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Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Amazones Historiques. Camille, Reine des Amazones.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph, Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, with helmet, sword and tiger-skin blanket. Plate 1 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55554]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Amazones Historiques. Combat a l'Arc.
Composé et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, bow drawn, with a lion-skin blanket. Plate 2 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55555]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Amazones Historiques. Chasse au Tigre.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a tiger biting her horse's haunch. Her saddle cloth is a black panther's skin. Plate 4 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55556]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Victoire de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman on horseback, swinging an axe down on a centaur. Her saddle cloth is a tiger's skin. Plate 5 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55557]   £320.00  
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Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Amazones Historiques. Défaite de l'Amazone.
Dessiné et lith. par V. Adam. Imp. Lemercier, à Paris.
Paris, H. Gache, rue de la Victoire 66 [n.d., c.1840].
Fine coloured tinted lithograph. Sheet 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾"), with publisher's blindstamp. Some faint spotting. Small margins.
A half-naked woman pulled from her horse by a centaur. Her axe lies broken on the ground. Plate 6 of a series of scenes of the mythical female warriors drawn and lithographed by Victor Adam (1801-66).
[Ref: 55558]   £320.00  
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[Atalanta and Melanion .] LXXXXV.
[Atalanta and Melanion .] LXXXXV.
A:D: Gabbiani inven: Santi Pacini Sculps:
[Florence 1762.]
Very fine etching in brown with plate tone, 18th century watemark. 205 x 375mm (8 x 14¾"), with very large margins.
Melanion (Hippomenes) dropping golden apples to slow Atalanta in the race he had to win to marry her. From ''Raccolta di cento pensieri diversi di Anton Domenico Gabbiani''.
[Ref: 55485]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Beggar's Opera.
The Beggar's Opera. Jenny. I must and will have a kiss to give my wine a zest. Act 2 Scene 1.
Burney pinx. Bartolozzi Sc.
London Printed for J. Bell, British Library, Strand, July 9, 1791.
Etching with engraving, pt 18th century watermark. 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"), large margins. Some foxing, mainly in margins.
Macheath sits with arms around two women. One of six frontispieces to 'British Theatre'.
De Vesme 167, state iii of iii.
[Ref: 55517]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Felicissima Notte.]
[Felicissima Notte.]
[n.d., c.1825.]
Watercolour. Sheet 230 x 185mm (9 x 7¼"). Mounted on album paper.
A man is welcomed into a brothel. Outside is a woman carrying a sleeping child, lit by lamplight. A copy of a lithograph (see ref: 11918).
[Ref: 55523]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Taureau Pl. 2.
Taureau Pl. 2.
V. Adam. Lith. Benard.
à Londres chez Charles Thilt. chez Aubert E.eur du J.al la caricature Galerié vero dodat [n.d., 1832].
Lithograph. Sheet 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), large margins.
A bull, from ''Etrennes aux Paysagistes Etudes d'Animaux Destinés à meubler les tableaux et dessins de paysages''.
[Ref: 55553]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Ne Réveillez pas le Chat qui Dort.
Ne Réveillez pas le Chat qui Dort.
Dutallis pinx.t. Parf.t Augrand Sculp.t.
A Paris chez tous les M.ds d'Estampes. Déposée à la Bibliothèque Imp.le [n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple. 275 x 330mm (10¾ x 13"), with very large margins.
A woman leans out from behind a drape to touch a cat asleep on the groin of Cupid sleeping on a bed. ''Don't wake the sleeping cat'' is the French equivalent of ''Let sleeping dogs lie".
[Ref: 55431]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Cato.
Cato.
Burney pinx. Bartolozzi Sc.
London Printed for J. Bell, British Library, Strand, July 9, 1791.
Etching with engraving, pt 18th century watermark. 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Small margins. Some foxing, mainly in margins.
A warrior and a woman kneeling down over a corpse. One of six frontispieces to 'British Theatre'.
De Vesme 1672, state ii of iii.
[Ref: 55516]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Coronation procession of Charles VII] Pourtrait d'une tapisserie faite y a deux cens ans, où est représenté le Roy Charles VII
[Coronation procession of Charles VII] Pourtrait d'une tapisserie faite y a deux cens ans, où est représenté le Roy Charles VII allant faire son entree en la Ville de Rheims pour y estre sacre à la conduite de la Pucelle d'Orleans 1429.
J. Poinsart f.
[n.d., c.1630.]
Scarce engraving 235 x 300mm (9¼ x 11¾"). Trimmed to plate, tears and folds repaired, laid on card.
A procession of knights and retainers, including Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, Engraved after a 200-year-old tapestry.
From Duke of Sutherland Collection?
[Ref: 55534]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Over the hill and over the dale]
[Over the hill and over the dale]
Thomas Landseer
[n.d., c.1830.]
Etching on chine collé, proof before letters 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8").
The Devil in a cloud of smoke, flying across a rural landscape towards a city on the horizon in the rising sun. Proof illustration to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Devil's Walk'.
[Ref: 55439]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Europa riding on the back of Zeus disguised as a bull.]
[Europa riding on the back of Zeus disguised as a bull.] Methinks the pictur'd bull we see / Is amourous Jove - it must be he! [...] Ode LIV.
Robert Ker Porter del. John Vendramini sculp.
London, Published June 4th. 1805 by John P Thompson, Gt. Newport Street, Printseller to His Majesty, & the Duke and Duchess of York.
Crayon manner. Sheet 345 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾"), 1818 watermark. Trimmed within plate, toning of edges.
An illustration from ''Odes of Anacreon''.
[Ref: 55473]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Six illustrations from 'Ghost Stories'.]
[Six illustrations from 'Ghost Stories'.]
Pub. by R. Ackermann, London 1823.
A very rare complete set of six aquatints with hand colour. Sheets 175 x 100mm (7 x 4").
A complete set of illustrations from 'Ghost Stories, Collected with a Particular View to Counteract the Vulgar Belief in Ghost and Apparitions, and to Promote a Rational Estimate of the Nature of Phenomena commonly considered as Supernatural'. It contained eighteen short stories, although only two are illustrated: 'The Green Mantle of Venice', by H. Clauren (the only story with an attribution), has four; 'Marianne' has two.
The text of a later edition can be found on Google Books.
[Ref: 55529]   £650.00  
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[Acquittal of Warren Hastings]  The Judgment of Britannia.
[Acquittal of Warren Hastings] The Judgment of Britannia. This Plate, in commemoration of the honourable acquittal of Warren Hastings Esq.r... is most respectfully dedicated to The Honourable East India Company, by their most obed.t humble Serv.t John Richter.
Henry Richter pinx.t. F. Bartolozzi Esq.r R.A. sculp.
London Publish'd May 2. 1795 by John Richter, No 12. G.t Bewport Street.
Very scarce & rare stipple. 400 x 510mm (15¾ x 20"). Bottom right corner of inscription torn off, skillfully reattached, other small tear repaired, crease. Small margins. Damaged.
Warren Hastings being presented to Britannia, who leans forward to present him with a laurel crown. His accusers cower in the shadows to the right. An Explanation reads: 'Commerce attended by Plenty, calling upon Britannia, who is supported by Justice and Liberty, to do honour to Warren Hastings, the preserver of her Empire in the East'.
De Vesme 559 III of IV.
[Ref: 55416]   £360.00  
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A View of the Court Sitting on the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq.r.
A View of the Court Sitting on the Trial of Warren Hastings, Esq.r.
[n.d., c.1788.]
Etching. 330 x 200mm (11¾ x 8"). Creases.
The impeachment trial of Warren Hastings, former Governor of the Presidency of Fort William (Bengal), at the Court of Peers in Westminster Hall, the galleries packed with spectators, with a 16-point key.
[Ref: 55325]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Homme Entre Deux Ages et ses Deux Maitresses.
Homme Entre Deux Ages et ses Deux Maitresses. Fable 16 Livre 1.
Gouget direx.
[Paris, n.d., 1834.]
Engraving with hand colour. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½").
'The middle-aged man and his two mistresses'. From Jean de La Fontaine's Fables.
[Ref: 55475]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Premier Ouvrage de Gravure Dedie Paar la Reconnoissance a la Société Philanthropique de Paris
Premier Ouvrage de Gravure Dedie Paar la Reconnoissance a la Société Philanthropique de Paris Par leurs tres humble, et tres Obeissant, Serviteur, L. Perrot. Tiré du Cabinet de Madame De Saint Maurice. [&] Deuxieme Ouvrage...
F. Sablet pinx. L. Perrot Sculp 1785 [& 1796].
Pair of engravings. Each sheet 315 x 380mm (12½ x 15"). Trimmed to plate; 'Premier' with surface scuffing in left edge, 'Deuxieme' with small tear in inscription.
Two scenes of country laundresses.
Provenance: Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 55492]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Love triumphant over Reason.
Love triumphant over Reason.
Painted by Warniment. Engraved by Philippeaux.
Se venf à Paris chez Arthur et Comp.ie à la Manufacture Royal de aperper peint, Rue Louis le Grand au coin du Boulevard [n.d., c.1790].
Stipple. Sheet 335 x 390mm (13¼ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, extensive restoration. Damaged
A bare-brested woman lies on a bed, a suitor standing at her feet. Cupid stands at her head, his quiver on the floor. With four lines from 'Love Triumphant Over Reason', a poem by the Rev. Mr John Pomfret (1667-1702). Although obscure now, Samuel Johnson included Pomfret in his 'Lives of the Poets'..
[Ref: 55423]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[La Mere Indulgente.] [&] [Les Conseils Maternels.]
[La Mere Indulgente.] [&] [Les Conseils Maternels.]
[Engraved by Louis Simon Lempereur after Pierre Alexandre Will.]
[Published by Lemprerur c.1775.]
Scarce pair of etchings, proofs before letters. Each 430 x 335mm (17 x 13¼") One sheet lightly toned. Small margins.
A pair of boudoire scenes with mothers and their adult daughters. In the first a young woman sits at a dressing table, letter in hand, with the mother leaning above her; in the second the daughter sits with a lapdog on her lap, with the mother standing above. In the title area is a coat of arms surrounded by various attributes.
[Ref: 55430]   £480.00   view all images for this item
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Les Nageurs.
Les Nageurs. Dédié a Messire Françoi de Baussan, Chevalier Seig.r de Blanville, Richgroux, et autr.s Lieux...
P. Wouvermens pinx. Beaumont Sculp.
A Paris, chez Basset, Rue St Jacques No 64 [n.d., c.1815].
Rare etching with engraving. 345 x 450mm (13½ x 17¾") very large margins Slight stain bottom right.
Riders watering their horses under a rickety footbridge, with swimmers and washerwomen. Engraved by Pierre François Beaumont and originally published by him in 1738 as part of a set of four scenes after after Philips Wouverman. This example was printed after Paul André Basset moved the family firm to rue Saint Jacques no.64 in 1812.
[Ref: 55417]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Satan Alarmed.]
[Satan Alarmed.]
R. Westall R.A. F. Graves. Printed by J Yates.
Printed 1835 James [sic, recte John] Macrone, 3 St, James Square & E Graves King William Street West Strand.
Engraving and etching, scratched-letter state, proof before title, printed on chine collé. 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6"). Trimmed to plate, some spotting.
Satan standing on the top of the globe, holding shield and spear, illustrating Book IV Line 986 of 'Paradise Lost'. 'On the other side, Satan alarm'd, Collecting all his might, dilated stood, Like Teneriffe, or Atlas, unremoved: His stature reach'd the sky, and on his crest Sat horrour plumed; nor wanted in his grasp, What seem'd both spear and shield.' Published as a frontispiece to ''The Poetical Works of John Milton'.
[Ref: 55518]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[9 plates from Pilgrim's Progress]
[9 plates from Pilgrim's Progress] 2. Christian and Pliable in the Slough of Despond. [&] 3. Christian's second meeting with the Evangelist. [&] 4. Christian's Burden falls off on his arrival at the Cross. [&] 5. Christian recovers his Roll. [&] 6. The Palace Beautiful and Christian in dread of the Lions. [&] 9. Christian passing the Caves of the Giants Pope and Pagan. [&] 10. Christian and Faithful confined in Vanity Fair. [&] 11. Christian and Hopeful escape from Doubting Castle. [&] 12. Christian and Hopeful passing the River.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No 69 St Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 16 April 1781.
9 etchings [of 12], very rich impressions, some with 18th century watermark. Sheets 175 x 275mm (6¾ c 10¾"). Trimmed to plate.
9 plates of the series 'Twelve prints of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress, representing the principal occurrences in Christian's journey'. The missing scenes are: '1. Christian declaring to his family his reasons for going on a pilgrimage'; '7. Christian's fight with Appollyon'; and '8. Christian in the Valley of the Shadow of Death'.
See BM 1935,0522.2.155 to 160 for a set reissued by Bowles & Carver
[Ref: 55424]   £550.00   view all images for this item
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[The coronation of William III and Mary III and their funerals]
[The coronation of William III and Mary III and their funerals]
[Dutch, c.1689-c.1705.]
Six etchings on two sides of an album leaf. Largest sheet 170 x 285mm (6¾ x 11¼"). All sheets trimmed with a little wear.
Three scenes of the coronation of William and Mary in 1689, William III'd death bed, his funeral in 1702 and Mary's in 1694.
Coronation: BM 1870,1008.2913, BM 1870,1008.1185, BM 1880,1113.2568. William's funeral BM Y,8.34.
[Ref: 55539]   £360.00   view all images for this item
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S.K.H Gehet zu Schiff in Engelland uber Zufahren.
S.K.H Gehet zu Schiff in Engelland uber Zufahren.
[Frankfurt, heir of Matthaus Merian, c.1690.]
Engraving. Sheet 310 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾"). Trimmed to printed border, laid on canvas, paper toned.
William of Orange landing at Torbay to a rapturous welcome, the Dutch fleet filling the bay. Published in the ''Theatrum Europaeum''.
[Ref: 55464]   £350.00  
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