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Cropley, Earl of Shaftesbury &c. &c. &c.
Cropley, Earl of Shaftesbury &c. &c. &c.
Painted by Tho.s Lawrence Esq.r R.A., Principal Painter in Ordinary to His Majesty. Engraved by C. Turner.
London. Published Sept.r 20, 1812 by C. Turner, No 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Fine mezzotint. 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with very large margins.
Cropley Ashley-Cooper (1768-1851), 6th Earl of Shaftesbury. Being a younger son, he is one of only two earls of Shaftesbury (of twelve) whose first name was not Anthony.
Whitman 517.
[Ref: 51618]   £360.00  
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[The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Beauclerk.]
[The Right Honorable Lady Catherine Beauclerk.]
F. Cotes pinxit. F. Bartolozzi delin et sculpsit.
Publisedh April 15th 1778 by W.r Shropshire No 158 New Bond Street.
Oval stipple, proof before title, printed in sepia. Sheet 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate.
Lady Catherine Elizabeth Beauclerk, daughter of the 5th Duke of St Albans, died 1803.
De Vesme 1041, state iii of v.
[Ref: 51575]   £240.00  
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[Caveller, Dancing Master.]
[Caveller, Dancing Master.]
[Crank Pinx.t. Faber Fecit.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint, extremely rare unfinished proof. 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Thread margins top and bottom, laid on card at sides.
A three-quarter length portrait of a man wearing wig and long coat with cuffs, leaning on a table on which is a sheet with music and a map of dance steps. Little is known about 'Caveller'; the BM notes: ''Possibly the same as Mr Cavillier, master of the boarding-school in Queen's Square near Ormond street (d.1745). Also possibly the same as the Thomas Caverley alluded to by Thomlinson in his Art of Dancing''.
[Ref: 51723]   £650.00  
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[The Dilettante Society.]
[The Dilettante Society.]
[Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Pair of mezzotints on chine collé. 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"), with very large margins. With keyplate, lithograph by Vincent Brooks, printed area 200 x 380 (8 x 15"). Repaired tear in edge of margin of both sheets.
A pair of group portraits recording the faces of fourteen of the sixty members of The Society of Dilettanti c.1780. The first plate depicts Lord Mulgrave, Lord Dundas, Lord Seaforth, the Hon.ble Charles Greville, Charles Crowle Esq.r, Duke of Leeds & Sir Joseph Banks; the second Sir William Watkin Wynne, Sir I. Taylor, Mr Payne Galway, Sir William Hamilton, Mr Stanhope & Mr. Smith of Heath. The aim of the club, founded in the 1730s, was to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art. In the first plate the members are studying three rings; in the second they are gathered around Sir William Hamilton, who is displaying one of his classical vases and the illustation of it in his book. With keyplates explaining the sitters.
[Ref: 51652]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[Pair - The Dilettante Society.]
[Pair - The Dilettante Society.] Lord Mulgrave. Lord Dundas. Lord Seaforth. Hon.ble Charles Greville. Charles Crowle Esq.r. Duke of Leeds. Sir Joseph Banks. [&] S.r W.W. Wynne. S.r I. Taylor. Mr Payne Galway. S.r William Hamilton. Mr Stanhope. Mr. Smith of Heath.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. Turner sculp. [&] Say sculp.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Pair of mezzotints. 585 x 415mm (23 x 16¼"), with very large margins. Slight damage in platemark on right.
A pair of group portraits recording the faces of fourteen of the sixty members of The Society of Dilettanti c.1780. The aim of the club, founded in the 1730s, was to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art. In the first plate the members are studying three rings; in the second they are gathered around Sir William Hamilton, who is displaying one of his classical vases and the illustation of it in his book.
Whitman Turner 159 . Provenance: West Horsley Place
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[Lady Charlotte Fitz-William.]
[Lady Charlotte Fitz-William.]
[J. Reynolds Pinx.t. J. M.cArdell Fecit.
Publish'd by J. Reynolds according to Act of Parliament 1754.]
Fine mezzotint, an extremely rare proof before all letters. 325 x 230mm (12¾ x 9") Thread margins, old ink mss. attributions in inscription area. Slight crease at top.
Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam (1746-1833), daughter of the third Earl Fitzwilliam and a niece of the marquess of Rockingham, as a child. In 1764 she married Thomas Dundas of Kerse, first Baron Dundas of Aske (1741-1820), politician, and they lived principally at the family's Yorkshire estate of Upleatham. This was the only print published by Reynolds himself and is probably the first of his paintings to be mezzotinted. He went on to authorise many other mezzotints of paintings, which publicised his work and increased his reputation.
CS 67, i of ii; Goodwin 38; O'Donoghue 1.
[Ref: 51727]   £490.00  
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Sir John C. Hobhouse, Bart. M.P.  F.R.S.
Sir John C. Hobhouse, Bart. M.P. F.R.S. Member of Parliament for the City & Liberties of Westminster.
Painted by James Lonsdale Esq.r. Engraved by Charles Turner, Mezzotinto Engraver in Odrinary to His Majesty.
London, Pub.d June 17 1826, by Mr. Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Squ.e & Mess.rs Paul Colnaghi, Son & Co, Pall Mall East. First Fifty.
Mezzotint, title in open letters. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10") very large uncut margins Some spotting.
John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford (1786 - 1869), statesman and friend of Byron; wearing an open dark double-breasted coat over light buttoned waistcoat, black neckerchief and white frill. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity, Cambridge; he befriended Lord Byron and later accompanied him when travelling in the Peninsula, Greece. He considered himself to be an advanced Radical in terms of politics and wrote various pamphlet, one of which landed him in Newgate in 1819. However, by 1820 he was admitted to Parliament, as MP for Westminster. Following the Whig's rise to power, he held many offices, including Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and President of the Board of Control. After James Lonsdale (1777 - 1839).
Whitman: 262, First State of iv.
[Ref: 51571]   £290.00  
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Mrs Rachel How.
Mrs Rachel How.
G. Kneller S.R. Imp: et Angl: Eques Aur. pinx: I. Smith Fec:
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russel Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint. 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Small margins.
Oval portrait of Rachel How as a child, with a dove on her right hand. Chaloner Smith states that she is the daughter of John Grubham Howe, 1st Baron of Chedworth, or of his younger brother, Emmanuel Scrope Howe. However the 'Mrs' of the title makes this unlikely.
CS 134.
[Ref: 51634]   £260.00  
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Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle &c.
Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle &c.
G. Kneller Bar.t pinx. J. Faber fect 1732.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Collector's ink stamp on reverse, very large margins.
Charles Howard (c. 1669-1738), 3rd Earl of Carlisle, Governor of Carlisle 1693-1728, Lord-Lieutenant of Cumberland and of Westmorland 1694-1714, and First Lord of the Treasury 1701-2. He commissioned Castle Howard in Yorkshire, the famous Baroque mansion by Sir John Vanbrugh. Kneller's original oil is in the National Portrait Gallery. The collector's stamp is that of Henry Ralph Mowbray Howard (1883-1950).
CS: 208.
[Ref: 51568]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A. S. Ecc.za Il Sig.or Co: Giovanni Vezzi N.V. In contrasegno del mio rispetto D.D.D.
[A. S. Ecc.za Il Sig.or Co: Giovanni Vezzi N.V. In contrasegno del mio rispetto D.D.D. VIII.
Giambattista Piazzetta depin. Giovanni Cattini dis. ed. inc.
[Venice c.1754.]
Etching. Sheet 415 x 310mm (16¼ x 12"). Trimmed within plate.
A man wearing a hat reading a book with a magnifying glass, Plate VIII of 'Icones ad vivum expressae', a set of 14 portraits plus frontispiece, engraved by Giovanni Cattini after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The first edition was published by Pasquali in 1743, who reprinted them in 1754 with Latin numeral plate number (as this example), and again in 1763; in 1767 they were republished by Teodoro Viero with a new publication line.
BM 1951,0714.242.
[Ref: 51757]   £580.00  
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Joh Baptista Piazetta pictor, natus Venetiis.
Joh Baptista Piazetta pictor, natus Venetiis. Joh. Cattini in aes incidit observatiae et grati animi ergo anno MDCCXLIII.
[Venice c.1754.]
Etching. Sheet 415 x 310mm (16¼ x 12"). Trimmed within plate, old ink mss under image.
The frontispiece portrait Giovanni Battista Piazzetta from 'Icones ad vivum expressae', accompanying 14 portraits engraved by Giovanni Cattini after Piazzetta. The first edition was published by Pasquali in 1743, who reprinted them in 1754 with Latin numerals on the 14 portraits, and again in 1763; in 1767 they were republished by Teodoro Viero with a new publication line. The original drawing is at Windsor (inv. 0754).
1871,0812.4246.
[Ref: 51758]   £520.00  
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[Benigno sub Patroncinio Clariss. Matronæ Venetæ Paulinæ de Contarenis Contarenæ.]
[Benigno sub Patroncinio Clariss. Matronæ Venetæ Paulinæ de Contarenis Contarenæ.]
[Io Bapta Piazzetta delin. Giovanni Cattini sculptor Venetus.]
[Venice c.1745.]
Etching. Sheet 415 x 310mm (16¼ x 12"). Trimmed, into image at sides and into title area, losing dedicatation, artist & engraver's inscriptions, small tear on right, some spotting.
A youth looking outwards holding a staff, an old man behind. Plate 12 of 'Icones ad vivum expressae', a set of 14 portraits plus frontispiece, engraved by Giovanni Cattini after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The first edition was published by Pasquali in 1743, who reprinted them in 1754 with Latin numeral plate number (not visible here), and again in 1763; in 1767 they were republished by Teodoro Viero with a new publication line.
BM 1951,0714.251.
[Ref: 51756]   £360.00  
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[Leoline Jenkins] Ill.mus et Exe.mus Dom. Dom. Leolinus Jenckins Eques Auratus Legum Doctor...
[Leoline Jenkins] Ill.mus et Exe.mus Dom. Dom. Leolinus Jenckins Eques Auratus Legum Doctor...
HH Quiter pinx & excud.
[Nijmegen, 1679?]
Scarce mezzotint with title on a separate plate, sheet total 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾"). Thread margins on three sides, trimmed to image at top, mounted on album paper at top corners.
Sir Leoline Jenkins (1625-85), a Welsh lawyer and diplomat who represented Charles II at the Treaty of Nijmegen (1678), mediating in the peace deal between France and her enemies. The portrait comes from the series 'Icones legatorum qui ex mandatorum plenitudine Noviomagi in restitutione pacis universalis', forty mezzotint portraits in roundels of representatives and legates to the peace-conference at Nijmegen on 10 August 1678, painted and engraved by Hermann Hendrik Quiter (1628- c.1708). The BM lists three more editions: Bonn 1680, Nuremberg 1681 (not been traced); & Wesel 1685 (not been traced).
BM 1843,0513.297, and 1848,0911.334 for the series description.
[Ref: 51633]   £490.00  

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Anna, Uxor Francisci Kynnesman,
Anna, Uxor Francisci Kynnesman, Generosi; Filia & una e Cohaeredibus, Guilielmi Clarke, de Soham, in Comitatu Cantabrigiae, Generosi.
G. Schalken Pinxit.
I. Smith Fec. et exc. [c.1695.]
Fine mezzotint. 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Small margins. Slight stains in margins.
Anne Kynnesman (née Clarke), Wife of Francis Kynnesman, Portrait of Anne Kynnesman, three-quarter length, standing and leaning against a block, long hair, earring, dress and robe; large rock and tree in background, and landscape of hill and trees in the distance. After Godfried Schalcken (1643 - 1706).
CS: 153, ii of iv.
[Ref: 51572]   £240.00  
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[Grey-haired old man.]
[Grey-haired old man.]
Rembrandt Pinx.t. Rich. Houston Fecit.
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street [n.d., c.1780]
Mezzotint. 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4"), with very large margins. Mint.
Charrington 84.
[Ref: 51768]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Voltaire] The Hero of Ferney at the Theatre of Chatelaine.
[Voltaire] The Hero of Ferney at the Theatre of Chatelaine. / ''Your conceit my good friend, is too glaring by half, / ''Your Lines draw my tears, but your gestures a laugh. Anon.
T. O. ft. 1772.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching on wove paper. 195 x 145mm (7¾ x 6"). Titled in old ink.
A caricature of Voltaire (according to the ink mss) in the charade of Julius Caesar, wearing a plumed helmet and frock coat. A rare image by Thomas Orde (1740-1807), Lord Bolton. Voltaire (1694-1778) moved to Ferney in 1759, where he delighted in the theatre de Chatelaine on the border between Ferney and Geneva, in which theatre was banned. He encouraged the theatre and they often performed his plays, drawing in huge crowds.
BM Satire 5071. State ii of ii.
[Ref: 51709]   £450.00  
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John Wilkes Esq.
John Wilkes Esq.
Joh. Philipp Haid Sculpsit.
Negotum Academiæ Cæsareo Franciscere excud. Aug. Vind. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac. Cæs. Majestatis. [n.d. c. 1770].
Scarce mezzotint. 410 x 270mm (16 x 10¾"). Thread margins.
John Wilkes (1725-1797), after the portrait by Robert Edge Pine.
[Ref: 51631]   £580.00  
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Kapt.n Henry Wilson.
Kapt.n Henry Wilson.
I. Russell pinxt. F. Sansom Sculp.t Rotterdam.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple. 18th century watermark. 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"), large margins on 3 sides.
In 1783 the British East India Company ship 'Antelope', commanded by Wilson, ran aground near Koror in the Palau Islands. Despite the islands already being claimed by Spain, this was the first sustained contact with the local people. This portrait, after John Russell, was first published as the frontispiece to George Keate's 'An Account of the Pelew Islands ... composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain H. Wilson', 1788; this version appeared in a Dutch edition of that work.
[Ref: 51662]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Capit.n Heinrich Wilson.
Capit.n Heinrich Wilson.
E. Henne sculps. [after John Russell.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Stipple. 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"), large margins.
In 1783 the British East India Company ship 'Antelope', commanded by Wilson, ran aground near Koror in the Palau Islands. Despite the islands already being claimed by Spain, this was the first sustained contact with the local people. This portrait, after John Russell, was first published as the frontispiece to George Keate's 'An Account of the Pelew Islands ... composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain H. Wilson', 1788; this version appeared in a German edition of that work.
[Ref: 51663]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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