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[The Benevolent Cardinal.]
[The Benevolent Cardinal.]
[Painted by R. Westall. Engraved by W. Ward.]
[London Published Ap.r 14 1792 by J.R. Smith No 31. King Street, Covent Garden.]
An unrecorded touched proof mezzotint. Sheet 490 x 620mm (19¼ x 24½") Trimmed to image at bottom, to plate at sides.
A woman pleading her case before a cardinal. An early proof, probably touched by Westall, the artist, around the two women's hair. In the published state, the kneeling woman is changed to a nun, her hair hidden by a wimple; the standing woman's is less bushy; the cardinal's robe is darker; and one of the figures in the doorway has a turban.
Frankau 23, an unrecorded state before i of iii.
[Ref: 56257]   £520.00  
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Cottage Beauty.
Cottage Beauty.
London Printed for Robert Sayer, Map & Print Seller, No 53, Fleet Street as the Act directs 17th April 1788.
Mezzotint. 355 x 250mm (14 x 8¾") very large margins. Some surface wear, tears in edges.
Exterior scene in which a young woman scatters corn for chickens and ducks. A donkey eats hay and a pig drinks water from a trough in the background.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 56391]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Crucifixion.]
[Crucifixion.]
Joannes Bapta Piazzetta pinxit and Marcus Pitteri Venetus scul C.P.E.S.
[Venice, c.1740.]
Fine & rare engraving. 590 x 445mm (23¼ x 17½"). Horizontal fold.
Christ on the cross, a skull at the base, against a dark background. Marco Pitteri (1702-86) collaborated with Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754) on a number of engravings, mostly of biblical subjects, including a set of heads of Apostles.
[Ref: 56494]   £480.00  
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[Dutch Boors]
[Dutch Boors]
Brewer Pinx.t [Adriaen Brouwer?] C. Corbut fecit [Richard Purcell].
Printed for Robert Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street [n.d., c.1760].
Mezzotint. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"), very large margins. Uncut. Grease stains in top margin. Central crease.
Two Dutch doors smoking pipes in a dark interior The engraver was Richard Purcell, who used the pseudonym Corbutt when pirating the works of others, in this case one by David Martin.
CS 67.
[Ref: 56272]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Morality.] While I live I never will disobey you.
[Elements of Morality.] While I live I never will disobey you.
[after Daniel Chodowiecki.]
Published by J. Johnson, Jan.y 1. 1792.
Engraving. 150 x 80mm (6 x 3¼"). Small margins, thread at top.
Henry responds to an offer of employment by a well-dressed man with a coach. From Vol II of 'Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children' by Christian Gotthilf Salzmann, translated by Mary Wollstonecraft. 16 of the book's 50 engravings have been attributed to William Blake, although only the frontispiece is signed by him
[Ref: 56342]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Morality.] He who can torment a little helpless animal, has certainly a bad heart.
[Elements of Morality.] He who can torment a little helpless animal, has certainly a bad heart.
[after Daniel Chodowiecki.]
Published by J. Johnson, March 15. 1791.
Engraving. 150 x 80mm (6 x 3¼"). Small margins.
Henry is scolded by his father after bullying his younger sister Catherine. From Vol III of 'Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children' by Christian Gotthilf Salzmann, translated by Mary Wollstonecraft. 16 of the book's 50 engravings have been attributed to William Blake, although only the frontispiece is signed by him
[Ref: 56343]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Morality.] In every religion there are good people.
[Elements of Morality.] In every religion there are good people.
[after Daniel Chodowiecki.]
Published by J. Johnson, March 15. 1791.
Engraving. 150 x 80mm (6 x 3¼"), large margins.
Henry meets a bearded Jew. From Vol III of 'Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children' by Christian Gotthilf Salzmann, translated by Mary Wollstonecraft. 16 of the book's 50 engravings have been attributed to William Blake, although only the frontispiece is signed by him
[Ref: 56344]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Elements of Morality.] Welcome dear Henry, & Good Catherine.
[Elements of Morality.] Welcome dear Henry, & Good Catherine.
[after Daniel Chodowiecki.]
Published by J. Johnson, March 15. 1791.
Engraving. 150 x 80mm (6 x 3¼"). Samll margins. Time stained on right.
Two young children rush up to greet their returning parents. From Vol III of 'Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children' by Christian Gotthilf Salzmann, translated by Mary Wollstonecraft. 16 of the book's 50 engravings have been attributed to William Blake, although only the frontispiece is signed by him
[Ref: 56345]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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The First Scrape.
The First Scrape.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 285 x 215mm (11¼ x 8½"), on waxy paper. Slight creasing, mounted on album paper.
A young boy plays the violin, music book propped on a chair, watched by his smaller sister.
[Ref: 56339]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Heretical Synod at Salters-Hall.
The Heretical Synod at Salters-Hall.
[n.d., c.1719.]
Engraving. Sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½"). Trimmed.
The interior of the meeting house adjoining the Salters' Hall in Walbrook, with Four Moderators. On the sheet once atttached it states in ink that this was by Hogarth and frontis to a pamphlet called "the Scourge". In 1719 the Salters' Hall debates split the dissenting community on the issue of whether ministers should be obliged to subscribe to the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity. The print is possibly the frontispiece to Thomas Lewis, ''The anatomy of the Heretical Synod of Dissenters at Salter's Hall ... collected from their late blasphemous writings ... by the author of the Scourge, in a letter to a country friend'', 1719.
[Ref: 56276]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Gardener and His Lord] Le Jardinier et son Seigneur
[The Gardener and His Lord] Le Jardinier et son Seigneur Fable 4 Livre 4.
Gouget direx.
[Paris, n.d., 1834.]
Engraving. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½").
An illustration to a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. A gardner asks his lord for help ridding his garden of an hare: the lord gathers his huntsmen and makes more of a mess than the hare. The moral: ''Princelings, end your own disputes and be glad. / To call on kings for help you would truly be mad. / In your wars you must never let them take a hand, Nor ever invite them onto your land.''
[Ref: 56280]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Parole de Socrate.
Parole de Socrate. Fable 17 Livre 4.
Gouget direx.
[Paris, n.d., 1834.]
Engraving. 320 x 240mm (12½ x 9½").
'The Word of Socrates'. Socrates builds a house nobody likes for different reasons, but all agreeing the rooms were too small. Socrates retorts that he would be lucky in he had enough true friends to fill his small house. From Jean de La Fontaine's Fables.
[Ref: 56279]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Love and Jealousy.]
[Love and Jealousy.]
[H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t. C. Knight fecit.]
[London: Published Dec.r 1st 1786 by W. Dickinson, Engraver and Printseller, No. 158 New Bond Street.]
Sepia stipple, proof before letters, 18th century watermark. 405 x 455mm (16 x 18"). A few small tears in the margins.
A woman with a spindle is courted by a sailor as another looks on. The masts of a ship can seen above the trees at right. A pair with 'Love and Hope'.
[Ref: 56320]   £320.00  
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Le Lutrin. Chant Premier [ - Sixiéme].
Le Lutrin. Chant Premier [ - Sixiéme].
B. Picart scul. dir. 1717.
[Amsterdam: David Mortier, 1718.]
Complete set of six etchings. Sheets 190 x 140mm (7½ x 5½"). Trimmed, losing decorative printed borders, mounted in album paper.
The frontispieces of each of the six cantos of 'Le Lurin' by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711), one of the first mock-heroic poems, satirizing the state of the French Law and Church.
[Ref: 56346]   £450.00   view all images for this item
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La Nimphe Amoureuse.
La Nimphe Amoureuse.
L. Hopner pinx.t. Dickinson sculp.t. [William Dickinson after John Hoppner.]
à Paris chez Bance, Rue St Denis, No. 175, près celle aux Ours [n.d., c.1800].
Rare mezzotint. 265 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
A naked woman reclining in a bower, a winged cherub at her shoulder. An English print copied in Paris.
[Ref: 56422]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Venus, Cupid, and Satyr.
Venus, Cupid, and Satyr. Who this can view yet feel no kindling fire; [...]
[after Luca Giordano]
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No 53 Fleet Street [n.d., c.1780.]
Rare mezzotint. 255 x 355m (10 x 14"), very large margins. Slight central crease.
Venus, reclining on a couch, embraces the infant Cupid, with a maid to left and a satyr leaning in over the pillows to right. An engraved version of this painting, by (1634-1705), appeared in John Boydell's 'The Most Capital Paintings in England'.
[Ref: 56392]   £360.00  
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