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Puck, from Midsummer Night's Dream.
Puck, from Midsummer Night's Dream.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. S.W. Reynolds Sculpsit.
[n.d., 1820-1825.]
Mezzotint. 225 x 165mm (9 x 6½"), with large margins. Some spotting.
A naked infant with faun's ears sitting on a toadstool in a glade, his arms and legs outstretched and holding a sprig of flowers in his right hand. In the background ; Titiana and Bottom can be seen lying under the trees in the background Reynolds sold the original painting to John Boydell to be engraved for his 'Shakespeare Gallery'. This version comes from 'Engravings from the Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds'.
[Ref: 54258]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Death of Adonis.
Death of Adonis. from Theocrates.
J. Barber inv.t et del.t. S. Wykes, Sculpsit, Birm.
Publish'd as the act directs March 1st 1785 by S. Wykes.
Rare stipple, printed in sanguine. 285 x 300mm (11¼ x 11¾"), with wide margins left & right. Narrow margins top and bottom.
Adonis, having been gored by a boar he was hunting, dies attended by Aphrodite and Eros. A rare Birmingham publication: there is nothing attributed to Wykes listed on the British Museum web site.
[Ref: 54241]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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An Amusing Novel.
An Amusing Novel.
Jos. Scheurenberg pinx.t. Ernst Forbert sculp.t.
Rud. Schuster. Berlin. O. Felsing Imp. [n.d., c.1880.]
Photogravure. Sheet 500 x 385mm (19¾ x 15").
A salon, with two women in 18th century dress. One reads a book, the other sews. Joseph Scheurenberg (1846-1914), a German portrait, genre and history painter. From 1881 he taught at the Prussian Kunstakademie in Berlin.
[Ref: 54285]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Angelica and Medora.
Angelica and Medora.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculps.
Published July 1st 1787 by John & Josiah Boydell No 90 CHeapside London. Bit later.
Stipple, printed in colours, J. Whatman Turkey Mills watermark 1822; 265 x 310mm (10½ x 12¼"), with large margins. Small hole in top margin. Slight printer's crease.
A portrait of lovers Angelica and Medoro, characters in Ludovico Ariosto's 'Orlando Furioso'.
[Ref: 54231]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Children in the Wood.
The Children in the Wood. Their pretty lips with blackberries, Were all besmear'd and dyed, And when they saw the darksome night. They sat them down and cried [...]
Benwell pinx.t L. C. Ruotte sc. Se vend a[?] Paris chez Arthur et Compagnie, a la Manufacture de Papiers au coin de la rue [...] le Boulevard.
Paris, 1914.
Coloured engraving. 280 x 320mm (12½ x 11"), with wide margins. Some creasing in upper right corner.
A scene from the English folk tale better known as 'The Babes in the Wood'. Abandoned in the forest, the two children fall asleep at dusk.
[Ref: 54080]   £450.00  
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Boors Drinking. In the Cabinet at Houghton.
Boors Drinking. In the Cabinet at Houghton. Picture the same size as the print.
Ostade Pinx. G. Farrington delin.t. J. B. Michel Sculpsit.
Published May 1.st 1779 by J.on Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine engraving. 365 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"), with very wide margins.
A scene of four weary looking men drinking and smoking together.
[Ref: 54121]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Boors at Cards in the Cabinet at Houghton.
Boors at Cards in the Cabinet at Houghton. Picture the same size as the print.
David Teniers Pinxit. Josiah Boydell delin.t J. B. Michel Sculpsit.
Published Dec.r 1st 1778 by J.on Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Fine engraving. 370 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"), with very wide margins.
A scene depicting a group of merry men engrossed in a game of cards.
[Ref: 54122]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Brown Study.
A Brown Study.
Drawn & Engraved by Fred.k Ja.s Havell.
[London Published Dec.r 8th 1829, for the Proprietor by J. Kendrick, 8 Sidney's Alley.]
Mezzotint with etching. Sheet 145 x 175mm (5¾ x 7"). Trimmed, losing publication line.
The interior of a garret studio, with the artist seated on a chair, staring into the fireplace. Behind him is an easel and maulstick, table with palette, paint brushes, paint box and small bottles; a guitar and music book lying on the floor. The room is filled with picture and sculpture. Frederick James Havell (1801-40) was the brother of landscape painter William Havell.
[Ref: 54191]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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A Catechism
A Catechism
Painted by J. Rising. Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Rare mezzotint, open letter proof, inscription area partially uncleaned. Sheet 485 x 605mm (19 z 23¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Four children in a cottage interior, listening intently to a boy reading from a catechism.
Whitman: 286. Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd.
[Ref: 54255]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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(No. 1) View of Cato Street.
(No. 1) View of Cato Street. Description of the Plate. / A. Front view of the Stable in Cato Street [...].
W. H. Harriott delin.t 26 Feb.y 1820. Printed by F. Moser 4 Greenland Place Cromer St. London. Published by J & S Fuller Rathbone Place Feb. 26. 1820.
London, 1820.
Hand coloured lithograph, J. Whatman 1820's watermark; Collector's Stamp bottom right. 300 x 260mm (12 x10¼"). Toning. Small loss near lower left corner.
A view of the stable on Cato Street where the Cato Street Conspirators assembled, including a key and description. Plate 1 of the 'Cato Street Conspiracy' series.
[Ref: 54123]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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(No. 1) View of Cato Street.
(No. 1) View of Cato Street. Description of the Plate. A. Front view of the Stable in Cato Street [...].
W. H. Harriott delin.t 26 Feb.y 1820. Printed by F. Moser 4 Greenland Place Cromer St. London. Published by J & S Fuller Rathbone Place Feb. 26. 1820.
London, 1820.
Lithograph. 370 x 270mm (14½ x10½"). Laid on album paper. Some light foxing across the print. Horizontal crease across the centre.
A view of the stable on Cato Street where the Cato Street Conspirators assembled, including a key and description. Plate 1 of the 'Cato Street Conspiracy' series. A black and white version of the coloured lithograph.
[Ref: 54124]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Clio gesta canens, transactis Temposa reddit.
Clio gesta canens, transactis Temposa reddit. In the Collection of Mr Reynolds.
il Guercino del.t. W.W. Ryland sc.t 1763.
CR [Charles Rogers] edid.t. [c.1763.]
Mezzotint with etching, printed in sepia, 18th century watermark; 320 x 460mm (12½ x 18") with large margins on 3 sides. Narrow top margin. Slightly time stained
Clio, the muse of History, sitting on a throne in the clouds, reading. One putto holds a hourglass, another a small book. From 'Prints in Imitation of Drawings' by Charles Rogers. A Second edition was published by Boydell in 1778.
[Ref: 54168]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Time clipping Cupid's Wings.
Time clipping Cupid's Wings.
London [n.d. c.1790]
Mezzotint, fine impression. 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate and each edge lined with paper mount. Some markings along the top edge.
A scene depicting Time, an old winged man, taking clippers to the young Cupid's wings, who tries to struggle out of his grasp. The personified image of Time has its roots in the Greek association of time ('chronos') with Cronos, their god of agriculture, which is why he is often depicted with a scythe, as here. It is possible that Van Dyck's arresting characterisation of Time derives from Brozino's depiction of Time in 'Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time', who somewhat sinisterly gazes upon the ambiguous scene of Cupid and Venus. Possibly Van Dyck's scene asserts with more force that time is fleeting to the detriment of love. In a mezzotint portrait of James McAdell by Richard Earlom (after a drawing by McArdell), McArdell holds a scraper in his hand over a copper plate before him of 'Time clipping Cupid's Wings' (1771).
[Ref: 54097]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Amantium Iræ. The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche.
[Amantium Iræ. The Quarrel of Cupid and Psyche. Engraved by Cap.t Baillie from a most beautiful Cabinet Picture of Nicolo Pousin in the Collection of Wellbore Ellis Agar Esq.r.]
[Jan.y 1. 1778.] Bit later.
Stipple and soft-ground etching with surface-tone, rare proof before letters, printed in orange on thin paper. Plate area 225 x 210mm (8¾ x 8¼"). Trimmed into black inscription area at bottom.
A group of cherubs, two embracing, one holding a fruit, others behind catching butterflies, another leaning over a basket of fruit. Etched by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Having retired from the army in 1761 he devoted himself to printmaking and dealing, specialising in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.
[Ref: 54243]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid and my Campaspe play'd
Cupid and my Campaspe play'd At cards for kisses. ...
Fred Millar 58.09[?] R. A. Bell . Robert Anning Bell. Fred Millar se et Imp. No. 11
[n.d.]
Mezzotint Printed in colours on india paper, 270 x 395mm (10½ x 15½"), with wide margins. Small tear in right margin. Light stain in upper left corner. Toning.
A scene depicting Cupid and a young mistress, or Campaspe, playing cards surrounded by four other young women. Campaspe was the supposed lover of Alexander the Great; her name became a generic synonym for a man's young mistress in poetry and this meaning was popularised in John Lyly's (1553-1606) poem 'Cupid and my Campaspe play'd. At cards for kisses'. He also wrote a play titled 'Campaspe' (1584).
[Ref: 54092]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber.
[Cymbeline] Imogen's Chamber. On her left breast a mole, cinque spotted...
Painted by W. Martin. Engraved by A. Zaffonato
Publish'd November 30th 1793 by A. Suntach.
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 230 x 250mm (9 x 9¾") Trimmed into plate top and bottom, thread margins at sides.
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.
[Ref: 54204]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dancing Bear.
A Dancing Bear.
H. Bunbury Esq. Delin.t. Engrav'd by C.Knight.
London, Publifh'd June 24th, 1785 by W.Dickinson, Engraver & Printfeller No.158 Bond Street & J. Jones No.63 Great Portland Street.
Stipple, printed in sepia. 360 x 470mm (14¼ x 18½"), with very wide margins. Messy fold down centre.
A showman with a bear chained by the muzzle, holding a staff, on which a small monkey climbs, a piper to the right.
[Ref: 53103]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Diana and Acteon. From the Original Picture, of the same Size, painted by Filippo Lauri;
[Diana and Acteon. From the Original Picture, of the same Size, painted by Filippo Lauri; In the Collection of the Right Revd,, Thomas, Lord Bishop of Bristol: To whom This Plate is most humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's Most Obliged, and most Humble Servant, J. Boydell.]
Filippo Lauri pinx:t. W. Woollett sculp. J. Boydell Excudit.
[Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London; March 1st, 1764.]
Engraving, first published state, without title.. 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"), with wide margins.
Having discovered the naked Diana bathing with her nymphs, Actaeon is turned into a stag to be hunted by his own hounds, as recounted by Ovid in the 'Metamorphoses'. This scene was engaved by William Woolett from a preparatory sketch by David Martin for Boydell's "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes, published between (1769 - 1786). It was a critical and financial success, and established a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 54250]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Dutch Minstrel.
The Dutch Minstrel.
Rembrandt, pinx.t. S. Bennet, Sculp.t.
Publish'd Aug.t 8th 1803 by S. Bennet, No. 2. Spring Garden, London.
Engraving. 490 x 355mm (19¼ x 21¾"). Damp stain, crease in inscription area.
An old man with two children in a window, with a young boy holding a musical instrument.
The engraver/publisher 'S Bennet' is not listed in the BM.
[Ref: 54286]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Dutch Peasant.]
[A Dutch Peasant.]
A. Brower Pin.t. T. Burke fecit.
[Publish'd as the Act directs Jan.y 18, 1771, by the Proprietor W.m W. Ryland No. 27, Cornhill.]
Mezzotint, rare scratch letter proof before title. 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with wide margins. Crease in plate bottom right.
A rustic man, clutching a broken pitcher, giggling.
Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 54228]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[The enraptured Poet - The parturition of a thought.]
[The enraptured Poet - The parturition of a thought.]
[Engraved by John George Murray after Henry James Richter.]
[London: Robert Bowyer & Mary Parkes, 1829.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. Sheet 515 x 410mm (20¼ x 16"). Trimmed to plate, tear to image taped, creasing outside printed area. Plate uncleaned.
An impoverished poet sitting at a desk in an attic room, as inspiration strikes.
See BM 2010,7081.6786 for a scratched-letter proof bought from the Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 54162]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Erminia.
Erminia.
Angelica Kauffman Inv.t. Ja.s Hogg Sculp.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs April 1st 1784 - By A. Torre, No 44 Market Lane.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 265 x 285mm (10½ x 11¼"). Trimmed within plate on three sides. Tiny holes on edge of image.
A scene from Tasso's 'La Gerusalemme liberata' (Jerusalem delivered): Erminia, living as a shepherdess, carves Tancred's name on a tree.
[Ref: 54247]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.]
[The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.] The Head, after two strokes, is severed from the Body, and being shown to the People in the Hall, the Earl cries out, "So let Queen Elizabeth's enemies perish" [...].
L.F.Rigaud R.A. Pinx. W.N. Gardiner. Sc.
Published as the Act directs April 20 1790 by T. Monzani No.1 Duke Street, Grosvenor Square.
Stipple engraving, trimmed. 195 x 240mm (9½ x 7¾"). Trimmed to plate. Small loss to top left corner.
A scene depicting the execution of Mary Queen of Scots in 1587 for treason after a plot to murder Elizabeth I was uncovered. This print is a copy of one scene from a set design by John Francis Rigaud in 1789. The set was commissioned by the fourth Earl of Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie, to complement a musical piece he wrote on the final hours and death of Mary. Rigaud's original drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1791 but its current location remains unknown.
[Ref: 53882]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Falstaff Reproved by King Henry.
Falstaff Reproved by King Henry.
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. Shenner Sculp.t.
London Published June 1. 1792, by Thos. Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.
Stipple, printed in brown, open letter proof; 410 x 475mm (16 x 18¾"). Narrow margins, tear at top repaired, creasing.
Falstaff at left glares in the direction of the new monarch at right who has banished him. The BM records a note from David Alexander regarding the engraver 'Shenner', suggesting he was the 'Sheneker' who engraved a plate of Nell Gwynn
BM: 1951,0702.12.
[Ref: 54229]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Fleecy Charge.
The Fleecy Charge. Now Shepherds; to your helpless charge be kind ...
G. Moreland Pinx.t. G. Shepheard Sculp.t.
London, Publish'd June 7th. 1796, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Mezzotint with etching, printed in brown, with hand colour. Sheet 390 x 455mm (15¼ x 18"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, some colour bleed at sides.
The interior of a barn, with a man carrying in a bundle of hay in for his sheep, talking to another who stands by the doorway, through which a snow-covered tree can be seen. This seems to be a colouring guide: it is printed on a progress proof of Robert Freebairn's ''A View of the Bay of Naples, The City of Pozzuoli, the Elysian Fields, the Stygean Lake, and Cape of Miseno'', with the etched outline before the addition of aquatint, so not a commercial printing.
[Ref: 54260]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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Drawn from the most minute observation.
Drawn from the most minute observation. An Exact representation of the Car, that conveyed the remains of the R.t Hon.ble Cha.s Ja.s Fox, Oct.r 10.th 1806_respectfully dedicated to the Electors of Westmin.r & the Noblemen & Gentlemen of the Wig Club.
Pub.d Oct.r 19.th 1806 by A. Beugo Maiden Lane, Cov.t Garden.
Very rare aquatint. 260 x 185mm (10¼ x 7¼"). Trimmed into image at top.
A representation of the funeral car of politician Charles James Fox (1749-1806), which was drawn by six horses.
[Ref: 27802]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Elisabeth Grey Supliant Edouard IV. Pour la Resatitution des Beins de Defunt Son Mari.
Elisabeth Grey Supliant Edouard IV. Pour la Resatitution des Beins de Defunt Son Mari. Lady Elizabeth Grey imploring of Edward IV the restitution of her deceased Husbands Lands, forfeited in the dispute between the houses of York and Lancaster. Rapin's Hist. Vol V. Pag. 26. Dedicated to the Queen by her Majesty's dutiful and most obedient humble Servant W. Wynne Ryland.
d'Apres Angelique Koffman et Ryland. M.elle Bareuille Sculp.
Publish'd as the Act directs March, i. 1780 for the Proprietor W.W. Ryland No 159 Strand London. A Paris chez Chaillon Salle neuve du Palais Marchand.
Stipple, printed in brown, fine impression. 345 x 405mm (13¼ x 16"). Repaired tears, one entering top printed border.
Elizabeth Woodville begs Edward IV for the return of the land of her husband, Sir John Grey, forfeited after he was killed fighting on the losing side at the Second Battle of St. Albans in 1461. Much taken by the widow, Edward pursues Elizabeth and eventually marries her, the first time a king of England married one of his subjects. Their ten children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII The engraver, Mademoiselle Bareuille, has slavishly copied Ryland's plate, even the English text, making it look like a re-issue of the original, but it is a different plate.
See BM 1872,1012.1621 for the original.
[Ref: 54213]   £320.00  
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[The Infant Academy.]
[The Infant Academy.]
[Sir, Joshua Reynolds pinx.t. Francis Haward Sculp.t.]
[London, Publish'd April 19th; 1783, by F. Haward, Lambeth Marsh, near the Turnpike; & T. Birchall No. 473 Strand.]
Stipple, printed in sanguine, proof? Sheet 255 x 310mm (10 x 12¼").. Printed within printed border, losing inscriptions
A naked young boy painting on an oval canvas, his subject a young girl with a fashionable hat, who is flanked by two other children. According to the BM the original painting at Kenwood has been ruined by bitumen.
[Ref: 54211]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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In the Collection of W.m Kent Esq.r
In the Collection of W.m Kent Esq.r 2 feet 2 inch: wide. 1 foot 4 inch: high.
Salvator Rosa pinx. J: Wood Sculp.
Publish'd by Ar: Pond Feb.y 1744.
Fine etching, 18th century watermark; 310 x 405mm (12¼ x 16"), with wide margins.
A hooded figure reading a book in the foreground of this rocky, blustery landscape. William Kent (1685-1748), who is said to have Salvator Rosa's original painting in the title of the print, was an English painter, architect and landscape architect. He had a hand in the landscaping and interior design for Chiswick House, Hampton Court Palace and Devonshire House, and had a lasting impact on the history of interior design and estate layout.
[Ref: 54117]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dinner party of lechers.]
[Dinner party of lechers.]
[n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph. Image 380 x 505mm (15 x 20"), with large margins. Edges chipped.
A 19th century dinner party, all the men wearing powdered wigs except for a fat friar, leering over a naked young woman who is collecting cherries that have spilled onto the floor. Her clothes are to one side.
[Ref: 54284]   £500.00  
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The Lord of the Vineyard.
The Lord of the Vineyard. - Matthew Ch. XX.v 8.12.
J. Opie R. A. Pinx.t J. Hall Sculp.t.
London Publish'd March 25, 1793, by Tho.s Macklin, Fleet Street.
Engraving. 300 x 240mm (12 x 9½"), with wide margins. Trimmed to platemark. Foxing and toning along top, right and bottom edges.
The Lord of the Vineyard sits grief stricken as the workman carrying the scythe hold's out the ring belonging to the Lord's son who has been murdered by the labourers in the vineyard. Print from the series Macklin's Bible.
[Ref: 54079]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Matthew called to be an Apostle] Vectigal Matthee Deo mandate relinquis, Atque illum læto suscipis hospitio.
[Matthew called to be an Apostle] Vectigal Matthee Deo mandate relinquis, Atque illum læto suscipis hospitio. Matt. 9.9.
H.C.F. [Engraved by Jan Collaert after Marten de Vos]
CJVisscher excu. [Amsterdam, c.1643].
Engraving. 200 x 270mm (8 x 10¾"), with wide margins.
Jesus calls Matthew away from his job as a tax collector. This plate was probably engraved by Gerard de Jode for his 'Thesaurus Novi Testamenti', 1585. This second state was published in Clanz Janz. Visscher's reissue, 'Theatrum Biblicum'.
See BM 1968,1018.1.295 for the first state.
[Ref: 54147]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Cacophanie.
Cacophanie.
Peint par A. Weisz. Gravé par Paul Giradet.
Berlin - Verlag von Goupil & Co. Imprimé et Publié par Goupil & Cie Editeurs le 1er 8bre 1878 - Paris - Londres - La Haye. New York - Published by M. Knoedler.
Mixed-method engraving. 550 x 440mm (21¾ x 17¼"), with wide margins. Spotting in margins.
An elegant interior with a woman putting her fingers in her ears to block the noise coming from the bewigged man playing the cello. To one side is a umbrella yarn swift.
[Ref: 54282]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Harmonie..
Harmonie..
Peint par A. Weisz. Gravé par Paul Giradet.
Berlin - Verlag von Goupil & Co. Imprimé et Publié par Goupil & Cie Editeurs le 1er 8bre 1878 - Paris - Londres - La Haye. New York - Published by M. Knoedler.
Mixed-method engraving. 550 x 440mm (21¾ x 17¼"). Tear in margin taped.
A man stands by an open window, in 18th century embroidered waist coat, playing a violin as his mother sits listening with hands clasped. A caged bird hangs in the window. A spinning wheel sits by the mother's side.
[Ref: 54283]   £350.00  
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[Nymphs] Till lively gesture each fond care reveal, / That Music can express, or passion feel.
[Nymphs] Till lively gesture each fond care reveal, / That Music can express, or passion feel.
Ang. Kauffman del. A. Albanesi Sculp.
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Stipple, printed in ochre. Sheet 120 x 95mm (4¾ x 3¾"). Trimmed within plate. Bit messy.
Three nymphs dancing together. The verse is from John Milton's ''Comus''. From a series of small stipples of nymphs engraved by Angelo Albanesi after Angelica Kauffman.
[Ref: 54187]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nymphs] The swimming dance on airs soft billows float, / Soft swell your bosoms with the sewelling note.
[Nymphs] The swimming dance on airs soft billows float, / Soft swell your bosoms with the sewelling note.
Ang. Kauffman del. A. Albanesi Sculp.
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Stipple, printed in ochre. Sheet 120 x 100mm (4¾ x 4"). Trimmed within plate. Bit messy.
Three nymphs dancing together. The verse is from John Milton's ''Comus''. From a series of small stipples of nymphs engraved by Angelo Albanesi after Angelica Kauffman.
[Ref: 54188]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nymphs] Even age iself is chaear'd with Music. / It wakes a glad remembrence of our youth, / Calls back past joys, and warms us into transports.
[Nymphs] Even age iself is chaear'd with Music. / It wakes a glad remembrence of our youth, / Calls back past joys, and warms us into transports.
Ang. Kauffman del. A. Albanesi Sculp.
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Stipple, printed in ochre. Sheet 130 x 105mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A nymph playing the lyre looks at a book of music held by another. The verse is from Nicholas Rowe's 'The Fair Penitent: A Tragedy''. From a series of small stipples of nymphs engraved by Angelo Albanesi after Angelica Kauffman.
[Ref: 54189]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Nymphs] What ear so fortified and barr'd, / against the tuneful force of Vocal charms, /
[Nymphs] What ear so fortified and barr'd, / against the tuneful force of Vocal charms, / but would with transport to such sweet assailant / Surrender its attention.
Ang. Kauffman del. A. Albanesi Sculp.
[London, n.d., 1784.]
Stipple, printed in ochre. Sheet 130 x 105mm (5 x 4¼"). Trimmed within plate.
A nymph sings, reading from a book of music held by another, accompanied bya third on the lyre. The verse is from William Mason's 'Elfrida: A Dramatic Poem''. From a series of small stipples of nymphs engraved by Angelo Albanesi after Angelica Kauffman.
[Ref: 54190]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Abiti dei Cavalieri dell'Ordine della Giarretiera.
Abiti dei Cavalieri dell'Ordine della Giarretiera. Tom. XII.
[n.d. c.1750]
Engraving. 165 x 205mm (6½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate on right side. Vertical crease on left side as issued. Small tear in upper right corner.
A scene possibly depicting the ceremony for the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the most senior order of knighthood in Britain, founded by Edward III in 1348. In the upper right corner is the motto of the order 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' from Middle French, meaning 'Shame on him who thinks evil of it'.
[Ref: 54090]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Parable of the Unforgiving Servant] Dominus servo suo debitum decies mille Talentorum condonat.
[Parable of the Unforgiving Servant] Dominus servo suo debitum decies mille Talentorum condonat. Matt. 18.23.
[Engraved by Gerard de Jode?]
CJVisscher excudit [Amsterdam, c.1643].
Engraving. 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9¾"), with wide margins. Slight tear at top.
A scene from the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, with the king forgiving his huge debt. This plate was probably engraved by Gerard de Jode for his 'Thesaurus Novi Testamenti', 1585. This second state was published in Clanz Janz. Visscher's reissue, 'Theatrum Biblicum'.
[Ref: 54146]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Partridges.
Partridges.
Drawn by Amos Green. Engraved by R.d Earlom.
London, Published July 1st 1824 by Z. Sweet, 38 Chancerry Lane.
Fine & Rare chine-collé mezzotint. 405 x 470mm (15¾ x 18½").
A partridge family surrounded by ferns in woodlands. An unusual early example of the chine-collé technique, still using laid paper for the print surface. The image area is larger than the upper paper, so some of the print is on the backing paper. The date of publication is two years after the death of the engraver, Richard Earlom.
[Ref: 53583]   £580.00  
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Predicazione de' Quacheri.
Predicazione de' Quacheri. Tom. XII
[n.d. c.1744].
Engraving. 185 x 210mm (7¼ x 8¼"). Trimmed on top, right and bottom sides. Vertical creases as issued.
A scene depicting a congregation of Quakers, with a central figure preaching to the meeting. The meeting is largely attended by simply dressed men and women wearing either hats or head coverings, however in the lower left corner is a group of three elaborately dressed people, two women and a man, who seem to be expressing shock. The three clearly aristocratic figures may be illustrating the radical attitude of Quakers, who refused to follow the social traditions expected of the lower echelons of society. For example, in accordance with their view on equality they would not remove headware in the presence of upper classes, as here, nor would they address anyone by their earthly titles, or follow socially accepted forms of address.
[Ref: 54091]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Ophelia.
Ophelia.
[Engraved by William Wynne Ryland after Giovanni Battista Cipriani.]
Publish'd Dec.r 2 1786 by J. Walker, Carver & Printseller No 148 Strand London.
Stipple, printed in brown. Sheet 355 x 280mm (13¾ x 11"). Trimmed within plate.
Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5: Ophelia, her mind unhinged by her father's murder, she offers herbs and flowers to her brother, the queen and king. Soon after this scene, she will fall into a brook while picking flowers and drown. An early state: an edition of April 1787 has the added engraved text: ''Oph: There's Fennel for you, & Columbines: / There's Rue for you; _".
[Ref: 54242]   £320.00  
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Macbeth.
Macbeth. From an Original Picture, in the Collection of Will,m Lock Esq.r.
Painted by Fran.co Zuccarelli. Engrav'd by W,,m Woollett.
Published as the Act directs Dec.r 29th. 1770, by W.m Woollett, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, London.
Etching. Sheet 455 x 560mm (18 x 22"). Trimmed to plate top and left, narrow margins elsewhere, some surface scuffing to edges.
Macbeth and Banquo meet the Three Witches in a wind-swept landscape. Behind soldiers try to restrain their terrified horses as lightening strikes a castle on the hilltop behind. The second published state, with a new address of Charlotte Street.
Fagan 74.
[Ref: 54251]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Death of Sydney.
The Death of Sydney. S.r Philip Sidney mortally wounded (the victorious) at the battle of Zutphen; being extremely thirsty, asked for water, but as he was going to drink it, he saw a poor wounded Soldier half expiring, casting up a wishful look to it; instantly without tasting it, he gave it to him, saying, here honest fellow take it, thy wants are greater than mine.
GCarter pinxit. J. Jones fecit.
London Publish'd as the Act Directs Oct.r 21, 1782 by Gcarter Margaret Street, Cavendish Square.
Mezzotint, Sheet 485 x 620mm (19 x 24½"). Trimmed to plate.
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), poet and courtier, was shot in the thigh fighting the Spanish at the Battle of Zutphen (22nd September 1586), dying of gangrene three weeks later. Interred in the Old St. Paul's Cathedral, his grave was lost in the Great Fire of 1666.
[Ref: 54256]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sleepy Maid.
The Sleepy Maid.
P. Mercier pinx.t. C. Corbutt fecit. Printed for Rob.t Sayer N.o 53 in Fleet Street.
London, [n.d.].
Mezzotint. 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"), with margins.
A maid nodding off as she darns a piece of clothing.
[Ref: 54083]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The Suspicious Lover.
The Suspicious Lover. From a Picture in the Possession of V.M. Picot.
Terberg [Gerard Ter Borch] pinx.t. Picot Sculp.t.
London. Pub.d March 1 1784 by V.M. Picot No.83 St Martin's Lane.
Fine stipple, printed in brown. 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½"), with very large margins.
A man peers over a woman's shoulder as she writes a letter.
[Ref: 54207]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Tobias and the Angel.
Tobias and the Angel. From an Original Picture in the Possession of Samuel Athawes Esq.r to whom this Place is Inscribedm by his very obliged & obedient Serv.t W.m Woollett.
The Landscape painted by Glauber, and the Figures by G. Lairesse. Engraved by W. Woollett and J. Emes.
Publish'd as the Act directs 2 May 1785, by W.m Woollett, No.1, North Street, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, London.
Engraving, 380 x 450mm (15 x 17½"). Some scuffing and staining in margins.
Depiction of a scene from the book of Tobit, one of the Apocrypha in the King James Bible. Much of the narrative of this book is dedicated to Tobit's son, who is sent by his father to collect a sum of money from the land of Media, in which he is aided by the angel Raphael, who represents himself as Tobit's kinsman Azariah.
Fagan CXIX.
[Ref: 54253]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[An elephant fighting a snake.] Excelsa in Barrum Draco sese ex abrbore iactat: ... II
[An elephant fighting a snake.] Excelsa in Barrum Draco sese ex abrbore iactat: ... II
Joan. Stradanus invent. Carol de Mallory Sculp.
1577 Phl's Galle excud. [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Rust hole in tree, old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
In the foreground an elephant grapples with a large snake, using its trunk. In the background men butcher another elephant, carrying away the pieces Plate 2 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
[Ref: 54099]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cavemen with axes hunting elephants] Trogloditæ insidijs Elephantem fallere docti... III
[Cavemen with axes hunting elephants] Trogloditæ insidijs Elephantem fallere docti... III
Joan Stradanus invent. Joan Collaert Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Left margin with damage, just affecting image, old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
''Cavemen'' hunting elephants with axes. Plate 3 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
[Ref: 54100]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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