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Boys and Dogs.
Boys and Dogs. The Original Picture in the Collection of the Hon.ble M.r Tollemache, to whom this Plate is most respectfully inscribed by His much obliged and obedient Servant, B.B. Evans.
T. Gainsborough R.A. Pinx.t. Hen.y Birche Sculp.t.
Publish'd Sep.r 1, 1791 by B.B. Evans, Poultry London.
Mezzotint. 585 x 390mm (23 x 15¼") very large margins.
Two dogs fighting in a sheep field. One boy has a stick raised to stop the fight, but another restrains him, eager for the fight to continue. Thomas Gainsborough's 1783 painting 'Two Shepherd Boys with Dogs Fighting' (now at Kenwood House) was inspired by William Hogarth's 'Four Stages of Cruelty'. The scene is presented as a grand anti-pastoral with the boys contravening morality both in neglecting their flocks and encouraging their dogs to fight.
[Ref: 58151]   £380.00  
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[Fighting dragons.]
[Fighting dragons.]
P. J. Loutherbourg del. J. Landseer fecit Engraver to the King & F.S.A.
[Published Nov.r 5, 1815 by T Cadell & W Davies.]
Proof etching on chine collé. Printed area 190 x 220mm (7½ x 8¾"). Some staining on right.
A pair of fighting dragons. The plate was used as a head-piece to 'The rest of the chapters of the book of Esther', in Macklin's Bible. This proof impression does not have the publication line.
[Ref: 58071]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Compilers of the English Liturgy.]
[The Compilers of the English Liturgy.]
P. La Vergne Inv. M. V.dr Gucht Scul.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 175 x 105mm (8¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed, closing title at top, key shaved bottom left, laid on album paper with mss. title.
Thirteen churchmen, including Cranmer and Ridley, debating around a table, all named under the image.
[Ref: 58050]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Flight into Egypt] Cum in Orbem inducit Primogenitum, dicit, adorent eum omnes Angeli Dei.
[The Flight into Egypt] Cum in Orbem inducit Primogenitum, dicit, adorent eum omnes Angeli Dei. Epist. ad Hebr. cap I.V.6.
J. Smith fec 1707. ex Tabula Car. Maratti, alta 25 pollices & dimid 20 pol. in Musæ Ri Graham Arm Londini.
[London: John Boydell, c.1773?]
Mezzotint, fine impression; 395 x 280mm (15½ x 11") very large margins. Slight loss of print bottom left corner of inscription area.
The Holy Family resting during the Flight into Egypt, assisted by angels. The BM states that this state, with streaks in the sky next to Joseph, is the fourth and last state. It appears in the Boydell catalogues in 1773 and 1803. Now in Calke Abbey in Derbyshire, the painting is now attributed not to Carlo Maratti, but to his pupil Giuseppe Chiari.
See British Museum 1874,0808.1285 for a list of states.
[Ref: 58088]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Grand Jubilee] Jubilee in St James's Park.
[The Grand Jubilee] Jubilee in St James's Park. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda with the Tents in St James's Park. This view represents the Bridge and Pagoda over the Canal and other scenes of Festivity in honor of Peace, on August 1 1814.
Published, Sep.t 16 1814 by J. Pitts, No 14 Great St Andrew, Street, Seven Dial.
Etching. 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½"), very large margins. Small hole in image, a little creasing.
All popular prints in good condition are rare. A view of an ornamental bridge over the lake in St James's Park, with refreshment tents and pleasureboats. Above Buckingham Palace in the background is a hot air balloon piloted by James Sadler (1753-1828, the first English balloonist). The scene is idyllic, with no mention of the the pagoda being set alight by fireworks, killing one and injuring another or Sadler's emergency landing!
See Ref 58193 for a different depiction. From the Collection of Christopher Hatton Turnor 1840-1914 Author of "Astra Castra"
[Ref: 58179]   £480.00  
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[The Grand Jubilee] Jubilee Fair.
[The Grand Jubilee] Jubilee Fair. This Fair and Naumachy or Sham Sea Fight in Hyde Park was in Honour of Peace. This Jubilee on Aug.t 1. 1814 was to Celebrate the return of Peace and the Centenary of the reign of the Illustrious House of Brunswick and to commemorate the glorious battle of the nile.
Published, Sep.t 10 1814 by J. Pitts, No 14 Great St Andrew, Street, Seven Dials.
Etching. 375 x 470mm (14¾ x 18½"). Damage to upper margin, laid on card.
All popular prints are very rare in good condition. This illustrating a recreation of the Battle of the Nile, one of three mock naval battles on the Serpentine in Hyde Park (the others being 'Trafalgar' one against the Americans, a reminder that Britain was still fighting the War of 1812). The battle is show surrounded by revellers in the refreshment tents, with other amusements including orchestras and harlequin clowns. In the top left are the frames of the firework display due to be set off at 11 o'clock that night. The battles were successful events. Numerous Grimaldi are depicted.
See Ref: 58179 for different view.
[Ref: 58193]   £850.00  
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Julia.
Julia.
Emma Crews De. C. White sc.t.
London Pub. 20 Jan.y 1787. Sold at Tobe and Mrs Vivares[***]
Stipple, printed in colours and hand finished. Sheet 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Trimmed within plate, inscription line unclear.
A sorceress whispers in young Julia's ear. Emma Crewe (active c.1780 - 1818) was a 'gifted amateur artist' who painted the frontispiece to Erasmus Darwin's 'The Loves of the Plants'. She also provided designs for Josiah Wedgewood's studio, used for cameos and plaques.
[Ref: 58220]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Tricoteuse Hollandoise.
Tricoteuse Hollandoise. Dédié à Monsieur Eberts, Banquier [...]
Peint par F. Mieris. Gravée par J.G. Wille, Graveur du Roi.
A Paris chés l'Auteur Quay des Augustines à côté de l'Hôtel d'Auvergne.
Etching with engraving, 18th century watermark. 405 x 290mm (15¾ x 11½"), large margins.
A Dutch woman knitting, seen through a window.
[Ref: 58089]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Tarquin & Lucretia.
Tarquin & Lucretia.
W De Rÿck pinx. J. Smith fec.t.
[n.d., c.1688.]
Scarce mezzotint. 265 x 340mm (10½ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate at bottom, narrow margins elsewhere, repairs to bottom right corner of plate with mss fill.
The Rape of Lucretia, with Tarquin kneeling above a naked Lucretia, knife in hand. According to Roman tradition the Rape of Lucretia precipitated a rebellion that overthrew the Roman monarchy and led to the transition of Roman government from a kingdom to a republic.
[Ref: 58106]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Lucrece.
Lucrece.
Engraved by W. Dickinson.
London. Published Jan.y 1st 1780 by Watson & Dickinson No 158. New Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in sepia. 230 x 250mm (9 x 10"). Repaired tear entering plate at top right.
An oval portrait of Lucretia asleep, prior to the rape that brought down the Roman monarchy.
[Ref: 58069]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Magna Carta. Regis Johannis. A.D. M.CCXV.
Magna Carta. Regis Johannis. A.D. M.CCXV. Ex Orig. in Archiv. Eccl. Cathed. Lincoln.
James Basire Sculp.
[n.d., c.1800.]
Engraving. 470 x 505mm (18½ x 20"). Trimmed, stained, original folds, old ink mss. on reverse.
A facsimile of the Magna Carta, from the example held in Lincoln Cathedral, probably engraved for the Society of Antiquaries. Basire engraved another example of the Magna Carta for Hansard's 'Report on the Public Records of the Kingdom, Appendix'.
[Ref: 58093]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Venus sitting in a shell.]
[Venus sitting in a shell.]
[engraved by John Clarke after Francesco Bartolozzi.]
Circular stipple, with etched frame-like border. 380 x 330mm (15 x 13") very large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed within plate at bottom. Slight creasing.
Venus sitting in a shell, pushed by nymphs and a sea monster. The image was originally published by John Clarke in 1790; the border is a later addition.
[Ref: 58072]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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