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M.r T. P. Cooke as William.
M.r T. P. Cooke as William.
[n.d. c.1829]
Fine hand-coloured etching, sheet 225 x 175mm (9 x 7"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Thomas Peter Cooke in character as William, in 'Black-Eyed Susan.' Whole length, standing, in a sailor's uniform with ships, and maybe Dover Castle in the background
[Ref: 62033]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Penny Sunday Times, And People's Police Gazette.
The Penny Sunday Times, And People's Police Gazette. The Execution of Francois Benjamin Courvoisier. [&] Execution of Courvoisier, for the Murder of Lord William Russell, July 6th, 1840.
London, Sunday, July 12th, 1840.
Two etching from newspapers, sheet 575 x 385mm (22¾ x 15¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Two woodcut scenes of criminal François Benjamin Courvoisier (1816–40) being hung outside Newgate Prison. The Swiss-born valet who was convicted of murdering his employer, aristocrat and longtime MP Lord William Russell (1767-1840). A crowd of around 40,000 witnessed his death, including Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray.
[Ref: 61949]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Nancy Dawson.
Nancy Dawson.
James Watson fecit.
London, Printed for John Bowles, at N,,º 13 ~ Cornhill.
Very rare mezzotint. 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"), with large margins. Mounted in album paper.
A half-length portrait of Nancy Dawson, stage name of Ann Newton (1730-67), an actress and dancer at Sadler's Wells, the Covent Garden Theatre and Drury Lane. She found fame in 1759 during a performance of the Beggar's Opera: the man who danced the hornpipe among the thieves fell ill and she replaced him, to the audience's delight. A song called 'The Ballad of Nancy Dawson', attributed to George Alexander Stevens, contains the lines, 'Her easy mien, her shape so neat, / She foots, she trips, she looks so sweet; / Her every motion's so complete, I die for Nancy Dawson'.
CS: 45., state ii.
[Ref: 61955]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Amusements de la Vie Privée.
Les Amusements de la Vie Privée. Dedié a Madame La Comtess de Tessin Sènatrice de Suede.
Peint par J.B.S. Chardin en 1746. L. Surugue Sculpsit 1747.
a Paris chez L. Surugue Graveur du Roy, rue des Noyers attenant le Magazin de papier vis-avis S.t Yves. A.P.D.R.
Etching with engraving. 375 x 270mm (14¾ x 10¾"). Narrow margins.
A woman sits in a room, bare except for a spinning wheel and a corner cabinet, a book on her lap. Chardin's painting, 'Domestic Pleasures', was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1747 and is now in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
[Ref: 61435]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Simon Eedy]  Old Simon.
[Simon Eedy] Old Simon.
Published 24th Feb.y 1780, by Will.m Davis, N.º 25, Ludgate Hill, London.
Scarce etching, 18th century watermark. 225 x 155mm (8¾ x 6"). Ink ruling over platemark, mounted in album paper.
Portrait of Simon Edy (1709-1783), carrying two large, overflowing sacks over his shoulders. A well-known beggar of St Giles, he was sketched several times by Thomas Rowlandson and appeared on London bookseller John Seago's trade card.
See "Simon & Iphigenia".
[Ref: 62062]   £360.00  
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The Very Rev.d Theobald Mathew, Administering the Temperance Pledge.
The Very Rev.d Theobald Mathew, Administering the Temperance Pledge.
[n.d., c.1838.]
Hand-coloured aquatint. Sheet 195 x 145mm (7¾ x 5¾''). Trimmed losing platemark on left.
A scene showing Theobath Mathew (1790-1856), also known as Father Mathew who was a major figure behind the Temperance movement and Cork Abstinence Society in the 19th century.
[Ref: 62024]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Charles Mathews] M.r Mathews, as the Lecturer.
[Charles Mathews] M.r Mathews, as the Lecturer.
I.R.C. [Isaac Robert Cruikshank] fecit.
[n.d., c.1823.]
Etching. 185 x 105mm (7¼ x 4¼"). Mounted in album paper at edges.
The actor Charles Mathews (1776 - 1835) as a lecturer in crainiology, standing at a table, a skull in his hand. Mathews specialised in playing all the characters in his 'monodrama' entertainments.
Not in BM, but see 1865,1111.2477 for the same character by George Cruikshank.
[Ref: 61996]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Sixteen String Jack Rann.
Sixteen String Jack Rann.
AR Fecit 1774.
[Pub.d Oct.r 6 1774]
Etching, drypoint and stipple, scarce proof before publication line. Sheet 330 x 230mm (13 x 9¼"). Trimmed to plate. Tipped into album sheet.
A half-length, three-quarter profile portrait of a young man faces left, looking back at the viewer while holding up a glass in his left hand and a bottle on the table in front of him. He is dressed in a jacket, cravat, and wide-brimmed hat with rope around it. To the left is a circular window with bars. John Rann 'Sixteen String Jack' was a highwayman who was hanged in 1774.
[Ref: 62035]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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M.r Richardson reading the Manuscript of Sir Charles Grandison in 1751, to his Friends,
M.r Richardson reading the Manuscript of Sir Charles Grandison in 1751, to his Friends, in the Grotto of his House at North End, from a drawing made at the time by Miss Highmore.
Stadler sc.
Published May 31-1804, by Richard Phillips, 72, S.t Paul's Church Yard.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6¾ x 8"). With a wood-engraving on the same album sheet. Trimmed within plate, folds, laid on paper. Top image unstuck.
A view of a plain interior, with Samuel Richardson reading his novel, 'The History of Sir Charles Grandison', (1753), with a key listing his six guests. The wood-engraving depicts the author's house in Fulham.
[Ref: 62002]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Simmons. The horrid and inhuman Murderer of Mr. Hummerston and Mrs. Warner at the house of is Mr Boreham a Quaker at Hoddesdon ins Hertfordshire on Tuesday Evening. October th.20 1807.
Thomas Simmons. The horrid and inhuman Murderer of Mr. Hummerston and Mrs. Warner at the house of is Mr Boreham a Quaker at Hoddesdon ins Hertfordshire on Tuesday Evening. October th.20 1807. From a Correct likeness Drawn from the Life by Mr. Angelo.
Etched and Pub.d by T. Rowlandson Nov.r 9. 1807 N.1 Tames St. Adelphi.
Coloured etching. 250 x 160mm (10 x 6¼"). Trimmed into plate at bottom. Some foxing.
A caricature portrait of Thomas Simmons, who murdered two people in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire. A former servant at the house of the Boreham family, Simmons was sacked for brutish behaviour. He returned one evening to confront another servant who had been his girlfriend. Pushing his way into the house, he stabbed a guest, Sarah Hummerstone, in the jugular, then one of Boreham's daughters in the neck and breast. He was then disarmed, the alarm raised and he was found in a cow-crib. He was beaten, bound and taken to the Black Bull Inn, where he nearly died from the tightness of the ligatures, before being transferred to Hertford jail to await trial. There he was sketched by Henry Angelo (1756-1835), the fencing master friend of Rowlandson. Found guilty, Simmons was hanged on the 7th March 1808, After Henry Angelo.
[Ref: 61879]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Three prints of C.H Simpson]
[Three prints of C.H Simpson]
Drawn from Stone from Life by J.W Gear 166, Strand near the Strand Theatre. W.Day Lith.r to the King 17, Gate S.t Lin Inn F.ds [&] Copied from J.W Gear's... [&] Drawn in the Gardens, on the night of August the 19.th 1833 by Robert Cruikshank Esq.r.
Published by J.W Gear. 166, Strand near the Strand Theatre, & Sold at Vauxhall Gardens. [&] Balne Printer, Gracechurch Street. [&] [London. Published by W.Kidd, 14 Chandos St, West Strand, August 20th 1833]
A hand-coloured lithograph [&] etching with letter press [&] hand-coloured etching and aquatint. Sheet 610 x 400mm (24 x 15½"). Trimmed within plates and glued to backing sheet.
Three prints of C H Simpson celebrating thirty six years as Master of Ceremonies at Vauxhall Gardens.
[Ref: 61950]   £500.00  
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General Tom Thumb, in his carriage.
General Tom Thumb, in his carriage.
[Dean & C.o Threadneedle S.t][n.d. c.1845.]
Hand coloured lithograph. Framed, sight size 220 x 270mm (8¾ x 10½") Trimmed at bottom, losing publication line. Unexamined out of frame.
Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 -1883), better known by his stage name “General Tom Thumb” in one of his custom built carriages, drawn by ponies, the coachmen children. Onlookers watch amused. Stratton often rode around in his carriage in the cities he was performing in as advertising.
See reference 58569 for unframed version.
[Ref: 61738]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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John Wade. Aged, 85.
John Wade. Aged, 85.
Drawn from life by C. Carter. On Stone by G. C. Finden.
J. R. Jobbins, litho. Canonbury Crossing, Islington, 1841.
Rare hand-coloured lithograph, sheet 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet.
Portrait of an old man sitting on a stool. A broom leans against him.
[Ref: 62052]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Whitefield, Artium Magister, Verbi divini Minister inter Anglos maxime notius.
Georgius Whitefield, Artium Magister, Verbi divini Minister inter Anglos maxime notius.
Jenkin pinx. J.E. Haid sc. 1783.
J.J. Haid et filious exc. A.V.
Scarce mezzotint. Sheet 140 x 225mm (5½ x 8¾"). Trimmed to plate and laid on album paper, mounted on card with two other portraits of Whitefield. Slight loss to left of title.
A head and shoulders portrait of minister George Whitefield (1714-1770), in wig and gown. The other two portraits are engraved portraits by Picot after Hone and Trotter after Russell.
[Ref: 61981]   £420.00   (£504.00 incl.VAT)
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