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[Samuel James Arnold] S. Arnold [facsimile signature]
[Samuel James Arnold] S. Arnold [facsimile signature]
S.J. Arnold Esq.re pinx.t. W.P. Sherlock fecit.
Printed by Lefevre & Co, 52, Newman St. [n.d., c.1835.]
Lithograph on chine collé. Sheet 155 x 220mm (6 x 8¾"), with large backing sheet and margins. Some rubbing of backing sheet.
Self-portrait of Samuel James Arnold (1740-1802) an English composer and organist, born in London. He began writing music for the theatre in about the year 1764. A few years later, he became the director of music at Marylebone Gardens, for which he wrote much of his popular music.
[Ref: 62169]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rachel Belaney] The Wife of J.C. Belany, of North Sunderland.
[Rachel Belaney] The Wife of J.C. Belany, of North Sunderland. Mrs. B. died in London on the 8th Day of June 1844, from the effects of Prussic Acid, supposed to have been administered by her husband, and for whicj he was tried at the Central Criminal Court in London, August 21 and 22 of the same year, and acquitted.
Published by William Garret, Bookseller, Newcastle [n.d., c.1842].
Wood engraved silhouette portrait and facsimile text. Sheet 255 x 195mm (10 x 8¾"). Paper toned and spotted, mounted on album paper at corners.
Rachel Belaney (née Skelly, 1823-44) married James Cockburn Belaney, who claimed to be a doctor, in 1843. The pair initially lived with Rachel's mother, a wealthy woman with interests in local mines, but she soon died with James stating that she had died from a 'billious fever', leaving her estate to Rachel. The couple then moved to London, where Rachel also died, with Belaney the beneficiary of her will. The coroner declared the death murder, with Belaney becoming the prime suspect. Despite giving contradictory evidence during the trial, Belaney was acquitted, after which he disappeared.
[Ref: 62116]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jeremy Bentham.]
[Jeremy Bentham.]
On Stone by S. Crosthwaite 1830 [pencil].
Lithograph on chine collé. 320 x 280mm (12½ x 11").
A half-length portrait of philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), seated, holding his spectacles.
[Ref: 62295]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Bentley.
Elizabeth Bentley.
Miss Buck del. T. Bassett sculp.
Published as the Act directs Mar 1791.
Stipple. Sheet 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
Portrait of Elizabeth Bentley (1767-1839), from a collection of her poems, 'Genuine Poetical Compositions, on Various Subjects' which was published by subscription in Norwich, 1791. The impressive 1,935 subscribers included literary notables Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Montagu, William Cowper and Hester Chapone.
[Ref: 62111]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Gian Lorenzo Bernini] Beninus Pictor, sculptor et Architectus.
[Gian Lorenzo Bernini] Beninus Pictor, sculptor et Architectus.
Salvator Rosa, del.t. J. Basire sc.t. 1764.
[London: Printed by J. Nichols and sold by J. Boydell, 1778.]
Etching. 305 x 245mm (12 x 9¾"). Mounted in album paper at edges, small hole filled.
A bust portrait of Gian Lorenzo (or Gianlorenzo) Bernini (1598-1680), sculptor and architect, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. From 'Prints in Imitation of Drawings' by Charles Rogers.
[Ref: 62285]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Blake, highwayman] Blake, alias Blueskin, attempting to cut the Throat of Jonathan Wild,
[Joseph Blake, highwayman] Blake, alias Blueskin, attempting to cut the Throat of Jonathan Wild, on the leads before the Sessions House in the Old Bailey. Engrav'd for the Tyburn Chronicle.
Record sculp [after Samuel Wale].
[n.d., 1768.]
Etching with engraving. Sheet 190 x 110mm (7½ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, stains.
Joseph "Blueskin" Blake (1700-24), thief and highwayman (as partner of Jack Sheppard), slashing the throat of 'Thief-Taker General' Jonathan Wild while in irons. Blake had been recruited to a life of crime by Wild, who operated on both sides of the law. The attack was prompted by Wild refusing to put in a good word for Blake at his trial. Blake was convicted and hung, but his act started the decline of Wild's grip over his criminal empire; Wild was hung the following year.
[Ref: 62100]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Mary Blandy In Oxford Castle Goal, charged with the Cruel Murder of her Father,
Miss Mary Blandy In Oxford Castle Goal, charged with the Cruel Murder of her Father, Mr Francis Blandy, late of Henley upon Thames in Oxfordshire, by Puting Poison into his Water Gruel, 1751.
[n.d., c.1752]
Rare engraving. Sheet 200 x 145mm (8 x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate, hole in image on table.
Mary Blandy (c.1718-52) taking tea with another woman before a roaring fire. She was found guilty of murdering her father with arsenic, after he refused to consent to her marrying Captain William Henry Cranstoun. She claimed Cranstoun, who was already married, had told her it was a love potion that would make her father change his mind; he fled to France to avoid prosecution. She was hanged outside Oxford Prison. Expert testimony about presence of arsenic was provided by Dr Anthony Addington, father of the Tory Prime Minister, Henry Addington.
[Ref: 62094]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Blood] Coll' Blood.
[Thomas Blood] Coll' Blood.
[engraved by George White.]
[n.d. c.1750.] But later.
Mezzotint. Sheet 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed just within plate, laid on album paper.
Thomas Blood (1618-80) was an Irish-born Colonel who was famed for his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels of England from the Tower of London in 1671. He was also implicated in an attempted kidnapping and murder of the Duke of Ormonde. During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms he switched allegiances from Royalist to Roundhead but won the favour of the Court of King Charles II and succeeded in eventually dying of natural causes.
CS 5, state ii of ii, with inscriptions removed.
[Ref: 62420]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Forger] The Celebrated James Bolland.
[Forger] The Celebrated James Bolland.
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[n.d., c.1772.]
Engraving. 175 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Wormhole in edge of plate top left.
Full-length portrait of James Bolland (c.1727-72), standing before a slaughtered cow and sheep. The son of a butcher, he opened his own shop but it failed. He then became a sheriff's officer, but used the post to commit various crimes, including hiding debtors and illegal seizure of property. Eventually Bolland was arrested for forging the endorsement of a bill of exchange for one hundred pounds, tried at the Old Bailey, and hanged at Tyburn on 18 March 1772.
[Ref: 62103]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Scelte A Bolswart.
Scelte A Bolswart. Calcographus Antverpiae.
Ant. van Dÿc inuentor. Adr. Lommelin sculpsit.
Gillis Hendricx exudit [n.d. c.1650].
Engraving, 17th century watermark; 200 x 285mm. (8 x 11¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, narrow margins elsewhere, mounted in album paper at sides.
Portrait of the engraver Schelte Adamsz Bolswert (15861659). He was born at Bolsward, and worked in Haarlem (1612-17) and Amsterdam early on in his career, before living in Brussels and Antwerp, where he died. He worked regularly with Rubens and Van Dyck (from whose portrait this engraving was made).
[Ref: 62194]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mode of punishment by Branding, or burning of the Hand, at the New Sessions House.]
[Mode of punishment by Branding, or burning of the Hand, at the New Sessions House.]
[Dodd delin. White sculp.]
[n.d., c.1780.]
Etching, proof before letters. Sheet 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
An illustration from the 'Malefactors Register, or, a Tyburn and Newgate Calendar'.
[Ref: 62101]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Browne.
Alexander Browne.
Ja: HuÿsmansPinx: Ar: de Jode Scu:
[n.d. 1669.]
Fine & rare engraving. 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper.
Half-length portrait within an oval wreath of Alexander Browne, artist and publisher of mezzotints. Published as the frontispiece to his 'Ars Pictoria or an Academy treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning, and Etching' in 1675.
[Ref: 62088]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.
Sir Joshua Reynolds R.A. pinx.t 1775. M. Benedetti sculp.t Pupil to F. Bartolozzi RA.
Pub.d by C. Dyer Compton Str.t Soho [n.d., c.1791].
Stipple. Sheet 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, stains in edges at bottom
Edmund Burke (1729-97), Anglo-Irish statesman, known as the 'The British Cicero'. Originally published by Benedetti in 1791.
[Ref: 62075]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Elizabeth Adams.
Elizabeth Adams. Executed at Tyburn the 18th day of Jan.y 1737 for robbing (in Company with Tho.s Carr) Mr W.m Quarrington in the Angel Tavern Temple-bar.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament [n.d., c.1737].
Rare engraving. Sheet 200 x 150mm (8 x 6"). Creased. Small margins.
Elizabeth Adams and her partner, Thomas Carr (the vestry clerk of the parish of St Paul, Covent Garden) stole ninety-three guineas and a diamond ring from William Quarrington. At Tyburn the pair kissed and held hands as the cart moved away from under their feet.
See Item 53146 for the matching portrait of Thomas Carr.
[Ref: 62246]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Cary] Effigies Praenobilis Henrici Baronis Cary Vicecomitus Falklandiae.
[Henry Cary] Effigies Praenobilis Henrici Baronis Cary Vicecomitus Falklandiae. The Right honorable Henrie lord Carÿe Vicount Falkland Comptroller of his Majesties moost ho.ble houshold, lord Deputie of Ireland and of his Majesties jo.ble privie Counsell in England and Ireland.
Paulus va~ Somer pinx. Joan Barra Sculp.
[n.d., c.1625.]
Engraving. 190 x 135mm (7½ x 5¼"). Small margins, mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait in an oval frame of Henry Cary (c.1575-1633), first Viscount Falkland, wearing falling ruff and holding a wand.
[Ref: 62069]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Cleopatra.
Cleopatra.
Drawn by V.D. Riviere. Engraved by W. Woodley.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple, printed in colours. 320 x 365mm (12½ x 14½"). Trimmed into plate at bottom.
A portrait of Cleopatra holding a cup and a pearl earring, after Daniel Valentine Riviere (1780-1854).
Rare: not in BM; Woodley is not listed in Alexander's Dictionary.
[Ref: 62357]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Henry Cole] Men of the Day, No. 29. ''King Cole.''
[Sir Henry Cole] Men of the Day, No. 29. ''King Cole.'' No. 146.
Vanity Fair. Aug. 19, 1871.
Chromolithograph. Sheet 355 x 230mm (14 x 9").
Sir Henry Cole (1808-82), FRSA, a civil servant who, as an assistant to Rowland Hill, played a key role in the introduction of the Penny Post and is sometimes credited with the design of the Penny Black. He is also credited with devising the concept of sending greetings cards at Christmas, introducing the world's first commercial Christmas card in 1843. Later he pushed to make the Great Exhibition of 1851 an international event and to spend the profits on the museums of South Kensington, becoming the first director of what became the Victorian and Albert Museum in 1857.
[Ref: 62315]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Stephen College.
Stephen College.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Ink and wash. Sheet 170 x 100mm (6¾ x 4"). Mounted in album paper at edges.
A portrait of Stephen College (also Colledge, c.1635-81), with a skull in the background. A joiner by trade, he aided the fabricated Popish Plot by writing ballads and polemics against catholics and lawyers. He was tried and executed for high treason in Oxford in 1681. An adapted copy of a contemporary mezzotint.
[Ref: 62113]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford,
The R.t Honb.le Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, Viscount Beauchamp, &c, &c, &c, L.d Lieu.t & Custos Rot.m of the County of Warwicj, One of the Lords of His Majestys most Hon.ble Privy Council & Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. John Watts Sculp.t.
Pub.d Jan.y 28, 1786, by Jn.o Watts No 34 Red Lyon Street Holborn & W.m Dickenson, No 158, New Bond Street.
Fine & rare mezzotint. 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾"). Crease in inscription area, mounted in album paper at edges.
Half-length portrait of Francis Seymour Conway (1743-1822), 2nd Marquess of Hertford, wear a jacket with a fur collar.
CS: 4; Hamilton: pg 37 iii of iii.
[Ref: 62087]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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James Cook the Murderer of Mr Paas at Leicester.
James Cook the Murderer of Mr Paas at Leicester. Vivant.
W. Wadsworth 7 Vinegar Yard, Dury Lane.
Etching. Sheet 265 x 165mm (10½ x 6½"). Trimmed within plate, notched in top left edge.
A full-length portrait of murderer James Cook (1811-32), standing looking down with a horrified expression, holding a hat with both hands, wearing short open double-breasted jacket, waistcoat and neckerchief tied in a bow. Cook, a 21-year old bookbinder, owed John Pass (originally Paas), an engraver and bookbinders' toolmaker, money. When Pass called to collect, Cook killed him and attempted to hide the crime by dismembering Pass and trying to burn the limbs. Cook was hung and gibbetted in Leicester: so many visitors came to view the body that the Home Office intervened, ordering it removed. This was the last recorded gibbeting in England.
[Ref: 62110]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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William Corder.
William Corder. From a Drawing Made at the Time of his Trial.
M. Gauci lithog. Rackstraw del.t.
Bury: Published Aug. 16, 1828, by T.C. Newby, & R. Ackermann, 96 Strand, London.
Rare lithograph. Sheet 150 x 135mm (6 x 5¼"). Slight time staining.
William Corder (1803-28), convicted for the 'Red Barn Murder' of 1827. Corder, a fraudster and ladies' man, made a rendezvous with his girlfriend Maria Marten at the barn on the pretext of eloping. Instead he killed her, stuffed her body in a sack and buried her. Corder disappeared but wrote home pretending the two were together, but her body was discovered and a hunt for Corder started. He was discovered, arrested, tried and convicted, and sentenced to be hung and dissected. The hanging attracted a huge crowd; the dissection was performed before an audience of Cambridge students. A battery was connected to his limbs to demostrate muscle contraction; Corder's skin was tanned by the surgeon George Creed and used to bind an account of the murder; and his skeleton was put on display in the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons.
[Ref: 62411]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Charles, Earl Cornwallis.
Charles, Earl Cornwallis. Lieutenant General of His Majesty's Forces, &c. &c. &c.
Painted by H.D. Hamilton. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi.
[London. Publish'd March 15th. 1781, for Watson & Dickinson No. 158, New Bond Street.]
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 130 x 115mm (5¼ x 4½"). Trimmed, laid on album paper.
Oval portrait of Charles Cornwallis (1738- 1805), one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence.
De Vesme 793, state iii of iv. See Ref: 18233 for a proof printed in red ink.
[Ref: 62073]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Vera Effigies Georgii Croke Equitis Aurati et Utriusqu Banci Iusticiar:
Vera Effigies Georgii Croke Equitis Aurati et Utriusqu Banci Iusticiar: Ut Vulturs hominum, Ita Sumulacra vultus quae Marmore, aut aere finguntur Imbecilla, ac mortalia sunt: Forma mentis aeterna: quam tenera, et exprimere non per alienam maeriam, et artem, sed tuis ipse moribus possis. Tac: in vita Iulÿ Agric: Socri Sui.
R. Gaywood fecit.
[n.d., 1657.]
Etching, with Collector's Mark. 205 x 135mm (8 x 5¼"). Trimmed close to plate, mounted in album sheet at edges.
Portrait of George Croke (c.1560 1642), bust in an oval, wearing skull-cap, ruff, and robes, and holding a scroll; coat of arms below, with a row of books. Frontispiece to 'The Reports of Sir George Croke' (1560-1642), judge and law-reporter.
[Ref: 62071]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Antoine-François Desrues, Rompu et Brûle vif, par Arrêt du Parlement, à Paris le 6 Mai, 1777, âgé de 32 ans et demi.
Antoine-François Desrues, Rompu et Brûle vif, par Arrêt du Parlement, à Paris le 6 Mai, 1777, âgé de 32 ans et demi.
[n.d., c.1777.]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 175mm (6 x 7"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Antoine François Desrues (1744-77) poisoned Madame de la Motte and her teenaged son, then forged a receipt for the purchase of her country estate. Convicted and still maintaining his innocence, he was tortured in an attempt to get his to admit his guilt, before being broken with an iron bar and burned alive.
[Ref: 62097]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Pickpocket] Jenny Diver.
[Pickpocket] Jenny Diver.
[n.d., c.1741.]
Engraving Sheet 190 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper.
Jenny Diver (née Mary Young, c.1700-41), with a watch and purse in her hands. She was a skilled pickpocker, capable of mixing in high society, and said to sometimes use fake arms so she could steal with her hands apparently in her lap. Twice she was arrested but, by using false names, was sentenced to transportation to Virginia as a first offender. Both times she bribed her way back to London. On her third arrest she was recognised and sentenced to death: as a famous criminal, she was taken to her execution in a mourning carriage.
[Ref: 62095]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[William Dodd, forger] Der Ehrwürdige Doctor Dodd.
[William Dodd, forger] Der Ehrwürdige Doctor Dodd.
Berndt sculpsit
[n.d., c.1780.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate, affecting engraver's signature.
The Rev. William Dodd (1729 - 1777), parson and author who was hanged for forgery. Known as the "Macaroni Parson". In February 1777 he offered a bond for £4,200 in the name of Lord Chesterfield to a stockbroker named Robertson. Robertson procured the money, for which, according to Dodd, Chesterfield would pay an annuity of £700. Dodd then brought the bond apparently signed by the earl. The bond was transferred to the lender's solicitor, who noticed some blots on the document, had it rewritten and presented to Chesterfield for signing. The fraud was discovered and warrants for the arrest of Dodd and Robertson were issued. Despite attempts to obtain a pardon, especially by Dr. Johnson, who composed several papers for him, Dodd was sentenced on 26 May and hanged in June.
[Ref: 62098]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Sylvester Douglas.
The Right Hon.ble Sylvester Douglas.
T. Lawrence R.A. pinx.t. E. Harding sculp.
Pub.d June 4, 1794 by E & S Harding, Pall Mall.
Stipple with etching, title in open letters. 375 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
Sylvester Douglas (1743-1823), Baron Glenbervie, politician and diarist, leaning against the arm of his chair and with his right hand raised to his cravat; the table beside at left with inkstand and papers, pillar and curtain behind. After Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830).
NPG D11004.
[Ref: 62187]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Fair Phyllis.
Fair Phyllis.
Prud.hon, pinx.t. J. Neele sculp.t.
Published by C.M. Lean 1.st May 1828.
Stipple, printed in colours. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½"), with large margins.
A head and shoulders portrait of a young woman, wearing only a diaphanous wrap around her head, bearing a breast, probably by Pierre Paul Prud'hon. The English madrigal 'Fair Phyllis' by John Farmer (1599) tells the ribald story of a shepherdess and her lover.
[Ref: 62358]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Giuseppe Marco Fieschi and his 'infernal machine'] Fieschi.
[Giuseppe Marco Fieschi and his 'infernal machine'] Fieschi.
Madeley lith, from an original Drawing.
[n.d. c.1840.]
Rare lithograph. Sheet 220 x 190mm (8¾ x 7½"). Tear just entering image on right. Creasing.
A scene of Giuseppe Marco Fieschi (1790-1836) about to fire his 'infernal machine' at King Louis Philippe, 28th July 1835. Fieschi was a disaffected Corsican Republican who fought with Joachim Murat in his attempt to regain the Napoleonic kingdom of of Naples. Back in Corsica in 1816, he was condemned to ten years imprisonment for theft and forgery, but he eluded the police and escaped to Paris. After continuing a life of crime, he became involved in a plot to kill the king, building a 25-barrel volley gun and installing it at a house in Boulevard du Temple. As the king's entourage passed, the machine was fired, grazing the King's forehead and killing Marshal Mortier and seventeen other people. Fieschi was arrested, condemned to death and guillotined on February 19, 1836.
[Ref: 62109]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Joseph Furttenbach] Vera Effigies Viri Nobilissimi et Prudentissimi Dn. Josephi Furtenbachi,
[Joseph Furttenbach] Vera Effigies Viri Nobilissimi et Prudentissimi Dn. Josephi Furtenbachi, Reipubl. Ulm. Senatoris et Architecti Ingeniosissimi, debiti honoris, et gratitudinis ergo, picta et oblata, ab Andrea Schuch, Pictor. A.º M.D.C.L.I. Ætat 60.
Melchir Küsell fec. [after Andreas Schuch]
[n.d., c.1661.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 235 x 150mm (9¼ x 6"). Trimmed to printed border at sides, mounted in album paper.
A three-quarter portait of Joseph Furttenbach the Elder (1591-1667), a German architect, mathematician, engineer and diarist, who had a particular interest in theatre and stage design. His building designs included a hospital, waterworks system, schoolhouse and theatre.
Collector's stamp of Comte C. W. de Renesse-Breidbach (1776-1833), Belgian soldier and politician on back (Lugt 1209).
[Ref: 62203]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cav. Pietro Leone Ghezzi.
Cav. Pietro Leone Ghezzi.
Cav. P.L. Ghezzi del.t. W.W. Ryland sc.t 1762.
ap.d CR. Edit.m [London: Charles Rogers, 1778].
Etching, printed in sepia. 355 x 275mm (14 x 10¾"). Trimmed just within plate on right.
A self-portrait of Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), standing before an easel wearing a loose hooded coat and hat, pointing out a window at a procession of caricatured monks. From the folio 'A Collection of Prints in Imitation of Drawings' London, 1778.
[Ref: 62196]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The true Effigies of Sr. Edmond Bury Godf[reye]
The true Effigies of Sr. Edmond Bury Godf[reye] Knight and Iustice of the Peace who was Murthered by Papists the 12th day of October An. Dom. 1678.
F.H. Van Ho[ve] Sculp:
[n.d., c.1680.]
Etching, 135 x 90mm (5¼ x 3½"). Trimmed to image, some loss in title and border, laid on album paper.
Rare portrait of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-78), magistrate. In 1678 Titus Oates delivered into his hands the tale of a 'Popish Plot', and soon after Godfrey was found murdered in a ditch near Hampstead; the murder was blamed on Roman Catholic priests, and anti-Papist feeling in the country reached fever-pitch. Three men were hanged for Godfrey's murder on perjured evidence.
[Ref: 62115]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Margarite, de Gojen. Femme de J. Steén.
Margarite, de Gojen. Femme de J. Steén.
J. Steén Pinx. J. Heudelot, Sculp.
à Amsterdam chez P. Fouquet Junior: à Paris chez Basan rue St Jacques [n.d. c.1770].
Engraving. 280 x 203mm (11 x 8"). Narrow margins, mounted in album paper at sides.
Portrait of Margarite, the wife of the artist Jan Steen (c.1625-79), holding a wine glass in one hand and a bottle in the other.
[Ref: 62195]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Roehampton Monster] Daniel Good.
[The Roehampton Monster] Daniel Good. No. 23.
[n.d., c.1842.]
Scarce lithograph. Sheet 285 x 225mm (11¼ x 9"). Nicks in left edge, creases at edges, slightly paper toned.
A half-length portrait of Daniel Good, a 42-year old coachman. On April 6th, 1842, a police constable visited a stable to question Good about the theft of a pair of trousers from a pawnbroker. Good admitted the crime and was arrested but was not helpful about returning the trousers. The constable started to search the stable, upon which Good fled, locking the constable inside. Under some bales was a woman's torso, headless and limbless, later identified as Good's common law wife, Jane Jones. The body parts were removed by the coroner but were returned so people could view the spectacle. For ten days the Times newspaper berated the police for their failure to capture Good, despite a reward of £150 being offered, but then Good was discovered in Tonbridge, Kent, arrested and taken to Maidstone Gaol. He was executed the following month outside Newgate,
[Ref: 62112]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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D.r William Gouge.
D.r William Gouge.
John Dunstall fe.
[n.d., c.1655.]
Etching with engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾"). Mounted in album paper at edges.
William Gouge (1575-1653), Puritan clergyman and author, minister at St Ann Blackfriars for 45 years, from 1608, and a member of the Westminster Assembly from 1643.
[Ref: 62072]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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A: Gretry.
A: Gretry. Membre de l'Istitute.
Dess. au Physionotrace et Gravé par Quenedey rue neuve des petits champs no.15 à Paris 1808.
[Se vend chez Quenedey rue neuve-des-Petits-Champs No.15 à Paris'. Dep. à la Bib. Imp.]
Aquatint with etching. Sheet 225 x 175mm (8¾ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
Profile portrait of André Grétry (1741-1813), Belgian composer of opéras comiques. Frenchman Gilles-Louis Chrétien invented the 'physionotrace' in the 1780s to draw the outlines of silhouettes, which were then completed by the artist and transferred to aquatint printing plates using another pantograph. The published of this print, Edme Quenedey, was Chrétien's first business partner: a drawing he made of the device in 1788 is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France..
[Ref: 62402]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Jeffrey Hudson. Charles the First's Dwarf.
Jeffrey Hudson. Charles the First's Dwarf.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Aquatint. Sheet 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A fanciful portrait of Jeffrey Hudson standing next to Charles I. Hudson (1619-82) was a dwarf who belonged to the court of Queen Henrietta Maria of England in the years before King Charles I was deposed. He was considered one of the wonders of the age. He fought for the royalists in the civil wars and fled with the queen to France in 1644. Some years later, he was captured by some Barbary pirates and spent twenty-five years as a slave in North Africa before being ransomed back to England to live the rest of his life in poverty.
[Ref: 62239]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Miss Elizabeth Jeffryes, Executed on Epping Forest, on Saturday ye 28. of March 1752, for being concern'd with John Swann, in ye Murder of her Uncle, M.r Jos.h Jeffryes.
Miss Elizabeth Jeffryes, Executed on Epping Forest, on Saturday ye 28. of March 1752, for being concern'd with John Swann, in ye Murder of her Uncle, M.r Jos.h Jeffryes. [&] John Swan.
[n.d., c.1752.]
Two engravings. Sheets 160 x 95mm (6¼ x 3¾") & 125 x 85mm (5 x 3¼"). Trimmed and laid on album paper, back-to-back.
Having failed to get another man to do the deed, Elizabeth Jeffries and John Swan were executed for killing her uncle before he could cut her out of his will.
[Ref: 62090]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Philip Kemble] Tragedy.
[John Philip Kemble] Tragedy.
R.K. Porter del. J. Godby sculp.
Published by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, April 4th 1806.
Stipple with etching. 240 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼"). Crease at edge of plate top right, hole in top margin. Small margins.
John Philip Kemble in classical dress, clasping a goblet to his chest.
[Ref: 62409]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Margherita Luti] Fornarina.
[Margherita Luti] Fornarina. N.º 79.
T.A. Ingres. Pinx.t. H. Dawe Sculp.
[n.d., c.1815.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom, laid on album paper.
A half-length portrait of a woman in Renaissance costume, one hand touching a plant growing in an urn. This is an adapted detail of the painting 'Raphael and La Fornarina' by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1813), which originally depicted the artist with his mistress (Margherita Luti, 'The Baker') on his knee.
[Ref: 62201]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[John George Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham]
[John George Lambton, 3rd Earl of Durham]
Nap.
[n.d. c.1910.]
Signed gouache, sheet 320 x 160mm (12½ x 6¼").
A caricature of the Earl of Durham (18551928) as a jockey, dressed in his own colours.
[Ref: 62400]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale.
Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale.
J.T. Wood, Holywell St. Stand, London [n.d., c.1847].
Engraving on porcelain card. Sheet 125 x 115mm (5 x 4½"). Rubbing in unprinted area, corners knocked.
A half-length portrait of Jenny Lind (Johanna Maria Lind-Goldschmidt, 1820-87). She made her London debut in 1847 to great acclaim. In 1882 she was appointed a professor of singing at the new Royal College of Music.
[Ref: 62236]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Blanche Lindsay [facsimile signature].
Blanche Lindsay [facsimile signature].
[after Kate Perugini] Swan Electro Engraving C.º.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Photogravure on chine collé. 145 x 90mm )5¾ x 3½"). Some spotting.
Caroline Blanche Elizabeth Fitzroy (1844-1912), wife of Sir Coutts Lindsay, 2nd Baronet, with whom she founded the Grosvenor Gallery, at alternative to the conservative Royal Academy), in 1877. The artist was Catherine Elizabeth Macready Perugini (1839-1929), daughter of Charles Dickens.
[Ref: 62401]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Liston] M.r Liston as Paul Pry.
[John Liston] M.r Liston as Paul Pry.
Published by Orl. Hodgson [n.d., c.1825].
Coloured etching. Sheet 225 x 185mm (8¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate, mounted in album paper at edges.
A portrait of the comic actor John Liston (1776 - 1846) in character as the busybody Paul Pry, full length, holding an umbrella under his arm. John Poole's play 'Paul Pry' premiered in London on 13 September 1825 at the Haymarket Theatre and ran for 114 performances.
[Ref: 62312]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Martin Luther] M Lutherus Islebius Theologus vixit An LXIII. Obiit Islebii Anno 1546 Febr 18.
[Martin Luther] M Lutherus Islebius Theologus vixit An LXIII. Obiit Islebii Anno 1546 Febr 18.
W: H Threvethen Sculp.
[London: William Dugard, 1652.]
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 185mm (11¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into text at bottom, laid on album paper.
A full length portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546), a swan standing at his side, a reversed copy of an engraving by François Stuerhelt. The frontispiece to his 'Discourses at His Table'
[Ref: 62428]   £390.00  
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[Martin Luther.]
[Martin Luther.]
[Engraved by Moses Houghton after Hans Brosmer.]
[London: Cadell & Davies, c.1805.]
Stipple, proof before letters. 305 x 230mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed close to plate on left; small tear and crease in top right corner, neither affecting image.
A portrait of Martin Luther (1483-1546) after the woodcut by Hans Brosmer. Used as a frontispiece to William Roscoe's 'The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth'.
[Ref: 62287]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A man in a fur hat and gown.]
[A man in a fur hat and gown.] 5. III. 215.
Watteau del. B [François Boucher] sc.
Huquier ex. C.P.R. [n.d., c.1725.]
Fine etching. 325 x 240mm (12¾ x 9½"), with 18th century watermark. Narrow margins, mounted in album paper at sides.
From 'Figures de différents caractères, de Paysages, et d'Etudes dessinées d'après nature par Antoine Watteau', second state, with Huquier's name.
[Ref: 62254]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Aldo Manuzio]
[Aldo Manuzio]
[Engraved by Moses Haughton after an original Picture by Giovan. Bellino in the possession of Mr Edwards Pall Mall.]
[London: Cadell & Davies, c.1805.]
Stipple, proof before letters. 300 x 225mm (11¾ x 8¾").
Profile portrait of Aldus Pius Manutius (Aldo Pio Manuzio, c.1450-1515), the Italian printer and humanist who founded the Aldine Press. Used as the frontispiece to Volume II of William Roscoe's 'The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth'.
[Ref: 62286]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Michel-Ange.
Michel-Ange. Dédié à Son Excellence M: le Baron d'Alquier, Envoyé Ext.re et Ministre Pléni.re de S; M: à la Cour de Danemarck Par som très humble Serviteur J.L. Potrelle.
Michel-Ange Pinx.t. J.L. Potrelle Del.t et sculp.t.
à Paris, chez Potrelle Jeune, Rue St. Honoré, No. 142 [n.d., c.1814].
Engraving. Sheet 375 x 290mm (14¾ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate on three sides.
Half-length portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).
BM: 1910,0610.169, 'Probably wrongly attributed'.
[Ref: 62192]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Milton.]
[John Milton.] Three Poets, in three distante Ages born / Greece Italy and England did adorn. / This first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, / The next in Majesty in both the last. / The force of Nature cou'd no farther go: / To make a third she joind the former two. Dryden.
[after William Faithorne.]
[n.d. c.1688.]
Engraving. Sheet 110 x 165mm (4¼ x 6½"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom affecting text.
Head and shoulders portrait of John Milton, long hair, wearing bands and gown, probably published as a frontispiece to one of his works. John Milton (1608-74), a poet best known for 'Paradise Lost', was also a civil servant for the English Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell.
[Ref: 62078]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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