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Her Grace Mary Dutchess of Ancaster and Kesteven.
Her Grace Mary Dutchess of Ancaster and Kesteven.
J. Reynolds pinx.t. J. Dixon Fecit.
Sold by Ryland & Bryer at the Kings Arms in Cornhill [n.d., c.1770].
Mezzotint. 615 x 380mm (24¼ x 15"). Laid on old French mount board. Small margins.
Full -length portrait pf Mary Bertie, duchess of Ancaster and Kesteven (1735-c.1793), turbulent sea with ships in the distance. She was the illegitimate daughter of Thomas Panton, Master of the King's Running Horses at Newmarket; in 1750 she married General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Charlotte from 1761 until her death, in Italy.
CS: 1, ii. Hamilton: p.78, ii.
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[Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland.]
[Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland.] [&] Her Royal Highness Anne Dutchess of Cumberland.
Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Tho.s Watson. [&] S.r Johua Reynolds Pinx.t. James Watson fecit.
Published May 20th 1774 for W.r Shropshire, No. 158, and T. Watson, No. 142, New Bond Street. [&] Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Decem.r 1st 1773 by James Watson, No 34 in Little Queen Street near Portland Chapel.
Pair of mezzotints. 620 x 390mm (24½ x 15¼") & 680 x 380mm (26¾ x 15") including separately-printed title. Some toning; Henry with small tears just entering plate, som repaired, and wear to the bottom margin; Anne laid on archival paper.
Prince Henry (1745-90), Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, and his wife Anne Horton (1743-1808), a commoner. Their marriage led to the Royal Marriages Act 1772, which forbade any descendant of George II to marry without the monarch's permission. There is no sign of the usual title plate on Henry.
CS T. Watson 11 & J. Watson 37, state ii of iii.
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S.r Francis Dashwood Bar.t of West Wycombe, Bucks.
S.r Francis Dashwood Bar.t of West Wycombe, Bucks.
A. Carpentier Pinx.t 1739. J. Faber Fecit 1753.
Fine & rare mezzotint. 325 x 225mm (12¾ x 8¾"). Mounted on album paper at edges.
Francis Dashwood (1708-81), 11th Baron Le Despencer, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1762-3. He is better known as a rake: he formed 'The Society of Dilettanti' in 1732 and the infamous 'Hell-fire Club' in 1755, known as the 'monks of Medmenham Abbey' for the orgies caricaturing the Catholic rites they held there.
CS 108.
[Ref: 52939]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS.
Gulielmus Herschel LL.D: RSS. From an Original Picture in the Possession of W.m Watson MD: FRS.
Painted by Abbott. Engraved by Ryder.
Publish'd as the Act directs 11th Feb.y 1788 by S. Watts, No 28 Walcot place Lambeth.
Stipple. Sheet 275 x 185mm (10¾ x 7¼"). With etching of Herschel's telescope, sheet 285 x 325mm. Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper at edges.
Frederick William Herschel, Hanoverian astronomer, who came to England during the Seven Years's War and was the first President of the Royal Astronomical Society when it was founded in 1820. The owner of the painting, Sir William Watson, asked his friend Herschel to sit for Abbott, saying, ''When you are in town on full moon nights you may perhaps spare an hour early in the morning, & may sit three or four times running - & the thing may in this way be done without much inconvenience or loss of time''. The original oil is now in the National Portrait Gallery. The telescope in the second picture is Herschel's '40-foot telescope (i.e. with a 40-ft focal length), built in Slough between 1785-9. It was largest telescope in the world for 50 years. According to the scratched publication line under the image, it was 'Publish'd Feb 1 1791 by W. Herschel', issued in The Philosophical Transactions of t he Royal Society.
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The Knitting Girl.
The Knitting Girl. Th'industrious Maid since such are found so scarce, / Deserves her Picture, and to live in Verse.
Gerard Douw Pinx.t. R. Purcell fecit.
Pritned for Henry Parker & Eliz.th Bakewell, opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill.
Mezzotint, very fine impression, 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with good margins. Some slight foxing, slightly creased.
A young woman knitting, seen three-quarter length through a trompe-l'oeil marble arched frame, seated wearing a gown with large sleeves, lace-trimmed fichu and widow-peak cap. From a set of four domestic scenes after Dou and Metzu.
[Ref: 52967]   £420.00  
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Paganini.
Paganini.
T. Batselle. Lith de Delaunois.
[n.d., 1831.]
Fine & rare lithograph. Printed area 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼") very large margins. Mint.
Full-length portrait of Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840), virtuoso Italian violinist and composer.
[Ref: 52889]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Secretary of State from the Year 1757 to 1761.
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Secretary of State from the Year 1757 to 1761. This Print is most respectfully addressed to the Patriotic members of both houses of Parliament and to all who preserve a gratefull rememberance of departed worth by James Barry R.A.
Published as the Act directs Sep.r 1778 by J.B.
Etching. 445 x 370mm (17½ x 14½") large margins. Repaired tear in image (near Pitt's nose), repaired tears in margin. Bit messy.
A memorial to William Pitt the Elder, with a bust-like portrait in profile of Pitt with Britannia holding a spear, a pyramid with extensive text and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the background.
Pressly 14, state vi of vi.
[Ref: 52974]   £650.00  
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[The Country Chemist] La Pharmacie Rustique ou Représentation exacte de l'intérieur de la Chambre,
[The Country Chemist] La Pharmacie Rustique ou Représentation exacte de l'intérieur de la Chambre, ou Michel Schuppach connu sou le nom du Médecin de la Montagne, tient ses Consultation.
Dessiné d'apres nature par G: Locher en 1774. Grave à Basle par Barthelemi Hübner en 1773.
à Basle chez Chretien de Mechel Graveur et à Paris chez Basan et Poignant.
Rare engraving. Sheet 360 x 375mm (14¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed to plate top bottom, some staining, fold flattened.
Michel Schuppach in his pharmacy examining a young woman's urine, while she is seated opposite him awaiting the result. Shuppach (1707-81), based in Langnau, Switzerland, was known as the 'Physician of the Mountain', specialised in diagnosing illness by examining urine.
[Ref: 52890]   £880.00  
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[William Shakespeare.]
[William Shakespeare.]
[engraved by Cosmo Armstrong after the 'Felton' picture'.
[London: Edward Walmsley, 1824.]
Very fine etching and engraving on chine collé, proof before letters. 280 x 205mm (11 x 8").
An image of the "Felton" Shakespeare.
[Ref: 52969]   £380.00  
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The Honourable Lady Stanhope.
The Honourable Lady Stanhope.
Reynolds pinx.t. Watson fecit.
Sold by Ryland & Bryer at the Kings Arms in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. 620 x 380mm (24½ x 15"). Laid on old French mount board, small margins.
Anne Hussey (Delaval), Lady Stanhope (died 1811), Wife of Sir William Stanhope.
CS 135, ii of ii; Goodwin 53 iii of iv.
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Jaen Worrenberg, neé en Suisse, ageé de 37 ant. a 2 pied, 7 pouce de hoteur.
Jaen Worrenberg, neé en Suisse, ageé de 37 ant. a 2 pied, 7 pouce de hoteur. Hans Worrenberg, Het Switsertie, is Land 2. voet, en 7 duym.
[Engraved by Jacob Gole.]
De Lespine Cum privil: Ord: Holl: et Westfrisia.
Mezzotint. 250 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). Trimmed to plate, several pin holes at top.
A portrait of Hans Worrenberg, a dwarf of 2 ft. 7'', about to draw his sword, standing with a full-sized man. He travelled through England as a showman: John Evelyn recorded seeing him dance at a London tavern in 1688. A later state has Gole's name added.
Hollstein 138.
[Ref: 52966]   £360.00  
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