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[The Satyr and the Peasant.] Iste frigus & ardorem [...]
[The Satyr and the Peasant.] Iste frigus & ardorem [...]
J. Jordaens, pinxit. Vosterman scul:
Cum Privilegÿs Reg: [n.d., c.1621.]
Engraving. 415 x 405mm (16¼ x 15¾). Thread margins, repairs to left platemark.
A satyr chastises a peasant for blowing on his food, after he had blown on his hands to keep them warm. The satyr says ''I can no longer consider you as a friend, a fellow who with the same breath blows hot and cold". One of several paintings by Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) based on one of Æsop's fables. According to the BM the original painting is in the Kunstmuseum in Göteborg, with another version in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
BM 1873,1213.588.
[Ref: 57441]   £320.00   (£384.00 incl.VAT)
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[Attack of robbers in a cave.]
[Attack of robbers in a cave.]
[P. de Laer Pinxit. C. Visscher Fecit.]
[Amsterdam, Cornelis Visscher, c.1660.]
Engraving with etching. Sheet 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼"). Trimmed within plate, losing inscriptions(?), damage in corners, old ink mss bottom right corner.
Riders attack a coach in a cavernous tunnel. The BM has a unlettered proof, but the inscriptions are below the cut here. Other impressions listed were published by Frederick de Wit and Gerard Valck.
From the collection of Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), with the signature of his paternal grandfather Pierre Mariette (1634-1716), a Parisian publisher, on reverse.
[Ref: 57438]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Christmas Pudding.
The Christmas Pudding.
[T. Webster R.A. pinx.t. W. Ridgway Sculp.t.]
London, Virtue & Co. [n.d., 1868.]
Steel engraving. Sheet 225 x 290mm (9 x 11½"). Trimmed within plate, tear taped, stains.
A large group around a dining table, the Christmas pudding before the woman on the left.
[Ref: 57333]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Deianeira receiving the poisoned tunic from centaur Nessus.]
[Deianeira receiving the poisoned tunic from centaur Nessus.]
[after Peter Paul Rubens.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 335 x 230mm (13¼ x 9"). Laid on card, some scuffing, evidence of a crack in the printing plate.
The centaur Nessus, dying from a poisoned arrow shot by Hercules, persuades Deianeira, the wife of Hercules, to take his shirt, which has been poisoned by his blood. Hercules later put it on and, in agony, threw himself onto a funeral pyre, after which Deianira committed suicide.
[Ref: 57444]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Diana & Callisto].
[Diana & Callisto]. 10 Alta 12 Lata 96
I Titian pinxit. T. van Kessel fecit.
[n.d., 1656.]
Etching with engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 375 x 450mm (14¾ x 17¾"). Trimmed within plate, vertical fold, laid on thick 18th century card.
Callisto, a nymph, is discovered to be pregnant by Jupiter and is expelled from Diana's group. Plate 96 from 246 plates of David Teniers' 'Theatre of Paintings'.
[Ref: 57445]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dutch interior.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun
[Dutch interior.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun
Ostade pinx. Terminé par J.B. LeBas en 1771.
à Paris chez L'auteur rue de Gros Chenet No 47 et chez Poignant rue de Hôtel Serpente [n.d., c.1788].
Engraving. 215 z 170mm (8½ x 6¾") very large margins.
Three Dutch peasants looking at a printed broadside. On the table is a pack of cards. From the series 'Galerie des peintres flamands, hollandais et allemands de Le Brun', 1777-1791.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57497]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Flemish interior with a boy acrobat.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun.
[Flemish interior with a boy acrobat.] Tiré du Cabinet de M.r le Brun.
Q. Messis. Guyard.
à Paris chez L'auteur rue du Gros Chenet No.47 et chez Poignant rue et Hôtel Serpente. [n.d. c.1780.]
Engraving with etching. 205 x 245mm (8 x 9¾"), large margins.
Interior of a Flemish inn, with several peasants watching a young boy performing acrobatics. From the first volume of 'Galerie des peintres flamands hollandais et allemands', a set reproducing paintings by Dutch, Flemish and German masters from the collection of J. B. Lebrun, engraved by various artists from 1777 to 1790 (or 1791), and published in 3 volumes, in 1792 and 1794. The plates were issued in series of twelve.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57498]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hercules présenté à Jupiter et Junon.
Hercules présenté à Jupiter et Junon.
[Engraved by Jean Francois Janinet after Jean-Guillaume Moitte.]
[Paris: J.G. Depeuille?, c.1790.]
Aquatint with etching, 155 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"), within original printed mount with letterpress title, total 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾").
Hercules being presented to Jupiter and Juno by Mercury and Minerva. Ganymede steps forward to offer Hercules a drink.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57479]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jonah and the Whale] Immanis Jonam Triduanum hic Evomit Alvi E Latebris Pistrix, Postquam Mandata Recoxit.
[Jonah and the Whale] Immanis Jonam Triduanum hic Evomit Alvi E Latebris Pistrix, Postquam Mandata Recoxit.
MHeems. Inve.
[published by Philips Galle.]
Engraving, watermark. Sheet 205 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Jonah being vomited onto dry land by a fantastical whale. Above is the figure of God in clouds. Behind is an Italianate town and the rising sun. A fine, early impression, still showing the engraver's guide lines in the title.
H: 269
[Ref: 57454]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Muses présentées à Minerve.
Les Muses présentées à Minerve.
[Engraved by Jean Francois Janinet after Jean-Guillaume Moitte.]
[Paris: J.G. Depeuille?, c.1790.]
Aquatint with etching, 155 x 250mm (6 x 9¾"), within original printed mount with letterpress title, total 230 x 325mm (9 x 12¾").
Five of the Muses approach Minerva.
From the Airlie collection, Cortachy Castle.
[Ref: 57480]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The illustrations from Sir Thomas Hanmer's 'Works of Shakespear'.]
[The illustrations from Sir Thomas Hanmer's 'Works of Shakespear'.]
F.Hayman Inv. H. Gravelot Sculp.
[Oxford: University Press, c.1743-4.]
Original wrappers; 39 engraved plates, in ink on frontis "Thos. Norris"; c.250 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"), with very large margins. Binding strained, some plates with small tears in margins, damp staining and age-toning.
The complete set of 36 scenes engraved by Hubert Gravelot after Francis Hayman. The other three plates are a portrait of Shakespeare after Houbraken, his memorial in Holy Trinity Church at Stratford-upon-Avon and Scheemakers' 18th-century monument in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. The Oxford University Press published a deluxe six-volume illustrated edition of Shakespeare, the first complete edition to be published outside London. The fine bindings and the quality of the illustrations made the edition very popular; however Sir Thomas Hanmer (1677-1746, a Speaker of the House of Commons) had edited the text (not present here) with his own conjectures, without indictating what he had changed. 'William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion' (1997) describes the edition as ''one of the worst in the eighteenth century''.
[Ref: 57459]   £850.00   view all images for this item
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[Susanna and the Elders.] Turpe Senilis Amor.
[Susanna and the Elders.] Turpe Senilis Amor.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. Sheet 365 x 280mm (14¾ x 11"). Trimmed within plate.
A naked Susanna washing at a pool with a sea-monster fountain. The elders lurk in the background.
[Ref: 57433]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Venus with a lute player and Cupid.]
[Venus with a lute player and Cupid.]
Pichler.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Mezzotint. 600 x 845mm (23½ x 33¼"). Some foxing.
A very large and impressive scene of Venus lying naked, holding a flute being crowned with a garland by Cupid, with a man playing the lute, reading from music. Titian painted several versions of this scene. Provenance: [Venus] Cabinet Brentano - Birkenstock/ Johann Melchior von Birckenstock (1738-1809) [L. 345] [Venus] Fritz Reiss [L. 2178] [Venus] Probably his sale, Christie's, London, 18th and 19th December, 1923 Humphrey Minto Wilson (fl. 1938-1951) Thence by descent to the present owner.
[Ref: 57392]   £2,000.00  
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Representation De La Joute Qui S'est Faite Sur La Riviere De Sein...
Representation De La Joute Qui S'est Faite Sur La Riviere De Sein... Le Jour De La Feste Donnee Par La Ville De Paris, A L'Occasion Du Mariage De Madame Louise-Elisabeth De France, Et De Dom Philippe Infant Et Grand Amiral D'Espagne.
Jac. Rigaud del. et Sculp.
[n.d., c. 1740] but later.
Engraving, plate 160 x 310mm (6¼ x 12¼"), with large margins on three sides. Small bottom margin.
A view on the river Seine of water jousting, one of the festivities given by the City of Paris, on the occasion of the Wedding of Marie Louise-Elisabeth of France (1727 1759), & Infante Philip, Duke of Parma (1720 1765). With key.
[Ref: 57419]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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