraved by T. Illman from an original Drawing.
London, Pub.Nov.r 6. 1820 by T. Illman, 127 Oxford Street.
Stipple and etching. Sheet 135 x 100mm (5¼ x 4"). Trimmed within plate, laid on card.
Medallion half-length portrait of Bartolomo Pergami (or Bergami), in uniform, surrounded by trophies. Pergami headed the household of Caroline, wife of the Prince Regent, during her exile from England, and was widely believed to be Queen Caroline's lover.
[Ref: 61540]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Madame Sarah Bernhardt.
Madame Sarah Bernhardt.
Judd & C.o Lith. Doctors' Commons, London E.C.
The Whitehall Review. 20th May 1880.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 365 x 245mm (14½ x 9¾").
A seated portrait of actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923).
[Ref: 61393]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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W. Redmore Bigg. R.A. [facsimile signature].
W. Redmore Bigg. R.A. [facsimile signature]. Proof.
W.m Fisk Pinxit. W.m Narnard Sculp.t.
Published by W.m Fisk, 19, Charles Street, Berniers Street, & W.m Barnard, 53, Pall Mall, June, 20th 1831.
Proof mezzotint. 270 x 215mm (10½ x 8½"). Narrow margins, mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait of genre painter William Redmore Bigg (1755-1828). During his lifetime he was hugely popular, with the best engravers were employed to reproduce his works in mezzotint.
CS 1, recorded as the only state. Russell 1, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 61631]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[H. Bone Esq.r R.A.]
[H. Bone Esq.r R.A.]
[G.H. Harlow pinx.t. F.C. Lewis sculp.t. ]
[London, Published by G. Lawford, Saville Place Decr. 1st. 1824.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. 220 x 180mm (8½ x 7"), with large margins. Faint printer's crease in inscription area.
Henry Bone (1755-1834), enamel painter who began to exhibit miniatures at the Royal Academy in 1781.
[Ref: 61632]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Reverendiss: Dom. Hugo Archiepiscopus Armachanus
Reverendiss: Dom. Hugo Archiepiscopus Armachanus Totius Hiberniæ Primas & Metropolitanus, Unus e primarÿs ejusdem Regni Justitiarys Anno Dom: 1728.
Mat: Ashton Pinx: Th: Beard Fecit.
[n.d., c.1728.]
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 350 x 240mm (13¾ x 9½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, old ink mss. in inscription area.
Seated portrait of Hugh Boulter (1672-1742), probably painted when he was Bishop of Bristol (1719-24), before his appointment as Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, the Primate of All Ireland, a post he held from 1724 until his death. In that role he supported anti-Catholic measures, succeeding in depriving them of the right of voting at elections for members of parliament or magistrates, their sole remaining constitutional right. Beard was a Dublin mezzotinter.
CS 1, state i of ii, of which he notes that there is one known example.
[Ref: 61624]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Proof][Dr Boyce]
[Proof][Dr Boyce]
[Drawn from the life & Engrav'd by J. K. Sherwin engraver to His Majesty & His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.]
[Publish'd as the Act directs Decr. 1ft 1788.]
Scratched letter proof etching, sheet 300 x 245mm (11½ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate.
William Boyce (1711-1779), organist, composer, and music editor, seated beside a classically-ornamented table on which also lies a volume lettered 'Dr Boyce..'. His left arm rests on sheet music, quill in his right hand. Curtain drape behind to left, column at right, church organ in background beyond. Master of the king's musick from 1757, Boyce composed music for state occasions following the death of Handel. This included music for the funeral of George II and the wedding of George III and Queen Charlotte. Boyce also had an interest in the history and science of music, and published an important three-volume work of church music, 'Cathedral Music', which was influential in the repertoire of church music over the next century.
See reference 37958.
[Ref: 61688]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Burke Obit. Aug. 2. 1794. AT. 36.
Richard Burke Obit. Aug. 2. 1794. AT. 36. As precious Gums are not for Common fire, / They but perfume the Temple and expire; / So was he soon exhaled and vanish'd hence / A short sweet Odour at a Vast expence.
Joshua Reynolds Eq.s Pinx.t. James Ward Sculp.t Painter & engraver in Mezzotinto to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Pub. July 5, 1800 by Mess.rs Wards & C.o N.º 6, Newman Street, London.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾"). Small margins. Horizontal central crease.
Half-length portrait of Richard Burke (1758-1794), son of Edmund Burke. When Edmund resigned as MP for Malton (after failing to impeach Warren Hastings), Richard took his place but died of tuberculosis soon afterwards.
CS 7. Frankau 12.
[Ref: 61372]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Jedidiah Buxton.
Jedidiah Buxton.
B. Killingbeck pinx.t. J. Spilsbury fecit.
Published pursuant to an Act of Parliament May the 1.st 1773, by B. Killingbeck at Mrs. Totton's Mount Street Berkley Square, London,
Fine mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Title area smudged. Small margins; horizontal central crease.
A half-length portrait of Jedediah Buxton (1707-72) an illiterate farm labourer of Elmton, Derbyshire, whose ability as a mental calculator was tested by the Royal Society after he walked to London in 1754. A 1781 state of this print gave this biography: ''Jedediah Buxton, A poor Day Labourer: born at Elmton in Derbyshire: who without being able to write or cast Accounts in the Ordinary method: perform'd the longest Calculations and solv'd the most difficult Problems in Arithmetics, by the strength of his Memory; - neither Noise, nor Conversation cou'd interrupt him: he would either go on with his Calculations all the time or leave off in the midst and resume them again eventhough it should be Years afterwards''.
CS 7, state i of ii.
[Ref: 61368]   £260.00  
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Robertus Camell, LL D
Robertus Camell, LL D [Noble 17 125] [in ink]
[John Theodore Heins Senior (Dietrich Heins)]
[n.d. c.1750]
Very scarce mezzotint, 18th century watermark, sheet 380 x 255mm (15 x 10). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet at sides.
Three-quarter length seated portrait of Rector of Bradwell, Suffolk, Robert Camell (d. 1732). He is seated at a table, turning away from a book in which he writes with right hand with his left arm resting on the edge of his chair. He wears a loose coat over dark robe with a broad waist-band, bands and a soft hat. He is lit by the candle on the table. This state is after plate reduced and artist's name removed.
CS 1 II of II. NPG D1186.
[Ref: 61586]   £420.00  
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[Mary Capell] The Most Noble Mary Dutchess of Beaufort, Daughter to Arther Lord Capell. Murder'd by ye Rebells, in 1648.
[Mary Capell] The Most Noble Mary Dutchess of Beaufort, Daughter to Arther Lord Capell. Murder'd by ye Rebells, in 1648.
R. Walker pinx. J. Nutting Sculpsit.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 380 x 260mm (15 x 14¼"). Some foxing in margins, folded in title.
Half-length portrait in oval of Mary Capell (1630-1715), daughter of Arthur Capell, who was executed by Parliament in 1649. Her second husband was Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, by whom she had six children. Mary is best known as one of Britain's earliest distinguished lady gardeners, both at Badminton House and Beaufort House, Chelsea. She bequeathed a twelve-volume herbarium to Sir Hans Sloane, now in the Natural History Museum.
[Ref: 61575]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Joannes Carestini.
Joannes Carestini.
George Knapton Pinx.t. J. Faber Fecit 1735
Sold by J. Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square
Rare & fine mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"). Slight printer's crease mainly in inscription area, crease top left corner.
Half-lengh portrait in oval of Giovanni Carestini (c.1704-c.1760), the leading castrato in Handel's company in 1734. Described by music historian Charles Burney as 'a powerful and clear soprano', Handel's 'Alcina' and 'Ariodante' were written to take full advantage of Carestini's talents, giving the castrato arias in Italian in otherwise English performances. The painting by artist and connoisseur George Knapton (1698-1778) is only known through this engraving.
CS 55.
[Ref: 61537]   £450.00  
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Captain Christopher Carleill Esquire.
Captain Christopher Carleill Esquire.
Robert Boissard Sc.
[n.d., c.1600.]
Very scarce engraving, sheet 375 x 295mm (14¾ x 11½"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet at edges.
Half-length portrait of Christopher Carleill (c. 1551-93), English military and naval commander, step-son of Elizabeth I's spymaster Francis Walsingham. This print celebrates his command of English troops helping defend Steenwijk against the Spanish (1580-1). In 1582 he commanded a convoy of English merchants to Russia when that country was at war with Denmark. In 1584 he was given command of the garrison of Coleraine, County Antrim, but was recalled the following year. In 1585 he was lieutenant-general of the land forces that accompanied Francis Drake on his expedition against Santo Domingo: the expedition plundered Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, seized Santo Domingo, Cartagena de Indias and St. Augustine. On the return voyage they visited Sir Walter Raleigh's colony at Roanoke, Virginia. In 1588 he was appointed constable of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, then governor of Ulster. The portrait is from a set of English admirals all engraved by Boissard.
NPG D21248. See Ref: 46995 (cut)
[Ref: 61639]   £480.00  
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Ritratto de Bindo Altovitii.
Ritratto de Bindo Altovitii. M.D XX III
Titianus pinxit, Tho: Neale fecit,
Sold by John Overton at the white horse neere the fountaine tavern without Newgate. [n.d. c.1690]
Very rare etching, sheet 380 x 290mm (15 x 11½"), on 17th century watermarked paper. In ink at bottom "By Thos. Neale, a disciple of Hollar". Trimmed within plate and tipped into album paper. Creased and slightly damaged at corners.
Half-length portrait of a man with moustache and long beard wearing a loose gown, and ring on the ring finger of his left hand, which holds a book closed with two clasps, lying on a parapet. The title suggests this is italian bank Bindo Altoviti (14911557) however looks more like a painting formerly attributed to Titian that is now believed to be by Paris Bordone; it appears to be Giovanni della Casa (15031556) an Italian poet, diplomat, clergyman and inquisitor, and writer on etiquette and society.
[Ref: 61651]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Thomas Chubb.
M.r Thomas Chubb. Aetat: 68; A: D: 1747.
G: Beare Pinxit. G: Bockman fecit.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark, sheet 375 x 295mm (14¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet. Some foxing.
Half length portrait of English lay Deist writer Thomas Chubb (16791747). He wears a white, chin-length wig, coat and neckerchief. He is seated in front of a book, open on a stand to right, holding a quill between hands folded on his chest, an ink-pot beside the stand and two books, one labelled 'Chubbs Tracts' on the other side.
CS 2 only state.
[Ref: 61560]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Churchill] Johann Hertog en Grave van Marlboroug, Prins van't H.Roomse Ryk...
[John Churchill] Johann Hertog en Grave van Marlboroug, Prins van't H.Roomse Ryk...
Jan de Leeuw Schulp: [after Adriaen van der Werff]
't Amsterdam by Nicolaus Visscher met Privilege van der Hoog. Mog: Herren State General [n.d., c.1700].
Fine engraving. 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Trimmed close to plate lower left, folded through ornamental border at bottom.
Rare portrait in oval of John Churchill (1650-1722) in wig and armour, after a portrait by Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722).
[Ref: 61565]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Circe]
[Circe]
Painted by D Gardner. Engrav'd by T Watson.
Publish'd Nov.r 1st. 1778, for T Watson.
Scratched letter proof mezzotint before title, plate 250 x 195mm (9¼ x 7¾"), with large margins.
Imaginary portrait of the Greek mythological entrantress Circe. A half length front facing portrait of a young woman within an oval frame. She holds a cup in her left hand and a wand in the other, wearing a pale gown and dark cloak, her hair dressed half up with a circlet.
CS 39 page 1565.
[Ref: 61585]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Clarke D.D.
Samuel Clarke D.D. Done after the Marble Bust in Her Majesty'd Hermitage in the Royal Garden at Richmond.
I. Faber fecit.
Printed for Tho: Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the black Horse in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾''), with large margins.
A portrait of Rev. Dr. Samuel Clarke who was rector of St. James Westminster and metaphysician. From the series 'Philosophers of England'.
CS. 125.I.
[Ref: 50383]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Caelia, Lamenting her Dead Sparrow.
Caelia, Lamenting her Dead Sparrow. Ah! stretch'd in Death my Coelias' Sparrow lies...
J. Reynolds pinxt. Graham Sculp.
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill [n.d. c.1800]
Mezzotint, 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with large margins. Two brown spots in publication area.
Half-length seated portrait of Lady Christiana Collier (née Gwyn) (fl.17861813) looking over at dead bird on table. She wears loose robe over light dress with sash and flower at breast. Lettered with title and three lines from Catullus in English and Latin.
See also reference 61583.
[Ref: 61600]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lady Christiana Collier]
[Lady Christiana Collier] Passer mortuus est meae puellae...
J. Reynolds pinxt. J. Watson fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street. [n.d. c.1780]
Mezzotint, sheet 375 x 285mm (14¾ x 11¼"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet at sides.
Half-length seated portrait of Lady Christiana Collier (née Gwyn) (fl.17861813) looking over at dead bird on table. She wears loose robe over light dress with sash and flower at breast. The portrait is also known by the title 'Celia Lamenting her Dead Sparrow' or 'Chloe Lamenting her Dead Sparrow.'
CS 32 II of II. See also reference 61600.
[Ref: 61583]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jane Collier] [in ink below print]
[Jane Collier] [in ink below print]
J. Highmore Pinx.t J. Faber Fecit.
[Sold at the Golden Head near the Church Bloomsbury][n.d. c.1750]
Rare mezzotint, 18th century watermark; sheet 375 x 275mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Trimmed losing publication line. Tipped into album paper at sides. Repairs at bottom.
Three-quarter length of a woman leaning on the rim of a fountain. She wears a dress and her cloak is hung across her with a string of pearls. John Faber the Younger (c.1684-1756) also produced a larger, more detailed engraving after the painting, in reverse: see CS 87. Chaloner Smith suggests Jane Collier could be the sitter, adding that Bromley's identification of the lady as a courtesan, also known as Miss Stewart, has not been corroborated. Jane Collier (1714 March 1755) was an English novelist best known for her book An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting (1753). She also collaborated with Sarah Fielding on her only other surviving work The Cry (1754). Or as identified by the British Museum the first wife of the Honble James Murray, son of the 4th Lord Elibank (q.v.) who died at Beauport (1779).
CS 88 I of II.
[Ref: 61589]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Gioacchino Conti Gizziello.
Gioacchino Conti Gizziello.
Ch. Lucy Pinxit. Alex. VanHaeken Fe. 1736.
Scarce mezzotint, sheet 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate.
Half-length portrait of Gioacchino Conti (1714-61), Italian soprano castrato opera singer, nicknamed Gizziello in honour of his teacher, Domenico Gizzi. This portrait was published when he was in London (1736-7), while he was engaged by George Frideric Handel.
CS 5, only state. See reference 61535 for one with margins.
[Ref: 61684]   £450.00  
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Nathaniel Crew Episcopus Dunelmensis.
Nathaniel Crew Episcopus Dunelmensis.
F.P. fecit. P Tempest ex:
[n.d.c. 1700]
Rare mezzotint by Francis Place, sheet 380 x 290mm (15 x 11¾"). Trimmed and tipped into album sheet at sides. Some discolouration.
Half-length portrait of Bishop of Durham Nathaniel Crew (1633-1721), 3rd Baron Crew of Stene in an oval. He has shoulder length hair and wears a cap, bands and robes.
CS 4 II of II.
[Ref: 61567]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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William Crotch.
William Crotch. his Celebrated Child who discoerv'd extraordinary Talents for music during the Third Year of his Age, was born at Norwich July 5th 1775.
Engraved by James Fittler.
[London. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 12th 1779 by Mrs Crotch, near St James's Street Piccadilly]
Rare engraving, sheet 325 x 235mm (12¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate; losing dedication and through engravers name.
Half-length portrait of the infant musical genius William Crotch (17751847). He holds a music sheet, wears feathered hat and dress. Portrait is within oval on pedastal with musical ornaments. Crotch was an English child prodigy musician, composer and organist.
[Ref: 61675]   £320.00  
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The R.t Hon.ble Elizabeth Lady Cutts Baroness of Gowran &c.
The R.t Hon.ble Elizabeth Lady Cutts Baroness of Gowran &c.
G. Kneller Eques pinxit. J. Smith fecit: 1698.
Mezzotint. 220 x 175mm (8¾ x 6¾""). Thread margins, laid on album paper at edges.
Elizabeth Pickering (1679-97), short-lived second wife of General John Cutts, Baron Cutts, Commander-in-Chief, Ireland. The plate was republished, unaltered, by John Boydell.
Kneller's oil is in the collection of Chequers, the Prime Minister's country retreat.
[Ref: 61622]   £360.00  
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S.r William Davidsone Knight and Baronett,
S.r William Davidsone Knight and Baronett, One of the Gentelmen of his Majesties most honorabel Privy Chamber Conservator and Resident for his Majesties most Ancient...
Chr. Hagens delineavit et sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1680]
Rare engraving, 17th century watermark, plate 305 x 235mm (12 x 9¼"), with large margins. On laid paper with watermark.
Portrait of William Davidson, half length, long hair, wearing bands and gown; pillar to left with coat of arms. Sir William Davidson, 1st Baronet of Curriehill (1615-c.1685) was a Scottish tradesman in Amsterdam, an agent and a spy for the King and a member of his Privy Council.
NPG D29821.
[Ref: 61640]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Benjamin Disraeli] The Prime Minister.
[Benjamin Disraeli] The Prime Minister.
Matthews & Sons, Litho. 54, Berwick St. London, W.
The Whitehall Review. 19th. January 1878.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 365 x 245mm (14½ x 9¾").
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), top hat in the crook of his arm. Twice prime minister (1868, 1874-80), Earl of Beaconsfield, Viscount Hughenden of Hughenden, he provided the Conservative Party with a twofold policy of Tory democracy and imperialism.
[Ref: 61394]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eliza.]
[Eliza.]
Painted by J. Hoppner. Engraved by J. Young.
London Publish'd March 1st, 1786, by J. Young, No 28 Newman Street, Oxford Street.
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof, in a fine Daniell frame. 380 x 280mm (18 x 11"), large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate at bottom. Unexamined out of frame.
Portrait of a pensive woman at a window, with a songbird in a cage hanging on the wall. Chaloner Smith believed the woman to be Hoppner's wife, Phoebe Wright, the daughter of American-born sculptor Patience Wright.
CS:74: I of II.
[Ref: 61423]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus. Natus A.º 1467. Obÿt A.º 1536.
R. Houston Fecit [after Holbein].
Printed for E. Bakewell & H. Parker, in Cornhill, London [n.d., 1759].
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8") large margins. Mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait in oval of Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic theologian, engraved by Richard Houston for Rolt's 'The Lives of the Principal Reformers'.
CS 58.
[Ref: 61647]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Fortunatus de Felice, Romæ 24. Augusti 1723 Natus [...]
Fortunatus de Felice, Romæ 24. Augusti 1723 Natus [...]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching. 270 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾"). Surface soiling mainly in margins.
A half-length portrait of Fortunato Bartolomeo de Felice (1723-89), leaning on a volume of his 'Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connaissances humaines (known as the 'Encyclopedia of Yverdon'). Born in Rome, he fled to Switzerland and converted to Protestantism. He translated a number of philosophical works into Italian (including those of Rene Descartes and Isaac Newton), before embarking on his encyclopidia. The 58 volumes, published 1770-80, gave a Protestant counterpoint to the Catholocism of Diderot's encyclopidia.
[Ref: 61363]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton.
Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton.
Pompeio Battoni pinx.t 1762. James Watson fecit.
Mezzotint, sheet 360 x 270mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed at bottom.
Half-length oval portrait of politician and Prime minister (1768-70) Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton (1735-1811) against a country landscape. He wears a braid-trimmed coat and holds a long bar.
CS 63 only state.
[Ref: 61582]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Martin Folkes Esq.r F.R.S.
Martin Folkes Esq.r F.R.S.
J. Vanderbank pinx.t 1736. J. Faber Fecit 1737.
Sold by Faber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with margins. Horizontal central crease.
Portrait of Martin Folkes, FRS (1690-1754), with a bust of Isaac Newton behind. An antiquary and natural philosopher, he became a member of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-four. After Sir Isaac Newton's death, Folkes lost out to Hans Sloane in a fiercely contested battle for the presidency, subsequently becoming vice-president. He became president of the Society of Antiquaries in 1750.
[Ref: 61371]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Lady Elizabeth Foster.
Lady Elizabeth Foster.
Engraved by Miss Caroline Watson, Engraver to Her Majesty after an original drawing made by Mr Downman for the Scenery at Richmond House Theatre.
London. Pub.d by R. Cribb, 288, Holborn, Jan.y 1 1797.
Stipple, very fine impression. 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8"), with very large margins.
Lady Elizabeth Foster (1757-1824), novelist and friend of Georgina Cavendish who lived with her and the Duke of Devonshire in a ménage à trois for 25 years, becoming duchess when Georgina died in 1806. Downman executed a series of portraits of women who had acted in the Richmond House Theatre, the 3rd Duke of Richmond's private theatre in Richmond House, Whitehall. Regarded as one of the grandest houses of the period, it burned down in 1791, after which the Duke concentrated on his country estate, Goodwood. First published by M. Lawson in 1788.
[Ref: 51313]   £330.00  
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The Right Honourable Charles James Fox. one of the Representatives of the City of Westminster.
The Right Honourable Charles James Fox. one of the Representatives of the City of Westminster.
London. Published 1. October 1796: by Haines & Son, 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Scarce engraving. Sheet 315 x 215mm (12½ x 8½"). Trimmed within plate, repaired tears. Slightly messy, creasing.
A gently-caricatured portrait of Charles James Fox, speaking in the House of Commons, one hand on his chest, the other holding a copy of the Magna Charta, with the members sitting behind. Unusual design.
[Ref: 61379]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Foxe] ANNO DO 1587. ÆTAT 70.
[John Foxe] ANNO DO 1587. ÆTAT 70. Cujus in hac humili confusus imagine pendes...
G: Glouer Sculp:
[n.d. c.1641]
Engraving, sheet 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album sheet at edges. Very small pinprick holes within face. Repairs left bottom corner.
Frontispiece to Foxe's 'Acts and Monuments' ('Book of Martyrs'), 1641 edition. Half length portrait of martyrologist and author John Foxe (1516-1587). He wears a hat, ruff, and fur-lined gown.
[Ref: 61637]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Portrait of a Young General.]
[Portrait of a Young General.]
[Aet. 49. Cal 39. Anton: van Dyck Pinx. v. Prenner inc:][old ink mss.]
[n.d., c.1728.]
Etching, proof before letters, faint 18th century watermark. 220 x 165mm (8¾ x 6½"). Thread margins, mounted in album paper.
A half-length portrait of a young man in armour, sword on hip, from the series 'Theatrum Artis Pictoriae', 160 engravings of paintings in the Imperial Collection in Vienna, published 1728-33. Van Dyck's original oil is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, with the title above; Anton Joseph Prenner's preliminary sketch is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (Inventory No. 3444).
[Ref: 61620]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Jacobus Gibbs Architectus.
Jacobus Gibbs Architectus. 1747.
Will.m Hogarth delin. B. Baron Sculp.
[London: Gibbs, 1747.]
Etching, fine impression; 280 x 205mm (11 x 8"). Trimmed into plate on left.
A half-length portrait of James Gibbs (1682-1754) after William Hogarth, within a decorative oval frame resting on a pedestal. The frontispiece to 'Bibliotheca Radcliviana, or a Short description of the Radcliffe Library at Oxford' by written and published by Gibbs.
[Ref: 61375]   £360.00  
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James Harrington Esq.r Author of the Oceana.
James Harrington Esq.r Author of the Oceana. Engraved from an Original Picture in the Possession of John Hudson Esq.r of Bessingby in Yorkshire.
Marchi fecit.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Small margins. Very slight tear in margin on left centre.
Portrait of James Harrington (1611-1677), political theorist and philosopher, head and shoulders in an oval wearing a lace collar and hair in long ringlets, after on an oil in the National Portrait Gallery dated c.1635. Despite being a Parliamentarian, Harrington has a close association with Charles I, becoming a gentleman groom of the royal bedchamber in 1647, a role he played at both Hurst Castle and Carisbrooke. Parliament had him removed in 1649 for refusing to spy on the king. After Charles's execution Harrington started work on 'The Commonwealth of Oceana', a composition of Utopian political philosophy, a metaphor for interregnum England, with its beneficent lawgiver Olphaus Megaletor representing Oliver Cromwell. Despite this, the first edition (1656) was seized at the printers on the orders of Cromwell; Harrington appealed to Elizabeth Claypole, Cromwell's favourite daughter, and it was eventually issued with a new dedication to the Lord Protector.
CS: 8, ii. See Ref: 52482.
[Ref: 61550]   £320.00  
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Guarnerus Hassell,
Guarnerus Hassell, Artium, scientiarumque incitator ac promotot acerrimus. Tis' Hassell; sie hem nu dien gy 't hans hoorde prysen... L. Smids. M.D.
[P] Schenk fec: et exc: cum Privil: Amstelod. G. Kneller. Eques Pinx. Lond.
[n.d. c.1690]
Scarce and fine mezzotint, sheet 375 x 260mm (14¾ x 10¼"). Trimmed losing part of the artist name. Tipped into album sheet at sides.
Oval head and shoulders portrait of German portrait painter and miniaturist Werner Hassel (fl. 1674-1707). He wears a long wig and a cloak fastened on the right shoulder.
[Ref: 61606]   £320.00  
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Sr. Walter Hawksworth of Hawksworth Barr.t
Sr. Walter Hawksworth of Hawksworth Barr.t
G. Lumley Fecit.
[n.d. c.1750.]
Very scarce mezzotint, sheet 375 x 300mm (14¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed to plate and glued to sheet. Possible fake plate mark added to backing sheet.
Sir Walter Hawkesworth (died 1735), 2nd Bt of Hawkesworth. He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1721, but following his death the title became extinct due to the vast number of women born at Hawksworth Hall.
CS 3.
[Ref: 61591]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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John James Heidegger Esq:r.
John James Heidegger Esq:r.
Vanloo pinx.t. J. Faber fecit 1749.
Price 1s: 6d _ Sold by Faber at ye Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square.
Rare mezzotint. 330 x 228mm (13 x 9"), large margins. Staining in inscription area from old ink mss. on reverse.
John James Heidegger (1666-1749) was a Swiss count and leading impresario of masquerades. From 1710, he was part of a new commercial public entertainment, which promoted masquerade balls at the Haymarket Theatre. In 1729 Handel and Heidegger were permitted to produce operas at the King's Theatre by the Royal Academy of London.
CS: 184, i of ii.
[Ref: 61536]   £450.00  
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Hempson.
Hempson. The Harper Of Magilligan, County of L'Derby.
Engraved from an Original Drawing by E. Scriven.
London, Published by E. Bunting Nov.r 1809.
Rare stipple, 275 x 200mm (10¾ x 8"), with large margins. Margins a little messy.
Illustration to Bunting's 'The Ancient Music of Ireland'. Almost whole length seated portrait of Donnchadh Ó hAmhsaigh (1695-1807)(known in english as Denis Hempson) eyes closed playing the harp. An Irish harper he also gained the nickname 'the man with two heads' as he had a large growth (wen).
[Ref: 61676]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Henniker]
[John Henniker]
G. Romney p.t. H. Hudson f.t.
[n.d. c.1786]
Fine mezzotint proof before title, 18th century watermarked paper; 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾"), with large margins. Some light foxing in margins.
Half-length portrait of British peer and Member of Parliament, John Henniker-Major, 2nd Baron Henniker (1752-1821). He wears a powdered wig, dark coat and cravat.
CS 3. Horne 68 I.
[Ref: 61601]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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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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The Rev:d John Herries, A. M.
The Rev:d John Herries, A. M.
Martin, Pinx.t 1775. Read fecit.
Publish'd March 1.st 1776 by H. Bryer in Cornhill.
Scarce mezzotint, sheet 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Trimmed within plate. Bottom right corner repaired and loss.
Half-length portrait of Reverend John Herries (d.1781) clergyman and elocutionist in an oval. He wears a dark robe, bands and powdered wig and holds a scroll in his left hand. His book 'The elements of speech,' published in 1773 was became widely use and frequently cited as an important work. However often criticised by his contemporaries as he was Scottish.
CS 1 II of II.
[Ref: 61559]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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William Hoare R.A.
William Hoare R.A.
Painted by P. Hoare. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London, Published Oct.r 1. 1794, vy S.W. Reynolds, N.o 6 Broad Street, Soho.
Mezzotint, sheet 380 x 300mm (15 x 11¾"). Trimmed within plate and tipped into album paper at sides. Staining top right.
Half-length portrait, within an oval and square wooden frame, of portrait painter William Hoare of Bath (1707-92). He wears a powdered wig, dark coat and waistcoat, and light neckerchief.
[Ref: 61599]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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