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And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
And Isaac said, Behold the Fire & the Wood: But where is the Lamb for a Burnt-offering?
WBaillie inv.t & sculp.t. 1765.
Etching. 175 x 125mm (6¾ x 8¾"), with margins. Chip in left margin.
Abraham preparing to sacrifice Isaac (Gen. XXII), standing, arms folded, in front of a log pyre, the knife lying on the ground beside him. Isaac holds a bundle of kindling and a torch.
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[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[Two lovers in an elegant bedroom]
[after Jean Baptiste Pater.]
[n.d., c.1740.]
Engraving, proof before all letters. Sheet 295 x 380 (11½ x 15"). Trimmed within plate. Foxing.
The woman sits on the end of the bed, drawing the man to her, while he gestures at a cat and a dog that pick off the remains of their meal.
[Ref: 54602]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Cato Street Conspirators.
Cato Street Conspirators.
London. Published for J. Bailey, 116, Chancery Lane.
Fine & rare coloured etching. Sheet 180 x 220mm (7 x 8½"). Trimmed within plate and folded, as issued.
The shoot-out in the loft, with Arthur Thistlewood, the ringleader of the group, running through the arresting officer, Richard Smithers, with a sword. The names of the protagonists marked with a key. The Cato Street Conspiracy was a plot to murder Prime Minister Lord Liverpool and his ministers in 1820. This etching probably illustrated a pamphlet.
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Adelaide entering in disguise the Abbey of La Trappe, hears her lovers voice in the Choir.
Adelaide entering in disguise the Abbey of La Trappe, hears her lovers voice in the Choir. mem: of the Comte de Comminge.
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. W. Dickinson Excudit.
London, Publish'd Oct.r 20;th 1782, by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple and aquatint, 18th century watermark. 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 19¾"). Thread margins top and bottom.
A scene from Claudine Guérin de Tencin's tragedy ''Les Amants malheureux ou Le Comte de Comminges'', adapted for the stage by Baculard d’Arnaud. A girl, dressed in male clothing, is apprehended by two Trappist monks.
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The Count de Peltzer mortally wounded by some Austrian Foragers on ye Eve of his Marriage.
The Count de Peltzer mortally wounded by some Austrian Foragers on ye Eve of his Marriage. [&] Fred. Zemmerman having escaped from ye Abbey of La Trappe & recover'd his beloved Mistress is seiz'd & thrown into a Dungeon for Life. [ink mss titles.]
Mr Bunbury del. J.s Bretherton f. [ink mss]
[n.d., c.1787.]
Pair of mixed method engravings, proofs before all letters with colour wash. Sheets 485 x 570mm (19 x 22½"), 1st on Whatman laid paper, 2nd with large 18th century watermark. Creasing and slight staining. Cut inside platemark.
Two well-executed sketches, with the titles and inscriptions of the smaller etchings published by James Bretherton in 1787. The first shows the Count lying on a bed, attended by his fiancée M.lle de Benskow, her mother and her brother, as a boy brings soup for the dying man. The second shows a young man being captured by soldiers as a pair of monks watch, a scene from Claudine Guérin de Tencin's tragedy ''Les Amants malheureux ou Le Comte de Comminges'', adapted for the stage by Baculard d’Arnaud.
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La Danse aux Écus.
La Danse aux Écus. Quand on est Vieux.
Peint par Desatouche. Lith par Thiéley. Lith. Becquet Frères, rue des Noyers, 57.
Paris, E. Morier, édit. rue St Andreé des Arts, 52.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 380 x 450mm (15 x 17¾"), with wide margins.
An elderly man dances amongst his money bags, playing the violin. Engraved by Claude Thieley after Paul Émile Destouche.
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The Parting of Hotspur and Lady Percy. [&] Henry and Emma.
The Parting of Hotspur and Lady Percy. [&] Henry and Emma. To Lady Williams Wynne, This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated by her Ladyships most obedient humble Servant W. Dickinson.
H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. W. Dickinson Excudit.
London, Publish'd June 26th, 1784 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street.
Scarce pair of stipples, printed in sepia. Sheets 580 x 460mm (22¾ x 18"). Trimmed to platemarks, laid on album paper at corners.
A pair of scenes of parting couples. The first shows Sir Henry Percy (1364-1403) leaving to meet his end at the Battle of Shrewsbury, as narrated by Shakespeare. The second is apparently a scene from Sir Henry Bate Dudley's 'Henry and Emma, a new poetical interlude: altered from Prior's Nut brown maid'.
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Morning Employments.
Morning Employments.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r. Del.t. P.W. Tomkins Sculp.t.
London Published June 14 1784 by T. Macklin, No 59 Fleet Street & C. White Stafford Row Pimlico.
Fine stipple. 430 x 395mm (17 x 15½"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Very decorative scene showing three women passing the time. One plays a spinet (a small harpsichord); the second works on an embroidery, watched by a small boy; and the third winds thread onto a bobbin. Although the spinet has the name 'Thomas Kirkman', the predominant makers of the period were Jacob Kirckman (anglicised to Kirkman), with his nephew Abraham and son Joseph .
[Ref: 54486]   £420.00  
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From a Sketch taken at Portsmouth by W. H. Bunbury Esq.r.
From a Sketch taken at Portsmouth by W. H. Bunbury Esq.r.
London Publish'd [illegible] 1780 by J R Smith No 83 Oxford Street.
Rare stipple, proof with stippled title and publication line. 430 x 380mm (17 x 15"). Narrow margins, some creasing and surface abrasion, publication very faint. Laid down.
A group of sailors at rest on the shoreline at Portsmouth, three with 'Edgar' on their caps. One leans against a boat at left with a tankard in his hand; another is locked in an embrace with a woman. HMS Edgar fought at the battles of St Vincent (1780) and St Spartel (1782) before becoming a guardship in Portsmouth in 1783. The first published state is 1785.
See BM 1906,0419.117 for the first published state.
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