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The Antiquary and Lovel.
The Antiquary and Lovel.
Photogravure Goupil & C.o
Edinburgh, 1885.
Photogravure. 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½"), with wide margins. Small tears along the top and left edges.
A scene depicting two well dressed men in a study surrounded by a careless pile of books. This print is from a series of eight published in a book by Sir William Fettes Douglas (1822-1891). The Scottish painter was appointed to Director of the National Galleries of Scotland in 1877 and in 1882 became the president of the Royal Scottish Academy. The book was published for the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland. Douglas himself was an antiquary and bibliophile as well as having an interest in astrology and alchemy.
[Ref: 53886]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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As You Like It. Act IV. Orlando and Oliver.
As You Like It. Act IV. Orlando and Oliver. To the Honourable Horace Walpole, this Plate is Inscribed, by his most Obliged humble Servant, Sam.l Middiman.
Painted by G.B. Cipriani, G. Barrett & S. Gilpin. The Figures by F. Bartolozzi R.A. Engraved by S. Middiman.
Published as the Act directs May 1. 1787 by S. Middiman, No 3, Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road.
Stipple. 355 x 380mm (14 x 15"), with wide margins.
Orlando rescues Oliver from a lioness.
[Ref: 54067]   £260.00  
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Banditti.
Banditti.
Drawn by I. Mortimer Etch'd by I. Haynes Publish'd as the Act directs Feb.y 1, 1780 by J. Mortimer Norfolk Street Strand, & J, Boydell Cheapside.
London, 1780.
Etching. 350 x 350mm (130¾ x 13¾"), with very wide margins. Stain across foreground figure.
A round design of three bandits. Possibly part of a pair with print 'Pilgrims' of a similar design and also published by Jane Mortimer and John Boydell.
[Ref: 53963]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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A Captain of Banditti and his Family.
A Captain of Banditti and his Family. Etch'd by Sam.l Ireland form an Original Drawing by Mortimer. To Sir George Beaumont Bar.t and admirer of Mortimer & encourager of the fine Arts this etching is inscribed by his obliged and obedient Servant S: Ireland.
Mortimer del.t Sam.l Ireland fecit.
London, 1785.
Etching. 420 x 465mm (16½ x 18¼"). Very small tears along the lower platemark, some have been repaired. Some creasing in the corners. Very small hole in top right corner margin. Small margins.
A captain, well dressed, standing before his wife and child near the shore, attended by another bandit. Sir George Beaumont (1753 - 1827) was a prominent patron of the British arts and an amatuer painter himself. He was instrumental in the creation of the National Gallery in London, being the first to make a donation of paintings.
[Ref: 53967]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Banditti Made Prisoners.
A Banditti Made Prisoners. From an Original Drawing of Mr. Mortimer's, in the Possession of Mr. Wright of Derby.
Etcht by Tho.s Hardy.
London, 1805.
Etching. 395 x 495mm (15½ x 19½"), with small margins.
Two bandits held captive, presumably by the aggressive man in the background, while two country folk stand watch. It is likely the inscription refers to Joseph Wright of Derby, which suggests this scene was drawn in 1774 when Mortimer and Wright were working together on illustrations of the Captive from Sterne's 'A Sentimental Journey'.
[Ref: 53969]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Banditti.
Banditti.
Marco Ricci. pinx.t / Goupy direxit/ / Chatelain fecit.
[n.d. c.1740s]
Etching. 310 x 410mm (12¼ x 16¼"). Trimmed to plate. Crease in left side of the title area.
Bandits accosting and robbing a group of travellers by the edge of a lake. This print was part of a set of eight scenes by Chatelain after Ricci under the direction of Goupy.
Ex Collection Hon C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 54008]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Banditti Regaling
Banditti Regaling To the R.t Hon.ble Earl Harcourt, this Etching from the Original Drawing by Mortimer in the possession of S. Ireland is inscribed By his Lordships much obliged & obedient Serv.t S. I.
Mortimer Del.t Sam. Ireland fecit.
1785.
Etching. 430 x 465mm (17 x 18¼"). Torn along plate edge upper right corner and lower left corner and edge. One small tear affects the title area. Small margins.
A group of bandits feasting and relaxing in a courtyard. The inscription is likely dedicated to George Harcourt (1736-1809), who was a politician and noted patron of the arts.
[Ref: 53968]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Banditti Returning.
Banditti Returning. From an Original Drawing of J. Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r.
Drawn by J. Mortimer 1775. Etch'd by R. Blyth. London Publish'd as the Act directs, Nov.r 9.th 1780, by R. Blyth N.o 27, Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1780.
Etching. 395 x 440mm (15½ x 17¼"), with very wide margins. Foxing in upper margin. Small tears, mostly repaired, along lower edge. Small stain bottom left.
A bandit wearing armour and a helmet, holding a female captive, who looks down to left, her clothes in disarray, another bandit to right, one hand on his hip, holding a spear in the other, beside a man wearing a plumed helmet who gazes questioningly at the woman, while other bandits approach the cave from the left, bringing captives in oriental dress.
[Ref: 53966]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Barabbas with the Condemned Thieves.
Barabbas with the Condemned Thieves. St. Luke chap. XXIII.v.XVIII.
Painted by Benj.n West, Esq.r P.R.A. Drawn by Henry Corbould. Engraved by Edward Scriven, Hist.l Engraver to The Prince Regent & the Princess of Wales. London: Published by T. Clay, N.o 18 Ludgate Hill, June 4; 1814.
London, 1814.
Rare stipple and etching. 375 x 475mm (14¾ x 18¾"). Trimmed to plate top, left and right edges. Some toning.
Barabbas and two other thieves are restrained and in cuffs, and appear to be surrounded by a number of soldiers in the background. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Barabbas, imprisoned for murder and insurrection against the Roman state according to Mark and Luke, was released by Pontius Pilate according to a Passover tradition whereby a prisoner could have their death sentence communted by popular demand. The story goes that the crowd of Jewish people ask for Barabbas's release, thereby condemning Jesus to death, though the plausibility of Barabbas's release is contested by some historians.
[Ref: 53952]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Date Obolum Belisario
Date Obolum Belisario Ex Vandyki ad humanam formam Tabula in Ædibus Præclarissimi Richard Boyle Comitis Burlingtoniæ &c Periscelidis Equitis Bonarum Artium in Patria Restauratoris.
Vandyke Pinxit. J. Goupy Delineavit. G. Scotin perfecit.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving Sheet 545 x 585mm (21½ x 23"). Trimmed to plate, laid on old canvas.
''Give an obolus to Belisarius''. General Flavius Belisarius (505-565), hero of the Byzantine Roman Empire, blinded and left to beg on the streets of Rome The apocryphal story of how Emperor Justinian I, jealous of his most able general's popularity, had him accused of treason and blinded. When one of his veterans found Belisarius and gathered his former comrades around him, Justinian was forced to issue a pardon.
[Ref: 54050]   £280.00  
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The Captive.
The Captive.
Drawn by Mortimer. Etch'd R. Blyth.
London, 1781.
Etching. 300 x 400mm (12 x 15¾"). Trimmed to plate, loss of inscription and publication line.
A captive sitting shackled in a cell. Subject from Laurence Sterne's 'A Sentimental Journey', published in 1768 as Sterne was close to death; the novel is partly autobiographical as it details the author's journey through France to the most southern point of Italy.
[Ref: 53973]   £320.00  
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[A Captive Family]
[A Captive Family]
Mortimer del.t. Published by W.m Richardson. York House, Strand, June 10, 1805. Blyth Fecit.
London, 1805.
Etching. 340 x 255mm (13½ x 10") with wide margins, 18th century watermark. Creasing in top right corner in margin.
An arresting scene of two people in restraints while two children cry by their side. This print was originally part of the 'British School II' album, which contained 170 prints published between 1713 and 1810. The purpose of the album is prefaced by two paragraphs that describe the role that the Royal Academy and its academicians have played in the development and promotion of British art.
[Ref: 53961]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Offering to Ceres]
[Offering to Ceres]
Pietro Cortona fecit. / Gius. Zocchi. Sc.
[London, 1764.]
Etching, proof before title. 385 x 255mm (15¼ x 10"), with very wide margins. Uncut.
A representation of Ceres, goddess of agriculture, as a young woman wearing a garland of grain crops being offered crops, a pair of lions and a bull by a group of farmers. This is thought to be one of the 41 plates from the Luti Collection.
[Ref: 54013]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Children at Play.
Children at Play. It Often Ends in Sorrow.
C. le White Sculp.
Published Janu.y the 25th 1782 by C. White Stafford Row Pimlico.
Stipple, part printed in colours. 185 x 160mm (7¼ x 6") very large margins.
A small and tearful boy turns from his two female playmates.
[Ref: 53933]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Shakespeare. Cymbeline  Act III. Scene IV.
[Shakespeare. Cymbeline Act III. Scene IV. Near Milford Haven. Pisanio and Imogen.]
[Painted by J. Hoppner R.A. Engraved by Rob.t Thew Hist.l Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.]
[Pub. June 4, 1801 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, & No. 90, Cheapside, London.]
Stipple and etching, proof before letters. 505 x 635mm (19¾ x 25"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom, soiling of edges. Slight staining in margins.
On a forest path Imogen bares her breast and offers Pisanio a sword, begging him to kill her. After John Hoppner (1758-1810). John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Angelica Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious, and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
[Ref: 54059]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber.
[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber. On her left breast a mole, cinque spotted...
W. Martin inv. et pinx. F. Bartolozzi sculps. 1786.
London, Publish'd June 21st; 1786 by W. Dickinson Engraver Bond Street.
Etching with stipple printed in reddish brown. 265 x 355mm (10½ x 14"). Thread margins, some creasing. Messy.
A scene from William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline': Imogen sleeps in her bed while Iachimo leans over her writing a letter suggesting he has seduced her. After William Martin (1753 - c.1831), historical painter who was pupil and assistant to Cipriani until c.1784.
De Vesme 1840, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 53334]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Eneas going into the Cave, from an Original Drawing of Solimene.
Eneas going into the Cave, from an Original Drawing of Solimene.
Fran: Solimene inv. e del. Gius Zocchi inv:
1764.
Etching. 255 x 240mm (10 x 9½") with large margins. Uncut.
A scene depicting Aeneas and Dido holding hands as they are about to enter the cave to shelter from the storm conjured by Juno. Perhaps one of the most controversial plot points of the Aeneid, Dido interprets their time spent in the cave as consecration of their marriage, which Aeneas only later attempts to deny as he realises he must leave Carthage and continue his search for a new settlement. Dido, humiliated and believeing her reputation to be irretrievable, kills herself with Aeneas' sword and curses enduring enmity between their peoples, an overt invocation of the Punic Wars.
[Ref: 54011]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Enjoying Domestic Happiness.
Enjoying Domestic Happiness.
Drawn by J. H. Mortimer. Etched by R. Blyth. London Published as the Act directs 15.th Nov.r 1779 by R. Blyth No. 27 Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1779.
Etching. 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Trimmed to plate.
A quiet, loving familial scene.
[Ref: 53960]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Epaminondas.
Epaminondas.
B. West pinx. P. Bernard Sclp.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Fine engraving. Sheet 575 x 440mm (22¾ x 17¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A French engraving of Benjamin West's 'The Death of Epaminondas', painted for George III in 1773. It shows the Theban general, wounded at the Battle of Mantinea (362 BC), sitting outside his tent, right hand on a spear-point in his side, as his physician is about to draw it out, knowing that it will kill him.
[Ref: 53903]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Faun's Concert.]
[The Faun's Concert.]
Carlo Cignani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp in Londra.
[n.d., c.1765.]
Etching with engraving, printed in brown. Sheet 215 x 270mm (8½ x 10½"). Trimmed within plate.
A naked infant faun plays the panpipes, a man with human legs but pointed ears plays a clarinet and a cherub taps a tamborine. On the left an adult faun supports a jar with his left arm. Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) after a drawing by Carlo Cignani 1628-1719), published in ''Seventy-three prints engraved by F. Bartolozzi &c. from the original pictures and drawings of Michael Angelo, Domenchino ... in the Collection of His Majesty''.
De Vesme 416.
[Ref: 53436]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Filial Piety.] Per illustri ac Reverendissimo Domino D. Carolo Van den Bosch... Corn: van Caulkcken.
[Filial Piety.] Per illustri ac Reverendissimo Domino D. Carolo Van den Bosch... Corn: van Caulkcken.
Petrus P. Rubberns pinxit. [Engraved by Caukercken.]
Gaspar de Hollander excudit Antwerpiæ. van Merlen excudit. [n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 360 x 425mm (14¼ x 16¾"), with wide margins.
A story told by Roman historian Valerius Maximus (c.AD 50): Cimon, sentenced to starve to death in prison, is suckled by his daughter Pero. The judges, when hearing of this act of filial piety, pardoned Cimon. This plate was engraved and first published by Cornelis van Caukercken c.1655. The plate was then published by Gaspar de Hollander in the 1660s, followed by the van Merlen family (Theodore II & his son Cornelis.
See Ref: 53956 for different publication.
[Ref: 53909]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Perillistriac Reverendissimo Domino D. Caralo Vanden Bosch [...].
Perillistriac Reverendissimo Domino D. Caralo Vanden Bosch [...]. Discite quit sit amor, lactat pia gnata parentem [...]
Petrus P. Rubbens pinxit. / Gasper de Hollander excudit Antuerpia / Gallayo ex.
Antwerp [n.d. c.1600].
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 360 x 425mm (14 x 16¾") large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate on the right side. Vertical crease down centre. Top right corner slightly creased.
A scene depicting Pero secretly breastfeeding her imprisoned father. Recounted by historian Valerius Maximus as a story of great pietas, Pero secretly breastfeeds her father Cimon after he is incarcerated and sentenced to death by starvation.
See Ref: 53909 for different publisher.
[Ref: 53956]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The First Mug] La Première Chope.
[The First Mug] La Première Chope.
Peint par Schloesser. Lithog par Durand. Imp. Lemercier, r. de Seine 57, Paris.
Publié par Goupil et C.e le 1.r Octobre 1864. Paris, Londres, La Haye, Bruxelles. Berlin _ Verlag von Goopil & Co. New York, Published by M. Knśdler.
Rare tinted lithograph. Printed area 335 x 390mm (13¼ x 15¼"), with large margins, publisher's blind stamp.
A small boy being given his first mug of beer, in a large rustic room. One side is a basket of vegetables, the other a gun and shooting bag. Engraved by André Durand (1837-67) after Carl Schloesser (1832-1914).
[Ref: 53900]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Fishermen.
Fishermen. From an Original Drawing of J. Mortimer. in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r; to whom this Plate is most humbly Inscrib'd by His much oblig'd and most obedient Servant, R. Blyth.
Drawn by J. Mortimer 1774. Etch'd by R. Blyth. London Publish'd as the Act directs. Nov.r 9th 1780 by R. Blyth N.o 27 Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1780.
Etching. 390 x 440mm (15¼ x 17¼"), with very wide margins on 2 sides. Trimmed to plate lower and upper sides. Creasing along left and right edges in margins. Repaired tear in title area.
A group of fishermen hauling a net. A woman stands to the right with her breast exposed and a classical figure to her right.
[Ref: 53974]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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A Flemish Collation.
A Flemish Collation. From the Original Picture Painted by Van Harp, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute; To Whom this Plate is most Humbly Inscribed, By his Lorships most Obliged, & most Obedient Servants.
Van Harp Pinx.t, Rich.d Earlom Delin.t. Isaac Taylor Sculpsit. Published according to Act of Parliament by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London November 2.d 1765.
London, 1765.
Copper engraving, 18th century watermark. 485 x 605mm (19 x 23¾"). Trimmed almost to plate mark. Creasing and staining along lower margin which also affects the lower title area. Lower left corner is creased.
A jovial scene showing guests dining and relaxing in a Flemish tavern. Scenes such as this grew out of the moralist paintings of the Netherland's early Renaissance era, though as the tradition developed it lost its moralising elements as artists turned instead to focus on good-natured chaos.
[Ref: 53959]   £320.00  
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The Fortune Teller.
The Fortune Teller. To His Grace the Duke of Dorset, Ambassador to the Court of France; This Plate is humbly Dedicated, by his Grace's much Obliged and most humble Servant, John Keys Sherwin.
Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin, Engraver to his Majesty, and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Publish'd Mar. 10th 1785 by J.K. Sherwin, No 28 St James's Street & W. Hinton No. 5 Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange.
Etching with engraving, fine impression. 405 x 560mm (16 x 22") very large margins.
A woman in gypsy dress, standing at left, reads the palm of a shy young girl sitting on her brother's lap. The print is dedicated to John Sackville (1745-99), 3rd Duke of Dorset, cricketing enthusuast. When ambassador to France he organised what might have become the first international cricket tour had the French Revolution got in the way. He later became one of the first members of the Marylebone Cricket Club
[Ref: 53437]   £320.00  
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Caius Marius sitting on the Ruins of Carthage.
Caius Marius sitting on the Ruins of Carthage. To His Grace John Duke of Atholl, Marquis & Earl of Atholl, Tullibardine, &c. &c. &c. / This plate is humbly inscribed by His Grace's much obliged and most devoted servant, Robert Blyth.
Drawn by Mortimer. Etch'd by R. Blyth. From an Original Drawing of Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r. London Publish'd as the Act directs. Jan.y 20.th 1782. by R. Blyth N.o 27 Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1782.
Etching. 470 x 390mm (18½ x 15½"), with wide margins on 3 sides. Small tear, folds and creasing down left margin, stain on right.
A portrait of Roman general Gaius Marius (157-86 BCE) depicted isolated and exhausted. Though his political career was relatively successful, Marius fled Rome in 88 BCE after being defeated by Sulla and his unprecedented march on Rome. According to Plutarch Marius fled to Africa and landed in Carthage but was confronted by a Roman official who claimed the Praetor of the African province forbid Marius to rest here. When prompted Marius replied that the official should report to his governor simply that he had seen 'the exiled Marius sitting on the ruins of Carthage' (Plutarch Life of Marius). The artist Mortimer exhibited the his original drawing as well as an oil painting of the same subject at the 1774 Society of Artists exhibition after a commission be Edward Sachaverell Pole (1718-1780). The drawing was acquired by Richard Payne Knight (1751-1824) a fine art connoiseur best known for his theories on picturesque beauty.
[Ref: 53962]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakspeare. Second Part of KIng Henry VI.
Shakspeare. Second Part of KIng Henry VI. Act I. Scene IV. Mother Jordain, Hume, Southwell, Bolingbroke & Eleanor.
Painted by John Opie R.A. Engraved by C.G. Playter. And Rob.t Thew.
Published Dec.r 1 1796 by John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No 90 Cheapside London.
Stipple, open letter proof, without lines of verse. 505 x 635mm (20 x 25") very large margins. Small tear in bottom margin. Uncut.
The Conjuration, in which Margery Jourdemayne summons a demon to bring about the death of Henry VI. The other figures are: Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester; Roger Bolingbroke, cleric and astrologer; John Hume (or Home), Canon of Hereford and St Asaph and chaplain and secretary to the Gloucesters; & Thomas Southwell, physician and Canon of St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster. Shakespeare drew on a real trial for this episode: in 1440 Bolingbroke and Southwell drew up a horoscope for the Duchess that predicted the death of Henry, which meant her husband would succeed to the throne. The group was accused of conspiring to kill the King with necromancy; Eleanor was sentenced to life imprisonment; Bolingbroke was hung, drawn and quartered, his head displayed on London Bridge; and Margery Jourdemayne was burnt at the stake. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Angelica Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious, and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt
[Ref: 54002]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Judgment of Hercules,
The Judgment of Hercules, After an Original Drawing of Pietro da Cortona.
Pietro da Cortona. inu.et.del: / Gius. Zocchi. Sc:
[London, n.d. 1750-1767.]
Etching. 385 x 275mm (15¼ x 10¾"), with very wide margins. Some small tears along bottom edge. Creasing in top left corner. Uncut.
A scene depicting the Judgement of Hercules (or Hercules at the Crossroads). In Xenophon's account of the parable, the young hero is visited by Vice and Virtue, personified as women. They offer him the choice between a pleasant and easy life or one that is harsh but glorious, making their arguments respectively. The story gained popularity in the Renaissance period and remained a promint subject in neoclassical art.
[Ref: 54012]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Josephi Pudicitia. Joseph and Potipar's Wife.
Josephi Pudicitia. Joseph and Potipar's Wife. From the Painting of Guido Rheni ,in the Baroni Palace at Naples.
R. Strange Neapoli delin.t A.º 1769 ære incidit Londini.
[n.d., 1790].
Engraving. 395 x 490mm (15½ x 19¼), with wide margins.
Joseph rejects the advances of the wife of Potipar, the captain of Pharaoh's guard and Joseph's master. From a collected edition of the engravings by Sir Robert Strange (1721-92) after famous paintings, in this case one by Guido Reni (1575 - 1642).
[Ref: 53924]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Jovial Peasants.
The Jovial Peasants. 226.
Hemskirk pinx.t. B. Clowes fecit.
Publish'd as the Act directs, 20th Jan:y 1772: by Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, No 53 Fleet Street.
Fine mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾"), with large margins.
Five boors in a vaulted tavern, singing, one on the right with his back to the viewer, holding up his glass and jug, another with his arms around a jug, a third smoking, a fourth sitting in a chair made of a barrel, asleep, and the fifth in the background to left, urinating. Engraved by Butler Clowes after Egbert van Heemskerck the younger.
[Ref: 53365]   £350.00  
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[Jupiter and Juno on Mount Ida.]
[Jupiter and Juno on Mount Ida.]
G.B. Cipriani Inv.t. F. Bartolozzi Sculp.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs Jan.y 1st. 1784 by A. Torre No. 44 Market Lane.
Very fine stipple and etching, proof before title, printed in sanguine, pt 18th century watermark. 225 x 175mm (9 x 7").
Jupiter seated on a cloud, embracing his wife Juno, watched by two putti and an eagle.
De Vesme 429, state iii of iv.
[Ref: 53323]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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[La Fortune].
[La Fortune].
Anibale Caracci inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp. 1756.
1756.
Etching and mezzotint. 470 x 330mm (18 x 13"). Trimmed almost to plate Some creasing in the margins. Several small repaired tears.
Allegory of justice resting on a globe.
De V: 618 ii of ii.
[Ref: 53951]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Final Interview of Louis XVI] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales
[Final Interview of Louis XVI] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales This Plate representing the final interview of Louis the Sixteenth with his Family, in the Temple at Paris, January 20, 1793, is with permission himbly dedicated, by his Royal Highnesses most Devoted and very Humble Servants P.W. Tomkins, Edw. Jee & John Eglington.
Painted by M. Brown, Historical Painter to their Royal Highnesses the Duke of York. Engraved by P.W. Tomkins, Historical Engraver to his Majesty, & J. Eginton.
Pub.d as the act Directs Jan. 1. 1795, by Jee & Eginton, Birmingham, & Sold at Tomkins, New Bond Street, London.
Fine stipple. 545 x 655mm (21½ x 25½"), with very wide margins. Uncut.
Louis XVI embracing his family in the Temple Prison, before his execuction, Marie Antoinette stands on the right tearing her hair; the dauphin has his arms around his father's neck and two other girls leaning in tears against him. His gaoler, Antoine Joseph Santerre, looks on from the left.
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[Final Interview of Louis XVI] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales
[Final Interview of Louis XVI] To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales This Plate representing the final interview of Louis the Sixteenth with his Family, in the Temple at Paris, January 20, 1793, is with permission himbly dedicated, by his Royal Highnesses most Devoted and very Humble Servants P.W. Tomkins, Edw. Jee & John Eglington.
Painted by M. Brown, Historical Painter to their Royal Highnesses the Duke of York. Engraved by P.W. Tomkins, Historical Engraver to his Majesty, & J. Eginton.
Pub.d as the act Directs Jan. 1. 1795, by Jee & Eginton, Birmingham, & Sold at Tomkins, New Bond Street, London.
Fine stipple, open letter proof. In ink at bottom right margin "Mr. Selly March 14 1794 Edinburgh"; 545 x 655mm (21½ x 25½"). Edges of wide margins chipped, damp stain on bottom left. Uncut. Very slight wormhole in stomach of daughter lying on floor.
Louis XVI embracing his family in the Temple Prison, before his execuction, Marie Antoinette stands on the right tearing her hair; the dauphin has his arms around his father's neck and two other girls leaning in tears against him. His gaoler, Antoine Joseph Santerre, looks on from the left.
[Ref: 54040]   £320.00  
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[Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites.
[Marcus Curius Dentatus rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites. From the Original Picture of the same Size, painted by Pietro da Cortona, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, to whom this plate is most humbly inscribed, By his Grace's most obliged, and most devoted Servant, J. Boydell.]
[J. Mortimer delin.t. Anth.y Walker sculpsit.]
[Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1st. of March 1763, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London.]
Engraving, proof before letters, 18th century watermark. 430 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"). Tears in margins taped.
An interior scene, with Samnite ambassadors entering to find Manius Curius Dentatus, (d. 270 BC), sitting by the hearth roasting turnips. When offered their armfuls of treasure Denatus, a Plebian famous for being incorruptible, refused, stating that he preferred to rule the possessors of gold rather than possessing it himself. As consul in 290BC Danatus ended the Samnite War, celebrating with a triumph. This is one of three plates from drawings by John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-79) after 17th century paintings in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, the others being Cignani's 'Charity' and Poussin's 'The Shepherds in Arcadia'. They were published in John Boydell's ''The Most Capital Paintings in England'', a five-volume series published between 1769 and 1786. The series was a critical and financial success, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 54060]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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Nero depositing the Ashes of Britannicus.
Nero depositing the Ashes of Britannicus.
Le Sauer Pinx.t J. Boydell excud.t 1765 J. S. Muller Sculpsit.
London, 1765.
Copper engraving, proof before title, 18th century watermark. 510 x 385mm (20 x 15¼"), with widee margins.
The intrigues of Agrippa to displace Nero and to elevate Britannicus, the son of Claudius, led to Nero’s first domestic tragedy—the poisoning of Britannicus. The painting hangs at Windsor Castle with the title Caligula depositing the ashes of his mother and brother in the tomb of his ancestors. "The Most Capital Paintings in England" series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title .Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and Patrons establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 53955]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakspeare. Othello
Shakspeare. Othello Act V. Scene II.
Painted by J. Graham. Engraved by W. Leney.
Pub. Sept.r 29 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No 90 Cheapside London.
Stipple, open letter proof, without lines of verse. 565 x 415mm (22¼ x 16¼"), with very large margins. Damp stains in margin edge on right.
Othello standing over the bed of Desdemona as she sleeps, a candle and dagger in his hands. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious, and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
[Ref: 54001]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Infant Shakespeare. attended by Nature and the Passions.
The Infant Shakespeare. attended by Nature and the Passions.
Painted by George Romney. Engraved by Benj.n Smith.
Pub.d. Sept.r 29 1799, by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall & No. 90, Cheapside, London.
Stipple. 500 x 635mm (19¾ x 25"), with wide margins. Faint crease. Borders dusty.
Shakespeare as an infant holding a flute, sitting on a blanket supported by a bare-breasted Nature, surrounded by tragic and grotesque figures
[Ref: 53912]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two Shipwrecked Mariners]
[Two Shipwrecked Mariners]
J. Mortimer delin.t London Published April 18. 1801. by John P. Thompson. G.t Newport Street and N.o 51 Dean Street Soho.
London, 1801.
Etching. 305 x 445mm (12 x 17½"), with very wide margins.
Two shipwrecked mariners in a desperate state sheeking shelter on a shore. A rowing boat from a ship on the horizon looks to be approaching. In 2012 Nicholas Knowles identified the engraver of this print as Thomas Rowlandson after noting that several details, such as the dot hatching and handwriting, were typical Rowlandson features.
[Ref: 53970]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Sodom door't Vuur Vergaan.
Sodom door't Vuur Vergaan. Gen. XIX.
P. Mortier edit. Cum Privileg. Pag. 18.
[n.d. 1708] by Pierre Mortier and
Engraving. 345 x 425mm (13½ x 16¾"). Trimmed to plate. Vertical crease down centre as normal.
'Sodom perished by fire', referring to the city of Sodom mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible. In Genesis the men of Sodom are described as 'wicked and sinners' and are destroyed by divine order with 'brimstone and fire'.
[Ref: 53976]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Soldiers Courtship.
Soldiers Courtship. To the Right Hon.ble Hugh Earl Percy, &c. &c. &c. Lieu.t General of His Majesty's Forces, and Colonel of the Fifth Reg.t on Foot; the following Plates, representing the Life and Death of a Soldier, are most humbly Inscribed, by his Lordship's much obliged and most obedient Servant Robert Blyth. / From Original Drawings of Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r
Drawn by Mortimer. Etched by R. Blyth. London, Published as the Act directs, May 1.st 1781, by R. Blyth N.o 27, Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1781.
Etching. 395 x 450mm (15½ x 17¾"), with very wide margins.
A drunken but light hearted scene of two soldiers and two women together, lounging in a courtyard. One woman has a child resting in her lap. The first in a set of four prints, the series titled 'The Life and Death of a Soldier'.
[Ref: 53971]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Soldiers Family.
Soldiers Family. From Original Drawings of Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r.
Drawn by Mortimer. Etched by R. Blyth. London, Published as the Act directs, May 1.st 1781, by R. Blyth N.o 27, Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
London, 1781.
Etching. 395 x 450mm (15½ x 17¾"), with very wide margins.
Soldier seated with his wife and family under a cliff side, with two other soldiers, one seated the other standing behind.
[Ref: 53972]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Incas.] Naufrage de Télasco et d'Amazili.
[The Incas.] Naufrage de Télasco et d'Amazili.
Le Barbié pinx.t. Mariage sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1780.]
A fine colour-printed stipple. Sheet 425 x 540mm (16¾ x 21¼"). Trimmed into text in title, repaired holes in image in sky, nicks in edges.
A scene from 'Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Perou', a 1770 novel by Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799). A group of Incans, including Telasco and his fiancée Princess Amazili, reach the shore of a Pacific Island after being shipwrecked in a Spanish ship.
[Ref: 53388]   £360.00   (£432.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakspeare. Titus Andronicus.
Shakspeare. Titus Andronicus. Act IV. Scene I.
Painted by Tho.s Kirk. Engrav'd by Tho.s Kirk.
Publish'd Dec.r 24 1793 by John & Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall. & No 90 Cheapside London.
Stipple, open letter proof, without lines of verse. 565 x 415mm (22¼ x 16¼"), with wide margins, uncut. Damp stains in top right margin.
Lucius flees from his aunt Lavinia, fearing that she is crazed. In fact, she merely wants to get to the book he is carrying, Ovid's Metamorphoses. She then turns through its pages until she reaches the story of Philomela and Tereus (Tereus rapes his sister-in-law Philomela and then cuts off her tongue so that she cannot reveal the crime), which she shows to her father and uncle to indicate what has been done to her. John Boydell (1720-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London in 1790, began his Shakespeare Gallery to encourage British historical painting by commissioning paintings on the theme of Shakeapeare's plays from leading artists and reproducing them as high quality prints. When his gallery in Pall Mall opened in 1789 it contained 34 paintings; by the end it has nearly 170, by artists including Angelica Kauffman, Richard Westall, Thomas Stothard, George Romney, Henry Fuseli, Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, John Opie & Francesco Bartolozzi. 96 were engraved, published separately until the bound edition, ''A Collection of Prints, From Pictures Painted for the Purpose of Illustrating the Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of Great-Britain'' was issued in 1805. The project was over-ambitious, and the cost caused the firm to go bankrupt.
[Ref: 54000]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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