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Vera Effigies Reuerendi in Christo, patris ac D. Geruasy: Babington, quondam Episcopi Wigormensis. Aetatis suae.59. Virtus dei in Infirmitate.
Vera Effigies Reuerendi in Christo, patris ac D. Geruasy: Babington, quondam Episcopi Wigormensis. Aetatis suae.59. Virtus dei in Infirmitate. Non melio, non integriae, non cultiae alter...Almi Deus, tales praefice ubique Gregi. MS.
Ren: Elstrack Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1615.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 180 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed to printed border, foxed.
Gervase Babington (1550-1610), bishop of Llandaff (1591-4), Exeter (1594-7 ) and Worcester (1597-1610).
BM: P,1.136, ''Probably intended as frontispiece to his 'Works' (1615)''. Hind: II.165.4.I.
[Ref: 62462]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble Lady Charlotte Bertie.
The Right Hon.ble Lady Charlotte Bertie.
Painted by W.Peters R.A. Engrav'd by W.Dickinson
London Publish'd March 1st 1778 by W.Dickinson, No.20 Henrietta Street Covent Garden & T.Watson, No.142 New Bond Street
Very fine and rare mezzotint. 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Framed, total size 615 x 480mm (24¼ x 19"). Unexamined outside of frame.
Half length portrait in oval of Georgiana Charlotte Bertie (1764-1838), playing a lyre amongst the clouds. The daughter of Peregrine, 3rd Duke of Ancaster, she married George Cholmondeley, 4th Earl (from 1815 Marquess) of Cholmondeley in 1791.
CS: 8 state ii.
[Ref: 62575]   £480.00  
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Miss Salethea Dawkens.
Miss Salethea Dawkens.
J. Toer pinx. P. Stee fecit.
[n.d. c.1778]
Framed mezzotint, sheet 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Frame 505 x 390mm (20 x 15½"). Trimmed to plate. Unexamined outside of frame.
Miss Salethea (Salathea) Dawkens, leaning over a low wall, wearing a hat and ribbon around her neck and looking at viewer. According to 'Musgrave's Obituary' (The Publications of the Harleian Society, Vol LXV, 1900) Dawkens was a courtesan. The artist, engraver and sitter are unknown.
CS: 1. Le Blanc 388; Russell II of II.
[Ref: 62574]   £360.00  
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[Justine Favart] Marie-Justine-Benoît-Duroncerai
[Justine Favart] Marie-Justine-Benoît-Duroncerai Epouse de M.r Favart Pensionnaire du Roi, reçu a la Comedie Italienne en 1752, Dans la Piece Des Trois Sultanes de M. Favart, Role de Roxelane.
Simonet del. Prunau sculp.
[n.d., c.1752.]
Rare etching. Sheet 280 x 185mm (11 x 7¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A portrait of Justine Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray, 1727-72), playing the harp in the role of Roxelane in The Three Sultanas, written by her husband, Charles Simon Favart. An operatic singer, actress, playwright and dancer, Justine caught the attention of Maurice, comte de Saxe, a Marshal of France and her husband's patron. When he began to making advances, Charles was forced to flee so that Justine could be established as Maurice's mistress. When the marshal realised she was fickle, she was confined in a convent until she surrendered herself. Soon afterwards, in 1750, the marshal died and Favarts could resume their careers. This print was published two years later.
[Ref: 62536]   £320.00  
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Sir John Fielding, Kn.t.
Sir John Fielding, Kn.t.
Painted by N. Hone. Engraved by J.R. Smith.
Pub.d 1st Jan.ry 1777, by W.m Humphrey Gerrard Street, Soho.
Framed rare mezzotint. Sheet 380 x 280mm (15¼ x 11"). Frame size 405 x 510mm (15 x 20"). Trimmed to plate.
Sir John Fielding (1721-1780), English magistrate and social reformer, leaning on a book titled 'The Law' on the spine crushing a serpent. Despite being blinded in a navy accident aged 19, Fielding set up his own business and, in his spare time, studied law. He worked very closely with his half-brother Henry Fielding (a chief magistrate as well as a novelist), creating the first professional police force, the Bow Street Runners. Known as the "Blind Beak", he could allegedly recognise three thousand criminals by the sounds of their voices.
CS: 61. Frankau: 138.
[Ref: 62573]   £360.00  
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Mr. Grinlin Gibbons.
Mr. Grinlin Gibbons.
G. Kneller pinx. I. Smith fe: & exc:
[c.1690.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate; repairs left margin.
Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) holding a marble head and a pair of compasses. He was a wood carver and sculptor whose work can be seen at St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and Blenheim Palace.
CS: 105, i of ii.
[Ref: 62484]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Rev.d James Hackman.
The Rev.d James Hackman.
Dighton ad vivum del. I. Taylor Aqua-forte fecit.
Publish'd by G. Kearsley in Fleet Street, April 24th 1779.
Etching. Sheet 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate, backed with album paper.
A profile portrait of James Hackman (1752-1779), hanged for the shooting murder of Martha Ray (1746-1779), singer and long-time mistress of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He gained much sympathy for his 'crime of passion'. Engraved by Isaac Taylor after Robert Dighton. Frontis to the 4th edition "Memoirs of the late Rev. Mr. James Hackman".
[Ref: 62534]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Rev.d James Hackman, From the Original Drawing by M,,r Dighton.]
[The Rev.d James Hackman, From the Original Drawing by M,,r Dighton.]
[Dighton del. Laurie Sc.]
Publish'd as the Act Directs May 17th 1779.
Mezzotint, proof state with scratched publication line only. 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼") very large margins. Small crease top left margin.
A profile portrait of James Hackman (1752-1779), hanged for the shooting murder of Martha Ray (1746-1779), singer and long-time mistress of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He gained much sympathy for his 'crime of passion'. Engraved by Robert Laurie after Robert Dighton.
CS 26.
[Ref: 62533]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Daniel M'Naghten] Trial of M.cNaughton.
[Daniel M'Naghten] Trial of M.cNaughton.
[n.d., c.1843.]
Engraving. Sheet 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate, edges browned.
The trial of Daniel M'Naghten (1813-65, also McNaughten) for the murder of Prime Minister Robert Peel's private secretary, Edward Drummond, at the Old Bailey in 1843. His defence was that he was suffering from paranoid delusions: the verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity led to the creation of the 'M'Naghten rules', a legal test defining the defence of insanity, in 1843.
[Ref: 62531]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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His Excellency Major General Sir C. Napier K.C.B. Governor of Sinde.
His Excellency Major General Sir C. Napier K.C.B. Governor of Sinde.
Eliza Jones Pinx.t. J.H. Lynch Lith. Day & Hague Lith.rs to the Queen.
Pub.d at 14 Pall Mall East by Paul & Dominic & C.º, Publishers to the Queen, June 23rd 1843.
Lithograph. Printed area 215 x 140mm (8½ x 5½"), with large margins.
An informal portrait of Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853) in uniform, his right leg folded onto his left knee. Despite being wounded and left for dead at the Battle of Corunna in 1809, Napier survived the Napoleonic Wars and the American War of 1812 and was given command of the British Indian Army within the Bombay Presidency in 1842. There he fought a hard war to quellg the insurrection of the Muslim rulers of Sindh Province.
[Ref: 62493]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. &c. &c. &c.
Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. &c. &c. &c. To the Members of the United Service Club. This Engraving from the original picture in Her Majesty's Collection at St. James's Palace is most respectfully dedicated by their humble & obed.t Servants.Welch & Gwynn.
J. Hoppner, Esq.r R.A. Pinx.t. W.O. Burgess, Sculp.t.
London, Nov.r 12th. 1839, Published by H.G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. 380 x 305mm (15 x 12"). Trimmed within plate, slight crease bottom left, top right corner missing and paper toning round the edges.
Half-length portrait of Horatio Nelson, wearing naval uniform with sash, stars and medals, his right sleeve pinned to his breast.
Not in Parker.
[Ref: 62486]   £480.00  
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[Hugh Percy] The Right Honourable Hugh Lord Warkworth,
[Hugh Percy] The Right Honourable Hugh Lord Warkworth, Aid de Camp to His Majesty. Member of Parliament for the City & Liberty of Westminster.
Pompeio Battoni pinx.t. J. Finlayson delin.t et fec.t.
publish'd according to Act of Parliament Nov.r 2.d 1765. Sold at the Golden Lamp in Berwick Street. Price 5s:
Mezzotint, very fine & rare impression. Sheet 360 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed to image on three sides, into plate at bottom, horizontal fold flattened.
Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland (1742-1817), British army officer and British peer. He participated in the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Long Island during the American Revolutionary War, but resigned his command in 1777 due to disagreements with his superior, General Howe. He was styled Lord Warkworth from 1750 to 1766, and subsequently Earl Percy. He was later promoted to full colonel and appointed an aide-de-camp to the King in 1764. He was half brother to James Smithson, founding donor to the Smithsonian.
CS: 18.
[Ref: 62485]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Spencer, 5th Duke of Marlborough] To the Most Noble Marchioness of Blandford, This Plate of the Marquis of Blandford,
[George Spencer, 5th Duke of Marlborough] To the Most Noble Marchioness of Blandford, This Plate of the Marquis of Blandford, Is with permission most respectfully dedicated by her Ladyship's devoted servant, W.W. Barney.
R. Cosway Esq.r R.A. pinx.t. W.W. Barney sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1817.]
Mezzotint. 360 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Tear in inscription repaired, paper outside image area abraded, laid on card.
Half-length portrait in oval of George Spencer (1766-1840), wearing a jacket with a high collar and puffed arms. When he became duke in 1817 he changed his surname to Spencer-Churchill. In 1824, when he was overloaded with debt, he was described by the diarist Harriet Arbuthnot as 'very little better than a common swindler'.
CS 5; Daniell 12.
[Ref: 62568]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)

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[Anne Warren.]
[Anne Warren.]
Painted by G. Romney. Engraved by C. Hodges.
[n.d. c.1790.]
A scarce mezzotint. 500 x 340mm (19¾ x 13½"), with large margins. Time stained.
Portrait of Anne Warren, who was one of two daughters to William Powell the actor and theatre manager (1735/6-1769). According to Chaloner Smith, this was the only state from a private plate and that it was never published.
CS: 32, ii; Horne: 126.
[Ref: 21925]   £850.00  
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[Woman with a lantern] Dans ce sombre séjour dans cette nuit profonde,
[Woman with a lantern] Dans ce sombre séjour dans cette nuit profonde, Qui semble rappeller l'ancien Cahos du Monde / J'allume la Chandelle, pour m'en aller Chercher / L'homme que Diogene ná jamais sceu Trouver.
Gerart Dou pinxit. C:H: Van Meurs Sculp:
[n.d., c.1670.]
Rare engraving. 360 x 285mm (14¼ x 11¼"), with a 17th century watermark and very large margins. Tear in platemark taped top right.
A woman lights a candle to put into a lantern, so she can look for Diogenes' 'honest man'.
[Ref: 62469]   £380.00  
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[A young boy with spaniel.]
[A young boy with spaniel.]
W Vaillant fec: et Exc.
[n.d., c.1670.]
Mezzotint. 290 x 345mm (11½ x 13½"). Framed. Small margins, small chip in bottom edge, slight crease. Unexamined out of frame.
A full length portrait of a young boy in the long skirts fashionable at the time, holding a stick, a dog on the table beside him. A pencil annotation on the frame suggests this is Charles II; however the life dates of Wallerant Vaillant (1623-77) makes this unlikely.
BM 1868,0612.1133, "young boy"; Hollstein 212.
[Ref: 62577]   £360.00  
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